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KQED Life: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#514] Iran's Historic Capitals Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#604] The Abbeys of Austria As boats sail west on the Danube River, from the Austrian city of Vienna, they stop at some of the most magnificent monasteries in Europe. The abbeys at Melk and Klosterneuburg are two of the most famous. Klosterneuburg has been home to a group of Augustinian clergy for over 900 years and contains the Verdun Altar, which is one of the world's most important medieval works of art. Melk was founded as a Roman garrison and became the cradle of Austrian history. Its library contains hundreds of colorfully illustrated books and was probably the inspiration for Umberto Eco's medieval murder mystery, "The Name of the Rose". It also has the only working model of a reusable coffin that was promoted by the King of Austria. Burt Wolf tours both monasteries and stops for lunch at the restaurant of one of Europe's most talented women chefs. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Lidia Celebrates America [#101H] Holiday Tables & Traditions The first episode features four very different holiday tables and traditions: an Italian Christmas Eve with actors Mo Rocca and Stanley Tucci; a Mexican-American Christmas with four generations of the Cortez family in San Antonio; a Chinese New Year celebration with the Fong-Torres family in San Francisco; and a Jewish-American Passover in New York. duration 56:20   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah Live In Concert This special features a distinguished, diverse and dynamic ensemble of musical performers in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Craig Taubman hosts a musical extravaganza featuring the likes of the Grammy Award-winning group The Klezmatics; cantor/tenor Alberto Mizrahi; top-selling jazz artist Dave Koz; soulful and dynamic Joshua Nelson; Emmy Award winning actress Mare Winningham; rising star Michelle Citrin, and many others. The program celebrates the themes of hope, faith and family joy. The music is both inspiring and fun. It promises to be a family favorite for the winter holidays for years to come. duration 57:20   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Paris The Luminous Years This program tells the story of Paris from an unprecedented point of view, not as the familiar, glamorous backdrop for the revolutions that exploded there, but as active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modernity. The film spotlights now-famous key figures in the art world's first international avant-garde, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Aaron Copland, Josephine Baker, Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Beach, Janet Flanner and many more, as they recount their individual stories of why they came to Paris, whom they met, what they made there, and how being in Paris transformed them and their work. duration 1:55:47   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#509H] Greece - Cruising The Isles A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. Joseph catches the unique rhythm of each island on Travelscope's own Grecian odyssey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#309] Oslo & Norway The grand panoramas of Norway prove irresistible to adventurers. In Oslo, we see testaments to maritime prowess in Viking ships and the celebrated Kon Tiki raft. We "Scream" with painter Edvard Munch before heading south to the glorious vistas of Telemark country. After dropping by the home of playwright Henrik Ibsen, we're off to a boisterous celebration of Norwegian village life, complete with traditional costumes, dancing and potato pancakes. Next, it's a ride on Europe's most spectacular railway and a boat cruise through the impossibly beautiful scenery of the fjords. We end up in Bergen, Norway's best-preserved medieval city, taking in a traditional stave church and views that inspired composer Edvard Grieg. Tips on railroad travel. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#501] Tip-Top Trio Wai Lana shows you a trio of backbends to keep you in tip-top shape. You'll strengthen your back, give your digestive system a boost, and improve your overall health. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#101] 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 13:45  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#102] 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 [#117] Balancing Poses - Version Two With Navasana, Vyagrasana, Ashtanga, Eagle/Garudasana, and others. duration 27:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1217] Maintain Independence This episode is full of functional movements to help improve performance of the activities of daily life and help you maintain independence as you age. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#811Z] Unlock Your Spince & Improve Your Posture duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#604] The Abbeys of Austria As boats sail west on the Danube River, from the Austrian city of Vienna, they stop at some of the most magnificent monasteries in Europe. The abbeys at Melk and Klosterneuburg are two of the most famous. Klosterneuburg has been home to a group of Augustinian clergy for over 900 years and contains the Verdun Altar, which is one of the world's most important medieval works of art. Melk was founded as a Roman garrison and became the cradle of Austrian history. Its library contains hundreds of colorfully illustrated books and was probably the inspiration for Umberto Eco's medieval murder mystery, "The Name of the Rose". It also has the only working model of a reusable coffin that was promoted by the King of Austria. Burt Wolf tours both monasteries and stops for lunch at the restaurant of one of Europe's most talented women chefs. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#514] Iran's Historic Capitals Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#310] France's Champagne Region The Champagne region of France bubbles over with fine wine, gourmet cuisine, picturesque towns and gothic spires. We base in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. From Reims, we tour wine country, visiting champagne producers both large and small. In the medieval town of Troyes, we shop for fine chocolate and discover a collection of modern art. North of Reims, the city of Charleville delights with its golden architecture and tradition of puppetry. Our final destination is the imposing fortress of Sedan, the largest castle in Europe. Tips on how to buy quality champagne and touring wine country. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#3011] Giant Rock Join Huell as he looks into strange, out of this world gold in the California desert. His first stop is Giant Rock - considered to be the world's largest, freestanding bolder, and a long-time sacred site to Native Americans. In the 1950s it became a UFO airport according to George Van Tassel, who was contacted by aliens there, and the location was host to UFO conventions until the late '70s.
