Community Ascertainment Report

 

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Public Affairs                                                                     Pg.   3 

 

Arts, Drama & Culture                                                        Pg. 98

 

 

History                                                                               Pg.129

 

Science and Nature                                                           Pg. 140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 2, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/02/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Hours Before Caucuses, Many Iowan Voters Still Undecided Over GOP Contenders

With just hours to go until Tuesday night's Iowa Caucuses, and with a new poll confirming four in 10 caucus-goers are either undecided or could change their minds, the pressure on Republican presidential candidates to close the deal with Hawkeye State voters was palpable. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

As Iowa Winnows the Republican Field, Who Will Survive for N.H. Primary Fight?

In the final 24 hours of campaigning before Iowa's Caucuses, the pressure is on GOP presidential candidates to convince many undecided voters to caucus for them on Tuesday night. Gwen Ifill discusses what to expect coming out of the Caucuses with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page.

REPORT

Many Egyptians Fear Military Is Becoming New Face of Old Regime

In April, the Egyptian military, which had been seen as heroic in its support of the protest movement that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, began engaging in a brutal and deadly crackdown on protesters. GlobalPost's Charles Sennott reports on the army's role in the country's continuing revolution and evolving power structure.

REPORT

It's Not Mind-Reading, but Scientists Exploring How Brains Perceive the World

It's not mind-reading, but some cutting-edge scientific research could reconstruct brain activity. Jake Schoneker, a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's School of Journalism, and producer Roberto Daza report.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iran Test-Fires Missile as Part of Strait of Hormuz War Games

In other news Monday, Iran test-fired an improved cruise missile, adding to tensions with the United States, Europe and Israel. The missile test was part of war games that have focused on the vital Strait of Hormuz. Also, security was tighter than usual at the Rose Parade as Occupy protesters marched after the parade ended.

ANALYSIS

LAPD Urges Ongoing Vigilance After Arrest in String of Arson Fires

Another dozen fires erupted early Monday around Los Angeles, totaling more than 50 in at least four separate parts of the area over just four nights. Ray Suarez discusses the region's worst arson spree in two decades and the arrest of a suspect with Adam Nagourney, the Los Angeles bureau chief for The New York Times.

ANALYSIS

Why Is Egypt's Military Using Strong-Arm Tactics?

Egyptian security forces last week raided the offices of human rights organizations, including several backed by the U.S. government, further straining relations between the countries. Jeffrey Brown discusses ongoing upheaval in Egypt with Georgetown University's Samer Shehata and The Council on Foreign Relations' Steven Cook.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 3, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/03/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

GOP Candidates Make Last-Ditch Effort to Get Iowans to Caucuses

Republican presidential hopefuls seeking the first harvest of delegates this nominating season worked right up to the last minute Tuesday ahead of Iowa's Caucuses. Judy Woodruff reports on the candidates' last-ditch efforts, then Gwen Ifill speaks with Des Moines Register pollster J. Ann Selzer, who has been tracking the race.

REPORT

News Wrap: Despite Iranian Threats, U.S. Navy Sending Warships to Persian Gulf

In other news Tuesday, the U.S. Navy will continue sending warships to the Persian Gulf, despite threats from Iran, which said its recently completed naval drills could close the Strait of Hormuz if the West tries to embargo its oil. Also, a string of bombings struck Southern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people.

REPORT

Are Syrian Spies Keeping Tabs on Opposition Activists in U.S.?

While the death toll in Syria's unrest has climbed above 5,000, another side of the government crackdown has played out in the U.S. A federal indictment filed in October alleges a Virginia man was actively spying on expatriates in the U.S. and passing information back to Syria. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

ANALYSIS

How Divided Are Iowa's Republican Voters?

Recent days turned Iowa into a three-way grudge match -- with GOP hopefuls looking to gain momentum coming our of the first contest of the primary season. Gwen Ifill discusses what to look for as the results roll in with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and new NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni.

ANALYSIS

'Not Your Grandmother's Iowa Caucus:' Historians Examine State's Rise to Power

Jeffrey Brown discusses the history and significance of the Iowa Caucuses with presidential historians Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University and Michael Beschloss, plus Jeff Stein of the State Historical Society of Iowa.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Iowa Caucuses' Macro and Micro Stories

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff in Iowa to discuss Tuesday night's Caucuses, what the candidates' have discovered from campaigning in the Hawkeye State and how the field may or may not be winnowed after the Iowa results.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: Opium Brides

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/03/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Unexpected victims have been caught in the crossfire of attempts to eradicate Afghanistan's flourishing drug trade: young farm girls. Afghanistan produces more than 90 percent of the world's illicit opium. Opium farmers have long borrowed money from drug gangs, some with links to the Taliban, to subsidize their crops. Now, as the Afghan government destroys their livelihood in an eradication program, the farmers find themselves in a horrifying situation: repay their debts or give their daughters to drug-traffickers, often to be used for sex. Award-winning Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi reports on the harrowing story of families torn apart and the collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort in Afghanistan.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 4, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/04/201 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Facing Romney's Funding, Staffing Edge, How Will Santorum Fare in N.H.?

A day after Mitt Romney's narrow win over Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses, most of the Republican presidential hopefuls moved their attention from the Midwest to New England to campaign before next week's primary in New Hampshire. Judy Woodruff has a report and speaks with Gwen Ifill and Jeremy Peters of The New York Times.

ANALYSIS

Obama Sets Up for Showdown With GOP Over Consumer Protection Chief Cordray

President Obama bypassed congressional Republicans Wednesday, naming Richard Cordray as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- setting up a potential constitutional showdown. Jeffrey Brown discusses the recess appointment with CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings and Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times.

REPORT

U.S.-Iran Tensions Riding on Oil Shipments Through the Strait of Hormuz

A drumbeat of new threats from Iran on the crucial Strait of Hormuz began last week, punctuated by a show of naval force in the Persian Gulf. Margaret Warner reports on Tehran's reactions to Western sanctions on its oil that are set to take effect in several months.

REPORT

Under the Sea Near Antarctica, 'a Riot of Life' Discovered in Super-Heated Water

Scientists discovered many new species on the floor of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica -- something they're describing as a "riot of life." Jeffrey Brown speaks with former oceanographer Mark Schrope about the newest known species of sea life found around hydrothermal vents.

REPORT

News Wrap: Big 3 Automakers Turn in Upbeat Sales for 2011

In other news Wednesday, the Big Three U.S. automakers turned in upbeat sales reports for 2011. Chrysler led the pack with a 26 percent gain over 2010 while General Motors sold 13 percent more. Also, opposition leaders said Syria's government is misleading Arab League peace monitors about the military presence in some cities.

REPORT

Hurt in Libya's Revolution, Some Rebels Being Treated in Boston Area

A group of 22 Libyan men who were wounded while fighting against the Gaddafi regime in last year's war have been recovering here in the U.S., at a hospital on Boston's North Shore. Jared Bowen of WGBH-TV Boston reports.

ANALYSIS

What Have Sanctions Done to Iran's Economy, People?

European Union nations reportedly agreed in principle Wednesday to ban imports of Iranian oil. Margaret Warner discusses mounting tensions between Iran and the West with Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 5, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/05/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Weeks After Iraq Withdrawal, Obama Announces Plans to Shrink U.S. Military

While unveiling the Pentagon's latest defense strategy Thursday, President Obama highlighted a new focus on Asia and a scaled-back military. Ray Suarez reports on the strategy shift, announced just weeks after the last American troops left Iraq.

ANALYSIS

Panetta on Pentagon Budget: 'Cutting Almost $500 Billion Is Not Chump Change'

In an interview Thursday after his news conference at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Jeffrey Brown that the United States seeks to be a power in the Pacific and that defense budget cuts announced Thursday will be hard on the military and families, but he hopes a smaller, more flexible armed forces will emerge.

ANALYSIS 

Are Super PACs Living Up to Supreme Court's Intentions?

In Iowa, Super PACs pumped millions of dollars into last-minute negative television ads. What influence will they have in the rest of the GOP primary season and beyond? Judy Woodruff discusses the myriad of super PACs with the Sunlight Foundation's Bill Allison and CQ Roll Call's Eliza Newlin Carney.

ANALYSIS 

How the U.S. Auto Industry Picked Up Speed in 2011

With nearly 13 million cars sold, 2011 turned out to be the strongest year for Detroit's major automakers since the financial crisis hit in 2008. Margaret Warner discusses just how that 10 percent increase came to be with David Shepardson, who covers the auto industry for The Detroit News.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Another Wave of Bombings in Iraq Kills at Least 78

In other news Thursday, another wave of bombings struck in Iraq, killing at least 78 people. It was the second such coordinated attack since U.S. troops left the country last month. Also, the government of Myanmar announced that the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to run in upcoming elections.

REPORT 

GOP Candidates in New Hampshire, South Carolina Jab at Frontrunner Romney

Republican presidential candidates are out making their cases in New Hampshire and South Carolina, shaking hands and raising money -- hoping to oust GOP hopeful Mitt Romney from the front-runner spot in next week's first-in-the-nation primary.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Huntsman: Republicans Are 'Splintered' Over Foreign Policy, Spending Cuts

GOP presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said he's optimistic about next week's primary in New Hampshire -- a state he's staked his entire candidacy on so far. Gwen Ifill spoke with Huntsman in Manchester.

CONVERSATION  

New Book Illustrates Life Lessons From an Older Generation

Karl Pillemer's new book "30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans" navigates the trials of life and aging in the words of those who've experienced them the longest. In a conversation with Hari Sreenivasan, Pillemer discusses what he gleaned in interviews with elderly Americans.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 5, 2012

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/05/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Iao Intermediate School are hosting the next new HIKI NŌ. In this episode, Waianae Intermediate correspondents tell the story of a girl who is struggling with the one part of her life she can't control. Meanwhile, a transfer student at Waipahu High School shows how discovering his passion helped him come out of his shell. This week's other featured schools: Hawaii Preparatory Academy (Hawaii Island); Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha (Kauai); Kaimuki Middle, Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama, Kawananakoa Middle, Mililani Middle and St. Andrew's Priory (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Jan. 7 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Community Schools for Adults

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/05/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A $5 million cut to adult education is threatening the existence of the 11 community schools statewide. In addition to the language and recreational classes they offer, the schools are the only licensed examiners for the GED diploma in Hawaii. For the next legislative session, Governor Neil Abercrombie is requesting $2.5 million in supplemental funding for adult education – about half of what the schools currently receive. A federal funding match hinges on the approval of this supplemental funding.

Dan Boylan moderates a discussion with scheduled guests Bebi Davis, 2005 Milken National Educator and former community school student; Rose Galera, small business owner and former community school student; Gordon Lum, Vice Principal, Waipahu Community School for Adults; and Calvin Shimomura, Principal, Moanalua/Aiea Community School for Adults.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: Filmmakers' Forum II (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/05/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Donalyn Dela Cruz hosts this installment of Filmmakers' Forum, a show that brings together independent Hawaii filmmakers to present their short films and discuss their creative processes. Leah Kihara shares her post-apocalyptic play Kava Kultcha, in which a Polynesian resistance group defies the tyrannical Global Enforcement Agency by practicing their tradition of kava drinking. Lurline MacGregor presents He Hawai'i Mau (I Am Hawaiian Forever), the filmmaker's life journey towards awareness of her Hawaiian identity, shown through old family movies and photos. Robert Pennybacker screens his The Red Hibiscus - a film noir, set in Chinatown, about the search for Hawaii's pre-Statehood innocence. Stuart Yamane shows Roots in Water, a documentary about the Sumida Watercress Farm in front of Pearlridge Shopping Center, and the double life of its co-owner/farmer - David Sumida, a.k.a. Beano Shots the punk rock guitarist.

