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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

Skyscraper - Carl Sandburg (#105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Elisa New considers the rise of the skyscraper-- and the emergence of the modernist poem-- in an episode featuring celebrated architect Frank Gehry, Chinese visionary and real estate developer Zhang Xin, poet Robert Polito, and student poets from around the United States.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

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 9: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Harlem - Langston Hughes (#106) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

President Bill Clinton, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, poet Sonia Sanchez, and students from the Harlem Children's Zone interpret Langston Hughes's most iconic poem, "Harlem" with series host Elisa New.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Musee Des Beaux Arts - W.H. Auden (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, journalist and ethicist David Brooks, and poet, professor, and painter Peter Sacks join Elisa New to ponder W.H. Auden's World War II-era reflection on suffering: "Musee des Beaux Arts."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Shirt - Robert Pinsky (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

At New York Fashion Week, host Elisa New catches up with fashion designer Johnson Hartig, Bergdorf Goodman's Betty Halbreich, shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and with fashion and poetry students from the New School to discuss Robert Pinsky's poem on labor, craft, and the threads that connect us. Back in Boston, Pinsky joins New on camera to reflect on his poem.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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

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

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 pbskids.org.

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.