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KQED Public TV Highlights

  • Hamilton's America

Great Performances

Hamilton's America

Tonight at 7:00pm on KQED Plus

Provides intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical "Hamilton."

  • Carpenters

Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

Thursday at 8:00pm on KQED 9

The musical history of Karen and Richard Carpenter through performance footage and interviews with their friends.

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  • Jacques Pépin

American Masters

Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Friday at 9:00pm on KQED 9

Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons.

  • Carousel

Movie: Carousel

Saturday at 8:00pm on KQED 9

(1956) In heaven, regret-filled Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae) begs to return to Earth for just one day to relive his life and help his unhappy teenage daughter.

What's on tonight?

TV Tonight

May 24, 2017

  • 8:00pm Odd Squad Olive and Otto In Shmumberland
  • 8:30pm Odd Squad O Is Not for Over
  • 9:00pm Arthur The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report
  • 9:30pm Arthur Desk Wars/Desperately Seeking Stanley
  • 10:00pm Super Why! The Frog Prince
  • 10:30pm Sesame Street When Dinosaurs Walked Sesame

PBS Kids Programming

PBS Kids logo

On January 16, KQED Kids was replaced by the 24/7 multiplatform children's channel PBS Kids, which offers free live streaming and games via pbskids.org.

Also as of January 16, KQED has reconfigured weekday children's programming times to be 6am to 2:30pm on KQED 9, and 4 to 6pm on KQED Plus.

Download the new schedule for KQED 9 and KQED PLUS (PDF, 1pg)

Download the new schedule for KQED KIDS/ PBS KIDS (PDF, 1 pg)

KQED Productions

  • Check Please! Bay Area

    Check Please! Bay Area

    Restaurant reviews with a dash of style, from real people like you! Hosted by Leslie Sbrocco.

  • Jacques Pepin

    Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul

    Jacques Pépin's final television series reflects back on his professional and personal life.

  • Pepin

    Essential Pépin

    This series is the culmination of Jacques Pépin's 60+ years of experience in the kitchen.

  • KQED Newsroom

    KQED NEWSROOM

    A weekly news program on television, radio and online, featuring Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer.

  • Film School Shorts: First Date

    Film School Shorts

    Emerging filmmakers from top film schools bring you quirky comedies, poignant dramas and edge-of-your seat thrillers.

  • ImageMakers

    ImageMakers

    A showcase of short films by emerging filmmakers who could be the next Tarantino or Coppola.

  • Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way

    Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way

    The master shows you how to create simple, special meals in minutes

  • Quest

    QUEST

    Science and nature for and about the Bay Area. Do you know what's in your own backyard?

  • Spark

    Spark

    Spark takes you inside the creative process to witness the challenges and rewards of making art.

  • This Is Us

    This Is Us

    KQED profiles remarkable individuals in Northern California.

  • Truly CA

    Truly CA

    A showcase of documentary films about California made by independent filmmakers.

TV Technical Issues

TV Technical Issues

As we become aware of technical problems originating from KQED, KQED Plus, or KQET, we will list them here.

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    • 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 […]

    • 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.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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On Q digital edition

The pages of our monthly member magazine On Q come to life in a digital version that includes tips on what to watch/listen to, links to up-to-date television and radio schedules, video previews of upcoming shows, and other bonus content not found in the print edition. The digital edition of On Q is easy to view on a computer, tablet or smartphone.


On Q

KQED's monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming radio and television programs and events.

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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.