Month: December 2015

PROGRAM LISTINGS
Jan., 3 – Jan. 9, 2016

 

Arts, Drama, Culture

 

Countdown to Downton Abbey

Sun., Jan. 3, 7:00 pm

New

 

Join Tony Award-winning host Kelli O’Hara to count down the moments till the
final season begins, with cast and filmmaker interviews celebrating the global
impact of the series. Tune in to find out what may lie in store for the beloved
characters.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC

Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 1 of 9

Sun., Jan. 3, 8:00 pm

New

 

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-
winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced
stories centered on an English country estate.

 

Part 1 of 9
Extortion and downsizing threaten Downton Abbey. Change is afoot at the hospital.
Mrs. Hughes poses a delicate question. Daisy speaks her mind, and Anna and Bates
wait for the word.

 

Downton Abbey: A Celebration

Sun., Jan. 3, 9:15 pm

New

 

Continue the excitement as the final season begins and savor favorite moments from
past seasons. Glean hints of what’s to come in clips from upcoming episodes, along
with behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and producers.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Sun., Jan. 3, 10:00 pm

Tues., Jan 5, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and
international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic Broadway
shows as West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider
Woman
(to name only a few), Rivera was also a frequent guest star during the
golden age of television variety specials. In April, 2015, Rivera returned to
Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-
Terrence McNally musical The Visit.

 

This special includes archival clips from Chita’s many shows and TV appearances,
and interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele, The Visit director John
Doyle , John Kander, original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence,
Terrence McNally, Dick Van Dyke, choreographer Dee Dee Wood, Ben Vereen and
Chita’s daughter Lisa Mordente.

 

NA MELE

Jerry Byrd & Friends

Mon., Jan. 4, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

NA MELE presents a special encore of the smooth sounds of the late master steel
guitarist Jerry Byrd. Byrd was joined for this nostalgic journey by four master
musicians in their own right: Hiram Olsen Jr. on guitar and vocals; Dennis
Keohokalole on ukulele and vocals; Gary Aiko on upright bass and vocals; and
the late Ned Ka’apana on guitar and vocals.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Spokane, WA, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Jan. 4, 8:00 pm

New

 

The Roadshow celebrates its 20th anniversary with treasures from Spokane, WA,
including a 1919 Belmont Stakes trophy, 1963 “The Avengers” comics and two
Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso oil paintings. Which find is worth $200,000 to
$300,000?

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Pittsburgh, PA, Part 2 of 3

Mon., Jan. 4, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a 6.5 carat yellow mine cut diamond
ring kept for years in a sock drawer; a North American Indian club and pipe
the owner believes belonged to Sitting Bull; and three Charles Darwin first
editions.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS

Chuck Norris vs Communism

Mon., Jan. 4, 10:00 pm

Fri., Jan. 8, 11:00 pm

New

 

In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films – mostly Hollywood action movies –
smashed through the Iron Curtain, opening a window into the free world. A black
market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film
to the people – and helped fuel a revolution.

 

A Tribute to Toussaint

Mon., Jan. 4, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

The late performer and songwriter Allen Toussaint worked with Dr. John, B.J.
Thomas, Boz Scaggs, Paul McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Fats Domino and many others.
As a philanthropist, he helped raise more than $1 million for the hungry and
homeless in his native New Orleans. To show their deep appreciation for his
music and charitable acts, New Orleans Artists Against Hunger &
Homelessness honored Toussaint on his 75th birthday with this concert, recorded
in 2013.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Sam Cooke

Tues., Jan. 5, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

In this conversation from 2010, Sam Cooke, a member of one of Hawaii’s most
prominent kamaaina families, shared his passion for the restoration of Hawaii’s
cultural and historical treasures. Sam was a descendant of early missionaries
who established a business empire with Castle and Cooke. Together with his wife
Mary, Sam established the Manoa Heritage Center to promote the stewardship of
an ancient heiau located near their historic home in Manoa Valley.

 

This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 4:00 pm.

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS

The Stories We Tell

Tues., Jan. 5, 8:00 pm

New

 

Join Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., as he delves into the genealogy
of 27 guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and
experience that makes up the fabric of America.

