Arts, Drama, Culture
Mr. Selfridge: A Celebration
Sun., March 22, 7:00 pm
Sneak a peek at Season 3 of Mr. Selfridge and enjoy favorite moments from past
seasons with Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur. The special
features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the actors and series’
Na Mele: Jerry Santos
Sun., March 22, 8:30 pm
When we hear his distinctive voice, there is no mistaking the music of Jerry Santos.
And when we listen to his lyrics, there is no mistaking his connection with the
memories and emotions of our own lives. In this NA MELE, Jerry has woven
together a story of home. “The idea of home was the driving force for the
content. Most of the songs speak to the idea of ku‘u home, a personal,
endearing way to refer to our place in the world. It becomes ku‘u because we
attach to it our familiarity, what the wind and the rain are like, how the
mountains smell, what is in the river, who our people are, our attachment to
them and the things we have learned by being of a place,” Jerry says.
Jerry mixes “All of That Love from Here” with his signature song, “Ku‘u Home ‘O
Kahalu‘u,” as well as “Tewe Tewe,” a playful song that pays tribute to the
slippery o‘opu. He also performs “Seabird” and “Ku‘u Makamaka,” among other
songs. Joining Jerry in the PBS Hawaii studio are musicians Kamuela Kimokeo
and Hoku Zuttermeister.
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
Sun., March 22, 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.
Sarah learns to her great distress that Merrick is about to announce his engagement
to Susan. She turns for help to an old friend who knows more about Merrick’s
past than anyone.
Keola Beamer, Nona Beamer, Moana Beamer
Mon., March 23, 7:30 pm
In this encore presentation of a vintage in-studio concert, Keola Beamer plays
alongside his mother, the late Auntie Nona Beamer and his wife, Moana Beamer.
Bismarck, ND, Part 3 of 3
Mon., March 23, 8:00 pm
The Roadshow is in Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser
Ted Trotta head to the State Historical Society of North Dakota to look at
Plains Indian ledger drawings. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an
original Santa Claus advertisement by Hadden Sundblom; a 1778 letter written
and signed by George Washington, dated from Valley Forge; and two Irish dragoon
swallowtail guidon flags that were used in the Battle of Nashville and
are now valued at $50,000.
Billings, MT, Part 2 of 3
Mon., March 23, 9:00 pm
Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of a Montana ranch, host Mark L. Walberg
and appraiser John Sollo explore the works of Thomas Molesworth, a significant
figure in the popularization of rustic, Western-style furnishings. Highlights
from the Roadshow floor include a 19th-century Japanese suit of armor; an 1874
oil painting by noted Swiss artist Luigi Rossi; and a circa 1825 Parisian gilt
bronze serving tray valued at $50,000 to $70,000.
Little White Lie
Mon., March 23, 10:00 pm
Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers
that the man she’s always assumed was her father is not her biological parent,
she unlocks a powerful family secret about her real father’s identity. The film
is a moving look at the legacy of family secrets and the healing power of truth.
A Perfect Balance
Mon., March 23, 11:00 pm
When the curtain rises on a ballet performance, audience members may marvel at the
artistry and skill of the choreography, but often overlook the dedicated dancers
responsible for bringing the work to life. This program goes backstage
for a revealing look inside the world of ballet. Through interviews, some of
the world’s greatest dancers describe the commitment and discipline required
for a life in professional ballet. Their stories provide a rarely seen glimpse
into the lives of some of today’s most gifted and accomplished dancers and shed
light on the creative process. The film captures principal dancers from the
American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet
and San Francisco Ballet rehearsing and performing their signature works in a
wide array of styles – classical pas de deux, contemporary, high-energy,
lyrical and romantic.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Tues., March 24, 7:30 pm
Growing up on the island of Hawaii, Glenn Furuya was raised by what he calls the
“village” of Hilo. There, he learned the importance of hard work and building
relationships, and saw how local values and humility helped build successful
businesses. Furuya now channels these local attributes as he teaches leadership
skills in Hawaii and around the world.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
March 25 at 11:00 pm and Sun., March 29 at 4:00 pm.
PBS Previews: The Best of Drama
Tues., March 24, 8:00 pm
Host Audra McDonald presents a diverse lineup of new drama series coming to PBS this
year. From returning favorites like CALL THE MIDWIFE and MASTERPIECE “Mr.
Selfridge” to exciting new shows like WOLF HALL, POLDARK and THE CRIMSON FIELD,
discover not-to-be-missed stories and characters. The program includes
interviews with series producers and stars such as Damian Lewis and Mark
Rylance of WOLF HALL and Aidan Turner of POLDARK.
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour
Tues., March 24, 11:00 pm
Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, Sharon Isbin is
considered one of today’s pre-eminent classical guitarists. Isbin’s catalogue
of more than 25 recordings – ranging from Baroque, folk and Latin to rock, pop
and jazz-fusion – reflects her remarkable versatility. Combining performance
and documentary, the film focuses on Isbin’s unusual and inspiring musical
journey, including her struggles working in a traditionally male-dominated field. We
also see Isbin’s role as teacher to a new generation of guitarists at
both The Julliard School, where she created the first guitar department, and
the Aspen Music Festival.
