PROGRAM LISTINGS September 29 - October 5, 2013
Arts, Drama, Culture
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Part 4 of 6
Sun., Sept. 29, 7:00 pm
Tues., Oct. 1, 11:00 pm
Childhood sweethearts Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited after nearly 60 years. The celebratory tale of the power of love at any age is also a story about family — a family with baggage.
Part 4 of 6
A police search begins for Alan and Celia, who are locked inside the hall without phone service. Fearing for their parents and unable to sleep, Caroline and Gillian open up to one another and form a supportive bond.
Foyle's War, Series VII: Sunflower
Sun., Sept. 29, 8:00 pm
Foyle (Michael Kitchen) and his loyal friend Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) return in three new episodes of the detective series, set in post-war 1946-47.
Foyle is tasked with protecting Karl Strasser, a Nazi officer turned MI5 informant who believes he is in danger. America wants Strasser extradited for his involvement in a wartime event, but British Intelligence is determined to protect him. As Foyle nears a solution to the case, the unfathomable truth of "Operation Sunflower" is revealed.
THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE
Part 3 of 3
Sun., Sept. 29, 9:30 pm
This mini-series follows four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, re-unites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes.
Part 3 of 3
Susan tells the other women that she came face to face with the killer and he let her go. It soon becomes apparent that he's becoming obsessed with her. Following the death of a former spy who had been helpful in identifying the perpetrator, the women consider whether to continue their pursuit, but they know if they don't find the killer, he'll move somewhere else and more girls will die. Their investigation resumes. Cleverly planting false clues, the murderer leads Susan into a trap.
Ukulele 2002: A Weekend with the Masters
Mon., Sept. 30, 7:30 pm
This episode of NA MELE is a special 11th anniversary encore of an event recorded in 2002, featuring some of Hawai'i Music Institute's teaching staff, including Melveen Leed, Byron Yasui, Brother Noland and Ku'uipo Kumukahi.
Hartford, CT, Part 1 of 3
Mon., Sept. 30, 8:00 pm
Highlights from the Roadshow floor in Hartford, Connecticut include: a 1963 poster for a Joan Baez/Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena, brought by the artist's daughter; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes purportedly worn by one of George Washington's dance partners; and a collection of 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons found in an attic and valued at $1,500 to $2,000 for the set.
Mon., Sept. 30, 9:00 pm
In a new series from the producers of ANTIQES ROADSHOW, a diverse cast of participants embarks on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual's past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.
The GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team connects Detroit citizens to world events with ancestral findings at the Daley Rhea Mansion in "Motor City." A Ford Motor Company's first female design engineer learns details of her parents' secret World War II activities and her father's untimely death. A Mexican American woman discovers the truth about her family's groundbreaking presence in Michigan and a Civil War-era ancestor charged with murder. Then, a long-held question about a woman's relation to Abraham Lincoln is answered.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
Mon., Sept. 30, 10:00 pm
For Arnel Pineda, the past five years have been the stuff of dreams. Neal Schon, guitarist for the iconic rock band Journey, saw a YouTube video of the aspiring Filipino singer and flew him to San Francisco to audition for the band. The rest is history. But Pineda's personal journey had just begun. He wasn't prepared for the grueling physical and emotional strains that come with fronting a rock band on a whirlwind world tour. Can a man who has overcome many obstacles — orphaned at 12, living on the streets, no music training — deal with the demands of his newfound fame?
Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence
Mon., Sept. 30, 11:30 pm
Fri., Oct. 4, 11:30 pm
Florence, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance, gave rise to some of the world's most celebrated artists, architects and scientists, including Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and Galileo. Yet, little is known of the city's trailblazing female artists. This program sheds light on the lives and works of these largely forgotten Renaissance-era painters, revealing the "hidden half" of one of the world's most beloved art cities. Two of the artists featured are Plautilla Nelli (1524-1588) and Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653).
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Ari Southiphong (Andy South): Finding the Light
Tues., Oct. 1, 7:30 pm
Leslie Wilcox talks with fashion designer Ariyaphon Southiphong, formerly Andy South. In the first of two episodes, Ari talks about growing up in Waianae, Oahu, discovering fashion as a career choice and landing a spot on the fashion competition show, Project Runway. As Andy, he maintained keen focus on school projects and clothing design, with questions about gender identity lingering on the backburner. In 2012, Andy changed his name to Ari and now identifies as a transgendered female.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Oct. 2 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Oct. 6 at 4:00 pm.