 

The Stories We Tell
Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer
Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the
legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE

Gone Clamming, Part 1

Wed., Jan. 6, 7:30 pm

New

 

A Chef’s Life is a cooking and documentary series that takes viewers inside the
life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, opens a fine dining
restaurant in her small hometown in 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.

 

Gone Clamming, Part 1
Travel with Vivian to the Charleston, North Carolina Wine and Food Festival,
the South’s premiere gathering of world-class chefs and food folk. A clamming
trip with low-country legend “Clammer Dave” adds a bit of adventure.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Biography Hawaii: Joseph Nawahi

Thurs., Jan. 7, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

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

Globe Trekker Special: World War I in Europe

Thurs., Jan. 7, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Trekker Zay Harding visits the Museum of The Great War in the French town of
Meaux; tours the Confrecourt quarries that sheltered French troops; journeys to
Ypres in Belgium where poison gas was first used as a weapon; explores the tunnels
in Vauquois; discovers the site in Fromelles where Australian soldiers were buried
in mass graves; watches WWI-era planes in flight at a Paris airshow; visits the
battlefield at the St. Quentin Canal where U.S. troops first broke through
German lines; and pays his respects at St. Symphorien Cemetery in Mons, Belgium
where some of the last soldiers killed in the war are buried.

 

WELL READ

Jonathan Evison: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance

Thurs., Jan. 7, 11:00 pm

New

 

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Evison shares the story of a seemingly
ordinary 78-year-old woman’s surprising life. Evison says he wrote the book as
a “tribute to the courageous women in my life.”

 

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

A Celebration of American Creativity

Fri., Jan. 8, 9:00 pm

Sat., Jan. 9, 10:00 pm

New

 

President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star music tribute from the East Room,
celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American
musical forms. The program features performances by Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah,
MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza
Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Taylor and Usher. The event commemorates
the 50th anniversary of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on September 29, 1965.

 

First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb

Fri., Jan. 8, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Grab a front row seat for this thrilling Broadway concert. An all-star cast
performs “New York New York,” “Cabaret” and other classic songs by the Tony-, Oscar-,
Grammy- and Emmy-winning Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Performers include Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis,
Julia Murney and Matthew Scott.

 

A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY

The Bicycle Maker

Sat., Jan. 9, 1:00 pm

New

 

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 Bicycle Maker
Eric Gorges discovers how master bicycle maker, Stephen Bilenky, brazes bikes
and has made a living for over 30 years doing exactly what he loves.

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

Louisville, Kentucky

Sat., Jan. 9, 7:00 pm

New

 

This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations
for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated
series, Australian chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, traveling to Nashville,
Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other locations across the United
States to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that
incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Louisville, Kentucky
Pete joins chefs Anthony Lamas and Daniel Wright at Ambrosia Farm outside
Louisville, Kentucky for a bourbon-themed dinner. The chefs join master
distiller Chris Morris at Woodford Reserve to learn how the bourbon that
has been a historic Kentucky landmark for 140 years is made. In the kitchen,
Anthony makes a main dish of grilled buffalo skirt steak with chimichurri
while Daniel demonstrates how to make a smoked BBQ beef brisket and short ribs
with bourbon and cider.

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE

Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 2

Sat., Jan. 9, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

Joseph continues his Taiwan rail adventure. As he rides the rail system, learns
how the Taiwanese are repurposing outdated train stations, rail lines and the
remnants of industries the rails once supported in order to serve Taiwan’s
ever-growing population.

 

The Best of the Boston Pops

Sat., Jan. 9, 8:00 pm

New

 

This musical special features some of the greatest moments from the world-
renowned orchestra’s 129-year history. Hosted by Pops conductor Keith Lockhart,
the program tells the orchestra’s story – from its beginning as summertime
entertainment for Bostonians to its role as a national icon and beloved
institution.

 

Showcasing the extraordinary variety of artists and performances from the
leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler (1930-79), John Williams (1980-1993) and
Keith Lockhart (1995 to present), this special program includes interviews
and/or performances by Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, James
Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Roberta Flack, among
others. The program also features footage of legendary singers and musicians,
including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman and Sammy
Davis, Jr., along with performances by Broadway stars Ethel Merman, Bernadette
Peters, Nathan Lane and Jerry Herman.

