PROGRAM LISTINGS January 27 - February 2, 2013
Arts, Drama, Culture
Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 3
Sun., Jan. 27, 7:00 pm
The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. "No family is ever what it seems from the outside," observes Smith's shrewd character.
Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart.
Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 4
Sun., Jan. 27, 8:00 pm
The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants. New evidence turns up in a baffling case.
FAKE OR FORTUNE
The Genuine Article
Sun., Jan. 27, 9:00 pm
Every picture tells a story, but in FAKE OR FORTUNE? valuable paintings are treated as crime scenes! Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a dimension of art rarely seen - a darker side of incalculable wealth, social ambition and subterfuge. In this engaging mini-series, a recognized art sleuth, a doctor of history and cutting edge scientists join forces to discover the truth behind controversial paintings. From Paris and Amsterdam to Cape Town and New York, the team employs old-fashioned detective skills, real-time investigations and the latest forensic testing to reveal compelling tales of lost masterpieces, forgers and Nazi-looted art.
The Genuine Article: The art world can be a bear pit with a myriad of tricksters at work. Hanging in one of the most prestigious and respected art institutes in London is a picture which may hold the key to unlocking the story of the most audacious forger of all time. Is this a forgery by Han Van Meegeren, a man who dared to fake the work of old masters and made millions from his deception until he was caught in 1945?
Your Turn to Care
Sun., Jan. 27, 10:00 pm
This series explores the challenges of, and offers solutions for, those caring for ailing or aging loved ones. Four half-hour episodes focus on the inspiring stories of families at important junctures in their caregiving journeys - from initiating the difficult discussion about health directives and wills, to navigating the complex and expensive world of assisted living facilities to transitioning into the "final chapter" of palliative care, hospice and letting go.
TOMORROW BEYOND 3/11
Theater of Children's Hearts
Sun., Jan. 27, 10:30 pm
Internationally acclaimed Thai film actress Lin Chiling, once an aspiring teacher, visits a day-care center and child welfare facility for disaster victims in the city of Kesennuma and meets members of a children's drama group, the Uoza. The children of the Uoza seem cheerful on the surface, but open up to Lin Chiling and reveal their individual worries and sadness.
NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Mon., Jan. 28, 7:30 pm
The Makaha Sons - Louis "Moon" Kauakahi on 6-string guitar, Jerome "Boogie" Koko on 12-string guitar and the late John Koko on upright bass - blend their magical harmonies into unique performances of traditional Hawaiian music. In this encore of a vintage performance taped at the PBS Hawaii studios, they play some of their most beloved songs.
Boston, MA, Part 1 of 3
Mon., Jan. 28, 8:00 pm
In Boston, Massachusetts, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Wes Cowan look at a famous and controversial Paul Revere print. Notable discoveries on the Roadshow floor include a Norman Rockwell collection from a guest who modeled for the artist as a child, an Aldro Hibbard oil painting brought in by the mayor of Boston, and a Red Sox World Series team-signed ball valued at $25,000 to $35,000.
Antiquing in Burlington, KY
Mon., Jan. 28, 9:00 pm
This week, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are off to the races at the Burlington Antique Show in Burlington, Kentucky, where they visit a well-known gem of a market. The pickers are challenged with discovering unique lighting among the 200 vendors. A pair of mid-century lamps invites some conversation. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg points out notable picks that include a Marilyn Monroe thermometer, a pair of mid-century modern chairs and a chrome headboard. Their finds are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.
