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KQED Life: Monday, December 9, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Monday, December 9, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Return to Downton Abbey A look back at Downton Abbey with the cast and crew, including a look at the most recent season, #4. duration 1:28:50   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry for? Features world-renowned health expert, best-selling author and educator Deepak Chopra, M.D. In this program, Dr. Chopra returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger in all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it. duration 1:28:23   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Happy From Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, this movie takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, it explores the secret behind our most valued emotion. duration 1:28:32   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1008H] Modern Times DAS TUB - New Zealand
    Lost in the frozen depths of the ocean, a German submarine crew find themselves encountering objects stranger than they can fathom. The truth turns their world topsy-turvy leaving them literally and figuratively in over their heads. A satiric homage to the classic German feature Das Boot. Directed by James Cunningham.
    WATCHING - England
    A young man sits alone in a cafe spying on the cute waitress not knowing that he himself is being watched. When a stranger approaches him and strikes up a conversation, he is given an opportunity that could change his life forever. Opportunities present themselves for the briefest of moments. If you miss them they don't come back, but is the risk worth it? Directed by Max Myers. Principal cast: Ian Hart, Charlie Cattrall, and Susannah Fielding.
    ABOVE THE KNEE - Canada
    Jack's restrictive suit and tie career has never been a good fit for him. His home and love life is also in a rut. A radical shake up is in order. When he breaks the mold at work by dressing differently, all of his relationships miraculously improve and actually sets his colleagues free to also express themselves. Director, writer, and producer Greg Atkins tackles sexual politics and the tyranny of gender conformity with a wry comedic touch. Principal cast: Stephen Bogeart, Naomi Sniekus, Allen Altman, and Victoria Adilman.
    duration 28:09   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#214] Abs-Strengthening Leg Exercises Leg-lifting exercises like the Scissors work the abs without straining the back. Torso Twist Toes Touch stretches the legs and groin while giving the spine a vitalizing twist. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#99] 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 [#100] 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 13:45  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#115] Twists/Spine With Marichyasana C, Crescent / Anjanyasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, and others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1304] Strong Back Strong Core Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises to emphasize the importance of strong core muscles and their role in maintaining back health. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#601] Arms & Posture Sculpt your arms and improve your posture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1301H] Venice, Italy Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308(] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#102] Rome Rudy is in the city where all roads lead - Roma. We begin in ancient Rome - the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. Then we explore modern Roman life on the streets and in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. We detour to another country, Vatican City, then shop along the Corso and relax at the Piazza di Spagna. Rudy's pick for best city walks are a tour of the historic center and a stroll in shady Trastevere. Tips on getting around and places for tasty snacks. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#312H] Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#908H] Mercado Madness "You are what you eat." Brillat Savarin's statement fuels Rick's tour of the 21 de Noviembre market in downtown Oaxaca. We uncover the incredibly rich culture of the market and its role in the daily lives and meals of the locals. Mounds of tomatoes, chiles and cilantro inspire salsa. Fresh chickens inspire Rick to spit-roast chickens in his backyard grill. Baskets of black beans motivate a platter of enfrijoladas topped with chorizo. The amazing market day ends with a stop at Chaguita, a 200 year-old frozen ice and ice cream stand and a favorite of Rick's for more than three decades. At home, Rick inspires us with his simple coconut ice and a deep-pink jamaica syrup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#201] The Great Pies of France Luscious, savory pies have long been the hallmark of great French home cooking. Chef Keller presents some blue-ribbon winners that use flavors and aromas that take you right into the heart of France. Recipes: Alsatian Onion Pie; Pissaladerie; Tarte Flambee Alsaciene. duration 28:39   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#204] Danielle Forestier, Oakland CA Master baker Danielle Forestier shows Julia how to make the classic French baguette. Using the traditional yet simple recipe of flour, water, salt and yeast and terra cotta baking tiles, Danielle demonstrates how this traditional French bread can be made at home. duration 24:55   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2222] Antipasto Favorites/Antipasti Favoriti Got a party coming up? Look no further than Mary Ann to help you feed your hungry guests with these creative antipasti: quick-to-prepare Chickpea Meatballs, tart and refreshing Marinated Shrimp and Cannellini Beans, and Pizza Antipasti with clever toppings. Let the fun - and food - begin! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1112H] Allen's Favorites Allen picks a few of his favorite topics to discuss in this episode. He talks to experts about antique furniture and blackberries. He also tells us about heirloom tomatoes and white superior potatoes. We'll also get educated in planting garlic and the different breeds of chickens. Plus Allen visits with an expert on pine straw. duration 26:28   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#310] Naturally Decorative Michele shares resourceful, budget friendly ideas on how she creatively redecorated a guest bedroom using nothing but scraps of wood and fabric from around the house and natural items from the backyard. Everything from a bed, headboard and trim work to lamps, rugs, and art accessories. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#409H] Baseball Bat Bed This episode of Rough Cut features Tommy's all-time favorite project - a baseball bat bed that's perfect for any kids room. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to Fall River, Massachusetts to the Axis Bat Factory, to see what really goes into making a major league baseball bat. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#2107] Chasing Chevrons Marianne and Mary show how to make a foundation pieced oblong hexagon block, how to join hexagon blocks with set-in seams, and they share how to create flannel patchwork successfully. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#1207] On Display Every artist approaches their art quilting in a different way - whether it's the medium or the technique. What they have in common is the desire to share their quilts. Color and dyes is Judy Coates Perez's favorite medium. She demonstrates dye pouring techniques to create beautiful fabrics. Then, designer Pauline Salzman has an art quilt show and tell. Finally, Ana Buzzalino shares a technique for mounting an art quilt on pre stretched canvas. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1110H] Michiba - Seafood This episode of Simply Ming is all about seafood. On the road in Japan, Host Ming Tsai visits Tsukiji, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, which houses more than 400 different types of seafood! Later, Ming joins Japan's first Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michiba to cook some amazing dishes made from seafood bought fresh from the wholesale market. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#406] Sicilian "Spiedini" (Veal Roll); Mocha Pudding. duration 26:29   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#104H] Stocks Making stock is an exercise in building flavors and, as such, one of the first lessons in any culinary course. Having a steady supply of homemade stock in the freezer will elevate anyone's home cooking. In this episode, Martha shares recipes and techniques for the three most common stocks - chicken (including a time-saving pressure-cooker version), beef and vegetable - as well as useful cooking and storage tips. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#110H] Comfort Food Lidia prepares hot meal for a cold day. A main course of Apple Cider Braised Pork Shoulder with turnips, a comforting side of Mashed Potatoes and Fava Beans, and to finish, a decadent Pear Crumble with brandy and cherries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#116] Winter Vegetables Julia and Jacques take the doldrums out of Winter Vegetables, and demonstrate how even vegetables cooked only in season can be a special treat. Braised cabbage stuffed with a flavorful ground beef and rice filling, one way with onions, celery, garlic and caraway seeds, and another surrounded with tomato sauce. A Cauliflower Gratin, glazed Turnips and Carrots and a Celery Root Remoulade complete this hearty display of winter vegetable cookery. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#110H] Easy and Elegant Seafood Lobster In Artichoke Hearts; Shrimp Pane On Watercress; Escoffier Quenelles; Monkfish Roulade. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#121H] Rustic Yet Refined Joanne makes us a classic Italian frico and then with her student Stephanie demonstrates how rustic and refined can work well together in the same meal, making a spiced lentil and herb salad and halibut wrapped in prosciutto. Recipes: Frico with Bacon and Potatoes, Prosciutto di San Daniele-Wrapped Halibut Fillet, and Spiced Lentils and Herb Salad. Student: Stephanie Gerbracht, Wine Sales. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#613H] Comfort Food Classics Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to perfect Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for inexpensive skillets. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make the ultimate Herb Roast Chicken. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House [#1902H] This year's Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was given to Carole King -- the first lady of pop music songwriting -- whose career has crossed six decades. The President of the United States and Mrs. Obama welcome King and a collection of stars to celebrate with performances from Billy Joel, James Taylor, Trish Yearwood, Emili Sande, Jesse McCartney and Carole King herself, all from the East Room of the White House. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    The Cardboard Bernini Olympia Stone's documentary examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has built-among many other things - giant 15 foot tall fighting men, a city, and an ocean - using paper mache, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. More recently, he has begun making sculptures entirely out of corrugated cardboard and twist ties. Several years ago, while visiting the home of his art dealer, Allan Stone (who was the filmmaker's father), he stumbled across some of his giant fighting men that had been put outside due to lack of space. They were disintegrating. Although it was deeply painful and shocking for Jimmy to see his work like that, it was also surprisingly beautiful. Jimmy felt that he was seeing the full arc of his artistic enterprise before him - including its end. So, Grashow challenged himself to embrace the "back end" of his process, and decided to build a giant cardboard "fountain" - a Grashow "Bernini."
    From its conception, Jimmy intended this work to be put outside to disintegrate. Work on the fountain began in 2007 and was completed in 2010. Jimmy's "corrugated fountain" premiered indoors on June 11, 2010 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, to great acclaim. After shows in New York City and Pittsburgh, Jimmy finally installed the fountain outdoors at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT on April 1, 2012. It was there for a total of six weeks, after which time Jimmy took his degraded cardboard masterpiece to the dumpster: "Ashes to ashes, mush to mush."
    The film is an intimate glimpse of an artist at work on what he considers might be his "final epic." We follow Jimmy as he asks what is the point of art and creation? What is the connection between creation and destruction? And, ultimately, what is the point of our lives in the face of our mortality?
    duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Anders Zorn in the Gilded Age In the gilded age of the 1890s, a boy of modest means - Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) - grew up to be a portrait painter for the Swedish monarchy and American presidents. In this documentary filmed at the ZornMuseet in Mora, Sweden, Anders Zorn's story is told by museum director Johan Cederlund and other Zorn experts from Stockholm's Nationalmuseum, San Francisco's Legion of Honor, and Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
    Zorn displayed his artistic abilities at an early age. When he was 12 his absent father died leaving a small inheritance that was wisely applied to his education. In 1885 he married Emma Lamm, who was from a cultured Jewish family in Stockholm, and it was through her that Zorn would gain entree to Swedish high society. In his mid-20s, living and working part of the time in England and France, he would return each year for long stays in Sweden. At the age of 29, his portraits and female nudes were such a success at the Exposition Universelle, the 1889 World's Fair held in Paris, that Zorn was appointed Chevalier de l'Order National de la Legion d'Honneur. He was invited to participate in the Columbian Exposition, the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where he met Isabella Stewart Gardner, the noted Boston art collector; she would became his life-long friend and benefactor. He made numerous trips to the United States over the decade and among his most significant American portraits were those of presidents Grover Cleveland and William Howard Taft. His portraits of the powerful, that also included depictions of European royalty and American captains of industry, represent half of Zorn's oeuvre, with the other half being his paintings of everyday Swedish life. Together they have made him Sweden's premier painter.
    duration 52:15   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1218] Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through for his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200 and later became best friends with Andy Warhol. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this documentary. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#102] Rome Rudy is in the city where all roads lead - Roma. We begin in ancient Rome - the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. Then we explore modern Roman life on the streets and in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. We detour to another country, Vatican City, then shop along the Corso and relax at the Piazza di Spagna. Rudy's pick for best city walks are a tour of the historic center and a stroll in shady Trastevere. Tips on getting around and places for tasty snacks. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1302H] Florence, Italy Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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