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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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 12:30am
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 8:30am

The Great Rivers of Europe: Melk to Budapest (#1207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt cruises through the Wachau Valley, a major area for Austrian wines. Then he visits Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest and most impressive monasteries were Burt explains how the Catholic Church used Baroque architecture to undermine the Reformation. Then to Vienna for music and pastry, and finally a tour of Budapest.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 12:30am
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 8:30am

Santa Fe, New Mexico (#701) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG

For over 12,000 years, Native Americans have been living in the area around Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Spanish arrived in the 1600s and eventually the two cultures blended together to form one of the most interesting societies in America. In this program, we take a helicopter tour of some of the most beautiful parts of the Southwest, visit the oldest church in the United States, and discover how the native tribes used modern ledger paper to preserve their heroic legends and personal stories. We visit the Loretto Chapel and inspect its magic staircase, which appears to be totally unsupported. We travel through the Bandelier National Monument and see the remains of an ancient Pueblo community and take a look at a simple and inexpensive construction technique that will keep a house in good shape for hundreds of years.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 3, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Mexico City (#504) Duration: 28:25 STEREO TVG

Burt goes to Guadalupe, Mexico to uncover the Story of Juan Diego and the patron Saint of Mexico. We discover how Christian groups separated themselves from Jews during the first century after Christ. We go to Seville, Spain to take part in the Holy Week processions, learn why Baroque churches were built to save Catholicism, and find out that after centuries of tradition, the people of Mexico have come to believe in only two things: Our Lady of Guadalupe and The National Lottery.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me

Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland (#402) Duration: 27:19 STEREO TVG

One of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. You'll join Burt for a balloon trip over the snow covered Alps, meet a team of amazing skiers who specialize in making sports available to the handicapped, paraglide from the top of one of Switzerland's most famous mountains, and visit an ancient castle that's been turned into a museum for wine lovers and a restaurant for food lovers.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Winter In Valais, Switzerland (#403) Duration: 25:18 STEREO TVG

The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais has some of the highest peaks in Europe including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. You'll see 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, travel along with the Glacier Patrol as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps, learn the art of curling, discover the secrets of dog-sledding, tend the Dalai Lama's vineyard and take a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

The History and Science of Shopping (#505) Duration: 28:19 STEREO TVG

The two questions travelers ask most often are, "Where should I eat?" and "Where should I shop?" In this program, Burt takes a look at the history of shopping from its beginnings in 17th century London and the first department store in Paris, to New York's Fifth Avenue and the auction of a 92-million dollar painting at Sotheby's. We find out how the brains of men and women make them shop differently, who introduced the idea of ready-to-wear clothing and why. We see how the French Revolution changed the way people shopped, how the shopping bag and the price tag were invented, and why the survival of a nation can depend on how it shops.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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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: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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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: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Yucatan, Mexico (#404) Duration: 27:43 STEREO TVG

The Yucatan peninsula, on the east coast of Mexico, juts out into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf. It is home to the most impressive concentration of Mayan ruins. Burt takes us to Uxmal, the intellectual and cultural center of the Maya, tells us the best places to shop for hammocks and panama hats, explores the capital which at one time had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world, and explains what makes flamingoes pink.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me
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The Future of Shopping (#506) Duration: 25:25 STEREO TVG

We discover how shopping kept our original 13 colonies together during the Revolutionary War. How shopping is used not to make each of us different but to let us become part of a community. What the future of shopping might look like on the Internet. We meet a woman who closed her antique business on earth and opened one in cyberspace, a man who designed an Internet business that sells a car a minute and interview Meg Whitman, the President of eBay.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 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: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Eastern Switzerland (#405) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG

One of the best-kept secrets in European travel, Eastern Switzerland is picturesque and uncrowded. You'll visit the finest Baroque abbey in Switzerland, a textile center that still produces some of the best embroidery, and one of the greatest couture houses in Europe. You meet a group of sculptors who are uncovering the history of a famous Greek statue, discover how dulcimers are made and played, and see the ultimate democracy in action.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 3:30pm Remind me
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The Shrine at Czestochowa, Poland (#507) Duration: 26:49 STEREO TVG

