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Episode #108

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

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.

Episode #107

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind Red Dawn, Born On The 4th Of July, and Apocalypse Now. Features Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.

Episode #106

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Historical and modern day relevance in television dramas is discussed by the creative minds behind the shows Mad Men, The Wire, and Treme. Features Matthew Weiner and David Simon. Film: Drama by Timica Seretti.

Episode #105

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Creating westerns with resonance is discussed by the creative minds behind Unforgiven, A Perfect World, and 3:10 To Yuma. Features John Lee Hancock, David Peoples, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. Film: Western by Lucas Millard.

Episode #104

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Academy Award winning films are discussed by the creative minds behind Apollo 13, Schindler's List, and A Beautiful Mind. Features Ron Howard and Steve Zaillian. Film: 18 by Joy Gohring.

Episode #103

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Comedy in film is discussed by the creative minds behind To Die For, The 40 Year Old Virgin, National Lampoon's Vacation, and The Hangover. Features Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Buck Henry, and Jon Lucas. Film: Sleep Study by Kerri Lendo and John Merriman and My Biggest Weakness by Bradley Jackson.

Episode #102

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

The challenges of creating fantastical world and getting the audience to suspend their disbelief are discussed by the creative minds behind Star Trek, Transformers, El Mariachi, and Watchmen. Features David Hayter, Robert Orci, Damon, Lindelof, and Robert Rodriguez. Film: Tadpoles by Miguel Alvarez.

Episode #101

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Writing to evoke emotion is discussed by the creative minds behind Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Secretariat. Features Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and Lawrence Kasdan. Film: Northeast Front by Angela Torres Camerenea.

Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs (Episode #208)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, The Silence Of The Lambs is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows.

The Heart of a Film (Episode #207)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Creators (Episode #206)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. And (followed by) the short films 0507 by Ben and Chris Blaine and Smile by Lauren Elmer.

Based on a True Story (Episode #205)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by The Fighter's Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, At Close Range), Pamela Gray (Conviction), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind Apollo 13.

Exporting Comedy (Episode #204)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

TV megahit Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal discusses the (not so) universal language of comedy in his documentary Exporting Raymond with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer/director Shane Black. Followed by the charming Danish short film First Anders by writer/director Kristian Ussing Anderson about a well-meaning, bookish father who attempts to teach his artistic and bullied young son a valuable lesson.

Action! (Episode #203)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

The creators behind the explosions Con Air, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Hulk, Zombieland and Machete debate what makes a great action movie. Followed by the riveting short film Sold by writer/director John Irwin. A young investigative journalist goes undercover and is captured into a human trafficking ring.

Making Comedy Work (Episode #202)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 2:30 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.

Creating Memorable Characters (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs (Episode #208)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, The Silence Of The Lambs is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows.

The Heart of a Film (Episode #207)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Creators (Episode #206)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. And (followed by) the short films 0507 by Ben and Chris Blaine and Smile by Lauren Elmer.

Based on a True Story (Episode #205)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by The Fighter's Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, At Close Range), Pamela Gray (Conviction), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind Apollo 13.

Exporting Comedy (Episode #204)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

TV megahit Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal discusses the (not so) universal language of comedy in his documentary Exporting Raymond with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer/director Shane Black. Followed by the charming Danish short film First Anders by writer/director Kristian Ussing Anderson about a well-meaning, bookish father who attempts to teach his artistic and bullied young son a valuable lesson.

Action! (Episode #203)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

The creators behind the explosions Con Air, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Hulk, Zombieland and Machete debate what makes a great action movie. Followed by the riveting short film Sold by writer/director John Irwin. A young investigative journalist goes undercover and is captured into a human trafficking ring.

Making Comedy Work (Episode #202)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Creating Memorable Characters (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs (Episode #212)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie - raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs - using examples from such classics as Rocky, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and La Femme Nikita. Followed by the apocalyptic short film Blind Spot by writer/director Matthew Nayman.

The Humor and Heart of Animation (Episode #211)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The writers behind the beloved animated classics Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2, King of the Hill, and The Iron Giant, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then enter the magical world of the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter. What fanciful adventures happen after we go to sleep?

Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs (Episode #212)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie - raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs - using examples from such classics as Rocky, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and La Femme Nikita. Followed by the apocalyptic short film Blind Spot by writer/director Matthew Nayman.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

The Humor and Heart of Animation (Episode #211)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

The writers behind the beloved animated classics Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2, King of the Hill, and The Iron Giant, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then enter the magical world of the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter. What fanciful adventures happen after we go to sleep?

Creating Complex Characters (Episode #210)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in The Godfather, Capote, and his own Mother And Child and In Treatment. Followed by the harrowing Spanish short film Who Lasts Longer by writer/director Gregorio Muro in which the bond between a mother and her son are tragically tested.

Buck Henry: A Hollywood Story (Episode #209)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

From The Graduate and Catch-22 to Saturday Night Live and Get Smart, iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English.

The Humor and Heart of Animation (Episode #211)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

The writers behind the beloved animated classics Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2, King of the Hill, and The Iron Giant, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then enter the magical world of the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter. What fanciful adventures happen after we go to sleep?

Creating Complex Characters (Episode #210)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in The Godfather, Capote, and his own Mother And Child and In Treatment. Followed by the harrowing Spanish short film Who Lasts Longer by writer/director Gregorio Muro in which the bond between a mother and her son are tragically tested.

Buck Henry: A Hollywood Story (Episode #209)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

From The Graduate and Catch-22 to Saturday Night Live and Get Smart, iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English.

Creating Complex Characters (Episode #210)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in The Godfather, Capote, and his own Mother And Child and In Treatment. Followed by the harrowing Spanish short film Who Lasts Longer by writer/director Gregorio Muro in which the bond between a mother and her son are tragically tested.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

Buck Henry: A Hollywood Story (Episode #209)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 12:30 AM

From The Graduate and Catch-22 to Saturday Night Live and Get Smart, iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (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 […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      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.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (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 […]

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

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