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KQED Life: Friday, December 20, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, December 20, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#513H] Iran:Tehran and Side Trips As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#804] Rome, Italy In contrast to New York as The Big Apple, Rome has been called The Big Lasagna, and it's a perfect description. Like lasagna, Rome is all about layers -- layers that could easily stand on their own, and yet being together in the same pot has made the entire dish more interesting. Burt takes viewers shopping through the famous streets of Rome to the international fashion houses... the great Italian tailors... the jewelry makers. And, of course he visits some of the city's great restaurants. duration 27:18   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#2603H] American Eagle Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. Photographed by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this film focuses on the drama of the nest. Even in the best of times, it's a surprisingly tough struggle to maintain a one-ton home and raise chicks until they can hunt on their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4113H] D-Day's Sunken Secrets On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Throughout the operation hundreds of ships sank running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world's largest underwater archaeological sites. Now, Nova has exclusive access to a unique collaboration between military historians, archaeologists, and specialist divers to carry out the most extensive survey ever done of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. Dive teams, submersibles, and underwater robots discover and identify key examples of the Allied craft that fell victim to German shellfire, mines and torpedoes. The team uses the latest 3D mapping tools to plot the relics on the sea floor. Highlighting the ingenious technology that helped the Allies overcome the German defenses, "D-Day's Sunken Secrets" unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of the most ambitious and risky military operation ever launched. duration 1:55:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Nova [#3810H] Japan's Killer Quake In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. The facts and figures are astonishing. The March 11th earthquake was the world's fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake Japan. The seismic shock wave released over 4,000 times the energy of the largest nuclear test ever conducted; it shifted the earth's axis by 6 inches and shortened the day by a few millionths of a second. The tsunami slammed Japan's coast with 30 feet-high waves that traveled 6 miles inland, obliterating entire towns in a matter of minutes. This program combines authoritative on-the-spot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, compelling eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe. duration 54:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#605H] Northern Ethiopia - Ancient History and Spiritual Present Joseph travels to Northern Ethiopia to uncover its ancient history and discover its spiritual present thorough cultural adventures, myths and legends. His path takes him from the monasteries of Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia, to the castles of King Fasiladas in Gondar, to the stelaes of Axum and the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. There are World Heritage sites and surprises galore as Joseph traces the lineage of Ethiopia's kings back to the days of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. In the ancient town of Axum he stands at the threshold of the chapel where Ethiopians believe the Ark of Covenant is housed. In Lalibela he prays with a pilgrim before visiting a local school that is being supported by children in the United States. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#304H] Sierra Nevada and the Making of California The product of earthquakes, the mighty Sierra Nevada mountain range influences much of California's weather and produces most if its water. Tectonic geologist Eldridge Moores helps host David Yetman decipher the mysteries of the range's origins and describes the Sierras' importance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Peg + Cat [#114] The Blockette Problem/The Tulip Problem The Blockette Problem - Radio City Music Hall. When their demanding pal Richard is directing the Radio City Music Hall Blockettes, Peg and Cat find a way to make the set perfectly symmetrical. Primary Content: Symmetry; Secondary Content: Associate events with hot and cold temperatures, height.
