Arts, Drama, Culture
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Sun., March 1, 7:00 pm
Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be
named the U.K.’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the
difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry, a leading
cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together
with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search
for the country’s best amateur baker by testing the competitors’ skills
on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.
Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy. And what a
trio of challenges they are: mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally
takes a day – in just three hours; a Technical test that requires mastering
the basics – with no recipe; and a Showstopper that demands delivery of
perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers’
final five hours in the tent.
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 9 of 9
Sun., March 1, 8:00 pm
Sat., March 7, 9:00 pm
This Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of
intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate – an
entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated
drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet
Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new
characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.
Part 9 of 9
The Crawleys go to a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland and return to
Downton for Christmas holiday.
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
The Day of the Scorpion
Sun., March 1, 10:00 pm
Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast
in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.
The Day of the Scorpion
Sarah returns to Pankot to find her sister Susan becoming increasingly agitated
by her new baby. Merrick, too, is close to madness. Who will snap first?
Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr.
Mon., March 2, 7:30 pm
This special NA MELE presentation pairing Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr. has a
special significance, as both are the sons of Hawaiian music icons: slack key
guitar legend Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and Peter Moon Sr., a seminal
figure in the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.
Cyril and Peter Moon Jr.’s master-apprentice process is rooted in the “old
style” approach to teaching: watch, listen and learn. That was how Cyril
learned from his father, and this technique has borne fruit with Peter Moon Jr.
as the two of them, along with special guest Jeff Ahoy on steel guitar, perform
in a jam session at the PBS Hawaii studio.
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary
Mon., March 2, 8:00 pm
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for
generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. This program
features rare and previously unseen television footage including a BBC program
from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio’s best performances and
most popular songs. This is Peter, Paul and Mary at the peak of their artistry, a
time when this popular and influential trio dominated the Billboard music charts.
From the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village, to the Civil Rights and
anti-war era of the 1960s, through the decades of their later advocacy and music, to
Mary Travers’ moving memorial, and finally to the present, where their legacy
continues to inform and inspire successive generations, this far deeper and
more intimate exploration of the trio reveals the impact of their artistry and
activism on their generation and the world. Songs include: “Five Hundred
Miles,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Puff, the
Magic Dragon,” “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song),” “Blowin’
in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”
70s & 80s Soul Rewind
Mon., March 2, 10:00 pm
Host Whoopi Goldberg introduces the smooth, sexy and sophisticated sounds of
the greatest groups and solo artists from the 70s and 80s in this new special.
Featured artists include Lou Rawls, The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, Lionel
Richie, Bill Withers and many others.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Tues., March 3, 7:30 pm
Frank Padgett’s B-24 bomber was shot down over Indochina in World War II.
Held prisoner by the Japanese, he was subjected to torture by one of the more
abusive arms of the Japanese forces. Padgett survived the torture, disease and
what was then known as “shell shock,” eventually became a lawyer in
Hawaii, and was later appointed to the Hawaii Supreme Court.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
March 4 at 11:00 pm and Sun., March 8 at 4:00 pm.
Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show
Tues., March 3, 8:00 pm
From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, The Ed Sullivan Show, based in
the heart of New York’s theatre district, presented live special performances
by cast members from the most beloved stage musicals of Broadway’s golden age.
Not seen for decades since their original broadcasts, these rare selections
include legends Julie Andrews, Ethel Merman, Joel Grey, Gwen Verdon, Dick Van
Dyke, Richard Burton and others in songs from classics such as Oklahoma!,
My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet
Charity and Camelot. The special is hosted by Shirley Jones.
Tues., March 3, 9:30 pm
The Bala Brothers are three gifted South African siblings lifted out of poverty
through their sheer musical talent and already stars in their own country. Recorded
in the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, this concert presents the multi-talented
group accompanied by a chamber orchestra, a five-piece band and South Africa’s
famous Drakensburg Boys Choir, where all three Bala Brothers received some of
their earliest musical training.
