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KQED Life: Sunday, December 16, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 2:30 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
  • 5:00 am
    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 58:24   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
    Growing A Greener World [#316H] Heritage Breeds (Pittsboro, Nc and Potomac, Md) With the renewed interest in sustainability and organic agriculture, heritage farm animals are making a come back. We learn why certain livestock had previously fallen out of favor, what is so special about them in today's world and how we can help restore this piece of our American heritage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#107H] Salad Greens P. Allen Smith demonstrates the ease of growing your own salad greens. This episode explores the vocabulary and range of "greens." Allen steps into the garden and shows off some of his favorites. Plus, learn how to make an appetizing Nicoise salad for your next dinner party. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3205Z] Cool:Create A Garden That's Cool Explore a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping. Grow a garden that incorporates cool colors into perennial borders. Pick the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom's favorites. Refresh your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Garden Smart [#2909] Part 1 of a landscape makeover of an historic 1920's era home. Planning, demolishing, and beginning the rebuilding of the garden is hard work, but fun. Be sure to tune in as GS plays in the dirt. duration 25:14   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#505] Chez Spencer, Broken Record & Marnee Thai Walk through the gates of Chez Spencer Restaurant and Bar into France, and leave San Francisco behind at this perfect romantic getaway. The next stop is a funky bar in the middle of nowhere - head for the back room of Broken Record, a cash-only place where the pub grub can stand alone and stand proud. And, reliable, authentic family-style Thai food is found at Marnee Thai Restaurant. From dish to dish, visit to visit, year to year, the magnet is the food here. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    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
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#201] Nine people, ages 36-88 relate their philosophy, experiences and how they found happiness as maturing adults. A Barber Shop Quartet enjoys the camaraderie of singing together. June Gurnick, age 88, deals with the loss of her husband and how and why she and her five daughters serve the community. The Torres family lives in a multigenerational home, raises organic crops to sustain themselves, and values their family and William's Purple Heart award. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#101] Sticks and Stones Everything you need to decorate, to build, to play, and to relax is right outside your door. Sticks and stones are the humblest of materials, yet so versatile and plentiful. Michele Beschen shares clever ways to create organic tabletop decor with unique branch arrangements. Learn how to create a do it yourself game board and playful ways to use nature's finds. See the simplicity in taking just the right ranch and turning it into a one of a kind rustic side table and a no fuss water feature that enables you to use stones to your relaxing advantage. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#202] Famous Footsteps Paul and McCartney and Me - A lot of people love the Beatles, but how many have ever performed as one? Or ever recorded at Abbey Road Studios? Or toured with the cast of Beatlemania. Perhaps the only person in the world who has done it all, is John Babcock! It's a love affair that began at age five when he was one of the millions who first saw the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show. Six Bullets to the Chest - James O'Connor was not standing at the proverbial crossroads. He was lying there. On a gurney. With six bullets in his chest. On what could have been his deathbed, James was overcome with a single thought, "We're born to be alive, so we should live." And so he did. The Boomer Fountain of Youth - Remember when Biketoberfest was for the young and wild? It's still pretty wild, but the average age will surprise you. More than 200,000 make the annual ride to Daytona Beach, Florida. They come to see the bikes, but often discover the bikers are far more interesting! Wearing a Dream for All to See - Her life was fine the way it was, except for one thing -- she had long dreamed of doing something else. So, Diane Shelton gathered up the courage and took a huge chance, never realizing that by creating a whole new cultural clothing business she'd also be creating a new passion for life! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1007] The Cod Liver Oil Revival; Dr. Howard Murad on Youth Building for Boomers; Dr. Brenda Wade on Gratefulness and Evolution. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3007] Then & Now As one of the Supremes, Mary Wilson helped make music history at Motown. What was it like then and now? Chita Rivera continues to be one of the brightest lights on Broadway. See what makes her shine. And take an unforgettable spin on the carousel of a lifetime. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#701H] Meet Team "Tabula Rasa" and follow their first attempts at cold calling, from local restaurants to the White House, hoping to speak with Michelle Obama. They meet each other and their RV for the first time in Southern California, before heading to interview Christian Jacobs, lead singer of The Aquabats, and co-creator, writer, and director of the hugely popular Yo Gabba Gabba pre-school television show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3215H] Hyundai Santa Fe * Road Test: Mid-Size Sedan Shootout * Road Test: 2013 Cadillac ATS * Goss' Garage: Air Tools duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2620] Built-In Gas Grill The crew resets an outdoor natural stone island, covering it with granite and setting a new built-in gas grill. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3211H] Cambridge 2012/Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs new granite steps, and host Kevin O'Connor helps general contractor Tom Silva build a timeless window seat and some MDF doors cleverly disguised as wainscoting. Master carpenter Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs, and the pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1111H] Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3205Z] Cool:Create A Garden That's Cool Explore a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping. Grow a garden that incorporates cool colors into perennial borders. Pick the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom's favorites. Refresh your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#604] Fall Season Preview 2012 Fall Season Preview 2012. Theater journalists Jesse Green of New York Magazine, Michael Musto of the Village Voice and Patrick Pacheco of the LA Times, discuss what to look forward to in the new season on Broadway. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1235] Alison Armstrong - Making Sense of Men Kathleen Kennedy has been producing Steven Spielberg's films since his beginning and joins us today to talk about their latest film Lincoln. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#221] The Young and the Restless Gifted teenage artists jump at the chance to strut their stuff on this episode of Spark.
    * Catch the Bay Area's best young jazz musicians vying for a spot on the SFJazz Allstars.
    * Then meet high school artists who have come from across the country to hone their skills at the Napa Valley's exclusive Oxbow School.
    duration 25:45   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3610H] Monsters of Folk ACL presents alternative rock supergroup Monsters of Folk. The group performs songs from its debut album. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Judy Garland: Duets Judy Garland and guest stars from her weekly TV series perform classic duets. Guests include Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Vic Damone, Tony Bennett, Mickey Rooney, and of course, daughter Liza Minnelli. duration 1:29:14   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Sinatra Sings Frank Sinatra sings the songs that defined him. Narrated by his daughter, Tina Sinatra, this program captures Sinatra at his irresistible best with unforgettable performances of Come Fly With Me, Strangers in the Night, My Way, the theme from New York, New York and many more. It features clips compiled from his award-winning television specials and landmark concerts, and presents an extraordinary collection of iconic moments from his unparalleled career. duration 1:27:08   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 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
  • 11:00 pm
    Chihuly in the Hotshop In 2006, world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly reunited glassblowers from important periods of his career in a weeklong residency at the Museum of Glass in his hometown of Tacoma, Wash. The residency brought 40 artists and gaffers together to produce pieces revisiting 13 of Chihuly's most important and best-known series. CHIHULY IN THE HOTSHOP captures highlights of that historic event, following Chihuly and his teams as they create magnificent works of glass art before an appreciative live audience in the museum's state-of-the-art hotshop. Filmed in high-definition, the documentary offers an intimate, close-up view of the artist's process, from initial design to completed piece. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#605] Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol AndalucĂ­a's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#608] Assisi, Italy The town of Assisi, in the center of Italy was built on a hill that has been inhabited for about 4000 years, and for almost as long it has been a religious center. They say that the stones that were used to build Assisi have absorbed the prayers of the millions of pilgrims that have come there over the centuries. And now, it is believed that the stones radiate a sense of peace and quiet that has a spiritual effect on visitors. Burt Wolf tours the city, discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order, visits the sites sacred to St. Clare, explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born, and traces the creation of the Nativity scene. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
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