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Oahu and Kauai (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sunning, swimming, surfing and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Rudy explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha. From Oahu we head north to Kauai, "The Garden Island" whose sheer beauty screams "tropical paradise." Rudy hikes the Waimea Canyon and kayaks past traditional Hawaiian villages. The Allerton Gardens show off rare tropical plants, and restored homes of planters recall days when sugar was king.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 9:30am
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 9:30am Remind me

New Zealand's North Island (#511) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and to-die-for natural beauty, New Zealand is a traveler's dream. In the Bay of Islands, Rudy kayaks along the North's most glorious coastline. A Maori guide shows us where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. Known as the country's bread basket, Hawke's Bay offers bike rides through fruit and olive groves, and a town with one of the highest concentrations of art deco buildings in the world. Tips on oyster shucking and olive oil.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 11:30pm
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 5:30am

San Francisco (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The port city of San Francisco revels in art, diversity and food. Chinatown is a feast for the senses, and the city's new Asian Art Museum a must-see. We get savvy on sourdough and tour notorious Alcatraz Island. A stroll through the Haight neighborhood harkens back to the "Summer of Love", and the Italian cafes of North Beach serve up a dollop of hospitality with their espresso. Crossing the Golden Gate, Rudy heads to Napa Valley wine country for a relaxing mud bath and some off-beat garden art. Tips on vegetarian food and wine-tasting.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 9:30am

Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta (#512) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Guadalajara is alive with the music of mariachis, flowers, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of "The Most Mexican of Cities." Art and artists are an important part of Guadalajara and Rudy takes it all in from the papier-mache pinatas to the dramatic murals of Orozco. Rudy tours a tequila factory, learns about margaritas and samples the best of traditional Mexican cooking. Then it's an easy hop to the coast where Puerto Vallarta's traditional charm still survives next to its new resorts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 11:30pm
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Seattle (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A hip, happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle combines city life with the great outdoors. Rudy explores the vibrant downtown, samples microbrews and lattes, noses around Seattle's neighborhoods and hops aboard a ferry. Excursions take us hiking at magnificent Mount Rainier and boating through the San Juan Islands in search of whales. Tips on great seafood and getting outfitted for the outdoors.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 9:30am Remind me

Mexico City and Ixtapa (#513) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. For modern day excitement, we hang out at the Zocolo, the world's second largest square and the center of national life since the Aztec era. Finally we head beach-ward to the resorts of Ixtapa- Zihuatanejo on the Mexican Riviera. Tips on getting around and water sports.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Naples and the Amalfi Coast (#101) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVG

Naples is an ideal launching point for exploring the ancient city of Pompeii and the devastation of Mount Vesuvius. Trek across a still-active volcano, then to stylish Sorrento, sample luscious gelato and hop a ferry to the isle of Capri. Take in spectacular views along the thrilling Amalfi coast and further south visit Paestum, home to the best Greek ruins outside of Greece.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Rome (#102) Duration: 28:19 STEREO TVG

Rudy is in the city where all roads lead - Roma. We begin in ancient Rome - the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. Then we explore modern Roman life on the streets and in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. We detour to another country, Vatican City, then shop along the Corso and relax at the Piazza di Spagna. Rudy's pick for best city walks are a tour of the historic center and a stroll in shady Trastevere. Tips on getting around and places for tasty snacks.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Renaissance Europe (#212) Duration: 27:48 STEREO TVG

Travelers adore Italy, and Italy adores the Renaissance. In this half-hour, we follow Western Europe's transition from medieval to modern times by exploring the arts and ambiance of that vibrant period. In Florence, Milan and Venice, we find works by Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Titian. Side-tripping to France's lush Loire Valley, we visit Renaissance castles and abbeys, including the timeless haunts of Amboise, Chenonceau, and a few less- traveled chateaux along the way. And we drop into the Northern Renaissance with a visit to Hampton Court and Henry VIII.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Venice (#103) Duration: 28:37 STEREO TVG

Join Rudy as he surrenders himself to the charms of magical Venice. We tour the famous sites - Piazza San Marco, the fairy tale Basilica of San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Rudy also shows us how to escape the crowds by visiting the neighborhoods of Dorsoduro, Cannaregio and San Polo. Along the way, he takes us for a rousing drink at the city's oldest wine bar, on a dreamy gondola ride and to a traditional Venetian mask shop. In search of hand blown glass, lace and the birthplace of Venice, we journey to the lagoon islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Tips on how to navigate your way around this watery city.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 28, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Genoa and the Italian Riviera (#104) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVG

We're off to the Italian Riviera seeking la dolce vita in one of the world's most romantic places. With death-defying cliffs and beaches that shimmer like jewels, the Riviera is as stunning a coastline as anywhere in Europe. In the port town of Genoa, we tour palaces for a taste of old-world elegance and dine on world-class pesto. Then we head south to the famous resort of Portofino and the sea cliff towns of the Cinqueterre. Finally, we battle vertigo at Pisa's leaning tower. Tips on using train passes and finding addresses.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 30, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me

Florence (#105) Duration: 28:18 STEREO TVG

In this glorious city, rich in art, Rudy brings the Renaissance to life. We visit the great museums - the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia, as well as the landmarks of the Renaissance - the Duomo, Bapistery and Giotto's Tower. Rudy's tip for beating the crowds is peaceful Oltr'arno on the other side of the river. An excursion outside of town leads to a Medici villa, a sleepy Tuscan town and a museum with inventions by Leonardo da Vinci. Tips on shopping and how to buy quality leather products.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria (#106) Duration: 28:18 STEREO TVG

Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Provence (#107) Duration: 28:18 STEREO TVG

Sun, olive trees and cicadas - we're in the heart of France. With our base in the sleepy town of St. Remy, we make forays into the villages, countryside and cities of Provence. Driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions take us to the red rock village of Rousillion, the lavender ensconced Abbey of Senanque, and the picture perfect village of Eygalieres. We also take in the delights of Provence's cities, Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. We end our adventures with a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis. Tips on how to rent a vacation home in France and enjoying the many summer festivals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 19, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Paris (#108) Duration: 28:39 STEREO TVG

Rudy escorts us through Paris, the city of style, art and pastries. We experience extraordinary art - the Impressionist collection at the Musee D'Orsay and the garden sculpture at the Rodin Museum. Then we hit the sites from Notre Dame to the Pompidou Center to the Eiffel Tower. We stroll through the parks, markets and cafes in this city where everyday life is art. Rudy leads us to intimate neighborhoods such as the Marais and its lovely Place des Vosges, the bohemian Latin Quarter and artistic Montmartre. Tips on riding the Metro and shopping for the essentials - bread, cheese, ham and pastries.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

London (#109) Duration: 28:19 STEREO TVG

London is a city that has come close to ruling the world. With a legacy that includes Shakespeare and the Beatles, London seems to have an endless capacity to reinvent itself. Here, we sip tea and savor traditional sights such as Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard. We pop in to see where Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist, and get a bird's-eye view of contemporary London from the new London Eye observation wheel. Finally, we check out cutting edge artwork at the newly opened Tate Modern Art Museum. Tips on using cell phones and cash machines.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Out of London (#110) Duration: 28:18 STEREO TVG

The countryside outside of London echoes with storybook images. Around every hedgerow are mythic castles, ruined abbeys and prehistoric monuments. This time, we leave London and stop at Hampton Court, where Henry VIII wooed Anne Boleyn. We gaze on Oxford's dreamy spires and browse in the real Alice in Wonderland's candy store. Next, we pay a visit to Jane Austen's house, puzzle over the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, and pursue tales of Camelot in the royal city of Winchester. Tips on driving in England and visiting country pubs.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Belgium (#111H) Duration: 28:31 STEREO TVG

For centuries, Belgium has been a sophisticated hub for gourmets and connoisseurs. In true Belgian style, we treat ourselves to superb chocolate and sample first-rate beer. We indulge our senses with folk music and Bruegel paintings, and investigate the people's passion for comic strips. Then we drive to breathtaking Bruges, a medieval city suspended in time. There, we cruise the canals, admire intricate handmade lace and pay homage to a Michelangelo masterpiece. Tips on hearty Belgian cuisine and lace making.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 28, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Europe's Getaways (#213) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A key attraction of travel in Europe is that 30 minutes outside of any city there lurks a getaway, a quiet spot to catch one's breath. In this program, we explore a few such magic places. We begin in peaceful Holland with visits to the windmills and canals of Zaanse Schans and Delft. Then, in the Bavarian Alps, we breathe in pristine Mittenwald and check out the handiwork of a local violinmaker. In Austria, a cruise on the Danube takes us to a spectacular Baroque abbey. Finally, in Tuscany, we go underground to ancient Etruscan tombs beneath the town of Orvieto and sample great wine at Castello Banfi. Tips on how to find one's own hideaway, how to meet locals and how to avoid much tourist hassle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air signal currently down

      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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