Arts, Drama, Culture
CALL THE MIDWIFE
Season 4, Part 6 of 8
Sun., May 3, 7:00 pm
Inspired 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 6 of 8
A secret romance faces heartbreak when teenager Paulette becomes pregnant, a
situation complicated by her diabetes and her boyfriend’s criminal past. Nurse
Crane helps support the young couple, but Paulette’s life is endangered when
the two run off together. Meanwhile, a group of itinerants comes to the attention
of the Nonnatus team when Noakes accuses them of theft. The midwives are drawn
into their closed world when they treat a newborn. Patsy organizes a
fundraising square dance, to which Fred asks Violet on a date.
Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 6 of 8
Sun., May 3, 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 6 of 8
Harry and Victor spiral deeper into despair, as do Mardle and Grove. Serge and
Violette fly high after a crash.
WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 6
Sun., May 3, 9:00 pm
Thurs., May 7, 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 5 of 6
With Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane
Seymour. Anne hears of this and threatens Cromwell to make terms with her
before her son is born. But has she overplayed her cards?
AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE
Part 2 of 3
Sun., May 3, 10:00 pm
In Part 2 of 3, couples take the floor in the International Standard division,
full of flowing ball gowns and graceful waltzes, and then the sizzling
International Latin style, with its flamboyant costumes and seductive steps.
Mon., May 4, 7:30 pm
Kale Hannahs, David Kamakahi and Matt Sproat of the acclaimed Hawaiian music
group Waipuna present their interpretation of Hawaiian music, accompanied by
hula dancer Jaimie Kennedy. From “Malama Mau Hawaii,” a selection from Waipuna’s
first album, to “E Mau Ke Aloha,” composed by David’s father, Dennis Kamakahi,
Waipuna will take you through a joyful musical cycle.
Santa Clara, CA, Part 3 of 3
Mon., May 4, 8:00 pm
The visit to Santa Clara, California, features great finds that include a Booker T.
Washington archive collected by Washington’s former teacher; a 17th-century
Chinese transitional wine pot that was mistaken for a teapot; and an Eanger
Irving Couse painting featuring an iconic subject for the artist. Watch to
discover which item is valued at $75,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg joins
appraiser Brian Witherell at the Computer History Museum to look at the first
Biloxi, MS, Part 3 of 3
Mon., May 4, 9:00 pm
In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Beth Szescila at the
Walter Anderson Museum of Art to discuss how the beauty of the southern
landscape and its creatures inspired the paintings and prints of this prolific,
20th-century Mississippi native. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a
suit worn by Olivia de Havilland in the 1943 film Princess O’Rourke; a
circa 1890 French industrial clock; and four 1827 watercolor portraits
attributed to “The Guilford Limner,” a mysterious North Carolina-based artist
who never signed his work, valued conservatively at $60,000.
Mon., May 4, 10:00 pm
Thurs., May 7, 9:00 pm
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender)
teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an
all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling
romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.
Tues., May 5, 7:30 pm
Susan Yamada is Executive Director of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship
at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Shidler College of Business. Yamada
calls herself an “accidental entrepreneur,” with a career that moved from
hospitality to publishing to leading tech companies. After a successful life in
Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom, she came home to Hawaii, never needing
to work again. But in this phase of her life, she has dedicated herself to
giving back to her community by mentoring young future entrepreneurs.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
May 6 at 11:00 pm and Sun., May 10 at 4:00 pm.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea
Wed., May 6, 7:30
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.
Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea
Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small
North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of “putting up”
corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode
concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.
Thurs., May 7, 10:00 pm
Host Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda,
the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then
heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a
centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the
golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to
the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan’s last stop
is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate
AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE
Part 3 of 3
Fri., May 8, 9:00 pm
This three-part series, hosted by former U.S dance champions Mary Murphy and
Tony Meredith, features all four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing:
American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin.
In addition to 25 world-class couples competing to be named “America’s Best,” the
series includes backstage footage of the couples preparing for competition;
exhibitions featuring other top couples in each style of dance, from children
to Pro-Am champions; and behind-the-scenes looks at different aspects of the
world of ballroom dancing, from music to hairstyles.
Part 3 of 3
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.
