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KQED Life: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#211] Berlin: Resilient, Reunited, and Reborn Berlin is back, resuming its place as a great European capital. We climb the Reichstag's new glass dome, sway at a modern-day cabaret, and pop a few chocolates in the now thriving eastern sector. Along with Germany's finest art, complicated Berlin also has hidden remnants of its fascist and communist past. In a city that's rebounding and rebuilding, we crane our necks at Europe's newest Times Square-Potsdamer Platz. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1004] Chicago, Illinois Chicago is famous for many things including talented chefs, specialty bakers and authentic ethnic foods. Burt untangles the history of Chicago, laughs at Second City's food joke, and visits the House of Blues. duration 26:36   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    D-Day to Berlin [#101] Struggle to Breakout A drama-documentary narrated by Sean Bean about the decisive struggle to break out of the D-Day beachhead and advance across Normandy to begin the defeat of Hitler's Third Reich. The program draws on the memories of those from both sides involved in the close fighting that summer, and carefully researched drama scenes chart the growing tensions between Allied commanders Eisenhower and Montgomery. duration 51:14   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:53 am
    D-Day to Berlin [#102] Allies at War By the end of August 1944, Hitler's armies were in headlong retreat to the borders of the Reich, but the Allied advance was threatened that autumn by a long and bitter battle fought in the conference chamber - for the right to direct the final assault on Germany. This episode tells the story of the behind-the-scenes battles over strategy that threatened to drive a wedge in the Anglo-American alliance. The damaging personality and policy clashes between the Supreme Commander, the American Dwight D Eisenhower, and the commander of British forces in the field, Field Marshal Montgomery. Those who fought tell of the desperate allied struggle to capture the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem, and of the terrible winter battles in the Bulge when Hitler's armies threatened to turn allied victory into defeat. duration 52:16   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:47 am
    D-Day to Berlin [#103] The Dream That Died With British and American armies poised to cross the Rhine and Soviet forces advancing towards Berlin, victory seemed certain and the Allies were planning a new Europe based on liberty and democracy. This edition draws on the memories of those who fought and on reconstructions to tell the story of the last desperate battles inside Germany and of how the dream of a new Europe crumbled in the ruins of Hitler's Reich. On 16 April 1945 the Soviets began their final assault on Berlin and fourteen days later Hitler was dead. But even before the victory celebrations were over, a new chill gripped the alliance. A new European order had emerged, but it was dominated by another dictator - the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. duration 50:33   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:40 am
    Nazi Hunters [#102Z] The Hunt for Martin Bormann Martin Bormann was vital to Hitler. Bormann made Hitler and the Third Reich rich through thinly veiled extortion schemes such as The Hitler Endowment Fund of German Industry. Bormann, Hitler's doctor Stumpfegger and Artur Axmann (the Head of the Hitler Youth) all left the bunker in Berlin together after Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945. After Axmann left them at the Lehrter Station, Bormann and Stumpfegger disappeared. In 1972, workmen found two skeletons at the site of the Lehrter station. Analysis of the bones suggested they were Bormann and Stumpfegger. In 1998, a skull was subjected to a DNA test and proclaimed to be that of Bormann. However the skull was found to be full of a type of red clay which is only found in Paraguay. Where he went and how the body returned, still generates controversy. duration 51:19   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:32 am
    ImageMakers [#1004H] Mind Benders COLOUR BLEED - England/Poland
    A young creative and idealistic girl dreams of brighter days in a dim Eastern European city. Her fate is inextricably sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming and enigmatic old woman, who harbors a dark secret. A cold act of cruelty will fracture the very foundations of a city. Directed, written, produced, and edited by Peter Szewczyk. Peter has contributed his talents to the feature films Harry Potter, Shrek, Star Wars, Ice Age and Avatar. This is his directorial debut. Principal cast: Anna Barry and Milla Karkkainen.
    WEST OF THE MOON - USA
    The memory of a long lost love triggers an old man to recall the odd set of circumstances that led to his having a grenade as a heart and a monkey inside his head. A wildly inventive and visually amazing film inviting comparisons to the work of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. The film is directed by Brent Bonacorso and based on the book of children's essays entitled The Colored Monster Has No Mouth by Roger Omar. Principal cast: Jacob Whitkin, Michael Garbe, Amber Noelle, and Christopher Tomafelli. West of the Moon won the top prize at five film festivals in 2011.
