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PBS Hawaii Weekly Newsletter - July 14 - July 20

Aloha mai kakou from Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO…

Charlie Rose (image) Check out interviewer Charlie Rose's new weekly series, launching next week! The program will air on Fridays — and you don't have to stay up late to watch. Charlie will take his seat at 8:00 Friday nights.

(Fri., July 19, 8:00 pm) will focus on telling events and conversations taking place in our nation. With excerpts from his nightly PBS program, Rose intends to capture defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports.

Charlie's long-running PBS weeknight interview program continues to air Monday through Friday at midnight on PBS Hawaii. We hear from viewers who'd like the program to be presented much earlier in the evening, but under the terms of a national broadcasting contract, the show is meant to air outside primetime hours. You may access the nightly show on demand at http://www.charlierose.com.

Great Performances at the Met (image) Betrayal, revenge and murder are the stuff of human tragedy and they are all present in a new production of Verdi's love triangle opera, Un Ballo in Maschera (Sat., July 20, 8:00 pm). This GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET offering features Marcelo Álvarez as King Gustavo III, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia. The production is hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, with Fabio Luisi conducting. Verdi's work is based very loosely on a real-life assassination in 1792. King Gustav III of Sweden was fatally shot while attending a masked ball.

Kanaiolowalu Logo (image) Are Native Hawaiians getting closer to self-governance? Native Hawaiian Sovereignty is the subject of the upcoming discussion on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII (Thurs., July 18, 8:00 pm), hosted by Dan Boylan. To date, no Hawaiian sovereignty effort has truly galvanized the Native Hawaiian population. Despite all of the advertising, a Native Hawaiian Roll Commission has come up short in its goal of enrolling 200,000 eligible Hawaiians within a year to form a basis for participation in an independent government. Will a six-month extension make the difference? Scheduled guests so far are State Senator Clayton Hee and attorney Dexter Kaiama.

INSIGHTS also is available online through live streaming. We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

Here are more highlights of the upcoming week on PBS Hawaii:

Chatswoth House (image) In its 500-year history, Chatsworth House has been home to generations of British royalty. Secrets of Chatsworth (Sun., July 14, 7:00 pm) reveals the stories of the British nobles and their relationships, from King Edward VII to Billy Cavendish, heir of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, who married Kathleen Kennedy, the sister of future U.S. president John F Kennedy.

Masterpiece Mystery! (image) The formative years of the future Inspector Morse continues on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! (Sun., July 14, 8:00 pm) in Endeavour, Series I: Fugue, as Morse and his partner Thursday are confronted with a new breed of murderer. The entire police department is working round the clock and a special expert comes on to assist, but Morse's love of opera may be the key to stopping the killing.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Vintage Louisville
(Mon., July 15, 8:00 pm) takes a look back at items first appraised back in 1998, including a 19th-century folk art jug, a South Carolina Slave Badge from 1810 and James Dean's high school yearbook.

Only the Young (image) POV (Mon., July 15, 10:00 pm) follows three Christian teenagers coming of age in a small Southern California town. Only the Young explores friendship, true love and the promise of the future, set against the realities of foreclosed homes, abandoned businesses and adults in financial trouble.

Nazi Mega Weapons (image) To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler ordered the construction of a defensive wall from France to Norway. NAZI MEGA WEAPONS Atlantic Wall (Wed., July 17, 10:00 pm) tells the story behind the vast engineering project and the ultimate test it faced on D-Day.

Eating Alabama (image) Eating Alabama (Thurs., July 18, 10:00 pm) follows a Southern couple as they set out to eat seasonally and locally, just like their grandparents used to do. But they soon realize how much the food system has changed since their families left the farm.

Vietnam (image) GLOBE TREKKER (Thurs., July 18, 11:00 pm) takes a culinary tour of Vietnam. Host Megan McCormick starts the Food Hour tour in the Mekong Delta, with a visit to the Pho Binh noodle shop in Ho Chi Minh City. Megan samples the region's "imperial" cuisine in Hue then heads on to Hanoi. Further north in Bac Ha, she attends a traditional banquet before ending her journey with a seafood feast at Ha Long Bay.

The Shaw Festival (image) The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain (Fri., July 19, 9:00 pm) provides an inside look at the celebrated repertory theatre company that presents 11 plays on four stages in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, attracting patrons from all over the world.

Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge (image)Host Chris Bashinelli travels beyond his hometown of Brooklyn to see how others live. In Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge (Fri., July 19, 10:00 pm) he explores the Oglala Lakota Native American culture at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Chris takes in a buffalo harvest, visits with the women's basketball team and meets a 14-year-old suicide prevention activist.

A flaky crust that can be used in sweet or savory dishes becomes the centerpiece in MARTHA BAKES Pâté Brisée (Sat., July 20, 5:00 pm). Martha Stewart shows us how to make a mile-high apple pie, a sumptuous tomato tart and other treats.

Restaging Shelter (image) Homelessness in the U.S. was the inspiration for Shelter, a performance work staged in 1988 by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding director of the Urban Bush Women. In Restaging Shelter (Sat., July 20, 10:30 pm), Zollar and company work with students in the Virginia Commonwealth University dance program to recreate the piece, using "an actor's process through a dancer's body."

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A hui hou kakou -- until next time,

Leslie Wilcox
President and CEO
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