Donate

Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg Previous Broadcasts

Cruise Ship Ghosts (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Think you're sailing on a brand new cruise ship? Think again! That ship may have sailed under different names, or different companies, for decades. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg looks at the notorious past lives of some cruise ships. Plus, discover the hidden gems of Beijing and explore how ancient China is evolving in modern times. And, when an airline switches your seat on you, we'll tell you how to fight back!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Decline & Fall of Air Service to U.S. Cities (Episode #304H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

"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.

Egypt Tourism (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

In 2011, there was the Arab Spring, a revolution in Egypt that was quickly followed by the Arab Winter. Travel and tourism flatlined in the country. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg explains how this impacted Egypt and, more importantly, how does that impact you as travelers? Plus, Peter reveals his hidden gems of Baja California, with an insider's look at experiences in Mexico no one knows about, from wine, to cheese, to horseback riding. None of which is in the brochures! And, Travel Weekly Editor In Chief Arnie Weissman introduces us to some alternatives to staying in hotels. They include parked jumbo jets converted into overnight accommodations, abandoned missile silos, and a building crane suspended 500 feet in the air!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Rating Your Tour Guide (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

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.

Constructing A Mega Resort (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Modern resorts are getting bigger and even more impressive. But did you ever think of how difficult it is to build one of them? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg goes behind the scenes and shows us the construction of one of the biggest resorts of all-time: the much-delayed Baha Mar, in the Bahamas. Plus, a lot of hotels will claim they are historic, simply because they're old. And then there's the case of the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Peter reveals its rich and colorful history. And, correspondent Tracy Gallagher takes us to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, which is one of the most important beaches in the world for loggerhead turtle nesting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Alternatives to Commercial Jets (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

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.

The Invisibles (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV
    TV ? Transmitter Status
    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED?s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

    • DIRECTV KQED Plus 54 HD Issue

      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

    • KQED World Technical Issue

      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh?s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.