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Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution

SGT. Pepper's Musical Revolution

 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the groundbreaking album that ranks #1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The program features material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road Studios.

 

FRONTLINE
Death by Fire

 

Did Texas execute an innocent man? FRONTLINE re-investigates the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed for the arson deaths of his three children. The film asks new questions about a key prosecution witness and science that raises doubts about whether the fatal fire was really arson.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Kū Kanaka/Stand Tall

 

In August 1969, 15-year-old Terry Kanalu Young became quadriplegic after a diving accident. Initially bitter about his circumstances, he eventually realized that his rage could destroy him – or he could learn a great lesson from it. This film explores Young’s life journey, from a Hawaiian history student to an activist and community leader, and how he used his insights about identity and trauma to offer hope to dispossessed Native Hawaiians.

 

To learn more about Terry Kanalu Young, be sure to see this interview.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Biography Hawai‘i: Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani

Biography Hawaii: Princess Ke'elikolani

 

A formidable presence in 19th century Hawaii, Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani refused to speak English, practice Christianity, or leave the Hawaiian Islands. Though her life was darkened by the deaths of her children and her beloved first husband, she was a popular and strong force who resisted the kingdom’s drift toward annexation.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Trains: Cuba’s Sugar Railroads

 

Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world’s largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills, and refined sugar to the ports. Trekker Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across this Caribbean island.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Cake

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - Cast

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Cake
Meet the 12 new bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic – a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. The showstopper is sophisticated and high-end. With this cake, there’s nowhere to hide.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Biscuits

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Biscuits

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Biscuits
Follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking – and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.

 

THE KITCHEN WISDOM OF CECILIA CHIANG
The Best Chinese Restaurant in America

 

In 1961, Cecilia Chiang, introduced America to authentic Chinese food when she opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in San Francisco. She introduced Szechuan, Hunan and Beijing cuisine, and revolutionized Chinese cooking in America. In this series, top chefs of the Bay Area invite Cecilia into their kitchens to recreate some of her classic dishes.

 

The Best Chinese Restaurant in America
Cecilia teams up with Chef Nancy Oakes, owner of Boulevard, one of San Francisco’s favorite restaurants. Cecilia teaches Nancy and Chef Dana Youkins how to make minced squab in lettuce cups, a dish Cecilia created that became one of the signature dishes at the Mandarin.

 

The Buddha

 

Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious sage who famously gained enlightenment while sitting under a tree. This documentary tells the story of his life.

 

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