KQED & KTEH TV Productions Archive
Throughout the year 2000, filmmakers went behind the scenes with the San Francisco Opera, onto death row and into the hearts of families to capture the process leading to the world premiere of Dead Man Walking, a provocative new opera about the death penalty.
KQED's documentary series, Bay Window programs explore issues important to the Bay Area and beyond.
This HDTV program takes viewers on a non-narrated journey along nature trails, placid lakes and mountaintops in 15 Bay Area parks.
Most Beautiful Building, Most Controversial Court
Some have described it as the most beautiful building in the West. For others, it is a liberal court deviating from American mores. With host Spencer Michels, Northern California correspondent for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Most Beautiful Building; Most Controversial Court explores not only the spectacular architecture of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals building, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but also the controversy over its decisions.
War and the Depression melted away when the big bands started to play, and a generation forgot its troubles on the dance floor. This KQED-produced special takes a nostalgic look back at the ballrooms and dance halls of the Bay Area, reviving the fondest memories of a generation, and treating viewers to a glimpse of this fabled past.
A weekly newsmagazine that examined events and issues through the eyes of state policymakers, opinion shapers and grass-roots community leaders. California Connected was about what works and what needs fixing, what unites the state's residents and what challenges them, what's worth celebrating and what's worth lampooning. Co-produced by KQED-San Francisco, KCET-Los Angeles, KPBS-San Diego and KVIE-Sacramento.
This series of four documentaries, shot in high-definition, explores China through Chinese eyes to see how their history has shaped them - and where their present is taking them. A co-production with Granada.
These thirteen half-hour episodes include Jacques Pépin's classic teachings with new opens and closes from the culinary legend.
Television is most powerful when it informs. The mission of KQED'S FAQ series is simple and forthright: Give people a general understanding of the main concerns of a particular topic, cover the immediate questions that come to mind and direct viewers to resources where they can explore it in greater detail. Topics range from the intricacies of hospice care to family-friendly bike trails. If people are asking questions about it, FAQ will help find the
FRONTLINE turns its lens on the global community and brings a new generation of video journalists to television and the Web. Co-produced by KQED-San Francisco and WGBH-Boston.
Packed with vital information about how to maintain mobility for seniors without compromising safety, The Golden Road takes an unblinking look at this sensitive topic and pays special attention to the powerful and positive role friends and family
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland
This program celebrates the last concert at the famed rock and roll palace and captures the energy and spirit of the 60s and 70s. Twenty five years ago, New Years Eve, 1978, the Grateful Dead played to a standing room only crowd of 5400 fans. Dubbed Winterland's house band, the Grateful Dead performed from midnight until 6am, including three encores. Interspersed throughout the concert, drummer Mickey Hart and rhythm guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir talk about the band's favorite Winterland moments. This concert was originally broadcast live by San Francisco's Public TV station KQED, and is the only recorded concert video of the Grateful Dead produced in the 70s.
In a Parisian whirl of elegant ladies, eligible bachelors, Maxim's can-can dancers and ever-flowing champagne, Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow has long delighted audiences with its effervescent tale of suitors seeking the coveted hand of wealthy widow Hanna Glawari. This charming English-language production from the San Francisco Opera features an internationally acclaimed cast and additional dialogue by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
Modern dance master Lar Lubovitch has created a vibrant new interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tale of passion and jealousy, ambition and betrayal with Othello, a dance in three acts. Desmond Richardson, one of America's premiere dance talents, dances the lead in a lush San Francisco Ballet production, with Yuan Yuan Tan as Desdemona and Parrish Maynard as the treacherous Iago.
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells a twisted tale of love and revenge. Returning to London after a long stint in prison, Sweeney Todd is befriended by Mrs. Lovett, a pie shop owner who is "creative" in finding ingredients for her culinary delights. Together, the duo go on a rampage of evil deeds in the name of profit and revenge. This program is a filmed concert performed in July 2001 by the San Francisco Symphony, featuring Geoge Hearn and Patti Lupone.
This one hour special, shot in high definition and co-produced by KQED and Austin City Limits, captures the music, spirit and community of this treasured annual event in Golden Gate Park.
This program takes a personal look at the lives of four people who are mentally ill and have been homeless. It also examines the devastating impact their conditions have had on their families.
In this 30-minute documentary, part of KQED's Immigration in Focus initiative, immigrants from diverse backgrounds share their personal experiences of civic participation.
This 30-minute documentary, part of KQED's Immigration in Focus initiative, examines the effects of immigration on our economy.
