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Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific (Episode #1109)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

The "Trekkers" explore the epic events of World War II by visiting key locations in the Pacific, a region where great battles where fought and military history was made. This episode begins at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, then moves to Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, the base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and today a scuba-diving paradise, drawing wreck diving enthusiasts from around the world. Other sites include the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, the remote village of Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Saipan and Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas archipelago and the take-off point for the Enola Gay's mission. The episode wraps up with a moving visit to Japan and the Nagasaki Peace Park.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank (Episode #1127)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Join Zay on a fascinating exploration of the region's religious, historical and political identity. He takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank and explores one of the world's natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific (Episode #1109)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

The "Trekkers" explore the epic events of World War II by visiting key locations in the Pacific, a region where great battles where fought and military history was made. This episode begins at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, then moves to Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, the base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and today a scuba-diving paradise, drawing wreck diving enthusiasts from around the world. Other sites include the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, the remote village of Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Saipan and Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas archipelago and the take-off point for the Enola Gay's mission. The episode wraps up with a moving visit to Japan and the Nagasaki Peace Park.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

London City Guide 1 (Episode #1115)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

Jonathan begins his exploration of London with a double-decker bus tour of the city's famous sites, including the Tower, St. James's Palace and the British Museum. He later strolls through Hyde Park, pays a whirlwind visit to trendy Camden Market, shops at the world-renowned Harrods in exclusive Knightsbridge and pays tribute to the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. He then takes a boat trip down the Thames to the Cockney heartland of the East End, where he meets a genuine cockney, Helen, who invites him to sample a good old East End snack - jellied eels. Jonathan ends his stay with a stop in Brixton, the black capital of Europe, visiting a traditional Caribbean barber.

Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank (Episode #1127)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Join Zay on a fascinating exploration of the region's religious, historical and political identity. He takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank and explores one of the world's natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific (Episode #1109)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

The "Trekkers" explore the epic events of World War II by visiting key locations in the Pacific, a region where great battles where fought and military history was made. This episode begins at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, then moves to Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, the base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and today a scuba-diving paradise, drawing wreck diving enthusiasts from around the world. Other sites include the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, the remote village of Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Saipan and Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas archipelago and the take-off point for the Enola Gay's mission. The episode wraps up with a moving visit to Japan and the Nagasaki Peace Park.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

London City Guide 1 (Episode #1115)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Jonathan begins his exploration of London with a double-decker bus tour of the city's famous sites, including the Tower, St. James's Palace and the British Museum. He later strolls through Hyde Park, pays a whirlwind visit to trendy Camden Market, shops at the world-renowned Harrods in exclusive Knightsbridge and pays tribute to the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. He then takes a boat trip down the Thames to the Cockney heartland of the East End, where he meets a genuine cockney, Helen, who invites him to sample a good old East End snack - jellied eels. Jonathan ends his stay with a stop in Brixton, the black capital of Europe, visiting a traditional Caribbean barber.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco (Episode #1108)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Ben O'Donoghue starts his culinary adventures with lunch at the camel market in Casablanca, learns to cook "harira" (the soup that breaks the Ramadan fast) in the imperial city of Fes, lives with a nomadic family in the high dunes of the Western Sahara, scours the markets in Marrakesh for ingredients to make the classic "tagine," samples Berber delicacies in the High Atlas mountains and fishes for his dinner in the port of Essaouira.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker (Episode #1114)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

Go behind the scenes of Globe Trekker to find out how the world's longest running and most popular travel series is made. Viewers will join a crew on the road to witness the logistical challenges of shooting this series, hearing the perspectives of hosts, producers, directors and crew. They'll also uncover never-before-seen moments from shoots over the years.

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco (Episode #1108)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Ben O'Donoghue starts his culinary adventures with lunch at the camel market in Casablanca, learns to cook "harira" (the soup that breaks the Ramadan fast) in the imperial city of Fes, lives with a nomadic family in the high dunes of the Western Sahara, scours the markets in Marrakesh for ingredients to make the classic "tagine," samples Berber delicacies in the High Atlas mountains and fishes for his dinner in the port of Essaouira.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Panama & Colombia (Episode #1122)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Megan takes a trip through Colombia and Panama, two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. In Panama City, Megan tries different Panama hats, which she learns are really from Ecuador but were misnamed as far back as the1850s when Americans were building the railroad during the Gold Rush. She visits the Panama Canal, the crucial byway that generates $1 billion a year for the Panamanian economy. In Colombia, Megan finds herself witness to a point-blank shooting. Undeterred, she decides to learn more about the country's crime-ridden history. She stops by Bogota's police museum to see an exhibition of the infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar, and then visits the Caribbean coast and the beautiful historic city of Cartagena, where she learns about the city's Spanish colonial past and listens to some of Colombia's most popular rhythms, Vallenato.

Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker (Episode #1114)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Go behind the scenes of Globe Trekker to find out how the world's longest running and most popular travel series is made. Viewers will join a crew on the road to witness the logistical challenges of shooting this series, hearing the perspectives of hosts, producers, directors and crew. They'll also uncover never-before-seen moments from shoots over the years.

