Upcoming Broadcasts:

The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus (#112) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Host Elisa New rediscovers the freshness and the still-potent charge of Emma Lazarus's iconic sonnet of immigration alongside singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, activist and founder of the United We Dream Foundation Cristina Jimenez, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and poet Duy Doan.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

The Gray Heron - Galway Kinnell (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

In this environmentally-themed, visually splendid episode, Elisa New is joined by evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson, poet Robert Hass, environmental photographer Laura McPhee, naturalist Joel Wagner, and children at an Audubon Society summer camp on Cape Cod in a wide ranging discussion of Galway Kinnell's "The Grey Heron."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

I Cannot Dance Upon My Toes - Emily Dickinson (#101) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

"I cannot dance upon my toes," Emily Dickinson writes -- "no man instructed me." Join host Elisa New, actor Cynthia Nixon, cellist Yo Yo Ma, dancer and choreographer Jill Johnson, and poet Marie Howe in an exploration of the challenges of art and audience across time, space, and artistic medium.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

New York State of Mind - Nas (#111) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVM (Secondary audio: none)

Learn alongside host Elisa New as hip hop artist Nas, music executive Steve Stoute, scholar Salamishah Tillet, and a chorus of rappers and fans break down the breakbeats and explore the searing vision of Nas's iconic track "NY State of Mind."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Fast Break - Edward Hirsch (#102) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Join poet Edward Hirsch, host Elisa New, NBA players Shaquille O'Neal, Pau Gasol, and Shane Battier, and a group of pick-up basketball players as they read Hirsch's "Fast Break" and use basketball to understand poetry - and poetry to understand the game of basketball.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 14, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Those Winter Sundays - Robert Hayden (#103) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Vice President Joe Biden, Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, and psychologist Angela Duckworth join host Elisa New and a chorus of working fathers and sons to reflect on Robert Hayden's moving poem "Those Winter Sundays."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Hymmnn and Hum Bom - Allen Ginsberg (#104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Joined by rock star Bono, US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, and by a chorus of clergy and religious practitioners, host Elisa New tackles two of Ginsberg's most emotionally transporting poems, the "Hymmnn" from Kaddish, and the anti-war chant "Hum Bom."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV – Transmitter Status
    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

    • DIRECTV KQED Plus 54 HD Issue

      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

    • KQED World Technical Issue

      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh’s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.