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Barcelona and Catalunya (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 9:00am

Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy's last independent hill town, San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 12:00am
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 9:00am
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Vienna and the Danube (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (#704H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Telc, Trebon and Konopiste. We'll also tour a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezin, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Athens and Side Trips (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

Greece's Peloponnese (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplion, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Copenhagen (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways today. We'll stroll through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, ogle crown jewels in the palace and take a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (#705H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca (#302H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls. Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Croatia: Adriatic Delights (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, we hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy the thriving capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its enchanting port town of Rovinj.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open air museum and eerily well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere. And the delightfully quaint Isle of Aero beckons a bike ride among thatched cottages, "snooping mirrors", and cobbled alleyways that reminds us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

Istanbul (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Iran:Tehran and Side Trips (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Iran's Historic Capitals (#514H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Paris: Regal and Intimate (#706H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of 2 episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris - shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life (#303H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 6:00pm Remind me

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 Plus: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Rick Steves' Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain (#601H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

This special weaves together the region's rich mix of culture, cuisine, history, and natural wonders. It includes the major cites of Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada; flamenco, sherry, and horses; dramatic white-washed hill towns; and fun in the Costa del Sol sun - plus a dash of Britain in Gibraltar.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 12:00am 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: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Paris: Embracing Life and Art (#707H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this second of 2 episodes on Europe's "City of Light," we ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car, get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, go on a tombstone pilgrimage at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and savor the Parisian cafe scene. Few cites are so confident in their expertise in good living - and as travelers, we get to share in that uniquely Parisian joie de vivre.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland (#304H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. We tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Then we head for the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. We taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over six-sided rock columns, putter through a world-class golf course, and stomp our feet to Irish music in rough-and- tumble Derry.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 6:00pm Remind me

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 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 2:30pm 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: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 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: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 30, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

Oslo (#607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then we delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

London: Historic and Dynamic (#708H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
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    TV Technical Issues
    • 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 […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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

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