Upcoming Broadcasts:

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 World: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 -- 8:00pm
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 29, 2015 -- 1:00pm

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: Sat, Dec 5, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 6, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Globe Trekker Special: World War I In Europe (#1429) Duration: 56:46 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 World: Sat, Dec 12, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 13, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Tea (#1426H) 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, Dec 14, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

Switzerland (#1430) Duration: 56:46 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 World: Sat, Dec 19, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 20, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Globe Trekker Road Trip: Andes (#1427H) Duration: 57:54 STEREO TVPG

Inspired by Che Guevara's "The Motorcycle Diaries," Zay 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 Life: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 -- 4:00am 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: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 5, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

Mumbai City Guide (#1401H) Duration: 57:46 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding encounters a Bollywood artist in Bandra, explores Dharavi, India's largest slum made famous by the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" and takes in the fish market at Sassoon Docks. He checks in to the luxurious Taj Palace Hotel, tours the sea fort of Murud Janjira and visits the open-air laundromat. Zay also shops in the Chor Bazaar then flies to the World Heritage site of Ellora. Finally, he tries his hand at the ancient form of pole yoga and meets Mahatma Gandhi's grandson.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 3, 2016 -- 1:00pm 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 Life: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me

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, Jan 10, 2016 -- 1:00pm 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 Plus: Tue, Jan 12, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 13, 2016 -- 5:00am 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, Jan 17, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily (#1416H) Duration: 56:58 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 Plus: Tue, Jan 19, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 20, 2016 -- 5:00am 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 World: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Cheese (#1425H) Duration: 57:32 STEREO TVPG

Rosie Lovell visits the Cheese Makers Market in Beaconsfield, England, a farm in the Cotswolds and the oldest cheese monger in London to observe British techniques. Justine Shapiro travels to northern France to unearth their secrets while Christina Chang heads to Roquefort in the south for a look at the aromatic caves where that eponymous cheese is aged. Megan McCormick takes us to Parma, Italy for a taste of Parmigiano Reggiano while Bobby Chinn tours Sicily and discovers what makes ricotta so special. Brianna Barnes visits Gruyere, Switzerland to enjoy their glorious cheese while Rosie explores Castilla La Mancha in Spain and samples Manchego. Other destinations include Athens, Lebanon and Istanbul.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 27, 2016 -- 5:00am 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 World: Sun, Jan 31, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • 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 […]

    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

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

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