Upcoming Broadcasts:

Orchestrating Hits (#110) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Janet Echelman Looms Large (#202H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Janet Echelman's giant net sculptures are the fruit of an artistic process encompassing technology, engineering, and civic engagement. Hats Off to Arturo Rios! - What began as a 9-5 job in the shipping department of a hat maker quickly became a life's vocation for the Mexican-American milliner Arturo Rios. Our Greatest Fear - Humanity's greatest fear is not the unknown, it's the certainty of death, and we've been dealing with it artistically since time immemorial. Justin Bettman's Perspective - Justin Bettman's fine art photography took flight when he began using recycled materials to make disposable sets. The images had staying power.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Ellen Harvey (#111) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Though she's been a successful visual artist for decades, Ellen Harvey remains obsessed with failure. Bharatanatyam: Indian Dance - The classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad. Xenia Rubinos - Xenia Rubinos' complex music is infused with simple messages about big ideas.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Ian Brennan and the Democratization of Music (#203H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Music producer Ian Brennan believes that cultural colonization by English-speakers needs redress. Nina Berman's World View - Nina Berman blurs the line between fine art and editorial photography. Her images are as compelling as they are beautiful. Inside the Outsider: Leroy Johnson - Leroy Johnson has lived on the edges of the art world for all his 80+ years. But life in the hinterland has provided him with his own distinctive artistic voice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Very Fortunate Daniel Handler (#201H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Though his neighbors call him Daniel Handler, you're more likely to know him as Lemony Snicket, the prolific author of the wildly popular children's books, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lisa Hannigan: Stalking the Muse - After a decade of non-stop creativity, singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan came face to face, and then overcame, the horrors of the blank page. Nina Chanel is Selling Out (In a Good Way) - Nina Chanel Abney's gift was obvious from an early age. Now, she's on her own waiting list for a painting.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me

Feminist Fatale (#112) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Carsie Blanton is using an old school musical form- jazz- to help change the way women are perceived today. Matthew Neenan - From a very young age, life has been a dance for choreographer Matthew Neenan. Modigliani - Amedeo Modigliani died a broken man. His art, especially sculptures, have endured. Luis Cruz Azaceta - Since the 1970s, the paintings and drawings of the Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, have reflected on some of society's great modern tragedies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • 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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