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KQED Life: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#902H] Germany's Dresden and Leipzig Saxony, part of the former East Germany, remains a secret to most travelers. Rick visits the two great cities of the region: the capital city of Dresden, with the opulent palaces and art treasures of the Wettin dynasty, and Leipzig, with its Bach heritage, a massive monument to the day Europe beat Napoleon, and museums remembering its communist heritage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1606H] Have A Healthy Trip Burt has spent most of his life traveling around the world and one of his concerns has been protecting himself, his family and his film crew from illness. From time to time, no matter how much he liked a food, the food didn't like him. Burt talks to some of the leading authorities on what you can do to stay healthy when you travel and how to deal with reactions to food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#209H] Ancient Roots This episode traces the family histories of three quintessential voices in American life. All descend from ancestors who were part of the wave of Greek immigrants in the early decades of the 20th century. But along the way, the stories of their Greek ancestors were lost. Tina Fey's fifth great-grandfather survived a terrible massacre and became a hero in the Greek War of Independence. David Sedaris' ancestors were also touched by the Greek War of Independence. Their home village was raided by the Ottoman military and David's great-grand-aunt was taken captive - never to see her family again. George Stephanopoulos' family was willing to sacrifice themselves in the struggle against the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War I. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Roosevelts: An Intimate History [#105H] The Rising Road (1933-1939) FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people's self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband's liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Roosevelts: An Intimate History [#106H] The Common Cause (1939-1944) FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1943 and with the war still raging, FDR resolves to conceal his condition and run for a fourth term. duration 1:55:11   SRND51 TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#102] Arch and Relax Wai Lana shows how backbending poses improve posture and increase energy. The session ends with deep, nerve-soothing Yoga Nidra relaxation. duration 27:35   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 [#112] Hips - Version Two With Baddha Konasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Pigeon, Vrkshasana, and others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1605H] Neglected Areas of Body This episode begins slow and easy with great music to accompany exercises for posture using a towel and band, a large ball for balance, in addition to exercises for hips, carpal tunnel and the pelvic floor. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#1019H] For Plantar Fasciitis duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1611H] On The Road In America, Part 2 In the second program, "Pack Up Your Troubles," Burt continues the story. This time it's around the theme of wars and crisis, covering the two world wars and the depression. Wars often move people around. The labor force demands of WWI accelerated the move from farms to cities and initiated the Great Migration out of the South. The Depression slowed migration as worried people stayed close to home. The Dust Bowl migration, driven by environmental as well as an economic crisis, was the memorable exception. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#907H] Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country Siena, once a proud and independent city-state, retains its confidence and unique traditions. Rick enjoys a front-row seat at its wild horse race - the venerable Palio - and marvel at cultural treasures from the days when Siena rivaled Florence for leadership of Tuscany. Then he heads into wine country for a little dolce vita under the Tuscan sun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 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
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#902H] Hungary, Austria and Germany - Sampling the Danube's Delights Joseph samples the delights along the banks of Europe's second-longest river when he travels from Budapest, Hungary through Austria to Nuremberg, Germany on the Danube. The river is a watery avenue that rivals Paris' Champs-Elysees in offering a never-ending array of fascinating and eye-catching treasures. Along its course a mosaic of magnificent cities, quaint villages, fields and forests unfold and each stop along the way reveals a piece of Europe's ongoing cultural tale. It's a region where so much has happened and the past continues to affect the present. Join Joseph in historic markets, world-heritage vineyards, swank cafes, elegant parks and along the medieval streets of Hungary, Austria and Germany's old towns. 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 [#221] Charcuterie 101 Charcuterie, the French version of antipasti, may sound a bit highfalutin, but there's nothing easier and trendier than putting together a great charcuterie platter for your guests. Chef Keller shows how to select ingredients from a delicatessen or by making them from scratch. Recipes: Savory Turkey Sausage; Pickled Vegetables; Charcuterie Platter. duration 28:20   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#121] Monique Barbeau Chef Monique Barbeau prepares tequila cured gravlax with savory dill pancakes. Using fresh salmon (with skin), she cures the fish in tequila and spices, and then makes a creme fraiche with tomatoes to use as a sauce over the gravlax. Next she prepares dill pancakes without eggs. Finally, Barbeau puts all the elements together to form a small sandwich that's topped with fried capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2518H] Sunday Dinner - La Cena Di Domenica Sunday in Italy goes hand in hand with food and family - and fun. Mary Ann spends the entire day visiting her husband's cousins and cooking up a storm with matriarch, Anna Esposito who makes a sumptuous Sunday supper starting with handmade orecchiette coated with a spicy Benevento-style Ragu sauce. A second course of Stuffed Meat Rolls follows, plus lamb, plus desserts, plus desserts, plus happiness, plus who wants seconds? Thirds? duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#607H] Soul of the South Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen. Then she travels to Boone Plantation to learn how African American cooks have shaped Southern cooking since the days of slavery. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup. Recipes: Martha Lou's southern fried chicken, Red beans and rice soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3612H] Arlington Arts & Crafts | Changes Start to Show The house gets new shingles. After the hardwood goes down, radiant tubing is installed on the entire first floor. The large existing fireplace gets a makeover. Outside, the side decks and rails are built. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1512H] Radiator, Saws, Garage Lights Richard to the rescue - see him diagnose a malfunctioning hot water radiator and give a lesson on diverter tees. Tom demonstrates different types of handsaws. Watch Scott brighten up a driveway with LED garage lights. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3239] Ebb Tide Walk along the beach with Bob Ross and experience the colorful setting sun; a lovely oval painting to enjoy! duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3240] Secluded Forest Bob Ross paints the deepest, darkest place in the forest on a vertical canvas; so mysterious! duration 27:30   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1301H] Carla Hall This week, Top Chef All Star and host of The Chew, Carla Hall stops by Ming's loft kitchen. Carla goes back to her Tennessee roots with country greens, tangy chow-chow pickles, and hot water corn bread, while Ming pulls out the pressure cooker to whip up a hearty red roast pork. East meets South with these chefs' favorite dishes, this week on Simply Ming! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1106H] Love of Live Fire Cooking In Yucatan, cooking over fire is a way of life. Rick meets up with Chef Juan Pablo Loza, who ignites the wood-fire grill for octopus with local pineapple. At Zama Beach Club in Isla Mujeres, Cancun Chef Federico Lopez fires up his seaside grill to make tikin xic, a Yucatecan grilled fish dish smothered with achiote, the region's hallmark spice paste. And Chef Eric Werner shows off his all wood-fire kitchen at Hartwood in Tulum. Forever obsessed with cooking over fire, Rick brings us to Lena Brava, his new all wood-fire restaurant in Chicago, to make poc chuc, a traditional citrusy grilled spicy pork dish, then to his backyard for spatchcocked chicken al oregano worthy of a summertime fiesta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#508H] Green Tea Learn how to incorporate antioxidant-rich green tea into four remarkably tasty desserts. Chickalicious Chef E.J. joins Martha in the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#411H] Fruit Desserts Fruit desserts have always been an Italian tradition; they are simple, delicious and the perfect way to showcase nature's bounty. In this episode, Lidia highlights some of her fans' preferred seasonal sweets with: strawberries with balsamic vinegar, a light and creamy panna cotta with seasonal fresh fruit; juicy nectarines and blueberries in prosecco and a plum crostata, a free form Italian tart with juicy plums. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#109] Mary Bergin Head pastry chef Mary Bergin for Spago at Las Vegas, Nevada visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Bergin demonstrates how to make two different types of chiffon cakes. Bergin creates a nectarine upside down lemon chiffon cake and a chocolate chiffon bundt cake with creme brulee. Bergin provides many tips on preparing these cakes such as the colder the eggs are the easier they are to separate. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#105H] Fine Finishes Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding. 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 [#1725H] Summer Pork Supper Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best smoked pork loin with dried-fruit chutney. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Bridget how to make the ultimate sweet potato soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Story of China [#102H] Golden Age/The Ming See the stunning achievements of two of China's most brilliant dynasties: the Song, creators of a Chinese Renaissance, and the Ming, builders of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. duration 1:52:06   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury BELL RINGER: THE INVISIBLE BRAIN INJURY dives into the complexities of the injured brain, examining what occurs in the brain during a concussion, how researchers are studying physical impact and neurological injuries, and the safe protocols for returning to play. Through eye-opening interviews with former professional players, including women's soccer legend and two-time World Cup Champion Michelle Akers and three-time Super Bowl Champion Monte Coleman (both of whom suffered multiple concussions during their careers), as well as medical experts and renowned researchers, the documentary examines the short-term effects and long-term risks of concussions, raises awareness of the issue, and discusses the best ways to prevent them altogether. BELL RINGER: THE INVISIBLE BRAIN INJURY dives into the complexities of the injured brain, examining what occurs in the brain during a concussion, how researchers are studying physical impact and neurological injuries, and the safe protocols for returning to play. Through eye-opening interviews with former professional players, including women's soccer legend and two-time World Cup Champion Michelle Akers and three-time Super Bowl Champion Monte Coleman (both of whom suffered multiple concussions during their careers), as well as medical experts and renowned researchers, the documentary examines the short-term effects and long-term risks of concussions, raises awareness of the issue, and discusses the best ways to prevent them altogether. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Frontline [#3202H] League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis With the NFL back in the news, Frontline investigates how the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to long-term brain injuries. Drawn from a book by ESPN journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, the film tells the hidden story of the NFL's concussion crisis. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Frontline [#3203H] League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, Part 2 (see description in part 1) duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#903H] Germany's Frankfurt and Nurnberg Skyscraper-studded Frankfurt - with so much commerce it's nicknamed "Bankfurt" - has a delightful-to-explore old center. Rick also visits Nurnberg, a capital for both the First Reich (the Holy Roman Empire) and the Third. From its towering castle and playful fountains to its Nazi Documentation Center and maze of underground bomb shelters, Nurnberg is a fascinating study in contrasts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1607H] Tea for Two Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world. Water is the first. Accordingly, tea has had a powerful impact on what we eat and drink, but it has also had an amazing influence on our music, art and literature. In this program Burt travels around the world talking to experts and looking at how tea has shown up in music (Tea for Two) in literature (Alice in Wonderland) and art (Norman Rockwell's Housewife At Tea Break). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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