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Balloon Fiesta Previous Broadcasts

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

An up-close and personal view of one of the most colorful events in the world. Crews equipped with high-definition cameras capture the mass ascensions, thrilling competitions and interesting characters of the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Against the backdrop of Albuquerque's beautiful Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande, the Fiesta comes alive as event-goers gather to watch pilot competitions, special-shape hot-air balloons (including one fashioned to look like Darth Vader), evening "glowdeos" and morning dawn patrols.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

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

An up-close and personal view of one of the most colorful events in the world. Crews equipped with high-definition cameras capture the mass ascensions, thrilling competitions and interesting characters of the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Against the backdrop of Albuquerque's beautiful Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande, the Fiesta comes alive as event-goers gather to watch pilot competitions, special-shape hot-air balloons (including one fashioned to look like Darth Vader), evening "glowdeos" and morning dawn patrols.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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