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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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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

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      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

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      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

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