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The Weave Master (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Weaver Jaunita Hofstrom wanted to have a place just for weavers to gather and pursue their love of weaving. She bought a little church around the corner from her house and started living that dream. Host Eric Gorges explores the ins and outs and up and overs of this traditional craft.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Cheesemaker (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Cheese, please! Join master cheesemaker Bruce Workman and host Eric Gorges for an inside view of an award winning creamery. Who knew master cheesemakers started their day at 2am?

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Potter (#106H) Duration: 25:33 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits potter and musician Akira Satake, who discovered his love of pottery later in life. Eric makes a ceramic teapot. Eric and Akira discuss the serendipity that leads craftsmen to their craft. Akira started his career as an accomplished photographer in Japan, then found another successful career in New York as a recording studio owner and a session banjo player before finding his true passion in pottery.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Duck Decoy Maker (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Duck! Here come some of the most exquisitely carved duck decoys host Eric Gorges ever laid eyes on. Meet Ben Heinemann, master carver, who teaches Eric a thing or two about the real thing.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Blacksmith (#109H) Duration: 25:33 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits with Lorelei Sims, a talented blacksmith working in a mostly male-dominated trade. Their conversation reveals the blacksmith's way of life - communal, family-oriented and often, an extension of home life. Eric also learns how to make a dagger.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Fly Rod Makers (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges and master bamboo fly rod makers, Jeff Wagner and Casimira Orlowski, make a rod together, underscoring Eric's belief that "a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work."

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Primitive Bowmaker (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Experienced naturalist and wilderness survivor, Greg Anderson is also a master bow maker. Host Eric Gorges learns how to craft a traditional bow with Greg as his guide and tests his skills with the bulls-eye.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Saddle Maker (#107H) Duration: 25:31 STEREO TVG

Charon and Tom Caldwell changed the horse saddle industry. Host Eric Gorges visits the Caldwell ranch and learns about the making saddles. Charon and Tom Caldwell embody the craftsperson who knows when it's time to strike out on their own. After years of successfully working for a top saddle maker, they charted their own paths and created a revolution in the way saddles are fitted to the horse.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Tool Maker (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Seth Gould could easily be called one of the rock-stars of metalsmithing. Host Eric Gorges heads South to the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and the famed Penland School of Crafts to learn from this amazing craftsman. In this episode Eric and Seth make a breathtaking hammer.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Blade Maker (#110H) Duration: 25:32 STEREO TVG

Chad Pastotnik makes fine art books. Host Eric Gorges visits Chad's studio to learn about 400-year-old printing and binding techniques.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Metal Shaper (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We're switching it up! Host becomes the guest as metal shaper Eric Gorges is the featured craftsman, letting master blacksmith Lorelei Sims (season one) do the interviewing while they heat it up and make a motorcycle fender.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Medieval Armormaker (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

James Gillaspie has been making medieval/Renaissance armor for over 20 years. Host Eric Gorges plays to his base as a fellow metal shaper. James and Eric do a little jousting and a lot of shop-talk!

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Gun Maker (#108H) Duration: 25:31 STEREO TVG

Mike Brooks builds long rifles based on designs more than 100 years old. Host Eric Gorges discovers the history of a long rifle and along the way, learns that the old ways of the gunsmith are alive and well.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Chocolatiers (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode, host Eric Gorges meets Dan and Jael Rattigan at their chocolate factory in Asheville, NC. The Rattigan's truly craft from bean to bar, letting Eric live out his lifetime dream of working with chocolate.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Book Maker (#111H) Duration: 25:32 STEREO TVG

Knife-maker Tim Zowada's creations start from sand collected from Lake Michigan. Host Eric Gorges visits with Tim and makes a knife.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Sword Smith (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges takes a stab at sword-smithing with Master Bladesmith Kevin Cashen, learning about the mystical world of metallurgy, forging a spatha.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Quilter (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Theadra Fleming hands over the needle and thread to host Eric Gorges as this quilter explains the African American tradition of quilting with a focus on colors, symbolism and the history of African textiles.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Flute Maker (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Geri Littlejohn has been making Native American style flutes for more than 20 years. Host Eric Gorges and Geri start with a simple piece of bamboo and end with what she likes to call a "sacred musical gift of art."

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Boat Maker (#112H) Duration: 25:27 STEREO TVG

John Yothers builds beautiful and very functional wooden boats. Host Eric Gorges learns the proper way to blueprint a boat and also what goes into building a boat from scratch.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Ski Makers (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eric hits the slopes on handmade skis he makes with son and father team Jeff and John Thompson.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Shoemakers (#211H) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

Best foot (ware) forward! Host Eric Gorges picks up the hammer and nail to try his hand at being a shoemaker. Master shoemakers Jesse Moore and Marika Verploegh Chasse give expert guidance along the way.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Soap Maker (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges and master soap maker, Deb Kraemer, stir it up with essential oils and herbs. For a guy who likes to get his hands dirty, Eric cleans up nicely.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Basket Weaver (#113H) Duration: 25:32 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits with Ron Paquin, a Native American who teaches others the fine craft of bark basket weaving. Eric and Ron both build baskets together.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.