Upcoming Broadcasts:

Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man (#206) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that's far removed from his beginnings as the frontman of the 1980s cult band DEVO. Liz Casella: Patterns Hidden in Plain Sight - Liz Casella designs for a part of the fashion industry that few people know exists. But much of haute couture feeds off her creativity. Greg Dunn: Thinking about Thinking - In trying to illustrate the complexity of the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty. Nature Knows Best - Nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. Today, more than ever, its influence endures.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Gene Yang: Drawing On Knowledge (#204H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Gene Yang's career choices have always been driven by vocation. Having spent almost two decades teaching high school, he came to the realization that making comics would be a far more potent educational tool. Luke Spiller Struts - If you feel like you missed out on British 1970s glam rock, don't worry -The Struts are here to help. RIP Romance? - For all the alarm about the death of courtship in the 21st century, you might be surprised to learn that it's alive and well, and living in your phone.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Kyle Abraham: A Life In Motion (#207) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The works of choreographer Kyle Abraham feel like a memoir. They reflect his own personal experiences and the social changes he's lived through. Maggie Nelson: Transcending the Divide - Writer Maggie Nelson is one of the most celebrated critical thinkers of her generation. But all of her work feels starkly personal. Ruth Slenczynska: The Last of the Great Romantics - Ruth Slenczynska studied under Rachmaninoff when she was a child. At age 92, all she learned can still be heard in her music. Sidney Hutter: Cool as Glass - For nearly four decades, Sidney Hutter's plate glass creations have pushed the boundaries of this cool medium.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Ruebin Margolin Loves Making Waves (#205H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVPG

The kinetic sculptures of Ruebin Margolin are extraordinary mechanical attempts to evoke the natural world. Jennifer Higdon: Carefully Composed - Jennifer Higdon is among the most performed living composers in the world today-but don't get her started on those old dead guys. Chemi Rosado-Seijo: No Comply 180 - The art of skater and painter Chemi Rosado-Seijo is founded in community activism. He is an agent for change in places where creative expression may be low on the list of priorities for survival. Finding Sara Rahbar - Sara Rahbar has spent a lifetime looking for the antidote to her existential angst. It turns out that the work itself is the cure.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah: 2nd Century Jazz (#208) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Growing up in New Orleans, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was steeped in jazz. Now, he's leading the charge into his genre's next chapter. Tommy Pico: Epic Poet - The world was introduced to Tommy Pico's epic poetry in a thoroughly modern medium. Saya Woolfalk's Empathic World - Visual artist Saya Woolfalk's imaginary world is populated by a race of mutants and governed by utopian values. Ron Nagle: Compositions and Clay - Both Ron Nagle's hit songs and ceramics are born of a dedication to harmony and craft.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Allora & Calzadilla: Displacement and Defamiliarization (#209) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Conceptual artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are one of the art world's most dynamic power couples. Doug Balliet: Free Agent - Composer and bassist Doug Balliet has created a career as diverse as his own great musical talents. The Vibrant Veruschka Stevens - Veruschka Stevens uses brightly colored polymer clay to create joyful statement jewelry. Daniel Levitin's Musical Mind - Producer and writer Daniel Levitin's lifelong love of music has served him both in recordings and on the page.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 7, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Kenny Scharf: Here to Stay (#210) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Whether on a gallery wall or the side of a car, Kenny Scharf's exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy. Buffy Sainte-Marie's Indefatigable Spirit - Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention. Fifty years on, she wouldn't change a thing. The Last Refuge...? - Unconditional love of country can be blinding. But artists find ways to express patriotism with eyes wide open.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 14, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Care and Feeding of Michelle Cuevas (#211) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The characters in Michelle Cuevas's children's books leap off the page. They are as dynamic and vibrant as their creator. Mason Bates: Classical Disrupter - Mason Bates has successfully brought music and instruments into the concert hall that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. Antonio Martorell - Antonio Martorell is a national treasure in Puerto Rico. This painter and sculptor has been at the forefront of the island's artistic conversations for more than half a century.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Rum, Cigars and Mozart (#212) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

On a recent tour, The Havana Lyceum Orchestra showed America that Cuba has a classical music culture to rival that of any wealthy western country. The Staying Power of Peter Shire - An alumnus of the Italian avant-garde movement, The Memphis School, Peter Shire is today thriving in Los Angeles. Floriography: Saying It With Flowers - These days, flowers mostly say "I love you" or "I'm sorry." In the Victorian era, their language was boundless. Elizabeth Turk: The Edge of Gravity - In the marble sculptures of Elizabeth Turk, there's a constant tension between the permanence of their medium and her desire to test the limits of its fragility.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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PBS Kids

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KQED World

KQED World

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