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Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 8:00am
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

In The Path of the Conquistadors (#104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The ancient Spanish empire stretched from the Americas to Asia. Joseph visits Loreto, Baja California, Mexico - the first Spanish capital of the Californias and The Philippines - where Spanish influence is visible in the Filipinos' language, spirit and food.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 2:30pm

Santa Ynez Valley, California (#105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There's more to California's wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Joseph moves south and "Sideways" to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Wine country - the location of the Academy Award nominated movie "Sideways" - for a full menu of romantic activities that include more than wine tasting.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Ireland - The West Is Best (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula. While on the Peninsula he uncovers a few important Irish secrets like how to draw a proper pint, spout a wee bit of Gaelic without getting tongue-tied, how to root for your horse home at the Dingle races and which pub has the best Irish soda bread and stew. Then he heads to the Puck Festival in Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry for some Irish merrymaking. Joseph also learns about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the Blasket Islanders - a modern-day Irish migration saga.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Fiji - Island Hopping (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Newfoundland - Winter/Summer (#106) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Taiwan - The Culture of Tea (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Chile - The Driest Place On Earth (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears (#107) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph journeys to Churchill, Canada to experience the summer spectacle of thousands of Beluga Whales frolicking in the Churchill River and in winter, the annual Polar Bear migration to the shores of Hudson Bay.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Taiwan - Forgotten People (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods, staying in traditional dwellings and participating in the rituals and customs associated with the hunt, capture and serving of flying fish.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Colors of Malaysia (#108) Duration: 25:55 STEREO TVG

Joseph experiences multi-cultural, multi-religious Malaysia when Joseph takes part in the "Colors of Malaysia Festival." The national celebration spotlights the different states and people of Malaysia through music, song, dance and costumes.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Greece - Cruising The Isles (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. Joseph catches the unique rhythm of each island on Travelscope's own Grecian odyssey.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph combines the legendary with the natural when he explores Guatemala's Mayan legacy at the temples of Tikal and Yaxha and then discovers the wonders that wait at the El Quetzal Biotope Nature Reserve.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Islands of Malaysia (#109) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph continues his "Colors of Malaysia" adventure through multicultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Crossing The Swiss Alps (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Victoria, Australia (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers (#110) Duration: 26:40 STEREO TVG

Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Port Aransas, Texas - Fun on the Texas' Coa (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast. In every season the pleasures are easy in this laid back Southern town where often the best thing to do is nothing. The active visitor has plenty to keep them busy and Joseph tries his hand at swimming, fishing, kayaking, crawfish shucking and dancing a two step or three. In keeping with his joy of lifelong learning, he hops aboard a University of Texas research vessel for a cruise of the bay and a look it's denizens of the deep.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tasmania, Australia (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 10:00am 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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