Arts, Drama, Culture
CALL THE MIDWIFE
Season 4, Part 7 of 8
Sun., May 10, 7:00 pm
by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses, midwives
and nuns from London’s Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of
Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4,
the community prepares to enter a new decade – the 1960s.
Part 7 of 8
Shirley and Marion, each pregnant with her first child, meet again. The old school
friends are now worlds apart, but are brought together later in an unexpected
way. Elsewhere, Barbara makes a revolutionary suggestion to help Sister Mary
Cynthia’s bedsore patient, Tommy. However, it turns out that his wife, Gert,
most needs care. The love between Tommy and Gert makes Fred think about taking
the next step with Violet.
Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 7 of 8
Sun., May 10, 8:00 pm
The third season of the popular series, starring Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant
American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store,
picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus,
Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill.
Part 7 of 8
The store takes a big gamble. Victor hits on a survival strategy, while Gordon
and Grace test the waters.
WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 6
Sun., May 10, 9:00 pm
Thurs., May 14, 11:00 pm
Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis
(Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation
of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of
Cromwell in the Tudor court – from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.
Part 6 of 6
Henry’s love for Anne Boleyn has given way to anger and distrust. Henry instructs
Cromwell to rid him of his second queen. Sensing her loss of favor, the queen’s
AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE
Part 3 of 3
Sun., May 10, 10:00 pm
The winning couples in the four divisions of ballroom compete across dance styles
in the grand finale. Plus, stunning performances in the Cabaret division and
the Pro-Am division.
Hawaii Jazz All-Stars
Mon., May 11, 7:30 pm
NA MELE swings with an encore of a classic special jazz salute to Hawaiian music,
featuring Sam Ahia on guitar and vocals, Rich Crandall on piano, Sango Muyiwa
on percussion, Noel Okimoto on vibes and Byron Yasui on upright bass.
Charleston, WV, Part 1 of 3
Mon., May 11, 8:00 pm
In Charleston, West Virginia, new appraisals include: an archive of the Oak Ridge
Journal, the newspaper for a town created for the Manhattan Project; a Pete
Seeger autographed sign relating to the Peekskill riots of 1949; and an 1854
Edward Beyer panoramic oil painting that features Charleston before West
Virginia separated from Virginia. Tune in to find out which appraisal is valued
at $250,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian visit the
Beckley Exhibition Mine to bust some popular diamond myths.
Washington, DC, Part 1 of 3
Mon., May 11, 9:00 pm
In Washington, DC, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the
Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters of the U.S. State Department and its
diplomatic reception rooms, including the Thomas Jefferson State Reception
Room, appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include: a 1958 letter signed by Martin
Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique,
turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set, valued at
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
Mon., May 11, 10:00 pm
In over 30 years as a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb has pushed the boundaries of
her art, and pioneered a movement form called “POPACTION,” which is couched in
the exploration of human potential – both physical and emotional. Her work
openly questions why dance can’t be explosive, action oriented and extreme, yet
just as captivating as ballet. Over the years she has worked to create a unique
performance company that melds the physical with the sublime, and her troupe’s
fearless performances in both public and private spaces challenge the notion of
what the body can do. Streb’s dancers become part acrobat, part gymnast and
part extreme thrill seeker as they walk on walls, dive through glass and move
so fast they seem to disappear and fly.
Caring for Mom & Dad
Mon., May 11, 11:00 pm
Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber
the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in
addition to balancing work and family, a job most cannot afford to do. This
phenomenon is faced by millions of baby boomers who are approaching retirement
themselves, and who are also grappling with the responsibilities of one or both
of their parents’ care. The program explores the emotional, health and financial
challenges that many caregivers face every day and offers some solutions and tips
to help others embarking on this new future.
Tues., May 12, 7:30 pm
Growing up in then-rural Kapaa, Kauai, Edwin Gayagas was an adventurous toddler.
He figured out how to harvest his own dessert -by pulling honey from a beehive
behind his home at Kapaa Stables. He also made friends with soldiers whom he
discovered camping in nearby pastures. That was shortly before America entered
World War II. The soldiers would be a formative influence.
Ed recalls joining the Hawaii National Guard at 16, lying about his age to gain
admittance. He pursued and lived his dream of a military career, serving in the
U.S. Army around the world and rising to the rank of Colonel. Throughout his
life, this fitness buff has maintained a positive attitude which helped him
overcome challenges and which he still exudes in his 70s.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
May 13 at 11:00 pm and Sun., May 17 at 4:00 pm.
