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KQED Plus: Sunday, October 25, 2009

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, October 25, 2009
  • 12:00 am
    Qi Gong for Weight Loss How can you jumpstart your metabolism in just two minutes? What acupressure point instantly cuts cravings? According to Qi Gong philosophy, excess weight is a sign of imbalance. Lee Holden, one of the world's leading instructors in Qi Gong and a public television favorite, offers a whole new way to achieve your ideal body in this special. Against the stunning backdrop of a mountain lake, Holden takes viewers of all fitness levels through a routine designed to build core strength and increase the body's metabolism. Learn how to restore your body to its healthiest state, without deprivation or stress. duration 57:39   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures Because the Lawrence Welk Show was on national television from 1955 to 1982, over 1065 shows were produced. For this special, the producers of the program were, indeed, on a treasure hunt, looking for the most entertaining and rarely seen musical numbers from the Welk television show archive. Viewers can expect to see performances by their favorite members of the Musical Family, starting with the earliest days on the show. Segments from the first black and white program on July 2, 1955 to the last show on February 24, 1982 will be included, and many of them will mark major milestones along the way such as the 500th show, the 20th year, and the 25th anniversary program. One of the "priceless" moments featured is from the pen of nationally syndicated cartoonist, Joe Martin. In November, 2006, his character, "Mr. Boffo," had something very funny to say about the Welk Show and the producer couldn't resist asking for permission to use it. Mr. Martin created a special animated version of the cartoon, seen for the first time in this show. duration 1:58:13   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a new program, based on his newest book, Excuses Begone! His goal is simple, but not easy: to help viewers learn how to overcome lifetime thinking habits that keep us from maximizing our human potential. This special addresses the powerfully transformative process of how to change habituated ways of thinking that limit our beliefs in who we can be in the world and what we can achieve. Through Dr. Dyer's process of identifying excuses which are self-defeating, he also teaches that we can choose our way of thinking. And, just because something has "always seemed to be the way it is" for most of us, there is a wealth of research that now points to a human being's ability to change these habits - which really translate into our excuses - and move into new realms of possibility. duration 2:57:53   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Brain Fitness Program If you are 50 years old today, you'll probably live into your mid-80s. If you live into your mid-80s, there's a more than even probability that your brain will decline in function before you die. At age 85, there's almost an even-money chance that you'll be identified as senile which will dramatically impair your ability to live alone, your ability to make your own decisions and live a full and interesting life until the day you die.
    The problem is more than just lapses in memory. There are three root causes of problems in the aging brain: (1) an increasing signal-to-noise problem in processing information collected by our senses, (2) a decline in the production of key brain chemicals and (3) a slowing in processing speed. These problems make it increasingly difficult to accurately receive, store, retrieve and manipulate information received from any of the 5 senses.
    The good news is that we can change this! It is not inevitable that we will be in a state of dementia at the time of our death. We know that we need physical exercise to maintain our physical strength throughout our lives, our brain also needs to be exercised in order to retain our mental acuity throughout whatever our lifespan. Over 50 neuroscientists have worked to create a system for strengthening the brain and making it perform with more agility, speed and comprehension. Host: Dr. Michael Merzenich.
    duration 1:59:11   STEREO
  • 7:30 am
    YOU: Steps for Extending Your Warranty with Dr. Michael Roizen Wouldn't you like to know how to prevent your body from aging badly? No one explains the mechanics of the body better than Dr. Michael Roizen. Most of us believe that with age comes a slow and steady decline of our minds, our eyes, our hearing, our joints, our arteries, our libido and our overall quality of life. Aging is inevitable, however the rate at which we age is not. If you are in reasonable health today you have a reasonable chance of living to 100 with the same vitality you have or had at age 45. Dr. Michael Roizen provides an easy action plan to combat life's 'major agers,' those internal and external forces that cause the most wear and tear on your body. < br />Family genes are blamed for just about everything from stress, to illness, to the size of our waistlines. It's true, you can't change your genes, but you can control whether certain genes are turned on or off. Recent studies show that your body has the ability to repair any organ in the body. With the help of a male and female specimen from The Bodies Exhibition, Dr. Michael Roizen visually identifies and explains the body's organs, arteries and nerves affecting the aging process, and gives tips on how to increase your memory bank and decrease your risk of Alzheimer's disease. duration 1:54:00   STEREO TVPG-S
  • 9:00 am
    Pilates for Healthy Bodies with Karena Thek Lineback Karena Thek Lineback, the author of OsteoPilates, shows viewers the importance of using a safe, sensible exercise program of Pilates to help build bone density and improve core strength, flexibility and agility. This program includes appearances by several of Lineback's clients, who are dealing with chronic ailments such as osteoporosis or chronic neck and back pain. They help Linebeck demonstrate the exercises and the many health benefits of Pilates. duration 57:49   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Great Performances [#3404X] Hit Man: David Foster and Friends Legendary songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements including 14 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. From the stage of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Boz Skaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Blake Shelton, Cheryl Lynn, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand. duration 1:59:28   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a new program, based on his newest book, Excuses Begone! His goal is simple, but not easy: to help viewers learn how to overcome lifetime thinking habits that keep us from maximizing our human potential. This special addresses the powerfully transformative process of how to change habituated ways of thinking that limit our beliefs in who we can be in the world and what we can achieve. Through Dr. Dyer's process of identifying excuses which are self-defeating, he also teaches that we can choose our way of thinking. And, just because something has "always seemed to be the way it is" for most of us, there is a wealth of research that now points to a human being's ability to change these habits - which really translate into our excuses - and move into new realms of possibility. duration 2:57:53   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Magic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
    This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
    Songs included:
    "26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces).
