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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 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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