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KQED Life: Saturday, April 7, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, April 7, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18075] (original broadcast date: 04/06/12)
    * Ahmed Rashid on "Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan."
    * Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast on "The Crisis of Zionism."
    * Tim Weiner of The New York Times on his book "Enemies: A History of the FBI."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Lost Treasures of the Ancient World [#101] Ancient Rome: The Glorious Empire This episode provides a unique record of the treasures left by the remarkable civilization that was ancient Rome. It includes virtual reconstructions of the Coliseum and the Pantheon, which provide insight into their actual operations and functions in ancient times. duration 48:22   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Lost Treasures of the Ancient World [#201] The Romans In North Africa Within easy reach of Rome, the rich and fertile territories of Northern Africa inevitably became part of the Roman Empire. This program features major Roman dwellings in the region, including Carthage, the underground city of Bulla Regia and recently discovered Chimtou. duration 1:09:37   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1317H] Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey BEING ELMO: Every day, millions tune in to Sesame Street to see one of the world's most adored and recognizable characters -- a furry red monster named Elmo. Yet, with all of Elmo's fame, the man behind the icon is able to walk down the street without being recognized. Meet Kevin Clash. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Kevin had very different aspirations from his classmates -- he wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he wanted to be part of Jim Henson's team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true. Combining archival footage with material from the present day, filmmaker Constance Marks explores Kevin's story in vivid detail and chronicles the meteoric rise of Jim Henson in the process. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and including interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, this insightful and personal documentary offers up a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Henson legacy. BIKE RACE:Two friends compete in a bicycle race to determine whether, Eddy Merckx or Lance Armstrong are the best cyclists and one of the friends finds love in the process. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    ImageMakers [#802H] Amazing Animation ROCKFISH - USA
    There is something lurking deep below the rocks.. .something ancient... something hungry... something very, very big. An intergalactic exterminator uses an elaborate rig to drill a hole to catch the mother of all rockfish. Strap yourself in and get ready for the ride of your life in Tim Miller's thrilling animated short. The production company is in discussion to make Rockfish into a feature film.
    DESCENDANTS - USA/Germany
    Jealousy, pride and revenge conspire to set one flower against another in this exquisite tale depicting evolution in action. One is a beautiful white flower full of wonder; the other, a decaying red flower (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) wise to the wickedness of the world. Stunning animation enchants this forest fable about the dream of reaching the unreachable and the fact that something good can come from something evil. Directed and written by Heiko van der Scherm.
    GARBAGE ANGELS - Canada
    Inanimate objects in a garbage dump take on the behavior of African animals in this ingenious animation by Pierre Trudeau. In this throw away world, the spirit of everything lives (recycles) on.
    duration 29:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#311H] Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#109] London London is a city that has come close to ruling the world. With a legacy that includes Shakespeare and the Beatles, London seems to have an endless capacity to reinvent itself. Here, we sip tea and savor traditional sights such as Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard. We pop in to see where Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist, and get a bird's-eye view of contemporary London from the new London Eye observation wheel. Finally, we check out cutting edge artwork at the newly opened Tate Modern Art Museum. Tips on using cell phones and cash machines. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#141] Manners The dogs help teach Raggs and his teddy bear how to have good manners at their Teddy Bear Picnic. At their Fancy Dress Party, the dogs help teach Rude Pirate Razzles that it is important to be polite, have good manners and follow the rules when you play together. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#105H] Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. Worms need to stay wet and their environment helps keep them that way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1205] The Chronicles of Buster/On This Spot * The Chronicles of Buster - Buster is obsessed with the extended DVD version of the epic film "The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia," with 1001 hours of behind-the-scenes footage! In fact, he's so engrossed that he neglects his training for a class rock-climbing trip. After jeopardizing his relationship with best friend and climbing partner, Arthur, Buster finally learns that special effects can't take the place of hard work when conquering real mountains.
