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KQED Life: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#212H] Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg Cruising the Rhine River, we dodge riverboat traffic and the legendary siren, Lorelei. After climbing castles and descending into dungeons, we relax with Rhine wine. We tour Burg Eltz-a lived-in castle where the noble lady still puts out fresh flowers. Then we enter the walled town of Rothenburg for Germany's best wood carving, a vivid dose of medieval punishment, and a tour with the night watchman of the town's lamp-lit ramparts. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1005] Napa Valley, California Napa Valley is the home to some of our most innovative chefs. Burt tours the valley and introduces us to some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. We find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. We'll also take a look at the ancient process for making barrels and how they changed the taste of wine. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1703H] Corpus Christi, Hour Three In Corpus Christi, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian discuss the somber, yet fascinating, topic of antique mourning jewelry. AR finds art that spans the 20th century in the sparkling city by the sea, including a 1912 portrait by Charles Courtney Curran, a Porfirio Salinas Bluebonnet oil painting and a 1983 Helen Frankenthaler lithograph appraised at $15,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Market Warriors [#112H] Antiquing In New Milford, CT Pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to New Milford, Connecticut, home to Elephant Trunk Country Flea Market, a weekly sale that starts at the crack of dawn and where the pickers are challenged to find something metal. Off screen host Mark L. Walberg comments on the wide array of items found, from a vintage toy truck to a coffee grinder. Pickers find themselves up against closing time as they scour the market to find items before the dealers pack up. Some notable finds include a pyrography chair and a slant front desk. In the Shop 'Til You Stop round, pickers Bob and John duke it out to determine who has first dibs on an antique butter churn. This week's items are sent to Ken Farmer's Auctions in Radford,Virginia, where the pickers find themselves neck-and-neck until the end. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1406] Beauty Is Embarrassing Wayne White is a nut. The current art-world darling got his big break when he helped create the unhinged children's show "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." His off-kilter style and self-deprecating sense of humor offer a peak into an imagination that refuses to grow up. This film chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of this Tennessean commercial artist as he struggles to find peace and balance between his work and his art. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Carhenge: Genius Or Junk? Outside Alliance, Nebraska, a whimsical monument rises from the desolate prairie. Fashioned from 38 spray-painted vintage automobiles stacked and buried upright, the structure known as Carhenge faithfully replicates its British counterpart, Stonehenge. This humorous documentary examines how this quirky monument challenged one community's definition of art, freedom of expression and appropriate land use. It charts sculptor Jim Reinders' efforts to save his creation from being dismantled. In addition, scholars, historians and artists provide insight into how this public art installation continues to beckon bemused visitors to this small Midwestern town each year. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#213H] 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
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#101] Delhi & Agra, India India is the world's "it" country. Tumultuous, colorful, and fragrant, northern India is a mosaic of urban and rural life. "You can put a camera down almost anywhere in India and let it run for two hours," Rudy Maxa says, "and when you return, you'll have a film to rival an 'Indiana Jones' movie." From the serene beauty of one man's love poem to a woman, the Taj Mahal, to the crowded alleys of downtown New Delhi, India is a feast for the senses. Maxa discovers temples straight out of Disneyland and consults a street astrologer who tells him he will live a long life but his hotel room number is not an auspicious one. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#526] Spinal Spiral Spiral your spine up and around in this invigorating twist. You'll also open your shoulders, strengthen your arms, and tighten your buttocks. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#33] 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 [#34] 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 [#218] duration 26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1216] Relaxation Mary Ann explores the healing touch of massage, demonstrating some effective ways to release tension and use movement to relax. duration 27:20   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#912H] Weight Loss: Arm Slenderizing (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1005] Napa Valley, California Napa Valley is the home to some of our most innovative chefs. Burt tours the valley and introduces us to some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. We find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. We'll also take a look at the ancient process for making barrels and how they changed the taste of wine. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#212H] Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg Cruising the Rhine River, we dodge riverboat traffic and the legendary siren, Lorelei. After climbing castles and descending into dungeons, we relax with Rhine wine. We tour Burg Eltz-a lived-in castle where the noble lady still puts out fresh flowers. Then we enter the walled town of Rothenburg for Germany's best wood carving, a vivid dose of medieval punishment, and a tour with the night watchman of the town's lamp-lit ramparts. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#102] Rajasthan Jaipur, the "Pink City," provided the Mughal Empire with its generals even as its civilians were building some of the world's great temples and palaces. Here travelers find the Hawa Mahal, the Hall of Winds, built with red and pink sandstone. One of Rajasthan's other great cities, Jodhpur, is less know to the world, even though it loaned its name to a style of riding breeches. This episode takes viewers into the royal rooms behind the sandstone walls of the Mehrangarh Fort, perched high above the city. And in the back streets of Jodhpur, cameras find the enormous furniture industry that collects and refurbishes heirloom furniture that make their way to stores around the world. In the dusty countryside outside of Jodhpur, villagers who have never have seen a Westerner invite Rudy Maxa into their modest homes, and the maharajah of Jodhpur explains why his palace is now a hotel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#301H] Fiji - Island Hopping Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#710H] Tacos Hola! We find Rick and his daughter, Lanie, at the Mexico City's colorful Sonora Market, an emporium of medicinal herbs and the best place in town to buy cazuelas, the beautifully rustic earthenware cooking and serving casseroles that define a whole class of stews and taco fillings. We tend to think of taquerias for their familiar grilled and griddled fillings, like carne asada. But, Rick explains, there's a whole world of stands and shops that have no grill at all and specialize in satisfyingly homey, slow-cooked fillings made in cazuelas with everything from stewed meat to richly flavorful vegetables. Rick and Lanie check out El Guero, a Mexico City institution, popularly known as "Tacos Hola!," that specializes in slow-cooked taco fillings. Back home in Chicago, Rick and Lanie plan a cazuela-taco dinner. Lanie throws together a quick Pork with Smoky Tomato Sauce and Potatoes in the crockpot before heading off to school. By dinnertime, it'll be meltingly tender and richly flavored. Meanwhile, Rick gathers some chard in the garden, offering a quick intro to the care and tending of this hearty, easy-to-grow vegetable. Then, he turns his harvest into a filling of Creamy Braised Chard, Potatoes and Poblanos and also prepares a Veracruz-Flavored Chilled Seafood. The three fillings, mounded in those charming cazuelas from the Sonora Market, form the centerpiece for a cozy dinner with friends and family. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#301] Seafood Savvy Chef Keller makes three innovative and easy-to-prepare seafood recipes including mussels bathed in a creamy, white wine sauce and an unusual ceviche that's packed with punch. Recipes: Mussels in Basil White Wine Sauce; Rock Shrimp Burger; Peruvian Ceviche. duration 28:28   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#210] David Ogonowski Julia Child observes as chef David Ogonowski makes a triple chocolate truffle treat. He demonstrates how to make the dough for the chocolate tart shell and the filling, which consists of a custard flavored with bits of chopped white and dark chocolate and biscotti. Ogonowski also shows Julia how to make a garnish for the plate the dessert will be served on, including a wafer-thin chocolate cookie topped with homemade espresso parfait, creating a complex dessert of contrasting smooth and crisp textures, and warm and cool temperatures. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2001] Neapolitan Rice Pie / Pastiera Napolitana When it comes to a classic Italian dessert, Pastiera (Rice Pie) tops the list. Every Italian has his or her favorite recipe, often from childhood, and so does Mary Ann, who teaches you how to make this classic recipe step by step, and by doing so, create a family tradition all your own. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#101] Smoke Screen Smoke is the soul of true barbecue. As you climb the ladder of barbecue enlightenment, you'll want to be able to smoke a variety of foods in a variety of grills and smokers. This show explores four diverse foods: ribs, turkey, salmon, and even a dessert-prepared in a traditional offset barrel smoker, a water smoker, a charcoal grill, and a stovetop smoker. Sorry...no gas grills allowed. Tender Kansas City-style Spareribs, hickory smoked and served with a spicy apple BBQ sauce. Heart-healthy Turkey Pastrami smoked and served on fresh rye bread with sauerkraut and homemade Russian dressing. Sunday morning Smoked Salmon, done in a stovetop smoker, served with grilled toast points, capers, diced red onions, and sour cream. Tantalizingly sweet Raspberry-Pear crisp - who would've thought - dessert on the grill! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#104] Natural Art Creative escapes with natural art. Michele Beschen shares how to create your own art supplies using outdoor items and recyclables. Discover how easy it is to create your own handmade papers using old newspapers and junk mail. Unique ways to make 'natural' additions to your papers and artwork. Put the get up and go in your creative efforts by creating a portable art set-up you can take with you to the great outdoors. Whether you think you're a natural or not... art-making is. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#404] Sawhorse Roundup Every shop needs a good pair of sawhorses. The Woodsmith editors present a couple of their favorites. They'll start with a traditional heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery. Then, it's on to an all new stacking-style that locks together with tabs and notches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2502] Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 2 Are you looking for organized sewing techniques that are as easy as ABC? Nancy has compiled all her favorite techniques, and she features some of the best in this program. In this second part of the series she covers letters I-P. See techniques for using Interfacing, Lining Jacket Sleeves, stitching Knit Seams, Layering, Mitering Corners, marking Notches, Organizing Fabric, and sewing Pintucks. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2503] Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 3 Boost your sewing and quilting skills by learning the ABC's of these creative arts. Join Nancy as she continues the sewing journey through her favorite tips and techniques. In this final show of the series on Sewing A to Z, Nancy demonstrates techniques from S-Z. Attaching Snaps, Topstitching, Understitching, sewing Vinyl, making Wrapped Corners, preparing Yo-yos, and inserting Zippers are featured. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#815] Thai Bird Chiles & Maple Syrup Guest Chef: Michael Schlow. Thai bird chile, the pepper that gives much of Asian cooking its heat, is paired with sweet maple syrup to create Ming's East-West recipes this week. In the kitchen, Ming updates his childhood favorite, Piggies-In-A-Blanket, with a touch of spicy heat. For a flavorful "All-In-One" dish, Ming prepares Pork Belly Claypot. Then, using the East-West pair, Ming creates a delicious dessert, Maple Spice Cake with Maple-Thai Bird Cream. Finally, Ming heads over to Boston restaurant, Via Matta where chef/owner Michael Schlow uses today's pair on his Loin of Venison Medallions with Barley, Mushrooms, Maple-Thai Bird Chile Gastrique. duration 27:54   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#313] It's All Greek to Me Toni takes a tour of Grecian cuisine and prepares a Lemony Stuffed Cabbage that will dispel any bad memories of tired stuffed cabbage forever. She serves this tart savory dish with garlicky, super easy Smashed Potatoes, and finishes it all off with Vegan Greek Nutcake with Sweet Syrup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends [#204Z] Cajun Chicken & Salad Chef Stellino welcomes good friend and Chef Kent Rathbun of Abacus & Jaspar's, in Dallas. Chef Rathbun shares his recipe for Cajun Roasted Chicken Breasts with Shrimp Jambalaya Hash. Nick prepares a Bread and Tomato Salad with Arugula. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#124H] New York: New York Pizza Lidia shows viewers a typical New York pizza and then pays a visit to Eataly, where Sal at the cheese counter shows viewers how to make fresh mozzarella. Lidia makes traditional Italian Pizza Margherita from scratch, a Sausage and Spinach Calzone, and is joined in the kitchen by Grandma, who performs the official taste test. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#212] David Blom David Blom, pastry chef at Chef Allen's Restaurant in North Miami, shows Julia Child how to bake traditional Polish cakes known as babas and savarin. He uses a single recipe to create the spongy dough, which is baked and sweetened further by soaking in a sugar syrup. He then flavors them with a variety of liqueurs, including rum, kirsch, and champagne. The cakes are garnished with fresh fruits, whipped cream, and a homemade custard flavored with vanilla bean. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#116H] Shell-Ebration Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#212] Chicken Ragout & Stewed Grape Panna Cotta Joanne instructs her student Heather on the fundamentals of slow cooking, or braising, and then shows her to create a dessert with a "wow" factor. Recipes: chicken ragout with autumn vegetables, panna cotta with stewed grapes. Student: Heather Tay - Sales Executive. Wine Segment: Different types of Chardonnay. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1214H] A Moroccan Feast Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Moroccan-style Chicken Tagine at home with foolproof Couscous that's better than any store-bought brand. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her pick for the best compost bucket. Later, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making your own preserved lemons. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steamer baskets in the Equipment Corner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Pioneers of Television [#302H] Primetime Soaps "Dallas" and "Dynasty" kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s and spun off the long-lasting series "Knots Landing." Sometimes forgotten is the genre's antecedent: 1964's "Peyton Place," which starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal. Interviewees in this episode include Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Abolitionists: American Experience, The [#103H] The Abolitionists, Part Three The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch. During his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown is captured, then executed, becoming a martyr for the cause. Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860. Southern states secede, war breaks out and the conflict unexpectedly drags on. On New Year's Day 1863, it is announced that Lincoln has emancipated the slaves in rebel territory. African-American men may now enlist in the Union forces; two of Douglass' sons go to war. In December 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment is ratified, banning slavery in all states - forever. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Frontline [#3104H] The Untouchables Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America's financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. Frontline investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Shelter Me [#101H] This family-friendly film celebrates the human-animal bond with positive, uplifting stories about shelter pets and their new homes. Every year, more than 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America's shelters. It focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance. This program shows how shelter pets are helping our returning War Veterans cope with debilitating injuries; how shelter pets are teaching inmates new life lessons and follows a shelter pet being rescued from the streets and his journey through the shelters to his new home. Shelter Me is a show about redemption, hope, helping others and making a difference. duration 57:35   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#301H] Fiji - Island Hopping Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#102] Rajasthan Jaipur, the "Pink City," provided the Mughal Empire with its generals even as its civilians were building some of the world's great temples and palaces. Here travelers find the Hawa Mahal, the Hall of Winds, built with red and pink sandstone. One of Rajasthan's other great cities, Jodhpur, is less know to the world, even though it loaned its name to a style of riding breeches. This episode takes viewers into the royal rooms behind the sandstone walls of the Mehrangarh Fort, perched high above the city. And in the back streets of Jodhpur, cameras find the enormous furniture industry that collects and refurbishes heirloom furniture that make their way to stores around the world. In the dusty countryside outside of Jodhpur, villagers who have never have seen a Westerner invite Rudy Maxa into their modest homes, and the maharajah of Jodhpur explains why his palace is now a hotel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#213H] Munich and the Foothills of the Alps In Munich, where locals specialize in good living, we visit boisterous markets and go for Baroque palaces...while office workers surf in the Isar River. Heading into the foothills of the Alps, we take a spin around a Maypole; drop by Oberammergau-the Shirley Temple of Bavarian villages; and tour the fairy-tale castles of "Mad" King Ludwig. After hiking up to a desolate ruined castle, we soar even higher in a glider over the Tyrol. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1006] Basque Region, Spain The Basque country of northeast Spain has the oldest culture in Europe and they are determined to keep their traditions. In Bilbao we'll visit the museum that revitalized the city. In San Sebastian, on the Northwest coast of Spain, we'll check out the fastest ball game in the world and learn why it's home to some of the finest Basque cooking in Europe. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
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