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Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Telescope (#101H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing 13 billion light-years out.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me

The Airplane (#102H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Take to the sky with the dreamers whose work gave humans the ability to fly. From Leonardo da Vinci's "flying machines" to the modern commercial plane, without these inventions, we may have never left the ground.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 6, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Robot (#103H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba. Then, take a sneak peek at what future robots will be able to do.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 7, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 8, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Car (#104H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford's affordable and assembly line-built Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Rocket (#105H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Learn the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war, to how adding hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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.