This program was produced by PBS Hawaii in collaboration with Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), one of five minority consortia funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. PIC funded Kava Kultcha, He Hawai'i Mau, and The Red Hibiscus. Roots in Water was funded by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), another minority consortia supported by the CPB.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/06/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Unemployment Dips to 8.5%, but How Is Overall U.S. Recovery Going?

A surge in December hiring pushed the nation's unemployment rate to 8.5 percent, the lowest it's been in three years. Jeffrey Brown discusses the meaning of the most recent jobs report with Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk and Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo.

REPORT

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Scout S.C., Prep N.H. for First-in-the-Nation Primary

On the campaign trail Friday, GOP contender Mitt Romney used his decisive lead in the polls to go after President Obama, while Romney's allies put rival Rick Santorum on the defensive for using earmarks. Judy Woodruff reports on the candidates' campaign strategies as they converge on New Hampshire before Tuesday's primary.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Encouraging Jobs Numbers, Roughing Up Romney, N.H. Campaigns

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including Friday's encouraging jobs report, Mitt Romney's win in Iowa, the "deteriorating emotional tenor" of the Republican race and Michele Bachmann's campaign suspension.

REPORT  

News Wrap: In Syria, Cause Unclear in Blast That Killed at Least 25

In other news Friday, at least 25 people died in Syria when an explosion rocked an intersection in Damascus. Government officials claimed the blast was the result of a suicide bombing, but opposition activists accused the regime of staging the attack. Also, five NATO troops were killed in a series of bombings in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

What Do New Hampshire's Voters Want in a Republican Nominee?

The entire Republican presidential field will share a stage Saturday in Manchester, N.H., for the first of two weekend debates. But what are Granite State voters looking for in a GOP nominee? Gwen Ifill spoke with five Republican and Independent voters in New Hampshire.

ANALYSIS

New Study Gauges Teachers Impact on Students' Lifetime Earnings

Replacing a bad teacher with an average or a good one has measurable economic benefits such as boosting a student's lifetime earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a new study done in part by Harvard University economist Raj Chetty. Ray Suarez and Chetty discuss the study's findings.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/06/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/06/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/06/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 9, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/09/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT 

U.S.-Iranian Tensions Escalate Further Over Nuclear Program, Death Sentence

Tensions between the United States and Iran were further heightened Monday as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed that Iran wouldn't relinquish its nuclear program, despite economic damage from sanctions. Also, an Iranian court sentenced to death a U.S.-born Iranian man charged with spying for the CIA. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT  

News Wrap: White House Chief of Staff Steps Down; Bombings in Iraq

In other news Monday, President Obama announced White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley's resignation. Daley had been in the position for a year, and will be succeeded by Jacob Lew, the president's current budget director. Also, a court martial began for the last U.S. Marine accused in the massacre of two dozen Iraqis.

REPORT

New Hampshire's Unaffiliated Voters Have a Knack for Deciding Late

New Hampshire's unaffiliated voters could make or break some GOP presidential contenders' campaigns in Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary. Gwen Ifill spoke with some still-undecided Granite State voters.

ANALYSIS 

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Texas Redistricting, Environmental Rules

The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday involving a redistricting dispute in Texas. Jeffrey Brown discusses the case's broad implications for the future political landscape of the state -- and potentially the entire nation -- with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

ANALYSIS

Pentagon Signals 'This Is Not the Point of No Return for Iran'

U.S.-Iranian tensions are further on the rise amid revelations over Iran's nuclear program, threats over the Strait of Hormuz and an American's death sentence. Margaret Warner discusses how the two countries are dealing with each other with The New York Times' David Sanger and Julian Barnes of The Wall Street Journal.

REPORT 

Romney on Defense Before New Hampshire Vote as GOP Hopefuls Jockey for Support

As voters in New Hampshire prepare to cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary, the GOP field touched on health care and jobs, while spreading 11th-hour criticism of their fellow presidential contenders. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

How Daley's White House Departure Could Shake Up Obama's Re-Election Bid

Amid the first GOP primary and election-year rhetoric, President Obama announced a shake-up at the White House Monday: a new chief of staff. Judy Woodruff discusses what that means for his re-election campaign, plus the state of the GOP race, with USA Today's Susan Page and the Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.

ANALYSIS 

What's Slowing Down Americans' Health Care Spending?

A new government report shows that the rise in health care spending slowed for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, health insurance premiums continue to climb as workers pay an ever-growing share of the cost. Ray Suarez discusses what's behind these changes with Susan Dentzer of Health Affairs.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 10, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/10/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In N.H., GOP Contenders Look to Chip Away at Romney's Lead

The New Hampshire primary began Tuesday in the tiny hamlet of Dixville Notch where the traditional first votes were cast at midnight. Hours later, the first-in-the-nation primary took over the rest of the state. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

How New Hampshire Shapes the GOP Campaign Ahead

New Hampshire's primary Tuesday could winnow the GOP field even further. Judy Woodruff discusses the potential shift on the campaign trail with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni and the Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.

ANALYSIS 

What Role Should FCC Play in Policing Profanity on the Airwaves?

The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving freedom of speech on broadcast television and the constitutional debate over federal regulation of indecency. Jeffrey Brown discusses the arguments and the potential effects for the FCC with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.

ANALYSIS 

Why Assad Won't Back Down

In a defiant public speech Tuesday, Syrian President Assad repeated promises of reform and plans to crush dissent against his regime. Margaret Warner discusses what's next for Syria with former U.S. Ambassador Theodore Kattouf and Andrew Tabler, a Washington Institute fellow who lived in Syria for most of the last decade.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Look to South Carolina Vote as N.H. Primary Numbers Roll in

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss what to look for in New Hampshire as the results roll in, the state of the GOP field and how Tuesday's primary could affect South Carolina's primary next week.

ANALYSIS 

Sizing up the Granite State Electorate

By all accounts, New Hampshire's primary Tuesday was Mitt Romney's to lose with the rest of the Republican field trying to hold down his margin of victory. Gwen Ifill discusses the polling numbers with the University of New Hampshire's Andy Smith.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Blast in Pakistan Hits Anti-Taliban Militia, Kills at Least 30

In other news Tuesday, a bomb tore through a busy market in Northwest Pakistan, killing at least 30 people. The blast hit vehicles of an anti-Taliban militia in the Khyber region near the Afghan border. Also, U.S. forces staged another sea rescue of Iranians in distress.

REPORT  

Defiant Assad Blames Foreign Meddling for Syria's Turmoil

In a public address Tuesday, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad declared his plans to defeat conspiracy against his country's regime. John Ray of Independent Television News reports on his speech and the government's ongoing crackdown against dissidents.

ANALYSIS 

North Carolina Moves to Compensate People Sterilized Against Their Will

Roughly 7,600 people were sterilized in North Carolina against their will between 1929 and 1974. A state panel voted Tuesday to pay the victims $50,000 each. Ray Suarez discusses the history of the program and the panel's decision with Charmaine Fuller-Cooper of the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Reflect on Romney's New Hampshire Victory

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks reflect on Mitt Romney's victory in New Hampshire's Tuesday primary and preview the Republican presidential campaign's shift to South Carolina's primary.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: A Perfect Terrorist (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/10/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

It has been called the most spectacular terror attack since 9/11. On the night of November 26, 2008, 10 men armed with guns and grenades launched an assault on Mumbai with a military precision that left 166 dead. India quickly learned the attackers belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group associated with Pakistan's secretive intelligence agency, the ISI. But what wasn't known then was that a Lashkar/ISI operative had been casing the city for two years, developing a blueprint for terror. His name was David Coleman Headley and he'd been chosen for the job because he had the perfect cover: He was an American citizen. FRONTLINE and ProPublica reporter Sebastian Rotella team up to investigate the mysterious circumstances behind Headley's rise from heroin dealer and U.S. government informant to master plotter of the 2008 attack on Mumbai.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 11, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/11/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Romney Has Momentum, but 'Anything Could Happen' in S.C.

The race for the Republican presidential nomination turned to South Carolina Wednesday, where the field of presidential hopefuls took aim at frontrunner Mitt Romney. Gwen Ifill discusses the politics of the Palmetto State with Reid Wilson of National Journal's Hotline and Clemson University's David Woodard.

ANALYSIS

What Mitt Romney's Role at Bain Capital Means for His Presidential Bid

Mitt Romney's tenure at one of the world's largest private investment firms, Bain Capital, has emerged as a major campaign issue this election season. Judy Woodruff discusses the company's hiring statistics and Romney's role with The Boston Globe's Beth Healy and Fortune Magazine's Dan Primack.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Upholds 'Ministerial Exception' From Anti-Bias Laws

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution provides ministers an exemption to anti-discrimination laws. Margaret Warner discusses the implications of the court's recognition of a "ministerial exception" with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

ANALYSIS  

What's Next for Gitmo, Detainees and U.S. Handling of Terror Suspects?

A decade after the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, began accepting prisoners, the debate continues over how the U.S. treats terror suspects. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ongoing issue of military detention with Vincent Warren of the Center for Constitutional Rights and David Rivkin, an attorney with Baker Hostetler.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Hit-and-Run Bombing Kills Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist

In other news Wednesday, assassins struck a new blow at Iran and its nuclear program. A hit-and-run bombing killed a top nuclear scientist in Tehran. Also, in Israel, the head of the military suggested that things might happen "unnaturally" to Iran in 2012.

REPORT 

Taxes: How High Is Too High?

Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the question of just how high U.S. tax rates should or shouldn't be and examines the relationship between economic activity and tax rates. It's part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news.

REPORT 

Protesters Mark 10th Anniversary of Gitmo

Across from the White House on Wednesday, more than 200 protesters -- some wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods -- marked 10 years since the first 20 prisoners arrived at the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 12, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/12/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Taliban: Marines Video Shameful, Inhumane, but Won't Hamper Peace Efforts

The U.S. military faced a new firestorm of criticism Thursday after a video appeared on YouTube, purportedly showing four U.S. Marines urinating on three bodies of Taliban fighters. The video triggered condemnations and investigations. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Chamber Chief Warns Against Romney Criticism Over Role at Firm

In other news Thursday, on the campaign trail, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it was foolish for Republicans to attack Mitt Romney's record as a venture capitalist. Also, several sites in and around Haiti's capital held memorial services in remembrance of the earthquake that killed 316,000 people two years ago.

ANALYSIS 

Who's Killing Iran's Nuclear Officials?

After Wednesday's deadly attack on a nuclear scientist in Tehran, Jeffrey Brown discusses the unclear covert sabotage on Iran's nuclear program with Ronen Bergman from the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security.

ANALYSIS 

Barbour's Parting Pardons, Some for Convicted Killers, Stir Furor in Mississippi

After days of controversy, a Mississippi judge moved Wednesday to block some last-minute pardons made by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour. Barbour had issued pardons to more than 200 felons, 14 of them convicted killers. Margaret Warner discusses the reaction to the pardons with Daniel Cherry of Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

ANALYSIS 

How Will Marines Video Affect Relations Between U.S., Afghanistan, Taliban?

