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Out of the Many, The One (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Discover how America's diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires a generation of musicians.

Blood and Soil (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin' Wolf.

The Big Bang (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.

Out of the Many, The One (Episode #103)

KQED 9: Tue, May 30, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Discover how America's diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires a generation of musicians.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Blood and Soil (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin' Wolf.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

The Big Bang (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
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      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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