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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Episode #1506)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 23, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world's greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a 3-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make pilgrimages. "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is a meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream (Episode #1401H)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 21, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. This address boasts the highest number of billionaires of any apartment building in the United States, many of whom actively lobby and finance political campaigns to lower taxes on the wealthy. Less than four miles away Park Avenue runs through New York's 16th Congressional District in the South Bronx, which has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. Minutes away from one another as the crow flies these New Yorker's face dramatically different economic realities.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 22, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Playwright: from Page to Stage (Episode #1505H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

The lives of two young playwrights -- one, an African American from Miami's inner city; the other, an Indian American from Cleveland -- are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

The Calling - Part 2 (Episode #1209)

KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

This mini-series follows seven Muslims, Catholics, Evangelical Christians and Jews on a dramatic journey - training to become professional clergy. Embarking on life paths that demand tremendous personal sacrifice and commitment, these seminarians must uphold timeless truths in an era that values quick fixes and hot trends, and face a public that challenges the very relevance of their mission. A new look at an old job, "The Calling" takes viewers into the unknown world of seminaries to tell personal stories of how faith is lived today.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Playwright: from Page to Stage (Episode #1505H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

The lives of two young playwrights -- one, an African American from Miami's inner city; the other, an Indian American from Cleveland -- are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Beauty Is Embarrassing (Episode #1406)

KQED World: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 -- 5:30 AM

Wayne White is a nut. The current art-world darling got his big break when he helped create the unhinged children's show "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." His off-kilter style and self-deprecating sense of humor offer a peak into an imagination that refuses to grow up. This film chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of this Tennessean commercial artist as he struggles to find peace and balance between his work and his art.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

The Calling - Part 1 (Episode #1208)

KQED World: Tue, Dec 10, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

This mini-series follows seven Muslims, Catholics, Evangelical Christians and Jews on a dramatic journey - training to become professional clergy. Embarking on life paths that demand tremendous personal sacrifice and commitment, these seminarians must uphold timeless truths in an era that values quick fixes and hot trends, and face a public that challenges the very relevance of their mission. A new look at an old job, "The Calling" takes viewers into the unknown world of seminaries to tell personal stories of how faith is lived today.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 10, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Episode #1218)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through for his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200 and later became best friends with Andy Warhol. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this documentary.

Seeking Asian Female (Episode #1414H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Episode #1218)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through for his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200 and later became best friends with Andy Warhol. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this documentary.

Seeking Asian Female (Episode #1414H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.

We Were Here (Episode #1326H)

KQED World: Tue, Dec 3, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community -- hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses -- came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 3, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
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    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

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      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

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