U.S. and Afghan officials denounced a video Thursday that appeared to show American troops urinating on enemy dead in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses the video's effects on potential peace talks with Andrew Exum of the Center for a New American Security and The Washington Post's David Ignatius.

REPORT  

Tehran Bombing Latest in Attacks on Iran's Nuclear Scientists, Program

In the latest in a string of attacks in Iran targeting top nuclear officials, two assailants in Tehran Wednesday stuck a magnetic bomb on the car of a nuclear scientist, killing 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan and his driver. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT 

Kids and Cancer: Why Pediatric Cancer Cure Rates Have Improved So Much

Four decades ago, President Nixon signed a law that would change the way cancer research was funded in an effort to develop better treatments and cure more patients. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser explores the positive developments pediatric cancer research has realized in the last 40 years.

DEBATE  

Domain Names: Debating the Effects of a Dot-Anything World

ICANN, the company that assigns what are called domain names for the Web is making a big change and rolling out a program to dramatically increase the number and kind of names available. However, that could prove to be a costly endeavor for some businesses. Ray Suarez leads a debate over the effects of the new rules.

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Program Title: THURSDAY, January 12, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/12/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Aliamanu Middle School in Honolulu will host the next new HIKI NŌ. In this episode, correspondents from Moanalua High School show how four students and alumni are financing their college education. Also, in their first contribution to HIKI NŌ, students from Hālau Kū Māna demonstrate how to make pa'i'ai, the traditionally hand-pounded taro paste.
This week's other featured schools: Hilo High (Hawaii Island); Kapa'a High (Kauai); Lahainaluna High (Maui); Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao, Punahou and Waianae High School (Oahu).
This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Program Title: Gifted and Talented Education

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/12/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On this INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan and guests will discuss education for gifted and talented students in Hawaii. News coverage of Hawaii's schools often places emphasis on students in need of remedial learning; students at the other end of the spectrum – those who need greater challenges in the classroom – may seem less top-of-mind. However, parents, students, educators and field professionals will convene on January 9th to focus on curriculum, research and advocacy for gifted students. Learn more about what classifies a student as "gifted," as well as ongoing efforts of the DOE, private schools and organizations to ensure that the needs of gifted students are being met.
Scheduled guests include: Robyn McMullin, Gifted and Talented Curriculum Specialist, Assets School; Rod Todorovich, Lecturer, UH College of Education and Board Member, Hawaii Gifted Association; and Anna Viggiano, Program Manager, Hawaii Department of Education's Gifted and Talented Program.
We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 13, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/13/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT 

In South Carolina, Romney Fights Back, Defends Record to GOP Voters

As Republican presidential contenders gauge how to slow Mitt Romney's momentum, social conservative leaders plan to meet in Texas this weekend to discuss the possibility of uniting behind someone other than the former Massachusetts governor. Judy Woodruff has an update on the campaign ahead of South Carolina's primary.

ANALYSIS 

How Would Obama Wield Agency-Reorganization Power?

President Obama asked Congress Friday to give him authority to consolidate executive branch agencies. Margaret Warner speaks with Roll Call's Steven Dennis and Bloomberg News' Hans Nichols about what would happen if Mr. Obama is granted the reorganization power that no president has had for almost 30 years.

ANALYSIS 

Records: Federal Reserve Officials Foresaw, Joked About Housing Bubble in 2006

Newly released transcripts from the Federal Reserve's 2006 meetings reveal the extent of what Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues actually knew as the country was about to hit the cusp of the financial crisis. Ray Suarez discusses the board's detailed conversations with The New York Times' Binyamin Appelbaum.

ESSAY 

'Have You Heard From Johannesburg?' Series Examines History of ANC Party

As South Africa's ruling political party, the African National Congress, marked its 100th anniversary this week, PBS stations around the country have begun airing a new series called "Have You Heard From Johannesburg?" about the ANC and international efforts to end apartheid.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Investigators Identify Marines in Taliban Body Desecration Video

In other news Friday, there was new fallout from a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Investigators have identified and interviewed the four enlisted Marines seen on the video, officials said. Also, a fresh outpouring of protesters filled cities across Syria.

REPORT 

Cancer Treatment: Are Personalized Molecular Profiles in Our Future?

In the 40 years since the federal government promised to find a cure for cancer, hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent and much has been learned. Still, the diseases continue to claim more lives each year. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the past, present and future of cancer treatment.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Romney Taking Heat, Ron Paul's Vision, Obama's Fundraising

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the state of the GOP campaign, the effectiveness of Mitt Romney's defense of his record at Bain Capital, Ron Paul's young supporters, campaign financing and President Obama's re-election warchest.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 16, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/16/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Death Toll, Environmental Worries Mount in Wake of Italian Cruise Disaster

Search teams in Italy wrestled rough seas Monday as they looked for survivors and bodies after a huge cruise liner vessel ran aground and tipped over Friday. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the human accident that now threatens to become an environmental problem.

REPORT

News Wrap: Pakistani Prime Minister Faces Supreme Court Hearings

In other news Monday, Pakistan's political crisis deepened as the Supreme Court began contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Gilani was charged with failing to pursue a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari. Also, in Iraq, separate car bombings killed at least 11 people.

REPORT

Two Years After Quake, Most Haitians Still Living in Disaster Zone

Two years after a magnitude-7 earthquake shattered Port-au-Prince, 500,000 Haitians are still living in what were supposed to be temporary settlement camps. That's despite ambitious plans for millions of dollars in homes, schools and public works projects. Ray Suarez looks at the ongoing recovery efforts.

ANALYSIS

On this MLK Day, Righting the Rhetoric on King's Memorial

In remembrance of the civil rights leader Monday, many visitors to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial stopped to read aloud the inspiring words -- and one misquote -- chiseled in granite. Margaret Warner discusses the mistake with the person who first publicized it: the Washington Post's Rachel Manteuffel.

ANALYSIS

What Does Italy's Sinking Ship Mean for the Cruise Industry?

At least six people died after a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy Friday. Ray Suarez discusses some of the legal and safety issues stemming from the disaster with longtime travel writer Rudy Maxa, currently the host of "Rudy Maxa's World" on PBS, and Richard Alsina, a lawyer specializing in maritime law.

ANALYSIS

GOP Field Winnowed to 5 as Huntsman Ends Campaign

Monday marked the end of the campaign trail for presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman. The former Utah governor's announcement narrowed the GOP field to five just days before the South Carolina primary. Judy Woodruff discusses the current state of play with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni and USA Today's Susan Page.

ANALYSIS

Amid Robust Recovery Efforts, Haiti Still Has Vast Needs

Two years after Haiti's devastating earthquake, politicians are still promising change and rebirth. For an assessment of the progress, delays and remaining challenges in Haiti's recovery, Jeffrey Brown talks with Nan Buzard of the American Red Cross and Dominique Toussaint of Mobilize for Haiti.

ESSAY

In Smaller Voices, 'I Have a Dream' Echoes Again Over National Mall

For the past seven years on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, children from a Washington, D.C., elementary school have climbed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to proclaim "I have a dream," just as Dr. King did 48 years ago. This year, they also shared what "the most historic speech ever" means to them.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK
Program Title: FRIDAY, January 13, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/13/2012 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.

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 13, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/13/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 13, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/13/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 17, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/17/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

More Bodies Discovered Aboard Capsized Cruise Ship

The chances of finding survivors aboard a capsized cruise liner began fading Tuesday, as the Italian navy blasted into the ship's hull and the death count climbed to 11. Martin Geissler of Independent Television News has the latest on the continuing search efforts and the potential evidence building against the ship's captain.

ANALYSIS

How Big Money Super PACs are Reshaping the GOP Race

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision lifting restrictions on some campaign contributions, super PACs have spent $26 million this election cycle. Gwen Ifill discusses big money's impact on the political landscape with John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity and Robert Kelner of the Covington & Burling law firm.

REPORT

After Fallout of Fukushima, 'Frontline' Explores Nuclear Energy's Future

NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien traveled to three continents to examine the safety and future of nuclear energy in the wake of last spring's Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan. In this excerpt from Tuesday's edition of "Frontline," O'Brien visits the Indian Point Power Plant in Buchanan, N.Y.

CONVERSATION 

Jolie Tackles Bosnian War in Directorial Debut

Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie sat down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," her directorial debut. Jolie admits the film, which takes an unflinching look at the mass rape and ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian War in the 1990s, is "a hard movie to watch, but it is intentionally so."

REPORT

News Wrap: Truck Crash Kills at Least 23 in Haiti

In other news Tuesday, opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker collected enough signatures to force a recall election. The drive began after Walker pushed through a law that ended collective bargaining rights for public employees. Also, in Haiti, at least 23 people were killed when a truck hauling earthquake rubble crashed.

ANALYSIS

Bonuses Shrink as Wall Street Reacts to Crawling Economy

As members of the Occupy movement sought answers on Capital Hill Tuesday, reports also circulated that bonuses on Wall Street will be lower this year. Judy Woodruff discusses what the declining dollars mean with financial writer William Cohan and compensation consultant Brian Foley.

ANALYSIS  

A World Without Wikipedia: For SOPA, Websites Threaten a Midnight Blackout

Beginning midnight Wednesday, some major Internet companies could go dark for 24 hours as part of an online protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Ray Suarez discusses the planned blackout with Ben Huh, the CEO of a participating company, and NBC Universal's Rick Cotton, who supports the legislation as written.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE
Program Title: Nuclear Aftershocks

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/17/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

It's been almost a year since a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, leaving the country's once-popular energy program in shambles. In response, Germany decided to abandon nuclear energy entirely. Should the U.S. follow suit? FRONTLINE correspondent Miles O'Brien examines the implications of the Fukushima accident for U.S. nuclear safety, and asks how this disaster will affect the future of nuclear energy around the world. In particular, he visits one emerging battleground: the controversial relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear plant, located only 38 miles from Manhattan. What lessons can be learned from the disaster in Japan?

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/18/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Could Keystone Pipeline Plan Be Revived After Obama's Rejection?

President Obama denied TransCanada Corp.'s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, a project that would have carried oil 1,700 miles from the tar sands of Canada to refineries in Port Arthur, Texas. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the president's decision and the next steps with The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin.

ANALYSIS

A History of Mitt Romney's Stances on Releasing Tax Returns

GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came under increased pressure Wednesday from allies and opponents to release his tax information in advance of Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff discusses how Romney has previously handled the tax issue with Michael Kranish of The Boston Globe, then speaks with Gwen Ifill.

ANALYSIS

Are U.S. and Iran Veering Toward War?

Riding on more sanctions and rhetoric, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate. Margaret Warner discusses whether the U.S. and Iran appear to be sliding into war with Tufts University's Vali Nasr and Dennis Ross, who served in the National Security Council and State Department in four administrations.

ANALYSIS

How Big a Role Do Private Equity Firms Play in U.S. Economy?

As private equity firms gain more attention this election season, Judy Woodruff discusses whether private equity activity is more focused on short-term profits or the long-term health of companies with The Riverside Company's Stewart Kohl and author Josh Kosman.

REPORT

News Wrap: Rescue Operations on Stricken Cruise Ship off Italy Halted Again

In other news Wednesday, the stricken cruise ship off of Northern Italy shifted again, forcing rescue workers to halt operations again. Also, some websites went ahead with blackouts to protest anti-piracy bills in Congress.

