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KQED Life: Sunday, December 23, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, December 23, 2012
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    Great Performances [#3712(] Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby Legendary rocker Rod Stewart's first solo holiday special, with songs produced by "Hitman" David Foster, features 13 classic songs, ranging from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to "Auld Lang Syne," and including duets with Michael Buble ("Winter Wonderland"), Cee-Lo Green ("Merry Christmas, Baby"), Mary J. Blige ("We Three Kings") and even Ella Fitzgerald ("What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve?") duration 58:12   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3714] Tom Waits Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4020Z] Poirot X: Appointment with Death David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in these new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he's on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. "Appointment with Death" While on holiday in Syria, Poirot finds himself drawn into a murder investigation located at an archaeological site on the brink of making a major discovery. With no shortage of suspects, from family members to fellow tourists, only Poirot can unearth the truth. Tim Curry (Return to Cranford) guest stars. duration 1:24:45   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    ImageMakers [#907H] That's My Boy FRANSWA SHARL - Australia
    Twelve year old Greg has inherited his macho father's competitive streak and needs to be the center of attention. On a family holiday in Fiji they have different ideas about what it takes to be a man. When his behavior fails to amuse his father, Greg set out to win him back while still staying true to himself. Greg shows that remaining the "#1 Son" requires a certain amount of ingenuity. Director Hannah Hilliard's humorous tale is based on a true story and won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Principal cast: Callan Mc Auliffe?,Ivy Latimer, John Batchelor and Steve Le Marquand?.
    PARACHUTE -USA
    A precocious young boy plays with toy paratroopers in his front yard and witnesses a man and a woman engaged in an extramarital affair. He confronts the man, and after an awkward beginning, and a little adventure at the mini-mart, they develop an unlikely friendship. Directed by Paul Grellong and Lucas Fleischer. Principal cast: Lucas Fleischer, Brandon Ratcliffe, Tara Karsian and Emily Kosloski.
    duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    On Story [#209] Buck Henry: A Hollywood Story From The Graduate and Catch-22 to Saturday Night Live and Get Smart, iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#505] Breathe Easy! Wai Lana shows you a simple breathing technique that strengthens and purifies the lungs - great for those with asthma and other respiratory problems. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#111] 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 [#112] 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 [#122] Airplanes With Parsvokonasana Warrior I, II, and II with three arm positions. duration 27:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit Live In Central Park! [#102] (see description in part 1.) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#816Z] Tone Your Entire Body duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#317H] Garden Coaching (Atlanta, Ga) Just as athletes have trainers, we too can have personal garden coaches to help us achieve the landscape of our dreams. In this episode, we tag along with a coach to learn how they can guide, teach and empower us to be better gardeners on any skill level. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#108H] Backyard Farming P. Allen Smith shows how you can take even the smallest outdoor spaces and turn them into your own mini-farm. Allen demonstrates how to use straw bales to create raised beds. And if you love honey, find out how to maintain a beehive right in your own back yard! duration 26:38   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3204Z] Vertical: Think Up! Think Up! Find the best climbing plants with garden correspondent Paul Epsom. Create a vertical element in the garden with a bougainvillea espalier, inspired by the Getty Museum's art. Stir up some tasty concoctions when Michel Nischan shows you how fresh juice can brighten any recipe. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Garden Smart [#2910H] Part 2 of the landscape makeover of an historic 1920's era home. From choosing the plants, locating them in the garden, and digging them in, you will love the process and the results. duration 28:38   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#501H] Turk & Larkin, Brown Sugar, 2223 Restaurant Located close to the courthouse on Turk at Larkin in San Francisco, Turk and Larkin Deli serves up fresh, tasty fare in an atmosphere that takes you back to yesteryear. For a perfect breakfast spot, Brown Sugar Kitchen delivers hearty meals with a soul food background using local, seasonal ingredients. And you'll find downtown-quality food at neighborhood prices at 22-23 Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1202H] Baltimore, Maryland - Hour Two Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren beckon AR fans to Baltimore, Maryland's Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum - where Poe composed some of his first short stories - to learn the tell-tale details that determine the value of Poe literary works. At the Baltimore Convention Center, appraisers usher in unique and personal finds, including a World Championship jacket worn by Colts legend Johnny Unitas; a rare 18th-century embroidered English men's vest; and a painting - nearly stepped on while its owner rummaged through an attic - by renowned impressionist landscape artist W. L. Metcalf, valued at $150,000. duration 55:03   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#202] Four people, ages 19-63, relate their life challenges and solutions. Britton Derby, age 58, tells why he traded his career as a stockbroker to be a car parker. Bill Soqui, age 49, serves his community as Fire Chief, and plans to take his teenage daughter with him to help the poor in Nicaragua and to teach her the importance of helping others. At age seven, Vivian Stancil, age 63, raised her siblings, struggled during their traumatic separation, and by age 19 had her own two children and became blind. Vivian next entered college and earned a teaching degree. She overcame her obesity, fear of water, and lost 100 lbs by swimming. Vivian is a Senior Olympic Swimming Champion and recipient of her community's award for her outstanding service. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#102] Recycling Refreshed Michele Beschen shares some refreshing ways to put your everyday recyclables to creative use. See how to take yesterday's news and roll it up into tomorrow's fire log. Tin cans house many functional uses when you put some weight into them. How to quickly give your old cupboard doors a new, charming look with old, reclaimed lumber. She'll also share a colorful way to cut down on what gets sent out in the trash by organizing it, storing it and decorating with it - All in one! duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#203H] Living In Harmony Creating a Life of Exquisite Harmony - Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson's artwork is bright, cheerful, and whimsical, much like the artist herself. It consists of pieces of paper ripped apart and then reassembled into something more beautiful and more profound. Songs of a Lifetime - His journey has been a fascinating trip through an amazing era of music. Bob Rafkin was one of the musicians drawn to the Greenwich Village scene in the '60s. He's spent his career helping record the music of others, but after illness forced him to face his own mortality he's found a passion for creating music of his own. Fantasy, Fiction and Fun! - Science fiction is not only alive and well, thanks to some out of this world gatherings and conventions, it's getting bigger all the time. Put on your Vulcan ears and your Ewok costume and come with us to FX International, a sci-fi show that has it all! Little Horses, Big Hearts - Imagine if a horse could walk right in to a hospice center, a children's hospital or a rehab facility. They can when they're less than 30-inches tall! Watch as the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses provide rare moments of relief and happiness for those facing challenges. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#901] Tips from 5 Top Experts on the Art and Science of Healthy Aging. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3008] Big Ideas Discover what the "greatest living inventor" is up to next. Meet Dean Kamen. What's it like to own your own private train car? Climb aboard to find out. And why is shuffleboard hitting the big-time again? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#702H] Traveling up Highway 101 to San Francisco, the team takes in the iconic sights of the West coast, from sea lions to the Golden Gate Bridge, before stopping to speak with Aleks Zavaleta, Executive Director of Loco Bloco, a community outreach program. In Sebastopol they interview Jay Shafer, designer of Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, sustainable homes as small as 65 square feet, whose home makes the RV seem spacious. Continuing into the Pacific Northwest, the team is invited into the home of Lori Pappas, CEO of Global Team for Local Initiatives, an Ethiopian aid organization. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3216H] Chevrolet Malibu Turbo * Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe * Road Test: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 * Goss' Garage: Quick Car Care duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2621] Island Kitchen 2.0: Cabinets The crew's update of an island kitchen with new cabinets includes visits with the designer and the manufacturer. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3212H] Cambridge 2012/Rounding The Corner After a visit to "this old record store," Kevin helps Roger install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding in heavy rains and checks out the sleek new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. Learn about thermostats that program themselves and Ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1112H] Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3204Z] Vertical: Think Up! Think Up! Find the best climbing plants with garden correspondent Paul Epsom. Create a vertical element in the garden with a bougainvillea espalier, inspired by the Getty Museum's art. Stir up some tasty concoctions when Michel Nischan shows you how fresh juice can brighten any recipe. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#130] Charles Strouse, Part 1 A conversation between the late theater caricaturist Al Hirschfeld and cartoonist Art Spiegelman - taped in 2001 at Hirchfeld's studio. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1222] Mark Shriver - A Good Man (son of Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy) Mark Shriver is as a Senior Vice President for Save the Children, but for a long time it was hard for him to embrace being a part of two legacies, the Kennedys and the Shrivers. With his book, A Good Man, Mark rediscovers his father Sargent Shriver's true legacy. Not just his great civic contributions as the creator of the Peace Corps and the architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty, but what it takes to be a truly Good Man, and reminds us of the lessons we all can learn from our parents even after they are gone. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#225] By Hand Extraordinary crafts people at work.
