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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
    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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

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