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KQED Life: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#607H] Oslo The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#703] Vatican City Rome's Vatican City has a population of only 550 people and a landmass of just over 100 acres, which makes it the world's smallest independent state, but its influence is extraordinary. Burt takes viewers on a unique tour of the city and its history. There are some amazing images from the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica as well as a look at St. Peter's Tomb below. We see the Sistine Chapel in close-up and visit the Vatican's 500-year-old mosaic studio. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#102B] The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, and a Second Middle Passage forcibly relocated African Americans from the Upper South into the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance. From individual acts to mass rebellions, African Americans demonstrated their determination to undermine and ultimately eradicate slavery in every state in the nation. Courageous individuals, such as Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen and Frederick Douglass, played a crucial role in forcing the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics, helping to create the momentum that would eventually bring the country to war. duration 1:12:02   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    War of the Worlds: American Experience With the CBS radio broadcast of Orson Wells' "War of the Worlds" serving as its narrative spine, the film examines the elements that together created one of the biggest mass hysteria events in US history. Public outcry, forever immortalized in thousands of letters written to CBS, the FCC and Mr. Wells himself, are dramatized in on-camera interviews, bringing to life the people who listened that night to the broadcast and thought it was either awfully good fun or the end of the world. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3108H] The Retirement Gamble Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble.
    Frontline raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings. The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Joy of Stats This engaging documentary is television science at its best - lively, entertaining and accessible. It takes viewers on a roller coaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power stats have to change our understanding of the world in which we live. Hosted by superstar Swedish scientist Hans Rosling - whose eye-opening, mind-expanding, and very funny online lectures have made him an international Internet legend - the program is an entertaining exploration of the history of statistics. It examines how statistics work mathematically, and how statistics can help show the world as it truly is, not just as we imagine it to be. duration 59:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#710H] Bhutan - Part 2 - Land of the Thunder Dragon Joseph's Bhutan adventure continues as he heads east over 14,000 foot mountain passes to the Phobjikha Valley to witness the graceful antics of the rare and endangered Black-Necked Crane. While the cranes are breathtaking in their elegance and beauty, his overnight stay in a local guest house and unexpected invitation to join villagers constructing their neighbors' adobe home proves most heart-warming and inspirational. He travels to Bumthang, the spiritual heart of Central Bhutan, where he traverses a challenging road to the annual Ngang Lhankhang "Swan Monastery" festival. Music, dancing, singing, chanting, gambling, archery - the festival offers the "middle path" between spiritual and secular activities and Joseph joys in them all. After two weeks of journeying through the wildness and magnificence of the Bhutan Himalayas he comes to realize that it is the Bhutanese smiles, easy laughter, fearlessness and willingness to share their lives that is the defining character of the people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#313] Four Great Cities of Europe London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. A European city bustles - it's a hub of commerce and the arts, energy, surprise and international flavor. Where do you start if you have just 24 hours? Here, we highlight some best choices for sampling the urban culture of four great cities. London calls for high tea at the Athenaeum and modern art at the New Tate. Paris treats us to impressive dining, the Musee D'Orsay and the Pompidou. Rembrandt's The Night Watch and traditional rijsttafel dinner are mandatory in Amsterdam, and in 1,000-year-old-Brussels, we land in what some call "the most beautiful town square in Europe." Europe's great cities stay with you. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#619] Energize with the Sun Exercise and energize your entire body with the Salute to the Sun, Side Angle Pose, and two versions of Plough. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#45] 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 [#46] 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 [#223] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1107] Coordination Exercises for Safe Driving This upbeat program combines exercises for driving, coordination, balance and brain function set to a variety of lively music. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#804Z] Firm & Strengthen Your Butt duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#703] Vatican City Rome's Vatican City has a population of only 550 people and a landmass of just over 100 acres, which makes it the world's smallest independent state, but its influence is extraordinary. Burt takes viewers on a unique tour of the city and its history. There are some amazing images from the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica as well as a look at St. Peter's Tomb below. We see the Sistine Chapel in close-up and visit the Vatican's 500-year-old mosaic studio. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#607H] Oslo The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#401] Bath and South Wales We conjure a bit of magic when we visit the Georgian city of Bath and follow tales of Camelot into South Wales. In Bath, we marvel at ancient Roman spas and peek into the high society of Jane Austen's day. We stop by Wells to admire that city's spectacular cathedral, and we quest for the Holy Grail in the mystical town of Glastonbury. The poignant landscape of Wales' Wye River Valley offers a wealth of scenic riches. We investigate Caerleon's claim to King Arthur and explore a ruined abbey that inspired poet William Wordsworth. Tips on bookstores and country fairs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#711H] A San Antonio Christmas San Antonio is a festival town and Christmas is a most festive time of year. Joseph joins the locals and visitors to celebrate the season along San Antonio's famous river walk surrounded by songs, decorations and plenty of holiday cheer. Yet San Antonio is more than the River Walk, and Christmas in San Antonio means more than twinkling lights. In San Antonio, faith is real and "Feliz Navidad" is heard more often than "Merry Christmas." So, Joseph explores the city's spiritual roots at festive events like Mission San Jose's Mirachi Mass, as well as Christmas and Chanukah events held at the historic La Villita in the Arneson River Theater. The real meaning of Christmas is most evident when he gathers with San Antonio families in their homes to honor their heritage and practice their customs in traditional ceremonies such as the Tamalada - holiday tamale making - and in the city's San Fernando Cathedral at the midnight Serenada for the Virgin of Guadalupe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#110H] Cinnamon Mexico is now the largest importer of cinnamon in the world - but how do they use it that's so special? Just how different is the Ceylon cinnamon used in Mexico from the Cassia cinnamon of Southeast Asia? This show looks at how cinnamon traveled from Asia to Mexico and how you use it in delicious foods today, like: Agua de Horchata, Amarillito Mole, Cinnamon Chochoyotes or Corn Masa Dumplings, Piggy Cinnamon and Piloncillo Cookies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#225] Verrine Chef Keller presents the current culinary rage in France called verrine, or serving foods in different shaped glasses. It's both practical and beautiful, allowing guests to easily carry their food at a gathering. He's making everything from salad to dessert and serving them up in some pretty spectacular presentations. Recipes: Pasta Salad with Pear, Mache Tomato-Zucchini Verrine; Croque Monsieur; Mascarpone-Pineapple Parfait; Chocolate Verrine for a Crowd. duration 28:27   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#303] Nancy Silverton Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2121] Classic Bolognese Pasta/Lasagne Verdi Alla Bolognese Culinary arts students from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI are eager to learn the fine art of creating Bolognese pasta, starting with Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese. Mary Ann leads them through the process of making Lasagne Spinach Noodles, and layering it over and over with a meaty, Bologna-Style Ragu, and Bechamella Sauce. And there's just enough time to make Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce. They all get straight A's! duration 26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#206H] Soul Food In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith traces the origins of Soul Food. Allen also heads to the garden to harvest okra and then puts it to use in the kitchen. And a look at a festival in the South dedicated to the purple hull pea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#110] Kids Can Too Get outside and Play! Michele Beschen shares an exciting way to hook your kids onto maginative outdoor play and adventures by creating a miniature scale treehouse for your yard using salvaged lumber and scraps. She'll also show you how to create a family of rustic residents to take care of the placing using branches, pods and nuts. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1204H] Installing a Pre-hung Front Door/Using Big Containers for Screening and Shading Tom visits Seattle, where he helps a homeowner install a new, pre-hung front door. Roger shows how to use big containers for screening and shading in a backyard. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2801] Gray Mountain Bob Ross teams up with Mother Nature to paint an awesome sky hovering over snow-covered mountains. duration 27:51   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2802] Warm Summer Day The days of summer provide such cherished memories; this Bob Ross painting will inspire your imagination for years to come. duration 27:35   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#916Z] Damian D'silva & Authentic Singapore Cuisine Ming is granted privileged access to the home kitchen of Singapore Chef Damian D'Silva. Damian is a fixture on the Singapore culinary scene, where he is bringing back centuries old culinary traditions. Using surprise ingredients from a local open market, Ming and Damian cook up some traditional ethnic cuisine - on the fly - in Damian's home kitchen. duration 27:18   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Cooking with Nick Stellino [#110H] A Sicilian Meatloaf & Cake with Rum Sauce Meatloaf when done right can be a work of art, something worthy of the finest restaurant. Chef Stellino re-interprets a fabulous Sicilian recipe from his youth and prepares a Sicilian Stuffed Meatloaf. Then seals the deal with an incredible chocolate butter cake, dripping with the most luscious and buttery rum sauce.... Oh what a life!!! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#110H] Pate Sucree What most people know as simply "tart dough" is called pate sucree, or "sweet pastry," in professional kitchens. Martha demonstrates how easy it is to create elegant desserts based on this classic crust. Learn how to make a traditional lemon mousse damask tart with candied lemon peel, and a contemporary chocolate tart shell layered with homemade caramel and chocolate ganache and finished with a sprinkling of sea salt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#219H] New York's Southern Italian Lidia makes cannelloni, explores pasta making traditions in Italy and makes a Brooklyn discovery in Frankie's Spuntino, two men cooking Italian-American food with a modern twist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#111] Jeremiah Tower Jeremiah Tower owns and runs Stars in Manila, Philippines. From his home kitchen, he grills Young Chicken marinated in Fresh Herbs served with a warm Vegetable Salad, prepares Poached Chicken stuffed with Mushrooms and Smoked Bacon with Aromatic Vegetables, and finishes with a Casserole of Roasted Chicken Salad with Lemon, Rosemary, and Garlic. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#210H] Brussel Sprout Love If left on a desert island, Jacques thinks he'd be quite happy if only there were some chickens! For Jacques, the prize part of the chicken is the thigh and he thinks you'll agree when you try Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce served with a tasty Fricassee of Brussel Sprouts and Bacon. An inspired use of instant potato flakes to thicken a soup shows up in the fast cooking Seafood Chowder topped with fresh crabmeat. To end on a relaxing note, Jacques arranges a presentation of Stilton with Apple and Nuts to accompany a delicious glass of vintage or aged Tawny Port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#203] Shellfish Orzo Stew & Orange, Avocado Salad Joanne shows her student Leigh techniques and pointers for working with and selecting the freshest seafood for a hearty, healthy stew, and how to segment citrus and prepare vinaigrette for a refreshing salad. Recipes: shellfish stew with orzo, orange, avocado and green picholine salad. Student: Leigh Balkom - Healthcare Professional. Wine Segment: Chianti and other Tuscan wines. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1221H] Gnocchi and Panzanella Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make foolproof Gnocchi at Home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for rotary graters. Then, Chris discusses with science expert Guy Crosby the science of soil and its effect on the taste of tomatoes. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make an Italian recipe for bread and tomato salad, Panzanella. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#2804H] Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom Its name stirs images of the savage, the untameable. Legend paints it as a solitary, bloodthirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests. This film takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure en environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#4020H] Making Stuff Colder In this mini-series, New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation. With his humor and zest for discovery, Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the temperature scale, finding design inspiration in nature, and breaking every speed limit to make tomorrow's "stuff" colder, faster, wilder and safer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Raw to Ready [#103H] Mack Truck The highway truck - a modern workhorse, a heavy hauler vital to commerce - carries an 80,000-pound payload and must operate in every condition from sub-zero cold to triple-digit heat. To survive, it must be strong, durable and fuel-efficient, like the Mack Pinnacle, an engineering achievement made possible by platinum, petroleum, copper, manganese and polyurethane. duration 54:01   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1203H] Reel Injun Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining, insightful, and often humorous look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema and examining the ways that the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding-and misunderstanding-of Natives. Narrated by Diamond with infectious enthusiasm and good humor, this film is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories their own way. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#711H] A San Antonio Christmas San Antonio is a festival town and Christmas is a most festive time of year. Joseph joins the locals and visitors to celebrate the season along San Antonio's famous river walk surrounded by songs, decorations and plenty of holiday cheer. Yet San Antonio is more than the River Walk, and Christmas in San Antonio means more than twinkling lights. In San Antonio, faith is real and "Feliz Navidad" is heard more often than "Merry Christmas." So, Joseph explores the city's spiritual roots at festive events like Mission San Jose's Mirachi Mass, as well as Christmas and Chanukah events held at the historic La Villita in the Arneson River Theater. The real meaning of Christmas is most evident when he gathers with San Antonio families in their homes to honor their heritage and practice their customs in traditional ceremonies such as the Tamalada - holiday tamale making - and in the city's San Fernando Cathedral at the midnight Serenada for the Virgin of Guadalupe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#401] Bath and South Wales We conjure a bit of magic when we visit the Georgian city of Bath and follow tales of Camelot into South Wales. In Bath, we marvel at ancient Roman spas and peek into the high society of Jane Austen's day. We stop by Wells to admire that city's spectacular cathedral, and we quest for the Holy Grail in the mystical town of Glastonbury. The poignant landscape of Wales' Wye River Valley offers a wealth of scenic riches. We investigate Caerleon's claim to King Arthur and explore a ruined abbey that inspired poet William Wordsworth. Tips on bookstores and country fairs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#608H] Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then we delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#704] Cologne, Germany Built by the ancient Romans, Cologne is a mixture of old and new - 60, 000 university students keep it young, a thousand-year-old cathedral gives it maturity. In this program, Burt visits the cathedral, which is Germany's most visited tourist attraction and finds out how it can reconnect travelers with their spiritual feelings. He also stops into the city's best restaurants and presents Cologne's traditional foods and drinks. He takes viewers through a chocolate museum, and a cruise on the Rhine River. He unravels the mystery of why light perfumes are called Eau de Cologne. He also takes us to Cologne's world-famous carnival celebration. duration 26:11   STEREO TVG
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