Road to The Globe
Tues., May 12, 11:00 pm
In 2010, the home of Shakespeare – The Globe Theatre in London, England –
issued a proclamation outlining the world’s biggest Shakespearean festival: 36
countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36 languages. New Zealand actor Rawiri
Paratene answered the call and was given the honor of opening the festival.
Spanning the twelve-week period before opening night, the film follows Rawiri
as he forms his own company, Ngakau Toa, consisting of New Zealand’s best Maori
actors, and their journey as they prepare to take their Maori adaption of
William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida to The Globe.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Strawberry Stay at Home
Wed., May 13, 7:30 pm
A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the
life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to
open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina. Each
episode follows Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry
patches and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her menus.
Using a chef’s modern sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and
present – one ingredient at a time. A celebration of true farm-to-table food,
the series combines the action and drama of a high-pressure business with the
joys and stresses of family life.
Strawberry Stay at Home
Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern
harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry-
picking excursion, and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for coconut
cornbread strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream.
The Quietest Place on Earth
Thurs., May 14, 9:00 pm
On the island of Maui, Haleakala rises 10,000 feet – nearly two miles – into the
sky. The massive crater located at its summit carries the unique distinction of
being “the quietest place on Earth.” The exquisite stillness of its
stark volcanic landscape inspires a variety of experiences ranging from
spiritual to philosophical. Featured are musical artist Keola Beamer, poet W.S.
Merwin, cultural specialist Clifford Nae’ole, paniolo Wilfred Souza and others.
Thurs., May 14, 10:00 pm
Host Zay Harding’s epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and
penguin watching in Paradise Harbor. He then sails to historic Port Lockrov
where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists and unsuccessfully attempts
to climb the treacherous Mount Scott. Zay meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer
station and learns about the effects of global warming and the plight of the Adélie
penguin. He finally crosses the perilous Drake Passage on his way back to the
South American mainland.
American Ballet Theatre: A History
Fri., May 15, 9:00 pm
Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s pre-eminent ballet
companies. The documentary combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso
performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures
including: Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin;
contemporary luminaries, including dancers Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent,
choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and artistic director Kevin McKenzie; past and
present stars Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes and Hee Seo.
Loopdriver: The Journey of a Dance
Fri., May 15, 10:30 pm
Follow the creation of an original performance work by the award-winning international
dance company Troika Ranch. A dance experiment on the repetitions of the modern
world evolves into an exploration into the repetitive patterns in which
ordinary people find themselves trapped.
VICTORY GARDEN’S edibleFEAST
Sat., May 16, 7:00 pm
VICTORY GARDEN’s edibleFEAST takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling
from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods and the
people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV
personality Amy Devers, each episode features the work of 2013 James Beard
Award-winning filmmaker and Chef Daniel Klein, who introduces viewers to
gardeners, farmers and food producers around the country.
In Madison, Wisconsin, stop by the home of vegetable gardener Megan Cain and
learn to make an herb spiral using repurposed bricks. Watch Chef Christine
Inthachith and her mother Bounyoung of Lao Laan-Xang restaurant (the first Laotian
restaurant in Madison) cook up chicken laarp and fall squash curry.
Visit Roller Coaster farm, which supplies the majority of its pigs to Johnny
Hunter of the Underground Food Collective, then head back to Johnny’s butcher
shop to see him break down a pig and make charcuterie. And last, visit the
first organic cranberry farm in Wisconsin, a farm that uses the traditional
method of dry harvesting cranberries.
RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Italy’s Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna
Sat., May 16, 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.
Italy’s Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna
In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities. Padua is famed for its
venerable university, precious Giotto frescoe, and pilgrim-packed Basilica.
Verona is a hit with aficionados of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans. And
Ravenna, with its shimmering mosaics, was once the western bastion of the
Nā Loea: The Masters II
Sat., May 16, 8:00 pm
From sustainable fishing and land management practices, to preserving traditional
language and arts, this program shares the stories of native Hawaiians who have
dedicated their lives to practice, preserve and pass on knowledge and expertise
accumulated over years. Featured are: Mac Poepoe, a Native Hawaiian fisherman and
a community leader on Molokai who has dedicated his life to ensuring that the
ocean will be well-stocked for generations to come; and Herbert Hoe, who
recognized how the widespread health afflictions of the Native Hawaiian people
impaired their ability to care for themselves, and created his `Ai Pono diet
program utilizing the traditional foods of ancient Hawaiians.
