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KQED Life: Saturday, August 3, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#705H] Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#608] Assisi, Italy The town of Assisi, in the center of Italy was built on a hill that has been inhabited for about 4000 years, and for almost as long it has been a religious center. They say that the stones that were used to build Assisi have absorbed the prayers of the millions of pilgrims that have come there over the centuries. And now, it is believed that the stones radiate a sense of peace and quiet that has a spiritual effect on visitors. Burt Wolf tours the city, discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order, visits the sites sacred to St. Clare, explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born, and traces the creation of the Nativity scene. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Michael Wood's Story of England [#101H] Romans to Normans Join historian Michael Wood to recover - with the help of the local people and the use of archaeology, landscape, language and DNA - the lost history of the first thousand years of Kibworth, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and evidence of life after the Norman Conquest. Learn how the oppressive Norman occupation affected the villagers, from the gallows to the alehouse, and see the medieval open fields in action in the only place where they survive. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Michael Wood's Story of England [#102H] Peasants' Revolt and the Black Death Charts events in the village leading to the people's involvement in the Civil War of Simon de Montfort and follow the story of Kibworth as it reaches the catastrophic 14th century. The village goes through the worst famine in European history, and then, as revealed in the astonishing village archive in Merton College Oxford, two-thirds of the people die in the Black Death. Helped by today's residents - field walking and reading the historical texts - and by the local schoolchildren digging archaeological test pits, Michael Wood follows stories of individual lives through these times, out of which the English idea of community and the English character begin to emerge. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Michael Wood's Story of England [#103H] The Seeds of Reform The story of Kibworth moves on to dramatic battles of conscience in the time of the Hundred Years' War. Discover amazing finds in the school archive that help trace peasant education back to the 14th century, when the people themselves set up the first school for their children. Some villagers join in a rebellion against King Henry V, while others rise to become middle-class merchants in the textile town of Coventry. Kibworth experiences the dramatic events of Henry VIII's Protestant Reformation and the battles of the English Civil War. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Michael Wood's Story of England [#104H] The Birth of Modern England Track Kibworth's 17th-century dissenters, travel on the Grand Union Canal and learn about an 18th-century feminist writer from Kibworth who was a pioneer of children's books. The story of a young highwayman transported to Australia comes alive as his descendants visit Kibworth to uncover their roots. The Industrial Revolution reaches the village with framework knitting factories. Helped by today's residents, Michael Wood uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village, visits World War I battlefields and recalls life in World War II when the village was bombed. Lastly, see Kibworth as it is today - a growing, multicultural village. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#308H] Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#402] Edinburgh and Scotland Friendly and feisty, Scotland makes us feel right at home. In Edinburgh, we climb the ramparts of this city's famous castle, shop for kilts, visit mysterious Rosslyn chapel and thrill to a spooky ghost tour. Then we head to historic St. Andrew's to practice our swing on the world's most famous golf course. In the Scottish highlands, we try our hand at skeet shooting and falconry, and tour the Dewar's whisky distillery. Then it's off to historic Stirling to stroll the battlefields of Braveheart before setting sail on legendary Loch Lomand. Tips on golf and Scotch whisky. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy This program offers a fabulous anti-stress yoga sequence, presented in Peggy's gentle style that everybody can do. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the US, affecting some 37 million people. Peggy shows how yoga can relieve stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve muscle and bone strength. duration 58:25   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Smarter Brains What is intelligence? And, how do we get it? Once we get it, how can we increase it? In this program, Dr. Michael Merzenich helps us uncover the latest research and also shows viewers the shocking truth of just how the actions in our daily lives impact just how smart we really are (and what we can do about it)! duration 1:29:00   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Farm Story with Jerry Apps A portrait of farm life seen through the eyes of a boy growing up in rural America in the 1930s and 1940s. Using archival photos and film, teacher, author and historian Jerry Apps tells the story of growing up in Wild Rose, Wisconsin - America's archetype rural farming community. The documentary is the personal and family story of millions of Americans who grew up on farms. Like a family photo album for millions of Americans, it takes the viewer through memories of "things that aren't there anymore" and of experiences that created their values of hard work, determination and community - values that drive a generation of Americans who grew up on the farm. It carries the viewer from childhood on the farm in the '30s to the rural electrification that changed American farms and rural life forever. duration 1:29:08   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1017H] Azores: Eduardo Reis Ming heads for the islands on this very special episode of Simply Ming. Traveling to the Azorean island of Terceira, Ming cooks with a celebrated local chef and learns the history of the very popular dish called Alcatra which is baked in a traditional Azorean wood oven. Influenced by the Portuguese discoverers in the 15th century, this dish is made with fish or beef cooked slowly in a clay pot with bacon, onion, and local spices. duration 27:31   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#104H] Veg-In! Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1314H] Chicken Classics, Improved Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Skillet Chicken Fajitas. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tortillas, and test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the best Classic Chicken Salad. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new kitchen gadgets. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#702H] Rome: Baroque Brilliance This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:07 pm
    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
  • 12:44 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
  • 1:21 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#710H] Venice: City of Dreams After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:57 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#705H] Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sin, Fire & Gold! The Days of San Francisco's Barbary Coast Since its beginnings, San Francisco has been home to an eclectic array of characters drawn not only to the city's spectacularly beautiful surroundings but also to the vibrant spirit of independence the area seems to foster. KQED's documentary, broadcast digitally in HDTV, celebrates the people, places and events which have shaped the city over the years. San Francisco can boast not only of physical beauty, but also a history replete with swashbuckling drama and Gold Rush fever. Largely forgotten, much of this history seems to have been buried with the rubble of the great 1906 earthquake. Host Greg Sherwood joins tour guide and historian Daniel Bacon in sifting through the present to uncover some of San Francisco's fascinating past.
