Upcoming Broadcasts:

Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (#108H) Duration: 28:02 STEREO TVPG

This film looks at the life and career of one of Hollywood's consummate leading men. His father was half Blackfoot Indian and was killed when Mitchum was only two. Raised by a hardworking mother, he hit the rails at twelve and learned the harsh realities of loneliness, insecurity, danger - and declares he enjoyed them. Though he went on to the success, acclaim and wealth that are the rewards of stardom, he always remained true to himself, unwilling to play the Hollywood game. The special includes interviews with family members and colleagues like Polly Bergen, Edward Dmytryk, Jane Greer, Deborah Kerr, Ali MacGraw, Sarah Miles, Chris and John Mitchum, Sydney Pollack and Jane Russell. Also included are clips from The Story Of G. I. Joe, Night Of The Hunter, Ryan's Daughter, Farewell, My Lovely, The Friends Of Eddie Coyle, and others, plus never-before-seen family photographs and home movies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King (#109H) Duration: 27:47 STEREO TVPG

There will never be another like Yul Brynner. No other actor has had his looks, his range of talents, his energy, and his capacity to draw others into the spell of his charm. A true sophisticate of deliberately mysterious origins, Yul Brynner was at home in a wide variety of languages and social environments. At an early age he found his perfect role in The King And I. The Academy Award-winning success that might have become a trap for a lesser star became the ongoing glory of his career from the peak of his stardom to his untimely death. Including clips from The King And I, The Ten Commandments, Anastasia, The Magnificent Seven, The Brothers Karamazov, and Westworld, and interviews with former wife Doris Brynner, children Rock Brynner and Victoria Brynner, actors Eli Wallach, Rita Moreno, director John Frankenheimer and others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach (#113H) Duration: 28:02 STEREO TVPG

Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. By age 18, Lancaster was 6' 2" and blessed with the athletic physique and dynamic good looks that helped make him famous. A stint in the Army introduced Lancaster to acting and led him to Hollywood where his first release, The Killers, propelled him to stardom at age 32. He took control of his own career and seldom faltered. Upon his death in 1994, four-time Academy Award-nominated Lancaster was acknowledged as one of the greatest stars in Hollywood. Lancaster's films include Westerns, costume epics and serious contemporary dramas. He starred in swashbucklers like The Crimson Pirate, and in more risky roles, like the aging alcoholic in Come Back Little Sheba. Other acting triumphs were The Birdman of Alcatraz, From Here to Eternity, The Rainmaker, The Sweet Smell of Success, Elmer Gantry - which earned him an Academy Award - and, Atlantic City. Those interviewed include: directors Sydney Pollack, Ted Post, and Delbert Mann; actors Rhonda Fleming, Virginia Mayo, Terry Moore, Peter Reigert, Earl Holliman, and Jeff Corey; producer James Hill; and biographer Gary Fishgall and others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero (#114H) Duration: 27:59 STEREO TVPG

Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Gary Cooper's horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies - and he never lost his love of the great American outdoors. Though he rarely played a villain and was an adept comedian, Cooper is best remembered for the strong, silent heroes he portrayed. With his lanky, country-boy looks and shy manner, he created a unique screen presence, though his real life was one of sophisticated elegance. He received three Academy Award nominations and two Academy Awards for his resume of more than 100 films. Cooper's most memorable films include A Farewell to Arms, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Meet John Doe, The Pride of the Yankees and High Noon. Daughter Maria Cooper Janis and actors George C. Scott, Charlton Heston, and Patricia Neal are among those appearing in this profile of one of Hollywood's greatest stars.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Cary Grant: The Leading Man (#102H) Duration: 28:02 STEREO TVPG

With a winning combination of comic style and leading-man charisma, Cary Grant was the essence of a star. But the suave exterior concealed a complex individual. Family photos, archival footage and film clips vividly convey Grant's journey from lonely, working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty. This profile includes clips of Grant's first starring role in She Done Him Wrong and the story of his discovery by Mae West. Other film clips include North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief and more. Interviewees include actors Leslie Caron, Deborah Kerr, Eva Marie Saint and Ralph Bellamy; directors Stanley Donen and Richard Brooks; and, producer/director Stanley Kramer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 9:45pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 3:45am Remind me

Grace Kelly: An American Princess (#101H) Duration: 28:02 STEREO TVPG

Philadelphia society life held little appeal for this acclaimed beauty, so she headed to New York City to be a model and actress. Within four years, she was a major star in Hollywood and an Academy Award winner, playing opposite the great leading men of her day. But, she turned her back on it all to become Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco. The program features clips from High Noon, Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief and High Society, as well as rare home movies and footage of both her fairytale wedding and her funeral. Interviewees include actors James Stewart, Louis Jourdan, Katy Jurado; directors, producers, and friends.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 10:15pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 4:15am Remind me

Ingrid Bergman Remembered (#111H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVPG

Ingrid Bergman possessed a natural and vulnerable persona, which was both genuine and alluring. Her cinematic contributions included such movie classics as Casablanca and Anastasia. Bergman's life took many sharp turns and led her in directions she never expected. Plagued by the scandal of her love affair and marriage to Italian film director Roberto Rossellini, her seeming abandonment of her husband Peter Lindstrom and daughter Pia was unexplainable. The turbulent years that followed included Bergman's total withdrawal from Hollywood. After disappearing from the public eye for more than seven years, she reemerged in the movie Anastasia, which sparked a triumphant return to America. Appearing together for the first time, Ingrid's daughters Pia Lindstrom and Isabella Rossellini take a personal look back at their mother's life beyond Bergman's acting career. They tell the story of her life, from her childhood in Sweden to her death at age 67 from breast cancer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 10:44pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 4:44am Remind me

Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling (#106H) Duration: 44:01 STEREO TVPG

Hosted by Broadway veteran Tommy Tune, "Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling" is a retrospective of the child star's life and times. Clips from Little Miss Marker, Bright Eyes, The Little Colonel, Poor Little Rich Girl, Stowaway and The Little Princess reveal the precocious Temple at her heart-stirring best. The program includes clips from films she starred in as a young adult, such as Fort Apache and The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. Actors Caesar Romero, Alice Faye and Gloria Stuart, as well as former child actors Jane Withers, Darryl Hickman, Dick "Dickie" Moore, Marcia Mae Jones, and Temple's stand-in, Marilyn Granas, share stories. They provide wonderful insight into the character and career of the charming little girl whose films arguably raised the morale of Depression-weary Americans.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 11:15pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 5:15am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • 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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