    * On this Spot - Arthur is thrilled to learn that Sitting Bull once passed through Elwood City! He rallies the residents to mark the spot of the legend's visit with a monument - but is dismayed when his friends care more about celebrity sightings than local history. Can Arthur get them to see the specialness of their city's spots?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#417] All in a Day Caillou does a lot in a day, and today he wants to dress himself, only his Mommy is doing the laundry and he doesn't have any clean clothes, so Daddy and Caillou decide to play a dressing game with Daddy's old clothes. While preparing a picnic lunch with Mom, Caillou tests a bit too much of everything. He has no room left to eat the special sandwich Clementine made for him. His appetite comes back while watching squirrels storing food in their houses for the winter. Later that day, it's bath time, only Caillou doesn't like to take baths. Daddy turns bath time into playtime with a motorboat and a big bottle of bubble bath. And, when the car breaks down Caillou, Rosie and Dad have to pull over. Caillou comforts Rosie who becomes afraid when smoke comes out of the engine. Caillou is overjoyed when the tow truck arrives. Everyone rides to the garage and Caillou is in charge of holding Rosie's hand and explaining all the scary sounds. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Travelscope [#505H] Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#108H] Cozy Carbs Ricotta Dumplings With Red Pepper Sauce; Macaroni Beaucaire; Gnocchi Maison; Linguine With Clam Sauce And Vegetables. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#407H] The Old Clam House, Gialina, Mustards Grill A turn of the century building has housed The Old Clam House for over 100 years and its still serving some of the same fare. In contrast, Gialina has only been around for three years and delivers a contemporary menu. American food traditions continue at Mustards Grill, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2008. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#801H] Mediterranean Baja The Baja California peninsula boasts a climate reminiscent of those on the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of olive trees and vineyards in Northern Baja capture the distinctiveness of this region of Mexico. We explore the amazing grilled octopus at Tres Virgenes in La Paz and enjoy mesquite-grilled lamb with 9-chile mole sauce. Rick makes tacos of kale and spinach with a green garlic mojo from the gardens of the renowned spa Rancho La Puerta. In Tijuana, Chef Miguel Angel Guerrero Yagues shows off his terrific wood-fired grill to Rick before he cooks lamb three ways. Chef Jair Tellez makes a geoduck ceviche at his dreamy Laja restaurant in the Valle de Guadalupe. At home, Rick grills lamb with fennel and a red chile salsa. Astonishing Baja, indeed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Simply Ming [#906Z] Iris Tsai & Roasting Whole Birds Ming drops into the heart of Napa Valley, where some of the best grapes are grown, producing some of the best wines around. He is joined in the kitchen by his mom, Iris Tsai. Together they cook on they fly, showing how to master cooking whole birds on the grill. And where better to pair wines with their dishes than in Napa? Veteran wine-maker Chris Howell, joins Ming and his Mom at Cain Vineyard where he shows them how he blends boutique red wines that match perfectly with the dishes they've grilled up: Tea-Smoked Whole Duck and Tea-Smoked Marinated Chicken. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#116H] Shell-Ebration Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1207H] A Latin Celebration Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make perfect Black Beans and Rice at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1107H] Seafood in a Skillet Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to learn how to buy the best scallops. Test cook Becky Hays then demystifies how to make perfect Pan-Seared Scallops. Next, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the Maillard reaction and what it really means. Then equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap nonstick skillets in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for Skillet-Roasted Fish Fillets. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#107H] Never Too Young Joanne welcomes her youngest student Stella to class and they nestle in to create a menu of some of Joanne's favorite chilly weather dishes: roasted game hens with prosciutto and mushrooms and quinoa pilaf with dried blueberries and apricots. Recipes: Sweet and Hot Pepper Relish Crostini, Roasted Game Hens with Prosciutto di Parma and Mushrooms, and Quinoa Pilaf with Dried Blueberries and Apricots. Student: Stella Ginsberg, Student and Blogger. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#118H] New York City and New Jersey: An Italian-American Picnic in NYC Lidia and Tanya embark on a whirlwind tour of New York City. Tanya takes viewers to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and Lidia brings viewers to Union Square Market, where she shops for the makings of an Italian-American picnic. Lidia prepares a delicious Fried Zucchini Prosciutto; a Scallion and Egg Sandwich; and a Celery, Artichoke, and Mortadella Salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#508H] El Metate, Creola Bistro & Benjarong Mexican food just like our guest's grandmother used to make can be found at El Metate Restaurant.
