Community Ascertainment Report

 

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January, February and March 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                            Pg. 3           

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                        Pg.  38        

Business/Industry, Local & National Politics, Government, Legal Issues & Law Enforcement, Economy, War/Veterans/National Security

 

 

Education & History                                                           Pg.   122     

Science/Technology/Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Nina Kealiiwahamana & Bill Kaiwa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/03/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The magic of Hawaii Calls is revived when Nina Keali’iwahamana joins Bill Kaiwa for some traditional Hawaiian classics in this special encore of Na Mele. Nina and Bill are joined for this journey down memory lane by Martin Pahinui on vocals and bass, Steven Hall on vocals and guitar, and George Kuo on vocals and guitar.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Miami Beach, FL, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/03/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From Miami Beach, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW revs up for its 15th anniversary season premiere. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Karen Keane scout for mid-century modern bargains at some of Miami’s antiques and thrift shops. Highlights include a rare 1960 re-release movie poster for the iconic biker film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando; a George Ohr vase with a surprising secret; and a 1940s mobile by Alexander Calder — grabbing the number two spot in the list of all-time highest value ROADSHOW appraisals at $400,000 to $1,000,000!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Judge Sam King (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/04/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In memory of Judge Sam King, who passed away December 7, 2010, PBS Hawaii will rebroadcast his 2008 Long Story Short interview with Leslie Wilcox, in which he reminisces about his long, colorful life as well as his co-authorship of the 1997 essay “Broken Trust” that exposed avarice, deception and mismanagement among the then Bishop Estate Trustees.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, January 9, at 4:00PM.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Men Who Swim

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/04/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the midst of a mid-life crisis, filmmaker Dylan Williams tries to cheer himself up by joining an all-male synchronized swim team. He discovers a dozen other men struggling with the indignities of age and the uncertainty of a life half-lived. “Men Who Swim” looks at an unlikely brotherhood of beer bellies, wet suits and occasional underwater grace.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: Manti Te’o

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/05/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     Great Performances at the Met

Program Title: Don Pasquale

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/05/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

Anna Netrebko revives her sensational role in this sophisticated bel canto comedy, opposite Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo in the title role.  Met Music Director James Levine conducts.  When Otto Schenk’s production premiered in 2006, the New York Times acclaimed it as “brilliant” and “wonderful.”

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Filmmakers’ Forum (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/06/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Donalyn Dela Cruz hosts a round table discussion with a group of Hawaii filmmakers, each of whom will present a short film produced for and funded by Pacific Islanders in Communications.  The films are: Dorothy Mane’s “A Legacy”, which examines domestic violence in the Samoan community; Vincent Lucero’s “Holomua”, a provocative drama about development versus Hawaiian land rights; Sharene and Daniel Boulos’ “Ipo Lei Manu”, a watercolor-style animated depiction of the song by Queen Kapiolani; Lopaka Kapanui’s “Dreams of a Pagan Tattooed Savage”, a surreal exploration of Hawaiian self-identity; and Leah Kihara’s “I scream, floats & Sunday”, a poetic film of self-realization.

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Domestic Life

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/06/201 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

From depictions of home and family by both seventeenth-century Dutch painters and photographer Walker Evans, to embellished leather bags crafted by the nomadic Tuareg and quilts sewn by women in Alabama, this episode shows how objects, activities and spaces of domestic life have provided the starting point for generations of artists.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Finland & the Baltic States

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/06/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Neil Gibson visits Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, where he explores the Garunai Flea Market. In Kernave, he celebrates Midsummer’s Night, which is the biggest event in the pagan calendar, before stopping in Siauliai, famous for its hill of over a million crosses. While in Latvia, Neil bobsleds on an Olympic track, visits a former concentration camp in Salaspils and tours Riga, the capital. After sightseeing in Helsinki, he ventures north to Karelia to explore its beautiful forest and lakes. Neil’s journey ends in Sonkarjarvi, where he participates in a wife-carrying competition hoping to win a mobile phone and the biggest prize of all — his “wife’s” weight in beer!

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Jake Shimabukuro’s Musical Journey (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/10/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro through a musical journey as he recounts his childhood influences, jams with peers and mentors, spreads the positive influence of music to school children, teaches up-and-coming ukulele artists, and relishes his unending search for knowledge.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Miami Beach, FL, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/10/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Miami Beach, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg is beachcombing for tips from appraiser Kevin Zavian about how to buy and sell gold. Highlights include an archive of correspondence and photos, circa 1965, marking the friendship between a cigar-loving Winston Churchill and a guest’s Cuban great aunt and uncle; a stunning 1908 example of New OrleansNewcomb College pottery; and an heirloom collection of vintage diamond rings and a necklace, estimated to be worth $80,000 to $100,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Christine Camp

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/11/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Korean immigrant Christine Camp rose from poverty to create her own development company, the Avalon Group, of which she is President and CEO. Leslie Wilcox talks with Christine about the struggles of adjusting to America and growing up with "tough love" from her mother, which led to her running away from home at age 15. Christine also discusses working for several well-known companies where she gained the experience to launch her own business.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, January 12, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, January 15, at 4:00PM.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: David Saka

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/12/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

 http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/12/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Called “the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived” by film critic Pauline Kael, this Oscar-winner embodies traits far beyond brilliance as an actor. He is an exceptional musician, a photographer, an occasional vintner and a storyteller. He hails from an illustrious Hollywood family, working as a child with his father Lloyd and brother Beau on television’s Sea Hunt. His casual, easy-going air have endeared him to audiences for almost 40 years, starting with The Last Picture Show in 1971, reinforced by Starman in 1984 and the cult classic The Big Lebowski in 1998. After the life-changing role of Bad Blake in Crazy Heart in 2009, he returns to the screen with Tron Legacy and as Rooster Cogburn in the remake of True Grit, directed by the Coen Brothers. His own decades-long marriage and daughters remain the center of his world. Bridges endures with vigor and grace.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

 

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: The Doors: When You’re Strange (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/12/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists — drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison — made the Doors one of America’s most iconic and influential, theatrical and mysterious, thrilling and sometimes frightening rock bands. This, the first feature documentary to tell their story, uses only original footage — much of it previously unseen — shot between the group’s formation in 1965 and Morrison’s death in 1971. Johnny Depp narrates.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Ninoy Aquino & The Rise of People Power

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/13/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This new documentary by Tom Coffman follows the political life of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, who used nonviolent resistance to oppose President Ferdinand Marcos’ martial rule over the Philippines.  The Philippine uprising in the wake of Aquino’s assassination in 1983 began a global wave of pro-democracy movements that continues today. 

An in-studio panel discussion moderated by Insights on PBS Hawaii host Dan Boylan will precede the documentary.  A panel of experts on Philippine-Hawaii relations will discuss the documentary in the context of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos’ exile in Hawaii and the tension it created in Hawaii’s Filipino community.

The panel includes Tom Coffman, the producer/director/writer of the film; Belinda Aquino, Professor Emerita of the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii; David Briscoe of The Associated Press and former Manila Bureau Chief; and Vina Lanzona, Associate Professor of History-Southeast Asia, Philippines at the University of Hawaii.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Holy Lands: Jerusalem & the West Bank (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/13/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Join Globe Trekker on a fascinating exploration of the region’s religious, historical and political identity. Host Zay Harding takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank and explores one of the world’s natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Sean Na'auao & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/17/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Sean Na’auao is joined for this session by good friends Joe Uahinui on guitar and vocals, Jack Ofoia on bass and vocals, Bobo Butries on percussion. Keola and Kapua Dalire, daughters of noted kumu hula Aloha Dalire and Na’auao’s sisters-in-law, provide hula artistry.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Miami Beach, FL, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Eric Silver at Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum to examine its large collection of World’s Fair objects — from souvenir ash trays to Fair objects to spectacular works of fine art. Highlights include a rare, Qing Dynasty (early 18th century) vase; a 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 guitar; and a charming oil painting by popular Victorian artist John George Brown, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Ku Kahakalau (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/18/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Founder of one of the first public Hawaiian Charter Schools on Hawaii Island, educator Kū Kahakalau draws from ancient Hawaiian traditions to promote sustainability and hands-on learning at her school, Kanu O Ka ‘Aina. Leslie Wilcox talks with Kū about how growing up with two cultures, German and Hawaiian, has helped shape her approach to life and work. Kū also discusses the challenges of finding funding for the school and the criticism she has faced concerning curriculum.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at on Wednesday, January 19 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, January 23 at 4:00PM

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Pioneers of Television

Program Title: Science Fiction

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               1/18/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Storytellers Gene Roddenberry, Irwin Allen and Rod Serling created the storylines and characters behind the best-loved futuristic television of their time. But as Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” competed for ratings with Allen’s “Lost in Space,” each show’s creator aimed for a very different direction. This episode explores how Roddenberry and Serling (of The Twilight Zone) used the future as a stage for modern morality plays. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and other science-fiction stars describe how they prepared to interact on-camera with malevolent alien forces.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/pioneersoftelevision/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Between the Folds (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/18/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Think origami is just paper planes and cranes? A determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists has abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders. Together they reinterpret the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities towards art, science, creativity and meaning.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/19/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Writing

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/20/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode focuses on the complex and dynamic interplay between images and words, including the ironic works of Conceptualists; Islamic and Japanese calligraphers; and the intentionally indecipherable calligraphic works by contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Georgia & Armenia (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/20/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright begins his trip 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.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Kawai Cockett & Darlene Ahuna (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/24/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A special encore Na Mele featuring the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahiineho’okane. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Kaapana. Ha’aheo Cockett provides hula artistry.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: San Diego, CA, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/24/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Marshall Martin head to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo to discuss the appeal of vintage Steiff animals, the plush-toy phenomenon started more than 130 years ago. Highlights include an original, handwritten draft of the 1933 popular American song “Stormy Weather,” recorded by the likes of Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald; a circa 1864 heirloom Tiffany cameo complete with a collection of authentic period jewelry; and a turn-of-the-century aristocratic portrait by Robert Henri, valued at $250,000 to $350,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Pegge Hopper

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/25/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The work of artist Pegge Hopper is a familiar sight in many island hotels, offices, and homes.  Originally from California, Pegge arrived in the islands in 1963.   She has since made an enduring contribution to the Hawaii's art scene with her distinctive paintings of Hawaiian women.  Pegge has held one person shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle and maintains a gallery in downtown Honolulu's Chinatown area to showcase her original paintings and drawings. Join Leslie Wilcox as she talks story with Pegge about a career that spans five decades.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at on Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, January 30 at 4:00PM

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Pioneers of Television

Program Title: Westerns

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               1/25/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Known worldwide as the quintessential American cultural identity, westerns filled small screens across the country night after night and were some of the most successful television shows in history. Fess Parker’s portrayal of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett channeled the bravery, independence, honesty and rugged individualism of a young nation — and made Walt Disney enough money to build an empire. Westerns introduced James Garner, who starred in the television hit Maverick where he developed the reluctant hero character that would cement his successful TV and film career. Garner and Parker tell their stories, and Linda Evans recalls how two strong female characters emerged with her onscreen interaction with Barbara Stanwyck in The Big Valley. This episode also examines the success of Robert Conrad in The Wild Wild West, the popularity of Bonanza and the creation of the classic series Gunsmoke with James Arness — one of the longest-running television series of all time.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/pioneersoftelevision/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Herb and Dorothy (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/25/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

You don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art. Herb Vogel was a postal clerk. Dorothy Vogel was a librarian. With their modest means, the couple managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. The Vogels shared passion and disciplines, defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 26, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/26/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: “Ma Ka Malu Ali’i: The Legacy of Hawaii’s Ali’i” (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/27/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The 19th century was a time of devastating change for the Hawaiian people. This documentary looks at the visionary efforts made by five members of the ali'i, Hawaiian royalty, to provide for the education of the children, health care, and comfort for the elderly. The charitable institutions they created have endured and are thriving and vital institutions today.

http://www.kmeb.org/presents_kmeb.htm

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Portraits

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/27/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Featuring examples from ancient Peru, medieval Japan, seventeenth-century Ghana, and the studio of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley, this episode reveals how complex visual constructions of identity may function as assertions of authority, declarations of status, psychological studies, or political statements.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/27/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The rich soil and varied history of Lebanon have resulted in a world-class cuisine. Host Merrilees Parker travels to the capital of Beirut and then into the countryside of Lebanon to learn more about its people, their culture and their cuisine.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Led Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, & Cyril Pahinui (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/31/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Na Mele presents a traditional Hawaiian jam session featuring slack key masters Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, and Led Kaapana. The program includes sentimental classics with each artist taking a turn on lead vocals and guitar.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: San Diego, CA, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/31/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Rafael Eledge aboard the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century, to discuss the evolution of a 19th-century sailor’s side arm: the cutlass. Highlights include an 18th-century ivory carved crèche that could be worth up to 30 times what the owner paid for it; a beautifully preserved banner from George Washington’s inauguration ball; and a circa 1900 Turkmenistan rug, valued at $125,000 to $150,000.

 

Series Title:     Chautauqua: An American Narrative

Program Title: MONDAY, January 31, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/31/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The Chautauqua Institution is a timeless, idyllic community where artists hone their crafts, the greatest thinkers of our time speak their minds and tens of thousands come to engage in learning and self-improvement. Founded 135 years ago in a remote corner of Western New York as a place of learning, renewal and inspiration, this unique utopia, where the arts, philosophy, current events, religion and education synergize and thrive, inspired a national movement. CHAUTAUQUA: AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE traces the Institution’s history and impact and captures its contemporary essence and energy. From a NASA engineer, a former U.S Supreme Court Justice, renowned authors, scholars and performers, learn what still makes Chautauqua one of the most distinctive destinations in America.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Amy Agbayani (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/01/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox introduces us to Amy Agbayani, who oversees the University of Hawaii¹s diversity programs.  Dr. Agbayani came to Hawaii from her native Philippines to study at the East-West Center in the turbulent 1960s.  The antiwar protests of the era helped set the stage for Agbayani¹s lifetime fight for civil rights and social justice.  Agbayani first found her calling helping her fellow Filipino immigrants adjust to life in Hawaii through a program called Operation Manong, which she co-founded 40 years ago.  She soon broadened her efforts on behalf of other immigrants, women, and almost anyone needing a voice, becoming the first chair of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.  Over the years, Agbayani¹s office at UH has expanded into one of the most comprehensive university diversity programs in the nation.  She now oversees more than 20 programs to recruit and assist students who are diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, February 2 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, February 6, at 4:00PM.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Pioneers of Television

Program Title: Crime Dramas

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/01/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From their beginning, crime dramas have been a mainstay on American television. As viewers reveled in being transported to shadowy underworlds, creative geniuses emerged in the form of producers Jack Webb (Dragnet), Desi Arnaz (The Untouchables) and Bruce Geller (Mannix and Mission: Impossible). Groundbreaking actors Bill Cosby (I Spy) and Angie Dickinson (Police Woman) reveal the methods behind their successes as the first African-American and breakthrough female lead characters in a television series. Barbara Bain and Martin Landau share the secrets behind Mission: Impossible; Peter Falk’s friends and colleagues recall the evolution of his Columbo character; and James Garner and series creator Stephen J. Cannell recount the success of The Rockford Files.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: For Once in My Life

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/01/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Made up of 28 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities, the Spirit of Goodwill Band is a raucous home away from home where members are free to display their talent, humor and tenacity. “For Once in My Life” challenges preconceived notions of what it means to be disabled.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/02/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Made in Taiwan (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/03/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Pacific Islanders in Communications presents three short films that take you on a voyage of discovery. MADE IN TAIWAN (2006) explores the journey of two Pacific Islanders who, through the use of DNA testing, are able to follow their ancestors’ route through the Pacific back to Taiwan, their point of origin. The

second film, HE HAWAI‘I MAU (2005) offers a glimpse of a Hawaiian woman’s realization of who she is despite her mixed heritage. Finally, KEAO (2008) follows a young woman’s journey of self-actualization through the use of ancient cultural practices.

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: The Natural World

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/03/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode examines how people throughout history have worked with and against nature to produce art.  Examples examined include Liberian animal masks, Amazonian coiled pots, British gardens, Native American earthworks.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/03/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Zoe Palmer visits the spectacularly beautiful islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains, and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top vacation spots in the world.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Hawaiian Airlines Presents: Na Mele at Halekulani’s House Without a Key (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/07/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Na Mele goes on location to document a traditional, cherished Hawaiian experience.  The Halekulani has a special place in the hearts of Hawaii’s people and everyone who has spent time there. PBS Hawaii captures a late afternoon at House Without a Key with hula dancers Kanoe Miller and Debbie Nakanelua-Richards and the musical trio Pa’ahana (Pakala Fernandes, Kaipo Kukahiko, and Douglas Po’oloa Tolentino).

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: San Diego, CA, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/07/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to San Diego's Allen Airways Flying Museum to look at some of the earliest-known posters of mechanical flight. Highlights include: “Captain America” and “Fantastic Four” co-creator Jack Kirby’s personal collection of comics from the 1930s to the 1970s; a set of circa 1915 Cartier cuff links, buttons and studs; and an original Hortus Eystettensis, the groundbreaking collection of botanical illustrations published in 1613 and valued at $250,000 to $350,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/08/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.’s dedication to public service was inspired by the examples set by his parents, aunts and uncles who were teachers, counselors and coaches in the community. His father, Thomas senior, was an educator, United States Marshall and an Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee.  He was also a standout college athlete and the University of Hawaii’s first All-American football player.  As an athletic coach he left an indelible mark on hundreds of young men and was a prime motivating force behind his own son’s positive approach toward tackling the challenges that life had to offer.  The values imparted helped shape Thomas Jr.’s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom, on the football field, in the role of Circuit Court Judge, and now as the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, February 9 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, February 13, at 4:00PM.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Pioneers of Television

Program Title: Local Kids' TV

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/08/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Local kids’ programs shaped the childhoods of millions of American children in the early years of television. Personalities such as Willard Scott honed their skills performing on live TV with small budgets and little support. With the flimsiest of second-hand store costumes and their own imaginations, they learned how to make their audience laugh, smile and think. One early talent, Stan Freberg, got off the bus in the middle of Hollywood, became a cartoon voice talent and created Time for Beany— a show that captured seven out of 10 viewers, including Albert Einstein, during its run in Los Angeles. Freberg’s story is told along with the stories of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson (who started on local television as a teenager), actor Chuck McCann (originator of New York’s Puppet Hotel), Larry Harmon (who popularized Bozo the Clown) and Nancy Claster (who developed the Baltimore kids’ series Romper Room— the first franchised show in television history).

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: When I Rise

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/08/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program is a feature-length documentary about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy. Struggling against the odds, she ultimately ascends to the heights of international opera.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/09/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Keepers of the Flame: The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/10/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME chronicles the lives of three Hawaiian women who helped to revive the flame of traditional Hawaiian culture: historian and author Mary Kawena Pukui, dancer and chanter 'Iolani Luahine, and kumu hula and teacher Edith Kanaka'ole.

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: The Urban Experience

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/10/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode shows how cities from New York to Djenné in Mali have been shaped by the creative visions of architects, sculptors, and planners.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Senegal & Cape Verde (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/10/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Zoe Palmer begins her journey in Senegal’s capital city, Dakar, where she checks out the city’s colorful markets and pulsating nightclubs before a trip to historic Goree Island, a center of the slave trade in West Africa. Zoe travels next to the Muslim holy city of Touba, en route to the Niokola-Koba National Park then heads to the village of Oubadji, where she is privileged to see a rarely witnessed traditional tribal ceremony. She ends her trip on the Cape Verde islands, known for their spectacularly beautiful volcanic landscapes.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: George Winston (Plays Slack Key) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/14/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode presents a rare solo slack-key concert with George Winston, best known the world over for his evocative piano music, musical interpretations of the ever-changing seasons of his childhood Montana home. But ki ho'alu, slack-key guitar music, has been his passion for more than 25 years. In his "Na Mele" debut, Winston performs his "Montana-ized" versions of such slack-key classics as: "Sweet Lei Mamo," by Charles Hopkins, "None Hula," by Lena Machado, and Leonard Kwan's "Nahe Nahe."

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Des Moines, IA, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/14/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg is joined by appraiser Wes Cowan at the Iowa State Museum in Des Moines, to look at its collection of highly-prized sand bottles by 19th-century Iowa folk artist Andrew Clemens. Highlights include: a late Victorian 14-karat gold vest chain and fob; a pair of 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers signed footballs; and a rare collection of promotional movie memorabilia from Hollywood’s Golden Age, valued at $25,000 to $28,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Maile Meyer (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/15/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Growing up in Kailua, Maile Meyer was surrounded by a family that embraced anyone who walked through their door.  Now, as the owner of Native Books, Maile has taken that tradition of gathering and applied it to building a Hawaiian community of artists and storytellers.  Meet Maile Meyer, as she sits down with Leslie Wilcox on Long Story Short.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 16, 11:00 pm and on Sun., Feb. 20, 4:00 pm.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Pioneers of Television

Program Title: Late Night (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/15/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The stories of Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson headline this episode about the formative years of late-night television. Merv Griffin and Regis Philbin offer revelations about their early years. Dick Cavett and Arsenio Hall also discuss their late night careers, and the episode is peppered with dozens of never-before-seen clips, including Johnny Carson performing in his early 20s.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/15/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

America's original shock-jock, Petey Greene overcame poverty, drug addiction and prison time to "tell it like it is," shocking and entertaining everyone from the ghetto to the White House. Narrated by Don Cheadle, "Adjust Your Color" looks at how his explosive language and brash style unsettled the establishment as he battled both the system and his own demons on a journey to becoming a leading activist during some of the most tumultuous years in recent history.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 16, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/16/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Jack Hall: His Life and Times (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/17/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Produced by the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR), University of Hawaii-West Oahu, this documentary covers Jack Hall's remarkable voyage from ordinary seaman to Vice-President at the ILWU International, and follows the ILWU while retracing some of the most critical events in island labor history.

Compelling interviews include those with Hall's family, friends, politicians, members of the early years of labor organizing in Hawaii and labor historians. The documentary was shot entirely in Hawaii and San Francisco; in addition, exclusive archival film/photographs depict early labor events including strikes, marches and speeches that convey a visceral sense of the times.