    One of the things Van Tassel was told to do by the aliens was to build the Integratron, which is the next stop. This fabled building/machine is supposed to restore youth. Although never completed, Huell will get a "sound bath" and see for himself if its healing powers really do exist. Hold onto your seats, this will be a wild ride.
    duration 24:52  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#510H] San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#320] Fleur Tastings Chef Keller shows how to pack lots of punch and great flavors into small plates with three popular dishes from his restaurant, Fleur. Recipes: Tuna Tacos Slow-Cooked Smoky Baby Ribs, Beef Tartare duration 28:02   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#305] Lauren Groveman Lauren Groveman, New York cooking teacher and cookbook author, demonstrates how easy it is to make European ethnic specialties like rich brown pumpernickel loaves and crunchy matzos. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2122] Classic Tuscan Dishes/I Piatti Classici Toscani Mary Ann takes her Tuscany tour students under her wing to teach them the fine are of Tuscan cooking, starting with the all-time favorite, Fresh Pappardelle with Rabbit, Mushrooms, and Wine. No Tuscan meal would be complete without its unique, Bird-Style Beans. And to whet the appetite, Salted Pizza Bites. To finish off the meal, Apple Cake. Tutto Toscano! duration 26:23   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#109] Shell Games Shellfish come from the water, but deliver their ultimate flavor through fire. Grill masters from California to the Mediterranean to Australia back me up on this. In this show you'll learn to grill "drunken sailors" (tequila marinated oysters), ginger-mint buttered lobster, and a spectacular grilled shrimp cocktail. Drunken sailors: Oysters on the half-shell, soaked in an irresistible tequila marinade. Kicked-up Shrimp Cocktail with fresh Mediterranean salsa. Morton Bay Bugs - lobster tails grilled and served with a ginger-mint butter sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#112] Let It Rain Sit back, relax and enjoy the rain the next time it falls. Michele Beschen is joined by her friends from the NRCS to share how and why to install rain gardens. She'll also show you an easy way to install a rain barrel as well as an inexpensive way to create your own set of decorative rain chains using copper tubing. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#1811] Outdoor Keyed Deck Chairs These interlocking chairs are hard to find yet easy to make. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#307] Learn to Paint Placid Waters Twilight on a still, quiet northwoods lake. Step-by-step, Gary demonstrates some "looser" watercolor techniques-creating an effective painting with less detail. This is a bit of a departure from his typical painting style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Gary Spetz's Watercolor Quest [#105] Vancouver to Ketchikan Gary sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Alaska's "Inside Passage"-from bustling Vancouver B.C. to colorful Ketchikan. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings. duration 27:15   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#916Z] Damian D'silva & Authentic Singapore Cuisine Ming is granted privileged access to the home kitchen of Singapore Chef Damian D'Silva. Damian is a fixture on the Singapore culinary scene, where he is bringing back centuries old culinary traditions. Using surprise ingredients from a local open market, Ming and Damian cook up some traditional ethnic cuisine - on the fly - in Damian's home kitchen. duration 27:18   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#213] Latin Lover Chef Heidi Valenzuela joins Toni in the kitchen and together they whip up entertainment while they prepare two salsas, a tortilla stuffed with shredded TVP, spinach, and potato, and fiery Cuban rice and red beans to make this a tempting Latin-inspired menu you'll simply have to try for yourself! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends [#203Z] Pork Dishes Nick Stellino and Chef Jason Wilson of Crush in Seattle prepare a heart-warming Pork Ragu. Nick creates tasty Grilled Pork Chops with Zenzero Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#204H] Sicily In New York City The Sicilians were a large immigrant community in lower Manhattan and other areas of New York City, and they brought with them several dishes from their homeland. Today, Lidia celebrates the Sicilians with a Stuffed Calamari Dish and a Broccoli with Garlic and Anchovies. She then makes a Cappuccino Cake which she actually discovered in New Orleans - another locale with a very large Sicilian population. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#107] Jim Dodge Master baker and teacher Jim Dodge creates a chocolate buttermilk fudge cake, offering tips on how to make the cake moist and the frosting smooth. He also demonstrates the best way to frost and decorate cakes, as well as techniques for preparing crystallized rose petals. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#221H] Bread Flip When Jacques finds a new bread at a local restaurant he cannot resist developing his own version. The result is the first dish on the show, Tibetan Flatbread. Cooked in a frying pan, Claudine holds her breath as Jacques flips the bread after seven minutes. Next, Jacques reveals that he doesn't throw out broccoli stems - in fact, the stems are his favorite part of the vegetable and a key ingredient in his Risotto with Broccoli Stems. Salmon Burgers on Baby Arugula follow before Jacques shows the versatility of citrus by candying the rind and cutting Grapefruit Supremes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#210] Spicy Sausage Penne & Harvest Flatbread Joanne shows her student Jerry how to prepare one of her favorite pasta recipes, and gives Jerry a "punching" lesson with flatbread dough. Recipes: penne with tomatoes, spicy fennel sausage and cream, wine country flatbread with grapes and toasted walnuts. Student: Jerry Feldman - International Business Development. Wine Segment: Cooking with wine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1105H] Italian Comfort Classics Host Christopher Kimball visits a Vermont farm to learn about chickens, old and new. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make authentic Chicken Canzanese (Italian braised chicken). Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's favorite gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make No-Fuss Creamy Polenta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1204H] Orlando, Florida - Hour One As AR arrives in Orlando, Florida, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Arlie Sulka venture to neighboring Winter Park and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to a breathtaking collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. At the Orange County Convention Center, experts uncover a new cache of treasures, including a rare photo signed by the entire cast of the hit TV series "Bonanza"; a beautiful sterling silver Tiffany vase; and a stunning collection of scarce and delicate etchings and dry points by James McNeill Whistler, with a combined value of $1 30,000 to $190,000. duration 55:04   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Chihuly Outside A magical one-hour glimpse into the conception and installation of Dale Chihuly's artistic outside work. The most comprehensive of all the Chihuly documentaries, this brand new program focuses on his outdoor and landscape installations. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1319] Revenge of the Electric Car In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same auto companies that built them. Today, fewer than six years later, the electric car is back...with a vengeance. Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious and cleaner than ever. This program follows the race among major car-makers to be the first, the best and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line; it's the future of the automobile itself duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1013H] We're Desperate (Get Used to It) CHECKMATE - England
    Jan learns that staying in an asylum can make anyone crazy. He challenges his evaluator to a game of chess to prove that he should be released. The stakes could not be higher in this tense battle of wills. Written, edited, and directed by Navarro Aydemir. Principal cast: Gergo Danka, Shakyra Dowling, Daniel Wiltshire, Sibel Unver, Alex Murphy, and Adam Cunningham.
    NORTHEAST FRONT - Mexico/USA
    In a city held hostage by drug cartels, a hard-working single mother supports her kids all on her own. Her son has gotten in trouble and as a result she must to pay off his debt to a drug dealer. Suddenly up against an unthinkable threat, she does everything in her power to keep her family safe and alive in this heart-stopping true story. Written, edited, and directed by Angela Torres Camarena. Principal cast: Evangelina Sosa, Luis Felipe Tovar, Edgar Orozco, and Octavio Lowry.
    A DOCTOR'S JOB - Peru/USA
    In order to make ends meet, a stubborn but caring emergency room physician has to moonlight as a taxi driver. His pride and ethics are challenged everyday. He is used to life and death situations in the hospital, but when they bleed over into his taxi job, things get really hairy. Will this be his worst day on the job or the answer to all of his prayers? Written and directed by Julio Ramos. Principal cast: Miguel Iza, Luis Menezes, and Christian Ojeda.
    duration 28:56   STEREO TVPGV
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#510H] San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#310] France's Champagne Region The Champagne region of France bubbles over with fine wine, gourmet cuisine, picturesque towns and gothic spires. We base in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. From Reims, we tour wine country, visiting champagne producers both large and small. In the medieval town of Troyes, we shop for fine chocolate and discover a collection of modern art. North of Reims, the city of Charleville delights with its golden architecture and tradition of puppetry. Our final destination is the imposing fortress of Sedan, the largest castle in Europe. Tips on how to buy quality champagne and touring wine country. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#602] Croatia: Adriatic Delights A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, we hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy the thriving capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its enchanting port town of Rovinj. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#605] The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, Spain A pilgrimage is a trip to a place that was made holy by a special event, or because it held a magical object, or both. People have been making pilgrimages for tens of thousands of years, and one of the most famous is the road to Santiago across Northern Spain. It is like walking through a continuous museum. You cross two-thousand-year-old bridges that were built by the Romans. You sit down to lunch in the reconstruction of a five-thousand-year-old Iron Age hut. You are in constant contact with the great art and architecture of the Middle Ages. Burt Wolf walks the sacred road, looks at the legend of Santiago, and discovers why, even in modern times, over 200,000 people make the trip every year. duration 25:01   STEREO TVG
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