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KQED Life: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, February 3, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#301H] The Majesty of Madrid Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1008] Belgium Burt takes a look at Belgium and tours the capital city of Brussels. We'll find out why beer is the national drink and sample one flavored with cherries. We'll discover why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp and find out why food experts love Belgian cooking. duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Woodsongs [#901] Guitar Master Tommy Emmanuel Tommy Emmanuel is one of the true master guitar players in the world and returns to the WoodSongs stage with The Australian All-Star Band featuring his brother, Phil Emmanuel. Tommy left Australia nearly fifteen years ago to tour the world relentlessly as a solo guitarist. This two-time Grammy nominee has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4304#] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 4 The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants. New evidence turns up in a baffling case. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#101H] Macbeth with Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare's murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare's extraordinary insights into the criminal mind. duration 55:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#102H] The Comedies with Joely Richardson Joely Richardson investigates (with her mother Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of these two brilliant cross-dressing comedies and the great comic and romantic heroines created by Shakespeare in two perennially popular plays. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#103] Upside Down & Rock'n Roll Reverse Arrow restores energy and improves circulation. Rock and Roll tones the spine and gets those abs working. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#41] 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 [#42] 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 [#222] duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1220] Fundamental Moves: In this episode Mary Ann mixes the good old standards with new moves for a fun and effective full body workout. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#916H] Pain Relief: Focusing On Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#323H] Small Space & Vertical Gardening (San Francisco, CA) We explore hints and tricks to getting a lot from small space gardening including vertical gardening. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#213H] 5 Mile Dinner P. Allen Smith recognizes the work of chefs and farmers across the country that are providing local food for local people. Allen also visits a thriving community garden and even helps plant some peanuts. Plus, Allen demonstrates a recipe for pork dumpling that will knock your socks off. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3301Z] Old Old is new again. During World Wars I and II, home gardeners supported the effort abroad by growing their own vegetables to feed their families. Today, the Victory Garden movement continues - representing the need to work toward sustainability in an effort to connect the planet to the plate. Join host Jamie Durie as he visits San Francisco to see the installation of "Victory Gardens 2008" in front of City Hall's Civic Center. Jamie speaks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and renowned chef and passionate slow food advocate Alice Waters about this special city project. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits Mixed Border Nursery in Hollis, NH, to show us how many old varieties of plants are still favorites today-- and how they've evolved through hybridization. Resident chef Michel Nischan's "Homegrown" segment features a master gardener whose greenhouse and garden supply a new restaurant. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Garden SMART [#3003] GS is always looking for unique gardens. And, we found another. This garden overflows with flowers. You can apply its lessons no matter where you live. A unique garden full of great gardening ideas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#406H] Zeni Ethiopian, Quinn's Lighthouse, Aquerello The unexpected unites the three restaurants this week. Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant's surprising location makes it a "find". Flying peanuts hitting the floor at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub make a casual statement while Aquerello's historical location support the quiet elegance of the old church's surroundings. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Market Warriors [#109H] Antiquing In Burlington, KY Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head out to Canton, Texas, home to First Monday Trade Days - a large outdoor monthly market with a mixture of antiques and new wares. The challenge to find authentic Mission Oak furniture amid the recently made crafts puts one picker up against the clock. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg injects quick wit and a collector's know-how as the pickers scour the market for key finds, which include a pair of Knoll Chairs, a Bostrom Brady Surveying Tool and an antique document box. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where chosen items go under the hammer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#208] Three people, ages 40-91, share their life experiences. Caren Marsh Doll, age 91, as a Hollywood dancer and Judy Garland's stand-in, now conducts a dance class for stroke survivors. Marlon Butler, age 52, grew up in the slums of Los Angeles, left to attend college, and was assigned to service people in the slums by his employer. Marlon became the top sales person at the firm, earned a physician's assistant degree, and has a new career as a singer. Paula Ruiz, age 40, the child of immigrants, worked in the grape fields as a child, became college educated, taught school and was terminated due to budget cuts. Paula now teaches at a private school and also picks grapes to help provide income for her children. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#108] Unique Ways to Reuse Nothing goes to waste on B. Organic, especially good ideas. This episode celebrates a compilation of episode leftovers. Michele Beschen shows you a great way to get your kids outdoors exploring and staying in touch with nature by putting together an adventure backpack. Caitlin from Olivu joins her to share an excellent way to recycle old lipsticks along with natural cleaning concoctions and a clever way to repurpose your kitchen water. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#209H] Dreams Never Die Field of Dreams - John Wilson's story is straight out of Hollywood. It's a story of personal redemption and hope for us all; a story of struggle and triumph played out in jails, hospitals and finally -- on a baseball field. Tubes, Transformers and Tragedy - If you have a vintage radio or know anyone who does you'll be thankful for Dennis G. Williams. He is one of a very few people you can turn to for expert, full-time antique radio repair and restoration. He has four decades of experience at his craft and his business, Radio Relics has a reputation for quality, honesty and integrity that spreads clear across the country. The only thing more interesting than what he does for a living, is who he is as a person. Growing "Bull"der - They've retired from the rodeo, but these two brothers are still, well, bullish, when it comes to how great life can be as you get older. Just don't mess with their bodyguard. Calendars for a Cause - They're bold, they're beautiful -- and they're breast cancer survivors. Now, these women are glamming it up and saluting the stars of the silver screen. It's art for a good cause, and they think you'll never look at a calendar the same way again. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#907] Energy Medicine from Connecticut to California. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3014] Keep Love Alive Meredith Vieira & Richard Cohen share their personal and inspiring love story. See how the Peace Corps brought one happy couple together and how they're now paying it back in full. One lawyer's real love is magic, and Dr. Pepper Schwartz shares hot tips on how to make love last. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#708H] Aaron, Liz, and Autumn settle into life on the Road, enjoying each other and the cities that they visit. Driving on to Georgia, they interview Kyle Maynard, a young man born with congenital amputation, who became a college award-winning wrestler and an entrepreneur. From there, the team heads into Tennessee to speak with Dr. Bill Bass, forensic anthropologist, which is a significant moment for Liz. In Cleveland, they visit with Van Taylor Monroe, sneaker artist, whose custom-painted Obama sneakers were donated to the Smithsonian Museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3222H] Detroit Auto Show * Auto Show: 2013 Detroit Auto Show * Road Test: 2013 Ford Fusion * Goss' Garage: Shocks & Struts duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2701] Log Cabin Systems 1 Hometime updates critical vacation home systems with state-of-the-art filtration and microbe inoculation. duration 25:15   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3218H] Essex 2012/13, One-Level Living Correct flashing and water table techniques keep water out of the house while preserving a level grade. Landscape architect Jade Cummings shows how she's designed that grade for a barrier-free entry, and Norm visits the Bucksport, Maine, home of Jessica Russell that she and her father, architect John Gordon, designed so she could live independently despite her physical challenges. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1118H] Building A Storage Bench/Making Watertight Connections In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tips for making watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3301Z] Old Old is new again. During World Wars I and II, home gardeners supported the effort abroad by growing their own vegetables to feed their families. Today, the Victory Garden movement continues - representing the need to work toward sustainability in an effort to connect the planet to the plate. Join host Jamie Durie as he visits San Francisco to see the installation of "Victory Gardens 2008" in front of City Hall's Civic Center. Jamie speaks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and renowned chef and passionate slow food advocate Alice Waters about this special city project. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits Mixed Border Nursery in Hollis, NH, to show us how many old varieties of plants are still favorites today-- and how they've evolved through hybridization. Resident chef Michel Nischan's "Homegrown" segment features a master gardener whose greenhouse and garden supply a new restaurant. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#609] Ed Asner We welcome the acclaimed actor Ed Asner, who is back on Broadway after 23 years in Craig Wright's new play, Grace. Asner discusses his early days in Chicago and New York theater and his transition to work in Hollywood, which resulted in him ultimately becoming a household name on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his own series Lou Grant. duration 26:36   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1218] Jim Abbott - Imperfect (Baseball Pitcher) Jim Abbott won a gold medal in the Olympics and the prestigious Sullivan award for best amateur athlete. He then went on to pitch the most memorable no-hitter of all time for the 1993 Yankees. With his insightful memoir, Imperfect, Jim, born without a right hand, shares his moving story about a remarkable achievement that will inspire all. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#214] First Person Narratives Speaking from first hand experience: it's a narrative style that's the hallmark of many 21st century art forms. In this episode of Spark, we see how Bay Area artists are making the form uniquely theirs.
    * This episode begins with the kind of stories that won't put you to sleep, as you'll discover when Spark visits Porchlight Theater, a monthly revue where storytellers walk an emotional tightrope on stage, spilling their guts in front of a live audience.
    * In our second story, visit students at Tamalpais High School who are learning the fine art of documentary theater, a form that now dominates American drama. We follow their production from first interview to finished performance, as they document the history of protest in the Mill Valley community.
    * Finally, we'll go backstage with comedian and actress Marga Gomez (margagomez.com), as she workshops a new one-woman show based on her experiences growing up in an ambitious show-biz family.
    duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3810H] Tim McGraw Country superstar Tim McGraw takes the ACL stage with his greatest hits and new material. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#103H] Richard II with Derek Jacobi Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life - and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the Great Performances film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#104] Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Highwaymen: Legends of the Road This documentary tells the story of a unique art world phenomenon that took root in the mid-20th century in the Jim Crow South. They were an unlikely group of black landscape painters that emerged from the American South in the 1950s and 60s. Segregation locked them out of selling their works in white owned art galleries. So, the artists took to the road to sell their paintings. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Colored Frames A reflection on the last 50 years in African-American, exploring the influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, this program provides a truthful, unflinching look at often-ignored artists and their progeny. Impressionistic video collages showcase the wide variety, both thematically and stylistically, of contemporary pieces of black artists working in the genres of illustration, abstraction and surrealism, among others. It also chronicles the black artist's struggle for visibility and acceptance in mainstream art society as well as their experiences challenging assumptions about what constitutes "blackness," even within their own community. duration 56:07   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#306H] Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1103] Burt Wolf's Family Vacation Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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