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KQED Life: Saturday, February 9, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, February 9, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#307H] Belgium: Bruges and Brussels Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Then passionate chefs - creators of French fries and Europe's finest chocolate-give us a taste of their art. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    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
  • 1:00 am
    Nazi Hunters [#107Z] The Angel of Death Joseph Mengele experimented on adults and children in the Auschwitz death camps. He was a prime target and was, for many years, the world's most wanted criminal. The Hunters were Simon Wiesenthal, the U.N. War Crimes Commission and even Mossad. But none of them succeeded. The method Wiesenthal used to track Mengele was the following up of disparate clues, no matter how obscure. He would scour newspapers from all over the world, looking for unusual names, or sightings of possible Germans in unlikely places, such as small towns in South America. He suspected he was being sheltered by a well funded Nazi organization - and he was right. Throughout years of chasing, Mengele always got away. He drowned in Latin America in 1979. duration 49:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:51 am
    Nazi Hunters [#110Z] Hunting Adolf Eichmann Adolf Eichmann was the SS officer charged with the Final Solution, the man charged with transporting the Jews to the Nazi extermination camps. In 1945, Eichmann was arrested by the Allies, but the next year - unrecognized as the arch villain he was - he escaped and disappeared. Isser Harel, chief of Mossad, Israel's legendary intelligence agency was determined to hunt down Eichmann. His task was to get to Eichmann and put him on trial before rogue members of the Avengers, the group of Jews dedicated to killing all Nazis, got to him first. In Autumn 1957, the Israeli Foreign Ministry got a phone call from the public prosecutor of Hesse, Germany, saying that Eichmann was alive and living in Argentina. The information was passed on to Isser Harel. Harel flew to Argentina to personally supervise the mission with a 30-strong team and on May 11, a Mossad agent grabbed Eichmann and dragged him into a car. A week later, he was drugged and smuggled out of Argentina in an El-Al plane. In 1961, Eichmann was put on trial in Israel, televised before the world, found guilty of crimes against humanity and hanged. duration 51:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:44 am
    Nazi Hunters [#111Z] The Monster and the Butcher Klaus Barbie was head of the Gestapo in Lyon, France in WWII. His job was to crush French resistance and his barbarity earned him the nickname "Butcher of Lyon." Responsible for the deaths of more than 4000 French men and women, Barbie disappeared after the war. "Ivan the Terrible," aka Ivan Grozny, aka Ivan Marchenko, had been a spectacularly brutal Ukrainian guard at the Treblinka death camp. Husband and wife team Serge and Beate Klarsfeld went in search of Klaus Barbie and first found him in Peru. He then fled to Bolivia, but the Klarsfelds did not give up. In 1983, their relentless political pressure paid off and Barbie was jailed in Bolivia for debt. He was returned to Lyons, the site of his most notorious wartime crimes, and was charged with crimes against humanity. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. 4 years later, he died in prison from cancer. The pursuit of Ivan the Terrible called into question the single minded avenging of war crimes. In October 1983, the Israeli authorities heard that a man suspected of being Ivan the Terrible had been found living in Ohio as a retired auto worker. His name was John Demjanjuk. The US deported him and a sensational trial began. It seemed an open and shut case. But then the case unraveled. The evidence from the USSR turned out to have been faked - probably to embarrass the US by showing how it had been harboring war criminals. duration 51:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:37 am
    Nazi Hunters [#103Z] Justice - Sas Style The SAS War Crimes Investigation Team, commanded by Major Eric Alistair "Bill" Barkworth, secretly hunted down Gestapo officers. If one of their targets ran, they shot them in the back and no one asked any questions. This went on for years after the war. But not all ran and Barkworth eventually tracked down the surviving Gestapo executioners and brought them to justice. duration 49:29   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 am
    This is Us [#305] A special presentation featuring 3 profiles of World War II vets.
    Leading the way is former US Army Force Captain Les Williams. At the height of WWII, a group of highly motivated African American pilots from the original 99th Fighter group flew some of the most challenging and daunting missions of the European Theater. They were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, and their story is more than just about individual heroism but rather about men, who were able to prevail over discrimination and American prejudice and the Nazi war machine. Les Williams was one of those young pilots that went through the training in Tuskegee, Alabama.
    Pilot Barbara London served on the home front as one of the original WASPs. Among the very first group of women to fly military aircraft, London ferried everything from fighters to bombers coast to coast as the allies mounted their supreme effort to win the war.
