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Italy's Amalfi Coast (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 12:00am
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Milan and Lake Como (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 12:00am
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Tuscany's Dolce Vita (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna (#808H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities. Padua is famed for its venerable university, precious Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica. Verona is a hit with aficionados of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans. And Ravenna, with its shimmering mosaics, was once the western bastion of the Byzantine Empire. We enliven each stop with a tasty dose of Italian dolce vita.

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Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol.

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Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Exploring Andalucia, we experience the quintessence of Spanish culture. Starting up high, in Spain's whitewashed hill towns, we roll down to the coast to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa. Then we catch a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sail to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.

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Italy's Great Hill Towns (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world.

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Vienna (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Salzburg and Surroundings (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Amsterdam (#809H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Europe's best-preserved 17th-century city, Amsterdam is quaint and jarring, traditional and modern. Filled with history and happy-go-lucky, it's a delight to explore. Uniquely entertaining Amsterdam shows us Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all under tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Western Turkey (#801H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From the port of Kusadasi, we wander the streets of ancient Ephesus, soak in a natural spa at Pamukkale, learn why the dervishes whirl at Konya, munch lunch in a Turkish pizzeria, and cruise the Mediterranean on a traditional Turkish gulet from Antalya. Turkey is a mighty nation whose ancient heritage, Muslim faith, and western ways are coming together...and we'll see how.

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North England's Lake District and Durham (#709H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Hiking through the Cumbrian Lake District - England's green and pristine mountain playground - we admire idyllic lakes, discover misty waterfalls, tour a slate mine, and conquer stony summits. And we'll meet the locals - and their beloved dogs and sheep - everywhere. Then we play a little cricket, hike Hadrian's Wall, and are dazzled by Durham's Norman cathedral.

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Oslo (#607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Burgundy: Profound France (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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France's Dordogne (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam (#810H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By train, bike, and boat, we visit the top Dutch sights outside of Amsterdam: from Haarlem to Rotterdam, and from Delft to the Zuiderzee. Along the way, we enjoy charming towns with fragrant cheese markets, soggy polderland, mighty dikes, and windmills both new and old. Rolling through the Netherlands and connecting with its people, you can't help but think, "Everything's so... Dutch!"

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Central Turkey (#802H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We marvel at the fascinating landscape of Cappadocia from high above in a balloon...and from deep below, prowling an underground city where Christians once hid out. We'll join a circumcision party, explore troglodyte ghost towns, shop for sheep at the market, and chat with an imam. Then we enjoy the modern capital, Ankara, and pay our respects to the father of modern Turkey, Ataturk.

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Venice: City of Dreams (#710H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight.

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Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then we delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Barcelona and Catalunya (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy's last independent hill town, San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Prague (#811H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the best-preserved Baroque city in Central Europe. We experience its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and perhaps the best beer in Europe. With a beautifully preserved Old Town, Prague deserves its nickname: the Golden City of a Hundred Spires.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Stockholm (#609H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Vienna and the Danube (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Telc, Trebon and Konopiste. We'll also tour a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezin, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Athens and Side Trips (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Berlin (#812H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A tumultuous 20th century left Berlin filled with powerful sights - from evocative memorials, to surviving bits of its communist and fascist days, to its glass-domed Reichstag. We enjoy its now-trendy east side, its people-friendly riverfront, and its vibrant social scene. Reunited Berlin - perhaps the fastest changing and most happening city in Europe - is entertaining more visitors than ever.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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France's Loire: Chateau Country (#803H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Along the Loire River Valley, the beautiful French countryside is studded with evocative chateaux. Home-basing in Amboise, we visit four unique castles: elegant Chenonceau, massive Chambord, stately Cheverny, and fragrant Villandry. Along the way, we tour Leonardo's home, feed hunting dogs, enjoy the local cuisine, and savor a princely garden.

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Venice and Its Lagoon (#711H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born.

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Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Greece's Peloponnese (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplion, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Copenhagen (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways today. We'll stroll through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, ogle crown jewels in the palace and take a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open air museum and eerily well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere. And the delightfully quaint Isle of Aero beckons a bike ride among thatched cottages, "snooping mirrors", and cobbled alleyways that reminds us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Rome: Ancient Glory (#701H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Part 1 of 3 on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Galicia and the Camino De Santiago (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Along the way, we stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dive into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia-where Riverdance meets flamenco.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Istanbul (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Iran:Tehran and Side Trips (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Iran's Historic Capitals (#514H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Rome: Baroque Brilliance (#702H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Basque Country (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastian home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, we'll experience Basque culture at its most vivid.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Dublin and Mystical Sidetrips (#208H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

Dublin's story is of feast and famine: from its 18th-century Golden Age to its 20th-century struggles for independence to its boomtime today. We explore the town's foreboding castle, patriotic jail, and Trinity College with its illuminated Book of Kells--a bright light from the Dark Ages. At night we party in Temple Bar, awash with Celtic music and frothy pints of Guinness. We sidetrip to the prehistoric necropolis of Newgrange and the medieval monastery at Glendalough, tucked in the scenic Wicklow Mountains.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry (#209H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

We find the story of Ireland strewn along its fascinating south coast: Waterford's much-loved crystal factory; the Kennedy family homestead; the Dunbrody famine ship; and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. After learning why locals don't kiss the Blarney Stone, we savor the scenic charms of the Emerald Isle-driving the Ring of Kerry.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands (#210H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway, dance in a castle at a medieval folk banquet and delve into Ireland in the extreme: Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric "fairy forts," if you'll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it'll be right here.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Rome: Back-Street Riches (#703H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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Paris Side-Trips (#804H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile-de-France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France's elite. We explore Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux le Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers. We'll also marvel at the glass and statuary of Chartres cathedral and dine like kings.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 6:00pm Remind me

European Travel Skills, Part I (#712H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Berlin: Resilient, Reunited, and Reborn (#211H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

Berlin is back, resuming its place as a great European capital. We climb the Reichstag's new glass dome, sway at a modern-day cabaret, and pop a few chocolates in the now thriving eastern sector. Along with Germany's finest art, complicated Berlin also has hidden remnants of its fascist and communist past. In a city that's rebounding and rebuilding, we crane our necks at Europe's newest Times Square-Potsdamer Platz.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg (#212H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

Cruising the Rhine River, we dodge riverboat traffic and the legendary siren, Lorelei. After climbing castles and descending into dungeons, we relax with Rhine wine. We tour Burg Eltz-a lived-in castle where the noble lady still puts out fresh flowers. Then we enter the walled town of Rothenburg for Germany's best wood carving, a vivid dose of medieval punishment, and a tour with the night watchman of the town's lamp-lit ramparts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

Munich and the Foothills of the Alps (#213H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

In Munich, where locals specialize in good living, we visit boisterous markets and go for Baroque palaces...while office workers surf in the Isar River. Heading into the foothills of the Alps, we take a spin around a Maypole; drop by Oberammergau-the Shirley Temple of Bavarian villages; and tour the fairy-tale castles of "Mad" King Ludwig. After hiking up to a desolate ruined castle, we soar even higher in a glider over the Tyrol.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps (#214H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike, bike, and parasail. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet. For a finale, we ride Europe's highest lift up the mighty Jungfrau for hot cocoa, glacier sledding, and oh-wow views.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (#704H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

European Travel Skills, Part II (#713H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too