The destination for pilgrims for over 600 years, this monastery houses a painting of the Virgin and Child thought to have been painted by St. Luke. We tour a 15th century library, discover the three essential elements that connect an image to a miracle and what gives an image its supernatural powers. We also find out what makes places like the Vietnam Memorial, The Alamo, our Civil War Battlefields, and Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace popular locations for a pilgrimage.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 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: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Cruising The Danube (#801) Duration: 25:17 STEREO TVG

River cruising has become one of the best ways to see Europe and at a great price. Burt takes viewers on a cruise down the Danube. He started in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and returned back to Budapest eight days later. While the ship was on the river it made stops in Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, Vienna the capital of Austria, Durnstein, Melk, as well as Grein, Linz and Passau. This show gives you a unique insight into river cruising while stopping for all the sites on the way.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me
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Jungfrau Region, Switzerland (#406) Duration: 27:28 STEREO TVG

In the heart of Switzerland, the Jungfrau region is considered to be one of the most remarkable spots for lovers of nature. You'll take a steamer to the ancient villages on Lake Thun, visit the site of Clint Eastwood's film The Eiger Sanction, ride the highest railroad in Europe to a research station that is studying the earth atmosphere, and climb inside a million year old waterfall.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Southwestern, France (#508) Duration: 25:29 STEREO TVG

Burt takes us on a tour of the city of Toulouse, discovers why the color blue terrified the soldiers of ancient Rome and how the cloth dyers of Toulouse used blue to make a fortune. They don't call royal families blue bloods for nothing. We visit the largest Romanesque Church in Europe, find out how in 1222 the King of France set the pattern for Donald Trump's real estate deals. We take a look at a group of 35,000-year-old cave paintings that were used to teach young men to hunt. We find out where to rent a houseboat and wander along one of the most beautiful canals in the world. We are guided through the largest collection of works by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, visit Carcassonne, a walled city for over 2,500 year, and stop into one of the finest restaurants in the area to check out the local specialties.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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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: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Christmas In Vienna, Austria (#702) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG

Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. We also take a look at the foods of Christmas and discover their special meanings. The program gives us a real understanding of one of the world's most popular holidays.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Krakow, Poland (#509) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

For hundreds of years Krakow has been one of the great cultural centers of Eastern Europe. We tour the city, visit the ancient castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, discover the origin of the croissant, look at some of the 2.5 million works of art in the city's museums and find out how the immodest sight of a woman's legs saved the town's Medieval wall. Burt also checks out what's cooking and visits the Jewish quarter of Krakow that was founded in the 14th century.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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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: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Vatican City (#703) Duration: 25:51 STEREO TVG

Rome's Vatican City has a population of only 550 people and a landmass of just over 100 acres, which makes it the world's smallest independent state, but its influence is extraordinary. Burt takes viewers on a unique tour of the city and its history. There are some amazing images from the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica as well as a look at St. Peter's Tomb below. We see the Sistine Chapel in close-up and visit the Vatican's 500-year-old mosaic studio.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Cologne, Germany (#704) Duration: 26:11 STEREO TVG

Built by the ancient Romans, Cologne is a mixture of old and new - 60, 000 university students keep it young, a thousand-year-old cathedral gives it maturity. In this program, Burt visits the cathedral, which is Germany's most visited tourist attraction and finds out how it can reconnect travelers with their spiritual feelings. He also stops into the city's best restaurants and presents Cologne's traditional foods and drinks. He takes viewers through a chocolate museum, and a cruise on the Rhine River. He unravels the mystery of why light perfumes are called Eau de Cologne. He also takes us to Cologne's world-famous carnival celebration.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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The Shrine at Lourdes, France (#510) Duration: 26:19 STEREO TVG

In the southwest corner of France, Lourdes is one of the most important shrines in the Christian world. Famous as a site for healing miracles, over 7000 cures have been documented. Burt takes us on a tour of the churches of Lourdes, discovers the story of the shrine's beginnings, visits the mysterious grotto, takes part in a torch light procession, uncovers the shrine's political significance in the history of France and its role in the story of woman's rights. He also interviews the doctor who was in charge for the investigation of the most recent medical miracle.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologne (#1202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

During the past decade, cruising the great rivers of Europe has become one of the most popular vacations for American tourists. In this program, Burt introduces you to Amsterdam, tours a museum dedicated to the history of women's handbags, and sails along the Rhine to Cologne.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Aachen, Germany (#705) Duration: 25:50 STEREO TVG

