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Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

This program presents the fascinating history of the top American music act of the 1970s - brother and sister duo Richard and Karen Carpenter - and the songs that made them famous: We've Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, Top of The World, Superstar, For All We Know, Close To You and many others. It celebrates the timeless appeal of the Carpenters' unique sound, from Karen's hauntingly beautiful and expressive voice to Richard's diverse talents as arranger, pianist, composer and producer. Among the friends and associates who pay tribute to the extraordinary career of Richard and his late sister Karen are Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Petula Clark, Les Paul, Paul Williams and members of the Carpenters' band.
Songs Include: (They Long To Be) Close To You, We've Only Just Begun, For All We Know, Rainy Days & Mondays, Superstar, Hurting Each Other, Goodbye To Love, Yesterday Once More, Top of the World, Only Yesterday, Touch Me When We're Dancing, Ticket To Ride, and This Masquerade (Karen Carpenter with Ella Fitzgerald).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
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      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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