    And CreoLa Bistro is a quaint place with all things Cajun and Creole and flavors from Louisiana. < br>Finally, for colorful Thai food served up in a calm, spa-like atmosphere go to Benjarong Thai Cuisine.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#313] Fruit Tarts Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with an easy-to-make pear tart similar to the ones made by home cooks. He then makes a stunning Tartes Aux Fruites, the renowned classic found in bakeries throughout France. Recipes: Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream; Tartes aux Fruites Recipes. duration 28:56   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#218H] Appetizers for Dinner It's Super Bowl time, and for the big game try appetizers - simple foods you can eat with your hands. Sara's got Chorizo Chicken Wings with a secret ingredient - guys will love 'em! Asian-Style Pork Sliders combine juicy pork with the cool crunch of fresh veggies. Beer Batter Shrimp is super crispy yet light and marries well with a zesty Asian dipping sauce. These simple foods deserve a classic drink, Old Fashioned Egg Creams, straight from the deli and into your home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1205H] Artcops As Burt visited the museums and galleries that are in his programs, he became aware of the extraordinary amount of great art that had been stolen --- over 6 billion dollars worth each year. This program will tell you about some of the works that are missing, why they are an important part of our history, and what you can do to help find them and earn millions of dollars in reward money. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1008] Los Angeles, Ca - Hour Two If the movie business is the heart of Los Angeles, California, then the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences library is its collective memory, as host Mark Walberg learns when he visits this extensive archive of movie memorabilia with appraiser Rudy Franchi. At the Los Angeles Convention Center, the excitement builds as appraisers bestow kudos on such breakout performers as a painting of the French Riviera by 20th-century American artist Louis Aston Knight; a colorful art deco poster collection of Monte Carlo coquettes; and a rare collection of Oscar ephemera - including a 1961 ballot, a 1972 program with autographs of such headliners as Raquel Welch, Sandy Duncan and Shirley Jones, and an Oscar statue that was never awarded - prized objects estimated to be worth $16,000 to $17,000. duration 55:15   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3131H] Lexus LFA * Road Test: 2012 Lexus LFA * Road Test: 2012 Honda CRV * Goss' Garage: Used Car Inspection duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 4:30 pm
    Hometime [#2602] Exterior Harmony: Driveway and Walkway Dean, Miriam, Dan and Bucky pitch in to install a paver driveway, walkway and step veneer. duration 25:29   TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    This Old House [#3114H] Bedford Project, Part 14 of 16 General contractor Tom Silva shows master carpenter Norm Abram how he's restoring the circa 1720 raised panel front door with flexible epoxy and a new paint job. Countertop installer Danny Puccio is on hand as the 1,300-pound marble island top is hefted into the kitchen, and kitchen designer Kathy Marshall shows how the hole in the marble will accommodate a concealed compost bin. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's upgrading the ducted HVAC system to go from one zone to three with the help of a plug-and-play zone damper system that makes retrofits and zoning a hot air system easy. In Plainville, Massachusetts, furniture maker Steve Staples shows Norm how he's making the custom farm table top out of reclaimed floor joists. Back in Bedford, Tom shows Norm how he is using two old doors found in the house to make sliding "barn" entry doors for the new walk-in pantry. Mason Mark McCullough installs the new raised brick hearth around the zero-clearance gas fireplace using the bricks from the old kitchen chimney. Homeowner Joe Titlow takes on yet another project himself, this time composite decking and replacing the rotted railings on his back deck. duration 26:02   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1001H] Transplanting Trees; Hooking up Plumbing to a Washing Machine Landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti kick off the 10th season by helping a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook up the plumbing to her washing machine. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Bag It Is your life too plastic? In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his death, Elvis is reunited with his original TCB Band, back-up singers and musical director through the magic of modern technology. The result is a unique concert special, featuring Elvis from selected concerts, including the Hawaii performance which remains one of the biggest satellite concerts ever.