    duration 1:56:56   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    As Time Goes By Reunion Special [#101B] Jean is eager for grandchildren, but Lionel has reservations. Judith fears that Alistair may have a medical condition that's the cause of their childlessness. Sandy, who has returned with Harry from Canada, hasn't told her husband that she's pregnant. Jean asks Lionel why he and his first wife never had children. When the doorbell rings, she opens the door to a young black man who claims Lionel is his father. duration 1:58:16   STEREO TVPG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3215P] Great Moments at the Met: Viewer's Choice Join opera diva Renee Fleming as she hosts a special countdown of Great Moments at the Met: Viewer's Choice, where you call the tune. Marking the 30th anniversary of the Met's first PBS telecast, viewers cast their votes for their favorite televised Met opera moments. This dazzling retrospective will span 30 years of show-stopping performances by Met opera legends. Will it be Luciano Pavarotti and Renata Scotto performing together in La Boheme for the inaugural Live from the Met broadcast in 1977? Leontyne Price taking the stage in her farewell performance of Aida? The incomparable Wagnerians James Morris and Hildegard Behrens in the Met's thrilling production of Die Walkure? Or other unforgettable performances by opera icons like Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland, Birgit Nilsson, Jose Carreras, Samuel Ramey, and Kiri Te Kanawa, as well as stars of today like Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez. duration 1:27:14   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop A simple song has the ability to transport any one of us back in time. This musical event is as close to time-travel as television currently allows! Taped May 2001, it reunited the original legends of Rock-n-Roll for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Hosted by legendary stars Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler (The Iceman), and Lloyd Price, the program also boasts an appearance by Little Richard, who burns up the stage with an exhilarating performance of Keep A-Knockin'.
    On the bill is Fred Parris, who comes out of retirement after a decade to join The Five Satins in a performance of In the Still of the Night, the #1 oldies single of all time! Hal Miller joins The Rays after 40 years of retirement to sing Silhouettes; and Kathy Young is reunited with The Innocents to sing A Thousand Stars for the first time since they recorded the hit when Young was just 14 years old! Ed Townsend performs his 1958 hit For Your Love; and Lou Christie displays his classic trademark falsetto in Lightning Strikes. The line-up also includes superstars Little Anthony & The Imperials singing their hits Tears On My Pillow, Going Out of My Head, Hurt so Bad, and Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop; and, in a touching return to the stage after battling throat cancer, Larry Chance reunites with The Earls to sing I Believe and Remember Then.
    duration 2:57:06   STEREO
  • 12:00 am
    Simon Schama's Power of Art [#105] Rembrandt In The Night Watch and his portraits of the richest merchants of Amsterdam, Rembrandt van Rijn did the impossible: make something heroic, dramatic and grand out of a world of merchants and money. No wonder he was richly rewarded. By 1650, his paintings hung in the houses of the wealthy and the powerful who ruled Holland, which is to say, much of the world. Within 10 years Rembrandt was bankrupt, forced to sell his fabulous art collection (the storehouse for his inspiration) and auction his handsome house because he was out of fashion, dismissed as an obstinately rough painter in a smooth age. < br />When the dream job came up - the decoration of the Town Hall - Rembrandt was predictably passed over. But then an ex-student suddenly died, and Rembrandt had a chance for a desperately needed comeback. He made one of the greatest masterpieces of his, or any, age. And because he did, he blew it. He could not and would not paint in the required New Manner, all classical restraint, airy grandeur, sharp lines, and bright colors. Instead, he made the roughest, toughest history painting ever, an old lion's roar of a picture, and just in case he wasn't taking enough risks, made it almost a parody of Leonardo's Last Supper. But he was not doing this to shock, annoy or provoke a guffaw. As always, he was doing what he could to make visual the great truth of a story. The painting was not quite what the gentlemen of the Town Hall had in mind. It was received, it hung for a few months, and it was taken down and returned. Rembrandt cut up his enormous masterpiece in the forlorn hope that the central piece of it, his brigand's supper, might find a home in someone's house. But he was out of luck and died in poverty. But the great, torn fragment washed by the light of liberty, thick with barbarian painting, endured. duration 1:59:46   STEREO TVPG-S
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