 

RICK STEVES SPECIAL

A Symphonic Journey

Sat., Jan. 9, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

Rick Steves teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey
that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European
countries. The special celebrates music’s power to stir the patriotic soul.
Rick utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help
set the context for each piece. The orchestra performs a selection of stirring
19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana,
Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Alabama Shakes/Vintage Trouble

Sat., Jan. 9, 11:00 pm

New

 

Thrill to the rocking R&B sounds of Alabama Shakes and Vintage Trouble. The
Shakes showcase their latest album, Sound and Vision. Vintage Trouble
make their debut emphasizing their most recent album, 1 Hopeful Road.

 

Public Affairs

 

THE OPEN MIND

Sun., Jan. 3, 6:00 pm

New

 

Hosted by Alexander Heffner, this weekly public affairs program is a thoughtful
excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national and public concern
with the most compelling minds of our times.

 

FRONTLINE

Netanyahu at War

Tues., Jan. 5, 9:00 pm

New

 

Get the inside story of the bitter clash between President Obama and Israeli Prime
Minister Netanyahu. The program traces Netanyahu’s rise to power and his high-stakes
fight with the president over Iran’s nuclear program.

 

HIKI NŌ

Thurs., Jan. 7, 7:30 pm

New

 

This episode is a compilation of stories that express the six Hawaiian values
featured in the first round of the 2015-16 season. Here are the Hawaiian values
featured and the stories that represent them:

 

Ho’omau (to persevere, perpetuate or continue) is represented by a story from
Maui High School, which follows former UH Wahine Volleyball star Cecilia
Fernandez as she battles Adenocarcinoma, a rare form of lung cancer. As a former
athlete, Cecilia is used to battling opponents by following a carefully devised
game-plan. But because so little is known about this disease, Cecilia must
persevere against an enemy she is not familiar with – uncertainty.

 

Kuleana (responsibility) is represented by a story from Waianae High School in
West Oahu. Waianae High School graduate and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship)
fighter Max Holloway feels it is his kuleana to represent the Waianae community
in the most positive way possible when he competes. Max also takes his
responsibilities to his wife and young son very seriously. Having been severely
neglected by his own parents, Max wants to make sure his son does not have to
suffer the same sort of childhood that he had.

 

Ha’aha’a (humbleness and humility) is represented by a story from Chiefess
Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai. Kauai resident Moses Hamilton learned
humbleness and humility when he had to start all over again after a car accident
that left him a quadriplegic. While undergoing rehab, Moses took up mouth
painting (painting by holding and manipulating the paint brush in one’s mouth),
and is a now a successful artist who sells his paintings in Hanalei.

 

‘Imi na’auao (enlightenment and wisdom) is represented by a story from Moanalua
High School in the Salt Lake District of Oahu. Lars Mitsuda, Moanalua’s culinary
arts teacher, who combines his passions for food and education by enlightening
students on the many life-lessons cooking can teach. From multi-tasking to
management skills, to business planning, to working with people – learning the
culinary arts fosters a wisdom that students can use for the rest of their lives.

 

‘Ike Pono (to know what is right) is represented by a story from Maui Waena
Intermediate School about Christopher Malik Cousins, owner of the Farmacy
Health Bar in Wailuku, Maui. Cousins had been a troubled youth, often on the
wrong side the law and even living on the streets. Being fed at Saint
Theresa’s Church in Kihei eventually inspired him to do the right thing and
open his own health food restaurant. He encourages his customers to
“pay-it-forward” by contributing to a program that helps to feed the hungry
with healthy foods.

 

Mālama (to care for, protect and maintain) is represented by a story from
Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu, about the efforts of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its community of volunteers to
mālama the Hawaiian Monk Seal. Mālama is also represented by a video
primer from Kauai High School on how to “take care” in the event of a
hurricane.

 

This episode is hosted by HIKI NŌ alum (and current Political Science/
Communications double-major at UH Manoa) Shisa Kahaunaele.

 

This program encores Saturday, Jan. 9 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

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Thurs., Jan. 7, 8:00 pm

New

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also
streamed live on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome
via phone, email, or Twitter. You may also email your questions ahead of
time to insights@pbshawaii.org or post them to our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/PBSHawaii.

