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KQED Life: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, September 7, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#907H] Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country Siena, once a proud and independent city-state, retains its confidence and unique traditions. Rick enjoys a front-row seat at its wild horse race - the venerable Palio - and marvel at cultural treasures from the days when Siena rivaled Florence for leadership of Tuscany. Then he heads into wine country for a little dolce vita under the Tuscan sun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1611H] On The Road In America, Part 2 In the second program, "Pack Up Your Troubles," Burt continues the story. This time it's around the theme of wars and crisis, covering the two world wars and the depression. Wars often move people around. The labor force demands of WWI accelerated the move from farms to cities and initiated the Great Migration out of the South. The Depression slowed migration as worried people stayed close to home. The Dust Bowl migration, driven by environmental as well as an economic crisis, was the memorable exception. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#210H] Decoding Our Past Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and Jessica Alba is an actress who proudly embraces her Mexican-American heritage. But cutting-edge DNA analysis reveals that the family trees contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races. Alba descends from Jewish and Mayan ancestors and the official cartographer of France's King Louis XIV. Deval Patrick's roots lead to a black homesteader in Colorado and a white master who gave his former slave land after the Civil War. DNA is used to delve deeper into the families of other guests in the series, including Valerie Jarrett and Anderson Cooper, and to overcome dead ends on host Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s own tree. The secrets encoded in their genomes challenge these guests' ideas about their families' histories and their identities today. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Roosevelts: An Intimate History [#107H] A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    FDR's Northern California Legacy: Rob on the Road President Franklin D. Roosevelt left a lasting legacy in northern California that you can still experience today. Board FDR's beloved floating White House - the USS Potomac - docked at the port of Oakland. Discover timeless local art created by FDR's work relief program created during the Great Depression. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Exploring California: Rob on the Road Join host Rob Stewart as he discovers some of the Golden State's most iconic and beautiful attractions. Highlights include Catalina Island off California's southern coast, largely developed in the 1920's by the Wrigley family of chewing gum fame. Their legacy continues today through their establishment of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which preserves much of the island's pristine beaches and interior and provides access to visitors. We also visit San Francisco's Coit Tower, with its Depression-era murals and panoramic views of the city and bay. We explore Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center, where seals, sea lions and other animals are rescued, rehabilitated and released back to the Pacific Ocean. Finally, join Rob as he ascends California's State Capitol Dome to reveal its unique history and surprising architectural secrets. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#512H] Rwanda - Among The Gorillas Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. In addition he takes part in Rwanda's monthly national day of service, a program that is the heart of Rwanda's dedication to attack the ideology of genocide at its root - ethnic division. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#308] Stockholm & Sweden Sweden is a natural-born beauty, winning us over with luxuriant landscapes and sleek Scandinavian style. We cruise through Stockholm's sun-dappled archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in the trendy Ice Bar (a lounge built completely of ice!). We stroll through the Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the world's best-preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. Then it's off to the woodsy "Kingdom of Crystal" where we peek in on Sweden's best glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a grand medieval castle once called the "key to Sweden". Then we escape to the vacation island of Oland, an out-of-the-way charmer with timeless windmills, ancient ruins and glorious sand beaches. Tips on shopping for glass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#107] Balance Your Buttocks Balancing on buttocks helps to stretch the hamstrings. Tiger Pose tones the buttocks. Sitting in an Imaginary Chair strengthens thigh muscles fast! duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#75] 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 [#76] 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 [#117] Balancing Poses - Version Two With Navasana, Vyagrasana, Ashtanga, Eagle/Garudasana, and others. duration 27:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1610H] Be Happy Mary Ann will lift your spirits, posture, and leave you with a smile, happy feet and nimble fingers. The workout includes a brain workout with Gretchen and uses a small bell. duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#1024H] Waist Slenderizing duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1204H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg Burt cruises along the Mosel River with stops in Cochem and Bernkastel in the middle of the Mosel wine region. He also tours the city of Luxembourg and cooks with Lea Linster, one of Europe's leading chefs and a major television personality. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#302H] Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls. Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#501] Maui and Hawaii's Big Island The cultures of the Pacific converge on the breathtaking islands of Hawaii. This trip Rudy begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana with its cascading waterfalls and tropical splendor. Fire-knife dancers light up the night sky, and we sway to the rhythms of hula and slack-key guitar. Later, Rudy hops over to Hawaii's Big Island for ancient petroglyphs and a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. Tips on snorkeling and golfing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#905H] Armenia - Ancient History and Modern Traditions, Part 1 While today Armenia is the size of Maryland, it once stretched from the Caspian to the Mediterranean Sea and from Persia to the Caucasus. Armenia is older than Christianity and within its ancient borders lies Mt. Ararat, the final resting place of Noah's ark, and although now lost to Turkey, the 16,000-foot mountain still stands as a symbol of Armenian persistence. The Armenian survival has been forged in the furnaces of war and genocide and their centuries of struggle is an integral part of their national identity, as is their language, religion and cultural heritage. In Part 1, Joseph crisscrosses Armenia to ancient sites where some of the world's oldest artifacts have been discovered. From roadside fruit stands to riverside wine stalls and bustling markets, Joseph is welcomed into local homes to witness traditional artisans at work and join in religious and communal celebrations that inspire, enlighten and reveal the Armenian heart and soul. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#302H] Fast Food Magic You'll never have to say, but I don't have time to cook vegan again. Toni Fiore is making a classic Italian dish Pasta with Chickpeas and Tomatoes. Terry Hope Romero is making Coconut Bacon you can top anything including her Kale Tomato Salad. Raw food artist Elizabeth Fraser is shares her No-bake Apple Crisp. And Victor Robinson and his daughter are making Gazpacho with veggies plucked from there garden. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#301] Seafood Savvy Chef Keller makes three innovative and easy-to-prepare seafood recipes including mussels bathed in a creamy, white wine sauce and an unusual ceviche that's packed with punch. Recipes: Mussels in Basil White Wine Sauce; Rock Shrimp Burger; Peruvian Ceviche. duration 28:28   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#124] Mark Militello Chef Mark Militello creates a hearts of palm salad to complement his Jamaican-style yellowtail red snapper. He uses hot peppers in his salad and recommends coating your fingers with oil to protect from the heat. Militello also offers other tips, such as scoring the fish to prevent it from curling up and shrinking, and flipping the fish away from oneself when frying so that the oil or butter doesn't splash back. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2523H] Altamura, The City of Bread - Altamura, La Citta del Pane The artisanal breads of Altamura are known throughout Italy. Mary Ann visits one of the signature bakeries in this small city in the region of Puglia where she meets the DiGesu family - all five generations of them - and gets a whirlwind tour of their bakery and the classic breads they make, including the dome-shaped "Altamura" loaf, so named for the hilltop site of the city. Watch the breads bake in a 100 year-old wood-fired oven and dream about "smell-o-vision!" duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#608H] Girlpower: Hot Young Female Chefs Sara is all about empowering women in the kitchen, whether it's at home or in a restaurant. In this show she visits two up and coming female chefs who are changing their worlds. First, Mashama Baily of Savannah's The Grey, a hot new restaurant in that city's former Greyhound Station. They cook together, and Mashama takes Sara on a cook's tour of Savannah.
    Back in Sara's kitchen, Amanda Cohen of New York's Dirt Candy stops by to cook her zucchini and Pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce. On the side, her Kentucky lemonade spiked with a good dose of bourbon and beet juice for color. Recipes: Zucchini and pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce, Kentucky lemonade.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3613H] Arlington Arts & Crafts | Decorative Touches Make the Difference The architect plans call for exterior decorative features on all sides of the house: a roof detail over the bank of windows, a refinished front door and evergreen trees along the edges of the property. Kevin learns to lazure paint in a bedroom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1513H] Rooftop Garden, Stains, Shed Landscape designer Jenn Nawada climbs the ladder to learn about rooftop and small-space gardening. Scott turns a shed into a homeowner hangout by bringing power to the outside storage space. Tom has tips on how to get rid of stubborn ceiling stains. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3241] Desert Hues Take a drive deep into the desert with Bob Ross and enjoy a springtime cactus surprise. duration 27:38   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3242] Back Country Path Bob Ross takes a detour from the trail and discovers a rarely used path through country woods. duration 27:34   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1306H] Matt Jennings Tuna is on the grill this week on Simply Ming! Matt Jennings, four-time James Beard nominee, joins Ming around the barbeque to feast on this highly sustainable fish. While Matt makes a decadent strawberry salsa rresca for his grilled fish, Ming creates a lightly seared tuna tataki that is paired with a refreshing lemongrass gremolata. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1108H] The Splendor of Yucatan's Enchanting Markets Revered by his Mexican peers, Federico Lopez is one of Mexico's most affable and talented chefs. He joins Rick at the enchanting Mercado Municipal in Valladolid to extol the virtues of unique Yucatecan produce. After that, the pair head to Temozon, to a decades-old meat market where they smoke pork in rustic ovens behind the store. With a basket full of market produce and smoked meats, the chefs return to Federico's sleek catering kitchen in Cancun, where Federico artfully recreates the market in a salad of local beans, squash, heirloom tomato and chile dulce. Federico also makes pork tenderloin with longaniza sausage and beans. Back in Chicago, Rick makes lima bean soup with ham hock, plus pork lomitos. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#509H] Extraordinary Fruits Some of Martha's favorite desserts have something in common: fruit - nature's sweetest gift. Learn step-by-step how-tos for a souffle with intensely fragrant passion fruit, biscuit-topped raspberry-rhubarb cobblers and other fruity delights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#305H] Perfect Roasted Chicken Every cook dreams of a perfectly roasted chicken, and today Lidia shows the viewer how to do just that. She starts with an American favorite - a crunchy, cheese Caesar salad. Her lemon roasted chicken goes beyond comfort food with onions, rosemary and lots of lemons. Finally she prepares a free form crostata with juicy plums. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#111] Nancy Silverton Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Silverton demonstrates how to create a basic brioche dough. Silverton shows how versatile brioche dough can be - creating everything from a main course to the desert. This dough is used to make two different bakery goods: savory brioche pockets and pecan sticky buns. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#107H] Economical Offal Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#213H] Crab What is the most over-the-top thing that you have ever tasted? For her, it's king crab straight from the source. She visits Tracy's Crab Shack in Juneau, Alaska. With her student Lauren, they'll make risotto Rosa with king crab with citrus gastrique, and a rhubarb crostata. Join them as they make a truly one-of-a-kind meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1601H] French Bistro Favorites Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect raspberry charlotte. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Story of China [#103H] The Last Empire/The Age of Revolution Journey back in time to see the splendor of the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing. Witness the fateful First Opium War, which sparked the fall of the empire, and, after the 20th-century revolutions, the birth of today's China. duration 1:55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    9/11 Inside The Pentagon On September 11, 2001, Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. What happened behind the walls of the Pentagon is a largely untold chapter in history. Fifteen years later, survivors and first responders shed light on that tragic day. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    In Our Son's Name Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez's lives shatter with the death of their son, Greg, who dies with thousands of others at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Instead of seeking revenge, the grieving couple begin a journey of reconciliation that transforms their lives. Their odyssey thrusts them reluctantly into the public eye as they speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, oppose the death penalty for 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, and befriend his mother. Seeking to understand the nature of violence, Phyllis and Orlando engage in an emotional dialog with men incarcerated at Sing Sing prison for violent crimes, who themselves seek reconciliation. Over time they reach a new understanding of their rebellious son. Interviews, verite footage, and striking archival images create a a subtle, profound story told with disarming candor -- a response to violence that challenges conventional concepts of justice and healing. Shadd Maruna, Dean of the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice said about the film: "I watched this powerful and healing documentary in a lecture theater filled with utterly transfixed undergraduates - literally the 9/11 generation - and you could have heard a pin drop in the room. None of us could help but be moved, even transformed, by Phyllis and Orlando's remarkable courage and dignity." duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#513H] Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#309] Oslo & Norway The grand panoramas of Norway prove irresistible to adventurers. In Oslo, we see testaments to maritime prowess in Viking ships and the celebrated Kon Tiki raft. We "Scream" with painter Edvard Munch before heading south to the glorious vistas of Telemark country. After dropping by the home of playwright Henrik Ibsen, we're off to a boisterous celebration of Norwegian village life, complete with traditional costumes, dancing and potato pancakes. Next, it's a ride on Europe's most spectacular railway and a boat cruise through the impossibly beautiful scenery of the fjords. We end up in Bergen, Norway's best-preserved medieval city, taking in a traditional stave church and views that inspired composer Edvard Grieg. Tips on railroad travel. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#908H] West England The quintessence of charming England is the "West Country": quaint Cotswold villages with their fine churches, manor homes, and gastropubs; Wells, England's smallest cathedral town; and the New Age capital of Glastonbury, with its legends of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. He finishes by pondering the dramatic prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1612H] On The Road In America, Part 3 In the final episode, "Your Move," Burt introduces the concept of "migrations of convenience". Moving to the suburbs, industries and workers moving to the Sunbelt, tech industries and workers moving back into the gentrified consumer metropolises--each representing a different logic than the migrations of earlier periods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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