    Finally, we profile Sgt. Roy Diaz a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March and a local Salinas farmer that somehow endured more than 3 years as a POW in the most brutal conditions imaginable. If you would like to meet some real heroes, be sure to watch this episode.
    duration 29:39   STEREO
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#313H] Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#107] Balance Your Buttocks Balancing on buttocks helps to stretch the hamstrings. Tiger Pose tones the buttocks. Sitting in an Imaginary Chair strengthens thigh muscles fast! duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#49] 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 [#50] 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  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#226] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1304] Strong Back Strong Core Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises to emphasize the importance of strong core muscles and their role in maintaining back health. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#920H] Weight Loss: Back Strengthening (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3223H] 2013 Drivers' Choice Awards * 2013 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards * Goss' Garage: Certified Used Cars duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2701] Log Cabin Systems 1 Hometime updates critical vacation home systems with state-of-the-art filtration and microbe inoculation. duration 25:15   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3218H] Essex 2012/13, One-Level Living Correct flashing and water table techniques keep water out of the house while preserving a level grade. Landscape architect Jade Cummings shows how she's designed that grade for a barrier-free entry, and Norm visits the Bucksport, Maine, home of Jessica Russell that she and her father, architect John Gordon, designed so she could live independently despite her physical challenges. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1118H] Building A Storage Bench/Making Watertight Connections In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tips for making watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#313H] Media Center The final project of Season 3 takes on Olympic proportions when Tommy visits the home of Jim Craig, legendary hockey goalie, to create a Media Center, fit for a gold medal. Flat screen TV's tend to be a focal point in a room, but this Walnut Media Center allows the Craigs to highlight a few other prized possessions. Don't be scared by its size, this project breaks down to move from shop to home. duration 27:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#401] Craftsman Coffee Table The Woodsmith editors share tips & techniques for building a beautiful heirloom-quality coffee table with a glass top. Plus, you'll learn a quick and easy way to make mortises. All you need is a table saw - no chisel required. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1813] Bracket Clock + Finishing Solutions Master your woodworking, finishing & repair techniques! duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3003] GS is always looking for unique gardens. And, we found another. This garden overflows with flowers. You can apply its lessons no matter where you live. A unique garden full of great gardening ideas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3301Z] Old Old is new again. During World Wars I and II, home gardeners supported the effort abroad by growing their own vegetables to feed their families. Today, the Victory Garden movement continues - representing the need to work toward sustainability in an effort to connect the planet to the plate. Join host Jamie Durie as he visits San Francisco to see the installation of "Victory Gardens 2008" in front of City Hall's Civic Center. Jamie speaks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and renowned chef and passionate slow food advocate Alice Waters about this special city project. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits Mixed Border Nursery in Hollis, NH, to show us how many old varieties of plants are still favorites today-- and how they've evolved through hybridization. Resident chef Michel Nischan's "Homegrown" segment features a master gardener whose greenhouse and garden supply a new restaurant. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#213H] 5 Mile Dinner In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith recognizes the work of chefs and farmers across the country that are providing local food for local people. Allen also visits a thriving community garden and even helps plant some peanuts. Plus, Allen demonstrates a recipe for pork dumpling that will knock your socks off. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#323H] Small Space & Vertical Gardening (San Francisco, CA) We explore hints and tricks to getting a lot from small space gardening including vertical gardening. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#801H] Bring in the colorful harvest on a Florida blueberry farm. Pass the salt and learn about the history of popcorn. Cook up some unique asparagus recipes with Sharon Vaknin and climb to new heights at a New Orleans rooftop farm. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#201] Japan: Hokkaido and Honshu The image many of us have of Japan is congested and kinetic. But Japan has a wild side. In winter, beyond its crowded cities, the country delivers quiet, unexpected natural beauty. In the second season opener, Art Wolfe ventures north to the remote region of Hokkaido to view iconic red-crested cranes; south to the mountains to take a dip in Nagano's hot springs with mischievous macaque snow monkeys; and journeys on to the sacred temples of Mt. Fuji and Koyosan on a photographic pilgrimage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1303H] What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#110] Buenos Aires, Argentina The style and verve of one of South America's most beautiful capitals is the focus of this episode that highlights Argentina's national dance, the tango, as well as the energy that its diverse population brings to the urban landscape. The HD lens brings to the fore the graceful and classic architecture of Buenos Aires, exemplified by the San Telmo neighborhood whose Sunday market is traditionally closed at sunset by an impromptu street band that marches through the streets, collecting dancers and revelers with its insistent drumbeats. At local tango parlors called milongas, Buenos Aires residents, known as portenos, lend an air of authenticity to the dance that grew up in the working class neighborhoods of the city. We wander the famous Recoleta cemetery in downtown Buenos Aires, where incredible monuments to the departed, including Eva Peron, feature winged angels and other fantastically decorated crypts. Meet a 70-year-old ice cream maker from Sicily who never misses a day's work. And explore the underground art scene that's finding a home in Buenos Aires. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    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
