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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, Feb 14, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

South Atlantic (#1404H) Duration: 57:49 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding takes an epic adventure to the ends of the earth, voyaging to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Following in the footsteps of countless explorers, adventurers, naturalists and conservationists, from Captains Cook and Scott to Captains Amundsen, Shackleton and Darwin, Zay explores the South Atlantic's frozen, wind-swept, white wilderness.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 19, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 4, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Globe Trekker Road Trip: Patagonia (#1428H) Duration: 57:22 STEREO TVPG

Zay continues his 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Deep South USA (#1408H) Duration: 57:58 STEREO TVPG

Bobby Chinn samples Cajun and Creole cuisine in New Orleans and the surrounding Bayou country; discovers the local fare in Vicksburg and Natchez, MS; visits Elvis Presley's birthplace for a chat with The King's childhood buddies in Tupelo; and learns how to cook the perfect barbecue pork in Memphis after a stop at Graceland.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 21, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 18, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 29, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Myanmar (#1405H) Duration: 58:04 STEREO TVG

Megan starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 22, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 23, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 26, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 25, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Globe Trekker Special: World War I In Europe (#1429H) Duration: 57:29 STEREO TVPG

Zay visits the Museum of The Great War in the French town of Meaux, tours the Confrecourt quarries that sheltered French troops, journeys to Ypres in Belgium where poison gas was first used as a weapon, explores the tunnels in Vauquois, discovers the site in Fromelles where Australian soldiers were buried in mass graves, observes a vintage tank near Cambrai, watches WWI-era planes in flight at a Paris airshow, visits the battlefield at the St. Quentin Canal where U.S. troops first broke through German lines and pays his respects at St. Symphorien Cemetery in Mons, Belgium where some of the last soldiers killed in the war are buried.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 23, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Isolated Islands: St. Helena (#1409H) Duration: 57:05 STEREO TVPG

Zay voyages to the remote island of St. Helena, site of Napoleon's final years in exile after his defeat at Waterloo. He meets the friendly islanders known as "Saints," tours the historic settlement of Jamestown, and visits Longwood House where Napoleon was imprisoned as well as his tomb. Zay then encounters a 180-year-old giant tortoise, embarks on a boat trip off the spectacular coastline, speeds down the cliffside steps of Jacob's Ladder and climbs St. Helena's highest peak, which shelters numerous rare plant species.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 28, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 25, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Antarctica (#1406H) Duration: 57:46 STEREO TVG

Zay's epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor, sails to historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists, unsuccessfully attempts to climb the treacherous Mount Scott, meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer station as he learns about the effects of global warming and the plight of the Adelie penguin and finally crosses the perilous Drake Passage on his way back to the South American mainland.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 29, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 4, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Switzerland (#1430H) Duration: 56:56 STEREO TVPG

Brianna observes cutting-edge scientific discoveries in Geneva, visits Charlie Chaplin's house in the lakeside town of Vevey, golfs in Riederalp, hikes the grueling Gemmi Pass, acts out the story of William Tell in Interlaken and tours the Einstein Museum in Bern. Other highlights include a tour of the military fortresses along Lake Lucerne, a trip through the Gotthard Pass, a journey on the Glacier Express, an alpine beard competition in Chur, a look at the banking industry in Zurich and herding cattle with the yodeling farmers in Appenzell.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 -- 11:03pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 -- 5:03am Remind me

Nigeria (#1410) Duration: 57:43 STEREO TVPG

Adela Ucar kicks off her visit in the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital night life. 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 6, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Puerto Rico (#1411H) 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 World: Sun, Mar 13, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Turkey (#1423H) Duration: 56:42 STEREO TVPG

Adela encounters whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya, treks along the Lycian Way, relaxes on the sun-kissed beaches of Myra, visits the Sabanci Mosque and samples exquisite cuisine in Adana, explores the bustling bazaars and cafe culture of Gaziantep and experiences Kurdish culture in the basalt-walled city of Divarbakr.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 15, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

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: Sun, Mar 20, 2016 -- 1:00pm 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 Plus: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Building England II (#1414H) Duration: 57:27 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 Plus: Tue, Mar 29, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 30, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

    • Sun 12/13: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal down

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) UPDATE Mon 12/14 4:50pm: Unfortunately, we are unable to repair our fried equipment, and will need to order/find a replacement. At this point, we do know the signal will definitely not return tonight, and do not yet have an estimated time re: when it will be back. Thanks for your patience and […]

    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too