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TV Daily Schedule: KQED Life

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KQED Life: Monday, December 31, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Monday, December 31, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#703H] Rome: Back-Street Riches In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#708] A Tuscan Harvest, Italy Tuscany is the artistic, cultural and gastronomic center of Northern Italy. In this program, Burt brings viewers to a vineyard just south of the city of Siena to take part in the fall harvest. We find out what makes the wines of Tuscany so famous, how the grapes are cared for, how the wine is produced. We also get a gastronomic tour of the region and its most famous dishes. We spend time with the owner of the vineyard who immigrated to Canada because he was starving and returned 50 years later as the millionaire founder and owner of Canada's largest trucking company. Burt makes the trip with one of America's leading authorities on Italian wine. duration 25:00   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3612H] Sonic Youth/The Black Keys ACL presents the evolution of electric guitar music with Sonic Youth and the Black Keys. Sonic Youth showcases the avant-garde rock of its latest album The Eternal, while the Black Keys highlights the classic blues rock of its recent record Brothers. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    On Story [#201] Creating Memorable Characters Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    On Story [#202] Making Comedy Work Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    On Story [#203] Action! The creators behind the explosions Con Air, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Hulk, Zombieland and Machete debate what makes a great action movie. Followed by the riveting short film Sold by writer/director John Irwin. A young investigative journalist goes undercover and is captured into a human trafficking ring. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    On Story [#204] Exporting Comedy TV megahit Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal discusses the (not so) universal language of comedy in his documentary Exporting Raymond with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer/director Shane Black. Followed by the charming Danish short film First Anders by writer/director Kristian Ussing Anderson about a well-meaning, bookish father who attempts to teach his artistic and bullied young son a valuable lesson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    On Story [#205] Based on a True Story The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by The Fighter's Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, At Close Range), Pamela Gray (Conviction), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind Apollo 13. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    On Story [#206] Creators Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. And (followed by) the short films 0507 by Ben and Chris Blaine and Smile by Lauren Elmer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    On Story [#207] The Heart of a Film The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#208] Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, The Silence Of The Lambs is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#512] Easy Stress Relief Wai Lana shows you poses and a breathing technique to release stored stress, both physical and mental. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#129] 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 [#130] 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 [#201] duration 26:29   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1109] Strengthen Your Brain A towel is used to assist with breathing exercises while new balance and eye exercises are introduced to challege the vestibular system. duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#825Z] Feet & Ankles duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#708] A Tuscan Harvest, Italy Tuscany is the artistic, cultural and gastronomic center of Northern Italy. In this program, Burt brings viewers to a vineyard just south of the city of Siena to take part in the fall harvest. We find out what makes the wines of Tuscany so famous, how the grapes are cared for, how the wine is produced. We also get a gastronomic tour of the region and its most famous dishes. We spend time with the owner of the vineyard who immigrated to Canada because he was starving and returned 50 years later as the millionaire founder and owner of Canada's largest trucking company. Burt makes the trip with one of America's leading authorities on Italian wine. duration 25:00   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#104P] Heart of England and South Wales After King Arthur country at Glastonbury, we go back in time to prehistoric Stonehenge. We sample hard apple cider in Wells, meet an eccentric lord in the Cotswolds, and visit an evocative ruined abbey in South Wales. duration 26:02   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#411] Four Great Cities II We can jet to Europe in a day and visit four cities in less than a week. It's great to take your time but sometimes you only have a day to visit. How can you be part of the international jet set and still get a taste of "old" Europe? This time Smart Travels takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of four cities that represent a bit of the old and bit of the new in Europe. Rudy shows viewer how to get the most out of one-day visits to Copenhagen, Berlin, Munich, and Rome. Tips on maximizing travel memories from a 24-hour stay in a European big city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#5003] Pismo Clams Huell travels to Pismo Beach on the coast 10 miles south of San Luis Obispo, and learns how its famous clams, plentiful in the region at the turn of the century, did their part in creating an image for one of the last of the classic California beach towns. duration 28:19  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#111] Ontario, Canada's Far North Located on the Moose River on the southern tip of James Bay the island of Moose Factory is 1000 miles north of Toronto and a world apart. In this relative isolation the MoCreeBec and Moose Cree struggle to keep their cultures alive. Joseph heads to Ontario's Far North for an adventure with Canada's First Nations people. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#208] Crowd-Pleasing Paella In Spain, the centerpiece of entertaining is often a great paella surrounded by hearty eaters, great wine and animated conversation. Using an abundance of fresh seafood, Chef Keller shows us how to prepare this Spanish national treasure with a recipe from his friend, DJ Frenchy le Freak. Recipes: Hubert's Favorite Paella. duration 27:07   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#106] Gale Gand Pastry chef Gale Gand of Brasserie T at Northfield, IL visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Gand creates two spectacular desserts: a towering chocolate Napolean and a fettuccine ice cream sandwich. Gand demonstrates how to make chocolate filo dough, poached pears, cranberry compote, whipped cream with ginger, and the mocha granache necessary for the Napolean. Still using filo dough, Gand creates a "fettuccine" for the sandwich of the dessert. Gand adds raspberries and a fresh fruit kabob to the ice cream sandwich. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2210] Special Pasta/Pasta Speciale Fresh homemade pasta is on the menu as Mary Ann creates uniquely-shaped Garganelli with a velvety-smooth Prosciutto di Parma and Cream sauce. Then she turns ordinary breadcrumbs, eggs and nutmeg into a classic, tube-shaped Passatelli and steeps them in soul-satisfying Chicken Broth. duration 26:43   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#210] In A Pickle When I was growing up, barbecue meant chicken that was burned black as coal on the outside (the result of applying the sweet barbecue sauce too early), served half raw inside, and perfumed with the scent of lighter fluid. If this sounds familiar, listen up. Here are three great fail-proof ways to grill chicken-yakitori-style, herb-scented game hens on the rotisserie, and South African style piri-piri spatchcocked chicken. Recipes: Yakitori; Game hens flavored with herbs and mustard; Side dish: grilled polenta; Spatchcocked chicken piri-piri style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#213] Good Health. Good Life. Michele invites a holistic health and nutrition counselor to her home to explore options for an even healthier lifestyle for her and her family. She believes food is medicine and has some fun looking through Michele's cupboards and introduces her to new ways of using wholesome ingredients along with a more natural approach to preparing foods that include juicing, dehydrating and a lot less cooking. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#301H] Coopered Leg Table On the premiere of Rough Cut Season 3, Tommy creates a beautiful ambrosia maple Coopered Leg Table - perfect for a dining room or office. To get inspiration for the piece, Tommy travels to beautiful Napa Valley for a visit to the incredible Seguin Moreau Cooperage. Here Tommy gets an up close tour of the wine-barrel making process. Full of ideas from Napa, Tommy returns to the shop to teach the technique of coopering. duration 27:57   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#1810] Cutting Bee Quilts Marianne and Mary show how to use 2" and 4" finished units to make several different blocks. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#809] Mixed-Media Quilting Mixed-media opens up so many possibilities for creating unique art quilt designs. In the first segment, Jennifer Solon demonstrates her mixed media collages using hand dyed textiles, papers, stitching, and paint. Next, Jane LaFazio teaches how to machine needle felting for stitched works of art. Last, Lisa Kerpoe uses everyday objects and a brayer to create textured silk fabric using everyday objects and a brayer on silk. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#801] Tamari & Chipotle Chiles You can't beat today's intersection of East and West -Tamari and Chipotle Chiles. With its big dose of umami, that elusive flavor, Ming works wonders from both sides of the globe with his Broiled Chipotle-Tamari Chicken Wings with Zucchini Sticks, Tamari Slow Braised Chipotle Pork Stew, and his Seared Scallops with Chipotle-Soy Syrup and Sweet Potato-Onion Homefries. Finally, from deep in the heart of New Orleans, Chef John Besh takes Ming's master pair down south to make Tamari-Chipotle Glazed Alaskan Kin Salmon with a Chipotle Vinaigrette Salad. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#101] Festive Lasagna Dinner Host Laura Theodore, prepares her "Festive Zucchini Lasagna," a delicious dish with a healthy twist. The meal starts with a simple to make, but fancy to serve, "Quick Carrot and Orzo Soup." "Raspberry Maple Tofu Whip with Fresh Berries" finishes this meal with a flourish. This tasty menu is all vegetarian and perfect to serve at any festive family occasion. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#304] Baked Pasta with Sausages and Zucchini; Mixed Berry Napoleons. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#107H] St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy Lidia travels to St. Louis and visits Volpi Foods, where she chats with owner Armando Passetti about their variety of cured Italian meats. Later, Lidia shows viewers the rich history of St. Louis's Italian neighborhood, the Hill. In the kitchen, Lidia is happy to be joined by her granddaughter, Julia, as she makes Macaroni and Cheese, an American classic, as well as Veal Hamburger Parmiciano, and wonderful Braised Escarole. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#111] Pork A classic of the American table--pork chops and applesauce, is the starting point for three J&J improvisations; aromatic grilled, stuffed pork chops with Rosemary, served with a tomato, red onion and avocado salad; loin of pork with sauteed red cabbage and apples, and Pork Tenderloin Medallions with port wine and macerated prunes on a bed of orzo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#109H] Classic Conclusions Crepes A La Confiture; Orange Souffle Crepes; Baked Alaska; Apricot And Pistachio Souffle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#224] Salmon with Herb Sauce & Orange Olive Oil Cake Joanne shares her trick for cooking salmon and creating a fresh herb sauce, and gives her student Yasu her first baking lesson. Recipes: olive oil and orange-essence cake with soft cream, crisp salmon with green herb and caper sauce. Student: Yasu Maskay - Public Relations Consultant. Wine Segment: Describing wines with food terms. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1119H] Deep-Dish Pizza Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago in an effort to find a recipe for Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza. He returns to the test kitchen, where test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals how to make not only the ultimate deep-dish pizza at home but also the perfect Chopped Salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    On Story [#101] Writing to evoke emotion is discussed by the creative minds behind Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Secretariat. Features Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and Lawrence Kasdan. Film: Northeast Front by Angela Torres Camerenea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    On Story [#102] The challenges of creating fantastical world and getting the audience to suspend their disbelief are discussed by the creative minds behind Star Trek, Transformers, El Mariachi, and Watchmen. Features David Hayter, Robert Orci, Damon, Lindelof, and Robert Rodriguez. Film: Tadpoles by Miguel Alvarez. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    On Story [#103] Comedy in film is discussed by the creative minds behind To Die For, The 40 Year Old Virgin, National Lampoon's Vacation, and The Hangover. Features Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Buck Henry, and Jon Lucas. Film: Sleep Study by Kerri Lendo and John Merriman and My Biggest Weakness by Bradley Jackson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    On Story [#104] Academy Award winning films are discussed by the creative minds behind Apollo 13, Schindler's List, and A Beautiful Mind. Features Ron Howard and Steve Zaillian. Film: 18 by Joy Gohring. duration 25:54   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    On Story [#105] Creating westerns with resonance is discussed by the creative minds behind Unforgiven, A Perfect World, and 3:10 To Yuma. Features John Lee Hancock, David Peoples, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. Film: Western by Lucas Millard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    On Story [#106] Historical and modern day relevance in television dramas is discussed by the creative minds behind the shows Mad Men, The Wire, and Treme. Features Matthew Weiner and David Simon. Film: Drama by Timica Seretti. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    On Story [#107] War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind Red Dawn, Born On The 4th Of July, and Apocalypse Now. Features Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    On Story [#108] The script-to-screen process is discussed by the creative minds behind Slumdog Millionaire, Up In The Air, and The Brothers McMullen. Features Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, and Ed Burns. Film: The Printer by Berndt Mader. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#111] Ontario, Canada's Far North Located on the Moose River on the southern tip of James Bay the island of Moose Factory is 1000 miles north of Toronto and a world apart. In this relative isolation the MoCreeBec and Moose Cree struggle to keep their cultures alive. Joseph heads to Ontario's Far North for an adventure with Canada's First Nations people. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#411] Four Great Cities II We can jet to Europe in a day and visit four cities in less than a week. It's great to take your time but sometimes you only have a day to visit. How can you be part of the international jet set and still get a taste of "old" Europe? This time Smart Travels takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of four cities that represent a bit of the old and bit of the new in Europe. Rudy shows viewer how to get the most out of one-day visits to Copenhagen, Berlin, Munich, and Rome. Tips on maximizing travel memories from a 24-hour stay in a European big city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#704H] Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#709] In Taiwan, A Sense of Place - Part 1 Part 1 of 2. These two programs take a new approach to television travel. In each, 3 people who have come to the US from Taiwan and achieved considerable success, describe the reasons they immigrated to America, what they have accomplished in the US and what they recommend to visitors in their native country. Chien-Ming Wang (star pitcher for the New York Yankees), Dr. Henry Lee (the world's leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial), Dr. David Ho (foremost authority on AIDS research), and others tell us what to see, eat, drink, visit and shop for in Taiwan. Burt takes his video team to Taiwan and follows their advice. The programs give you a unique insight into Taiwan and are equally entertaining - either for those staying at home or for the seasoned traveler. duration 25:50   STEREO TVG
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