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A Conversation with Courtney Kemp (#814) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, creator, showrunner, and producer Courtney A. Kemp discusses the power dynamics in the television industry, the writers room, and a well-crafted story. With credits that includes The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show, Justice, and creating the critically acclaimed gritty New York drama Power, Kemp knows her way around a successful TV show.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 3:30pm

Lady Bird: A Conversation with Greta Gerwig (#801H) Duration: 28:40 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, Jul 18, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Script to Screen: American Gods (#815) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

With a huge list of characters, ambitious flashbacks, centuries' worth of mythology, and constant epic battles between gods-all within the confines of a television series, adapting Neil Gaiman's seminal novel American Gods was no small feat. In this episode, Season 1 writer, co-showrunner, and executive producer Michael Green will walk through the series' script, discussing topics like staying true to and expanding the world that Gaiman created.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 23, 2018 -- 3:30pm 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, Jul 25, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Great Adaptations (#816) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, the screenwriters behind Arrival, Kubo and the Two Strings, and I Love Dick discuss book-to-film adaptations and translating themes and literary devices to the screen. The art of writing them is as advantageous as it is demanding. Characters in novels have an elaborately developed inner life, and visually depicting subtext and nuance in a compelling narrative can be a challenge, especially within the constraints of a 90-minute film.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 -- 3:30pm 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, Aug 1, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Noah Hawley (#817) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director Noah Hawley, the man behind some of TV's best dramatic series, Fargo and Legion explores the creation and execution of a limited series, writing across mediums, and making adaptations your own.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 -- 3:30pm 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, Aug 8, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Shape of Water: A Conversation with Vanessa Taylor (#818) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, co-writer of the Academy Award winning film, The Shape of Water discusses collaborating with genre director Guillermo del Toro on his initial idea for the film and the process of writing the dark fantasy world del Toro envisioned for the film.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 13, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

A Conversation with Dan Gilroy (#805H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

In this episode, screenwriter Dan Gilroy discusses the evolution of the Academy Award-nominated Nightcrawler - a 15-year-old idea - working with actor Denzel Washington to create an unforgettable idealist in the critically acclaimed Roman J. Israel, Esq., and the challenges and benefits of being surrounded by a Hollywood-successful family.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 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 9: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Script to Screen: Snowpiercer (#819) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Join Snowpiercer co-writer Kelly Masterson as he dissects the story's journey from graphic novel to script-to-screen. Masterson will reference specific scenes from the film-with clips projected throughout-and discuss writing for a multinational audience, the writer/director relationship with Joon-ho Bong, writing through language barriers, and the layered messages throughout the film.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

A Conversation with Marta Kauffman (#704H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Writer and producer Marta Kauffman discusses the appeal of the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

LBJ: A Conversation with Woody Harrelson & Rob Reiner (#820) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Academy-Award nominated actor Woody Harrelson and director/producer Rob Reiner discuss how the bio-pic, LBJ came to life with actor Woody Harrelson who portrays the president following the Kennedy assassination in 1963.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 26, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 26, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

A Conversation with Gale Anne Hurd (#806H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Award-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd has spent decades navigating high-tension, high-stakes, and high-conflict situations - both on and off the page. In this episode, she takes audiences through her career, beginning as an assistant for the legendary Roger Corman to working with James Cameron to producing the sci-fi classics The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens, and many others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

    • DIRECTV KQED Plus 54 HD Issue

      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

    • KQED World Technical Issue

      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh’s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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