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KQED Life: Friday, December 7, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, December 7, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18249H] (original broadcast date: 12/06/12)
    a discussion of the film Zero Dark Thirty with journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32002Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Super Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi This program explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. The field of neuroscience has been exploding with new findings by the day. Ever since it became possible to view the human brain as it lights up with activity, researchers have had to change long-held assumptions about an organ that has been called "the three-pound universe." Dr. Rudy Tanzi is introduced by his co-author Dr. Deepak Chopra. In his new program, the Harvard Medical School professor takes advantage of cutting-edge research to show the way we all can maximize our brain's potential. duration 1:59:49   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Downton Abbey Revisited In this riveting special, savor great moments from the series' first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what's in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties. What will become of Bates? What new mischief will villainous footman Thomas and scheming lady's maid O'Brien instigate? Will wedding bells finally ring? And how will the formidable Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) handle the arrival of Lady Grantham's American mother (Shirley MacLaine)? duration 51:23   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live On November 22, 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters' club, the Checkerboard Lounge, to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage, and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. duration 1:28:34   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#613] Arch & Bend Alternate between forward bends and backbends to keep your spine supple and strong. Strengthen your thighs and abs with Half Vessel Pose. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#97] 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 [#98] 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 [#115] Twists/Spine With Marichyasana C, Crescent / Anjanyasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, and others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1215] Stretching Strengthening should always be followed by stretching as an important component to any workout. This episode includes some great stretching exercises to improve flexibility. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#809Z] Improve Your Posture & Increase Your Energy duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#602] Dublin, Ireland For over 700 years Dublin lived under foreign domination. Today, however, it is an independent Republic with one of the highest per capita incomes in Europe and a fashionable destination for tourists. Burt Wolf explores the city's Viking history, visits the Guinness brewery to learn how to "pull" a perfect pint, discovers the origin of the Guinness Book of Records, tours the town's classic pubs, and finds out why the ancient Book of Kells is the most valued cultural object in Ireland. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#512] Istanbul Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#308] Stockholm & Sweden Sweden is a natural-born beauty, winning us over with luxuriant landscapes and sleek Scandinavian style. We cruise through Stockholm's sun-dappled archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in the trendy Ice Bar (a lounge built completely of ice!). We stroll through the Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the world's best-preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. Then it's off to the woodsy "Kingdom of Crystal" where we peek in on Sweden's best glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a grand medieval castle once called the "key to Sweden". Then we escape to the vacation island of Oland, an out-of-the-way charmer with timeless windmills, ancient ruins and glorious sand beaches. Tips on shopping for glass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#3009] Beaches Huell strolls two beaches that are a treasure hunter's paradise. In the coastal town of Fort Bragg, Huell visits what the locals call "Glass Beach," where you'll find a kaleidoscope of colored glass glittering in the Pacific surf: azure, scarlet, mauve, amber, amethyst and teal. Next, Huell travels 25 miles north of Eureka to Patricks Point State Park where he finds a gently covered strip of sand named "Agate Beach." Mother Nature has polished semi-precious agates into beautiful little gems on this aptly named beach. duration 26:36  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#508H] Taiwan - Forgotten People Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods, staying in traditional dwellings and participating in the rituals and customs associated with the hunt, capture and serving of flying fish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#318] Stack It with Style On today's show, Chef Keller shows how to add great pizzazz to food presentations by creating Beautiful stacks. First, he's pairing corn pancakes with two different kinds of salmon plus a dab of caviar. His second stack includes crab, avocado and tomato. Recipes: Corn Pancakes and Seafood Stacks, Avocado, Crab, and Tomato Stacks duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#303] Nancy Silverton Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2120] Handmade Fresh Cheese/Formaggio Fresco