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Sevilla (#313H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

Sevilla is the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan. It's where bullfighting is still politically correct and where little girls dream of growing up to become flamenco dancers. Sevilla has soul - and we feel it in its lacy Moorish palace, massive cathedral, lavish royal tombs, labyrinthine Jewish quarter, and its people-filled streets. After munching tasty tapas, we head south for Andalusia's ultimate whitewashed hilltown, Arcos de la Frontera.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 12:00am

Italy's Amalfi Coast (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 9:00am
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Bulgaria (#904() Duration: 39:00 STEREO TVG

Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. Rick traces the country's complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And he enjoys an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 1:00pm
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Romania (#905() Duration: 42:00 STEREO TVG

Rick and his team tour Romania's vibrant capital, Bucharest, with its "Little Paris of the East" architecture and lingering reminders of a brutal communist dictator. Then they head into Transylvania, where they visit fortified churches, cobbled merchant towns like Sighisoara, and castles made famous by an imported German king and the real-life Dracula. Finally, they explore Maramures, where everyday life still feels like an open-air folk museum.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 1:40pm
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Assisi and Italian Country Charm (#906() Duration: 44:00 STEREO TVG

In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. He ends in Assisi - the hometown of St. Francis - which retains its spiritual aura to this day. Like pilgrims, he explores its stony center before trekking to its awe-inspiring basilica, built on the tomb of the beloved saint.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 2:23pm
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Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country (#907() Duration: 51:00 STEREO TVG

Siena, once a proud and independent city-state, retains its confidence and unique traditions. Rick enjoys a front-row seat at its wild horse race - the venerable Palio - and marvel at cultural treasures from the days when Siena rivaled Florence for leadership of Tuscany. Then he heads into wine country for a little dolce vita under the Tuscan sun.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 3:08pm
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Milan and Lake Como (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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North Wales: Feisty and Poetic (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From towering Mount Snowdon, to evocative medieval castles, to sweeping Victorian promenades, North Wales is a poem written in landscape. We'll climb a mountain aboard a steam train, learn some Welsh, follow a miner deep into a slate mine, herd sheep with a very clever dog, and work in a pop pilgrimage to the Beatles' Liverpool.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Tuscany's Dolce Vita (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Edinburgh (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Italy's Great Hill Towns (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Naples and Pompeii (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Vienna (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Salzburg and Surroundings (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Rome: Baroque Brilliance (#702H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 6:30pm Remind me

England's Bath & York (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, marvels at England's finest Gothic church and gets a surprising dose of Viking history as he enjoys England's easy urban delights.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail (#901H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Hamburg, Germany's mighty port city has risen from the ashes of World War II with a gleaming new skyline and a brisk creative energy. From there, Rick visits the great historic sights of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Wartburg Castle) before finishing in the capital of Franconia: wine-loving W?rzburg.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Germany's Dresden and Leipzig (#902H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Saxony, part of the former East Germany, remains a secret to most travelers. Rick visits the two great cities of the region: the capital city of Dresden, with the opulent palaces and art treasures of the Wettin dynasty, and Leipzig, with its Bach heritage, a massive monument to the day Europe beat Napoleon, and museums remembering its communist heritage.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Germany's Frankfurt and Nurnberg (#903H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Skyscraper-studded Frankfurt - with so much commerce it's nicknamed "Bankfurt" - has a delightful-to-explore old center. Rick also visits Nurnberg, a capital for both the First Reich (the Holy Roman Empire) and the Third. From its towering castle and playful fountains to its Nazi Documentation Center and maze of underground bomb shelters, Nurnberg is a fascinating study in contrasts.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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West England (#908H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The quintessence of charming England is the "West Country": quaint Cotswold villages with their fine churches, manor homes, and gastropubs; Wells, England's smallest cathedral town; and the New Age capital of Glastonbury, with its legends of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. He finishes by pondering the dramatic prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Southeast England (#909H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Arcing along the southeast coast of England, Rick travels from Canterbury (with its famous cathedral) to Dover (stoutly fortified from Roman times to the Battle of Britain). Then he hikes the trails that top the towering chalk cliffs of the South Downs, wander into the beachy resort of Brighton (England's Coney Island), and push on to Portsmouth, whose naval heritage has left it with the best collection of historic sailing ships anywhere.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 23, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me

England's Cornwall (#910H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. He explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. Then, side-tripping deep into the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park, he hikes to forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips (#603H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress city, we venture into less-touristy corners of the former Yugoslavia. In Bosnia, we visit Mostar - war-torn in the 90s, but bursting with promise today. In Montenegro, we sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and explore its mysterious, mountainous interior.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Best of Slovenia (#604H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 28, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me

Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 29, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me

Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Exploring Andalucia, we experience the quintessence of Spanish culture. Starting up high, in Spain's whitewashed hill towns, we roll down to the coast to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa. Then we catch a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sail to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 30, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air signal currently down

      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

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

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