REPORT

Panetta Leaves Diplomatic, Military Options Open Over Iran

Tehran claimed Wednesday that Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had received a letter from President Obama containing threats and an offer of new talks. Margaret Warner reports on the rising tension between the two countries, as well as allusions of military confrontation.

REPORT

San Francisco's Famed Coit Tower Murals in Peril Due to Fog, Neglect

In San Francisco's Coit Tower, historic murals by 25 significant artists depicting life in California in the early 1930s have fallen into disrepair for a variety of reasons, including a lack of security, funding problems and the city's famous fog. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on efforts to preserve the famed frescoes.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 19, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/19/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

After Dropping out, Perry Alludes to Gingrich's Personal Troubles in Endorsement

Concluding that there was "no viable path forward," Texas Gov. Rick Perry suspended his campaign for the presidency in an announcement Thursday morning. He immediately endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination. Judy Woodruff has an update on the race for the GOP nomination.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Announces Tourism Efforts at Disney

In other news Thursday, President Obama used Walt Disney World as a backdrop to announce efforts to let more foreign tourists into the U.S., especially Florida -- a state hit hard by unemployment and foreclosures. Also, the federal government shut down one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, megaupload.com.

REPORT

Killings in Syria Continue Unabated as Arab League Mission Ends

As the Arab League's peace monitoring mission in Syria officially came to an end Thursday, Syrian opposition activists said security forces had killed at least 16 more people. The monitors were assessing whether President Bashar al-Assad's regime had stopped firing on civilians as promised. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

In Chapter 11 Filing, Kodak Tries to Develop New Vision for Survival

Eastman Kodak, a once-powerful American brand now struggling to stay relevant in an increasingly digital world, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the film pioneer's news with Julie Philipp, news director of WXXI Public Television in Rochester, N.Y., where Kodak is headquartered.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Gingrich to NewsHour: I Have Momentum to Beat 'Liberal' Romney

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich sat down with Gwen Ifill Thursday in South Carolina after Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his endorsement of the former speaker of the House. Gingrich discussed his momentum ahead of Saturday's primary, and said his candidacy was the only "practical vote" to stop a Mitt Romney nomination.

ANALYSIS 

Villaraigosa: Washington Must Be Smart About Cuts, Investments in U.S. Cities

Bracing for a new federal budget, hundreds of U.S. mayors sought meetings in Washington this week. Their message: don't let cities fall through the cracks. Ray Suarez discusses the challenges local governments face amid a national debt crisis with Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and Danny Jones of Charleston, W.Va.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Jordan's King Abdullah: Coming Weeks Critical for Syria, Assad, Arab League

King Abdullah II of Jordan, the first Arab leader to urge President Assad to step down, sat down with Margaret Warner Thursday to discuss his expectation of more killings in Syria, the Arab League's role in quelling unrest there as well as the latest Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative and reforms within his own kingdom.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Program Title: THURSDAY, January 19, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/19/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Waimea High School on Kauai host this week's edition of HIKI NŌ. In this episode, Kamehameha Schools - Maui students provide an update on their story about a Haiku couple's animal sanctuary. Also, Mid-Pacific Institute students on Oahu show how local graffiti artists are transforming a stigmatized symbol of urban blight into an empowering and culturally relevant art form.
Other featured schools in this episode are: Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science (Hawaii Island); Kihei Charter School (Maui); and Campbell High, Le Jardin Academy, Nanakuli High and Intermediate and Waipahu Intermediate (Oahu).
This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Program Title: 2012 Legislative Preview
Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/19/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the next INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan and guests take a look at some of the political, social and economic issues that will make their way to the state house and senate this legislative session. The harsh reality of balancing the state budget continues to be a priority. We'll hear from Hawaii legislative leaders on how they plan to approach the tasks and decisions facing them.
Scheduled guests include: Blake Oshiro, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Neil Abercrombie; Calvin Say, State House Speaker; Shan Tsutsui, State Senate President; and Gene Ward, State House Minority Leader.
We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 20, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/20/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Electoral Maps 'Huge Setback' for Democrats

The Supreme Court rejected the new Texas redistricting map Friday, creating disarray for the upcoming primary election. Ray Suarez discusses the decision's political and legal implications with Richard Hasen of the University of California Irvine School of Law and Shira Toeplitz, a political reporter for Roll Call.

ANALYSIS

Polls Suggest Two-Man Race as South Carolina Voters Prep for Saturday's Primary

A day before the South Carolina primary, a drumbeat of polls suggested a "neck-in-neck" race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Ray Suarez discusses the closing moments of the "single craziest week of the 2012 campaign" with Gwen Ifill, who has been reporting the building action from Columbia, the state capital.

REPORT

News Wrap: Six U.S. Marines Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

In other news Friday, six U.S. marines were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed it shot down the chopper, but U.S. officials said there was no indication that enemy fire was involved. Also, France warned that its forces might leave Afghanistan early.

REPORT

After Union Fallout, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on the Brink of Recall Election

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was one step closer to recall after the state's Democratic Party submitted enough signatures to trigger a special election. Walker made bitter enemies a year ago when he passed a bill removing most collective bargaining rights for public employees. Zac Schultz of Wisconsin Public Television reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Romney's Message, Gingrich's Defense, Santorum's Struggles

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the impact of Mitt Romney's "stumbling" debate performances, allegations from Newt Gingrich's ex-wife, Ron Paul's chances and the real message behind the Obama campaign's first television ads.

ANALYSIS 

Hackers Retaliate Against DOJ in Raging Online Piracy Fight

Just hours after the Justice Department shut down the file-sharing website megaupload.com and charged several of its executives with online piracy Thursday, a group of hackers retaliated by taking down the DOJ website. Margaret Warner discusses the ongoing battle with The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 20, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/20/2012 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.

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 20, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/20/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 20, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/20/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 23, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/23/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Florida Voters Brace for Barrage of Ads as Romney, Gingrich Battle Escalates

Judy Woodruff reports on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney launching an aggressive assault on South Carolina primary winner Newt Gingrich. Then, Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican field ahead of Florida's primary next week with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page.

ANALYSIS

Want to Use a GPS-Tracking Device? Get a Warrant, Supreme Court Tells Police

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police violated the Constitution by attaching a GPS-tracking device to a car owned by a Washington, D.C., club owner, eventually leading to a cocaine-trafficking conviction. Jeffrey Brown discusses their reasoning and the implications with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

ANALYSIS

Syria's Assad: How Powerful, Dangerous Is He Now?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed the Arab League's plans to end his country's 10-month old crisis Monday. Ray Suarez discusses the organization's presence in the embattled country with Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW 

Watchdog-in-Chief Richard Cordray Outlines Plan to Clean Up Consumer Lending

Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the controversial appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Paul quizzes the tough-on-crime former Ohio attorney general and former "Jeopardy" champ about his appointment's legality, his plans to police financial firms and some Bible trivia.

REPORT

News Wrap: At Least 2 Killed, 100 Hurt by Possible Tornadoes in Alabama

In other news Monday, at least two people were killed and 100 hurt when possible tornadoes struck Alabama. The huge system stretched from the Great Lakes to the Deep South, where the heaviest storms were hitting. Also, a U.S. Marine pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty in the killing of two dozen Iraqis in 2005.

REPORT

Syria's Assad Dismisses Arab League's Peace Plan

On Monday, as an opposition group reported 23 more killings, the Syrian government rejected an Arab League peace plan -- a proposal the organization hoped would end violence in the troubled country. Ray Suarez reports on the dismissed arrangement that called for forming a unity government and hosting supervised elections.

REPORT

Food for 9 Billion: Turning the Population Tide in the Philippines

While Philippine leaders debate, poor fishing families embrace birth control to ease pressure on over-fished reefs. Part of a new project called Food for 9 Billion that looks at the challenges of feeding the world in a time of social and environmental change, Sam Eaton of Homelands Productions reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 24, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/24/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Carney to GOP on State of the Union: Don't Criticize a Speech You Haven't Heard

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama is expected to touch on American manufacturing, new worker-training programs and alternative energy sources, according to White House aides. Ray Suarez reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the president's election-year agenda with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

ANALYSIS

What Do Tax Returns of Romney, Gingrich Reveal?

Financial documents, released under pressure, dominated the Republican presidential campaign Tuesday. Hours after Newt Gingrich released a disputed Freddie Mac employment contract, rival Mitt Romney released two years of income tax returns. Jeffrey Brown reports. Then, Judy Woodruff and guests discuss what the returns show.

REPORT 

What's Uniting Russia's Revolutionaries?

Six weeks before a presidential election in Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is off and running, attempting a return to another presidential stint -- despite growing anti-Putin demonstrations across the country. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the efforts of three revolutionary organizations.

ANALYSIS 

Was Justice Served After Haditha Killings?

At his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the remaining Marine charged in the 2005 Haditha killings, expressed sorrow for the victims, and said he hadn't meant for his men to kill innocent Iraqis. Margaret Warner discusses his plea deal with two retired Marines, Lt. Col. Gary Solis and Capt. Bing West.

ANALYSIS

David Brooks, Ruth Marcus Review President Obama's SOTU and the GOP Response

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss President Obama's third State of the Union address, as well as the response by the Republican party.

REPORT  

News Wrap: Forces Loyal to Gadhafi Seize Key City in Libya

In other news Tuesday, forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi seized control of a key city in Libya, three months after the dictator's death. They retook the former Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid, after clashing for hours with revolutionary forces. Also, a string of car bombings rocked Baghdad, killing at least 14 Iraqis.

ANALYSIS

David Brooks, Ruth Marcus on Romney's Money, SOTU, Gingrich Lobbying Definition

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss Tuesday's top political news including the release of financial documents by Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, plus a preview of President Obama's election-year State of the Union address.

REPORT

Plea Deal in Haditha Killings Opens New Wounds in Iraq

A military judge on Tuesday recommended 90 days of confinement and reduction in rank for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the remaining Marine charged in a case that shook Iraq and the U.S. -- the gunning down of 24 civilians in Haditha in 2005. However, because of a pre-trial agreement, he will serve no time. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT 

New Consumer Watchdog Richard Cordray Makes First Appearance on Capitol Hill

Richard Cordray, the new federal consumer watchdog, visited Capitol Hill Tuesday and defended the Obama administration's agenda to skeptical Republicans. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: The Meth Epidemic (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/24/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Methamphetamine started as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970s and gradually spread across the United States over the next two decades. Despite calls to regulate its key ingredient, pseudoephedrine, which is found in over-the-counter cold remedies, people still manage to stockpile enough of the drug to fuel thousands of small meth labs nationwide. FRONTLINE investigates the ongoing meth problem in America, its devastating impact on individuals, families and communities and the state-by-state battles to make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 25, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/25/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Navy SEALs Free 2 Western Hostages From Somali Captors

Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 staged a dramatic rescue early Wednesday, freeing two aid workers, including one American, held hostage by Somali captors. Jeffrey Brown reports on emerging accounts of another operation unfolded in secret -- SEALs parachuting into Somalia, surprising sleeping captors and killing nine kidnappers.

REPORT 

News Wrap: At Least 7 Killed by Syrian Government Forces in Overnight Assault

In other news Wednesday, Syrian government forces launched a new assault overnight in Hama, according to the opposition. At least seven people were killed there and elsewhere. Also, Indiana's GOP-led House moved closer to adopting a "right-to-work" law, banning unions from requiring workers to join and pay dues.

