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Love Free Or Die (Episode #1403H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Marwencol (Episode #1220H)

KQED World: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

After being beaten into a coma, Mark Hogancamp is left brain damaged and traumatized. He devises his own brand of therapy by constructing a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town in his backyard and weaving complex storylines around his characters. Through Marwencol, Mark embarks on a long journey back into the real world, both physically and emotionally.

For Once In My Life (Episode #1212)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Made up of 28 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities, the Spirit of Goodwill Band is a raucous home away from home where members are free to display their talent, humor, and tenacity. This film challenges preconceived notions of what it means to be disabled.

Marwencol (Episode #1220H)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

After being beaten into a coma, Mark Hogancamp is left brain damaged and traumatized. He devises his own brand of therapy by constructing a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town in his backyard and weaving complex storylines around his characters. Through Marwencol, Mark embarks on a long journey back into the real world, both physically and emotionally.

For Once In My Life (Episode #1212)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Made up of 28 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities, the Spirit of Goodwill Band is a raucous home away from home where members are free to display their talent, humor, and tenacity. This film challenges preconceived notions of what it means to be disabled.

The Eyes of Me (Episode #1116H)

KQED World: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

This program offers an up-close look at four teens that have lost their sight. It follows their struggles to fit in, prepare for college and live independently. This is an extraordinary peek into the world of blind teenagers where crossing an intersection, cooking a meal or navigating unfamiliar areas can be a challenge that sighted viewers never consider.

Lives Worth Living (Episode #1303H)

KQED World: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This documentary looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation towards equal rights.

Deaf Jam (Episode #1304H)

KQED World: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.

Lives Worth Living (Episode #1303H)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This documentary looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation towards equal rights.

Deaf Jam (Episode #1304H)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.

The Eyes of Me (Episode #1116H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

This program offers an up-close look at four teens that have lost their sight. It follows their struggles to fit in, prepare for college and live independently. This is an extraordinary peek into the world of blind teenagers where crossing an intersection, cooking a meal or navigating unfamiliar areas can be a challenge that sighted viewers never consider.

Lives Worth Living (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Fred Fay's life proves that one man can change the world, even though he has to lie flat on his back just to stay alive. This documentary looks at Fay's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation towards equal rights.

Deaf Jam (Episode #1304H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 11:03 PM

National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 10:03 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 5:03 AM

As Goes Janesville (Episode #1402)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown with national resonance at the state capitol, "As Goes Janesville" traces the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Janesville, Wisconsin. The film records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders and elected officials all trying to reinvent their lives and their midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The story begins shortly after the factory closed in 2008 and continues through a standoff between the newly-elected governor and 14 Democratic state senators, one of whom is a main character in the film.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Herb and Dorothy (Episode #1101)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

He was a postal clerk, and she was a librarian. With their modest means, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki looks at a couple whose passion and disciplines defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

As Goes Janesville (Episode #1402)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown with national resonance at the state capitol, "As Goes Janesville" traces the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Janesville, Wisconsin. The film records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders and elected officials all trying to reinvent their lives and their midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The story begins shortly after the factory closed in 2008 and continues through a standoff between the newly-elected governor and 14 Democratic state senators, one of whom is a main character in the film.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Herb and Dorothy (Episode #1101)

KQED World: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

He was a postal clerk, and she was a librarian. With their modest means, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki looks at a couple whose passion and disciplines defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Copyright Criminals (Episode #1111)

KQED World: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

This program examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For more than 30 years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new, otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got involved, what was once referred to as a "borrowed melody" became a "copyright infringement." Can you own a sound?

Herb and Dorothy (Episode #1101)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

He was a postal clerk, and she was a librarian. With their modest means, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki looks at a couple whose passion and disciplines defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Copyright Criminals (Episode #1111)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

This program examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For more than 30 years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new, otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got involved, what was once referred to as a "borrowed melody" became a "copyright infringement." Can you own a sound?

Herb and Dorothy (Episode #1101)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

He was a postal clerk, and she was a librarian. With their modest means, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki looks at a couple whose passion and disciplines defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Copyright Criminals (Episode #1111)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

This program examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For more than 30 years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new, otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got involved, what was once referred to as a "borrowed melody" became a "copyright infringement." Can you own a sound?

Herb and Dorothy (Episode #1101)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

He was a postal clerk, and she was a librarian. With their modest means, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki looks at a couple whose passion and disciplines defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Copyright Criminals (Episode #1111)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

This program examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For more than 30 years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new, otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got involved, what was once referred to as a "borrowed melody" became a "copyright infringement." Can you own a sound?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

    • Occasional sound issues, Comcast Cable, Black remote control

      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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