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KQED Life: Sunday, December 30, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul The English rock guitarist performs live at the Iridium Theatre in New York. duration 1:29:45   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    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)
  • 4:30 am
    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
  • 5:00 am
    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
  • 5:30 am
    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
  • 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 [#121] 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 [#122] 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 [#127] Core - Abs/Back - Version Three With Bridge, Navasana with Variations, Lotus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1105] Perceptual Motor Fitness This workout combines a variety of exercises that will encourage perceptual motor fitness for the purpose of strengthening communication between body and brain. duration 27:01   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#821Z] Strength and Flexibility to Your Core duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#318H] Organic Flowers (Skagit Valley, Wa) Some organically minded growers and retailers are changing the way the flower industry practices their craft of growing beautiful flowers without the chemicals. It's a movement that is good for the planet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#109H] The Emergence of Spring P. Allen Smith picks dandelions - not to make wishes but to create a salad! Allen also steps into the garden to plant asparagus. Plus, Allen makes an amazing tablescape using daffodils. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3401Z] Perennial Favorites Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss! duration 26:46   TVG
  • 10:00 am
    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
  • 10:30 am
    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
  • 11:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1205H] Orlando, Florida - Hour Two In Orlando, Florida, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer visit the Mennello Museum of Art to see works by curmudgeonly St. Augustine folk artist Earl Cunningham. At the Orange County Convention Center, friendly throngs of guests share tales and treasures, including a valuable circa 1835 Regency-style etagere bought at a yard sale for $20; an animator's plaster model of Geppetto, created for the Disney movie Pinocchio in 1940; and a painting by Fern Coppedge - of the renowned early 20th-century Pennsylvania Impressionist school - given to the owner's grandfather in lieu of medical services and estimated to be worth $120,000 to $ 200,000. duration 55:04   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#203] Twelve people, ages 32-88, explain their challenges and triumphs in life. Harry Sneider, age 69, escaped Latvia during W.W. II, became a World record-winning athlete despite a crippling disease, and with his wife, Sarah, age 65, became fitness experts and coaches. Kai, age 32 and Steve Boyer, age 50, married after an internet dating romance and are adjusting to their cultural, religious and racial differences. Karen Delgado, age 40, an immigrant from Peru, helps support her family by sales generated from the Peruvian sweaters she imports. Bob Budish, age 85, discovers a group of widows and widowers who help and be-friend one another as they move forward with their lives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#103] Creative Conservation Creative ways to preserve the beautiful things nature and our gardening efforts provide us. Michele Beschen shares some of the best ways to press, iron and preserve your lovely blooms and foliage. See the many artful ways to use your preserved bounty with unique arrangements and a tip on how to make those dried petals less brittle and more flexible. Learn how to create botanical plaques using plaster of paris, clay and nature's finds. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#204H] Unforgettable and Inspirational The Mushroom Man - Many people are interested in photography. Some specialize in portraits, others landscapes. Taylor Lockwood specializes in -- are you ready for this? -- mushrooms! His hope is once you see his work you'll not only understand why, but that you'll see fungi in a whole new light. Lucky's "Jaws" Swim - Da-Dum. Da-da-Da-Dum. In the summer of 1975, the movie "JAWS" terrorized nearly everyone who saw it. Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer is finally ready to conquer his fear. And he wants company. Da-Dum. Da-da-Da-Dum. Silver Stars - Are you ready to move your body? Meet the Orlando Magic Silver Stars, a group of 50+ dancers who shake their things in front of huge NBA crowds. Find out why they do it and how they got up the courage to shine! Cycling Star - Marty Jemison is an internationally-known cyclist who has competed at not one but two Tour de France events. These days, he's paying it forward by taking everyone from weekend enthusiasts and potential champions under his wing. Hit the road with the cycling star. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#902] The Big Benefits of Family Meals, Purple Juice from the Amazon, and "Eating More Water". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3009] The Art of Adapting How do a rock star, an athlete and an artist adapt to big changes in their lives? He's been rockin' hard with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for years, but guitarist Nils Lofgren is now dancing to a new tune. Not even MS can stop one woman from climbing the world's highest mountain. And a blind painter has the right touch. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#703H] The team drives into Canada to meet Heather Cameron, prop stylist and story producer, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to discover how she created her own path in life, combining nature, home, beauty, and photography. From there, they travel to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they have a chance encounter with cowboy and horse trainer, Grant Golliher of the Diamond Cross Ranch, who challenges them to face their fears and discover more about themselves. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    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)
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2622] Island Kitchen 2.0: Countertops The crew finishes the new cabinets for the island kitchen and covers them with new countertops. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3213H] Cambridge 2012/Hearthstone, Waterfall Island Top Roger is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Norm visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Richard installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1113H] Transplanting a Mature Rose Bush/Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it? " Afterward, Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3401Z] Perennial Favorites Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss! duration 26:46   TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#131] Charles Strouse, Part 2 A conversation between the late theater caricaturist AL HIRSCHFELD and cartoonist ART SPIEGELMAN - taped in 2001. duration 26:30   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1236] Father Brett Hoover - Comfort An atlas for the Body and the Soul. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 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)
  • 7:00 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
  • 8:00 pm
    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
  • 8:30 pm
    On Story [#202] Making Comedy Work Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    On Story [#203] Action! The creators behind the explosions Con Air, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Hulk, Zombieland and Machete debate what makes a great action movie. Followed by the riveting short film Sold by writer/director John Irwin. A young investigative journalist goes undercover and is captured into a human trafficking ring. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    On Story [#204] Exporting Comedy TV megahit Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal discusses the (not so) universal language of comedy in his documentary Exporting Raymond with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer/director Shane Black. Followed by the charming Danish short film First Anders by writer/director Kristian Ussing Anderson about a well-meaning, bookish father who attempts to teach his artistic and bullied young son a valuable lesson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    On Story [#205] Based on a True Story The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by The Fighter's Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, At Close Range), Pamela Gray (Conviction), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind Apollo 13. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    On Story [#206] Creators Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. And (followed by) the short films 0507 by Ben and Chris Blaine and Smile by Lauren Elmer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    On Story [#207] The Heart of a Film The inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and Up is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#208] Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, The Silence Of The Lambs is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#703H] Rome: Back-Street Riches In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#708] A Tuscan Harvest, Italy Tuscany is the artistic, cultural and gastronomic center of Northern Italy. In this program, Burt brings viewers to a vineyard just south of the city of Siena to take part in the fall harvest. We find out what makes the wines of Tuscany so famous, how the grapes are cared for, how the wine is produced. We also get a gastronomic tour of the region and its most famous dishes. We spend time with the owner of the vineyard who immigrated to Canada because he was starving and returned 50 years later as the millionaire founder and owner of Canada's largest trucking company. Burt makes the trip with one of America's leading authorities on Italian wine. duration 25:00   STEREO TVG
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