ANALYSIS

Debating Obama's Vision for the U.S. Economy

In his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, President Obama spoke about his economic goals for the country. Gwen Ifill discusses the broader points, including fairness, taxes and American manufacturing, with Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum.

REPORT  

One Year After Revolution's Start, Egypt Still in Unrest

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians rallied Wednesday in Tahrir Square, marking the anniversary of the beginning of the 18-day revolution that drove President Hosni Mubarak from office last year. Margaret Warner reports on the country's ongoing political instability.

ANALYSIS

Who Was Behind Kidnapping, Rescue in Somalia?

Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 freed two kidnapped aid workers, including one American, early Wednesday -- whisking them away from their captors in Somalia. Jeffrey Brown discusses the kidnappers' motives and how the operation unfolded with NPR's Tom Bowman and the Atlantic Council's Peter Pham.

ANALYSIS 

Fact-Checking President Obama's Third State of the Union

Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps President Obama's third State of the Union address, then The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler grades the speech on accuracy and provides more context on topics that may have been glazed over.

REPORT

Telenovelas: Are Spanish-Language Soap Operas Good for Your Health?

The latest in Spanish-language soap operas, or telenovelas, have encased more than typical romance and personal scandal, debuting some very clear messages on health care for Latinos in the U.S., specifically Colorado. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the creators' reasoning in writing beyond the usual storylines.

ANALYSIS 

Remembering Jan. 25: How Will Mubarak-Era Tension Shape Egypt's Future?

One year after the start of their revolution, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to Tahrir Square again on Wednesday. Margaret Warner and guests discuss how remnants from Hosni Mubarak's rule could translate into continuing tensions for the country.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 26, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/26/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Deputy Defense Secretary on Pentagon Cuts: 'We Have No Choice'

Working to cut nearly $490 billion over the next decade, the Pentagon announced Thursday plans to create a leaner military by reducing ground forces, buying fewer weapons and postponing production of other defense systems. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new budget plans with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

ANALYSIS

Romney's Florida Campaign Rolls Out 'Heavy Ammunition' Against Gingrich

After enduring days of political backbiting from GOP hopeful Mitt Romney, rival Newt Gingrich launched a livid counterattack Thursday, alluding to Romney's contentious investments. Margaret Warner discusses the sharpened tone on the campaign trail with Judy Woodruff, reporting from Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary.

ANALYSIS

How Many Manufacturing Jobs Can U.S. Realistically Maintain?

As President Obama and GOP presidential candidates talk about reviving the U.S. manufacturing sector in hopes of creating jobs, how realistic is that goal in the face of continued outsourcing and machines filling jobs once held by humans? Ray Suarez speaks with three experts about the challenges and demand for skilled workers.

REPORT  

News Wrap: Somali Captors Threaten to Kill American Hostage if U.S. Interferes

In other news Thursday, captors in Somalia threatened to kill an American hostage if the United States attempts to free him. The warning followed a Navy SEAL raid that rescued another American and a Dane. Also, government forces in Syria stormed the town of Douma, detaining at least 200 people, according to activists.

REPORT

Obama vs. Congress: Good Re-election Strategy for President?

In nearly every appearance these days, President Obama has urged Congress to act. In fact, criticizing congressional inaction has become a key part of his re-election strategy. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the president's attempt to capitalize on political gridlock in Washington.

REPORT

In an 'Age of Austerity,' How Scarce Resources Could Shape U.S. Politics

In a time of scarce resources, plans to cut deficits and reduce spending can develop into campaign issues. Judy Woodruff and Tom Edsall, a longtime Washington Post reporter who's now a New York Times columnist and journalism professor, discuss how austerity could shape and define American politics this election year and beyond.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 26, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/26/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Saint Francis School on Oahu host this episode of HIKI NŌ. Students from Waialua High School on Oahu present an update to their story on the controversial North Shore shark tours. Also in this newscast, students from Kauai’s Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School show how a West Kauai beach is rapidly disappearing. Other featured schools: Kea’au High School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy (Hawaii Island); Hana K-12 School and Lokelani Intermediate (Maui); and Kalani High School and Kapolei High School (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Charter Schools

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/26/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the weeks INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan and guests revisit the state of Hawaii's public charter schools. Last month, a legislative task force recommended a complete overhaul of the charter school system. An audit revealed a lack of accountability over student performance, as well as improper spending at several charter schools. Despite this news, charter school leaders claim that they are indeed upholding performance standards, while innovations in learning are continuing to take place at their schools.

Scheduled guests include: Carl Takamura, Chair, Charter School Review Panel; Jill Tokuda, Chair, Senate Education Committee; Amy Vorderbruegge, Principal, Voyager Charter School; and Taffi Wise, Executive Director, Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana.

This episode coincides with the PBS HAWAII PRESENTS broadcast premiere of Class of 2010, a documentary about Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Hawaii Island charter school, airing at 9:00 pm, immediately after INSIGHTS.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 27, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/27/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS 

Gingrich, Romney Battle in Winner-Take-All Florida

Combining TV attacks on rival Newt Gingrich and smooth debate performances, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has regained his footing in Florida public opinion polls ahead of Tuesday's primary. Judy Woodruff reports from the Sunshine State where many Republicans have already voted early.

ANALYSIS

Gingrich, Romney Battle in Winner-Take-All Florida

Combining TV attacks on rival Newt Gingrich and smooth debate performances, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has regained his footing in Florida public opinion polls ahead of Tuesday's primary. Judy Woodruff reports from the Sunshine State where many Republicans have already voted early.

ANALYSIS

In Syria, Reports of 'Daily Double-Digit Death Tolls'

Violence in Syria continues to escalate, with activists reporting at least 70 dead in the last two days of fighting in Homs, Hama and Idlib. Margaret Warner and Time magazine's Rania Abouzeid discuss the uptick in violence, plus reports of opposition forces capturing Iranian agents inside Syria.

CONVERSATION

In 'Money Shot,' Poet Armantrout Reacts to Financial Crisis in Verse

Rae Armantrout's poetry finds its place at the intersection of the public and the private. Armantrout won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award for her 2009 collection, "Versed." Poems in her latest book, "Money Shot," speak to the economic downturn.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 33 in Iraq

In other news Friday, at least 33 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq. The bomb went off in southeastern Baghdad during a funeral procession through a largely Shiite neighborhood. Also, French troops may leave Afghanistan a year early in 2013, President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed.

REPORT

News of Escalated Violence in Syria Troubles Arab League Monitors

Violence in Syria continued Friday as activists reported at least 70 dead from fighting by government forces in Homs, Hama and Idlib -- news that has frustrated both the Arab League monitors and the United Nations Security Council. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports.

ANALYSIS

Brooks, Dionne on Romney's Vulnerability, Gingrich's Swipes at Media, SOTU

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discuss the week's top political news, including President Obama's State of the Union address, his election-year agenda, Mitt Romney's vulnerability, Newt Gingrich's hostility toward the media and what's at stake in Tuesday's Florida primary.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 27, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/27/2012 :30:00 PM

Length:            60

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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 27, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/27/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the weeks online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 27, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/27/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 30, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/30/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

In Florida, Vitriol Flies as Romney Sits Atop Polls Before Primary

A Quinnipiac University survey of likely Republican voters in Florida showed Mitt Romney with a 14-point advantage over rival Newt Gingrich Monday. Gwen Ifill discusses the increasingly bitter campaign ahead of Tuesday's primary with Judy Woodruff, reporting from Tampa.

ANALYSIS 

If Gingrich Loses Florida, What's His Path Forward?

Ahead of Tuesday's Florida primary, Gwen Ifill discusses the brutal clashing between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and Susan Page of USA Today.

ANALYSIS

At EU Summit, a New Focus on Growth, Not Just Austerity

Margaret Warner speaks with Jeffrey Brown from the European Union summit in Brussels, where there's a new emphasis on the need for growth, not just austerity measures, to keep the continent from facing another recession.

CONVERSATION

Author Adam Johnson Envisions a Life Inside North Korea Under Kim Jong-il

Author Adam Johnson's second novel, "The Orphan Master's Son," is a fictional account of a young man's passage through North Korea -- a country unknown, unseen and, at times, futile before the death of its "Dear Leader," Kim Jong-il. Johnson and Jeffrey Brown discuss his interpretation of the country and the late dictator.

REPORT

News Wrap: White House Urges Political Solution in Syria

In other news Monday, Syrian government forces pushed back rebellious army units around Damascus as the West took a new diplomatic offensive. At least 100 people died in three days of fighting, according to activists. Also, in Washington, Occupy protesters were ordered by the National Park Service to pack up their gear.

REPORT 

Protests Against Austerity Measures Greet EU Members in Brussels

In their 17th meeting in two years, leaders of 27 member states of the European Union reconvened in hopes of taming an economic crisis that threatens to entangle the continent in another recession. Margaret Warner reports from Belgium's capital on disagreement over austerity measures, both on the street and in the summit.

REPORT

Hans Rosling Brings Life, Humor, Sword-Swallowing to Global Health Statistics

Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, visualizes global health trends and population numbers -- transforming dry poverty and development statistics into Internet sensations. In addition to his focus on the developing world and data visualization, the Swede happens to swallow swords. Ray Suarez reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 31, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/31/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Romney Confident, Gingrich Defiant as Florida Republicans Vote

While Florida Republicans cast ballots in Tuesday's primary, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney stressed his conservative credentials and rival Newt Gingrich vowed to continue his fight -- no matter the outcome. Judy Woodruff, reporting from Tampa, discusses the pointed attacks and the 50 delegates at stake with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

REPORT

U.N. Security Council Drafts Resolution on Syria

As violence continued to ensnare Syria Tuesday, Western and Arab diplomats launched talks at the United Nations to oust the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Most EU Members Back 'Fiscal Pact' to Ensure Discipline, Punish Violators

As European Union member states attempt to tackle their financial woes with a fiscal discipline deal, Gwen Ifill discusses the details with Margaret Warner, reporting from Stuttgart, Germany.

ANALYSIS 

Shields, Brooks on GOP's Negative Campaigning, Romney's Fighting Style

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the day's top political news, including some Republicans' concerns over the prospects of a Newt Gingrich nomination, Mitt Romney's political toughness and the state of play in Florida's primary.

ANALYSIS

A PBS NewsHour Special Report: Sorting Through Florida Results

Analysts Mark Shields, David Brooks, Stuart Rothenberg and Christina Bellantoni discuss the results from the Jan. 31 2012 Florida primary in this PBS NewsHour Special Report.

REPORT  

News Wrap: Sub-Zero Cold Wave Crosses Central, Eastern Europe

In other news Tuesday, the death toll neared 60 in a sub-zero cold wave across Central and Eastern Europe as temperatures dropped to -17 degrees Fahrenheit in some places. Also, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called Kalydeco for use by 1,200 patients with a rare form of cystic fibrosis.

ANALYSIS 

Rice on Syria Proposal: U.S. Seeks 'Unified Decision' in Security Council

The 15-nation United Nations Security Council drafted an Arab League proposal Tuesday, calling for an end to the Syrian government's crackdown on the opposition and requiring President Bahar al-Assad to hand over power to his vice president. Ray Suarez discusses the U.N initiative with U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice.

