PROGRAM LISTINGS February 17 - February 23, 2013

Arts, Drama, Culture

Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 6

Sun., Feb. 17, 6:00 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 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.

Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 7

Sun., Feb. 17, 8:00 pm
Part 7
The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey. New romances flare up, and a crisis unfolds.

A Novelist's Journey to Tohoku

Sun., Feb. 17, 10:30 pm
French author Richard Collasse, whose novel L'Océan dans la Rizière about Japan's 2001 tsunami generated publicity in France, revisits Miyagi to research a new novel and meet with survivors.

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole and Kainani Kahaunaele

Mon., Feb. 18, 7:30 pm
NA MELE presents two stars of contemporary Hawaiian Music: Kainani Kahaunaele and Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole. Hawaiian language instructor Kahaunaele's powerful voice and original compositions have served as a focal point for her research into haku mele. Kanaka'ole, the heir to a family musical legacy, combines traditional Hawaiian instruments and songs to create energy-filled productions that expand the definition of Hawaiian music.

Myrtle Beach, SC, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Feb. 18, 8:00 pm
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver visit beautiful Brookgreen Gardens to discuss early 20th-century female sculptors. On the Roadshow floor. appraiser Debra Force discovers a Joseph Henry Sharp oil painting valued at $400,000, leaving the guest feeling as sunny as Myrtle Beach itself!

Antiquing in Greenwich, NY

Mon., Feb. 18, 9:00 pm
The pickers head up the Hudson River to Greenwich, New York, to the Washington County Antique Fair, where twice a year the fairgrounds are host to more than 200 vendors and thousands of shoppers. This week the pickers have a target assignment to bring back a military object. Other key finds include a Victorian birdcage, a WWII water bag and a German pull toy. The winning picker is determined at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia, where their chosen items go under the hammer.

Them Bells! Rob Fisher Celebrates Kander & Ebb

Mon., Feb. 18, 11:00 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.

Viswanathan Anand

Tues., Feb. 19, 7:30 pm
Leslie Wilcox talks with Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand, five-time reigning world chess champion. Anand's mother introduced him to the game when he was six years old. At age 18, he became India's first chess grandmaster. Now in his forties, an age considered past a chess player's prime, Anand talks about the challenges age presents and how he overcomes them. Also, a story Anand tells about traveling to a chess championship reveals how in life, like in chess, there is more than one way to win.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 20 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Feb. 24 at 4:00 pm.

Richard II with Derek Jacobi

Tues., Feb. 19, 11:00 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.

Wed., Feb. 20, 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. 20 at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 24 at 3:30 pm.

Na Mele: Pure Caz
Thurs., Feb. 21, 8:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 23, 7:00 pm
Robert and Roland Cazimero have enjoyed a music career spanning almost four decades as The Brothers Cazimero. In this new special recorded at PBS Hawaii's studio, they perform their definitive collection of music. This no-frills performance presents the songs Robert and Roland would want future audiences to find in their time capsule. Sky Gora accompanies them with hula performances.

Members of the phone bank that viewers will be able to call with their pledge include: Robert and Roland and their friends Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Cyril Pahinui, Mihana Souza, John Cruz, Haumea Ho, Harry Soria, Leah Bernstein, Bobby Moderow, Kahi Kaonohi, Richard Gideon, Neva Rego, Kawika Kahiapo, Natalie Ai and Jon de Mello!

World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements
Thurs., Feb. 21, 10:00 pm
This film interweaves the story of a remarkable educator and the extraordinary game he developed to demonstrate the complexities of peace and global conflict. Teacher John Hunter's "World Peace Game" is a hands-on political simulation exercise in which students tackle real-world military, economic and environmental issues. The nine- and 10-year-olds divide into groups, including nation states, the World Bank, United Nations officials, indigenous peoples and even arms dealers. Then, they face daily challenges ranging from insurgencies and global warming to ethnic tensions and natural disasters. Working together, while also balancing the interests of their own "nations," they attempt to achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention.

Amsterdam City Guide 2

Thurs., Feb. 21, 11:00 pm
Hosts Brianna Barnes and Jonathan Atherton travel to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands that was built around a network of beautiful canals overlooked by the gabled mansions of 17th century merchants. Jonathan visits the Rijksmuseum, which has a magnificent collection of paintings by the great Dutch Masters, while Brianna marvels at the artistic genius of Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Fri., Feb. 22, 9:00 pm
Discover the life, music and influence of the African American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973). During the 1940s-60s, she introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of rock & roll, inspiring some of its greatest stars, including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. Tharpe may not be a household name today, but the flamboyant superstar, with her spectacular playing on the newly electrified guitar, played a pivotal role in the creation of rock & roll.

An Evening with Berry Gordy
Fri., Feb. 22, 10:00 pm
PBS Newshour journalist Gwen Ifill interviews entrepreneur, songwriter and producer Berry Gordy. Gordy founded Motown Records in 1959 and has indelibly influenced music both nationally and internationally with artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

Biz Kid$: Three Minutes to Change the World
Sat., Feb. 23, 1:00 & 9:00 pm
This special from the producers of the financial literacy series BIZ KID$ follows four young entrepreneurs as they compete in an international contest to change the world. Four semi-finalists from the United States, Canada, India and Singapore must present their business ideas to some of the world's most influential technology leaders - in just 180 seconds. This film inspires people of all ages to use innovation and technology to bring about change in their communities.