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Islands of Sanctuary
Sat., May 16, 9:00 pm
In this four-part documentary series, native people share ecological wisdom and
spiritual reverence while battling a utilitarian view of land in the form of
consumer culture and resource extraction as well as competing religions and
Islands of Sanctuary
In Australia’s Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected
Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawaii, ecological
and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kahoolawe
after 50 years of military use as a bombing range.
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Fire & Ice
Sat., May 16, 10:00 pm
In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional
stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have
long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical
Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the
Q’eros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site
by intolerant Catholics.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples
Sat., May 16, 11:00 pm
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents
songs from her album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from her record
You Are Not Alone along with Staple Singers classics.
The Trouble with Chicken
Tues., May 12, 10:00 pm
Fri., May 15, 11:00 pm
FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat – particularly
poultry – and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat. Focusing on
an outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation’s largest poultry
processors, the episode shows how contaminants are evading regulators and
causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more
chicken than ever.
Thurs., May 14, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Waialua High and Intermediate School on the north shore of Oahu.
Why Are There So Many Mexican Restaurants in Kapaa?
Kapaa High School on Kauai explores why there are so many Mexican restaurants – 9, to be exact
– in their small town of Kapaa, where there is only one Starbucks. In spite of the availability
of so much Mexican food, restaurant owners don’t feel that they are in competition with each
other as they offer regional specialties from Mexico that distinguish their offerings.
Besides the popularity of Mexican food, the increasing Mexican population in Hawaii may
be a reason for the proliferation of restaurants.
Punahou School’s Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau Sails on Hokulea
Middle school students at Punahou School on Oahu feature their teacher, Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau,
who recently sailed to New Zealand on Hokulea’s Malama Honua worldwide voyage. Kaniela’s mother
was among Hokulea’s original crew, which instilled in him at a young age deep values for the
ocean and how important it is to take care of each other.
Two Ladies Kitchen in Hilo
Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island visits Two Ladies Kitchen, which serves up over twenty
flavors of mochi. The shop started with a family recipe and seven flavors and has grown,
making it a popular stop for locals and visitors alike, and where kitchen staff have become
Pohole Salad: A Hana Specialty
Hana K-12 School in East Maui shares how to make pohole salad, a popular dish in Hana that’s
served at community gatherings and special events. It’s made from the pohole fern that grows
in patches around Hana.
Master Storyteller Thomas Cummings
Kalani High School students in East Honolulu feature Uncle Tom Cummings, who has been telling
stories for over forty years, weaving Hawaiian culture, mythology, history and values into
tales that he started learning as a child. He captivates audiences using objects and “stuff”
to illustrate his storytelling.
Na Hoku Hano Hano Award Winner Mark Yamanaka
Mid Pacific Institute students in the Manoa district of Oahu had an opportunity to interview
award winning Hawaiian musician Mark Yamanaka and listen to his musical stylings.
Yamanaka shares one of the biggest challenges of his life – not being of Hawaiian ancestry and
wanting to play Hawaiian music.
Building Schools to be Safe
Maui High explores the challenges of designing schools to provide a healthy learning environment
while keeping out intruders. Architect Charles Kaneshiro, president of Group 70 International
based in Honolulu, shows the design elements he incorporated at Puʻu Kukui Elementary School
in Wailuku, Maui, to provide “zones of supervision” throughout the multi-building campus.
This program encores Saturday, May 16 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 pm. You
can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
What Did Our Lawmakers Do This Session to Make Hawaii Better?
Thurs., May 14, 8:00 pm
The last week of the 2015 legislative session included a flurry of final votes on many of
the session’s biggest bills, including a $26 billion budget, a commitment to 100 percent
renewable energy by 2045, a five-year extension on the rail tax for Honolulu residents,
the creation of a statewide medical marijuana dispensary system, and a modified plan to
protect more than 600 acres of undeveloped land on Oahu’s North Shore. Did the Legislature
decide to spend taxpayer money wisely? If signed by the governor, how will the new laws
impact Hawaii residents?
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., May 15, 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., May 15, 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., May 15, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Wed., May 13, 8:00 pm
In every animal’s life, there comes a time when it must face the world alone. For
a few, this happens just moments after birth, with no life lessons from parents
to help them, no time to hone their survival skills. Others have the advantage
of home schooling under the watchful eye of a mentor or family member. But
growing up is never easy, and finding food, avoiding predators and making
friends does not always come naturally. These are the trials and tribulations
of young animals all over the world as they prepare to leave home.