    EGG BREAKERS - Germany
    A game of one-upmanship gets out of hand. In a surreal landscape two creatures learn that if eyelids were lips at the same time, they would also be able to lay eggs ... say what?! Animated by Emanuel Strixner.
    duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#303H] Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#104] Turkey's Turquoise Coast Viewers will be forgiven for thinking the southern Turkish coast on the Mediterranean Sea more closely resembles the Italian countryside or Greek islands. That's because the best Greek and Roman ruins are found in Turkey. Great, ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra and Dalyan dot the Turkish coast, tempting visitors to step back into time when lavish Roman homes and markets dotted the landscape. Boarding a gulet, the traditional wooden Turkish boat, for a Blue Cruise, Rudy departs from the popular seaside town of Bodrum for a watery visit along the coast with stops to tour dramatic, historic ruins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#525] Exercise Your Eyes Wai Lana shows you a simple exercise to strengthen your eyes. Then you'll relax neck and shoulder tension with a series of feel-good stretches. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#29] 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 [#30] 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  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#216] duration 26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1214] Breathing By toning and stretching muscles around the ribcage and practicing good breathing technique viewers learn how to get the most out of each breath. duration 27:25   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#910H] Pain Relief: for the Back duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3221H] Audi A7 * Road Test: 2013 Audi A7 * Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT/Coupe *Goss' Garage: Engine Plug Problem duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2625] Timber Shed Roof and Stone The crew installs clay tile roofing and natural stone cladding for the walls. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3216H] Essex 2012/13, A Cottage in the Wood Kevin and Norm tour scenic Essex, Massachusetts, and roll up to the new project: a 1935 English-style cottage in the woods that homeowners John and Julie Corcoran hope to turn into an accessible in-law residence for aging parents. Architect Sally DeGan and Tom use a 3-D model to preview the plan for aging in place, and work begins. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1116H] Hanging a Flat Panel TV/Controlling Insects Without Pesticides Master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring. Back in the workshop, Scott shows host Kevin O'Connor examples of different types of electrical outlets. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without the use of pesticides. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#311H] Free Standing Deck This week on Rough Cut, the Free Standing Deck. Tommy will focus on the basics of frame construction and give special attention to installing a solid support system. And for the Road Trip, Tommy finds inspiration at a very special place - the USS Salem. The WWII naval ship is home to some excellent carpentry work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#612] Morris Chair Join the editors of Woodsmith magazine as they show you the tips and techniques to create this heirloom Morris chair. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1811] Outdoor Keyed Deck Chairs These interlocking chairs are hard to find yet easy to make. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden SMART [#3001] A classical botanical garden makes a perfect outdoor garden school. Join us as GS visits the experts who provide great garden tips for your home garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3404Z] Edible Gardens This week, the program is digging in and showing you how to prepare, grow and feast from a victory garden of your own. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shares tips from New York's finest - the edible gardens at the New York Botanical Garden. The art of seed saving will enable you to grow the best from the past - magnificent varieties of antique flowers and heirlooms vegetables. Host Jamie Durie is in Sonoma California to tour the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, which features garden ideas form the worlds' leading architects. And Chef Michel Nischan talks about potatoes in his "homegrown" segment, offering practical tips for how best to grow, cook and eat them. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#112H] Amber Waves of Grain P. Allen Smith visits with a neighboring wheat farmer and talks about what it takes to grow hundreds of acres of grain. Allen also visits the rice capital of the world in Stuttgart, Arkansas during one of its busiest times of the year. Allen also shows us how to put grains to use in the kitchen with a couple of his favorite recipes. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#321H] Permaculture (Raleigh, Nc & Americus, Ga) Beyond organic gardening, permaculture incorporates those practices and more, drawing from a number of agricultural disciplines by incorporating organic farm practices, agroforestry, integrated farming and ecology. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#821H] Harvest some very hot chiles at one New Mexico farm. Find out why "sweet" means different things when it comes to sugar. Discover how "gluten free" affects your diet and your health. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#212H] Zambia Bush Adventure Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#112] The Southern Ocean: South Georgia Island Lying between wind-ravaged Cape Horn and Antarctica, South Georgia Island is an icy oasis with an abundance of wildlife. Stunningly beautiful and rugged, this island sanctuary protects thousands of sea birds and marine mammals. Art returns to his favorite place on earth to explore its emerald bays and fjords and visit colonies of king penguins, wandering albatross and elephant seals. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1301H] Venice, Italy Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#513] Mexico City and Ixtapa Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. For modern day excitement, we hang out at the Zocolo, the world's second largest square and the center of national life since the Aztec era. Finally we head beach-ward to the resorts of Ixtapa- Zihuatanejo on the Mexican Riviera. Tips on getting around and water sports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#210H] The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway, dance in a castle at a medieval folk banquet and delve into Ireland in the extreme: Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric "fairy forts," if you'll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it'll be right here. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking [#512H] Wyoming Equitrekking host Darley Newman begins at UXU Ranch for scenic and challenging riding on surefooted horses in the Shoshone National Forest. Darley and ranch owner Tuff ride by the majestic hoodoos and to high elevations for views of colorful canyons, glaciers and mountaintops. Darley explores the wildlife and geology of Yellowstone National Park on foot, before heading to the Cody rodeo. At nearby McCullough Peaks, Darley observes a melting pot of wild mustangs. Darley visits the Buffalo Bill Historical Center's Whitney Gallery of Western Art before heading south past the Grand Tetons to Jackson Hole. There, she embarks on a pack trip with two locals who have been leading riders into the backcountry for over 25 years. Darley sees the beauty of nature on ride to Willow Creek in the Bridger Teton National Forest. Finally, she tries fly-fishing and explores dude ranch history at the T Cross Ranch, family-owned an operated since it was homesteaded in the early 1900s. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#211] The Jet Set For many of the world's most gifted performing artists, the price of opportunity is a life spent in airports and hotels, far from home. Spark is along for the ride with globe trotting members of the world's artistic elite.
