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KQED Life: Sunday, September 1, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, September 1, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    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
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#807] Alaska Fragments of the earth's crust drifted together to form Alaska. And they are still very much in the process of drifting and forming. And what they have formed is already the largest state in the United States of America. It's twice as large as Texas and has fifty percent more coastline than all the states in the lower 48 put together. We'll tour the Red Onion Saloon; ride the White Pass and Yukon Railroad and check out 1,500 square miles of ice cap. duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#202H] Cowboy Junkies With their languid guitars and ethereal vocals, the Canadian group Cowboy Junkies cast a narcotic spell over their Infinity Hall audience in this intimate concert performance. Consisting of Alan Anton (bass), and siblings Michael Timmins (guitar), Peter Timmins (drums) and Margo Timmins (vocals), Cowboy Junkies specialize in a unique sound that combines country, blues and folk, but often with a touch of melancholy thrown in for good measure. As Margo Timmins jokingly told the audience, "I figure if you're here tonight, you like sad songs. At least I hope you do. If you don't, you should probably leave about now." The group began in Toronto when Michael and Alan returned from Europe after an unsuccessful stint with a couple of musical acts. Back home, they began jamming with Michael's brother Peter on drums and sister Margo on vocals, despite the fact that she was a social worker who had never performed in public before. Their first significant release was The Trinity Session in 1988, which they recorded in one night with one microphone inside Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity. The album proved to be a cult hit garnering critical acclaim and college radio airplay for the songs "Sweet Jane" and "Misguided Angel." Since that time, the band had built and maintained a loyal fan base who appreciate their smart, bluesy compositions and daring, independent style. Most recently, Cowboy Junkies began a unique four-album cycle called The Nomad Series over an 18-month period with every album built around a different (but common) narrative, from time spent in China to a tribute record to the late musician Vic Chestnutt. Fans of the Cowboy Junkies won't be disappointed with their Infinity Hall set, which offers a nice mix of old and new songs from their 26-year career, including the crowd favorite "Sweet Jane," a lyrical, mandolin-accompanied version of "Fairytale," Vic Chestnutt's "See You Around," and a cover of Neil Young's "Powderfinger." duration 56:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3701H] Mumford and Sons/Flogging Molly Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly hits highlights from their career. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4323H] Silk Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones star as two barristers facing off in the competition of their professional lives, the prestigious appointment as Queen's Counsel, while working high-stakes cases amidst the rivalry, tension, and intrigue on the front lines of criminal law.
    This episode: "Innocent until proven guilty. Four words to live by" is just about all Martha Costello has to go on when she's handed two big cases with only one night to mount her defenses of an accused drug mule and aggravated burglar. All this, before she must defend an accused rapist, whose alleged victim is being defended by her ruthless rival, Clive Reader.