MIND OF A CHEF
Wed., March 25, 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.
David Chang’s pastry chef Christina Tosi makes corn cookies and her
three-layered Arnold Palmer cake. Chef Joe Burns makes ice cream and Chang
goes strawberry picking.
Hula: The Merrie Monarch’s Golden Celebration
Thurs., March 26, 8:00 pm
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 2013 preparations for the 50th annual Merrie
Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. The Festival is Hawaii’s most significant
cultural event and showcases the art of hula for a global audience. This
program highlights the hard work, dedication and spirit of the Festival
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Biography Hawaii: Joseph Nawahi
Thurs., March 26, 9:00 pm
This documentary tells the story of Hawaiian patriot Joseph Nawahi, a teacher,
surveyor, lawyer, cabinet minister, newspaper editor and artist in Hawaii who
lived from 1842 to 1896. Nawahi founded the anti-annexation political party Hui
Aloha ‘Aina and died a political prisoner deemed treasonous by the
American-controlled Republic of Hawaii.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea
Thurs., March 26, 10:00 pm
GLOBE TREKKER presents the story of how tea spread from China to capture the
taste of the world. Visits to Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh,
India, Morocco and Myanmar provide historical context, a look at cultural
traditions and rituals and what the future holds for this popular beverage.
A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
Host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today’s world.
Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible
for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the
21st century. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen,
and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how
they live using their talents and the challenges and importance of keeping
those traditions alive in a modern-day world.
The Book Maker
Thurs., March 26, 11:00 pm
Chad Pastotnik makes fine art books. Host Eric Gorges visits Chad’s
studio to learn about 400-year-old printing and binding techniques.
The Boat Maker
Thurs., March 26, 11:30 pm
John Yothers builds beautiful and very functional wooden boats. Host Eric Gorges
learns the proper way to blueprint a boat and also what goes into building a
boat from scratch.
Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro
Fri., March 27, 9:00 pm
Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also
inspired Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which
concludes “Mirth, with thee we mean to live.” Choreographer Mark Morris
garnered international fame for this 1988 “work of genius” (The New York
Times) set to Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of
dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms.
Mia, A Dancer’s Journey
Fri., March 27, 11:00 pm
One of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century, Mia Slavenska was
Croatia’s greatest dancer and a pioneer in American ballet. A daughter’s
promise to tell her mother’s story serves as the starting point for this
documentary, which becomes a fascinating and moving reflection on historical
memory, national identity and the power of dance. The film traces Mia’s journey
from tumultuous prewar Europe through her emergence as a glamorous ballerina of
the Ballets Russes and a star attraction on stages across America, culminating
with her return to her homeland.
MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Bartlett Farm, New Orleans
Sat., March 28, 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.
Bartlett Farm, New Orleans
Pete goes on a road trip across Lake Pontchartrain for a farm-fresh feast Louisiana
style and discovers that there is more to New Orleans than Mardi Gras. Who better to
take us there than radio host/storyteller Poppy Tooker and acclaimed New
Orleans Chef Susan Spicer. On their way they stop by local purveyors to pick up
the ingredients for the night’s big feast. First stop on the road trip,
Farmhouse Dairy Co. where Pete picks up fresh ricotta made from goat’s milk.
Next stop is Barlett Farm where the chefs pick local vegetables, farm fresh
eggs and locally raised chickens. After an adventurous day on the road, it is
time to eat! On the menu tonight, Stuffed Eggs with Prosciutto, Charred
Fritters and Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Ricotta, a delicious Spicy Chicken
Dish with great local fruits, and a Louisiana dessert…Creole Cream Cheese. All
for a pop-up party of 18 or so friends, family, fans and more than a handful of
RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Sat., March 28, 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.
From the port of Kusadasi, we join Rick to wander the streets of ancient Ephesus,
soak in a natural spa at Pamukkale, learn why the dervishes whirl at Konya,
lunch in a Turkish pizzeria, and cruise the Mediterranean on a traditional
Turkish gulet (yacht) from Antalya.
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Sat., March 28, 8:00 pm
Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad
and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the
Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of
Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René
Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., March 28, 11:00 pm
Country superstar Tim McGraw takes the ACL stage to perform his greatest hits and new material.
DROPPING BACK IN
Sun., March 22, 6:00 pm
Nearly 40 million adults in America – 1 in 5 – lack a high school diploma or GED
credential. In this four-part series focusing on America’s dropout crisis,
we’ll meet some of America’s dropouts, come to understand the issues they face,
and learn about the people and programs helping them drop back in and move on
with their educations and lives.
The challenges faced by many dropouts go far beyond academics. Most dropouts are
unemployed or under-employed, and many live in poverty. Meeting the many needs
of their complicated lives is a key to success for many adult education programs.
