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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Secrets of the Shining Knight (#4413) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process. Join master armorers as they re-engineer the Greenwich armor-considered some of the greatest armor ever made-and then put it to the test.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 27, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 29, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Mar 29, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Emperor's Ghost Army (#4120) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China was buried in a mausoleum with around 9,000 terracotta statues. Investigate how and why the life-sized figures were made and the technology behind the crossbows, spears and swords carried by the clay warriors.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Mystery of Easter Island (#3914) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

How and why did the ancient islander inhabitants of Easter Island build and move nearly 900 giant statues weighing up to 86 tons? Join a team of investigators as they test a high-risk and seemingly unlikely theory with a 15-ton replica statue.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Secrets of Noah's Ark (#4212) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Saving The Dead Sea (#4607) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets. King Herod built one of the world's first health spas on its shores. And as the biblical story goes, "rocks and fire falling from the sky" buried Sodom and Gomorrah and the sea became "the sea of salt" -- The Dead Sea. Now this wonder of the world is dying. Since 1976, its level has declined by more than sixty-five feet. Its coastline is pockmarked with thousands of sinkholes. Can the Dead Sea be saved? After more than a decade of research and debate, scientists, engineers and political leaders have come up with a daring plan, one that could not only save the sea but help bring stability to a region rife with conflict. NOVA follows this unprecedented endeavor - perhaps the world's largest water chemistry experiment ever - as scientists and engineers race to save the Dead Sea and help bring water to one of the driest regions on Earth.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 25, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 26, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 26, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV – Transmitter Status
    • 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.