    * Alonzo King, Choreographer - Choreographer Alonzo King has created contemporary ballets for more than fifty international dance companies as well as dozens of pieces for film, television, opera and his own company, LINES. Easily one of the most sought-after ballet masters in the world, Alonzo King is often living out of a suitcase, traveling to multiple locations in short order. Spark travels with Alonzo King to New York City as he mounts new ballets with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Cedar Lake Ensemble.
    * Ballet San Jose's "Out of Africa" - Danish dancer Flemming Flindt was once a precocious star on the European ballet stages in the 1950s and 60s. But in recent years he's become a guest choreographer for companies around the world , shocking audiences with his explorations of dark and often sexual themes. Spark meets up with Flemming Flindt at Ballet San Jose as he begins rehearsals for the premiere of "Out of Africa," his adaptation of the Isak Dinesen memoir of life in Kenya in the 1920s.
    * Midori, Violinist - Virtuoso violinist Midori debuted with the New York Philharmonic when she was just 11 years old. She's been on the road ever since, performing and recording at hundreds of locations around the world. Spark gets a taste of life lived in the fast lane, following along as Midori touches down in the Bay Area for a one-night appearance at San Francisco Performances.
    duration 26:15   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#207] Layered Elegance Jacques shows Claudine how presentation can make a simple, traditional dish truly elegant by layering feta, cucumber and onion between tomato slices to make Tall Greek Tomato Salad. Poached Salmon in Sour Cream Herb Sauce follows as Jacques reveals his father's dislike of olive oil to his daughter, Claudine. Together they make a variation of his mother's recipe Stew of Peas and Carrots -- a meal in itself! Dessert is pure simplicity in Sweet Ricotta Gateaux with Peach Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#405H] Indian Palace, Thanh Long, Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant First Indian Palace delivers traditional recipes in an unlikely location, followed by crab, crab and more crab at Thanh Long. Then it's Italian elegance served up at Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Woodsongs [#1001] The Little Willies with Norah Jones duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3809H] Bob Mould/Delta Spirit ACL showcases alternative rock with Bob Mould and Delta Spirit. Punk veteran Mould showcases cuts from his acclaimed record Silver Age, while young bucks Delta Spirit highlight their self-titled LP. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4303(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 3 Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    America's Ballroom Challenge [#401] Every year thousands of dancers come to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the world's biggest ballroom dancing competition. They represent many age groups and dance styles. They come for only one reason -- to see if they have what it takes to be the very best. For those who win their divisions -- the grand finale will be their last test. When they face off against the other division champions in a winner-take-all battle for the ultimate title of "America's Best Ballroom Couple." The program is hosted by Jean Louisa Kelly. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#806H] Chicago, IL / Washington, DC While in Chicago, the team encounters a roadblock - the Green RV's transmission breaks. After leaving the RV at a mechanic, the Roadtrippers meet up with Food Network host and chef Gale Gand who greets them with home-baked muffins. Gale tells the team about her life of traveling, working in France, and meeting Julia Child. Afterward, the Roadtrippers meet with Alex Ross, a comic book artist who tells them about his incredible luck in his career, but stresses that anyone can do anything they want-they just have to put in the effort. Afterward, the team hears bad news: the RV won't be fixed in time for their next interviews. So, they decide to book flights to their next stop in Washington, DC, despite that Antoine has never been on a plane before. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    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
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