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KQED Life: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    Curious Traveler [#208H] Curious Oslo Why are you encouraged to walk on the rooftop of the Oslo Opera House? Why did Vikings live here, and why are their ships shaped like that? Why was the Oslo National Theatre built, and what's that secret staircase? What is the troll legend, and why did it happen here? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#408H] Gift of the Andes: Mendoza, Argentina, and Its Wines Argentina's nostalgic Ruta 40 passes along the base of the Cordillera of the Andes from the extreme north to the southernmost road in the nation. On its way Ruta 40 meets the famed wine capital of Mendoza, whose dedication to Malbec wine is recent, but whose win production dates to colonial times. David lingers in the vineyards and bodegas, sampling the varieties of Malbec and Argentine food. Farther south, Ruta 40 penetrates the northern reaches of Patagonia, a windswept desert boarded on the west by the incomparable Andes, and massive pre-Andean volcanoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Paul Simon: The Concert In Hyde Park Paul Simon's headlining set at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival took a rapt audience in London's Hyde Park on a trip through Simon's extensive songbook, from "The Sound of Silence" and "The Boxer" to "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening." The performance also features vibrant renditions of "You Can Call Me Al" and "The Boy in the Bubble" from his landmark album Graceland, in honor of its 25th anniversary. duration 1:54:42   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Journey In Concert: Houston 1981 The music of Journey, one of the 70s and 80s top "hard pop"/arena bands, has become ingrained in American culture. The band has had 18 Top 40 hits, and has sold 48 million albums in the US. And with the use of "Don't Stop Believin'" in the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos, their music has had a popular resurgence. In April 2017, they will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    Popular lead singer Steve Perry was with the band for a total of 13 years. Since 2008, Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, a virtual Steve Perry sound-alike, has taken the lead. Pineda was discovered on YouTube by Journey guitarist Neil Schon. Pineda's band, The Zoo, was known for covering bands like Journey, Aerosmith, Air Supply, Kenny Loggins and other bands of the 70s and 80s. Pineda had been performing and recording both as a solo act and with various bands in the Philippines and Hong Kong for years, gaining modest success. This concert, part of Journey's 1981 "Escape" tour with Perry in the lead, was filmed in Houston, TX during the height of the band's success.
    duration 1:25:03   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#448] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1107] Please Be Patient Thomas the Quarry Engine - When Thomas and Diesel are sent to collect trucks from the Ffarquhar Quarry, they argue about who should be the back engine. Diesel suggests he take the trucks with Mavis, leaving Thomas to look after the quarry until they get back. When they don't come back, Thomas gets fed up and decides to take another load of troublesome trucks on his own--and then there really is trouble! Educational Objectives: cooperation, expressing kindness, learning to be patient, telling the truth, apologizing. Duck in The Water - When Duck gets stuck on some flooded tracks, James is sent to fetch Rocky to rescue him. But James doesn't wait for Rocky to secure his crane arm, and they end up knocking down a signal before they arrive at the accident site. Without a signal to warn them, the other engines don't stop. What began as one small accident for Duck soon escalates into a much bigger one, involving several other engines! Educational Objectives: following directions, listening carefully, learning to be patient, apologizing, taking responsibility for one's actions. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Nature [#3407H] Yosemite Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Journey In Concert: Houston 1981 The music of Journey, one of the 70s and 80s top "hard pop"/arena bands, has become ingrained in American culture. The band has had 18 Top 40 hits, and has sold 48 million albums in the US. And with the use of "Don't Stop Believin'" in the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos, their music has had a popular resurgence. In April 2017, they will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    Popular lead singer Steve Perry was with the band for a total of 13 years. Since 2008, Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, a virtual Steve Perry sound-alike, has taken the lead. Pineda was discovered on YouTube by Journey guitarist Neil Schon. Pineda's band, The Zoo, was known for covering bands like Journey, Aerosmith, Air Supply, Kenny Loggins and other bands of the 70s and 80s. Pineda had been performing and recording both as a solo act and with various bands in the Philippines and Hong Kong for years, gaining modest success. This concert, part of Journey's 1981 "Escape" tour with Perry in the lead, was filmed in Houston, TX during the height of the band's success.