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Conflict and Resistance

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/17/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode features iconic paintings by Manet, Picasso, and Goya; satirical drawings by Daumier; Soviet propaganda; and photographs by contemporary artists that all explore the role of art in response to conflicts over politics, religion, morality and social justice.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Honduras and El Salvador

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/17/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Brianna Barnes explores Honduras and El Salvador, two of Central America’s most rewarding destinations. In Honduras, she swims with dolphins, spends the day at a banana plantation, visits the Mayan ruins of Copan and learns how to roll cigars in Santa Rosa de Copan. Next she heads to El Salvador, where she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls in El Imposible National Park, enjoys a rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen and ascends the still-active Santa Ana volcano.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/21/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

These two Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners present their unique brand of musical artistry in this vintage performance. In both solos and duets, Amy and Willie display wide-ranging versatility that showcases their diverse musical backgrounds.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Des Moines, IA, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/21/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren explore an impressive extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks. Other highlights include: a collection of late 1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. On Leadership

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/22/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.’s career of public service was inspired by the examples set by his family who were teachers and coaches in the community. The values they imparted helped shape Thomas Jr.’s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom and football field and in the role of Circuit Court Judge. He is now the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry. After serving in a variety of leadership capacities, Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. is now on a mission to help foster discipline and scholarship and to instill the core values of Hawaiian culture required by future leaders in the Native Hawaiian community.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 23, 11:00 pm and on Sun., Feb. 27, 4:00 pm.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Pioneers of Television

Program Title: Sitcoms (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/22/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This episode focuses on five key sitcoms: I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Make Room for Daddy, The Andy Griffith Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/22/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

An iconoclast who himself became an icon, William Burroughs explored the outer boundaries of culture and identity in the 1950s. His work was vilified by conservatives and banned by the U.S. government, but emerged to influence artists for generations to come. Burroughs' friends and colleagues remember the public persona and the private man.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/23/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: A Conversation with America’s Poet Laureate: W.S. Merwin

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/24/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and longtime Maui resident W.S. Merwin is America’s Poet Laureate. This honor has never been bestowed upon a Hawaii resident, let alone a writer who wants to be known as a Hawaii poet. Having a Poet Laureate who writes about and is inspired by the Hawaiian culture places us in the world literary spotlight as we have never been before. True to his conviction as a Hawaii poet, Mr. Merwin insisted on presenting himself to the world from Hawaii, with an interviewer from Hawaii. He placed no conditions on content in this special taping by PBS Hawaii. PBS Hawaii CEO and veteran journalist Leslie Wilcox spoke with Mr. Merwin at his lush, secluded home on Maui’s northern coast, where he and his wife Paula cultivate one of the world’s largest collections of endangered palm trees. Flowing through the hour-long program are readings from his work and his thoughts about poetry, literature, the power of words, Hawaiian myth and values, conversation, the future of mankind and much more. In the end, a never-before-seen portrait of the man and the artist emerges.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Nepal (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/24/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright’s first stop is the bustling modern-day capital city Kathmandu. He visits Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal, and meets the young “princess goddess.” Ian next travels to Royal Badia National Park, where he searches for Bengal tigers. Then it’s onto the Lukla in the eastern Himalayas, where he treks along a section of the Everest Highway and visits the Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche and Tengpoche. Ian concludes his trip in Pumla, an extremely remote region of Nepal. There he attends a most unusual and festive wedding involving five grooms and one bride.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Ale'a (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/28/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Encore presentation of a performance from the PBS Hawaii studios by this multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning group comprised of Kale Hannahs, Ryan Gonzalez and Chad Takatsugi. They combine sweet harmonies with tight instrumentals to produce enchanting traditional Hawaiian music reminiscent of years gone by.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Des Moines, IA, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/28/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg, in full beekeeper’s regalia, gets a lesson in honey farming near Des Moines, Iowa, while—at a safer distance—appraiser Stuart Whitehurst discusses examples of antiques with bee motifs. Highlights include: a circa 1856 Des Moines city plan, printed just before it officially became Iowa’s new capital; a circa 1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa 1925 round European cut diamond and platinum ring, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

 

Series Title:     Alan K. Simpson: Nothing Else Matters

Program Title: MONDAY, February 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/28/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Wyoming’s former Senator Alan Simpson was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1979, and served for two decades. In this documentary, he describes his career in Washington DC and afterward, with the help of friends and colleagues including former Vice President Dick Cheney, former President George H. W. Bush, NPR’s Nina Totenberg, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, former Senator Trent Lott and many others. The Senator offers up the human side of events that we have only known as headlines, including clips from the Fiscal Responsibility Committee, which he and Erskine Bowles co-chaired at the request of President Obama.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Patti Lyons (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/01/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Patti Lyons was showered with awards in 2010 – recognizing her nearly half-century of devotion to her work in child welfare. But this social worker’s tireless efforts to protect Hawaii’s abused and neglected children weren’t always appreciated.  Lyons spent years battling a state bureaucracy while working directly with countless families to prevent abuse.  Her persistence paid off and Lyons’ achievements include helping to establish state Child Protective Services, Hawaii Healthy Start and the Consuelo Foundation which serves children in Hawaii and the Philippines.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Mar. 1 at 11:00 pm and on Sun., Mar. 6, at 4:00 pm.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     In Performance at the White House

Program Title: The Motown Sound

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/01/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

"The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” is the latest music special from the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama will host the event on Thursday, February 24 in celebration of Black History Month and the legacy of Motown, the distinctive soul music sound, style and presentation that was born in Detroit and embodied by the Motown Records label. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the evening is scheduled to include performances by Foxx, Smokey Robinson, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks. Celebrating a 50th anniversary last year, the Motown Records label was devised by music entrepreneur Berry Gordy and launched an historic cultural shift in the racial integration of popular music, with crossover hits and artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many others.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/02/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/02/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore – a style marked by vulnerable introspection and naked emotion. Backed by little more than a lone acoustic guitar or simple piano, these exciting voices descended upon Los Angeles, the emerging epicenter of the American music scene, and the Troubadour, the famed West Hollywood club that nurtured this community of gifted young artists and blossoming critical, commercial sensations. Interweaving the intriguing story of the club that cemented their musical legacy, this is a first-hand account of the genesis of the singer-songwriter movement, centering on the historic collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor, as well as on Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles and many others.

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/02/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Great Performances

Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick Jr. returns to the Main Stage with a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style. Featuring his big band along with a 12-piece string section, Connick performs on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.

 

Series Title:     Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Program Title: Collateral Damage

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/03/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The lives and health of Marshall Islanders in the South Pacific were disrupted in a unique fashion when the U.S. used their outer islands for extensive nuclear testing after WWII.  But the dislocation set in motion by globalization and the presence of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Base may be taking an even greater toll on their health. Their traditional way of life destroyed, many Marshallese, desperate for jobs at the base, crowd the nearby island of Ebeye, where tuberculosis and other diseases are fed by poverty and squalid conditions. Today, many Marshallese, seeking a better life, have ended up in the unlikely place of Springdale, Arkansas.  But they bring a legacy of poverty and powerlessness with them.

“Not Just a Paycheck”

When Electrolux shut down the largest refrigerator factory in the country and moved it to Juarez, Mexico in search of cheaper labor, it turned the lives of many of the 3,000 employees who had worked there upside down.  Hospital visits in Greenville, Michigan more than tripled as a result of depression, alcoholism, and domestic abuse. And heart disease and mortality are predicted to rise. But when Electrolux shut down one of its Swedish plants it caused hardly a ripple.  While Americans are left to fend for themselves, Swedish social policies assume an ethos of shared responsibility and protect workers from the worst of globalization.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Time and Tide (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/03/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Expatriates return to the tiny island nation of Tuvalu to find a place vastly different from the one they remember. As the locals and ex-pats struggle to cope with the dramatic effects of globalization on Tuvaluan culture, an even greater threat looms. Driven by global warming, a steadily rising sea level is stealing their precious land. TIME AND TIDE is a poetic and absorbing documentary about a land, its people and irreversible tragedy.

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: The Body

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/03/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode focuses on how the human body has been central to the art of every culture – evidenced in the sexually ambiguous representations of an Egyptian pharaoh, Polynesian tattoo traditions, ancient Greek nudes, Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling, and the multimedia performances of contemporary Samoan-Japanese artist Shigeyuki Kihara.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Mongolia (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/03/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright travels through the varied landscapes of Mongolia. His first stop is the modern-day capital of Ulaan Bataar where he visits the Gandan Monastery, one of a few to survive the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. Ian heads to Karakorum, once the magnificent center of Genghis Khan’s empire but now in ruins. He samples mutton, the national dish, and enjoys a throat-singing performance. He journeys across the plains where he encounters nomads who live in a traditional ger and joins them on horseback to hunt marmots. Ian’s next destination is the Gobi Desert, the least populated area of the country, where he spies the rare two-humped Mongolian camel and explores the Valley of the Dinosaurs. He arrives back in Ulaan Bataar to celebrate the Naadam Festival, a huge contest of the “Three Manly Sports” — archery, wrestling and horseracing.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Cyril Pahinui & Peter Moon Jr. (encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/07/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This special NA MELE presentation is the first in a series of master-apprentice themed programs in which younger, up-and-coming musicians are mentored by older, more established artists. The pairing of Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr. has a special significance, as both are the sons of Hawaiian music icons: slack key guitar legend Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and Peter Moon Sr.—a seminal figure in the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.

Cyril and Peter Moon Jr.’s master-apprentice process is rooted in the “old style” approach to teaching: watch, listen and learn. That was how Cyril learned from his father, and this technique seems to bear fruit with Peter Moon Jr. as the two of them, along with special guest Jeff Ahoy on steel guitar, raise the roof in a jam session at the PBS Hawaii studio.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/07/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

David Foster, who has collaborated with some of the greatest superstars in music, returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES with some of his favorite artists for a magnificent night of music: “Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends” is scheduled to air in March 2011 on PBS. Filmed in October 2010 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, “Hitman Returns,” the follow-up concert to the hugely popular 2008 “Hitman: David Foster & Friends,” is an all-star celebration featuring even more chart-topping stars and music from the 15-time Grammy Award winner’s extensive career catalog.

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the    

                      Singer-Songwriter (Encore)

Distributor:     PBS

Date:               3/07/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore – a style marked by vulnerable introspection and naked emotion. Backed by little more than a lone acoustic guitar or simple piano, these exciting voices descended upon Los Angeles, the emerging epicenter of the American music scene, and the Troubadour, the famed West Hollywood club that nurtured this community of gifted young artists and blossoming critical, commercial sensations. Interweaving the intriguing story of the club that cemented their musical legacy, this is a first-hand account of the genesis of the singer-songwriter movement, centering on the historic collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor, as well as on Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles and many others.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Frank Haines

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/08/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Frank Haines, former president and chairman of Architects Hawaii.  During a career that has spanned six decades he has developed his own theory of Hawaii architecture. Since 1948, Frank Haines has headed many prominent architectural projects including the Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Kaiser Moanalua Hospital, Kaiser’s Honolulu Clinic, Bishop Square and the restoration of the Ali’iolani Hale. Now almost 90, Frank Haines conducts a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour of historic downtown Honolulu architecture every Saturday.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Mar. 8 at 11:00 pm and on Sun., Mar. 13, at 4:00 pm.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     All Star Bluegrass Celebration

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/09/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

ALL STAR BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION brings together the best, the brightest and the pioneers of one of America’s most popular and enduring indigenous musical styles. Bluegrass music — born and bred in the hills of Appalachia in the 1930s — has survived and thrived through the various cycles of pop music trends. For the first time, the legends of bluegrass are brought together with the stars of traditional country music and a new generation of bluegrass performers.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/09/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     The Best of Laugh-In

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/09/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Before Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, there was Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, one of the most revolutionary television shows of all time. From 1968 until 1973, Laugh-In was seen by 50 million viewers, capturing the zeitgeist of the era with its anarchic energy and pop aesthetic. Combining the comedy of the vaudeville tradition, a 1960s-style “happening,” psychedelic costumes, graphics, graffiti, outrageous characters and a new political awareness, Laugh-In became one of the most popular shows in history. THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN is a delightful tribute to the comedy-variety program, which not only transformed television but became an important training ground for an entire generation of young writers and comic talent.

 

Series Title:     Jim Brickman: LOve Songs and Lullabies

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/09/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This program is inspired by Jim's extensive travels and his memorable experiences of music bridging borders and cultural divides. The special is a lush and intimate show shot in High Definition at Casino Niagara, just minutes from the Peace Bridge between the US and Canada at Niagara Falls, which was partially the inspiration for the program.

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves’ Viva España!

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/10/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

RICK STEVES' VIVA ESPANA! captures the quintessence of Spain in vivid high definition. First, Rick experiences the joys of Andalucía — from dazzling Moorish palaces to flamboyant flamenco — in Granada, Córdoba and points in between. Then he continues his journeys in southern Spain and ventures along the route of the whitewashed hill towns, and then descends to sea level for a dose of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar. Next Rick heads to northern Spain to follow the centuries-old pilgrim trail from the French-Spanish border to Santiago de Compostela. Along the way, he stops off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and savors the rich and unique Celtic culture of Galicia.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Makaha Sons (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/14/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For over 30 years, the Makaha Sons - Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on 6-string guitar, Jerome “Boogie” Koko on 12-string guitar and John Koko on upright bass - have blended their magical harmonies into unique performances of traditional Hawaiian music. In this encore of a performance taped at the PBS Hawaii studios, they play some of their most beloved songs.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

Program Title: MONDAY, March 14, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/14/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), FOLK REWIND features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. Featuring Pete Seeger and Judy Collins singing "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte’s hit "Jamaica Farewell," Trini Lopez’s rendition of "If I Had a Hammer," Rod McKuen’s classic "Seasons in the Sun," Bobby Darin’s heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom" and many more.

 

Series Title:     Roy Orbison In Dreams

Program Title: MONDAY, March 14, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/14/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program presents the inspiring life and times — and music — of first-generation Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roy Orbison. The documentary film outlines the story of one of pop’s most enigmatic pioneers.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Christine Camp (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/15/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Korean immigrant Christine Camp rose from poverty to create her own development company, the Avalon Group, of which she is President and CEO. Leslie Wilcox talks with Christine about the struggles of adjusting to America and growing up with "tough love" from her mother, which led to her running away from home at age 15. Christine also discusses working for several well-known companies where she gained the experience to launch her own business.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sun., March 20, at 4:00 pm.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/16/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/16/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Christiane Northrup, M.D., acclaimed author and pioneer in the field of women's health, discusses the relationship women have with their bodies, inside and out. This special is for any woman, of any age, who wants to change her relationship with her body, inside and out.

 

Series Title:     The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/16/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Much of what became the folk-music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s began in the late 1940s with a group called The Weavers, comprised of Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman and Pete Seeger. This documentary captures a reunion performance at Carnegie Hall in the early 1980s, blending contemporary footage of the concert with background about the intemperate, intolerant times in which The Weavers first emerged. The film provides solid history of the McCarthy era, when The Weavers — riding high with a No. 1 hit in “Goodnight, Irene" — found themselves blacklisted as “suspected communists."

 

Series Title:    When Irish Eyes are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 17, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/17/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s presents long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from and inspired by Ireland. Hosted by Patty Duke and written by Malachy McCourt, the program features performances by the late Frank Patterson, the ultimate Irish tenor and a star around the world.

 

Series Title:    The Celtic Tenors: No Boundaries

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/17/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The Celtic Tenors, Ireland's most successful crossover artists, meld together elements of classical, folk and pop, with each tenor expressing a distinct musical style influenced by their individual regions of Ireland. This special, THE CELTIC TENORS: NO BOUNDARIES, features the group's eclectic mix of Irish traditional music ("I'll Tell Me Ma" and "Finnegan's Wake"); American standards (Stephen C. Foster's "Hard Times Come Again No More"); and renditions of contemporary Irish songs, including "The Town I Loved So Well," Jimmy McCarthy's "The Mad Lady & Me" and the poignant ballad, "Remember." The unique voices, charm and wit of James Nelson, Matthew Gilsenan and Daryl Simpson, combined with the talent of musical director Colm Henry, make for an emotive musical journey and an uplifting concert experience.

 

Series Title:    Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Keali’i Reichel (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/21/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Since his 1994 Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning debut album, “Kawaipunahele,” Keali‘i Reichel has 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.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Palm Springs, CA, Part 3 or 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/21/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its visit to star-studded Palm Springs, California, with some star gazing — of the celestial kind — through the history and collecting of celestial maps. ROADSHOW appraisers at the Palm Springs Convention Center thank their lucky stars for the discovery of a 1956 signed photo of the guest at age ten, posed between baseball Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella — pioneers in breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball — valued at $6,000 to $8,000.

 

Series Title:    Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Nola Nahulu

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/22/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

It's hard to think of a choir or chorus without thinking of Nola Nahulu – one of Hawaii's premier conductors and music teachers.  Nola got hooked on music while taking piano and ballet as a child growing up in Makaha, and she parlayed that passion into a career that has spanned more than three decades. She has taught and conducted some of the islands' legendary and beloved choral groups – including the Kawaiaha`o Church Choir, the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and the Honolulu Symphony Chorus.  She has also taught music and choir at churches and schools – including Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii. In this edition of Long Story Short, Nola Nahulu puts down her baton to talk story with Leslie Wilcox.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Mar. 22 at 11:00 pm and on Sun., Mar. 27, at 4:00 pm.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:    Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/23/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/24/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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. PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII profiles this working-class language from its rise as plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, man-on-the-street interviews and performances to shed light on this colorful language.

To learn more about the program, visit:

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/pidgin.htm

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: David Garrett

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/24/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

In this premiere episode, come and listen to the strings of the dazzling David Garrett, whose violin can conquer the classical work of composers such as Bach and Chopin as effortlessly, and as gracefully, as old-world Russian folk music, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Metallica and Led Zeppelin. Sit in on a private rehearsal with the virtuoso violinist, known in Britain as "the David Beckham of classical music." Garrett, also a former model, is an international star everywhere from the catwalk to Billboard with chart-topping albums and gold- and platinum-selling discs, touching hearts and astounding audiences wherever he performs. Garrett has been playing with the world’s best orchestras since the precocious age of eight. Follow Garrett’s rollercoaster romance with early stardom and the enduring artistry of a master violinist.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/24/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Fiji, host Ian Wright is welcomed with a local tribe’s kava drinking ceremony. Later, he goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef, known as one of the finest dive destinations in the world. Visiting the Solomon Islands, he dives down to the Tao Maron, the most intact of the many World War II shipwrecks that now litter the seas around the islands.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Maunalua (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/28/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Maunalua, with Bobby Moderow, Jr. on rhythm and slack-key guitar, Kahi Kaonohi on bass guitar and vocals, and Bruce Spencer on ukulele and vocals, blend their talents to evoke memories of old Hawaii.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Dallas, TX, Part 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/28/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rides into Dallas, Texas, where everything is larger than life, including a few examples from a collection of more than 600 antique American flags. Appraisers at the Dallas Convention Center flag down another jaw-dropping piece of artwork: an 1847 oil painting by noted 19th-century artist James Henry Beard, titled The Illustrious Guest — featuring the famous American statesman Henry Clay as a guest in a tavern — valued at $300,000 to $500,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Pegge Hopper (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/29/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The work of artist Pegge Hopper is a familiar sight in many island hotels, offices, and homes.  Originally from California, Pegge arrived in the islands in 1963.   She has since made an enduring contribution to the Hawaii's art scene with her distinctive paintings of Hawaiian women.  Pegge has held one-person shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle and maintains a gallery in downtown Honolulu's Chinatown area to showcase her original paintings and drawings. Join Leslie Wilcox as she talks story with Pegge about a career that spans five decades.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sun., April 3 at 4:00 pm.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/30/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Holding Fast the Dream: Hawaii’s African-American Experience

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/31/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From a freed slave from New York to President Barack Obama, African-Americans have lived and thrived in – and contributed to - Hawaii for two centuries. But their remarkable contributions have languished in obscurity, been ignored by history books and remain unknown even within the islands’ Black community.

This film chronicles their compelling stories: a young Black researcher whose scientific breakthrough for treating Hansen’s disease was stolen; the tragedy of racism in a multicultural paradise; and the significant achievements of Hawaii’s African-Americans in science, social justice and the arts.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Isabel Allende

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/31/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process

Join Jacobsen in the lush Marin County home of Isabel Allende, the most widely-read contemporary writer in the Spanish language, whose eighteen books have been translated into many languages. She has received countless awards and honorary doctorates, including the coveted Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award, granted to writers "who have contributed to the beauty of the world." Fleeing for her life from her home in Chile after her father’s cousin, President Salvatore Allende was thrown from power in an American-supported coup, she writes about what she describes as “marginals… people who stand on the edge and therefore are not sheltered.”

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Hong Kong & Taiwan (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/31/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Hong Kong, host Megan McCormick practices early-morning tai chi with the locals, eats fantastic seafood on Repulse Bay, visits the songbird market and meets a giant panda named An. She then travels to Taiwan, beginning her journey in the capital of Taipei and exploring the island’s amazing temples and remote aboriginal villages.

 

News & Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 3, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/03/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

New Governors Confront Daunting State Budget Woes

The New Year rings in the start of some new governors' terms -- and nearly all of them face budget shortfalls. Gwen Ifill discusses state budget woes with three public media reporters: John Myers of KQED Public Radio in California; Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Television; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio.

REPORT

News Wrap: Floodwaters Cover Large Swaths of Australian Outback

In other news Monday, 22 cities and towns in the Australian state of Queensland have been inundated with floodwaters, prompting military airlifts of food and medical supplies. Also, police were pursuing a possible al-Qaida role in the deadly bombing of a New Year's mass at a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt.

ANALYSIS

Goldman Sachs, Digital Sky 'Friend' Facebook With Big Investment

According to The New York Times, a new investment deal makes Facebook more valuable than eBay or Starbucks -- a new landmark for a site now used by half a billion people globally. Ray Suarez talks to Andrew Ross Sorkin, who cowrote the Times story, about what this latest valuation means for the social networking giant.

REPORT

In Sudan, Possible New Country Poses Health Care System Challenges

Less than 30 percent of people in southern Sudan have access to adequate health care. Widespread disease is threatening to overwhelm the African nation, where an upcoming secession referendum appears likely to create a new country. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Faces 'Explosion of Senior Citizens': Will Baby Boomers Strain Economy?

In 2011 the first of 79 million Americans born between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s will turn 65, swelling the ranks of Medicare and Social Security recipients. Judy Woodruff looks at the implications with Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute and Ted Fishman, author of "Shock of Gray."

REPORT

So You Have a Liberal Arts Degree and Expect a Job?

In a follow-up to his report last month on the unforgiving job market for recent college grads, Paul Solman looks at graduates who've already been out of school for several years and are still struggling to find employment in their areas of interest. It's part of his ongoing series of reports on Making Sen$e of financial news.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/04/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

New Congress Kicks Off With Vows to Cut Spending: What's on the Table?

John Boehner vowed on election night to cut spending, and he takes the speaker of the House gavel with the backing of a GOP majority. Gwen Ifill gets details on what congressional spending cuts could be on the horizon from Diane Lim Rogers of the Concord Coalition and James Horney of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

REPORT

News Wrap: Navy Relieves Capt. Honors From USS Enterprise Command

In other news Tuesday, the U.S. Navy relieved Capt. Owen Honors from commanding the USS Enterprise, citing him for "extremely poor judgment" after he attracted scrutiny for lewd videos made and shown aboard aircraft carrier while he was second in charge. Also, the governor of Pakistan's most populous state was assassinated.

ANALYSIS

Debating Rules of Debate: Is Senate in a 'Constant Filibuster'?

As the Senate prepares to reconvene, Jim Lehrer leads a debate between Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., over a Democratic proposal to adjust the filibuster rules in the Senate.

REPORT

In Ivory Coast, Steps Toward Mediation Not Quelling Fears of Violence

Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the escalating political tensions in the West African nation of Ivory Coast as incumbent Laurent Gbagbo -- who controls the country's armed forces -- brushes off international pressure to step down after the November vote.

ANALYSIS

Convicted Texas Man Cleared by DNA Test After 30 Years in Prison

Cornelius Dupree was sentenced to 75 years in prison after being convicted of rape and robbery at age 19 in 1980. After 30 years behind bars, new DNA testing proved his innocence and a Texas judge overturned the conviction and cleared his name. Ray Suarez gets more on the case from Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.

CONVERSATION

In Haiti, Writer Kwame Dawes Tells of Quake Aftermath Through Poetry

Writer Kwame Dawes has traveled to Haiti over the past year to report on and write poems about people's experiences after the earthquake. Jeffrey Brown's conversation with Dawes continues a series of reports in partnership with USA Today and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/05/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Boehner: Partisan 'Scar Tissue' Can't Be Ignored in Congress

The 112th Congress convened Wednesday with Republicans regaining the House majority and Ohio's John Boehner taking over as House speaker. Ray Suarez reports on the day's ceremony and previews the congressional battles ahead, then Jim Lehrer talks to historian Michael Beschloss and congressional expert Norman Ornstein for more.

REPORT

News Wrap: Administration to Drop Mentions of End-of-Life Counseling

In other news Wednesday, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling as a covered service under Medicare. Also, more rain is forecast for flood-ravaged Queensland, Australia, which is already coping with 80,000 square miles underwater and mass evacuations.

ANALYSIS

Gibbs Exiting White House as More Staff Changes Expected for Obama

Calling his years working with President Obama an "honor and a privilege," Robert Gibbs announced Wednesday that he will step down to become an outside adviser to the president. Judy Woodruff talks to Political Editor David Chalian about the latest departure from the administration and the anticipation of more personnel changes.

REPORT

Is Technology Wiring Teens to Have Better Brains?

Science correspondent Miles O'Brien looks at what could be happening to teenagers' brains as they develop in a rapid-fire, multitasking world of technology and gadgets.

REPORT

Turmoil in Pakistan After Key Governor's Assassination

Gwen Ifill examines political turmoil in Pakistan after the assassination of Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province, who was shot by one of his bodyguards who said he did it because Taseer criticized the country's blasphemy law.

ANALYSIS

Assassination, Political Turbulence Compound Pakistan's Woes

As Pakistan mourns the killing of a provincial governor and its governing coalition threatens to splinter, Afghanistan's neighbor faces a fresh set of political worries. Gwen Ifill talks to Moeed Yusuf of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Robert Grenier, former CIA station chief in Islamabad, for more.

