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Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend (Episode #607H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 18, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Comedy titan Carl Reiner looks back on creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, how the show evolved over the course of its five seasons, and the collaborative efforts of the writers and actors involved. Reiner recalls special moments from behind the scenes and, ultimately, how the creative vision was translated to the screen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Comedy That Resonates (Episode #202)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen (Episode #614H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960's.

Daredevil: Behind The Screen (Episode #606)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 11:33 PM

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television. The duo break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil's characters, along with how they navigated the show's unconventional story structure in the writers room.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 5:33 AM

Se7en: Script to Screen with Andrew Kevin Walker (Episode #610H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film.

Script to Screen: Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, & Ed Burns (Episode #108)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

The script-to-screen process is discussed by the creative minds behind Slumdog Millionaire, Up In The Air, and The Brothers McMullen. Features Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, and Ed Burns. Film: The Printer by Berndt Mader.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Charles Burnett: Film As A Means for Social Change (Episode #613H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Writer/Director/Producer Charles Burnett shares his career development process in narrative and documentary filmmaking with Killer of Sheep (1978), his seminal film, which was definitive in highlighting African American cultural experience. Burnett's films Killer of Sheep and To Sleep with Anger were both added to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress for being culturally significant.

Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (Episode #604H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 11:33 PM

Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 5:33 AM

Chris Cooper: A Conversation On Acting (Episode #609H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

Chris Cooper, the Academy AwardA? winning Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the comedy-drama Adaptation, discusses his acting career in both film and television. Cooper looks back on how he managed to navigate through his roles in iconic films such as Lone Star, Adaptation, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and August: Osage County among many others.

The Path of an Action Writer: A Conversation with Robert Kamen (Episode #605)

KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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