PROGRAM LISTINGS March 3 - March 9, 2013

Arts, Drama, Culture

Doo Wop Love Songs
Sun., March 3, 7:00 pm
The 50s and doo wop love songs go hand-in-hand, like two straws and a milkshake. And now America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this doo wop collection for lovers only. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this PBS celebration of great vocal groups. Recorded in May 2007 at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the program features performances by the Tokens, Cleveland Still & the Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls and a reunion of the Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks and Bill Pinkney).

Rick Steves' Europe Travel Skills
Sun., March 3, 9:00 pm
Sat., March 9, 10:00 pm
This program distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick shares the essential skills of smart travel. He covers planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars, catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe: everything viewers need to know to turn their European travel dreams into reality.

Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino

Mon., March 4, 7:30 pm
International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES once again to delight fans with a new concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of famous love songs, including "Bésame Mucho," "Senza Fine" and "Corcovado."

Aaron Neville: Doo Wop - My True Story
Mon., March 4, 9:30 pm
Iconic soul and R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville is featured in a special concert performing songs from his recent doo-wop inspired album My True Story. Recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012, this special features an array of musicians along with special guests Paul Simon, Joan Osborne, Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings.

Al Harrington: A Cup Half Full
Tues., March 5, 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 Sun., March 10 at 4:00 pm.

Les Misérables 15th Anniversary Concert at the O2
Tues., March 5, 8:00 pm
No one could have guessed on October 8, 1985 when Les Misérables opened in London at the Barbican Theatre that it would become a worldwide phenomenon. But audiences embraced it from the start, creating a "people's musical" that has played in 42 countries and been seen by nearly 60 million people. In 2010, the legendary musical celebrated its 25th birthday and to mark the occasion, producer Cameron Mackintosh staged an extraordinary concert at the O2 Arena in London. With more than 500 actors and musicians - including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas, Lea Salonga, Jenny Galloway and Katie Hal – this special includes the casts of the long-running Original Production at London's Queen's Theatre and members of the Original 1985 London cast.

Wed., March 6, 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 Sun., March 10 at 3:30 pm.

A 60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo
Wed., March 6, 8:00 pm
Sat., March 9, 8:00 pm
Hosted by Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, this special is the first-ever retrospective of the fondly remembered and highly influential 1965-66 NBC primetime series Hullabaloo. The top singers and groups of the hippest decade, including the Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Mamas & the Papas, Nancy Sinatra, the Four Seasons and the Animals, present their greatest hits.

Tony Bennett: Duets II

Wed., March 6, 10:00 pm
In celebration of his 85th birthday, the legendary Tony Bennett released the critically acclaimed album Duets II, which followed his Grammy-winning Duets, released in honor of his 80th birthday. Bennett made music history with Duets II when it debuted at the top of the Billboard Album charts, making Bennett the oldest artist to ever achieve the #1 spot. Featuring his greatest hits performed with today's biggest stars, Duets II was recorded live in studios from Los Angeles to London, New York to Italy, with Nashville in between. Bennett is joined by a diverse roster of contemporary artists including Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse (in what became her last recording). The sessions were filmed to capture the magic of these performers singing with the master of the Great American Songbook. Full song performances include "Body and Soul" (with Amy Winehouse), "The Lady Is a Tramp"(with Lady Gaga), "Speak Low" (with Norah Jones), "The Way You Look Tonight" (with Faith Hill), "It Had to Be You" (with Carrie Underwood), "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (with Willie Nelson) and more.

ThePianoGuys: Live at Red Butte Garden
Thurs., March 7, 9:00 pm
Filmed at a sold-out concert in a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah, this special is the television concert premiere of a musical group on a meteoric rise. YouTube sensation ThePianoGuys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, offer new songs and fan favorites, including "Peponi," "Rolling in the Deep," and "Without You."

Horses of the West
Thurs., March 7, 10:30 pm
From the sensitive beauty of elegant Arabians to a gentle nudge from a therapy horse, from the open runs of wild horses on the range to the muscle and skill of working ranch horses, this program takes viewers on an emotional journey on horseback through the American West. Narrated by actress Ali MacGraw, this new special celebrates the remarkable relationship of horses and the humans who love them, while offering a broad overview of the many different roles horses play.