REPORT

Photographer Alec Soth on a Life of Approaching Strangers

Photographer Alec Soth showcased his work in Minneapolis' Walker Art Center, including exhibits entitled "33 Movie Theaters and a Funeral Home" and "Broken Manual." Twin Cities Public Television profiled him, and it's part of our NewsHour Connect series highlighting public media reporting from around the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/06/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Gates Aims for 'Culture of Savings and Restraint' at Pentagon

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday outlined a plan to slow the rate of growth of military spending, in hopes of saving $78 billion over five years. Jim Lehrer has more on what would be cut and when.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Gates on Pentagon Cuts, Implementing DADT, China's Military Build-up

As federal deficits rise, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is looking to cut spending by close to $100 billion in the next five years, a sign that even the Pentagon's massive budget is subject to government-wide belt tightening. He discusses the new budgetary measures, his China trip and "don't ask, don't tell" with Jim Lehrer.

REPORT

News Wrap: Daley Named White House Chief of Staff; al-Sadr Back in Iraq

In other news Thursday, William Daley, part of a Chicago political dynasty, was named White House chief of staff. Also, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who commanded a militia combating U.S. and Iraqi troops, returned to Iraq from four years of exile. His political movement is now part of Iraq's new government.

REPORT

House Reads Constitution, Trims Budgets as GOP Targets Health Reform

A busy second day of the 112th Congress began with a reading of the Constitution on the House floor. Though some Democrats joined in the reading, the parties sparred over the deficit with Democrats' asserting that budget-cut exemptions could add to the shortfall and Republicans pledging to overturn the health care reform law.

CONVERSATION

Ways and Means Chairman Camp: 'We Will Have $100 Billion in Cuts'

Judy Woodruff talks to Republican Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, who serves as the new chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, about budget-cutting goals, raising the federal debt limit and what the GOP can expect to accomplish regarding the health care reform law.

REPORT

Pakistan Still Grappling with Flooding Fallout Months After Deluge

Five months after floodwaters washed away homes and villages in Pakistan, some parts of the country are still underwater. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the slow process of recovery from Sindh Province.

ANALYSIS

Oil Disaster Report Preview Spreads Blame, Offers Stark Warning

President Obama's commission on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster has released a preview of its final report, warning that a similar disaster to the Deepwater Horizon rig blast could happen again if reforms aren't made. Ray Suarez speaks with Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post for more on the findings.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Vog: How Dangerous Is It?

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/06/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a diverse panel of experts and concerned community representatives will explore the impact of vog in the islands. They will discuss the consequences of vog on our state's economy as well as potential long term health problems. The panel includes Jeff Sutton of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; Dr. Elizabeth Tam, Professor and Chair of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine; Lani Petri, manager of Kapapala Ranch; and State Representative Robert Herkes, District 5 which covers Puna, Ka'u, and South and North Kona.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 7, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/07/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Jobless Reading Holds Bright Spots, But Many Quit Searching

Employers added 103,000 new jobs in December and unemployment dropped to 9.4%, but the recovery fell short of forecasts. Judy Woodruff looks behind the numbers with Catherine Mann of Brandeis University and John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm.

REPORT

News Wrap: GOP Advances Attempt to Repeal Health Reform

In other news Friday, the new Republican majority in the House took a formal step in an attempt to repeal health care reform. Democrats fired back, saying millions of Americans will be hurt if the law is repealed. In Afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed 17 people in a bathhouse near the Pakistan border.

REPORT

In Sudanese State of Unity, Mood Foreshadows Secession

Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from a town that will be near the border if Sudan splits into two countries following its vote on secession. The town, which bears the scars of decades of civil war, has already seen an influx of returning southerners who had migrated to the more prosperous north in recent years.

CONVERSATION

New to Washington, Ohio's Renacci Aims to Keep Outsider Perspective

In the second in a series of conversations with members of the new Republican House majority, Ray Suarez shadows incoming Rep. Jim Renacci, a former car dealer from Northeastern Ohio, as he and his family travel to Washington to settle him into his new home and office ahead of a busy initiation into the ways of Congress.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on the New Congress, Obama's Staff Revamp

The 112th Congress has convened and President Obama has started making big changes to his senior staff. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess these and other top political headlines.

REPORT

In Haiti, Hardships Plentiful as Earthquake Anniversary Nears

Jeffrey Brown begins a week of reports from Haiti, one year after a major earthquake devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other parts of the country. Many residents remain in tent camps, where they are still struggling to rebuild their lives and the constant threat of cholera has compounded the loss of life.

REPORT

Oil and Oysters: Testing Continues in Louisiana After Gulf Disaster

The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals adopted a sophisticated two-tiered testing system to examine how safe oysters are for human consumption. Bill Rodman from Louisiana Public Broadcasting reports on their findings.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 7, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               1/07/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 7, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/07/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 7, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/07/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Vog: How Dangerous Is It? (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/07/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a diverse panel of experts and concerned community representatives will explore the impact of vog in the islands. They will discuss the consequences of vog on our state's economy as well as potential long term health problems. The panel includes Jeff Sutton of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; Dr. Elizabeth Tam, Professor and Chair of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine; Lani Petri, manager of Kapapala Ranch; and State Representative Robert Herkes, District 5 which covers Puna, Ka'u, and South and North Kona.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/10/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Arizona Shooting Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Tom Bearden reports from Tucson on the aftermath of Saturday's shooting massacre, which killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gravely wounded.

CONVERSATION

Tucson Reels From Shooting Tragedy, Plans Public Memorial Service

Tucson's Mayor Robert Walkup gives details on how the city of Tucson is handling a gunman's attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and offers new details on plans for a public memorial service.

ANALYSIS

Arizona Attack Puts Power of Political Rhetoric Back in the Spotlight

The tragic shooting in Tucson, Ariz., has revived the debate on the power of words and the state of political rhetoric. Jim Lehrer gets the views of columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks as well as Professors Beverly Gage of Yale and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania.

CONVERSATION

Giffords Faces Uncertain Road for Medical Recovery

Judy Woodruff gets more on the medical condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma and emergency surgery at University Medical Center in Tucson.

REPORT

Suspect Confesses to Murdering Pakistani Politician

In other developments of the day, a man confessed to shooting the governor of Punjab province in Pakistan and Vice President Biden arrived in Kabul on a surprise visit.

CONVERSATION

High Hopes in Southern Sudan Over Referendum

As residents of southern Sudan vote on a referendum to secede from the north or stay one country, dozens have been killed in new violence. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro checks in with Ray Suarez from the southern capital of Juba.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/11/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Doctors Have High Hopes for Giffords' Recovery

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords showed signs of a promising recovery Tuesday. Gwen Ifill has the latest on the lawmaker's condition and the investigation into the Arizona shooting.

REPORT

Australia Floods Spur Calls to Evacuate

Tim Ewart of Independent News reports from Australia, where thousands have been told to flee powerful flooding.

REPORT

Gun Rights, Restrictions Under Scrutiny After Arizona Shooting

Arizona's gun laws are being examined in light of the Tucson tragedy as details emerge about how alleged gunman Jared Lee Loughner obtained the weapons.

ANALYSIS

In Loughner Case, Missed Signals and a Troubled Mental Past

Friends, neighbors and classmates recall a troubled Jared Lee Loughner, prone to angry outbursts and anti-social behavior. A panel of mental health experts discusses the missed signals and challenges of cases like Loughner's.

REPORT

After Haiti Quake, Using Science to Build Sturdier Buildings

As Haiti recovers from the devastating earthquake that flattened Port-au-Prince one year ago, researchers are examining how the country can lessen the damage from another disaster using building science. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.

ANALYSIS

Oil Spill Probe Reveals Need to Balance Precautions, Profits

Ray Suarez talks to the chairmen of the president's oil spill commission about how companies can adopt practices to lower the risk of another massive oil spill like the one that devastated the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Battle for Haiti

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/11/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Last year, in the chaos of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, thousands of the country’s worst criminals seized the opportunity to stage a mass escape from the National Penitentiary. One year later, the gang leaders are re-asserting control in the capital and threatening the country’s stability. With unique access to the police units trying to hunt down the gangsters — and revealing encounters with the gangsters themselves — FRONTLINE examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation. The film also offers intimate portraits of the fearful lives many Haitians are living, as the central government and judicial system routinely fail to maintain order.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Children of Haiti

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/11/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the midst of Haiti’s lush mountains and historical relics is an epidemic of over 500,000 orphan children who wander the streets day and night. Known as the “soulless” and forgotten by their own people, they do what they must to survive each day. “Children of Haiti” follows three teenage boys who reflect on their country and their lives, while sharing a common dream of education, government assistance, and social acceptance.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/12/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Nation Remembers Victims of Tucson Shootings

At a memorial service on the University of Arizona campus, President Obama will remember the victims of Saturday's shooting and honor those still recovering from their injuries.

ANALYSIS

Should Security Be Increased for Lawmakers?

Judy Woodruff examines the impact of Saturday's shooting on other members of Congress with Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

REPORT

Lebanon's Governing Coalition Collapses

Cabinet ministers from Hezbollah resigned from Lebanon's governing coalition and Haiti marked one year since a powerful earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince.

REPORT

Communities Torn by Tragedy, Violence Seek to Redefine 'Normal'

All too often, the country has mourned tragedies like the Tucson shooting spree through major memorials and services. After a report from Tom Bearden in Tucson, a panel reflects on how communities recover from unexpected violence.

ANALYSIS

In Times of Tragedy, Presidents Often Called on as 'Comforters-In-Chief'

President Obama's address in Tucson will echo a broader role presidents must play as leaders of national mourning. Jim Lehrer looks back on presidential responses to national crises with historian Michael Beschloss and Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.

REPORT

Australia's Flooding Disaster Forces Many to Flee

John Irvine of Independent Television News reports from Brisbane, Australia, where a major evacuation has taken place as massive floods approach.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 13, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/13/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Youngest Victim of Tucson Shooting Laid to Rest

Mourners remembered 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green Thursday in Tucson, the first of the funerals for the six victims killed on Saturday. Doctors treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said there were signs of progress in her recovery.

ANALYSIS

Portraits of Loughner Reveal Descent Into Disruptive Behavior

Ray Suarez talks to David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post and Kirk Johnson of the New York Times about what friends and neighbors are saying about alleged Tucson gunman Jared Loughner's mental state and background.

REPORT

Brazil Floods, Mudslides Claim Hundreds of Lives

Sudden flooding and mudslides killed at least 400 people in Brazil, and many more are still missing as towns dig out from the water and mud that decimated homes.

REPORT

Obama Speech Evokes Emotional Moments in Tucson

Tom Bearden reports from Tucson on thoughts and feelings after President Obama's speech remembering the victims of Saturday's shooting rampage.

CONVERSATION

Wasserman-Schultz on Giffords' Progress and the 'Power of Friendship'

Jeffrey Brown talks to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., a friend and colleague of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was with her when she opened her eyes in the hospital.

ANALYSIS

Obama's Call for Civil Discourse Resonates Around the Country

Reporters give a broader reaction to the president's speech on the Tucson tragedy from public broadcasting stations in New York, Ohio, California, and Oklahoma.

REPORT

Haiti Slow to Rebuild in Aftermath of Devastating Quake

Jeffrey Brown traveled to Haiti to look at the struggle to rebuild and recover a year after a massive earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince and nearby area.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legislative Preview

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/13/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a panel of House and Senate leaders will preview Hawaii’s 2011 legislative session which begins January 19. The panel will discuss how the newly appointed legislators and the new governor plan to tackle the tasks and issues of the upcoming session. The panel includes David Ige, Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee; Gene Ward, House Minority Leader; and Andrew Aoki, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Abercrombie.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 14, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/14/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Massive Protests in Tunisia Push President to Flee

Amid demonstrations unprecedented during his more than two decades in office, Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was forced to flee Friday as thousands converged on the interior ministry building in the capital of Tunis.

ANALYSIS

In Tunisia, an 'Explosion of Frustration' in Protests

Judy Woodruff talks to Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle East Division at the Congress Library, for more on the political upheaval in Tunisia.

REPORT

Doctors Encouraged by Giffords' Recovery Progress

In the day's other headlines, recovery and remembrance continued in Tucson and a memorial service took place in Washington for Richard Holbrooke, a veteran diplomat who died in December.

REPORT

U.S. Turns to China for 'Real Action' on North Korea, Other Issues

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges China to enforce U.N. sanctions against North Korea in a major policy address Friday. Margaret Warner, in Seoul, speaks with South Korea's national security adviser, and describes South Korea's tougher line toward the North, and what's behind it.

REPORT

Cholera Outbreak Compounds Haiti's Woes

Jeffrey Brown looks at the battle against a cholera epidemic in Haiti, one year after a devastating earthquake upset an already fragile infrastructure.

REPORT

Giffords' Staff Keeps Office Open While Coping With Shooting's Aftermath

Members of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' staff have kept her office open, even as the Congresswoman fights to recover from a gunman's attack. Tom Bearden reports from Tucson.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Obama's Tucson Speech, Calls for Political Civility

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's news, including the president's address at the Tucson memorial service.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 14, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               1/14/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 14, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/14/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 14, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/14/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legislative Preview (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/14/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a panel of House and Senate leaders will preview Hawaii’s 2011 legislative session which begins January 19. The panel will discuss how the newly appointed legislators and the new governor plan to tackle the tasks and issues of the upcoming session. The panel includes David Ige, Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee; Gene Ward, House Minority Leader; and Andrew Aoki, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Abercrombie.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/17/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Exiled Dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Returns to Haiti

After 25 years in exile, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier landed at the Port-au-Prince airport, leading human rights groups to urge authorities to arrest the ousted leader.

ANALYSIS

How Will Duvalier's Return Impact Haiti's Turmoil?

Gwen Ifill talks to NPR's Jason Beaubien in Port-au-Prince about the possible implications of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's surprise return to the country.

REPORT

News Wrap: Giffords May Soon Move to Rehabilitation

A synopsis of the day's other top news stories.

REPORT

More Unrest in Tunisia as Interim Government Is Announced

There were public protests and clashes with police on the streets of Tunisia, as a new unity government was announced. Independent Television News correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports.

ANALYSIS

Tunisia's Upheaval Resonates in Arab World

The political uprising in Tunisia has raised questions about the possibility of similar unrest in other parts of the region, especially after protesters set themselves on fire in Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania.

REPORT

Korean Tensions Keep Military on High Alert

Margaret Warner reports from South Korea on the state of military tensions on the peninsula. It's the first in a series of reports from Seoul.

ANALYSIS

Giffords' Case Offers Insight on Mysteries of the 'Changeable' Brain

The treatment of severe brain injuries has garnered increased attention in the wake of the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

REPORT

Students Remember King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., fourth graders gathered on the Lincoln Memorial's steps to commemorate his famous speech in 1963 and the nation's civil rights movement.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/18/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Despite Long Odds, GOP-Led House Takes Aim at Health Reform Repeal

The GOP-led House of Representatives restarted debate Tuesday over repealing last year's health reform bill, but the measure is not expected to clear the Senate. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the day's developments, and Judy Woodruff gets more from Republican Dan Lungren of California and Democrat Anthony Weiner of New York.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Bombing Kills Dozens in Iraq, Unrest Continues in Tunisia

In other news Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed 52 and injured at least 150 outside a police-recruiting station in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit. In Tunisia, protests continued in the country's capital as four ministers quit the newly formed unity government.

REPORT

How Currency Choices 'Made in China' Have Big Impact on U.S. Economy

Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at the ongoing dispute between the U.S. and China over currency and trade. Amid its trade deficit with China, the U.S. wants to pressure the Chinese to let their currency, the renminbi, rise in value instead of pegging it to the dollar.

REPORT

As Hu Visits U.S., South Korea Looks to Chinese Influence to Rein in North

Margaret Warner reports from Seoul, where Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the U.S. is being closely watched for what might be said about North Korea's nuclear ambitions. The U.S. and South Korea have reaffirmed their alliance after two attacks by the North, and pressed China to discourage further Northern provocations.

ANALYSIS

How Will Steve Jobs' Latest Hiatus Affect Apple, Tech World?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced his third medical leave in the past decade, a year and a half after he returned following a liver transplant. Gwen Ifill talks with Troy Wolverton, who covers technology for the San Jose Mercury News, about why his latest departure could have such a significant impact on the business world.

REPORT

'Minds on the Edge' Explores Public Policy Hurdles of Mental Illness

The "Minds on the Edge" seminar, hosted by Fred Friendly and airing on many public broadcasting stations, explores the public policy dilemmas facing some people with mental illness and the communities in which they live.

 

 Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Are We Safer?

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/18/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week FRONTLINE launches its new monthly magazine edition. In the first story, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest investigates the terrorism-industrial complex that grew up in the wake of 9/11. Against a backdrop of recent mail bomb threats from Al Qaeda in Yemen and growing concerns about homegrown terrorists, Priest explores the growing reach of homeland security, fusion centers, battlefield technologies and data-collecting into the lives of ordinary Americans.

Also in this  hour: Correspondent Miles O’Brien follows up on “Flying Cheap”--last year’s eye-opening investigation of how major airlines outsource flights to regional airlines. He takes a look at another disturbing trend: the outsourcing of major airline repair work to lower-cost independent maintenance operations abroad and here in the U.S.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/19/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama, Hu Talk Up Cooperation, But Big Differences Persist

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed Wednesday to seek common ground while acknowledging that both nations are major competitors in the world market. Jeffrey Brown has more.

ANALYSIS

Will U.S.-China Talks Reset Tone in a Competitive Relationship?

Jeffrey Brown examines the undertones of the meetings between Presidents Hu and Obama with Susan Shirk of the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, George Washington University's David Shambaugh and Minxin Pei of Claremont McKenna College.

REPORT

News Wrap: Lieberman Confirms Departure From Senate

In other news Wednesday, former Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman officially announced that he will not run for a fifth Senate term in 2012. Lieberman, who won re-election as an independent said it's time to move on.

ANALYSIS

House Republicans Pass Health Reform Repeal as Democrats Defend Law

House Republicans fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday, passing what was largely viewed as a symbolic repeal of the health care reform law. The measure is not likely to clear the Senate. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the day's events, then Gwen Ifill talks to Political Editor David Chalian about the politics behind the debate.

REPORT

GM, Detroit Pinning Hopes for Future on Chevy Volt

As part of his ongoing reporting on "Making Sen$e" of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman travels to Detroit for an update on General Motors' electric car, the Chevy Volt, and examines how the company and the city are hoping it will usher in an economic revival.

ANALYSIS

In NBC-Comcast Merger, Concerns Linger Over Concentration of Media Power

Ray Suarez and Jessica Vascellaro of The Wall Street Journal examine the marriage of the nation's largest cable and Internet provider with one of the largest entertainment companies in a $30 billion deal approved by the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday.

REPORT

NOVA's 'Making Stuff' Explores Spinning of Steel-Strength Spider Silk

NOVA and New York Times technology columnist David Pogue look at innovative technologies for stronger, sleeker future products, including Kevlar, nanotubes and "invisibility cloaks."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/20/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As China's Economy Grows, How Hard Should U.S. Push on Currency, Human Rights?

Continuing his U.S. visit, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with political and business leaders. Jeffrey Brown evaluates the final day of his visit and the impact on the business world with Myron Brilliant of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO and Yukon Huang of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

REPORT

News Wrap: 3 Suicide Bombings in Iraq Kill at Least 51, Wound 180

In other news Thursday, at least 51 people died when three suicide bombers blew up cars near Karbala, targeting Shia pilgrims traveling for the festival of Arbaeen. Elsewhere, more than 100 people were arrested in New York and New England, in what prosecutors called one of the largest organized-crime crackdowns in FBI history.

REPORT

In Seoul, South Koreans Find Peace Despite North's Constant Threats

South Korean officials have agreed to high-level military talks with North Korea, despite the brinksmanship following deadly attacks on a South Korean warship and an island. Margaret Warner reports from Seoul on how South Koreans cope with the constant threats from the North and gets views on what's ahead for the peninsula.

REPORT

Amid Hu's U.S. Visit, How Do China's Youth View Rest of World?

As Chinese President Hu continues his state visit to the U.S., Lindsay Hilsum of Independent Television News gets views from several students at Renmin University in Beijing on whether he should make any concessions on human rights or the Chinese currency. Also, what do young Chinese people think of the outside world?

ANALYSIS

Mayors Meet With Obama About Economic Crunch, Infrastructure Needs

Judy Woodruff talks to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx about their meeting Thursday with President Obama and Vice President Biden, where they addressed how to cope with the economic crunch facing cities across the U.S.

REPORT

50 Years Later, JFK's Inaugural Address Continues to Resonate

On the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, watch an excerpt of John F. Kennedy's famous speech on the steps of the Capitol that began his presidency on Jan. 20, 1961.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Children's Health

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/20/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 2010 the U.S. launched the National Children’s Study, which will follow children from birth to the age of 21 in order to better understand the many factors that contribute to their health and well-being. Led by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 12 Oahu neighborhoods are participating in the largest ever long-term study on children’s health in the U.S.

This week on Insights, Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel of children’s health experts and doctors to discuss the new study and what this means for the future of our keiki. The panel includes Neal Palafox, MD, MPH, State Health Director nominee; Lynnae Sauvage, MD, National Children’s Study Principal Investigator for Hawaii and Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Women’s Health at the UH Medical School; Elizabeth McFarlane, PhD, MPH, National Children’s Study Investigator for Hawaii, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UH Medical School, and Assistant Director at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Barbara Debaryshe, Developmental Psychologist at the UH Center on the Family.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/21/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Presses for an Economy in 'Overdrive': Will Jobs Soon Follow?

President Obama on Friday named General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to lead a panel on job creation and economic competitiveness. Jeffrey Brown discusses the White House's evolving relationship with big business with former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich and John Makin of the American Enterprise Institute.

REPORT

News Wrap: At Nuclear Talks, Iran Says Uranium Enrichment Not Negotiable

In other news Friday, representatives from six world powers met in Istanbul, Turkey, for talks with Iran about its nuclear program. Iranian delegates said they were off to a positive start but would not consider a freeze on uranium enrichment, claiming again that the program is for peaceful purposes.

REPORT

Now in Houston, Giffords Faces Myriad Therapies to Regain Simple Skills

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' ambulance passed scores of well-wishers as she was taken to Houston for the next phase of rehabilitation after being shot. Judy Woodruff discusses what therapies she faces with Dr. Alexander Dromerick of Georgetown University Hospital and Dr. Christina Kwasnica of St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.

REPORT

In Hypercompetitive South Korea, Pressures Mount on Young Pupils

Margaret Warner reports from Seoul, where extraordinary student commitment has helped the nation's 15 year olds rank second in the world in reading and fourth in math, well ahead of their American counterparts. Many students take private lessons in addition to required coursework, but the pressure can create serious stress.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on GOP's Repeal Effort, Obama's Overtures to Business, China

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks sort through the week's top political news, including President Obama's outreach to big business and China's president, plus the Republican-led vote in the House to repeal last year's health reform law.

ANALYSIS

Recapping a Year of Growth, Innovation as PBS NewsHour Turns 1

Many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour is doing now that we've celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is: very well. Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently recapped the past year of our evolution for TV critics' in Los Angeles. Here's a look at how we've changed on-air and online.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 21, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               1/21/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 21, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/21/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/21/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Children's Health (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/21/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 2010 the U.S. launched the National Children’s Study, which will follow children from birth to the age of 21 in order to better understand the many factors that contribute to their health and well-being. Led by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 12 Oahu neighborhoods are participating in the largest ever long-term study on children’s health in the U.S.

This week on Insights, Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel of children’s health experts and doctors to discuss the new study and what this means for the future of our keiki. The panel includes Neal Palafox, MD, MPH, State Health Director nominee; Lynnae Sauvage, MD, National Children’s Study Principal Investigator for Hawaii and Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Women’s Health at the UH Medical School; Elizabeth McFarlane, PhD, MPH, National Children’s Study Investigator for Hawaii, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UH Medical School, and Assistant Director at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Barbara Debaryshe, Developmental Psychologist at the UH Center on the Family.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/24/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Medvedev Pledges Thorough Investigation Into Deadly Airport Attack

An explosion in the international arrivals area of Moscow's largest air travel hub, Domodedovo Airport, killed at least 35 people in what President Obama called "an outrageous act of terrorism." Russian authorities believe a suicide bomber carried out the attack in an unsecured area of the airport. ITN's John Sparks reports.

ANALYSIS

Tajiks, Taxi Drivers Among Hardest Hit in Deadly Moscow Airport Bombing

Judy Woodruff talks to Washington Post Moscow correspondent Will Englund about the deadly explosion at Domodedovo Airport's international arrivals area, which prompted increased vigilance around the city out of fear of further attacks.

