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KQED Life: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
  • 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 [#803] Going Platinum Platinum is a naturally white metal that's been around for a long time but its only found in a few places including a few meteorites that crashed to earth 2 billion years ago. Platinum is an extraordinary metal---thirty times rarer than gold. And it is virtually impossible to corrode. Most of the Crown Jewels of England and the world's most valuable diamond, the Hope Diamond, are set in platinum. Why is the highest honor in the music business the award of a platinum record? Burt travels around the world to find out why the highest level of respect many credit card companies offer is the platinum card. duration 27:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War This film tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust. The documentary brings to life the three central characters John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, and explores how the world's most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and what courage and luck it took to climb out again. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    JFK: American Experience [#101H] Part One Follow JFK's rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 - the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy's early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington's most eligible bachelor to the nation's president. duration 1:55:41   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Not Yet Begun to Fight Retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings remembers flight missions high above the death and destruction in Vietnam. From the cockpit, he traced meandering ribbons that cut through the jungle. He recognized the shapes of the trout streams of home. Every night, he dreamed about fly-fishing. When he returned home to Montana in 1969, to a nation decades away from diagnosing PTSD, he went to the water. He tied a fly onto a line and cast. The river, he says, healed him.
    This program unfolds in the space between war and a new battle. Hastings reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from war. He brings them to the river and shares his secret: there are places where you can still be consumed by a simple act, find joy in a fight, and be redeemed as you gently release another creature, unharmed, into quiet waters.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#206H] Ottawa, Canada Travelscope celebrates Canada and the Canadians in the nation's capital. Joseph canoes beneath Parliament Hill, survives the War Museum and samples the cuisine at Cordon Bleu - the world's most prestigious culinary training ground. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#409] Out of Rome We leave the eternal city behind by way of the famous Appian Way to explore the environs of Rome. First it's the majesty of Emperor Hadrian's villa and the wine and lakes of the Alban Hills. Next, it's south to the ancient seaport of Ostia, Rome's Pompeii. Along the way we watch olive oil pressing, stop at the ancient's favorite beach and visit a medieval hilltop town. Tips on tasting olive oil and navigating Rome's ring road. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#626] Seven-Stage Spinal Stretch The secret to this forward bend is to use your arms and legs to achieve your maximum stretch. You'll also bend backward in Camel and sideways in Windblown Tree. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#63] 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 [#64] 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 13:47  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#232] duration 27:02   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1206] Balance Improving balance through weight training, stretching and leg strengthening is the theme of this episode. duration 27:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#813Z] Strengthen Feet & Fingers duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#803] Going Platinum Platinum is a naturally white metal that's been around for a long time but its only found in a few places including a few meteorites that crashed to earth 2 billion years ago. Platinum is an extraordinary metal---thirty times rarer than gold. And it is virtually impossible to corrode. Most of the Crown Jewels of England and the world's most valuable diamond, the Hope Diamond, are set in platinum. Why is the highest honor in the music business the award of a platinum record? Burt travels around the world to find out why the highest level of respect many credit card companies offer is the platinum card. duration 27:49   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 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
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#410] Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Europe's best kept secret, the Croatian coast of Dalmatia dazzles with stunning white stone cities and azure waters. We begin in Dubrovnik, then island hop up the coast, snorkeling, swimming, sunning and reveling in the scenery. In Split we visit a Roman emperor's palace and make excursions to ruins, timeless towns and fortresses. Tips on boating, food and driving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#207H] Valencia, Spain Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#810H] Mexican Microbrews and Pub Fare Many of us experienced our first Mexican beer on a beach with a squeeze of lime. Now we're happy to see a beer revolution rumbling in the Baja peninsula. Rick takes us from the Tecate brewery, which started in 1944, to the Tijuana brewery, makers of several microbrews. At Ultramarinos, an Ensenada bar with a penchant for pairing specialty beers and local seafood, Rick enjoys an oyster taco with owner Alain Genchi. Finally, Rick meets two expatriates brewing beer in Los Cabos - perfect for enjoying with their beer pizza. At home, Rick tucks a tomatillo and chorizo pizza into his wood-burning oven. Salud! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#309] Signature Burgers Today's menu comes from The Burger Bar and includes Chef Keller's signature Buffalo Burger with his secret recipe for a very special red wine sauce. On the side is a recipe for some crunchy, juicy homemade onion rings. Recipes: Buffalo Burger; Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Aioli. duration 27:45   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#312] Gail Gand This episode features Gail Gand, pastry chef and owner of Chicago's Vanilla Bean Bakery and Florida baker David Blom. Gail shows Julia and viewers how to create a "not your usual" lemon meringue pie-for-one, while David Blom makes cookies: delicately curved tuiles and tasty gingersnaps. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2203] Healthy Eating/Cibo Per La Salute Mary Ann joins nutritional forces with First Lady of New Hampshire, and pediatrician Dr. Susan Lynch, to advocate simple, healthy eating for both children and adults, by making Chicken Cacciatore, Fennel/Avocado and Orange Salad, and Low Fat Yogurt Sundae. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    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)