 

WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL

Fri., Dec. 18, 7:30 pm

New

 

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., Dec. 18, 8:00 pm

New

 

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., Dec. 18, 8:30 pm

New

 

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.

 

Science and Nature

 

NATURE

Animal Odd Couples

Wed., Jan. 6, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Despite the odds, there are many stories of the most unlikely cross-species
relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly
visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with
a family of capuchins, and so on. Are these examples of instincts gone awry?
Now, NATURE investigates the reasons why animals form these special bonds which
have mystified scientists for years. Informed by the observations of caregivers
and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what
these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

 

NOVA

Secret Tunnel Warfare

Wed., Jan. 6, 9:00 pm

New

 

During World War I, the Allies and Germans repeatedly struggled to break the
hideous stalemate of trench warfare. In the winter of 1916, Allied engineers
devised a massive surprise attack on the German army. Their weapon of choice:
600 tons of explosives, hidden in secret tunnels dug under German lines.

 

Building
the tunnels was desperate work, with tunnelers at constant risk from flooding,
cave-ins and enemy digging teams; German sappers would listen for telltale
sounds and explode counter-mines, or sometimes break through into Allied
tunnels and grapple in primitive, face-to-face combat in the dark.

 

At 3:10 AM on June 7th, 25 mines at Messines were simultaneously triggered in
what was probably the single biggest non-nuclear explosion of all time, heard
clearly in London 150 miles away. 10,000 German troops were killed instantly –
but the stunning success was just the beginning of another wartime nightmare.

 

Now, archaeologists are revealing the extraordinary scale and risks of the Allied
tunneling operations in the biggest excavation ever undertaken on the Western
Front.

 

Particle Fever

Wed., Jan. 6, 10:00 pm

New

 

Follow six brilliant scientists for the launch of the Large Hadron Collider,
built to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang and search for the Higgs boson,
marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history
of the planet.

 

DIY

 

WOODSMITH SHOP

Working Small

Sat., Jan. 9, 2:00 pm

New

 

Host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith Magazine, leads a cast of editors
as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, techniques and
projects. The cast members are both experienced woodworkers and editors of
Woodsmith Magazine, and eagerly share their expertise in the techniques
segments, along with helpful opinions in the roundtable discussions.

 

Working Small
Follow along with the Woodsmith editors as they go into the details of creating
elegant drawer pulls for a hall table.

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., Jan. 9, 2:30 pm

New

 

Oh baby! Kevin visits Delaware to help a new mom keep her little one safe from
household hazards. Richard has that sinking feeling. Watch him give a lift to a
falling fixture. And see Scott stay current with a tutorial on the latest
voltage testers.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., Jan. 9, 3:00 pm

New

 

No episode description available.

 

MARTHA BAKES

Coconut

Sat., Jan. 9, 4:00 pm

Encore

 

Let Martha Stewart transport you to the tropics with four coconut-themed desserts:
delicate coconut-lemon cake; chewy, crispy coconut cookies; coconut crunch
cake; and frozen coconut and roasted pineapple cake with Nobu 57’s pastry chef,
Michelle Goldsmith.

 

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED

French Bistro Favorites

Sat., Jan. 9, 4:30 pm

New

 

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple
pot-au-feu at home. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets
to the perfect raspberry charlotte.

 

JACQUES PEPIN: HEART & SOUL

La Cocina Olé

Sat., Jan. 9, 5:00 pm

New

 

Jacques Pépin presents his final series, featuring demonstrations of his
impeccable technique along with candid exchanges between Jacques and his
family and friends.

 

La Cocina Olé
Annual trips to Mexico and visits with fellow chef Rick Bayless are the
inspiration for Jacques’ tasty garlic and pasilla soup. Jacques continues
the Mexican-themed menu as he demonstrates his chicken with chili sauce and
achiote rice.

 

SIMPLY MING

Mom & Dad, Part 2

Sat., Jan. 9, 5:30 pm

New

 

SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouth-watering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique
demonstration, followed by two dishes – one prepared by a nationally renowned
guest chef and one by host Ming Tsai. This season focuses on comfort food –
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world.

