TV Daily Schedule: KQED Life
KQED Life: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Comcast 189 • Digital 54.3
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12:00 amCharlie Rose [#18170H] (broadcast date: 8/17/12)
a rebroadcast of Charlie Rose Brain Series 2: Schizophrenia
with 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 amNightly Business Report [#31295Z] duration 24:46 STEREO TVRE
1:30 amTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2341H] August 17, 2012 NEWSMAKER INTERVIEWS - PETE WILSON AND ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA - Former California Governor Pete Wilson and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talk with Belva Davis and San Francisco Chronicle political writer Carla Marinucci. Wilson is heading up the state's Republican delegation to the GOP convention in Tampa and Villaraigosa is chairman of the Democratic national convention in Charlotte. We'll get their thoughts on the presidential race and on issues of importance to California voters.
DEFERRED DEPORTATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS - On Wednesday, the federal government launched a controversial program which would allow more than one million undocumented immigrants to live and work in the US legally, for 2 years. The program is open to people between the ages of 15 and 31 and who meet certain requirements, including continuous residency in the U.S. for the past 5 years.
SF ETHICS COMMISSION AND ROSS MIRKARIMI - An Ethics Commission met one last time at San Francisco City Hall to hear closing arguments in the case against Ross Mirkarimi who has been suspended since March from his job as sheriff after he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence-related charge against his wife. This is the first time that the 5-member commission has been convened to determine if an elected official can be removed from office.
Guests: Carla Marinucci, Rachel Gordon, and Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
2:00 amWashington Week [#5207H] Mitt Romney's decision to pick Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate seems to have energized conservatives and even excited many liberals. The 7-term lawmaker is best known for his dramatic proposal to cut and transform government health and income security programs to balance the budget. Democrats believe Ryan exemplifies the distinct election-year choice voters will have to make between the Republican and Democratic visions about the size and role of the federal government.
On the presidential campaign trail the rhetoric seemed to get louder and angrier as both candidates launched bus tours in key battleground states. During a 3-day trip to Iowa President Barack Obama talked about the need for drought relief and touted the benefits of renewable energy. Mitt Romney traveled to coal-rich eastern Ohio to talk about the importance of coal as one of the ways to make the US energy independent.
Ryan faced tough questions about his proposed plan to reform Medicare which he says will protect and strengthen the program. The Obama campaign insists "it will end Medicare as we know it."
But the debate over energy policy and Medicare was overshadowed by a firestorm Vice President Joe Biden ignited with his controversial comments suggesting Romney would put Americans "in chains."
Is this negative war of words and remarkably nasty tone coming from both camps what voters can expect for the next 3 months until Election Day? Or will the upcoming conventions force both campaigns to refocus their attention to jobs, the weak economy, and a continuing war in Afghanistan?
We will get analysis on the 2012 presidential race from Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, John Harris of Politico, and Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics. duration 24:10 STEREO TVRE
2:30 amOscar Hammerstein II - Out of My Dreams An entertaining look at the innovative genius who created musical theater as we know it today. His career spanned almost 40 years, from operettas such as "Rose-Marie" and "The Desert Song," to the groundbreaking "Show Boat," to the legendary musicals he wrote with Richard Rodgers - "Oklahoma!" - "Carousel" - "South Pacific" - "The King and I" - "Flower Drum Song" - and "The Sound of Music." duration 1:29:00 STEREO TVG
4:00 amBrain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound [#1] Highlights from the program designed to help people get the most from their senses as they age. It looks at the two important senses of vision and hearing, how they change throughout life, and what we can do to keep them healthy and fully functional. This program is based on neuro-plasticity - the ability of the brain to change and adapt -- even rewire itself! It studies how we see and how that changes through life. Host: Dr. Michael Merzenich. duration 28:18 STEREO
4:30 amNeed To Know [#249H] OBESITY IN THE CITY - NTK examines high obesity and diabetes rates among children in poor, inner-city communities and describes the New York City health department's campaign to reverse the trend.
