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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Real Boy (#1820H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

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 Plus: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 3:00pm

Kumu Hina (#1614H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

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 Life: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Dogtown Redemption (#1718) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Welcome to Leith (#1713) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Explore how residents of a North Dakota town struggle against a notorious white supremacist. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Rich Hill (#1606) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Follow three boys as they navigate the often-treacherous road between childhood and adolescence in an economically depressed Missouri town. Despite the isolation and deprivation, they long for the American Dream. By Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

An Honest Liar (#1712) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Meet James "The Amazing" Randi, the famed magician and self-proclaimed "honest liar" who dedicated his life to exposing frauds. But when dealing with a master deceiver, the truth can be hard to find.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 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 […]

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.