    duration 1:25:03   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 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 59:21   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1719H] Canning Classics Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to reveal the secrets to making classic strawberry jam at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best canning tools. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate bread and butter pickles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#908H] Latin Heat Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a regional recipe, puffy tacos, at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tortilla chips. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer reveals the secrets to perfect chicken chilaquiles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1209H] Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes, Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine, Noodle Theory Provisions First, we visit Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes in San Mateo, where Angus beef burgers, organic milkshakes and craft microbrews stock this modern-day diner. And then, tucked away in a strip mall, we find bold flavors and local wines at the newly renovated Posada Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine in Livermore. Finally, we find an Asian-centric eatery with a contemporary-Californian twist and cocktails at Noodle Theory Provisions. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#310H] Fish and Seafood It doesn't get any better in an Italian kitchen than when Lidia makes fish and vegetables. In this episode, she prepares a nice and refreshing pan seared shrimp with arugula pesto. Her next dish is butterflied trout, fried in a pan with bacon and basil served with a zucchini dish made with anchovies and capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy Muscle loss actually begins in your 30s (earlier than most of us might have guessed) and it continues at a rate of about 3% per decade without intervention. The good news is, according to Peggy Cappy, that yoga can come to the rescue. In this program, Peggy will show us how yoga can aid people who want to increase strength and mobility at any age. duration 58:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    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
  • 3:30 pm
    Best of Trains Around North America For more than a quarter of a century, Great Scenic Railway Journeys and its creator, Robert Van Camp, have captured the world of Tourist Railway Adventures. In this anniversary special, Robert has selected his top 10 favorite rail journeys in North America.
    More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing the history of North America's transportation. Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, this program looks at our favorite profiles, telling the unforgettable stories of historic and scenic tourist railroads from across the country. A number of these profiles have been updated since their original broadcast.
    duration 1:56:56   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#699H] Twitter and Tear Gas Social media has played a key role in organizing and getting protesters into the streets in the United States and countries all over the world in recent years, from the uprising in Iran in 2009 to the Arab Spring in 2011 to the post-election protests here in the U.S. With a single hashtag or a Facebook post, word of a march can spread like wildfire across the web. But as powerful as these tools can be, a new book, "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest," argues there are also limits to how much digital technology can accomplish. NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan spoke with its author Zeynep Tufekci. duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS Previews: The Vietnam War This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film. duration 58:08   SRND51 TV14
  • 6:30 pm
    Classical Rewind (My Music) Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR's Performance Today) takes you on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters in this program. This visual and auditory joyride provides us with a fanciful look at familiar classical masterpieces. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium - adding insight to the history and creation of this stunning music. Additionally, performers including Itzahk Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Stewart Copeland (The Police) bring their own personal reflections on the power of these masterpieces. duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents) Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 1:57:58   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    The 60s Generation (My Music) Join hostess Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas for an all-star concert featuring the hippest hit-makers of the 1960s. Among the legendary artists who reunite on stage are blue-eyed soul icons The New Rascals ("People Got To Be Free"/"Groovin'"/"Good Lovin'"), rock-jazz fusion masters Blood, Sweat & Tears ("You've Made Me So Very Happy"), folk-rock pioneer Roger McGuinn of The Byrds ("Mr. Tambourine Man"), British blues-rocker Eric Burdon of The Animals ("It's My Life"), psychedelic sensation Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), soft-rock favorites The Association ("Never My Love"), soul-pop duo Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., formerly of The Fifth Dimension ("Wedding Bell Blues"), singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon ("What The World Needs Now Is Love") and more. duration 1:57:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    PBS Previews: The Vietnam War This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film. duration 58:08   SRND51 TV14
  • 12:30 am
    Classical Rewind (My Music) Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR's Performance Today) takes you on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters in this program. This visual and auditory joyride provides us with a fanciful look at familiar classical masterpieces. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium - adding insight to the history and creation of this stunning music. Additionally, performers including Itzahk Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Stewart Copeland (The Police) bring their own personal reflections on the power of these masterpieces. duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

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      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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