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PBS Hawaii Weekly Newsletter - February 17 - February 23

Aloha mai kakou from Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO…

The Brothers Cazimero (image) The Brothers Cazimero are at peak performance at this time of their lives, with lifetime experience and wisdom informing their musical interpretations. PBS Hawaii is pleased to present the Cazimeros in concert in our television studio. Join us for Na Mele: Pure Caz (Thurs., Feb. 21, 8:00 pm), with Robert and Roland Cazimero performing great songs of Hawaii Nei in their inimitable style!

The presentation is a fundraiser for our NEW HOME Campaign to enable us to relocate to a new building, with our lease expiring.

And what a phone bank you'll be able to call with your pledge: Robert and Roland and their friends Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Cyril Pahinui, Leina'ala Heine, Mihana Souza, John Cruz, Haumea Ho, Harry Soria, Leah Bernstein, Bobby Moderow, Kahi Kaonohi, Richard Gideon, Neva Rego, Kawika Kahiapo, Natalie Ai and Jon de Mello! Billy V of KINE/KCCN and I will host this fun evening. Tell your friends living away from Hawaii that they, too, can watch via livestreaming at www.pbshawaii.org

Downton Abbey (image) All too soon, MASTERPIECE CLASSIC Downton Abbey Season 3 (Sun., Feb. 17, 8:00 pm) comes to an end in Part 7. The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at the abbey. New romances flare up, and a crisis unfolds. In case you missed any episodes, look for the opportunity at the show's conclusion to obtain the entire Season 3 on DVD. Makes a great gift for Downton Abbey fans!

HIKI NO (image) On the next HIKI NŌ (Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 pm), Maui's Hana K-12 School reports on its very first football team – and the girl who became one of the linebackers. Also, drama students at Farrington High School in Honolulu share how acting changed their lives. Hosted by students from Maryknoll School in Honolulu, the episode also features stories from Kamehameha Schools – Hawaii Island; Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha (Kauai); Lokelani Intermediate School and Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui; and Campbell High School (Oahu).

This program encores Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

Here are more highlights of the upcoming week on PBS Hawaii:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Myrtle Beach, SC, Part 1 of 3 (Mon., Feb. 18, 8:00 pm) looks at early 20th-century female sculptors. On the Roadshow floor, appraiser Debra Force discovers a Joseph Henry Sharp oil painting valued at $400,000.

The pickers on MARKET WARRIORS (Mon., Feb. 18, 9:00 pm) head up the Hudson River to go Antiquing in Greenwich, NY. This week they must bring back a military object. Key finds include a Victorian birdcage, a WWII water bag and a German pull toy.

Whitney Young (image) INDEPENDENT LENS The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights (Mon., Feb. 18, 10:00 pm) follows one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era on his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League.

The following four programs airing over two nights comprise a special series of Newtown-related programming:

-- After Newtown: Guns in America (Tues., Feb. 19, 9:00 pm) takes a look at the evolution of firearms in America, their link to violence and the culture clash that produces opposing visions of our national identity.

-- In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE Raising Adam Lanza (Tues., Feb. 19, 10:00 pm) investigates a young man and the town he changed forever.

-- NOVA Mind of a Rampage Killer (Wed., Feb. 20, 9:00 pm) investigates theories that rampage killers are driven by the wish to die, not the urge to kill.

-- The Safe School Initiative helps school communities detect problem behavior and prevent violent attacks at schools. Can lessons learned there help others to avoid The Path to Violence (Wed., Feb. 20, 10:00 pm)?

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (image) AMERICAN MASTERS (Fri., Feb. 22, 9:00 pm) presents the life, music and influence of the African American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll. Her music inspired some of rock & roll's greatest stars including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

An Evening With Berry Gordy (image) Gwen Ifill spends An Evening with Berry Gordy (Fri., Feb. 22, 10:00 pm), the founder of Motown Records whose musical influence is known worldwide through artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

Biz Kid$ (image) Four young entrepreneurs from the United States, Canada, India and Singapore have just 180 seconds to impress some of the world's most influential technology leaders. Can they do it? Watch Biz Kid$: Three Minutes to Change the World (Sat., Feb. 23, 1:00 & 9:00 pm) to find out!

Join us in CATHLYN'S KOREAN KITCHEN (Sat., Feb. 23, 5:00 pm) as Cathlyn explains how Bun Sik: Korean Fast Foods have evolved to offer a wide choice of tasty healthful snack foods and meals.

The Wallflowers (image) The venerable Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco is the venue for LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN (Sat., Feb. 23, 10:00 pm) featuring The Wallflowers. Frontman Jakob Dylan leads the band through the 18-song set of new tunes and old favorites.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (Sat., Feb. 23, 11:00 pm) presents modern blues and soul with Austin guitarist Gary Clark Jr. showcasing his major label debut, while Alabama Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed album Boys & Girls.

For more program listings by genre, click here.

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A hui hou kakou -- until next time,

Leslie Wilcox
President and CEO
PBS Hawaii
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