ANALYSIS

How the Housing Market Could Shape the 2012 Election

A new Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month in two Florida cities, Miami and Tampa. Jeffrey Brown discusses the housing market's role this election season with The Wall Street Journal's Arian Campo-Flores and Jed Kolko of the real estate website Trulia.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Romney's Battle Wounds, Gingrich's Resilience

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks dissect the results of the Florida primary, including Newt Gingrich's showing among married women who voted and whether the battle between Mitt Romney and Gingrich has been good for President Obama's chances of re-election.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: Post Mortem (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/31/2012 10:00:00 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, February 1, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/01/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Who's Spending More: Candidates or Super PACs?

As presidential candidates raise and spend increasingly larger amounts of money this election season, new financial reports show what role Super PACs are playing. Gwen Ifill discusses how campaign finance is shaping up this election year with John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity and Roll Call's Eliza Newlin Carney.

ANALYSIS

HUD Secretary Donovan: 'We Need to Do More' to Help Homeowners

President Obama called the housing crisis "massive in size and scope" Wednesday as he described his latest proposal that would let homeowners with private mortgages refinance into government-backed loans. Judy Woodruff discusses the $5 billion to $10 billion plan with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan.

ANALYSIS

Facebook IPO: Putting a Value on Social Media Giant

Facebook, the world's leading social media service, filed papers with the SEC Wednesday to raise $5 billion and take the company public. Jeffrey Brown discusses its business model, its growth potential and some interesting revelations in the IPO paperwork with Nate Elliott of Forrester Research and Wired magazine's Steven Levy.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packets of Birth Control Pills

In other news Wednesday, the drug maker Pfizer recalled 1 million packets of birth control pills. Some of the packages contained too many active tablets while others had too few, raising the risk of unintended pregnancy, the company said. Also, at least 73 people were killed in Egypt when a soccer match erupted into a riot.

REPORT

Gang Member-Turned-Ph.D. Mentors Youth on the Fringes

Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Now, he's a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who tries to help adolescents avoid the same mistakes he made and get second chances like he did. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

'A Flintstone Moment': Mammoth Amount of Ice Age Fossils Found in Colorado

Wednesday's "NOVA" looks at an unexpected discovery near a Rocky Mountain ski resort: thousands of bones from ice age mammals, including mammoths, ground sloths and mastodons. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kirk Johnson of Denver Museum of Nature and Science about the dig and ongoing research into the animals' mysterious deaths.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 2, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/02/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Egypt, Deadly Soccer Riot Reignites Protests Against Military Rule

After a riot at a soccer match killed at least 74 people Wednesday in Port Said, Egypt, new violence erupted Thursday in Cairo with protesters demanding that the country's generals give up power. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Donald Trump Endorses Romney for GOP Nomination

In other news Thursday, real estate mogul Donald Trump endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, telling the former governor to "go out and get 'em." Trump had flirted with his own presidential bid last spring. Also, two of the most-wanted terror suspects in Southeast Asia were reportedly killed in the Philippines.

ANALYSIS

Poverty and Politics: How Strong Is Safety Net for Poor Americans?

Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and "the very poor." Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia.

REPORT

White House Downplays Panetta Remark Suggesting Early Afghan War Transition

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Thursday tried to clarify a remark by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggesting an early U.S. transition out of its combat mission in Afghanistan. Carney said the statement shouldn't be considered as an announcement about a decision. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

How Egypt's Soccer Violence Fits Into its Political Unrest

New violence erupted Thursday in Cairo after a soccer riot killed scores of fans in Port Said. Ray Suarez and Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal explore how the distrust and anger among the country's police, soccer hooligans, political protesters and the military overlap and fit into Egypt's overall "unfinished revolution."

ANALYSIS

What's Behind Komen Charity's Split From Planned Parenthood?

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the well-known breast cancer charity, faces an onslaught of criticism after news broke that it would stop giving grant money to Planned Parenthood clinics for breast screening. Judy Woodruff discusses the move and whether it may have been politically motivated with The Los Angeles Times' Shari Roan.

REPORT

California Photographer Captures Young Faces of Juvenile Detention

Photographer and University of California, Santa Barbara professor Richard Ross has spent five years documenting juvenile detention facilities throughout the nation. In his own words, Ross explains what he's seen. This report is part of NewsHour's American Graduate series on the U.S. dropout crisis.

ANALYSIS

Could and Should U.S. End Combat Role in Afghanistan Early?

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried Thursday to downplay Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's remarks suggesting an early U.S. transition out of combat in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses a potential end to combat operations in 2013 with retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and Celeste Ward Gventer of the University of Texas.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 2, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/02/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Punahou School in Honolulu host this episode of HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network. Kapa'a High School students explore Kauai's abundance of wild chickens and their place in local culture. Students from Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao in Nanakuli, Oahu talk to community residents about a giant rock that may have been a part of the legend of Maui. Other featured schools: Hilo High and Kamehameha Schools - Hawaii (Hawaii Island); Lahainaluna High (Maui); and Aliamanu Middle School, Hawaii Technology Academy and Moanalua High (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Native Hawaiian Issues

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/02/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the next INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan and guests discuss some of the most pressing issues concerning the Native Hawaiian community. Among the topics to be discussed: a homestead property tax exemption that faces potential scrutiny from the US Supreme Court; a settlement of past-due ceded land revenues between the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the state; and OHA's legislative package that proposes ten other measures to address a range of Native Hawaiian issues.

Scheduled guests include: Peter Apo, Trustee, Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Faye Hanohano, State Representative and Chair, House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs; Albert "Alapaki" Nahale-a, Chairman, Hawaiian Home Lands Commission; and David "Keanu" Sai, Lecturer and PhD in Political Science.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 3, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/03/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Unemployment Drops to 8.3%, but It's 'Premature to Do Handstands'

New job numbers released Friday showed the U.S. job market surged in January as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in three years. Jeffrey Brown, Macroeconomic Advisers' Joel Prakken and Georgetown University's Harry Holzer examine the numbers and assess what some good news means for the longer-term U.S. recovery.

ANALYSIS

Romney Admits Verbal Stumble, but Enjoys 'Real Organization' for Nevada Caucuses

Trying to move on from a gaffe about not caring about very poor Americans, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney told The Las Vegas Sun's Jon Ralston that he "misspoke." But rival Newt Gingrich maintains Romney's "boo-boo" will be repeated endlessly by the "elite media." Judy Woodruff and Ralston discuss this weekend's GOP contest in Nevada.

ANALYSIS

How Will Iran's Threats Affect U.S.-Israeli Ties?

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak issued a warning at a security conference Thursday that time is running out, and dealing with a nuclear Iran would be more complicated and costly than attempting to stop one. Ray Suarez and guests discuss the potential of a unilateral Israeli strike and a U.S. response to Israeli action.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Romney's 'Silver Earplugs,' Catholic Anger at Obama

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including GOP hopeful Mitt Romney's attempt to recover from his poverty gaffe, the latest unemployment report and anger among Catholics over the Obama administration requiring social service providers to include contraceptives in health coverage.

REPORT

News Wrap: At Least 5 Killed in Violence After Egypt's Soccer Riot

In other news Friday, cities across Egypt erupted in fresh violence as protesters accused the ruling military of failing to stop a soccer riot that killed 74 people this week. Also, malaria may be killing twice as many people as experts had believed, according to a new study funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

REPORT

Iran's Supreme Leader: 'Real War' Would Be More Harmful to U.S.

With rising talk of war, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rallied his public Friday in prayers broadcast on state television -- warning the U.S. against any military strike or oil embargo and calling Israel "a cancerous tumor that should and will be cut." Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Komen Charity Reverses Planned Parenthood Grant Cuts

After two days of uproar and different explanations for its initial decision, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity reversed course Friday on cutting funding for Planned Parenthood. Hari Sreenivasan and Amina Khan of The Los Angeles Times discuss the abrupt shift in message at the well-known breast cancer charity.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 3, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/03/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 3, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/03/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 3, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/03/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/06/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Closes Embassy in Syria as Assad Regime Feels 'Noose Tightening'

As a new surge of killings erupted Monday in Homs, Syria, the United States shuttered its embassy in Damascus, citing security problems. British Foreign Secretary William Hague also dialed back relations with what he called a "doomed" and "murdering" regime. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Orders New Sanctions on Iran's Government, Central Bank

In other news Monday, President Obama imposed new sanctions on Iran and its central bank to increase pressure on the country's regime over its nuclear program. Also, a deep freeze paralyzed much of Eastern Europe for another day. The cold wave is more than a week old with no immediate end in sight.

REPORT

Obama Administration, Catholic Leaders Clash Over Contraception Mandate

Catholic leaders are pushing back against a new Department of Health and Human Services ruling requiring employers who offer health insurance to provide contraception free of charge. While churches are exempt from the rules, Catholic hospitals and universities must comply. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the controversy.

ANALYSIS

U.S., Egypt in Showdown Over NGO Worker Trials

Nineteen Americans working for non-governmental organizations in Egypt could face prosecution by the country's military rulers. Hari Sreenivasan discusses how a trial could potentially jeopardize U.S. aid to Egypt with The Wall Street Journal's Matt Bradley, reporting from Cairo.

ANALYSIS

Syrian Instability: How Would Rest of World Respond?

Citing security woes amid Syria's escalating crackdown, American and British diplomats have left Damascus. Ray Suarez discusses other countries' diplomatic and military options and the mounting pressure on Assad's regime with the University of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis and Steven Heydemann of the United States Institute of Peace.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Boehner: Senate Wants 'No Part of Cutting Spending'

In an interview Monday with the NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that Congress gets along most of the time and that disagreements mostly occur over major bills. He also discussed his relationship with President Obama, the race for the GOP presidential nomination and the chances of a deficit deal.

ANALYSIS

In Colorado, Romney Ignores Gingrich, Targets Obama

As Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigned Monday in Colorado, Gingrich targeted Romney, but the former Massachusetts governor focused his attention on President Obama. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican presidential race with USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 7, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/07/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Will Prop. 8 Ruling Lead Supreme Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage?

A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 Tuesday against banning same-sex marriage in California, upholding a lower court's ruling. Spencer Michels reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the decision and the next steps with David Boies of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Axelrod on Pro-Obama Super PAC: 'We Simply Couldn't Sit by'

President Obama's senior campaign strategist David Axelrod spoke with Judy Woodruff about the president's re-election campaign, the new Priorities USA Action super PAC run by former administration staffers, efforts to create jobs and the administration's ruling on contraceptives that created a firestorm among religious leaders.

ANALYSIS

Assad Running out of Friends, but China, Russia Still Among Allies

As violence continued Tuesday in Homs, Syria, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov visited with top Syrian leaders in Damascus. Ray Suarez discusses Syria's ongoing bloodshed and President Assad's remaining allies with Rania Abouzeid of Time Magazine.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Italy's Premier Mario Monti: Time to Focus on Growth in Europe

In an interview with Margaret Warner in Rome, Italy's Premier Mario Monti said now is the time to start focusing on "how collectively we can achieve more growth in Europe." Monti also said "old phantoms" of resentment between the North and South of Europe had reemerged in light of the euro zone crisis.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iran Calls U.S. Sanctions on Central Bank 'Psychological War'

In other news Tuesday, Iran dismissed U.S. sanctions against the country's central bank. A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry equated the move to "psychological war," and said Iran would not give up its nuclear program. In Iraq, ministers from a Sunni-backed bloc ended their boycott of the Cabinet and returned to work.

