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The Sand Caster (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Nothing fires up host Eric Gorges like working with molten metal. In this episode, Eric and master sand caster Scott Nelles, create a bronze and aluminum ray gun.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Brass Horn Makers (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eric shines the brass with master French horn makers and musicians Rick and Celeste Seraphinoff.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Yarn Spinner (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This episode is all about hoof to hat. Meet Maple Smith, a retired schoolteacher who raises her own alpacas, sheers their coats, and spins yarn. Eric gets out of his comfort zone and starts knitting!

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Rocking Horse Maker (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Master wood carver Jackie Wilson built a rocking horse for Prince George of Cambridge. On this episode she and host Eric Gorges make a rocking horse fit for a king.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Puppet Maker (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Hey dummy! In this episode host Eric Gorges visits famous master ventriloquist puppet maker, Tim Selberg. Here, viewers are shown the behind-the-scenes genius of creating the intricate (and maybe magical) mechanization process of puppet making.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 1:00pm 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 Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Master Penman (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges meets the celebrated Jake Weidmann, the youngest ever master penman and one of only 12 in the world. Together they make a pen and explore the fascinating world of lettering.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 3:00pm 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 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Arrow Maker (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Cherokee National treasure Noel Grayson shows host Eric Gorges how to craft traditional Cherokee arrows using primitive tools.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 3:00pm 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: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 1:00pm 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 Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Ceramist (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges throws down. Master ceramist David MacDonald shares his magnificent talents with Eric as they work with clay and make a bowl.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Jeans Maker (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eric Yelsma has been drawn to sewing since a teenager. Now his shop makes jeans from American sourced, sustainable fabric that is constructed and sold in Detroit. Host Eric Gorges gets to stitching, confirming threads do make the man.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Cowboy Hat Maker (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Master Hatter Nate Funmaker is one of the only Native American Master Hatters in the nation. Eric travels to Texas to meet this extraordinary craftsman and tries his hand, and head, at hat making.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 3:00pm 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: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Spur Maker (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Texas cowboy and master craftsman Wilson Capron creates spurs that truly are a thing of function and beauty. Host Eric Gorges works with Wilson to make a pair of spurs.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 3:00pm 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: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 1:00pm 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.

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

PBS Kids

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

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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