PROGRAM LISTINGS November 18 - November 24, 2012

Arts, Drama, Culture

NEW HOME Campaign
Sun., Nov. 18, 6:30 pm LIVE
Thurs., Nov. 22, 8:00 pm Encore
Join PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Broadway star Loretta Ables Sayre for a night of entertainment, as the community rallies support for PBS Hawaii's new home. Scheduled to appear are: Keola Beamer, Jimmy Borges, Ryan Higa (pre-taped segment), Pegge Hopper, Kawika Kahiapo, Danny Kaleikini, Kealoha, Neva Rego, Marlene Sai, Roy Sakuma, Pono Shim and Candy Suiso.

Nathan Aweau

Mon., Nov. 19, 7:30 pm
Thurs., Nov. 22, 9:30 pm
Nathan Aweau, award-winning vocalist and former member of music group Hapa, performs in this brand-new special recorded at the PBS Hawaii studio. In between songs, Nathan reflects on his work from scenic Kahana Bay on Windward Oahu.

Al Harrington: A Cup Half Full

Tues., Nov. 20, 7:30 pm
From humble beginnings in American Samoa to a hardscrabble life in Hawaii, Al Harrington has always been able to find the positives in life: a loving, supportive family; teachers who taught the value of a good education; and friends who helped him survive when the going got tough.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Nov. 21 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Nov. 25 at 4:00 pm.

David Geffen

Tues., Nov. 20, 8:00 pm
Notoriously press- and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence - as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer and billionaire philanthropist - has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.

He launched the early successes of Joni Mitchell; Crosby, Stills and Nash; Jackson Browne; Tom Cruise; and Guns N' Roses. He co-founded DreamWorks, the first new Hollywood studio in more than 50 years; he produced Cats and Dreamgirls; he is one of the largest contributors to the fight against AIDS; and he has become an important political voice.

This dealmaker extraordinaire is witty, self-aware and candid. He and everyone from Yoko Ono and Cher, Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd, Stephen Spielberg and Barry Diller, David Crosby and Neil Young, Elton John and Rahm Emanuel illuminate his rich and riveting story.


Tues., Nov. 20, 11:00 pm
This program follows the evolution of American craft in its drive toward exploration, experimentation and innovation, a move toward new forms and creative solutions. The artists featured are: Tanya Aguiñiga, Lia Cook, Clary Illian, Warren Mackenzie and Jeff Oestereich. Explore their trailblazing attempts to cross-pollinate culture, aesthetics and technologies, moving forward the development of American craft.

Wed., Nov. 21, 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., Nov. 21 at 11:30 pm and Sun., Nov. 25 at 3:30 pm.

Brother Noland

Thurs., Nov. 22, 10:00 pm
The dynamic and innovative Brother Noland performs many of the songs from his acclaimed 2006 album Mystical Fish. From high-energy "in-the-round" jams in the PBS Hawaii studios to quiet, contemplative moments at a beach on Molokai, this special highlights the many facets of a complex and compassionate artist.

Madrid City Guide

Thurs., Nov. 22, 11:00 pm
Host Adela Ucar Innerarity visits exciting Madrid, taking in the artwork at the Prado; visiting the city's famous flea market and Spanish Civil War landmarks; and sampling the fabulous cuisine. She also takes excursions to nearby El Escorial, the Roman aqueducts of Segovia and the charming hillside town of Toledo.

From ramen to rotting bananas, from Copenhagen to Kansas City, from pork buns to golf clubs, this series combines travel, cooking, history, science and humor for an unforgettable journey. Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant group. Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.

Fri., Nov. 23, 9:00 pm
The dishes presented in this episode are deceptively simple. David Chang travels to Japan for some yakitori and high-end sushi; his pal Daniel Patterson prepares beets.

Fri., Nov. 23, 9:30 pm
It's gluttonous goodness in this episode - over-the-top indulgence with chefs Federic Morin and David McMillian's foie gras sandwich; whiskey tasting mayhem with Chef Sean Brock in Kentucky; and the classic dish "hot brown" served up three ways.

Fri., Nov. 23, 10:00 pm
David Chang prepares eggs with his chef pals - Wylie Dufresne, Daniel Patterson and Rene Redzepi - and makes his Ko egg.

Fri., Nov. 23, 10:30 pm
David Chang travels from Tokyo to Kyoto to meet and eat with friends. He visits a street market in Tokyo and finishes the trip at a Michelin three-star restaurant, Kikunoi.

Rockin' the Wall
Fri., Nov. 23, 11:00 pm
This film presents the history of the Berlin Wall through the experiences of well-known rock musicians and those who lived in East Berlin. Among the musicians featured are Robby Krieger of The Doors and Mark Stein and Vinny Martell of The Vanilla Fudge.


