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KQED Life: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1602H] Guatemala, Part 1 The Maya people have been living in Guatemala for over 10,000 years. Burt visits their ancient tribal communities, learns how they were able to develop calendars that are as accurate as the ones we use today. He stops into Funsepa, which is a non-profit foundation that gives the children of Guatemala the technical skills they will need to compete in the modern world. He tours the city of Antigua, checks out the influence of the Spanish conquistadors and learns about Guatemalan music, crafts and food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Curious Traveler [#202H] Curious Rome Why is there a giant hole in the top of the Pantheon? And how is it still standing after more than two millennia? Why does Piazza Navona look like a racetrack? And why did it used to be a swimming pool? Where did the bronze for St. Peter's Basilica come from, and why are those windows in the dome so heavenly? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Today's Wild West [#107H] McGarry Ranches / Bootmaker / Shiloh Rifles The rugged cowboy life at McGarry Ranches in Rexburg, ID; Idaho cowboy and custom bootmaker Seth Teichert; and recreating the rifles of the Old West at the Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company in Big Timber, Montana. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Two for the Road [#101H] Journey to the End of the World Nik and Dusty leave their home in Texas and set out for the "city at the end of the world," where they hop on board a Russian research ship bound for Antarctica. Part 1 of 2. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 am
    Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg [#204H] Dark Science of Menu Engineering The next time you go out to eat at a restaurant, whether it's at Denny's or a 5 Star establishment, do you have any idea what you're going to order, before you get there? Probably not. However, the restaurant might know! CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg introduces us to the brave new world of menu engineering. Plus, most Americans might know Williamsburg as one of the United States' most historic cities. But, Peter shows us the hidden gems of a place that goes way beyond colonial times. And, for years, Florida was known as the retirement mecca of the United States. However, for those looking beyond the Sunshine State to kick back and relax after a life's work, there are many factors to consider, such as health care costs, and housing prices. Peter shares his list of the worst cities to retire. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Travels with Darley [#404H] Missouri's Route 66 & St. Louis Darley explores St Louis and the birthplace of Route 66, mixing classic American history with modern diversions. Viewers travel along to dine on downhome BBQ with a spicy pitmaster, meet a James Beard Award-winning chef and explore city neighborhoods and breweries. Darley enlists local guides for an outdoor hike at Castlewood State Park, and a visit to City Museum, the St. Louis Art Museum and Forest Park. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#302H] RV Camping Adventure in Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Gettysburg & Hershey Colleen, her daughters, and niece set up camp at three different RV campgrounds - in Lancaster, Gettysburg, and Hershey - each offering unique amenities. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi [#101H] Dancing In My Italy (Minturno, Italy) Mickela returns to where it all started, the small, sleepy, Southern Italian beach town of Minturno, where her parents immigrated from over 40 years ago. She reconnects with her roots during the town's biggest celebration, the annual Sagra delle Regne (Wheat Harvest Festival). From rehearsing with the local troupe, I Giullari, to sightseeing along the coast, to then performing with the renowned group in the festival's closing ceremonies, Mickela has an incredible journey of self-discovery. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#101H] Playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher discusses the art and craft of writing for the stage and screen. Adam Levy's orchestral pop band, and The Professors, performs "Turn of the Century Recycling Blues." Multidisciplinary artist Alexa Horochowski creates work that speaks to globalization and environmental decline. In a search for the headwaters of Lake Superior, award-winning photographer David Bowman further connects with his family roots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#104H] Tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. A Film by Rebecca Ferris. duration 26:37   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Chef's Life [#113H] Have Yourself Some Moonshine Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, where they talk about the art and soul of white lightning. The restaurant's mixologist works moonshine into several new drinks, while the restaurant staff struggles through the holiday party season. They end the season with a party of their own at Ben and Vivian's new house, with AppleJack Moonshine cocktails making a guest appearance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#906H] A Friend In Need The Monster of Brendamdocks - Percy is at Brendam Docks to pick up new table and chairs for Dowager Hatt's house. The boat is late so Percy has to wait. Fog rolls in and the story says that's when the Monster of Brendam can be seen. Percy tells the other engines about the Monster and causes chaos around the island when the engines mistake each other for the Monster! Once back at Brendam Docks, Cranky reminds Percy that there is no such thing as the Monster of Brendam. He chuffs back to help his friends. Then, together, they come back to Brendam and there in the swirling fog, they see The Monster! He's tall and creaking! It's Cranky who is the Monster of Brendam and Salty's joke! Flash Bang Wallop - A Photographer arrives on Sodor to take photographs of the engines for The Great Railways of Sodor book. Thomas is determined to be photographed more than Gordon and bursts his way into each photograph, not realizing Percy and James have become derailed. A cross Sir Topham Hatt arrives and tells Thomas about Percy and James being derailed and Thomas has to find a way to put everything right. It is late when they return to Tidmouth Sheds. Gordon boasts about how many photographs he thinks he was in. Thomas doesn't mind. He knows it was more important to help his friends. When the Photographer returns a few days later, Thomas is surprised and delighted to see a front cover photograph of his rescue mission. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Mindfulness Goes Mainstream Explore the transformative power of mindfulness meditation-now embraced by millions of ordinary people-through expert opinions and interviews including singer Jewel, clothing designer Eileen Fisher and UMASS Center for Meditation's Jon Kabat-Zinn. duration 58:12   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    This Land Is Your Land (My Music) Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. duration 1:28:03   STEREO