Mon., Jan. 28, 11:00 pm
This film covers nearly half a century of Dale Chihuly's epic outdoor installations. Among many highlights, it traces the development of Mille Fiori, a 56-foot "garden of glass" first exhibited in 2008 in San Francisco, and his most recent work, Chihuly Garden and Glass, which opened May 2012 at the foot of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. What emerges is a portrait of an innovative artist always seeking new ways to adapt his medium to natural spaces, propelled by a desire to move, provoke and inspire viewers.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Tin Myaing Thein: Forthright and Strong
Tues., Jan. 29, 7:30 pm
Leslie Wilcox continues her conversation with Dr. Tin Myaing Thein, women's advocate and community organizer. In the second of two episodes, Dr. Thein talks about meeting her future husband, Jack Reynolds, and fellow Burmese activist Ang Sun Suu Kyi. She also describes her current passion: assisting low-income residents, immigrants and refugees at the Pacific Gateway Center.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 30 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Feb. 3 at 4:00 pm.
PIONEERS OF TELEVISION
Tues., Jan. 29, 8:00 pm
Ryan Seacrest narrates the third season of this Emmy-nominated series, which reveals intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about television shows and programming genres that continue to influence the medium today. New interviews with legendary stars and never-before-seen images mix with timeless footage that continues to entertain viewers decades later.
This episode crosses many eras: Superman in the 50s; Batman in the 60s, Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk in the 70s; and The Greatest American Hero in the '80s. Featured are in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno and the late Robert Culp.
An Evening with Dave Grusin
Tues., Jan. 29, 11:00 pm
Dave Grusin, Grammy-and Oscar-winning composer, conductor and pianist responsible for scoring some of the most entertaining and enduring films of the past 50 years, takes center stage for this 2009 concert special. Grusin conducts and performs with a host of guest artists, including vibraphonist Gary Burton, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, flautist Nestor Torres and percussionist Sammy Figueroa. The production features musical selections from Grusin's award-winning film soundtracks for On Golden Pond, Tootsie, The Fabulous Baker Boys and more. Additionally, Grusin celebrates the work of great American composers, including George Gershwin, Henry Mancini and Leonard Bernstein. Patti Austin and Jon Secada perform a poignant duet of Bernstein's "Somewhere," from Broadway hit West Side Story; Monica Mancini sings "Moon River," the song her father composed and arranged for the 1961 classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's; and Grusin plays a medley of well-known pieces from the American folk opera, Porgy and Bess.
LEAHEY & LEAHEY
Wed., Jan. 30, 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., Jan. 30 at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 3 at 3:30 pm.
Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope
Thurs., Jan. 31, 10:00 pm
This documentary tells the compelling story of a crewmember's determination to fulfill his "mission within a mission" aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Learn how and why a small Torah scroll that survived the Holocaust was entrusted to Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon as he lifted into space on Columbia's ill-fated flight.
Thurs., Jan. 31, 11:00 pm
Host Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the seventh largest city in the world. She then travels to Sunderban National Park for an encounter with Bengal tigers and a trek deep into the forest to find honey. Along the way, Holly visits a "floating" school, charms snakes, harvests tea in the hills of Sylhet, visits the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong and relaxes in the seaside resort of Cox's Bazaar near the Myanmar border.
This six episode series combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays specially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Richard II with Derek Jacobi
Fri., Feb. 1, 9:00 pm
Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago and coaches actors at the Globe Theatre in aspects of the play. He also shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are excerpts from the upcoming GREAT PERFORMANCES adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.
Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons
Fri., Feb. 1, 10:00 pm
Jeremy Irons (who stars as Henry IV in the upcoming new GREAT PERFORMANCES adaptation) uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's history plays, from the facts of English history to the father-son drama that Shakespeare created. He discloses what Shakespeare's sources were and how he distorted them.
PIONEERS OF TELEVISION
Fri., Feb. 1, 11:00 pm
This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television, such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It also looks at Lucille Ball's breakthrough on I Love Lucy and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. The episode also covers television's most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho.
CATHLYN'S KOREAN KITCHEN
The World of Korean Soups
Sat., Feb. 2, 5:00 pm
Korean chef Cathlyn Choi showcases delicious, nutritious and easy-to-make Korean cuisine, featuring traditional and fusion dishes as well as exploring cultural aspects of Korean foods.
