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KQED Life: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#711H] Venice and Its Lagoon 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1303H] What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Great British Baking Show [#313H] Masterclass 3 Mary demonstrates her sugar-free carrot cake before making an apricot frangipane tart. Paul shows the correct way to make the Cypriot flaounas, and makes a game pie with hot water crust pastry followed by lime and passion fruit Charlotte Russe. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#404H] Hunger Learn how Gabrielle's experiences with hunger made her the chef she is today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#307H] Impermanence What makes bourbon the classic American spirit, and why is it so closely associated with Kentucky? Ed and his band of merry men and women (whiskey patriarch Julian Van Winkle, a first-generation bourbon maker, the owner of a cooperage, bourbon lover Aisha Tyler, Carolina chef Ashley Christensen) set out to distill this prized and often misunderstood liquor down to its many parts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Chef's Life [#103H] Pimp My Grits The restaurant gears up for a practice service when the new equipment and new menu will be tested in real time - but nothing is going as planned. One of the big changes to the restaurant's menus is the addition of a section called "Pimp My Grits," where Vivian exalts the lowly, quintessentially Southern ingredient in four distinct ways. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Chef's Life [#104H] Cracklin' Kitchen Vivian goes about christening the restaurant's new "whole animal, no waste" program with two little pigs from Warren Brothers' farm. She uses everything - including the skin - and, on her father's recommendation, demonstrates how to make sweet potatoes with cracklins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1515H] Tough Boat Journeys: The Amazon On a remarkable 250 mile, 3-day journey through a remote rainforest, Holly Morris travels by cargo boat down one stretch of the Amazon in Peru. Sleeping in a hammock at night, she shares deck space with over 200 local Peruvians and countless boxes of vegetables and fruit, heading to the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos. Here, she explores the history of this unique and remarkable city before moving on to her second destination, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. duration 57:43   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#202H] Edinburgh & The Scottish Highlands "Rudy Maxa's World' timed the shooting of this episode with the Edinburgh International Festival, a madcap and colorful, three-week event that says "theater" in every sense of the world. The world's largest arts festival features theater, comedy, dance, music, operas, street performances, and the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a stunning evening performance of martial music and precision marching performed by military bands from around the world in the city's 1,400-year-old Edinburgh Castle. A trip north to the Highlands includes a ride on the so-called "Harry Potter Train," as well as a look at the wild beauty of the Isle of Skye and a side serving of the local delicacy, haggis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Travels with Darley [#201H] England: Manchester, Liverpool & The Lake District Travel with Darley to the best places to eat in Northern England, where The Beatles got inspired and hip neighborhoods in Manchester and Liverpool. Join local guides to delve into the city where The Beatles grew up by visiting The Beatles Story at Albert Dock, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane in Liverpool. Soccer fans will enjoy an insider's tour of the National Football Museum, where a history of women footballers is revealed. Plus, the foodies village of Cartmel, where sticky toffee pudding and a Michelin star restaurant help showcase the charms of the Lake District. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#703] Lower Back Special (Part 2) Wai Lana focuses on strengthening the back muscles to prevent and relieve lower back pain. She'll show you how a strap can make sitting cross-legged easy duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#41] The 130 programs are designed to air daily, Monday through Friday. The 15- minute segments are frequently coupled together to fill a 30- minute time slot at the option of local programmers. The first three shows demonstrate and explain three to four new postures or exercises per show. The last two shows serve as review so the viewer has a chance to make certain they followed and understood correctly. In addition, if the viewer missed a show, the Thursday and Friday review days bring them up-to-date. At the onset, the program is strictly teaching the "building blocks" of yoga exercise. As the series progresses, the work becomes more demanding. However, there is an effort to always have a fair balance of some basically simple postures mixed in so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate. duration 13:46  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#42] The 130 programs are designed to air daily, Monday through Friday. The 15- minute segments are frequently coupled together to fill a 30- minute time slot at the option of local programmers. The first three shows demonstrate and explain three to four new postures or exercises per show. The last two shows serve as review so the viewer has a chance to make certain they followed and understood correctly. In addition, if the viewer missed a show, the Thursday and Friday review days bring them up-to-date. At the onset, the program is strictly teaching the "building blocks" of yoga exercise. As the series progresses, the work becomes more demanding. However, there is an effort to always have a fair balance of some basically simple postures mixed in so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate. duration 13:45  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#220] duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1403] Sensory Awareness and Breathing Mary Ann uses fun music to demonstrate breathing techniques and sensory awareness duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#802Z] Increase Your Energy duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1403H] Cruising The Rhine - Part One In Cruising The Rhine - Part One, Burt takes a look at the history of the Rhine River, the European Grand Tour, modern river cruising, and the Swiss city of Basel. We also learn the real story of the Song of the Lorelei, how to fly a drone and why northern Europe is filled with half-timbered houses. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#802H] Central Turkey 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#113] Kyoto, Japan The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. We check into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talk with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. Rudy invites viewers to join him at a tea ceremony and learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. Experience the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#413H] Mozambique, Africa On Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago Kuta Katila means, "Roll your reed mat out on the sand, lay back and relax." Always ready to follow local customs, Joseph does exactly that at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island. Joseph continues to practice the fine art of Kuta Katila on the sparkling beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding and sand-boarding down 100-meter high dunes are activities that are all on the agenda, as well as, a sunset swim with horses. Activities aside, as always, the highlight of the show is Joseph's friendly encounters with the islands' people and the opportunity to share cultural experiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#202H] Party Spreads Celebrate with savory vegan style! Join The Vegan Mashup for a new roundup of elegant appetizers and irresistible finger foods that are ready to party! Toni Fiore creates luscious Cashew Mascarpone with Smoked Sundried Tomato Pesto. Terry Hope Romero folds up light and crispy Mediterranean spinach "cheesy" filo triangles. And guest chef and chocolatier Fran Costigan rolls exquisite dairy-free Chocolate Truffles! Miyoko Schinner serves up creamy Pea & Mint Bruschetta. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#221] Charcuterie 101 Charcuterie, the French version of antipasti, may sound a bit highfalutin, but there's nothing easier and trendier than putting together a great charcuterie platter for your guests. Chef Keller shows how to select ingredients from a delicatessen or by making them from scratch. Recipes: Savory Turkey Sausage; Pickled Vegetables; Charcuterie Platter. duration 28:20   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#213] Norman Love Norman Love, executive pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida shows chef Julia Child how to make savory puffs and eclairs. The dough is flavored with cucumber and red onion juice, and is one of the only pastries that is cooked twice: once in a saucepan, and again in the oven. The puffs are filled with a salmon mousse, while the eclairs are split and filled with a mascarpone cheese and vegetable medley. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2605H] White Wine, Red Wine/Vino Bianco, Vino Rosso Mary Ann travels to the Robert Pepi Winery in Napa, California to visit vintner, Marco Di Giulio who shows her how they make San Giovese wine just like they do in Italy. Mary Ann goes nella cucina to a braised beef dish in red wine called Brasato, from Lombardy, and the other a delicate chicken stuffed with spinach and Fontina cheese, cooked - in what else? White wine, of course. duration 27:07   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#418H] Dinner at 8 Entertaining is easy with Sara's elegant but super simple recipes, even if your only guests are your immediate family on a weeknight. Try her Duck with Gingered Grape Sauce for an impressive entree, and, for food that's fun, you can't go wrong with the fabulously interactive Japanese Beef Fondue. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#704H] Gable Ends and Walls Tommy and crew do some heavy lifting, working on the gable ends of the roof and lifting the walls into place. They first head over to see Tommy's longtime friend Jim Reader, to walk them through how to pick out the best lumber you need for your job. Then it's back to the site to see new regular Chris Reynolds to install the Gable Ends, before getting that wall up - all before a storm hits. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#2207H] Picnic Basket Wooden strips strung to frame an elegant family picnic centerpiece. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#507] Grand Turk Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails to and paints a scene from the Caribbean's Grand Turk Island-explaining both how he paints and what he looks for, in nature, for a painting composition. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#508] Tortola Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails to and paints a scene from the Caribbean's Tortola Island-explaining both how he paints and what he looks for, in nature, for a painting composition. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1319H] Jody Adams It's all about homemade soups today on Simply Ming! To stir up some deliciousness, Ming is joined by his old friend Jody Adams. A James Beard award-winning chef, Jody makes a flavorful green pea and artichoke soup with two kinds of pesto, while Ming serves up a real hot and sour soup - and a little spiked lemonade to top it all off! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1006H] Artisanal Bread In Tortilla Land In the land of the tortilla, bread can often get overlooked. But if Chef Elena Reygadas has anything to say about it, bread will soon rise as an important player in Mexican cuisine. She certainly has the right tools to effect change: At her bakery, Rosetta Panaderia, she crafts transcendent versions of Mexico's classic pan de pulque (pulque bread) and sugary-topped conchas. Rick swoons over these treats and engages Reygadas in a conversation about their shared philosophies of cooking and building community. We get a sneak peak at Elena's process for conchas before Rick teaches us his foolproof method at home. Then, it's sandwich time: Rick visits Eno, Chef Enrique Olvera's casual spot that serves tuna and chicken milanesa tortas in homemade bollilo rolls. Then we head back to Chicago, where Rick makes a torta at his casual spot, Xoco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#401H] Citrus In this lesson, Martha shares her love of citrus with four favorite recipes: a light and airy orange chiffon cake bursting with flavor, Shaker lemon pie with a three-ingredient filling, mouthwatering lime squares with pistachio graham-cracker crust and an upside-down cake made with three kinds of citrus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#310H] Fish and Seafood It doesn't get any better in an Italian kitchen than when Lidia makes fish and vegetables. In this episode, she prepares a nice and refreshing pan seared shrimp with arugula pesto. Her next dish is butterflied trout, fried in a pan with bacon and basil served with a zucchini dish made with anchovies and capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#116] Dean Fearing Dean Fearing prepares shrimp diablo with caesar salad and corn tamales. He offers advice about working with hot peppers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#117H] Rollin' In Dough Soda Bread; Gros Pain; Long Proofed Baguette; Brioche; Bread Galettes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#105H] Swimming Upstream Most people, including Joanne, absolutely adore salmon. She begins by nestling salmon rillete in endive, and then, with her student Jerry, bakes salmon in the ultimate symbol of love, a paper heart. Recipes: Smoked Salmon Rillete/Endive, Salmon and Spring Vegetables Baked in Paper, and Lemon Tarragon Rice. Student: Jerry Feldman, International Business Development. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1416H] Great American Sandwiches Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best Philly Cheesesteaks right at home! Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the test kitchen's tips for perfect knife sharpening, and equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for scrub brushes in the Equipment Corner. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes to Red's Eats in Maine or one of their famous lobster rolls. And finally, in the test kitchen, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the perfect New England Lobster Roll. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#3402] My Congo Vianet Djenguet has lived half of his life in Europe, yet his heart still lies in his homeland, his Congo. As a successful wildlife cameraman, Djenguet is returning to his roots to reveal the beauty and majesty of his country and the people within. His journey will be one of self-discovery as he travels up the Congo River toward his ancestral home, meeting an abundance of weird and wonderful characters along the way, both animal and human. Finally, Djenguet is able to give his beloved homeland the glorious spotlight it deserves and discovers an even deeper connection with this place than he could have ever imagined. "You haven't really travelled until you experience a place like the Congo," says Djenguet. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Cosmonauts When, in July 1969, Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind, America went down in popular history as the winner of the space race. But the real space pioneers of the 20th century were the Soviets. Between 1961 and 1966, they realised a number of spectacular historical achievements including the first man and woman in space, the first spacewalk and the first unmanned lunar landing. This series uses unseen archive footage and compelling interviews to reveal the story of the space race from the other side of the iron curtain. duration 1:33:12   STEREO TVG
  • 9:34 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1205H] Ultimate Tut Ninety years ago in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and its golden treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth -- with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. This two-hour special combines the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation, the programs take a 21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died. duration 1:51:15   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#410] Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Europe's best kept secret, the Croatian coast of Dalmatia dazzles with stunning white stone cities and azure waters. We begin in Dubrovnik, then island hop up the coast, snorkeling, swimming, sunning and reveling in the scenery. In Split we visit a Roman emperor's palace and make excursions to ruins, timeless towns and fortresses. Tips on boating, food and driving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#712H] European Travel Skills, Part I 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. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1304H] Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 9/29 1am-6am: planned KQET/DT25 outage

      (DT25-1 through DT25-3) Late Wed/early Thurs 9/29 1am, the KQET DT25 transmitter will be turned off for maintenance and electrical upgrades. The plan is that the signal should be restored at approximately 6am. Most Over the Air TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may […]

    • early Mon 9/26: planned KQEH/DT54 Over the Air outage

      UPDATE: This morning’s maintenance took place at 8:36am, with the signal restored at 8:45am. (DT54-1 through DT54-5) At some point early Monday morning Sept 26th (before 9am), the KQEH transmitter will be turned off for about 10 minutes for maintenance. Because of the short duration, most TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter […]

    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

      UPDATE: power was restored at 6:45am Tuesday. Most TVs will restore the channels automatically, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (DT54-1 through 54-5) late Monday/early Tuesday 9/13 The DT54 Over the Air signal will be […]

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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Wave 10
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Channel 54.3
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature



Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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