    duration 1:46:38   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Ice Cream Show This program travels across the country to celebrate ice cream, the people who make it and the places where you can buy it. Stops include a shop in San Francisco where they specialize in tea-flavored ice cream; a giant-sized cone shop in Panama City; and Penn State University, where they have been teaching people how to make ice cream for over 100 years. This program not only offers viewers a visual taste of ice cream, but provides a nostalgic glimpse into an American tradition. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#202] Leg Work Riding an imaginary bike, balancing on one leg, Bridge and Warrior all strengthen and tone the legs. Other asanas loosen the hips and knees and stretch the thighs and hamstrings. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#81] 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 [#82] 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 [#107] Forward Folds - Version One With Paschimottanasana, Janu Sirasana, Ardha Baddhu Padma, and others. duration 26:56   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 [#616] Full Body Stretch Full body stretch and muscle release. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#403H] Organic Pest Control (Philadelphia, PA) We demonstrate various options of greenhouse growing and show that anyone can garden year round, even on the smallest budget. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#312H] Celebrating New Beginnings Allen shows viewers it's never too late to eat healthy and delicious with homegrown food. He'll show us how to start tomato plants early, share tips on growing sweet peas and prepare delicious and healthy recipes. For dessert, Allen makes super soy cookies! duration 25:57   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3208Z] Easy: Simplify Your Garden with Tricks and Tips Join host Jamie Durie at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and learn how to "learn from the big guys" - garden tourists can recycle great ideas and put them to use in their own gardens. Decorate your late-season garden with bold ideas for fall containers provided by gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. Preserve the freshness when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers learns Chef Michel Nischan's tips on growing vegetables and pickling for the winter. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Garden Smart [#3112] The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is known as "A Sanctuary for the Senses. " Not only is it beautiful but it also provides gardening ideas for gardeners all across the US. Be sure to tune in as GS visits 110 gorgeous acres of gardens just west of downtown Ft. Worth. duration 26:14   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#707H] Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros and 1300 On Fillmore Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1511H] Billings, MT - Hour Two Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of a Montana ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Sollo explore the works of Thomas Molesworth, a significant figure in the popularization of rustic, Western-style furnishings. Highlights include a 19th-century Japanese suit of armor; an 1874 oil painting by noted Swiss artist Luigi Rossi; and a unique housewarming gift - a circa 1825 Parisian gilt bronze plateau (serving tray) valued at $50,000 to $70,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Inside E Street [#4022] Shopping for Health Care Guests: Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas (D); Jay Angoff, Former Director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance, Oversight, Health and Human Services Department; Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
    In the US, more than 48 million Americans are currently living without health insurance. That staggering figure may soon begin to diminish, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces. The controversial provision of the ACA will now allow for ordinary citizens to openly compare and choose from a variety of different and affordable options. The marketplaces, sometimes referred to as exchanges, provide a direct link between buyer and seller, and are meant to give the consumer more freedom and clarity.
    So how exactly do the exchanges work, and how can you take full advantage? Lark McCarthy gets the answers. We are joined by Governor of Arkansas (D), Mike Beebe, who implemented Arkansas' shared health care exchange with the Federal government. We also talk to Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Jay Angoff, former Director of the Consumer Information Office at the Department of Health and Human Services, the unit responsible for implementing the insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Sharfstein and Mr. Angoff share with us specifics regarding implementation, as well as how to choose a plan and avoid deceitful scammers.
