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KQED Life: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#712H] European Travel Skills, Part I These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:47   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
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#403H] Puritans and Pioneers Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1814H] The Last Laugh Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic - including the Holocaust - should be off-limits in comedy. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 am
    Pioneers of Television [#404H] Acting Funny This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America's favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They're a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared approach. The episode also highlights the all-time #1 Emmy winner for comedy acting: Cloris Leachman. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 am
    Pioneers of Television [#305H] Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies This program focuses on Carol Burnett's television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today's TV comediennes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration She "turned the world on with her smile" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore's critical role in inspiring Oprah - and millions of others - as TV's first independent career woman. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#303] Stiffness Be Gone! Loosen the joints of your upper limbs, from shoulders to fingertips. You'll also stretch your hamstrings, strengthen your legs, and loosen your hips. 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 [#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 [#829Z] Improve Posture & Flatten Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1201H] Atlantic Crossing In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary -- same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#803H] France's Loire: Chateau Country Along the Loire River Valley, the beautiful French countryside is studded with evocative chateaux. Home-basing in Amboise, we visit four unique castles: elegant Chenonceau, massive Chambord, stately Cheverny, and fragrant Villandry. Along the way, we tour Leonardo's home, feed hunting dogs, enjoy the local cuisine, and savor a princely garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#306H] Four Great Cities of Asia Only three per cent of the world's population lived in cities in 1800s, but that number will swell to 70% by 2050. Cities in Asia underwent rapid growth in the past century, and "Four Great Cities of Asia" examines the remarkable evolution of the mega-city. From the world's largest city, Tokyo, to the colorful chaos of Delhi, and from the modern miracle of Seoul to the teeming streets of Bangkok, "Four Great Cities of Asia" is a passport to the high-tech marvels and back-street secrets of four of the world's most amazing cities. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#507H] Taiwan - The Culture of Tea The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#303H] It's Bean Wonderful Fear not the bean. They're a power packed food with fiber protein and important minerals. We dish out three nutritious, delicious bean recipes that will get your taste buds singing. Toni Fiore is making Caramelized Onion and Cannellini Bean Flatbread and a Quick Vegan Parm. Miyoko Schinner is making Moroccan Lentil and Spinach Pancakes with Spiced Date Chutney. Special Guest Allison Carroll Duffy makes Refrigerator Pickles-Dillie Beans. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#225] Verrine Chef Keller presents the current culinary rage in France called verrine, or serving foods in different shaped glasses. It's both practical and beautiful, allowing guests to easily carry their food at a gathering. He's making everything from salad to dessert and serving them up in some pretty spectacular presentations. Recipes: Pasta Salad with Pear, Mache Tomato-Zucchini Verrine; Croque Monsieur; Mascarpone-Pineapple Parfait; Chocolate Verrine for a Crowd. duration 28:27   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#125] Julian Serrano Julian Serrano creates a lobster and chicken paella for a main course and creme fraiche ice cream with almond roasted figs and honey lime peaches for dessert. When making the paella, Serrano uses a paellero -- a shallow, wide pan -- to make the paella. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2610H] Grandmother's Meatballs/Polpettine Della Nonna Mary Ann's in a meatball mood and creates Polpette Toscane (Tuscan Meatballs) that calls for meat, mushrooms, parsley and - surprise - deep-frying. Then good friend, Lulu San Angelone, stops by to create Polpettine Della Nonna (Grandmother's meatballs) which are baked, not fried. See old familiar friends in a brand new way when two these two great cooks get together and get their hands on meatballs. duration 26:31   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#201H] High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains The fewer the ingredients, the faster dinner gets to the table - that's why Sara's rustled up some delicious recipes featuring only 5 ingredients, and boy are they good! Try the Roasted Salmon with Hot Mustard Cracker Topping - crunchy on the outside and oh so tender on the inside. Buffalo Rice mixes the best tastes of Buffalo chicken wings - hot sauce, blue cheese, celery, crispy chicken - in a quick and flavorful rice bowl. Sauteed Duck Breasts have an Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce that's packed with sweet and spicy flavors. And nothing could be simpler than Peppery Broccoli Pasta with Feta Cheese - a satisfying, meat-free alternative. Less is more! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3704H] Construction Gets A Jumpstart Kevin and Tom build a new floor. Richard, the homeowners and the designer hunt for an old clawfoot tub. Tom shows the apprentices how to level the front porch and build a hip roof. Kevin visits Baltimore to learn about a training program. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1604H] Patch Lawn, Swap Toilet, Off-Grid Roger helps a homeowner reseed a dead section of lawn and blend it in with the rest of the yard; Richard shows the basics of changing a toilet; in Future House, Ross sees an off-grid home in South Carolina that's testing commercial HVAC equipment. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3308] Country Cabin Today Bob Ross takes us to a small cabin nestled deep in the snowy forest. A chilling yet lovely landscape scene! duration 27:55   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2908] Triple View Bob Ross paints a small cabin under a majestic mountain range; the surprise at the end gives you a window view! duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1315H] California - Animal This week on Simply Ming, we'll check out the LA hotspot Animal. Watch as Ming meets with the two visionaries behind the project, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Don't miss out on what each of these talented chefs have in store for you! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1108H] The Splendor of Yucatan's Enchanting Markets Revered by his Mexican peers, Federico Lopez is one of Mexico's most affable and talented chefs. He joins Rick at the enchanting Mercado Municipal in Valladolid to extol the virtues of unique Yucatecan produce. After that, the pair head to Temozon, to a decades-old meat market where they smoke pork in rustic ovens behind the store. With a basket full of market produce and smoked meats, the chefs return to Federico's sleek catering kitchen in Cancun, where Federico artfully recreates the market in a salad of local beans, squash, heirloom tomato and chile dulce. Federico also makes pork tenderloin with longaniza sausage and beans. Back in Chicago, Rick makes lima bean soup with ham hock, plus pork lomitos. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#713H] Great Lakes Today on Martha Bakes! Join Martha as she makes four mouthwatering regional favorites from the Great Lakes-Belgian rice pie, an unforgettable blitz torte with decadent layers of cake and crispy meringue, and Indiana sugar cream pie, otherwise known as "Hoosier pie." And for a savory twist, a quick bread made with cheddar from America's dairyland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#418H] Cheese Italians love cheese, and with more than 460 varieties made in Italy, it leads to many mouth-watering cheesy recipes. In this episode, Lidia shares her cheese baked in a crust:gorgonzola wrapped with puff pastry and baked as crispy cheesy bites; celery, artichoke and mortadella salad: a flavorful and fresh mix of celery, artichoke and mortadella; and finally meatloaf ricotta: a family favorite meatloaf dish packed with three different cheeses. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#311] Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid Toronto bakers, Jeffrey Alfor and Naomi Duguid, and cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas visit this week's episode to make naan and Swedish hardtack, types of flat breads. duration 24:46   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 [#107H] Fall Fruit While Fall is typically associated with the changing colors of leaves and harvesting the last of summer produce, Joanne takes a moment to highlight beautiful fall fruit, including pomegranates and pears. She'll also take us to a special Italian market and a Napa Winery, and teach her student how to prepare a Fall Fruit Salad. Recipes: Fall Fruit Salad with Pomegranate, Pear, Grapes and Pecans with White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Chicken Breasts stuffed with Montasio and Dried Figs, Pear Granita with Late Harvest Zinfandel and Black Pepper Student: Pascal Molat. 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
    Journey Home to the USS Arizona Narrated by Matthew Broderick, the one-hour documentary JOURNEY HOME TO THE USS ARIZONA follows the family of Raymond Haerry Sr. as they travel 5,000 miles from New Jersey to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, to place his ashes aboard the sunken battleship. Following the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, 19-year-old Ray was blown into the water and swam through oil and fire to Ford Island, an islet in the center of Pearl Harbor, Oahu. There he found a rifle and opened fire on Japanese planes. Later, Ray helped to recover the bodies of his fallen shipmates. One of the few remaining crew members from the USS Arizona who survived the Japanese attack during World War II, Ray Haerry Sr. passed away at the age of 94 on September 27, 2016. In April of 2017, his ashes were interred in the USS Arizona, where he rejoined more than 1,000 of his shipmates who lost their lives on that fateful day. duration 57:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Big Band Years This Big Band music retrospective features the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take you on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days. duration 1:58:31   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Jesse Cook: Live In Concert This unique live concert experience featuring gorgeous visuals, innovative video projection and unparalleled musicianship. It was recorded live in concert at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario May 2012; platinum-selling guitar sensation Jesse Cook takes viewers on a musical journey of discovery with his blend of rumba, flamenco, and salsa guitar. duration 1:27:08   TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#711H] A Conversation with Jim Sheridan Screenwriter Jim Sheridan discusses translating Irish situations and accents for American audiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#713H] European Travel Skills, Part II These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1609H] Visiting A Great Museum Can Reduce Stress For over 20 years, researchers have been studying the effects of drawing, painting and viewing works of art on brain functions. The results have been astounding. These activities can help prevent memory loss, increase mental fitness, stimulate your brain to grow new neurons, and increase the production of dopamine that improves your sense of wellbeing and the ability to focus your attention. In this program, Burt tours some of the world's great museums, talks to leading artists and medical researchers in order to understand the phenomenon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (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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