REPORT

News Wrap: Deadly Car Bombings Target Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq

In other news Monday, twin car bomb explosions killed at least 18 people south of Baghdad. Many of the dead were Shiite pilgrims traveling outside Karbala for annual religious rituals. In Tunisia, protests continued in the capital after allies of the former president kept leading roles in the newly formed interim government.

ANALYSIS

On Eve of State of the Union, Battles Loom Over Federal Spending Cuts

Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on debate in the House over steep spending cuts proposed by Republicans, and Jeffrey Brown looks at the fight over how to handle the nation's growing debt with Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute.

REPORT

How Severe Is Europe's Intertwined Debt Crisis?

Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the ongoing fallout from Europe's debt crisis, which has led to political woes and bank bailouts among other problems. His update is park of his ongoing series on Making Sen$e of financial news.

ANALYSIS

Fair Trial for Loughner Poses Big Challenge for Court System

Alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner appeared Monday in a Phoenix courtroom, where a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf. Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic about the day's events, and then to Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School for an in-depth look at the legal issues at play in the case.

ANALYSIS

Emanuel Seeks Expedited Appeal After Judges Boot Him From Chicago Ballot

A panel of judges ruled Monday that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's name cannot be included on the ballot for Chicago's mayoral race because he did not meet residency requirements in the two years leading up to his announcement. Ray Suarez examines the case with Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/25/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

President Obama to Focus on Jobs, Government Spending in State of the Union

At the midpoint of his term, President Obama is expected to emphasize bipartisanship to address critical issues, including the economy and federal spending, as he reaches out to a Republican-dominated House of Representatives in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman has a preview.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Gibbs: President to Make 'Very Hard Choices' On Deficit

Gwen Ifill talks to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about the message the president hopes to convey to Congress and the American people in his State of the Union address.

REPORT

News Wrap: Demonstrators in Cairo Clash With Police

Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Egypt's capital, hurling rocks and chanting slogans defying President Hosni Mubarak. In Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed retribution for a suicide bombing Monday at Moscow's largest airport. The attack killed at least 35 people.

CONVERSATION

Illinois Senators Cross Partisan Seating Divide

Judy Woodruff talks to two Illinois senators -- Democrat and majority whip Dick Durbin and newly-elected Republican Mark Kirk -- on why they will be seated together in a show of bipartisanship during the president's speech.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on Bipartisan Mood, Deficit Debate and GOP Response

Jim Lehrer previews the politics surrounding Tuesday's State of the Union address with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, from the cooperative spirit behind this year's seating chart to the Republican response and disagreements on issues like the deficit and economic growth.

REPORT

In Lebanon, Naming of Hezbollah-Backed Prime Minister Ignites Protests

The announcement of a Hezbollah-backed prime minister touched off protests in Lebanon, which has experienced political turmoil after its unity government collapsed.

ANALYSIS

What's Next for Lebanon's Governing Coalition?

The announcement of a Hezbollah-backed prime minister sparked protests across Lebanon. Margaret Warner takes a closer look at the prospects for political compromise with Mark Perry, an author and foreign policy analyst, and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

CONVERSATION

Telling the Story Behind Cancer

Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser talks to Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," a history of the search for ways to treat cancer and how it has been perceived.

REPORT

Full Text of Obama's 2011 State of the Union

Following is the full text of President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House press office.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Wounded Platoon (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/25/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Since the Iraq War began, soldier arrests in the city of Colorado Springs have tripled. At least 36 servicemen based at the nearby Army post of Fort Carson have committed suicide. And 14 Fort Carson soldiers have been charged or convicted in at least 11 killings. Many of the most violent crimes involved men who had served in the same battalion in Iraq. Three of them came from a single platoon of infantrymen. FRONTLINE tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, vicious combat, depression, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder; an investigation into the Army's mental health services; and a powerful portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of young American soldiers.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 26, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/26/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

On the Road, President Continues State of the Union Message of Growth

A day after his State of the Union address focused on job creation and innovation, President Obama toured an energy technology firm to promote his economic message. Correspondent Kwame Holman recaps the day, then Gwen Ifill talks to public media reporters about how the president's message and the GOP response were received.

REPORT

News Wrap: House Passes Bill to Halt Public Financing for Presidential Campaigns

In other news Wednesday, the GOP-led House passed a bill that would end public financing for presidential campaigns. Republicans said it would save $617 million over 10 years. Also, the Federal Reserve said it will maintain efforts to boost the economy and will continue buying Treasury Bonds as part of a $600 billion program.

ANALYSIS

Despite Bipartisan Push, Parties' Differences Linger Over Spurring Growth

Republicans and Democrats agree on the need for growth -- but seem to perpetually disagree on how it can be achieved. Ray Suarez takes a closer look at the debate and the differences with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum.

REPORT

In Egypt, Protests Continue Despite Blocked Access to Communication Channels

Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from Cairo on the political demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak as Egyptian officials try to dissuade further protests.

ANALYSIS

What Impacts Do Egypt's Protests Have Beyond Its Borders?

Judy Woodruff looks at what the protests in Egypt and Tunisia mean for the Muslim world and beyond with Tarek Masoud of Harvard University.

REPORT

In Chaos of Post-Earthquake Haiti, Artists Create Poetry Amid Rubble

On his recent reporting trip to Haiti, Jeffrey Brown explored the story of Haitian poets and artists surviving -- and creating -- amid the rubble of last year's earthquake.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/27/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Exclusive | Biden: Mubarak Is Not a Dictator, But People Have a Right to Protest

In an exclusive interview with Jim Lehrer, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the U.S. attitude toward intensifying anti-government protests in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, plus the White House's agenda for the economy and gun control, disagreements with Republicans and his relationship with President Obama.

REPORT

News Wrap: Car Bomb at Iraqi Funeral Kills Dozens as Wave of Violence Continues

In other news Thursday, at least 48 people were killed and more than 120 wounded after a car bomb tore through a funeral in a predominantly Shiite section of Baghdad. Increasing violence in Iraq has killed more than 200 people this week. In South Africa, former President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized for a collapsed lung.

REPORT

Anti-Government Unrest in Egypt Continues as Protests Spread to Yemen

In Egypt, demonstrations stretched into a third day as protesters called on President Hosni Mubarak to step down. In Yemen, thousands took to the streets in Sanaa to call for the ouster of their president. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from Cairo on the wave of unrest in the Middle East.

ANALYSIS

As Protests Continue in Egypt, How Should U.S. Respond?

Jeffrey Brown talks to Graeme Bannerman of the Middle East Institute and Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch about how the United States should proceed in light of the unrest in Egypt and whether the anti-government sentiment cropping up in several countries could have a domino effect in others.

ANALYSIS

Financial Crisis Commission Divided Over Causes, Culprits Behind Meltdown

A bipartisan commission charged with investigating the causes of the financial crisis released its findings Thursday, but the members' conclusions fell along party lines. Judy Woodruff speaks with the chairman, Phil Angelides, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was part of the dissenting Republican minority.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: State of the State

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/27/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, a group of community leaders will discuss Governor Neil Abercrombie’s January 24th State of the State address. The panel will discuss and elaborate on the new governor's speech and give their predictions of what it all means for Hawaii. The guests include Malia Zimmerman, Editor and President of Hawaii Reporter; Jim Tollefson, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and Howard Garval, President and CEO of Child & Family Services.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/28/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Despite Curfew and Communication Blockages, Protests Escalate in Egypt

Thousands of Egyptian protesters defied a nationwide curfew in Cairo and other cities, continuing clashes with police. Military forces were deployed, but some were greeted by protesters. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the mayhem and calls for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's reign.

REPORT

Reporter in Cairo: 'They Want a New President, a New System'

Margaret Warner speaks with John Ray of Independent Television News about what he's been seeing and hearing on the streets of Egypt's capital as protests -- as calls for the president's ouster -- have grown more intense.

REPORT

News Wrap: Economic Growth Reading, Egypt's Turmoil Rattle U.S. Markets

In other news Friday, unrest in Egypt and lower-than-expected economic growth shook the U.S. stock markets. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 166 points, and the Nasdaq lost 68 points. In Tunisia's capital, protesters clashed with police near the prime minister's office, where demonstrators have been holding a sit-in.

ANALYSIS

As Egypt's Protests Spread, All Eyes on Army's Allegiance, Next Moves

Judy Woodruff examines the U.S. response to the crisis in Egypt with Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations, who just returned from Egypt; Samer Shehata, assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University, and Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle East division at the Library of Congress.

CONVERSATION

For New York Times, a Complex Relationship With WikiLeaks, Government

Jeffrey Brown talks to Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, about the decisions the newspaper faced in negotiating with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the U.S. government over publishing classified government information.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Obama 'Recalibrating' Stance on Egypt, State of the Union

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks speak with Jim Lehrer about the week's top developments, including the Obama administration "recalibrating" the U.S. stance on the growing political unrest in Egypt and the president's messages in his latest State of the Union address.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 28, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               1/28/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

 For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:    Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 28, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/28/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/28/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: State of the State (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/28/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, a group of community leaders will discuss Governor Neil Abercrombie’s January 24th State of the State address. The panel will discuss and elaborate on the new governor's speech and give their predictions of what it all means for Hawaii. The guests include Malia Zimmerman, Editor and President of Hawaii Reporter; Jim Tollefson, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and Howard Garval, President and CEO of Child & Family Services.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 31, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/31/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Massive Demonstrations Planned as Mubarak OKs Talks With Opposition

Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the crowds of protesters gathered Monday in Cairo and plans for Tuesday demonstrations that organizers hope will bring more than 1 million people into the streets. Then Lindsey Hilsum of ITN reports from Alexandria in northern Egypt, where protests are also taking place.

REPORT

With Egypt, U.S. Juggles Longtime Alliance, Protesters' Calls for Reform

More than 1,200 Americans have left Egypt, with more expected to depart in the coming days. As the U.S. government reacts to the uprising facing its longtime Middle Eastern ally, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have called for an "orderly transition" to a more democratic government. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Florida Judge Rules Health Reform Law Unconstitutional

In other news Monday, a federal judge in Florida declared the health reform law enacted last year unconstitutional. Amid other rulings, the law is expected to be considered by the Supreme Court. Also, new federal guidelines called for roughly half the U.S. population to limit daily salt intake to half a teaspoon.

ANALYSIS

What Would a Political 'Transition' in Egypt Look Like?

Amid the calls for leadership change in Egypt are questions of what a new government would look like and who would lead it. Margaret Warner explores the possibilities with Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to Egypt, Marina Ottaway of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Ian Lesser of the German Marshall Fund.

ANALYSIS

In Egypt, Social Media Tools Act as Protest Catalyst Despite Government Meddling

The Egyptian government has not limited its crackdown on protests to security presence in the streets. Ray Suarez speaks with two analysts about how the battle over phone and Internet service has highlighted the role of communication technology in organizing and fueling the demonstrations.

REPORT

For Automakers, Better Batteries Crucial to Success of New Electric Cars

In the second of two reports on the future of electric cars, Paul Solman looks at efforts to make the vehicles more viable -- and financially successful for automakers -- by building better batteries and making them more aerodynamic. It's all part of his ongoing reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news.

CONVERSATION

Journalist, Author Roger Rosenblatt Outlines His 4 Reasons to Write

Roger Rosenblatt -- novelist, playwright, journalist and, of course, NewsHour essayist for many years -- also teaches writing. His latest book, "Unless It Moves The Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing," is a based on a class he teaches called "Writing Everything." He spoke with Jeffrey Brown about his advice to writers.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 1, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/01/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Egypt's Mubarak Signals Eventual Exit, But Will Protesters Be Satisfied?

As protests in Egypt continue to grow in strength and size, President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for re-election. Jeffrey Brown speaks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for an on-the-ground view, and Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the latest developments.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Kerry: U.S. Needs New 'Egyptian-People-Centric Policy'

Ray Suarez speaks with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., about the situation in Egypt and the U.S. government's fine line between the longstanding alliance and supporting democratic reforms. In a New York Times editorial, Kerry called on President Hosni Mubarak to step aside.

REPORT

News Wrap: More Than 200 Killed in Tunisian Unrest, U.N. Reports

In other news Tuesday, U.N. officials reported that more than 200 people have been killed and 500 injured during unrest in Tunisia that ousted the president. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported that the safety of U.S. government employees in Iraq is at a "critical juncture" after troops leave at the end of 2011.

REPORT

In Egypt, Disparate Groups of Protesters Unite in Hopes of Ousting Mubarak

Protesters filled the streets of Cairo again Tuesday, demanding the resignation of President Mubarak, but the crowds seeking that singular goal drew from diverse backgrounds. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

In Egypt, Who Will Emerge to Negotiate Over Nation's Political Future?

Jeffrey Brown looks at the makeup of the opposition in Egypt with Michele Dunne, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Mona Eltahawy, a longtime reporter in the Middle East; and Tarek Masoud, an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University who just returned from Egypt.

REPORT

From N.M. to Maine, Storms Threaten Much of U.S. With Snow, Ice, Wind

Snow and ice permeated the central U.S. from the top of Texas to the tip of Maine, leading to weather warnings and emergency mobilization of crews to deal with slick roads. Ray Suarez gets an update on how residents, municipalities and transportation hubs are coping with the onslaught of precipitation and subzero temperatures.

ANALYSIS

FEMA Chief: Saving Lives Priority No. 1 as Winter Storms Threaten Much of U.S.

Ray Suarez gets an update from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on how residents, municipalities and transportation hubs are coping with the onslaught of bone-chilling temperatures and dangerous precipitation.

REPORT

Frontline: U.S. Needs More Competent Pathologists for Autopsies

Frontline explores the patchwork system of death investigations in the U.S. Varying greatly from the high-tech operations depicted in popular crime shows, these investigations often lack uniform standards, oversight and trained doctors. Watch a preview of an episode airing Tuesday on many PBS stations.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Post Mortem

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/01/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America. When these deaths happen suddenly, or under suspicious circumstances, we assume there will be a thorough investigation, just like we see on CSI. But the reality is very different. In over 1,300 counties across America, elected coroners, many with no medical or scientific background, are in charge of death investigations. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. The rate of autopsies—the gold standard of death investigation—has plummeted over the decades. As a result, not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health. FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman reports the results of a joint investigation with ProPublica, NPR, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/02/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Egypt, Hundreds Hurt as Factions Clash in Cairo Streets

Fighting raged into the night in Cairo as pro-Mubarak elements clashed with anti-government demonstrators. Rocks, bottles, firebombs and tear gas filled Tahrir Square as the army stayed on the perimeter. ITN correspondents report from Egypt's capital and Alexandria, plus Jeffrey Brown speaks with reporter Matt Bradley.

ANALYSIS

Mubarak Supporters' Offensive Heightens Volatility in Egypt

Supporters of President Mubarak and Egypt's ruling party went on an offensive Wednesday. The ensuing clashes left hundreds injured. Jeffrey Brown discusses the volatility of the situation with Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver, Leslie Campbell of the National Democratic Institute and Cornell Law School's Chantal Thomas.

REPORT

News Wrap: Historic Winter Storm Paralyzes Midwest, Northeast

In other news Wednesday, snow and ice buried cities from Texas to Maine, stranding drivers and halting air travel. The storm was blamed for at least 10 deaths. A Category 5 cyclone pounded northeastern Australia and prompted evacuations of more than 10,000 people in a province recovering from heavy flooding.

ANALYSIS

As Health Reform Challenges Proceed, States Face Big Decisions

After four conflicting court rulings on the health care reform law, Ray Suarez looks at what's next for states and patients with Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Thomas Miller of the American Enterprise Institute.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Petraeus: Afghan Army, Police Making Progress; but Retention Lags

Charles Sennott of GlobalPost sat down with Gen. David Petraeus, commander of American and allied forces in Afghanistan, for an extended interview about where the fight for Afghanistan stands as the spring "fighting season" approaches. Sennott later spoke with the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 3, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/03/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

'Great Sense of Threat and Menace' in Egypt's Chaos

Margaret Warner, newly arrived in Cairo, gives her assessment of events on the ground in Egypt as thugs, who many believe are linked to the government, attack protestors, journalists and Westerners.

ANALYSIS

Turmoil Grips Egypt as Mubarak Plots Next Move

Chaos continued to escalate in Egypt as President Hosni Mubarak told ABC News that stepping down now would create further turmoil. Judy Woodruff has more with Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation, Samer Shehata of Georgetown University and Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations.

REPORT

News Wrap: Egypt Unrest Rattles Energy Market, Prompts Senate Hearing

In other news Thursday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony that unrest in Egypt has rattled energy markets but is only one factor in rising oil prices. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported that a 3.5 percent rise in its December food-price index marked the seventh month of increases.

REPORT

My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us New Planets -- 1,200 of Them

Perhaps you learned a mnemonic device such as the one above to help remember the planets -- Mercury, Venus, Earth, etc. -- and their order away from the sun. Turns out, we're going to need a longer mnemonic after the discovery of some 1,200 planets outside our solar system. Miles O'Brien discusses the findings with Jim Lehrer.

REPORT

In Lebanon, Assassination Inquiry Proves Divisive, Could Rekindle Unrest

Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Beirut about how an international tribunal's investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 other people might help end the nation's political violence or shatter the fragile stability after decades of civil war.

CONVERSATION

Author Joyce Carol Oates on Widowhood's 'World of Absurdity'

Jeffrey Brown speaks with author Joyce Carol Oates about her new memoir, "A Widow's Story," detailing her life after the death of her husband.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Gun Control

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/03/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Gun control has historically been one of the most controversial issues in US politics. The recent shootings in Arizona that killed six people and wounded fourteen others, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, have sparked a renewed public outcry for tougher firearms restrictions across the nation. What are Hawaii’s gun control laws and why has the number of island residents who own guns increased in the last several years?

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a panel representing a variety of perspectives on gun control will look at the permit process, compare Hawaii’s laws to that of other states, and discuss the pros and cons of the 2nd Amendment, which protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

Scheduled guests for this episode of Insights include: Keith Kaneshiro, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney; Bill Richter, Secretary and Director of the Hawaii Rifle Association; Ed Case, former US Congressman and State Representative; and a representative from the University of Hawaii's Richardson School of Law.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/04/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Egypt Activist: As Mubarak Clings to Power, People Become More Disappointed

Tens of thousands of protesters convened in Cairo for what was called a "day of departure" for President Hosni Mubarak, but he continues to reject calls to leave office immediately. Writer and blogger Wael Nawara, a key opposition figure, tells Margaret Warner that Mubarak "is putting the country's interests at great risk."

ANALYSIS

What Clues Does 'Strange' Unemployment Report Hold?

January unemployment numbers sent mixed signals for economic recovery. The jobless rate dipped to 9 percent, but a survey of businesses found only a net gain of 36,000 jobs last month. Jeffrey Brown assesses those numbers with New York Times economic reporter David Leonhardt.

REPORT

News Wrap: Winter Weather Disrupts Super Bowl Travel in Dallas

In other news Friday, winter weather continued its assault around the U.S. as bitter cold gripped New Mexico for a fourth straight day. In Dallas, five inches of snow canceled flights ahead of Super Bowl weekend. At Cowboys Stadium, the site of Sunday's game, six people were hurt by ice falling from the roof.

ANALYSIS

U.S., Arab Leaders Walk Fine Line as Egypt's Power Center Remains Uncertain

As demonstrators continue calls for President Hosni Mubarak's immediate resignation, the U.S. faces diplomatic challenges in its relationship with Egypt. Judy Woodruff speaks with Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Marc Lynch of George Washington University and Hisham Melhem of al-Arabiya TV.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Obama's Egypt Stance, Debt-Limit Fight

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's political developments, including the most recent unemployment report, the U.S. response to unrest in Egypt and the brewing fight in Washington over government debt.

REPORT

On Centennial Celebration, Reflecting on Ronald Reagan's Legacy

With Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, watch an excerpt of a 1989 interview where Jim Lehrer spoke with the former president about debating then-President Jimmy Carter.

REPORT

For Nancy Reagan, White House Offered 'Role of a Lifetime'

Judy Woodruff previews "Role of a Lifetime," a new PBS documentary on the political life of former first lady Nancy Reagan.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 4, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/04/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/04/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/04/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Gun Control (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/04/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Gun control has historically been one of the most controversial issues in US politics. The recent shootings in Arizona that killed six people and wounded fourteen others, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, have sparked a renewed public outcry for tougher firearms restrictions across the nation. What are Hawaii’s gun control laws and why has the number of island residents who own guns increased in the last several years?

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a panel representing a variety of perspectives on gun control will look at the permit process, compare Hawaii’s laws to that of other states, and discuss the pros and cons of the 2nd Amendment, which protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

Scheduled guests for this episode of Insights include: Keith Kaneshiro, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney; Bill Richter, Secretary and Director of the Hawaii Rifle Association; Ed Case, former US Congressman and State Representative; and a representative from the University of Hawaii's Richardson School of Law.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/06/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Government Makes New Concessions But Protests Persist

The Egyptian government moved Monday to defuse protests, offering public-sector workers a pay raise. Margaret Warner looks at the roots of the crisis in Egypt and what lies ahead, as seen by players inside and outside the city's central square.

ANALYSIS

In Egypt's Political Transformation, Who Speaks for Whom?

Jeffrey Brown discusses negotiations between opposition leaders and the government of President Hosni Mubarak with Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and columnist Mona Eltahawy.

REPORT

News Wrap: Unrest Spreads to Iraq as Protesters Call for Jobs, Electricity

In other news Monday, Iraqis protested a lack of electricity and jobs and an end to corruption in demonstrations this weekend. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected the use of violence against protesters. In southern Sudan, more than 98 percent of voters favored independence from the North in a January referendum.

ANALYSIS

Obama Urges Businesses to Ramp Up Private-Sector Hiring, Spending

President Obama told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he wanted the business community's help to tackle "burdensome" corporate taxes. Gwen Ifill speaks with Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large of the American Prospect, and Kentucky Chamber of Congress President David Adkisson about the politics and economics at play.

CONVERSATION

One-Woman Show Explores Human Side of Health Care Debate

Judy Woodruff speaks with actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith about her one-woman play, "Let Me Down Easy," which tackles contemporary health care issues through the eyes of more than a dozen different characters, based on hundreds of interviews she conducted.

ANALYSIS

Huffington, AOL CEO on Shared Vision for Online Content, Ads

In a bid to regain its foothold in online media, Internet giant AOL is purchasing The Huffington Post news blog for $315 million. Jeffrey Brown discusses the details of the buyout and the future of online content and advertising with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/08/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Egypt Mediator: U.S. Should Support Liberty, But Not Interfere Too Much

An estimated 250,000 people gathered in Cairo after the release of a Google executive re-energized anti-government demonstrations. Margaret Warner speaks with Ahmed Zewail, an Egyptian-American professor and Nobel laureate chemist, who is serving as an unofficial mediator between the government and the protest's organizers.

REPORT

News Wrap: Muslim Mob Attacks Churches, Court in Indonesia

In other news Tuesday, hundreds of Muslim men demanding harsh punishment for a Christian on trial for blasphemy attacked churches and hurled rocks at a court building and riot police in Indonesia. Also, President Obama continued calls to build a high-speed rail system that can travel up to 250 mph.

ANALYSIS

Will Egypt's Army Be a Change Agent or Maintain Status Quo?

As the Egyptian government continues negotiations with opposition leaders, the army remains the trump card in the transition of political power. Gwen Ifill speaks with former Pentagon official Matthew Axelrod and Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland about the army's evolving role in Egypt's unrest and its future.

REPORT

How Tough Is it to Build a Dirty Bomb?

Science correspondent Miles O'Brien examines the threat that radioactive "dirty bombs"could pose to cities in the U.S., and what's being done to prevent a radiological attack from happening.

CONVERSATION

Transportation Secretary: Electronic Issue Not Cause of Toyota Recall Woes

Jeffrey Brown speaks with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the investigation into Toyota's recalls of more than 12 million vehicles after thousands of drivers complained of unintended acceleration. LaHood said an investigation showed that electronic flaws do not appear to have been the cause of the problems.

