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KQED Life: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#112] Bermuda Only 600 miles off the coast of Carolina, Bermuda is an ideal island resort for a quick and easy getaway - packed with interesting historical sites, beach front dining and lots of local food specialties. duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3002H] Magic of the Snowy Owl This episode explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion. Turning fantasy into reality, "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Noted wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley ("Jungle Eagle") takes viewers deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. Viewers will discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls - essentially eagles, falcons and owls rolled into one - have a magic of their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3815H] Iceman Murder Mystery He's been dead for more than 5,000 years. He's been poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20. And yet today, Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like no other, scientists attempt to unravel more mysteries from this ancient mummy than ever before, revealing not only the details of Otzi's death, but an entire way of life. How did people live during Otzi's time, the Copper Age? What did we eat? What diseases did we cope with? The answers abound miraculously in this one man's mummified remains. duration 55:17   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova scienceNOW [#603] How Smart Can We Get? How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century - Albert Einstein. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Jack Benny: Comedy In Bloom Narrated by Tom Smothers, this affectionate biography features classic clips from Benny's award winning television program, rare photographs, vintage footage and home movies. Interviews with Benny himself and with longtime close friends George Burns, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Dinah Shore, Carol Burnett and Ann-Margaret, shed light on the real Jack Benny who was far from the penny-pinching, vain and exasperating character he portrayed in his routines. duration 58:52   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#304H] Chile - The Driest Place On Earth Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#104] Genoa and the Italian Riviera We're off to the Italian Riviera seeking la dolce vita in one of the world's most romantic places. With death-defying cliffs and beaches that shimmer like jewels, the Riviera is as stunning a coastline as anywhere in Europe. In the port town of Genoa, we tour palaces for a taste of old-world elegance and dine on world-class pesto. Then we head south to the famous resort of Portofino and the sea cliff towns of the Cinqueterre. Finally, we battle vertigo at Pisa's leaning tower. Tips on using train passes and finding addresses. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#213H] Appreciating Stories & The Library While Trilby is reading her book, The Lost Labrador, she accidentally gets it dirty and cannot see through the dirt to see how Davinda Dishlicker solved the mystery. Where can Trilby go to find out how the story ended? Raggs discovers that reading books can take you to lots of exciting places without even leaving the clubhouse. Raggs has so much fun using his imagination. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. [#1B] This program directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines! Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary health plan is not about will power, it is about knowledge. It offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve. duration 1:57:25   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Use Your Brain to Change Your Age with Dr. Daniel Amen Award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to look and feel younger every day by boosting the physical power of your brain. duration 1:57:13   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Drop 7 Foods, Feel Better Fast! with JJ Virgin In this program JJ Virgin, one of the nation's foremost fitness and nutrition experts, describes how food intolerance can be the root cause of inability to lose weight and the direct cause of a myriad of ailments that plague the average American. Food intolerance isn't a fixed condition, it's more of a dynamic response. By removing the foods that are often the culprits in food intolerance, in just 21 days you will be able to discover a path to better health and be able to lose weight and keep it off. She also offers that weight loss will occur during the very first week!
    There are 7 foods most responsible for most of the problem. They are working against you and, in subtle ways, prevent you from sleeping well, losing weight, looking and feeling your best. The more trouble you've had losing weight, the more likely it is that food intolerance is your problem.
    JJ discusses how to recognize the effects of the 7 top offenders and how to eliminate their destructive effect on your body's systems. On her revolutionary regimen, dieters won't feel hungry or deprived, they will just feel better. Internationally recognized as an expert in overcoming weight loss resistance, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning success stories.
    duration 1:27:38   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3705(] Tony Bennett: Duets II At age 85, the legendary Tony Bennett is the oldest person to have reached the number one position on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with the release of another album of duets - which, amazingly enough, also marks Bennett's first number one album. Yet another career triumph, Duets 2 teams Bennett with a diverse roster of contemporary stars including Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Buble, performing more classics from the Great American Songbook, including "Body and Soul," "The Lady is a Tramp," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Speak Low," and "Stranger in Paradise." duration 1:59:53   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    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
  • 4:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#704H] Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:37 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#705H] Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:14 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#706H] Paris: Regal and Intimate In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of 2 episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris - shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:51 pm
    Rick Steves Special [#101(] Rick Steves Special: Rome, Eternally Engaging duration 1:08:44   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:57 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#707H] Paris: Embracing Life and Art In this second of 2 episodes on Europe's "City of Light," we ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car, get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, go on a tombstone pilgrimage at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and savor the Parisian cafe scene. Few cites are so confident in their expertise in good living - and as travelers, we get to share in that uniquely Parisian joie de vivre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:34 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#708H] London: Historic and Dynamic In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:14 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#710H] Venice: City of Dreams After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:56 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#711H] Venice and Its Lagoon Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Quantum Activist While mainstream science remains based on material concepts, a number of scientists are supporting a concept based on the primacy of consciousness. This program presents the ideas and work of Amit Goswami, Ph.D., who shares his vision of the unlimited potential of consciousness as the ground of all being, the overall unity found in the world's major religions and spiritual traditions, and how this revelation can actually help us to live better. Dr. Goswami explains how he moved away the spiritual teachings of his childhood to his education and career in nuclear and theoretical quantum physics, only to return to the religious tenets of his youth. duration 1:59:54   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe Marathon This series offers a fresh perspective on the best travel advice, including where to stay, what to see and how to get around. Rick shares the latest on sightseeing in the grand cities of Europe, and offers a vivid local perspective on off-the-beaten path locations. Shot on location, it brings viewers all the exciting changes in Europe, including the Euro currency and fun new high-tech tourist aids such as digital audio guides in museums and nearly disposable European cell phones. Episodes included in this marathon TBA. duration 3:26:59   TVG
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