Stories for March 27, 2012
A proposed new law in California would require parents who don’t want their kids immunized to get a signed note from a doctor.
What’s in a name? Well, a lot, at least when it comes to piecing together family history. For former slaves, choosing a last name was one of their first acts of freedom. For Jewish immigrants, it was a way to fit in in their new country. In this episode, Gates unearths missing links in the family histories of media legend Barbara Walters and educational superstar Geoffrey Canada. Walters did not know her father’s real last name. Canada did not know the name of his grandfather. Both had been unable to access their history … until now.
Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Musical, “Memphis” turns the radio dial back to the 1950s to tell the story of a white DJ, named Huey Calhoun, whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. His romantic interest is Felicia Farrell, a young black singer whose career is on the rise but who can’t make the break out of segregated clubs on her own. Filled with high-octane dancing, songs that perfectly capture the era, and an absorbing tale of fame and forbidden love, the show offers soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
Kathy has made it her life’s work to get people up and moving. And her experience has taught her that what Boomers worry about losing most is their energy. Without energy, stamina, strength and balance are lost, as well. "Ageless Energy" will focus on reframing the notion of “getting fit” from something that has to be done in a gym, a fitness center, on machines, with special clothes at a separate time of day to movement that is easy, fun and part of everyday living.
Crêpes a la Confiture are a childhood favorite of many a Frenchman including both Jacques and his best friend of 50 years, Jean-Claude. Jacques quickly makes the crepe batter for this tasty dessert as a step-by-step demonstration in the same time that it takes to heat the pan. The show continues with Orange Soufflé Crêpes that are baked until puffy in the oven. A spectacular Baked Alaska follows using simple ingredients that must be served straight from the oven because of the treat’s hidden frozen center. The show ends on a light note with a simply delicious Apricot and Pistachio Soufflé.
A memorial at the Islamic Center of Lakeside will be held today for an Iraqi woman found fatally beaten in her El Cajon home near a note that called her a terrorist and told her and her family to go home.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to authentic Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick for vertical roasters. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown rice. And finally, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make Cuban-Style Black Beans and Rice at home.
The Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the country, provided a majestic setting for indie rock favorite, Death Cab for Cutie. In the midst of a tour for its latest release, “Codes and Keys,” the band performed for 800 fans gathered in the famous Beaux-Arts Court, surrounded by grand archways and classic European paintings on a rainy summer night. The show was recorded August 3, 2011, at Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The number of Americans who call themselves independents is at a record high. But they're not the huge, impressionable bloc of swing voters you might think. Political scientists say most of these voters are what they call "closet partisans" — people who identify as independents but actually vote quite consistently for one of the two main parties.