PROGRAM LISTINGS June 16 - June 22, 2013
Arts, Drama, Culture
David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special
Sun., June 16, 7:00 pm
This special is an epic tour across Europe with none other than the man who portrays Masterpiece's Hercule Poirot. Host David Suchet visits a series of romantic cities and finds fascinating stories on his train journey.
Inspector Lewis, Series VI: Down Among the Fearful
Sun., June 16, 8:00 pm
Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) and his partner DS Hathaway (Laurence Fox) return for a sixth season to solve more cases in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford.
Down Among the Fearful
When a psychic is found murdered, Inspector Lewis and DS Hathaway discover that the victim is actually an Oxford psychology research fellow. As they probe further, the truth behind the psychic's double life unravels, revealing numerous suspects.
CALL THE MIDWIFE
Season 2, Part 1 of 8
Sun., June 16, 9:30 pm
It's 1958. Returning from a long day of duties, Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday, before she, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia head off to the cinema. However, the midwife's good cheer is short-lived when the next day she's assigned a new patient, Molly Brignall. Molly's due date is imminent and Jenny worries about the harm that could come to Molly and her children. Meanwhile, Trixie and Sister Evangelina find themselves aboard a Swedish cargo ship looking after the captain's daughter, who is about to have her first baby.
NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Keola Beamer, Nona Beamer and Moana Beamer
Mon., June 17, 7:30 pm
In this encore presentation of a very special in-studio concert, Keola Beamer plays alongside his mother, the late Auntie Nona Beamer, and his wife, Moana Beamer.
Palm Springs, CA, Part 2 of 3
Mon., June 17, 8:00 pm
The exploration of Palm Springs, California, continues with a visit to nearby Pioneertown, the location for many Hollywood westerns, to discuss trophy belt buckles. At the Palm Springs Convention Center, it's a cinch that appraisers will lasso the kind of discoveries that include a costume dress literally sewn onto Marilyn Monroe for her role in the classic 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot, estimated to be worth a very hot $150,000 to $250,000.
Louisville, KY, Part 3 of 3
Mon., June 17, 9:00 pm
Centuries before texting, girls were expressing themselves via embroidered samplers, as appraiser Nancy Druckman shows host Mark L. Walberg at the Embroiderer's Guild of America in Louisville, Kentucky. At the Kentucky International Convention Center, appraisers stitch together a colorful assortment of finds, including a rare, circa 1910 Dirk Van Erp lamp, originally bought for about $100; an exceptionally well-preserved 1876 portrait Jumeau doll with all original parts, except her hair; and a fortunate Kentucky corner cupboard - at one time destined to be burned and thrown away - made of locally grown wood and valued at $8,500.
The Revolutionary Optimists
Mon., June 17, 10:00 pm
Amlan Ganguly is a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur who has transformed some of the poorest slums of Kolkata, India by empowering children to become leaders in improving health and sanitation. Using street theater, dance and data as their weapons, the children have cut malaria and diarrhea rates in half, increased polio vaccination rates and turned garbage dumps into playing fields. Instead of feeling powerless and doomed to perpetuate the cycle of poverty, these children are developing the tools and attitudes to create opportunities for themselves and their communities.
A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness
Mon., June 17, 11:00 pm
This program examines the stigma and discrimination facing people with mental health challenges and the efforts underway to promote understanding and acceptance. Individuals from different walks of life who've overcome mental illness to achieve success and happiness tell their stories.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Kirk Matthews and Linda Coble
Tues., June 18, 7:30 pm
Leslie Wilcox talks with husband-and-wife news veterans Kirk Matthews and Linda Coble. The two talk about meeting at a Portland, Oregon news station, the influence of legendary newscaster Bob Sevey, their news experiences and their solid partnership of over 30 years.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., June 19 at 11:00 pm and Sun., June 23 at 4:00 pm.
Frank Kearns: American Correspondent
Tues., June 18, 11:00 pm
CBS News Correspondent Frank Kearns was the network's award-winning, go-to guy for dangerous stories in Africa and the Middle East from 1953 - 1971. He was nearly killed 114 times pursuing stories about wars, civil wars, famines and other human tragedies. Later Kearns was named a Benedum Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University where he taught from 1971 to 1983. In 1976, CBS told a Congressional hearing that Kearns also worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency while in Egypt in the 1950s. He denied it until his death in 1986.
