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Burt Wolf's Family Vacation (#1103) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet".

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 13, 2016 -- 12:30am
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Touring Ireland (#1102) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt visits Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follows the trails of St. Patrick, investigates the history of Guinness, learns about the most valuable book in Ireland, looks at the great architecture of Dublin and finds out what's good to eat. This program could easily become the basis for your own fascinating tour of Ireland.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 13, 2016 -- 3:30pm
  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 14, 2016 -- 12:30am
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

What Are They Eating in the Photograph (#1105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This program looks at a group of famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking, including Halsman's photo of Marilyn Monroe having a hamburger at a drive-in, Cartier-Bresson's picnic near Paris, Duncan's photo of Picasso at lunch. Burt, Jeff Rosenheim, a curator of photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andy Smith, the editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and Kathryn Howard Oremland, a graduate of Sotheby's Institute of Art explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements. The recipe for each food is then demonstrated by a leading chef.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 30, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 30, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Three (#1106) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 20, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me

Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Four (#1107) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Connecting The Dots In America (#1108) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

During Burt's 40 years of reporting, he has lived through a half-dozen recessions in the United States and visited dozens of countries during their economic downturns. In this program, he travels across the U.S. talking to people who have made our nation economically stronger - creative entrepreneurs with great imaginations who started small businesses based on their innovative ideas and technology and made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 22, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Venice, Italy (#1301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 23, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 23, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 27, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me

Florence, Italy (#1302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

What's Cooking In Rome? (#1303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 29, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 29, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Siena and Assisi, Italy (#1304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Luzern for Fun and Profit (#1305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Atlantic Crossing (#1201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary -- same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Hong Kong - Part One (#1401H) Duration: 28:40 STEREO TVG

Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, and the Jade Market. He also takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, uncovers the power of the Feng Shui Master, and the story behind the Michelin Star restaurants.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 26, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me

Hong Kong - Part Two (#1402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Hong Kong - Part Two, Burt explains the history of Dim Sum restaurants, Hong Kong speed tailoring, how to send money to your ancestors in the after life and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong's sleekest shopping areas, to one of the city's great temples, and the highest peak in Hong Kong,

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Cruising The Rhine - Part One (#1403H) Duration: 28:40 STEREO TVG

In Cruising The Rhine - Part One, Burt takes a look at the history of the Rhine River, the European Grand Tour, modern river cruising, and the Swiss city of Basel. We also learn the real story of the Song of the Lorelei, how to fly a drone and why northern Europe is filled with half-timbered houses.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Cruising The Rhine - Part Two (#1404H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

In Cruising The Rhine - Part Two, Burt explains the Romantic Period in European art, what the original Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales were really like (very grim), how the river locks work, the history of Eau de Cologne and how the Black Forest got to be black. Burt also takes us on a tour of Strasbourg and the extraordinary Hand Bag Museum of Amsterdam.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 15, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Sailing The Danube (#1405H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

The Danube River flows through nine countries and is one of the great rivers of Europe. In this program, Burt Wolf guides us along the Danube. First stop is Nuremberg, where we take a look at the works of Albrecht Durer, a master artist of the 14th century. We also visit Regensburg, its castle and its 1,000-year-old bridge. Then through the Danube Gorge, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. There's a visit to Salzburg with a walk through the streets where Mozart lived, a tour of the ancient Melk Abbey, and a demonstration of the Abbey's reusable coffin. Next stop is Vienna and a guided tour of the Hapsburg Palace. The program ends with a visit to Budapest.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Palm Beaches, Florida (#1406H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

In this program, Burt takes a look at how the Palm Beaches were developed, the Norton Museum of Art, a man who was able to change the law so you could get divorced if your spouse was insane, and the history of polo. He also shows us a great place to learn to snorkel, where you can get some excellent antique jewelry, a museum and park dedicated to Japanese culture and a lighthouse with a secret detection station that helped sink over 60 German submarines during the Second World War.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

Luzern, Switzerland (#1101) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. Mark Twain described the monument as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications. Burt also tours the Old Town with its fountain squares and painted buildings and the Jesuit Church - the first large scale Baroque church in Switzerland which was constructed in 1666.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me

German Immigration to the U.S. (#1104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We tend to think that the largest groups to immigrate to America were from Italy or Ireland. But that is not the case. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. This program, shot on-location in Germany, takes a look at who they were and where they came from.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 29, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 29, 2016 -- 8:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

    • Sun 12/13: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal down

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) UPDATE Mon 12/14 4:50pm: Unfortunately, we are unable to repair our fried equipment, and will need to order/find a replacement. At this point, we do know the signal will definitely not return tonight, and do not yet have an estimated time re: when it will be back. Thanks for your patience and […]

    • 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 […]

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

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