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Upcoming Broadcasts:

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 Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Guitar Maker (#103H) Duration: 25:33 STEREO TVG

Brain Galloup builds guitars and runs a school to teach others the craft of guitar making. Host Eric Gorges visits the school and learns what it takes to build a guitar from scratch. They discuss the tonal properties of wood, steam bending and key steps of guitar building.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

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: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 3:00pm 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 9: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Cooper (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Think handmade wooden buckets a thing of the past? Cooper Jim Gaster keeps the craft alive and well. His buckets were recently in The Revenant. Host Eric Gorges and Jim make a bucket - no leaks.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 2, 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 Life: Fri, Jul 7, 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: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Stone Carver (#104H) Duration: 25:33 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits with Walter Arnold, an accomplished stone carver. Eric learns about what it takes to carve limestone and marble. He also hears about the history of stone carving and early days of Walter's apprenticeship in Italy, including kicking around the same quarry where Michelangelo shopped for his marble.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 9:00am 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: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 3:00pm 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 9: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Clockmaker (#201H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Welcome to the magical world of a clockmaker, where the gears are lovingly handmade and time truly does stand still as host Eric Gorges and young clock maker Nate Bowers create a beautiful exposed gear clock.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Goldsmith (#105H) Duration: 25:32 STEREO TVG

Host Eric Gorges visits goldsmith Susan McDonough, who works in a small studio on her family's farm in the mountains. Eric makes a silver ring using a 3,000-year-old technique. The conversation turns to the paths craftspeople take in their journey. Susan describes working in kitchens and bakeries, as a school-bus driver, EMT, firefighter and librarian, on her long journey to becoming a goldsmith.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 9:00am 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: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 3:00pm 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 9: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 4:00pm 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: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Metal Engraver (#202H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

With intricate flourishes, filigree, and a lot of magnification, host Eric Gorges and metal engraver David Riccardo create a breathtaking metal engraving.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 1:00pm 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: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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.