The trio presents a mix of South African-influenced music, from Lion King favorites
like “Circle of Life” and “He Lives in You” to Paul Simon’s
“Under African Skies.” The show closes with a roof-raising performance of
“Pata Pata,” the joyous dance song made famous by South Africa’s
“First Lady of Song,” Miriam Makeba.
Horses of the West
Tues., March 3, 11:00 pm
From the sensitive beauty of elegant Arabians to a gentle nudge from a therapy
horse, from the open runs of wild horses on the range to the muscle and skill
of working ranch horses, this program takes viewers on an emotional journey on
horseback through the American West.
MIND OF A CHEF
Wed., March 4, 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside
the mind of noted Korean American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York
Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant group. Chang
brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance
to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and
Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.
Enjoy this all-New York episode with chef-restaurateurs the “Torrisi Boys,”
oysters, carrot dashi and farming. Chef David Chang also visits native New
Yorker Ivan Orkin in Tokyo, where he makes ramen that’s taken the city by
My Yearbook: 1960-1963
Wed., March 4, 8:00 pm
Pop crooner Bobby Vinton hosts his first “My Music” program along with
actress-singer Tina Cole (My Three Sons), an all-new archival video clip special
devoted to the golden years of 1960-1963.
Songs include: “Blue Velvet” (Bobby Vinton); “Cathy’s Clown”
(The Everly Brothers); “Puppy Love” (Paul Anka); “Teen Angel”
(Mark Dinning); “Tell Laura I Love Her” (Ray Peterson); “Hello Mary
Lou” (Ricky Nelson); and “Runaway” (Del Shannon).
Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe
Wed., March 4, 9:30 pm
America’s favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine, from
garlicky snails to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst. He also dines on gourmet tapas
in Galicia, visits a cozy trattoria in Rome, tastes the catch of the day in Greece and
sips wines from ancient vines in Burgundy.
Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn
Wed., March 4, 10:00 pm
The legendary Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming to Brooklyn at the new
Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar’s first Brooklyn concert since her
childhood years. Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand
performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her five-decade
career, including a touching duet with her son, Jason Gould. Songs include:
“Didn’t We,” “Smile,” “Evergreen,” “Nature Boy” and “People.”
Celtic Woman Fan Favorites
Thurs., March 5, 9:00 pm
Celtic Woman celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a festival of fan favorites.
Highlights include: “Shenandoah,” “May It Be,” “Danny
Boy,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Orinoco Flow” and “Ave Maria.”
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!
Thurs., March 5, 10:30 pm
Inspired by their sensational duet in Great Performances “Tony Bennett:
Duets II,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga teamed up to record Cheek to
Cheek, an album of standards from the Great American Songbook. Reuniting
for this very special and intimate concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln
Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, the duo performs swinging selections
from the album, including “Anything Goes” and “Nature Boy.”
Victor Borge’s Timeless Comedy!
Fri., March 6, 9:00 pm
This special stars the legendary Victor Borge and features his funniest and most
memorable skits. Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, a big fan of
Borge, this program includes rare archival footage from the Borge family vault
and contains bits such as “Dance of the Comedians,” “Follow Me
with Sergio Franchi,” and routines not seen for more than 40 years from
“The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Hollywood
Palace” and other variety programs.
Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso
Fri., March 6, 10:30 pm
Enrico Caruso was the world’s first international recording star, taking opera
to the masses and bringing the street vibrancy of Neapolitan songs to the world. The
first classical crossover artist, he blazed the way for Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea
Bocelli, and other great international artists of the 21st century. In this
special, Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito, born and raised in Naples in Caruso’s
neighborhood, performs many of Caruso’s most famous songs and arias.
Pasquale Esposito is joined on the stage by soprano Mayssa Karaa and the Orchestra di
Santa Chiara, conducted by Maestro Renato Serio. The concert was recorded live at the
13th century Castello Giusso on Italy’s Amalfi Coast and includes “Torna a
Surriento,” “O Sole Mio” and many others.
MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
America’s Fruit Basket
Sat., March 7, 7:00 pm
This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations for
the ultimate dining experience. Australian chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast,
traveling to New Orleans, Maine, Chicago, California and other locations across
the United States to meet the best chefs in the area and cooks a delicious meal
that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.
America’s Fruit Basket
Pete visits central California with chefs David Lentz and Thanhony Lamas. They start
off with a fishing trip on Bass Lake, then stop by a local orchard to pick up
some juicy peaches and nectarines. On the menu for that evening’s dinner: pork
tenderloin with stone-fruit salsa and grilled rainbow trout with charred
RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam
Sat., March 7, 7:30 pm
America’s leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to
bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countrysides. Each episode contains
Rick’s valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical,
experience-enhancing travel advice.
The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam
By train, bike and boat, Rick visits the top Dutch sights outside of Amsterdam:
from Haarlem to Rotterdam, and from Delft to the Zuiderzee. Along the way, he
enjoys charming towns, cheese markets, mighty dikes and windmills old and new.
Rick Steves’ Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin
Sat., March 7, 8:00 pm
In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe’s most
energetic capitals – Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares
his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical,
experience-enhancing travel advice. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic,
Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative
Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its
infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he
explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a city filled with Rembrandts and Van
Goghs, more bikes than cars, and pot-filled coffee shops. In Berlin, Rick finds
evocative memorials and other reminders of the city’s 20th-century tumult, and
enjoys its now-trendy east side and vibrant social scene.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Norah Jones/Kat Edmonson
Sat., March 7, 11:00 pm
Jazz and pop cross on ACL with Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson. Jones sings songs
from her Dangermouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases
songs from her LP Way Down Low.
AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
The New Mad Men
Sun., March 1, 6:00 pm
Mon., March 2, 11:30 pm
This is the first national series dedicated to examining the new American mainstream
– the growing numbers of African Americans, Asians, Latinos, mixed race,
immigrants, women, youth and LGBTs, whose purchasing power and influence over
the arts, culture, commerce and the outcome of elections are affecting every
aspect of contemporary life. In each program, host Maria Hinojosa presents
stories from every corner of the nation, amplified “by the numbers” – a
distillation of the latest statistical information about population, health,
education, quality of life and consumer trends.
The New Mad Men
With a collective purchasing power of $3 trillion, people of color are quickly
becoming the nation’s most sought-after consumers. Iconic brands are
re-examining their marketing strategies in order to stay competitive in the
changing marketplace. Latinos, with a buying power of $1.2 trillion, are at the
heart of this new consumer focus. Take an exclusive look inside LatinWorks, one
of the most successful multicultural ad agencies in the country, and learn how
it’s speaking to the multicultural millennial market.
Thurs., March 5, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is the program’s first-ever all-Oahu show.
Students from Campbell High School profile Christian Jacob Nguyen, a Campbell
High junior whose love of dance carried him through difficult times that included
the divorce of his parents. As a member of the 96706 Dance Squad, Christian has
found his passion and forged a second family.
Students from Ewa Makai Middle School highlight how their Physical Education
program is using computer technology to help students get fit both physically and
digitally; students from Kapolei High School feature members from their school
and from Waipahu High School partnering on a program that teaches special
education students a valuable vocational skill; students from Hawaii Mission
Academy cover the creation of a mural at Kahuku High School that illustrates
the dangers of methamphetamine use; students from Waialua Intermediate &
High School spotlight the Mauli Ola Foundation, which gives children with
cystic fibrosis a fun-filled and therapeutic ocean experience; students at
Waipahu Intermediate School profile Bryson Manuel, a Waipahu eighth-grader with
a passion for drawing; and students at Kalani High School tell the story of
Riley Kishiba, an athlete-turned-robotics whiz who competed at the Japan Super
This program encores Saturday, March 7 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
The First 90 Days of Governor David Ige
Thurs., March 5, 8:00 pm
It’s been 90 days since Gov. David Ige took office. Has the former state lawmaker laid
groundwork for consensus-building? And how will he weather the storm created by his choice
of Carleton Ching to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources?
