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KQED Life: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#203] Florence: City of Art In the birthplace of the Renaissance, we look into the eyes of Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus, learn tricks for touring the Uffizi art gallery, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance-to discover how it was built. Then we delve into the Florentine good life: visiting a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sipping Campari on a rooftop, chasing the sunset on a Vespa, and sleeping serenely in a converted monastery. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#710] In Taiwan, A Sense of Place - Part 2 Part 2 of 2. These two programs take a new approach to television travel. In each, 3 people who have come to the US from Taiwan and achieved considerable success, describe the reasons they immigrated to America, what they have accomplished in the US and what they recommend to visitors in their native country. Chien-Ming Wang (star pitcher for the New York Yankees), Dr. Henry Lee (the world's leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial), Dr. David Ho (foremost authority on AIDS research), and others tell us what to see, eat, drink, visit and shop for in Taiwan. Burt takes his video team to Taiwan and follows their advice. The programs give you a unique insight into Taiwan and are equally entertaining - either for those staying at home or for the seasoned traveler. duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House On July 3, 2012, Joe Bonamassa brought a very special and exclusive acoustic presentation to the Vienna Opera House, a sublime cultural iconic venue steeped in history and heritage, and the perfect backdrop for such a dramatic and original music presentation. Supporting Joe on his vintage acoustic instruments, an eclectic assortment of craftsmen of disparate World flavors, provided by top artists from around the globe, including: music historian and traditional Irish fiddler Gerry O'Connor; Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester playing the Nyckelharpa; Los Angeles Keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum; and legendary Puerto Rican percussionist Lenny Castro. duration 1:29:18   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Downton Abbey Revisited In this riveting special, savor great moments from the series' first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what's in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties. What will become of Bates? What new mischief will villainous footman Thomas and scheming lady's maid O'Brien instigate? Will wedding bells finally ring? And how will the formidable Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) handle the arrival of Lady Grantham's American mother (Shirley MacLaine)? duration 1:28:11   STEREO
  • 4:30 am
    David Garrett: Music - Live In Concert Filmed in Hanover at the sold-out TUI Arena, in front of an audience of over 10,000 fans, star violinist David Garrett is joined by his band and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for this stunning live extravaganza. David brilliantly combines different musical styles and eras, and not only presents pieces that stir the soul but also sets new standards in the virtuosity and versatility of his violin playing. With arrangements of the great composers from Beethoven to The Beatles, Coldplay to Clementi, he captivates his audience with different elements from the world of music and wows them with stunning visual backdrops and pyrotechnics. With this versatile production, David seizes the opportunity to present the violin in a whole new light, pushing the limits to show the world what violin playing is all about. duration 1:29:05   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#520] Special: Pregnancy - Part 3 Wai Lana shows you how to use a wall and a chair to stretch and strengthen your body without losing your balance. The hip openers will ease the birthing process. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#65] 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 [#66] 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 [#234] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1212] Don't Forget Your Fingers Paying special attention to the finger joints is important in our quest to stay independent and keep our hands functioning well. duration 27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#608] Balance & Feet Work on your balance and strengthen your feet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#710] In Taiwan, A Sense of Place - Part 2 Part 2 of 2. These two programs take a new approach to television travel. In each, 3 people who have come to the US from Taiwan and achieved considerable success, describe the reasons they immigrated to America, what they have accomplished in the US and what they recommend to visitors in their native country. Chien-Ming Wang (star pitcher for the New York Yankees), Dr. Henry Lee (the world's leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial), Dr. David Ho (foremost authority on AIDS research), and others tell us what to see, eat, drink, visit and shop for in Taiwan. Burt takes his video team to Taiwan and follows their advice. The programs give you a unique insight into Taiwan and are equally entertaining - either for those staying at home or for the seasoned traveler. duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#203] Florence: City of Art In the birthplace of the Renaissance, we look into the eyes of Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus, learn tricks for touring the Uffizi art gallery, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance-to discover how it was built. Then we delve into the Florentine good life: visiting a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sipping Campari on a rooftop, chasing the sunset on a Vespa, and sleeping serenely in a converted monastery. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#411] Four Great Cities II We can jet to Europe in a day and visit four cities in less than a week. It's great to take your time but sometimes you only have a day to visit. How can you be part of the international jet set and still get a taste of "old" Europe? This time Smart Travels takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of four cities that represent a bit of the old and bit of the new in Europe. Rudy shows viewer how to get the most out of one-day visits to Copenhagen, Berlin, Munich, and Rome. Tips on maximizing travel memories from a 24-hour stay in a European big city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#404H] Swiss Roots Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#201H] Classic Mexican Food Battles Jump into a Lucha Libre ring and experience the kind of fighting spirit that fuels a great love of Mexican food. These classic recipes provoke heated discussions in Mexico, but are perfectly tasty regardless of which twist on ingredients you prefer. Enchiladas in Red Tomato Sauce; Tampico-Style Steak Combo; Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones). duration 26:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#221] Charcuterie 101 Charcuterie, the French version of antipasti, may sound a bit highfalutin, but there's nothing easier and trendier than putting together a great charcuterie platter for your guests. Chef Keller shows how to select ingredients from a delicatessen or by making them from scratch. Recipes: Savory Turkey Sausage; Pickled Vegetables; Charcuterie Platter. duration 28:20   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#113] Flo Braker, San Francisco Host Julia Child observes California's well-known baking teacher Flo Braker as she demonstrates the classic French technique for creating Ladyfingers Genoise, the batter of which is used as the base for a variety of miniature decorative cakes. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2206] Exquisite Cakes/Le Torte Squisite Mary Ann and young friend Rachel Carew join forces nella cucina to satisfy their sweet tooths by preparing an Upside Down Peach Tart. But that's not all; there's still time to make a rich and creamy ricotta cheesecake in amaretti cookie crust to create, -- more importantly, to enjoy a tavola (at the table). You're invited! duration 26:39   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#304] Italian Fire Since Roman times, the Italian focus-hearth-has made monumental contributions to the world of live fire cooking. A new addition to the Primal Grill equipment collection, an authentic Italian-style wood-burning oven, inspired this show's menu: two versions of Italy's iconic food, pizza, cooked on the floor of the oven but easily adapted to a conventional grill; wood oven-roasted sweet and sour duck; and monster bone-in pork chops glazed with a reduction of red wine, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Benissimo. Wood Oven Pizzas (Margherita and Bacon Potato); Sweet and Sour Duck; Grilled Pork Chops with Cipollini Onion Sauce; Grilled Cipollini Onions on Skewers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#307] Natural Healing Michele's friend and cancer survivor Glenda Aldrich introduces us to the benefits of Laughter Yoga and her daily foraging routine. Michele also shares a couple of healthy uses for homegrown herbs and the healing rewards of creative expression. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1119H] Caring for Orchids as Houseplants/Purchasing a Kitchen Wall Cabinet Landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants. 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 helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2842] Wilderness Falls Relish the mountain wilderness and the tranquility of falling valley waters with Bob Ross. duration 26:15   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2642] A Warm Winter Travel with Bob Ross and discover the beauty of a lonely cabin, fresh fallen snow and warm, wonderful skies. duration 25:54   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1017H] Azores: Eduardo Reis Traveling to the Azorean island of Terceira, Ming cooks with a celebrated local chef and learns the history of the very popular dish called Alcatra which is baked in a traditional Azorean wood oven. Influenced by the Portuguese discoverers in the 15th century, this dish is made with fish or beef cooked slowly in a clay pot with bacon, onion, and local spices. duration 27:31   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#108] For The Love of Carbs Toni shows you how to enjoy your carbs and eat them too - with traditional food prepared in an unconventional and much more healthy way, including Arugula Bruschetta, White Bean & Basil Bruschetta, Pasta Bolognese, and Apple Tarte Tatin. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#503] New York Steak with Balsamic Vinegar Sauce, Baked Brussels Sprouts . duration 25:52   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#210H] New England's Italy As the Italian immigrants settled the Northeastern coast of the United States, they did what they knew from their homeland. In many cases, this included fishing for the local catch. In this episode, Lidia makes Calamari Fra Diavolo over Linguine and she also prepares a Salt Cod, Potato & String Bean Salad. For dessert, there is nothing like a super simple and totally delicious "Zuppa Inglese." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#127] Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Roberto Donna Lynne Rossetto Kasper, an expert on Italian foods, and Roberto Donna, chef/owner of Galileo in Washington D.C., visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Kasper creates a Sunday Night Pasta With Balsamic Vinegar, cooking the garlic very slowly until it's sweet and mellow. She also explains that pasta should be cooked in salted water and not to use oil which doesn't coat the pasta but merely stays on top of the water. Chef Donna creates Home-Made Pasta With Pesto Sauce with a chestnut flour and demonstrates how to hand-roll each piece. duration 25:35   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#214H] Sole-Ful Suppertime Jacques makes the sweet, nutty flavors of winter squash tickle the palate with a warm and creamy Butternut Squash Velvet whilst admitting to supplying his brother with seeds of this New World squash. Blossoming roses of creamy fish in Fillet of Sole with Mushroom Sauce are paired with Peas, Mushrooms and Endive along with tips to help keep your sauce from breaking. The meal ends with an unusual combination of Seckel Pears in Coffee and a grated chocolate garnish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#217] Beet Gorgonzola Salad & Veal Chops Joanne takes the challenge of changing her student Michael's mind about certain ingredients by teaching him two delicious recipes. Recipes: watercress and beet salad with gorgonzola and walnuts, veal chops with olives, capers, and sage. Student: Michael Hauptman - Lawyer. Wine Segment: Cotes du Rhone for everybody. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1303H] A Taste of Spain Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making perfect Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of spaghetti. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make classic Spanish-Style Toasted Pasta with Shrimp. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#401H] Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse Season 4 begins with an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special! duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Live from Lincoln Center [#3803H] Josh Groban: All That Echoes Josh Groban performs hits from his 12-year career, highlighted by exclusive selections from his new album, "All That Echoes." duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Live from Lincoln Center [#3803H] Josh Groban: All That Echoes Josh Groban performs hits from his 12-year career, highlighted by exclusive selections from his new album, "All That Echoes." duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Paradise by the Bay Few places on Earth boast the natural beauty that surrounds us in the Bay Area, and even fewer can match such scenery with an amazing history. This special takes a tranquil journey from the tops of our mountains to the shores of our coast, sharing Native American legends, tales of European explorers and interesting details along the way. duration 37:32   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19169] (original broadcast date: 8/15/13)
    An hour with Larry Ellison, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation and the sponsor and manager of Oracle Team USA, the American sailing Team in the 2013 America's Cup competition.
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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