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Cincinnati, Hour One (#1710H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR visits the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio,for a look at vintage electric signs. Other highlights include a baseball bat used by Mickey Mantle; art pottery from Cincinnati's very own Rookwood Pottery; and works by locally born and world-renowned artist Edward Henry Potthast, valued at $41,000-$63, 000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 3:00pm

Boise, Hour One (#1801H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

In the Sooner State, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to the Pawnee Bill Ranch to look at some show-stopping Wild West posters. Highlights include a poignant signed note from Mother Teresa to a wood-carver who sent her a walking cane during her final years; a custom model 1894 Winchester rifle that may have been used in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; and a collection of late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn carved libation cups - then the all-time highest value AR appraisal at $1 to $1.5 million!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Cincinnati, Hour Two (#1711H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

During a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo, AR discusses with the US Fish & Wildlife Service how today's endangered rhinos are affected by the antiques trade. Discoveries in "the city that sings" include a suit that belonged to chicken magnate Colonel Sanders; a bronze horse sculpture by Solon Borglum; and an 1846 wall map of the western United States, valued at $11,000-$12,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Seattle, Hour Three (#1718H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Host Mark L. Walberg discusses Northwest Coast Indian masks with appraiser Ted Trotta at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Seattle becomes the city that sparkles with the discovery of a late-16th-century diamond and enamel jewel. Other notable finds include a moose, elk and buffalo hide chair; an 1880s Crazy Quilt; and a white Steiff clown bear worth $2500-$3200.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Cincinnati, Hour Three (#1712H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR explores the craftsmanship of Cincinnati carved furniture. Then, it's off to the races with a trophy from the 1908 Belmont Stakes and an early 20th-century toy horse and buggy, to highlight just a few discoveries. Others include a French advertising poster and an impressive bust of Abraham Lincoln, valued at $5000-$7000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Boise, Hour Two (#1802H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR is in Idaho, mining the Gem State for hidden treasures! Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Piattoni head to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary to discuss what type of law enforcement collectibles should be locked up in the vault. Highlights include a mid-century pinup painting by Earl Moran, whose work rises in value the more scantily clothed the model; a complete set of lobby cards from the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, a film the guest spent nine cents to see in theaters; and an inherited 1922 Edward Hopper etching titled The Cat Boat, appraised for $250,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Boise, Hour Three (#1803H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

In Boise, Idaho, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Colleene Fesko at the Boise Art Museum to learn about the works of outsider artist James Castle. Highlights include an 1822 letter from Thomas Jefferson that documents his reading suggestions for furthering one's education; a rare Babe Ruth Candy Club membership card, ca. 1926, that details tips from the Babe himself; and a ruby and diamond necklace, ca. 1920, that was originally mailed to the guest's mother and sat on her front porch unnoticed for several days, valued $80,000 to $100,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Detroit, Hour One (#1804H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR is in Detroit, Michigan, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Laura Woolley head to the Motown Museum to discuss memorabilia that hits a high note with collectors. Highlights include a 1970 Andy Warhol poster the guest bought at his campus bookstore for around 10 dollars and had signed by Warhol himself; an early 20th-century collection of locally crafted Pewabic pottery; and a working script of The Wizard of Oz, used on set by Bert Lahr, fondly known as the "Cowardly Lion," that is appraised for $150,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Detroit, Hour Two (#1805H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR is revving up in Motor City as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Noel Barrett head to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to explore model cars made by Hudson Car Company. Highlights include Marvin Gaye's 1964 passport, found inside an album, purchased for 50 cents at an estate sale; a Petrus van Schendel oil painting, ca. 1860, that exemplifies the artist's famous candlelit scenes; and a signed photo album of President Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet and Senate, valued at $75,000 to $100,000, discovered while the guest was cleaning her grandmother's basement.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Detroit, Hour Three (#1806H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR is in Detroit, Michigan, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver travel to Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art to discuss renowned architect and designer Eliel Saarinen. Highlights include a Charles Schulz signed letter and drawing of his beloved "Peanuts" character Linus; letters from Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud discussing Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, found tucked inside a book; and two etchings, one by Edward Hopper and one by John Sloan, that were a surprise gift to the owner in the 1970s and are now valued at $105,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Baton Rouge, Hour One (#1807H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVG

A French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, a book signed by Jim Morrison and four Rembrandt and Whistler etchings. In Baton Rouge, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Leigh Keno at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs. Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, ca. 1930, purchased at auction for $30 as cubic zirconia and now valued at $25,000 to $35, 000; a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from the owner's old college roommate - Jim Morrison of The Doors; and four Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings that were collected by the guest's father from around 1940 to 1960 and are appraised for $100,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Baton Rouge, Hour Two (#1808H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR is in Baton Rouge, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Harwood head to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. Highlights include a Louisiana political poster, found in a pile of garbage on the side of the road, appraised for $3000 to $4000; 3 paintings by New Orleans artists and Newcomb pottery founders William and Ellsworth Woodward, worth about $30,000 to $50,000; and a NASA photograph collection brought by a former NASA employee who served as one of the test directors for the Zero-G airplane also known as "The Vomit Comet," valued at $35,000 to $45,000 for the entire collection.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Baton Rouge, Hour Three (#1809H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

AR is in the Red Stick city, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade. Highlights include an early 19th-century Louisiana work table that was stored in a barn for several decades; a collection of insightful Civil War Confederate letters that were found in the wall of a torn down Mississippi house; and a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame, that was bought by the owner's grandmother for $100 in 1935 and is now valued at $45,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Kansas City, Hour One (#1810H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVG

In Kansas City, Missouri, AR travels with appraiser Leila Dunbar to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to explore a one-of-a-kind, signed baseball. Highlights include an 1891 Kansas City Fire Chief presentation badge made by the fine jeweler Mermod & Jaccard and given to Kansas City Fire Chief George Hale at the turn of the 20th-century; a bold 1796 Chinese bronze censer that was recently found on the floor of a local antique mall and is now valued at $8000 to $12,000; and a pristine 1965 Roy Lichtenstein screen print that was bought by the owner's parents at a Kansas City department store in the mid-1960s and is now appraised for $300,000.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Our 50 States 1 (#2128H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Celebrate America's hidden treasures from all 50 states in part one of this two-hour special, with finds such as a Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin, a Kentucky sugar chest, and a 1960 inscribed To Kill a Mockingbird. Which is valued at $125,000?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 2:00am 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.

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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