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The Islands of Malaysia (#109) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph continues his "Colors of Malaysia" adventure through multicultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 10:00am

San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 9:00am

Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 10:00am

Crossing The Swiss Alps (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Victoria, Australia (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers (#110) Duration: 26:40 STEREO TVG

Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Port Aransas, Texas - Fun on the Texas' Coa (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast. In every season the pleasures are easy in this laid back Southern town where often the best thing to do is nothing. The active visitor has plenty to keep them busy and Joseph tries his hand at swimming, fishing, kayaking, crawfish shucking and dancing a two step or three. In keeping with his joy of lifelong learning, he hops aboard a University of Texas research vessel for a cruise of the bay and a look it's denizens of the deep.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tasmania, Australia (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Swiss Roots (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

New Brunswick's Acadian Festival (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

New Brunswick is Canada's only bi-lingual province and the peaceful co-existence between the French Acadian culture and the English Loyalist culture gives visitors two experiences for the price of one. Yet all the world's French in August during the Caraquet Acadian Festival -- a two-week cultural celebration that culminates in a mardi-gras style street party. Joseph heads to the Acadian Peninsula to trace its Acadian heritage, meet modern day Acadians and, during their national day of celebration, join in their festival and Laissez les bon temps roulez -- Let the good times roll! During his journey he also partakes of New Brunswick's natural beauty and the world of adventure that awaits every visitor to this Canadian province year round.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Ontario, Canada's Far North (#111) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVG

Located on the Moose River on the southern tip of James Bay the island of Moose Factory is 1000 miles north of Toronto and a world apart. In this relative isolation the MoCreeBec and Moose Cree struggle to keep their cultures alive. Joseph heads to Ontario's Far North for an adventure with Canada's First Nations people.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Rwanda - Among The Gorillas (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. In addition he takes part in Rwanda's monthly national day of service, a program that is the heart of Rwanda's dedication to attack the ideology of genocide at its root - ethnic division.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Germany's Winter Carnival (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph dons his jester's cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Fasnet -- Fasnacht -- Carnival. Each town may call it by a different name, but they all agree it's a non-stop community party that celebrates local culture and chases away the winter blues. Some of the historic carnival characters, like the Narro, date back to the festival's beginning 500 years ago while others are the products of lively modern-day imaginations. From Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance to the Black Forest villages of Villingen, Oberndorf, Gengenbach, Elzach and Rottweil, Joseph uncovers the festival's history and rejoices in the controlled chaos of tolle tage -- Crazy Days!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Thailand - Rediscovering Bangkok (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's hectic, it's crowded, it's the epitome of diversity and filled to the brim with exciting things to see and do. Joseph takes a path less traveled as he explores Thailand's capital city -- Bangkok. During his urban adventure he wanders the back roads and waterways of old and new Bangkok. He participates in morning Buddhist rituals at a local temple, checks out an up-to-date wellness center, tries his hand at the ancient art of crafting a monk's alms bowl, roasts Thai coffee at a 100-year-old Chinese market and scours a local Thai market for the perfect indigenous ingredients to spice up his gourmet Thai cooking class.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Thailand - from Golden Triangle to White Sands (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From vibrant Bangkok Joseph travels south for a bit of rest and relaxation in the turquoise waters and on the fashionable beaches of the Krabi Peninsula. There he observes the ongoing efforts to preserve nature, indigenous cultures and ancient customs in the face of widespread tourism. After the short respite he heads north to the border of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to continue his Thailand adventure in the infamous Golden Triangle. From a coffee, tea and macadamia nut plantation to a thriving elephant camp, he uncovers what Thais are doing to transform the Triangle's ancient opium production to pursuits that will improve the lives of the area's many Hill Tribe people.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph combines the legendary with the natural when he explores Guatemala's Mayan legacy at the temples of Tikal and Yaxha and then discovers the wonders that wait at the El Quetzal Biotope Nature Reserve.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Custer Country, Montana (#112) Duration: 26:14 STEREO TVG

