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KQED Life: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#202] Venice Sidetrips Pulling on hip boots, we settle into the muck of Venice, then take a speedboat tour of the lagoon. On the mainland, we head for Padua to tour a once-illegal anatomy theater and track the restoration of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel. In Vicenza, we admire elegant Palladian-style streets and villas. In Verona, we climb the Roman Coliseum, jostle with tourists to rub the brass breast of Juliet, and taste-test grappa before riding the train to Ravenna for its dazzling 1500-year-old mosaics. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#808] Hong Kong Hong Kong is a small island just off the southern coast of the Chinese mainland. It's a bustling metropolis and one of the world's most important financial centers. It is also a focal point for traditional Chinese history and culture. Burt shows viewers Hong Kong's Chinese music, Chinese art, Chinese theater, and of course, Chinese food. The city's unusual blend of western high-tech with Chinese high-touch has made Hong Kong the most important tourist destination in Asia. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Pompeii: The Last Day The terrifying last moments of a city caught in a volcanic death trap. On August 24, 79CE the city of Pompeii came to a devastating end as the mighty Vesuvius erupted, showering inhabitants with ash, smoke and rock. Some escaped, but those who remained were entombed forever as they fell. Combining dramatic reconstructions, expert investigations, and lavish CGIs, following a cast of key characters including lovers, soldiers, slaves, and families, this film recreates a vivid and engaging account of the last day of Pompeii. duration 50:45   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Donner Party: American Experience [#503] Of all the 19th-century pioneer stories, none exerts so powerful a hold on the American imagination as the tale of the Donner Party in the high Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846. That June, along with thousands of others, George and Jacob Donner and James Frazier Reed led their families west out of Springfield, Illinois, and headed for the "Promised Land" in California, 2000 miles away. Theirs was a prosperous caravan that would swell to more than 87 men, women and children. They packed huge wagons (one was two stories high), took food, hired servants and even sewed money between the covers of a quilt. When family leaders made the fateful decision to take an untried short cut to beat the coming winter, only half of them would come out alive. What began as a trek to the Western paradise became a terrifying tale of misery, death, madness and cannibalism. But there was also extraordinary bravery, as survivors made their way to California, after enduring the worst winter ever recorded in the high Sierras. Through family journals, newspaper accounts and interviews with historians and descendants of the party, the film recreates the Donner Party's now legendary journey. duration 1:26:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 am
    Frontline [#2816H] The Vaccine War Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But for many ordinary Americans vaccines have become controversial. Young parents are concerned at the sheer number of shots -- some 26 inoculations for 14 different diseases by age six -- and follow alternative vaccination schedules advocated by gurus like Dr. Robert Sears. Other parents go further. In communities like Ashland, Oregon, up to one-third of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids at all. And some advocacy groups, like Generation Rescue, argue that vaccines are no longer a public health miracle but a scourge; they view vaccines as responsible for alarming rises in certain disorders, including ADHD and autism. This is the vaccine war: On one side sits scientific medicine and the public health establishment; on the other a populist coalition of parents, celebrities (like Jenny McCarthy), politicians and activists. It's a war that increasingly takes place on the Internet with both sides using the latest social media tools, including Facebook and Twitter, to win the hearts and minds of the public. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    In The Life [#2106Z] Revisiting Hidden Histories duration 27:55   STEREO TV14
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#212] Zambia Bush Adventure Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#510] New Zealand's South Island The South Island of New Zealand weaves Kiwi culture with scenic splendor. The vast vineyards of Marlborough helped bring this country's wines to the world stage. At a local artists' colony, Rudy gets a crash course in Maori bone carving. The breathtaking city of Queenstown draws adventure enthusiasts from around the world. We brave white-water rapids on river boards and ride a hot air balloon for soaring views of "Lord of the Rings" country. Tips on Maori crafts and eating mussels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#701] Crane Poses Balance first on one leg, then on your hands in two poses that resemble this graceful white bird. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#71] 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 [#72] 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 [#104] Hips - Version One With Baddha Konasana, Pigeon/Kapottasana, Double Pigeon and others. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1209] Posture and Breathing Posture is essential to any good workout. In this program Mary Ann demonstrates how to maintain good posture while exercising. duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#701] Reverse The Aging Process duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#808] Hong Kong Hong Kong is a small island just off the southern coast of the Chinese mainland. It's a bustling metropolis and one of the world's most important financial centers. It is also a focal point for traditional Chinese history and culture. Burt shows viewers Hong Kong's Chinese music, Chinese art, Chinese theater, and of course, Chinese food. The city's unusual blend of western high-tech with Chinese high-touch has made Hong Kong the most important tourist destination in Asia. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#202] Venice Sidetrips Pulling on hip boots, we settle into the muck of Venice, then take a speedboat tour of the lagoon. On the mainland, we head for Padua to tour a once-illegal anatomy theater and track the restoration of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel. In Vicenza, we admire elegant Palladian-style streets and villas. In Verona, we climb the Roman Coliseum, jostle with tourists to rub the brass breast of Juliet, and taste-test grappa before riding the train to Ravenna for its dazzling 1500-year-old mosaics. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#511] New Zealand's North Island With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and to-die-for natural beauty, New Zealand is a traveler's dream. In the Bay of Islands, Rudy kayaks along the North's most glorious coastline. A Maori guide shows us where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. Known as the country's bread basket, Hawke's Bay offers bike rides through fruit and olive groves, and a town with one of the highest concentrations of art deco buildings in the world. Tips on oyster shucking and olive oil. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#14013] The Two Anns Huell takes a trip to The French Garden in downtown Los Angeles, but this time he brings along two very special lunch dates: silver screen legends Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys. duration 28:45  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#213] Zambia River Adventure Joseph "roughs it" in a swank safari camp on the shore of the great Zambezi river within ear shot of hippos and elephants and then heads south to stand on historic Livingstone Island at the edge of thundering Victoria Falls. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#212] The Secret of Stock While some store-bought convenience products are acceptable to chefs, there's just no comparing canned broth with a fragrant, rich homemade version. After demonstrating a classic beef stock, Chef Keller uses it to make a trendy Asian hot pot offering and one of France's most beloved Sunday supper meals. Recipes: Savory Beef Broth; Shabu Shabu; Pot au Feu. duration 27:16   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#107] Norman Love Executive pastry chef Norman Love at Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Love creates chocolate-cinnamon beignets. Love demonstrates how to make the beignet pastry from choux paste. Using a pot sticker press, Love forms the beignets and then fills them with pastry cream and bananas. Love creates a walnut sauce for the beignets. duration 24:55   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2118] Fresh Ricotta/Ricotta Fresca Good friend an attorney Ciro Poppiti visits Mary Ann nella cucina, with an ample supply of freshly made ricotta from his company, "Arcangelo Cheese" in Wilmington, DE. They proceed to make a stupendous pastry-encased, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese-stuffed masterpiece; Pizza Carnevale. Then Mary Ann takes up the baton and creates a light-as-a-cloud, orange-flavored Ricotta Cheesecake. Did somebody say "cheese?" Please. duration 27:03   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#203] In The Wild Grilling brings out the cowboy in all of us. After all, smoked brisket originated in Texas cattle country and barbecue was brought to Missouri with the great cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail from Fort Worth to the meat packing houses in Kansas City. This show will make you at home on the range, or at least at home with some of the smoked and grilled foods traditionally associated with America's cattle country: firecracker T-bone steak (with grilled jalapeno poppers to keep them company), smoked brisket, and, the newest addition to the "range" free-range chicken grilled with herbed butter under the skin. Recipes: Beef brisket with coffee rub and red-eye barbecue sauce; Hellfire steaks with tarragon butter; Side dish: Poppers (jalapenos stuffed with grilled slivered spiced ham and grated pepper jack cheese); Chicken stuffed under the skin with flavored butter. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Ask This Old House [#902H] General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install balusters on his new staircase. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Later, Roger helps a homeowner install a new stone footpath. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Katie Brown Workshop [#320] Apples Katie and the Workshop crew use apples to create autumnal decorations and delicious treats. Recipes: apple popovers, apple brownies and apple chutney. Projects: a wooden welcome sign and an apple centerpiece. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2721] Lake View Join guest artist Steve Ross, Bob's talented son, and see beautiful rolling hills, trees and water reflections on canvas. duration 28:01   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2621] Winter Bliss Bob Ross presents a lovely soft mountain scene with lacy bushes and birch trees, inside a uniquely framed oval setting. duration 27:34   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#808Z] Ginger & Brown Sugar You can knock on just about any door at the holidays in this country and find today's master ingredients holding court on the sideboard. They met during the days of the spice trade and they haven't been apart since: from the East, ginger and from the West, brown sugar. Ming will pair the two to take on both sweet and savory duty when he makes Wok-stirred Gingered Chicken with Brown Sugar Rice, Flambeed Ginger Peach Sundae with Brown Sugar Cookies and Ginger-Brown Sugar Pound Cake. And as if that weren't enough, Top Chef contender Jody Adams will join Ming to work her magic with ginger and brown sugar in her own dish, Sweet and Sour Ginger Bluefish. duration 27:53   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#407] Comfort Food Need a little comfort when you're feeling low or the weather gets cold? Toni shows you how to make a rich, delicious porcini stock that can be used as a base for a variety of soups or stews, as well as a scrumptious Mushroom-Seitan Goulash and a Black Olive-Potato Stew. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#410] Pork Chops Braised with Altesina Sauce; Ricotta Tart with Maraschino Cherries. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy [#414] The Liquid Marriage Witness a marriage of flavors as Lidia travels through the beautiful region of Basilicata, where she makes a traditional wedding soup full of escarole, fennel, and meatballs. And if you love fish, then you will love Lidia's fish soup with monkfish and grouper in a simple garlic and wine broth. Lidia ends the meal by making spaghetti topped with baked cherry tomatoes. A meal every one will love! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#107] Jim Dodge Master baker and teacher Jim Dodge creates a chocolate buttermilk fudge cake, offering tips on how to make the cake moist and the frosting smooth. He also demonstrates the best way to frost and decorate cakes, as well as techniques for preparing crystallized rose petals. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#224H] Pop Over Anytime Pantry staples and convenience foods take the stress out of visitors popping in! Jacques begins with a convenient, pre-made pizza shell for his Chorizo, Mushroom and Cheese Pizza. With a box of pasta and can of tuna from the cupboard, he creates Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna. Lastly, a couple of eggs combined with the pantry staples of flour and sugar are whipped up into a kid friendly dessert, Popover with Apricot Jam. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#211] Asparagus Soup & Grilled Herbed Lamb Leg Joanne teaches her student Cheryl the basics of soup-making and using fresh and dried herbs to create two delicious recipes. Recipes: asparagus soup with lemon creme fraiche, grilled leg of lamb with lavender-rosemary rub. Student: Cheryl Kovalchik - Entertainment Marketing. Wine Segment: Pairing wine and food from the same region, with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1101] Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinners Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a great, old-fashioned Simple Pot Roast with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Then, Chris really shakes it up in the Equipment Corner with Adam Ried while testing food storage containers, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind salting meat. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to cook the best Chicken Pot Pie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31189Z] McDonald's is getting a new leader, what the change means for the nation's biggest burger chain. New York Correspondent Erika Miller reports. Fresh worries about a slowdown in China take the wind out of Wall Street's sails. ConvergEx's Nick Colas shares his insight with NBR Co-Anchor Susie Gharib. Next week the Supreme Court examines Obama's health care law. Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh looks at the limits of congressional power. Volkswagen sales are booming and they're adding 800 jobs at its Tennessee plant. Midwest Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook finds out what's driving demand. There's never a good time to make a mistake with your money. Earn It, Learn It Author Alisa Weinstein has advice for teaching kids about spending. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Il Volo Takes Flight In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Ginaluca Ginoble appeared on the popular Italian talent show, Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio." The boys who won the competition easily decided that their group needed a name. "Il Volo" meaning "flight" was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings.
    The Italian teen vocal group took the audience by storm during the taping at the Detroit Opera House, singing classical and traditional Italian songs that showcased their vocal talent as well as their interpretive gifts for music. Their versions of "O Sole Mio," "Il Mondo," and "E Piu Ti Penso," a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from the soundtracks to (Once Upon a Time in America and Malena) and the Charlie Chaplin song, "Smile," brought the audience to their feet as they exploded with applause for these gifted performers. A touching moment came when the boys sang the popular Italian song, "Mamma," and Ignazio and Piero went into the audience to hug their tearful moms.
    Joining the tenors is Pia Toscano, a popular favorite from American Idol - Season 10, who joins the tenors to sing and dance to "La Luna Hizo Esto." Also performing is guitarist, Milos Karadaglic who boldly introduces the song "Granada."
    duration 1:26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Use Your Brain to Change Your Age with Dr. Daniel Amen Award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to look and feel younger every day by boosting the physical power of your brain. duration 1:57:13   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound [#1X] Highlights from the program designed to help people get the most from their senses as they age. It looks at the two important senses of vision and hearing, how they change throughout life, and what we can do to keep them healthy and fully functional. This program is based on neuro-plasticity - the ability of the brain to change and adapt -- even rewire itself! It studies how we see and how that changes through life. Host: Dr. Michael Merzenich. duration 28:18   STEREO
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#802H] Amazing Animation ROCKFISH - USA
    There is something lurking deep below the rocks.. .something ancient... something hungry... something very, very big. An intergalactic exterminator uses an elaborate rig to drill a hole to catch the mother of all rockfish. Strap yourself in and get ready for the ride of your life in Tim Miller's thrilling animated short. The production company is in discussion to make Rockfish into a feature film.
    DESCENDANTS - USA/Germany
    Jealousy, pride and revenge conspire to set one flower against another in this exquisite tale depicting evolution in action. One is a beautiful white flower full of wonder; the other, a decaying red flower (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) wise to the wickedness of the world. Stunning animation enchants this forest fable about the dream of reaching the unreachable and the fact that something good can come from something evil. Directed and written by Heiko van der Scherm.
    GARBAGE ANGELS - Canada
    Inanimate objects in a garbage dump take on the behavior of African animals in this ingenious animation by Pierre Trudeau. In this throw away world, the spirit of everything lives (recycles) on.
    duration 29:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18064] (original broadcast date: 03/22/12)
    Charlie and guest host Gayle King discuss the upcoming season of Mad Men with the show's creator Matthew Weiner and cast members Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Vincent Kartheiser
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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