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KQED Life: Sunday, August 5, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#511] Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open air museum and eerily well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere. And the delightfully quaint Isle of Aero beckons a bike ride among thatched cottages, "snooping mirrors", and cobbled alleyways that reminds us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#509] Krakow, Poland For hundreds of years Krakow has been one of the great cultural centers of Eastern Europe. We tour the city, visit the ancient castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, discover the origin of the croissant, look at some of the 2.5 million works of art in the city's museums and find out how the immodest sight of a woman's legs saved the town's Medieval wall. Burt also checks out what's cooking and visits the Jewish quarter of Krakow that was founded in the 14th century. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    American Masters [#2203] Neil Young: Don't Be Denied Neil Young grants rare and unprecedented access for this documentary in which he traces his musical journey in his own words. The film includes new interviews shot in New York and California and utilizes previously unseen performance footage from the star's own extensive archives. It also features cohorts Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren and James Taylor. From his first success with Buffalo Springfield to the bi-polar opposites of mega-stardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the soulful rock of Crazy Horse, Young's career has enjoyed many guises. The film takes Young through his rise in the '60's, his solo artist period in the '70's, his '80's embrace of the New Wave, and it ends with Young still refusing to be denied, pursuing a more eclectic musical approach but also touring in the USA with Crosby Stills Nash & Young and teaming on occasion with Crazy Horse. duration 56:08   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3708H] The Head and the Heart/Gomez Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle's the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4222H] Inspector Lewis, Series V: Fearful Symmetry Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a darker side of Oxford while investigating the murder of a suburban babysitter. Will the babysitter's secret life help the detectives unravel a tangled web of lies and deceit to find their killer? duration 1:24:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    ImageMakers [#908H] An Arrow Through The Heart GOD OF LOVE - USA
    Academy Award Winner 2011 Best Live Action Short.. Meet Raymond Goodfellow, a multi-talented artist who combines lounge singing with his champion dart throwing ability. He has fallen head over heels for his bass player, but she's in love with the guitarist. His prayers are answered, or so he thinks, when he receives a package of passion-inducing darts. Principal cast: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh, Emily Young and Miguel Rosales.
    SHOOTING BLANKS - Ireland
    The loneliest feeling in the world is to love someone who doesn't love you. Cupid is an admitted alcoholic who has had his own heart broken one too many times. If he can't be happy in love, why should anyone else? A new love potion offers him one last shot at redemption.Have his own bitter experiences poisoned him forever or will he be able to shoot a bull's eye for Zoe and Martin? Written and directed by Liam Gavin. Principal cast: Luke De Wolfson, Amy Phillips and Mark Holloway.
    duration 29:50   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Joann Sfar Draws from Memory At just 39 years old, the prolific Joann Sfar has published 150 graphic novels, including the French best-seller Rabbi's Cat and the New York Times best-seller Little Vampire, and recently crossed over into feature films with Gainsbourg: Vie Heroique and the adaptation of Rabbi's Cat. This program tracks the graphic artist's odyssey through the Algerian and Eastern-European Jewish heritage that serves as the wellspring of his work. Filmed over a two-year period, the camera follows the passionate and perceptive Sfar around his adopted home of Paris - observing the artist at work and capturing his thoughts on family life, Algeria's past, creativity and his improvisatory method, the inspiration for his alter-ego cat and his dislike of being pigeonholed as a "Jewish" artist. A 10-minute prologue offers a chronological history of the comic book and places Sfar within this 75-year artistic tradition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#523] Upside Down Flow Move from Plough to Single Leg Shoulderstand to Hips Folded to rest your heart, stretch your hamstrings, and strengthen your back. Then tighten your tummy with Leg Gyration. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#11] 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 [#12] 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 [#222] duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1204] Strength Coordination This episode features a potpourri of movements to enhance strength and coordination. duration 27:29   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#806Z] Lose A Pant Size duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#218H] The Power of Worms; Natures Miracle for Healthy Gardens Gardens that look great and provide protection from environmental hazards are a popular and important trend. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#205H] Edible Landscaping P. Allen Smith searches the suburbs of Chicago and finds a front yard filled with edible flora. Allen also makes a stop at the nation's first certified organic rooftop farm. Back in Arkansas Allen demonstrates Plus, a tablescape design from a 19th century plantation home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3206] Hybrid 1: Discover An Eclectic Mix of Gardening Tips Explore the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California with host Jamie Durie and learn how to put your plants in the spotlight through the art of staging. Divide and conquer your perennials with a little help from gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. Join lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers on a tour of Chef Michel Nichan's garden and learn about organic gardening - plus, discover how fresh ingredients can make your steak sizzle. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Garden Smart [#2803] Let's talk about a wide range of plants. GS visits a unique location where we see diverse plants in varying sets of growing conditions. Be sure to tune in to this week's GardenSMART. duration 26:34   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#503H] Lahore Karahi, Patio Filipino, Sam's Grill We start off with a local favorite that's low on atmosphere but high on flavor and full of fragrant Indian spices. It's called Lahore Karahi and it's on O'Farrell in San Francisco. Filipino-Spanish flavors reflecting the rich history of the Philippines are perfect for sharing so bring a crowd over to Patio Filipino on El Camino Real in San Bruno. Some things never change and Sam's Grill and Seafood Restaurant on Bush is the perfect example. It's been around at the same location since 1946! Oh, and the booths there make for a very private dining experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Market Warriors [#103H] Antiquing In Cumming, GA Miller, John, Bob and Kevin encounter some southern hospitality at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market just outside Atlanta, Georgia. This week's challenge is to find vintage advertising, and in Coca-Cola country, there's plenty to find. Some notable picks include a rare Red Rock Cola piece,a Sterling Card case and an antique hobbyhorse. Their finds are auctioned at Cowan's Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#212] Four people, ages 52-71, talk about dealing with the challenges in their lives. Shane Barrow, a 52 year old homosexual, describes the pain of losing his life partner, bias against the homosexual community, and moving forward with his life. Lori Palmer, age 58 and Jay Rubin, age 60, took an early retirement when their teaching jobs disappeared during a budget cut, and are now adjusting to living in a new community, retirement and financial planning for their future. Shirley Morton, age 71 a child of war-torn Europe, overcomes the horrors of World War II, gratefully moves to the United States and becomes a waitress to support her son. She is proud of her performance on the job and her values in life, and shares her views with the audience. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#105] Old School Ideas for Today This show is a mixed bag of oldies but goodies. Michele Beschen will show you it's all in the jar when it comes to sensible storage ideas along with how to turn those old jars into beautiful flower frogs. The timeless task of quilting gets invigorated with a quick, easy way to make use of those fabric scraps. See how composting can take a big bite out of the amount of garbage you haul to the curb, and then throw the kettle on because you'll also learn natural remedies for pesky outdoor annoyances that are friendly to the environment and your wallet. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#301H] Fun and Funky A Mom Who Walks On Water - As a teen, Karen Putz lost her hearing while barefoot water skiing. More than 25 years passed, but her desire to get back on her feet kept burning within. Some family members told her she was too old. But Karen had rediscovered her passion. Keep on Rocking - Meet the Bats, a popular Kentucky group that regularly sells out its gigs and always leaves the audience laughing. See why they're inspired to keep on rocking the stage, even if they still have day jobs. This WASP Still Stings - Betty Wall Strohfus was one of a handful of female pilots in World War II. After the war, she thought that part of her life was over. She was in her 70s when she felt compelled to honor her fellow WASPs by telling her story. Now at 91, she's more proud and passionate than ever, and she's one of the feistiest people you'll ever meet! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1004] Soy Controversy with Kaayla Daniel The Naughty Nutritionist; Happiness Research with Dr. Candace Pert and Amyee Coget ; Gratefulness and Prosperity with Dr. Brenda Wade. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3011] Take A Detour Actress, author and foodie Linda Evans talks career, love and recipes. Meet a teacher who turned to making soap out of goat milk. What does it take to live your life with purpose? And lift off with a high flying photographer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#803H] Las Vegas, Phoenix After arriving in Las Vegas, NV, the Roadtrippers meet up with Rex Doty, a toy maker that creates toys for children in need, who inspires the team through his passion for giving. Next, the team heads to the restaurant Rick Moonen's rm Seafood to speak with none other than its charismatic chef and owner, Rick Moonen. Afterward, the team gets back on the road where - after taking in the picturesque scenery at the Grand Canyon - they head to Phoenix, AZ., to speak with Larry Colbert, a blind motivational speaker and author. The Roadtrippers hear Larry's moving story of overcoming obstacles to do what made him happy, despite others not believing in him. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3148H] Nissan Altima Road Test: 2013 Nissan Altima * Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL * Goss' Garage: Tires & Ride Quality duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2512] Stone Cottage - Electronics The crew installs and operates the home theater, the lighting control system and the whole-house audio. duration 25:14   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3118H] Barrington Project, Part 2 of 10 Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find builder Andy Tiplady with the house wide open, his foundation in place and framing underway. The new open floor plan requires structural steel that gets bolted and then welded in place. With the steel installed and high winds already kicking up, Andy and his crew button up the house for the impending bad weather, which turns out to be Hurricane Irene. At 82 mph, Barrington clocks the highest winds in New England, and Kevin returns to finds roads closed, power lines down and trees crushing houses in the neighborhood. After some clean up, the crew gets back to work framing the second floor using the proper structural hardware like hold downs and hurricane clips. To learn more about the challenges of living on the coast, Kevin meets the executive director of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, Grover Fugate, to see the long term prognosis for the house, and also the lengths to which people will go to live by the water in Rhode Island. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1018H] Upgrading a Neglected Urban Patio; Hanging a Heavy Mirror Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3206] Hybrid 1: Discover An Eclectic Mix of Gardening Tips Explore the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California with host Jamie Durie and learn how to put your plants in the spotlight through the art of staging. Divide and conquer your perennials with a little help from gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. Join lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers on a tour of Chef Michel Nichan's garden and learn about organic gardening - plus, discover how fresh ingredients can make your steak sizzle. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#525] Sir Tim Rice Our favorite knight, the lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice joins us to discuss his celebrated shows Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, both of which are currently being revived on Broadway. Rice also talks about his new show, From Here to Eternity, a musical adaptation of James Jones' World War II novel, and shares a few dry observations about Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's new reality TV show in Britain, on which the public will pick "Jesus" for an upcoming UK stadium tour of Superstar (not to be confused with the critically celebrated version directed by Des McAnuff, playing in NYC now). duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1222] Mark Shriver - A Good Man (son of Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy) Mark Shriver is as a Senior Vice President for Save the Children, but for a long time it was hard for him to embrace being a part of two legacies, the Kennedys and the Shrivers. With his book, A Good Man, Mark rediscovers his father Sargent Shriver's true legacy. Not just his great civic contributions as the creator of the Peace Corps and the architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty, but what it takes to be a truly Good Man, and reminds us of the lessons we all can learn from our parents even after they are gone. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#603H] SF Ballet's New Works Festival In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the San Francisco Ballet mounted an ambitious festival of new works, ten world premieres by ten choreographers. Spark follows the creation of three of these works by some of the country's most renowned choreographers - Mark Morris, Margaret Jenkins, and Christopher Wheeldon - exploring the new directions they are taking this centuries-old art form. Morris has enlisted longtime friend Isaac Mizrahi to design the costumes and John Adams to compose the music for his ballet, both collaborators stellar figures in their own fields. Margaret Jenkins, the highly respected Bay Area choreographer, has members of the Ballet company working in an entirely new way - within her modern dance tradition. Christopher Wheeldon, heralded as the next Balanchine, blends elements of traditional and classical ballet. duration 28:23   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3708H] The Head and the Heart/Gomez Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle's the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    American Masters [#2302H] The Doors: When You're Strange The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists -- drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and singer Jim Morrison -- made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential, theatrical and mysterious rock bands. This film is the first feature documentary to tell their story, with original footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971. It follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, onto the stages of electrifying sold-out performances and chronicles the creation of their six landmark studio albums. Narrated by Johnny Depp, rare cinema verite allows an intimate glimpse into their musical collaboration -- and their offstage lives. duration 1:25:40   SRND51 TV14
  • 9:30 pm
    Rolling Stones: Live at the Max This 1991 concert film was shot in the IMAX format and originally presented on enormous IMAX screens, with outstanding visual and audio clarity. Filmed during a European leg of the Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels tour, it boasts great songs and an extraordinary stage.
    The Stones' set emphasizes material from the late 1960s and early '70s ("Tumbling Dice," "You Can't Always Get What You Want"). Highlights include "Paint It Black," at once brutal and delicate, as well as a muscular "Rock and a Hard Place," and a cheeky "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll." Bassist Bill Wyman, still in the band at this phase, offers wit and an encyclopedic grasp of rhythm & blues history, while drummer Charlie Watts adds control and swing. Keith Richard and Ron Wood work their guitar magic throughout while Mick Jagger delivers all the charismatic goods for adoring audiences.
    duration 1:24:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Barnes Collection - PBS Arts This program uses the relocation and renaissance of the Barnes Foundation as a vehicle for telling the story of the quirky, quarrelsome, question mark of a man, Dr. Albert C. Barnes and his astounding art collection. For the first time, public viewers will get an exclusive look at Dr. Barnes' collection - thousands of magnificent works of art by some of the most famous names in art history such as Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir and Matisse - and the new museum that now houses it. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#602] Croatia: Adriatic Delights A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, we hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy the thriving capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its enchanting port town of Rovinj. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#604] The Abbeys of Austria As boats sail west on the Danube River, from the Austrian city of Vienna, they stop at some of the most magnificent monasteries in Europe. The abbeys at Melk and Klosterneuburg are two of the most famous. Klosterneuburg has been home to a group of Augustinian clergy for over 900 years and contains the Verdun Altar, which is one of the world's most important medieval works of art. Melk was founded as a Roman garrison and became the cradle of Austrian history. Its library contains hundreds of colorfully illustrated books and was probably the inspiration for Umberto Eco's medieval murder mystery, "The Name of the Rose". It also has the only working model of a reusable coffin that was promoted by the King of Austria. Burt Wolf tours both monasteries and stops for lunch at the restaurant of one of Europe's most talented women chefs. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
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