Joseph heads to Southeast Montana to Custer Country for an historic encounter with a legend and a close encounter with the locals during the annual reenactments of Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Fredericksburg, Texas (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's time for barbecue, German beer tasting, fine wine sampling and guitar pickin' when Joseph explores Fredericksburg, Texas. Located midway between Austin and San Antonio in beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg offers visitors hundreds of bed and breakfasts, scores of dining establishments, historic attractions, varied activities and a deep-rooted German heritage. From tracing its Germanic roots and climbing Enchanted Rock to sipping some local brews and getting down-home with some Texas Roots Music, Joseph enjoys a taste of Germany, a heap of nature and a whole lot of Texas.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Gathering In Scotland (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Cappadocia, Turkey (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Cappadocia, in Turkey's rural heart, is a natural wonder and a cultural treasure chest. It is where the East and West seem to have collided and "fairy chimneys" -- fantastic volcanic ash formations -- have risen from the land and tower over beautifully carved valleys. As part of his journey through the Cappadocia Region, Joseph floats in a hot air balloon above the homes and underground cities that are carved out of the limestone rock of the Goreme Valley. He visits holy mosques and ancient churches, delights in Cappadocia's slower, gentler lifestyle and meets the artisans of the region's traditional arts and crafts -- rug weaving, ceramics and water painting.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Brittany, France (#113) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Elves and dragons, maids and knights - hiking and biking, oysters and crepes - these are some of the surprises and pleasures Travelscope discovers in Brittany, France - the Celtic land of myths and legends.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

South Africa - On Safari! (#412H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph gets an elephant-sized helping of the African wild on safari at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent to South Africa's famed Kruger National Park. Using the elegant Lion Sands accommodations as his home base he heads out in search of the Big Five and encounters lions, African elephants, Cape Buffalos and Black Rhinoceros. He rounds out his wildlife tour at Camp Jabulani when he literally rubs shoulders with two Cheetahs at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre then joins other camp guests atop a team of rescued elephants on safari through the African bush. As an important complement to the animal adventures, he visits the local villages and schools in order to understand more about the native culture and discover how they coexist with and benefit from tourism.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Mozambique, Africa (#413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

On Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago Kuta Katila means, "Roll your reed mat out on the sand, lay back and relax." Always ready to follow local customs, Joseph does exactly that at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island. Joseph continues to practice the fine art of Kuta Katila on the sparkling beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding and sand-boarding down 100-meter high dunes are activities that are all on the agenda, as well as, a sunset swim with horses. Activities aside, as always, the highlight of the show is Joseph's friendly encounters with the islands' people and the opportunity to share cultural experiences.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Fiji - Island Hopping (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Switzerland - Celebrating St. Moritz (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

For hundreds of years St. Moritz has been a Swiss resort with the emphasis on "the Ritz" -- a place where the royal, wealthy and famous can recreate in luxury and where the term "Champagne Climate" refers to more than the 300 plus days of sunshine each year. Joseph travels to St. Moritz in the Engadine Region of Switzerland to discover the Romansch soul beneath the five-star hotels, the sparkle of high-end shops and the Rolls-Royce fashions. Along the way he gets above the St. Moritz's surface attractions by trekking into the Rhaetian Alps above 6,000 feet where there's mountain peaks, alpine meadows and "everyone is a friend."

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Switzerland - Scaling The Jungfrau Region (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Surrounded by Switzerland's mountain landscape, it's easy to see why the Swiss understand the value of nature. It is not a luxury reserved for a few, but a treasure shared by all. Joseph travels into the Grindelwald Valley to experience the grandeur of Switzerland's most typically-Swiss region - the Jungfrau. Constantly shadowed by the towering heights of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, all above 12, 000 feet, Joseph partakes of Swiss mountain culture at local street fairs and festivals. He gets to take part in a cheese-making demonstration and run with the goats through the streets of Wengen, a car-free mountain town. To get an up-close experience with the peaks he hikes to the Gleckstein, a mountain hut for climbers, and literally tops off his adventure with a train journey to the highest train station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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