Upcoming Broadcasts:

Tap Into America (#101) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Despite only occasional glimpses of the mainstream, tap dance remains an iconic American art form. Music with Teeth - With custom-composed pieces employing a staggering range of vocal styles, Roomful of Teeth makes music that can be difficult to define. A Place at the Table - After her father George died, Mira Nakashima inherited his shop and set to work continuing the artistic legacy of a master craftsman in wood.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 9:00am

The Nature of Art (#102) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Brandon Ballengee's artistic practice and scientific research share a single purpose- to generate understanding and awareness of endangered species. Under Pressure - Performance anxiety, is common even among the most accomplished professionals. This fight or flight impulse can be paralyzing, but it can also be conquered. The Jazz Sensibilities of Moe Brooker - Moe Brooker is rightly regarded as one of the greats of American abstract painting. He has stared down adversity but admits that he's also been lucky.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Ellen Harvey (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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 Life: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Watsky On How to Ruin Everything (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

The performance poet turned rapper Watsky pulls no punches in his first collection of essays. All of his work is characterized by witty wordplay and disarming honesty
All the World's A Stage - It's widely accepted that life itself is a performance. If so, what can theatre teach us about how to be ourselves?
Dindga McCannon - Dindga McCannon helped pioneer art quilting, an innovative, improvisational approach to a traditional medium.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

The Ghetto Potter (#103) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The ceramics of Roberto Lugo pay homage to their classical past but are firmly rooted in the realities of his inner city upbringing. Changing Minds About Climate Change - Two artists are helping to reinvigorate the conversation about climate change by presenting its truths more... artfully. Gerald Busby's Lust for Life - Composer Gerald Busby could not have guessed that after surviving heartbreak, HIV and drug addiction, he would experience an artistic rebirth in his twilight years.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

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: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Sugar Tongue Slim (#104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 9:00am 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: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 9:00am 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: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

The Charming Incongruities of Kevin Barnes (#105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 9:00am 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: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 6:30pm 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.

KQED DTV Channels



Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
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PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
54.4, 25.3
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at



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KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
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Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.