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Paperback Dreams (Episode #308)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Paperback Dreams chronicles the rise and fall of two landmark independent bookstores. Cody's and Kepler's helped launch a counterculture, and for 50 years have protected free speech and celebrated intellectual inquiry. At one time or another, the owners of these stores were harassed, vandalized, and threatened for simply selling books. But the future of these venerable institutions is uncertain in a rapidly changing digital world, where they face big box stores, the internet, and the decline of reading. By Alex Beckstead.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

It Came from Kuchar (Episode #803H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The twins Mike and George Kuchar became notorious for the eccentric, no-budget films they created in the 1960s and had an undeniable influence on future independent directors such as Atom Egoyan, John Waters and Buck Henry. It Came From Kuchar explores the life and work of these maverick pioneers of underground cinema.

Paperback Dreams (Episode #308)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Paperback Dreams chronicles the rise and fall of two landmark independent bookstores. Cody's and Kepler's helped launch a counterculture, and for 50 years have protected free speech and celebrated intellectual inquiry. At one time or another, the owners of these stores were harassed, vandalized, and threatened for simply selling books. But the future of these venerable institutions is uncertain in a rapidly changing digital world, where they face big box stores, the internet, and the decline of reading. By Alex Beckstead.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

It Came from Kuchar (Episode #803H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

The twins Mike and George Kuchar became notorious for the eccentric, no-budget films they created in the 1960s and had an undeniable influence on future independent directors such as Atom Egoyan, John Waters and Buck Henry. It Came From Kuchar explores the life and work of these maverick pioneers of underground cinema.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

The Damnedest, Finest Ruins (Episode #601)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

On April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake struck Northern California. In 3 terrible days San Francisco, the "Paris of the Pacific", was wiped from the earth. Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Coyote, this documentary paints a riveting portrait of courage and chaos. James Dalessandro, author of the best selling novel, 1906, uses rare photos and actual film of the disaster to create a captivating story of human courage and political incompetence, underscored by the music of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, who performed 5 hours before the disaster and barely made it out alive.

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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

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

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