LEAHEY & LEAHEY
Wed., June 19, 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., June 19 at 11:30 and Sun., June 23 at 3:30 pm.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)
Thurs., June 20, 9:00 pm
This program tells the story of Keola Beamer's journey through song. The respected composer and slack key guitarist partners with an array of musicians, including Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, American jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Hawaiian vocalist Raiatea Helm. These collaborations demonstrate how one can retain cultural identity while openly sharing with others to create something new - a global art form. This multicultural exchange reaches its zenith when Beamer performs a Hawaiian-language version of John Lennon's "Imagine," with musicians playing traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Classical European and American Jazz instruments. In another particularly moving segment, Keola accompanies his wife Moanalani Beamer as she performs a hula as a quadriplegic woman who magically regains her limbs in a dream.
Thurs., June 20, 10:00 pm
This film takes viewers on a chronological journey through more than a century of images of Islam, Muslims and Arabs in U.S. media, from fantasies of romantic sheiks and golden palaces to today's portrayals of fanatics. Polls show that 46 percent of Americans hold negative views of Islam. This program explores the media's role in both perpetuating and correcting the stereotypes.
Utah and Colorado
Thurs., June 20, 11:00 pm
Host Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Denver, where she visits the U.S. Mint and enjoys the city's many outdoor pursuits. Next she hikes the Mesa Trail, joins an archaeological research trip at Crow Canyon and delves into the history of the region's ancestral Pueblans. Holly then travels to Utah, home to numerous ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake and a plethora of breathtaking national parks, including Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon.
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Fri., June 21, 9:00 pm
Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, this special honors the memorable soul sounds from the 1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee and legendary labels like Stax-Volt Records, home of artists such as Al Green, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding and many more. The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves known today as "Memphis Soul." Performers include Justin Timberlake, Mavis Staples, Queen Latifah and Ben Harper.
Dance in America: NY Export: Opus Jazz
Fri., June 21, 10:00 pm
A "ballet in sneakers", choreographed by the legendary Jerome Robbins in 1958, NY Export: Opus Jazz was a breakout success in its day, complete with a world tour and a broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show. Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince with original abstract urban sets designed by Ben Shahn, the five movements blend ballet, jazz and ballroom with Latin, African and American rhythms to create a style that remains expressive, sensual and contemporary. Yet Opus Jazz has been infrequently performed by ballet companies since its debut, and never adapted for film. Co-conceived and produced by New York City Ballet principal dancers Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi, this film production takes the overlooked Robbins' masterpiece off the stage and places it into the landscapes that inspired it, filmed on locations all over the five boroughs of New York City.
MARTHA STEWART'S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., June 22, 5:00 pm
Martha demonstrates two of the oldest preserving techniques, confit and salting, and shows how viewers can put them to use in the home kitchen. Martha makes an assortment of confits, starting with the most classic: duck, which can be served on its own or as a rich addition to salads. She follows with lemon and tomato confits, both of which make excellent condiments for grilled or roasted meats. She then shows how to make gravlax, a delicious salt-cured salmon appetizer.
Tenderizing with Jamie Bissonnette
Sat., June 22, 5:30 pm
Tenderizing is a culinary technique that helps meat, chicken and fish absorb all the wonderful flavors of your favorite marinades. Joining Ming in the kitchen is Chef Jamie Bissonnette. Together Ming and Jamie cook on the fly using mystery ingredients and zesty spices to come up with two tender recipes: a Tellegio kimchi steak bomb and a trio of halibut new style sashimi.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., June 22, 7:00 pm
David Chang prepares eggs with his chef pals - Wylie Dufresne, Daniel Patterson and Rene Redzepi - and makes his Ko egg.
RICK STEVES' EUROPE
Rome: Ancient Glory
Sat., June 22, 7:30 pm
In part one of three on the Eternal City, this episode focuses on the grandeur of classical Rome. Rick visits the Coliseum and bicycles the Appian Way to view marvels of Roman engineering.
