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Different Is The New Normal: Living A Life with Tourette's Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

This program tracks the trials and triumphs of Ariel Small, a 17-year-old living with uncontrollable physical and vocal tics caused by Tourette Syndrome. Narrated by actor Michael J. Fox, it reveals an acutely personal first-hand account of Tourette's through Ariel's eyes. With Ariel's permission, his mother documents their emotional journey to overcome the obstacles of Tourette's in order to raise awareness about the neurobiological disorder, dispel the misperceptions and social stigma associated it, and help others living with the condition. Along the way, Ariel meets James Durbin, the American Idol finalist whose own battle with bullying and intolerance inspired the film's title.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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