ANALYSIS

Cities, States Face Tough Choices on Debt Amid Cash-Flow Concerns

Wall Street investors and some in Congress recently have raised concerns about the risk of cash-strapped municipalities defaulting on bonds they issued. Judy Woodruff talks to the National League of Cities' Chris Hoene and Richard Larkin of Herbert J. Sims and Company, an investment banking firm, about the risks of default.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Digital Nation (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/08/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming how we work, learn and connect in ways that we're only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin (“Growing Up Online”) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff (“The Persuaders,” “Merchants of Cool”), to continue her exploration of life on the virtual frontier. The film is the product of a unique collaboration with visitors to the Digital Nation web site, who for one year were able to react to the work in progress and post their own stories online. Dretzin and her team report from the front lines of digital culture — from love affairs blossoming in virtual worlds, to the thoroughly wired classrooms of the future, to military bases where the Air Force is fighting a new form of digital warfare. Along the way, they begin to map the critical ways that technology is transforming us, and what we may be learning about ourselves in the process.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/08/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Foreign Minister Says Sudden Change Would Bring Risks

From Cairo, Margaret Warner talks with Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit about the country's transition of power and the U.S. response to the weeks of unrest there. Gheit said Egypt's government needs to be able to stabilize the country before emergency law can be lifted.

REPORT

Suez Labor Strikes Augment Protests as Unrest Continues Across Egypt

For the 16th straight day, protesters gathered across Egypt, ignoring a warning from the vice president that tolerance for protests was wearing thin. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the continued unrest and the several deaths during the demonstrations.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iran Warns Against Rally in Support of Egypt Protests

In other news Wednesday, the government of Iran warned organizers of a rally to support Egyptian protesters that their event is a political act that threatens to divide Iran. In northern Iraq, three car bombings killed at least seven people and wounded nearly 80.

ANALYSIS

'Practice-Changing' Cancer Study Shows Lymph Node Surgery May Be Unnecessary

A decades-old treatment for breast cancer does not necessarily improve survival rates in women with early stage cancer, according to a study released this week. Gwen Ifill speaks with co-author Dr. Monica Morrow, a surgical oncologist at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

REPORT

California Program Stresses Early Detection, Treatment of Mental Illness

Spencer Michels reports on a California organization working to identify mental illness in young people before their problems become worse.

REPORT

In Pakistan, U.S. Diplomat's Arrest Related to 2 Deaths Stirs Tensions

In late January, an American diplomat was arrested for his alleged role in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis. Jeffrey Brown reports on the brewing tensions between Washington and Islamabad over diplomatic immunity and supposed self-defense.

ANALYSIS

Turmoil Over Detained Diplomat Jeopardizes U.S.-Pakistan Dialogue

Jeffrey Brown talks to Pamela Constable, a longtime Washington Post reporter in Pakistan, on the brewing tensions between Washington and Islamabad over diplomatic immunity and self-defense in the case of an American diplomat arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/10/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Mubarak Defies Resignation Anticipation, Protesters Pledge Big Crowds Friday

Labor strikes spread throughout Egypt as President Hosni Mubarak handed over some powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman but refused to step down until the fall -- further frustrating masses of protesters in Cairo. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Protesters Look to Step Up Pressure on Mubarak as Concerns of Violence Resurface

From Cairo, Margaret Warner reports on the day's protests in Tahrir Square and reactions to President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he's handing over some powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman, but not resigning immediately as many had expected.

ANALYSIS

After 'Vague' Mubarak Speech, What's Ahead for Him, VP, Army?

Jeffrey Brown speaks with Georgetown University's Samer Shehata and Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress about the speeches by Egyptian President Mubarak and Vice President Suleiman, and what's ahead in Egypt's unrest and transfer of political power.

ANALYSIS

Amid Combustible Atmosphere in Egypt, 'There Could Be a Showdown'

Jim Lehrer speaks with two former presidential national security advisers about the impact of Egyptian President Mubarak's speech and continuing political unrest on U.S.-Egypt relations. Stephen Hadley served under President George W. Bush, and Zbigniew Brzezinski held the post in the Carter administration.

REPORT

News Wrap: Demonstrators in Iraq Demand End to Corruption, Prisoner Abuse

In other news Thursday, more than 3,000 Iraqis protested prisoner abuse and court-system corruption in the streets of Baghdad. The demonstrations were one of the biggest since political unrest began in Egypt and Tunisia. In northwestern Pakistan, a suicide bomber killed at least 31 troops at an army training camp.

ANALYSIS

Issa, Cummings Debate Costs, Benefits of Easing Business Regulations

Business leaders have long complained that government regulations are costly and threaten jobs, and the GOP-led House addressed the topic at a committee hearing. Judy Woodruff talks with two members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Republican Darrell Issa and Democrat Elijah Cummings.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legalized Gambling

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/10/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As Hawaii’s State Legislature and the Governor contend with a $71 million budget deficit, some elected officials have come up with recycled solutions in an attempt to supplement our revenue starved state.  Its time again to roll the dice and see if the winning solution is legalized gambling for Hawaii.  Proposed legislation includes support for lotteries, casinos and shipboard gaming operations. To discuss the pros and cons of gaming in our community, host Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel including Earl Grinois, Professor of Economics at Baylor University; Violet Horvath, First Vice-President with the Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling; and State Representative Joe Souki.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/11/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

'Jubilant,' 'Ecstatic' Atmosphere in Egypt as Mubarak Steps Down

Egypt erupted in celebration after President Hosni Mubarak's resignation and transfer of presidential power to the Armed Forces. Margaret Warner reports from Cairo that despite the jubilation, the protesters plan to remain in Tahrir Square to keep pressure on the army to follow through on reforms.

ANALYSIS

After Egypt's 'Cosmic' Day, Will Army Usher in Democratic, Civilian Government?

As President Mubarak steps aside and the military assumes control, Egypt faces numerous obstacles as it transitions to democracy. Jeffrey Brown talks with Harvard University's Tarek Masoud, Tufts University's Rami Khouri and Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya TV about what's ahead for Egypt's political scene.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fighting in Southern Sudan Kills More Than 100

In other news Friday, more than 100 people died in Southern Sudan after a breakaway group ended a cease-fire and carried out attacks in two towns. Southern Sudan will become an independent nation in July. In Pakistan, an American diplomat was charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of to Pakistanis in Lahore.

REPORT

At CPAC, Field Appears Wide Open for 2012 Republican Nomination

At the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Republican presidential hopefuls began pitching their candidacies to the conservative faithful. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on GOP Candidates' Plausibility, Egypt's Bottom-up Revolution

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's news, including the resignation of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and the candidates eyeing the 2012 Republican presidential nomination at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington.

ANALYSIS

Chicagoland Students See Success Hitting the Gym, Then Hitting the Books

PBS's Need to Know examines a school in a Chicago suburb transforming academics by emphasizing physical education immediately before some of students' toughest classes.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 11, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/11/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/11/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/11/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legalized Gambling (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/11/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As Hawaii’s State Legislature and the Governor contend with a $71 million budget deficit, some elected officials have come up with recycled solutions in an attempt to supplement our revenue starved state.  Its time again to roll the dice and see if the winning solution is legalized gambling for Hawaii.  Proposed legislation includes support for lotteries, casinos and shipboard gaming operations. To discuss the pros and cons of gaming in our community, host Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel including Earl Grinois, Professor of Economics at Baylor University; Violet Horvath, First Vice-President with the Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling; and State Representative Joe Souki.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 14, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/14/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Cuts, Deficit Highlight 2012 Budget Blueprint, But Battles Loom in Washington

President Obama submitted his $3.7 trillion federal budget blueprint for 2012. Gwen Ifill speaks with White House Budget Director Jack Lew about the details of the budget and Judy Woodruff has the Republican reaction from Sen. Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and former budget director under George W. Bush.

REPORT

News Wrap: China Passes Japan to Become World's No. 2 Economy

In other news Monday, China passed Japan to become the world's second-largest economy after Japan's economy shrunk the final quarter of 2010. Japan has placed behind the U.S. for much of the past 40 years. In Iran, protests inspired by the uprising in Egypt brought thousands of opposition demonstrators into central Tehran.

REPORT

Debate Continues Over Social Media's Role in Egyptian, Arab World Protests

The role of social media continues to be discussed as a possible key factor in Egypt's ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Social Media and Satellite TV: A One-Two Punch Against Mubarak

As unrest ripples through the Middle East, Jeffrey Brown talks with Washington State University's Lawrence Pintak, Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara, Georgetown University's Adel Iskander and correspondent Margaret Warner, who just returned from Egypt, about how traditional media and social media factored into the uprisings.

REPORT

A: This Computer Could Defeat You at 'Jeopardy!' Q: What is Watson?

Science correspondent Miles O'Brien goes head-to-circuit board with IBM's computer Watson on the game show "Jeopardy!" to explore the limits of language and artificial intelligence for machines.

REPORT

Bassist Esperanza Spalding Scores Best New Artist Grammy

The NewsHour recently profiled jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding, who won best new artist at Sunday's Grammy Awards. Jeffrey Brown has an excerpt of her song "Little Fly" from the album "Chamber Music Society."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 15, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/15/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Touts Budget Plan as Republicans Seek Deeper Spending Cuts

President Obama continued promoting his budget blueprint for 2012 on Tuesday and called on both parties to prepare for tough decisions about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Judy Woodruff talks with Political Editor David Chalian about the budget battles between Democrats and Republicans, and Congress and the White House.

REPORT

News Wrap: Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi Ordered to Stand Trial

In other news Tuesday, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered to stand trial for allegations he paid an underage girl for sex. Berlusconi denies the charges and refuses to step down. In Southern Sudan, the death toll from a rebel attack last week doubled to at least 211 people.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Rand Paul: 'Our Whole Economy Is Equal to Our Debt Now'

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, speaks with Gwen Ifill about President Obama's 2012 budget proposal, plus his vision for further spending cuts and bringing down the U.S. national debt.

REPORT

Egypt-Inspired Protests Echo in Middle East as Obama Urges Nonviolence

Inspired by the demonstrations that ousted Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, protesters in Bahrain, Iraq, Iran and Yemen took to the streets Tuesday demanding political reforms and greater freedoms. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on unrest in Bahrain.

ANALYSIS

As Unrest Shakes Middle East, Will Iran's Opposition Movement Gain Traction?

As President Obama urged leaders not to use violence on protesters, hard-line Iranian Parliament members called for anti-government demonstration leaders to be executed. Jeffrey Brown discusses whether protests there will lead to reforms with the New America Foundation's Afshin Molavi and U.S. Institute of Peace's Robin Wright.

REPORT

Colorado Clinic Helps Diabetics Avoid Problems With 1-Stop Coordinated Care

Betty Ann Bowser reports on a Colorado clinic that helps patients tackle the symptoms of diabetes before the disease's side effects become major health issues.

REPORT

Poet, Basketball Legend, Former President Among Medal of Freedom Recipients

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, was awarded to 15 individuals Tuesday, including former President George H.W. Bush, billionaire investor Warren Buffett and poet Maya Angelou. Kwame Holman reports on the ceremony.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Sex Slaves (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/15/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hundreds of thousands of women are trafficked annually for the purpose of sexual slavery.  Lured by traffickers who prey on their dreams of employment abroad, many women are kidnapped and exported to Europe, the Middle East, the United States and elsewhere, where they’re sold to pimps—drugged, terrorized, locked in brothels and repeatedly raped.  In this unique, hidden-camera look at the world of sexual slavery, FRONTLINE follows the remarkable journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife, as he poses as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom. 

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 16, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/16/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Protests Intensify, Spread in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen

Following in the footsteps of Tunisia and Egypt, several nations in the Arab world have erupted in anti-government protests. Demonstrators took to the streets in Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran and Bahrain. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the protests in Libya.

ANALYSIS

In Bahrain, Protesters Look to Tap Into 'Regional Momentum'

Margaret Warner talks with Rutgers University's Toby Jones and Simon Henderson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's about the continued political unrest in the tiny nation of Bahrain, and the implications for the U.S., which has a naval base there.

REPORT

News Wrap: Israel Says Iran About to Send Warships to Syria

In other news Wednesday, Israel warned that Iran is preparing to send two warships to Syria via the Suez Canal. The Egyptian body that oversees the canal denied the claim. The GOP-led House moved ahead with a bill eliminating $61 billion from this fiscal year's government spending despite a veto threat from President Obama.

REPORT

Egypt Protests' Death Tally at Least 360; Labor Strikes Continue

Labor strikes continued across Egypt as the country's Health Ministry said at least 360 people were killed during the 18 days of unrest that resulted in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

How Did Egypt's Government Halt Internet Access?

Jeffrey Brown talks with The New York Times' James Glanz and Georgetown University's Michael Nelson about the logistics and motives behind the Egyptian government's Internet blackout during the political uprising.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I've Got a Lot of Problems With the President's Budget'

Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders, the longtime Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats and serves on the Senate Budget Committee, about the debate on spending and cuts in the president's budget blueprint for 2012.

ANALYSIS

Defense Spending Battles Brewing as House Axes Backup F-35 Engine Funds

The Obama administration defended its military budget before Congress, sparking new political conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Jim Lehrer talks with Political Editor David Chalian about the looming battles between the parties.

REPORT

Juarez: 'The Most Lethal Place on Earth'

Bill Neely of Independent Television News reports on Mexico's continuing violent drug wars after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent working with Mexican authorities was killed on Tuesday.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/17/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Bahrain, Conflicting Views on Deadly Police Raid From Government, Protesters

The capital of Bahrain was under military lockdown Thursday evening after riot police smashed protesters' main camp. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports.

ANALYSIS

A Month Into 'Arab Awakening,' Governments Now 'Afraid of the Public'

Jeffrey Brown examines the broad themes in the regional upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa with Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars, and University Of Maryland professor Shibley Telhami.

REPORT

News Wrap: China Warns U.S. Not to Impose Will Through Internet Freedom Push

In other news Thursday, China's foreign minister warned the U.S. not to interfere in its affairs after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a new $25 million campaign promoting Internet freedom. Also, in a new U.S. intelligence estimate, Iran's leaders are divided over how far to push the country's nuclear program.

ANALYSIS

Wisconsin's Crowded Capitol: Collective-Bargaining Protest Grows

Amid the firestorm in Wisconsin over whether to scrap collective-bargaining rights for public employees, Ray Suarez speaks with Wisconsin Public Television Capitol reporter Adam Schrager, who has been covering the protests this week -- described as the largest in Madison since the 1960s.

REPORT

Medicaid Recipients Nervous as States Start Chopping to Fill Budget Holes

Governors across the U.S. are desperately looking for ways to fill huge budget gaps. Most are required by law to balance their budgets, which means big cuts in state spending on all programs, including Medicaid. That has many recipients worried. Betty Ann Bowser reports on battles in Arizona and elsewhere.

ANALYSIS

Senate Pair Risks Backlash Seeking Bipartisan Fix for Deficit, Debt Crisis

As debate continues over President Obama's budget proposal, Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Mark Warner discuss their bipartisan approach to addressing the debt crisis -- and the pitfalls they face in doing so.

REPORT

'Bravest Woman in Mexico': 21-Year-Old Police Chief Takes Aim at Cartels

Bill Neely of Independent Television News continues his series on Mexico's war against violent drug cartels with a profile of a 21-year old, whose first job is serving as one town's chief of police.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Redistricting and Reapportionment

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/17/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we'll preview perhaps the most significant political phenomena of the year: redistricting and reapportionment. The process of redrawing Hawaii's legislative and congressional districts takes place every ten years after new census numbers come out, and can impact political decisions for the next decade.  Dan Boylan will host members of both the Republican and Democratic parties and veterans of past reapportionment cycles to discuss what's at stake as new commissioners are selected and lines are redrawn.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/18/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Wisconsin Public Workers Union Rights Go Head-to-Head with State Budget Woes

A push to reduce state workers' benefits and eliminate collective bargaining caused a furor this week as protesters descended on Wisconsin's Capitol. Judy Woodruff examines the predicament with Jonathan Williams of the American Legislative Exchange Council and Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers.

REPORT

News Wrap: Man in Afghan Army Uniform Kills 2 NATO Soldiers in Attack

In other news Friday, a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on NATO troops in Afghanistan today, killing two German soldiers, but it was unclear if the attacker was actually an Afghan soldier. Separately, a suicide car bomber hit a Khost police station, killing 11 and wounding 41. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

REPORT

In Bahrain, Will Violent Crackdown Break or Bolster Opposition?

Protesters defied a ban on mass demonstrations Friday in Bahrain, holding funeral processions for those killed in clashes. Growing unrest could also be seen in Libya and Yemen. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective on the violence and the king of Bahrain's proposal for dialogue with the opposition with Gary Sick of Columbia University.

REPORT

Obama Takes Messages of Innovation, Jobs to Silicon Valley Leaders

Correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Silicon Valley on the response of business leaders and the high-tech community to President Obama's drive for innovation and the debate over how much the federal government should be involved in funding incentives for entrepreneurs amid calls for federal austerity.

REPORT

House's Spending Debate Continues as Possible Government Shutdown Nears

Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the fourth day of deliberations in the House of Representatives over spending cuts and a continuing resolution to fund the government.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Boehner's 'New World Order,' Wisconsin Protests

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news with Jim Lehrer, including the House's spending deliberations, Speaker Boehner's willingness to lose a few battles, fights over government funding and the future of public employee unions and collective bargaining amid protests in Wisconsin.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 18, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/18/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 18, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               2/18/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/18/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Redistricting and Reapportionment (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/18/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we'll preview perhaps the most significant political phenomena of the year: redistricting and reapportionment. The process of redrawing Hawaii's legislative and congressional districts takes place every ten years after new census numbers come out, and can impact political decisions for the next decade.  Dan Boylan will host members of both the Republican and Democratic parties and veterans of past reapportionment cycles to discuss what's at stake as new commissioners are selected and lines are redrawn.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/21/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Protests, Violence Spread in Libya as Gadhafi Clings to Power

Violence spread to Tripoli, Libya's capital, as longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi fought to hold onto power. Simon Israel of Independent Television News reports on the turmoil. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks with Dartmouth College's Dirk Vandewalle and Libyan-American activist Najla Abdurrahman about what's next for Libya.

REPORT

News Wrap: British Prime Minister David Cameron Visits Egypt

In other news Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron became the first world leader to visit Egypt after protests ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The government of China detained dozens of activists and censored Internet postings calling for demonstrations in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other cities.

ANALYSIS

Gov. Walker Rejects Compromise as Wisconsin Union Protests Continue

Protests continued in Wisconsin's capitol as Gov. Scott Walker refused to negotiate with striking public employees about collective bargaining rights. Judy Woodruff talks to Jason Stein, capitol reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

ANALYSIS

Government Shutdown Possible as Congress Debates Budget Cuts

The prospect of a federal government shutdown inched closer after the House passed a funding measure calling for $61 billion in cuts to this year's budget. President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. Judy Woodruff talks with the New York Times' John Harwood about whether lawmakers will strike a deal by the March 4 deadline.

ANALYSIS

For Egypt's Women, Harassment Remains Part of Daily Life

Margaret Warner talks with the World Bank's Nihal Elwan and American University's Diane Singerman about the street harassment Egyptian women face in their daily lives.

REPORT

Frontline: Young Woman Becomes the Face of a Revolution

Frontline followed 24-year-old Gigi Ibrahim, one of the young Egyptians who led the protests that ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak, as the movement accelerated and she struggled to explain her involvement in the protests to her family.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/22/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Gadhafi Warns 'Everything Will Burn' if Libya's Protests Continue

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is refusing to step down as international condemnation of the violent crackdown on protesters grows. Jeffrey Brown talks about the growing unrest in the North African nation with Robert Danin of the Council on Foreign Relations and Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress.

REPORT

News Wrap: Protests Continue in Bahrain, Yemen

In other news Tuesday, demonstrations calling for leaders' resignations continued in Bahrain and Yemen. In New Zealand, the hunt for survivors began after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated Christchurch, the country's second-largest city, and killed at least 65 people.

ANALYSIS

For Somali Pirates, Killing 4 U.S. Hostages an Abnormal Action

Somali pirates killed four Americans who had been taken hostage aboard their yacht as U.S. forces followed the vessel. Gwen Ifill examines the problem of piracy off the Horn of Africa with Martin Murphy, a visiting fellow at the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King's College in London.

ANALYSIS

Vaccine Producers Victorious in Supreme Court Ruling Over Lawsuits

Judy Woodruff talks with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle about the Supreme Court's 6-2 ruling making it more difficult for parents who say their children were injured by vaccines to file lawsuits against drug makers.

REPORT

Frontline Examines Muslim Brotherhood's 'Strong, Layered' Role in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood, long banned in Egypt and framed by ousted President Mubarak as an extremist group, is shaping its role in post-Mubarak Egypt. The NewsHour has an excerpt of a segment that airs Tuesday night on Frontline, and then Jeffrey Brown talks with GlobalPost's Charles Sennott, who reported the story.

ANALYSIS

Showdown Over Bargaining Rights, State Budgets Spreads Beyond Wisconsin

Indiana lawmakers followed their Wisconsin counterparts' example by leaving the state to halt a bill that would curb the influence of labor unions. Gwen Ifill talks to reporters in New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio, where state budget deficits are going head-to-head with the collective bargaining rights of public employees.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Revolution in Cairo

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/22/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE dispatches teams to Cairo, going inside the youth movement that helped light the fire in the streets.  We follow the “April 6th” group, which two years ago began making a bold use of the Internet for their underground resistance—tactics that led to jail and torture for many of their leaders. Now, starting with the “Day of Rage,” we witness those same leaders plot strategy and head into “Liberation Square” to try to bring down President Mubarak.  Also in this hour, veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Sennott of GlobalPost lands in Cairo to take a hard look at Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood—the most well-organized and powerful of the country’s opposition groups—as a new Egypt begins to takes shape.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/23/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Says All Options Are on Table for Libya Response

Libya's capital of Tripoli descended further into chaos Wednesday as pro-government militias roamed the city and new "credible" estimates placed the death toll from the crackdown at 1,000. Alex Thompson of Independent Television News reports on the latest developments in Libya.

REPORT

News Wrap: Protests Continue in Bahrain, Yemen as Saudis Work to Avoid Unrest

In other news Wednesday, protests continued across the Arab world as new unrest developed in Greece and India. Protesters in Yemen held their ground after their camp was attacked by pro-government forces. In Saudia Arabia, King Abdullah announced a series of pay raises in benefits to stave off protests in his country.

REPORT

Gadhafi's 42-Year Rule of Libya a Mix of Iron Rule, Eccentricities

Moammar Gadhafi's rule of Libya has been characterized by his eccentric appearances and support for terrorism, including ties to the 1988 bombing of Pam Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Jim Lehrer takes a look back at his history.

ANALYSIS

Getting to Know Gadhafi: Examining the Quirks, Intellect of Libya's Strongman

Jim Lehrer talks about the legacy and personality of longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi with longtime Middle East correspondent Jim Hoagland of the Washington Post and the Middle East Institute's David Mack, who was a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli during the 1969 revolution that brought Gadhafi to power.

ANALYSIS

If Libya Spins out of Control, 'It Could Be a Massive Loss of Life'

As the Libyan government continues to use violence against protesters, the international community is debating ways to respond. Jeffrey Brown talks about the options with Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch, Georgetown University's Charles Kupchan and Maurizio Molinari of the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

ANALYSIS

In Policy Shift, President Orders Halt to Legal Defense of Marriage Law

President Obama ordered the Justice Department to stop defending a 1996 federal law defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. Gwen Ifill talks with Charlie Savage of The New York Times about the implications of the president's decision.

REPORT

Once Safe, Mexico's Monterrey Becoming 'City of Massacres'

Bill Neely of Independent Television News continues his series of reports on Mexico's battle against drug cartels with a look at how Monterrey, the nation's richest city, is falling victim to widespread violence.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/24/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Libya's Bloody Struggle Tests Loyalty of Gadhafi's Forces

Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi clashed with protesters in several key cities across Libya as other nations continued evacuating their citizens. Jim Lehrer speaks with Dartmouth College's Dirk Vandewalle and Andrew McGregor of the Jamestown Foundation about the relative military might of Gadhafi's forces and the opposition.

REPORT

News Wrap: Saudi Arabian College Student Charged in Texas Bomb Plot

In other news Thursday, a Saudi Arabian college student was charged in connection with a bomb plot that allegedly included targets such as the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush. In Britain, a judge cleared the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden, where he is charged with sex crimes.

ANALYSIS

Libya's Instability, Worries Over Regional Contagion Rattle Oil Markets

Libya exports more than 1.5 million barrels of oil a day to the world, but violence has pushed oil prices to the highest level in more than two years. Judy Woodruff talks to Raad Alkadiri of PFC Energy, a global energy advisory group, and Carl Larry of Oil Outlooks and Opinions, a Houston-based research and consulting firm.

REPORT

In Tiny Rhode Island, a Massive Public Pension Crisis Looms

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of economic news, Paul Solman examines how Rhode Island is one of many states looking to cut pensions for public employees in the face of massive budget deficits.

