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KQED Life: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, March 31, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18070] (original broadcast date: 03/30/12) Brain Series 2: Schizophrenia
    Eric Kandel of Columbia University; Danny Hurley; Steven M. Paul of Weill Cornell Medical College; Cornelia Bargmann of Rockefeller University; Judith Rapoport of The National Institute of Mental Health; and David A. Lewis of University of Pittsburgh.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Great Performances [#3706H] The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater Bringing to life the words and music of the American Yiddish theater, the lead characters -- Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky (the grandparents of San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas) emigrated to America from Eastern Europe in the 1880s. While in their teens, they began to play major roles in New York's Yiddish theater. For Jewish immigrants on the lower East Side of Manhattan, the theater was central to their lives, and provided a stage for the new ideas that were shaping the transition to an American way of life. In "The Thomashefskys," Tilson Thomas serves as guide through the lives and repertoire of his grandparents. Performed at the New World Symphony's spectacular new Frank Gehry-designed home in Miami, Tilson Thomas shares the stage with a 30-piece orchestra and ensemble cast to bring the repertoire and words of Bessie and Boris to life. With time, aspects of klezmer and cantorial sounds became more integrated and more American, as Jewish composers became immersed in their new surroundings, greatly influencing composers like Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Jewish People: A Story of Survival "Through thirty and more centuries, he has wandered about on earth, despised and rejected, bruised and beaten, yet all the time wandering on ... He has seen far-flung empires crack and crumble, and mighty peoples dwindle to naught... But he, the Jew, still lives on... Lewis Browne, 1926.
    This is their story, the story of Jewish survival. How did a band of desert nomads, against such overwhelming odds, survive four millennia and shape the course of world history?
    duration 1:20:00   STEREO
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1316H] You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't This documentary is a first-person account of Lee Gorewitz's life inside the Traditions Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Care Unit at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of the disease, the film reveals Lee's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging our preconceptions of illness and aging. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#306H] Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#104] Genoa and the Italian Riviera We're off to the Italian Riviera seeking la dolce vita in one of the world's most romantic places. With death-defying cliffs and beaches that shimmer like jewels, the Riviera is as stunning a coastline as anywhere in Europe. In the port town of Genoa, we tour palaces for a taste of old-world elegance and dine on world-class pesto. Then we head south to the famous resort of Portofino and the sea cliff towns of the Cinqueterre. Finally, we battle vertigo at Pisa's leaning tower. Tips on using train passes and finding addresses. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#209H] Exploring Transportation Raggs pretends to fly on an imaginary journey to Magic Land and tries all sorts of ways to get there. All of the trips are fun, but the best part of all is getting to go there with his friends. The dogs have to transport some eggs to Charlene the Chicken. But the eggs are very fragile and they have to find a clever, safe way to move them. Will an egg and spoon race be a safe way to take them? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#137H] Stuck On Sharks Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1204] For The Birds/Ungifted * For the Birds - Brain dreams of being the first to spot a rare bird species called the green-tailed grebe. When Mr. Ratburn starts a bird-watching club at school, Brain is panicked! What if someone finds the grebe first and ruins his chances at fame and fortune? Or, can Brain learn that nature is a gift meant for everyone to share? < br>* Ungifted - Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this "favor debt." But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship? Educational Objective: Buster learns a lesson about debt, and that true friendship means doing favors without expecting anything in return. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#412] Knowing I'm Growing Caillou is getting bigger! Caillou's feet are growing, so Mommy takes him to the shoe store where the salesman measures his feet, and Caillou gets a new pair of shoes. But he's not as big as Andre, who can ride a big bike, or Sarah, who is losing a tooth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy. Caillou is reassured he's growing when the growth chart shows how tall he has become. And, Caillou is too big for his favorite shirt, so he gives it to his favorite teddy bear to wear. On another day, Sarah invites Caillou to a little brother or sister day at school. The school is big and Caillou is a little afraid. But with Sarah's help Caillou has a lot of fun. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Travelscope [#113] Brittany, France Elves and dragons, maids and knights - hiking and biking, oysters and crepes - these are some of the surprises and pleasures Travelscope discovers in Brittany, France - the Celtic land of myths and legends. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#107H] Economical Offal Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#406H] Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement while Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#713H] Liquid Gold Rick and his daughter, Lanie, check out a fabulous fish fillet at a neighborhood restaurant in Mexico City, and then, at a seafood street stall, they get rapturous over a plate of succulent garlicky prawns that rivals the best scampi in the world. The common denominator of these two dishes? It's one of the cornerstones of Mexican cooking, Mojo de Ajo (literally, "bath of garlic") - a sauce made by slowly simmering garlic in olive oil and seasoning it with lime and chiles. Back home in Chicago, Rick shows us how he plants, grows and cures this flavorful garlic variety, then uses some to make a big batch of Mojo de Ajo - a jar of "liquid gold" to keep on hand for enhancing just about anything. First, he uses some of it to make Mixiotes of Woodland Mushrooms with Slow-Cook Garlic and Mexican Herbs, bathed in mojo and baked in parchment. Then Lanie uses a little more to make her favorite snack, fresh-popped Garlicky Popcorn with Mexican Queso Anejo "buttered" with mojo and sprinkled with chile powder. Now it's Rick's turn to whip up a quick Seared Fish Fillets in Fruity, Nutty, Garlicky Mojo. And finally, Lanie helps him make a favorite family specialty: Garlicky Linguine with Seared Shrimp, Chipotle and Mexican Aged Cheese. It all adds up to this: a splash of mojo de ajo can be the Midas touch that turns just about any ingredient into culinary gold. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Simply Ming [#905Z] Jonathan Waxman & Oven-Roasting Vegetables Ming demonstrates how one of the best ways to cook vegetables is to roast them because it concentrates their flavor. And for guest chef Jonathan Waxman, one of the godfathers of New American Cuisine, exalting great ingredients is what it's all about. Together, Ming and Jonathan, draw inspiration from mystery ingredients and the fantastic technique of oven roasting to create two delicious recipes: Spicy Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast with Baby Cauliflower and Potatoes and Macadamia Duck with Roasted Vegetables Waxman Style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#115H] All Puffed Up Sugared Puff Paste Sticks; Fast Puff Pastry; Crystallized Puff Paste Of Orange; Choux A La Creme; Chocolate Paris-Brest Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1206H] A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1106H] Fall Favorites Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap digital thermometers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, host Christopher Kimball travels to Saratoga Orchards to learn about the best apples for baking, and test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Baked Apples. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#106H] Italian Love Affair Inspired by dishes made in her classes in Italy, Joanne introduces her student Reggie to bagnacauda, rigatoni with chicken in a tomato cream sauce, and a vegetable ribbon salad. Recipes: Bagna Cauda, Rigatoni with Chicken, Tomatoes and Cream, and Vegetable Ribbon Salad. Student: Reggie Wooden, Student. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#117H] Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic - The Civic Club Sandwich Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: DePasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#507] La Ciccia, Sushi Groove & Babalou's Homey comfort, a warm welcome and pungent, lively flavors contrast with those of the Italian mainland at a Sardinian spot called La Ciccia. Then, there's Sushi Groove - a little edgy, with music and food to match - it's not your run-of-the-mill sushi place. Finally, Babalou's Mediterranean Restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, unless you talk about the traditional Mediterranean food. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#312] Halibut Two Ways Chefs love halibut for its versatility and hearty texture. Today, Chef Keller makes it two ways - one with red wine and one with white. Recipes: Grilled Halibut in Barigoule (Artichoke Wine Broth); Red Wine Braised Halibut on a Bed of Endives and Mushrooms. duration 28:56   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#217H] Carnivores Unite! We get it: most of America runs on beef, pork and chicken. So today, Sara's got meat and lots of it. Sara marries the juicy burger marries with Korean barbecue for her special Korean Burgers. She'll even show you how to grind your own meat, no special tools needed. Hey "porkitarians," Buttermilk-Fried Pork Chops have two great things going for them - they're super juicy on the inside, extra crispy on the outside. And you'll love Sara's Polenta Lasagna - with crispy polenta cakes in place of traditional noodles, it's even easier and much quicker to make. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1204H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg Burt cruises along the Mosel River with stops in Cochem and Bernkastel in the middle of the Mosel wine region. He also tours the city of Luxembourg and cooks with Lea Linster, one of Europe's leading chefs and a major television personality. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1010] Bismarck, Nd - Hour One AR arrives in Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark Walberg and appraiser Suzanne Perrault dig up a wealth of information about the University of North Dakota's School of Mines pottery program and how valuable these 20th-century pieces have become. Appraisers at the Bismarck Civic Center unearth a rich vein of objects, including a valuable set of samurai swords brought back from Japan in 1898 by the owner's grandfather, a member of the North Dakota Volunteers who fought in the Spanish-American War; late 19th-century journals from a country store near Grand Forks, documenting life in the early stages of North Dakota statehood; and a mid-19th-century heirloom Bennington pottery lion valued at $4000 to $8000. duration 55:15   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3130H] Jaguar XKR-S Road Test: 2012 Jaguar XKR-S * Energy Smart Road Test: Toyota Prius c * Goss' Garage: Pre-purchase Test Drive duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 4:30 pm
