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KQED Life: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#306H] Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1208H] The Great Rivers of France: Lyon to Arles Burt tours the ancient city of Lyon. Founded by the Romans in the year 43, it is the gastronomic capital of France. Then he visits the winemakers of Beaujolais, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage connected by the oldest suspension bridge in Europe. Next is a stop at the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and the locations in Arles that inspired Van Gogh. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Wild Alaska Live [#103H] Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, PBS, in partnership with the BBC, will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world's wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska's amazing summer feast. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4412H] Death Dive to Saturn For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn's breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA on a suspenseful ride during Cassini's final hours as it dives into Saturn's atmosphere. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Earth's Natural Wonders [#101H] Extreme Wonders Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall and its dangers to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick's survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with elephants. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Rare - Creatures of the Photo Ark [#101H] Join Joel Sartore as he travels to Madagascar and the Florida Keys on his mission to photograph beautiful and endangered animals for the Photo Ark. In Florida, he checks in on the key deer, a species that he first saw 20 years ago. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#606H] Land without Limits - The Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada It may seem hard to say, but this little known region of British Columbia, Canada offers travelers a world of adventures. "Land Without Limits" is the areas' slogan, and, in this case, it's right on target. From the ocean to the mountains, Joseph crosses the region having experiences that range from smoking salmon with the First Nations Nuxalk people, fishing for prawns with local fisherman, hiking through the wilderness to Canada's third highest waterfall and stepping back in time at the roaring gold rush town of Barkerville. Throughout the journey Joseph comes face to face with the region's expansive, remote beauty and wildlife that includes hundreds of species of birds, Grizzly and Black Bears, as well as a mother moose and her calf. It's an adventure without limits that is close to home. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#402] Edinburgh and Scotland Friendly and feisty, Scotland makes us feel right at home. In Edinburgh, we climb the ramparts of this city's famous castle, shop for kilts, visit mysterious Rosslyn chapel and thrill to a spooky ghost tour. Then we head to historic St. Andrew's to practice our swing on the world's most famous golf course. In the Scottish highlands, we try our hand at skeet shooting and falconry, and tour the Dewar's whisky distillery. Then it's off to historic Stirling to stroll the battlefields of Braveheart before setting sail on legendary Loch Lomand. Tips on golf and Scotch whisky. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#116] The Lion Roaring like a lion strengthens the vocal cords and massages the thyroid and facial muscles. It's good for skin care, too! duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#93] 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 [#94] 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 [#1109] Strengthen Your Brain A towel is used to assist with breathing exercises while new balance and eye exercises are introduced to challege the vestibular system. duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: By Essentrics [#1103H] Weight Loss In this episode of Classical Stretch, join Miranda Esmonde-White at the Zentropia Spa for a standing and floor workout to tone your full body and promote weight loss. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#311H] Budapest: The Best of Hungary Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities- busy Pest and noble Buda-straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#510] New Zealand's South Island The South Island of New Zealand weaves Kiwi culture with scenic splendor. The vast vineyards of Marlborough helped bring this country's wines to the world stage. At a local artists' colony, Rudy gets a crash course in Maori bone carving. The breathtaking city of Queenstown draws adventure enthusiasts from around the world. We brave white-water rapids on river boards and ride a hot air balloon for soaring views of "Lord of the Rings" country. Tips on Maori crafts and eating mussels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#910H] Taiwan's Penghu Islands Taiwan is an island country of 23 million people and the majority of them live in a handful of cities. When they seek to leave their hectic urban life behind they escape to their country's villages, mountains, forests, and islands. Joseph returns to Taiwan to visit the Penghu Archepeligo in the Taiwan Straits, a chain of 64 isles and islets; 20 inhabited, and 50-minutes by air from the capital of Taipei. He explores the main and outer islands historic and natural attractions and enjoys summer fun in the sun on the Tropic of Cancer while also continuing to learn about and experience Taiwan's cultural heritage. Along the way, he discovers yet another side of Ilha Formosa - the beautiful isle of Taiwan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#203] Easy Paella Dinner Host Laura Theodore prepares "Easy Vegan Paella," a Spanish inspired rice-dish combined with a variety of jazzy vegetables like onions, peas, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. A festive array of "Tasty Tapas" starts the meal with pizazz. For dessert, Laura bakes moist "Pineapple-Pecan Cake," made with sweet fresh pineapple and crunchy pecans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#310] Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Recipes: Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack. duration 28:42   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#129] Rick Bayless Rick Bayless, known for his skills in cooking Mexican food, creates a black bean tortilla casserole and refried beans. He offers a number of tips for his dish, such as using an herb called episote to add taste to (and remove gas from) beans; and buying tortillas produced locally and without preservatives, if possible. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2606H] Cookie Favorites/Biscotti Favoriti Peter Scognamillo is one great baker and he's just a kid! When Mary Ann invites him to stop by nella cucina to make cookies, Peter brings his recipe for Maddalena Raspberry Cookies; two buttery, crisp wafers filled with raspberry jam. Then it's Mary Ann's turn, and she shows Peter how to make Almond Crisps. Open up that cookie jar! duration 26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#302H] Burgers and Fries America's favorite food just gets better as Sara pursues the ultimate burger. First, a trip to the butcher for a lesson on the best grind of meat, which Sara uses in her Spanish Burgers. Sara takes a side trip to taste triple beef tallow cooked French fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant. Back at home, Sara makes her own version with simple Oven Baked Fries and a comfort food mash-up, Meatloaf Burgers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#812] Tambour Tool Cabinet Expand your woodworking skills with this stylish storage solution from the editors of Woodsmith for your most treasured hand tools. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3601H] Van Gogh's Chair Roy brings Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece back to life as a post impressionist (and rung) version of his famous chair. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3104H] Renegade Sewing & Quilting Tips Need a sewing rescue? Nancy shares ideas to get you out of a pinch. She enlists household items to create unusual and reliable solutions to make your sewing, quilting, pressing, and pattern cutting go faster and easier. Also learn novel ways to organize sewing and quilting supplies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3105H] Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3, Part 1 See how fun and approachable free-motion machine quilting can be. Learn how to make loops, spiral roses, the flower power fill pattern, and versatile square flowers. Nancy and guest, author Lori Kennedy, share techniques that create beautiful results. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1315H] California - Animal This week on Simply Ming, we'll check out the LA hotspot Animal. Watch as Ming meets with the two visionaries behind the project, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Don't miss out on what each of these talented chefs have in store for you! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#409H] Sami's Big Day This show is all about Pati's middle son, Sami. Being stuck in the middle of first born, Alan, and Mr. Personality himself, Juju, isn't always easy for Sami. Every once in a while, Pati likes to give Sami a day all to himself, and he'll help her as she cooks his absolute favorite foods!