Prejudice and Pride/Peril and Promise
Tues., Oct. 1, 8:00 pm
Actor Benjamin Bratt narrates this landmark six-hour series, the first major television documentary series to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and who have become the country's largest minority group.
Prejudice and Pride
Witness the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California. Activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, and for the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process.
Peril and Promise
Examine the past 30 years, as a second wave of Cubans and hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants that leads to calls for tightened borders, English-only laws and efforts to brand the undocumented as a drain on public resources. Simultaneously, the Latino influence is booming in business, sports, media, politics and entertainment. Latino Americans have become the largest and youngest growing sector of the American population.
LEAHEY & LEAHEY
Wed., Oct. 2, 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., Oct. 2 at 11:30 and Sun., Oct. 6 at 3:30 pm.
60s Girl Grooves
Wed., Oct. 2, 9:00 pm
Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii
Thurs., Oct. 3, 9:00 pm
Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii's population, the Pidgin language - part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages - captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. The film profiles the rise of this working-class language from plantation jargon to its status as a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, and man-on-the-street interviews and performances to shed light on this colorful language.
Georgia & Armenia
Thurs., Oct. 3, 11:00 pm
Host Ian Wright's travels begin in Yerevan, Armenia's capital. He visits the rock-hewn Gerhard Church, Lake Sevan and the Armenian Genocide Memorial in the shadow of Mount Ararat. In Georgia, he explores the capital Tbilisi and the seaside resort Batumi before heading out into the Caucasus Mountains. In the village of Ushguli, he experiences the roots of Georgian song and dance and then visits the carved city of Vardzia before embarking on a two-day trek up Mount Kazbek, the highest peak in the Eastern Caucasus.
The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 2
Fri., Oct. 4, 9:00 pm
In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts, on behalf of the increasingly frail king, to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston). The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet (Maxine Peake). The rebel forces are overcome, bringing comfort to the dying king, who is finally reconciled with his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with expectations of high office, only to be rebuffed by the former prince who has now become King Henry V.
Muffins and Popovers
Sat., Oct. 5, 5:00 pm
Breakfasts and brunches call for homemade muffins and popovers. Martha makes her blueberry muffins two ways, flavored with a little spice or finished with a crumb topping. She then demonstrates how to make airy popovers, equally suited to serving with fresh blueberry preserves or savory creamed spinach.
On the Road in San Antonio with Diana Barrios Trevino
Sat., Oct. 5, 5:30 pm
Chef Ming is on the road in Texas again, in this special episode based in San Antonio. Ming joins Chef Diana Barrios Trevino and her family at their famous restaurant, Los Barrios, and learns how to make simple, delicious, flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine right alongside Diana and her brother. After "shopping" in the Trevino's family kitchen, Ming comes up with his own take on Tex-Mex cuisine.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., Oct. 5, 7:00 pm
This series combines travel, cooking, history, science and humor in an unforgettable journey. In the first eight episodes, Chef Sean Brock of Charleston, SC restaurants McCrady's and Husk, spotlights southern cooking with heritage varieties of rice, beans and grains.
Sean often describes how his family ate growing up this way: "If we were eating, we were eating food from the garden or the basement — it's a way of life." In this episode, Sean shows us what it means to be eating from the basement by exploring the preservation techniques that are critical components of southern culture: drying, salt curing, canning and fermentation.
JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE
The Many Faces of Los Cabos, Mexico
Sat., Oct. 5, 7:30 pm
Los Cabos is actually two resorts: Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, and San Jose del Cabo, 23 miles north along the coast. Joseph covers both and the sea that binds them — the Sea of Cortez — on his Los Cabos, Mexico adventure. Activities include whale watching and seaside dining, hiking through the desert to hidden waterfalls and swimming with dolphins. Besides taking part in experiences like fishing and snorkeling, he also heads out to the Baja Peninsula's outback and meets farmers and artists living off the grid.
Rick Steves' Europe Travel Skills
Sat., Oct. 5, 8:00 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 and staying safe: everything viewers need to know to turn their European travel dreams into reality.
