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KQED Life: Sunday, May 29, 2016

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, May 29, 2016
  • 12:00 am
    Janis Joplin: San Francisco's Pearl Follow Janis Joplin's career from her rise to fame at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival to her untimely death in Los Angeles in 1970. Narrated by Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin and featuring interviews with former bandmates and Bay Area journalists and performers. duration 26:31   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back Celebrate the groundbreaking band's musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House. duration 1:29:49   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Woodsongs [#1805H] United States Air Force Band Celtic Aire/Leroy Troy and the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Celtic Aire is the premier Celtic and folk ensemble of the United States Air Force. Formed in 2007, the group is comprised of five Airmen musicians from The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force. In addition to community relations concerts in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area, this small ensemble regularly performs at official functions for military and civilian leaders. In 2009, Celtic Aire deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan in support of diplomatic and troop morale initiatives as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Their latest release is 'As I Roved Out'. Leroy Troy And The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band are a "blast from the past" band. They are five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth anchored by Leroy Troy, "The Tennessee Slicker," who has performed his astounding old time banjo act since the 1980's and was a featured player on hit TV show Hee Haw. Their latest CD is Lester's Loafin' Lounge. duration 56:33   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Soundstage [#1803H] Jason Isbell Jason Isbell's album, Something More Than Free, was named Billboard's #1 Country album of 2015, ahead of country heavyweights like Carrie Underwood and George Strait, proving he is no up-and-comer, he is here to stay! Bringing that spirit to Soundstage, the Alabama native showcases his unmatched talent and proves he is taking the music industry by storm! duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#904H] Damien Rice Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice first achieved international success with the release of his debut album O in 2002. The album spent 10 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts and 80 weeks in the UK Top 75 album chart, and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Rice was nominated for both a BRIT Award and an NME Award, while in the United States, he became the first UK-signed artist ever to be awarded the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize. His sophomore record, 9, was equally critically acclaimed. In 2007, Damien was nominated for Best International Male at the BRIT Awards and also played a sold-out arena tour. His first collection of new material in eight years, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, will be released globally on November 10, 2014. Rice has also made notable contributions to civil rights campaigns worldwide, including the Freedom Campaign and Campaign for Burma. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 5:00 am
    The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & The Military Family Enjoy a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Arthur [#1906H] Maria Speaks/Postcards from Binky * Maria Speaks - Maria has always been a silent fixture in Mr. Ratburn's third-grade class. But her time to speak has finally come. There's just one problem: how do you solve a stutter like Maria's? Educational Objective: Maria learns to have confidence in herself, and her speech.
    * Postcards From Binky - When Binky's grandparents miss his big soccer game, he decides to film a video reenactment with his friends. Only, things didn't quite happen the way Binky portrays them. Educational Objective: Binky learns there are many ways to tell a story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Odd Squad [#107H] Oscar and the Oscarbots/Picture Day * Oscar and the Oscarbots - When several of Oscar's Oscarbots (robots made in his own image) become lost in town, Olive and Otto must help him find them. Curriculum: Reading, writing and representing numbers; number sense.
    * Picture Day - Otto and Olive must figure out why people in town are becoming plaid and striped. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; patterns.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    John Denver: Country Boy At the peak of his fame, in the 1970s, Denver was the most popular singer in America. His albums sold more than 100 million copies, he had sell out concerts, his TV specials got top ratings and he was named poet laureate of his adopted Colorado. Yet the man, who brought happiness to millions, suffered with depression, was slated by the music critics and was filled with insecurity. He also longed for approval from his father - a military hero.
    In a landmark documentary we explore the private life and public legacy of America's Everyman. With exclusive accounts from those closest to him, we reveal the man behind the music in an intimate profile to mark his 70th Birthday Anniversary. We talk to pivotal people from his former wives and managers to his son and brother. We meet the musicians who toured with him for decades and the friends who knew the real John Denver.
    On the face of it, John was a wholesome country singer who penned pleasant songs with lyrics that were ridiculed by some for their simplicity. But there were extremes to Denver's character - incredible highs reflected often in his music - alongside more private lows as he tried to grapple with the conflicts in his life. He could not live without an audience, he loved and needed to tour and yet dreamed of the perfect home and family life that his ever-mobile childhood had denied him. He may have written one of the greatest love songs about his first wife Annie, but it was not enough to keep them together- Annie filed for divorce on their 15th wedding anniversary.
    But while John struggled with his private woes, his music had become the warm milk of a generation and it was actually the BBC who gave him his first television break - a primetime six part series in 1973. In Britain Denver learned to feel at home in front of a camera and his music took off in the UK. It became the soundtrack to the self- sufficiency movement when ideals of the 'good life' and living off the land spurred families into moving to the countryside. To his British fans and others around the world, the appeal of his music was its accessibility. But while he sold millions,the press still pulverized him: "contrived and controlled Americana, " "Mr. Clean," "Plastic Pollyanna," were just a few of the comments. John was stung by the barbs of the critics and both Annie and Jerry Weintraub say John never truly felt he was good enough.
