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KQED Life: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • 12:00 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
  • 12:30 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
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#404H] The Vanguard Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 2:00 am
    Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work [#101H] The Whistleblower In 2011, Sherry Hunt was a vice president and chief underwriter at CitiMortgage in O'Fallon, Missouri. For years Hunt saw what she thought was fraud as the company issued, bought and sold mortgage loans on terms that did not meet company standards. After alerting senior management and being told to keep quiet, Hunt took a stand. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work [#102H] Ask Why The name "Enron" remains synonymous with corporate greed. In late 2001, Enron went bankrupt after using a series of accounting schemes to exaggerate its bottom line. Few at Enron admitted they knew what was going on, yet these practices involved many, and didn't happen overnight. This episode explores the rise and fall of Enron, a company culture gone bad, and the story of one Enron employee brave enough to take her concerns straight to the top. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work [#103H] The Run Coal Memos A look back at the Massey Energy company and its Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. Massey was run by the hard-charging, larger than life CEO, Don Blankenship. Prosecutors say that his resistance to regulation and his constant emphasis on "running coal" led to the deadly April 5, 2010 mining disaster at Upper Big Branch. The prosecution would not only put Blankenship on trial, but the company's culture as well. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Real Adam Smith [#101H] Morality and Markets Morality and Markets, first of a two-part series, The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, takes a close look at a man who lived in an 18th century world of sailing ships and horse-drawn carriages, where trade was limited and riddled with corruption. Yet, he imagined lively, global trade among ethical businesses. Adam Smith was a moral philosopher, a bold voice of the Scottish Enlightenment, the world's first economist and author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. But in today's seemingly ruthless competitive environment, where the stakes are high, can ethical and honest businesses still prosper? How are Smith's ideas about markets and morality relevant today? Noted author, economic analyst, and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores an 18th century man whose revolutionary ideas changed our 21st century world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Real Adam Smith [#102H] Ideas That Changed The World Ideas That Changed The World, second in the two-part series, The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, examines Adam Smith's ideas about global trade, morality and markets, and four companies that are consciously incorporating his ideas and driving the world's economy. Smith's ideas about global trade connect us in ways that were unimaginable even a few decades ago, much less 240 years ago. And yet, Smith recorded his revolutionary ideas in two remarkable books: The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. Those ideas changed the world. Ideas That Changed The World examines 21st century businesses benefiting from Adam Smith's 18th century ideas. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#207H] Korea With their misty mountain temples and uber-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries. (Remember when the American public sneered at Kias?) Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight and give evidence of the country's other name: The Land of the Morning Calm. And, yes, there's a healthy serving of Korean barbeque and kimchi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#316] The Importance of Breath Learn this important breathing technique, Ujjayi Breathing, to release tension and calm the mind. It's a perfect way to end a session of stretches, twists, and backbends. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#85] 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 [#86] 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 [#122] Airplanes With Parsvokonasana Warrior I, II, and II with three arm positions. duration 27:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1610H] Be Happy Mary Ann will lift your spirits, posture, and leave you with a smile, happy feet and nimble fingers. The workout includes a brain workout with Gretchen and uses a small bell. duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#904H] Weight Loss: Slenderizing Legs & Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1206H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz Burt starts off in Nuremberg with visits to the 900 year old Imperial Castle, the open farmers' market and his favorite spice cookie shop. Then he sails to Regensburg to visit the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Next he cruises through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey where the Benedictine monks have been brewing one of Europe's great beers since 1050. In Linz, we learn about the Linzertorte and see the world's largest church organ. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#808H] Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities. Padua is famed for its venerable university, precious Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica. Verona is a hit with aficionados of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans. And Ravenna, with its shimmering mosaics, was once the western bastion of the Byzantine Empire. We enliven each stop with a tasty dose of Italian dolce vita. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#405H] Hong Kong, Part 2 The iconic photo of Hong Kong is a wall of skyscrapers against Victoria Peak with the city's harbor as a foreground. But on the other side of the island there are beaches and miles of forest hiking trails. Travel journalist Rudy Maxa and Washington, D.C. restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa explore both sides of the island, from the frenetic night life of the "mid-level's" bars and restaurants behind those skyscrapers to the calm waters of Repulse Bay on the quiet side of Hong Kong. Dramatic photography by renowned shooters Karel Bauer and Joe Pontecorvo bring Hong Kong into viewers' homes as never before. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#510H] San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#304H] Budget Friendly Bonanza Who knew budget-friendly vegan feasting would be easy, fun and scrumptious. Toni Fiore is making a delicious and dreamy Veggie One Pot utilizing frozen veggies over her Savory Roasted Potatoes. Miyoko Schinner creates a family style spread for roll your own sushi. And Toni joins Miyoko as a fan for the day. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#305] Ceviche Around The World Spice up any party with refreshing, healthy and easy-to-prepare ceviche, marinated seafood salads that originated in South America. Using 3 different fishes and flavor combinations, Chef Keller creates a mouth-watering assortment. Recipes: Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche; Japanese Ceviche with Halibut; Spanish-Flavored Salmon Ceviche. duration 26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#128] Jimmy Sneed Jimmy Sneed creates a stuffed turkey leg, using shitake mushrooms and Virginia smoked ham in the stuffing. Chef Sneed demonstrates how to debone the turkey. As an accompaniment, he prepares grits and asparagus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2615H] Torrone! It isn't a holiday unless you're eating Torrone, a nut-filled, nougat candy that's hell on earth when it's not made right, but heaven on earth when it is. Mary Ann travels to Scialo Brothers Bakery in Providence, Rhode Island to find out how head baker, Horacio Garcia, creates heavenly torrone that's fit for the gods - and us. duration 27:02   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#202H] Two for One To truly save time in the kitchen, Sara's got a simple solution: cook once, eat two completely different meals. Her Grilled Lamb Chop with Steak Butter is fantastic on its own, but it makes a second meal special when the lamb is ground into Herbed Lamb and Feta Burgers. Peruvian Baked Chicken Thighs are going to be a hit with your family. Who knew they could be reincarnated so successfully into Chicken and Tomatillo Salsa Nachos? Genius! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3705H] All Decked Out The apprentices learn the basics of framing a deck, while around the corner the chimney is demo-ed. The homeowners work with their interior designer to create a custom pattern for the tile floor. The flue for the wood-burning stove is installed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1605H] Radiator Swap, Brick Repointing Richard replaces a small radiator with one that's the correct size; Roger demonstrates the importance of sunscreen on the jobsite; in Milwaukee, mason Mark McCullough makes his first house call to teach a homeowner how to repoint brick. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3309] Emerald Waters Bob Ross uses beautiful shades of Green that burst from the canvas in this exciting display of nature's wonder. duration 27:41   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2909] Evening Seascape Bob Ross paints a west coast seascape on a black canvas; dark and shadowy, beauty you can feel. duration 27:37   STEREO 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 [#1110H] Chocolate Dreams, Cacao Fantasies Belgian-born chocolatier Mathieu Brees brings Rick deep in the jungles of Ticul for a tour of cacao groves. The serene setting is the backdrop for a complete bean-to-bar chocolate education, with Mathieu, Rick and the plantation's caretaker tromping around the lovingly farmed cacao fields. Then, Rick and Mathieu head to the Ki' Xocolatl chocolate factory in Merida. Still daydreaming about all of that chocolate, Rick makes a trio of cacao-inspired dishes, including a chocolate cake with candied ancho chile, red mole with chocolate and a cocktail featuring macerated cacao and chile-infused tequila. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#802H] Coffee Shop Favorites Today on Martha Bakes, learn how to make three coffee shop favorites even better at home using more healthful ingredients: scrumptious apple cider doughnut cake made wholesome with whole-wheat flour and applesauce, tender maple-glazed pumpkin spelt scones, and dunk-worthy seeded graham biscotti. All guaranteed to garner rave reviews from coffee shop regulars! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#422H] Olive Oil Olive oil reigns in Lidia's kitchen, and in this episode she teaches how to use it from appetizer to soup to dessert. She begins with a delicious tomato and bread salad - a delicious tossed salad of country bread and juicy ripe tomatoes known as panzanella; a nourishing rice and lentil soup and a cannoli napoleon, a new twist on the old cannoli: ricotta cream with crunchy almonds and chocolate layered between fried pastry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#313] Flo Braker, San Francisco Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#109H] Classic Conclusions Crepes A La Confiture; Orange Souffle Crepes; Baked Alaska; Apricot And Pistachio Souffle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#110H] Summer Fruit Joanne shares her love affair with summer, and shows us how much fun it can be to incorporate fresh summer stone fruits into recipes. She'll instruct her student on how to prepare Stone Fruit Mostarda and a Roasted Freekeh Pilaf with Dried Figs. Recipes: Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Stone Fruit Mostarda, Roasted Freekeh Pilaf with Dried Fig and Walnuts, Ice Pops Student: Ianthe Brautigan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1703H] Back to Basics Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews kitchen trash cans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to making the best baked potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    null [Portraits ] duration 56:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3404B] Hitman: David Foster and Friends Legendary songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements including fourteen Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. From the stage of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Boz Skaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Blake Shelton, Cheryl Lynn, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand. duration 1:58:19   SRND51 TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    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 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#712H] Script to Screen: Motorcycle Diaries Screenwriter Jose Rivera discusses his approach to bringing Che Guevara's story to the screen. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Off The Air KQED will cease broadcasting the KQED LIFE channel on December 15, 2017. See kqed.org/tv for updated schedule information for KQED 9, KQED PLUS, KQED WORLD and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. duration 3:59:58  
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