CONVERSATION

Telling the Story Behind Cancer

Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser talks to Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," a history of the search for ways to treat cancer and how it has been perceived.

REPORT

Discovery's Launch Marks Beginning of End for NASA Shuttle Program

The final mission for Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., after several months of delays. Hari Sreenivasan talks with science correspondent Miles O'Brien about the legacy of Discovery and the space shuttle program.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Senator Dan Inouye

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/24/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we welcome U.S. Senator Dan Inouye to our table for an hour-long conversation exploring the critical issues facing our state and nation. Join guest host Richard Borreca of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and reporter Gina Mangieri of KHON2 News as they engage Hawaii's senior senator in a wide-ranging discussion. They will also take viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     Backstory: The Making of HIki No

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 24, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/24/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Award-winning filmmaker Stuart Yamane has created a half-hour documentary on how the nation’s first statewide student news network came to be. How did recent trends in journalism, education, digital media, broad-band technology, social networking and broadcasting combine to make conditions right for this groundbreaking initiative? What is it about Hawaii, and its public television station, that make it the perfect test site for a statewide student news network? Backstory: The Making of Hiki Nō follows the Hiki Nō storyline from the perspectives of stakeholders, funders, educators, students, journalists, community partners and PBS Hawaii, to give viewers a holistic view of what Hiki Nō is and can be.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/25/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

On Tunisia's Border, Preparations Begin for Gadhafi's Fall, Chaos in Libya

Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appeared on state television urging his followers to defend the nation as protesters poured into the streets after Friday prayers. John Ray of Independent Television News reports from inside Tunisia on preparations there for potential further chaos in neighboring Libya.

ANALYSIS

In Libya, 'People Are Willing to Die' for Freedom From Gadhafi

Reports of violence continue to trickle out from Libya, where foreign journalists are largely barred from working. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with several people inside Libya via phone, then to software engineer Mohamed Eljahmi and nuclear scientist Naeem Gheriany, both Libyan-Americans and longtime critics of the Gadhafi regime.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iraqi Protests for Better Government Services Turn Violent

In other news Friday, protests flared across the Arab world with some demonstrations resulting in violence. Iraqis demanding better government services clashed with security forces, and Cairo's Tahrir Square was filled with protesters urging democratic reforms. Protests also continued in Bahrain and Yemen.

ANALYSIS

Govs. Daniels, Schweitzer on Looming Federal Government Shutdown

Governors across the U.S. are struggling to balance budgets and slash spending in a tough economic climate. Judy Woodruff talks to Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Democratic Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer about the collective-bargaining battle and what impacts a federal government shutdown would have on their states.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Collective Bargaining's Future, Shutdown Chances, Libya

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's political news, including possible 2012 Republican presidential candidates, state budget crises, the threat of a federal government shutdown on March 4 and U.S. response to the Libya uprising.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 25, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/25/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 25, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               2/25/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/25/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Senator Dan Inouye (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/25/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we welcome U.S. Senator Dan Inouye to our table for an hour-long conversation exploring the critical issues facing our state and nation. Join guest host Richard Borreca of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and reporter Gina Mangieri of KHON2 News as they engage Hawaii's senior senator in a wide-ranging discussion. They will also take viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/28/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

New Violence Grips Libya, Diplomats Meet in Geneva

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a group of diplomats that "it's time for Gadhafi to go," as several countries moved to impose sanctions and other measures on Gadhafi, his family and senior Libyan officials. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on new violence and protests from Libya's capital, Tripoli.

ANALYSIS

'Time for Gadhafi to Go': World Leaders Weigh Response to Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said all options, including sanctions and no-fly zones, are on the table in dealing with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Margaret Warner talks about the government's response with the International Crisis Group's Robert Malley and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

REPORT

News Wrap: Protesters Continue to Pressure Governments in Bahrain, Yemen, Oman

In other news Monday, protesters in Bahrain, Yemen and Oman continued pressuring their governments for reforms. In Saudi Arabia, 100 academics and activists called for sweeping changes, including the creation of a constitutional monarchy. In Afghanistan, four NATO troops were killed by roadside bombings and insurgent attacks.

REPORT

Threat of Government Shutdown Fades With New Spending Proposal

Kwame Holman reports on a Republican-backed proposal gaining support from some Democrats that could reduce the threat of a government shutdown.

ANALYSIS

President Obama Shifts on Health Care Reform Law for States

President Obama announced he supports a change allowing states to opt-out of certain provisions of the health care reform law at an earlier date. Judy Woodruff talks with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, about the president's compromise with opponents of the law.

REPORT

For Iranian TV Viewers, 'Parazit' Offers Reprieve From Static

Jeffrey Brown talks with the creators of "Parazit," a web-based Farsi-language program that combines Iranian politics with comedy in the style of "The Daily Show," an American political satire television show.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: College, Inc. (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/01/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Frontline

Higher education is a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. One of the fastest-growing — and most controversial — sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Unlike traditional colleges that raise money from wealthy alumni and other donors, many for-profit schools sell shares to investors on Wall Street. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Proponents insist they’re innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/01/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Cyntoia Brown was an average teenager in an American town. But a series of bad decisions led the 16-year-old into a situation that ended with her killing a man who had picked her up for sex. She was sentenced to life in a Tennessee prison, meaning in her case, she will serve a minimum of 51 years. This film challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/02/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Libyan Rebels Fend Off Pro-Gadhafi Forces as Refugees Flood Borders

Libyan rebels clashed with militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi as the embattled leader warned of further bloodshed if the international community interferes in the country's affairs. James Mates, Jonathan Rugman and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News report on the latest from Libya and its borders.

ANALYSIS

No-Fly Zone Option Examined as Libyan Fighting Intensifies

As violent clashes between pro-Gadhafi militias and rebels continue to escalate, the international community searches for ways to quell the possibility of a humanitarian disaster. Margaret Warner talks with Time Magazine's Mark Thompson about no-fly zones and other U.S. military options in Libya.

REPORT

News Wrap: Gunman Kills 2 U.S. Airmen, Wounds 2 at German Airport

In other news Wednesday, a gunman killed two U.S. Air Force troops and wounded two others traveling in a bus outside an airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The 21-year-old suspect was arrested as he fled the scene. Meanwhile, security forces fired tear gas at protesters in Yemen, and two people were killed.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Rules for Controversial Funeral Protesters in Free Speech Case

The nation's high court ruled 8-1 to uphold the free speech rights of a controversial group of religious protesters known for anti-gay rhetoric at military funerals. Judy Woodruff talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about the implications of the highly anticipated and emotionally charged case.

REPORT

Go Fish? Not in Pacific Ocean Sanctuaries off California's Coast

Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the controversy over dozens of no-fishing zones off the California coast.

CONVERSATION

Benghazi-Born Poet Mattawa Reflects on Growing up Under Gadhafi

Jeffrey Brown talks to Libyan-born poet Khaled Mattawa about life under Moammar Gadhafi and the recent crisis in his homeland.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 3, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/03/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Urges Gadhafi to Step Down; International Criminal Court Launches Inquiry

President Obama issued his strongest statement yet on Libya, saying Moammar Gadhafi must step down and leave the country. James Mates, Jonathan Miller and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News report on the latest developments in Libya and a new investigation launched by the International Criminal Court.

CONVERSATION

Libya's Ambassador Urges Obama to Issue No-Fly Zone, Be Firm With Regime

Jeffrey Brown talks with Ali Suleiman Aujali, the Libyan ambassador to the United States appointed by Moammar Gadhafi in 2009. Aujali denounced the Libyan leader and says he now represents the voice of the people.

REPORT

News Wrap: First-Time Claims for Unemployment Benefits Hit 3-Year Low

In other news Thursday, first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest number in three years. Hiring in the service sector grew at the fastest rate since 2006. Also, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran while working as a private investigator may be alive and being held in southwest Asia.

ANALYSIS

AFL-CIO's Trumka: No American Should Face Choice Between Rights, Job

Judy Woodruff talks to Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, a voluntary federation of 57 U.S. and international labor unions. Many AFL-CIO members would be affected by pending state-level legislation that would cut collective-bargaining rights for public employees.

REPORT

In California, Rising Health-Insurance Premiums Spark Outcry

Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on increases in health-insurance premiums in California and the resulting outcry for government investigation.

REPORT

Obama, Mexico's Calderon Vow to Step up Drug War Cooperation

In a visit to the White House, Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with President Obama, who pledged to increase U.S. cooperation in trying to bring the violent drug war plaguing both sides of the border under control. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

ANALYSIS

As Drug War Rages, What Could Obama, Calderon Do Differently?

Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Eric Olson, senior associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the White House meeting between President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the continued toll of the drug-related violence in Mexico.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/04/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Good News on Many Economic Fronts; Oil, Housing Still Threaten Recovery

A new report shows U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in February and the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent. Jeffrey Brown discusses the numbers and recovery prospects with former Labor Department Chief Economist Lisa Lynch and Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, an economic and financial forecasting company.

REPORT

Libyan Protester: 'I'm Prepared to Die to Get My Freedom'

The rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi continued Friday as rebels in eastern Libya fought to expand their territories while pro-Gadhafi forces tried to retake a key town west of Tripoli. Jonathan Rugman and Emma Murphy of Independent Television News report.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iraqi Government Attempts to Minimize Protester Turnout

In other news Friday, major new protests were held across much of the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula. Iraq's government even imposed a vehicle ban, trying to limit turnout. Also, several thousand people protested in Turkey over the arrests of eight journalists.

ANALYSIS

Libya's Turmoil Rages: Should World Powers Intervene?

As the U.S. and international community assess what their military and policy options are with Libya, Judy Woodruff discusses the possibilities with Omar Turbi, a Libyan-American human rights activist, and retired Lt. Gen. David Deptula, who commanded no-fly zones over Iraq during the 1990s.

REPORT

Public Pension Problems: a Tale of Two Cities in Rhode Island

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of economic news, business correspondent Paul Solman visits two Rhode Island cities struggling to honor pension pledges to retired public workers.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on U.S. Facing Tough Calls on Libya, Pension Woes

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week. including the "civil war in the making" in Libya, the brewing pension problems across the United States and what's being done to avoid a government shutdown.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 4, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/04/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 4, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               3/04/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/04/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Hiki No

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/04/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Statewide Student News Network.  Featuring stories from the following schools.  Kalahea High (Oahu); Waianae High (Oahu); Roosevelt High (oahu); Waialua HIgh & Intermediate (Oahu); Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science (Hawaii Island); MOlokai High; Le Jardin Academy (Oahu); Waiakea High (Hawaii Island); West Hawaii Explorations Academy (Hawaii Island).

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: College, Inc. (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/04/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Frontline

Higher education is a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. One of the fastest-growing — and most controversial — sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Unlike traditional colleges that raise money from wealthy alumni and other donors, many for-profit schools sell shares to investors on Wall Street. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Proponents insist they’re innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 7, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/07/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Libyan Rebels Hold Oil Port of Ras Lanuf, But for How Long?

Pro-Gadhafi and opposition forces continued to clash Monday in Libya. An air strike against opposition fighters attempted to push back rebels as they advanced toward Tripoli. Bill Neeley and Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News report.

ANALYSIS

World Powers Seek Unity in Response to Gadhafi's Crackdown

As bloodshed continues in Libya, Judy Woodruff examines how the U.S. and other world powers could respond to the crisis with Maurizio Molinari, U.S. correspondent for Italian newspaper La Stampa, and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bahraini Shiites Seek U.S. Help in Quest for More Political Freedom

In other news Monday, protests continued in Bahrain and Yemen, and American Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Afghans that the U.S. is not interested in keeping bases there permanently.

ANALYSIS

Should U.S. Tap Strategic Reserves Amid Middle East Unrest, Rising Oil Prices?

The average U.S. gas price is up 14 cents a gallon over last week, due in part to unrest in Libya and elsewhere. Gwen Ifill discusses what factors shape oil prices and what the U.S. could do to help control supply and prices with Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress and "Oil on the Brain" author Lisa Margonelli.

REPORT

'Epicenter of Violence': Guatemala Combats Brutality Toward Women

Guatemala has become an epicenter of violence in Central America, and violence against women in particular has hit record levels. Ray Suarez and the NewsHour's Global Health Unit have the first of two reports from Guatemala with a look at programs aimed at stopping a long history of domestic violence.

REPORT

'Jail, No Bail' Idea Stymied Cities' Profiting From Civil Rights Protesters

Fifty years ago, the "Jail, No Bail" strategy became a new tactic in the fight for civil rights. Watch an excerpt from a documentary produced by South Carolina ETV documenting the key moment in civil rights history.

REPORT

Obama Reverses Course on Gitmo, Allowing Detainee Military Trials to Resume

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday, reversing a two-year ban on military trials for suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Scott Shane of The New York Times for more on the administration's policy shift.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/08/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Libyan Rebels' Hold on Zawiya Buckling After 5 Days of Attacks

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi stepped up attacks on rebels in cities and oil fiends across the country as President Obama reiterated calls for Gadhafi to step down. Lindsey Hilsum and Bill Neely of Independent Television News report on the violence from inside Libya.

REPORT

News Wrap: Yemeni Police Fire on Protesters, Injuring 50

In other news Tuesday, police in Yemen opened fire on demonstrators, injuring at least 50 as protests continued across the Middle East. In Bahrain, three Shiite groups said they formed a movement to turn the Sunni monarchy into a republic. Coptic Christians in Egypt rallied in Cairo for an end to discrimination against them.

ANALYSIS

GOP, Democrats Spar Over Spending Cuts as Budget Battle Threatens Shutdown

Lawmakers have until March 18 to reach a budget agreement to keep the government operating, but the two parties disagree greatly on the amount to cut from this year's spending. Gwen Ifill talks with Political Editor David Chalian about the continuing budget stalemate as lawmakers prepare for the next showdown over spending.

REPORT

In Guatemala, Family Planning Clashes with Religion, Tradition

In rural Guatemala, it is not unusual for women to have as many as 10 children, beginning in their teens and continuing into their 40s. That can take a big physical toll on mothers. Ray Suarez reports on the cultural, religious and logistical obstacles tied to teaching women about using birth control in a traditional society.

ANALYSIS

Banks, Retailers Clash Over Move to Cap Debit Card 'Swipe Fees'

Banks, retailers and lawmakers are preparing for a showdown over hidden "swipe fees" banks charge retailers when consumers make debit card purchases. Judy Woodruff talks with the American Bankers Association's Nessa Feddis and the National Retail Federation's Mallory Duncan about the battle over fees and the impact on consumers.

REPORT

Minn. Sculptor Zoran Mojsilov Puts Big Rocks 'on a Diet' to Hone Human Forms

From Minnesota's Twin Cities Public Television, producer Emily Goldberg profiles the larger-than-life sculptor Zoran Mojsilov. The Yugoslavia native and former wrestler's art "expresses humanity in its varied forms: in nature, in love, and even in war."

CONVERSATION

David Brooks: From Spouses to Sofas, 'Emotions Tell Us What to Value'

Jeffrey Brown speaks with New York Times columnist and NewsHour regular David Brooks about his new book, "The Social Animal," which explores human perception of reason vs. emotion, the power of emotions and the power of humans to "educate" those emotions.

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/09/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Libya's East, Rebels Conduct Hit-And-Run Raids on Better-Armed Forces

Moammar Gadhafi said Libyans will "fight back" if other nations impose a no-fly zone over the country as his air force used strikes against opposition forces east of Tripoli. Jonathan Rugman and Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News report from inside Libya on the ongoing violence.

ANALYSIS

If Gadhafi Falls, Who Would Govern Libya and How?

As foreign countries and international organizations continue to consider options for ending the violence in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi denounced the idea of implementing a no-fly zone. Jeffrey Brown talks with former State Department officials Richard Haass and Anne-Marie Slaughter about what could happen if world powers intervene.

REPORT

News Wrap: At Least 13 Dead After Sectarian Violence Erupts in Egypt

In other news Wednesday, at least 13 people were killed and 140 wounded in new sectarian violence in Egypt as Muslims attacked Christian demonstrators. The Christians were protesting the burning of a church. Also, a suicide bomber killed at least 36 people at a funeral in northwest Pakistan.

ANALYSIS

Laura Bush, Melinda Gates, CARE President on Women's Issues, U.S. Foreign Aid

In recognition of International Women's Day this week, Judy Woodruff speaks with former first lady Laura Bush, Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CARE President Helene Gayle about issues facing girls and women around the world, and how programs to address those issues fit into the U.S. foreign aid picture.

NEWSMAKER INTEVIEW

Va. Gov. McDonnell: Walker Trying to Help Wisconsin Gain Economic Edge

Margaret Warner talks with Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell about the continued stalemate across the country between state legislatures and public-employee unions over benefit cuts, collective bargaining and budget deficits.

REPORT

Scientists Scramble to Understand Deadly 'White-Nose Syndrome' in Bats

Ed Jahn of "Oregon Field Guide" reports on a mysterious fungus that is killing millions of bats and spreading in bat populations across the country.

ANALYSIS

Schiller's Exit Not End of Storm for NPR, Funding Debate

NPR's CEO Vivian Schiller stepped down Wednesday -- a day after Ron Schiller, another high-level executive and no relation, was shown on a hidden camera criticizing Republicans and saying NPR would be better off without federal financing. Jeffrey Brown discusses the fallout with the New York Times' Brian Stelter.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/11/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Wisconsin Protesters Vow to Fight Vote to Curb Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin's state Assembly on Thursday approved limits on collective bargaining for public employee unions following a controversial vote in the state Senate late Wednesday that caught Democratic legislators and union leaders off-guard. Jim Lehrer talks with Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television about the next steps.

REPORT

News Wrap: Pro-Gadhafi Forces Claim to Recapture Key Oil Port

In other news Thursday, forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi claimed to have recaptured the key oil port of Ras Lanouf, which rebels seized a week ago. Gadhafi's forces attacked the port with tanks and warplanes. Meanwhile in Brussels, NATO officials announced an around-the-clock surveillance of Libyan airspace.

REPORT

Congressional Hearing on Radicalization of U.S. Muslims Draws Ire, Praise

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called to order a Homeland Security Committee hearing on the radicalization of Muslims within the United States to much praise, criticism and intense interest. Witnesses included the first Muslim elected to Congress and the Los Angeles County sheriff. Margaret Warner recaps the controversial hearing.

CONVERSATION

Reps. Ellison, McCaul Weigh Radicalization Concerns Against Singling Out Islam

Margaret Warner talks to Homeland Security committee member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim member of Congress, about Thursday's controversial hearing about the radicalization of Muslims within the United States.

REPORT

WikiLeaks Suspect's Dad: Bradley Manning 'Being Humiliated' But 'Looks Good'

Kwame Holman previews an interview with the father of Pvt. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of stealing thousands of classified government documents and providing them to WikiLeaks. Brian Manning spoke to PBS' Frontline earlier this week about his son's arrest and his treatment during his imprisonment.

REPORT

Classroom Culprits? Invasive Crayfish Threaten Western Waterways

Vince Patton of "Oregon Field Guide" reports on the threat posed to western waterways by invasive crayfish from the eastern U.S. that had been shipped to elementary schools for biology classes and later released where they don't belong.

CONVERSATION

Rep. Granger: Scope of Foreign Aid Misunderstood, But Budget Cuts Needed

Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, speaks with Judy Woodruff about U.S. spending on foreign aid. Granger chairs the House subcommittee that appropriates foreign aid funding.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Prison Reform

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/10/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Governor Abercrombie’s promise to eventually return home all of our state’s prison inmates sent to mainland facilities has once again put the spotlight on Hawaii’s prison system. This week INSIGHTS on PBS HAWAII will focus on efforts to reform Hawaii’s penal system.  What are the conditions of our prisons and are there alternatives to incarceration? What efforts are in place to promote more cost-effective methods of addressing crime to reduce the reliance on incarceration?  Does politics rather than crime-control govern our prison system?

 Joining moderator Dan Boylan will be Jodie Maesaka-Hirata, Director of the State Department of Public Safety, Senator Will Espero, Chairman of the State Senate’s Committee on Public Safety, Daniel Gluck, Senior Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Robert Perkinson, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Manoa and author of the book, “Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire.”  

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/10/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Despite Colossal Quake and Tsunami, Life in Japan 'Particularly Orderly'

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Friday, triggering a 23-foot tsunami that charged inland. The deadly combination devastated cities along the northeast coast and sparked evacuations near nuclear power plants. Judy Woodruff gets three perspectives on the disasters and how people are coping in the aftermath.

REPORT

U.S. Pacific Rim on High Alert After Japan Quake Triggers Tsunami

The earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast sparked a massive tsunami that kept people along the Pacific Rim on high alert for large waves. Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland braced for damage as the tsunami traveled across the Pacific. Spencer Michels reports from California on the tsunami's impact on the West Coast.

REPORT

News Wrap: Gadhafi's Forces Pushing to Retake Oil Port of Ras Lanouf

In other news Friday, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces continued assaults on opposition forces in the east. Government troops attacked the key oil port of Ras Lanouf for a second day. Also, police in Saudi Arabia stopped attempts at protests in the capital, but hundreds demonstrated in the eastern part of the country.

ANALYSIS

Japan Reels From Tsunami, Quake: Did Preparations Work?

Strong building codes are thought to have saved thousands of lives in the wake of a massive earthquake that struck northeastern Japan. Judy Woodruff talks about the damage with the Council on Foreign Relations' Sheila Smith, Chris Meinig of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and structural engineer Jim Harris.

REPORT

Obama News Conference Tackles Libya's Revolt, Budget Stalemate

In a White House news conference originally intended to address rising gas prices, President Obama also discussed U.S. response to Libya and the federal budget stalemate. Jim Lehrer reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Obama's Libya Stance, Wisconsin Union Fight

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including President Obama's response to the conflict in Libya and the stalemate over the federal budget, plus Wisconsin's controversial collective-bargaining bill being signed into law and the life of David Broder.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 11, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/11/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 11, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               3/11/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/11/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Hiki No

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 11, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/11/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Statewide Student News Network.  Featuring stories from the following schools.  Kalahea High (Oahu); Waianae High (Oahu); Roosevelt High (oahu); Waialua HIgh & Intermediate (Oahu); Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science (Hawaii Island); MOlokai High; Le Jardin Academy (Oahu); Waiakea High (Hawaii Island); West Hawaii Explorations Academy (Hawaii Island).

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Prison Reform (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/11/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Governor Abercrombie’s promise to eventually return home all of our state’s prison inmates sent to mainland facilities has once again put the spotlight on Hawaii’s prison system. This week INSIGHTS on PBS HAWAII will focus on efforts to reform Hawaii’s penal system.  What are the conditions of our prisons and are there alternatives to incarceration? What efforts are in place to promote more cost-effective methods of addressing crime to reduce the reliance on incarceration?  Does politics rather than crime-control govern our prison system?

 Joining moderator Dan Boylan will be Jodie Maesaka-Hirata, Director of the State Department of Public Safety, Senator Will Espero, Chairman of the State Senate’s Committee on Public Safety, Daniel Gluck, Senior Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Robert Perkinson, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Manoa and author of the book, “Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire.”  

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 14, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/14/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami Survivors Begin Digging Out as Death Toll Climbs

The death toll climbed to 1,900 after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled northeastern Japan, but some officials estimated the toll would exceed 10,000. James Mates, Alex Thomson and Angus Walker of Independent Television News report from Japan on the rescue and recovery efforts.

ANALYSIS

Japan, International Community Race to Aid Earthquake, Tsunami Victims

Japan and the international community are scrambling to get water, food and shelter to thousands of earthquake and tsunami victims in northeastern Japan. Ray Suarez talks to World Vision's Casey Calamusa in Tokyo and the United Nation's Catherine Bragg, assistant secretary general for the coordination of humanitarian affairs.

REPORT

News Wrap: Gadhafi's Forces Strike Rebel-Held Cities in East, West

In other news Monday, forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continued an assault on two rebel-held cities. At the U.N., the Security Council failed to reach a consensus on imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Also, a suicide bomber killed at least 35 people at a military recruiting center in Afghanistan's Kunduz province.

ANALYSIS

Boiling Water Reactors 101: Science, Health Concerns of Japan's Nuclear Plants

Authorities in Japan are trying to bring several nuclear reactors under control after cooling systems failed following an earthquake and tsunami. Gwen Ifill talks to science correspondent Miles O'Brien and David Brenner of Columbia University's Center for Radiological Research about the science and health concerns at the plants.

REPORT

In California, a Rescue Mission for 'Iconic' Franciscan Manzanita Plant

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society's Don Mahoney narrates a report on the rediscovery of the Franciscan Manzanita, a plant long thought extinct that grew exclusively in San Francisco's foggy climate.