During the 8th century, Charlemagne united all the Christian communities in northern Europe and centered his kingdom in the town of Aachen. The magnificent church that he built is still standing. Burt takes viewers on a tour of the city. We discover the strange legends of its ancient fountains, the reason the healing powers of its hot springs have been famous for over 2000 years, and what made it one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. We also find out about Aachen's spice cookies and why the people buy over 45,000 tons of them each year. And, of course, Burt introduces us to the signature foods of the city.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

Hamburg, Germany (#706) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

During the early 1960s, Hamburg was the world's epicenter for rock music. The Beatles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers were local heroes. Burt takes viewers on a musical tour of the period. He also explores the city and discovers why it has more millionaires per capita than any other city in Europe. We take an excursion through the city's famous port and end up at the Sunday morning fish market party that takes place every week. We also visit the Montblanc factory and discover why their fountain pens don't leak.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell (#1203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt sails along the Rhine from Cologne to Rudesheim where he visits a museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments. Along the way he passes the Lorelei Rock and explains the real story of how it got famous for luring ships into the rocks. Then he visits the city of Zell where the mayor and his band lead visitors in a parade through the streets of the town to a wine cellar underneath one of the government buildings.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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A Tuscan Harvest, Italy (#708) Duration: 25:00 STEREO TVG

Tuscany is the artistic, cultural and gastronomic center of Northern Italy. In this program, Burt brings viewers to a vineyard just south of the city of Siena to take part in the fall harvest. We find out what makes the wines of Tuscany so famous, how the grapes are cared for, how the wine is produced. We also get a gastronomic tour of the region and its most famous dishes. We spend time with the owner of the vineyard who immigrated to Canada because he was starving and returned 50 years later as the millionaire founder and owner of Canada's largest trucking company. Burt makes the trip with one of America's leading authorities on Italian wine.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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In Taiwan, A Sense of Place - Part 1 (#709) Duration: 25:50 STEREO TVG

Part 1 of 2. These two programs take a new approach to television travel. In each, 3 people who have come to the US from Taiwan and achieved considerable success, describe the reasons they immigrated to America, what they have accomplished in the US and what they recommend to visitors in their native country. Chien-Ming Wang (star pitcher for the New York Yankees), Dr. Henry Lee (the world's leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial), Dr. David Ho (foremost authority on AIDS research), and others tell us what to see, eat, drink, visit and shop for in Taiwan. Burt takes his video team to Taiwan and follows their advice. The programs give you a unique insight into Taiwan and are equally entertaining - either for those staying at home or for the seasoned traveler.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg (#1204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt cruises along the Mosel River with stops in Cochem and Bernkastel in the middle of the Mosel wine region. He also tours the city of Luxembourg and cooks with Lea Linster, one of Europe's leading chefs and a major television personality.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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In Taiwan, A Sense of Place - Part 2 (#710) Duration: 26:10 STEREO TVG

Part 2 of 2. These two programs take a new approach to television travel. In each, 3 people who have come to the US from Taiwan and achieved considerable success, describe the reasons they immigrated to America, what they have accomplished in the US and what they recommend to visitors in their native country. Chien-Ming Wang (star pitcher for the New York Yankees), Dr. Henry Lee (the world's leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial), Dr. David Ho (foremost authority on AIDS research), and others tell us what to see, eat, drink, visit and shop for in Taiwan. Burt takes his video team to Taiwan and follows their advice. The programs give you a unique insight into Taiwan and are equally entertaining - either for those staying at home or for the seasoned traveler.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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Milan, Italy (#802) Duration: 27:51 STEREO TVG

Milan has been an influential city for well over 2,000 years. It was a significant political and commercial center for the Roman Empire, and it has maintained that position ever since. Today, Milan is an industrial powerhouse. It is the financial and commercial center of Italy, a focus for electronics, publishing, television, textiles, international trade-fairs, fashion and food. Burt takes viewers to a 16th century Italian palazzo, filled with authentic furnishings and objects from the Renaissance. We'll also find out why Milan is the source of some of Italy's best cooking.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 12:30am Remind me
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    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

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KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

Quality children's programming parents love too