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KQED Life: Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#612] Basque Country The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastian home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, we'll experience Basque culture at its most vivid. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#705] Aachen, Germany During the 8th century, Charlemagne united all the Christian communities in northern Europe and centered his kingdom in the town of Aachen. The magnificent church that he built is still standing. Burt takes viewers on a tour of the city. We discover the strange legends of its ancient fountains, the reason the healing powers of its hot springs have been famous for over 2000 years, and what made it one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. We also find out about Aachen's spice cookies and why the people buy over 45,000 tons of them each year. And, of course, Burt introduces us to the signature foods of the city. duration 25:50   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Louis Prima: In Person! A vibrant special with full length performances from Louis Prima's storied career covering the years 1937 to 1971. Prima, on trumpet and vocals, is joined by singers Keely Smith and Gia Maione. Made in partnership with Historic Music and Gia Prima, the program features songs such as "Loch Lomand", "I'll Be Seeing You", "That Old Black Magic", "Flip Flop Fly", as well as "Just A Gigolo/I Don't Got Nobody" and a 1964 performance of his legendary swing music anthem "Sing! Sing! Sing!" duration 57:43   TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    ImageMakers [#1001H] The Golden Years THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
    Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
    It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
    DANNY & ANNIE - USA
    In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch.
    duration 25:06   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1002H] Love Is Complicated AFTER THE CREDITS - Australia
    Love means never having to say you're sorry ... yeah, right! We've seen it a hundred times before - boy meets girl and they live happily ever after. What all those Hollywood romantic comedies don't show you is what happens after the movie credits end. We all know it's a completely different story. Real love means having to say you're sorry over and over and over. Written and directed by Josh Lawson. Josh makes a cameo in the film as the rude passenger. Principal cast: Toby Schmitz and Robin McLeavy.
    ANYTHING FOR YOU - USA
    What starts out as a simple lunch date, ends with two women revealing their deepest secrets. Lynette can't help fantasizing about cheating on her husband and believes she has found the perfect solution to her dilemma. Shocked and dismayed, her best friend Gail is forced to drop a bombshell of her own, one that will change their friendship forever. Produced and directed by Laura Belsey. Principal cast: Kathleen McElfresh and Corena Chase.
    duration 26:56   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    ImageMakers [#903H] My First Crush THE CRUSH - Ireland
    Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one small problem - him. He's only eight years old and the object of his affection is his beautiful teacher Miss Purdy. He also has a bigger problem - Pierce. He is Miss Purdy's fiancee. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war. There's only one thing Ardal can do - challenge the interloper to a duel! Written and directed by Michael Creagh. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Oran Creagh (the filmmaker's son), Olga Wehrly and Rory Keenan.
    BIG GIRL - Canada
    A battle of wills develops between nine-year-old Josephine and her mother's new boyfriend - a "lowly" bartender. No longer the sole object of her affection, she challenges this new interloper to a winner take all competition. He may be man enough for her mother, but is he man enough to take care of them both? A bittersweet tale of modern family politics written and directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. Principal cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried and Patricia Fagan.
    duration 29:28   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    ImageMakers [#909H] In Sickness and In Health LOVE SONG OF ISKRA PRUFROCK - Australia
    Iskra Prufrock is a Croatian refugee who works as an X-ray technician.In an effort to recover from her violent past, she has made her life one of ritual with little contact with others. She finds her life a lonely one. That is until she meets Leo. Nothing in her life has been easy, and she soon learns, neither is love. Written and directed by Lucy Gaffy. Principal cast: Victoria Haralabidou and Luke Elliot.
    VISITING HOURS - England
    A man wakes up after 15 days in a coma and is told by his wife they have been in a serious car accident. As Paul's memory slowly returns, they realize they have a difficult decision to make that will test the depth of their love. Written, edited and directed by Steve Hughes.Principal cast: Danny Webb and Alexandra Boyd.
    duration 23:51   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    ImageMakers [#1009H] Love Comes Crashing Down SORRY, DESTINY - Bulgaria
    You have a feeling in your bones. After countless failed connections and dashed hopes, your heart is telling you this could be the day you meet your soul mate. There's just one little problem ... what if your soul mate doesn't speak the same language as you? Directed by Neda Morfova. The infectious song is "Sitting on the Fence" by Bulgarian pop star Milenita. Principal cast: Radina Kardjilova and Dimitar Nedelchev.