 

Mom & Dad, Part 2
Two great home-cooked dishes are on the stove as we chop our way through family
recipes. Pops makes a Peking moo shu pork, while Mom creates a fantastic sesame
sweet bing.

 

PROGRAM LISTINGS
Dec. 27, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016

 

Arts, Drama, Culture

 

The Manners of Downton Abbey

Sun., Dec. 27, 7:00 pm

Encore

 

Enter the world of Edwardian manners with Alastair Bruce, historical advisor
to Downton Abbey. Bruce and the series’ leading cast members explain
how they re-create the authentic etiquette of aristocrats and servants.
Bruce, who holds the prestigious Order of the British Empire, is an expert
on royal ceremony and custom. Among his responsibilities is to consult with
the actors on how to speak, stand, sit, eat, drink, dress and keep a stiff
upper lip.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC

Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 9 of 9

Sun., Dec. 27, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

The Crawleys go to a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland and return
to Downton for Christmas holiday.

 

Pulling Out All the Stops

Sun., Dec. 27, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

This program chronicles the competition onstage and behind-the-scenes of 10
extraordinary young organists from the United States and Europe vying for first
place in the first International Longwood Gardens Organ Competition. None of
Longwood’s 10 finalists has a chance to practice on the Aeolian Organ before
arriving at the competition. Each has only five hours to prepare to play on one
of the world’s most complex instruments, with its 10,010 pipes, 237 stops, five
32-foot pedal stops and four keyboards.

 

NA MELE

Hawaii Jazz All-Stars

Mon., Dec. 28, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

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.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Junk in the Trunk 3

Mon., Dec. 28, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

This episode features appraisals from the Roadshow’s 2013 season, including
a sports collection that would make any Boston Celtics fan turn green with
envy, and an old book with a mysterious past that is valued at $35,000
to $50,000.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Treasures on the Move

Mon., Dec. 28, 9:00 pm

New

 

Travel by air, sea, land and time in this special featuring Art Deco travel
posters, a Waltham railroad pocket watch and a Lewis and Clark map. Which is
appraised at $45,000? Also: a trip to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS

East of Salinas

Mon., Dec. 28, 10:00 pm

New

 

This film is a story about immigration, childhood and circumstance. With
little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often
turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar
helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work.
But Jose was born in Mexico – and he’s on the cusp of understanding the
implications of that.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Ed Francis

Tues., Dec. 29, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

In this conversation from 2013, Leslie Wilcox talks story with “Gentleman”
Ed Francis, a legend in Hawaii’s pro wrestling world. Francis was a
household name in the 1960s and 1970s, during the heyday of 50th State
Big Time Wrestling. He recalls growing up in Chicago in the midst of the
Great Depression, how wrestling facilitated his move to Hawaii and a life
-threatening riot at Honolulu’s Civic Auditorium. Francis says he now leads
a quiet life in Kansas.

 

This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 11:00 pm and
Sunday, Jan. 3 at 4:00 pm.

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Muhammad Ali

Tues., Dec. 29, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

This biographical profile uses Muhammad Ali’s most memorable quotes to frame
his life story. Follow Ali’s path from his birth as Cassius Clay, through his
boxing successes, his conversion to Islam, his opposition to the draft, his
exile from the ring, his comeback fights, his battle with Parkinson’s disease
and his inspirational re-emergence at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE

They Call ’em ’bagas

Wed., Dec. 30, 7:30 pm

New

 

A Chef’s Life is a cooking and documentary series that takes viewers inside
the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, opens a
fine dining restaurant in her small hometown in 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.

 

They Call ’em ’bagas
Lillie shows Vivian three ways to bring out the bitter and the sweet in
rutabagas. Vivian showers her team with gifts as they prepare a holiday
menu. A hectic New Year’s Eve at the restaurant ends with a toast and a
smile, despite brewing tension.

 

In Defense of Food

Wed., Dec. 30, 9:00 pm

New

 

Join New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating
journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Busting
myths and misconceptions, Pollan reveals how common sense and old-
fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and at
the same time reduce our risks of falling victim to diet-related diseases.
Along the way, he shows how a combination of faulty nutrition science and
deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with
scientifically engineered “food-like substances.” And he explains why the
solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: “Eat Food. Not
Too Much. Mostly Plants.”

