PROGRAM LISTINGS February 5 - February 11, 2012
Arts, Drama, Culture
Downton Abbey Season 2
Part 4 of 7
Sun., Feb. 5, 7:00 pm
The Emmy-winning series resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era. The series stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis.
Part 4 of 7: In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. And Daisy faces the most severe test of her life.
Downton Abbey Season 2
Part 5 of 7
Sun., Feb. 5, 8:00 pm
Part 5 of 7: As the war nears its end, Downton's aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A mysterious wounded officer makes a shocking revelation.
Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway
Sun., Feb. 5, 9:00 pm
Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick Jr. returns to the Main Stage with a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style. Featuring his big band along with a 12-piece string section, Connick performs on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.
NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Bob Brozman; Cyril Pahinui; Led Kaapana
Mon., Feb. 6, 7:30 pm
In a glorious gathering of guitar greats, slack key stylists Led Kaapana and Cyril Pahinui combine with steel guitar master Bob Brozman for an incredible, in-studio concert showcasing the magic of the jam session format, with the three musical maters performing in various combinations. A special feature is Brozman performing three solos, including a touching tribute to steel guitar pioneer Tau Moe.
Eugene, OR, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Feb. 6, 8:00 pm
In the final hour of a visit to Eugene, Oregon, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Bailey head to the picturesque King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wineglasses and decanters. Highlights include: a playful pair of beautifully preserved tin toys: a circa 1938 Marx car and a battery powered dump truck; a circa 1861 Civil War cavalry flag that may have been used in the Battle of Shiloh; and the "guardian of Venice," a 1960 jeweled gold figure valued at $40,000 to $60,000.
Houston, TX, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Feb. 6, 9:00 pm
In ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's final episode from Houston, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg experiences this excitement firsthand when he is joined by appraiser Gary Piattoni at the Houston Space Center for a briefing on NASA collectibles. Highlights include a magical collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustreware; a gold charm that once belonged to Lucille Ball; and a romantic English Regency rosewood settee that makes the appraiser swoon as he declares an estimated value of $9,500.
ASIAN AND ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS: A DIVINE ENCOUNTER IN AMERICA
Part 1 Mon., Feb. 6, 11:00 pm
Part 2 Tues., Feb. 7, 11:00 pm
This two-part series explores the beliefs, practices and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. The documentary offers an in-depth look at the differences and surprising similarities among the Asian religions and the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Also examined are the challenges of interfaith marriage, the younger generation's struggle to reconcile their families' traditional expectations with the desire to forge their own identity, and the difficulties in maintaining one's cultural and religious heritage in a largely Judeo-Christian environment. Cinema vérité-style scenes capture a variety of religious ceremonies, festivals, rituals and sacred dance: a Hindu holiday celebrating Ganesha's birthday; a service recounting the great Hindu epic, the Ramayana, at a temple in Maryland; a royal Hindu wedding; and the 300th anniversary celebration of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scriptures. In addition, cameras visit the oldest Buddhist temple in the U.S., located in San Francisco's Chinatown, and contrast a Buddhist monastery in West Virginia with its Catholic counterpart in Washington, D.C.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Pono Shim: Through A Child's Eyes
Tues., Feb. 7, 7:30 pm
Pono Shim is CEO of Oahu's economic development board, Enterprise Honolulu. The son of political visionaries Alvin and Marion Heen Shim, Pono was exposed to many conversations with high-profile figures at a young age. Leslie Wilcox sits down with Pono as he shares some of those conversations that helped shape who he is today.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 8 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Feb. 12, at 4:00 pm.
LEAHEY & LEAHEY
Wed., Feb. 8, 7:30 pm
Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 8, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 12, at 3:30 pm.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Papa Mau: The Wayfinder
Thurs., Feb. 9, 9:00 pm
This film recounts the fundamental role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in reawakening Polynesian pride by teaching Hawaiians the dying art of traditional voyaging without the aid of instruments. While the art of non-instrument navigation was lost in Polynesia, it lived on in the tiny Micronesian atoll of Satawal, in a man named Mau. Chosen at birth and trained from an early age, Mau was not only destined to become a master of this dying tradition, but he also had the singular foresight to create a wayfinding legacy for all of Oceania by sharing his knowledge with a new generation of Hawaiian navigators. When Mau successfully guided Hōkūle'a to Tahiti in 1976, the voyage launched a collective reawakening of cultural pride and unity throughout the Pacific. Produced and directed by Nā'ālehu Anthony.