REPORT

After Russia's Veto at U.N., Foreign Minister Gets Hero's Welcome in Syria

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov visited Tuesday with top Syrian leaders in Damascus as the Assad regime's crackdown on opposition intensified. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT

Protests in Greece Take Aim at Europe's Demands for More Cuts

Protesters in Greece took to the streets again Tuesday, expressing anger over Europe's demands for more spending cuts and tax increases. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on the unpopular new round of austerity measures then Margaret Warner sets up her interview with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti.

CONVERSATION

In 'Pilgrimage,' Leibovitz Explores Portraits Without People

Known for portraits of celebrities and musicians, Annie Leibovitz has given herself a new assignment: capture striking landscapes and visit the homes of iconic figures to document significant items from their past. Jeffrey Brown and Leibovitz discuss her "Pilgrimage" book and exhibition at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: Rules of Engagement (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/07/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE cuts through the fog of war to reveal the untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq, where twenty-four of the town's residents were killed by U.S. forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai." With accusations swirling that the Marines massacred Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," the Haditha incident led to one of the largest criminal cases against U.S. troops in the Iraq war. Many questions have emerged about what really happened that day, and who is responsible. Through television interviews with Iraqi survivors and Marines accused of war crimes, FRONTLINE investigates this incident and what it can tell us about the harrowing moral and legal landscape the U.S. military faced in Iraq.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 08, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/08/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

How Significant Were Santorum's 3 Victories?

Rick Santorum was projected to move into second place in the GOP nomination delegate count after scoring wins in three states Tuesday. Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni examine the new state of play in the Republican race, then Judy Woodruff and senior Santorum strategist John Brabender discuss his candidate's campaign.

REPORT

Amid Eurozone Crisis, How Germany Became Europe's Richest Country

As European debt crisis negotiations approach the 11th hour on yet another bailout for Greece, Margaret Warner reports on some of the people behind the economic success of Germany -- Europe's richest country.

ANALYSIS 

Investigation Finds Members of Congress Steer Millions Close to Home

A Washington Post investigation found that 33 members of Congress earmarked more than $300 million total for public projects near properties they own while 16 members sent taxpayer money to companies with connections to their close family members. Gwen Ifill and Post reporter Kimberly Kindy discuss the findings and the laws.

REPORT

News Wrap: Boehner Calls Contraception Mandate 'Attack on Religious Freedom'

In other news Wednesday, Republicans increased pressure on President Obama over a mandate that requires religious schools and hospitals to provide employees with birth control. In Syria, military assault in Homs was unrelenting, despite President Bashar al-Assad's talk of peace.

CONVERSATION

Brzezinski: U.S. Should Work With Russia, Turkey to Solve Global Problems

Zbigniew Brzezinski says that as American power declines relative to other countries, and China's influence grows, the United States can no longer dictate to the world, or be "the determining player of everything that is important on the global scene." Jeffrey Brown speaks with the author and former national security adviser.

REPORT

Legacy of S.F. Mayor, Killed With Harvey Milk, Revived on Stage by Son

In his new play "Ghost Light," Jonathon Moscone explores feelings of guilt and grief as well as the legacy of his father, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, who was gunned down at City Hall 33 years ago, along with gay rights advocate Harvey Milk, whose assassination has been better-remembered. KQED's Dave Iverson reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 9, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/09/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Big Banks, 49 States Reach $25 Billion Deal Over Foreclosure Abuses

Even as foreclosed homes -- casualties of the housing bubble -- still litter the American landscape, federal and state officials announced Thursday a $25 billion deal between 49 states and five mortgage giants designed to give relief to homeowners and hold banks accountable for abusive practices.

ANALYSIS

Can White House, Religious Leaders, GOP Reach Consensus on Birth Control?

A new birth control mandate was under duress this week as Roman Catholic officials said it violated Church teachings and Republicans said it threatened religious freedom. Ray Suarez discusses the rule with Anthony Picarello of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Methodist Federation for Social Action's Jill Warren.

ANALYSIS

What Greece's Latest Cuts Mean for Workers, EU

Greek political leaders reached a much-anticipated agreement Thursday on yet another round of austerity cuts. Jeffrey Brown and John Psaropolous of the blog The New Athenian discuss implications for Greeks, the country's economy and its relationship with the continent.

CONVERSATION

Love Story Sheds Light on How Society Treats People With Disabilities

A New York Times bestseller, Rachel Simon's "The Story of Beautiful Girl" explores empathy and tolerance in the form of a love story where characters with disabilities overcome heavyweight obstacles. Judy Woodruff and Simon discuss how society deals with disabilities and how they are portrayed in literary works.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Waives No Child Left Behind Requirements for 10 States

In other news Thursday, President Obama excused 10 states from No Child Left Behind requirements. The law requires all public school students be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Republicans said the president was overreaching in granting waivers. Also, at least 100 people were killed in Syria by government forces.

REPORT

Austerity Plan Might Ease Greece Out of its 2-Year Debt Crisis

After weeks of negotiations, Greece's political leaders wrapped up a controversial agreement Thursday on yet another round of austerity measures. Though the deal received some praise, Germany said it fell short while workers in Greece took to the streets to protest more spending cuts. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

In Bailing Out Greece, Germans Eye 'Functional, Surviving Euro'

European Union finance ministers said Thursday Greece would have to make even more austerity cuts to receive bailout money, even if there is a new government. Margaret Warner reports from Germany on how citizens of the continent's richest country feel about the EU's latest debt relief package for Greece.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 9, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/09/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island will host this episode. Waianae High School students on Leeward Oahu present an update to their story about how pay cuts have affected the lives of husband-and-wife teachers and their three sons. Students from Maui's H.P. Baldwin High School also have an update to their report on the hive beetle, a threat to local honey bees and ultimately, the state's environment. Other schools contributing to this episode are: Kea'au High and Waiakea High on Hawaii Island, Lahaina Intermediate (Maui), Molokai High (Molokai), and Roosevelt High and Wheeler Middle on Oahu.

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Legalized Gambling

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/09/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On this edition of INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan moderates as guests present their views for and against legalized gambling. Last week, two Maui lawmakers introduced bills that would authorize gaming on Hawaiian home lands, establish a regulation commission, grant a license for a Waikiki casino and fund a compulsive gambler program. Those who support legalized gambling say it would bring in needed revenue for the state; those in opposition believe it would lead to more crime and breed irresponsible gaming lifestyles.

Scheduled guests include: Sue Dursin, Hawaii County Director, Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling; John Warren Kindt, Professor of Business and Legal Policy, University of Illinois; John Radcliffe, Principal, Radcliffe and Associates; and Malama Solomon, Senator, District 1 (East Hawaii Island).

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 10, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/10/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Sebelius Explains White House's Contraception Compromise

In an abrupt shift in policy Friday, President Obama backtracked some, announcing that religious employers would not be required to offer free birth control to employees after all. Instead the burden would be on insurers. Ray Suarez and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discuss the president's new plan.

REPORT

Greece Reels as Government OKs More Austerity Measures

As Greece signed off on a new round of austerity measures in exchange for another bailout, European finance ministers said the cuts may not be enough. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on the start of a two-day strike over the cuts.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Obama's Contraception Compromise, CPAC, Santorum's Big Night

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including President Obama backtracking on the administration's earlier contraception mandate, the GOP field at the Conservative Political Action Conference and Rick Santorum's latest surge in the delegate race.

REPORT

News Wrap: Romney, Santorum Pitch Conservative Values at CPAC

In other news Friday, presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney touted their conservative credentials to activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. In Syria, at least 28 people were killed in a pair of suicide car bombings.

REPORT

Italy: Amid Eurozone Crisis, 'Going the Greece Way' Would Be Disastrous

Languishing amid the eurozone crisis, all of Italy is hurting and under pressure from international creditors to bring down its massive national debt. Margaret Warner reports from Milan on an economy so big that a default could bring about the collapse of the entire euro system.

REPORT

'OMG! Meiyu' Introduces China to American Slang, Idioms and Jay-Z

Combining the powers of social media and fluent Mandarin, Jessica Beinecke teaches American slang to eager Chinese minds half a world away. Hari Sreenivasan reports on Beinecke's success with Voice of America's online video program "OMG! Meiyu" and her role as an ambassador of American culture and language to China.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 10, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/10/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 10, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/10/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 10, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/10/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: The Interrupters

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/14/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

During one weekend in Chicago in 2008, 37 people were shot, seven of them fatally. FRONTLINE follows a group of older former gang leaders trying to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once committed. The film follows the inner workings of CeaseFire, an innovative program in Chicago designed to prevent shootings, including weekly meetings where the interrupters report on the simmering disputes and the senseless shootings in their neighborhoods. This special episode is a compelling journey into the stubborn, persistent violence that plagues our American cities.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 13, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/13/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama, Republicans Square Off Over $3.8 Trillion Budget Plan

Unveiling a $3.8 trillion budget blueprint on Monday, President Obama cast the plan as an essential tool to spur economic growth and noted that tough choices would put the country "on a more sustainable fiscal path." Republicans called the plan a "campaign document." Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Greece Plunges into Turmoil After Austerity Vote

After a vote on austerity measures by the Greek Parliament on Sunday inched the country closer to a second bailout, violent protests erupted once again in the streets of Athens. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on lingering obstacles to a resolution of the E.U. debt crisis.

ANALYSIS

After Weekend Wins, Some Republicans Still Question Romney's GOP Values

Despite weekend wins by Mitt Romney in Maine's caucuses and the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, a recent nationwide survey of voters found Rick Santorum slightly ahead. Judy Woodruff discusses the evolving GOP field with USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.

REPORT

Why China's Youth Find Western Culture Attractive

As Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping travels to the United States this week -- a trip designed in part to head off mounting tensions between the two countries -- GlobalPost correspondent Kathleen McLaughlin reports from Beijing on the growing influence of Western culture on Chinese youth.

REPORT

News Wrap: NATO Says Afghanistan Airstrike May Have Mistakenly Killed 8 Boys

In other news Monday, Syrian rebels pushed back against government tanks in the town of Rastan as the uprising moved toward open warfare. In Afghanistan, NATO acknowledged an airstrike may have accidentally killed eight boys last week.

ANALYSIS

Greek Ambassador: 'Profound Structural Reforms' Necessary for Long-Term Recovery

Protests flooded Athens over the weekend, escalating Monday in the wake of the Greek Parliament's approval of a new wave of austerity measures. Jeffrey Brown talks with Greece's ambassador to the United States, Vassilis Kaskarelis, about the protests, the bailout negotiations and the potential impact of the austerity plan.

ANALYSIS

'Slavery by Another Name' Relays the Forgotten Stories of Post-Civil War Slaves

A new PBS documentary called "Slavery by Another Name" tells the story of the adapted forced labor practices that helped extend slavery long after the end of the Civil War. Gwen Ifill speaks with Douglas Blackmon, the film's co-executive producer, about this largely forgotten piece of history and the forces that propelled it.

CONVERSATION

The Life and Legacy of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, the superstar known for turning gospel and soul into pop music gold, was found dead over the weekend in her Los Angeles hotel room. She was 48. Jeffrey Brown and songwriter Gordon Chambers discuss her life and legacy, including some recent struggles that drew public concern.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 14, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/14/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

What Extending Payroll Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits Would Mean for Americans

After days of partisan deadlock, there were signs of progress Tuesday in Congress over extending payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits for the rest of the year. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics and the implications of the potential extensions with Todd Zwillich of WYNC Radio's "The Takeaway."