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne

Thurs., Dec. 31, 8:00 pm

New

 

Ring in the New Year with the Philharmonic and the sounds of Paris,
featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in music
by Ravel, Offenbach and Saint-Saens.

 

Salute to Downton Abbey

Thurs., Dec. 31, 9:30 pm

Encore

 

Join host Hugh Bonneville to recall the high points of the series storyline
and its memorable cast of characters. See interviews with creator Julian
Fellowes, executive producer Gareth Neame and the cast, clips from previous
seasons and tantalizing previews of season 6.

 

Michael Feinstein New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room

Thurs., Dec. 31, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein
for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Feinstein is joined by Darren Criss, star
of the hit show Glee, Aaron Tveit from the series Graceland,
Leslie Odom from Smash, Broadway star Kelli O’Hara, nightclub legend
Marilyn Maye, and two-time Tony Winner Christine Ebersole.

 

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival

Thurs., Dec. 31, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Revel in the best performances from the 2015 Americana Music Association
Honors & Awards ceremony. Featured artists include Don Henley, Lucinda
Williams, Robert Randolph, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Mavericks.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016

Fri., Jan. 1, 7:30 pm

Fri., Jan. 1, 10:35 pm

New

 

The Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Mariss Jansons performs favorite
Strauss Family waltzes at the opulent Musikverein accompanied by the Vienna
City Ballet. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host and gives
viewers a tour of the picturesque city.

 

SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE

The Abominable Bride

Fri., Jan. 1, 9:00 pm

New

 

Why is Thomas Ricoletti surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding
gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life and now her
ghost appears to be prowling the streets with a thirst for revenge. Sherlock
Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) return
in this modern retelling of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories, but this
time out, the two find themselves in 1890s London.

 

A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY

The Soemakers

Sat., Jan. 2, 1:00 pm

New

 

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 Shoemakers
Eric picks up hammer and nail to try his hand at being a shoemaker. Master
shoemakers Jesse Moore and Marika Verploegh Chasse give expert guidance
along the way.

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

Homer, Alaska

Sat., Jan. 2, 7:00 pm

New

 

This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations
for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated
series, Australian chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, traveling to Nashville,
Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other locations across the United
States to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal
that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Homer, Alaska
Pete travels to Homer, Alaska to team up with a mother-daughter duo, chefs
Kristen and Mandy Dixon, to explore local Alaskan cuisine. Kristen, who has
been cooking in the backcountry of Alaska for over 20 years, and Mandy take
Pete on an adventure to forage for ingredients for their feast. Mandy
prepares a salad along with the signature Tutka Bay sling cocktail, while
her mom Kristen makes the main dish: fisherman’s stew with mussels, crab,
scallops and tomato broth.

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE

Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 1

Sat., Jan. 2, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

Joseph embarks on his journey aboard Taiwan’s extensive train system, in
search of treasures at the ends of the lines.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Walt Disney, Part 2

Sat., Jan. 2, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master
filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This
two-part film examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy,
featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some
of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and
artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the
designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.

 

A Tribute to Toussaint

Sat., Jan. 2, 10:00 pm

New

 

The late performer and songwriter Allen Toussaint worked with Dr. John,
B.J. Thomas, Boz Scaggs, Paul McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Fats Domino and
many others. As a philanthropist, he helped raise more than $1 million for
the hungry and homeless in his native New Orleans. To show their deep
appreciation for his music and charitable acts, New Orleans Artists
Against Hunger & Homelessness honored Toussaint on his 75th birthday with
this concert, recorded in 2013.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Phoenix

Sat., Jan. 2, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

French band Phoenix plays tunes from its album Bankrupt! and other
hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!”

 

Public Affairs

 

THE OPEN MIND

Sun., Dec. 27, 6:00 pm

New

 

Hosted by Alexander Heffner, this weekly public affairs program is a
thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national
and public concern with the most compelling minds of our times.