The Vaccine War
Tues., March 24, 10:00 pm
Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest
achievements of modern medicine. But for many ordinary Americans vaccines have
become controversial. Young parents are concerned at the sheer number of shots
and follow alternative vaccination schedules. Other parents are choosing not to
vaccinate their kids at all. And some advocacy groups view vaccines as
responsible for alarming rises in certain disorders, including ADHD and autism.
This is the vaccine war: On one side sits scientific medicine and the public
health establishment; on the other, a populist coalition of parents,
celebrities, politicians and activists. It’s a war that increasingly takes
place on the Internet with both sides using the latest social media tools to
win the hearts and minds of the public.
Thurs., March 26, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Leilehua High School on Oahu.
Students from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of Shardenei Luning,
who has been competing in beauty pageants since the age of four and now shines
as the only female member of the Waianae Tigers Junior Midgets Pop Warner
football team. When confronted by a bully on the team, Shardenei learns to hold
her own with both grace and grit.
Students from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profile senior McKayla Wandell, who uses
her story of growing up with a methamphetamine-addicted father to teach others
about the dangers of the drug; students from King Intermediate School on Oahu
feature how seventh-grader Aisha Yamamoto fell in love with being a disc jockey
and now spins at all the school dances; students from Punahou School on Oahu
highlight how freshman Kahi Bisho is combining his love of the ocean and
photography into an artistic venture; students from Kealakehe High School in
Kona profile Cathy Lewis, who is the longest active Red Cross volunteer in
Hawaii County and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in Hawaii County; and
students from Waimea High School on Kauai turn the spotlight on the reopening
of historic Waimea Theater, which has found new life as a community gathering place.
This program encores Saturday, March 28 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., March 27, 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 27, 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 27, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Ireland’s Wild River
Wed., March 25, 8:00 pm
The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and longest river.
It is both a barrier and a highway – a silver ribbon holding back the rugged
landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey
south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on
little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as
almost nowhere else. For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson
lives on the river – camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries
in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four
seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never
been seen or heard or experienced before.
The Bible’s Buried Secrets
Wed., March 25, 9:00 pm
This special investigates the origins of the ancient Israelites, the evolution of
their belief in one God and the creation of the Bible. More than a century of
literary detective work and decades of archeological excavation in the Holy
Land challenge viewers with provocative insights, including that some Israelites
worshiped pagan gods and believed that God had a wife.
James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work
Tues., March 24, 8:30 pm
Review the story of a remarkable politician and statesman. James A. Baker III, now 84,
helped elect three presidents, served in top posts for two of them and was a
central player in momentous events of the late 20th century. With candid
testimony from Baker and firsthand accounts from former presidents Clinton,
Carter and Bush Sr., former Secretaries of State Rice and Kissinger, former
Vice President Cheney, other Washington insiders, journalists and historians,
this is an eye-opening story of power, persuasion and diplomacy at the highest levels.
ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC
Hall Tree and Bench
Sat., March 28, 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
Hall Tree and Bench
Tommy has the ‘Wood Whisperer’, Marc Spagnuolo, in the shop. Marc joins
Tommy to make a Hall Tree and Bench, which can add both elegance and convenience to any home.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., March 28, 2:30 pm
Kevin heads to Kansas City to help a homeowner transform an old backsplash. Richard
helps a homeowner install a new kitchen faucet.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: Conservation Concerns
Sat., March 28, 3:00 pm
Gutter fabricator Mike Vidulich installs a one-piece covered gutter that should never
have to be cleaned. In the backyard, Roger shows Kevin the native plants he’s
using to turn a patch of lawn back to nature, as required by the local
Conservation Commission. Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin the
existing aluminum wiring in the old part of the house and how he’s safely
working with it to update the recessed light fixtures and add new sconces over
the mantel. Norm visits a factory in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to see how
they’re making and testing two types of windows for the project. Roger shows
Kevin the infiltration system that is going to disperse the water from gutters
into the ground.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., March 28, 4:00 pm
If you would like to learn how to re-create a classic steakhouse at home, you’ll
love this lesson. Martha Stewart starts the meal off with the perfect martini
and an easy appetizer, baked stuffed clams. Follow along as she teaches the
technique for searing a porterhouse steak served with a compound butter, and
shares her mother’s creamed-spinach recipe and her secret to the fluffiest
baked potatoes, complete with an array of garnishes.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Pork Tenderloin Dinner
Sat., March 28, 4:30 pm
Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to the perfect broiled pork tenderloin.
Then equipment expert Adam Ried reviews wine savers. And finally, test cook
Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make rice and
lentils with crispy onions.
Let Them Eat Fish Cakes
Sat., March 28, 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.
Let Them Eat Fish Cakes
Chef Ming shows us two ways to make this summer classic. He prepares salmon cakes
with fennel salad, and cod cakes with tartar sauce.
MARTIN YAN’S TASTE OF VIETNAM
The Fruit of Dragons
Sat., March 28, 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.
The Fruit of Dragons
Dragon fruit is a colorful and tasty treat that is prized all over Asia. Martin visits
one of the largest dragon fruit farms in Vietnam to learn all about this exotic
fruit. Recipes include: shrimp & dragon salad; Vietnamese duck cassoulet.