INTERVIEW: ROSS HAMMOND - Anchor Scott Simon interviews Ross Hammond of the Brookings Institute to get his take on whether or not the federal government can help solve the nation's obesity epidemic.
AMERICAN VOICES - This week's essay is by entrepreneur Haile Johnston, who helps provides fresh food to residents of inner city Philadelphia. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
5:00 amLive from the Artists Den [#401H] Adele World renowned artist Adele at the Santa Monica Bay Womans Club in California. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG
6:00 amSuze Orman's Money Class Based on her new book, this program reveals Suze's expert take on what actions people need to take in light of the new economy. After the upheavals of the economic downturn, Suze believes it's critical to rethink many of the traditional strategies we've been using to achieve our financial goals. In this special, she unveils her own new and powerful advice, updating and sometimes revising her long-held beliefs, to help viewers navigate today's unsettling economic waters.
Suze provides audiences powerful, timely and often surprising advice for moving forward on the most important financial fundamentals: saving and investing, building a career, planning for retirement and more. As Suze puts it, "Bad financial habits can hurt you in any economic environment, but in the one we're in now, they can bankrupt you." Filmed before a live audience, this special presents fresh insight in Suze's time-honored style: plenty of frank and down-to-earth advice combined with compassionate and humorous Q&A. It offers viewers nationwide the insight they need to succeed in this new financial frontier. duration 1:52:42 STEREO TVG
8:00 amJulia Child Memories: Bon Appetit! Anchored in some of the best of The French Chef episodes, this special reminds viewers why Julia was a TV personality like no other. As the woman who has been credited with introducing French cooking techniques to mainstream America, she will also forever be remembered as the country's first celebrity chef that brought the world of food to TV viewers when she flipped a ground breaking omelet on National Public Television on Feb. 11, 1963. That moment signaled the launch of decades of cooking on television - the first of which was most memorably, The French Chef with Julia Child (produced 1963-1973). duration 1:58:52 STEREO TVG
10:00 amSimply Ming [#922] Charles Phan & Wok-Stirring The wok- there's a reason why everyone from college students to Italian chefs have one of these in their kitchen. Stir-frying is a technique that can be your best friend when you need to cook on the fly, which is exactly what Ming is doing on this episode. He'll enlist the help of Charles Phan, the chef who put great Vietnamese food on the map in San Francisco. Together they'll create two new wok-stirred dishes on the spot, Sweet and Sour Clams with Plums and Cucumbers and a Classic Lemongrass Chicken. duration 27:56 STEREO TVG
10:30 amEssential Pepin [#106H] Special Spuds Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
11:00 amAmerica's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1119H] Deep-Dish Pizza Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago in an effort to find a recipe for Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza. He returns to the test kitchen, where test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals how to make not only the ultimate deep-dish pizza at home but also the perfect Chopped Salad. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
11:30 amCountry Pop Legends (My Music) Roy Clark and Glenn Campbell bring back the most memorable songs to crossover the country and pop charts from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The program features new live performances, and classic clips from Tammy Wynette, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and more. duration 1:56:58 STEREO TVG
1:30 pmEarth Songs Filmed over two years in some of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet, this program is inspired by the celebrated National Geographic and BBC documentaries of recent years. Greenland, Patagonia, Hawaii, Iceland, Peru, Alaska, The Caribbean, New Zealand, and the Canadian Rockies play host to rare animals and breathtaking scenery. Featuring an enchanting musical score by Grammy Award-winning artists including Michael Hoppe, Secret Garden, Keola Beamer and Craig Armstrong, the soundtrack was arranged by Emmy Award-winning composer Brian Keane. With narration by actor Michael York, the film takes you on a journey of ageless wisdom, inspiring poetry and stunning footage of Mother Earth at her finest. duration 56:59 STEREO TVG
2:30 pmADD & Mastering It! From the team of comedians behind the ground breaking documentary ADD & Loving It!?! comes a new, entertaining and empowering film. Patrick McKenna and Rick Green make it clear that there is much that can be done to not just manage this disorder, but turn it to your advantage. The program goes through 36 practical tips for managing one's ADD or ADHD.
