History Guild Day Trip | Behind the Cameras at KQED and the New San Francisco History Museum
Ever wondered how television magic is made? In this behind-the-cameras tour of San Francisco’s KQED studio, the Bay Area’s renowned local public television station, you’ll learn about what it takes to run this community-supported alternative to commercial media. In addition to news programming, KQED has a wide range of popular programs, including Masterpiece Theater, British dramatic theater presentations, comedies, and mysteries. KQED also produces independent films, national productions, and programs concerning the arts, food, science, and education. On our tour, we will visit Studio A, the largest studio, where live and taped productions are aired, and Studio B—site of their pledge action. We’ll also visit the production control room and edit suites, where live productions are produced and edited.
Our next stop is 449 Powell Street: our destination for lunch and the home of the San Francisco History Museum, where you can explore fourteen rooms that celebrate the city of San Francisco at your own page. The collection is an eclectic mix of the city’s history—Phyllis Diller’s wig, Bing Crosby’s hat and golf club, Herb Caen’s typewriter, a Barbary Coast Saloon, a speakeasy, and Emperor Norton, Carol Channing, and Shirley Temple memorabilia. Enjoy a chronicle of places and faces that made the city what it is today.
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