Caring for Mom & Dad
Fri., May 8, 10:00 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.
VICTORY GARDEN’S edibleFEAST
Sat., May 9, 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.
Visit Palm Beach, Florida, where Dr. John Zahina-Ramos of Just One Backyard shows
how to plant sweet potatoes in a wheelbarrow and then how to make a wall garden.
Then visit Jojo Milano, who left the urban life of Miami to start a farm in
rural Palm Beach County where she raises purebred Nubian and Lamancha goats and
makes cheese from their milk. Next, head to the water to see how Eric Finn dives
for the invasive lionfish and spiny lobster. Finish up in the kitchen of Chef
Clay Conley, who serves up lionfish escabeche.
RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Italy’s Riviera: Cinque Terre
Sat., May 9, 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 Riviera: Cinque Terre
Exploring Italy’s most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, we visit five tiny
port towns: dramatic Vernazza, surrounded by vineyards; reclusive Corniglia, high
on a bluff; pastel Manarola; hardscrabble Riomaggiore; and the pint-sized resort
of Monterosso. Fishing for anchovies, sipping wine out of rustic barrels, and
savoring twinkling Mediterranean vistas, we enjoy a Riviera adventure.
Road to The Globe
Sat., May 9, 8:00 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.
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Profit & Loss
Sat., May 9, 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
Profit & Loss
In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government-owned nickel mine has relocated
villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on
contested clan land, and dumped mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations
people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are strip-mined
to unearth the world’s third-largest oil reserve. Indigenous people tell their
own stories – and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Pilgrims & Tourists
Sat., May 9, 10:00 pm
In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own
mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut
through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls
grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans
to enlarge one of the West’s biggest dams and submerge this touchstone of a
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., May 9, 11:00 pm
Alt.rock superstar Beck performs. The singer/songwriter plays songs from his album
Morning Phase and some of his greatest hits.
Tues., May 5, 10:00 pm
Fri., May 8, 11:00 pm
FRONTLINE presents the vivid, inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why
it wasn’t stopped before it was too late. With exclusive access to key global
decision-makers and health responders, and gripping accounts of victims from
the slums of Monrovia to the jungles of Guinea, the episode exposes tragic
missteps in the response to the epidemic.
Thurs., May 7, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kaiser High School in East Oahu.
Moanalua High School in the Salt Lake district of Oahu presents a story on
Moanalua history teacher Cris Pasquil, who uses non-traditional activities
like group projects, skits and even music to instill a love of learning in
his students. He draws inspiration from his own experience learning hula under
kumu hula Robert Cazimero and his halau’s recent victory at the esteemed Merrie
H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profiles 2014 Baldwin graduate Marcus Chambers,
who has already achieved success as a surf videographer. What started off as
a hobby for Marcus has led to nominations at international award competitions,
thanks to the growing importance of video and social media in the world of
Waipahu High School on Oahu features a follow-up story on Victoria Cuba. We first
met Victoria last season as a senior at Waipahu High School, when she opened up
about being homeless. Now, she attends the University of Hawaii at Manoa on a
full scholarship and interns at PBS Hawaii. No longer homeless, she resides
in a UH dorm, but admits that the transition has had its challenges.
Students at Lahainaluna High School on Maui show us that boarding at their school
is a unique experience
and an opportunity not afforded to most students in
Hawaii. Boarders live and work on campus, immerse themselves in learning,
and form unique bonds with others. But the program is in jeopardy, and
many are now working to save it.
Waianae High School in West Oahu tells us about a new mode of transportation for
some of their campus staff. With 40 acres and nearly 2,000 students to care
for, Waianae High School’s security guards have a lot of ground to cover. The
department recently acquired bicycles as a healthier, more cost-effective mode
of transportation. The change is slowly spreading throughout the school.
Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island shows how their school is developing one of
only two high school lacrosse teams on the island. Konawaena teacher Daniel Curran
is on a mission to make lacrosse a mainstream sport in Hawaii. Starting a team has
many unique challenges, but students say the benefits are worth it.
Mililani Middle School in Central Oahu profiles the rock band EMKE.
This program encores Saturday, May 9 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
What is the best future for Kahoolawe?
