PROGRAM LISTINGS February 10 - February 16, 2013

Arts, Drama, Culture

Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 5

Sun., Feb. 10, 7:00 pm
The Great War is over, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. "No family is ever what it seems from the outside," observes Smith's shrewd character.

Part 5
Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking, and the servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. Meanwhile, Matthew and Robert have fallen out and Bates takes a gamble.

Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 6

Sun., Feb. 10, 8:00 pm
Part 6
Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.

My Fukushima Home

Sun., Feb. 10, 10:30 pm
Hawaii's own world famous ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is a fifth-generation Japanese American who traces his roots back to Fukushima Prefecture. In this program, he visits evacuees from the nuclear-contaminated town of Futaba. He marvels at their optimism despite their living in an abandoned school far from home. They sing along to Shimabukuro's music in a heartwarming exchange. He is also reunited with Omori, a dancer from Spa Resort Hawaiians theme park in Futaba.

Keali'i Reichel

Mon., Feb. 11, 7:30 pm
Keali'i Reichel has long established himself as one of Hawaii's premier artists. His dedication to the perpetuation of Hawaiian language, song, chanting and hula has evolved into unique and personal performances that showcase the depth of Hawaiian culture for international audiences. This performance, recorded at the PBS Hawaii studio, excellently showcases his artistry.

Boston, MA, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Feb. 11, 8:00 pm
During a visit to Boston, Massachusetts, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher explore folk art carvings at the historic Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a host of arms and military paraphernalia, including Civil War photographs and a circa 1810 South Carolina musket valued at $6,000-$8,000.

Antiquing in Chantilly, VA

Mon., Feb. 11, 9:00 pm
The pickers travel to Chantilly, Virginia, for the DC Big Flea. This six-times-a-year indoor show finds the pickers trying to make a big score on their target assignment to find miniature furniture. Notable finds include a crocodile suitcase, a mid-century modern clock and a Chinese screen. This week's winner is a clear favorite from the moment the auction begins at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.

Wayne Rapozo

Tues., Feb. 12, 7:30 pm
Leslie Wilcox talks with Wayne Rapozo, an attorney and partner at Dechert, a top international law firm in London. Born and raised on Kauai, Rapozo knew he wanted to practice law at a young age. Though he lives in London, Rapozo keeps Hawaii close to heart. He helps Hawaii's underserved youth through a scholarship fund, works closely with a Kauai charter school, and hosted Nanakuli drama students when they visited the UK.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 13 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Feb. 17 at 4:00 pm.

Wed., Feb. 13, 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. 13 at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 17 at 3:30 pm.

When the Mountain Calls: Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan

Thurs., Feb. 14, 9:00 pm
This film chronicles Emmy-winning Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti's experiences and reflections drawn from his more than 30 years of traveling through the Himalayas. Archival video and photographs, along with diary entries, chronicle the changes Vendetti observed over the decades as Chinese and Western influence increased, climate change altered the landscape and the culture faced the threats of modernization. The film features interviews with the Dalai Lama, Lama Tenzin, musician Paul Horn, sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.

Into Deep Space: The Birth of the Alma Observatory
Thurs., Feb. 14, 10:00 pm
This film explores the engineering and scientific discoveries of the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes.

Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific

Thurs., Feb. 14, 11:00 pm
The Trekkers explore the epic events of World War II by visiting key locations in the Pacific, a region where great battles were fought and military history was made. This episode begins at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, then moves to Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, the base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Other sites include the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, the remote village of Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Saipan and Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas archipelago and the take-off point for the Enola Gay's mission. The episode wraps up with a moving visit to Japan and the Nagasaki Peace Park.

Them Bells! Rob Fisher Celebrates Kander & Ebb

Fri., Feb. 15, 9:00 pm
Lincoln Center celebrates the legendary songwriting duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb, who wrote the classic songs "All That Jazz" and "New York, New York." Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley perform, alongside theater legends Joel Grey and Chita Rivera, in a review conceived and conducted by Rob Fisher.

Korean Royal Palace Cuisine

Sat., Feb. 16, 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.

Korean Royal Palace Cuisine
This episode features Korean palace cuisine, foods that were once strictly prepared by experienced royal chefs. The recipes were passed down through generations, boasting healthy ingredients, artistic decorations and unique flavoring. Cathlyn visits a traditional restaurant in L.A.'s Koreatown that specializes in royal court cuisines and shows viewers how some of these dishes are made.

On the Road in the Azores III

Sat., Feb. 16, 5:30 pm
Traveling to the Azorean island of Terceira, Chef Ming cooks with a celebrated local chef and learns the history of the very popular dish called alcatra, which is baked in a traditional Azorean wood oven. Influenced by the Portuguese discoverers in the 15th century, this dish is made with fish or beef cooked slowly in a clay pot with bacon, onion, and local spices.


