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KQED Life: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#311H] Budapest: The Best of Hungary Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities- busy Pest and noble Buda-straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#107] Tampa Bay, Florida Experience a safari at Busch Gardens, tour the town, visit one of the oldest Cuban and Italian communities, and march along in the Gasparilla invasion. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#2804] Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom Its name stirs images of the savage, the untameable. Legend paints it as a solitary, bloodthirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests. This film takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure en environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3912#] Forensics on Trial There is a startling gap between the glamorous television world of "CSI" and the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. With few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners, forensics in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. In "Forensics on Trial," NOVA investigates how modern forensics, including the analysis of fingerprints, bite marks, ballistics, hair, and tool marks, can send innocent men and women to prison -- and sometimes even to death row. Shockingly, of more than 250 inmates exonerated by DNA testing over the last decade, more than 50% of the wrongful convictions stemmed from invalid or improperly handled forensic science. With the help of vivid recreations of actual trials and cases, NOVA investigated today's shaky state of crime science as well as cutting-edge solutions that could help investigators put the real criminals behind bars. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 3:00 am
    Nova scienceNOW [#602H] Can Science Stop Crime? What's the secret to stopping crime? David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve horrific murders, but also to try to prevent crimes. Pogue learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain to tracking the creation of a psychopath's mind. And a genius crime-stopper has made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack - not just your laptop, but your kids' toys, your pacemaker and even your car. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Mind Over Murder A troubled youth opens fire in a crowded upscale department store. A pregnant woman is the victim of a heinous murder. Answering an ad for a slave, a man is kept captive and subjected to sadistic torture. These are not fictional scenarios, but actual crimes. In this program, an FBI-trained criminal profiler demonstrates how behavioral research can team with old school detective work to get inside the criminal mind to solve or even prevent crimes like these. duration 57:48   STEREO TV14-VL
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#212H] Zambia Bush Adventure Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#206] South Africa: Garden Route & Wine Country Surely one of the world's most beautiful drives, the Garden Route has nothing to do with gardens and everything to do with a wild, rugged, gorgeous coastline. Its name comes from the astounding variety of plant species found here, many indigenous only to the region. Surfers brave enormous waves, exotic birds watch visitors climb serpentine paths that rise above the coast, and charming, seaside resort towns accommodate guests. Shot during whale season, this episode stars 50-ton Right Whales performing their mating dances. And capping this visually stunning episode is a visit to heart South Africa's lush wine country, the village of Franschhoek. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#721] Toes & Palms Balance Balance in push-up position, then test your strength and stamina by turning sideways to balance on one hand and foot. An energizing breath and an easy twist will give you energy for Yoga Dance. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#19] 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 [#20] 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 [#211] duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1206] Balance Improving balance through weight training, stretching and leg strengthening is the theme of this episode. duration 27:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#630] Posture Focus on posture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3207H] Acura RDX * Road Test: 2013 Acura RDX * Road Test: 2013 RAM 1500 * Goss' Garage: Engine Plug Problem duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2613] Quartz Kitchen Remodel Dean, Miriam and the crew demo some old kitchen countertops and install new quartz surfaces. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3202H] Cambridge Project, Part 2 of 15 The crew removes a central chimney brick-by-brick so the bricks can be re-used on another job, host Kevin O'Connor visits an "eco" resale store, and landscape contractor Roger Cook removes a sick Norway maple with the help of an arborist. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1102H] Installing Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#301H] Coopered Leg Table On the premiere of Rough Cut Season 3, Tommy creates a beautiful ambrosia maple Coopered Leg Table - perfect for a dining room or office. To get inspiration for the piece, Tommy travels to beautiful Napa Valley for a visit to the incredible Seguin Moreau Cooperage. Here Tommy gets an up close tour of the wine-barrel making process. Full of ideas from Napa, Tommy returns to the shop to teach the technique of coopering. duration 27:57   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#602] Book Rack and Mantel Clock Watch the editors of Woodsmith demonstrate how to create a stylish book rack or an elegant mantel clock in a weekend. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1801] Turned Boxes Special native American woods set these works of art apart. Jim Burrows shares off the wall turning skills guaranteed to inspire all viewers. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2901] If the grass is always greener somewhere else, fall is the time you should take action. GardenSmart learns from an expert how to revive that summer-suffering lawn. Tune in for fall lawn care tips. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3201Z] Dry: Use Less Water In Your Landscape Use less water in your landscape. Explore the Water Conservation Garden near San Diego, California, with host Jamie Durie and learn about xeriscaping: water-wise gardening. Learn how to create a dry-laid garden wall with hardscape experts, the Stone Guys. Grow a fire-wise garden in an area that's at risk for wildland fires. Eat healthy with chef Michel Nischan - who shows you a Native American-style "Three Sisters" garden that features corn, squash and beans. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#212H] Poultry In Motion The State Fair is underway and P. Allen Smith is checking out the feathered creatures in the poultry barn. Poultry scientist Keith Bramwell also makes a visit to the farm to talk about the perfect backyard animal that keeps on giving. Plus, a dessert made with a chef's egg of choice. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#307H] Backyard Composting (Winston Salem, NC) Compost is the single most important amendment for creating healthy soil. Yet, many gardeners are confused when it comes to making it at home, and why it's important. In this information-packed episode, we meet with a soil scientist, and show you all you need to know to make it at home for free. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#807H] Travel back in time to Kentucky land that's been farmed by the same family for more than 200 years. Examine the science behind the effort to develop America's best looking lawns. Take you pick of some great apricot recipes and join Louisiana trackers on the hunt for feral hogs destroying farmland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#208H] South Africa Joseph heads out on safari at the Shamwari Wildlife Preserve then visits the town of Alicedale - where people power is thriving. Along the way he visits a Capetown area winery for some rest, relaxation and wine tasting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#103] Patagonia: Torres Del Paine Torres del Paine Park in the far southern Andes of Patagonia is remote and inaccessible. For adventurers it's the "edge" destination. Art's images tell a story of nature at its wildest - of a place where jagged peaks scrape the sky, icebergs catch the light, guanacos watch for pumas and Andean condors rule the skies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#106] Trondheim, Norway See how the ancient Viking need to go exploring in search of food has led the Norwegians into outer space to grow strawberries, visit the site of a miracle that turned a Viking warrior into the patron saint of Norway, tour an 800-year-old Christian church that evolved from a Viking house of worship and take a look at the technique for making flatbread. duration 26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#202] Edinburgh & The Scottish Highlands "Rudy Maxa's World' timed the shooting of this episode with the Edinburgh International Festival, a madcap and colorful, three-week event that says "theater" in every sense of the world. The world's largest arts festival features theater, comedy, dance, music, operas, street performances, and the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a stunning evening performance of martial music and precision marching performed by military bands from around the world in the city's 1,400-year-old Edinburgh Castle. A trip north to the Highlands includes a ride on the so-called "Harry Potter Train," as well as a look at the wild beauty of the Isle of Skye and a side serving of the local delicacy, haggis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#310H] Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw Poland is ready to be rediscovered as the old "east" transforms itself into the new heart of Europe. Krakow, with its bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm, is emerging as the exciting "next Prague." Nearby, a visit to Auschwitz teaches us a timeless, soul-searching lesson. Systematically destroyed during World War II, Warsaw is a lively, thriving capital once again. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#607] Texas Equitrekking's host Darley Newman cowboys up to explore Texas Hill Country, Fort Worth and North Texas, riding with modern day cowboys to learn about Texas horse culture. At Wildcatter Ranch, Darley attempts to feed giant longhorn cattle, before driving a wild group of fresh cattle across a stream. Equitrekking helps viewers explore the rich oil history of this area of Texas with guide Jay Brewer, who gives a genuine feel for this area where he grew up and that he loves dearly. Since everything is bigger in Texas, Darley learns how to season a big Texas steak-- the best part being the taste test-- at Wildcatter Ranch's restaurant. In Texas Hill Country, Darley rides at two different ranches to experience the trails in the Hill Country State Natural Area, a popular place for locals and visitors to ride horses. Then, Darley travels to Fort Worth to attend the Fort Worth Stock Show, see the twice-daily cattle drive through the city streets and visit the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#112H] Bluegrass Underground Season Mixer A compilation set of absolutely great cuts from Season One that we didn't have time for in the first eleven shows, including Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mike Farris & the McCrary Sisters, John Cowan Band, Cherryholmes and Will Hoge. It's an Americana-Roots-Grass Sampler! duration 26:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#205H] Chef's Dream Combining silky tuna, crunchy apples, herbaceous chives and piquant shallots, Jacques assembles a mountain of fresh Bluefin Tuna Tartare with Apple to open the show. Inspired by the flavors of the east, Jacques prepares exotic Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese cooked rare and served with a refreshing Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce and a gratin of sorts called Corn Parfait. He ends his cooking adventure with Cream Cheese and Fruit Medley. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#215H] The Grubstake, Charanga, Viognier: The Restaurant at Draeger's Breakfast, lunch and, dinner 'til late, keep this place, popular around the clock with its American and Portuguese offerings, it's open until four in the morning. Next, Cuban music provides the beat to a lively atmosphere with fresh ingredients adding flavor to the Pan-Latin cuisine at our second restaurant. Lastly, a wine grape lends its name to an elegant dining location with a menu to match, and, a perfectly chosen wine list. duration 27:08   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#107H] Shelby Lynne This program features a concert by Grammy Award-winning artist Shelby Lynne. Since her debut in 1989, Shelby Lynne has been difficult to define with her music ranging from country, blues, Southern soul, roots rock, Western swing, jazz and adult contemporary pop. When asked to define herself, Lynne replied simply, "I try not to define anything really, myself especially. I like to let the music do the talking." This simple statement speaks volumes to her craft. Shelby Lynne is a musician at heart, bringing her soulful, down-home sound and style to countless individuals. Born in Virginia but raised in rural Alabama, Lynne struggled at the onset of her career. It wasn't until her 2000 album, I Am Shelby Lynne, that she garnered critical acclaim, propelling her into the international spotlight. Since then, she has continued to dazzle audiences across the country, asserting herself as one of country music's greats. Lynne has even made inroads onto the silver screen, appearing in several films, most notably the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. At Infinity Hall, Lynne takes the stage with accomplished Nashville guitarist John Jackson. "John Jackson is an excellent guitar-playing friend of mine, " she says, introducing Jackson, who has played with musicians like Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams. Although the pair performs only with guitars, vocals, and a harmonica,Lynne's music fills the room and captivates the audience. Her set includes three songs from I Am Shelby Lynne, the album that earned her a Grammy in 2001 for Best New Artist. The show also includes a moving performance of "Pretend," an original song she included on her 2008 Dusty Springfield tribute album, Just A Little Lovin', and "Killin' Kind," which appeared in the film, Bridget Jones's Diary. duration 57:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3803H] Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4225#] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - The Love that Pays the Price Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry, but as she and Sir Hallam look to their future, a tragic turn of events leaves their promised dreams, and a close family member, in jeopardy. Downstairs, Mrs. Thackeray makes a momentous decision that throws the running of 165 into chaos. Blanche and Mr. Amanjit continue to clash, until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    ImageMakers [#803H] Boys Will Be Boys FORMIC - Germany
    Size doesn't matter in this intricately orchestrated confrontation between a skateboarder and an ant. Beethoven's 5th Symphony accompanies a seamless mix between slow motion, live action and CGI in this award winning short film. Directed by Roman Kaelin and Florian Wittmann.
    SMALL CHANGE - Australia
    A boy is forced to grow up quickly when his mom leaves his dad. His father is overwhelmed and reeling from her departure. His little sister is acting like a baby. It's up to the little boy to take charge. The family learns small change can make all the difference in the world. Written, directed and edited by Anna McGrath. Principal cast: Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy Liszukiewicz and Ditch Davey.
    MIRACLE FISH - Australia
    Joey's 8th birthday will be a birthday he'll never forget. School bullies tease him about his stupid birthday present. Joe hides out in the school nurse's office and falls asleep. He wishes everyone in the world would just go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true. But his fantasy is shattered, when an even darker thought than being the last person on earth confronts him. Directed and written by Luke Doolan. Principal cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice and Kieran Darcy-Smith.
    duration 27:38   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 10:30 pm
    On Story [#208] Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, The Silence Of The Lambs is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#402H] The Fray Multiplatinum rockers The Fray at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New Yorks Lower East Side. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#903H] Philadelphia - Chicago Three college grads travel across the country to speak with Leaders who have defined their own Roads in life. Arriving in Philadelphia, the team meets with Rosemarie Certo, the owner of Dock Street Brewing Co., where they get a taste of her award-winning beer and her passion for the craft. Next, they travel to Chicago to speak with Grammy Award-winning children's folk singer Ella Jenkins, who teaches the Roadtrippers a song. The team also meets with Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr-a happy-go-lucky couple that expresses their love for filmmaking by helping students through affordable film and media arts classes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#203] Action! The creators behind the explosions Con Air, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Hulk, Zombieland and Machete debate what makes a great action movie. Followed by the riveting short film Sold by writer/director John Irwin. A young investigative journalist goes undercover and is captured into a human trafficking ring. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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