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KQED Life: Saturday, December 29, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#611] Galicia and the Camino De Santiago We follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Along the way, we stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dive into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia-where Riverdance meets flamenco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#704] Cologne, Germany Built by the ancient Romans, Cologne is a mixture of old and new - 60, 000 university students keep it young, a thousand-year-old cathedral gives it maturity. In this program, Burt visits the cathedral, which is Germany's most visited tourist attraction and finds out how it can reconnect travelers with their spiritual feelings. He also stops into the city's best restaurants and presents Cologne's traditional foods and drinks. He takes viewers through a chocolate museum, and a cruise on the Rhine River. He unravels the mystery of why light perfumes are called Eau de Cologne. He also takes us to Cologne's world-famous carnival celebration. duration 26:11   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Forever Plaid One of Off-Broadway's most-popular and critically acclaimed musicals pays an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony guy groups of the 1950s. This madcap revue centers on four young, eager male singers - The Plaids - who are killed in a car crash on the way to their first major gig. The group are miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform.Broadway veteran David Hyde-Pierce (Frasier) guest-stars as the narrator. Broadway veteran David Hyde-Pierce (Frasier) guest-stars as the narrator. Songs include: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Chain Gang," "Heart and Soul," "Rags to Riches" and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". duration 56:49   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    How to Travel The World for Free [#101] Everything Is Different Michael Wigge sets off in Germany without any money. His travel companions along the way are socialists, freegans and the eccentric millionaire Harold. Working on a container ship, Wigge crosses the Atlantic Ocean free of charge. Will he make it to the New World without money? duration 28:35   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    How to Travel The World for Free [#102] Burger, Bike, & Boors Via route 66, Michael Wigge hitchhikes to the Grand Canyon and to Las Vegas, where he tries different approaches to earn food and transport. He meets millionaires, gamblers and tourists. After Los Angeles and San Francisco, Wigge lives in Hawaii with alternative lifestylers - all without money, of course. duration 28:33   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    How to Travel The World for Free [#103] Go West Via route 66, Michael Wigge hitchhikes to the Grand Canyon and to Las Vegas, where he tries different approaches to earn food and transport. He meets millionaires, gamblers and tourists. After Los Angeles and San Francisco, Wigge lives in Hawaii with alternative lifestylers - all without money, of course. duration 28:28   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    How to Travel The World for Free [#104] No Dinero - Mucho Problemo The travel without money takes Wigge trough Costa Rica, Panama and Columbia, where living and traveling without money is particularly difficult. In Peru, he visits the Inca town of Machu Picchu free of charge as a load carrier. Now he suffers from a streak of bad luck. Will he have to cancel his journey? duration 28:37   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    How to Travel The World for Free [#105] Totally Exhausted After difficult times in Bolivia, Wigge travels to Chile without any money. From there, he hitchhikes to Buenos Aires in Argentina. But rather than dancing the Tango, he has to find food and a means to travel on. After a difficult journey through Tierra del Fuego, Wigge accepts the long-desired position on a ship to Antarctica. Will he finally reach Antarctica without any money? duration 28:36   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape Carroll Moore's documentary short, produced by the National Gallery of Art, provides an overview on the life of the great Catalan painter Joan Miro (1893-1983). It mixes newsreel footage and personal photographs of Miro and his surroundings, original footage shot in Barcelona and Catalonia, interviews with scholars, along with images of his extraordinary works that were part of the National Gallery of Art's recent Miro retrospective. duration 28:45   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#110] Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#410] Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Europe's best kept secret, the Croatian coast of Dalmatia dazzles with stunning white stone cities and azure waters. We begin in Dubrovnik, then island hop up the coast, snorkeling, swimming, sunning and reveling in the scenery. In Split we visit a Roman emperor's palace and make excursions to ruins, timeless towns and fortresses. Tips on boating, food and driving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#509] Two-Hand Snake This balancing pose strengthens both arms and abs and improves concentration. End with a standing chin lock that calms the mind and emotions. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#119] 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 [#120] 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 [#126] Long Holds - Version Three With Side Plank, Charlie Chaplin, Supta Baddha Konasana, Camel. duration 27:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1104] Strengthen Brain Processing Areas Integrating exercises from Neuronet exercise specialist, Sandra Dearman, Mary Ann shares exercises that strengthen pathways between different processing areas of the brain. duration 27:08   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#820Z] Full Body Posture Workout duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3217H] Subaru XV Crosstrek * Road Test: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek * Road Test: 2013 Honda Accord *Goss' Garage: Winching Safety duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2621] Island Kitchen 2.0: Cabinets The crew's update of an island kitchen with new cabinets includes visits with the designer and the manufacturer. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3212H] Cambridge 2012/Rounding The Corner After a visit to "this old record store," Kevin helps Roger install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding in heavy rains and checks out the sleek new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. Learn about thermostats that program themselves and Ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1112H] Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#307H] Carved Frame Everyone has a family heirloom or photograph that needs a special display and on today's episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful Mahogany Frame with Hand-Carved Lettering. For inspiration, he heads down to Newport's historic seaport to visit one of the world's most famous sailing vessels The Coronet. And back at the shop, his good friend and master woodcarver, Sten Havumaki, will join him to offer up some letter carving tips. duration 27:52   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#608] Campaign Chest The editors of Woodsmith show you how to combine dovetail joinery, inset brass hardware, and a time-tested design to build a classic campaign chest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1807] Antique Repair & Restoration Discover everyday solutions to fixing your heirlooms. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2911] Gardening offers challenges. Gardeners come up with many kinds of solutions. Visit two similar gardens where the gardeners have chosen very different solutions. Both should offer ideas for our own yards and gardens. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3204Z] Vertical: Think Up! Think Up! Find the best climbing plants with garden correspondent Paul Epsom. Create a vertical element in the garden with a bougainvillea espalier, inspired by the Getty Museum's art. Stir up some tasty concoctions when Michel Nischan shows you how fresh juice can brighten any recipe. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#108H] Backyard Farming P. Allen Smith shows how you can take even the smallest outdoor spaces and turn them into your own mini-farm. Allen demonstrates how to use straw bales to create raised beds. And if you love honey, find out how to maintain a beehive right in your own back yard! duration 26:38   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#317H] Garden Coaching (Atlanta, Ga) Just as athletes have trainers, we too can have personal garden coaches to help us achieve the landscape of our dreams. In this episode, we tag along with a coach to learn how they can guide, teach and empower us to be better gardeners on any skill level. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#817H] Take in a tart harvest of cranberries from a historic New England farm. Answer the question: Which is best, canned, frozen or fresh? One woman finds success with an exotic mushroom farm in the heart of one California city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#106] Newfoundland - Winter/Summer Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#108] Kenya: Masai Mara and El Karama East Africa is a vast stage on which the circular, never-ending journey known as the Great Migration has played out for millions of years. After going eye to eye with thousands of wildebeest and zebra, Art enlists an old friend and bush pilot to help him capture aerial patterns of migrating herds and flocks of flamingos. On the ground, he pursues giraffe on horseback and tracks rhino on foot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#703] Vatican City Rome's Vatican City has a population of only 550 people and a landmass of just over 100 acres, which makes it the world's smallest independent state, but its influence is extraordinary. Burt takes viewers on a unique tour of the city and its history. There are some amazing images from the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica as well as a look at St. Peter's Tomb below. We see the Sistine Chapel in close-up and visit the Vatican's 500-year-old mosaic studio. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#406] Bordeaux and the Dordogne The world's finest wines, sweeping vineyards and fine food couple with a river valley dotted with castles. We sample the best Bordeaux then cruise the lovely Dordogne and Lot rivers with stops at chateaux, ancient watermills, and perched villages. Cooking classes and an underground adventure to see pre-historic cave paintings round out the trip. Tips on wine tasting and walking paths. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#610] Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking [#508] Vermont Equitrekking host Darley Newman visits the Mountain Top Inn outside of Killington to explore the area's Green Mountains trails and learn the art of driving with two large Clydesdales. At the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Darley experiences the smooth gaits of the Icelandic horse on a multi-day inn-to-inn ride through meadows, woods and old farm lands in the Mad River Valley. Next, Darley visits the University of Vermont's Morgan Horse Farm to learn about Vermont's state animal and UVM's historic breeding program, which dates back to 1878. Darley also enjoys some time out of the saddle to try some local specialties and visit Shelburne Museum and downtown Burlington. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour For many, the name Michael Graves is synonymous with the "whistling bird" Alessi teakettle and an array of affordably stylish household products bearing the Graves Design imprint at Target stores. But Graves is also a renowned architect who transformed America's built environment with buildings in the 1980s that took a whimsical approach to classical forms. In early 2003, in the midst of his successful career, a mysterious and potentially fatal illness left him partially paralyzed. Graves survived after undergoing years of painful rehab, but his ordeal opened an unexpected new chapter in his illustrious career -- designing hospital furniture and homes for wounded war veterans. His goal is to transform traditionally cold institutions into environments that promote healing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#225H] Vegetable Fete Jacques reminisces about his childhood and celebrates the bounty of the season. He cooks up a batch of ratatouille that can be served two ways - perfectly delicious on its own or with pasta in Ratatouille with Penne. Seafood stars in Shrimp with Cabbage and Red Caviar, and delicate peaches end the show in Jacques' classically made Peach Melba. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#601H] Don Pico's Bistro, Lovejoy's Tea Room, Saha First, a celebration of food from Mexico, "taking tea" in a unique setting, and exotic dining with Yemenese Arabic cuisine. The guests make a lively bunch that revels in their restaurant selections of Don Pico's Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria, Lovejoy's Tea Room, and Saha. Leslie Sbrocco hosts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul The English rock guitarist performs live at the Iridium Theatre in New York. duration 1:29:45   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3612H] Sonic Youth/The Black Keys ACL presents the evolution of electric guitar music with Sonic Youth and the Black Keys. Sonic Youth showcases the avant-garde rock of its latest album The Eternal, while the Black Keys highlights the classic blues rock of its recent record Brothers. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4018H] Poirot X: Murder on the Orient Express David Suchet stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot, and leads an all-star international cast in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's most popular novel. Securing a last-minute ticket on the Orient Express from Istanbul to London, Poirot finds himself amongst a host of eclectic fellow passengers. When the train becomes caught in a snowdrift and a passenger is found brutally murdered mid-voyage, the famous Belgian detective is called upon to investigate the crime and find the culprit. Dame Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville and David Morrissey guest star. duration 1:24:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#906H] Living In Dangerous Times HAPPY SUSHI - USA
    Don't you just hate when sit down at a table with uneven legs? It's even more of a pain when this happens at a restaurant. If that's not bad enough, the sushi chef and the waiter are having a heated argument in front of the customers. Oh well, so much for an enjoyable dinning experience. In times like this, our protagonist learns it's best to keep a low profile. Directed and edited by Andy Green. Principal cast: Paul Adelstein, Mirrah Foulkes, Hidetoshi Imura and Ken'ichi Iwabuchi.
    CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE - New Zealand
    A barefoot boy tries his hand at chopping firewood with his father's razor sharp axe. The axe is so heavy he decides to balance himself by resting one foot on the chopping block. Did we mention he's barefoot? Kids (and adults)...don't try this at home. Written and directed by Jason Stutter. Principal cast: Cameron Stevens.
    THE ONE LAST TIME - USA
    A bank in downtown Los Angeles. The last customers of the day are finishing up their business. What they don't know is that two different groups of robbers have decided to rob the same bank, on the same day and at the same time. Now throw in the cast from Wizard of Oz, a bunch of super heroes and a lot of guns. Just when you think it can't get any weirder, it does. This isn't going to be pretty. Written, produced and directed by Scott Weintrob. Principal cast: Glenn Ratcliffe, Tony Okungbowa, Sam Ireifej, Patrick Prentiss and Lenore Thomas.
    PARK - France
    Welcome to a big park in a city, not like any other in cities around the world, where people come to enjoy their day. But on this day, four strangers are going to find their lives forever entwined in this heart-pounding tale of chance, mistaken perceptions and unforeseen consequences. Directed by Thierry Espasa. Principal cast: Laurent Bariohay, Yohann Oisiou, Peggy Korum, Gerard Bontoux, David Chenaud and Pablo Perez.
    duration 27:01   STEREO TVPGV-L
  • 11:00 pm
    On Story [#211] The Humor and Heart of Animation The writers behind the beloved animated classics Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2, King of the Hill, and The Iron Giant, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then enter the magical world of the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter. What fanciful adventures happen after we go to sleep? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#212] Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie - raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs - using examples from such classics as Rocky, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and La Femme Nikita. Followed by the apocalyptic short film Blind Spot by writer/director Matthew Nayman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#610] Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#703] Vatican City Rome's Vatican City has a population of only 550 people and a landmass of just over 100 acres, which makes it the world's smallest independent state, but its influence is extraordinary. Burt takes viewers on a unique tour of the city and its history. There are some amazing images from the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica as well as a look at St. Peter's Tomb below. We see the Sistine Chapel in close-up and visit the Vatican's 500-year-old mosaic studio. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
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