    Hometime [#2601] Exterior Harmony: Doors and Stone The new home's architecture is enhanced with continuity of garage doors, entry doors and shutters as the foundation is covered with natural thin veneer stone. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    This Old House [#3113H] Bedford Project, Part 13 of 16 Landscape contractor Roger Cook uses old-style bricks made in Massachusetts to create a winding path to the new entry door. He uses half-bricks strategically placed to cheat the joints just enough to make the turns. Inside, wallboard and plaster are up, and the cabinets are going in. Kitchen designer Kathy Marshall shows host Kevin O'Connor the challenges of fitting a modern kitchen into an ell from the 1700s, and the solutions she came up with, along with general contractor Tom Silva, to hide some of the imperfections. Then, in the family room, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey unpacks the zero-clearance gas fireplace to show Kevin how it works before it is installed. Next, master carpenter Norm Abram helps Tom make and install wainscoting for the powder room out of old sheathing boards. Then, outside, Tom gives Kevin the news that the red farmhouse will no longer be red - the homeowners liked the gray primer so much that the finish color has been switched to a similar gray-blue. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique uses an airless sprayer to begin the transformation. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, the eleven-inch-wide white oak floor boards go down with staples, glue to prevent cupping and cut nails for historic effect. duration 26:02   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1026H] Refinishing With Spray Paint; Installing a Pre-Finished Wood Floor Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn out items using spray paint. Then, general contractor Tom Silva removes wall-to-wall carpet and installs a pre-finished wood floor. And in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin some new household devices that can be operated "hands-free." duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club This program chronicles the thrilling life and extraordinary times of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes, one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the early 20th century. Narrated by Tom Skerritt, with Kathy Bates as the voice of Barnes, it employs newly discovered personal files, never-before-seen photos and rare movie footage to tell her story. The film also includes interviews with Pancho's biographers, and many of her friends, including General Charles 'Chuck' Yeager, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and famed test pilots R.A. 'Bob' Hoover and Bob Cardenas. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS Arts from Cleveland: Women Who Rock This performance documentary chronicles and celebrates female musicians from early groundbreakers to contemporary powerhouses. Mixing live performance footage and interviews with key women musicians, it reveals the ever-morphing role of female performers, and shows how today's singers were influenced and inspired by their forebears. The film features the stories of trailblazers like Bessie Smith and Mahalia Jackson, as well as contemporary stars Darlene Love, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Bonnie Raitt, Cyndi Lauper...the list goes on! duration 56:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3612H] Sonic Youth/The Black Keys ACL presents the evolution of electric guitar music with Sonic Youth and the Black Keys. Sonic Youth showcases the avant-garde rock of its latest album The Eternal, while the Black Keys highlights the classic blues rock of its recent record Brothers. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#3811] A Room with a View In Andrew Davies' adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel, Elaine Cassidy stars as Lucy Honeychurch, who is disappointed upon her arrival at a guest house in Florence, Italy, because her room has no view. Timothy Spall and son Rafe Spall play Mr. Emerson and his eccentric son, George, who offer Lucy their room - which has a view. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#805H] My Precious Daughter FINDING - France
    A secret agent is contacted by another spy to find the daughter he hasn't seen for 18 years. Contacting the daughter will expose their covert identities. In spite of the risks, he accepts. He tracks her down and his thoughts go back to his own daughter who thinks he is also dead. Word has gotten out and a contract has been put out on both of the men's lives. Written and directed by brothers Louis and Jesse Salto with a beautiful music score by Sebastien Galina. Principal cast: Robert Dauney, Terence Bulley, Gabriella Wright, Danny Verissimo and Joe Sheridan. The Salto brothers also have to their credit a music video for Snoop Dogg and hope to make Finding into a feature.
    FAIR TRADE - Germany/Morocco
    The shortest distance and at the same time the most obvious gap between Europe and the Third World is the Straits of Gibraltar. Anything can be bought here for the right price. A young woman from Spain has come with a shocking request. Is a fair trade in the offing? Written, produced and directed by Michael Dreher. Principal cast: Judith Engel and Barnaby Metschurat.
    duration 29:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 This program celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox/Yankees game as a thread, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space; masses for WWI soldiers, a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, concerts by Bruce Springsteen and others. In 1999, it looked as if Fenway would be razed to make way for a new ballpark. Luckily, wiser heads prevailed and Boston's most popular attraction (more tourists visit Fenway than the Freedom Trail) survived. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1316H] You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't This documentary is a first-person account of Lee Gorewitz's life inside the Traditions Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Care Unit at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of the disease, the film reveals Lee's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging our preconceptions of illness and aging. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
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