Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on the silver screen. This special features classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore’s critical role as TV’s first independent career woman.
Those Who Came Before tells the story of a young Hawaiian ʻukulele virtuosoʻs journey of musical self-discovery and how it turned into a 50-year pursuit of Hawaiian cultural and musical traditions.
The documentary pays tribute to the music of Hawaiians whose gifts of knowledge helped guide Eddie Kamae. His pursuit led him to some of the most respected gatekeepers of the Hawaiian Renaissance: the great author and translator Mary Kawena Pukui, the “Songwriter of Waipiʻo” Sam Liʻa, “Aloha Chant” author Pilahi Paki, and Hawaiian cultural resource Lilia “Mama” Hale. One by one, they entrusted him with key pieces of Hawaiʻi’s musical heritage – inspiring him to understand, perform, and pass that heritage on to the children of Hawaiʻi.
Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae is the 10th documentary from Eddie and Myrna Kamae’s celebrated and multiple award-winning Hawaiian Legacy Series.
Six unlikely heroes from around the globe celebrate the power of the human spirit, the beauty of nature, and the diversity of world cultures as they protect the Earth for future generations. True underdogs, they wield tools as simple as art, scuba gear and the local pub to take on powerful opponents … and win.
BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) celebrates Downton Abbey with a special program offering insight into the making of the award- winning series, a look back with the cast at their favorite moments and a behind-the-scenes peek with the crew on set.
Air date: Thurs., Oct. 8, 9:00 pm
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. In keeping with Princess Ruth’s own devotion to Hawaiian language and culture, this documentary is presented in two versions: English and Hawaiian.
The Hawaiian Version of this program will be shown: Thurs., Oct. 8, 9:30 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.”