    duration 1:28:16   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    This Land Is Your Land (My Music) Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. duration 1:28:03   STEREO
  • 10:00 am
    The Brain with David Eagleman [#101] What Is Reality? Dr. David Eagleman takes viewers on an extraordinary journey, exploring how the brain, locked in silence and darkness without direct access to the world, conjures the rich and beautiful world we all take for granted. duration 1:26:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 am
    On The Psychiatrist's Couch with Daniel Amen, MD Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years. You will learn how to quiet your mind, rather than be a victim of your anxious, depressing thoughts, and learn the one secret to dramatically improving your relationships. Dr. Amen also gives very specific steps to boost your mood, focus, and memory and decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease. You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better, but you need a very specific program to make it happen. duration 1:57:48   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:30 pm
    Ed Slott's Retirement Road Map ... from Forever Taxed to Never Taxed Wall Street Banks and Uncle Sam are out to grab your hard earned retirement savings. Ed Slott, America's IRA Expert, shows you how to steer clear of the bumps, potholes and roadblocks in your retirement. duration 1:56:56   STEREO
  • 3:30 pm
    John Denver: Country Boy At the peak of his fame, in the 1970s, Denver was the most popular singer in America. His albums sold more than 100 million copies, he had sell out concerts, his TV specials got top ratings and he was named poet laureate of his adopted Colorado. Yet the man, who brought happiness to millions, suffered with depression, was slated by the music critics and was filled with insecurity. He also longed for approval from his father - a military hero.
    In a landmark documentary we explore the private life and public legacy of America's Everyman. With exclusive accounts from those closest to him, we reveal the man behind the music in an intimate profile to mark his 70th Birthday Anniversary. We talk to pivotal people from his former wives and managers to his son and brother. We meet the musicians who toured with him for decades and the friends who knew the real John Denver.
    On the face of it, John was a wholesome country singer who penned pleasant songs with lyrics that were ridiculed by some for their simplicity. But there were extremes to Denver's character - incredible highs reflected often in his music - alongside more private lows as he tried to grapple with the conflicts in his life. He could not live without an audience, he loved and needed to tour and yet dreamed of the perfect home and family life that his ever-mobile childhood had denied him. He may have written one of the greatest love songs about his first wife Annie, but it was not enough to keep them together- Annie filed for divorce on their 15th wedding anniversary.
    But while John struggled with his private woes, his music had become the warm milk of a generation and it was actually the BBC who gave him his first television break - a primetime six part series in 1973. In Britain Denver learned to feel at home in front of a camera and his music took off in the UK. It became the soundtrack to the self- sufficiency movement when ideals of the 'good life' and living off the land spurred families into moving to the countryside. To his British fans and others around the world, the appeal of his music was its accessibility. But while he sold millions,the press still pulverized him: "contrived and controlled Americana, " "Mr. Clean," "Plastic Pollyanna," were just a few of the comments. John was stung by the barbs of the critics and both Annie and Jerry Weintraub say John never truly felt he was good enough.
    duration 1:28:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Point Taken [#107H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#496H] Dutch Deradicalization DUTCH DERADICALIZATION: How cities in the Netherlands are trying to stop Muslim youth from joining ISIS
    The recent ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels have focused attention on the threat of radicalized "foreign fighters" returning home to Europe after taking up arms with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Some European countries are increasing efforts by religious leaders, community organizations and law enforcement to prevent radicalization in the first place. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the Netherlands' efforts to stop Muslim youth from joining ISIS.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers The 2013 documentary "Portraits For The Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black" first introduced viewers to Elizabeth Black, a Pittsburgh artist who sketched charcoal portraits of American soldiers across Europe during World War II.
    Her story lives on in this follow-up documentary, which explores efforts to find homes for dozens of soldiers' sketches found among Elizabeth's memorabilia. Through detailed searches, detective work and the kindness of volunteer genealogists and other researchers, WQED in Pittsburgh is working to find the soldiers and/or their survivors. From Philadelphia to San Francisco and points in between, the film features encounters with both amazed and appreciative families.
    duration 28:50   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    This Land Is Your Land (My Music) Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. duration 1:28:03   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Great Performances at the Met [#709H] Maria Stuarda Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts. duration 2:26:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Best of Independence Day The best patriotic performances of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Songs include "America, the Dream Goes On", Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Battle Hymn of the Republic", "Rally 'Round the Flag" and more. duration 27:56   STEREO
  • 11:00 pm
    Pacific Heartbeat [#303H] Hula: The Merrie Monarch's Golden Celebration This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. The Festival is Hawaii's most significant cultural event and showcases the ancient art of hula for a global audience. This program highlights the hard work, dedication and spirit of the Festival participants. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers The 2013 documentary "Portraits For The Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black" first introduced viewers to Elizabeth Black, a Pittsburgh artist who sketched charcoal portraits of American soldiers across Europe during World War II.
    Her story lives on in this follow-up documentary, which explores efforts to find homes for dozens of soldiers' sketches found among Elizabeth's memorabilia. Through detailed searches, detective work and the kindness of volunteer genealogists and other researchers, WQED in Pittsburgh is working to find the soldiers and/or their survivors. From Philadelphia to San Francisco and points in between, the film features encounters with both amazed and appreciative families.
    duration 28:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    This Land Is Your Land (My Music) Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. duration 1:28:03   STEREO
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