    SEPARATIONS AGENCY - Ireland
    Breaking up is hard to do. A guy wakes up one morning to find out his girlfriend has dumped him, with the news being delivered in the strangest possible way. A singing barbershop quartet's smooth and professional delivery does nothing to soften the blow. Directed and written by Shane Morton. Principal cast: Oddie Braddell, Vincent Fegan, and The Jolly Sunbeams.
    THE SCREAMERS - Spain
    There are times in all our lives when you just want to scream. There are other times that are filled with awkward silences. Some situations contain both. This is one of them. Written, produced, edited, and directed by Roberto Perez Toledo. Principal cast: Fran Rodriguez Castillo and Ruth Armas.
    CRAZY GLUE - USA
    A simple story about love and glue, but not just any glue. This special glue has extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic. Produced, edited, and directed by Elizabeth Orne. Principal cast: Will Brill and Katya Campbell. < br />CONNECTION - Australia
    After Dan and Natalie meet on a dating website they decide to go a step further and have a video date. Romance seems destined, but fate has other plans. The modern day fable exposes the disadvantages of matchmaking using the latest technology. Written and directed by Jennifer Leacey. Principal cast: James Mackay, Kate Mulvany, and Dan Krige.
    duration 28:06   STEREO TVPGL
  • 4:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1008H] Modern Times DAS TUB - New Zealand
    Lost in the frozen depths of the ocean, a German submarine crew find themselves encountering objects stranger than they can fathom. The truth turns their world topsy-turvy leaving them literally and figuratively in over their heads. A satiric homage to the classic German feature Das Boot. Directed by James Cunningham.
    WATCHING - England
    A young man sits alone in a cafe spying on the cute waitress not knowing that he himself is being watched. When a stranger approaches him and strikes up a conversation, he is given an opportunity that could change his life forever. Opportunities present themselves for the briefest of moments. If you miss them they don't come back, but is the risk worth it? Directed by Max Myers. Principal cast: Ian Hart, Charlie Cattrall, and Susannah Fielding.
    ABOVE THE KNEE - Canada
    Jack's restrictive suit and tie career has never been a good fit for him. His home and love life is also in a rut. A radical shake up is in order. When he breaks the mold at work by dressing differently, all of his relationships miraculously improve and actually sets his colleagues free to also express themselves. Director, writer, and producer Greg Atkins tackles sexual politics and the tyranny of gender conformity with a wry comedic touch. Principal cast: Stephen Bogeart, Naomi Sniekus, Allen Altman, and Victoria Adilman.
    duration 28:09   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#107] Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears Joseph journeys to Churchill, Canada to experience the summer spectacle of thousands of Beluga Whales frolicking in the Churchill River and in winter, the annual Polar Bear migration to the shores of Hudson Bay. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#407] Switzerland and the Alps The Swiss Alps reverberate with cowbells, accordions, and laughter. We make our home base in the year-round playground of Interlaken, the "town between two lakes". We sail across glacial Lake Brienz, famous for its beautiful woodcarving. We head to the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley for a heart-stopping gondola ride to alpine heights, and hike past flower-filled meadows and mountain chalets. Then it's off to vibrant Zurich for shopping, chocolate and tasty Swiss cuisine. Tips on transit passes and buying cheese. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#510] Banish Lower Back Pain Wai Lana shows you a series of poses to strengthen your abs, thighs, and back muscles - all essential for a healthy back. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#123] 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 [#124] 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 [#128] Breath With cat rolls, Laura's Series, Jathara Parivarttanasana, Moon rise and others. duration 27:31   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1106] Balance for Body and Brain Mary Ann incorporates body patting and other exercises that help strengthen balance and stimulate the body and mind. duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#822Z] Full Bar Workout to Loosen Your Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#705] Aachen, Germany During the 8th century, Charlemagne united all the Christian communities in northern Europe and centered his kingdom in the town of Aachen. The magnificent church that he built is still standing. Burt takes viewers on a tour of the city. We discover the strange legends of its ancient fountains, the reason the healing powers of its hot springs have been famous for over 2000 years, and what made it one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. We also find out about Aachen's spice cookies and why the people buy over 45,000 tons of them each year. And, of course, Burt introduces us to the signature foods of the city. duration 25:50   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#612] Basque Country The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastian home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, we'll experience Basque culture at its most vivid. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#408] Alpine Christmas Hot-spiced cider and strains of "O Tannenbaum" warm our hearts as we head to Europe for Christmas. Switzerland has a special glow this time of year and we find plenty of good cheer in the bright Christmas markets and toasty ski lodges. We begin in the magical atmosphere of Zurich, with its glittering trees and festive music. Then we veer off the beaten path to the medieval town of Bremgarten for a visit with St. Nicholas. Finally, we discover a winter paradise in glamorous St. Moritz, the famous ski resort with the "dry, sparkling champagne climate". Tips on Christmas ornaments and winter sports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#4009] Corona Road Race In the early 1900s Corona was known for its citrus, and even dubbed "The World's Lemon Capitol." Legend has it that Corona was laid out to resemble a wagon wheel with Grand Boulevard as the rim. This circular street is still probably one of the most unusual thoroughfares in the world, and from 1913 to 1916 it was even used as a racetrack. Join Huell Howser as he steps back in time to recreate the Corona Road Races complete with vintage race cars and even an attendee from the 1916 race. duration 27:06  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#108] The Colors of Malaysia Joseph experiences multi-cultural, multi-religious Malaysia when Joseph takes part in the "Colors of Malaysia Festival." The national celebration spotlights the different states and people of Malaysia through music, song, dance and costumes. duration 25:55   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#205] Celebrating Salmon Chef Keller serves up two very unique, mouth-watering ways to prepare salmon, starting with an exquisitely slow-roasted recipe that is all the rage at his San Francisco restaurant. Fleur de Lys, and finishing with a one-of-a-kind salmon burger injected with a silky smooth sauce. Recipes: Slow-Roasted Alaskan Salmon; Double Salmon Tartare Burger. duration 28:12   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#103] Michel Richard Master chef Michel Richard at Citrus in Los Angeles visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Richard demonstrates the making and baking of puff pastries. He creates a torte Milanese filled with layers of spinach, red bell pepper omelet, ham and cheese. For dessert, he creates sunny-side up apricot pastries. Richard designs the pastry to look like eggs sunny-side up. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2207] Gourmet Vegetables/Le Verdure Del Buongustaio Master Chef and "Cinque Terra" Italian restaurant owner Lee Skawinski brings hard-to-find ramps nella cucina to make his signature dish; Stuffed Swiss Chard, Mushrooms, Grilled Ramps, Prosciutto di San Daniele and Gorgonzola DOP cheese. Mary Ann adds to the fun with her own creation; Onions and Peppers Molise-style. Two chefs, great food, no waiting. duration 26:29   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#207] On The Vine Many of the world's great grill cultures cook their best barbecue on the rotisserie. Consider Brazil's rodizio, Greek souvlaki and gyro, and Morocco's majestic mechouie. To judge from your many emails, spit-roasting is a live fire cooking method our viewers would like to know more about. In this show you'll learn how to grill a chorizo- and cheese-stuffed rib roast, how to grill a Greek-style whole hog over wood, and how to make Moroccan-style lamb ribs-cooked to a turn on a gas fired rotisserie. Recipes: Spit-roasted rib stuffed with chorizo and cheese; Spit-roasted, Greek-style whole hog; Side dish: spit roasted onions; Mechouie ribs with harissa sauce on the side. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#210] Tabletop Gatherings See how Michele and her family celebrate family meal time together from start to finish at the dinner table. Learn some of the fun ways to make mealtime more interactive, interesting and healthy! It's a tabletop gathering that celebrates food, fun and togetherness. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#613] Top Shop Tips Make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate with some of our favorite shop tips, tools, and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2617] Embellish Outside The Box, Part 2 Cast out sewing rules as you create head-turning embellishments with a no-hassle approach. Nancy and designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into "playtime," as they use twisted trim for edging, create no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more. They follow Vicki's mantra "Buy retail, add detail" to change traditional clothing into trendy chic styles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2618] Serger Boutique, Part 1 Serge designer styles and accessories using Barbara Goldkorn's streamlined techniques. Serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover and chain stitches. They create a textured pillow, a sheer gathered scarf, beaded fabric accessories, and an elastic smocked sundress. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#925Z] Shermay Lee & Peranakan Cooking Ming explores Peranakan cooking in Singapore with chef and cookbook author Shermay Lee whose cooking is living proof that grandmothers know best. Sharing with Ming her grandmother's decades old recipe for a traditional dish, Shermay takes us, and Ming, on a culinary adventure. From finding ingredients in an outdoor market to using her family's timeworn mortar and pestle, this episode highlights the culinary history and the exotic flavors found only in Singapore. duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#305] Beans and Greens This is a beans and greens primer with a visiting expert. Guest chef Cathi DiCocco de-mystifies the preparation of these great vegetarian staples, then prepares an outstanding Tuscan White Beans and Greens Stew. When Cathi and Toni get together, watch out! Great food and lots of fun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#301] Orvieto Sauce with Pasta Risotto with Peas, Pancetta and Mushrooms. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#104H] New England: Spicy and Sweet in New England Take a trip with Lidia to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village with a large Italian population, and then visit Providence, Rhode Island, where Lidia goes to the Scialo Brothers' Bakery. Lidia makes Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce and tries the Scialo Brothers' recipe for Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#204] Danielle Forestier, Oakland CA Master baker Danielle Forestier shows Julia how to make the classic French baguette. Using the traditional yet simple recipe of flour, water, salt and yeast and terra cotta baking tiles, Danielle demonstrates how this traditional French bread can be made at home. duration 24:55   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#108H] Cozy Carbs Ricotta Dumplings With Red Pepper Sauce; Macaroni Beaucaire; Gnocchi Maison; Linguine With Clam Sauce And Vegetables. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#221] Tomato & Mozzarella Farfalle & Crispy Cracker Bread Joanne raises the curtain on her student Bob's cooking skills as she shows him how to make a tangy cheese pasta dish and roll dough for the crispiest cracker bread. Recipes: farfalle with olives, capers, tomatoes and mozzarella, crispy cracker bread. Student: Bob Duxbury - Playwright /Teacher. Wine Segment: Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1116H] Easier Italian Favorites Test cook Bridget Lancaster teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make Hearty Minestrone at home using supermarket ingredients. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Almost Hands-Free Risotto. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus investigates whether vacuum robots can do all the work for you. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Breakfast Special A celebration of going out for a morning meal in America. We visit interesting and unusual breakfast spots from a Cuban cafe in downtown St. Augustine to a midwestern eatery in a shopping center outside Columbus, Ohio. We sample pancakes in rural New York state, try loco moco in Hilo, Hawaii, and see what's cooking at the Tin Shed in Portland, Oregon. There's more to life than a bowl of cold cereal. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Breakfast Special 2: Revenge of the Omelets Going out for breakfast can be a delicious, social and sometimes gritty pleasure. This tasty sequel (with a playful title) celebrates some great breakfast spots - like Big Ed's in Raleigh, North Carolina; Post Road Diner in Norwalk, Connecticut; and Square Cafe and Hot Metal Diner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Go to the Big Island of Hawaii to learn about "loco moco," pay tribute to Carman's Country Kitchen in Philadelphia and, when in Wentworth by the Sea in New Hampshire, order lobster hash. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Frontline [#3015] Fast Times at West Philly High Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The challenge: build an affordable, 100 miles-per-gallon car. The prize: $10 million dollars.
    Frontline explores the viability of these cars, the potential that exists within our young people and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. Also in this hour, a growing body of evidence suggests that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually be in middle school. And yet middle schools, with their vulnerable population, have long been overlooked. Now a group of dedicated educators are thrusting middle schools onto center stage. They want to use data to find the answer to the middle school malaise. What's more, they insist this data already exists, has enormous power to help repair a broken school system and to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Lost Treasures of the Ancient World [#202] Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The great pyramids are still among the most awe-inspiring sights in the world today. In this episode, on-location footage and graphic reconstructions are interwoven with the reasons for their construction and the techniques used to accomplish that monumental task. duration 1:10:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#108] The Colors of Malaysia Joseph experiences multi-cultural, multi-religious Malaysia when Joseph takes part in the "Colors of Malaysia Festival." The national celebration spotlights the different states and people of Malaysia through music, song, dance and costumes. duration 25:55   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#408] Alpine Christmas Hot-spiced cider and strains of "O Tannenbaum" warm our hearts as we head to Europe for Christmas. Switzerland has a special glow this time of year and we find plenty of good cheer in the bright Christmas markets and toasty ski lodges. We begin in the magical atmosphere of Zurich, with its glittering trees and festive music. Then we veer off the beaten path to the medieval town of Bremgarten for a visit with St. Nicholas. Finally, we discover a winter paradise in glamorous St. Moritz, the famous ski resort with the "dry, sparkling champagne climate". Tips on Christmas ornaments and winter sports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#701H] Rome: Ancient Glory Part 1 of 3 on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#706] Hamburg, Germany During the early 1960s, Hamburg was the world's epicenter for rock music. The Beatles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers were local heroes. Burt takes viewers on a musical tour of the period. He also explores the city and discovers why it has more millionaires per capita than any other city in Europe. We take an excursion through the city's famous port and end up at the Sunday morning fish market party that takes place every week. We also visit the Montblanc factory and discover why their fountain pens don't leak. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
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