    Segment 3: Financial Remedies.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#309] Dehydrated Michele visits nutritionist Sheree Clark's home to see first hand her love for the dehydrator and how she uses it to prepare some of the most delicious meals and snacks that are fresh, simple and healthy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#208H] Small Actions: Big Impact Hey, Your Nose is Growing! - There are very few full-time marionette theaters in the country. One of them, Pinocchio's Marionette Theater near Orlando, Florida, is dedicated to keeping the vanishing art alive. See why they believe puppetry is not only still relevant but even more necessary in these high-tech times. Andy's New Bike - Andy was born with fetal alcohol syndrome 40 years ago. His adoptive and loving parents have always encouraged him to get involved in life and he has. He has a job, a lot of friends and gets all around town on his beloved bicycle. So, imagine his despair when it was stolen. And imagine his surprise when the very people he thought were a nuisance turned out to be some of the best friends he ever had. Restore Your Passion and Pass it On - The mission was gratifying yet overwhelming. But isn't taking on projects that are way too big the key to great accomplishment? JT Thompson had such a bright vision for an old, run-down historic home that he never had time to consider failure. And against all odds, he far exceeded even his own expectations. Be the Maestro of Your Mind - It may be music to your ears but it's actually fuel for your brain. Many studies concur -- one of the best ways to exercise your brain is by learning to play a musical instrument. As you'll see, you don't have to be Mozart to be the maestro of your mind! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1002] The Weston A. Price Foundation on Changing What We Eat; Life Coach Kevin Kitrell Ross on Nourishing Our Spirit; Meditation Tips from Michele Bernhardt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#4012] Share Your Passion Go to band camp with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and a group of phenomenal prodigies. Millions of children read his books, now learn the secrets to finding the right words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle. And a group of talented Bell Ringers chime in. duration 26:36   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#707H] The team drives east and stops in Santa Fe, New Mexico to interview Glenna Goodacre, a renowned sculptor, before heading into Roswell, the UFO Capital of the World, to speak with actor Malcolm McDowell, who starred in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. In New Orleans, the team munches on beignets and spends a long afternoon with Matthew Nolan, poet and author of Crumpled Paper Dolls. The artists they visit during this period have a significant impact on Autumn, who wants to be a writer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3252H] Audi A8 TDI Road Test: 2013 Audi A8 TDI * Road Test: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado * Goss' Garage: Classic Car Restoration duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2623] Island Kitchen 2.0: Appliances The crew installs lights, plumbing fixtures and appliances in the kitchen. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3222H] Essex 2012/13, Rustic Plaster, Advanced Septic Wallboard installer Brian Jones shows how he uses a panel lift to install ceilings singlehandedly. Rustic plaster and old beams complete the Old World look of the walls. Richard surveys what's new in the world of septic systems, and installs a self-contained membrane bioreactor system in the basement. A granite and cobble border adorns the driveway. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1122H] Solving a Melted Mystery/Performing a Whole-House Energy Audit General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding. Then, Tom, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Kevin and a specialist perform a whole-house energy audit. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3208Z] Easy: Simplify Your Garden with Tricks and Tips Join host Jamie Durie at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and learn how to "learn from the big guys" - garden tourists can recycle great ideas and put them to use in their own gardens. Decorate your late-season garden with bold ideas for fall containers provided by gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. Preserve the freshness when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers learns Chef Michel Nischan's tips on growing vegetables and pickling for the winter. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Just Seen It [#307] Summer winding down? Not for us - check out our review of the legal drama, Closed Circuit. Then, we take a look at the biopic Jobs with Ashton Kutcher as the famous founder of Apple Computers. Next, director Brian De Palma gives us his newest "Femme Fatale" corporate thriller, Passion. And we wrap it up with a look at the newest martial arts offering from another famous director, Wong Kar Wai, in The Grandmaster. duration 27:03   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1222] Mark Shriver - A Good Man (son of Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy) Mark Shriver is as a Senior Vice President for Save the Children, but for a long time it was hard for him to embrace being a part of two legacies, the Kennedys and the Shrivers. With his book, A Good Man, Mark rediscovers his father Sargent Shriver's true legacy. Not just his great civic contributions as the creator of the Peace Corps and the architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty, but what it takes to be a truly Good Man, and reminds us of the lessons we all can learn from our parents even after they are gone. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#705H] Marshall, Hoyle, and LEVYdance Spark joins renowned visual artist Kerry James Marshall as he creates new murals in the atrium of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Like much of Marshall's work, the murals will explore racial identity, urban experience, and the impact of the Civil Rights movement. Then, Dan Hoyle, son of famed Bay Area circus performer Geoff Hoyle, works on a new one-man show. Entitled "Right?," it's based on his travels across small-town and rural America, and the people he met along the way. Next, Ben Levy and his modern dance company, LEVYdance, collaborate on a new work based on a previously untold family history. duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3701H] Mumford and Sons/Flogging Molly Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly hits highlights from their career. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Soul of Cuba with Enrique Chia Internationally renowned pianist Enrique Chia takes viewers on another musical journey through his beloved homeland in the new special, THE SOUL OF CUBA. This time, Maestro Chia celebrates the elegance and style of Cuba's golden era. The intimate concert, performed in a Colonial-inspired tropical setting, pays tribute to the Great Cuban Songbook from the first half of the 20th century and provides an anthology of Cuban music and culture. Classic selections like the sensual "Habanera T?," and the heart-wrenching melodies of "Aquellos Ojos Verdes," "Nosotros" and "Corazon," capture the spirt of the era and transport viewers back to the early years of the Republic. Between songs, Chia reminisces about the music of top composers, revisits the origins of the bolero and looks back fondly on the Cuba of his youth. A compilation of rare photos and archival footage also showcases the country's natural beauty, while costumed dancers perform to the musical score. duration 54:45   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Hemingway In Cuba The story of Ernest Hemingway's 30-year love affair with the West Indies republic is recounted in this documentary. Cuba captured Ernest Hemingway's fertile imagination and inspired him to create now-legendary fictional characters: Harry Morgan of To Have and Have Not, Thomas Hudson of Islands in the Stream and Santiago of The Old Man and the Sea. The program travels to Cuba to capture Hemingway's old haunts - many of which remain unchanged - and explores Hemingway's real-life adventures in Cuba, from his passion for marlin fishing and safari hunting, as well as the influence of his wives and lovers on his life and work. It presents archival footage and includes interviews with Cuban scholars and Hemingway biographers who discuss how Cuba's culture, religion and even its volatile politics influenced this legendary American author. duration 57:32   TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Cuba's Secret Side [#101] Under The Radar Knowing that the Cuban government severely restricts all foreign journalists, Karin Muller took a huge risk - she set out to film a documentary on a simple tourist visa. Free of government minders, she hitchhiked around Cuba for three months - sleeping in private homes, working with farmers and fishermen, and participating in festivals and religious ceremonies. She was arrested over a dozen times, but in the end she discovered a side of Cuba that few foreigners get to see. Like Hector - Havana's pizza guy - who lives on the third floor and uses a basket and pulley system to deliver pizza. Or the wonderful way Cubans have of turning a tedious wait in line into a social event, and the unexpected joy of Havana's waterfront. Cubans joke that the Revolution produced three successes and three failures. The successes were health care, education, and social equality. The failures were breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the rural sugar town of La Vega, Muller discovered the secret to Cuba's good health. Dr. Angelina walks house to house, visiting every one of La Vega's two thousand inhabitants - even if they're healthy - at least twice a year. Angelina knows everything about her patients, from how many pillows they sleep with to whether they're getting along with their spouses. She is happy with her life and work, despite going home each night to a tiny, dilapidated apartment without running water and having to work two days to earn enough to buy her family a can of spam. Education is another Cuban success - 97% literacy and free universities - but it's not all good news. Books and newspapers are censored, so a nation that has learned to love the written word has no choice but to read the party line. The monthly food distribution provides all Cuban citizens with staples like sugar, rice, and beans. The government also pays retired Cubans a pension, though it's rarely enough to make ends meet. The elderly often augment their meager incomes selling newspapers or collecting cans on the street. When Castro took over Cuba, most wealthy Cubans fled. The government divided their mansions among the poor. Fifty years later tenants still pay virtually no rent, but the marble floors and vaulted ceilings are now human warrens where thousands of Cubans live with crumbling roofs and no running water. Lurking in the basement of one building is a sea of human feces, roiling with maggots. The plumbing rotted out years ago. The Cuban government is not entirely to blame. Cuba was in fact doing quite well until 1989, when the Soviet Union fell apart. Without Soviet subsidies, the Cuban economy ground to a halt. Castro declared a "Special Period" and ordered farmers to go back to plowing their fields by hand. In desperation, the government began allowing people to go into business for themselves. And Cubans have their own way of dealing with adversity - through music and sports. Kids play baseball with homemade balls and bats on every street corner and in every park. And even in