Tree Safari: The Koa Connection
Thurs., March 7, 11:30 pm
Acclaimed sculptor Brad Sells teases fine art from rough timber. This program traces the arc of Sells' artistic process as he travels to the Big Island of Hawaii in his search to obtain koa wood, revered for its density, luster, tone and color.

Carole King & James Taylor Live at the Troubadour
Fri., March 8, 9:00 pm
This concert special stars Carole King and James Taylor, filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club some 40 years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair's most beloved hits such as King's "So Far Away," "It's Too Late," and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" as well as Taylor's "Carolina in My Mind," "Sweet Baby James" and "Fire and Rain," to name just a few.

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert

Fri., March 8, 10:30 pm
Jackie Evancho came to national prominence on America's Got Talent where she dazzled the audience with her rendition of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro." This solo concert, which coincided with the release of her first full-length solo album Dream with Me, was recorded in 2011 on the grounds of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

The Mediterranean Round-up

Sat., March 9, 5:00 pm
Delicious TV's new spin off series VEGAN MASHUP is an entertaining and informative cooking show, whether you're looking to incorporate healthier recipes into your week or considering the switch to a plant-based diet. Hosts and cookbook authors Terry Hope Romero, Toni Fiore, and Miyoko Schinner share some of their favorite recipes, bringing along some exciting celebrity guest chefs to mix it up. The series brings fresh taste to some beloved, traditional dishes, and shows how easy it is to transition delicious plant-based meals into any home cook's culinary repertoire.

The Mediterranean Round-up
Our chefs share favorite dishes from Spain, Italy, and Greece. Recipes include rosemary potato pizza with roasted tomatoes and braised escarole with garlicky white beans.

On the Road in Chattanooga

Sat., March 9, 5:30 pm
In this Southern-inspired episode, Chef Ming Tsai takes us to Chattanooga, Tennessee to learn some of the region's culinary secrets. An up-and-coming culinary hotspot, Chattanooga has a lot to offer the adventuresome palate. Ming and his guest Chef Eric Neil will explore the local markets and come up with two dishes: chile-cornmeal trout with shrimp chocrute and roast pork chops with curry squash pancake.

Na Mele Treasures I
Sat., March 9, 7:00 pm
This modern classic, recorded in 2006, features some of Hawaii's greatest talents: Robert Cazimero, Iwalani Kahalewai, Bill Kaiwa, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Emma Veary. This encore of the first installment in the Na Mele Treasures series is presented in memory of Uncle Bill and Aunty Iwalani, who have since passed on.

Public Affairs

Sun., March 3, 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., March 7, 7:30 pm
Students from Ka Waihona O Ka Naauao Public Charter School host this episode from their campus on Oahu's Leeward Coast. Between stories, student hosts will take viewers on a tour of their school and their Waianae Coast community.

This episode also features student-produced stories from the following schools: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kauai); Maui Preparatory Academy and Maui Waena Intermediate School (Maui); and Kainalu Elementary School, Moanalua High School and Waianae High School (Oahu).

This program encores Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,

University of Hawaii: The Road Ahead

Fri., March 7, 8:00 pm
Host Dan Boylan and guests look at the road ahead for the University of Hawaii, as it emerges from the "Stevie Wonder blunder" aftermath. Guests will talk about how UH is improving oversight, refocusing on its strategic goals and bolstering programs and initiatives for job creation, community partnerships and economic growth.

Scheduled guests: M.R.C. Greenwood, UH President; John Holzman, UH Board of Regents Member; Allen Uyeda, Hawaii Business Roundtable Chair; Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board VP and Director of Workforce and Education Programs.

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

Science and Nature

Battle for the Elephants
Mon., March 4, 11:00 pm
The elephant, Earth's most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory's supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant, with its highly evolved society, keen intelligence, ability to communicate across vast distances and to love, remember and even to mourn, is far more complex than ever imagined. More revelations are sure to follow, but only if the outspoken and courageous crime investigators and conservationists showcased in this program prevail.