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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Tea Time (#2806) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Observe five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries helped them commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Don't Tell Anyone (#2812) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: none)

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country's only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Swim Team (#3011) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Parents of teens on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, training them with high expectations. Follow the rise of three athletes as the film captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Islands and the Whales (#3012) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

On the isolated Faroe Islands, the longtime whale-hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels and anti-whaling activists. Like a canary in the mine, their tale sounds a warning to the rest of the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

All The Difference (#2907) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Follow the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Motherland (#3013) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Take an absorbingly intimate, verite look at a maternity hospital in the Philippines, the busiest on the planet. In a hospital literally bursting with life, witness the miracle and wonder of the human condition.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

From This Day Forward (#2909) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Meet an American family coping with one of life's most intimate transformations. Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender, living as Trisha. Her mother stayed with him. Now Sharon wants to understand how the family survived intact.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Cameraperson (#3014) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife. A work that combines documentary, autobiography and ethical inquiry, this is a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Raising Bertie (#3008) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

An intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. This powerful verite film weaves the young men's narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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 […]

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.