Thurs. Feb. 9, 11:30 pm
This program follows a group of teens and young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities as they rehearse and stage an original musical that dramatizes the issues they face. The uplifting performance documentary intercuts real-life stories with similar scenes from the play, as individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Down's Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome and other high-functioning disorders or differences navigate the challenges of employment, transportation woes, housing, relationships and more.
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Lost and Found
Fri. Feb. 10, 9:00 pm
Performer and historian Michael Feinstein leads viewers across America and through musical history in three new episodes of the acclaimed series MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK.
Lost and Found reveals Feinstein's discovery of an undocumented, unknown song by one of the giants of American popular music and follows his quest to verify its authenticity. Along the way, he persuades another musical legend, Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, to teach him an unpublished, unrecorded song from his songwriting "trunk" that's never been heard prior to this broadcast.
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Best Band in the Land
Fri. Feb. 10, 10:00 pm
This episode examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II. While preparing an original patriotic song, Michael weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows, V-disks, war bond rallies and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.
INTERNATIONAL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
The World Ten Dance Championships
Fri., Feb. 10, 11:00 pm
INTERNATIONAL DANCESPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 is a three-part series highlighting the year's championship competitions. Art, entertainment and sport are combined to create DanceSport - the flamboyant spectacle that continues to gather momentum on an international level. Top dancers from all over the world compete for prestigious titles in the three main ballroom dancing disciplines: Latin, Standard and World Ten.
The World Ten is comprised of the waltz, slow foxtrot, tango, Viennese waltz, quickstep, cha-cha, samba, rumba, paso doble and jive.
The Kimchi Chronicles Conclude
Sat., Feb. 11, 5:30 pm
The final episode in the series begins in the ethereal Korean countryside where Marja learns the authentic way to make kimchi and holiday dishes to celebrate the New Year. Marja and Jean-Georges also taste royal court cuisine and visit Sanchon Restaurant in Seoul for a transformative meal of temple cuisine. Marja joins her Korean family in the northern beach town of Sokcho for a picnic and then brings the spirit home to New York for a roast pig celebration with the Vongerichten family. Marja also prepares easy birthday seaweed soup and Jean-Georges uses Korean flavors in his special spin on baeckeoffe, a classic Alsatian dish he loved as a child.
BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS
Sat., Feb. 11, 7:00 pm
As Burt visited the museums and galleries featured in his programs, he became aware of the extraordinary amount of great art that had been stolen. This program will tell you about some of the works that are missing, why they are an important part of our history and how people help find them.
Rwanda: In Search of the Chimpanzees
Sat., Feb. 11, 7:30 pm
Host Joseph Rosendo follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. In addition he takes part in Rwanda's monthly national day of service, a program that is the heart of Rwanda's dedication to attacking the ideology of genocide at its root - ethnic division.
Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age
Sat., Feb. 11, 8:00 pm
This program explores nature's powerful role in children's health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents. The film marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors; this will not be true for most children growing up today. The effects of "nature deficit disorder" are now being noted across the country in epidemics of child obesity, attention disorders and depression.
The Game Changers
Sat., Feb. 11, 9:00 pm
Amidst the debate over fixing the country's ailing education system, this program tells of a bold initiative designed to transform American classrooms. In 2009, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation launched an innovative pilot program to identify high-ability people in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), fund their training at four universities and create new teacher-preparation programs that focus on the skills and knowledge needed in the Information Age. Each student would receive a $30,000 stipend in exchange for completing the newly created master's degree program. Then, they would go to work in Indiana's high-need rural and urban schools. Sixty individuals from different walks of life, from recent college graduates to career-changers, took the daunting challenge. The program follows the Fellows for two years, from university preparation through their first year heading their own classrooms.
They Came to Play
Sat., Feb. 11, 10:00 pm
This film is an uplifting documentary chronicling the passion, pressure and potential surrounding the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation - a prestigious event which reunites 75 of the world's best amateur pianists with their dreams, if only for a brief time. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to classically-trained, aged 35 to almost 80, convene in Fort Worth, Texas for a week of intense competition, music and camaraderie. Entertaining, irreverent and above all inspiring, the film provides an intimate look into the lives of these colorful, multi-faceted competitors as they strive to balance the demands of work and family with their love of music.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Florence + The Machine/Lykke Li
Sat., Feb. 11, 11:00 pm
Experimental modern rock rules with Florence + The Machine and Lykke Li. Bluesy singer Florence showcases her Lungs album, while Swedish chanteuse Li sings highlights from her LP Wounded Rhymes.
