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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Dogtown Redemption (#1718H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14

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 Life: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Last Laugh (#1814H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic - including the Holocaust - should be off-limits in comedy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

National Bird (#1815) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me

Twin Sisters (#1602) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents - one from California and the other from Norway - meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other. By Mona Friis Bertheussen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

The Prison In Twelve Landscapes (#1816H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

More people are imprisoned in the United States at this present moment than in any other time or place in history, yet prisons themselves have never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. A meditation on the prison's disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons affect lives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Meet The Patels (#1802) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Ravi Patel is almost 30 and still single, and his tradition-minded Hindu family is not happy. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, he enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America. Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life - love.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 1:00am 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 9: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

In Football We Trust (#1708) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah. As they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports, they still struggle with gang violence and poverty.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Happiness (#1605H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk distant, and Pyanki has never even left his village. In 2012, however, the world will come to him: Laya will at long last be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Pyanki's eyes. He will have access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day. How will these images shape a child so isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity? By Thomas Balmes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

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: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • 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 (#1819H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

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
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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.