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FREE: The Power of Performance (Episode #1205H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

In a city infamous for violence and high drop out rates, Destiny Arts provides a safe place for Oakland, California, teens to come and share their stories and move their bodies. Each year, 20 diverse students are accepted into the program, where they spend months creating a performance based on their lives. This award-winning documentary follows five Oakland teens through a transformative year in the company.

Tending The Wild (Episode #1204H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

California's indigenous people have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, while, in the process, developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This film examines the importance of humans living in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto (Episode #1203H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

The film delves into a new theory of the Black aesthetic in the 21st century and examines the tension between conventional channels of media distribution and the Black imagination. Through a close reading of works by four Southern California artists engaged with problems of representation, it walks through their artistic and creative processes and their inspirations. In-depth interviews with novelist Tisa Bryant, musician-producer Delroy Edwards, film programmer Erin Christovale, and visual artist Nicole Miller are featured.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

3 Still Standing (Episode #1202H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

It's 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearhead a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the "big time" are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry "Bubbles" Brown and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy "crash" hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, the three scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant and true to the art form they love.

Gumby Dharma (Episode #301)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 9:30 AM

Art Clokey's life is fascinating in its own right, but also in how it gently influenced his characters and story lines for 40+ years. His world famous characters - Gumby, Pokey and the rest of the gang - and his animation of Davey and Goliath, seem to echo the spiritual path of their creator/animator. Art's animation work and love of life have influenced millions of TV and film viewers and filmmakers across the world.
Robina Marchesi's film captures Art's story as he reminisces about his long life and his vast work. In addition, it includes short interviews with some of the contemporary leaders in the animation world who have been touched and influenced by Art's pivotal contribution to the genre. Highlight clips of Art's original, groundbreaking art films, Gumbasia and Mandala, appear, as well as clips of some of Art's favorite Gumby and Davey and Goliath episodes. Also included is new stop motion work (directed/animated by Academy Award Nominee Timothy Hittle), depicting 'interviews' with Gumby and some of the gang on their time with Art Clokey.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 9:30 AM

3 Still Standing (Episode #1202H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

It's 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearhead a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the "big time" are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry "Bubbles" Brown and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy "crash" hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, the three scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant and true to the art form they love.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Desert Migration (Episode #1201H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Gay men living long-term with HIV have sought out an oasis in Southern California's Palm Springs, where both their homosexuality and health condition is not just tolerated, but understood. They represent a huge number of people who migrated to this desert community burdened with memories of watching their friends die, all believing that a similar fate would befall them. Over the course of a single on-screen 'day,' we observe a group of men as they work, eat, sleep, love, recuperate and grieve. Their stories reflect on subjects that relate to all of us: How do we approach aging and the notion of mortality? What gives us will to create, to achieve, and even to live at all, as our bodies and minds deteriorate?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

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