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Desert Migration (#1201H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

Gay men living long-term with HIV have sought out an oasis in Southern California's Palm Springs, where both their homosexuality and health condition is not just tolerated, but understood. They represent a huge number of people who migrated to this desert community burdened with memories of watching their friends die, all believing that a similar fate would befall them. Over the course of a single on-screen 'day,' we observe a group of men as they work, eat, sleep, love, recuperate and grieve. Their stories reflect on subjects that relate to all of us: How do we approach aging and the notion of mortality? What gives us will to create, to achieve, and even to live at all, as our bodies and minds deteriorate?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

FREE: The Power of Performance (#1205H) Duration: 57:56 STEREO TVPG

In a city infamous for violence and high drop out rates, Destiny Arts provides a safe place for Oakland, California, teens to come and share their stories and move their bodies. Each year, 20 diverse students are accepted into the program, where they spend months creating a performance based on their lives. This award-winning documentary follows five Oakland teens through a transformative year in the company.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jan 26, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 27, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 12, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

3 Still Standing (#1202H) Duration: 58:30 STEREO TVPG

It's 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearhead a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the "big time" are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry "Bubbles" Brown and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy "crash" hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, the three scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant and true to the art form they love.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto (#1203H) Duration: 57:49 STEREO TVG

The film delves into a new theory of the Black aesthetic in the 21st century and examines the tension between conventional channels of media distribution and the Black imagination. Through a close reading of works by four Southern California artists engaged with problems of representation, it walks through their artistic and creative processes and their inspirations. In-depth interviews with novelist Tisa Bryant, musician-producer Delroy Edwards, film programmer Erin Christovale, and visual artist Nicole Miller are featured.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 5, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Last Day of Freedom (#1101H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVG

Bill Babbitt supported the death penalty until it came knocking at his door. In this richly animated personal narrative, one man makes a decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 26, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you’re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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.