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KQED Life: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, June 8, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#405H] Italy's Amalfi Coast Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1402H] Hong Kong - Part Two In Hong Kong - Part Two, Burt explains the history of Dim Sum restaurants, Hong Kong speed tailoring, how to send money to your ancestors in the after life and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong's sleekest shopping areas, to one of the city's great temples, and the highest peak in Hong Kong, duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    One Day in the American City [#101H] The Love of City Immerse yourself in the story of the American city, as told by thousands of filmmakers in a single day. Homelessness, gentrification, new technology, the sharing economy, gun laws and urban farming are just some of the topics explored. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 am
    Nature [#3407] Yosemite Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses. duration 1:21:35   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#301] Gumby Dharma Art Clokey's life is fascinating in its own right, but also in how it gently influenced his characters and story lines for 40+ years. His world famous characters - Gumby, Pokey and the rest of the gang - and his animation of Davey and Goliath, seem to echo the spiritual path of their creator/animator. Art's animation work and love of life have influenced millions of TV and film viewers and filmmakers across the world.
    Robina Marchesi's film captures Art's story as he reminisces about his long life and his vast work. In addition, it includes short interviews with some of the contemporary leaders in the animation world who have been touched and influenced by Art's pivotal contribution to the genre. Highlight clips of Art's original, groundbreaking art films, Gumbasia and Mandala, appear, as well as clips of some of Art's favorite Gumby and Davey and Goliath episodes. Also included is new stop motion work (directed/animated by Academy Award Nominee Timothy Hittle), depicting 'interviews' with Gumby and some of the gang on their time with Art Clokey.
    duration 1:26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Ken Burns: America's Storyteller [#103B] American Sampler This program focuses its attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Ken Burns has produced over the years. It explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others. duration 1:28:47   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#720] Lotus Let your body bend in Blowing Tree. Loosen your legs for Lotus with a five-part stretch, then do some lying-down versions of the posture. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#75] 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 [#76] 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 [#117] Balancing Poses - Version Two With Navasana, Vyagrasana, Ashtanga, Eagle/Garudasana, and others. duration 27:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1105] Perceptual Motor Fitness This workout combines a variety of exercises that will encourage perceptual motor fitness for the purpose of strengthening communication between body and brain. duration 27:01   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#819Z] Tone Your Abs & Strengthen Your Legs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1406H] The Palm Beaches, Florida In this program, Burt takes a look at how the Palm Beaches were developed, the Norton Museum of Art, a man who was able to change the law so you could get divorced if your spouse was insane, and the history of polo. He also shows us a great place to learn to snorkel, where you can get some excellent antique jewelry, a museum and park dedicated to Japanese culture and a lighthouse with a secret detection station that helped sink over 60 German submarines during the Second World War. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#410H] Salzburg and Surroundings The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#502] Oahu and Kauai Sunning, swimming, surfing and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Rudy explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha. From Oahu we head north to Kauai, "The Garden Island" whose sheer beauty screams "tropical paradise." Rudy hikes the Waimea Canyon and kayaks past traditional Hawaiian villages. The Allerton Gardens show off rare tropical plants, and restored homes of planters recall days when sugar was king. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#607H] Sechselauten - Switzerland's Spring Festival We find out what Sechselauten really means when we join Joseph on his springtime visit to Zurich, Switzerland. Considered a dry, formal, business town, Zurich casts off the stereotypes and its residents slough off their inhibitions when they welcome spring in celebration with the town's historic medieval trade unions. On parade day Joseph dons a baker's cap and joins the Bakers Guild for a romp through the streets of Zurich to the square where the Bogg (snowman) who, in observation of the end of winter, loses his head in a burst of firecrackers. Once he is engulfed in flames winter is banished and the citizens of Zurich use the glowing embers of his pyre to roast sausages, along with quaffing local wine and partying well into the night. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#301H] Street Food Evolution From around the world food on the street is rich in flavor and history today the chefs create a dish based on their best street food memories. Miyoko Schinner is making created her very own Spicy Miso Ramen. Toni visits a torte shop in Italy and cracks the code to make Torta di Ceci. . And Terry Hope Romero whips up a personal favorite, Mexican Roasted Corn Salad with Avocado. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#402H] Keller Family Treasures, Part 2 Chef Keller recreates classics from his hometown of Ribeauville, France. Dishes include a light mayonnaise he learned from his grandmother and another family favorite, a rolled pasta dish made with a savory filling. Recipes: Poached Leeks with Grandma's Light Mayonnaise; Fleischschnaka (Pasta Roulade). duration 26:26   TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#124] Mark Militello Chef Mark Militello creates a hearts of palm salad to complement his Jamaican-style yellowtail red snapper. He uses hot peppers in his salad and recommends coating your fingers with oil to protect from the heat. Militello also offers other tips, such as scoring the fish to prevent it from curling up and shrinking, and flipping the fish away from oneself when frying so that the oil or butter doesn't splash back. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2510] Festival of the Candles - La Festa Dei Ceri Mary Ann takes a deep breath and plunges into the crowd-filled excitement generated by the oldest festival in Italy. Held in the medieval town of Gubbio, the food, music and camaraderie are unlike anything you've ever seen. And the traditional Cheese Bread Mary Ann makes nella cucina is unlike anything you've ever tasted. Join in the celebration and bring your appetite! duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#515H] Chicken Comfort When it comes to comfort food, chicken is the number one ingredient. In fact, it's the star of Jean Anderson's fried chicken. Put away your fryer because this chicken is baked! Then, Sara comes through with a cozy winter chicken chili to warm your bones. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3626H] Detroit | Rebirth In Detroit After seven months of hard work, the project is complete. Tour the interior and exterior of the house to see the major areas of improvement and preservation. Celebrate the beautiful transformation with Frank, Tamiko and everyone who pitched in. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1526H] Hawaii Makes 50 That makes 50! The guys complete the show's run of every U.S. state. Tom learns how to create a unique keepsake box from island materials in Build It. Richard looks at a new way to store solar energy. Roger helps a family grow an organic garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3130] Sunset Oval Bob Ross paints a colorful mountain landscape in a truly different oval-in-a-square on canvas. Don't miss it! duration 27:52   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3131] Dark Waterfall Watch Bob Ross and his amazing paint brushes create a wonderful little waterfall in the middle of an early autumn forest. duration 28:01   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1319H] Jody Adams It's all about homemade soups today on Simply Ming! To stir up some deliciousness, Ming is joined by his old friend Jody Adams. A James Beard award-winning chef, Jody makes a flavorful green pea and artichoke soup with two kinds of pesto, while Ming serves up a real hot and sour soup - and a little spiked lemonade to top it all off! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#808H] Tijuana Round Table There's a long heritage of good food in Tijuana: It has an amazing taco culture and is the birthplace of the Caesar salad. Today, Tijuana boasts one of the top culinary schools in the country and some of the best chefs in Mexico. Rick and three fellow food lovers dine at the ultra-modern Mision 19 located in Mexico's newest Leed Gold Certified building. Chef Javier Plascencia wows them with his creative twists on classic Mexican dishes such as braised beef short ribs wrapped in fresh fig leaves and served with black mole and kabocha foam. For starters, Chef Javier layers local tuna with nopales, chicharron and avocado meringue. Between bites, Rick and his guests discuss their own relationships with food, the expanding culinary scene in Tijuana and the future of Mexican food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#609H] One-Bowl Desserts Don't want to create a mess in the kitchen? Look no further than Martha's one-bowl desserts: brown-butter coconut cashew blondies, skillet baked plum cake, single-serving size brownie sundaes and Scottish oatcakes, best served with cheese or jam. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#325H] Dough and Crusts Italians will wrap anything in dough, whether it's savory or sweet, and still have time for a classic. Lidia begins this meal with a savory zucchini and rice crostata. She then turns to the sweets with a celebration of zeppole, a fried delicious dough stuffed with creamy ricotta. Grandma Erminia, who has the sweet tooth in the family, joins Lidia for this segment. Lastly, there is still time for a classic and Lidia prepares an easy steamed mussel dish with white wine, onions, bay leaves and pepperoncino. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#211] Joe Ortiz, Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, Capitola Joe Ortiz, a baker from Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria in Capitola, California, shows chef Julia Child how to make crusty sourdough bread loaves in several decorative shapes. First, he makes homemade yeast, pulling bacteria wild and yeast out of the air with a mixture of flour, milk, water, and cumin. Adding more flour, he crafts a dough which he shapes into a loaf garnished with a sheaf of wheat, and mini-loaves shaped like a star and a cluster of grapes. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#107H] Economical Offal Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#210H] Mushrooms Italian-Style Italian cuisine is one of Joanne's favorite go-to's for cooking. She loves it so much because in Italy they take the freshest ingredients and cook them at the peak of the season. In this episode, they're going to visit an Italian market, and then with her student Katy, they're going to make a super easy mushroom pizza with Montasio and gorgonzola cheeses. Then they're going to get down to earth with a beef tenderloin stuffed with wild mushrooms. Join her as she travels through the heart and soul of Italy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1701H] Cast Iron Staples Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to crisp roast butterflied chicken with rosemary and garlic. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    First Peoples [#103H] Asia/Australia What happened when we expanded out of Africa and into Asia - where did we go and whom did they meet along the way? The latest evidence suggests we left far earlier than previously thought and interbred with a newly-discovered type of ancient human - the Denisovans. The existence of these people was only established four years ago, when geneticists extracted DNA from a tiny fragment of finger bone. And because our ancestors mated with them, their genes found a home within our DNA. More than that, they've helped us survive and thrive. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Conversation with Bill Moyers Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House Press Secretary for President Johnson to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS. duration 1:24:15   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala In celebration of John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday on May 29th, this program opens a window to the glamour and excitement that descended on the nation's capital for his 1961 inauguration, with a never before seen musical event - the Pre-Inaugural Gala, produced by and starring Frank Sinatra. It was a star-studded musical celebration, scheduled to be broadcast on television the following week.
    But on the day of the gala, January 19, 1961, Washington DC was hit with a colossal blizzard, and most of the performers were stuck in the Armory, rehearsing all day, unable to rest or change clothes for the evening. The storm took out most of the power in Washington but a few generators powered the minimal lights and cameras. In the end, it was decided not to broadcast the program.
    The black-and-white gala performances will be enhanced and interconnected by brilliant color and black-and-white footage from the Kennedy years, with insightful commentary from a distinguished host and interviewees. The artful mix of Kennedy home movies and photos, television news coverage, White House archives and footage from this previously unseen gala helps define the fabled Kennedy years and their legacy in the arts.
    The program includes performances by Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly, Helen Traubel and Jimmy Durante. A specially written political parody of Kennedy's campaign features these luminaries as well as others, including Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Milton Berle, Alan King, and more.
    duration 1:24:15   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Nixon's The One: The '68 Election Narrated by Dick Cavett, this program chronicles not only Richard Nixon's stunning victory in the 1968 presidential race, but the ways in which that historic election gave rise to Red State-Blue State America. Combining archival footage and original interviews with, among others, activist Tom Hayden, former Nixon advisor Kevin Phillips, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian David Maraniss, and bestselling author Rick Perlstein, it is anything but a nostalgic trip through the "flower power" decade. Rather, it's a sobering, wry look at how the Sixties divided us-and how Nixon stepped into the breach to claim the biggest prize of all. duration 53:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#406H] Milan and Lake Como No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1608H] The Road to Ruin St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States. Burt tours the town, looks into the history of Henry Flagler who built a railroad that turned Florida into "The American Riviera." He also visits Flagler College and learns about their Coastal Environmental project. St. Augustine was the place where the Spanish Conquistador, Juan Ponce De Leon searched for the Fountain of Youth. Throughout the program, Burt continues that investigation, with considerable success. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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