Bun Sik: Korean Fast Foods

Sat., Feb. 23, 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.

Bun Sik: Korean Fast Foods
Cathlyn explains the history of bun sik and how they have evolved to offer a wide choice of delicious and healthful foods eaten as snacks or as a meal in Korea. Featured fast food recipes include kim bap roll.

On the Road in San Antonio with Chef John Besh

Sat., Feb. 23, 5:30 pm
Chef Ming heads to the Lone Star state with his long time friend Chef John Besh. Ming and John get inspired by fresh ingredients just picked from an area farm and create delicious dishes that reflect the spirit and spiciness of San Antonio.

The Wallflowers

Sat., Feb. 23, 10:00 pm
The Wallflowers perform at Bimbo's 365 Club, a San Francisco institution for more than 80 years. Surrounded by the club's art deco glamour and 600 guests, frontman Jakob Dylan leads the band through a riveting 18-song set, featuring new songs and old favorites such as "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache."

Gary Clark Jr./Alabama Shakes

Sat., Feb. 23, 11:00 pm
ACL presents modern blues and soul with Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes. Austin guitarist Clark showcases his major label debut, while Alabama Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed album Boys & Girls.

Public Affairs

Sun., Feb. 17, 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.

After Newtown: Guns in America
Tues., Feb. 19, 9:00 pm
This film is an unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from 19th-century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; and from the Civil War to civil rights, guns have been at the center of our national narrative. Americans have relied on guns to sustain communities, challenge authority and keep the peace, and efforts to curtail their distribution and ownership have triggered epic political battles. This program traces the evolution of guns in America, their inextricable link to violence and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.

Raising Adam Lanza

Tues., Feb. 19, 10:00 pm
In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza's motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. With The Hartford Courant, FRONTLINE looks for answers to the central and elusive question: Who was Adam Lanza? Also this hour: In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown, where FRONTLINE finds a town divided and explores how those closest to the tragedy are wrestling with our nation's gun culture and laws.

Mind of a Rampage Killer

Wed., Feb. 20, 9:00 pm
What makes a person walk into a theater or church or classroom and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? As the nation tries to comprehend the tragic events in Newtown, NOVA correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates theories that rampage killers are driven by the wish to die, not the urge to kill. Could suicide, and the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory, be their main motivation? How much can science tell us about a brain at risk for violence? Most important, can we recognize dangerous minds in time to stop the next Newtown?

The Path to Violence
Wed., Feb. 20, 10:00 pm
Psychologists, working with law enforcement officers, have devised tools to prevent violent attacks. This program details a powerfully effective Secret Service program - the Safe School Initiative - that's helped schools detect problem behaviors. However, shooters like Adam Lanza, Jared Loughner and James Holmes all executed their attacks after they'd left school. Can the gains made by psychologists and law enforcement be extended to encompass parents, terrified of their own children and inadequately helped by mental health and legal systems, and families of violent individuals? Is the country ready for a national conversation about the balance between school safety and civil liberties that interventions, including gun control, require?

HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 pm
Students from Maryknoll School in Honolulu host this week's show. A story from Maui's Hana K-12 School features its very first football team - and the girl who became one of its linebackers. On Oahu, drama students at Farrington High School share how acting changed their lives.

This episode also features student stories from: Kamehameha Schools - Hawaii (Hawaii Island); Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha (Kauai); Lokelani Intermediate School and Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui; and Campbell High School (Oahu).

This program encores Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,

Fri., Feb. 22, 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. 22, 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.

Fri., Feb. 22, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

Science and Nature

Grouper Moon

Sun., Feb. 17, 10:00 pm
During the winter full moons, Nassau groupers gather in large numbers to spawn. Most of the known spawning sites have been fished out, but the Cayman Islands are home to the last great reproductive population of this endangered species.

A Murder of Crows

Wed., Feb. 20, 8:00 pm
Crows do not have the best of reputations. They are generally dismissed as spooky - Hitchcock used them quite successfully to frighten moviegoers - or as a general nuisance; scarecrows were, after all, invented to scare crows away from crops. But the crows' image is taking a turn. New research has shown that they are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each others' voices and 250 distinct calls. They are social, mate for life and raise their young for as long as five years. They're able to recognize individual humans and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises and present the viewer with captivating new footage of crows as they've never been seen before.


The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

Mon., Feb. 18, 10:00 pm
Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. This film follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, Young took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. He had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.

Billy the Kid

Tues., Feb. 19, 8:00 pm
On April 28, 1881, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, just days from being hanged for murder, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes. Just a few weeks later, the notorious young outlaw was gunned down by an ambitious sheriff. Demonized by the lawman who killed him, the Kid was soon mythologized by a never-ending stream of dime-store romances and big-screen dramas.

But in all the narratives, Billy the Kid's real story has been obscured. Born to impoverished Irish immigrants, the Kid led a hardscrabble, itinerant life that became harder still when his mother died of tuberculosis. He came of age in a lawless corner of New Mexico, where an Irish immigrant ring held a vise-like grip on all money-making endeavors and the Mexican population was frequently cheated out of their property without recourse to the courts. Caught in the middle of a centuries-old Irish-English conflict playing out on the plains of the Southwest, the Kid captured national attention with his reckless violence. His fascination with Mexican culture, his flair for Spanish and his disdain for the Anglo authorities made him a hero of sorts to the Hispanic community, who hid him when the law came looking and mourned him when he was gone.