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TV Daily Schedule: KQED Life

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KQED Life: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, August 24, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#206] Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips With Rembrandts and stately architecture from its Golden Age, hidden churches and holocaust memorials from its troubled times, and Van Goghs and titillating street life from its modern age, Amsterdam stimulates all the senses. Then, side-tripping from Europe's capital of tolerance into the countryside (and below sea-level), we hike dikes, climb windmills, tour the world's biggest flower market, and see how in Holland, "Everything's just so Dutch!" duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#803] Going Platinum Platinum is a naturally white metal that's been around for a long time but its only found in a few places including a few meteorites that crashed to earth 2 billion years ago. Platinum is an extraordinary metal---thirty times rarer than gold. And it is virtually impossible to corrode. Most of the Crown Jewels of England and the world's most valuable diamond, the Hope Diamond, are set in platinum. Why is the highest honor in the music business the award of a platinum record? Burt travels around the world to find out why the highest level of respect many credit card companies offer is the platinum card. duration 27:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight Staring down a sheer precipice into a deep abyss with your head spinning, every fiber in your body tries to resist the edge. Meet the men and women who don't. Overcoming their fears, they step off into thin air and fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding across beautiful, rolling landscapes. In the words of one base jumper: "It's only when you leave the cliff - when you're flying - that you really feel at home." This program is a startling, adrenaline-filled insight into the revolutionary new sport that brings the dream of human flight alive. duration 52:08   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3802H] Making Stuff Stronger From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of "stuff." Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough.
    This episode: What is the strongest material in the world? Is it iron? Are Kevlar and carbon nanotubes the way of the future, or will the powerful properties discovered in natural spider silk one day replace steel? Nova begins the ambitious four-hour program with a quest for the world's strongest stuff. Host David Pogue helps viewers understand what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and testing the world's strongest materials. Pogue travels from the deck of a US naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby to the country's top research labs to check in with the experts who are re-engineering what nature has given us to create the next generation of strong "stuff."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#3803H] Making Stuff Smaller How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes Nova viewers to an even smaller world in Making Stuff Smaller, examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and microrobots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and creating materials from the ground up, atom by atom. Pogue explores the star materials of small applications, including silicon, the stuff of computer chips, and carbon, the element now being manipulated at the atomic level to produce future technology. "Smaller" and more portable stuff has already revolutionized the way we live. The nanotechnology to come could change the face of medicine, with intelligent pills that know what medicine to release into the body and treat patients from the "inside" based on changing needs; robots that repair damaged body parts; and more. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Next Frontier: Engineering The Golden Age Of Green This program cuts through the debate about global warming and climate change. Instead, it focuses on the renewable, clean energy technologies that can improve our future and create significant economic opportunities. This entertaining documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels. duration 57:35   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 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
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#504] Seattle A hip, happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle combines city life with the great outdoors. Rudy explores the vibrant downtown, samples microbrews and lattes, noses around Seattle's neighborhoods and hops aboard a ferry. Excursions take us hiking at magnificent Mount Rainier and boating through the San Juan Islands in search of whales. Tips on great seafood and getting outfitted for the outdoors. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. [#1(] This program directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines! Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary health plan is not about will power, it is about knowledge. It offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve. duration 1:59:57   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    60s 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
  • 10:00 am
    Simply Ming [#1020H] Grilling with Andy Husbands Grilling is as American as Apple Pie and on this week's episode, Chef Ming Tsai joins forces with the ultimate master of grilling, author and Boston-based chef - Andy Husbands. Ming and Andy will share their secrets for grilling as they cook on the fly using mystery ingredients and some zesty spices from Ming's pantry. Together they will grill up: a Thai Buffalo Salad and Grilled Mussels and Clams with tomatoes and a Polenta Cake. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#107H] Economical Offal Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1317H] Spicing Up The Grill Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best Spicy Pork Tacos on the grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite grilling tools in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Chris Kimball how to make perfect Jerk Chicken at home. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite mortar and pestle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    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 58:49   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Saving the Bay [#101(] Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848) / Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906 In the first episode, photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. It introduces the first inhabitants along the Bay's shores, including Native Peoples along with flora and fauna, and continues through European exploration and settlement, including Spanish, Russian and ultimately, American influences that dramatically altered the region. duration 1:11:02   STEREO TVG
  • 1:42 pm
    Saving the Bay [#102(] Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906) This episode follows San Francisco's "rapid monstrous maturity" into a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush. Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city meant radical change for San Francisco Bay. By the century's end, San Francisco Bay was the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific. duration 1:17:33   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Saving the Bay [#103(] Miracle Workers (1906 - 1959) / Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) This episode begins with The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which accelerated the dispersion of people and industry to the East Bay region. Advances in engineering gave rise to the first of California's massive water re-distribution projects, paralleling the era of great bridge building. World War II saw the Bay transformed into the greatest shipbuilding center the world had ever known. duration 1:10:59   STEREO TVG
  • 4:11 pm
    Saving the Bay [#104(] Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save the Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape. duration 1:18:12   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    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
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    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
  • 8:30 pm
    60s 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
  • 10:30 pm
    Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with this TV concert special. The performance took place at the Honolulu International Center Arena in Hawaii on January 14, 1973. At 12:30am Hawaiian time, the concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries. It attracted 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong, and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. It was seen on a delayed basis in approximately 30 European countries later the same day.
    It did not air in the US until April 4th, when an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented on NBC. That broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen in about 40 countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people. A global smash. Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today but, in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world's attention in such a way. This special presents Elvis Presley at the pinnacle of his superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career.
    duration 1:28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#905H] Los Angeles After traveling more than 4500 miles in 30 days, the Roadtrippers book a last-minute interview with Randii Wessen, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles. Randii shares his story of constant determination-wisdom that resonates with Nekeed. The Roadtrip ends with an interview with Laura Danly, curator at the Griffith Observatory. Laura tells her story of arduous schooling to land a job as a NASA astronomer-only to realize that she's happiest when she shares her astronomical knowledge with others. Ending their journey with a better sense of themselves and their futures, the team gives their final reflections and says their goodbyes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#106] Historical and modern day relevance in television dramas is discussed by the creative minds behind the shows Mad Men, The Wire, and Treme. Features Matthew Weiner and David Simon. Film: Drama by Timica Seretti. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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