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They Call Us Monsters (#1818) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

They Call Us Monsters takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults. To their victims, they're monsters.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 4:00am
  • KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Brakeless (#1603) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

On April 25, 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people. Afterward, an official report concluded the cause of the accident was over-speeding when the train's driver tried to make up an 80-second delay. What made the train's driver risk so many lives for an 80-second delay? "Brakeless" looks at Japanese society and asks if it is bound to the pursuit of efficiency at all costs. Have the national virtues of punctuality and loyalty to protocol become societal impediments and even dangers to the people of Japan? By Kyoko Miyake.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Farmer/Veteran (#1819) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 30, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The New Black (#1521) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Kumu Hina (#1614) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Limited Partnership (#1617) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Real Boy (#1820) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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.