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KQED Life: Friday, October 12, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, October 12, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#105] Asheville, North Carolina Visit with local craftsmen from the Blue Ridge Mountains who are producing some of the finest handmade objects in the world, tour the largest private home in North America as well as one of the highest-rated family resorts in the nation, discover traditional forms of dance and music that have been preserved for future visitors, and sample some great Southern recipes. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3001H] Siberian Tiger Quest Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. He now embarks on his greatest challenge - to find and film the Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests. This film features the work of Korean cameraman, Sooyong Park, who spent two years in the forest tracking and filming the world's biggest cat. Park's tracking technique was very unconventional. He dug himself into an underground pit and, incredibly, waited there for weeks at a time, hoping for a glimpse of a wild tiger. Morgan adopts the same method while he shares with us firsthand the difficulty of seeing the rare Siberian tiger. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3913#] Secrets of the Viking Sword The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, Nova uses cutting edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the "Mystery of the Viking Sword." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Nova scienceNOW [#601H] What Makes Us Human? Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours - language, tool-making, even laughter - to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants - and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Different Is The New Normal: Living A Life with Tourette's This program tracks the trials and triumphs of Ariel Small, a 17-year-old living with uncontrollable physical and vocal tics caused by Tourette Syndrome. Narrated by actor Michael J. Fox, it reveals an acutely personal first-hand account of Tourette's through Ariel's eyes. With Ariel's permission, his mother documents their emotional journey to overcome the obstacles of Tourette's in order to raise awareness about the neurobiological disorder, dispel the misperceptions and social stigma associated it, and help others living with the condition. Along the way, Ariel meets James Durbin, the American Idol finalist whose own battle with bullying and intolerance inspired the film's title. duration 55:31   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#206H] Ottawa, Canada Travelscope celebrates Canada and the Canadians in the nation's capital. Joseph canoes beneath Parliament Hill, survives the War Museum and samples the cuisine at Cordon Bleu - the world's most prestigious culinary training ground. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#113] Kyoto, Japan The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. We check into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talk with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. Rudy invites viewers to join him at a tea ceremony and learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. Experience the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#605] Yoga Dance Stretch the kinks from your body with today's asanas, then set your spirit free by dancing and singing with Wai Lana. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#17] 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 [#18] 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 [#210] duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1001] duration 26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#629] Hamstring & Hip Deep hamstring and hip stretches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#105] Asheville, North Carolina Visit with local craftsmen from the Blue Ridge Mountains who are producing some of the finest handmade objects in the world, tour the largest private home in North America as well as one of the highest-rated family resorts in the nation, discover traditional forms of dance and music that have been preserved for future visitors, and sample some great Southern recipes. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#201H] South Africa: Safari The 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the map for travelers in a major way, and a South Africa safari is a wonderful way to visit the country. The opportunity to see lions, giraffes, elephants, and dozens of other animals close up in their natural habitat is a special experience. "Going on safari," Rudy Maxa says, "always reminds me where I rank in the food chain. And it removes a traveler completely from his or her everyday world." This brilliantly shot episode by award-winning wildlife photographer Joe Pontecorvo brings the excitement of the wild into the homes of viewers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#902] Coloma Coloma was a somewhat sleepy little town in the Sierra foothills during the 1840's, but on the morning of January 24, 1848, all that was to change as James Marshall leaned over and picked up a piece of gold. His discovery started the California Gold Rush, which would bring hundreds of thousands of people to the state overnight, lead to statehood within two years, and change the face of California and the nation forever. Huell visits Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and meets up with members of its living history association. duration 25:34  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#207H] Valencia, Spain Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#318] Stack It with Style On today's show, Chef Keller shows how to add great pizzazz to food presentations by creating Beautiful stacks. First, he's pairing corn pancakes with two different kinds of salmon plus a dab of caviar. His second stack includes crab, avocado and tomato. Recipes: Corn Pancakes and Seafood Stacks, Avocado, Crab, and Tomato Stacks duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#302] Martha Stewart, Part 2 of 2 Guest Martha Stewart returns to complete her three-tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow buttercream icing and handmade marzipan fruit in this second of a two-part episode. Steward puts together the individual cakes that serve as the building blocks of this dessert, inserting a baked crunchy almond and egg white wafer and apricot jam between individual layers and decorating with the icing and candy fruit garnish. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2006] Orzo! The Best of Everything! / Orzo! Il Meglio di Tutto! Mary Ann uses this tiny little pasta to make some gigantic taste treats, starting with a savory Beef and Barley Soup. Then she puts a twist on classic risotto by preparing one featuring Barley and Mushrooms. What about a salad? Mary Ann makes one that's as fresh and original as this pasta is familiar and traditional. duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#106] Vegetarians at the Grill When I was growing up, the options for a vegetarian at a typical barbecue were limited to hamburger buns or potato salad. In many parts of the world...in India and Japan, for example...meatless grilling produces some of the most interesting food to come off the fire. So whether you're grilling for vegetarians, or you just want to cut back on the meat sometimes, this sizzling show has you covered. Big-on-taste Grilled Pepper Salad topped with currants, capers, and feta cheese crumbles. Paella Primavera: A Not-So-Traditional Paella with a colorful blend of garden fresh grilled vegetables. Fire-roasted Apples stuffed with cream cheese, apricot preserves, and lightly sprinkled with brown sugar. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#110] Kids Can Too Get outside and Play! Michele Beschen shares an exciting way to hook your kids onto maginative outdoor play and adventures by creating a miniature scale treehouse for your yard using salvaged lumber and scraps. She'll also show you how to create a family of rustic residents to take care of the placing using branches, pods and nuts. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    This Old House [#3201H] Cambridge Project, Part 1 of 15 Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#912] Eek, Steeks! This episode explores steeking, silk yarns, and crochet motifs. Eunny begins with a tutorial on machine, unfinished, and crocheted steeks. With this knowledge, you can conquer your fears about steeking when you break it down into easy-to-understand steps and learn the benefits steeking can bring to your designs. Then, on the Accessorize Me segment, we explore crochet motifs with designer and crochet expert Kristin Omdahl as she demonstrates how to crochet the motif of her Birch Vest design. On Yarn Spotlight, Eunny and Clara talk silk blends. This luxurious material adds shine to blended yarns, and they'll discuss the benefits of blending yarns with silk. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for tacking down your steeks. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha's Sewing Room [#3309] Batting Application Creating a table runner with striped fabric and batting; Sew Quick, Sew Easy potato bag; Sew Easy Stabilizing segment on machine embroidered shadow quilting; Making decorative ribbons for an Heirloom Quilt. Guests: Linda McGehee, Kay Brooks, Nina McVeigh. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#804] Shiso & Tomatoes When one thinks about the perfect mate for tomatoes, basil always comes to mind. But with today's East-West pair Ming takes flavors a step further and pairs them with basil's Japanese relative- shiso, starting with a soup that shines in the summer- 'Gazpacho' with Shiso Oil. Then Ming reinvents his Italian side with Tomato and Tea Smoked Mozzarella and his Lightest-Ever Olive Oil Angel Hair Pasta. Finally, chef activist, Michel Nischan, will join us to shake things up with his spin on our master pair with his Heirloom Grain "Risotto". duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#102] Bountiful Brunch Buffet Host Laura Theodore prepares her healthy, delicious, and budget friendly brunch. "Blueberry Mini Biscuits," are served along side authentic tasting "No Egg Scramble." Crispy "Cashew French Toast" served with warmed organic maple syrup is next up on the menu. Simple side dishes include "Tomato Basil Pinwheel" and "Fancy Fruit Salad." Perfect to serve as a mid-day family meal or festive get-together. When it's not breakfast and it's not lunch...it's brunch! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#313] Pasta with Gorgonzola and Walnuts; Triangle Puff Pastry. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#120H] New Orleans: A Cup and a Slice of Capuccino Lidia heads south to New Orleans, where she visits Brocato's to sample a few of her favorite desserts. She then checks out the bustling, produce-filled, open-air Crescent City Farmer's Market, where farmers and shoppers are brought together by their love of fresh food. Lidia makes Meat-Stuffed Eggplant, Veal Scallopine Marasala, and for dessert, she prepares a Cappuccino Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#309] Mary Bergin Mary Bergin of Las Vegas, Nevada, head pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago Restaurant, demonstrates how to make a vanilla chiffon cake with a twist -- a full vanilla flavor and a thin, flexible shape, ideal for rolling with chocolate-laced walnut mousse. duration 24:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#118] Comfort Food: Poached Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Apple Tart Dessert Julia and Jacques show how simple it is to poach a chicken with vegetables, mushrooms and a little white wine, and then take that poaching liquid and use it with the leftover poached chicken for a flaky crusted chicken pot pie. The same simple pastry Julia makes for the pot pie is perfect base for a rustic apple and dried fruit tart. Bon Appetit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#220] Ricotta Mint Ravioli & Lemon Salad Joanne's teaches her student Michelle how to make pasta from scratch and encourages her to try it at home. Recipes: tomato and lemon salad with lemon-scented oil, homemade ricotta and mint ravioli with sweet tomatoes. Student: Michelle Soto - Financial Advisor. Wine Segment: Understanding Italian wine labels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1215H] Vegetarian Pasta Night Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to perfect Spaghetti al Limone. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    San Francisco Opera [#304H] Otello In Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, a great warrior is brought down by his own jealousy. This spectacular production stars tenor Johan Botha, one of today's preeminent interpreters of the title role. Soprano Zvetelina Vassileva sings the role of Otello's faithful and falsely accused wife Desdemona and Italian baritone Marco Vratogna is the manipulative soldier Iago. Conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti. duration 2:32:33   STEREO TVG
  • 9:33 pm
    Placido Domingo: Greatest Living Tenor Legendary tenor Placido Domingo sits down with Rick Reiff for a wide-ranging interview. He discusses his storied career, his "friendly" rivalry with Luciano Pavarotti, the future of opera and, at age 71, how long he plans to keep singing. He talks a little LA Lakers basketball, too. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 10:03 pm
    Independent Lens [#1304] Deaf Jam National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#207H] Valencia, Spain Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#201H] South Africa: Safari The 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the map for travelers in a major way, and a South Africa safari is a wonderful way to visit the country. The opportunity to see lions, giraffes, elephants, and dozens of other animals close up in their natural habitat is a special experience. "Going on safari," Rudy Maxa says, "always reminds me where I rank in the food chain. And it removes a traveler completely from his or her everyday world." This brilliantly shot episode by award-winning wildlife photographer Joe Pontecorvo brings the excitement of the wild into the homes of viewers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#306H] Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#102] Greater Miami & The Beaches Burt tours "the American city of the future," visits Little Havana and Coconut Grove, and attends a party that lasts all day and all night in this sophisticated subtropical city. duration 26:59   STEREO TVG
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