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KQED Life: Saturday, October 19, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#508H] Athens and Side Trips The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#501] Taiwan The island of Taiwan just off the coast of mainland China has held on to most of the ancient principles of Chinese culture while incorporating the most modern aspects of western society. We visit the most important temples, find out how the gods direct your future behavior, and discover the secrets of getting the best flavor when you make a cup of tea. We also find out what's cooking. duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Great Famine: American Experience [#2308H] When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, it was the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by a new Secretary of Commerce, "the Great Humanitarian," Herbert Hoover. The nearly 300 American relief workers, "Hoover's boys," would be tested by a railroad system in disarray, a forbidding climate, and -- being among the first group of outsiders to break through Russia's isolation following the Bolshevik Revolution -- a ruthless government suspicious of their motives. By the summer of 1922, Americans were feeding nearly 11 million Soviet citizens a day in 19,000 kitchens. "The Great Famine" tells this story of America's engagement with a distant and desperate people -- an operation hailed for its efficiency, grit and generosity -- within the larger story of the Russian Revolution and the roots of the U.S.-Soviet rivalry that would dominate the second half of the 20th century. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Prohibition [#101H] A Nation of Drunkards Since the early years of the American Republic, alcohol has been embedded in the fabric of American culture. But by 1830, the average American over 15 years old consumes nearly seven gallons of pure alcohol a year, three times as much as we drink today. Alcohol abuse wreaks havoc on the lives of many families. As a wave of spiritual fervor for reform sweeps the country, many women and men begin to see alcohol as a scourge. After the Civil War, the country's population swells with immigrants, who bring their drinking customs with them from Ireland, Germany, Italy and other European countries. The temperance campaign ignites, spearheaded by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Carrie Nation and her Home Defenders Army bring publicity by attacking Kansas bars with stones and hatchets, and the Anti-Saloon League (ASL) forms to push for an amendment to the Constitution outlawing alcohol nationally. Most politicians dare not defy the ASL, and in 1917 the 18th Amendment sails through both Houses of Congress; it is ratified by the states in just 13 months. When the Amendment is signed into law, Prohibitionists rejoice that America has become officially dry. But Americans are about to discover that making Prohibition the law of the land has been one thing; enforcing it will be another. (Part 1 of 3) duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Last Tango In Halifax [#106#] Celia and Alan's relationship falters over Celia's behavior toward Caroline's partner, and the wedding is called off. Furious, Caroline chastises her mother, who apologizes. The next day Celia is shocked to learn that Alan has had a heart attack. Remaining by his bedside, she tells him the wedding is back on. duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#702H] Hong Kong - A City of Festivals Hong Kong may be Asia's World City, yet its people still cherish their tradition and the richness it brings their lives. In this new Hong Kong episode, Joseph returns for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. He discovers the festival is more than a race as it honors the integrity and devotion of poet, Qu Yuan, who sacrificed himself rather than live in a corrupt world. As part of the cultural celebration he makes traditional rice dumpling, learns the myths behind the dragon boat legend and design and speaks with participants in the local races on Lamma Island. On Cheung Chau, one of Hong Kong's 263 islands, he greets the early morning fishing boats, witnesses the islander's art of fish ball making, climbs through a UNESCO reserve and relaxes on the beach. During his Hong Kong stay, the 15th anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to China is also celebrated in a spectacular, unforgettable explosion of pyrotechnics. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#305] Bologna & Emilia Romagna Known the world over for its wheels of golden cheese, its sweet prosciutto and divine vinegar, this slice of Northern Italy is a feast. From our base in Bologna, we eat our way across the region, taking in the glorious art and culture along the way: cheese and mosaics in Parma; balsamic vinegar and racecars in Modena; ham, pasta and university life in Bologna. An excursion to the mountainous Apennines, a trip to Ravenna's brilliant 6th-century mosaics and a beach resort at Rimini round out the adventure. Tips on sampling the region's delicacies and agri-tourism hotels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Omni Health Revolution with Tana Amen, RN and Dr. Daniel Amen, MD This program features psychiatrist Daniel Amen and his wife, neurosurgical intensive care nurse Tana Amen. It is designed to help viewers take control of their physical and mental health using the science of nutragenomics - a big word, but it's very simple.
    Nutragenomics tells us that the foods you eat talk directly to your genes. You have the choice to eat in a way that turns on genes that keep you healthy or make you sick. Most people think of their genes like an evil monarchy that condemned them to be sick. Daniel and Tana Amen turn that notion on its head to give viewers much more control over the health of their bodies and minds. The Omni Health Revolution is a bipartisan plan that bridges the gap between strict vegetarian diets and extreme high protein diets, with a program that is based on 70% plant based foods and 30% high quality protein.
    duration 1:57:18   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine with Lissa Rankin, MD This special is based on the 2013 New York Times bestselling book, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof that Your Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, MD. It is a meticulously researched explanation of the critical role our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs play in our health and wellbeing - and how we can harness the power of our minds to enjoy great health and longevity with specific, easy-to-do steps.
    Part 1 covers topics such as why Western medicine is very important; your brain is most important organ for your health; "Learned helplessness"; and asking what does your body need in order to heal?
    Part 2 includes an explanation of the placebo effect with examples; explanation of the nocebo effect and of the role the amygdala plays in the brain and how it controls stress; understanding how the body has its own self-repair mechanisms, which are under the influence of the nervous system; and why the body's self-repair mechanisms only work when the relaxation response is activated.
    Part 3 covers the importance of reducing stress response for self-healing and optimal health; Dr. Rankin's groundbreaking new wellness model: The Whole Health Cairn; why physical health is only one aspect of whole health; the difference between being healed and being cured; and healing ourselves, healing health care.
