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Origins/The Cross and the Crescent (#101) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me

The Cross and the Crescent (#102) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (#103) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Cities (#104) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (#105) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (#106) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the "scramble" by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 6:00pm 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.