ANALYSIS

What Role Will Saudi Troops Play in Neighboring Bahrain?

Following a month of protests challenging the power of Bahrain's ruling monarchy, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states sent at least 1,000 troops into the neighboring nation on Monday. Margaret Warner talks to Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution about the move and Saudi efforts to quell revolutions in the Gulf.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 15, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/15/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

New Fire at Damanged Japanese Nuclear Plant Escalates Radiation Concerns

An explosion rocked another reactor at a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant as authorities stepped up efforts to protect people living nearby from radiation exposure. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on Japan's scramble to prevent the a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant.

REPORT

Earthquake, Tsunami Victims Seek Aid, Shelter Amid Continuing Aftershocks

The Japanese government confirmed at least 3,300 people were killed and nearly half a million are homeless after an earthquake and tsunami struck Friday. Alex Thomson and James Mates of Independent Television News report on Japan's search for survivors and attempts to get food, water and shelter to victims.

ANALYSIS

Japan's Nuclear Uncertainty: Examining the Scope and Risks

As Japan struggles cool down damaged nuclear reactors, a new fire broke out in a shut-down reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Jeffrey Brown assesses Japan's dangerous nuclear situation with former International Atomic Energy Agency official Olli Heinonen and Stephanie Cooke, editor of Nuclear Intelligence Weekly.

REPORT

News Wrap: Germany Shutters Aging Nuclear Reactors to Reconsider Energy Policy

In other news Tuesday, Germany closed seven aging nuclear reactors to reconsider its nuclear policies. U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said it's too early for the U.S. to alter its stance toward nuclear energy. Fears of a nuclear crisis in Japan sent global markets tumbling, led by the Tokyo Stock Market dropping 11 percent.

ANALYSIS

Will Japan's Crises Disrupt Global Economic Recovery?

Many of Japan's factories, a key component of the global supply line, have been crippled the earthquake or tsunami, or have ceased production due to rolling blackouts. Ray Suarez talks with The Economist's Greg Ip about the global economic impact of Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.

REPORT

In Tokyo and Japan's Northeast, Victims Cope With Compound Crises

As Japan struggles to control its damaged nuclear reactors, victims of the earthquake and tsunami in the northeastern part of the country struggle to cope with the disasters. Sarah Smith, Jon Snow and Angus Walker of Independent Television News report from Japan on how the country is managing its multiple crises.

REPORT

In Ohio, How 2 Counties' Economic Paths Diverged Over 30 Years

As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from two Ohio counties -- Crawford and Delaware -- that had similar incomes 30 years ago, but their economies and populations have since taken very different paths.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/16/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Nuclear Fears, Winter Storms Add to Japanese Quake Survivors' Misery

The threat of a nuclear meltdown at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant continued to escalate Wednesday. Meanwhile, rescuers switched operations from rescue to recovery following the earthquake and tsunami. Alex Thomson, Angus Walker and Sarah Smith of Independent Television News report on the latest developments.

REPORT

News Wrap: Tokyo Stock Market Rebounds Amid Japan's Recovery Efforts

In other news Wednesday, the Tokyo stock market rebounded, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new national limits on mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.

ANALYSIS

Japan's Radiation Leak: What Are Health Risks Locally, Globally?

Foreign governments have advised citizens to leave northeastern Japan due to the threat of radiation. Gwen Ifill talks with nuclear engineer Lake Barrett and Columbia University's Norman Kleiman about the possible health consequences from the ongoing nuclear crisis.

REPORT

Japan's Nuclear Crisis Raises Energy Questions in U.S.

Kwame Holman reports on how Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis is renewing the debate about the use of nuclear power in the United States.

REPORT

In Libya, 'Everyone Is Frightened' as Gadhafi's Forces Drive Toward Benghazi

Opposition forces in Libya appear to be losing significant ground in the battle against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's troops. Thousands of people in eastern Libya fled as pro-government forces, which continued assaults on the rebel stronghold of Ajdabiya, advanced. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Gadhafi's Troops Rally Against Rebels: What's Next for Libya?

Jeffrey Brown talks to Dartmouth College's Dirk Vandewalle about what's next for Libya as Moammar Gadhafi's troops rally to recapture key rebel-held cities.

REPORT

Whooping Cough Returns to California After Decades of Decline

Joanne Faryon of KPBS in San Diego reports on the resurgence of whooping cough in California after decades of the disease's decline.

REPORT

First Rock From the Sun: NASA Set to Explore Mercury's Extreme Atmosphere

Imagine traveling to a planet where the sun is 11 times stronger than on Earth, the temperature can swing 1,100 degrees and you have to maintain contact with headquarters back on Earth. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on NASA's tricky task of building a spacecraft to withstand the extreme environment on Mercury.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/17/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

More Uncertainty at Hobbled Japan Nuclear Plant Despite Reassurances

At the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers are enlisting military helicopters and fire trucks in the ongoing battle to cool overheated reactors. Meanwhile, a growing number of Japanese and foreigners are fleeing from the radiation threat. Tom Clarke, Sarah Smith and Carl Dinnen of Independent Television News report.

ANALYSIS

Spent Fuel Pools: Assessing the Threat at Damaged Nuclear Plant

American and Japanese officials have offered sharply different assessments of the situation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Judy Woodruff weighs the threat of the spend fuel pools with the University of Southern California's Najmedin Meshkati and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Rearch's Arjun Makhijani.

REPORT

News Wrap: Police in Yemen Raid Protesters' Camps, Injuring 80

In other news Thursday, police in Yemen attacked protesters' camps and injured more than 80. In Bahrain, police arrested six leading activists in the opposition movement. In the U.S., the Senate approved a spending bill that includes $6 billion in spending cuts and funds the federal government for three more weeks.

ANALYSIS

Order, Resilience Mark Japanese Response to Compound Crises

The response to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crises has been marked by resilience and order among Japanese citizens. Jeffrey Brown talks with the Stimson Center's Yuki Tatsumi about how Japanese culture has factored into the disaster aftermath.

REPORT

Gahafi's Troops Advance on Rebel-Held Cities as U.N. OKs No-Fly Zone

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday surrounded Ajdabiya, a key rebel-held city, as they continued heavy shelling that killed at least 30 people. Gadhafi's warplanes also began air attacks on Benghazi as the United Nations Security Council voted to approve a no-fly zone over Libya. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

U.N. Security Council Passes Sweeping Measure to Rein in Gadhafi

Ray Suarez talks with Colum Lynch, United Nations correspondent for the Washington Post, about the U.N. Security Council's vote to approve a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" in Libya.

REPORT

Ireland's New Leader Wrestles With Lingering Debt Problems, EU Bailout

Margaret Warner reports on Ireland's debt woes and talks with new Prime Minister Enda Kenny about his country's struggle to revive a once-thriving economy.

REPORT

Actress, Playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil on Her Global, Local Influences

Minneapolis playwright, director and actor Aditi Brennan Kapil talks about the global elements and role of immigration in her work. The story was produced by Angie Prindle of "MN Original" on Twin Cities Public Television.

REPORT

Satellites Offer New Window Into Documenting, Preventing Genocide

Tom Bearden reports on the push to use private satellites to document genocide from space.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Where Should Our Garbage Go?

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/17/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII – we'll talk trash.  That is, what should become of the hundreds of thousands of tons of municipal waste we generate every year on Oahu?  The flooding that closed the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill in January highlighted the need to either expand the capacity at the current landfill or locate a new site.  We'll talk with a member of the site selection committee, a community leader and city and state policy makers for the latest in this ongoing controversy.  Host Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel including: Bruce Anderson, member of the Honolulu Landfill Advisory Committee and former State Health Director; Douglas Chin, Managing Director, City and County of Honolulu; Gary Gill, Deputy Director for Environmental Health, State Department of Health; and Maeda Timson, Chair of the Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/18/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Gadhafi Claims Cease-Fire in Libya as U.S., Other Powers Prep No-Fly Zone

As the U.S. and other nations prepared to enforce a no-fly zone approved by the U.N., President Obama warned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to cease all attacks on civilians immediately. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from Tripoli, and Hari Sreenivasan talks with GlobalPost's James Foley in Benghazi.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Rice: 'Swift' Consequences for Gadhafi if Attacks on Civilians Continue

Ray Suarez talks with United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice about the U.N. Security Council's vote on Thursday authorizing no-fly zones and "all necessary means" to halt attacks against opposition forces by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's troops.

REPORT

News Wrap: Snipers Kill Dozens of Protesters in Yemeni Capital

In other news Friday, snipers opened fire on huge crowds of protesters after Friday prayers in Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Doctors said at least 46 people were killed, but the government placed the death toll at 25. In Syria, security forces attacked protesters in several cities, and witnesses said at least three people were killed.

REPORT

Japan Marks Moment of Silence for Victims as Battle to Cool Reactors Continues

Japan held a moment of silence marking one week since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country's northeastern coast. Engineers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power hooked up a new power cable in hopes of reviving the cooling system. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on attempts to control the reactors.

ANALYSIS

In China, Sympathy for Japan, But Worries Over Radiation

From Beijing, Jeffrey Kaye reports on China's concerns over the nuclear radiation threat from Japan's damaged reactors, plus sympathy for their neighbors over the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Military Action in Libya, U.S. Attitude on Nuclear Power

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss President Obama's pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to stop attacks on civilians, plus the shifts in opinion on U.S. nuclear policy in light of the ongoing crisis in Japan.

REPORT

Photographer Documents Wisconsin's Disappearing Taverns as a 'Cultural Identity'

Jo Garrett of Wisconsin Public Television reports on tavern culture, a rapidly disappearing hallmark of Midwestern community identity that one photographer has set out to document.

REPORT

Where Does Syria Stand Amid Wave of Arab World Protests?

Fred de la Sam Lazaro reports on the view of Arab world unrest from Syria, a country that until recently remained silent in the wave of uprisings challenging governments and demanding reforms across the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 18, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/18/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need To Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 18, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               3/18/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/18/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Hiki No

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/18/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Statewide Student News Network.  Featuring stories by the following schools: Mid-Pacific Institute (Oahu); Moanalua High (Oahu); Mililani Middle (Oahu); Nanakuli High & Intermediate (Oahu); Kapaa High (Kauai); Wheeler Middle (Oahu); Keaau High (Hawaii Island); Kihei Charter School (Maui); Halau Lokahi (Oahu)

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Where Should Our Garbage Go? (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/18/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII – we'll talk trash.  That is, what should become of the hundreds of thousands of tons of municipal waste we generate every year on Oahu?  The flooding that closed the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill in January highlighted the need to either expand the capacity at the current landfill or locate a new site.  We'll talk with a member of the site selection committee, a community leader and city and state policy makers for the latest in this ongoing controversy.  Host Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel including: Bruce Anderson, member of the Honolulu Landfill Advisory Committee and former State Health Director; Douglas Chin, Managing Director, City and County of Honolulu; Gary Gill, Deputy Director for Environmental Health, State Department of Health; and Maeda Timson, Chair of the Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/21/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Coalition Airstrikes Target Gadhafi's Forces, Build No-Fly Zone Over Libya

Coalition forces hit Libya with more than a dozen more cruise missiles in an effort to impose a no-fly zone over the country and stop Moammar Gadhafi's forces from attacking civilians. Jonathan Miller and Martin Geissler of Independent Television News report on the ongoing battle between rebels and Gadhafi's forces.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Military Takes Lead Role in Libya, But Endgame Remains Unclear

Gwen Ifill discusses the new international coalition's military mission in Libya with retired Maj. Gen. Dutch Remkes, a 32-year Air Force veteran who helped oversee the no-fly zone in Iraq, and the International Crisis Group's Robert Malley, who served at the National Security Council during the Clinton administration.

REPORT

News Wrap: At Least 7 Killed in Syria as Army Deploys to Stop Unrest

In other news Monday, the Syrian army deployed to the city of Daraa, where at least seven people were killed in protests. Riot police also dispersed a small crowd that gathered after the funeral of a protester. Also, the Bahraini king accused foreigners of subverting his kingdom, where protesters have staged weeks of rallies.

ANALYSIS

In Egypt, 'Vibrant' Political Culture Budding After Voters Approve Reforms

An overwhelming majority of Egyptian voters approved a referendum on constitutional amendments that paves the way for presidential and parliamentary elections. Jeffrey Brown talks to Georgetown University's Samer Shehata about what's next for Egypt after Sunday's record turnout at the polls.

ANALYSIS

In Yemen, 'Too Many Guns and Too Many Grievances' as President Clings to Power

Yemen's longtime ruler, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, faces a growing opposition movement as several top military, diplomatic and political officials defected to join protesters demanding his resignation. Ray Suarez discusses the unrest with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

ANALYSIS

Turmoil in Arab World: Deepening Divisions or Turning a New Page?

Jim Lehrer discusses the continued unrest across the Arab world with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser in the Carter administration, and Brent Scowcroft, who held the same post in the George H.W. Bush administration.

ANALYSIS

Japan Works to Restore Reactors' Power Supplies; Fear of Contaminated Food Rises

Japanese officials reported new concerns over radiation levels in food and water from areas close to the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports from Japan, and Judy Woodruff talks with former IAEA official Olli Heinonen about the struggle to control the radiation threat.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, Mardch 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/22/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Libya's Gadhafi Vows to Fight On; U.S. Jet Crashes, but Crew Survives

Coalition forces targeted Libyan targets for a fourth straight day as Moammar Gadhafi's forces stepped up shelling on rebels in two western towns. John Ray and Martin Geissler of Independent Television News report on the latest from Libya.

CONVERSATION

Libyan Envoy Aujali: Gadhafi Has 'No Place to Go'

Jeffrey Brown talks to Ali Suleiman Aujali, who was once Moammar Gadhafi's envoy to Washington, but denounced the leader when violence broke out and maintains ties to rebel leaders in Benghazi.

REPORT

News Wrap: Protesters Reject Yemen President's Offer to Step Down By End of 2011

In other news Tuesday, the opposition in Yemen rejected an offer by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down by the end of this year. Saleh refused to step down earlier, despite escalating protests. Hundreds of Syrian protesters marched in the southern city of Daraa for the fifth straight day calling for political reforms.

ANALYSIS

Questions Over Control, Future of Libya Mission Split NATO Allies

President Obama emphasized that the U.S. will not lead the Libya mission beyond its initial phase, but tensions have risen as questions over who will lead the military effort remain unanswered. Margaret Warner talks to the Council on Foreign Relations' Charles Kupchan and Daniel Dombey of the Financial Times about the rift.

REPORT

Crews Install Power Lines in Bid to Restore Damanged Reactors' Cooling Systems

Crews hooked up power lines to damaged reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in an effort to restore the reactors' cooling systems. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the clean-up effort underway in the hard-hit city of Sendai.

CONVERSATION

Japanese Ambassador to U.S. on Quake Recovery, Nuclear Crisis

Judy Woodruff talks to Japan's ambassador to the U.S., Ichiro Fujisaki, about repair efforts at the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors and what lies ahead for Japan as it struggles to clean-up and rebuild after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

REPORT

As Bangladesh's Population Grows, Slum Dwellers Struggle For Clean Water Access

Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on an innovative approach for getting water to slum dwellers in Bangladesh. The report is the latest in a series on global population issues in collaboration with National Geographic magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

ANALYSIS

How Will Consumers Fare in T-Mobile, AT&T Merger?

AT&T announced plans on Monday to buy wireless competitor T-Mobile for $39 billion. If approved, the sale would create the U.S.'s largest wireless carrier. Ray Suarez talks with Jeffrey Silva of Medley Global Advisors and Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge about the merger's potential impact on consumers and the industry.

 

Series Title:     The Greenest Building

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/22/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Over the next 20 years, one third of our nation's existing buildings (over 82 billion square feet) will be demolished in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy-efficient "green" buildings. Is demolition on this scale really the best use of natural, social and economic resources? Or, like the urban renewal programs of the 1960s, is it part of a well-intentioned planning strategy with devastating environmental and cultural consequences?" THE GREENEST BUILDING provides a compelling argument for conservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of our existing buildings as the single most effective strategy for reducing, reusing and recycling one of our most important consumer products - our buildings.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Suicide Tourist (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/22/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or when we enter the late stages of painful, terminal illness? The questions, debated for centuries, have only grown more pressing in recent years as medical technology has allowed us to live longer lives, and several U.S. states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. With unique access to Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped more than a thousand people die since 1998, Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at a couple facing the most difficult decision of their lives — and lets us see for ourselves as one Chicago native makes the trip to Switzerland for what will become the last day of his life.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/22/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

"Taking Root" follows Nobel Peace prize laureate Wangari Maathai in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the disarmingly simple act of planting trees. This direct action has fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped to bring down Kenya's 24-year dictatorship.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/23/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Coalition Missiles Target Libyan Ground Forces

Coalition airstrikes grounded Moammar Gadhafi's air force and pounded targets in Tripoli, Libya's capital. Martin Geissler of Independent Television News reports from eastern Libya on the retreat of government forces from several cities there.

ANALYSIS

Denis McDonough: 'We're Not Talking About An Exit Strategy' in Libya

Gwen Ifill gets an update from Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough on the coalition's air campaign in Libya, ground fighting between Moammar Gadhafi's troops and opposition forces, and the administration's talks with allies.

ANALYSIS

Hart Calls for Obama Doctrine, Coleman Predicts 'Trouble' if Gadhafi Stays

Jim Lehrer talks with two former senators about President Obama's decision to use military force to counter Moammar Gadhafi's troops in Libya. Democratic Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado is a scholar-in-residence at the University of Colorado, and Republican Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota is CEO of the American Action Network.

REPORT

News Wrap: Jerusalem Bombing Kills 1, Injures Dozens

In other news Wednesday, at least one person was killed and more than 20 were injured after a bomb tore through a bus stop in Jerusalem. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Israel blamed Palestinian militants. In Syria, witnesses say security forces killed at least 15 people in day-long attacks.

REPORT

Elevated Radiation Levels Detected in Tokyo Tap Water

Japanese officials warned Tokyo residents to avoid giving tap water to infants after tests revealed radiation levels exceeded safe limits. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the latest problem stemming from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

REPORT

After Japan Crisis, What's Next for U.S. Nuclear Policy, Plants?

As Japan struggles to bring the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor under control, new questions are surfacing on where U.S. nuclear development stands. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.

REPORT

Fearing Wave of Unrest, Morocco's King Proposes Constitutional Changes

Ray Suarez reports on the North African nation of Morocco, where the country's king is attempting to stave off protests with a series of constitutional reforms.

CONVERSATION

Film Legend Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Film and fashion icon Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 79. Jeffrey Brown talks to Los Angeles Times movie critic Kenneth Turan about the legendary film star's life and career.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/24/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

NATO to Enforce No-Fly Zone as Libyan Rebels Seek Anti-Tank Weapons

The international campaign of airstrikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces extended deep into Libya as rebels reported advances in the embattled port city of Misrata. John Ray of Independent Television News reports on the day's events from Tripoli.

ANALYSIS

Keane: Coalition Needs to Put Forces on Ground in Libya to Work With Rebels

NATO agreed Thursday to assume part of the military operations against Libya -- enforcement of the no-fly zone -- after days of debate among its members. Jeffrey Brown assesses the progress in the Libya campaign and the upcoming NATO handoff with retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and the RAND Corporation's Frederic Wehrey.

REPORT

News Wrap: Libya Reportly Asked Oil Companies to Pay Lockerbie Fine

In other news Thursday, The New York Times reported that the Libyan government allegedly demanded that oil companies operating there pay its $1.5 billion fine in the Pan Am jetliner bombing over Scotland. Also, facing growing protests, the Syrian president pledged to consider lifting some restrictions on civil liberties.

REPORT

Ally Yemen's Violence, Instability Creates Worries for U.S.

In what has become a familiar narrative in the Arab world, clashes between Yemeni government troops and protesters demanding the resignation of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh have become increasingly violent. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

Dignity, Justice Among Goals of Yemeni Protesters Seeking President's Ouster

Judy Woodruff talks to Nadia Abdulaziz Al-Sakkaf, editor and publisher of the Yemen Times, about the ongoing protests calling for the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

REPORT

Many Americans Feel 'Stuck in a Rut' as Economy Improves, But Inequality Grows

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of economic news, Paul Solman examines the struggles to close the widening U.S. inequality gap, even as the economy improves.

ANALYSIS

Census Data Show Hispanic Boom; Blacks Leave Cities for South, Suburbs

New census data on race and migration released this week show minorities accounted for 90 percent of the growth in the U.S. during the past decade. Ray Suarez discusses the new numbers with the Brookings Institution's William Frey, author Isabel Wilkerson and the Pew Hispanic Center's Mark Hugo Lopez.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The State Budget

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/24/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Probably the most difficult job facing our elected representatives this spring is balancing the state budget in the face of falling revenues, continuing economic difficulties and a tremendous need for state services.  Governor Abercrombie submitted his proposed budget last month, and now state lawmakers are crafting their own budget bills.  This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan will ask what combination of taxes and spending will get us where we need to go. Scheduled panelists include: Sen. David Ige, Senate Ways and Means Chairman; Rep. Marcus Oshiro, House Finance Chairman; Rep. Gene Ward, House Minority Leader; and Kalbert Young, State Budget and Finance Director.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Syrian Troops Fire on Demonstrators in Several Cities

The Syrian government faced its strongest challenge in years as protests escalated and government troops opened fire on demonstrators in several cities. In the city of Daraa, where protests grew all week, witnesses said up to 50,000 people flooded the city square chanting and waving Syrian flags. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Corleone Correlations

After weeks of appearing immune to Arab world protests, Syria faces escalating unrest as soldiers opened fire on demonstrators. Jeffrey Brown discusses the protests with former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf and democracy activist and blogger Ammar Abdulhamid, who was exiled in 2005.

REPORT

Coalition Airstrikes Help Some Libyans Flee Fighting for First Time

The battle in Libya turned to a key eastern city as coalition warplanes bombed Moammar Gadhafi's forces, who attempted to wrestle the city from rebel control. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the day's events.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fukushima Workers Hospitalized After Possible Breach of Nuclear Core

In other news Friday, Japanese officials warned one of the nuclear reactor cores at the stricken Fukushima power plant may have been breached. Two workers were hospitalized for radiation burns while working to repair the reactor. Also, the U.N. reported that up to 1 million people have fled escalating violence in Ivory Coast.

REPORT

To Combat Human Rights Abuses, California Company Looks to Computer Code

Spencer Michels reports on a California nonprofit using high-tech tools to document patterns of brutality and combat human rights abuses across the globe.

ANALYSIS

Open GOP Presidential Field Kicks Up Campaign Speculation

Though still lacking a frontrunner, the Republican field for the 2012 presidential nomination gained momentum this week as former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his formation of an exploratory committee. Judy Woodruff sorts through the crowd of potential GOP candidates with Political Editor David Chalian.

ANALYSIS

Shields and York Preview Obama's Libya Address, 2012 Republican Field

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York discuss the week's news, including the growing list of Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential nomination and President's Obama handling of the coalition mission in Libya.

REPORT

North Korea, Normally Coping With Chronic Hunger, Faces Massive Food Shortage

A United Nations report released Friday said more than 6 million people in North Korea urgently need food aid and face chronic hunger. Margaret Warner speaks with Mercy Corps' David Austin, who recently led a delegation of aid workers to North Korea to observe the food crisis.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 25, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/25/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 25, 2011

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               3/25/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     Hiki Nō – The Nation’s First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 25, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/25/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This fourth all-new episode of Hiki Nō is hosted by students from Hilo High School. News stories will include Aliamanu Middle School’s report of challenges faced by military dependent students on Oahu; Iao Intermediate School students discovering a sense of place in Kahakuloa on Maui; Lahainaluna High School students’ experience with an annual decorating tradition regarding Hawaiian scholar David Malo on Maui; and from Campbell High School on Oahu, a report on the changing face of Ewa Beach. Other schools reporting include: Kauai High School, Kamehameha Schools – Hawaii Campus (Hawaii Island), Lahaina Intermediate School (Maui), McKinley High School (Oahu) and Ka Waihona o ka Na‘auao Public Charter School (Oahu).