Daryl Huff moderates the discussion.
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., March 6, 7:30 pm
For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered one of the most interesting
conversations of the week. Hosted by Gwen Ifill, it is the longest-running
public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating
in roundtable discussion of major news events.
CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK
Fri., March 6, 8:00 pm
This weekly series features the iconic TV anchor’s focus on the events and
conversations shaping this week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations
from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the
world, it captures the defining moments in politics, science, business,
culture, media and sports.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., March 6, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC
Simple Shaker Night Stand and Finishes
Sat., March 7, 2:00 pm
In the 5th season of the series, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his
friends Al, Eli and Steve share bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy
travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for
inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and
office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and
outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale
pieces – including beds, tables and wardrobes – blend new-school methods with
Simple Shaker Night Stand and Finishes
Tommy teaches viewers how to make a classic Shaker-inspired nightstand after he
learns from the pros in Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. Then, expert finisher
Charles Neil visits from Virginia and shows how finishes can individualize any
project and make each project unique.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., March 7, 2:30 pm
Tom travels to Cleveland to help a homeowner install interior window trim. Richard
shares some first-time plumbing tips with Kevin. Electrician Scott Caron helps
a homeowner wire an above-ground pool safely.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: Making Connections
Sat., March 7, 3:00 pm
Roger meets landscape designer Tim Lee to see how the small stream in the backyard
affects all other areas of the yard, including a stand of trees in front that
can be removed after careful consideration by the Conservation Commission.
Before the trees come down, Roger shows Kevin the valuable shade plants to be
relocated to a new bed in the side yard to provide screening from the neighboring
house. Tom and Kevin cut away a five-foot section of wall to connect the new
kitchen to the old great room.
Sat., March 7, 4:00 pm
Join Martha Stewart as she shares her favorite recipes highlighting the South’s
rich culinary heritage: an irresistible banana cream pie; a coconut cake loaded with
more coconut than you thought possible; and a spoon bread that’s more pudding
than bread. Plus, pecan tassies: petite pastries featuring the flavors
and textures of pecan pie.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Classic Fare with Flair
Sat., March 7, 4:30 pm
Test cook Bridget Lancaster reinvents a classic: Cornish game hens. Then, equipment
expert Adam Ried reviews French coffee presses. Finally, test cook Julia Collin
Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a perfect French apple tart.
Fruit Forward Desserts
Sat., March 7, 5:00 pm
Chef Ming Tsai returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. This season focuses on comfort food –
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world. Each episode
kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes – one
prepared by a nationally renowned guest chef and one by Ming.
Fruit Forward Desserts
Nothing says comfort food like dessert! Chef Ming reminisces about family ice cream
runs growing up and teaches us how to make ice cream at home – without an ice
cream maker! He serves up a frozen lemongrass parfait with pineapple flambe.
Then, James Beard award-winner Chef Nancy Silverton joins Ming in the kitchen
to make her blueberry brown butter tart.
MARTIN YAN’S TASTE OF VIETNAM
Da Nang and China Beach
Sat., March 7, 5:30 pm
International culinary icon Martin Yan returns with a new series that explores
the bustling cities, breathtaking landscapes, colorful history and authentic cuisine
of Vietnam. Over the course of 26 episodes, Martin travels extensively throughout
Vietnam, fishing in tiny floating villages, sampling street food in Hanoi, and
learning about rice cultivation in the lush countryside. Martin brings his
infectious enthusiasm and impressive culinary skills to the table as he
demonstrates Vietnamese mainstays.
Da Nang and China Beach
Da Nang is a modern business hub, a famous beach resort and a center for culture
and the arts. Martin explores the culinary side of Da Nang and how the city
embraces metal, stone, water, fire and earth, the five natural elements in many
of its endeavors. Recipes include: braised duck with ginger and red wine; baked
omelet with duck.