The 2013 National Geographic Bee
Sat., June 22, 8:00 pm
For the 25th consecutive year, fourth to eighth graders compete for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 5 million students to earn a place in the national championships.
RIDING THE RAILS IN CHINA 2
Part 1 of 2
Sat., June 22, 9:00 pm
American travelers Chris and Sarah visit the magnificent Shenyang Imperial Palace, Changchun World Sculpture Park and the Benxi Water Cave.
RIDING THE RAILS IN CHINA 2
Part 2 of 2
Sat., June 22, 10:00 pm
Chris and Sarah pick vegetables on a farm outside of Changchun and have them cooked in a Manchurian style "hotpot" dish. In Harbin, they discover a wildlife reserve for Siberian tigers on Sun Island along the city's Songhua River.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., June 22, 11:00 pm
Spoon returns to Austin City Limits for their third turn on the stage to play songs from their album Transference.
MOYERS & COMPANY
Sun., June 16, 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.
The Retirement Gamble
Tues., June 18, 10:00 pm
Fri., June 21, 11:00 pm
Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking FRONTLINE special "Money, Power and Wall Street," this program raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our savings and reveals how fees, self-dealing and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals.
Thurs., June 20, 7:30 pm
Student reporter Adam Simon of Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu hosts this episode highlights outstanding stories of this season so far. HIKI NŌ teachers share the triumphs, challenges and lessons learned while supervising their students in producing the featured stories.
This episode features stories by student journalists from: Hilo High School (Hawaii); Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and Island School on Kauai; and Ewa Makai Middle School, Mid-Pacific Institute, Roosevelt High School and Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu.
This program encores Saturday, June 22 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Developing Honolulu's Urban Core
Thurs., June 20, 8:00 pm
What are the plans for developing Honolulu's urban core? Governor Neil Abercrombie has his sights set on developing Kakaako as Oahu's "Third City." The longtime warehouse district is already home to a vibrant up-and-coming arts community. Future plans would transform Kakaako into a live-work-play neighborhood of cafes, lofts, parks, businesses and a mix of upscale and affordable urban housing. Guests will discuss the master plan for Kakaako, and whether it will support a population increase or further encourage urban blight.
Dan Boylan hosts a discussion with the following scheduled guests: Anthony Ching, Executive Director of Hawaii Community Development Authority; Christian O'Connor, Senior Asset Manager, Kamehameha's Kakaako properties; Ralph Portmore, Urban Planner at Group 70; and John Prime, Co-Director of 808 Urban.
INSIGHTS is also available online through 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., June 21, 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., June 21, 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 MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., June 21, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Invasion of the Giant Pythons
Wed., June 19, 8:00 pm
Florida's Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the United States, home to numerous unique and endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds and turtles, as well as half a million alligators. However, the Everglades is also the dumping ground for many animal invaders - more than 15 species of parrot, 75 kinds of fish and 30 different reptiles from places as far away as Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. All of the intruders found their way into the park either by accidental escape from pet owners or intentional release by people no longer wishing to care for an exotic species. Add to the mix tens of thousands of giant pythons, snakes that can grow to 20 feet and weigh nearly 300 pounds, some released into the wild by irresponsible pet owners, some escapees from almost 200 wildlife facilities destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The predatory pythons slithered into this protected wilderness and thrived, and the refuge has consequently become less a haven than a killing ground every day since then.
Extreme Cave Diving
Wed., June 19, 9:00 pm
This program follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes - underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today. They are Earth's least explored and perhaps most dangerous frontiers. With an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists, Broad investigates the hidden history of Earth's climate as revealed by finds in this spectacularly beautiful "alternate universe."
Cave People of the Himalaya
Wed., June 19, 10:00 pm
Everest climber and thrill seeker Pete Athans returns to the Himalayas with Dr. Mark Aldenderfer in search of the caves and mummies of a lost civilization. There they risk their own safety to reveal astonishing evidence of a previously unknown 1,500-year-old death ritual high in the Himalayan caves.
John D. Rockefeller
Tues., June 18, 8:00 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.