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#601] Botswana: Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans Equitrekking host Darley Newman takes viewers on a journey through one the last great wilderness areas, Botswana's Okavango Delta, and the lunar-like Makgadikgadi Pans, meeting the wildlife and people, which make Botswana such a special Southern African nation. In the Okavango Delta, one of the largest inland deltas in the world, Darley rides horses with the locals to view giraffes and wildebeests and gets charged by an elephant. You never know what's around the bend while island hopping and horse riding through the waterlogged highways of the Okavango Delta, making horses one of the best ways to explore this natural area. Out of the saddle, Darley goes fishing in a hippo pool and tries the freshest fish she's ever tasted, immediately cooking what she's captured on a secluded island under one of Africa's majestic and legendary baobab trees. Next, Darley takes a jeep and boat tour to watch elephants go about their daily routine. After taking a peaceful trip in a mokoro, a long slender canoe that's great for getting around the Okavango Delta, Darley travels to the vast, dazzling Makgadikgadi Pans, an ancient lake the size of Switzerland. Researchers believe that it was once one of the biggest inland lakes in Africa, but it dried up, likely because of climate change or a seismic shift. Darley lets viewers in on a once in a lifetime trek with our distant ancestors-- a hike with the San, an ancient tribe from which some scientists believe all people are descended. Finally, Darley visits a local meerkat colony, learning how these fascinating creatures survive using teamwork and ending her journey through Botswana. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#703H] Westerhout, Bell, and Blades Spark follows photographer Katherine Westerhout, who documents beautifully decaying buildings, inside a forgotten West Oakland landmark: the 16th Street Train Station. Once the terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad, this Beaux Arts gem has been off-limits since 1989, but that might be about to change. Next, comedian W. Kamau Bell shares his wry observations on race and his personal stories about being black in an Obama-era America. Then, meet Wil Blades, a virtuoso at playing a soulful instrument from a bye-gone era, the B3 organ. duration 27:21   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#211H] Go Fish Living close to the shore in Connecticut offers Jacques the opportunity to celebrate the bounties of the sea. He loves seafood and begins this menu with a Picante Mussel Pilaf. Next, Jacques surprises viewers with a novel take on a breadcrumb coating for Onion-Crusted Sole with Anchovy Butter. He ends with a popular French dessert that's not quite an omelet... not quite a custard... it's an Apricot Clafoutis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#203H] Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora Authentic ingredients flown in from New York, make this delicatessen a special find; while flavors cultivated from a love affair with Mexico are the inspiration at our next stop. And finally the Veneto region of Italy is the focus, with just a dab of Hungarian. duration 26:13   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Angelique Kidjo and Friends: Spirit Rising Grammy winning recording artist Angelique Kidjo pays tribute to her West African homeland and the richness and beauty of its culture in this concert special. Through her songs, Kidjo communicates the universal spirit and appeal of African music. She performs genre-spanning duets - from Broadway show tunes and rock classics to a Bob Marley reggae song and a Swahili love ballad - with a diverse group of guest artists, including pop-opera star Josh Groban, jazz singer Dianne Reeves, saxophonist Branford Marsalis and Ezra Koenig, frontman for the indie-rock band Vampire Weekend. This concert special also features Kidjo's favorite gospel choir and dancers from the Broadway hit FELA! duration 56:58   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3811H] Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/tUnE-yArDs Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs bring experimental alt.pop to the ACL stage. The Zeroes support their LP Here, while tUnE-yArDs performs material from w h o k i l l. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4305(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 5 Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Bates takes a gamble. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#103H] Richard II with Derek Jacobi Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life - and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the Great Performances film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Shakespeare Uncovered [#104H] Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the Great Performances film adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays," from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were - and how he distorted them. He invites the viewer behind the scenes at the filming of some of the most important sequences in the new Great Performances adaptations of both plays, starring Irons, with Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 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 [#1103] Burt Wolf's Family Vacation Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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