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KQED Life: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#306H] Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#102] Greater Miami & The Beaches Burt tours "the American city of the future," visits Little Havana and Coconut Grove, and attends a party that lasts all day and all night in this sophisticated subtropical city. duration 26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    San Francisco Opera [#304H] Otello In Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, a great warrior is brought down by his own jealousy. This spectacular production stars tenor Johan Botha, one of today's preeminent interpreters of the title role. Soprano Zvetelina Vassileva sings the role of Otello's faithful and falsely accused wife Desdemona and Italian baritone Marco Vratogna is the manipulative soldier Iago. Conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti. duration 2:32:33   STEREO TVG
  • 3:33 am
    Placido Domingo: Greatest Living Tenor Legendary tenor Placido Domingo sits down with Rick Reiff for a wide-ranging interview. He discusses his storied career, his "friendly" rivalry with Luciano Pavarotti, the future of opera and, at age 71, how long he plans to keep singing. He talks a little LA Lakers basketball, too. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1304H] Deaf Jam National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#207H] Valencia, Spain Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#201H] South Africa: Safari The 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the map for travelers in a major way, and a South Africa safari is a wonderful way to visit the country. The opportunity to see lions, giraffes, elephants, and dozens of other animals close up in their natural habitat is a special experience. "Going on safari," Rudy Maxa says, "always reminds me where I rank in the food chain. And it removes a traveler completely from his or her everyday world." This brilliantly shot episode by award-winning wildlife photographer Joe Pontecorvo brings the excitement of the wild into the homes of viewers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Earth 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 58:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Suze 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
  • 9:00 am
    Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, this September 2011 concert was popular Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's special gift to New York City. Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn is the evening's host. Bocelli was joined that rainy, windswept evening by pop stars Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster, and from the classical world, bass baritone Bryn Terfel, sopranos Ana Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende, and violinist Nicola Benedetti, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Joe Miller. Bocelli presented a varied repertoire that includes well known arias, fan favorites, and some new surprises. duration 2:29:01   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor, The Positive psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success in every aspect of our lives. Most people believe that once they land that long-awaited promotion, make more money, get their kids into the right schools, lose a few pounds, or find a meaningful relationship, then they'll be happy. But based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, Achor shows us that that formula for happiness is wrong. In fact, it's backwards.

    It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around.This is what Achor calls The Happiness Advantage. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient and productive. The result is an advantage over the entirety of our life - improving success at work, creating better health, better relationships with our loved ones, and creating a happier home.
    duration 1:28:37   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    Santana - Live at Montreux 2011 The legendary Carlos Santana brings together his unique blend of styles and sounds to deliver a blistering performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival fresh for 2011. Santana's world music, blues, rock 'n roll and jazz fusion has reached across the globe and stayed with audiences through the eras. This live show is a perfect display of the multi-Grammy Award winning artist as not only an accomplished composer and vocalist, but also as the incredible musician who can rank highly among some of the greatest guitarists of all time.
    With a truly remarkable career that proves talent and longevity walk hand-in-hand, Carlos takes to the prestigious Montreux stage to play his impressive hit list that includes early tracks "Evil Ways" and "Jingo" from 1969, through to later chart-toppers "Smooth" and "Maria Maria." Other standout classics include favorites "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va."
    duration 1:29:51   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Ed Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969 (My Music) Live from New York, it's Ed Sullivan's top rock performers from the mid to late 1960s together in this special presentation. It features an amazing line-up of original 60s performers singing their biggest hits from 1966 - 1969. Hosted by Ed Sullivan and Jay Thomas. duration 1:58:15   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 pm
    Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, this September 2011 concert was popular Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's special gift to New York City. Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn is the evening's host. Bocelli was joined that rainy, windswept evening by pop stars Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster, and from the classical world, bass baritone Bryn Terfel, sopranos Ana Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende, and violinist Nicola Benedetti, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Joe Miller. Bocelli presented a varied repertoire that includes well known arias, fan favorites, and some new surprises. duration 2:29:01   SRND51 TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Earth 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 58:10   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3802H] Bon Iver The Grammy-winning Bon Iver performs material from its self-titled second album. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4224#] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing As 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors, two new arrivals make their mark. Sir Hallam's forthright aunt, Blanche, disrupts life upstairs, while feisty new maid Beryl struggles to adjust to life in service. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes' concern for her children reveals a dark secret about Mr. Pritchard. Sir Hallam's preoccupation with Nazi Germany leads him into dangerous waters, and a chance meeting unlocks a hidden desire. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#1003H] Color My World NULLABOR - Australia
    A brash young punk and a laid back old codger travel across Australia's Nullabor - the longest stretch of straight road in the world - perfect for passing that slow motorist beside you. But in this vast and barren landscape, sometimes all you're left with is each other. So, be careful what you wish for. Directed by Alister Lockhart and Patrick Sarell.
    MAXIMALL - France
    A young worker is the last to leave his work at the big box retailer. What he doesn't realize is every evening the shopping carts release their pent up anger after a day's worth of abuse from annoying customers. Unfortunately, he will face the brunt of their wrath. He learns the hard way that materialism will trap us all. Animated by Axelle Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu, Nawel Rahal, and Axel Tillement.
    GRAFFITIGER - Czech Republic
    A lonely graffiti tiger prowls the streets of the urban jungle looking for his lost mate. On his journey he learns the city is full of dirty streets with walls covered with dangerous graffiti. Libor Pixa's witty and creative film blends 2D drawn animation with live action. The film was nominated for a Student Academy Award.
    duration 26:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    On Story [#207] The Heart of a Film The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#401H] Adele World renowned artist Adele at the Santa Monica Bay Womans Club in California. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#902H] Boston - New York City The team lands at the doorstep of the MIT Media Lab, where they speak with a graduate assistant in the robotics department. Next, they talk with two women who created sOccket, a soccer ball that generates electricity, and the co-founder of Bamboo Bike Studio. The Roadtrippers also stop at the USA Shaolin Temple in New York City, where they meet founder Shi Yan Ming who is known for his super-human abilities-such as breaking rocks with his skull. They end the week meeting with Nat Paynter, director of water programs at Charity Water. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#202] Making Comedy Work Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
Saturday, October 13, 2012

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