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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice (#2801H) Duration: 56:47 STEREO TVPG

This documentary is a journey into the world of modern magic and the small circle of eccentrics who were its perpetual devotees. At its center is the multi-talented Ricky Jay, a best-selling author and historian, an acclaimed actor, a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts, but above all a conjurer capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences.
Told largely in Jay's own voice, it traces the story of his achievements, from his early apprenticeship, beginning at age four, with his grandfather Max Katz, an accomplished amateur magician, as well as Al Flosso, Slydini,Cardini, Francis Carlyle, and Roy Benson, all of whom were among the best magicians of the 20th century. The film weaves together performance footage from his one-man shows and classic TV appearances,and also includes friends and collaborators such as Steve Martin (who joins him in a hilarious turn on a '70s vintage Dinah Shore TV show) and David Mamet, who says of Jay: "He's devoted to that theater that he alone sees. He has the ideal of magic in his mind to which he's devoted his life: to teaching it, to performing it, to perfecting it, to researching it."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Althea (#2901H) Duration: 1:25:16 STEREO TVPG-L

Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win Wimbledon and the US Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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