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KQED Life: Saturday, May 25, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, May 25, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#305H] London: Mod and Trad London is quintessentially English, yet cosmopolitan. We check out the new - the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court, and admire the old - well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo. After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, we do some riverside beach-combing. Strolling the trendy South Bank of the Thames takes us from the Tate Modern to the dizzying London Eye. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#802] Milan, Italy Milan has been an influential city for well over 2,000 years. It was a significant political and commercial center for the Roman Empire, and it has maintained that position ever since. Today, Milan is an industrial powerhouse. It is the financial and commercial center of Italy, a focus for electronics, publishing, television, textiles, international trade-fairs, fashion and food. Burt takes viewers to a 16th century Italian palazzo, filled with authentic furnishings and objects from the Renaissance. We'll also find out why Milan is the source of some of Italy's best cooking. duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Battle Castle [#101H] Crac Des Chevaliers Crac des Chevaliers was built by an elite order of Christian warrior monks in the 12th and 13th centuries. Called the Knights Hospitaller, these men designed the castle to dominate a key pass in what is now Syria and guard against Muslim attacks during the Crusades. Strategically positioned on a mountain spur, its steeply-sloped walls, hidden moat and deadly ramp entrance make it the crown jewel of Crusader castles. This castle was besieged by Baybars, a Mamluk Sultan who rose from slavery to usurp a king. Armed with siege engines like the counterweight trebuchet, Baybars campaigned against the Christians in the latter part of the 13th century, determined to push them out of the Holy Land forever. In 1271, he came up against Crac des Chevaliers, challenging the castle - and its defenders - to a battle that would shift the balance of power in the Middle East. duration 44:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:46 am
    Battle Castle [#102H] Dover Dover Castle was commissioned by King Henry II in the late 12th century as a mighty fortification to guard the region of Kent, situated at the shortest crossing between Britain and the Continent. Executed by the King's finest engineer, Maurice, it cost more to build than any of Henry's other projects. After the King's death, his sons Richard, and then John, continued construction on the stronghold until it became the first concentric castle in Western Europe. Its magnificent square keep, intimidating forebuilding and innovatively-shaped towers live up to its reputation as the key to England. This castle was besieged by Prince Louis of France in the early 13th century. Son of Philip II, Louis came to England to attempt to usurp King John during the First Barons' War. He seized several fortifications and marched into London. Then he turned his sword on Dover. Prince Louis' siege machines - like the perrier - faced several layers of defenses, including a palisade, before he could even hope to storm the castle and attack its garrison, led by Hubert de Burgh. This vicious fight challenged Dover's military power, and its outcome would determine the fate of the English crown. duration 44:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:32 am
    Battle Castle [#103H] Malaga Malaga was transformed into a military stronghold by Muslim leader Yusuf I and his successors in the 14th century. Situated in Granada in modern-day Spain, the city's defenses were built to protect its key port against Christians from Aragon and Castile during the Reconquista. Designed to guard a kingdom against annihilation, the city boasts not one, but two fortifications: Gibralfaro Castle - or Castillo de Gibralfaro - and the Alcazaba of Malaga. Its unprecedented military passageway, vast underground chamber system and brilliant watchtower network are testament to its role as the eye of an empire. The castle was attacked by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1487 as part of a massive offensive against the city. Commanded by the King's elite soldier, the Marquis of Cadiz, and defended by Hamet el Zegri, a Muslim warrior fuelled by the desire for revenge, the stronghold was hammered by powerful "lombard" cannons - a weapon that would change the nature of warfare forever. The city and its citizens were also targeted, and for months, the battle raged on. This sustained onslaught would prove to be the bloodiest siege of this centuries-old conflict. And its outcome would change the future of Europe. duration 44:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:17 am
    Great Train Robber's Secret Tapes A compelling documentary about one of Britain's most notorious crimes and the subsequent 10-year manhunt. Ronnie Biggs became Britain's most wanted man after fleeing prison following the most iconic crime in British history: The Great Train Robbery of 1963. This program sheds new light on the crime that still echoes around the walls of Fleet Street and Scotland Yard, combining an intriguing crime story with dramatic reconstructions of key events, first person testimony, and strong production values to transport viewers across three continents. duration 44:30   STEREO
  • 4:02 am
