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Alternatives to Commercial Jets (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The price of commercial airfare keeps soaring, and in turn, so is the popularity of charter flights! CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us what it means to fly private, and how much it actually may not cost you. Plus, how do you know if your hotel is really green? Correspondent Tracy Gallagher shows us how to navigate through the brochures. And, when you're overseas, and you want to buy a souvenir, we'll explain how to find that hidden treasure. It's all about the fine art of shopping abroad.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 9:30am

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Rating Your Tour Guide (#303H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Escorted and guided tours are a great way to explore and learn about a city you're visiting. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us what tour companies are doing to improve training of its guides. Plus, it was once known as the cigar capital of the world, which is why today, it is still home to the Cuban sandwich! Check out the hidden gems of Tampa, Florida. And, what happens when you rent a car with a credit card? Find out what your card will and will not cover - - essential information you need to know.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 9:30am 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.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 12:00pm 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me

The Invisibles (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Do you ever wonder who really runs the travel industry? We're not talking about the corporate CEO's or hotel general managers, but rather, the people who load your bags on the plane or bring the towels to your room. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg calls them "The Invisibles", and explains how they make a critical difference every time you travel. Plus, it's not just about cheese! Peter takes us to tribal Indian nations: a hidden gem of Wisconsin. And, while the Corinthia London is a fairly new hotel in New York City, correspondent Tracy Gallagher reveals that it has quite a compelling history.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 12:00pm 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me

Global Unrest Impacting Travel (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, to the Cairo street protests in Tahrir Square. Many events like these scare away travelers. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg explores whether you should go to these destinations, during times of crisis. The answer may surprise you. Plus, Beijing is one of the most beautiful cities in Asia, but also one of the most polluted. We'll show you what China is doing to clean the air. And, what happens when you get on a flight that sends you to the wrong destination? Legal Correspondent Rikki Klieman looks at the cases of wrong way passengers.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me

Training Passengers Like Crew Members (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ever wonder how you can prepare for an emergency just like a flight crew member? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg takes us to a unique real-world airline safety program in London. Plus, The Wall Street Journal Travel Editor Scott McCartney deconstructs the biggest profit center of the airlines, and what you really need to know. And, most people don't even know where Malta is on a map! Peter reveals some hidden gems on the island.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
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XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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