    * Glass artist Pamina Traylor combines dozens of delicate hand-blown glass shapes to create sculptural objects of lyrical beauty.
    * We follow woodworker Gary Stevens as he carves massive waist-high wooden vessels, from raw stump to finished piece.
    * Chris Natrop is the real life Edward Scissorhands, transforming vast rolls of paper into freeform lace panels.
    duration 26:25   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3714] Tom Waits Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Celebrating The Music of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line! No one represents American music more than Johnny Cash. Songs like "Walk The Line", "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Long Black Veil" gave a voice to those who were never sung about. Nearly 60 years after his booming first notes hit the airwaves and almost ten years since his passing, Johnny Cash's legacy is being honored and celebrated like never before. In honor of Johnny Cash and what would have been his 80th birthday, Keith Wortman and Don Was have produced a PBS Special like no other. Grammy winner Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt), served as musical director for this monumental concert taping that features the biggest artists in the music industry including: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan of Train, Ronnie Dunn, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings, and Shelby Lynne amongst others. duration 57:56   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Johnny Cash Music Festival Recorded on the campus of Arkansas State University in February 2012, this musical benefit to restore Johnny Cash's boyhood home includes performances by Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Tommy Cash, Joanne Cash Yates, Dailey and Vincent, Gary Morris, Rodney Crowell and Bill Miller. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood Readers and fans of Tom Wolfe can now, for the first time, take a journey with the iconic American author to see and hear a story that has never been told ? the making of one of his novels. Set in Miami, like his soon-to-be-released book Back to Blood, this documentary tells the tale of Wolfe's latest literary adventure ? how the writer carefully concocted and crafted his new sun-soaked, immigrant-centric thriller. Tom Wolfe: Blood Lines, the only film ever made about Wolfe, captures rare, candid moments as he researches his subject matter with myriad sources in diverse locals in and around Miami. He is soaked during a regatta as bikini-clad revelers boat-hop across Biscayne Bay. He checks out white suits at thrift shops, visits new immigrant homes and rubs elbows with Miami's elite. The documentary is both an ode to the elusive literary giant and a voyage through the best and worst of wacky Miami. duration 57:01   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour For many, the name Michael Graves is synonymous with the "whistling bird" Alessi teakettle and an array of affordably stylish household products bearing the Graves Design imprint at Target stores. But Graves is also a renowned architect who transformed America's built environment with buildings in the 1980s that took a whimsical approach to classical forms. In early 2003, in the midst of his successful career, a mysterious and potentially fatal illness left him partially paralyzed. Graves survived after undergoing years of painful rehab, but his ordeal opened an unexpected new chapter in his illustrious career -- designing hospital furniture and homes for wounded war veterans. His goal is to transform traditionally cold institutions into environments that promote healing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:30 pm
    Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past As a boy growing up in working class Brooklyn, Robert A. M. Stern would gaze across the river at the gleaming towers of Manhattan. To him the city looked like Oz. Today this former outsider is arguably one of its Wizards. Stern heads a successful New York architectural firm with commissions from around the world. He is also the Dean of Architecture at Yale and prolific author whose tomes are measured not in pages but pounds. In 2011 Stern was chosen to receive the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, an international award honoring architects who create classical and traditional work. But Stern's reputation as a classically-grounded traditionalist is not the whole story. Stern's firm has built distinctive modernist structures and has helped shape a number of environments that rely on video and LED technology for their form. And at Yale, Stern's teaching staff includes hard-core modernists, many of whom who Stern calls close personal friends. "Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past" explores how Stern bridges the very divide in modern architecture that he has to define -- that between the modernists and the traditionalists. It puts Stern's work in the context of a larger debate among architects who reject the past, those who embrace it and those who pick and choose as the context requires. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#610] Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#703] Vatican City Rome's Vatican City has a population of only 550 people and a landmass of just over 100 acres, which makes it the world's smallest independent state, but its influence is extraordinary. Burt takes viewers on a unique tour of the city and its history. There are some amazing images from the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica as well as a look at St. Peter's Tomb below. We see the Sistine Chapel in close-up and visit the Vatican's 500-year-old mosaic studio. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
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