The World of Korean Soups
In this episode, Cathlyn explains the different types of soups and why they play such an important part of an every day meal for Koreans. Featured recipes include a popular sundubu chiggae, a spicy stew made with silken tofu.
On the Road in Chattanooga with Daniel Lindley
Sat., Feb. 2, 5:30 pm
Ming goes where he's never gone before as he heads south to Chattanooga, Tennessee to cook with renowned local chef, Daniel Lindley of St. John's Restaurant. Together they shop for inspiration at local Chattanooga markets to come up with dishes that call upon the region's heritage and culinary uniqueness.
LAND OF THE DRAGON
Xinjiang Muqam and Mongolian Long Songs
Sat., Feb. 2, 7:00 pm
Land of the Dragon is a weekly documentary series in English about China that provides a window into a complex society that is increasingly impacting our own. Each episode sheds light on the lives, struggles and cultures of the country's 56 ethnic groups, the people's relationships to the land and the effects of modernization on Chinese individuals and society. It gives viewers a deeper, more balanced understanding of who the Chinese people are, what they value, how they live and where they are headed.
Xinjiang Muqam and Mongolian Long Songs
China's "Wild West," the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, is home to the Uyghur ethnic minority group. Famous for the Silk Road route, the cultural melting pot is most evident in the Uyghur traditional song and dance called Muqam. Then, travel east to Mongolia, where the "long song" reigns supreme. Famous for its elongated pronunciations and difficulty, this traditional folk music is epitome of Mongolian culture.
JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE
Cruising the Mediterranean
Sat., Feb. 2, 7:30 pm
Joseph sets out on a journey of discovery and captures the enduring beauty that is Venice, the history of Croatia, the multiculturalism of Malta and the heart and soul of Sicily. Along the way he visits medieval towns, bustling markets, regional restaurants and local wineries where he expects - and finds - the unexpected.
LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN
Sat., Feb. 2, 10:00 pm
Rufus Wainwright's plays songs from his acclaimed album, Out of the Game, at the Church of the Ascension, on Manhattan's lower Fifth Avenue.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Bob Mould/Delta Spirit
Sat., Feb. 2, 11:00 pm
ACL showcases alternative rock with Bob Mould and Delta Spirit. Punk veteran Mould showcases cuts from his acclaimed record Silver Age, while young bucks Delta Spirit highlight their self-titled LP.
Mon., Jan. 28, 10:00 pm
Witness an ongoing culture war raging in Texas: a tempest in a textbook. The state's Board of Education has been engaged in a years-long battle over what belongs (and what doesn't) in public school textbooks. Legislators, educators, parents and students debate the facts and the theories — including what constitutes a fact versus a theory. The chair of the Board of Education fights tirelessly to include intelligent design in science books, while a board member argues to exclude mention of the slave trade and the Enlightenment in history books. The result is a chaotic scene, with the next generation's education held hostage.
MOYERS & COMPANY
Sun., Jan. 27, 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.
HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Thurs., Jan. 31, 7:30 pm
Students from Wheeler Middle School in Central Oahu host this week's show, in which a former bully at Leeward Oahu's Waianae Intermediate School redirects her energy toward higher pursuits. Also, at St. Andrew's Priory in Honolulu, Kumu Aggy Kusunoki proves that you don't have to be a kamaaina to embrace, teach and love the Hawaiian culture.
This episode also features student stories from: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Island School and Waimea High School on Kauai; Lahaina Intermediate School (Maui); and Iolani School (Oahu).
This program encores Saturday, Feb. 2 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Thurs., Jan. 31, 8:00 pm
Dan Boylan and guests discuss how the federal "fiscal cliff" is expected to impact Hawaii's economy. Congress recently took compromise measures to address major federal budget issues. Guests will discuss state initiatives that would be affected, as well as the state's plans to address government spending and encourage revenue growth.
