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KQED Life: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#311H] Budapest: The Best of Hungary Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities- busy Pest and noble Buda-straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1304H] Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    POV [#2614H] Listening Is An Act of Love: A Storycorps Special This first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. "Listening Is an Act of Love" features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to share memories and tackle life's important questions. Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his inquisitive 9-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable visual style of The Rauch Brothers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 am
    Return When 13-year-old Fred Sondermann escaped from Nazi Germany in 1939, on the eve of World War II, he never imagined he would return. His homeland held only horrific and traumatizing memories of discrimination, persecution and death. However, an opportunity in 1969 to spend a sabbatical in Germany represented a chance for Dr. Sondermann to make sense of, and peace with, his experiences. This documentary recounts Sondermann's remarkable journey to understanding, as he begins to appreciate the complexities and multiple realities of the time. Adapted from Sondermann's memoirs, it explores the emotions and the conclusions of an American Jew returning to his German homeland after 30 years. In addition to the late Sondermann's compelling first-person narrative, it also features interviews with his son, his widow and his childhood friend. Contemporary video and photography of Dachau Concentration Camp and Sondermann's hometown of Horn are interchanged with archival images and documents, period news footage and the few surviving family photographs. duration 28:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Jimmy Carter: American Experience [#2306H] This film traces the ascent of an ambitious country boy from a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia, to the Oval Office; it examines the failings of Jimmy Carter's political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970s; and explores the role religion played in his career. Carter ran for president as an outsider. He rode into power on the post-Watergate disaffection with Washington politics. But his inexperience resulted in an ineffectual and fractured administration. Inflation, recession, and a humbling hostage crisis blew his presidency dramatically off course. The crowning achievement of his one-term in office, the Camp David Accords, which established a framework for peace in the Middle East, was the inspiration for his life after the White House. In the years since, Carter has recast himself as a giant of moral leadership. He has struggled to bring peace to war-torn countries; fought for the eradication of life-threatening diseases; and dedicated himself to housing America's poorest citizens. The film features interviews with many close to the Carter administration including his wife Rosalynn, son Chip, Press Secretary Jody Powell and Vice President Walter Mondale. duration 1:55:26   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements This program interweaves the story of a remarkable educator and the extraordinary game he developed to demonstrate the complexities of peace and global conflict. Teacher John Hunter's World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation exercise in which students tackle real-world military, economic and environmental issues. The 9- and 10-year-olds divide into groups, including nation states, the World Bank, United Nations officials, indigenous peoples and even arms dealers. Then, they face daily challenges ranging from insurgencies and global warming to ethnic tensions and natural disasters. Working together, while also balancing the interests of their own "nations," they attempt to achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As fun and engaging as the game it profiles, this documentary provides an inspirational look at the lasting impact of one wise and caring teacher on his students and, potentially, the world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#401H] Crossing The Swiss Alps From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#104H] Genoa and the Italian Riviera We're off to the Italian Riviera seeking la dolce vita in one of the world's most romantic places. With death-defying cliffs and beaches that shimmer like jewels, the Riviera is as stunning a coastline as anywhere in Europe. In the port town of Genoa, we tour palaces for a taste of old-world elegance and dine on world-class pesto. Then we head south to the famous resort of Portofino and the sea cliff towns of the Cinqueterre. Finally, we battle vertigo at Pisa's leaning tower. Tips on using train passes and finding addresses. duration 28:47   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#217] Abs and Thighs Wake up with a breathing exercise, then strengthen your abs and thighs. Give your spine a full stretch as you roll into a ball. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#105] 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  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#106] 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 [#118] Flow - Version Four With Sun salutation A, Sun salutation B, Vinyasa to down dog, Pigeon, and others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1307] Strengthening Muscles & Joints This program is devoted to strengthening muscles to stabilize our joints and preserve muscle mass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#604] Hips & Groin A Hips and groin stretch duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1304H] Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#311H] Budapest: The Best of Hungary Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities- busy Pest and noble Buda-straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#105] Florence In this glorious city, rich in art, Rudy brings the Renaissance to life. We visit the great museums - the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia, as well as the landmarks of the Renaissance - the Duomo, Bapistery and Giotto's Tower. Rudy's tip for beating the crowds is peaceful Oltr'arno on the other side of the river. An excursion outside of town leads to a Medici villa, a sleepy Tuscan town and a museum with inventions by Leonardo da Vinci. Tips on shopping and how to buy quality leather products. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#402H] Victoria, Australia Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#209H] Xochimilco: Cooking with Flowers Pati takes you to Xochimilco, the legendary floating gardens of Mexico, and sprinkles a few flowers into some impressive but easy Mexican recipes. Squash Blossom Quesadillas; Hibiscus and Pecan Mole; Rose Petal, Marshmallow, Mango and Pistachio Ice Cream. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#204] Loving Lamb Lamb's richness and versatility delight the palates of foodies all over the world, but only if the right method of cooking is applied to the right cut of meat. Keller de-mystifies the art of cooking with lamb with a slow-cooked shank steeped in the flavors of France, followed by a cumin-scented rack of lamb. Recipes: Braised Lamb Shank Provencal; Cumin-Scented Rack of Lamb in a Honey-Red Wine Sauce. duration 28:06   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#207] Marion Cunningham, Walnut Creek Ca Cooking teacher and author of "The New Fanny Farmer Cookbook" Marion Cunningham shows chef Julia Child how to make a series of easy and delicious quickbreads, an American bakery staple. She makes moist buttermilk crumb muffins from a hundred year-old recipe that are good enough to eat on their own. Then she bakes scones, half done in the traditional shape, half made in a roll-up style, served with butter, whipped cream and raspberries. Finally, she creates unbelievably easy-to-make Irish soda bread, and fluffy popovers served with a drizzling of honey. duration 24:53   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2225] Cheeses/Formaggi There's no end to what you can do with cheese, and Mary Ann proves it by combining it into a Four Cheese Pizza, grating it into potatoes for a pan-fried Frico, and shredding, then melting it into a Grana Padano Cheese Basket with Basil Oil Infusion. Cheese? Please! duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1202H] Gardens & Art P. Allen Smith shares tips on decorating flower vases, adding garden ornaments to any landscape, and takes us along as he tours the fountains of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the Monet Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and the unique sculptures at the Bernice Gardens in Little Rock, Arkansas. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 27:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#313] Natural Babies Michele shares her experiences with their newest little one and talks everything from cloth diapers, the benefits of babywearing, and do it yourself baby foods, to healthy bedding, clothing and toy options. She shows how keeping things simple keeps things healthy, happy and economical. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1202H] Building A Garden Bed In New Mexico/Repairing A Leaky Toliet Roger builds a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico. Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn-out flange. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2813] Delightful Meadow Home Enjoy the expanse of the wilderness with Bob Ross and find a quaint little home among soft blowing meadows. duration 26:09   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2814] An Arctic Winter Day Travel along with Bob Ross and discover the serenity of a quiet cabin nestled in a frozen moment. duration 25:41   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1014H] On The Road In Chattanooga with Guest Daniel Lindley Ming goes where he's never gone before as he heads south to Chattanooga, Tennessee to cook with renowned local chef, Daniel Lindley of St. John's Restaurant. Together they shop for inspiration at local Chattanooga markets to come up with two distinct dishes that call upon the region's heritage and culinary uniqueness. duration 27:54   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#409] Shrimp and Scallops in Curry Sauce; Clams Braised in Tomato Sauce. duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#209H] Basic Breads Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, you'll welcome Martha's expert tips and tricks for making basic breads at home. In this episode, she shares a variety of options, including white, multigrain, rye, and Parker House rolls. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#217H] Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming Lidia goes clamming with Dave Pasternack in Long Island before heading to Tangiers Island near Baltimore to watch the locals do what they do best, crabbing. Her recipes include a large array of seafood. She makes Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cakes, Baked Clams Oreganato, for a feast from the sea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#104] Lidia Bastianich Lidia Bastianich is the chef and co-owner, with her husband, of Felidia in New York City, among other restaurants. In her home kitchen in Queens, New York, Lidia prepares Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Orecchiette (little ears) Pasta with Broccoli di Rape and Sweet Sausage. Her tips for cooking and serving pasta and risotto make for a perfect dish every time. duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#222] Seafood Tricks Little tricks make life in the kitchen so much easier, and Jacques is always ready with tips to simplify or speed up a task. Here he pops clams into the freezer for a few minutes to make opening them a breeze for his Baked Clams Madison. Jacques suggests cod as the perfect choice for those who hesitate to cook fish. It stays moist through cooking and, when topped with an olive crust in Cod In Olive-Tomato Crust, it packs a lot of flavor. Skillet Broccoli Bits make a great pairing with the fish. Finally, warm hazelnut-chocolate spread is mixed with ice cream to form the sauce in Mango with Nutella Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#215] "Saintly" Penne & Fried Oyster Caesar Joanne finds her student Ron's enthusiasm for food contagious as she shows him how to prepare a pasta dish whose star is a spicy olive oil condiment, and shares the story of how she came up with a novel take on a popular salad. Recipes: penne with olio santo, ricotta salata, olives and mint, fried oyster "caesar" salad. Student: Ron Martin - Firefighter. Wine Segment: Dolcetto from Italy's Piedmont region. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1319H] Rethinking Seafood Classics Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Crab Cakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of crabmeat. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grill-Smoked Salmon with lots of smoke flavor. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for seafood scissors. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32267Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, with stock market gains of 25 percent this year, many investors may be wondering when is a good time to sell a stock and how do you determine which ones? And, did JP Morgan look the other way when working with Bernie Madoff? NBR has details of the bank's reported settlement. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:27:08   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    JFK: American Experience [#101H] Part One Follow JFK's rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 - the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy's early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington's most eligible bachelor to the nation's president.
    (note: only part 1 is airing during our December 2013 fundraising. The entire program is available as a thank you gift for a membership contribution).
    duration 1:55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Serving America: Memories of Peace Corps This program highlights the experiences of some of the nearly 3000 volunteers who served during the early years of the Peace Corps. A mix of archival film and photographs, along with personal stories from former volunteers, tells a story of service and idealism. Interviews convey the volunteers' passion, commitment and bravery as they lived and worked in developing countries, including South and Central America, Africa and the Middle East. From almost fatal obstacles to spiritual epiphanies, these men and women describe their transformative experiences. Donna Shalala, former US Secretary of Health and Human Services (1993-2001), recounts the adventure of serving in Iran between 1962 and 1964. "What the Peace Corps really did is make me a citizen of the world," says Shalala. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19254] (original broadcast date: 12/12/13)
    * A discussion about foreign policy with Ian Bremmer, President and founder of Eurasia Group
    * a look at the film "Prisoners" with director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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