    The Tulip Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. When Neighbor Ladies Connie and Viv have a tiff, Peg and Cat make peace by making sure each has the same number of flowers. Primary Content: Subtraction, greater than/less than; Secondary Content: The equals sign.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#202H] The Surprising Bean/Hear Here * The Surprising Bean - Nick keeps trying to surprise Sally, but he just can't do it! The Cat takes them to find a real surprise in the Skippylarito Fields! Once there, Cat shows them a special bean - that suddenly moves! With a shrunken Thingamajigger, they go inside the bean and meet the moth larvae that lives there. They learn that it's really the moth that causes the bean to move. What a neat surprise indeed
    * Hear Here - The kids hear chirping but can't find where it's coming from. If only they had better ears. Ears like an elephant? Or maybe an owl or even a fox? Not a problem when the Cat's around! He takes them to meet these animals with amazing ears. Back home the kids used what they learned from their new friends to find the sound - a teeny tiny cricket! What other great sounds are around?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. [#1B] 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 1:57:25   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music) Folk legend John Sebastian reflects and remembers the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk (traditional, pop and folk rock) era classics from the vault which culminates into a crescendo of excitement with a new live reunion of folk singers including Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Chad & Jeremy, Jesse Colin Young of The Youngblodds and more. duration 1:58:43   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1418H] Elegant Brunch Favorites Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Hi-Rise Bakery across the river in Cambridge, MA, to learn all about brioche from a pro. Then, in the test kitchen, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make No-Knead Brioche at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews brioche pans and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bacon. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#503H] Dixie Chicken Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Moravian Chicken Pie. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster revives a classic recipe for Chicken and Slicks. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#909H] Pinole Creek Cafe, Shanghai House and Murray Circle Restaurant In an 1890s' Victorian home, Pinole Creek Cafe offers diners hearty American comfort food with a Eurasian flair. Next, Shanghai House in San Francisco is where diners come for classic Chinese cooking, such as the chicken wings, and stay for xiao long bao! Last, but not least, jaw-dropping views of the Bay enhance the mood at Murray Circle Restaurant, Cavalo Point, an elegant sanctuary with a sophisticated Californian menu and enormous wine list. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#108H] Pork Kabobs and Heavenly Ham Today Lidia's talking pork! Go whole hog and learn to make savory Prune and Pork Kabobs, comforting Braised Cabbage with Prosciutto, and Decadent Ham in Marsala Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#126H] Summer's Bounty Summer is definitely the time Joanne gets excited about fruits and vegetables, greeting her student Leah with a little jem salad perfectly dressed with a buttermilk blue cheese dressing. They make a spicy spaghetti together and then cool things down with a blueberry frozen yogurt. Recipes: Little Gems with Almonds and Buttermilk Blue Dressing, Spicy Spaghetti with Sauteed Fennel and Mussels, and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt. Student: Leah Ballantyne, Teacher. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#211H] Preserving Martha demonstrates two of the oldest preserving techniques, confit and salting, and shows how viewers can put them to use in the home kitchen. Martha makes an assortment of confits - starting with the most classic: duck, which can be served on its own or as a rich addition to salads, then followed by lemon and tomato confits, both of which make excellent condiments for grilled or roasted meats. She then shows how to make gravlax, a delicious cured salmon appetizer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Joy Bauer's Food Remedies Nutritionist Joy Bauer helps viewers learn the proper foods to eat to lose weight and gain health. duration 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Big Band Years This Big Band music retrospective features the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take you on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days. duration 1:58:31   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#177H] According to the USDA, 30% to 40% of the food produced in America goes uneaten. On Saturday, Mona Iskander reports from West Virginia on how new businesses have emerged to help kitchens reduce food waste while turning a profit. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    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
  • 7:30 pm
    50s & 60s Party Songs (My Music) As the Master of the "The Twist", along with his other dance hits including "Let's Twist Again", "Pony Time" and "Limbo Rock", Chubby Checker comes to the My Music stage for the first time ever to present the #1 dance of all time (1960 & 1962's "The Twist"). The show presents original archival performances from the 1950s and 1960s that had American teens dancing in the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring dance and party tunes from rock pioneers including Bill Haley and Little Richard to frat rock bands The Kingsmen and Tommy James and The Shondells, with Motown masters and more. duration 1:58:39   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    The Grateful Dead - Dead Ahead The luminous performances on Dead Ahead, filmed on October 30th and 31st of 1980, captured the Dead at a moment of transformation, when the band took a reckoning of their history through the lens of a marathon run of shows. Recorded in one of the wonders of the modern world - Radio City Music Hall - the performances on Dead Ahead marked the culmination of a month long musical odyssey in San Francisco and New York City during which the band stretched the boundaries of over 100 songs, from the newly written "Lost Sailor" to jug-band tunes they played in coffeehouses like "Monkey and the Engineer." duration 1:54:58   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1207H] Family Is Everything GREAT ADVENTURES (Australia): Grandma thinks Billy and his granddad are in the living room. She couldn't be more wrong.
    GRANDPA AND ME AND A HELICOPTER TO HEAVEN (Sweden): The relationship between a remarkably perceptive young boy and his wise, bedridden grandfather overflows with humor, warmth and love. They share jokes, talk love, sex and politics, and enjoy each other's company as only best friends can. The film offers a moving reflection on being young and old; living and dying; and the legacy we leave behind.
    COLD BLOOD (Canada): A stressed and exhausted mother brings her terrified son to the hospital. A poignant tale about the sacrifices we unquestionably make for family.
    duration 26:18   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 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
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