Donate

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Boating Safety (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

There are hundreds of boating fatalities every year, and most of those are avoidable. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg takes an in-depth look at boating safety and explains what you can do to save lives, including your own. Plus, it's not just a high-end principality on the coast of the Mediterranean. Peter shows us the hidden gems of Monaco, for an insider's tour with everything off the brochure - - and affordable. Also, correspondent Rikki Lander gives back at a turtle rescue in Aruba, at the Jolly Pirates Ocean Habitat Preservation. And, there are many cities around the world that have become too touristy. Peter reveals which ones to avoid.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Decline & Fall of Air Service to U.S. Cities (#304H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Can you get there from here?" That's the question more and more Americans are asking. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg discusses the decline in air service across the United States, and provides some sobering numbers. Plus, when you think of Spain, the obvious destinations come to mind, like Madrid and Barcelona. We take you beyond the brochures and show you the hidden gems of this European country. And, what happens when you buy a nonrefundable ticket for you and your girlfriend, and then your girlfriend breaks up with you! Hear about one man's ingenious solution.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Airline Safety Rankings (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

How safe is your airline and how do the world's airlines actually rank? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg takes a very serious look at the hard data, and says there are some huge surprises over which airlines pass muster -- and which airlines don't. Plus, we take you to the island of Aruba and show you the great work they're doing in environmental protection and sustainability. Peter will also show off some of his hidden gems on this Southern Caribbean island. And, if you enjoy searching for the past when you travel, correspondent Tracy Gallagher has a suggestion for you, as she goes on an archaeological dig in Malta.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Dark Science of Menu Engineering (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The next time you go out to eat at a restaurant, whether it's at Denny's or a 5 Star establishment, do you have any idea what you're going to order, before you get there? Probably not. However, the restaurant might know! CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg introduces us to the brave new world of menu engineering. Plus, most Americans might know Williamsburg as one of the United States' most historic cities. But, Peter shows us the hidden gems of a place that goes way beyond colonial times. And, for years, Florida was known as the retirement mecca of the United States. However, for those looking beyond the Sunshine State to kick back and relax after a life's work, there are many factors to consider, such as health care costs, and housing prices. Peter shares his list of the worst cities to retire.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Over The Top Airline Seats (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The airline industry is one of the most competitive in the world, with carriers scrambling to pack more and more bodies on board. But, there's another way airlines can turn a profit: charge more for the seats. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us about some luxurious, over-the-top airline seats. Plus, if you think Hilton Head, South Carolina offers nothing but golf and time shares, you might want to think again. Peter shows us the hidden gems of the low country. Here's a hint: hope you like shrimp! And, it's a vacation of volunteer tourism unlike any other: a special falcon sanctuary in Abu Dhabi.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me

Frivolous Lawsuits (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

We all love to travel. However, what happens when something goes wrong during your trip? Legal Correspondent Rikki Klieman reports on arguably the most frivolous lawsuits of all time. Plus, booking a trip online is easy these days. But when your itinerary gets complicated, you might want to get some professional advice. Travel Weekly Editor in Chief Arnie Weissmann tells us when it's worth it to hire a travel agent. And, remember Pan Am: the iconic American airline that failed in 1991? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg relives that legendary Pan Am experience, through a rather unusual way.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV
    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 6/27: DT9 PSIP issue for Over the Air viewers

      RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:50pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3 again. – – – – – (DT9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) Our Over the Air (OTA) signal for DT9 is still transmitting. However, we are aware that the PSIP information line in our OTA signal has stopped. Engineers […]

    • Mon 6/13: RESOLVED – KQED Plus (KQEH) Transmitter Off the Air (DT54.1 through 54.5)

      UPDATE: The signal was restored apx 5pm Monday. Most TVs will have recovered the signal on their own, but some viewers may need to do a rescan in order to re-acquire the signal. – – – – – – – – – – – – Our KQEH transmitter in the San Jose area has suffered […]

    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

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