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Farm Story with Jerry Apps Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

A portrait of farm life seen through the eyes of a boy growing up in rural America in the 1930s and 1940s. Using archival photos and film, teacher, author and historian Jerry Apps tells the story of growing up in Wild Rose, Wisconsin - America's archetype rural farming community. The documentary is the personal and family story of millions of Americans who grew up on farms. Like a family photo album for millions of Americans, it takes the viewer through memories of "things that aren't there anymore" and of experiences that created their values of hard work, determination and community - values that drive a generation of Americans who grew up on the farm. It carries the viewer from childhood on the farm in the '30s to the rural electrification that changed American farms and rural life forever.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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