 

FRONTLINE

Escaping ISIS

Tues., Dec. 29, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

This hard-hitting documentary delivers a stunning look at ISIS’ brutal
treatment of women who are Yazidi — an ethnic minority hated by the
Islamist group. FRONTLINE explores the lives of women who were held as
sex slaves and how they endured and escaped the brutal reign of ISIS.

 

HIKI NŌ

Thurs., Dec. 31, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

This episode is the final in a series of six shows in which each episode
focuses on a specific Hawaiian value. The Hawaiian value for this show is
mālama, which means to care for, protect and maintain.

 

The top story comes from the students at Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu,
who report on the efforts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) and its community of volunteers to mālama the
Hawaiian Monk Seal.

 

Also featured are student stories from the following schools:

 

Seabury Hall Upper School (Maui): Paul Higashino of the Kahoolawe Island
Reserve Commission welcomes and relies on the valuable assistance from
volunteers in restoration and re-vegetation efforts on Kahoolawe Island,
which for decades was used as a target in military exercises.

 

Kauai High School (Kauai): Students cover five key steps in preparing for
a hurricane.

 

Maui High School (Maui): Maui resident Martha Watkins learns valuable
lessons from caring for her Alzheimer’s Disease-stricken mother.

 

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kauai): Residents of Kauai mālama
the traditional process practiced by their ancestors for generations of
collecting pa’a’kai – sea salt – from a salt pond in Hanapepe.

 

Waianae Intermediate School (Oahu): Students at Waianae Intermediate
School mālama students with severe disabilities by acting as peer tutors
in their adapted physical education class.

 

Punahou School (Oahu): Student Dakota Miller, the youngest beekeeper in
Hawaii, cares for an apiary to help protect Hawaii’s dwindling bee
population.

 

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle (Maui): A community rebuilds Koieie Loko
Ia, an ancient, royal fishpond in Kihei, Maui.

 

This episode is hosted by Hana K-12 School in Hana, Maui.

 

This program encores Saturday, Jan. 2 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 3
at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

Science and Nature

 

GREAT PLAINS: AMERICA’S LINGERING WILD

A Long Hard Struggle

Mon., Dec. 28, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

From the shrinking grasslands of Missouri Coteau, to playa wetlands
stressed by a decade of drought, to the Conata Basin where the Black
Footed Ferret teeters on the brink of extinction, examine the remaining
“wildness” in the states that compose the Great Plains.

 

GREAT PLAINS: AMERICA’S LINGERING WILD

We Live with the Land

Tues., Dec. 29, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

From the stunning beauty and challenging weather of a canoe trip to one
rancher’s partnership with tribal groups to slaughter and market grass-
fed bison, examine the places and creatures that survive after 150 years
of settlement and meet the people who care for and preserve this
fragile ecosystem.

 

NATURE

Animal Misfits

Wed., Dec. 30, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits,
odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped
for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the
apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling
to life and in some cases even thrive. Animals featured include: giant panda,
mole rat, three-toed sloth and aye-aye.

 

HISTORY

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Blackout

Tues., Dec. 29, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Look back at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out
in summer 1977, plunging seven million people into darkness. By the time
the power was fully restored more than a day later, more than 1,600
businesses had been looted, over 3,700 people had been arrested, and
firefighters had battled more than 1,000 fires. See how this event led
to both lawlessness and acts of selflessness and generosity.

 

DIY

 

WOODSMITH SHOP

Craftsmanship on Display

Sat., Jan. 2, 2:00 pm

New

 

Host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith Magazine, leads a cast of
editors as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures,
techniques and projects. The cast members are both experienced woodworkers
and editors of Woodsmith Magazine, and eagerly share their expertise in
the techniques segments, along with helpful opinions in the roundtable
discussions.

 

Craftsmanship on Display
The editors of Woodsmith magazine provide shop-tested techniques for
building a rock-solid drawer using the table saw.

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., Jan. 2, 2:30 pm

New

 

Kevin learns about ales and lagers from Bridget Lancaster of America’s
Test Kitchen
. Tom loves rainy days – see his DIY project to conserve
water that costs only $40. Plus, how to avoid holiday disposal disasters!

