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Episode #211

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Four people, ages 57-77, describe how they surmount their life challenges. Shirley Jones, age 76, originally from small town America, discusses her award winning Broadway, motion picture, and TV career, her difficulty raising children in Hollywood with its different value system, and her life values. Mel, age 77, and Sylvia, age 74, Cheatham offer surgical care to the poverty-stricken in war-torn countries. Noel Pittman, age 57, overcomes the pain of racial intolerance, studies with Coretta Scott-King and finds peace.

Episode #210

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Six married people, ages 45-86, describe their common values, challenges and goals. Bonnie Barkley, age 62, and Tom Steferak, age 48, are working together in Bonnie's new restaurant and hopeful they will survive the economic downturn. Frank, age 45 and Xochitl Lyons, age 46 provide for their family as they both have jobs, are grateful to her grandmother for helping to raise their children, and anticipate taking a vacation when the children are grown. Fred, age 86, has recently developed Parkinson's Disease and has practical advice for others who have Parkinson's; Lee, age 78, values her marriage to Fred Silton, age 86 and the time she is able to devote to her work as an artist.

Episode #209

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Four people, ages 52-82, explain their challenges and how they achieved happiness. Peter Siderius, age 59, a successful self-made multi-millionaire, retired at 35, found he "needed to work to be happy." Richard Broadie, age 70, a Big Band musician, developed cancer and decided to devote the rest of his life to volunteering; he formed his own "Big-Band" of musicians at a center for "seniors". Betty Jean Bailey, age 82, a lady drummer, devoted her life to helping her family, became a nurse by profession, just joined the ranks of the "happily retired" and is back playing the drums. Michael Allen, age 52, found that one of his four children was abusing substances. Michael took his son to every public forum that helped people with addictive behavior until the youngster was able to live a "drug-free" life.

Episode #208

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Three people, ages 40-91, share their life experiences. Caren Marsh Doll, age 91, as a Hollywood dancer and Judy Garland's stand-in, now conducts a dance class for stroke survivors. Marlon Butler, age 52, grew up in the slums of Los Angeles, left to attend college, and was assigned to service people in the slums by his employer. Marlon became the top sales person at the firm, earned a physician's assistant degree, and has a new career as a singer. Paula Ruiz, age 40, the child of immigrants, worked in the grape fields as a child, became college educated, taught school and was terminated due to budget cuts. Paula now teaches at a private school and also picks grapes to help provide income for her children.

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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 ? 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

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