Wed., May 13, 9:00 pm
Marine scientists across the world are hunting for clues to one of the greatest
environmental catastrophes facing our planet today: ocean acidification. For
years we’ve known the ocean absorbs about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in
Earth’s atmosphere. But as carbon emissions continue to rise, seawater
chemistry is changing, and the ocean’s acidity is increasing. As a result, the
skeletons and shells of marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of
life are dissolving. Follow scientists who are seeking solutions and making
breakthrough discoveries, including a unique coral garden in Papua New Guinea
that offers a glimpse of what the seas could be like in a half-century.
The Vertical City
Wed., May 13, 10:00 pm
As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before, creating a
new generation of skyscrapers. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of
engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and more
luxurious than their predecessors. This four-part series follows the creation of
four extraordinary buildings, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we
live, work and protect ourselves from potential threats.
The Vertical City
Shanghai Tower isn’t just a skyscraper – it’s a vertical city, a collection of
businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size
of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls,
residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up
through 12 stories of clear space. When complete, the structure will dominate
Shanghai’s skyline, towering over its neighbors as a testament to China’s
economic success and the ambitions of the city’s wealthy elite.
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
In the Arena
Tues., May 12, 8:00 pm
Ken Burns’ seven-part documentary tells the stories of Theodore, Franklin and
Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential
families in American politics. The seven-part, 14-hour series marks the first
time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
In the Arena
Murder brings Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency, but he transforms the office
and makes himself perhaps the best-loved of all the men who ever lived in the White
House – battling corporate greed and building the Panama Canal, preserving American
wilderness, carrying the message of American might around the world. FDR courts
and weds Eleanor Roosevelt, the shy orphaned daughter of Theodore’s alcoholic
brother, Elliott. Franklin enters a law firm but jumps at the chance to run for
the New York state senate.
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
Pinch Rod and Squeezy Blocks
Sat., May 16, 2:00 pm
Using only the hand tools of the pre-industrial era, woodworker Roy Underhill
and his guests prove that there was life before electricity. Whether you think
muscle-powered tools are a thing of the past – or a thing of the future –
you’ll reconnect with your own inner craftsperson.
Pinch Rod and Squeezy Blocks
This pair of sliding diagonal rods with copper collars will help you get your
chests square and your dovetails tight.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., May 16, 2:30 pm
Tom and Kevin discuss kitchen island dimensions. Richard helps a homeowner quiet a
noisy baseboard heating system. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add
light to a kitchen by installing three new recessed cans.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: Garrison No More
Sat., May 16, 3:00 pm
Norm and Kevin review the transformation that has taken place in the 1966 Garrison
Colonial. Kitchen designer Michele Kelly shows Richard the design and
technology smarts built into the new kitchen. Kevin meets homeowner Jody and
her designer brother to see how he customized the spaces over the garage to
reflect each daughter’s personality. Interior designer Robin Gannon shows Norm
the updates she made to the older parts of the house. Kevin and Jody join
Jeremy in the kitchen to see the finished space, the new breakfast area, screen
porch and back deck.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., May 16, 4:00 pm
Martha Stewart shares her modern take on four favorites: a decadent eight-layer pork ragù
and béchamel-filled lasagna baked in individual ramekins; chicken parmesan with
an twist; an enormous raviolo with a rich egg yolk and ricotta-spinach
filling; and two variations of linguine with clam sauce – red and white.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Great Grilled Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
Sat., May 16, 4:30 pm
Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Tony Maws at Craigie on Main to learn all
about burgers from a pro. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen
with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best grilled burger
at home. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Swiss
cheese. Finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making thick-cut
sweet potato fries.
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Fish in a Bag
Sat., May 16, 5:00 pm
Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS, featuring
simple but delicious recipes for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals
on the table with minimal fuss. In addition, guest chefs from around the globe
prepare their favorite dishes in Sara’s home kitchen before taking her on a
culinary expedition to their favorite local farms, ethnic enclaves and other
secret food sources.
Fish in a Bag
The French term for cooking fish in a wrapper of foil or parchment is en
papillote. Special guest Chef Marc Vetri joins Sara with a delicious recipe
for clam pasta en papillote, then Sara shows us her own simple and juicy
“salmon in a bag.”
Heart Healthy & Heavenly
Sat., May 16, 5:30 pm
Chef Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace,
confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for
spontaneity and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Filled with tips and
techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table,
Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum
of kitchen wisdom.
Heart Healthy & Heavenly
Lidia prepares a meal of crispy savory potatoes baked with tomatoes and a salmon
with mustard sauce. Dessert is a light, fluffy angel cake, garnished with