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Poland (#1402H) Duration: 56:15 STEREO TVPG

Megan McCormick discovers the rich folklore and history of Poland. She visits the humble church where Pope John Paul II served as a young priest, discovers anti-Communist sculptures in Wroclaw, and hunts for amber on the Pomeranian coast. She explores the baroque streets of Gdansk, boards a galleon along the River Motlawa and re-enacts the ancient battles in Gniew. She explores Hitler's command post in Ketzryn and kayaks through the Augustow canal to the Belarussian border.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 1:00pm

The Netherlands (#1412H) Duration: 57:51 STEREO TVPG

Brianna Barnes cycles her way through the Netherlands as she learns about Dutch resistance to Spanish rule and enjoys modern art in The Hague, surfs the North Sea in Sheveningen, earns her witch's certificate in the medieval town of Oudewater, discovers the history of the tulip in Leiden, buys clogs and visits the cheese market in Alkmaar, explores a wind farm in Friesland and tests her skills in the canal jumping contest in Heidenskip.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 12, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Puerto Rico (#1411) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Zay visits San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and the coffee-producing central highlands. Along the way he discovers why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment," boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history, and great music.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Building England I (#1413H) Duration: 57:33 STEREO TVPG

Judith Jones walks viewers through the story of the English building from the earliest days of Christianity, the creation of the baroque mansion in the 17th century, how a Romanesque church became a cathedral and how a castle became the Englishman's home. Among the locations she visits are the Roman edifices in Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey and the minster in Yorkshire, Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, and Castle Howard.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Vietnam (#1403H) Duration: 57:54 STEREO TVPG

Zay discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me

Tough Trains: Siberia (#1407H) Duration: 57:44 STEREO TVPG

Zay boards the infamous Ice Train for a wintry trip to the far north of Siberia, deep inside the Arctic Circle on the world's most northerly railway line. His journey takes him through Tobolksk to the gas fields of Novy Urengoy, follows the abandoned route of Stalin's "Railway of Death," visits a Communist gulag, camps overnight with the Nenet nomadic tribe, and finally crosses the wilderness to reach Labytnangi and the newly opened Bovanenkovo gas field.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me

Building England II (#1414H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Judith continues her exploration of English architecture with a look at the Georgian and Victorian styles. She tours Queen's House in Greenwich, Christopher Wren's Church of Magnus the Martyr and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the urban townhomes of Bath, Osterley House in Middlesex, Hammerwood Lodge in East Sussex, Saltaire in Yorkshire, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Central Japan (#1415) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Megan's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. Then it's off to Osaka, where she visits a Cat Cafe and the Kidzania theme park. Megan travels to the home of the Ninja at Iga-Ueno, visits the site of a famous Samurai battle in Sekigahara, sails to the remote island of Sado and witnesses the dramatic Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily (#1416) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Rosie Lovell discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to its religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Eastern Canada (#1417H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Zoe D'Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying heights of Toronto's CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagra Falls.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me

West Texas (#1418) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Zay starts his journey in Austin, where he explores everything from rattlesnake hotdogs to bingo with chickens. He then heads south to San Antonio for a visit to the Alamo. Following a night in the most haunted hotel in Texas, Zay travels to the border city of El Paso. After meeting the locals, he treks into the surrounding desert to travel along the old Butterfield trail. Traveling in a 1960s Mustang, Zay embarks on a road trip along Route 66 where he takes in the stunning Palo Duro Canyon, competes in Amarillo's steak-eating challenge and concludes his trip in Glenrio, the mysterious ghost town that borders New Mexico.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Globe Trekker Special: Art Trails of the French Riviera (#1419) Duration: 56:46 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 World: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 710

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

Quality children's programming parents love too