Encores of this episode will air:

Tues., March 22, 12:30 pm

Fri., March 25, 9:30 pm

Sat., March 26, 12:30 pm

Sun., March 27, 3:00 pm

http://www.pbshawaii.org/hikino/index.php

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The State Budget (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/25/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Probably the most difficult job facing our elected representatives this spring is balancing the state budget in the face of falling revenues, continuing economic difficulties and a tremendous need for state services.  Governor Abercrombie submitted his proposed budget last month, and now state lawmakers are crafting their own budget bills.  This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan will ask what combination of taxes and spending will get us where we need to go. Scheduled panelists include: Sen. David Ige, Senate Ways and Means Chairman; Rep. Marcus Oshiro, House Finance Chairman; Rep. Gene Ward, House Minority Leader; and Kalbert Young, State Budget and Finance Director.

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/28/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Libyan Rebels Advance on Moammar Gadhafi's Hometown

Rebels advanced to the outskirts of Sirte, the hometown of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and a key stronghold for his government forces. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from near Sirte, where fighting between rebels and Gadhafi's forces has intensified.

REPORT

News Wrap: Syrian Security Forces, Protesters Clash in Several Cities

In other news Monday, security forces in Syria confronted protesters and used tear gas to disperse crowds. About 4,000 people demonstrated in Daraa, where protests began a week ago. In Yemen, an explosion at a weapons factory killed at least 78 people.

ANALYSIS

Long-Term Impacts of Fukushima Reactor Could Linger For 'A Generation or More'

Japanese officials reported that radioactive water has spread beyond a damaged building at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and had contaminated the ground near the site. Jeffrey Brown talks to Columbia University's David Brenner and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's James Acton.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Revisits Campaign Finance With Arizona Public-Funding Arguments

The Supreme Court on Monday weighed the constitutionality of a law regulating public funding of state political campaigns in Arizona. Ray Suarez talks with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle about the joined cases' oral arguments.

ANALYSIS

Obama's Libya Address: Confronting a 'Known Messy Situation'

President Obama delivers a prime-time speech Monday on the U.S. mission in Libya. Gwen Ifill discusses the stakes of the speech with Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus and Politico columnist Roger Simon.

ANALYSIS

Bracket-Busting Cinderella Teams Enter 'Unprecedented' March Madness Final Four

Close games and major upsets have left many fans' brackets in shambles as March Madness, the men's college basketball tournament, reaches its final games. Judy Woodruff talks to Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray about this year's "unprecedented and unpredictable" men's tournament and how the women's competition is shaking out.

REPORT

Remembering Geraldine Ferraro, First Female Major Ticket VP Candidate

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run as a vice-presidential nominee on a major party ticket, died Saturday at age 75 after a long struggle with multiple myeloma. Gwen Ifill has an excerpt from a 1984 vice presidential debate with then-Vice President George H.W. Bush plus a later interview with Jim Lehrer about that debate.

REPORT

Obama: History Is Not on Gadhafi's Side; Libyans Will Determine Own Destiny

In a prime-time speech Monday evening, President Obama addressed the nation on the U.S. mission in Libya and the military's continuing role in coalition airstrikes protecting civilians from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces. Here is the full text of his speech.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 29, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/29/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Coalition Leaders Meet in London as Libyan Opposition Forces Retreat from Sirte

After several days of gains on the back of coalition missile strikes, opposition forces retreated from Sirte, the hometown of Moammar Gadhafi, under heavy fire from government troops. Independent Television News's Lindsey Hilsum reports on the fighting from the front lines.

ANALYSIS

Gadhafi's Exit Remains Central to U.S., Coalition Strategy in Libya

As Washington offered divided responses to President Obama's Libya speech, coalition leaders gathered in London to discuss the mission in Libya. Judy Woodruff discusses Libya with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., who serves on the Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., who serves on the Foreign Relations Committee.

REPORT

News Wrap: Syria's Cabinet Resigns Amid Protests

In other news Tuesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepted the resignation of his entire Cabinet. The move came after more than week of pro-democracy protests demanding greater freedoms. In Iraq, at least eight attackers killed as many as 56 people and wounded nearly 100 in Tikrit, hometown of Saddam Hussein.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Hears Wal-Mart Gender Bias Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving a huge class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. Gwen Ifill discusses the stakes of the case with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

REPORT

Japan on 'Maximum Alert' as Fukushima Radiation Threat Remains High

Japan's prime minister acknowledged on Tuesday that the country faces a grave danger from the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant and remains at "maximum alert." Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the latest in the struggle to contain the crippled reactors.

REPORT

Revisiting Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster Site of Epic Proportions

The nuclear crisis in Japan has renewed interest in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien travels to the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, which is approaching its 25th anniversary.

ANALYSIS

Is the U.S. Stuck in a Second Housing Slump?

The economy may be showing sings of new life but new data show a weak housing market. Ray Suarez talks to Yale University's Ron Shiller about the state of the U.S. housing picture.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 29, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/29/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE continues its new monthly magazine program with the lead story “Money and March Madness,” an inside look at the multi-billion dollar business of the NCAA and its brand of amateur college sports. In this investigation, correspondent Lowell Bergman gains access to Sonny Vaccaro, a former marketing executive at Nike, Adidas and Reebok, who helped bring about the rapid commercialization of college basketball. Vaccaro’s success made coaches, administrators and companies rich. But the players remain at the mercy of the NCAA, which, despite a new $10.8 billion contract for its basketball tournament, has continued to insist that the athletes don't get paid. Now, Vaccaro has left the business world and he’s spearheading a class-action lawsuit that aims to ensure that players get a piece of the action.

Also in this newsmagazine hour, an intimate portrait of a man who’s sometimes called China’s Andy Warhol — Ai Weiwei. He’s a global art star who’s now using his international renown, along with a video camera and a growing underground Twitter following, to push the boundaries of freedom in today’s China. Later in the hour, as the fall-out from WikiLeaks continues, an exclusive interview with Private Bradley Manning's father, who speaks out for the first time about his son's upbringing and troubled youth, Manning's time in the Army and why he still believes his son did not hand over the largest cache ever of classified documents to the whistle-blowing site.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Pushing the Elephant

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/29/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

When civil war came to Rose’s Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Homelessness

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/31/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Homelessness in Hawaii has grown from a chronic problem to a crisis.  Evidence of homelessness can be found everywhere in our islands.  The sight of homeless individuals on Waikiki’s sidewalks and in parks is viewed by some as a threat to our already fragile visitor industry. What’s being done to tackle the problem here and throughout the state?  This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan will discuss the issue with a panel that includes: Marc Alexander, Governor Abercrombie’s Coordinator on Homelessness; Christy MacPherson, Program Manager for Family Promise of Hawaii; and Darlene Hein, Director of Community Services for the Waikiki Health Center. 

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Education & History:

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Robert E. Lee

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/03/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Robert E. Lee is celebrated with handsome equestrian statues in countless cities and towns across the American South and by no less than five postage stamps issued by the government he fought against during the four bloodiest years in American history. Nearly a century and a half after his death, Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/04/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA dives beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II — the sinking of the USS Arizona. More than 1,000 crew members perished in the greatest single loss of life in United States naval history. For decades, it has been thought that a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft sank the Arizona. But the discovery of a group of Japanese midget subs in and around Pearl Harbor has raised questions about the battleship’s final hours.

In this program, NOVA’s team of expert investigators journeys to the seafloor to explore the wreckage of the most mysterious of these subs. Did this mini-sub and its two-person crew make it into Pearl Harbor and fire torpedoes at the Arizona? NOVA pursues this puzzle with unprecedented access to the remains of the Arizona and other unique evidence, including aerial photos taken by Japanese aircraft and moving testimonials from U.S. and Japanese veterans. “Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor” is a gripping investigation of the possibility that these tiny but lethal mini-subs may have played a crucial and previously unsuspected part in the tragic events of that “Day of Infamy.”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Death by Fire (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/04/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it’s the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham — convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children — that’s now at the center of the national debate. With unique access to those closest to the case, FRONTLINE examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all. The film meticulously examines the evidence used to convict Willingham, provides an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case and explores the explosive implications of the execution of a possibly innocent man.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     Masters of the Arctic Ice

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/05/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

All creatures that make their home in the Arctic are masters of survival, superbly adapted to the Arctic ice. But climate change has begun to eat away at the ice on which these creatures depend. Two teams of researchers are racing to find out how global warming is rocking the Arctic world.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: U.S. Grant Warrior

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/10/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The greatest hero of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington, then became a leader for whom thousands of Northern soldiers were willing to fight and die. His hard-nosed fighting style won him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant and the admiration of the Northern public. However, the strength of the Confederate resistance forced Grant into a hard war that destroyed the South and led to his being labeled a butcher. As the architect of the great Union victory at Vicksburg, which etched his name in military history, he irrevocably altered the course of the war. Perhaps most memorably, he was the general who took Lee's surrender at Appomattox and the author of its generous terms. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE paints a revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders, from his first days on the Ohio frontier to the darkest days of the Civil War.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Deadliest Earthquakes

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/11/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike was in Haiti, where a quake just southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, killed more than 200,000, reducing homes, hospitals, schools and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. It is a race against time as they hunt for crucial evidence that will help them determine exactly what happened deep underground and what the risks are of a new killer quake.

Barely a month after the Haiti quake, Chile was struck by a quake 100 times more powerful, unleashing a tsunami that put the entire Pacific on high alert. In a coastal town devastated by the rushing wave, NOVA follows a team of geologists as they battle aftershocks to measure the intensity of the earthquake. Could their work, and the work of geologists at earthquake hot-spots around the U.S., lead to a breakthrough in predicting quakes before they happen? NOVA investigates intriguing new leads in its gripping investigation of a deadly scientific conundrum.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Dinosaur Wars

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/17/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the summer of 1868, paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh boarded a Union Pacific train for a sightseeing excursion through the heart of the newly opened American West. While most passengers simply saw magnificent landscapes, Marsh soon realized he was traveling through the greatest dinosaur burial ground of all time. Ruthless, jealous and insanely competitive, Marsh would wrestle over the discovery with the other leading paleontologist of his generation, Edward Drinker Cope. Over time, the two rivals would uncover the remains of dozens of prehistoric animals, including 130 species of dinosaur; collect thousands of specimens; provide ample evidence to prove Charles Darwin’s hotly disputed theory of evolution; and put American science on the world stage. But their professional rivalry eventually spiraled out of control. What began with denigrating comments in scientific publications led to espionage, the destruction of fossils and political maneuvering that ultimately left both men alone and almost penniless.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience

 

Series Title:     After the Wall – A World United

Program Title: MONDAY, January 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/17/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

AFTER THE WALL - A WORLD UNITED, completes a two-part special about the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany after 40 years of separation, and the peaceful end of the Cold War. A follow-up to THE WALL - A WORLD DIVIDED, AFTER THE WALL re-visits the events of 1990, going behind the scenes of this unparalleled diplomatic effort to examine how the relationships among world leaders determined the outcome. Interviews with George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl offer unusual and intimate details about the inner workings of government at the highest levels. Other major players from all sides provide insightful and often surprising perspectives, including then-Secretary of State James Baker, National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft and his aide Condoleezza Rice, and West German National Security Advisor Horst Teltschik. Hear first-hand testimony from East German leaders who oversaw the abrupt and unexpected end of their 40-year-old experiment in socialism, as well as the stories of ordinary Germans who had to re-invent their lives and make their way in a new nation.

http://www.pbs.org/thewall/

 

Series Title:     NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title: Can We Make It To Mars?

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/19/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A trip to Mars and back could take two to three years. Can humans survive the journey, fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Making Stuff Stronger

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/19/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. The four-part NOVA “Making Stuff” miniseries explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. New York Times technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this fast-paced exploration of the future.

In this episode: What is the world’s strongest material? From steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes, David looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

 

Series Title:     Killer Stress: A National Geographic Special

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/19/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Stress: It's always been there to save our lives. It's what made us run from predators and enabled us to take down prey. But today, humans are turning on that same stress response to deal with 30-year mortgages, difficult bosses, teenagers and traffic jams. Some of us are wallowing in corrosive hormones; for the first time, scientists can reveal just how measurable and dangerous that exposure can be. MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient and Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky and National Geographic search for answers to why stress seems to be killing us.

http://www.pbs.org/stress/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/20/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the U.S. presidency and co-authored Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to America’s women. PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY looks at Mink’s remarkable, though often lonely and tumultuous political journey, as she fought for the most disenfranchised and forgotten in society.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Panama Canal

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/24/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s emergence as a global superpower. American ingenuity and innovation had succeeded where, just a few years earlier, the French had failed disastrously. But the U.S. paid a price for victory: more than a decade of ceaseless, grinding toil, an outlay of more than $350 million — the largest single federal expenditure in history to that time — and the loss of more than 5,000 lives. Along the way, Central America witnessed the brazen overthrow of a sovereign government, a revolutionary public health campaign, the backbreaking removal of hundreds of millions of tons of earth and construction on an unprecedented scale. The story of the canal features a delightful cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable president to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race. Using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, some remarkable interviews with canal workers and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, American Experience unravels the remarkable story of one of the world’s most significant technological achievements.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience

 

Series Title:     NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title: Can We Live Forever?

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/26/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Why do our bodies fall apart over time? Is there any way to stop the process? How well can we build body parts and organs to replace ones that get damaged? Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Making Stuff Smaller

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/26/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. The four-part NOVA “Making Stuff” miniseries explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. New York Times technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this fast-paced exploration of the future.

In this episode: Here in the information age, smaller is better: transistors, microchips and the laptops and cell phones that they power are triumphs of tiny-ness. David takes us to an even smaller world, as he profiles the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and building materials from the ground up.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

 

Series Title:     Bear Island

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 26, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/26/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Bear Island

This program explores the secret world of western Canada's and Alaska's coastal rainforest grizzlies (brown bears) for a better understanding of these creatures and how their environment is being depleted by man.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Greely Expedition

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/31/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1881, 25 men led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely sailed from the harbor of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Their destination was Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world’s surface that had been described by a British admiral as a “sheer blank.” Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism. “The Greely Expedition” tells a harrowing tale of one of the great scientific adventures of all time. Drawing on an impressive documentary record that includes scientific accounts, diaries, photographs and letters, the film reveals the nearly unbearable pressures experienced by the members of the expedition, and shows how poor planning, personality clashes, questionable decisions and pure bad luck conspired to turn a noble scientific mission into a human tragedy.

 

Series Title:     NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title: How Does the Brain Work?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/02/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This episode of NOVA scienceNOW delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more with host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Making Stuff Cleaner

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/02/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. The four-part NOVA “Making Stuff” miniseries explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. New York Times technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this fast-paced exploration of the future.

In this episode: David is on a quest to clean up, using new green materials to build and power the devices of the future. Batteries grown from viruses, plastics made of sugar and solar cells that cook up hydrogen are just the beginning of a new generation of clean materials.

 

Series Title:     Green Builders

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/02/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A quiet green revolution in the building world is evolving - and a first wave of innovative green design projects large and small has already hit the ground. GREEN BUILDERS profiles a cast of green building pioneers who have taken the leap into making their part of the "built environment" a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place. The special takes a wide-ranging look at various approaches and levels of commitment and at the individuals who have helped turn green building theory into reality.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Reagan, Part 1 of 2: The Lifeguard (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/07/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

When his Hollywood career began to wane, Ronald Reagan turned to politics. One by one, his opponents underestimated him; one by one, Reagan surprised them, rising to become a president who always preferred to see America as a "shining city on a hill." In 1989, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century — and one of the most controversial.

 

Series Title:     NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title: How Smart are Animals?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/09/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

How well can we understand what’s going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets — like dogs — have the same feelings we do? How smart are animals really? Explore this and more with host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Making Stuff Smarter

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/09/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. The four-part NOVA “Making Stuff” miniseries explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. New York Times technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this fast-paced exploration of the future.

In this episode: An army tanker truck heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing changes shape as it flies. Clothing that can monitor its wearer’s heart rate, health and mood. David looks into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Smartest Machine on Earth

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/09/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA investigates the world of artificial intelligence and profiles the computer that could be the “Smartest Machine on Earth.” Known as “Watson,” this IBM supercomputer is so advanced it’s pursuing the first-of-its-kind challenge competing against “Jeopardy!” champions to prove its uncanny ability to mimic the human thought process.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Reagan, Part 2 of 2: An American Crusade (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/14/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

When his Hollywood career began to wane, Ronald Reagan turned to politics. One by one, his opponents underestimated him; one by one, Reagan surprised them, rising to become a president who always preferred to see America as a "shining city on a hill." In 1989, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century — and one of the most controversial.

 

Series Title:     NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title: Where Did We Come From?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/16/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Where did the very first living thing on Earth come from? Could a simple injection erase a painful memory? Explore this and more with host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Crash of Flight 447

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/16/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On June 1, 2009, Flight 447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean, taking with it the lives of all 228 passengers on board. How could a state-of-the-art airliner with elaborate electronic safety and navigation features and a faultless safety record simply vanish without a trace? NOVA assembles a team of seasoned pilots, engineers and safety experts to examine the evidence that emerged in the weeks following this disaster. What led Flight 447’s crew to fly straight into a towering thunderstorm? Using expert testimony, messages transmitted by the doomed plane’s computer system and multi-layered CGI weather reconstructions, NOVA pieces together the events leading up to the catastrophe. With a veteran pilot at the controls of an Airbus simulator, NOVA reconstructs the final moments in the cockpit as the crisis overwhelmed Flight 447’s crew. The program provides a forensic view of crucial events seen from all angles to reveal what really happened on Flight 447.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Deadliest Plane Crash (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/16/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

NOVA presents a gripping investigation of what went wrong when two Boeing 747 airliners collided in thick fog on the runway at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers and crew — the worst loss of life in any air disaster. With heart-breaking survivor interviews, re-enactments and a detective-story approach, NOVA pieces together the clues that led to a fatal take-off decision by the highly experienced captain of the KLM 747, who couldn’t see the Pan Am 747 still parked on the runway, lost in the fog ahead of him. The disaster led to fundamental improvements in air safety, but experts worry that a repeat of the Tenerife disaster could still happen.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Jimmy Carter (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/21/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Jimmy Carter's story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics. In 1980, he was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a humiliating defeat. Over the subsequent two decades, he became an admired statesmen and humanitarian. This program traces the ascent of the ambitious farm boy from Georgia to the White House; the nature of Carter's political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970s; his internal conflicts with his Christian religion; the role of his wife Roslynn, his confidant and advisor; and his eventual emergence as a world politician.

 

Series Title:     NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title: What’s the Next Big Thing?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/23/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

What technologies are most likely to revolutionize life in the future? Explore this question and more with host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Venom: Nature's Killer

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/23/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extremely toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides, and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work? NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature’s most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. “Venom” follows two scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature’s deadliest cocktails could be medicine’s brightest new hope.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Headless Romans (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/23/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the back garden of a house in York, England, more than 45 decapitated, Roman-era skeletons are unearthed. This astonishing discovery leads to an unprecedented scientific investigation to identify the remains. Are these men pagan prisoners, savagely murdered and unceremoniously buried? Are they soldiers who were killed in battle or executed for crimes against Rome? Modern forensics, archeological sleuthing and historical records point to a surprising answer and an infamous perpetrator: the Roman emperor Caracalla. His victims speak from the grave to tell a harrowing tale of murderous sibling rivalry, bloody revenge and a deadly rampage.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Triangle Fire

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/28/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. The blaze ripped through the congested loft; huge piles of trimmings fed the flames. Petrified workers desperately tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the ninth floor locked and the woefully inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. Hundreds of horrified on-lookers arrived just in time to see young men and women jumping from the windows. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 146 people were dead. Less than two years earlier, the workers of the factory had been leaders in an industry-wide strike to protest dismal wages and dangerous working conditions. Despite unlikely support from some of the wealthiest women in the city, including Anne Morgan, most of the workers returned to their shops without having their demands met. It took the tragedy of the fire and the ensuing public outrage to force government action. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.

 

Series Title:     Suze Orman's Money Class

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/09/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Financial expert Suze Orman unveils her new advice to help viewers navigate today's unsettling economic waters. She will provide audiences powerful, timely and often surprising advice for moving forward on the most important financial fundamentals: saving and investing, building a career, planning for retirement and more.

 

Series Title:     Kick Start Your Health with Dr. Neal Barnard

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 10, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/10/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

For years Dr. Neal Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, in this new PBS special, KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH, Dr. Barnard unveils the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly and getting your body on track to better health.

 

Series Title:     Dr. Wayne Dyer: The Power of Intention

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 15, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/15/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:

America's best-selling author and speaker on transformational wisdom, Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his definition of the concept of "intention" and a method to connect to one's infinite potential. Dr. Dyer transforms conventional thinking about how things happen in life into an exhilarating exploration of the power of intention and a profound understanding of how each person possesses the power to co-create the life he or she desires. The program is based on his book The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title:  A Class Apart (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/21/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the tiny town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, a field hand named Pete Hernandez murdered his employer after exchanging heated words in a gritty cantina. From this unremarkable small-town murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would forever change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. This film tells the little-known story of a band of underdog Mexican-American lawyers who took their case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican-Americans.

 

Series Title:    Way of the Warrior

Program Title: MONDAY, March 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/21/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This documentary examines the visceral nature of war and the bravery of Native-American veterans who served in the United States military during the wars of the 20th century, and explores the paradox of these veterans who chose to fight for a country that considered them outside the American mainstream. Their gripping stories are told against the backdrop of positive and negative themes familiar to Native Americans - the warrior ethic, prejudice, forced assimilation, poverty, cultural pride, redemptive acts and healing - through the prism of what it means to be "ogichidaa," or one who protects and follows the ways of the warrior.

 

Series Title:     400 Years of the Telescope

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/23/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This visually stunning program chronicles a sweeping journey, beginning in 1609 when Galileo revealed mankind's place in the galaxy, to today's thrilling quests to discover new worlds in the universe. Narrated by NOVA scienceNOW’s Neil deGrasse Tyson, the compelling program takes viewers on an adventure through the heavens and around the globe, visiting the world's leading astronomers, cosmologists and observatories.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/23/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Three centuries of engineering have produced telescopes far beyond Galileo's simple spyglass. Perched on mountaintops, orbiting the Earth and even circling other planets, these telescopes are revealing the solar system in detail Galileo could only dream of. This episode brings viewers up close with today's most powerful telescopes and embarks on a stunning journey to the planets and moons now being imaged as never before.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever Expanding Universe (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/23/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From the discovery that the Milky Way is just one galaxy among billions to the stunning revelation that these galaxies are speeding away from each other faster every second, this episode investigates the universe's distant past - and its future. Now, modern telescopes have added a mysterious new twist to the plot: The vast majority of the stuff of the universe is invisible, tied up in dark matter and dark energy. But what are these mysterious dark forces? A new generation of telescopes is embarking on a impossible mission to see the unseeable and answer one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the cosmos.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Dolley Madison (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/28/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the United States, was friends with the first 12 presidents and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. She was nicknamed “Queen Dolley,” and when she died in 1849 at the age of 81 — one of the last remaining members of the founding generation — Washington City honored her with the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen for a woman.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Herculaneum Uncovered (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/29/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Just a few miles from fabled Pompeii is Herculaneum, another city buried and frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Geo-archeologists are chipping away at the soft rock, revealing that this city, unlike Pompeii, was not suffocated by falling ash. Rather, it was engulfed by blistering pyroclastic flows that instantly caused muscles to contract, skin to vaporize and heads to explode.

 

Series Title:     Nature

Program Title: Birds of the Gods (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/30/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Living in the depths of the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the 16th century, they believed they must be from heaven and called them birds of paradise. The people of New Guinea make even greater claims. They say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these birds of paradise.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Japan’s Killer Quake

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/30/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. The facts and figures are astonishing. The March 11th earthquake was the world's fourth largest earthquake since recordkeeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake Japan. The seismic shock wave released over 4,000 times the energy of the largest nuclear test ever conducted; it shifted the earth's axis by 6 inches and shortened the day by a few millionths of a second. The tsunami slammed Japan's coast with 30 feet-high waves that traveled 6 miles inland, obliterating entire towns in a matter of minutes. JAPAN'S KILLER QUAKE combines authoritative on-the-spot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, compelling eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.

 

Series Title:     Journey to Planet Earth

Program Title: Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/30/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

“Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization” is based on the book of the same name by environmental visionary Lester Brown. Shot on location around the world, the film's message is clear and unflinching — either confront the realities of climate change or suffer the consequences of lost civilizations and failed states. Plan B provides audiences with a glimpse into a new and emerging economy based upon renewable sources as well as realistic strategies to avoid the growing threat of global warming. Appearing with Lester Brown are Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, along with other scholars and scientists. Locations include China, Japan, South Korea, India, Italy, Turkey, Bangladesh, Zambia, Haiti and the United States.