Fatto A Mano Boston Mozzarella Co. owner Giuseppe Argentieri invites Mary Ann to his factory, to visit with master cheese-maker Maria Cubellis, who shapes and forms mozzarella balls faster than the eye can see. She gives Mary Ann enough to go nella cucina - in the kitchen -- to prepare Burrata with Roasted, Marinated asparagus, Scamorza Cheese Casserole, Telephone Wires, and tops off this cheese festival with a lighter-than-air, Whipped Ricotta Parfait with Cherries. duration 27:03   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#107] Shoulders and Butts In Memphis, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, "barbecue" means just one thing: pork shoulder smoke-roasted until it's so tender you can pull it apart with your fingers. But pit masters all over the world love this crusty, meaty, well-marbled cut, and today, I'm going to show you how to grill the perfect pork shoulder-American, Caribbean, and even Balinese style. No ifs, ands, or pork butts, about it. Tender, South Carolina Smoked Pork shoulder with mustard sauce and creamy coleslaw. Balinese Roast Pork (babi guling) infused with fragrant spices and served with Grilled Green Beans and Saffron rice. Cochinita pibil Succulent Pit-roasted Pork served with pickled onions and "Dog's Snout Salsa" from the Yucatan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#110] Kids Can Too Get outside and Play! Michele Beschen shares an exciting way to hook your kids onto maginative outdoor play and adventures by creating a miniature scale treehouse for your yard using salvaged lumber and scraps. She'll also show you how to create a family of rustic residents to take care of the placing using branches, pods and nuts. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    This Old House [#3209H] Cambridge 2012/Hot Stuff Kevin and Norm find the painters spraying the house a sunny yellow, while Tom trims out the windows with a custom detail specified by the architect. Custom copper half-round gutters and a Danish wood-burning fireplace go in, and homeowner Sally Peterson explores what commercial-grade cooking appliances can do for her kitchen. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#706] Isn't It Romantic? Romantic knits can be flirtatious and flattering. The focus of this show is on soft, feminine styles incorporating lace techniques or luxury yarns. First, Eunny has an introduction to doily style knitting-those delicate and charming designs that are most recognizable on tablecloths and coasters, but can also be incorporated into knitwear. Next, Kristin Omdahl demonstrates the Summer Night's Shawl, a luxury lace-weight garment that uses two yarns to create an ethereal-quality fabric that is ultra-light and drapes beautifully. Then, Kristin joins Marcy for the Chain Reaction Afghan crochet-along, looking at some of the squares that involve crochet lace techniques with a variety of stitches, including chain stitches and Kristin's innovative X-stitch. Finally, Eunny offers a quick tip on managing double, triple, and even quadruple increases. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha's Sewing Room [#3404] Button Academy Creating decorative buttons for garments and accessories; Sew Quick, Sew Easy button embellishment for tennis shoes and flip flops; Antique Technique on tucked sleeve bands; Designer Techniques for shaped yokes and bodices. Guests: Hope Yoder, Kathy Barnard. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1004H] Thickening with Guest Susur Lee The key to making sauces - thickening. Ming demonstrates how to make a reduction and a roux. And joining him in the kitchen is Top Chef Masters culinary sensation, Susur Lee. Together Ming and Susur will cook on the fly, using mystery ingredients and the technique of thickening to serve up two tasty dishes: Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#110] Farm Market Fresh Host Laura Theodore prepares recipes that are bursting with "just picked" flavor. She begins with refreshing "Garden Vegetable Basil Gazpacho" a chilled delight on a hot summer night. Next up, fresh from the farm ingredients inspire tempting "Zucchini Fettuccini with Fresh Tomato Salsa" and zesty "Arugula and Walnut Pesto Pasta" Apples stand front and center in "Autumn Apple Crisp." Inspired by the fresh flavors of summer, you'll easily create culinary delights in your own kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends [#201Z] Italian Desserts Chef Nick Stellino is joined by Chef Gale Gand of Tru in Chicago who creates one of her family's treasured recipes Vita's Ricotta Doughnuts. Nick, in turn prepares one of the Italian must-have dessert, Tiramisu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#202H] New York Italian Style In this episode, Lidia shares three delicious recipes that she picked up on Arthur Avenue and in Little Italy, New York. Zucchini and Eggplant Parmigiana, Roberto's Chicken Piccante and Skillet Cauliflower Torrisi are all the very core of Italian American comfort food. She also visits the Maugeri Farms in southern New Jersey and the Migliorelli food stand in Union Square Market in New York City to see what kind of traditions these Italian American families are passing down to generations to come. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#112] Peter Malgieri Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#104] Our Favorite Sandwiches As a child, one of Julia's favorite sandwiches was an ice cream sandwich. Jacques' was a stick of chocolate between two pieces of bread. Today, Julia's favorite is the Croque Monsieur, or pressed and baked ham & cheese. Of course, Jacques provides a variation he calls a Croque Madam. A close second they can both agree on is the New England lobster roll, served on a toasted hot dog bun. Then the two join forces to produce a Mediterranean specialty, Pagne Bagnat, or Seafood filled loaf of bread, quite the generous sandwich for four. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#208] Beef Roulade & Grilled Bread with Tomatoes Joanne gives student Del a technique-intensive lesson on how to prepare beef rolled around vegetables, then shows him a special tool from Italy which they use to make grilled bread with ripe tomatoes and olive oil. Recipes: beef roulade with roasted fennel and sweet peppers, grilled bread with ripe tomatoes and olive oil. Student: Clodel "Del" Gosuico - Programmer. Wine Segment: Sparkling Cava from the area around Barcelona. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1103H] Tostadas and Empanadas Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago to visit Rick Bayless to learn all about his infamous empanadas. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for the ultimate Beef Empanadas at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Pork Tostadas. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable oil. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    POV [#2314] The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers Why would a dedicated Cold War strategist throw away his career, his friends and risk life in prison for a chance to help end the Vietnam War? In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading military planner, concluded that America's role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked the Pentagon Papers, 7000 pages of top-secret documents, to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a tale told by Ellsberg with a who's who of Vietnam and Watergate-era figures. duration 1:56:32   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Frontline [#3007H] Cell Tower Deaths The demand for better and faster cell phone service comes with a hidden cost. This joint investigation by Frontline and ProPublica has found that the independent contractors who are building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Complex layers of subcontracting insulate the carriers against liability, despite the fact that they set the aggressive schedule that can force subcontractors to cut corners in order to meet deadlines.
    Also this hour: Frontline profiles the case of six-month-old Isis Vas, whose death was deemed "a clear-cut and classic" case of child abuse, sending a man named Ernie Lopez to prison for 60 years. But a Texas judge has moved to overturn Lopez's conviction and new questions are being asked about the quality of expert testimony in this and many other similar cases. In this joint report with ProPublica and NPR, Frontline correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence - involving abuse, assault and "shaken baby syndrome" - that was later found unreliable or flat out wrong.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Grove, The More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the US wars since 1900. And the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. But few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a 7-acre grove hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. This program chronicles this garden's transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial. The film shows how a community in crisis found healing and remembrance, and how the seeds of a few visionary environmentalists blossomed into something larger than they could have imagined. But as the Grove's stakeholders seek broader public recognition through an international design competition, a battle erupts over what constitutes an appropriate memorial for the AIDS pandemic. What does it mean to be a national memorial? And how do we mark a time of unimaginable loss? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#508H] Taiwan - Forgotten People Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods, staying in traditional dwellings and participating in the rituals and customs associated with the hunt, capture and serving of flying fish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#308] Stockholm & Sweden Sweden is a natural-born beauty, winning us over with luxuriant landscapes and sleek Scandinavian style. We cruise through Stockholm's sun-dappled archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in the trendy Ice Bar (a lounge built completely of ice!). We stroll through the Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the world's best-preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. Then it's off to the woodsy "Kingdom of Crystal" where we peek in on Sweden's best glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a grand medieval castle once called the "key to Sweden". Then we escape to the vacation island of Oland, an out-of-the-way charmer with timeless windmills, ancient ruins and glorious sand beaches. Tips on shopping for glass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#509] Greece's Peloponnese Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplion, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#509] Krakow, Poland For hundreds of years Krakow has been one of the great cultural centers of Eastern Europe. We tour the city, visit the ancient castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, discover the origin of the croissant, look at some of the 2.5 million works of art in the city's museums and find out how the immodest sight of a woman's legs saved the town's Medieval wall. Burt also checks out what's cooking and visits the Jewish quarter of Krakow that was founded in the 14th century. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
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