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KQED Life: Monday, June 5, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Monday, June 5, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Conversation with Bill Moyers Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House Press Secretary for President Johnson to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS. duration 1:24:15   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    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 1:22:35   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala In celebration of John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday on May 29th, this program opens a window to the glamour and excitement that descended on the nation's capital for his 1961 inauguration, with a never before seen musical event - the Pre-Inaugural Gala, produced by and starring Frank Sinatra. It was a star-studded musical celebration, scheduled to be broadcast on television the following week.
    But on the day of the gala, January 19, 1961, Washington DC was hit with a colossal blizzard, and most of the performers were stuck in the Armory, rehearsing all day, unable to rest or change clothes for the evening. The storm took out most of the power in Washington but a few generators powered the minimal lights and cameras. In the end, it was decided not to broadcast the program.
    The black-and-white gala performances will be enhanced and interconnected by brilliant color and black-and-white footage from the Kennedy years, with insightful commentary from a distinguished host and interviewees. The artful mix of Kennedy home movies and photos, television news coverage, White House archives and footage from this previously unseen gala helps define the fabled Kennedy years and their legacy in the arts.
    The program includes performances by Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly, Helen Traubel and Jimmy Durante. A specially written political parody of Kennedy's campaign features these luminaries as well as others, including Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Milton Berle, Alan King, and more.
    duration 1:24:15   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution This program offers a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout on what the band had been up to, the album was immediately a sensation and was recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music.
    Hosted by British television presenter Howard Goodall, this film uses visually striking elements to conjure up the psychedelic world of Sgt. Pepper, provide context for the culture of the day, and show how the album was driving force within that culture. It also highlights how contemporary projects, like Beyonce's "Lemonade", would be unthinkable today had The Beatles not completely upended the whole concept of what an album should be. And for the Beatles fan in all of us, the show offers up material that has been squirreled away for decades, known only to a handful of people at Abbey Road Studios, including recordings of studio chat, and isolated instrument tracks and vocals.
    duration 1:27:44   STEREO
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#717] Lunge! Combine a lunge with a hamstring stretch to loosen up your hips, then strengthen your arms and test your balance with Two-Hand Snake Pose. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#69] 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 [#70] 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 [#114] Flow - Version Two With Warrior I & II, Vinyasa to Down Dog, and Toe grasp with Padangusthasana. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1102] Brain Fitness Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises to stimulate the brain including body tapping, visual tactile stimulation, and reaction time drills. duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#816Z] Tone Your Entire Body duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1403H] Cruising The Rhine - Part One In Cruising The Rhine - Part One, Burt takes a look at the history of the Rhine River, the European Grand Tour, modern river cruising, and the Swiss city of Basel. We also learn the real story of the Song of the Lorelei, how to fly a drone and why northern Europe is filled with half-timbered houses. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 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
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#412] Europe Just for Fun As more travelers return to Europe for multiple visits, many are on the lookout for another dimension in travel. Occasionally they want to skip historical sights and museums in favor of a trip-or a day- just for fun. They're ready for absolute R&R; looking to break up serious sightseeing with hot-air-balloon trips, mountain luge rides, country hikes or days at an amusement park. They're seeking new adventures in Europe-flights of fancy-spiced with great meals and local libations of course. This time, Rudy shares his personal picks of Europe Just for Fun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#815H] Eastern Europe's Treasures - From Budapest to Bucharest Joseph seeks the surprising and the little-known, as well as hits the highlights as he hopscotches his way through some of the best and undiscovered of Europe. Along the way there's always time for a taste of the region's culinary gems and to take time to share a drink and a chat with the locals. Join Joseph on a colorful kaleidoscope of adventures in the heart of the heart of Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Ellie's Real Good Food [#113H] Spring Break with No Regrets Have you ever gone on vacation and come back wishing you hadn't let your hair down quite so often? Especially when you try to get back into your favorite pants and they won't have anything to do with you? Ellie shows us how to transform a vacation from a free-for-all into an opportunity to find new flavors you can use to bring your good times home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#325] Romantic Feast (Part 1) Chef Keller makes the ultimate romantic dinner, starting with parsnip blinis, thin delicate pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar. Then it's a stunning version of lobster thermidor with a silky, creamy filling of lobster and vegetables. Recipes: Parsnip Blini, Lobster Thermidor duration 28:09   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#211] Joe Ortiz, Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, Capitola Joe Ortiz, a baker from Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria in Capitola, California, shows chef Julia Child how to make crusty sourdough bread loaves in several decorative shapes. First, he makes homemade yeast, pulling bacteria wild and yeast out of the air with a mixture of flour, milk, water, and cumin. Adding more flour, he crafts a dough which he shapes into a loaf garnished with a sheaf of wheat, and mini-loaves shaped like a star and a cluster of grapes. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2507] Squash Gnocchi - Gnocchi Di Zucca Gialla Mary Ann cooks with chef and restaurant owner Daniela Benvenuti in Grutti, Italy. The hard-working all-women cooking staff at Le Noci restaurant is rare for Italy, as is the Gnocchi with Prunes Daniela and Mary Ann prepare. Mary Ann keeps the gnocchi coming, nella cucina, with Squash Gnocchi. Bet you can't eat just one. duration 28:06   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#419H] The Bird Is The Word Who doesn't like chicken? In a salute to our favorite bird, Sara presents two of her most loved recipes: White Bean Chicken Chili and Angry Chicken, cooked with special guest, Top Chef's Dale Talde. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1614H] Best of Travel Join P. Allen Smith as he takes a trip down memory lane and revisits his favorite travel segments from seasons past. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#601H] Master Showcase with David Marks We head to beautiful Santa Rosa, California to meet up with master woodworker David Marks as part of our Master Showcase Series. Spending the entire episode in his shop, we learn how former television host and wood turner David Marks makes his spectacular turned hollow wooden vessels. This week's project is made from maple burl, poplar, and ebony and accented with gold leaf. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#2607] Boughs & Berries A striking rendition of the classic spider web design, this red and green quilt is sure to be a family favorite. Mary and Marianne will discuss creating strip sets in conjunction with a special tool to create the unique pattern found in this quilt. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#1606] Fabric and Fabrications Gain insight and practical tips to improve your art quilts through the use of color, pattern, shape, proportion and balance. Lesley Riley infuses her personality into fragment fabric collages. Improvisational quilter Pat Pauly shares ways to design compositions for fiber art, including small-scale sketches, drawings, collage, and montage. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1316H] California 3 - Richard Zarate This week on Simply Ming we have the godfather of Peruvian cuisine and three time James Beard nominee Ricardo Zarate. He and Ming swap homestyle recipes from their different cultures before sitting down to a decadent meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#502H] Merida - Exploring with the Locals Sunday in Merida is a day not to miss. It's a joyous weekly celebration of food, dancing, and culture. Pati starts her day like most Meridians, at the market. After touring around and tasting the best lechon torta (slow cooked pork sandwich) in town, she takes in the sights of the Vaqueria dance in the main square. Merida en Domingo is incomplete without a family meal. Luckily, friend and chef Robert Solis of Nectar restaurant in Merida, invites Pati into his home for a traditional Sunday meal with the whole family. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#209H] Dumplings Dumplings are a mainstay in nearly every cuisine across the world. Watch as Martha makes three kinds of dumplings, shaping each according to tradition. She begins with two well-known Italian dumplings, gnocchi and gnudi, then shares her family recipe for Polish pierogi, which has been passed down through generations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#409H] Ragu The key to a delicious meal is coaxing a lot of flavor from an ingredient, whether it is meat or vegetables. In this episode, Lidia shares two ragu recipes: lamb and pepper ragu; and a chestnut and mushroom ragu: a heart, flavorful medley of chestnuts and mushrooms that make for a satisfying vegetarian ragu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#120] Michael Lomonaco Chef Michael Lomonaco marinates quail and venison, then creates boar bacon and rabbit sausage to form a mixed game grill. Using indirect heating with the coals on one side, Lomonaco cooks these dishes together outside on the grill. Back in the kitchen, he creates a berry relish and home-fried potatoes. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#124H] Cuisine Economique Jacques demonstrates how home cooking using quality ingredients doesn't have to break the bank! This style of cooking, learned from his mother, brings together inexpensive ingredients that inspire creative dishes. Black lentil salad with eggs includes a lesson on how to properly boil an egg every time. Jacques adds fresh vegetables to the hearty dish of pork neck and bean fricassee. Then spinach and ricotta lasagna follows as a low-cost classic comfort dish that Jacques pairs with a bold yet budget-friendly red wine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#204H] Alliums If Joanne were stranded on a desert island and could only choose one vegetable, it would be onions. She would be literally lost without them! Today she's visiting McEvoy Olive Ranch in Western Marin County, and with her student Bridget, they'll make grilled coriander and cardamom dusted scallops, and farro risotto with caramelized onions and crisp shallots. Join them as they celebrate Alliums. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#810H] Simplified Showstoppers Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate one-pan prime rib and roasted vegetables. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of frozen dinner rolls. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for blitz torte. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    The Great British Baking Show [#315H] Christmas Masterclass Watch Mary prepare a pavlova wreath, and Paul a Chelsea bun Christmas tree. Mary makes decadent trifle layered with fruit compote and a rosace a l'orange. Paul puts leftovers to use in turkey and ham pie and closes the show with a towering pandoro. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Ken Burns: America's Storyteller [#103B] American Sampler This program focuses its attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Ken Burns has produced over the years. It explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others. duration 1:28:47   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution This program offers a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout on what the band had been up to, the album was immediately a sensation and was recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music.
    Hosted by British television presenter Howard Goodall, this film uses visually striking elements to conjure up the psychedelic world of Sgt. Pepper, provide context for the culture of the day, and show how the album was driving force within that culture. It also highlights how contemporary projects, like Beyonce's "Lemonade", would be unthinkable today had The Beatles not completely upended the whole concept of what an album should be. And for the Beatles fan in all of us, the show offers up material that has been squirreled away for decades, known only to a handful of people at Abbey Road Studios, including recordings of studio chat, and isolated instrument tracks and vocals.
    duration 1:27:44   STEREO
  • 11:00 pm
    Free to Rock Ten years in the making, this documentary explores how American rock and roll contributed to the end of the Cold War. In the eyes of the Soviet Ministry of Culture, western rock music combined the twin evils of spreading the English language and encouraging illicit free enterprise. It was prohibited by the Soviet and Eastern Block authorities and deemed as propaganda.
    However, the "soft power" of American rock music was pumped into Eastern Europe and the USSR by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. This forbidden music inspired thousands of underground rock bands and tens of millions of their passionate supporters. Their enthusiasm for rock and roll became a youth movement that openly defied the Communist government.
    Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, the film features interviews with former President Jimmy Carter; Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the USSR; musicians Billy Joel and Mike Love; Robert Santelli, Executive Director of the Grammy Museum; Oleg Kalugin, a former major general in the Soviet KGB; Soviet rock artists Stas Namin, Pete Anderson and Andrey Makarevich; and other scholars and experts.
    duration 56:52   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403H] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1305H] Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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