Sat., Feb. 16, 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.

Learn about the mysterious Sanxingdui culture that was unknown to the world until one fateful day in 1986. The only remaining evidence of their civilization is their relics, which have been dated back to the 12th century BCE.

Easter Island: Mysteries & Myths

Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30 pm
Located more than two thousand miles from the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the native name for Easter Island) offers a world of mysteries that have remained unanswered for centuries. Questions abound surrounding the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone statues (moai). Joseph spotlights the Rapa Nui people's vibrant culture that flourishes today.

La Traviata
Sat., Feb. 16, 8:00 pm
Natalie Dessay puts on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production of Verdi's opera. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont and Fabio Luisi, principal guest conductor, is on the podium.

Lafayette: Sounds from the Bayou

Sat., Feb. 16, 10:30 pm
In this episode, host Jacob Edgar experiences the food, lifestyles and culture of Southwest Louisiana. Lafayette is the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, where the infectious rhythms of Zydeco and Cajun music echo across the bayou.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/tUnE-yArDs

Sat., Feb. 16, 11:00 pm
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs bring experimental pop to the ACL stage. The Zeroes support their LP Here, while tUnE-yArDs performs material from the album Whokill.

Public Affairs

Sun., Feb. 10, 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.

Part 1

Mon., Feb. 11, 10:00 pm
Based on the book of the same name by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and author Sheryl WuDunn, this series follows six actress-advocates including America Ferrera, Eva Mendes, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education and economic empowerment for women and girls. The program aims to amplify the central message of the book: that women are not the problem, but the solution - and to bolster the broad and growing movement for change.

PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT: State of the Union 2013
Tues., Feb. 12, 4:00 pm
The PBS NewsHour presents full, live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address, the Republican response and analysis by the NewsHour team.


Tues., Feb. 12, 8:00 pm
As the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE investigates the inside story of Washington's failure to solve the country's debt and deficit problems. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the "fiscal cliff," and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration. The film explores the deep ideological divide inside the Republican Party and the struggle between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner as they take on President Obama and the Democrats.

HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Thurs., Feb. 14, 7:30 pm
Students from Kamehameha Schools – Maui host this week's show. On Oahu, Roosevelt High School students check out Beach Bum Café, a Honolulu coffee shop with a personal touch. Students from another Oahu school, Mid-Pacific Institute, introduce us to Hokulani, a stylish Pomeranian that spreads joy wherever she goes.

This episode also features student stories from: Hilo High School (Hawaii Island); Kapaa High School and Kapaa Middle School on Kauai; Seabury Hall Middle School (Maui); and Waipahu Intermediate School (Oahu).

This program encores Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,

Climate Change
Thurs., Feb. 14, 8:00 pm
Dan Boylan moderates this discussion on climate change, an issue that is climbing the local and national political agenda. Science indicates that global warming is causing a rise in sea levels and temperatures, extreme weather and a loss of rainfall that could threaten our water supply. Some of Hawaii's top climate experts will examine this complex issue from scientific, environmental and policy perspectives.

Scheduled to appear are: William Aila, Chair of Hawaii's DLNR; Stanton Enomoto, Cultural Adaption Coordinator at Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative; Charles Fletcher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology; and Victoria Keener, East-West Center Fellow and Editor of Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment.

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

Fri., Feb. 15, 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.

Fri., Feb. 15, 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., Feb. 15, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

Science and Nature

Mysterious Microbes

Sun., Feb. 10, 10:00 pm
On coral reefs, microorganisms are copious creatures. Throughout Florida, scientists painstakingly work to identify key players within this microbial community and directly link a devastating coral disease to a human pathogen.

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo

Wed., Feb. 13, 8:00 pm
For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains, until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in only one location: the northern edge of Canada's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today, the descendants of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life-and-death dramas across this northern land. Their story is captured in thrilling cinematic glory by a lone filmmaker who has followed them for more than 20 years.

Earth from Space

Wed., Feb. 13, 9:00 pm
This groundbreaking special reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of Earth. Produced in consultation with NASA scientists, the film takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that sustain life on earth. See the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet: how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun's heating of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane.


John D. Rockefeller

Tues., Feb. 12, 9:00 pm
For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America - associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.'s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. This is the story of the world's first billionaire, who held ownership/control of 90 percent of the world's oil refineries, 90 percent of the marketing of oil and a third of all the oil wells. Working methodically and secretly, he transformed an industry and changed forever the way America did business. Though his only son dedicated his life to redeeming the family reputation, and Rockefeller had given away half his fortune by the end of his life, his philanthropy couldn't erase the memory of his predatory business practices.

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story
Fri., Feb. 15, 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."