the worst of times, the Cuban government still underwrites a free concert now and then. But you can't live on entertainment. Castro urgently needed hard currency. He knew that over 60% of Cubans get money from overseas friends and family - he just had to find a way to get his hands on some of it. So he printed a whole new currency and opened up a bunch of luxury stores filled with American sneakers, designer sunglasses, and refrigerators. In the process, Cuba once again became a two-tiered society - those who have and those who don't - exactly what he launched a revolution to end. Cubans are nothing if not ingenious. Despite having almost no money, they still manage to keep things going - like their 60-year-old American cars. For those who can't afford a set of foreign wheels, there's always Cuba's public transportation system. It's cheap, but breakdowns were so common that the government came up with an entirely new way to move people around - the camel bus. It's a converted flatbed duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Cuba's Secret Side [#102] The Truth Revealed The Truth Revealed looks beyond the politics and propaganda at the Cubans themselves. People like Adolpho, a tobacco farmer who had open-heart surgery ten years ago and still tends his fields. Or Marco, who walks for miles each day, his operatic voice enticing villagers to buy his cilantro and hot peppers. Both live in rural villages where time moves more slowly and people look out for each other. Although Castro confiscated all land shortly after the Revolution, the Cuban government has since started allowing farmers to sell their excess harvest, and private food stands have popped up all over Cuba. Castro once tried - unsuccessfully - to eradicate religion in Cuba. Cubans still show their faith every year at the festival of San Lazaro. Many pilgrims crawl six miles to the church. Others drag rocks or suffer even more drastic penances. But Catholicism isn't the only religion in Cuba. Santeria - an African belief brought to Cuba with the slave trade - is practiced by over half the population. Hilda is a Santeria priestess and a devout Catholic. After hosting a huge Christmas dinner, she opens up her home to a secret Santeria celebration, complete with drums and dancing - and a spiritual possession. But as much as Cubans love their faith, they also love to laugh and entertain themselves. You'll find a game of dominoes on almost every street corner and the kids have their own hilariously Cuban version of Monopoly. They play to win and they're just as capitalist as their Yankee counterparts. That's a good thing, since the Cuban government is privatizing over a million jobs in Cuba. Manuel repairs shoes on a Havana street corner, and barely makes ends meet. And yet when his customers don't bother to pick up their shoes, he doesn't sell them - he gives them away. It's capitalism, Cuban style - with a human touch. Cubans are avid fishermen, and on any sunny morning you can find Jose fishing on Havana's waterfront. He owns almost no equipment and only two pairs of shorts, yet cheerfully shares his catch with anyone who comes along. Spear fishermen patrol the same waters, using homemade guns and occasionally catching enormous - and toothy - barracuda. A few really brave souls use blocks of Styrofoam to paddle several miles out to sea each morning in search of bigger catch. Their "boats" - barely larger than bathtubs - only last a few months so they often take them home for repairs. This time they've borrowed an old drill and can't get it to work, but they don't get angry. If there's one thing the Cubans have learned over the past 50 years, it's patience. But to really find out what makes Cubans tick, you have to visit Remedios during their annual fireworks festival. For nine months a year it's a sleepy little town, but in September the place splits into two teams - San Salvador and Carmen - and both sides prepare for war. They build enormous floats and complicated light walls, all run by century-old machines. Women design costumes and men make thousands of homemade firecrackers. Rusty tractors haul carefully concealed pieces of floats through back streets. And finally, the big day arrives... The square erupts with games, food, and rides. For the children, this beats Christmas hands down. The men enjoy themselves in baseball pitching challenges and patronize the local beer trucks. Everyone dances and gorges themselves. But this year Team Carmen is in trouble. The fireworks have already started and they haven't finished wiring up their light wall. There's a short somewhere, and they can't find it. And then - amazingly - the other side sends a team of men to help. Within minutes, the machines rumble to life and the competition is on. It looks more like World War lll than a festival - falling ash as thick as snow and fireworks going off in the middle of the spectators. The men use the burning debris to light their cigars, which they then in turn use to light more fireworks. The fuses are unreliable, to say the least. When they reach their duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 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 [#1002] New York City New York City is the world epicenter for money, creativity and culture. Burt takes a bite of the Big Apple, tells you how it came to be and takes you from the tip of the island to Central Park. Learn about the city's architectural heritage and how a nation of immigrants contributed to the gastronomy of the island. duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
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