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KQED Life: Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#406H] Milan and Lake Como No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1206H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz Burt starts off in Nuremberg with visits to the 900 year old Imperial Castle, the open farmers' market and his favorite spice cookie shop. Then he sails to Regensburg to visit the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Next he cruises through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey where the Benedictine monks have been brewing one of Europe's great beers since 1050. In Linz, we learn about the Linzertorte and see the world's largest church organ. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and journalist/author Tom Brokaw join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a holiday concert performance. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 am
    National Christmas Tree Lighting 2013 This special promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment. The evening's festivities will be capped off with the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree, which is traditionally handled by the President and First Family. duration 58:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    A Grand Mercer Christmas Taped in Macon, Georgia's historic Grand Opera House, this program features students and faculty from Mercer's Townsend School of Music and its internationally renowned Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. It includes classical Christmas selections and showcases exclusive new arrangements by noted Boston Pops arranger Randol Bass and Grammy Award-winner Matt Catingub. The 45-voice Mercer Singers, conducted by Dr. Stanley Roberts, and the McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble are complemented with selections performed by Macon native, Grammy nominee and program host Robert McDuffie, as well as the McDuffie Center's Director, former Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Amy Schwartz Moretti. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Christmas In Norway with the St. Olaf Choir This Christmas special was filmed in Trondheim, Norway's magnificent Nidaros Dom cathedral, one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Featured performers include the renowned voices of the St. Olaf Choir, the premier mixed voice choral ensemble from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, conducted by Anton Armstrong and Jentekor, the girl choir of Nidaros conducted by Anita Brevik. The program showcases the rich choral music traditions of two countries, presenting traditional Christmas hymns and carols in both Norwegian and English as well as accompaniment by a string quartet, piano, organ and Hardanger Fiddle, a traditional Norwegian instrument. The St. Olaf Choir, the pioneer a cappella choir in the U.S., has a long standing relationship with Norway, dating back to 1874 when St. Olaf College was founded by a group of Norwegian-American pastors. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Christmas on the Danube This true holiday treat will fill your senses with warmth, touch your heart, and provide your mind with geography and history, as well. Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture, Christmas on the Danube visits theses cities along the Danube, which are particularly spectacular at Christmas. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#112] Amsterdam and the Netherlands The country of the Netherlands inspired the Dutch masters and became a powerhouse that conquered the sea. We bicycle to Amsterdam's great art museums to see the works of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Then we climb to the attic where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Later, we prowl windmills and check out Amsterdam's infamous red-light district. Next stop is the Hague, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, we peek at the delightful city of Delft where we learn techniques for making world-renowned china. Tips on riding trolleys and buying Delftware. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#223] Reach for the Sky Invigorate body and mind with a great head to toe stretch as you reach for the sky and Breathe! duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#121] 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 [#122] 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 [#126] Long Holds - Version Three With Side Plank, Charlie Chaplin, Supta Baddha Konasana, Camel. duration 27:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1315] Releasing Muscle Tightness Mary Ann uses a small ball, a towel and large ball to release some of the restrictions that build up in the connective tissue that runs throughout the body. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#612] Sculpt Your Legs Sculpt your legs to make your pants fit better. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1206H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz Burt starts off in Nuremberg with visits to the 900 year old Imperial Castle, the open farmers' market and his favorite spice cookie shop. Then he sails to Regensburg to visit the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Next he cruises through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey where the Benedictine monks have been brewing one of Europe's great beers since 1050. In Linz, we learn about the Linzertorte and see the world's largest church organ. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#406H] Milan and Lake Como No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#113] Copenhagen and Denmark Join Rudy in the wondrous kingdom of legend and fairytale - Denmark. Here Vikings plundered and Hans Christian Anderson spun children's stories. In cozy Copenhagen, we splurge on pastries, visit the Little Mermaid and dance till dawn at Tivoli Gardens. On a day trip to Roskilde, we check out three incredibly well preserved Viking ships. We ride horseback through the Danish countryside, stroll through writer Karen Blixen's gardens, and storm the moat at "Prince Hamlet's" Castle. Tips on canal rides and museum passes. duration 27:37   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#410H] Gathering In Scotland Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#212H] Tacos, Tacos, Tacos This episode explores three very different, very authentic and very simple twists on Mexican tacos, one of Mexico's most iconic foods. Bricklayer-Style Beef Tacos; Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Corn Guacamole; Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#212] The Secret of Stock While some store-bought convenience products are acceptable to chefs, there's just no comparing canned broth with a fragrant, rich homemade version. After demonstrating a classic beef stock, Chef Keller uses it to make a trendy Asian hot pot offering and one of France's most beloved Sunday supper meals. Recipes: Savory Beef Broth; Shabu Shabu; Pot au Feu. duration 27:16   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#302] Martha Stewart, Part 2 of 2 Guest Martha Stewart returns to complete her three-tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow buttercream icing and handmade marzipan fruit in this second of a two-part episode. Steward puts together the individual cakes that serve as the building blocks of this dessert, inserting a baked crunchy almond and egg white wafer and apricot jam between individual layers and decorating with the icing and candy fruit garnish. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2307] Italian Cooking Lessons/Lezioni Di Cuciina Italiana Mary Ann gathers food bloggers from across the country in classroom setting at the Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont to show them the ins and outs of delicate Sweet Potato Gnocchi, savory Chicken Cutlets in White Wine, and to top things off, her ever-elegant Mom's Chiffon Cake with Lime Curd. Great food to write home about - and blog about too! duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1210H] Celebrating Summer P. Allen Smith celebrates the summer season with a visit to the groundskeeper at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, who shows us how to maintain a perfect lawn. Back home, Allen showcases the new summer foliage at Moss Mountain Farm, shares design tips using summer flowering bulbs, and how to grow beautiful dahlias. On the road again, Allen visits Grant Park in Chicago, where an urban beautification program is underway, where perfume is made from the oil of locally grown flowers. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 27:19   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#106] Restyled Outdoor Home Enhancements Clever ways to enhance your outdoor spaces using unique reclaimed goods. Michele Beschen is joined by backyard conservationist Sheila O'Riley who shares her innovative ideas for recycling old sinks into fountains and birdbaths. See how she rescues a corn crib from the landfill and turns it into a beautiful gazebo for her backyard and how to create a disappearing fountain for your yard by repurposing a storage tote. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#1913] Turning Columns, Big and Small Window and wall treatments for dramatic interior design. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#409] Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Part 1 The dramatic rocky landscape, high in Washington State's Cascade Mountains. In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary takes the viewer half way through the painting process: from a drawing on watercolor paper through the creation of the painting's base foundation of colors and values. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Gary Spetz's Watercolor Quest [#104] Eastern Caribbean Gary sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint the colorful eastern Caribbean Islands of Grand Turk, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and Half Moon Cay-explaining, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1020H] Grilling with Andy Husbands Grilling is as American as Apple Pie and on this week's episode, Chef Ming Tsai joins forces with the ultimate master of grilling, author and Boston-based chef - Andy Husbands. Ming and Andy will share their secrets for grilling as they cook on the fly using mystery ingredients and some zesty spices from Ming's pantry. Together they will grill up: a Thai Buffalo Salad and Grilled Mussels and Clams with tomatoes and a Polenta Cake. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#304] Baked Pasta with Sausages and Zucchini; Mixed Berry Napoleons. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#212H] Tarts and Tartlets Have you ever made a tart at home? Join Martha as she shares her secrets for making this simple and delicious dessert in four variations. First, she demonstrates an apple tart tatin - an upside down caramelized apple tart - with a pate brisee crust. She then shows you how to make a chewy chess tart with a cookie crust, lemon meringue tartlets, and mini rhubarb and raspberry galettes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#223H] Italian Style Steak Lidia makes Fettuccine with Malfada Sauce, Steak with Pizzaiola Sauce and Ricotta Cookies. Lidia visits the Immigrant Monument in Woldenburg Park of New Orleans, and Tanya takes viewers to explore the impressive collection at the Nelson-Atkins museum in Kansas City. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#107] Robert Del Grande Robert Del Grande owns and cooks at Cafe Annie and Rio Ranch in Houston. From his kitchen, he demonstrates his unique ability to combine complementary flavors in dishes as he prepares sea scallops with wild mushrooms in green sauce with a side of fresh corn pudding, and filets of beef in a special pasilla chile sauce. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#225H] Vegetable Fete Jacques reminisces about his childhood and celebrates the bounty of the season. He cooks up a batch of ratatouille that can be served two ways - perfectly delicious on its own or with pasta in Ratatouille with Penne. Seafood stars in Shrimp with Cabbage and Red Caviar, and delicate peaches end the show in Jacques' classically made Peach Melba. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#218] Asparagus Puffs (Gougeres) and Lamb Skewers With Fava Salad Joanne shows her student Del how to peel fava beans and use rosemary in an unexpected way, and then they create a seasonal twist on the classic French cheese gougeres. Recipes: asparagus cheese puffs, grilled lamb on rosemary skewers with warm fava salad. Student: Clodel "Del" Gosuico - Programmer. Wine Segment: Chateauneuf du Pape. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1325H] French Sweets, Refined and Rustic Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lidia Celebrates America [#101H] Holiday Tables & Traditions The first episode features four very different holiday tables and traditions: an Italian Christmas Eve with actors Mo Rocca and Stanley Tucci; a Mexican-American Christmas with four generations of the Cortez family in San Antonio; a Chinese New Year celebration with the Fong-Torres family in San Francisco; and a Jewish-American Passover in New York. duration 56:20   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Heirloom Meals Christmas Hosted by culinary artist and public-radio personality Carole Murko, HEIRLOOM MEALS CHRISTMAS celebrates the holiday season by delving into America's rich and diverse culinary history and honoring tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions. As she did in APT's Heirloom Meals' Thanksgiving, Murko seeks to "savor yesterday's traditions today" while paying tribute to the dying art of cooking from scratch. She contrasts the Mexican-American tradition of making tamales on Christmas Eve with the old-world Austrian-American custom of preparing a Christmas goose. Other unique recipes include a sweet potato cake, holiday-themed lollipops and a closely guarded family eggnog. Murko also visits the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. to tour a special exhibit of works related to Charles Dickens and Christmas. She ventures to Shelburne Farms, Vermont, to chat with a cheesemaker about sustainable farming. To add to holiday cheer, the special also includes songs performed by world-renowned jazz singer and pianist Judy Carmichael in the comfort of Carole's home. duration 55:21   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Christmas In Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller [#101^] It's a Christmas celebration with star chef Hubert Keller who is taking viewers on a special culinary journey to his homeland of Alsace. Visit the area's famed Christmas markets and its top culinary hotspots. Highlights include: A tour through the beautiful village where Chef Keller grew up and its medieval Christmas market; stops at Chef Keller's favorite cheese store and restaurant, plus an Alsatian winery; A finale at a spectacular Christmas dinner attended by Chef Keller's family and friends. duration 58:30   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Craft In America [#502H] Holiday This program celebrates some of our most important traditions. Nordic folk woodcarver Harley Refsal brings to life the rich history of winter solstice. Clay artist Susan Garson creates fanciful Chanukah menorahs. George Vanderbilt's opulent turn-of-the-century Christmas is recreated at the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. Daring chefs make lavish gingerbread houses for the competition at Grove Park Inn. Navidad is celebrated in San Antonio with religious processions, tamales and Kathleen Trenchard's sparkling luminarias. Garcia Art Glass makes colorful ornaments, and Veronica Castillo creates a traditional Mexican Tree of Life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    European Christmas Markets Discover Europe's Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square or just the narrow, cobblestone streets of the cities and towns of Europe come alive in winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering all sorts of treats and delights. Travel along the rivers that connect Germany, France and Switzerland (the Mosel, Rhine and Main rivers), visit cities and towns and learn of their history, see their major sights, and visit their charming markets. Besides being a visual treat, the show is also a musical treat, as the Kingston Trio provides special folk arrangements of traditional Christmas carols to add to the magic and enchantment of the medieval and castle towns we visit. This show is a true Christmas treat, with the warmth and the fun of the holiday season, and some geography and history lessons to boot! duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland This special delivers a full itinerary of holiday fun. In his latest travel adventure, host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at some of the country's holiday markets, where food stalls feature some of the best regional fare. He samples locally produced wine, venison sausage fresh from the hunt and even chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Rosendo enjoys a scenic train ride to Rocher-de-Naye (where he meets Father Christmas and his trusty companion, the Schmutzli, at Santa's Village), takes in the sights of Montreux atop a Ferris wheel, watches an artist create hand-blown glass ornaments and witnesses a 600-year-old clock-tower tradition in Lausanne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#407H] Tuscany's Dolce Vita The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1207H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Melk to Budapest Burt cruises through the Wachau Valley, a major area for Austrian wines. Then he visits Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest and most impressive monasteries were Burt explains how the Catholic Church used Baroque architecture to undermine the Reformation. Then to Vienna for music and pastry, and finally a tour of Budapest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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