Alfie Boe: Storyteller at the Royal Albert Hall
Sat., Oct. 5, 10:00 pm
Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe shares interpretations of his favorite songs in this concert taped at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall. Backed by a full 19-piece band, Boe performs a wide variety of selections from his repertoire, including tracks from his new album, Storyteller, classical arias and "Bring Him Home," his signature song from his acclaimed turn as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., Oct. 5, 11:00 pm
Former White Stripes leader Jack White performs songs from his solo LP Blunderbuss.
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
Sun., Sept. 29, 6:30 pm
Sat., Oct. 5, 6:30 pm
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to provide in-depth analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.
MOYERS & COMPANY
Sun., Sept. 29, 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.
Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown
Tues., Oct. 1, 10:00 pm
FRONTLINE continues its investigation of nuclear safety with an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011. With exclusive eyewitness testimony from key figures in the drama - including the Japanese prime minister and senior executives at the power company Tepco - FRONTLINE tells the story of the workers struggling frantically to reconnect power inside the plant's pitch-dark and highly radioactive reactor buildings; the nuclear experts and officials in the prime minister's office fighting to get information as the crisis spiraled out of control; and the plant manager who disobeyed his executives' orders when he thought it would save the lives of his workers. The story profiles the Japanese soldiers and firefighters drafted to cool the reactors, who were wounded when the reactor housings exploded; and the families, living near the nuclear plant, who unknowingly fled in the same direction as the radioactive plume, exposing themselves to dangerously high radiation levels.
Thurs., Oct. 3, 7:30 pm
The Season 5 premiere of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Aliamanu Middle School in the Salt Lake district of Oahu.
From the Kona side of Hawaii Island, students at Konawaena High School show us how a community of local students and artists were inspired to paint a mural at Konawaena Elementary in remembrance of the twenty students and six teachers killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. The community project provided students and adults with an opportunity to heal and process very difficult thoughts and feelings brought on by the tragedy.
Wheeler Middle School in Central Oahu reveals the immense amount of planning and the numerous details and moving parts involved in the daily creation of Hawaii public school lunch.
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai looks at why traffic is so congested on the Garden Isle; Maui High School asks," "Do we really know all there is to know about e-cigarettes?"; Moanalua High School looks at the pros and cons of smart phones and other mobile devices in the classroom; and Waianae Intermediate tells the story of a teacher who is bullied by students then gains the support of other students who see the injustice of the way he was treated.
This program encores Saturday, Oct. 5 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
What is the State of Mental Health Care in Hawaii?
Thurs., Oct. 3, 8:00 pm
Budget cuts during Hawaii's economic downturn have taken a toll on government support services for the mentally ill. Hospitals, public safety and social service agencies have jumped in to fill the gap in behavioral health services, but are these public and private efforts enough? On the next INSIGHTS, we ask, "What is the state of mental health care in Hawaii?"
Malia Mattoch hosts a panel with scheduled guests: Jerry Coffee, Clinical Director, Institute for Human Services; Mark Fridovich, Administrator, Adult Mental Health Division, Hawaii Department of Health; Marya Grambs, Executive Director, Mental Health America of Hawaii; and Dr. Jeremy Roberts, Psychiatrist, Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health.
Insights on PBS Hawaii is a live public affairs show that broadcasts at 8:00 pm on Thursdays and rebroadcasts at 2:00 pm on Sundays. 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., Oct. 4, 7:30 pm
For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered on of the most interesting conversations 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.
CHARLIE ROSE - THE WEEK
Fri., Oct. 4, 8:00 pm
This weekly series features the iconic TV anchor's focus on the events and conversations shaping this week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the world, it captures the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., Oct. 4, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
EARTHFLIGHT: A NATURE SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Asia and Australia
Wed., Oct. 2, 8:00 pm
Take a breathtaking voyage with the world's birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. This miniseries employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from the amazing aerial perspective of a bird's-eye view.
Asia and Australia
Japanese cranes dance in the snow; swallows and swifts visit Beijing's Forbidden City; lorikeets, cockatoos and budgies form giant flocks in Australia; pigeons guide viewers through India; and geese fly miles above the Himalayas.
The Quest for the Lost Maya
Thurs., Oct. 3, 10:00 pm
This program explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the pre-classic era (800-700 BCE) of the Maya, as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s CE.