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KQED Life: Saturday, October 6, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#301H] The Majesty of Madrid Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1105] What Are They Eating in the Photograph This program looks at a group of famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking, including Halsman's photo of Marilyn Monroe having a hamburger at a drive-in, Cartier-Bresson's picnic near Paris, Duncan's photo of Picasso at lunch. Burt, Jeff Rosenheim, a curator of photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andy Smith, the editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and Kathryn Howard Oremland, a graduate of Sotheby's Institute of Art explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements. The recipe for each food is then demonstrated by a leading chef. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    San Francisco Opera [#303H] Il Trittico Enjoy Puccini's rarely-performed triptych in its entirety, the way its creator intended. Soprano Patricia Racette, a celebrated interpreter of Puccini's works, portrays the heroine in each of Il Trittico's three one-act operas. San Francisco Opera Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers conducts. duration 2:49:43   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1101] Herb and Dorothy He was a postal clerk, and she was a librarian. With their modest means, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki looks at a couple whose passion and disciplines defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#202H] Germany's Holiday Markets Travelscope celebrates the season with Joseph's explorations through Northern Germany's Christmas markets where there's more than baubles and trinkets to the joy of Christmas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#109] St. Petersburg, Russia The treasures of the Hermitage are revealed in High Definition for perhaps the first time for American television viewers. St. Petersburg--enjoying a renaissance since its favorite son, Vladimir Putin, ascended to office - is no longer the gloomy city it once was as billions of rubles pour in to restore the place to its former glory. From the splendors of Peterhof to the quiet grace of the city's many canals, this former capital built by a czar has reclaimed its position as one of the world's great destinations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#713] Special: Chair Poses Wai Lana shows you creative ways to use a chair in forward bends, backbends, and even inversions. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#129] 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 13:45  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#130] 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 [#201] duration 26:29   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1106] Balance for Body and Brain Mary Ann incorporates body patting and other exercises that help strengthen balance and stimulate the body and mind. duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#604] Hips & Groin A Hips and groin stretch duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3205H] Porsche Boxster S * Road Test: 2013 Porsche Boxster S * Road Test: 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In * Goss' Garage: Buying Parts Online duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2611] Screen Porch Highlights Dean and Miriam talk about roofing, railings and a realistic gas fireplace during the construction of a screen porch. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3126H] Barrington Project, Part 10 of 10 As the project winds down in Barrington, Rhode Island, master carpenter Norm Abram and host Kevin O'Connor congratulate builder Andy Tiplady on a job well done, while plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows homeowner Geoff Allen an advanced programmable thermostat with a 7" LCD screen. Window treatment specialist Ian Gibbs installs solar shades on the first floor, which will give some privacy and UV protection, while still allowing in light and views. Upstairs, closet designer Erin Hardy shows Kevin how she divided up the shared master closet to accommodate both "his and hers" spaces. Interior designer Lisa Newman Paratore shows off the final decor choices - a daughter's suite that employs timeless pieces and colors that allow the accessories to change as tastes change with age. The guest room will do double-duty as an "away" space for adults, while the master suite is all about luxury and making the most of the ocean views. Downstairs, the homeowners' eclectic art and casual furniture groupings make for a comfortable home filled with character. Homeowner Michelle Forcier settles in to the finished kitchen as a group arrives to celebrate the conclusion of another great THIS OLD HOUSE project. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1026H] Refinishing With Spray Paint; Installing a Pre-Finished Wood Floor Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn out items using spray paint. Then, general contractor Tom Silva removes wall-to-wall carpet and installs a pre-finished wood floor. And in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin some new household devices that can be operated "hands-free." duration 25:10   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#101] Trestle Table This week, host Tommy MacDonald tackles a Trestle Table, perfect for any kitchen. To make the table, Tommy handpicks a piece of local New England black walnut from Artisan Lumber in Lunenberg, Massachusetts, where he catches up with specialty lumber expert Brian Brown to talk about cutting and drying the rough cut lumber. Back in his workshop, Tommy works with woodshop assistant Eli Cleveland to construct the table, demonstrating how to make mortise and tenon joints, spring joints for the table top, and bread board ends to prevent the wood from warping. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#601] Workbench Basics Join the editors from Woodsmith magazine as they show you the must-have features you need when choosing the right workbench. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1913] Turning Columns, Big and Small Window and wall treatments for dramatic interior design. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2812] Do you think formal gardens need to be rigid or take up acres of space? If done properly they can provide a very relaxed feel even in a small plot. Be sure to tune in as GS visits several accomplished gardeners who share their gardening ideas. duration 26:43   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3404] Edible Gardens This week, the program is digging in and showing you how to prepare, grow and feast from a victory garden of your own. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shares tips from New York's finest - the edible gardens at the New York Botanical Garden. The art of seed saving will enable you to grow the best from the past - magnificent varieties of antique flowers and heirlooms vegetables. Host Jamie Durie is in Sonoma California to tour the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, which features garden ideas form the worlds' leading architects. And Chef Michel Nischan talks about potatoes in his "homegrown" segment, offering practical tips for how best to grow, cook and eat them. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#210H] Farming with Water Seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered with water and so is its most important grain, rice. In this episode of Garden to Table, Allen visits a rice field in the peak of harvest. Allen also tests your grain vocabulary and a guest chef has an ingenious way of removing caramel from a bowl with water. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#226H] Thomas Jefferson & Monticello - A True Organic Gardener in Action Host Joe Lamp'l takes you along to document how he created an organic garden that fed his family all their veggie needs for the entire summer on less than twenty-five dollars. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#805H] Take to the waters of Chesapeake Bay for a harvest of oysters. Open a carton of milk from an Ohio heritage dairy. Test your kitchen skills on some unusual beef recipes and sample the artwork created by farmer artists in California. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#111] Ontario, Canada's Far North Located on the Moose River on the southern tip of James Bay the island of Moose Factory is 1000 miles north of Toronto and a world apart. In this relative isolation the MoCreeBec and Moose Cree struggle to keep their cultures alive. Joseph heads to Ontario's Far North for an adventure with Canada's First Nations people. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#102] Alaska: Glacier Bay The beautiful, protected waters in southeast Alaska are filled with islands and bays rich with wildlife. The concentration of diversity in this secluded environment is remarkable. Art goes by boat on a voyage of discovery, encountering dramatic calving glaciers and Sitka forests, breaching orcas and migrating humpbacks, eagles and barnacle-eating bears. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1104] German Immigration to the U.S. We tend to think that the largest groups to immigrate to America were from Italy or Ireland. But that is not the case. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. This program, shot on-location in Germany, takes a look at who they were and where they came from. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#105] Bangkok, Thailand The capital of Thailand appears the capital of pandemonium, its streets filled with tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis, cars and 12 million people. But the Thais have mastered the art of creating tranquility behind closed doors, whether in homes, hotels or temples. Rudy takes you to back streets and the quiet, residential klongs, or canals, of Bangkok. Visits to Bangkok's legendary food carts and markets reveal the real city that captures the affection of visitors who take the time to seek out what makes Bangkok special. Marvel at the Emerald Buddha (made no less spectacular by the fact it's really jade), visit the city's flower and fish markets, join locals offering incense and flowers at colorful outdoor shrines, celebrate the king's 80th birthday with an all-day and all-night party, and take a wooden boat along the city's main artery, the wide Chao Phraya river. A side trip takes viewers to the world's only outdoor market whose vendors must fold back their displays 16 times a day as a train passes through the heart of commerce, missing vegetables, meats, and fish by inches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#214H] Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike, bike, and parasail. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet. For a finale, we ride Europe's highest lift up the mighty Jungfrau for hot cocoa, glacier sledding, and oh-wow views. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#605] Arizona Travel with Equitrekking from Northeastern Arizona down to the border of Mexico, to explore the diversity of this southwestern state along with Emmy nominated television host Darley Newman. Down by the border of Mexico, Darley rides at a 300-year-old hacienda style ranch in the high Sonoran desert with a real cowboy guide. On a ride to the highest peak in the area, locals introduce us to views of the rolling hills of Mexico. Outside of Phoenix, Darley saddles up to ride old gold mining routes and pan for gold with a modern day prospector in the Bradshaw Mountains. Next, Darley takes off from a horse friendly bed and breakfast into the town of Cave Creek. This town is unique, as you can ride your horse instead of driving a car into town. Darley and her local friends tie up their horses to a hitching post at a cowboy hangout for lunch, where Darley learns to cook a peach cobbler, Dutch oven style. Finally, Equitrekking's host leads viewers through snow covered Canyon de Chelly with Navajo guide Lee Bigwater, taking in the petroglyphs and cliff dwellings left by the Ancient Puebloans, also known as the Anasazi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#107] The Next Generation Speaks Especially in these turbulent times, young people have a lot on their minds, as this episode demonstrates. We see how several innovative programs give young people powerful and eloquent ways to express themselves through the arts at venues such as the Youth Speaks Poetry Slam, the East Palo Alto Mural Art Project, and Oakland's Destiny Arts Center. duration 25:44   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#201] Viva Espana! Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple in Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#213H] Sonoma-Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grill, Cajun Pacific Restaurant & Catering, House of Prime Rib Cocktails, wine, fresh seafood and game are the dining foundation of restaurant number one this week. Then, at restaurant number two, the flavors of Louisiana spice up the table in a tiny spot near the Ocean. Lastly, at restaurant number three, the menu brings new meaning to the phrase: 'Where's the beef?' duration 27:01   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#106H] Open Wings Broken Strings The Open Wings Broken Strings tour pulls into Infinity Hall with Ed Kowalczyk, Emerson Hart and Leigh Nash, all performing individual acoustic sets. Ed Kowalczyk, most famous as the singer/songwriter of the multi-million album-selling alternative rock band Live, performs an unplugged set of his former group's hit singles such as "I Alone" as well as his newer solo work. He is also responsible for creating the Open Wings Broken Strings Tour. Kowalczyk explained the origin of the tour's name. "At the height of songwriting epiphanies, I seem to always break strings 'cause you get so excited. Bang! The string breaks. But there's this moment where you're really soaring. Open Wings Broken Strings just kind of came out of that." Joining Kowalczyk on the tour is lead singer/songwriter Emerson Hart of another alternative rock band, Tonic. Tonic's first album, Lemon Parade, went multi-platinum with featured hits "Open Your Eyes" and "If You Could Only See," which became radio's most played songs in 1997. In 2007, Emerson went solo and signed with EMI/Manhattan Records, continuing his successful career. His solo acoustic set brings a new intimacy to these well-known songs. Another featured artist of Open Wings Broken Strings is Leigh Nash, lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer. With hit singles like "Kiss Me," "There She Goes," and "Breathe Your Name," Sixpence None the Richer successfully reached platinum status over the past decade, along with picking up a Grammy nomination and several Dove Awards. Now Nash is offering a new perspective on the group's biggest hits as she tours with Open Wings Broken Strings. While each artist performs their own individual acoustic sets, the show features a final performance with all three artists on stage together for a cover of The Band's classic "The Weight." Infinity Hall Live allows for a wonderful experience and by hearing the instruments "stripped down, intimate and acoustic, " as Kowalczyk explains it, "you'll hear the strings on the guitar vibrate and buzz." duration 57:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3801H] Radiohead Alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4108H] Upstairs Downstairs The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters upstairs and down in a 3-part sequel to the much-loved series from the 1970s. Jean Marsh returns as Rose with a stellar cast including Dame Eileen Atkins (Cranford), Keeley Hawes (MI-5), Ed Stoppard (Any Human Heart), Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Ellie Kendrick (The Diary of Anne Frank). Set in 1936, the lives of masters and servants have never been so captivating. Laura Linney hosts.
    Part 1: Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) and Lady Agnes Holland (Keeley Hawes) move into 165 Eaton Place and hire former parlormaid Rose (Jean Marsh) to assemble a staff. The servants are soon put to the test during a party that threatens to destroy Sir Hallam's career.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4109H] Upstairs Downstairs A German-Jewish refugee comes to 165 Eaton Place as a maid, prompting a range of reactions from upstairs and down. Her experiences culminate in a crisis tied to the fascist movement sweeping Britain. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4110H] Upstairs Downstairs As 1936 comes to a close, 165 Eaton Place is in turmoil: the king is about to abdicate, Agnes (Keeley Hawes) is about to give birth, Persie (Claire Foy) toys with fascism and Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) makes a shocking discovery about his past. duration 56:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:02 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#901H] Portland - Cambridge A new team of Roadtrippers shares a desire to search for something bigger in life. Brooklyn, a self-proclaimed dreamer who left an unfulfilling job in New York City to move back in with her parents and eight siblings, hopes this Roadtrip will "jumpstart" her life. Elliott, a former high school English teacher, gets out of the classroom to explore a life around education, community and creativity. Nekeed escaped a rough childhood in Yonkers, N.Y., where he lost a brother to gang violence. Now, as the first male in his family to graduate college, Nekeed wants to define his next steps in life. At the New Skete monastery in New York, they interview Brother Stavros, co-founder of the monastery; he also works with its famous German Shepherd breeding program. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#201] Creating Memorable Characters Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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