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

Antiques for an Antique House

Sat., Jan. 2, 3:00 pm

New

 

Framing begins on the front porch. HVAC expert Brian Palen solves the puzzle
of snaking ductwork through a house designed in the age of coal. Kevin heads
to Brimfield, the world’s largest outdoor antique show, where Katherine
searches for furnishings.

 

MARTHA BAKES

Bake It Dark

Sat., Jan. 2, 4:00 pm

Encore

 

Join Martha Stewart for culinary tricks of the trade to coax the utmost
flavor from your baked goods. Create sticky toffee pudding served with a
toffee sauce, mini apricot tarte tatins and no-knead bread with
flavorful seeds.

 

COOK’S COUNTRY

Grilled and Smoked

Sat., Jan. 2, 4:30 pm

Encore

 

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make
barbecued burnt ends. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to
a tasting of lemonade. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the
secrets to making smoky potato salad.

 

JACQUES PEPIN: HEART & SOUL

Autumn Leaves

Sat., Jan. 2, 5:00 pm

New

 

Jacques Pépin presents his final series, featuring demonstrations of his
impeccable technique with the addition of candid exchanges between Jacques
and his family and friends.

 

Autumn Leaves
Jacques’ seasonal menu starts with a fresh, smooth tomato velvet soup –
the name speaks for itself. Then, sliced tomato gratin made with
ripe, ruby-red tomatoes and coarse rustic bread, is Jacques’ go-to late
-summer dish. He continues with a tender grilled lamb shasklik
that includes easy, make-ahead instructions and a colorful red cabbage,
pistachio and cranberry salad with bleu cheese. Jacques goes on to
transform pizza dough into an apple galette, baked to
crispy perfection.

 

SIMPLY MING

Mom & Dad, Part 1

Sat., Jan. 2, 5:30 pm

New

 

SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouth-watering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique
demonstration, followed by two dishes – one prepared by a nationally renowned
guest chef and one by host Ming Tsai. This season focuses on comfort food –
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world.

Mom & Dad, Part 1
What’s better than one Chef Tsai? How about three! Ming’s mom and dad stop
by to show who knows best when it comes to home cooking. While Pops cooks
up a Vegetarian ja jiang mien, Mom creates charred scallion noodles.

 

PBS Hawaii, Seabury Hall to host free ‘Downton Abbey’ advance screening

Press Release Header

 

PBS Hawaii and Seabury Hall invite the public to a free “pop-up” screening of the Season 6 premiere episode of Downton Abbey, the hit Masterpiece PBS show.

 

Monday, December 28

Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center

480 Olinda Road, Makawao, Maui 96768

Doors 6:15 pm | Show 7:00 pm

 

 

The screening is in advance of the show’s broadcast premiere on Sunday, January 3 at 8:00 pm on PBS Hawaii. Seating is first come, first served.

 

Questions about this screening can be directed to PBS Hawaii Board Member, Susan Bendon, of Maui: susanbendon@gmail.com or 808.871.6181.

 

Download this Press Release

 

For questions regarding this press release
Contact: Liberty Peralta
Email: lperalta@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1383

 

PBS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawaii and Hawaii to the world. PBSHawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Walt Disney, Part 1 of 2

 

Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part film examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
East of Salinas

 

This film is a story about immigration, childhood and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico – and he’s on the cusp of understanding the implications of that.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Blackout


 

Encore

 

Look back at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out in summer 1977, plunging seven million people into darkness. By the time the power was fully restored more than a day later, more than 1,600 businesses had been looted, over 3,700 people had been arrested, and firefighters had battled more than 1,000 fires. See how this event led to both lawlessness and acts of selflessness and generosity.

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Muhammad Ali

 

This biographical profile uses Muhammad Ali’s most memorable quotes to frame his life story. Follow Ali’s path from his birth as Cassius Clay, through his boxing successes, his conversion to Islam, his opposition to the draft, his exile from the ring, his comeback fights, his battle with Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

 

In Defense of Food

 

Join New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Busting myths and misconceptions, Pollan reveals how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and at the same time reduce our risks of falling victim to diet-related diseases. Along the way, he shows how a combination of faulty nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with scientifically engineered “food-like substances.” And he explains why the solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: “Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.”

 

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