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KQED Life: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#506H] Vienna and the Danube For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1607H] Tea for Two Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world. Water is the first. Accordingly, tea has had a powerful impact on what we eat and drink, but it has also had an amazing influence on our music, art and literature. In this program Burt travels around the world talking to experts and looking at how tea has shown up in music (Tea for Two) in literature (Alice in Wonderland) and art (Norman Rockwell's Housewife At Tea Break). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Curious Traveler [#203H] Curious Copenhagen Why did Shakespeare use Kronborg Castle as the setting for Hamlet? Was picturesque Nyhavn really the playground for sailors and brothels? Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle - why so many palaces in one small European country? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Today's Wild West [#108H] White Stallion / Loren Entz Learning to ride horses - and a lot more - at the White Stallion Dude Ranch in Tucson, AZ; Plus acclaimed Western painter and sculptor Loren Entz. duration 27:23   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Two for the Road [#102H] Adventure In Antarctica After crossing the dreaded Drake Passage, Nik and Dusty arrive to the coast to Antarctica, and find penguins, whales and skyscraper-sized icebergs. But a painful accident threatens to spoil their hopes of setting foot on the continent. Part 2 of 2. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:30 am
    Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg [#205H] Over The Top Airline Seats The airline industry is one of the most competitive in the world, with carriers scrambling to pack more and more bodies on board. But, there's another way airlines can turn a profit: charge more for the seats. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us about some luxurious, over-the-top airline seats. Plus, if you think Hilton Head, South Carolina offers nothing but golf and time shares, you might want to think again. Peter shows us the hidden gems of the low country. Here's a hint: hope you like shrimp! And, it's a vacation of volunteer tourism unlike any other: a special falcon sanctuary in Abu Dhabi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Travels with Darley [#405H] Tokyo, Japan Mixing the ultra-modern with Edo-period traditions, locals guide Darley to the best food, culture and adventures in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. Explore top neighborhoods, markets, temples, and surprising areas of natural beauty, including a behind-the-scenes tour of a Tokyo sake brewery, sushi at the world's largest fish market, a hike at a sacred mountain and more. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#303H] Pittsburgh - Heinz History, Awesome Aviary & Incline Views Colleen, her daughters, and niece start their adventure with a bird's eye view of the city from the Duquesne Incline. They explore a hometown favorite, Sr. John Heinz History Center, get a pierogi-making lesson at Pierogi Plus, and even take a class in glass firing at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, where they make one of-a-kind souvenirs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi [#102H] It Takes Two to Tango (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Mickela gets up close and personal with the locals as she heads to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to learn the seductive dance of tango. From attending the world's largest tango festival to dancing on the city's main stage, Mickela sees it all. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#102H] Tish Jones' passion for language is evident in her poetry and in her work as a community organizer and educator. Tattoo artist Kurt Melancon works in a variety of other mediums including oil paint, scratch board, metal and wood. Chris Mars, former drummer for iconic Minneapolis rock band The Replacements, eventually left the music scene to pursue a career in visual arts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#105H] Counter Histories: Rock Hill In 1961 nine college men decided they were ready to go to jail to fight segregation laws and inequality in Rock Hill, SC. Their sit-in at the local whites-only lunch counter changed the course of the civil rights movement by introducing a new strategy. This film explores the story of the 'Friendship 9', and the human capacity to find courage, take action, and inspire change. By Ellen Barnard and Fr3deR1ck Taylor. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Chef's Life [#201H] Blueberries and Boiling Over After a year recovering from a restaurant fire and re-opening Chef and the Farmer, Vivian and Ben open a burger/oyster bar called the Boiler Room. Vivian boils over with the stress of staffing adjustments, testing new menu concepts and the task of putting 500 pounds of blueberries to good use. She dons a hairnet and bubbles with excitement at the sight of her blueberry BBQ sauce hitting the assembly line. The staff of Chef and the Farmer finally lets off some steam with a growler cocktail and a blueberry BBQ water park extravaganza. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1301H] Slowly Wins The Race Slow Stephen / Two Wheels Good Slow Stephen Stephen is the oldest engine on the Island of Sodor. People love to see him, so sometimes he makes special journeys around the island. Although he's still called "The Rocket," he's much slower than the other engines, who sometimes have to slow down for him. This makes Gordon particularly grumpy. But because Stephen travels so slowly, he notices that the suspension bridge is damaged and alerts the other engines in time to avoid a disaster! Learning Goals: appreciating differences, being patient, paying attention to details, making meaningful contributions Two Wheels Good Bertie, Thomas, and Spencer get into a debate about how many wheels are best. Bertie has four wheels, Thomas has six, and Spencer is very proud of his twelve. But when Spencer breaks down while taking the Duke and Duchess to an important event at Callan Castle, Thomas must transport them instead. Thomas finds the track blocked, so Bertie takes over, but then gets a flat tire! Mr. Percival arrives on his bicycle, but the Duke and Duchess can't both ride to Castle on the bike! Luckily, Mr. Percival summons Harold, who transports them to the Castle via helicopter just in time! Learning Goals: valuing the contributions of others, teamwork, flexible thinking, problem-solving. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Ed Slott's Retirement Road Map 2017 Greedy Wall Street Banks and Uncle Sam are out to grab your hard earned retirement savings. Ed Slott, America's IRA Expert, shows you how to steer clear of the bumps, potholes and roadblocks in your retirement. duration 1:56:55   STEREO