Jacques Pépin's personal story parallels an explosion in activity in the culinary industry. Jacques has been an eyewitness to — and one of the leading figures in — the food revolution that has spread across America. In addition to providing an historical overview of America's changing food industry, this program includes a personal history of Jacques' life as a chef, a TV personality and an educator.
World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin and his daughter, Claudine, demonstrate the preparation of creative and elegant culinary ideas for every occasion.
Designed to appeal to accomplished chefs and amateurs alike. With his signature charm, Pépin presents quick, easy and delicious recipes for today's busy lifestyle.
In Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way, celebrated chef Jacques Pépin continues to charm viewers with his straightforward, quick and delicious approach to home cooking. With recipes for everything from a simple snack to an elegant dinner, Jacques proves that healthy, tasty meals can be on the table faster than a trip to the local fast food counter!
Jean-Michel Cousteau and his expedition team set sail to explore dangerous and spectacular locales across the globe in this high-definition series for PBS.
This series brings Kornbluth - monologist, writer, actor, movie star, and fashion icon - together with the known and unknown personalities - the celebrities and innovators, the musicians, filmmakers and artists, the social critics and authors, the athletes and explorers - that add flavor and spice to life in the Bay Area.
KQED explores Alcatraz in a walking tour of the island, beautifully taped in high-definition format and hosted by Greg Sherwood and National Park Service ranger John Cantwell.
The Neighborhood Series: Hidden Cities of San Francisco
Not In Our Town, Northern California: When Hate Happens Here
This program looks at five communities over a five year period as they take action when their neighbors are targets of bigotry. This urgent and hopeful documentary not only chronicles the pain of the victims of hate violence, but offers new ways for community leaders and ordinary citizens to band together when hate happens here.
On the Homefront in Northern California
On the Homefront in Northern California was a multi-platform program that provided a place on radio, TV, and online for KQED's diverse audience to discuss the impact the war in Iraq has had on their lives.
Paradise By The Bay
Few places on earth can boast of the natural beauty that surrounds us in the Bay Area, and even fewer can match such scenery with an amazing history. Both are blended in this high-definition production which takes you on a tranquil journey to the tops of our mountains to the shores of our coast. Along the way, you'll learn Native American legends, tales of European explorers, and
Go behind the scenes and enter the inner sanctum of attorney/client privilege. This program follows two high-profile murder trials and courtroom dramas as public defenders and their clients face the maze of the criminal justice system.
A two-hour national special as part of PBS's signature series Great Performances in commemoration of San Francisco Ballet's 75th anniversary season. This performance rightfully celebrates San Francisco's remarkable contribution to American dance history and its prominent role today in the international dance world. The smashingly successful Nutcracker was recorded live in High Definition by KQED at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House.
Being shot in HDTV for national broadcast, Saving the Bay consists of four one-hour episodes focusing on the geological, cultural, and developmental history of San Francisco Bay and the larger northern California watershed from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Farallon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Season by Season
Italian cooking from Chef Michael Chiarello of the famed Napa valley restaurant, Tra Vigne.
Best-selling author, Oxford-trained geologist, and adventurer Simon Winchester travels as far a field as Alaska searching for both the stories behind the catastrophic 1906 earthquake, and the modern day science of earthquakes.
The rollicking early history of San Francisco is explored in this HDTV special, which celebrates the colorful characters and events of the infamous Barbary Coast.
Joanne Weir cooks in her hometown of San Francisco. Celebrating her discoveries in this food capital, she shares her relaxed approach to cooking, and invites viewers to explore their own communities for hidden treats and flavors.
This program looks at workers without health insurance and shows the consequences in the larger community.
From 2009 to 2010, KTEH partnered with the CPB and more than 20 trusted nonprofit community organizations that offer free help and advice for homeowners and tenants affected by foreclosures. Seven short videos address some of the most pressing questions heard from the community. Please note: questions are no longer being answered, the blog will remain online as a resource only.
This live broadcast featured local viewers preparing their favorite garlic recipes. More than 40 videos were submitted for consideration and over 17,000 votes were cast. Watch the videos on YouTube.
This town hall style meeting, organized by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network, provided a forum for citizens, experts, business executives, journalists, thought leaders and others to discuss the Valley's issues, obstacles and opportunities. Watch extended interviews of established and emerging leaders from the 2010 State of the Valley Conference in San Jose.
Video i was a Bay Area showcase of independent film and video. The series presented more than 30 films over the years, many of which won numerous awards at both national and international film festivals. Specializing in diverse artists and subject matter, video i gave viewers an intelligent and eclectic alternative to the usual television faire.
Vietnamese American Journey
A month of special films highlighting the Vietnamese American experience, from the fall of Saigon, to the search for the American Dream, to preserving their history for the new generations. Aired April 2008.