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Central Japan (#1415H) Duration: 56:49 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
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 4:00am 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 Life: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily (#1416) Duration: 56:59 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
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 8, 2015 -- 4:00am 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
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 15, 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 Life: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 4:00am 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
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 4:00am 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 Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 4:00am 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

Barcelona City Guide (#1421) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

When you think of Barcelona, you think of the architect Gaudi, and Megan visits some of his most famous creations, including El Park Gu ell, Casa Batllo and the spectacular basilica, Sagrada Familia, still under construction more than 120 years after the first brick was laid. Megan also takes in the works of artists Picasso and Mirp, enjoys the colorful atmosphere of Las Ramblas, shops at the Barri Gotic, explores the mysterious magic shop known as El Rey de La Magia and takes day trips to Cadaques (home of Salvador Dali) and Sitges, known as a favorite destination for gay and lesbian travelers from all over Europe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Papua New Guinea Islands (#1422) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

The trekkers explore New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by the indigenous Papuans and the Austronesians, the island was captured by the Japanese during World War II. Today the island's traditional cultures are diverse and complex but there are several ancient traditions which remain active today, especially the Dukduk Secret Society. Next, we visit the township of Rabaul, once the provincial capital until it was destroyed in 1994 by a massive volcanic eruption. Rabaul is still a superb location for scuba diving, snorkeling and wreck dives. Capping off the tour is the stunningly beautiful island of Bougainville, named after a French navigator, and an excellent location for wreck-diving and sea kayaking.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Turkey (#1423) Duration: 56:46 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 World: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

    • 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 […]

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