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PBS Hawaii Weekly Newsletter -October 14 - October 20

Aloha mai kakou from Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO...

When's the last time you saw former Gov. Linda Lingle (R) and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono (D) at the same small table, discussing issues? That's just what these opponents in the race for U.S. Senate have agreed to do next week, with host Dan Boylan, on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII (Thurs., Oct. 18, 8:00 pm). This Election 2012 program is a live, unscripted, unfiltered show in which candidates are seated but must think on their feet.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org. INSIGHTS is also available online via live streaming.

Hawaii is the most isolated archipelago in the world, but that doesn't stop our students – like those at Maui's Seabury Hall – from reaching out to help children elsewhere. Seabury's Middle School students are exporting kindness by creating and sending woven hats. Hosted by students from Kamehameha Schools – Kapalama, this week's edition of HIKI NŌ (Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 pm), also features a profile from Kawananakoa Middle School (Oahu) on Joel Kim, Palolo Boxing Club coach. Additional reports are filed by student journalists at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (Hawaii Island); Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and Island School on Kauai; Lahainaluna High School (Maui); and Kalani High School and Saint Andrew's Priory on Oahu.

This program encores Saturday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Oct. 21 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:

Call The Midwife (iimage) CALL THE MIDWIFE Part 3 (Sun., Oct. 14, 7:00 pm) finds Jenny on the district nursing roster in London's East End, getting more experience in community practice. She forms a friendship while tending to Joe, a gentle old soldier. At the prenatal clinic, Trixie and Cynthia enroll Winnie, a woman in her 40s who seems upset by her pregnancy. By contrast, her husband, Ted, is overjoyed. However, the birth presents a surprise.

Upstairs Downstairs (image) Emotions keep roiling in MASTERPIECE CLASSIC Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 (Sun., Oct. 14, 8:00 pm) as manor residents learn of The Love That Pays the Price. There's a tragic turn of events for Lady Agnes, Sir Hallam and a close family member. Downstairs, Mrs. Thackeray makes a decision that throws the running of the household into chaos. Blanche and Mr. Amanjit continue to clash until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences.

TOMORROW BEYOND 3/11 (Sun., Oct. 14, 10:00 pm) concentrates on Education: Projects for Future Generations, as French journalist Lucie Mei-Dalby reports from Iwaki about the OECD Tohoku School project on global human resources. She also interviews Welsh writer C.W. Nicol in Higashi-Matsushima about the Forest School project for children.

This week on MARKET WARRIORS (Mon., Oct. 15, 9:00 pm), pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin go Antiquing in Canton, TX, home to First Monday Trade Days - a large outdoor monthly market with a mixture of antiques and new wares. The challenge to find authentic Mission Oak furniture amidst recently-made crafts puts one picker up against the clock. Key finds include a pair of Knoll Chairs, a Bostrom Brady surveying tool and an antique document box.

Standing Bears Footsteps (image) In 1877, he tried to keep a promise to his dying son – and was arrested for leaving the Reservation. Standing Bear's Footsteps (Mon., Oct. 15, 10:00 pm) weaves interviews, re-creations and present-day scenes to tell the story of an Indian chief who went to Western court to prove he had the rights of a human being.

CNN Chief Political Correspondent and State of the Union anchor Candy Crowley moderates the second Presidential Debate on PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2012: A SPECIAL REPORT (Tues., Oct. 16, live at 3:00 pm, encore at 9:00 pm). This debate will have the feel of a town meeting, with questions from citizens on foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond, with an additional minute for the moderator to seek follow-up.

The Presidential campaign serves as a lens for viewing America's racial landscape in Race 2012 (Tues., Oct. 16, 8:00 pm). The program looks at how immigrants are affecting the electoral vote, the decline in numbers and influence of white voters, and racial socio-economic differences.

Forensics on Trial (image) There is the glamorous television world of CSI – and then there is the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. With few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners, forensics in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. NOVA Forensics on Trial (Wed., Oct. 17, 9:00 pm) examines how modern forensics can send innocent men and women to prison – and sometimes even to Death Row. Using actual trials and cases, NOVA investigates crime science and cutting-edge solutions that could put real criminals behind bars.

What's the secret to stopping crime? In NOVA scienceNOW Can Science Stop Crime? (Wed., Oct. 17, 10:00 pm), host David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve crimes, but also to prevent them. Pogue learns how easy it is for a bad guy to hijack your laptop, your kids' toys, your pacemaker and even your car.

Sun Kissed (image) POV (Thurs., Oct. 18, 10:00 pm) follows a Navajo couple who discover their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal. In Sun Kissed, Dorey and Yolanda Nez learn that their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease.

VOCES on PBS (image) When poet-performer Lemon Andersen held a Tony Award in his hands for his work in Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, this three-time felon had achieved more than anyone could have ever imagined. But when the show closed, he lost everything and moved his wife and two small daughters back to the projects. In desperation, he turned to the only things he had left – his pen and his past. VOCES ON PBS Lemon (Fri., Oct. 19, 11:00 pm) follows Andersen's quest to bring his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons.

In the tenth season premiere of SIMPLY MING (Sat., Oct. 20, 5:30 pm), host Ming Tsai discusses Blanching with Seth and Angela Raynor. The three chefs create scrumptious dishes using the technique and some secret ingredients.

Bon Iver (image) The Grammy-winning band Bon Iver takes the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage (Sat., Oct. 20, 11:00 pm) to perform material from its self-titled second album.

Encore picks of the week:

Minnijean Brown Trickey (image) In 1957, nine African American students walked through the doors of the all-white Little Rock Central High in Arkansas and stood against an angry mob in a defining moment for the nation's civil rights movement. Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of those students, now known as The Little Rock Nine. Trickey, now a teacher, writer and lecturer whose life work has been to build understanding and promote freedom and equality, shares details of her story that she doesn't often tell, on LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Oct. 16, 7:30 pm). I spoke with the Arkansas resident when she visited Honolulu in 2008.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Oct. 17 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Oct. 21 at 4:00 pm.

Na Mele Treasures (image) From the precious PBS Hawaii vault comes Na Mele Treasures I (Thurs., Oct. 18, 9:00 pm), featuring some of Hawaii's greatest talents, including Robert Cazimero, Iwalani Kahalewai, Bill Kaiwa, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Emma Veary. Recorded in 2006, this modern classic is presented in memory of performers Aunty Iwalani and Uncle Bill, who have passed on.

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A hui hou kakou -- until next time,

Leslie Wilcox
President and CEO
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