    Recipes: Sami's Smashed Baby Potatoes; Chipotle Salmon, Bacon and Avocado Sandwich; Nothing Like Homemade Cookies.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#506H] Entertaining for a Crowd Salute the Arabian Gulf's world-class hospitality as Martha prepares flavor-packed favorites fit for a crowd. The menu features chicken kabsa, stuffed cabbage and spiced lamb chops, orzo risotto with wild mushrooms, and a sweet cake called kumajj. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#314H] More Pasta When Lidia talks about pasta in her family, it's never "basta!" Today, she creates three new pasta dishes that everyone will love including a linguine with Swiss chard that is made with walnuts and creamy ricotta. She then makes a simple dish of farfalle with swordfish, prepared with tomatoes, fresh herbs and capers. And finally, there is nothing better than Lidia's spaghetti and meatballs! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#128] Jimmy Sneed Jimmy Sneed creates a stuffed turkey leg, using shitake mushrooms and Virginia smoked ham in the stuffing. Chef Sneed demonstrates how to debone the turkey. As an accompaniment, he prepares grits and asparagus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#226H] Simple Savers Born in Lyon, France, Jacques demonstrates his regional version of fried and poached eggs as he makes the classic salad of Frisee Aux Lardon. Then, with thoughts of spring, he makes Spaghetti with Raw Tomato-Anchovy Sauce. A sweet ending, Jacques talks of time with his granddaughter while making impressive to look at, but simple to assemble, Chocolate Cups and Chocolate Rocher with Hazelnuts and Cornflakes - a combination of chocolate, hazelnuts and cornflakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#103H] Spring Vegetables After a long cold winter, Joanne shares her excitement about green spring vegetables and herbs. She'll incorporate those incredibly fresh ingredients into her cooking lessons with her student, preparing a Spring Panzanella Salad and a Rosemary Skewered Skirt Steak. Recipes: Spring Panzanella, Rosemary Skewered Skirt Steak with Lemon-herb Gremolata, Jasmine Rice with Lemon Zest. Student: Ali Levesque. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1604H] A Hearty Fall Feast Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's secret to roasted brined Turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#302H] The Irish Factor Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shutlz Years [#101H] A Call to Service A Call to Service introduces the new Secretary through the details of how his early life, his service as a U.S. Marine, and his academic career as a free market economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as Dean of the Business School at the University of Chicago led to his early cabinet posts as Secretary of Labor and Treasury under President Nixon. duration 56:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shutlz Years [#102H] To Start The World Again To Start the World Again goes inside the Reagan White House. Cabinet members continue to vie for the President's attention, putting forth competing tactics to achieve the administration's goals. Reagan is taken with the Contras, a group of rebels fighting the Communist government in Nicaragua. While Congress had ruled out the use of Defense Department or CIA funds to help the rebels, some advisors keep bringing the issue to Reagan's attention. duration 56:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shutlz Years [#103H] Swords Into Plowshares Swords into Plowshares begins as the Iran-Contra scandal grows. A summit meeting continues in Iceland as Reagan and Gorbachev meet each other face to face for a second time to determine the future of a nuclear world. Tempers flare as Shultz realizes that Reagan will not give up the Star Wars Space Defense Initiative even if Gorbachev agrees to destroy all Soviet nuclear weapons. duration 56:36   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#607H] Sechselauten - Switzerland's Spring Festival We find out what Sechselauten really means when we join Joseph on his springtime visit to Zurich, Switzerland. Considered a dry, formal, business town, Zurich casts off the stereotypes and its residents slough off their inhibitions when they welcome spring in celebration with the town's historic medieval trade unions. On parade day Joseph dons a baker's cap and joins the Bakers Guild for a romp through the streets of Zurich to the square where the Bogg (snowman) who, in observation of the end of winter, loses his head in a burst of firecrackers. Once he is engulfed in flames winter is banished and the citizens of Zurich use the glowing embers of his pyre to roast sausages, along with quaffing local wine and partying well into the night. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#403] Barcelona and Costa Brava A Mediterranean marvel, Barcelona simmers with beautiful beaches, medieval mazes, eye popping art and hypnotic architecture. From tapas bars, to surrealist art, to Modernist structures, we'll feast on Barcelona's delights. Rambles along La Rambla, Gaudi's treasures, a neighborhood festival, designer shopping and waterfront fun are some of the highlights. For the best in beaches we head north to the coves of the Costa Brava. Tips on tapas and nightlife. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#307H] Belgium: Bruges and Brussels Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Then passionate chefs - creators of French fries and Europe's finest chocolate-give us a taste of their art. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1301H] Venice, Italy Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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