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Tomorrow's Chengdu (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Martin visits Tianfu, a new capital of tech in China. See what Tianfu software developers are eating, from a popular Mao Chai restaurant to the dazzling molecular gastronomy of Chef Huang.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 2, 2019 -- 9:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Hot Pot, Anyone? (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Hot pot is almost a religion in Chengdu. On this episode, Martin explores several of Chengdu's estimated 30,000 hot pot restaurants, each with its own unique style. Martin takes to the streets to ask people about their deep feelings surrounding this revered dish.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 -- 9:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 25, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Panda-Monium! (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Martin explores the multifaceted wonders of bamboo. Join him as he visits the adorable giant pandas at a research compound in Chengdu, attends a bamboo banquet, and discovers artists who work with this sturdy and adaptable plant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV – Transmitter Status
    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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