MOYERS & COMPANY
Sun., Feb. 5, 5:00 pm
Bill Moyers returns to public television with MOYERS & COMPANY, a weekly hour of compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. The series also occasionally includes Moyers' own timely and penetrating essays on society and government.
Rules of Engagement
Tues., Feb. 7, 10:00 pm
FRONTLINE cuts through the fog of war to reveal the untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq, where twenty-four of the town's residents were killed by U.S. forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai." With accusations swirling that the Marines massacred Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," the Haditha incident led to one of the largest criminal cases against U.S. troops in the Iraq war. Many questions have emerged about what really happened that day, and who is responsible. Through television interviews with Iraqi survivors and Marines accused of war crimes, FRONTLINE investigates this incident and what it can tell us about the harrowing moral and legal landscape the U.S. military faced in Iraq.
HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Thurs., Feb. 9, 7:30 pm
Students from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island will host this episode. Waianae High School students on Leeward Oahu present an update to their story about how pay cuts have affected the lives of husband-and-wife teachers and their three sons. Students from Maui's H.P. Baldwin High School also have an update to their report on the hive beetle, a threat to local honey bees and ultimately, the state's environment. Other schools contributing to this episode are: Kea'au High and Waiakea High on Hawaii Island, Lahaina Intermediate (Maui), Molokai High (Molokai), and Roosevelt High and Wheeler Middle on Oahu.
This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Thurs., Feb. 9, 8:00 pm
On this edition of INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan moderates as guests present their views for and against legalized gambling. Last week, two Maui lawmakers introduced bills that would authorize gaming on Hawaiian home lands, establish a regulation commission, grant a license for a Waikiki casino and fund a compulsive gambler program. Those who support legalized gambling say it would bring in needed revenue for the state; those in opposition believe it would lead to more crime and breed irresponsible gaming lifestyles.
Scheduled guests include: Sue Dursin, Hawaii County Director, Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling; John Warren Kindt, Professor of Business and Legal Policy, University of Illinois; John Radcliffe, Principal, Radcliffe and Associates; and Malama Solomon, Senator, District 1 (East Hawaii Island).
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Fri., Feb. 10, 7:30 pm
For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week. The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.
NEED TO KNOW
Fri., Feb. 10, 8:00 pm
NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., Feb. 10, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Wed., Feb. 8, 8:00 pm
Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this episode scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.
Wed., Feb. 8, 9:00 pm
This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival, until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. After two years battling for life, the twins are ready for a series of delicate operations, which will prepare them for the ultimate challenge: a marathon separation surgery that will allow them to live truly separate lives. Since the beginning, surgeons knew there was no guarantee of survival for either of the girls - but without surgery there was no hope at all. With exclusive access to this extraordinary human and medical drama, NOVA's cameras have been with Trishna and Krishna and their caregivers at each moment of their journey.
INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS
Wed., Feb. 8, 10:00 pm
From the outside, lions and tigers look very different, but once their skins are removed and they are dissected, even the experts find it hard to tell them apart. One of the most characteristic features of these magnificent animals - something that distinguishes them from the small cats - is their ability to roar. The team delves into the lion's throat to find the voice box and makes a discovery that helps explain the way the vocal apparatus works. Later, biologist Simon Watt comes face to face with a liger - a cross between a lion and a tiger - proof of the two species' similarity.
Underground Railroad: The William Still Story
Mon., Feb. 6, 10:00 pm
Extraordinary people risked their lives to help fugitive slaves escape via the clandestine Underground Railroad. Among them was William Still of Philadelphia, a free black man who accepted delivery of transported crates containing human "cargo." This documentary reveals some of the dramatic, lesser-known stories behind this humanitarian enterprise, and explores key Canadian connections, including the surprising fate of former slaves who crossed the border to "Freedom's Land."
Tues., Feb. 7, 8:00 pm
In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. Until an integrated band of college students, who called themselves Freedom Riders, bought tickets on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. Their actions brought the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil rights inequities that plagued the nation.
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson's inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil rights activists. Gaining access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Thurs., Feb. 9, 10:00 pm
Combining startlingly fresh and candid 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, this film looks at the people, society, culture and style that fuelled an era of convulsive change, 1967-1975. Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 1970s mixtape format, this is a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America.