    Viewers join them for a leisurely walk along the city's original waterfront - the Barbary Coast - and discover the last remaining pocket of original buildings in the area which miraculously survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. The tour points out where Gold Rush ships still lie buried beneath the towering skyscrapers of the Financial District, and viewers learn why the Ferry building faces a particular sleepy side street as well as the logical main avenue of Market Street. At times, the tour takes viewers inside some of the buildings along the way to enjoy unique interior designs and significant architectural elements, including the Old Mint, a spectacular national landmark seldom seen by the general public. It also highlights some of the area's more colorful characters, such as famed Gold Rush era performer Lotta Crabtree.
    duration 1:29:38   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Paradise by the Bay Few places on Earth boast the natural beauty that surrounds us in the Bay Area, and even fewer can match such scenery with an amazing history. This special takes a tranquil journey from the tops of our mountains to the shores of our coast, sharing Native American legends, tales of European explorers and interesting details along the way. duration 59:32   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Rock, Pop and Doo Wop (My Music) Rock and pop legends Jon (Sha Na Na) "Bowzer" Bauman and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960's rock, pop and doo wop era in an this My Music concert event. Recorded in May 2010, it includes live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults. duration 1:58:40   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Smarter Brains What is intelligence? And, how do we get it? Once we get it, how can we increase it? In this program, Dr. Michael Merzenich helps us uncover the latest research and also shows viewers the shocking truth of just how the actions in our daily lives impact just how smart we really are (and what we can do about it)! duration 1:29:00   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    60s Girl Grooves (My Music) For the first time ever, the "My Music" series spotlights the girl groups and female singers of the 1960s in a special which features the rarest footage and original performances from back in the early and mid-1960s. Clips come from worldwide archives including American Bandstand, Where The Action Is, Shindig!, and many other vaults thought long lost. "This time in American pop music is very special," says series creator TJ Lubinsky. "it's a time of innocence, angst, puppy love, heartbreak, and most of all great memories of younger carefree times - like the feeling we all share of that one special summer we all had in our teens - wherever we were hearing these songs on the radio." It's early rock and pop at its best on PBS. Hosted by the always "Supreme" Mary Wilson. duration 1:59:10   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Moody Blues at the Royal Albert Hall The music of the Moody Blues has spanned many generations - touching people's emotions with songs about life experiences. This enduring quality and their continued popularity with their fans is truly evident in this concert special taped live at Royal Albert Hall. The Moody Blues partnered once again with Musical Director Larry Baird - conducting the World Festival Orchestra - and performed many of their classic hits such as Nights in White Satin, The Story in Your Eyes, and Tuesday Afternoon. They also performed a few songs from their first new album since 1991, "Strange Times," proving once again that their music is timeless. duration 1:29:33   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 [#607] Siena, Italy During the 9th century, the hill town of Siena in central Italy became a major stopping point on the road between Rome and Paris. During the 12th century, the city began building a series of outstanding churches, towers and public squares, and since most of the modern construction has taken place outside the old city, Siena's character remains relatively unspoiled. Burt Wolf tours the narrow winding streets and ancient buildings, looks at the history of St. Catherine and St. Bernardino, investigates a horse race that's been used to settle grudges for over 700 years, and learns how a church, a synagogue or a mosque can help us counter the effects of time. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
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