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KQED Life: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#802H] Central Turkey We marvel at the fascinating landscape of Cappadocia from high above in a balloon...and from deep below, prowling an underground city where Christians once hid out. We'll join a circumcision party, explore troglodyte ghost towns, shop for sheep at the market, and chat with an imam. Then we enjoy the modern capital, Ankara, and pay our respects to the father of modern Turkey, Ataturk. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1406H] The Palm Beaches, Florida In this program, Burt takes a look at how the Palm Beaches were developed, the Norton Museum of Art, a man who was able to change the law so you could get divorced if your spouse was insane, and the history of polo. He also shows us a great place to learn to snorkel, where you can get some excellent antique jewelry, a museum and park dedicated to Japanese culture and a lighthouse with a secret detection station that helped sink over 60 German submarines during the Second World War. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Destination Craft with Jim West [#106H] Tuscany Jim West travels to Tuscany and Milan in Italy where master artisans teach how to make Italian frescos, Florentine paper marbling, and leather journaling. He also learns how to make homemade Italian pasta. Jim visits the art studio of a father and son who master in mosaic art, meets an iconic fashion embroidery artist, visits the Aurifil Thread factory, and crafts the perfect gelato. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#508H] Colombia: Cartagena and a Hidden Palenque Colombia's Caribbean coast was once a source of the wealth of the Caribbean. The city of Cartagena was the most important city in the entire region. Now a home to monuments a half millennium old, the city and coast are home to a wide variety of cultures, including a Palenque, or village founded by escaped slaves. They continue to practice a self-sufficient way of life. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#118H] Morocco: Secret Village Explorer Richard Wiese discovers the many mysteries of Morocco. In the remote Atlas Mountains, Richard journeys to a village that has never been visited by Westerners and where time seems to stand still. He's welcomed into a community of Berbers, who teach him the secrets for traditional tanjia cooking and making butter in a goat bladder. Richard takes part in a traditional wedding ceremony. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    In Pursuit of Passion [#102H] Regata Storica - Venice, Italy Steeped in centuries of history and tradition, the Regata Storica is a gondolier's dream come true: an annual race down Venice's Grand Canal to claim victory in one of this city's oldest and most important traditions - rowing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 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
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#407H] Chattanooga, Tennessee - Moonpies, Incline Railway, and the View of Seven States The Kelly's return to Tennessee, and this time to explore a favorite family destination, Chattanooga. Here, Colleen and her family soak up the local color by tasting some delicious moonpies, and trying their hand at rock climbing in the heart of Chattanooga. They even take a ride on the world's steepest passenger railway! Then, they head to Rock City, a gorgeous mountain with a breathtaking waterfall, where they marvel at the views of not only the Tennessee mountains, but also six different states. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet In NYC with Mickela Mallozzi [#205H] Little Greece Mickela celebrates the annual St. Nicholas feast with the Greek-American community in Queens, while also finding local heroes who keep the Greek culture alive. duration 28:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#212H] Artist and designer Maggie Thompson uses textiles to create knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes of identity and grief. Eric Pollard, of Actual Wolf, and Haley Bonar sing "Oh Baby You Can't Leave Me" at the Ordway's Concert Hall. As a founding member of the Rouge Taxidermy movement Sarina Brewer's animal sculptures come from ethically sourced materials. The Minnesota Fringe Festival gives performers of all abilities and experience levels the chance to produce and stage their own work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#207H] The Last Barn Dance By Ted Richardson (Encore Presentation). A story about farming, fragility, and a fight to save the family business. Randy Lewis struggles to save his dairy farm in the piedmont region of North Carolina, where dozens of family-owned dairies have disappeared. While keeping the business afloat, Randy also hosts one of the only true old-time barn dances left in the region, keeping the tradition alive and the community that loves it. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Chef's Life [#108H] A Road Trip for Rice Vivian travels to Columbia, South Carolina, to meet with Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills and learns about Carolina heirloom rice growing in fields on the Savannah River. Glenn explains Anson Mills' efforts to save heirloom grains and discusses the importance of ingredient biodiversity. Glenn's passion inspires Vivian to host a "rice dinner" at Chef & the Farmer, where each course centers around this grain. Scarlett, Vivian's mom, schools her daughter on how to make the chicken and rice she grew up eating. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    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
  • 7:30 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
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1707H] The Ultimate Sticky Buns Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate sticky buns at home. Then, science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of a water roux. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of almond butter. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the equipment corner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#904H] Surf and Turf Goes Regional Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make cedar-planked salmon with cucumber-yogurt sauce at home. Then, test cook Christie Morrison reveals the steps for lemon and herb red potato salad. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried unveils his top picks for insulated food carriers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to grilled sugar steak. 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 [#320H] Savory Baking In this episode, the oven is on for the fish dish, the vegetable dish and for the chicken drumsticks! Lidia creates three great main course ideas that are just right for days when you want to do everything in one dish and put it in the oven until it's ready to serve. She makes a baked fennel with tomatoes and oozing cheese. She then creates a rollatini of sole with flavored breadcrumbs baked in a light and delicate sauce of fresh herbs, lemon and white wine. Her simple and flavorful chicken drumsticks are made with peppers, onions and paprika. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#120H] Journey to Italy Joanne shares her memories of Italy with her student Barbra recreating some of the dishes form her travels. She starts with a simple salad of fig and prosciutto, then slowly adds just enough red wine for a faro risotto, and finally ends the meal with a dessert of strawberry, port, and black pepper. Recipes: Fig And Blueberry Salad With Creme Fraiche, Mint and Prosciutto di Parma, Farro Risotto with Red Wine and Grana Padano, Strawberry with Port and Black Pepper, and an Aperol Champagne Cocktail. Student: Barbra Bright, Kitchen Designer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Play The Ukulele with the Atomic Sharks Learn to play the uke in no time flat with Kris Hensler and Kenny Taylor, who help first-timers get started fast. By the end of the show, the duo will have viewers strumming "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and Jimmy Buffett's "Changes in Latitude." duration 57:09   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Emmylou Harris - at the Ryman Celebrate 125 years of live entertainment at the Ryman with Harris and her acoustic band the Nash Ramblers in a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry. duration 1:27:35   STEREO
  • 4:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:22:35   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#815H] Mosul's Aftermath Mosul, Iraq, is a city where more than one million people once lived, but it was reduced to rubble after three years of ISIS occupation and a brutal nine-month battle to take it back. Some estimates put the number of civilians casualties at 40,000, some killed by airstrikes carried out by the American-led coalition that helped the Iraqi army regain control of Mosul last month. More than 700,000 people were displaced during the conflict, most dispersed to 20 refugee camps run by the Iraqi and Kurdish governments outside the decimated city. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs and videographer Alessandro Pavone went to Mosul and the refugee camps on its outskirts to find out what survivors of the siege have endured. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 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
  • 7:30 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
  • 9:30 pm
    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
  • 11:00 pm
    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
  • 12:00 am
    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
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      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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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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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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