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KQED Life: Friday, December 19, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, December 19, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#809H] Amsterdam 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#802] Milan, Italy Milan has been an influential city for well over 2,000 years. It was a significant political and commercial center for the Roman Empire, and it has maintained that position ever since. Today, Milan is an industrial powerhouse. It is the financial and commercial center of Italy, a focus for electronics, publishing, television, textiles, international trade-fairs, fashion and food. Burt takes viewers to a 16th century Italian palazzo, filled with authentic furnishings and objects from the Renaissance. We'll also find out why Milan is the source of some of Italy's best cooking. duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Custer's Last Stand: American Experience On June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory, General George Armstrong Custer ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. The battle pitted two larger-than-life antagonists against one another: Sitting Bull, the charismatic and politically savvy leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union's greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for often reckless courage. By days end, Custer and nearly a third of his army were dead. This biography of one of the most charismatic and contradictory American leaders of the 19th century takes viewers on a journey from Custer's memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg that turned the tide of that battle, to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept plains of the West. Along the way, viewers learn how, time and time again, the supremely ambitious son of a blacksmith ricocheted from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade. In the end, Custer's reputation was saved by the wife he adored, who almost single-handedly turned the Battle of the Little Bighorn into one of the most iconic events in American history and mythologized Custer's role. duration 1:55:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Sitting Bull: A Stone In My Heart This award-winning documentary makes extensive use of Sitting Bull's own words, giving the viewer an intimate portrait of one of America's legendary figures in all his complexities as a leader of the great Sioux Nation, presents the story of an ewarrior, spiritual leader and skilled diplomat. Sitting Bull's words, as portrayed by Adam Fortunate Eagle, dominate the story. Augmented by a narrator's historical perspective, over six-hundred historical photographs and images, and a compelling original music score, the film brings to life the little-know human side of Sitting Bull as well as the story of a great man's struggle to maintain his people's way of life against an ever-expanding westward movement of white settlers. It is a powerful cinematic journey into the life and spirit of a legendary figure of whom people have often heard of but don't really know. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Big Water Film Festival; Best Documentary Feature (second Place) Native American Voices (second place) at the Fargo Film Festival; Office Selection at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco), Tiburon International Film Festival, and the Ojai Film Festival. duration 56:00   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House This is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the western frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt bought a ranch, learned how to ride, shoot, hunt and acquired the skills that would make him a war hero and American President. It was in the Badlands of Dakota where young Roosevelt became a cowboy and learned about democracy and the American West. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#602H] Hong Kong - Asia's World City Long known as a commercial center, Hong Kong has become much more than a shopper's paradise. It is a multi-cultural, multi-faceted city with a world of attractions. On his Hong Kong adventure, Joseph takes in the luxury hotels, designer shops and Michelin-star restaurants of Asia's World City, but also explores its local neighborhoods, colorful markets, places of natural beauty and meets the people who retain their connections to their customs and traditions. He discovers that while Hong Kong is a vibrant international town, it is the people and their cultural heritage that keeps him coming back for more. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#210] Sicily We wend our way across this largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Once the hub of the ancient world, Sicily offers up a vibrant, sun- soaked brew of history, tradition and intense cultural pride. At Palermo, a city bursting with its atmospheric past, we visit the lively market, and marvel at Monreale Cathedral, which shows off remnants of its Arab, Norman and Byzantine past. The finest classical Greek temples outside of Greece stand near Segesta and Agrigento, while the Villa Romana del Casale houses the most extensive and unspoiled Roman mosaics surviving from the ancient world. Then it's on to ancient Syracuse, once the rival of Athens for wealth and power. Finally, we climb to the top of Mount Etna, for steaming craters and unearthly views. Tips include getting around the island and when to visit. duration 27:44   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#712] Lengthen Your Legs Tight legs are often the cause of back troubles. Keep both quads and hamstrings supple with an easy version of splits and a fun thigh stretch. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#117] 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 [#118] 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  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#123] Standing Forward Folds With Standing Camel, Padahastasana, Parsvokonasana. duration 27:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1213] Vestibular System Mary Ann challenges your vestibular system with a fun ball routine and other functional movements set to jazz music. duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#930H] Pain Relief: Frozen Shoulder (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#802] Milan, Italy Milan has been an influential city for well over 2,000 years. It was a significant political and commercial center for the Roman Empire, and it has maintained that position ever since. Today, Milan is an industrial powerhouse. It is the financial and commercial center of Italy, a focus for electronics, publishing, television, textiles, international trade-fairs, fashion and food. Burt takes viewers to a 16th century Italian palazzo, filled with authentic furnishings and objects from the Renaissance. We'll also find out why Milan is the source of some of Italy's best cooking. duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#809H] Amsterdam 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#110] Out of London The countryside outside of London echoes with storybook images. Around every hedgerow are mythic castles, ruined abbeys and prehistoric monuments. This time, we leave London and stop at Hampton Court, where Henry VIII wooed Anne Boleyn. We gaze on Oxford's dreamy spires and browse in the real Alice in Wonderland's candy store. Next, we pay a visit to Jane Austen's house, puzzle over the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, and pursue tales of Camelot in the royal city of Winchester. Tips on driving in England and visiting country pubs. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#213H] Zambia River Adventure Joseph "roughs it" in a swank safari camp on the shore of the great Zambezi river within ear shot of hippos and elephants and then heads south to stand on historic Livingstone Island at the edge of thundering Victoria Falls. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#203] The Quintessential Tempeh Inquisitive about tempeh - that quintessential and versatile meat free protein? Let's check in with The Vegan Mashup for three essential recipes that will have you reaching for tempeh time and time again! Watch Toni Fiore simmer some saucy, kid-pleasing Tempeh Sloppy Joes. Terry Romero grills garlicky marinated tempeh for Classic Tempeh Reuben Sandwiches. Guest Chef Julie Hasson mashes it up a dessert Pizza. And dive into Miyoko Schinner's tempting Seared Tempeh with Fig Rosemary Sauce. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#414] Sports Bar Favorites Chef Keller's idea of sports bar food includes chicken wings whose sweet, spicy, and salty flavors will leave your lips tingling followed by a luscious slider made with buffalo meat and blue cheese. Recipes: Nampol Meesa's Chicken Wings; Hubert Keller's Sliders; Fried Mac 'n Cheese Balls. duration 26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#113] Flo Braker, San Francisco Host Julia Child observes California's well-known baking teacher Flo Braker as she demonstrates the classic French technique for creating Ladyfingers Genoise, the batter of which is used as the base for a variety of miniature decorative cakes. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2403] And The Winner Is.... Mary Ann travels to Toscana Saporita Cooking School in Tuscany to cook with recipe award-winner Nadine Mesch, whose Seared Tuna Topped with Fennel and Arugula and Caper Lemon Sauce recipe won the grand prize award and a trip to Italy. Mary Ann adds her signature Papardelle with Ragu to the table and it's a blue-ribbon day for everyone. duration 26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#211H] Big City, Farm Living It's harvest season at the farm again, which means it's time for P. Allen Smith to gather his friends to enjoy the bounty of the garden. In this episode of Garden to Table, Chef Peter Hoffman of Manhattan brings his farm-fresh, in-season approach to Allen's kitchen. Allen also has some simple tips on how to put together an amazing indoor tablescape for a large group of guests. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#301] Foraging Fun Forager Andy Benson talks about why he chooses wild edibles for his daily diet and joins Michele in her own backyard to share how to prepare a few of his favorite wild edibles like Wild Bergamot, Chicory, Cattails, Milkweed Pods and Sumac. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    MotorWeek [#3416H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knit and Crochet Now! [#408H] Alternative Fiber Kristen Nicholas shows you how to knit your own mink stole using a simple lace pattern and 100% mink yarn. Ellen Gormley crochets recycled denim into a lovely shell stitch shawl. Kristen is back to knit faux cable fingerless gloves with a yarn made from milk. Then Brett Bara uses alpaca to crochet a spectacular floral scarf. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Fit 2 Stitch [#212] Sewing Myths Get over common sewing myths and start fresh. Peggy discusses ways to create garments faster and more efficiently. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1211H] Australian Beef with Mark Best Good day mates! This episode goes on the road to Sydney, Australia where we explore the wonderful flavors of Australia's spectacular Wagyu beef. One of Australia's best chefs, Chef Mark Best, joins Ming and cooks up a Seared Wagyu with Beetroot and Radicchio Kimchee. Ming then creates a magnificent Wagyu Tataki with Thai Basil Chile Pesto and Rice Noodle Stir-Fry. Australian beef, where else but in Australia - on this special episode. duration 26:18   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#212H] Tacos, Tacos, Tacos This episode explores three very different, very authentic and very simple twists on Mexican tacos, one of Mexico's most iconic foods. Bricklayer-Style Beef Tacos; Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Corn Guacamole; Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#110H] Braising Braising is a busy cook's best friend, and here's why: with little hands-on time and no special equipment, this "low-and-slow" method produces hearty, consistently flavorful main courses and side dishes that belie their ease. It's also a great way to cook lean, inexpensive cuts of meat. Martha shows you which cuts are ideal for braising and the best ways to cook them, sharing recipes for classic pot roast, braised cabbage with apples and pulled pork sandwiches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#204H] Garlic and Onion Steal The Show Garlic and Onions appear in many Italian dishes, and in this episode they actually become the "star ingredients." Lidia starts the meal with a quick and easy Savory Onion Tart followed by a delicious, mild and creamy Garlic Risotto. For dessert, it's all about chocolate with the moist Torta Caprese. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#302] Martha Stewart, Part 2 of 2 Guest Martha Stewart returns to complete her three-tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow buttercream icing and handmade marzipan fruit in this second of a two-part episode. Steward puts together the individual cakes that serve as the building blocks of this dessert, inserting a baked crunchy almond and egg white wafer and apricot jam between individual layers and decorating with the icing and candy fruit garnish. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#125H] Ocean Options Brandade De Morue Au Gratin; Sea Bass In Shredded Potato Skin; Nage Courte Of Striped Bass; Codfish In Olive Oil And Horseradish Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#117H] Go Nuts! Joanne goes "nuts" and makes for us her five-spice, ginger, and cayenne packed Asian Toasted Nuts. Then she encourages her student Geoff to do the same making stir-fried chicken, pine-nut lettuce wraps, and cardamom-scented rice with toasted almonds. Recipes: Asian Toasted Nuts, Stir-Fried Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps, and Cardamom-Scented Rice with Toasted Almonds. Student: Geoff Rubendall, Civil Engineer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1216H] Cool and Creamy Desserts Host Christopher Kimball visits Toscanini's to learn the secrets behind professional ice-cream making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Homemade Ice Cream. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick for the top ice-cream makers, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vanilla beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to the perfect Chocolate Pudding. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#2403H] Christmas In Yellowstone Nature examines wolves, coyotes, elk, bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year. As snow falls and the Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped peaks and frozen icicles surround the wildlife as they adapt to the cold conditions. The program also profiles the men who first explored Yellowstone National Park. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#4019] Making Stuff Wilder In this mini-series, New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation. With his humor and zest for discovery, Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the temperature scale, finding design inspiration in nature, and breaking every speed limit to make tomorrow's "stuff" colder, faster, wilder and safer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4020] Making Stuff Colder In this mini-series, New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation. With his humor and zest for discovery, Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the temperature scale, finding design inspiration in nature, and breaking every speed limit to make tomorrow's "stuff" colder, faster, wilder and safer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    How Sherlock Changed The World [#102H] Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch the criminal. In an era when eyewitness reports and "'smoking gun" evidence were needed to convict criminals and police incompetence meant that Jack the Ripper stalked the streets freely, Holmes' crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact the fictional detective had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. Using a mix of interviews, drama reconstruction and archives, HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history. duration 53:45   STEREO TV14
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#402H] Victoria, Australia 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#206H] Fiesta in the Yucat?n: Maya Traditions Each year on January 6, pilgrims travel to the ancient Maya city of Tizimin in the Yucatan peninsula to celebrate Epiphany. The festival of the Day of the Kings combines pre-Columbian and modern themes, all of them gilded with the touch of the Mayas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#709] In Taiwan, A Sense of Place - Part 1 Part 1 of 2. These two programs take a new approach to television travel. In each, 3 people who have come to the US from Taiwan and achieved considerable success, describe the reasons they immigrated to America, what they have accomplished in the US and what they recommend to visitors in their native country. Chien-Ming Wang (star pitcher for the New York Yankees), Dr. Henry Lee (the world's leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial), Dr. David Ho (foremost authority on AIDS research), and others tell us what to see, eat, drink, visit and shop for in Taiwan. Burt takes his video team to Taiwan and follows their advice. The programs give you a unique insight into Taiwan and are equally entertaining - either for those staying at home or for the seasoned traveler. duration 25:50   STEREO TVG
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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