Panama & Colombia (Episode #1122)

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Megan takes a trip through Colombia and Panama, two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. In Panama City, Megan tries different Panama hats, which she learns are really from Ecuador but were misnamed as far back as the1850s when Americans were building the railroad during the Gold Rush. She visits the Panama Canal, the crucial byway that generates $1 billion a year for the Panamanian economy. In Colombia, Megan finds herself witness to a point-blank shooting. Undeterred, she decides to learn more about the country's crime-ridden history. She stops by Bogota's police museum to see an exhibition of the infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar, and then visits the Caribbean coast and the beautiful historic city of Cartagena, where she learns about the city's Spanish colonial past and listens to some of Colombia's most popular rhythms, Vallenato.

Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker (Episode #1114)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Go behind the scenes of Globe Trekker to find out how the world's longest running and most popular travel series is made. Viewers will join a crew on the road to witness the logistical challenges of shooting this series, hearing the perspectives of hosts, producers, directors and crew. They'll also uncover never-before-seen moments from shoots over the years.

East Texas (Episode #1107)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Zay takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire (Episode #1113)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

In this episode, the Trekkers explore the world's most spectacular volcanoes, traveling from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S. and Mont Pelee on Martinique.

East Texas (Episode #1107)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Zay takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire (Episode #1113)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

In this episode, the Trekkers explore the world's most spectacular volcanoes, traveling from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S. and Mont Pelee on Martinique.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Bangladesh (Episode #1106)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the seventh largest city in the world. She then travels to Sunderban National Park for an encounter with Bengal tigers and a trek deep into the forest to find honey. Along the way, Holly visits a "floating" school, charms snakes, harvests tea in the hills of Sylhet, visits the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong and relaxes in the seaside resort of Cox's Bazaar near the Myanmar border.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia (Episode #1112)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.

Bangladesh (Episode #1106)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the seventh largest city in the world. She then travels to Sunderban National Park for an encounter with Bengal tigers and a trek deep into the forest to find honey. Along the way, Holly visits a "floating" school, charms snakes, harvests tea in the hills of Sylhet, visits the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong and relaxes in the seaside resort of Cox's Bazaar near the Myanmar border.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil (Episode #1121)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Merrilees starts her journey in the Afro-influenced coastal city of Salvador, where she cooks a spiny lobster and a fish "moqueca" with a popular TV chef. She next journeys to the rainforest in search of Brazil nuts, exotic fruits and herbal medicines, then heads south to Recife, where Portuguese flavors dominate the cuisine. Merrilees samples "cachaca" (known as Brazil's answer to rum), celebrates Easter at a spectacular open-air reconstruction of old Jerusalem, enjoys a festive barbecue with the famous gauchos and ends her experience in Rio de Janeiro, where she samples "feijoada," the national dish.

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia (Episode #1112)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil (Episode #1121)

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Merrilees starts her journey in the Afro-influenced coastal city of Salvador, where she cooks a spiny lobster and a fish "moqueca" with a popular TV chef. She next journeys to the rainforest in search of Brazil nuts, exotic fruits and herbal medicines, then heads south to Recife, where Portuguese flavors dominate the cuisine. Merrilees samples "cachaca" (known as Brazil's answer to rum), celebrates Easter at a spectacular open-air reconstruction of old Jerusalem, enjoys a festive barbecue with the famous gauchos and ends her experience in Rio de Janeiro, where she samples "feijoada," the national dish.

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia (Episode #1112)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories (Episode #1105)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Angela May discovers the diverse and rich food traditions of Israel, with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, the coastal city of Acca and the hills of Judea. In the second half of this special, chef Bobby Chinn investigates whether or not there is an authentic Palestinian cuisine as he explores Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Ramallah.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Spanish Islands (Episode #1111)

KQED World: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

Alex Riley explores the glorious Spanish Islands, visiting the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. He begins on the millionaires' playground that is Mallorca and hops over to Ibiza, where he goes clubbing with the beautiful people and then winds down at a yoga resort. Alex next travels to Formentera, a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths and massive boats. He then visits the Canary Islands, starting with Gran Canaria where he revels at the festival of the Virgen del Rosario and explores the island's ancient caves. On Tenerife, Alex hikes up the Tiede volcano, Spain's highest peak, and later swims alongside a mother whale and her calves. He tries kite surfing in Fuerteventura and later tests his corralling skills at a goat rodeo

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories (Episode #1105)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Angela May discovers the diverse and rich food traditions of Israel, with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, the coastal city of Acca and the hills of Judea. In the second half of this special, chef Bobby Chinn investigates whether or not there is an authentic Palestinian cuisine as he explores Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Ramallah.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 8:00 AM

Spanish Islands (Episode #1111)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Alex Riley explores the glorious Spanish Islands, visiting the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. He begins on the millionaires' playground that is Mallorca and hops over to Ibiza, where he goes clubbing with the beautiful people and then winds down at a yoga resort. Alex next travels to Formentera, a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths and massive boats. He then visits the Canary Islands, starting with Gran Canaria where he revels at the festival of the Virgen del Rosario and explores the island's ancient caves. On Tenerife, Alex hikes up the Tiede volcano, Spain's highest peak, and later swims alongside a mother whale and her calves. He tries kite surfing in Fuerteventura and later tests his corralling skills at a goat rodeo

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
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