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

Season 3 of Film School Shorts brings viewers a whole new slate unforgettable films

Award-winning, star-studded short films rival the latest multiplex features … in a fraction of the time. Film School Shorts is back with ten new episodes featuring even more animated work and some of the best short films from schools around the country. The season kicks off with the BIFA winner and BAFTA-nominated  film, The Kármán […]

May 06, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

2015 Check, Please! Bay Area Taste & Sip to Celebrate Show’s 10th Anniversary

Popular Bay Area Tasting Festival Features More Than 40 Eateries and Wineries SAN FRANCISCO – April 27, 2015 – KQED will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the popular local food show Check, Please! Bay Area at this year’s Check, Please! Bay Area Taste & Sip food and wine tasting, June 2, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm at the […]

Apr 27, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

Award-winning films showcased in new season of KQED’s Film School Shorts

Third season premieres Friday, May 8, 2015 on KQED 9. April 24, 2015 – KQED announces the third season of its national production Film School Shorts, a half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country. The 10-episode season premieres in the Bay Area on Friday, May 8 at 11pm on KQED 9 and features some […]

Apr 24, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED’s New YouTube Series Deep Look A Hit

Shot in ultra-HD and presented in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios, the series explores big scientific concepts by going small. Deep Look’s premiere collection of 12 videos will be followed by 20 new videos launching in June 2015.

Apr 20, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

Check, Please! Bay Area Launches 10th Season

After 121 episodes, 348 guests and 352 restaurants featured, KQED’s hit series Check, Please! Bay Area launches eight new episodes which premiere Thursday, April 16, at 7:30pm on KQED 9.

Apr 08, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED’s Public Television Program Director of 20 Years, Scott Dwyer, to Retire

Assistant Program Director Susie Hernandez to be named KQED’s new Program Director.

Mar 10, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

First-generation college students ask Why Not Us? in a new one-hour special from Roadtrip Nation

College is never easy, but it poses real challenges for students who are the first in their families to attend. Join four such students as they hit the road in the green RV seeking guidance and hope. Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz, now worth $2.5 billion, was the first in his family to attend […]

Feb 11, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

Revolutionaries spotlights Silicon Valley’s most influential figures on KQED

The series returns on Tuesday, January 6, at 7pm on KQED Plus. Season features tech luminaries, including Google executive chairman founder Eric Schmidt and author Walter Isaacson.

Dec 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Launches Extensive Coverage of the Digital Health Revolution with “Future of You”

Future of You Documentary Premieres on QUEST Wednesday, November 5

Oct 21, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Continues In-depth Election Coverage with “Science At the Ballot Box”

A KQED NEWSROOM & QUEST television special airs on October 24 at 8pm and again on October 29 at 7:30pm on KQED 9.

Oct 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post