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Psychological Thrillers (#715) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The writers behind Red Eye, The X-Files, Disturbia, and Shut In weigh in on the crucial elements for those psychological thrillers that keep you up all night; namely putting regular people into horrifying scenarios - and hopefully getting them out in one piece.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Script to Screen: Motorcycle Diaries (#712H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Jose Rivera discusses his approach to bringing Che Guevara's story to the screen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Deconstructing Jane Austen (#716) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The filmmakers behind Sense and Sensibility, The Jane Austen Book Club, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries discuss the timelessness and relate-ability of Jane Austen's characters, from the jealousies, the romances, the desire to improve one's status, and, of course, Mr. Darcy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Script to Screen: The Revenant (#713H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen and other topics.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Trail Stories: The Making of Lonesome Dove (#717) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Producer Suzanne de Passe, screenwriter Bill Wittliff, and crew share stories about the making of Lonesome Dove, the movie adapted from the NYT bestselling novel by Larry McMurtry. From Tommy Lee Jones doing his own stunts to cattle stampedes, cowboy hats with personality to confounding Hollywood executives, this episode is full of entertaining stories about the made-for-TV movie that almost didn't happen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

From the Golden Age to the Platinum Age: A Conversation with Ed Begley Jr. (#718) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

With hundreds of film and television credits to his name, including Better Call Saul, A Mighty Wind, and Six Feet Under, second generation actor Ed Begley Jr. talks about what he looks for when choosing new projects, finding the pain in a character, and working with Christopher Guest and other comedy legends.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Writing Dumb: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly (#714) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The Bobby half of the Farrelly brothers team that brought us There's Something About Mary, Kingpin, and Dumb and Dumber talks about improv, keeping the material fresh, and what makes comedy funny.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Treat Yo Self: A Conversation with Alan Yang (#719) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Parks and Recreation and Master of None writer Alan Yang talks about making up for lost time, writing for the Harvard Lampoon, and putting stories from his personal life into the show.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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Freaks & Muppets: A Conversation with Jason Segel (#707H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Jason Segel discusses his career and how he's formed a family of weirdos in film and television.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Frank Marshall On Producing from the Creative Side (#720) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The producer behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Sixth Sense, and more talks about starting his career with Spielberg, Coppola, and Lucas, the creativity in producing, and working with writers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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    • 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 […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (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 […]

    • 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 […]

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

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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