The program is fast and funny. As adults with ADHD Patrick and Rick keep it light. The 36 Tips are specifically chosen to be ADHD/ADD-friendly. What works for most people is often counter-productive for ADDers. For example, meditation is challenging enough for the average person; for the ADDer it's daunting. But experts explain "the walking meditation," and Rick shows how to seize small moments throughout the day to recover and relax. Some of the tips are simple tricks that help focus and motivation: Choose Your Distraction, Chunk It Up, Keep Stuff Together.
Backing up Patrick and Rick are many experts, who explain the neurology and psychology of this condition. The list of experts is a who's who of psychiatrists, psychologists and authors. From the opening moments of the film the viewer will be laughing and engaged - because that's how ADHD/ADD folks learn best. duration 1:26:59 STEREO
4:00 pmBenise: The Spanish Guitar Described in concert reviews as "The Latin Riverdance," flamenco guitarist Benise's special combines soaring music, sumptuous production values, and an epic tale that will transport the audience to exotic places with video, new songs, and an ever-changing set. Armed with his instrument and an amazing world-class band of musicians, Benise pushes the boundaries of traditional Flamenco/Spanish guitar. The program integrates footage of Benise on a journey through the cobblestone streets of Old Havana, an Arabian desert, the romantic canals of Venice, the oldest bullring in Spain, a Paris cafe and a 2000-year-old sacred Buddhist temple in India. It features guest performances by American Idol finalist Kimberly Locke, vocalist Giorgia Fumanti, Dancing with the Stars couple Nick Kosovich and Lena Bacheva and the Los Angeles Gospel Choir. duration 1:26:52 STEREO TVG
5:30 pmOscar Hammerstein II - Out of My Dreams An entertaining look at the innovative genius who created musical theater as we know it today. His career spanned almost 40 years, from operettas such as "Rose-Marie" and "The Desert Song," to the groundbreaking "Show Boat," to the legendary musicals he wrote with Richard Rodgers - "Oklahoma!" - "Carousel" - "South Pacific" - "The King and I" - "Flower Drum Song" - and "The Sound of Music." duration 1:29:00 STEREO TVG
7:00 pmDoo Wop Love Songs (My Music) The 1950s and Doo Wop love songs go hand in hand like two straws and a shake. And now America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this Doo Wop collection for lovers only. Its Doo Wop's biggest and best hits assembled into a collection featuring all romance and teenage love songs for sweethearts. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this celebration of great vocal groups - recorded the weekend of May 16, 2007 at The Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The program features performances from The Tokens, The Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of The Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks, and Bill Pinkney). duration 1:50:10 STEREO
9:00 pmLeonard Cohen Live In London For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power - he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises.
But those questions, and the journey he has traveled in seeking to address them, are the ever-shifting substance of his work, as well as the reasons why his songs never lose their overwhelming emotional force. Documentaries, awards, tribute albums and the ongoing march of artists eager to record his songs all acknowledge the peerless contribution Cohen has made to what one of his titles aptly calls "The Tower of Song." duration 1:27:58 STEREO
10:30 pmCarole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour In November 2007, James Taylor and Carole King, joined by the same Los Angeles band who played with James and Carole when they first appeared at the Troubadour in 1971, re-united for 6 shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary LA club. James, Carole and the band who became The Section - Danny Kortchmar, Lee Sklar and Russ Kunkel - together performed a remarkable set of songs. Peter Asher, who was deeply involved in the original 1971 show, produced the recordings of the reunion; Martyn Atkins directed the filming with a nimble crew to capture what has become a much-anticipated and historic program. This program is an entire concert from the extraordinary 2007 reunion. duration 1:27:57 STEREO TVG
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