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KQED Life: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#604H] The Best of Slovenia Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1207H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Melk to Budapest Burt cruises through the Wachau Valley, a major area for Austrian wines. Then he visits Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest and most impressive monasteries were Burt explains how the Catholic Church used Baroque architecture to undermine the Reformation. Then to Vienna for music and pastry, and finally a tour of Budapest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#309H] The Long Way Home Discover how actress Julianna Margulies, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors' singular and deeply human desire to preserve their most cherished traditions. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    This Is The House That Jack Built In celebration of the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth, the documentary THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT chronicles his early years and examines his lasting legacy. The hour-long film touches on familiar themes of JFK's life, and his ascent to the presidency, his mistakes and triumphs. It also explores new and little-known stories, some that surfaced after the publication of Larry Sabato's novel The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy. Revelations include: a new CIA staffer and her discovery of a file on Oswald that soon thereafter went missing, and the Warren Commission's pressure on 19-year- old Buell Wesley Frazier, who drove Oswald to work on November 22, 1963. Presidential historian Robert Dallek lends his voice to the documentary, as do authors John T. Shaw and David Pitts, former Kennedy staffers Nancy Dutton and Sue Voelsinger, civil rights expert Tomiko Brown-Nagan, and Buell Wesley Frazier, among others. The one-hour film also explores why JFK is still relevant today, why we continue care about him, and why a new generation of young Americans find him utterly compelling. duration 57:30   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters - Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev - and explores how the world's most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1301H] JFK: One PM Central Standard Time Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this episode chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The drama of "One P.M. Central Standard Time" -- the episode title is taken from the time President Kennedy was declared dead at Parkland Hospital -- is played out amidst the chaos in Dallas, in the hospital, and in the CBS newsroom in New York. Included in the program will be moving memories from men and women who were there on the day -- in Dallas and New York. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#712H] Taiwan Lantern Festival Joseph, a winner of the 2013 Taiwan Tourism Festival Awards, deepens his understanding of Taiwan and its people by criss-crossing the island during the Taiwan Lantern Festival. A celebration of light, culture and tradition, the festival is a Chinese holiday more than 2, 000 years old. Joseph discovers that while the Taiwan Lantern Festival has its electric side, it also values the human touch. While the festival showcases the country's modern, technological side, it also honors its historic customs and traditions. Joseph explores these cultural connections at the national display of lanterns in Hsinshu, in historic temples and at street-side puppet shows, by enjoying traditional foods and, in the mountain district of Pingshi, by joining in the poignant release of thousands of sky lanterns which carry the wishes and dreams of locals and visitors heavenward. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#105] Bangkok, Thailand The capital of Thailand appears the capital of pandemonium, its streets filled with tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis, cars and 12 million people. But the Thais have mastered the art of creating tranquility behind closed doors, whether in homes, hotels or temples. Rudy takes you to back streets and the quiet, residential klongs, or canals, of Bangkok. Visits to Bangkok's legendary food carts and markets reveal the real city that captures the affection of visitors who take the time to seek out what makes Bangkok special. Marvel at the Emerald Buddha (made no less spectacular by the fact it's really jade), visit the city's flower and fish markets, join locals offering incense and flowers at colorful outdoor shrines, celebrate the king's 80th birthday with an all-day and all-night party, and take a wooden boat along the city's main artery, the wide Chao Phraya river. A side trip takes viewers to the world's only outdoor market whose vendors must fold back their displays 16 times a day as a train passes through the heart of commerce, missing vegetables, meats, and fish by inches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#722] Special: Blankets Blankets can make your yoga session easier and more enjoyable. Wai Lana shows you how. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#35] 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 13:45  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#36] 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 [#232] duration 27:02   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1415] Lymphatic System Mary Ann uses soothing music and slow gentle movements to stimulate the lymphatic system. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#809Z] Improve Your Posture & Increase Your Energy duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1304H] Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#609H] Stockholm Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#106] Thailand, Golden Triangle Tea plantations have replaced the opium fields in northern Thailand, but dense jungle still covers much of the area where Thailand borders Burma and Laos. Visit an Akha hill tribe village trying to maintain its traditions in the face of tourism. Meet elephants rescued from life in Bangkok at an elephant orphanage. Join Rudy as he takes mahout lessons and gets soaked steering his elephant into the river that separates Thailand from Burma. Explore the small villages that mark this part of the country and meet a Buddhist monk who uses horses, martial arts, and religion to steer young men away from the temptations of drugs being produced across the border in Burma. The saffron robes of Buddhist monks, the vivid colors of local blossoms, and the brilliant emerald of rice fields make the Golden Triangle a magical corner of the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#408H] Thailand - from Golden Triangle to White Sands From vibrant Bangkok Joseph travels south for a bit of rest and relaxation in the turquoise waters and on the fashionable beaches of the Krabi Peninsula. There he observes the ongoing efforts to preserve nature, indigenous cultures and ancient customs in the face of widespread tourism. After the short respite he heads north to the border of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to continue his Thailand adventure in the infamous Golden Triangle. From a coffee, tea and macadamia nut plantation to a thriving elephant camp, he uncovers what Thais are doing to transform the Triangle's ancient opium production to pursuits that will improve the lives of the area's many Hill Tribe people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#105H] Cooking for Teens Encouraging your kids to eat healthier meals just got easier when our chefs pull out all the stops on these fun and easy recipes. Tempeh Chorizo Soft Tacos/Citrus Salad/Tofu BLT/No Queso Quesadilla. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#205] Celebrating Salmon Chef Keller serves up two very unique, mouth-watering ways to prepare salmon, starting with an exquisitely slow-roasted recipe that is all the rage at his San Francisco restaurant. Fleur de Lys, and finishing with a one-of-a-kind salmon burger injected with a silky smooth sauce. Recipes: Slow-Roasted Alaskan Salmon; Double Salmon Tartare Burger. duration 28:12   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#113] Jean-Georges Vongerichten Jean-Georges Vongerichten creates a three-course Thai meal of crab spring rolls, Thai marinated beef with rice noodles, and marinated fruit with white peppercorn ice cream and candied rose petals. His style of cooking uses very little fat. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2516] Cooking with Balsamic Vinegar - Cucinando con Aceto Balsamico Mary Ann travels to Modena, Italy, the heart of balsamic vinegar country, to cook with good friend Beatrice whose simple Omelet with Onions, and a salad go from simple to divine with the addition of fifty year-old, syrup-thick, caramel-colored, sweet and pungent artisanal balsamic vinegar tradizionale. duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#707H] Fish Around The World Two of our favorite things come together in this episode - pasta and one-pan meals. First, slow cooking expert Michele Scicolone shows how to make a delicious pork ragu with broken lasagna in the slow cooker. Then Sara makes a pear couscous with shellfish, and explains what pans are essential to stock a kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3705H] All Decked Out The apprentices learn the basics of framing a deck, while around the corner the chimney is demo-ed. The homeowners work with their interior designer to create a custom pattern for the tile floor. The flue for the wood-burning stove is installed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1605H] Radiator Swap, Brick Repointing Richard replaces a small radiator with one that's the correct size; Roger demonstrates the importance of sunscreen on the jobsite; in Milwaukee, mason Mark McCullough makes his first house call to teach a homeowner how to repoint brick. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3304] Mountain at Sunset Bob Ross demonstrates his unique painting method and shows how to create a beautiful brown mountain scene. duration 27:54   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2904] Mountain Exhibition The mountains and the sky sing in harmony as Bob Ross' brushes tell a story of breathtaking hue and depth. duration 27:29   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1425H] Louis Dibiccari Rising star chef Jason Bond of Bondir and Bondir Concord joins Ming as they cook with mackerel. Jason is making grilled mackerel with charred eggplant puree and eggplant pickle, while Ming makes tea-smoked mackerel with Hunan eggplant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1013H] It All Begins with Beans Chefs can get excited over the littlest thing. For Josefina Santacruz, that thing is beans. She believes every cook should know how to cook beans and rice before venturing any further in Mexican cuisine. For an example of beans done right, Rick and Josefina head to Nico's Restaurant, which has been cooking perfect beans since 1957; their bean soup proves a thing of beauty. Rick and Josefina likewise admire the perfect barbacoa made daily by Chef Moises Rodriguez Vargas of Hidalguense restaurant in Mexico City. He shares his careful preparation of this classic dish with Rick and Josefina at his home. At Yuban, in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, young Chef Paloma Ortiz respects the cuisine of Oaxaca while adding her personal flourishes. In Chicago, Rick steps us through a simple barbacoa sure to inspire all cooks. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#705H] Southern Classics Today on Martha Bakes, three of Martha's favorite Southern classics: hummingbird cake, an irresistible layer cake with banana, pineapple and pecans; sweet potato pie, a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie, and old-fashioned hot milk cake covered in swirls of chocolate whipped cream frosting. Plus, learn a fantastic finishing touch for your next cake or cupcake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#402H] Poached Egg The egg is a staple ingredient in any kitchen and should not be overlooked or overcooked. In this episode, Lidia shows the classic technique of poaching an egg and making a warm mushroom salad: a bed of frisee with a warm medley of mixed wild mushrooms, pancetta and a poached egg; eggs poached in tomato sauce: a simple and delicious tomato sauce poached egg served with slices of grilled country bread and brutti ma buoni, a classic Italian hazelnut cookie made with meringue. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#303] Nancy Silverton Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#125H] Ocean Options Brandade De Morue Au Gratin; Sea Bass In Shredded Potato Skin; Nage Courte Of Striped Bass; Codfish In Olive Oil And Horseradish Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#210H] Mushrooms Italian-Style Italian cuisine is one of Joanne's favorite go-to's for cooking. She loves it so much because in Italy they take the freshest ingredients and cook them at the peak of the season. In this episode, they're going to visit an Italian market, and then with her student Katy, they're going to make a super easy mushroom pizza with Montasio and gorgonzola cheeses. Then they're going to get down to earth with a beef tenderloin stuffed with wild mushrooms. Join her as she travels through the heart and soul of Italy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1619H] Vegetarian Essentials Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate black bean burgers at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable broth. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the freshest super greens soup with lemon-tarragon cream. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making homemade vegetable broth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    VA: The Human Cost of War Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the troubled beginnings of the Veterans Bureau of 1920s to the modern VA system. Learn details of this vast, crucial American institution: its successes, failures and need for reforms. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 8:00 pm
    America's Secret War While the United States was publicly engaged in the Vietnam War, a secret conflict was raging just next door in the country of Laos. Under the command of the CIA, a full-blown military operation engulfed Laos, with a select few of the U.S. Armed Forces participating. At Long Tieng, a secret airbase in the heart of Laos, the CIA trained an army of allied guerilla fighters including a large number of the Hmong people (an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand), to assist in destroying enemy supply lines. The hour-long documentary AMERICA'S SECRET WAR uncovers the history of this covert war through the stories of Hmong elders and a rich collection of never-been-seen archival images, maps, and documents, including recently declassified CIA intelligence. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Last Days In Vietnam: American Experience During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes took matters into their own hands. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy. duration 1:55:26   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#713H] La Joie De Vivre In Quebec City, Canada Joseph heads to Quebec City, the only walled city north of Mexico, for a lively cultural adventure among the French-speaking Quebecois. The city offers so many attractions that it's hard for Joseph to squeeze them all in. Yet, half the pleasure is in the trying as Joseph strolls the village's atmospheric streets, joins into the colorful night life, samples world-famous cuisine, savors the area's natural beauty and generally celebrates La joie de vivre - the joy of living -- with the largest Francophone population outside of France. Vive les Quebecois! Vive la Ville de Quebec! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#106] Thailand, Golden Triangle Tea plantations have replaced the opium fields in northern Thailand, but dense jungle still covers much of the area where Thailand borders Burma and Laos. Visit an Akha hill tribe village trying to maintain its traditions in the face of tourism. Meet elephants rescued from life in Bangkok at an elephant orphanage. Join Rudy as he takes mahout lessons and gets soaked steering his elephant into the river that separates Thailand from Burma. Explore the small villages that mark this part of the country and meet a Buddhist monk who uses horses, martial arts, and religion to steer young men away from the temptations of drugs being produced across the border in Burma. The saffron robes of Buddhist monks, the vivid colors of local blossoms, and the brilliant emerald of rice fields make the Golden Triangle a magical corner of the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#605H] Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol. duration 26:46   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
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