KQED Public Television

Michael Isip is the vice president, television content for KQED.

Michael Isip is the vice president, television content for KQED.

KQED Public Television, one of the country’s most popular public television stations, brings the values of public media to homes around the Bay Area with Emmy Award–winning programming that inspires, informs and entertains. KQED Public Television produces local series like Check, Please! Bay Area, This Week in Northern California, Truly CA, San Francisco Opera and ImageMakers as well as popular programs for national broadcast such as Essential Pépin, QUEST and Film School Shorts. KQED Public Television also distributes programming to public media stations across the country including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Roadtrip Nation and  Joanne Weir’s Cooking School. kqed.org/tv

KQED Public Television channels are KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area, also available in HD), KQED Plus (Bay Area, also available in HD) and KQET (Monterey/Salinas).

KQED also offers digital channels available via XFINITY and over-the-air, each with distinct quality programming: KQED World, KQED Life, KQED Kids and KQED V-me (Spanish language).

Latest News

The Only Announced 2014 California Gubernatorial Debate To Take Place Thursday, September 4, at 7pm

Aug 20, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers.

Aug 19, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED’s Truly CA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The new season of the Emmy Award–winning series includes five new documentaries about life in California.

Aug 14, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

San Francisco Opera Returns to KQED with Four Spectacular Operas in High-Definition

The series, hosted by Frederica von Stade, will air Thursdays primetime on KQED 9 starting September 4.

Aug 11, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

The New Environmentalists is back with a fourth Emmy win and more good news for the planet

Robert Redford tells the inspiring stories of six environmental heroes who are safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources. With an environmental crisis the size of our planet, it’s no wonder many of us feel helpless. In this year’s remarkable installment of The New Environmentalists, however, people who thought they didn’t have the power are realizing that it’s […]

Jul 29, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Ultimate Restorations (re)makes history

KQED presents a new eight-part series, Ultimate Restorations, featuring the spellbinding restorations of irreplaceable masterpieces. Antiques Roadshow meets This Old House in Ultimate Restorations, an eight-part series featuring the marvels of engineering from America’s grand history of ambition and innovation. From the 1880s through World War II, the United States advanced the science of aeronautics, propulsion, navigation and sound with inventions that were both functional […]

Jul 15, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Expands Fracking Coverage

KQED expands its coverage of fracking in California with two new special reports on radio and television on July 14 and 18.

Jul 09, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Becoming California traces environmental change from early geology to human engineering

Becoming California, a new environmental documentary by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Kit Tyler, reconciles humans and nature.  Narrated by award-winning actress Jane Fonda and with an original score by legendary musician Pat Metheny, this two-hour documentary tells the epic story of environmental change on America’s western edge. It is scheduled to premiere in September 2014. Becoming California examines […]

Jun 30, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

‘Price Check’ Aims to Make Health Care Costs More Transparent in California

Four-month project of KQED, Southern California Public Radio and ClearHealthCosts.com will use community-contributed health care cost data for reporting.

Jun 18, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Martin Yan Returns to Public Television with Taste of Vietnam, Premiering This Fall

KQED presents the first season of Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam, hosted by the renowned chef Martin Yan in his return to public television.  Series Description:  Martin Yan is back! In his new show, Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam, Martin showcases the country’s breathtaking landscapes, its bustling cities, and, of course, its delicious cuisine. Premiering in September […]

Jun 16, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post