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Long Distance Warrior Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 26, 2011 -- 11:00 PM

His name was Bill McGowan, a modern-day David in a business suit, fighting Goliath on the corporate battlefield. He took on the most powerful monopoly of his time - AT&T, and its Bell System of local phone companies - and won against all odds. He helped usher in the Information Age by unleashing the forces of competition and change. He transformed long distance service from a luxury to a cheap commodity as he built a tiny company called MCI into a telecommunications powerhouse. Long Distance Warrior is a compelling film that presents a gripping case study of the kind of vision, determination, and calculated risk-taking it takes to spark real progress. It shows us how we got to the present by taking us back to the past, so we can follow the path of a man who saw the future, and then made it happen. It is, in essence, a classic American success story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 28, 2011 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 -- 5:00 AM
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    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

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

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