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Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (#604H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 11:30pm
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 5:30am

Chris Cooper: A Conversation On Acting (#609) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Chris Cooper, the Academy AwardA? winning Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the comedy-drama Adaptation, discusses his acting career in both film and television. Cooper looks back on how he managed to navigate through his roles in iconic films such as Lone Star, Adaptation, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and August: Osage County among many others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Path of an Action Writer: A Conversation with Robert Kamen (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Rodrigo Garcia, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, Nine Lives, Mother and Child, and most recently, Last Days in the Desert, contemplates the importance of writing honest relationships in his work, and the visceral connection audiences have with stories about family. Followed by a short film from Faraday Okoro about a father and son who agree to a 'winner takes all' blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Thelma & Louise: A Conversation with Callie Khouri (#406) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. Followed by Avram Dodson's short film, Pistachio Milk, a coming of age tale about a young suitor using only his wits and a bottle of pistachio milk to pursue his love interest.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Se7en: Script to Screen with Andrew Kevin Walker (#610H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 18, 2016 -- 6:30pm Remind me

The Screenwriter's Path (#101) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The road to screen can be a punishing, rigorous trek. In this episode, storied collection of creators, behind some iconic films, Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back), Randall Wallace (Braveheart) and Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) relive some of their most memorable journeys, marked by each step along the way.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 23, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 23, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan (#401) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show's hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores' short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 30, 2016 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 30, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Daredevil: Behind The Screen (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television. The duo break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil's characters, along with how they navigated the show's unconventional story structure in the writers room.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen (#614H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960's.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air signal currently down

      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

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

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

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KQED Plus

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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