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KQED Life: Sunday, September 9, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#110] Eastern Turkey After a Mount Ararat sunrise, we visit Abraham's 4000-year-old home town, tour one of the world's biggest dams, cheer on grease wrestlers, meet the gods atop Mount Nemrut and dance with new friends in a village. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#804] Rome, Italy In contrast to New York as The Big Apple, Rome has been called The Big Lasagna, and it's a perfect description. Like lasagna, Rome is all about layers -- layers that could easily stand on their own, and yet being together in the same pot has made the entire dish more interesting. Burt takes viewers shopping through the famous streets of Rome to the international fashion houses... the great Italian tailors... the jewelry makers. And, of course he visits some of the city's great restaurants. duration 27:18   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#102H] Wilson Phillips Wilson Phillips, one of the biggest selling all-female groups in music history hits the Infinity Hall stage for an unforgettable night of nostalgia and chart-topping songs. The group, made up of Chynna Phillips, Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson, first reached the top of the Billboard charts in 1991 and have seen a resurgence in the past year with their appearance in the hit film Bridesmaids and their new reality series, Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On. Another reason for their return to center stage? They have a hit record! Their new CD, Dedicated, - which has topped the Amazon contemporary pop vocal charts - is a tribute to the music of their iconic parents; Chynna is the daughter of Michelle and John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas and Wendy and Carnie are the daughters of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Displaying the same tight, lush harmonies their parents were known for in their music, Wilson Phillips gives these beloved songs a new appeal in this intimate concert sure to pull on the heartstrings of multiple generations. The group opens the concert with their #1 chart-topping ballad "Release Me," much to the delight of the crowd, but soon they kick off their high heels and get comfortable singing the nostalgic harmony-rich songs of their extended musical families. From the Mamas and the Papas repertoire, Wilson Phillips performs "12: 30", "Monday, Monday" and the song that inspired the Dedicated CD, "California Dreamin'". Carnie Wilson explained, "Last year we were at a private party and decided just for the party to sing 'California Dreamin''. After we sang that together, our manager asked 'What do you think about doing a cover album of the Mamas and the Papas and the Beach Boys?' I said 'When do we start?'" Fans of the Beach Boys won't be disappointed either as the group covers some of their most best-loved songs. From "God Only Knows" and "In My Room" to "Wouldn't it Be Nice," Wilson Phillips' performance of these tunes full of intricate, gorgeous harmonies gives them a fresh new tenderness. And it's a true family affair with Carnie's husband Rob Bonfiglio on guitar and Matt Jardine, the son of Beach Boys founding member Al Jardine, singing back-up vocals. Though the ladies of Wilson Phillips have grown up, married and now have nine children between them, they can still bring the house down with their most iconic hit song "Hold On," which serves as their finale. duration 56:49   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3508H] Pearl Jam Classic alternative rockers Pearl Jam take the ACL stage with tunes from their latest album, Backspacer, as well as catalogue favorites. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4223H] Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Indelible Stain A controversial American academic is found strangled after a guest lecture at Oxford, leading Lewis and Hathaway to narrow down a list of motives that includes politics, ambition and vengeance, in order to find their culprit. duration 1:24:15   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    ImageMakers [#901H] Lost and Found THE LOST THING - Australia
    A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle caps one day at the beach. Realizing it is lost, he tries to find out where it belongs, but everyone else is too busy or wrapped up in their own life to care. The boy decides it is up to him to find its home. The surreal animation comes from the mind of children's book writer Shaun Tan who also directed this 2011 Academy Award winning film. A beautiful allegory exploring how we take for granted the world around us and how we ourselves at times feel like we don't belong.
    INK - Australia
    A graffiti artist uses art to come to terms with a long lost toy and a stolen childhood. As she reflects back on what might have been, she struggles to trust or get close to anyone. One day her work attracts the attention of a young man. He identifies with the image and feels a strong bond with her. Tracking her down will not be easy. Can two wounded souls find the courage to piece together the confusing fragments of the past that may lead to some resolution and healing? Written and directed by Justine Wallace. Narrated by Cassandra Magrath.
    duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum Sister Wendy Beckett, the world-famous "art nun," offers her unique and personal guide to one of the most extraordinary collections of Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and Asian art in America. Sister Wendy explores the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California which bears the hallmark of one private collector, its founder, Norton Simon. In her trademark manner, she offers her own inimitable reflections on some of the collection's most famous works and some of its lesser-known gems. She points out her personal favorites and reflects on Norton Simon's choices as well. duration 57:42   STEREO TV14
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#122] Bend You Backbone Lots of bending poses forward and back, up and down will make your spine strong and flexible. You'll also tone your buttocks and thighs.~ duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#91] 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 [#92] 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 [#112] Hips - Version Two With Baddha Konasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Pigeon, Vrkshasana, and others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1007] duration 27:02   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#601] Arms & Posture Sculpt your arms and improve your posture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#223H] Dining from the Farm Field; as fresh as it gets (Los Angeles, CA) You have heard the term "Farm to Table". Here we visit one such organization that prepares and serves a gourmet meal out in the field from which it was grown and teaches the guests all about sustainability in the process. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#207H] America's First Food P. Allen Smith visits Monticello, the home of our third president and first foodie. At Thomas Jefferson's home Allen heads to the garden to see what is being harvested for their annual festival. Allen also goes inside Monticello to see what a dining experience in the home would have been like in the early 1800s. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3401Z] Perennial Favorites Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss! duration 26:46   TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Garden Smart [#2808] Artists and gardens fit together like green thumbs and garden gloves. Find your inner garden artist as GS visits a beautiful garden and learns the secrets of the talented gardener- artist who created it all. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#505H] Chez Spencer, Broken Record & Marnee Thai Walk through the gates of Chez Spencer Restaurant and Bar into France, and leave San Francisco behind at this perfect romantic getaway. The next stop is a funky bar in the middle of nowhere - head for the back room of Broken Record, a cash-only place where the pub grub can stand alone and stand proud. And, reliable, authentic family-style Thai food is found at Marnee Thai Restaurant. From dish to dish, visit to visit, year to year, the magnet is the food here. duration 26:49   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Market Warriors [#102H] Antiquing In Philadelphia, PA Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are in the City of Brotherly Love, working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market. The challenge is to find costume jewelry - within their fixed budgets - with an eye to selling their finds for profit at auction. One picker will make a fatal mistake. Notable picks include a set by French jeweler Marcel Boucher and items such as a Playboy ice bucket and a Japanese mixed metal vase. It becomes clear whose strategy is working best when the items are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#213] Five people, ages 49-81, inspire others as they describe their life challenges. Carolyn Campbell, age 65, confined to a wheelchair, volunteers and offers comfort and hope to families with terminally ill children. Jonathan Negus, age 49, explains his life as a homeless "hippie," and substance abuser, and the difficult changes he made to turn his life around. Evelyn Davis, age 55 and Rick Brengle, age 49, both from segregated communities find that racial bias has no place in their lives or in their business. Morris Beschloss, age 81, explains the difficulties he encountered after he retired and how he began a new, exciting, fulfilling career. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#302] Smaller, Simpler Living Michele tours the 572 square foot home of Tim and Debbie Freeberg-Renwick and chats with them about their choices to dramatically downsize, building their home with salvaged materials, and what they've learned along the way. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#303H] Still Having Fun Orleans: They're Still Having Fun - Think you know music? Who sang "Still the One," "Dance With Me" and "Love Takes Time?" Orleans was the band, but who was the singer? Leave it to Growing Bolder to introduce you to one of the most recognized voices but least-known names in music. In for the Long Haul - Siphiwe Baleka is a one-of-a-kind Yale graduating, globetrotting, God-fearing, truck-driving, fast-swimming family man. And he's got a new mission -- to help long-haul truckers everywhere improve their health, fitness and quality of life. Conversations of a Lifetime - We all have a tale to tell, and that's the premise of NPR's Story Corps. We take you inside an amped up Airstream that's a one-of-a-kind time capsule and it's helping people across the U.S. leave a priceless legacy for future generations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1002] The Weston A. Price Foundation on Changing What We Eat; Life Coach Kevin Kitrell Ross on Nourishing Our Spirit; Meditation Tips from Michele Bernhardt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3013] Vip Tour Frank Sinatra Jr. gives a private tour of the iconic Los Angeles Capitol Records building while telling stories of his famous father. The Kodachrome King discovers America in a shoe box and a couple of Grannies go on an urban safari. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#805H] Albuquerque, NM / Chicago, IL The Roadtrippers are in Albuquerque, NM, salvaging what they can from their burnt Green RV-the aftermath of a mechanical fire that caused the vehicle to burn down. After they decide that they want to continue their Roadtrip, a few of the Roadtrip Nation staff arrive and they're given a new Green RV named "Norm." Moving onward to Atlanta, Ga., they speak with notable portrait artist Ross R. Rossin. Next, in Chicago, Ill., they meet with entrepreneur and famed business executive Alana Ward Robinson. The Roadtrippers hear her story of struggle as an African-American female trying to make it in the burgeoning (and mainly white male) tech industry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3201H] Ford Shelby Gt500 Road Test: 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 * Road Test: 2012 BMW M6 Convertible & 2013 * BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe * Goss' Garage: Engine Plug Problem. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2520] Mailbox & Flower Box The crew's thoughtful design and careful carpentry tie mailboxes and a flower box to the architectural style of a home. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3123H] Barrington Project, Part 7 of 10 On a rainy day in Barrington, builder Andy Tiplady shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's replaced the old cracked asphalt with new concrete pavers in the driveway. Master carpenter Norm Abram visits a custom cabinet shop in Smithfield, Rhode Island to see how they are using high-end cherry veneers for the project to make a kitchen with true character. Back in Barrington, installer Rick Jutras hangs the last of the wall cabinets and scribes the refrigerator panel to fit the space. In the master bathroom, plumber David St. Angelo sets the new soaking tub in a bed of freshly mixed plaster. Painting contractor Al Girard tries out a "full spectrum" paint that relies on other pigments to deepen the colors, rather than the industry standard of black, to achieve more reflective and rich colors. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1023H] Financing Solar Panels; Framing Walls for Basement-Remodeling Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and then sees them installed. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement remodeling project. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3401Z] Perennial Favorites Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss! duration 26:46   TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#429] Alan Arkinan Improvised Life Actor/director Alan Arkin discusses his early development as a performer, working at Chicago's Second City during that company's inception, and why -- now a successful Academy Award-winning star -- he prefers leading improvisational workshops to appearing on the Broadway stage. duration 26:35   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1224] Jeffrey Bennett - Beyond Ufos (Astrophysicist) If there was extraterrestrial life on other planets what would its implications be for our future? That mystery is what Dr. Jeffrey Bennett's work is all about. Dr. Bennett is an astrophysicist who believes that the search for life on other planets can help bridge the divide that exists between us on this planet. With his book, Beyond UFOS, he shows us why the very quest to find alien life can help us grow up as a species and chart a course for our own future. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    On Story [#105] Creating westerns with resonance is discussed by the creative minds behind Unforgiven, A Perfect World, and 3:10 To Yuma. Features John Lee Hancock, David Peoples, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. Film: Western by Lucas Millard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3508H] Pearl Jam Classic alternative rockers Pearl Jam take the ACL stage with tunes from their latest album, Backspacer, as well as catalogue favorites. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    American Masters [#1704] Judy Garland: By Myself Judy Garland had one of the most photographed faces ever to come out of Hollywood - it is stamped as a virtual imprint on our imaginations, a celluloid image frozen in time. She also had one of the most frequently recorded voices of the last century. She was magic, almost mythical. She is as iconic as she is misunderstood. There were her problems, to be sure, but the proof is in the performances, from The Wizard of Oz to the Palladium, from the Oscars to the Grammies. With singular entree to the MGM library, including vaulted screen tests and rehearsal footage, the film is wrapped in Judy's voice, actually telling her story in her own words. So many outsiders have tried to tell this story and so many friends and family have weighed in - now Judy gets center stage, all to herself. This is her ultimate comeback. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3801H] Paul McCartney's Live Kisses At the forefront of the rock 'n roll revolution that changed popular music forever in his early career with The Beatles, Paul McCartney has continued to push boundaries for over 40 years as a solo artist, a member of his second group Wings, and an award-winning composer for classical and dance. His latest adventure is "Kisses on the Bottom," a collection of standards beloved to McCartney since childhood, along with two of his own new songs, "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts." Produced with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band, "Kisses on the Bottom" is the first record in McCartney's historic oeuvre to feature him almost exclusively on vocals. GREAT PERFORMANCES joins McCartney for an intimate concert recorded at the historic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, featuring performances of such standards as "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Always," "Bye Bye Blackbird" and more. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen Prince Charles leads this touching tribute to his mother, adding insight and commentary and sharing never-before-seen home movies, including those of a young Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne on a family holiday filmed by Queen Elizabeth herself. Archival news reels and previously unseen photographs from Her Majesty's private collection tell the story of the family during and after the Queen's Coronation in 1952. Exclusive footage taken behind the scenes on Coronation Day at Buckingham Palace of Queen Elizabeth in her dual role as both the Queen of England and loving mother is among the many glimpses into the private life of the royal family throughout her 60-year reign. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#115] Three-Part Travel Skills Special Part 2 of a 3-part mini-series on travel tips. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#809] Immigrating to America, I Burt has spent most of his life as a stranger reporting from strange lands and trying to understand what was going on. A few years ago he decided to look at his own country and try to discover the true history of our population. Each year the United States grants permanent residency to more immigrants than all the other nations of the world combined. Most people come here believing that with hard work and determination they will end up with a better life---more money and more freedom. In fact, everyone who is in the United States today is either an immigrant or the descendant of an immigrant. duration 25:02   STEREO TVG
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