  • 8:30 am
    The Farthest - Voyager In Space Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age. duration 1:58:45   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:30 am
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#112H] Catch O' The Day Jacques' summer itinerary always includes friends, fishing, and cooking the wonderful bounty from the sea. He begins with a grilled striped bass with olive topping and then, as he loves all mollusks, he takes the time to demonstrate shucking clams two ways. The result is top neck clams with vinegar and scallion sauce, a tasty appetizer and Gloria's linguine with clam sauce, direct from his wife's preferred list. For the final seafood selection, he masterfully fillets and poaches fish for a delectable cod in light cream sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1718H] Elegant Fall Dinner Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine accessories in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the perfect farro salad with asparagus, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#1009H] Southern Discoveries Test cook Bryan Roof shows Julia Collin Davison how to make an authentic version of South Carolina smoked fresh ham. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of spiral sliced bone-in ham. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for potato mashers. Test cook Christie Morrison shows Bridget Lancaster how to make the best smashed potato salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1210H] Guerilla Cafe, Buddy's Bites and Brews, Luka's Taproom & Lounge Whether you're looking for a lazy Sunday or a place to unwind, you'll find the comforts of casual dining at these restaurants. We begin with the simple pleasures of home-sweet-home meals at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley. Then we catch a wave to Buddy's Bites and Brews, which brings the laidback surfin' lifestyle of seafood and beer to Hayward. Finally we wind down with French-inspired California comfort food and a game of billiards at Luka's Taproom & Lounge. duration 25:11   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#503H] It's Pasta Night! Everyone loves pasta, and today Lidia shows the fun and economical way to make all of your friends and family happy at the dinner table with a pasta party. On the menu is spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, a delicious southern Italian favorite; pasta chinja - a heart-warming baked pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs and egg. Finally, Lidia shares her panzanella calabrese, a refreshing tomato and onion salad that is perfect for summer months. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 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
  • 2:30 pm
    Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. duration 1:27:09   STEREO
  • 4:00 pm
    You Are The Universe with Deepak Chopra, MD You Are the Universe literally means what it says - each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself. duration 1:26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#835H] Rethinking Cancer Trials Last year, there were an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States, and almost 600,000 people died from the disease, according to National Cancer Institute, making cancer the second leading cause of death in the nation. But fewer than 5 percent of American cancer patients participate in a key part of the research for a cure -- clinical trials testing new cancer treatments. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on efforts by researchers to improve that low participation rate in cancer trials and to improve data sharing by doctors, all in the hope of extending and saving lives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.
    In this show, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, it's a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.
    duration 1:56:32  
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4304H] Norah Jones/Angel Olsen Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from two acclaimed singer-songwriters. Texas native Jones makes her fourth appearance on ACL in support of her LP Day Breaks. Indie breakout star Olsen sings tunes from her stellar LP My Woman. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Front and Center [#702H] Shawn Mendes Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes treats fans to a performance at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Mendes first came into the public eye as a popular user of the social media platform Vine and at only 18 years old, he is one of only six artists to have two No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 all genre chart at such a young age. He was included in Time's "The 25 Most Influential Teens" in 2014 and 2015 and was included in Forbes' "30 Under 30" for 2016. In this episode, Mendes performs some of his biggest his including "Treat You Better," "Stitches," and "Mercy." duration 55:43   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Live at 9:30 [#107H] Performances by Grace Potter, Chris Robinson, Soul Rebels (w. Talib Kweli), St. Lucia and Twin Peaks, with comedy from Tony Rock and special content featuring Steve Gleason. duration 56:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#1101H] Panic! at the Disco Downtown Los Angeles' historic Mayan Theater provided a spectacular backdrop for Panic! At the Disco's taping of Live from the Artists Den. The LA-based band, led by frontman Brendon Urie, offered a boisterous performance highlighting material from their critically acclaimed new album Death of a Bachelor, which was released on January 15th via DCD2/Fueled By Ramen and debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Urie and crew revisited favorites like "Time To Dance" and "Nine In The Afternoon," as well as new tracks like "Victorious" and "Hallelujah." Five hundred of the band's fans filled the ornate theater, which was originally built in 1927, and lent their voices to the night's closing song and fan favorite, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.
    In this show, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, it's a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.
    duration 1:56:32  
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