Scheduled to appear are: Carl Bonham, Economics Professor and Executive Director, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization; US Representative Colleen Hanabusa; State Senator Sam Slom; and Kalbert Young, Director, State Department of Budget and Finance.
INSIGHTS is also available online via live streaming. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Feb. 1, 7:30 pm
For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation 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.
NEED TO KNOW
Fri., Feb. 1, 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.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., Feb. 1, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Attenborough's Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World
Wed., Jan. 30, 8:00 pm
In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment.
Understanding the Natural World
In this episode, Attenborough shares his memories of the scientists and the breakthroughs that helped shape his own career. He also recalls some of his more hair-raising attempts to bring science to a television audience, including standing in the shadow of an erupting volcano as lumps of hot lava crashed around him or being charged by a group of armed New Guinean tribesmen.
Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby
Wed., Jan. 30, 9:00 pm
In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh became the most famous human being on earth. When he and his wife, Anne, had a son, Charlie, the press dubbed him Little Lindy. On March 1, 1932, kidnappers snatched Little Lindy from the family home near Hopewell, New Jersey. Negotiations stretched out for weeks, but Charlie never returned. His body was discovered not five miles from Hopewell. Now, NOVA is reopening one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employs state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Charlie Lindbergh - and why.
LIFE ON FIRE
Wed., Jan. 30, 10:00 pm
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular and powerful forces on our planet. They create new land, change landscapes and destroy civilizations. But more than two billion years ago, they also breathed life into our world. From the ocean abyss to snow-covered summits, this ambitious series paints a detailed picture of the awareness required to survive around volcanoes. Spectacular scenery provides the backdrop for the extraordinary animals and plants that have learned to juggle with fire.
On the volcanic island of New Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth's moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave or stay and adapt. In truth, it's not that easy, since volcanoes and their actions are unpredictable and each creature responds in its own way. This episode presents the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and gregarious flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies.
Tues., Jan. 29, 9:00 pm
This film paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. Ford's Model T automobile and his five-dollar-a-day wage ushered in the modern world, earning Ford reverence from millions of Americans. Yet many of the changes he wrought deeply troubled the carmaker. In frustration, he lashed out at enemies, real and imagined, bullied those who worked for him and exhibited great cruelty to his only son. Often, it seemed, he wished to retreat to an idyllic fantasy of the past.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps
Thurs., Jan. 31, 9:00 pm
More than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in incarceration camps during World War II. As people endeavored to create a sense of normalcy during their incarceration, many detainees still enjoyed the popular music of the day - swing. This film tells the stories of 9 detainees – trumpet players, saxophonists, singers – who created a soulful escape for themselves and their fellow prisoners. Their accounts are accompanied by an evocative animation created from woodcuts and drawings.
Wojtek: The Bear That Went to War
Sat., Feb. 2, 8:00 pm
In 1942, an orphaned bear cub was discovered in the Iranian mountainside by a group of Polish refugees traveling to join the Allied forces in Palestine. It is said that they knew instantly there was something different about the bear they named Wojtek (translated as "smiling warrior" or "he who enjoys war"). Even as a young cub, he was an animal who believed he was a human. This award-winning film follows Wojtek's incredible story.
World War II: Saving the Reality
Sat., Feb. 2, 9:00 pm
Over the course of five decades, Kenneth W. Rendell amassed the largest and most comprehensive private collection of original World War II memorabilia in the world. Rendell opens the doors to his museum, located outside Boston, and provides a guided tour. The museum's 30 exhibits chronicle the end of World War I and the rise of Nazism to the start of World War II and the fight in Europe and the Pacific. Some of the museum's more significant documents include General Patton's copy of Mein Kampf and his personal map of Sicily, the original order to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and a revealing letter from Dwight Eisenhower to his wife. Supplemented with archival photos and footage, the film also features interviews with more than 50 World War II veterans, civilians and Holocaust survivors who offer absorbing first-person accounts of these historical events and speak to the complexities, moral ambiguities and emotional toll of the war.