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Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Cutting Edge of Stained Glass (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

For more than thirty years, Judith Schaechter has been applying avant-garde sensibilities to a once traditional art form; stained glass.
Bodies of Work - In the past century or so, tattoos have gone from being a mark of the outsider to a more socially accepted expression of self.
Eric Owens - With a voice and stage presence as big as his personality, Eric Owens is among the most celebrated bass-baritones in the opera world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 5:30am
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Sugar Tongue Slim (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

For STS, wordplay is a way of life; hip-hop lines his pockets, poetry feeds his soul.
Bruce Metcalf - Master fine art jeweler Bruce Metcalf refuses to use the traditional metals and gems in his work, finding them all a little too... precious.
Fear of the Known - For generations, the early 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers. We find out how.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

It Takes Two (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

In the popular imagination, tango is an exotic seduction born on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires. In truth, it's a complex improvised form danced the world over.
Krimes and Punishment - Jesse Krimes describes his six years in federal prison as a kind of "arts residency". Not only did his work keep him sane while on the inside, it's become the foundation for a successful artistic career on the outside.
Stephen Costello's Most Valuable Friend - Celebrated opera tenor Stephen Costello has been both blessed and betrayed by his voice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Charming Incongruities of Kevin Barnes (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Kevin Barnes is the founder and leader of the indie rock band Of Montreal. After 20 years and 14 albums, he's still as much an enigma to those close to him as he is to his fans.
Pictures of You - Long before selfies, portraits were a way for those who could afford it, to help shape their public image.
Wale Oyejide - Recognized as one of America's best-dressed men, designer, attorney and afrobeat musician Wale Oyejide is on a mission to help all men unleash their inner fashionisto.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Orchestrating Hits (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Classically trained cellist Larry Gold has spent a lifetime orchestrating pop classics. Today he's helping bring out the soul in R&B and Hip-hop.
Goldberg Variations; Timeless Virtuosity - Bach's centuries old, devilishly difficult, Goldberg Variations, continue to fascinate audiences and challenge pianists.
The Illustrious Kevin Cornell - Kevin Cornell's illustrations have a remarkable capacity to evoke childlike emotion, even in adults.
Perceptual Shift - Whether created for commercial, political, or personal ends, sculptor Michael Murphy's installations are perceptual puzzles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Scents and Sensibility (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Conducting opera may well be the hardest job in classical music. The quietly spoken Fabio Luisi does it all with grace and aplomb.
Found in Translation - Scholarly translations are a constant battle between literal accuracy and literary interpretation.
Elizabeth Streb: Dancing with Danger - It's rare for an artist to disavow her own genre but Elizabeth Streb may well be the most fervently anti-dance choreographer you've ever met.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 6:30pm 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.