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#206] Free Reign with Cut Flowers Fresh flower arrangements brighten rooms and moods. Michele's floral designing mom shares how to gather, condition and manipulate pretty much anything and everything that you may have growing in your yard or garden. Interesting tips and tricks for one of a kind arrangements you can easily create yourself. duration 25:17   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#707] 3-In-1 Drill Press Upgrade The Woodsmith editors make a drill press more useful with a 3-in-1 upgrade that adds mobility, storage, and accuracy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2705] Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3 Are your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy's easy methods. Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding with perfect results. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2626] Circles Sew Simple Sewing in circles? Create intriguing projects with a little circle magic and some free-spirited designs. Join Nancy and guest Donna Fenske as they stitch quilts with head-turning simple circle techniques. Learn to make a Scrappy Orange Peel quilt-no tedious backing and binding-a Crazy for Circles quilt with chic circle appliques, a Wedding Ring quilt stitched in circles, and more. Express yourself using these momentous new circle concepts! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#923Z] Andre Chiang & Cooking with Our Senses We have all heard the saying " you eat with your eyes" - well on this week's episode, Michelin Star Chef Andre Chiang of Singapore's famous Restaurant Andre, shows us what this really means. Shopping at one of the city's well-known wet markets, Ming and Andre find inspiration in pristine, fresh ingredients that they use to create two memorable culinary creations. duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends [#206Z] Ratatouille, Tomato Sauce & Pasta Nick welcomes Chef Maria Hines of Tilth in Seattle. Chef Hines demonstrates Eggplant Ratatouille with Lemon Marinated Chicken Breast. Stellino teaches you to make Tomato Sauce and then use the sauce in Pasta with Braised sausages and Parmesan Ricotta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#206H] Pasta Sauces Homemade pasta sauces far outshine store-bought jars. In this episode, Martha creates four mouthwatering versions: traditional, slow-cooked Bolognese; a quick-and-easy puttanesca; a rich carbonara; and a light but unforgettable sauce made with bottarga, a preserved fish roe that is a specialty of southern Italy. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#226H] Three Quick and Easy Italian Dinners In this episode, Lidia makes three dishes that can be made any day of the week. Cauliflower Soup, Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Capers, Orecchiette with Artichokes & Bacon are the highlights in this episode. Lidia then visits Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive near Sacramento California to hear his family's colorful culinary history. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#304] Michel Richard & Alice Medrich Julia Child observes as California master chefs Michel Richard and Alice Medrich work their magic with puff pastry and biscotti. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#122H] Good Catch! Grilled Swordfish With Spicy Yogurt Sauce; Baked Mackerel With Potatoes And Onions; Seafood With "Handkerchiefs"; Poached Trout In Vegetable Broth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#110H] Ticket to Provence Joanne and her student Sasha are transported to Provence using herbs, citrus, and garlic. Joanne begins with a bright fresh citrus salad and then working together they create a very classic country, yet refined, dish of braised cod with leeks and potato. Recipes: Citrus Salad with Mint and Red Onions, Cod Braised with Leeks, Potatoes and Thyme, and Roasted Garlic Slab. Student: Sasha Bernstein, Restaurant Consultant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1302H] Great American Classics Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#104B] Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) Something from Nothing portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence, and searching for better opportunities in the North and the West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized, offering vastly different strategies to further black empowerment and equality. Yet successful black institutions and individuals were always at risk. At the same time, the ascendance of black arts and culture showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. "The Harlem Renaissance" would not only redefine how America saw African Americans, but how African Americans saw themselves. duration 1:24:03   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    JFK: American Experience [#102H] Part Two Follow Kennedy into the White House through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency. Offering fresh assessments of the successes and failures of his tenure, this episode features frank appraisals by administration officials, including John Siegenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford, civil rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond, and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves. duration 1:55:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    The Kennedy Half-Century Based on Larry Sabato's book, this program chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy's life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent US president. John F. Kennedy's legacy endured due to the early efforts of family and friends, Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" programs, Ronald Reagan's tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton's infatuation with the 35th president, and the "twinning" of JFK and Barrack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign.
    The compelling documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond,Andrew Bell and Larry Sabato, among others.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#207H] Valencia, Spain Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#410] Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Europe's best kept secret, the Croatian coast of Dalmatia dazzles with stunning white stone cities and azure waters. We begin in Dubrovnik, then island hop up the coast, snorkeling, swimming, sunning and reveling in the scenery. In Split we visit a Roman emperor's palace and make excursions to ruins, timeless towns and fortresses. Tips on boating, food and driving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 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 [#804] Rome, Italy In contrast to New York as The Big Apple, Rome has been called The Big Lasagna, and it's a perfect description. Like lasagna, Rome is all about layers -- layers that could easily stand on their own, and yet being together in the same pot has made the entire dish more interesting. Burt takes viewers shopping through the famous streets of Rome to the international fashion houses... the great Italian tailors... the jewelry makers. And, of course he visits some of the city's great restaurants. duration 27:18   STEREO TVG
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