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KQED Life: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Paul [#101H] Suchet begins on the path of St. Paul throughout the Middle East/Asia Minor from Jerusalem to Turkey, and explores Paul's Damascus conversion road experience that would change his life forever. He also seeks to show how Paul's early life in Tarsus would prepare him for his missionary work that would take him across the Roman Empire. In Antioch we encounter Paul and the fledgling church as they make the crucial decision to admit Gentiles into the Christian faith. This episode ends with Suchet's saying that Paul's next big step would be to convert the populations in Europe - which sets Paul up with a confrontation with Rome. duration 51:53   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Paul [#102H] Suchet follows Paul's journey to the west where the name of Jesus was not known. Paul wants to convert people to Jesus before the end of the world arrives. But he is doing so in areas where Caesar himself is believed to be a God, and his mission is not well received. Successes are met with failures in places like Philippi and Thessaloniki, but Paul is proud of hardships as they serve to strengthen his resolve to change the world. All roads lead to Rome, the hub of early Christianity, and it is here that Paul will pay the ultimate price. duration 1:06:05   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Woodsongs [#912] Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, John & Patricia Adams and More People have been singing about the mountains for generations. In recent years, the voices singing them have taken on a special urgency with the landscape of Appalachia changing with the times and so are the songs. In the spirit of this music, WoodSongs taped two broadcasts at the historic Lexington Opera House featuring an array of artists singing the music of coal country and Appalachia including the legendary Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, and more. John Adams, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington DC and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and his wife Patricia join Michael Johnathon for a spirited conversation about Appalachia in Part 1 of this special WoodSongs broadcast. duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Woodsongs [#913] Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, John & Patricia Adams (Part 2) Part 2 of this special WoodSongs broadcast from the Lexington Opera House continues the music of Appalachia and Coal Country with more performances by the legendary Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, and others. John and Patricia Adams expands on their conversation on Appalachia. This show features the "Appalachian Road" music video and song by Michael Johnathon. duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#201H] Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage Cruising with the PTV at Sea group on the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Joseph travels through Alaska's Inside Passage with stops in Prince Rupert, BC, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska for scenic and cultural experiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#502] Oahu and Kauai Sunning, swimming, surfing and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Rudy explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha. From Oahu we head north to Kauai, "The Garden Island" whose sheer beauty screams "tropical paradise." Rudy hikes the Waimea Canyon and kayaks past traditional Hawaiian villages. The Allerton Gardens show off rare tropical plants, and restored homes of planters recall days when sugar was king. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#513] Loose Legs, Loose Hips Loosen your hamstrings to release your hips for deeper forward bends. Stretch your thighs and release your groin for deeper backbends. 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] 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
    MotorWeek [#3218H] Midsize Sedan Shootout * Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo * Road Test: 2013 Porsche Boxster S * Goss' Garage: Buying Parts Online duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2622] Island Kitchen 2.0: Countertops The crew finishes the new cabinets for the island kitchen and covers them with new countertops. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3213H] Cambridge 2012/Hearthstone, Waterfall Island Top Roger is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Norm visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Richard installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1113H] Transplanting a Mature Rose Bush/Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it? " Afterward, Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#308H] Bamboo Vanity This time on Rough Cut, Tommy teaches a variety of tips and tricks that can be applied to any cabinet, when he makes a simple Bamboo Vanity perfect as a base cabinet in a kitchen or bathroom. For the Rough Cut Road Trip, Tommy heads to the West Coast to meet Dan Smith, the inventor of a very cool sustainable bamboo product used in this week's project. Back in the shop, series favorite, Al D'Attansio, joins Tommy. duration 27:53   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#609] Our 5 Favorite Shop Jigs To get more out of the time you spend in your shop, the Woodsmith editors share the handy jigs and fixtures they use every day. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1808] Finish Carpentry Classic Crown Molding and Baseboard Here's the way to add thousands of dollars of appeal to homes without breaking the bank! Finish carpentry adds beautiful trim ideas. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2912] You might not garden under these circumstances but you will still be fascinated with this unusual location and the gardener's use of uncommon plants. You can take away gardening tips along with plant and craft ideas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3401Z] Perennial Favorites Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss! duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#109H] The Emergence of Spring P. Allen Smith picks dandelions - not to make wishes but to create a salad! Allen also steps into the garden to plant asparagus. Plus, Allen makes an amazing tablescape using daffodils. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#318H] Organic Flowers (Skagit Valley, Wa) Some organically minded growers and retailers are changing the way the flower industry practices their craft of growing beautiful flowers without the chemicals. It's a movement that is good for the planet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#818H] Meet some "classy cowgirls" working to change the impression of women in rural communities. Ride along with one woman rancher hanging tough with the cowboys on her New Mexico ranch. Photographers highlight the western "look" at a ranching fashion shoot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 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
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#109] Patagonia: Mt. Fitz Roy Rugged Patagonia offers Himalayan-quality drama in a small package. Just above El Chalten, South America's unofficial trekking capital, rises the jagged silhouette of Mt. Fitz Roy - revered and iconic in the world of mountaineering and photographed thousands of times. Art sets off in search of a different and unique view of the peak. En route, he treks through an ancient forest, fords an icy river, goes under a glacier and traverses one of the largest ice caps in the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    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
  • 4:00 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
  • 4:30 pm
    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
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking [#509] Carolinas Host Darley Newman and local guides explore some of the more than 100 miles of Appalachian trails surrounding the Biltmore Estate, much as guests of George Vanderbilt would have during the Gilded Age. Darley meets resident horses at The Biltmore Equestrian Center and learns why natural horsemanship is a powerful method of understanding horses. Next, Darley heads downtown to discover the thriving arts scene in Asheville, before taking a lesson in rock climbing at Chimney Rock Park. Traveling further west, Darley meets with Cherokee tribal members and examines the history of horses in Cherokee culture, riding Tennessee Walking horses and fishing for trout in the Great Smoky Mountains. Finally, Darley steps back in time Daufuskie Island. Cantering along wide, pristine beaches is the perfect way to explore this small island off of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Darley learns about the islands original inhabitants, the Cusabo Indians, on a ride down dirt roads towards a maritime forest that was inhabited thousands of years ago by the Cusabo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Carhenge: Genius Or Junk? Outside Alliance, Nebraska, a whimsical monument rises from the desolate prairie. Fashioned from 38 spray-painted vintage automobiles stacked and buried upright, the structure known as Carhenge faithfully replicates its British counterpart, Stonehenge. This humorous documentary examines how this quirky monument challenged one community's definition of art, freedom of expression and appropriate land use. It charts sculptor Jim Reinders' efforts to save his creation from being dismantled. In addition, scholars, historians and artists provide insight into how this public art installation continues to beckon bemused visitors to this small Midwestern town each year. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#201] Viva Espana! Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple in Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#401H] Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse Season 4 begins with an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special! duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Woodsongs [#805] Wanda Jackson and English Protest Singer Billy Bragg duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3806H] Jack White White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3806(] Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century. duration 1:59:47   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3709H] Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012 The dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Dancers of the Vienna Ballet join the orchestra in celebration of the world of the dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy's "La Mer" and the Austrian favorite, "Wiener Blut (Viennese blood)" by the waltz-king himself, Johann Strauss. duration 1:26:25   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#907H] In-Studio Interview: Veronica Belmont Past Roadtrippers Mariana and Hannah join RTN staffer Jason on the Roadtrip Nation Winnebago stage to interview Veronica Belmont, Gamer and Host of Tekzilla, a technology news podcast. The audience hears about Veronica's love for technology and the moment of serendipity that led her from humble beginnings to internet fame. Veronica urges the audience to "Think big," and fields questions from her fans about gaming, technology, and the Road she's paved to arrive at a meaningful job. The show finishes with Veronica playing a game of "Mario Kart" against members of the audience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 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
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