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KQED Life: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#409] Vienna In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#306] Getting Ready for Christmas at Biltmore Estate The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is the largest private home in the United States. It was built by George Vanderbilt, the grandson of the wealthiest man in the world. We tour the estate with Burt and see how they prepare for Biltmore's Christmas celebration. From Santa Claus and Eggnog to Wreaths and Poinsettias, Burt explains what became part of our Christmas tradition and why. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1120] Unique Antiques This special showcases some of the most outlandish, kitschy and downright morbidly fascinating antiques and collectibles of the series' last decade. Warning: These objects have been appraised by trained professionals; don't try this at home! Highlights include a Weller pottery humidor in the shape of a skull; a chair once belonging to Chang Boker, the owner's great-grandfather and half of the 19th-century's world famous conjoined twins, Chang and Eng; and a collection of tin cans salvaged from a 19th-century dump and valued at $10,000 to $14,000. duration 55:45   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Market Warriors [#109H] Antiquing In Burlington, KY Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head out to Canton, Texas, home to First Monday Trade Days - a large outdoor monthly market with a mixture of antiques and new wares. The challenge to find authentic Mission Oak furniture amid the recently made crafts puts one picker up against the clock. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg injects quick wit and a collector's know-how as the pickers scour the market for key finds, which include a pair of Knoll Chairs, a Bostrom Brady Surveying Tool and an antique document box. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where chosen items go under the hammer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1403H] Love Free Or Die Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#308] Paperback Dreams Paperback Dreams chronicles the rise and fall of two landmark independent bookstores. Cody's and Kepler's helped launch a counterculture, and for 50 years have protected free speech and celebrated intellectual inquiry. At one time or another, the owners of these stores were harassed, vandalized, and threatened for simply selling books. But the future of these venerable institutions is uncertain in a rapidly changing digital world, where they face big box stores, the internet, and the decline of reading. By Alex Beckstead. duration 58:40   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#306H] Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#106] Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#104] Back and Forth and Roar A series of forward and backbending asanas loosens, strengthens and tones the spine. Roaring like a lion keeps the respiratory tract healthy. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#43] 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 [#44] 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 [#223] duration 26:57   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 [#712] Relieve Aches and Pains duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#306] Getting Ready for Christmas at Biltmore Estate The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is the largest private home in the United States. It was built by George Vanderbilt, the grandson of the wealthiest man in the world. We tour the estate with Burt and see how they prepare for Biltmore's Christmas celebration. From Santa Claus and Eggnog to Wreaths and Poinsettias, Burt explains what became part of our Christmas tradition and why. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#409] Vienna In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#107] Provence Sun, olive trees and cicadas - we're in the heart of France. With our base in the sleepy town of St. Remy, we make forays into the villages, countryside and cities of Provence. Driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions take us to the red rock village of Rousillion, the lavender ensconced Abbey of Senanque, and the picture perfect village of Eygalieres. We also take in the delights of Provence's cities, Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. We end our adventures with a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis. Tips on how to rent a vacation home in France and enjoying the many summer festivals. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#1010] Lompoc Mural Imagine driving through Lompoc in the early 1940's and coming across a huge 12 acre American flag made up of red, white and blue flowers. That's just what people saw every spring for several years and it was a remarkable sight. In 1942, the good folks at Bodger Seeds in Lompoc decided they could do something spectacular to support the war effort. A 12-acre flower flag was their way of saying thanks to all the Americans who were fighting the good fight. The company planted "flags" in 1942, '43, '45 and 1952. In a fitting tribute to an obscure piece of California history, the town of Lompoc decided the flower flag was a wonderful image for their annual Mural-in-a-Day event as part of the Old Town Faire. The mural was painted by 15 talented artist and is truly beautiful. Huell met some folks from Bodger Seed and even someone who helped plant the "flag" in 1952. duration 25:46  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#307H] Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#205] Celebrating Salmon Chef Keller serves up two very unique, mouth-watering ways to prepare salmon, starting with an exquisitely slow-roasted recipe that is all the rage at his San Francisco restaurant. Fleur de Lys, and finishing with a one-of-a-kind salmon burger injected with a silky smooth sauce. Recipes: Slow-Roasted Alaskan Salmon; Double Salmon Tartare Burger. duration 28:12   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#102] Alice Medrich Master teacher and chocolatier Alice Medrich from Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Medrich creates a chocolate genoise raspberry ruffle cake. Medrich provides tips on the best way to melt and shape chocolate. Medrich demonstrates how to cut the cake into layers. She layers the cake with creme fraiche, melted chocolate, rum syrup and raspberries in an adjustable pan. She places the chilled, fan-shaped chocolates as a decorative topping. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2019] Perfect Paccheri / Paccheri Perfetti This unique, tube-shaped pasta has room inside for all kinds of secret things. Mary Ann recounts how Italians used to smuggle cloves of garlic across the Austrian border inside these little beauties. But today she makes even better use of them by creating Paccheri with Shrimp, Paccheri with Mushroom Sauce, and Paccheri with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Smuggle in your appetite. duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#206] From The Garden. The first "grills" possessed neither grates nor burners. The grilling was done right in the embers. The march towards barbecue enlightenment hasn't completely eliminated this primal method of grilling. In this show, you'll learn how to roast eggplants in the embers to make Middle Eastern baba ganooj and how a caveman might have cooked sweet potatoes. Our main dish routinely makes eyes pop and jaws drop in Bogota, Colombia: beef tenderloin wrapped in salt and cloth and roasted in the embers. And for dessert, an ingenious twist on that campfire classic, the s'more. Recipes: The real baba ganooj (roasted in the embers); Lomo al trappo (whole beef tenderloin roasted in the embers); Side dish: Sweet potatoes roasted in the embers; Shortbread s'mores. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#210] Tabletop Gatherings See how Michele and her family celebrate family meal time together from start to finish at the dinner table. Learn some of the fun ways to make mealtime more interactive, interesting and healthy! It's a tabletop gathering that celebrates food, fun and togetherness. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#605] Contoured Keepsake Box A small project, like this keepsake box, is a simple project that you can see the Woodsmith editors build step-by-step. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2601] Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1 Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2602] Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 2 Use savvy techniques for both decorative and functional changes to your bag patterns. Tweak your bag patterns to make them more innovative. Learn a smocking technique achieved with yo-yo makers, add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote, change your bag into a backpack, or add a drawcord top to your tote. Make any of these unique changes for a new look to your bags and totes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#817] Coriander & Fennel Guest Chef: Jeremy Sewall. The herb coriander is native to Asia, but has become one of the most widely used herbs in the world. Paired with licorice-scented fennel, you've got an aromatic combination of flavors that are unique in any dish. Ming starts the meal by making Crispy Pita Chips with Fennel Fondue followed by Shaved Fennel Salad with Coriander Crusted Ahi Tuna. Finally, guest chef Jeremy Sewell of Boston's Lineage takes today's masters to make New England Shellfish with Toasted Coriander and Fennel. duration 26:17   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#201] Gonzo Garbanzo Toni touts the delicious benefits of eating chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans). These three recipes display the virtuosity of this tasty legume as she takes you from crepes to nuts! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#413] Bread Soup with Sausage; Braised Sausages with Artichokes. duration 26:38   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#106H] California: Pesto Pronto! On her trip to the Golden State, Lidia meets with Brady Whitlow, president of Corto Olive, to talk about their methods of producing Italian-style olive oil in California. Next, Lidia visits one of the longest-standing wine making families in Sonoma County, the Seghesio family, at their vineyards. Joe joins Lidia in the kitchen to give his take on how to use pesto in two easy recipes: Pesto Salmon BLT and Pesto Chicken Salad. Lidia explores pesto's possibilities with a Spaghetti with Basil and Pistachio Pesto and a Fusilli dish with Spinach Walnut Pesto. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#101] Craig Kominiak Executive chef Craig Kominiak at Ecce Panis Bakery in New York City visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Kominiak bakes focaccia. Kominiak tests the elasticity of the dough by stretching it to see the "window" in the dough. Kominiak creates a sandwich with the focaccia he baked. Focaccia baked with fruit and topped with sugar can be also used as a dessert or a breakfast item. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#118H] Egg-Ceptional Mollet Eggs Florentine; Eggs In Ramekins; Eggs En Cocotte; Scrambled Eggs In Bread Cases With Candied Oyster Mushrooms; Fines Herbs Omelet; Mushroom Omelet; Flat Potato Omelet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#107H] Never Too Young Joanne welcomes her youngest student Stella to class and they nestle in to create a menu of some of Joanne's favorite chilly weather dishes: roasted game hens with prosciutto and mushrooms and quinoa pilaf with dried blueberries and apricots. Recipes: Sweet and Hot Pepper Relish Crostini, Roasted Game Hens with Prosciutto di Parma and Mushrooms, and Quinoa Pilaf with Dried Blueberries and Apricots. Student: Stella Ginsberg, Student and Blogger. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1102H] Desserts with An English Accent Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Classic Bread Pudding. Chris then discusses the virtues of stale versus dried bread while baking with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best small appliances in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the Best Shortbread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize This special celebrates the work of Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14
  • 8:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1002H] Love Is Complicated AFTER THE CREDITS - Australia
    Love means never having to say you're sorry ... yeah, right! We've seen it a hundred times before - boy meets girl and they live happily ever after. What all those Hollywood romantic comedies don't show you is what happens after the movie credits end. We all know it's a completely different story. Real love means having to say you're sorry over and over and over. Written and directed by Josh Lawson. Josh makes a cameo in the film as the rude passenger. Principal cast: Toby Schmitz and Robin McLeavy.
    ANYTHING FOR YOU - USA
    What starts out as a simple lunch date, ends with two women revealing their deepest secrets. Lynette can't help fantasizing about cheating on her husband and believes she has found the perfect solution to her dilemma. Shocked and dismayed, her best friend Gail is forced to drop a bombshell of her own, one that will change their friendship forever. Produced and directed by Laura Belsey. Principal cast: Kathleen McElfresh and Corena Chase.
    duration 26:56   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Frontline [#3022H] Big Sky, Big Money In a special investigation in collaboration with Marketplace, Frontline travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the US Senate. Frontline correspondent and Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal reports.
    Also this hour: PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan, reporting for Frontline, goes deep inside the Romney and Obama campaigns to uncover how data collected from millions of Americans is being used by both camps to target their messages, get out the vote, and shape the election.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Terra Antarctica: Rediscovering The Seventh Continent Antarctica, one of the most remote places on the planet, is being heavily impacted by climate change. Temperatures have warmed along the Peninsula (the northernmost part of the continent's mainland) faster than anywhere on Earth during the past 50 years. This program follows a 6-week journey by sea kayak, sailboat, foot and small plane, to observe and record the changes that are occurring there as a result of this rapid warming trend. duration 49:20   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#307H] Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#107] Provence Sun, olive trees and cicadas - we're in the heart of France. With our base in the sleepy town of St. Remy, we make forays into the villages, countryside and cities of Provence. Driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions take us to the red rock village of Rousillion, the lavender ensconced Abbey of Senanque, and the picture perfect village of Eygalieres. We also take in the delights of Provence's cities, Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. We end our adventures with a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis. Tips on how to rent a vacation home in France and enjoying the many summer festivals. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#410] Salzburg and Surroundings The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#307] Celebrating Christmas at Biltmore Estate Burt returns to The Biltmore Estate for the second part of his investigation into our Christmas traditions. Why do we have Christmas Trees and why are they covered with electric lights? Who introduced the glass tree ornament and why? How did we get into the habit of wrapping our presents and what do they really symbolize? These and dozens of other Christmas customs are explained in this fascinating and surprising program. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
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