  • 9:00 am
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1716H] Autumn Desserts Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#1008H] Straight from So-Cal Julia Collin Davison shows Bridget Lancaster how to make authentic citrus-braised pork tacos at home. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of mild salsa. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews piping bags. Test cook Christie Morrison shows Julia the secrets to making the best So Cal churros. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1220H] Mingalaba Restaurant, The Brazen Head, 'aina Burmese flavors take us to Burlingame this week with stir-fry dishes that are neither too hot nor too spicy at Mingalaba Restaurant. But if you get a late-night hankering, while you're in the Cow Hollow district of San Francisco, the pub favorites at The Brazen Head are sure to hit the spot. Finally, we end with a love letter to the islands in the form of elevated Hawaiian cuisine at '?ina in San Francisco's Dogpatch. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#502H] Fish Fiesta Fish is a staple on Lidia's table all year long, and she loves to plan a dinner that showcases the best and freshest of seafood. The menu is diverse today, as she prepares mussels with fennel and saffron, a fun and elegant dish that is served with grilled bread; cucumber salad, a refreshing salad dressed with sweet honey, tangy vinegar and crunchy celery; and finally baked striped bass with lemon sauce made with cheese flavored breadcrumbs and baked to golden perfection. Her grandson Lorenzo joins her as a guest in the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary This documentary celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. It features powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century, where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives. duration 1:58:43   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    The Farthest - Voyager In Space Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age. duration 1:59:37   SRND51 TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    This Old House [#3703H] Generation Next Arrives Tom's crew and intern install a beam to support a new opening to the kitchen. The homeowners select finishes with their interior designer. Three apprentices arrive and build the essential tool belt. Their first job is to tackle the front porch. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#833H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Overheard with Evan Smith [#704H] Shawn Colvin, Singer/Songwriter Shawn Colvin is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She has won three Grammy awards, including Song of the Year for her hit "Sunny Came Home." Colvin's new album titled "Colvin & Earle" was released this summer. Colvin joined forces with long-time friend and creative partner Steve Earle to create the debut collaborative album. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 6:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:22:35   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4303H] Zac Brown Band Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band. The Atlanta octet performs songs from its latest record Welcome Home, as well as its greatest hits. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Front and Center [#701H] Rob Thomas Rob Thomas burst onto the scene in 1996 as the creative force and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty. In 2005 he branched out and has since become a three-time Grammy Award winner whose songs have consistently topped the charts. Thomas, as part of an acoustic trio, takes the stage at the Iridium in New York City to treat fans to performance of some of his biggest hits including #1s "Lonely No More," "3 AM," and "Smooth." Thomas also performs "We Are One" for the first time. duration 57:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Live at 9:30 [#106H] Performances by Gogol Bordello, Melanie Martinez (from The Voice), Deerhunter and Jack's Mannequin, with Henry Rollins and comedy from Jill Kargman and Bob Marley. duration 56:41   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#1204H] Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes celebrate the release of their new album, Crack-Up, with a special performance at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York. The mesmerizing 19-song concert highlights material from their new record-the influential band's first release in six years-while also looking back to such favorites as "Helplessness Blues" and "Mykonos." The century-old Knockdown Center, a magnificent former glass blowing facility and door factory, provides a perfect setting for the group's atmospheric harmonies and expansive arrangements. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Overheard with Evan Smith [#704H] Shawn Colvin, Singer/Songwriter Shawn Colvin is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She has won three Grammy awards, including Song of the Year for her hit "Sunny Came Home." Colvin's new album titled "Colvin & Earle" was released this summer. Colvin joined forces with long-time friend and creative partner Steve Earle to create the debut collaborative album. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:22:35   STEREO TVG
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