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KQED Life: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Sunday, August 27, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#906H] Assisi and Italian Country Charm In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. He ends in Assisi - the hometown of St. Francis - which retains its spiritual aura to this day. Like pilgrims, he explores its stony center before trekking to its awe-inspiring basilica, built on the tomb of the beloved saint. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Visions of Europe Soar above the wonders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Greece in this sweeping aerial tour. With stunning visuals set to classical music from each region, viewers will be transported across iconic landscapes in a completely new way. duration 1:28:45   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#4213H] Foals/Alejandro Escovedo Revel in an hour of modern rock with UK superstars Foals and Texas legend Escovedo. Foals play tunes from the album What Went Down, while Texas bard Escovedo showcases Burn Something Beautiful, joined by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and alt-rock luminaries. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Speakeasy [#206H] Robbie Robertson and Warren Zanes Guitar aficionado and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robbie Robertson is interviewed by Warren Zanes in this episode of Speakeasy. Robertson rose to fame as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band and later released five solo albums. His solo debut, Robbie Robertson, was nominated for a Grammy Award and was certified gold in the United States in 1991. Southern Accents, Robertson's third solo album was certified platinum in the United States six months after its release. Rolling Stone ranks him as number 59 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists and he has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters. Zanes has had his hand in almost every aspect of the music industry. As a performer he has released three records with the Del Fuegos and three as a solo artist. He has been the Vice President and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and a writer. The pair discuss touring with Bob Dylan, the narrative quality of Robbie's material, and his forthcoming memoir, The Last Waltz. duration 56:32   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#604H] Hit Rewind Infinity Hall Live encores some of the best performances from past seasons: Barenaked Ladies - "One Week"; Melissa Etheridge - "Bring Me Some Water"; Rusted Root - "Send Me on My Way"; America - "Horse with No Name"; Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane"; Toad the Wet Sprocket - "All I Want"; Fountains of Wayne - "Stacy's Mom"; Los Lonely Boys - "Heaven"; Joss Stone - "Right to Be Wrong". duration 56:42   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#904H] Damien Rice Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice first achieved international success with the release of his debut album O in 2002. The album spent 10 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts and 80 weeks in the UK Top 75 album chart, and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Rice was nominated for both a BRIT Award and an NME Award, while in the United States, he became the first UK-signed artist ever to be awarded the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize. His sophomore record, 9, was equally critically acclaimed. In 2007, Damien was nominated for Best International Male at the BRIT Awards and also played a sold-out arena tour. His first collection of new material in eight years, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, will be released globally on November 10, 2014. Rice has also made notable contributions to civil rights campaigns worldwide, including the Freedom Campaign and Campaign for Burma. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Mindfulness Goes Mainstream Explore the transformative power of mindfulness meditation-now embraced by millions of ordinary people-through expert opinions and interviews including singer Jewel, clothing designer Eileen Fisher and UMASS Center for Meditation's Jon Kabat-Zinn. duration 58:12   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Great Performances [#3806] Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years. duration 1:55:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 am
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Visions of Europe Soar above the wonders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Greece in this sweeping aerial tour. With stunning visuals set to classical music from each region, viewers will be transported across iconic landscapes in a completely new way. duration 1:28:45   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 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
  • 2:00 pm
    I'll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can't be true. From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out. Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family ... while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers. Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations. Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices. Inspired by the peaceful death her mother was almost denied, Bryant began gathering information from national experts in palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, bio-ethics, psychology, and spirituality. I'll Have It My Way credibly and passionately presents the case for personal responsibility in the healthcare, legal, and procedural decisions that all of us must make - if they are not to be made for us. By making our wishes known and communicating them effectively, we remove the burden from our loved ones of making our choices for us that will enable us to live our lives more fully to the end. I'll Have It My Way provides useful information and a thought-provoking four-step guide that takes the viewer on a journey of discovery to learn what a life well-lived means to them. duration 1:26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Healing Mind with Dr. Martin Rossman Break the worry cycle and transform that energy into a positive force for a happy, healthier life. Using proven clinical techniques, this easy-to-use plan shows how to take control of your reactions to stress and anxiety. duration 1:28:31   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#445H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#818H] Big Business and Climate Change Earlier this month, President Trump formally withdrew the United States from the 2015 Paris climate change accord, in which 195 nations agreed to voluntary steps to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases released by burning gasoline and coal - emissions that cause global warming. Some of the strongest opposition to the move in the U.S. came from business leaders, who had urged the administration to stay with the accord. In the wake of Trump's decision, announced in June, hundreds of companies, including retail behemoth Wal-Mart and candy maker Mars, re-pledged to meet fossil fuel reduction targets recommended by scientists. The companies say the tactics will ultimately lower business costs and ebb the effects of climate change on supply chains. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Stephanie Sy reports on how some big companies are leading the way to combat climate change, with or without government action. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Window in the Waves: The Flower Garden Banks Located 110 miles off the Louisiana/Texas coast, the corals of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary rank among the healthiest in the world, even though they lie in the middle of one of the most active oil and gas production areas on earth. Narrated by Penny Hammer, a Gulf Coast resident, WINDOW IN THE WAVES tells the intriguing story of the reefs' formation, their essential function as a haven for marine animals, their designation as a national sanctuary in 1992 and their critical importance to the global environment. Formed millions of years ago and protected by remoteness, the three reefs collectively cover 56 square nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico- and teem with biodiversity. Stunning underwater footage gathered over the course of hundreds of dives reveals the diverse inhabitants, including hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates. Cameras also capture a spectacular annual event in the life of coral reefs. Seven to 10 days after the August Moon, sponges begin to smoke and corals produce an underwater snowstorm resulting in an explosion of new life. WINDOW IN THE WAVES also highlights the unique partnership forged among environmental groups, divers, fishermen and the oil and gas industry to protect this fragile underwater ecosystem from the ever-constant threat of overfishing, climate change, invasive species and pollution. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 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 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival [#807H] Jeff Johnston & Friends Jeff Johnston is a Canadian based composer of music for film and media. With musical beginnings as a jazz pianist and recording artist his works are infused with alluring harmonies, lush textures, rhythmic inventiveness and spontaneity. Chuck Berg of Jazz Times Magazine wrote "This is music that while at the contemporary cutting edge, is both immediately and immensely satisfying." Johnston's trio and quartet recordings established him as a respected pianist and composer leading the Globe and Mail's Mark Miller to say "This is Canadian jazz at its best." duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Great Performances at the Met [#1103H] L'amour De Loin One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho's yearning medieval romance L'Amour de Loin ("Love From Afar"), has its Met premiere. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L'Opera de Quebec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clemence, Eric Owens as Jaufre, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them. duration 2:25:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#111H] Ellen Harvey Though she's been a successful visual artist for decades, Ellen Harvey remains obsessed with failure.
    Bharatanatyam: Indian Dance - The classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad.
    Xenia Rubinos - Xenia Rubinos' complex music is infused with simple messages about big ideas.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Window in the Waves: The Flower Garden Banks Located 110 miles off the Louisiana/Texas coast, the corals of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary rank among the healthiest in the world, even though they lie in the middle of one of the most active oil and gas production areas on earth. Narrated by Penny Hammer, a Gulf Coast resident, WINDOW IN THE WAVES tells the intriguing story of the reefs' formation, their essential function as a haven for marine animals, their designation as a national sanctuary in 1992 and their critical importance to the global environment. Formed millions of years ago and protected by remoteness, the three reefs collectively cover 56 square nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico- and teem with biodiversity. Stunning underwater footage gathered over the course of hundreds of dives reveals the diverse inhabitants, including hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates. Cameras also capture a spectacular annual event in the life of coral reefs. Seven to 10 days after the August Moon, sponges begin to smoke and corals produce an underwater snowstorm resulting in an explosion of new life. WINDOW IN THE WAVES also highlights the unique partnership forged among environmental groups, divers, fishermen and the oil and gas industry to protect this fragile underwater ecosystem from the ever-constant threat of overfishing, climate change, invasive species and pollution. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    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 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
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