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Colombia: Cartagena and a Hidden Palenque (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Colombia's Caribbean coast was once a source of the wealth of the Caribbean. The city of Cartagena was the most important city in the entire region. Now a home to monuments a half millennium old, the city and coast are home to a wide variety of cultures, including a Palenque, or village founded by escaped slaves. They continue to practice a self-sufficient way of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Peoples of Oaxaca and the Arrival of Holy Week (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The state of Oaxaca is home to more than sixty different ethnic groups. David visits several of them. The Coastal Mixtecs, whose textiles and masks set them apart from other groups, invite him to join them during Holy Week, when they enact ceremonies that set them off from other peoples.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

The Brazilian State of Ceara (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From dazzling beaches to verdant mountains to parched scrubland, Ceara exhibits many of the attractions and also the contradictory currents that Brazilians face. David visits the old sections of the capital city of Fortaleza, a once-isolated beach town, the sweltering inland semi-desert, and the lush mountain range that forms the state's garden basket.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Reefs, Ruins, and Revivals: Belize's Melting Pot (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Belize has a decidedly different history and culture from the rest of Central America. English is the first language of this small nation, reflecting its British ancestry, yet Belize retains deep historic connections among its many residents of Mayan ancestry, and is proud of its strong African roots among the Garifuna people. Belize also has world-class archaeological sites, vast tracts of intact rain forest, and some of the world's richest marine treasures.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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