    Staged at the Pyramid Arena in his hometown of Memphis TN, just as if Elvis was appearing live in concert, the limousine arrives at the stage to a thunderous ovation, the lights go down, and suddenly Elvis appears center stage, only this time, it's on a video screen and the young, vibrant King of Rock 'n' Roll appears 20 times larger than life. On stage with him, playing and singing live are his beloved band members and members of the Imperials, the Stamps and the Sweet Inspirations, all led by band leader, Joe Guercio. Performance footage from the live concert is punctuated with interviews with these supporting members.
    duration 1:27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3702H] Raphael Saadiq/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP Stone Rollin'. Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4208#] Great Expectations, Part 1 Widely considered one of Charles Dickens' greatest novels, "Great Expectations" tells the story of Pip the battered orphan boy, who rises from blacksmith's apprentice to gentleman under the patronage of a mysterious benefactor, who assures him of "great expectations." Starring Gillian Anderson, David Suchet and Ray Winstone. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    American Masters [#2501] Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune One of the most politically active singer-songwriters to emerge in the 1960's anti-Vietnam War era, Phil Ochs was inspired by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, but also by Elvis Presley and John Wayne. He was a journalism student in college, which, perhaps, informed the extent of his protest lyrics -- always witty, topical and insightful, always slightly haunting -- such songs as I Ain't Marching Anymore, Love Me I'm a Liberal, Outside of a Small Circle of Friends, Power and the Glory, The War Is Over, and There But for Fortune, famously covered by Joan Baez -- are inseparable from those times. Ochs was vocal and visible, at political rallies, the Newport Folk Festival and the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. A cohort of Bob Dylan's and Abbie Hoffman's, his ultimate disillusionment with the government and several of his heroes -- and a familial tendency to bi-polar disease -- led to his tragic suicide in April 1976. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#903H] My First Crush THE CRUSH - Ireland
    Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one small problem - him. He's only eight years old and the object of his affection is his beautiful teacher Miss Purdy. He also has a bigger problem - Pierce. He is Miss Purdy's fiancee. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war. There's only one thing Ardal can do - challenge the interloper to a duel! Written and directed by Michael Creagh. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Oran Creagh (the filmmaker's son), Olga Wehrly and Rory Keenan.
    BIG GIRL - Canada
    A battle of wills develops between nine-year-old Josephine and her mother's new boyfriend - a "lowly" bartender. No longer the sole object of her affection, she challenges this new interloper to a winner take all competition. He may be man enough for her mother, but is he man enough to take care of them both? A bittersweet tale of modern family politics written and directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. Principal cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried and Patricia Fagan.
    duration 29:28   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#705H] Team "Tabula Rasa" winds up their Roadtrip with a series of final interviews. In Asheville, North Carolina, Kitty Love, tattoo artist, talks about the unusual path that led her to become an Arts activist and community organizer. On their way to Philadelphia, they have a conversation with The Knux, hip-hop artists, performing at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival in New Jersey. Their final interview is with Daniela Romero, ESL Coordinator at the Nationalities Service Center. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#302H] New Kapadokia, Aperto and Masa's Fragrant Turkish aromas and flavors are served up at our first eatery. Then we visit a little neighborhood spot featuring local ingredients presented on an Italian menu. Finally, chic dining in elegant surroundings and perfect service make our last visit memorable. duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
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