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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Iceland (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jim West travels to Reykjavik, Iceland where master artisans teach how to make horsehair jewelry, craft items from fish skin, and participatse in one of the largest tapestry projects in the world. He carves items from driftwood and makes beautiful glass products from volcanic ash. Jim also learns about traditional Icelandic costumes and makes a hearty and healthy Icelandic lamb soup.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 1:00am
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Poland (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jim West travels to the Warsaw and Krakow areas of Poland where master artisans teach how to make traditional Polish folk dolls, stained glass, and exquisite pottery. He makes Polish pierogi, visits the Wieliczka Salt Mines, and travels to a small "painted" village. He also sees the largest piece of lace in the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

Peru (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jim West travels to Cusco and Lima in Peru, South America where master artisans teach gourd carving, Peruvian pottery, and making a traditional retablo. He also crafts the perfect pan flute. Jim also makes a "ceviche" dish with a master chef, learns about silver jewelry making, and weaves colorful tapestries.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Canada (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jim West ravels to Vancouver, Canada where master artisans teach totem pole carving, painting on canvas, traditional soapstone carving, and how to prepare the perfect Canadian salmon with a master chef. Jim creates a traditional native Indian drum, crafts the perfect maple syrup candy, and is tattooed for the first time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Mexico (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jim West travels to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where master artisans teach paper mache, Huichol beading, pinata making, and creating giant Mojiganga puppets. He hopes to master the art of Mexican mosaics, craft sweet potato ice cream, learn about neo-muralism from street artists, and create a traditional mole sauce with chicken from a master chef.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Switzerland (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jim West travels to Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland where master artisans demonstrate how to craft the perfect Alp Horn, make Swiss cheese in a family farmhouse, craft a traditional cheese fondue, and discover bobbin lace making. Jim becomes cuckoo for cuckoo clocks, crafts honey with a master beekeeper and enjoys the process of Swiss chocolate making.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Nepal (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jim West travels to Nepal and the extraordinary Kathmandu Valley where master artisans teach paper and clay mask making, creating felted balls for clothes dryers, and crafting an extraordinary singing bowl. Jim also participates in Nepalese paper making and learns about traditional wood carving. He watches monks make sand mandala's in a Buddhist temple, and enjoys a cooking lesson from a special group of ladies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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

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.