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KQED Life: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#401P] England's Bath & York Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. We'll explore Roman hot springs, cruise quiet canals, marvel at England's finest Gothic church, and get a surprising dose of Viking history as we enjoy England's easy urban delights. duration 25:02   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1303H] What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Pioneers of Television [#304] Miniseries Miniseries still rank among the top-rated programs in television history; they were major events that captured the nation's imagination. "Roots" was the biggest - interviewed about that groundbreaking series are stars LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, John Amos, Georg Stanford Brown and Ed Asner. This episode also considers the very first miniseries, "Rich Man, Poor Man," as stars Peter Strauss and Susan Blakely offer fresh insights. All of the key players from the landmark miniseries "The Thorn Birds" appear, providing surprising commentary about the romance seen by more viewers than any other in TV history. New interviews with Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown mark the 30th anniversary of one of television's biggest events. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Pioneers of Television [#201#] Science Fiction Storytellers Gene Roddenberry, Irwin Allen and Rod Serling created the storylines and characters behind the best-loved futuristic television of their time. But as Roddenberry's "Star Trek" competed for ratings with Allen's "Lost in Space," each show's creator aimed for a very different direction. This episode explores how Roddenberry and Serling (of "The Twilight Zone") used the future as a stage for modern morality plays, and William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and other science-fiction stars describe how they prepared to interact on-camera with a malevolent alien force ... or, perhaps, a giant radish. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3105] Cliffhanger This February, as the nation faced yet another round of fiscal crises, Frontline investigated the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt and deficit. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, Frontline goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the "fiscal cliff," and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration. The film explores the deep ideological divide inside the Republican Party and the struggle between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner as they take on President Obama and the Democrats. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin John Howard Griffin is best known as the white man who in 1959 disguised himself as a black man and then traveled anonymously through the heart of Dixie. From his experiences, he wrote Black Like Me, a groundbreaking best seller published in 1960 that today stands as a testament to Griffin's moral commitment and is a document of one of the more extraordinary events of the Civil Rights era. The book revealed the author's first-hand exposure to the harsh realities that were faced by black citizens each day in the Jim Crow South. Following the publication of the book, Griffin was the target of death threats and was hanged in effigy in his hometown in Texas. Through dramatic re-enactments, evocative readings from the book, strong archival materials, and interviews with those who knew John Howard Griffin, this revealing biography looks at the life of this remarkable social activist. It also examines how Griffin's deep spiritual commitment carried him through an uncanny life - segregated childhood in Fort Worth, a medic with the French Underground in WWII, blinded by war injuries, and a prolific writer and photographer. duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#403H] Tasmania, Australia Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#204H] Uzbekistan In what is perhaps the series' most colorful and exotic episode, Rudy Maxa takes viewers along the Silk Road in this country that's an emerging economy in Central Asia. Marvel at eye-popping mosques built centuries ago and impeccably restored during Soviet occupation of the country. Rudy joins friends for the preparation of the national dish, plov, and visit the simple yurt of a young family living on an isolated desert plain. Explore trade-route cities whose names summon images of ancient times: Samarkand, Khiva, and Bukhara. This is a front-row seat on a country trying to balance Islam with modern society, an autocratic government with democratic demands. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#113] The King of Asanas Headstand is best learned step by step, with the aid of a wall. Boat strengthens abs, Locust strengthens the spine, and Easy Wheel works on arms, thighs and buttocks. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#65] 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 [#66] 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 [#234] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1312] Back and Abdominal Strengthening This episode focuses on stretching and strengthening the abdominal and back muscles to protect the spine and help avoid injury. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#928H] Pain Relief: Hip Stretches duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1303H] What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#401P] England's Bath & York Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. We'll explore Roman hot springs, cruise quiet canals, marvel at England's finest Gothic church, and get a surprising dose of Viking history as we enjoy England's easy urban delights. duration 25:02   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#205H] South Africa: Cape Town Cape Town is a nexus of cultures in a setting so stunning, it's called the "new California" or "Africa's Riviera." Where else in the world can you wake up in a cosmopolitan city, spend the afternoon with penguins, ride a funicular to the edge of a continent, and watch the sun set from a beach with a glass of local wine in hand? From the dizzying heights of the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain, to the rugged cliffs and wild flowers of the Cape Peninsula, this episode captures the natural wonders that surround this city where an urbane waterfront contrasts with the nearby townships where most of Cape Town's three million residents live. This is an intimate look at a city reinventing itself as residents and government work to put the injustice of apartheid behind them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#404H] Swiss Roots Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#201H] Classic Mexican Food Battles Jump into a Lucha Libre ring and experience the kind of fighting spirit that fuels a great love of Mexican food. These classic recipes provoke heated discussions in Mexico, but are perfectly tasty regardless of which twist on ingredients you prefer. Enchiladas in Red Tomato Sauce; Tampico-Style Steak Combo; Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones). duration 26:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#317] Vegetarian Favorites It's a vegetarian feast, starting with a classic French potato pie filled with shallots, swiss cheese and a hearty dose of fresh herbs. Then it's a dessert that is both healthy and decadent. Recipes: Alsatian Potato Pie, Chocolate Quinoa Mousse duration 28:45   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#313] Flo Braker, San Francisco Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2017] In Campania with Students / In Campagna Studenti Mary Ann travels to Sorrento, Italy on the Amalfi Coast where she's joined by a group of eager, hungry students who prepare classic Campania recipes like Cheese-Filled Ravioli, Capri Style, Grandma Galasso's Stuffed, Rolled Beef, Seafood Salad, and to top things off, Chocolate Almond Cake, Amalfi-Style. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#204] By The Sea Barbecue means meat to millions of grill masters, of course, but it's also about vegetables. Just ask one of India's 300 million vegetarians, who love tandoori (Indian barbecue pit cooking) every bit as much as a carnivore does. When it comes to bringing out the sweetness of a vegetable, nothing beats the high dry heat of the grill. Today, I'll show you a barbecue where vegetarians will not feel like second-class citizens. On the menu? Grilled eggplant "caprese" salad; Indian pepper, tomato, and panir cheese kebabs (served with Indian grilled "puff pastry"; and a "carb-haters" sandwich-grilled tofu on grilled portabello mushrooms. Recipes: Grilled eggplant "caprese"; Indian pepper, tomato, and panir cheese kebabs with mint chutney; Side dish: Indian grilled "puff pastry"; Portobello mushroom open-face "sandwiches" with garlic-grilled tofu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#207] What's Up with Wheatgrass Michele gets schooled on how to go about drinking her "greens". Her friend Kerri Rush, "the local wheatgrass girl", shares the wonderful benefits of wheatgrass. She shows us how to grow it, how to juice it and some tasty recipes that even kids enjoy. duration 25:15   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1119H] Caring for Orchids as Houseplants/Purchasing a Kitchen Wall Cabinet Landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants. 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 helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2816] Twin Falls Enjoy a peaceful half-hour as Bob Ross paints a scene with not one, but two! happy little waterfalls. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2616] Waterfall Wonder One of nature's perfect creations - the waterfall - in all its magnificent splendor! created today by TV's favorite artist Bob Ross. duration 28:20   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#902Z] Andrew Zimmern & Cooking Veggies for Kids Does your kid turn up his nose when certain green foods cross his sight line? Vegetables can make some kids turn and run for the hills before they even give them a chance. Ming joins forces with a man who specializes in close encounters with icky foods to help make "weird" vegetables more appealing to kids. Andrew Zimmern, Mr. Bizzare Foods himself, joins Ming to cook two new dishes your kids will devour: Turkey Spring Rolls with Hoisin-Lime Dipping Sauce with Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Mixed Vegetables and Tofu with a Miso Sabayon. duration 27:17   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#106] Sweet Vegetable Lasagna A new twist on a worldwide favorite, that's much lower in saturated fat without any compromise of flavor. On the menu: Sweet Vegetable Lasagna and Panzanella. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#207] Stuffed Pizza in the style of San Vito, Stuffed Pizza with Radicchio, Prosciutto and Camembert, Quick Baked Calzone. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#214H] For The Love of Soup Soup is a great start to any meal and Lidia explores two different types: Minestrone and Artichoke Soup. She travels to Le Marche in Italy to learn about ricotta cheese and finishes off the meal with her favorite Italian Cheesecake recipe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#128] Jimmy Sneed Chef/owner Jimmy Sneed of The Frog & The Redneck in Richmond, Virginia, creates a Virginia Stuffed Turkey Leg using shitake mushrooms and Virginia smoked ham in the stuffing. Chef Sneed demonstrates how to debone the turkey, gently pulling on the flesh and lightly running the knife along the bone. To accompany the turkey, Sneed prepares some grits and asparagus. duration 25:35   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#214H] Sole-Ful Suppertime Jacques makes the sweet, nutty flavors of winter squash tickle the palate with a warm and creamy Butternut Squash Velvet whilst admitting to supplying his brother with seeds of this New World squash. Blossoming roses of creamy fish in Fillet of Sole with Mushroom Sauce are paired with Peas, Mushrooms and Endive along with tips to help keep your sauce from breaking. The meal ends with an unusual combination of Seckel Pears in Coffee and a grated chocolate garnish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#225] Veal Chops with Salad & Pineapple Sorbet Joanne teaches her student Kyle a classic Milanese main course topped with a salad followed by a refreshing sorbet drizzled with a unique ingredient that gets a raised eyebrow from Kyle. Recipes: golden veal with arugula and tomato salad, pineapple sorbet with olive oil and fleur de sel. Student: Kyle Khasigian - Graduate Student. Wine Segment: Let's talk about Rose. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#401H] Roast Beef Dinner Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. And finally, Adam reveals his picks for multi-timers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32052] Warren Buffett partners up to buy ketchup maker HJ Heinz in a deal worth $28 Billion dollars. NBR's Ruben Ramirez takes a look at why Buffett may have chosen Brazil's 3G Capital. The American Airlines-US Airways merger is ready for take-off and the companies say they see no turbulence ahead from Washington regulators. NBR's Suzanne Pratt has a look at the impact fewer airlines will have on ticket prices. Senate Democrats offer their plan to head-off the sequester's sharp spending cuts. NBR's Darren Gersh speaks with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 pm
    Dr. Wayne Dyer - Wishes Fulfilled Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: the five steps to living from your "highest self" and thereby attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American New Thought philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life. Viewers learn how to use Imagination, Living from the End, Assuming the Feeling of the Wish Fulfilled, Attention and the Last 5 Minutes of Each Day to create new and astonishing thought patterns, while defeating unproductive and recurring habits. He also introduces viewers to the philosophies of influential metaphysics teacher of the 20th Century, Neville Goddard.
    Special guest Anita Moorjani joins Dr. Dyer on stage in part 3 of Wishes Fulfilled. Anita is the survivor of a near-death experience and shares her perceptions of the event with Dr. Dyer. The program concludes with a moving performance of "Amazing Grace" by the San Diego Children's Choir.
    duration 2:56:54   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    ADD & Mastering It! From the team of comedians behind the ground breaking documentary ADD & Loving It!?! comes a new, entertaining and empowering film. Patrick McKenna and Rick Green make it clear that there is much that can be done to not just manage this disorder, but turn it to your advantage. The program goes through 36 practical tips for managing one's ADD or ADHD.
    The program is fast and funny. As adults with ADHD Patrick and Rick keep it light. The 36 Tips are specifically chosen to be ADHD/ADD-friendly. What works for most people is often counter-productive for ADDers. For example, meditation is challenging enough for the average person; for the ADDer it's daunting. But experts explain "the walking meditation," and Rick shows how to seize small moments throughout the day to recover and relax. Some of the tips are simple tricks that help focus and motivation: Choose Your Distraction, Chunk It Up, Keep Stuff Together.
    Backing up Patrick and Rick are many experts, who explain the neurology and psychology of this condition. The list of experts is a who's who of psychiatrists, psychologists and authors. From the opening moments of the film the viewer will be laughing and engaged - because that's how ADHD/ADD folks learn best.
    duration 1:26:59   STEREO
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#402] North Wales: Feisty and Poetic From towering Mount Snowdon, to evocative medieval castles, to sweeping Victorian promenades, North Wales is a poem written in landscape. We'll climb a mountain aboard a steam train, learn some Welsh, follow a miner deep into a slate mine, herd sheep with a very clever dog, and work in a pop pilgrimage to the Beatles' Liverpool. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1304H] Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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