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KQED Life: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, December 15, 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
    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
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#2911H] Football High High school football has never had a higher profile, with nationally televised games, corporate sponsorships and minute-by-minute coverage on sports websites. In northwest Arkansas, Frontline examines one ambitious high school team working its way towards national renown. With a superstar quarterback at the helm, tiny Shiloh Christian is striving to join the ranks of the country's best high school teams - teams whose workout schedules, practices and styles of play increasingly imitate the pros. But as high school players grow bigger, faster and stronger, there are growing concerns about the health and safety of these young players - with rising rates of concussions, career-ending injuries, even death. In Arkansas, Frontline documents a tragic story of heatstroke injuries that reveal how weak regulation has created a crucial lack of athletic trainers at most high schools. It all raises a critical question: has the amped-up culture of high school football outrun necessary protections for the boys who play the game? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    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)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#513H] Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#313] Four Great Cities of Europe London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. A European city bustles - it's a hub of commerce and the arts, energy, surprise and international flavor. Where do you start if you have just 24 hours? Here, we highlight some best choices for sampling the urban culture of four great cities. London calls for high tea at the Athenaeum and modern art at the New Tate. Paris treats us to impressive dining, the Musee D'Orsay and the Pompidou. Rembrandt's The Night Watch and traditional rijsttafel dinner are mandatory in Amsterdam, and in 1,000-year-old-Brussels, we land in what some call "the most beautiful town square in Europe." Europe's great cities stay with you. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#208] Try New Things It is Try New Food Tuesday and Pido wants everyone to try Whole Grain Doggie Puffs, but B. Max likes it so much - it is the only thing he wants to eat. Pido wants a new set of drums because he thinks new must be best, but he learns a very different lesson when he starts to miss his old drums. Will Pido find some new drums that he loves? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Unleash The Power of the Female Brain with Dr. Amen Bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain along with a practical, prescriptive program targeted specifically for women to help them thrive. He addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships. duration 1:59:22   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Il Volo Takes Flight at Christmas Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble have been receiving unanimous raves for their vocal talent and showmanship displayed on their first PBS special, "Il Volo Takes Flight." Now the group has taken flight for a second time with an updated concert special highlighting Il Volo Christmas songs. duration 1:28:23   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1010H] Ganache with Guest Joanne Chang Learn the art of making ganache, the simple mixture of chocolate and cream that's the heart of so many great desserts. Ming is joined by the James Beard nominated chef, Joanne Chang who shows how ganache can be whipped up into two mouth watering desserts: Chocolate Mousse Napoleon and Flourless Rum Nut Chocolate Cake. duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#123H] Eggs-Quisite Quiche With Bacon; Eggs Jeannette; Flan With Green Herbs; Spinach, Ham And Parmesan Souffle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1120H] All-American Fruit Desserts In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the perfect Sweet Cherry Pie. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of vanilla ice cream, and gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the test kitchen's pick for ice cream scoops. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the ultimate Skillet Apple Crisp. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Moments to Remember: My Music Patti Page returns to co-host all new performances and archival classics from the vault with co-hosts Nick Clooney, Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale, and Mary Lou Metzger. This program features many more legends of the late 50s and early 1960s pop era.
    Frankie Laine comes out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius LaRosa takes stage to perform his classic "Eh Compari" and "Domani." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, The Platters, The DeCastro Sisters (and more), also return to the stage to sing their greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole round out this amazing special.
    duration 2:28:15   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 2:00 pm
    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
  • 3:30 pm
    Spirit of Scrooge: Presenting The Gift The Spirit of Scrooge is the story of The Gift, Notre Dame de Namur University's annual production of "A Christmas Carol, The Musical," which is performed for free in exchange for audience contributions of toys and food for the families in need of San Mateo County. Now in it's 27th year, The Gift is the annual community reminder that Christmas, and its infectious spirit, has arrived. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy This program offers a fabulous anti-stress yoga sequence, presented in Peggy's gentle style that everybody can do. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the US, affecting some 37 million people. Peggy shows how yoga can relieve stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve muscle and bone strength. duration 58:25   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Unleash The Power of the Female Brain with Dr. Amen Bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain along with a practical, prescriptive program targeted specifically for women to help them thrive. He addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships. duration 1:59:22   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Oscar Hammerstein II - Out of My Dreams An entertaining look at the innovative genius who created musical theater as we know it today. His career spanned almost 40 years, from operettas such as "Rose-Marie" and "The Desert Song," to the groundbreaking "Show Boat," to the legendary musicals he wrote with Richard Rodgers - "Oklahoma!" - "Carousel" - "South Pacific" - "The King and I" - "Flower Drum Song" - and "The Sound of Music." duration 1:29:00   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Moments to Remember: My Music Patti Page returns to co-host all new performances and archival classics from the vault with co-hosts Nick Clooney, Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale, and Mary Lou Metzger. This program features many more legends of the late 50s and early 1960s pop era.
    Frankie Laine comes out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius LaRosa takes stage to perform his classic "Eh Compari" and "Domani." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, The Platters, The DeCastro Sisters (and more), also return to the stage to sing their greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole round out this amazing special.
    duration 2:28:15   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy This program offers a fabulous anti-stress yoga sequence, presented in Peggy's gentle style that everybody can do. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the US, affecting some 37 million people. Peggy shows how yoga can relieve stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve muscle and bone strength. duration 58:25   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#801H] Los Angeles Meet Antoine, Hannah, and Nika of team Crazy, Babbling, Sunshine. Antoine has never left Southern California, but feels that he's ready to get out and explore. Hannah left her job as a weather broadcaster in South Korea to move back to the US to figure out what she really wants to do with her life; while Nika grapples with whether she should transfer to a performing arts school or do what is expected of her. After the Roadtrippers meet for the first time in Southern California, they head to their first interview in the Green RV with LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) president Hannah Song who tells them to "tap into their inner passions." After their conversation, the team is inspired and ready to take on their next interview in Los Angeles. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#210] Creating Complex Characters Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in The Godfather, Capote, and his own Mother And Child and In Treatment. Followed by the harrowing Spanish short film Who Lasts Longer by writer/director Gregorio Muro in which the bond between a mother and her son are tragically tested. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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