TV Daily Schedule: KQED Life
KQED Life: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Comcast 189 • Digital 54.3
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12:00 amRick Steves' Europe [#704H] Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
12:30 amBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#607] Siena, Italy During the 9th century, the hill town of Siena in central Italy became a major stopping point on the road between Rome and Paris. During the 12th century, the city began building a series of outstanding churches, towers and public squares, and since most of the modern construction has taken place outside the old city, Siena's character remains relatively unspoiled. Burt Wolf tours the narrow winding streets and ancient buildings, looks at the history of St. Catherine and St. Bernardino, investigates a horse race that's been used to settle grudges for over 700 years, and learns how a church, a synagogue or a mosque can help us counter the effects of time. duration 25:46 STEREO TVG
1:00 amSmarter Brains What is intelligence? And, how do we get it? Once we get it, how can we increase it? In this program, Dr. Michael Merzenich helps us uncover the latest research and also shows viewers the shocking truth of just how the actions in our daily lives impact just how smart we really are (and what we can do about it)! duration 1:29:00 STEREO TVG
2:30 am60s Girl Grooves (My Music) For the first time ever, the "My Music" series spotlights the girl groups and female singers of the 1960s in a special which features the rarest footage and original performances from back in the early and mid-1960s. Clips come from worldwide archives including American Bandstand, Where The Action Is, Shindig!, and many other vaults thought long lost. "This time in American pop music is very special," says series creator TJ Lubinsky. "it's a time of innocence, angst, puppy love, heartbreak, and most of all great memories of younger carefree times - like the feeling we all share of that one special summer we all had in our teens - wherever we were hearing these songs on the radio." It's early rock and pop at its best on PBS. Hosted by the always "Supreme" Mary Wilson. duration 1:59:10 STEREO TVG
4:30 amMoody Blues at the Royal Albert Hall The music of the Moody Blues has spanned many generations - touching people's emotions with songs about life experiences. This enduring quality and their continued popularity with their fans is truly evident in this concert special taped live at Royal Albert Hall. The Moody Blues partnered once again with Musical Director Larry Baird - conducting the World Festival Orchestra - and performed many of their classic hits such as Nights in White Satin, The Story in Your Eyes, and Tuesday Afternoon. They also performed a few songs from their first new album since 1991, "Strange Times," proving once again that their music is timeless.