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 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 1:00am
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 26, 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: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 5:30am 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 9: Tue, May 30, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 1:00am 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: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 1:00am 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: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00am 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: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Feminist Fatale (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TV14

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 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • 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 […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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
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



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)
54.4, 25.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at



Channel 54.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

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