Thurs., May 7, 8:00 pm
Kahoolawe, an island that many Hawaiians hold as sacred, has been a cultural
and political touchstone since the 1970s. When the U.S. military handed over
control of Kahoolawe to the state of Hawaii, unexploded bombs and erosion left
a barren landscape that many to this day are working to replant and restore.
Today, Kahoolawe waits to be transferred to a Native Hawaiian entity to manage
the island, but funding for the clean-up is fast running out. The Legislature
has approved $2 million to help continue the restoration of Kahoolawe,
but will it be enough?
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., May 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 6, 8:00 pm
From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, this special
explores the difficulties of raising parrots, the reasons some breeders and
owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild. Owners and
rescuers of the popular bird talk about the ups and downs of caring for these
Nazi Attack on America
Wed., May 6, 9:00 pm
Long before 9/11, a little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores,
lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea
explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck
of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the
gulf just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was part of Operation Drumbeat, a
highly successful U-boat operation that caught East Coast cities and shipping
almost completely unprepared. With state-of-the-art survey gear, Ballard probes
the wreck and unravels a dramatic mystery in the official story of the sub’s
Building the Future
Wed., May 6, 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.
Building the Future
Commonly known as “the cheese grater,” the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of
London’s avant-garde architecture. Designed as a tapered tower with a steel
exoskeleton, it’s the tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the most
innovative. The teams behind the Leadenhall project had to radically rethink
every aspect of the traditional building model. This program follows the
monumental challenges that come with erecting this super skyscraper:
constructed off-site, delivered to location, and stacked like a giant Lego set
and bolted together.
The Day the ‘60s Died
Mon., May 4, 11:00 pm
The aftermath of the shooting deaths of four college students at Kent State on May
4, 1970 has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the
Civil War. This compelling documentary returns to that turbulent spring 45
years ago with a new perspective on the incident and what followed by exploring
how three very different worlds – U.S. college campuses, the jungles of
Cambodia and the Nixon White House – collided during that month in 1970.
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Tues., May 5, 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.
A frail, asthmatic young Theodore Roosevelt transforms himself into a vigorous
champion of the strenuous life, loses one great love and finds another, leads
men into battle and then rises like a rocket to become the youngest president
in American history at age 42. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, brought up as the
pampered only child of adoring parents, follows his older cousin’s career with
worshipful fascination and begins to think he might one day follow in his
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
Taming the Timber Bench
Sat., May 9, 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.
Taming the Timber Bench
Roy shows off this classic German carpenter’s bench built with stopped sliding
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., May 9, 2:30 pm
Roger helps a homeowner replace a mailbox that was damaged by a snowplow. Kevin
shares some information about windows and Tom helps a homeowner reuse an old
door in a new opening.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: Down to the Wire
Sat., May 9, 3:00 pm
Kevin arrives to see the installation of tall fescue that needs less water and
fertilizer than other varieties. Interior designer Robin Gannon tells Kevin how
she designed the great room entertainment center; then Matt Allen shows how
he’s turning the design into reality. Later, Kevin checks on the salvaged
interior doors that will conceal the TV. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin
the finished mechanical room and closes the loop on the final heating and
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Cooking with Wine
Sat., May 9, 4:00 pm
Cooking with wine is an easy way to boost the flavor in any recipe. Martha Stewart
highlights the basic guidelines for using wine as an ingredient in four classic
recipes: richly flavored beef bourguignon; cioppino, a
tomato-and-wine-based fish stew; a sumptuous chicken marsala; and
poached pears two ways, in red and white wine.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Southeast Asian Specialties
Sat., May 9, 4:30 pm
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to
learn how to make Vietnamese beef pho at home. Then, test cook Becky
Hays uncovers the secrets to making the Singapore noodles.
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Sat., May 9, 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.
Sometimes the fastest route to dinner is to sauté or quick fry a piece of meat or
fish. Sara shows the proper technique and then some quick, mix-and-match ways to
change it up. She shows us her pork sauté with a choice of two sauces, then her
spicy blackened fish with a homemade Creole rub.
Sat., May 9, 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.
Lidia prepares a light, healthy summer meal. Beat the heat with a scallop salad, savory
seared sesame chicken breast, and a refreshing mint granita for dessert.