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KQED Life: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#409H] Vienna In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1505H] The Girl with the Book For centuries, women were discouraged from going to school. It was OK if a woman could read and write, but anything more advanced was considered "dangerous". These days, for the first time in U.S. history, more women graduate from American universities than men. It's an amazing change in the relationship between men and women. In this program, Burt travels around trying to find out what had been going on for hundreds of years and why things are changing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#305H] Visionaries Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Walt Disney: American Experience [#2708H] Part One Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the iconic filmmaker from his early days creating Mickey Mouse through the making of Snow White, the first full-length animated film. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Walt Disney: American Experience [#2709H] Part Two Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the creative genius as he made films such as Cinderella and Mary Poppins and realized his dream project, Disneyland. duration 1:55:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#706] Lean On It! (Part 2) Standing, lying, or upside down, a wall makes challenging poses easy. The wall helps you build strength as you prepare for Handstand, Headstand, and Scorpion. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#125] 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 [#126] 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 [#212] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1315] Releasing Muscle Tightness Mary Ann uses a small ball, a towel and large ball to release some of the restrictions that build up in the connective tissue that runs throughout the body. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: By Essentrics [#1119H] Feet and Calf Workout In this episode of Classical Stretch, join Miranda Esmonde-White and the Kantun Chi Eco Park. This gentle standing and bar workout is designed to help relieve foot pain and shin splints. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1604H] Cruising The Baltic Burt takes a look at the history of cruising and how it has changed and how much of it has remained the same during the past 200 years. The first luxury cruise ship was based in Italy, and was only available to the rich and famous. It offered excellent food, gambling, magnificent parties and guided tours. Burt's cruise starts in Portsmith, England and visit Belgium (Zeebrugge), Denmark (Copenhagen) , Germany (Berlin), Russia (St. Petersburg), Estonia (Tallinn) and Sweden (Stockholm). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#503H] Barcelona and Catalunya The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#113] Copenhagen and Denmark Join Rudy in the wondrous kingdom of legend and fairytale - Denmark. Here Vikings plundered and Hans Christian Anderson spun children's stories. In cozy Copenhagen, we splurge on pastries, visit the Little Mermaid and dance till dawn at Tivoli Gardens. On a day trip to Roskilde, we check out three incredibly well preserved Viking ships. We ride horseback through the Danish countryside, stroll through writer Karen Blixen's gardens, and storm the moat at "Prince Hamlet's" Castle. Tips on canal rides and museum passes. duration 27:37   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#101H] Party Foods This episode is packed with good ideas and Miyoko goes "nutty" for vegan cheese you'll have to try to believe! With our guest chef topping it off with a Cherry Sangria, you'll be ready to throw your next party. Gruyere and Pear Croustade/Tempeh Bites/Tzatsiki/Beet Tapenade/Cherry Sangria/Ceveche. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#326] Romantic Feast (Part 2) Next is the main course on Chef Keller's romantic dinner: a tender, succulent rack of lamb wrapped in a vegetable ragout and served with a mushroom polenta. Dessert is a decadent warm chocolate tart made with a dash of orange liqueur. Recipes: Rack of Lamb Wrapped in Vegetable Ragout, Warm Chocolate Tart duration 28:27   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#139] Monique Barbeau and Jacques Torres Chef Monique Barbeau from Fullers in Seattle and pastry chef Jacques Torres from Le Cirque in New York visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Barbeau creates Eggplant Falafel With Tahini Dressing. Torres prepares a baked chocolate soup with meringue--a dessert that contains bananas soaked in rum and is then covered with caramelized sugar. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2622H] Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci Mayor of Boston, the late (and great) Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with Baccala, then Skillet Fried Shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites! duration 26:37   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#703H] Beantown Sara has got nearly a week's full of meals with the simplest idea - cook once, eat twice. Day one starts with a spicy roast pork that's easy and delicious. Day two, that pork is transformed into a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich. On day three, dinner is Peruvian baked chicken thighs that are transformed on day four into chicken and tomatillo salsa nachos. On Ask Sara, Sara answers a viewer's question on the best way to get kids involved in the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3701H] A House for the Next Generation A new season focuses on the next generation. A homeowner inherits her childhood home but with her husband makes changes to accommodate their children and inlaws. Mike Rowe visits to discuss the need for a new generation of skilled tradespeople. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1601H] Water Softener, App, Shadow Box Richard travels to the Grand Canyon. Then, he helps a homeowner with hard water by installing a new type of water softener; in Future House, Ross demonstrates a home organization app; in Build It, Tom builds a shadow box using wood from an old door. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3251] Country Creek Team up with Bob Ross and travel back to the days of swimming in that secluded country creek. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3252] Storm's A Comin Join artist Bob Ross under stormy skies as windy waves rush to crash upon the rocks. duration 25:48   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1405H] Madhur Jaffrey Ming and his guest are cooking with curry spices. One of the best Indian chefs in the country, Madhur Jaffrey, joins the show. She is a James-beard award-winning author, actress, and restaurateur. Madhur is going to show how to make potatoes in a Marwari style with griddle bread and Ming aims to impress with a Japanese chicken curry with caramelized onions and cauliflower. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1005H] Mexico: It's (A) Wine Country Rick's got nothing against cerveza and margaritas, but in this episode he explores another side of Mexican drinking: Wine. Mexican wine. And no, that's not a misnomer. In fact, the burgeoning craft of Mexican wine is growing, often in unusual places. Marvin Nahmias and partners have transformed a high-rise rooftop in Mexico City into a small vineyard and winemaking facility; after they give Rick a tour, they give him the keys to the kitchen. The winery's brick ovens and grills speak to Rick's inner pit master, so at the San Juan Market, Rick selects cabrito to cook over hardwood, tender chayote to roast in the wood oven for tacos and eggplant to char into a salsa. Salud! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#610H] Layered Yeast Dough Many favorite French bakery staples are made with layered yeast dough that relies on a technique called lamination. Join Martha as she shares tips for three classics: kouign-amann; unforgettable sugar and spiced cinnamon-sugar knots; and snails. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#408H] Italian Taste for Bitter Vegetables Italy is one big garden with a year round growing season. Vegetables are often the stars of the meal, and today Lidia will highlight the versatility of delicious bitter vegetables like broccoli rabe, radicchio and escarole. She makes baked radicchio. Sweetened by the cook time this dish caramelizes into a tender hearty bite. broccoli rabe and sausage: a classic combination with sweet Italian sausage and bitter broccoli rabe; escarole and white bean Soup: a heart warming escarole and white bean soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#208] Johanne Killeen Chef Julia Child observes pastry chef Johanna Killeen as she makes "baby cakes," miniature cakes made from of the same basic batter, but varied with different flavoring ingredients. First, she shows Julia how to make the batter, which is a traditional American pound cake recipe, made richer with the addition of creme fraiche. She varies the first recipe by using hazelnut flour as an ingredient, and tops it with a dollop of Italian cream cheese flavored with grappa wine. Then she makes a couple of miniature upside-down cakes, using a rhubarb and caramel topping on one and rose geranium leaves on another. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#117H] Rollin' In Dough Soda Bread; Gros Pain; Long Proofed Baguette; Brioche; Bread Galettes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#113H] Slow Food Joanne slows things down and shows us how to get two courses out of one slow cooked meal. After visiting a unique butcher shop that uses the whole animal, she'll teach her student how to braise a chuck roast with tomatoes and red wine - perfect Italian comfort food, slow and fresh. Recipes: Braised Beef Served in 2 Courses: Ragu with Pasta and Sliced Roast Beef; Long Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes Student: Geoff Rubendall. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1611H] A Roast for the Holidays Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate fennel-coriander top sirloin roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carving boards in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the crispiest duck fat-roasted potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Story of India [#105H] The Meeting of Two Oceans This episode tells the epic story of possibly the greatest of all clashes of civilization - the coming of Islam to the Indian subcontinent. The story culminates in one of the most glamorous ages of world civilization - the Moghul Empire. Michael Wood visits the shrines of wandering Muslim Sufi saints in Old Delhi, where people of all religions come to worship; viewers see desert fortresses in Rajasthan and the fabulous cities of Lahore and Agra, where Wood offers a new theory on the design of arguably the most famous building in the world, the Taj Mahal. He tells the story of Akbar, a Muslim emperor who decreed that no single religion could hold the ultimate truth and that humans should try to find the common basis of all creeds ("an idea that would be unthinkable today," says Wood). At its height in 1600, Moghul India had the world's highest GDP, but Akbar's dream of unity ended in a savage civil war. And waiting in the wings to pick up the spoils was a new invader - the British. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    In The Footsteps of Marco Polo Some people dream big dreams. Only a few bold adventurers live them. Two such adventurers are Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell, who took a wild idea - to retrace Marco Polo's entire 25,000 mile land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back - and spent 2 incredible years of their lives trying to turn it into reality. "We made a pact," says O'Donnell, "that, under any conditions, no matter what, we were only coming back to the US 1 of 2 ways - either dead or successful."
    This program chronicles the extraordinary journey of two ordinary guys - Denis, at the time a wedding photographer, Francis an artist and US Marine veteran - as they venture on foot, on horseback, on camelback, in jeeps and trucks and boats and trains, through Venice, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, several former republics of the Soviet Union, China, Indonesia and India. Equal parts travelogue, adventure story, history trek and buddy movie, it chronicles their highs and lows as they retrace Polo's path, trying to see what he must have seen, feel what he must have felt.
    In a feat of undaunted courage, in the spirit of history's great adventurers, Belliveau and O'Donnell make their way across the world's largest land mass and back, securing - or, when necessary, forging - visas, surviving extreme temperatures, and talking their way out of jams brought on by Tajik soldiers, Chinese security officers, and an assortment of other bureaucrats, border guards and armed warriors. Interweaving Belliveau and O'Donnell's own tales with the original 13th century descriptions of Marco Polo, brimming with adventure, history, art, and no small amount of humor, this program is a unique cinematic experience.
    duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Alone in the Wilderness To live in a pristine land unchanged by man. To roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed. To choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin. To be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available. To be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts and company. Thousands have had such a dream, but Richard Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. This is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company. duration 57:22   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Alone in the Wilderness, Part 2 Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30-year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to "Alone in the Wilderness." Watch through his eyes as he continues to document through his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother, Jake (who helped shoot some of the film used in this documentary). His epic journey takes you on a vacation far away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast paced society to a land of tranquility. It is truly a breath of fresh air. duration 58:03   TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    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
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#410H] Salzburg and Surroundings The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1506H] It's A Good Thing When Burt started traveling around the world, the hotels, restaurants, airlines, and just about every other business he encountered had been started by a man, today, half the businesses he deals with were put together by entrepreneurial women and as Martha Stewart would say, "That's a good thing". In this program Burt travels around looking at the tradition of women entrepreneurs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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