    Dr. Rankin is a trained ob-gyn who has emerged as one of the newest thought leaders in the mind/body medicine arena. Her work has been featured extensively in national media, including O magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Health, Women's Health, Self, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. She is also the founder of The Whole Health Medicine Institute, dedicated to teaching doctors how to provide truly integrative health and wellness to patients. Its Board includes Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Larry Dossey and Dr. Christiane Northrup, who says about Lissa, "What a pleasure it is to see the next generation of physicians waking up to what I call real medicine - the kind that acknowledges our true power to heal and be well."
    duration 1:26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 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
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1325H] French Sweets, Refined and Rustic Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#606H] Backyard Barbecue Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Barbecued Pulled Chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for electric charcoal starters. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of ice cream cones. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the ultimate South Dakota Corncob-Smoked Ribs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#206H] Pacific Cafe, Chez Nous, China Village Seafood is what it's all about, and has been for 30-some years, at our first stop. Small plates of Mediterranean food, for yourself or to share, are featured at our next restaurant. Finally, a Sichuan menu to inspire adventure. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#102H] All in the Pantry Lidia prepares quick meals right out of the pantry-perfect when you're in a hurry (or just want to clean out your cabinets!). Learn to make hearty Pasta and Bean Soup, flavorful Spaghetti with Quick Pantry Sauce, and a delicate spaghettini with Olive Oil and Rosemary. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#207H] Making Waves Or Marrakech Express Joanne turns ordinary romaine into an exotic salad salad with honey, cardamom, and Moroccan Spiced Almonds. Her student, Leah, boards the Marrakech Express to learn the secret to making burger night an even bigger hit with the family, mixing Moroccan spices with lamb and topping with a zesty cucumber, yogurt sauce with ginger. Recipes: Romaine Waves with Honey and Cardamom and Moroccan Spiced Almonds, Moroccan Merguez Lamb Burgers, Yogurt, Cucumber and Ginger Sauce. Student: Leah Ballantyne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    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
  • 3:30 pm
    Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine with Lissa Rankin, MD This special is based on the 2013 New York Times bestselling book, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof that Your Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, MD. It is a meticulously researched explanation of the critical role our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs play in our health and wellbeing - and how we can harness the power of our minds to enjoy great health and longevity with specific, easy-to-do steps.
    Part 1 covers topics such as why Western medicine is very important; your brain is most important organ for your health; "Learned helplessness"; and asking what does your body need in order to heal?
    Part 2 includes an explanation of the placebo effect with examples; explanation of the nocebo effect and of the role the amygdala plays in the brain and how it controls stress; understanding how the body has its own self-repair mechanisms, which are under the influence of the nervous system; and why the body's self-repair mechanisms only work when the relaxation response is activated.
    Part 3 covers the importance of reducing stress response for self-healing and optimal health; Dr. Rankin's groundbreaking new wellness model: The Whole Health Cairn; why physical health is only one aspect of whole health; the difference between being healed and being cured; and healing ourselves, healing health care.
    Dr. Rankin is a trained ob-gyn who has emerged as one of the newest thought leaders in the mind/body medicine arena. Her work has been featured extensively in national media, including O magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Health, Women's Health, Self, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. She is also the founder of The Whole Health Medicine Institute, dedicated to teaching doctors how to provide truly integrative health and wellness to patients. Its Board includes Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Larry Dossey and Dr. Christiane Northrup, who says about Lissa, "What a pleasure it is to see the next generation of physicians waking up to what I call real medicine - the kind that acknowledges our true power to heal and be well."
    duration 1:26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    This Old House [#3302H] Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Drastic Measures Norm tours the Bay Head, New Jersey, revetment project with Thacher Brown; the Bay Head house is raised from the second floor structure. Kevin finds Carlos amid some setbacks trying to get the Point Pleasant house off the ground, and Richard helps Rita say goodbye to her Manasquan house before it's torn down. Norm gets a lesson on FEMA zones and foundations from structural engineer Pat Cronin. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#113H] Included: While US immigration policy makes it difficult for immigrant entrepreneurs to get visas to set up shop in the US, Chile is welcoming them with open arms. Through an initiative called Start-Up Chile, the country is aiming to be the high-tech hub of South America. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 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 28:45   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Classical Rewind (My Music) From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', this program visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.
    The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. This special explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture.
    duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Classical Rewind (My Music) From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', this program visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.
    The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. This special explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture.
    duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Elton John In Concert Legendary artist Elton John returns to the stage for a specially staged concert. With a hit list spanning 5 decades Elton performs many of his hits including "Your Song", "Rocket Man" and "Candle in the Wind" as well as Elton's new single "Home Again" from his 30th album "The Diving Board". duration 1:26:38   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Burt Bacharach's Best (My Music Presents) Thi archival PBS special includes all the original artists with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s. For over half-a-century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers all over the world.
    Bacharach teamed with lyricist Hal David for a stunning run of classic songs, many in tandem with songstress Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "Anyone Who Had A Heart," "I Say A Little Prayer," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"). British born Dusty Springfield enjoyed Bacharach hits with the wistful "Wishin' & Hopin'" and seductive "The Look Of Love" while Tom Jones popularized the playful "What's New Pussycat?" The smashes continued in the 1970s when The Carpenters reached #1 with "(They Long To Be) Close To You," following another chart-topper, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," the Oscar-winning tune sung by B.J. Thomas in the film "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid." The Fifth Dimension's Marilyn McCoo shined as a soloist on Burt & Hal's torch number "One Less Bell To Answer."
    duration 1:28:36   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 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 28:45   STEREO TVG
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