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration KQED proudly celebrates individuals whose work has helped to create a better Bay Area for all. Nominated by the community, these local heroes' accomplishments are the centerpiece of our annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#410H] Gathering In Scotland Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#106] Thailand, Golden Triangle Tea plantations have replaced the opium fields in northern Thailand, but dense jungle still covers much of the area where Thailand borders Burma and Laos. Visit an Akha hill tribe village trying to maintain its traditions in the face of tourism. Meet elephants rescued from life in Bangkok at an elephant orphanage. Join Rudy as he takes mahout lessons and gets soaked steering his elephant into the river that separates Thailand from Burma. Explore the small villages that mark this part of the country and meet a Buddhist monk who uses horses, martial arts, and religion to steer young men away from the temptations of drugs being produced across the border in Burma. The saffron robes of Buddhist monks, the vivid colors of local blossoms, and the brilliant emerald of rice fields make the Golden Triangle a magical corner of the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#525] Exercise Your Eyes Wai Lana shows you a simple exercise to strengthen your eyes. Then you'll relax neck and shoulder tension with a series of feel-good stretches. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#69] 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 [#70] 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 [#101] Flow - Version One With Sun salutations A & B. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1109] Strengthen Your Brain A towel is used to assist with breathing exercises while new balance and eye exercises are introduced to challege the vestibular system. duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#805Z] Balance & Strength duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3238H] Jeep Grand Cherokee Road Test: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Road Test: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Goss' Garage: Classic Restoration. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2707] Creekside Home Roofing Dean, Miriam and the team apply a unique and durable roof system featuring copper and clay. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3207H] Old and New In Harmony Roger replaces the existing concrete front walk with a beautiful new bluestone design. Tom shows Kevin the modifications he specified on the replacement windows. On the third floor, tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a shower waterproofing system. Architect Michael Kim shows Kevin how he planned a modern house inside the shell of an old one in Brookline, Massachusetts. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique starts paint prep and shows Kevin the shades of yellow the homeowner is considering for the exterior. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1107H] Installing a New Kitchen Sink and Faucet/Installing Insulated Sidelights on a Front Door Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to install a brand new kitchen sink and faucet. Then, general contractor Tom Silva installs insulated sidelights on a front door. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#207H] Standing Mirror The Standing Mirror in this episode is one of Tommy's favorite projects, due to its simple design augmented by Paul Schurch's magnificent marquetry. On this episode's Road Trip, Tommy visits Schurch's studios in Santa Barbara, California, where Paul demonstrates basic marquetry. duration 27:53   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#408] Blade & Bit Storage You can build these quick and easy projects to store and protect those expensive bits and blades in your shop. The Woodsmith editors show you how to store blades in pull-out trays, a wall mounted rack, and a two-sided case. Plus, they'll share simple storage solutions for router and drill bits, as well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#2007] Home Entertainment Designs New woodworking ideas for every home. duration 26:46  
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden SMART [#3106] Beauty and history combine in this little Florida town where they take their gardening seriously. GS has you booked on the tour with the local garden club. Come along as we connect with the beauty and learn a few things along the way. duration 27:12   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3404Z] Edible Gardens This week, the program is digging in and showing you how to prepare, grow and feast from a victory garden of your own. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shares tips from New York's finest - the edible gardens at the New York Botanical Garden. The art of seed saving will enable you to grow the best from the past - magnificent varieties of antique flowers and heirlooms vegetables. Host Jamie Durie is in Sonoma California to tour the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, which features garden ideas form the worlds' leading architects. And Chef Michel Nischan talks about potatoes in his "homegrown" segment, offering practical tips for how best to grow, cook and eat them. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1212H] Getting Ready for Christmas P. Allen Smith is gearing up for the Christmas Season with tons of fresh greenery and ways to use it inside the home, including fireplace mantles and a children's room. Plus, he shows us how to make simple cinnamon pinecones and other fun holiday luminaries. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 26:08   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#309H] Schoolyard Wildlife Habitats (Atlanta, Ga) Learn how one school is using wildlife and outdoor classrooms to engage youngsters in nature and teach environmental issues. And learn how to create a wildlife habitat in your own backyard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#808H] Bring in a colorful harvest of irises with a California farm family. Learn what to look for when you reach for orange juice on the supermarket shelf. Sample a unique vintage of wine from...Wyoming and join some New Mexico residents bringing the produce from an Albuquerque urban farm. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#406H] Germany's Winter Carnival Joseph dons his jester's cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Fasnet -- Fasnacht -- Carnival. Each town may call it by a different name, but they all agree it's a non-stop community party that celebrates local culture and chases away the winter blues. Some of the historic carnival characters, like the Narro, date back to the festival's beginning 500 years ago while others are the products of lively modern-day imaginations. From Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance to the Black Forest villages of Villingen, Oberndorf, Gengenbach, Elzach and Rottweil, Joseph uncovers the festival's history and rejoices in the controlled chaos of tolle tage -- Crazy Days! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#208] Wild Asia: Nepal and India Beyond India and Nepal's crowded cities lie precious remnants of wild Asia where tigers, rhino and bear still roam. In episode eight, Art Wolfe travels by elephant deep into Kipling country in search of the last of the planet's Bengal tigers. Here, through the lens of his camera, he captures images of mahouts handlers bound to the elephants they've cared for from childhood as they bathe and tend to their animals. In Nepal, Art encounters exotic wildlife including rare Asian rhinos, elusive sloth bears and primeval Gharial crocodiles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#801] Cruising The Danube River cruising has become one of the best ways to see Europe and at a great price. Burt takes viewers on a cruise down the Danube. He started in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and returned back to Budapest eight days later. While the ship was on the river it made stops in Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, Vienna the capital of Austria, Durnstein, Melk, as well as Grein, Linz and Passau. This show gives you a unique insight into river cruising while stopping for all the sites on the way. duration 25:17   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#513] Mexico City and Ixtapa Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. For modern day excitement, we hang out at the Zocolo, the world's second largest square and the center of national life since the Aztec era. Finally we head beach-ward to the resorts of Ixtapa- Zihuatanejo on the Mexican Riviera. Tips on getting around and water sports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#304H] Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. We tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Then we head for the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. We taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over six-sided rock columns, putter through a world-class golf course, and stomp our feet to Irish music in rough-and- tumble Derry. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Photo Adventures [#203] Wildlife Scavenger Hunt Doug explores Lake Marion, South Carolina in search of as many wild subjects to photograph in one day. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#108] Roots In this episode, we meet performers who are preserving traditional art forms, handing them down from one generation to the next. For them, art is a way to understand and explore their ancestral roots, and maintain their unique cultural identity. Included are: five generations of Irish dancers with the Healy family; Hula Halau Aloha Pumehana 'o Polynesia; and San Jose's Mariachi Youth Program. duration 25:53   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#215H] Crock of Flavor Light, lean and big on flavor! This menu features Small Crocks of Shrimp in Hot Vegetable Broth and lean pork tenderloin in Pork Medallions with Grapes and Pomegranate Sauce accompanied by a melange of Spinach, Macadamia Nuts and Raisins. For dessert, it's Butter Pecan Ice Cream paired with Apple Maple Topping making a feast worthy of any company! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#305H] Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market, Lalime's Restaurant & Indian Aroma Seafood and seafood only is on the menu at our first restaurant - you might have to wait in line but many say it's worth it. A sustainable, Californian menu is served in elegant surroundings at the second spot. Finally, aromas Bengali spices greet guests at the last featured eatery. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Paul McCartney Good Evening New York City Legendary Paul McCartney's historic 3-night christening of New York's Citi Field in July 2009 has been unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert experience of a lifetime. Now, with this program, it is documented for the ages. The TV version features songs from The Beatles to Wings to solo classics. Among the songs performed: "Drive My Car", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Back In The USSR", "Band On The Run", "Live And Let Die", and "Flaming Pie". duration 1:25:04   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3801H] Radiohead Alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4315H] Mr. Selfridge, Part 8 Enjoy a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience. Created by Andrew Davies ("Little Dorrit"), the program features Jeremy Piven in his first television role since the hit series "Entourage." duration 1:53:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Call The Midwife [#208H] Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back into life in Poplar. Fred is in high spirits when his pregnant daughter, Dolly, and her young son, Anthony, arrive to stay with him. Jenny's own jubilation comes in the form of potential love interest. The winds of change are blowing through Poplar, as old buildings are demolished to make new way for new flats, a situation that reaches crisis point when the convent comes under threat. duration 56:16   SRND51 TV14
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#304H] Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. We tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Then we head for the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. We taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over six-sided rock columns, putter through a world-class golf course, and stomp our feet to Irish music in rough-and- tumble Derry. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#801] Cruising The Danube River cruising has become one of the best ways to see Europe and at a great price. Burt takes viewers on a cruise down the Danube. He started in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and returned back to Budapest eight days later. While the ship was on the river it made stops in Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, Vienna the capital of Austria, Durnstein, Melk, as well as Grein, Linz and Passau. This show gives you a unique insight into river cruising while stopping for all the sites on the way. duration 25:17   STEREO TVG
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