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Star Quality: The World of Noel Coward (Episode #540)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

A tour of the New York Public Library for The Performing Arts' exhibition "Star Quality: The World of Noel Coward", guided by historian Barry Day with Coward's long-time friend and colleague Geoffrey Johnson.

Checkers (Episode #606)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

With the election on everybody's mind, we take a look at one of the most significant political events of the 20th century -- Richard Nixon's infamous "Checkers speech." It is the subject of the new play by Douglas McGrath, Checkers, opening this week at the Vineyard Theatre. Our guests are playwright McGrath, the show's director Terry Kinney, plus actors Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe, who play Richard and Pat Nixon respectively in this dramabased on the events surrounding Nixon's 1952 televised address to the nation. In it, Nixon not only defended his reputation, but more importantly, pioneered the use of television as an effective political tool.

Ethan Mordden Onlotte Lenya & Kurt Weill (Episode #605)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Author Ethan Mordden discusses his new book Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, a dual biography about two of the twentieth century's most influential artists.

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    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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