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KQED Life: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#710H] Venice: City of Dreams After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#809] Immigrating to America, I Burt has spent most of his life as a stranger reporting from strange lands and trying to understand what was going on. A few years ago he decided to look at his own country and try to discover the true history of our population. Each year the United States grants permanent residency to more immigrants than all the other nations of the world combined. Most people come here believing that with hard work and determination they will end up with a better life---more money and more freedom. In fact, everyone who is in the United States today is either an immigrant or the descendant of an immigrant. duration 25:02   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross [#105] Rise! (1940-1968) Rise! examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media-from print to radio and TV-broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance. And the success of black entrepreneurs and entertainers fueled African American hopes and dreams. In December 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, heralding the dawn of a new movement of quiet resistance, with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as its public face. Before long, masses of African Americans practiced this nonviolent approach at great personal risk to integrate public schools, lunch counters and more. As the civil rights movement scored one historic victory after another, non-violence was still all too often met with violence-until finally, enough was enough. By 1968, Dr. King, the apostle of non-violence, would be assassinated, unleashing a new call for "Black Power" across the country. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Lincoln@Gettysburg In 1863 Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier - not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his "high-tech" command center: the War Department Telegraph Office, America's first "Situation Room." The "Internet" of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields. The results of Lincoln's pioneering experiment in electronic leadership led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg - both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War, and in a few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address. This program will unfold the greatest turning point in American history: the rebirth of a nation and the dawn of the information age. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3204] Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? Frontline marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination with a reprise of its investigative biography of the man at the center of the political crime of the 20th century. At the heart of the assassination lies the puzzle of Lee Harvey Oswald: Was he the emotionally disturbed lone gunman of the 1964 Warren Commission report? Was he, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded, probably part of a conspiracy on that day in Dallas? Or was he an unwitting fall guy, the patsy, as Oswald himself claimed when he was arrested on November 22, 1963?
    Twenty years ago, in the most comprehensive attempt on American television to penetrate this enduring enigma,Frontline's investigative team spent more than a year reexamining Oswald's life and sifting through the psychological, political, and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination. Traveling to Japan, Russia, Europe, Mexico, Canada and across the United States, the team uncovered new witnesses, documents, photographs, video and audio recordings of Lee Oswald, many of which had never before been made public.
    duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#212H] Zambia Bush Adventure Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#502] Oahu and Kauai Sunning, swimming, surfing and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Rudy explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha. From Oahu we head north to Kauai, "The Garden Island" whose sheer beauty screams "tropical paradise." Rudy hikes the Waimea Canyon and kayaks past traditional Hawaiian villages. The Allerton Gardens show off rare tropical plants, and restored homes of planters recall days when sugar was king. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#205] Body Mind and Breath Invigorate your entire body with Yoga Breathing. Release tension as you stretch your shoulders and expand your chest. Then relax your mind with Wai Lana's soothing mind awareness technique. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#75] 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 [#76] 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 [#103] Balancing Poses - Version One With Utkatasana, Warrior III, Natarajasana, Garudasana and others. duration 26:41   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 [#819Z] Tone Your Abs & Strengthen Your Legs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#809] Immigrating to America, I Burt has spent most of his life as a stranger reporting from strange lands and trying to understand what was going on. A few years ago he decided to look at his own country and try to discover the true history of our population. Each year the United States grants permanent residency to more immigrants than all the other nations of the world combined. Most people come here believing that with hard work and determination they will end up with a better life---more money and more freedom. In fact, everyone who is in the United States today is either an immigrant or the descendant of an immigrant. duration 25:02   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#710H] Venice: City of Dreams After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#503] San Francisco The port city of San Francisco revels in art, diversity and food. Chinatown is a feast for the senses, and the city's new Asian Art Museum a must-see. We get savvy on sourdough and tour notorious Alcatraz Island. A stroll through the Haight neighborhood harkens back to the "Summer of Love", and the Italian cafes of North Beach serve up a dollop of hospitality with their espresso. Crossing the Golden Gate, Rudy heads to Napa Valley wine country for a relaxing mud bath and some off-beat garden art. Tips on vegetarian food and wine-tasting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#213H] Zambia River Adventure Joseph "roughs it" in a swank safari camp on the shore of the great Zambezi river within ear shot of hippos and elephants and then heads south to stand on historic Livingstone Island at the edge of thundering Victoria Falls. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#203H] A French Twist On Mexico A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#315] Osso Bucco: Keller Style Turning even Italian heads, Chef Keller continues his veal class with a hearty Osso Bucco made With a whole shank and root vegetables for a unique, dramatic and delicious result. Recipes: Osso Bucco, Glazed Vegetable Stew, Apple Tart Tatin duration 28:41   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#105] Marcel Desaulniers Chef and author, Marcel Desaulniers of The Trellis in Williamsburg, VA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Desaulniers creates a white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips. The viewers are told when selecting white chocolate be sure the ingredients include cocoa butter. Desaulniers demonstrates how to make chocolate tulips by dipping balloons into melted dark chocolate. duration 25:28   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2209] Vegetable Casseroles/Casseruole Delle Verdure The bounty of Guy's Garden yields Mary Ann every vegetable she needs nella cucina to make Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Stew, so rich and satisfying, you'll never look at a can of soup again. Then, with some lovely leeks left, she tops things off with Baked Leeks in White Sauce. duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#305H] Arousing Your Senses Allen shares recipes and garden advice on herbs and fruit that appeal to our sense of smell and taste. He shows us how to plant a citrus herb container and how to use some of the herbs in fabulous recipes. Allen will also show us how to prepare a refreshing sun tea with lemon and fresh rosemary. duration 25:54   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#212] The Art of Community in the Garden Celebrating shared gardening efforts with tips on how to go about setting up a community garden with your friends and family. A visit to a local organic farm that shares what to look for in a CSA and several unique gardening methods that include trench, weed, cinderblock and pipe gardening; also tips on how easy it is to share some of your own plants with others. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1207H] Planting A Maple Tree/Working On An Underground Bathroom Roger and a homeowner plant a maple tree. Richard heads to Indianapolis to begin work on an underground master bathroom. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2807] Secluded Mountain Spend a relaxing half-hour with artist Bob Ross as he treats us to a beautiful East Coast mountain scene. duration 27:57   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2808] Cypress Swamp Hidden far from sight are the lovely cypress trees and birds of the South. Travel with Bob Ross and catch a glimpse of rare beauty! duration 27:54   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1002H] Creme Anglaise with Guest Duff Goldman This week on Simply Ming, Host Ming Tsai is joined by pastry chef extraordinaire - Duff Goldman. Together they show us how to use Creme Anglaise - a key ingredient in every pastry chef's arsenal, and create two delicious desserts: Old School Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise and Vanilla Frozen Custard with Flambeed Berries. duration 27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#203] Tortellini with Ligurian Sauce, Pasta with Pecorino, Cream and Salami, Salami. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#203H] Brioche Brioche is light, airy and one of Martha's favorite breads. In this episode, she starts by making the brioche dough and then turns it into three wonderful brioche variations - brioche a tete, brioche loaf, and baba au rhum. She also creates Martha's French toast, a breakfast favorite. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#205H] Kansas City Alla Parmigiana Italian American immigrants headed to the Midwest and created their communities in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In this episode, Lidia celebrates some of the Italian American dishes found on many a Kansas City menu including Penne Rigate alla Vodka, Chicken Parmigiana and Tiramisu. We'll even enjoy a moment where Lidia went back to Emilia Romagna to visit with her dear friend, Monica, to see how the chickens there are raised and appreciated. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    French Chef Classics [#101H] French Onion Soup The most popular French soup, and superb Mediterranean vegetable soup. Illustrates: How to slice onions fast; how to cook and brown onions; hot to make onion soup gratinee; hot to make simple and tasty vegetable soup; how to chop vegetables fast; how to make a cheese and garlic sauce for soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#216H] Smooth Food With daughter Claudine visiting the kitchen, Jacques uses local blue cheese to make Mini Savory Cheesecakes on Arugula. Even when Claudine fails to coat the sides of the souffle dishes with breadcrumbs, they can still be unmolded for serving! Steamed Scrod Packages in Pimiento Sauce and Butternut Squash Saute complete the menu's savory dishes leaving a comforting Tapioca Banana Coconut Pudding for dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#209] Wild Mushroom Lasagna & Grilled Pepper Salad Joanne unlocks the mystery of preparing lasagna using dry pasta for her student Aggie, and gives a hands-on lesson on grilling peppers over the gas stove. Recipes: lasagne with wild mushrooms, leeks, and gorgonzola, grilled salad with peppers, olives, and caperberries. Student: Aggie Gettys - Music Industry Promoter. Wine Segment: Pinot Noir with rich foods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1307H] Irish Comfort Classics Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to update a classic recipe for Shepherd's Pie. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite quirky kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making New England-Style Home-Corned Beef and Cabbage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nova [#4023H] At The Edge of Space Between the blue sky above us and the infinite blackness of space lies a frontier that scientists have only just begun to investigate. In "At the Edge of Space," Nova takes viewers on aN exploration of the earth-space boundary zone that's home to some of nature's most puzzling and alluring phenomena: the shimmering aurora, streaking meteors, and fleeting flashes that shoot upwards from thunderclouds, known as sprites. Only discovered in 1989, sprites have eluded capture because they flicker into existence for a mere split-second -- 40 times faster than an eye blink. In a high-flying weather observation plane, we ride with scientists as they hunt for sprites and finally succeed in snaring them in 3D video, gaining vital clues to unraveling their mystery. Combining advanced video technology with sequences shot from the International Space Station, this film probes the enigmas of the boundary zone and brings viewers an intriguing new viewpoint on their planet. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#4024H] Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday? The asteroid that exploded in the skies over Siberia injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, the space rocks called asteroids have the potential to be killers: in a collision with Earth, they could set off deadly blast waves, raging fires and colossal tidal waves. But some audacious entrepreneurs look up at asteroids and see payday, not doomsday. That's because some asteroids are loaded with billions of dollars-worth of elements like iron, nickel and even platinum. While NASA plans an ambitious mission to return samples from a potentially hazardous asteroid, would-be asteroid miners are dreaming up their own program to scout for potentially profitable asteroids. Will asteroids turn out to be our economic salvation -- or instruments of extinction? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Comet Encounter Comets have fascinated, even terrified us for thousands of years. Traditionally seen as harbingers of doom, they can influence some people even to this day. For scientists though, comets are a great opportunity. This year a particularly massive chunk of ice and rock is hurtling our way, an object that will fascinate billions and should create the space show of the century. Right now Comet ISON, somewhere between one and 10 kilometers in diameter, is just beyond the orbit of Jupiter. As it races past us toward the sun it should develop a tail that will light up the skies brighter than a full moon. Then the comet will slingshot around the back of the sun and could emerge brighter than ever, treating the entire northern hemisphere to an unforgettable sight. It could even be visible in daylight. Simultaneously astronomers will be able to glean vital clues on the origins of our solar system. In this program, scientists all over the world follow a once-in-a-lifetime event and shoot breath-taking images of the sun-grazer comet, spewing its essence into the void. But there is jeopardy too; the comet could evaporate completely or the sun's massive gravity could tear it apart. If the latter happens it will produce a so-called "string of pearls," several much smaller comets arching right across the night sky. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Choctaw Code Talkers This documentary is the empowering chronicle of Choctaw Soldiers as the original Code Talkers during World War I, a story which has been buried in history for nearly a hundred years. With testimonies from family members and Choctaw tribal leaders, it brings a unique perspective to these forgotten heroes and their wartime contributions. duration 55:34   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#213H] Zambia River Adventure Joseph "roughs it" in a swank safari camp on the shore of the great Zambezi river within ear shot of hippos and elephants and then heads south to stand on historic Livingstone Island at the edge of thundering Victoria Falls. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#503] San Francisco The port city of San Francisco revels in art, diversity and food. Chinatown is a feast for the senses, and the city's new Asian Art Museum a must-see. We get savvy on sourdough and tour notorious Alcatraz Island. A stroll through the Haight neighborhood harkens back to the "Summer of Love", and the Italian cafes of North Beach serve up a dollop of hospitality with their espresso. Crossing the Golden Gate, Rudy heads to Napa Valley wine country for a relaxing mud bath and some off-beat garden art. Tips on vegetarian food and wine-tasting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#711H] Venice and Its Lagoon Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#810] Immigrating to America, II Every person who lives in the United States is an immigrant or the descendant of someone who immigrated here. In some cases they were travelers looking for a place where they would be free to practice their traditions. In every case they were looking for a better life. Social tensions were always part of the immigrant experience. Burt explores how immigration has created social difficulties and also produced a new vitality. This program will show how immigration has transformed American society and culture and demonstrated that diversity, as well as unity, and is a source of our national strength. duration 25:04   STEREO TVG
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