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Food Hour: Sicily (#1503H) Duration: 56:59 STEREO TVPG

Bobby Chinn 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 is religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Siberia (#1521H) Duration: 57:45 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding 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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Patagonia (#1513H) Duration: 57:22 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Andes (#1504H) Duration: 57:39 STEREO TVPG

Inspired by Che Guevara's "The Motorcycle Diaries," Zay Harding begins the 3,000-mile trip along Ruta 40 through the Andes. Starting his trek near the Argentina-Bolivia border, he crosses into the brilliant white salt flats of the Salinas Grandes, takes in the kaleidoscopic natural wonders of 7 Colors Hills, stops at the oldest continuously inhabited city of Tilcara, explores pre-Columbian ruins in Pucara, drives the hair-raising roads to the little town of Cachi and visits the National Park of Leoncito. Zay next makes his way to the green valleys of Mendoza Province where he fuels up at the ultra-modern O'Fournier bodega before ending his journey beneath Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 18, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Antarctica (#1522H) Duration: 57:46 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding'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, Dec 19, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Deep South USA (#1514H) 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 9: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Ireland (#1505H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVPG

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 World: Sun, Dec 25, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA (#1523H) Duration: 56:13 STEREO TVPG

Globe Trekker Holly Morris 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. Holly takes us 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Puerto Rico (#1506H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding 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.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Food Hour: The Story of Tea (#1524H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVPG

Trekkers Rosie Lovell, Peter Gordon, Bobby Chinn, Merrilees Parker, Megan McCormick, Holly Morris and Ben O'Donoghue uncover the story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. Visits to Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar provide historical context, a look at cultural traditions and rituals, and what the future holds for this popular beverage.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Tough Boat Journeys: The Amazon (#1515H) Duration: 57:43 STEREO TVPG

On a remarkable 250 mile, 3-day journey through a remote rainforest, Holly Morris travels by cargo boat down one stretch of the Amazon in Peru. Sleeping in a hammock at night, she shares deck space with over 200 local Peruvians and countless boxes of vegetables and fruit, heading to the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos. Here, she explores the history of this unique and remarkable city before moving on to her second destination, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Top 10 South American Adventures (#1507H) 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 World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Hawaii (#1525H) Duration: 57:41 STEREO TVPG

Hawaii is the sacred kingdom of Polynesians and America's sunny 50th state. It is the quintessential destination for paradise-seeking honeymooners from all over the world. No other group of islands on earth fascinates the common traveler more than this lush archipelago of volcanic isles positioned so beautifully in the Pacific. With this in mind, Globe Trekker Zoe D'Amato sets out on a grand adventure to explore four of Hawaii's mounds of beauty: the Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads (#1508H) 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 World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Paris City Guide (#1526H) Duration: 56:25 STEREO TVPG

Justine Shapiro and Adela Ucar travel to the City of Light. Justine strolls through the Luxembourg Gardens, discovers eclectic artwork and uncovers culinary secrets at the Cordon Bleu. Adela wanders through the Musee d'Orsay, visits a gay boulangerie in the Marais, and chats with British designer Vivienne Westwood at the couture shows. Touring the Palace of Versailles, she learns about Marie Antoinette and back in Paris, she follows the controversial queen's path to the guillotine. Adela's trip is complete with a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, a ride up the Eiffel Tower and a visit to the Moulin Rouge.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate (#1516H) Duration: 56:33 STEREO TVPG

For 4,000 million years, people the world over have turned to the delicacy of chocolate for rituals, medicine, romance and sheer pleasure. In this informative and entertaining documentary, Judith Jones reveals how our love affair with chocolate began in Mesoamerica, present-day Southern Mexico and Central America, where people living deep in the tropical rainforests discovered the edible properties of Theobroma cacao, referred to as the food of the gods. With fellow travellers from around the world, Judith discovers the extraordinary popularity behind the pleasure of chocolate.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

West Texas (#1509H) Duration: 57:44 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding 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: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Art Trails of the French Riviera (#1527H) 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 Life: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Delhi & Agra (#1501H) Duration: 57:15 STEREO TVPG

Delhi is an incarnation of seven cities all born out of a bloody history. It's a city teeming with extraordinary life flowing through the 22 million+ Hindu and Muslim inhabitants who make India's capital one of the most vibrant in the world. It's also what attracts Globe Trekker Ian Wright to explore Delhi's old quarters, bargain bazaars, Imperial Mughai monuments, and last remaining outposts of British occupation. In this lively city guide, Ian takes in spectacular visits to the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

East Texas (#1510H) Duration: 57:39 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique (#1528H) Duration: 56:10 STEREO TVPG

Zoe Palmer visits the spectacularly beautiful islands of St Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top vacation spots in the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 12/08: planned KQED DT9s Over the Air outages

      (DT9.1 through 9.3) KQED will be performing maintenance at Sutro Tower in the overnight hours early Thursday 12/08. We are expecting a few power interruptions to take place and KQED will need to be off air for these. The outages are expected to be brief.

    • 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.

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

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