Inspiring Landscapes Previous Broadcasts

Episode #56

KQED World: Fri, Jan 5, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

Danger awaits the migratory birds that visit the more than 100 wetland areas of the Sarobetsu Plain in spring. It comes in the form of massive white-tailed sea eagles anxious to feed their chicks.

Episode #55

KQED World: Thu, Jan 4, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

Northern Hokkaido is a vast snowfield in winter with scant food for animals such as the northern red foxes. But the huge white-tailed sea eagles can survive by skilfully fishing in the surging waves.

Episode #54

KQED World: Wed, Jan 3, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

The severe winter conditions on Mt. Tomuraushi (2,141m) include powerful winds, white blizzards, and massive lumps of ice. So why do nutcrackers choose to live here in such a harsh environment?

Episode #50

KQED World: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 -- 4:30 AM

We visit an island filled with extraordinary sights and sounds: rare thrushes singing, woodpeckers drilling holes, endemic jays building their nests early, and tiger butterflies huddled to keep warm.

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    • 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

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