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From the Golden Age to the Platinum Age: A Conversation with Ed Begley Jr. (#718H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

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 Plus: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

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

Chris Cooper, the Academy Award 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 9: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Ali Leroi (#908) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Ali LeRoi has mastered comedy from all angles: he's worked as a stand-up comedian, writer, director, and television creator. LeRoi is best known for the television hits Everybody Hates Chris, which he co-created with Chris Rock, and Are We There Yet?, which he developed with Ice Cube.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Treat Yo Self: A Conversation with Alan Yang (#719H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

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 Plus: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 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: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Frank Marshall On Producing from the Creative Side (#720H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Acclaimed producer Frank Marshall talks about starting his career and the creativity in producing.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Roger Corman (#910) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, legendary producer and director Roger Corman shares his independent filmmaking background and his extensive body of work, which includes over 500 film credits.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Lady Bird: A Conversation with Greta Gerwig (#801H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In our season 8 premiere episode, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actress Greta Gerwig talks about her theatrical beginnings, what she learned working with filmmakers Noah Baumbach, Mike Mills, and others in such films as Frances Ha and 20th Century Women, and taking the leap to write and direct her own film, the critically acclaimed Lady Bird.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Original Disney Princess: A Conversation with Linda Woolverton (#902) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In 1991, Linda Woolverton became the first woman to write an animated feature for Disney. Since Beauty and the Beast, Woolverton has gone on to write some of Disney's biggest family films, including The Lion King, 2010's Alice in Wonderland, and Maleficent. In this episode, Woolverton discusses her animated classics and writing tales as old as time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 18, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans (#802H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Entertainment trailblazer writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans achieved national prominence when he created the culturally groundbreaking, Emmy award-winning, black-oriented comedy satire In Living Color. In this episode, Wayans talks about his circular path to Hollywood and how In Living Color paved the way for so many artists and subsequent projects.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Zombies and Groot - Bringing Comics to Life (#603) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Nicole Perlman (Guardian of the Galaxy) and Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) explore navigating a male-dominated industry as female genre writers. The women discuss tackling comic book adaptations, the importance of character development, and the fine line between staying true to the spirit of the source material while also breathing new life into preexisting storylines.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Kenneth Lonergun (#803H) Duration: 26:49 STEREO TVG

Academy Award-winning writer-director Kenneth Lonergan compares screenwriting with playwriting, protecting his personal relationship with his work, and being open to mistakes in this episode. With over 90 nominations for his work, a resume that includes Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York, and You Can Count on Me, this conversation with a master storyteller is not to be missed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Pamela Ribon (#914) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, writer and best-selling author Pamela Ribon discusses writing the Disney films Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet as well as writing for the TV show, Samantha Who?.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me

Script to Screen: Arrival (#804H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Once considered "unfilmable," the movie Arrival scored big at the box office. Screenwriter Eric Heisserer talks about his long road selling Hollywood on his adaptation of the short story by Ted Chiang, working with director Denis Villeneuve, and the challenges of writing a cerebral sci-fi story about love and loss.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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KQED World

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