Sat., Nov. 24, 4:00 pm
Martha Stewart returns to PBS with a new culinary master class for American home cooks. In each episode, Martha demonstrates classic cooking techniques and basics, using her signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process to illustrate the building blocks of recipes everyone should know.

Making stock is an exercise in building flavors and, as such, one of the first lessons in any culinary course. Having a steady supply of homemade stock in the freezer will elevate anyone's home cooking. In this episode, Martha shares recipes and techniques for the three most common stocks - chicken (including a time-saving pressure-cooker version), beef and vegetable - as well as useful cooking and storage tips.

On the Road with Michael Schlow at Tico

Sat., Nov. 24, 5:30 pm
Buying local and buying fresh are key to great cooking. This week, Chef Ming Tsai and longtime friend Boston Chef, Michael Schlow, go to Boston City Hall Plaza Farmer's Market for a little inspiration. They head back to Chef Schlow's restaurant, Tico, where they cook up two mouth-watering dishes: red tape steak and a double lamb chop with pea shoot-beet salad.

Wagner's Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung

Sat., Nov. 24, 7:00 pm
Siegfried and Brünnhilde's love is torn apart by the curse of the ring. A trio of scheming humans separates the two heroes in a desperate attempt to steal the ring for themselves. Their villainous plan fails, but they succeed in murdering Siegfried. Heartbroken, Brünnhilde takes the ring and leaps into the hero's funeral pyre, causing a global cataclysm and the twilight of the gods.

Public Affairs

Sun., Nov. 18, 5:00 pm
Bill Moyers presents 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.

Poor Kids

Tues., Nov. 20, 10:00 pm
These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. Known as the nation's breadbasket and home to John Deere Manufacturing, it's also an area deeply scarred by the recession. FRONTLINE follows three young girls growing up amidst their families' struggles against financial ruin. This is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. With one in five American children living below the poverty line, this edition is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children - and to the country's future.

HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Thurs., Nov. 22, 7:30 pm
Students from Mililani Middle School host this episode, which features student journalists from Aliamanu Middle School looking back on the Salt Lake public library's history in celebration of its 20th anniversary. On Kauai, Kapaa High School students feature the island's craze over a Japanese toy called kendama.

Other featured schools: Kealakehe High School (Hawaii Island); Kihei Charter School (Maui); Kainalu Elementary School, Leilehua High School, Punahou School and Waianae High School (Oahu).

This program encores Saturday, Nov. 24 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,

Fri., Nov. 23, 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.

Fri., Nov. 23, 8:00 pm
This weekly current affairs series covers the issues being considered by candidates and voters - from immigration to education to health care, environment, jobs and the economy - from Main Street's point of view.

The program also profiles up-and-coming political leaders and will report regularly from the road, hosting the program from key states whose issues are important to the national election. Essays, many from Jon Meacham and from a diverse group of other journalists and big thinkers, are a weekly feature.

Respected and experienced media professionals anchor the program and report from the field. They include: Jeff Greenfield, a seasoned political, media and culture reporter and commentator who has worked for CNN, CBS and NBC; Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR's Latino USA and former senior correspondent of NOW On PBS; Scott Simon, longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition; and Ray Suarez, co-anchor of the PBS NEWSHOUR.

Fri., Nov. 23, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

Science and Nature

My Life as a Turkey

Wed., Nov. 21, 8:00 pm
Based on the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto, portrayed by wildlife photographer Jeff Palmer, this film chronicles Hutto's remarkable experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood. Deep in the wilds of Florida, Hutto spent each day out and about as a "wild turkey" with his family of chicks - until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto's story also became a book, Illumination in the Flatlands.

Inside the Megastorm

Wed., Nov. 21, 9:00 pm
Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? This program takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, NOVA gives scientific context to a new breed of storms.

NOVA scienceNOW
Can I Eat That?

Wed., Nov. 21, 10:00 pm
What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats, like chocolate chip cookies, delectable – while others, like cookies made with mealworms, are disgusting? You may think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more – without packing on the pounds?


Ken Burns' THE DUST BOWL surveys the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. See vivid interviews with 26 survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom-seen movie footage that bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible perseverance. The documentary is also a morality tale about our relationship with the land that sustains us - a lesson we ignore at our peril.

The Great Plow Up
Sun., Nov. 18, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
In the first part, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them.

Reaping the Whirlwind
Mon., Nov. 19, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
In the second part, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts - and a break in the drought in 1939 - eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.