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Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (#1904) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)

Meet the frank and funny creator of the groundbreaking Tales of the City and follow his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South to a gay rights pioneer whose work has inspired millions. With Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ian McKellen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 24, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 24, 2018 -- 11:00pm 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 World: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 -- 6:00am Remind me

Forever Pure (#1817) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 -- 10:33pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 1, 2018 -- 4:33am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Democrats/Democrats/Soft Vengeance (#1714) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)

Watch history being made as Zimbabwe attempts to draft its first-ever democratic constitution. Filmed over three years, this riveting account of a country's challenging first steps towards democracy plays like a true-life political thriller.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 9, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me

Chuck Norris vs Communism (#1705) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)

See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania, as an intrepid VHS bootlegger and a brave translator brought western movies to audiences behind the Iron Curtain.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Birth of a Movement (#1807) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 8:00am Remind me

Supergirl (#1903) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Meet Naomi, a seemingly ordinary Orthodox Jewish preteen from New Jersey whose extraordinary talent - breaking world powerlifting records - turns her into an international phenomenon in this unique coming-of-age story.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 12:30pm 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.