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Tough Trains: Bolivia (#1619H) Duration: 57:27 STEREO TVPG

Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivia's agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni - a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt (#1606H) Duration: 57:31 STEREO TVPG

Globe trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramids.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate (#1627H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

From the port city of Cadiz, where conquistadors set off to conquer the New World, intrepid traveler Megan McCormick begins the journey to the Andalusian city of Cordoba to explore 400 years of Moorish occupation, symbolized by its world heritage site, the Mesquita. Then it's into the heart of western Spain and the city of Merida, famed for its Roman ruins, before ending the adventure in the medieval cities of Avila and Trujillo.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Patagonia (#1607H) Duration: 57:37 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding takes a journey along Ruta 40 by climbing Volcan Lanin, the highest peak in the area. Traveling down the Seven Lakes Drive, he passes through the Lake District in San Carlos de Bariloche, heads next to the former hippie colony of El Bolson, boards the La Trochita steam train, searches for Butch Cassidy's hideout in Cholila and drives on to Trevelin, a town founded by Welsh immigrants that maintains that culture. Zay then makes the long trek to Cueva de las Manos to admire its incredible rock art, reaches El Chalten for the spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy before the final leg that takes him to the Cabo Virgenes lighthouse, the last stop on Ruta 40.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

North East England (#1626H) Duration: 57:22 STEREO TVPG

Globe trekker Megan McCormick visits The Eternal City, taking in the sites including the Colosseum and the Forum, and exploring the architectural legacies of famous Emperors such as Augustus, Nero and Trajan, who erected triumphal arches and obelisks to decorate the city and celebrate their military victories. McCormick also takes a day trip outside the crumbling city walls to visit Roman villas and aqueducts along the ancient Roman road, The Appian Way.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Nigeria (#1608H) Duration: 57:43 STEREO TVPG

Adela Ucar kicks off her visit in the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital nightlife. Next she journeys to Yoruba Land in the southwest, thought to be the site of the Queen of Sheba's tomb. Adela later meets witch doctors in Oyo, travels to the historic walled cities in the north, hunts for bargains in the ancient Kurmi Market, visits the traditional Fulani village of Chafe and encounters a rare mountain gorilla in Nigeria's eastern highlands.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 3, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 4, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA (#1601H) Duration: 56:13 STEREO TVG

Globe Trekker Megan McCormick takes to the road to explore the industrial heartland of America. This atmospheric and evocative road trip goes through some of America's most underrated regions and beautiful country sides. Megan goes through the cities of Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Michigan, along the famous Highway 61 before we skirt the shores of the Great Lakes. In Ohio, she visits Cleveland, Toledo and Akron, the former Rubber Capital of the World. This episode looks at what remains of the industries that made America great, and how the Rust Belt is transforming itself, and looking to the future in the 21st Century.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Top 10 South American Adventures (#1609H) Duration: 57:26 STEREO TVPG

In this Globe Trekker special, Ian Wright, Holly Morris, Elis Nevitt, Matt Young, Megan McCormick and Zay Harding travel all across South America - to Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - in search of the continent's Top 10 adventures, which include white water rafting in untamed waters, searching for giant anaconda snakes, trekking to the world's highest waterfalls, and climbing to the snow-capped summit of the Lanin Volcano in the Andes Mountains.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway 2, USA (#1602H) Duration: 57:11 STEREO TVG

In part two of the Rust Belt Road Trip, Globe Trekker Megan McCormick spans the American Midwest and its Great Lake states in search of the innovations that ignited an industrial revolution and united America after the divisive conflict of a bloody civil war. The so-called "Rust Belt" region was coined back in 1984 by former Vice President Walter Mondale to describe a hinterland of collapsed industrial manufacturing. But on her travels, Megan discovers that this is also a region bristling with life, for as young people are moving in, regenerating the once monumental metropolises of America's gilded age with their enterprise and zeal.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads (#1610H) Duration: 57:54 STEREO TVPG

Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: The Transcontinental Railroad, USA (#1603H) Duration: 57:06 STEREO TVG

This episode takes on one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th Century - the Transcontinental Railroad. Intrepid traveler Zay Harding explores the rich history of railroads on this incredible 3, 000-mile journey across America. Traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific, through four time zones and 12 states, we experience some of the most epic landscapes and stunning scenery that North America has to offer. From the very earliest steam locomotives in the 1830s, railroads have fundamentally shaped the USA as we know it today, enabling trade, spreading ideas and facilitating mass migration and settlement across the country.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Ireland (#1611H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVG

Globe Trekker Bobby Chinn samples oysters in Galway, fishes for salmon in Connemara, plays a tune or two with The Chieftains in Westport, visits the Nenagh Agricultural Show, judges a baking competition in Tipperary, and learns the history of Guinness in Dublin.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Art Trails of the French Riviera (#1604H) Duration: 56:57 STEREO TVPG

Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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

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