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Basking with the Basques (#1501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Basque country straddles the border between southwest France and northeast Spain, but except for their passports the Basques are neither French nor Spanish -- they are Basque. They speak the oldest European language still spoken, so old that no one can tell where it came from. In this program Burt travels through the Basque country, visits the hometown of the first person to sail completely around the world, looks at the early works of Andy Warhol in the Bilbao Museum, and tastes what the Basques are eating and drinking.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part One (#1801H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We discover the history of deep sea sport fishing and why the Palm Beaches of Florida became the world epicentre of the sport. We learn why people like Ernest Hemingway and the Lone Ranger were attracted to the sport. We visit with the slightly dysfunctional family that invented the sport fishing boat and see how those boats and the family have changed over the years.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Coming to America (#1502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The final decades of the 1800s found much of Europe in a losing battle with over-population. Many people felt that their only hope for survival was to immigrate to The United States. They soon discovered that the streets were not paved with gold. In fact, most of the streets were not paved at all, and they were expected to pave them. In this program, Burt takes a look at who came, where they came from and what they contributed to the history of our nation.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part Two (#1802H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt takes a look at the nautical phrases that have come into popular use like "cup of joe" and "feeling blue". We discover the importance of catch-and-release programs, and the women who have become stars of the deep-sea fishing sport. We meet a mechanic who flies his plane around the world to fix deep sea sports fishing boats and we witness Burt catching and releasing a 7- (or maybe 5-) foot shark.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Nature Vs. Nurture (#1503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For hundreds of years, people have been arguing the issue of Nature vs. Nurture. Are we the result of our youthful experiences or the genes we inherited from our ancestors? Recently, scientists have come to the conclusion that our genes interact with our environment and we change constantly throughout our lives. Our biology is actually altered by our environment. To take a look at this question, Burt talked to a group of people who had grown up in the structured culture of Taiwan and in their early years moved to the more open culture of the United States. Among the people Burt talks to are Steve Chen co-inventor of YouTube and Justin Lin who makes the Fast and Furious films. Burt then travels to Taiwan to take a look at what influenced their youth.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

A History of Chocolate / Part One (#1803H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We find out who was the first European to see a cacao bean and discover its role as the local money of the Maya. We trace chocolate's arrival in Europe, its acceptance by the Church, and its reputation as an aphrodisiac. Burt tours the Italian city of Torino, checks on the "Shroud" and stops into a 350-year-old chocolate cafe to get the recipe for the local chocolate speciality. We visit the streets of Torino where Michael Caine drove his mini Cooper in The Italian Job, and where Audrey Hepburn starred in War and Peace.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Women @ Work (#1504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt's mother was one of the first women executives at Macy's Department store. During the past few years, as Burt traveled around the world he began to see how things had changed for women in business and how some things had not changed. In this program he visits with leading authorities on the history of women at work. It took him to New York City, Fairfield, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Zurich, Switzerland.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

A History of Chocolate / Part Two (#1804H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We visit a Hacienda in Venezuela to find out how the finest chocolate beans are being saved from extinction and how they are grown and fermented. We follow the beans back to Italy and see how they are selected and processed into chocolate bars. Burt attends a professional chocolate tasting class, during with he shares the secrets of the pros.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Girl with the Book (#1505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For centuries, women were discouraged from going to school. It was OK if a woman could read and write, but anything more advanced was considered "dangerous". These days, for the first time in U.S. history, more women graduate from American universities than men. It's an amazing change in the relationship between men and women. In this program, Burt travels around trying to find out what had been going on for hundreds of years and why things are changing.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

The History of Water (#1805H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As Burt travels around the world he is often confronted with the need to purchase water, which led to an interest in the cost and ecology of bottled water and the history of water in general. In this program we look at how life adjusts to the need for water in different parts of the world, and its chemistry as a liquid, a solid and a gas. We also look at the part water plays in all major religions and a new form of water that was invented in Japan.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

It's A Good Thing (#1506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

When Burt started traveling around the world, the hotels, restaurants, airlines, and just about every other business he encountered had been started by a man, today, half the businesses he deals with were put together by entrepreneurial women and as Martha Stewart would say, "That's a good thing". In this program Burt travels around looking at the tradition of women entrepreneurs.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Great Art Undiscovered (#1806H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt travels through Europe and the United States looking at the history of great artists who were never appreciated during their lifetime. Vincent Van Gogh lived at the end of the 1800s and during his life sold one or two paintings. These days, a single work by Van Gogh goes for over $100 million dollars. Same for Van Gogh's friend, Paul Gauguin. Ignored during his life, now his works sell for over $ 300 million a painting. Burt talks about his desire to become a painter or photographer and how his need to pay the rent ended that plan. He introduces us to a non-profit organization called Artrepeneur that is trying to show artists how to sell their works.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Kansas City (#1601H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt visits Kansas City, discovers the history of Kansas City BBQ, visits the town's best BBQ joint and goes into their kitchens to checkout their technique. He visits the Kansas City Royals stadium, which is one of the few stadiums still standing that was originally built for baseball and learns about the team culture that has made them champions. He tours the city's great art museum and discovers the World War I Memorial Museum.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

How to Sell The Art You Create (#1807H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt learns how painters, sculptures, photographers and other artists can use a non-profit organization to bring their work to the attention of the public. He traces the success of two artists, one in Europe and one in the United States and how they used the internet to gain access to the art market with being represented by a major gallery. He shows us how to use the internet to present our own works and why the idea of being an unknown artist might be coming to an end.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 kqed.org/listenlive 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

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

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.