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Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate (#1627H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

From the port city of Cadiz, where conquistadors set off to conquer the New World, intrepid traveler Megan McCormick begins the journey to the Andalusian city of Cordoba to explore 400 years of Moorish occupation, symbolized by its world heritage site, the Mesquita. Then it's into the heart of western Spain and the city of Merida, famed for its Roman ruins, before ending the adventure in the medieval cities of Avila and Trujillo.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

East Texas (#1510H) Duration: 57:39 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Provence, France (#1605H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVPG

Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the South of France's famous Cote D'Azur and encounters a typically rustic cuisine far removed from the haughtiness of renowned French cooking - the ubiquitous (and largely unaffordable) foie gras and truffles noir! Instead, Rosie discovers that the colloquial cuisine is shaped not just by the seasons but also by a wide-ranging climate, soil and geology. This is a remarkable region blessed with sun, sea, mountains, flowing rivers and lush plateau - offering up the most eclectic and fantastic produce served fresh on the plate. Bon appetit!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway 2, USA (#1602H) Duration: 57:11 STEREO TVG

In part two of the Rust Belt Road Trip, Globe Trekker Megan McCormick spans the American Midwest and its Great Lake states in search of the innovations that ignited an industrial revolution and united America after the divisive conflict of a bloody civil war. The so-called "Rust Belt" region was coined back in 1984 by former Vice President Walter Mondale to describe a hinterland of collapsed industrial manufacturing. But on her travels, Megan discovers that this is also a region bristling with life, for as young people are moving in, regenerating the once monumental metropolises of America's gilded age with their enterprise and zeal.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Wild West: USA (#1624H) Duration: 57:42 STEREO TVPG

In this Globe Trekker special, Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian Wright explore the extraordinary history of America's spectacular Wild West. Sami starts the journey by following Lewis & Clark's 3700-mile journey of exploration from 1804, Zay visits the location of the most famous siege in the history of the Wild West - the Alamo, Justine visits the site of the first discovery of the California Gold Rush, Holly joins the annual re-ride of the 2, 000-mile Pony Express route, and Ian heads to the Little Bighorn battlefield in Montana, the site of Custer's Last Stand in 1876.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

North East England (#1626H) Duration: 57:22 STEREO TVPG

Globe trekker Megan McCormick visits The Eternal City, taking in the sites including the Colosseum and the Forum, and exploring the architectural legacies of famous Emperors such as Augustus, Nero and Trajan, who erected triumphal arches and obelisks to decorate the city and celebrate their military victories. McCormick also takes a day trip outside the crumbling city walls to visit Roman villas and aqueducts along the ancient Roman road, The Appian Way.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: The Transcontinental Railroad, USA (#1603H) Duration: 57:06 STEREO TVG

This episode takes on one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th Century - the Transcontinental Railroad. Intrepid traveler Zay Harding explores the rich history of railroads on this incredible 3, 000-mile journey across America. Traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific, through four time zones and 12 states, we experience some of the most epic landscapes and stunning scenery that North America has to offer. From the very earliest steam locomotives in the 1830s, railroads have fundamentally shaped the USA as we know it today, enabling trade, spreading ideas and facilitating mass migration and settlement across the country.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Sicily (#1625H) Duration: 56:59 STEREO TVPG

Bobby Chinn discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to its religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Patagonia (#1607H) Duration: 57:22 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding takes a journey along Ruta 40 by climbing Volcan Lanin, the highest peak in the area. Traveling down the Seven Lakes Drive, he passes through the Lake District in San Carlos de Bariloche, heads next to the former hippie colony of El Bolson, boards the La Trochita steam train, searches for Butch Cassidy's hideout in Cholila and drives on to Trevelin, a town founded by Welsh immigrants that maintains that culture. Zay then makes the long trek to Cueva de las Manos to admire its incredible rock art, reaches El Chalten for the spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy before the final leg that takes him to the Cabo Virgenes lighthouse, the last stop on Ruta 40.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Eastern Canada (#1511H) Duration: 57:58 STEREO TVPG

Zoe D'Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying heights of Toronto's CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Art Trails of the French Riviera (#1604H) Duration: 56:57 STEREO TVPG

Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads (#1610H) Duration: 57:54 STEREO TVPG

Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Building England I (#1517H) Duration: 57:32 STEREO TVPG

Judith Jones walks viewers through the story of the English building from the earliest days of Christianity, the creation of the baroque mansion in the 17th century, how a Romanesque church became a cathedral and how a castle became the Englishman's home. Among the locations she visits are the Roman edifices in Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey and the minster in Yorkshire, Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, and Castle Howard.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Bolivia (#1619H) Duration: 57:27 STEREO TVPG

Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivia's agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni - a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt (#1606H) Duration: 57:31 STEREO TVPG

Globe trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramids.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 21, 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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