REPORT

Chinese VP Xi Ready for 'Candid' Dialogue on Human Rights

Amid ongoing tension between China and the United States on a variety of issues from human rights to currency policy, President Obama struck a hopeful note Tuesday as he hosted Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is likely to become the next president of the world's most populous nation. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Who Makes Apple's Gadgets and Under What Conditions?

While Apple's popularity has grown with products like the iPad, iPod and iPhone, so has criticism of the labor practices at Chinese factories where the products are made. Jeffrey Brown discusses the criticism and an ongoing audit of worker conditions with Peter Burrows of Bloomberg Businessweek.

ANALYSIS

The Jeremy Lin Phenomenon

Jeremy Lin, a point guard for the New York Knicks and the first Chinese-American player in NBA history, is on a storybook run in his first four games as a starter. Ray Suarez and Jeff Yang of The Wall Street Journal explore how an unknown basketball player suddenly captured the attention of the NBA, the sports world and beyond.

REPORT

News Wrap: Eurozone Meeting on Greece Bailout Canceled

In other news Tuesday, eurozone finance ministers canceled a meeting set for Wednesday on approving a $170 billion bailout for Greece. The group plans to meet Monday after discussing how Greece will achieve promised savings. Also, in Syria, the army of President Bashar al-Assad intensified its artillery barrage on Homs.

ANALYSIS

China's Xi Visits Obama Amid 'Quite a Bit of Trouble' in Relations

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the White House Tuesday, where President Obama cautioned him and his nation that with "expanding power" comes more responsibility. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of U.S.-China relations with the Brookings Institution's Cheng Li and Michael Pillsbury, a Defense Department consultant.

REPORT 

'Accordion' Families Expand for Boomerang Kids, 'Parasite Singles' to Move Home

In her new book, "The Accordion Family," sociologist Katherine Newman examines why more young adults in the world's wealthiest countries are returning home to live with their parents -- a phenomenon that Paul Solman has come across repeatedly in his reporting on global economic problems as part of his Making Sen$e series.

ESSAY

Poet Tony Hoagland Explores Species' 'Romantic Moments'

In honor of Valentine's Day, poet Tony Hoagland reads "Romantic Moment" -- a poem about a man and woman who have just watched a nature documentary on a date, and how their expressions of affection stack up against those of leopard frogs, chimpanzees, bull penguins and so on.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/15/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Honduran Prison Fire Kills at Least 272; Cause Unclear

Flames engulfed an overcrowded 1940s-era prison facility Tuesday night in the city of Comayagua in Honduras, killing at least 272 inmates. Margaret Warner reports on the deadly blaze and the ongoing investigation.

REPORT

News Wrap: Congress to Finalize Details on Payroll Tax Cut

In other news Wednesday, congressional negotiators worked to sort out details on extending the payroll tax cut through the end of this year. The $100 billion cost will be added to the national debt. A final vote could come Friday. Also, Iran made claims of sweeping progress in its efforts to produce nuclear fuel.

ANALYSIS

Debating the Safety, Wisdom of New Nuclear Reactors in Georgia

A construction site in Georgia is slated to house the nation's first new commercial nuclear reactors in decades. Jeffrey Brown discusses the controversial Plant Vogtle facility and the state of American nuclear power with Stephen Smith of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Nuclear Energy Institute's Tony Pietrangelo.

ANALYSIS

What's Causing a Shortage of Pediatric Cancer Drugs?

While more than 250 drugs were declared in short supply in the U.S. this past year, the latest worries centered on one called Methotrexate, considered essential for children battling leukemia. Ray Suarez discusses the problem and latest developments with Dr. Peter Adamson of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

ANALYSIS

From Overcrowding to Corruption, Examining Prison Life in Honduras

A fast-moving blaze engulfed a Honduras prison Tuesday night, killing more than 272 people. Margaret Warner discusses the details of the fire and a prison system notorious for overcrowding and violence with The Wall Street Journal's Nicholas Casey, reporting from Mexico City.

ANALYSIS

In Michigan, Romney 'Is Going to Have to Fight for His Life' vs. Santorum

Several national polls now show GOP hopeful Rick Santorum in a new dead heat with longtime front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen Ifill discusses Santorum's rise and efforts to win Michigan's Feb. 28 primary with The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter.

REPORT

Post-Revolution Tunisia Attempts Painful Transition to Democracy

One year after the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia faces ongoing economic and political struggles as it attempts a painful transition to democracy. Jessie Deeter reports, as part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 16, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/16/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.N. Calls for End to Syrian Crackdown, Assad to Step Down

While killings continue in Syria, the United Nations demanded change Thursday with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accusing the government of "crimes against humanity." Also, a non-binding General Assembly resolution called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Officials Warn Iran Might Blockade Strait of Hormuz if Attacked

In other news Thursday, top U.S. officials offered new assessments of Iran's nuclear program, a day after the country claimed major new achievements in producing its own nuclear fuel. Also, claims and counter-claims were plentiful over possible peace talks involving the United States, the Afghan government and the Taliban.

ANALYSIS

Examining the Romney Campaign's 'Active, Snarky' Use of Twitter

Social media have had a big impact on politics this election season, influencing which issues reach the forefront and affecting how campaigns act and react. A regular new NewsHour segment will track political issues as they play out online, featuring journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the new website, Daily Download.

REPORT

Why Not Everyone Supports Black History Month

Black History Month originated in 1925 when the second week of February was made Negro History Week since it contained the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how some African-Americans now oppose the idea of dedicating a special month to black history.

ANALYSIS

Would U.S. or Other Nation Lead Effort to Topple Syrian Regime?

The United Nations issued a non-binding resolution Thursday calling for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down after Russia and China vetoed an earlier Security Council measure. Ray Suarez discusses diplomatic options over Syria with The Wall Street Journal's Joe Lauria and Hisham Melhem of the Al Arabiya News Network.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Pelosi Outlines Democrats' Campaign Vision

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Judy Woodruff in an interview Thursday that the deal forged on Capitol Hill to extend a payroll tax cut and continue unemployment insurance benefits will create jobs and help the economy. Pelosi also discussed upcoming legislation in the House, campaign finance and the 2012 elections.

REPORT

Internet Voting: Will Democracy or Hackers Win?

While it seems like everything can be done online these days, that's not actually the case when it comes to elections. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien explores the security, logistical and secrecy challenges of Internet voting.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 16, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/16/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Students from Hana K-12 School host the episode of HIKI NŌ. In this edition, student journalists from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai have an update on their Nene geese story that originally aired in December.

Other featured schools: Kea'au High and West Hawaii Explorations Academy (Hawaii Island); Lokelani Intermediate (Maui); Kalani High, Kapolei High, Saint Francis and Waialua High and Intermediate (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Feb. 18 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: The State of Hospitals: Emergency or Evolution?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/16/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tune in to INSIGHTS this week as Dan Boylan and guests talk about the state of Oahu's hospitals. Guests will discuss how the island's remaining hospitals are handling the influx of patients and emergencies in the wake of Hawaii Medical Center's closures in Ewa and Liliha.

Scheduled guests include: Josh Green, MD, Senate Health Committee Chair and ER physician; James Ireland, MD, Emergency Services Department Director, City & County of Honolulu; Virginia Pressler, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, Hawaii Pacific Health; and Arthur Ushijima, President and CEO, The Queen's Health Systems.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 17, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/17/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Chinese VP Xi Wraps Up U.S. Visit in Los Angeles With Focus on Trade

China's Vice President Xi Jinping concluded his tour of the United States Friday in Los Angeles with a focus on trade, as a new joint venture was announced between DreamWorks Animation and several Chinese media groups. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: After Standoff, Congress OKs Payroll Tax Cut Extension

In other news Friday, Congress voted to extend a payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans two weeks before the cuts were due to expire. Also, a 29-year-old Moroccan man was arrested after allegedly planning to detonate a suicide bomb near the U.S. Capitol building.

ANALYSIS

Lt. Col. Daniel Davis: Commanders Sending False Impressions of Afghan War

Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis recently criticized top military brass, including retired Gen. David Petraeus, saying they have misled Congress and the American people about progress in the war in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner speaks with Davis about his whistleblowing, why he went public and what his future may hold in the military.

REPORT

Anthony Shadid Remembered for 'Great Brilliance About War Reporting'

A gifted Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent and a regular on the NewsHour, Anthony Shadid's reporting took him from one conflict zone to the next -- from Egypt to Libya and Syria, where he died Thursday of a severe asthma attack while covering the Assad government's violent crackdown. He was 43. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Are Chinese Business Partnerships a Good Deal for U.S. Companies?

A joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks launched Friday as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up a U.S. tour. Jeffrey Brown discusses the benefits and drawbacks of U.S.-China business partnerships with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Stephen Orlins and University of California, Irvine's Peter Navarro.

ANALYSIS

Could U.S. Accept Iran Having Some Nuclear Technology?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the world's major powers are reviewing a formal response to a letter from Iran suggesting serious interest in talks about the country's nuclear program. Ray Suarez discusses the possibility of talks with the Council on Foreign Relations' Ray Takeyh and Flynt Leverett of RaceforIran.com.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Gerson on Rare Bipartisan Deal on Tax Cut, Romney's Michigan Challenge

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week's top news including Congress' bipartisan payroll tax cut extension deal, GOP hopeful Rick Santorum's lack of public support among his former colleagues in Washington and Mitt Romney's chances of winning his home state of Michigan.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 17, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/17/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 17, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/17/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 17, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/17/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 20, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/20/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Ahead in Polls, Santorum Says Global Warming Is Politics, Not Science

A nationwide Gallup poll showed presidential hopeful Rick Santorum leading the GOP field with 36 percent of Republican voters. The new frontrunner, who is leading rival Mitt Romney by eight points, drew crowds and criticism Monday after he said global warming is "not climate science but political science." Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

Food and Water Scarce in Embattled Syrian City of Homs

The Syrian Army sent more tanks to the embattled city of Homs, the heart of the anti-government uprising. Residents there are suffering from a lack of food, water and medical supplies. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports.

CONVERSATION 

50 Years Later, Astronaut John Glenn Recounts His Historic Mission in Space

Fifty years ago, NASA astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, despite numerous glitches. Judy Woodruff and Glenn discuss how the historic mission changed the space race.

CONVERSATION

How Abraham Lincoln Shaped American Politics, Popular Culture

On this Presidents' Day, Hari Sreenivasan and historian Richard Norton Smith discuss President Lincoln's influence on American politics and popular culture as they tour the Ford's Theatre's new Center for Education and Leadership dedicated to the president.

REPORT

News Wrap: Eurozone Ministers Move Closer to Granting Greece Next Bailout

In other news Monday, Eurozone finance ministers decided at a meeting in Brussels that Greece must implement more austerity measures before they approve a $171 billion bailout package to avoid defaulting on its debts. Also, U.N. inspectors began a two-day visit to Iran to press for information on Tehran's nuclear program.

ANALYSIS

Red Cross Seeks Ceasefire to Deliver Medical Supplies in Syria

As Syrian government forces continued to fight anti-government forces in Homs, the International Committee of the Red Cross said it is seeking a two-hour ceasefire to deliver medical supplies and aid to civilians. Margaret Warner discusses the difficulties of delivering humanitarian aid with InterAction's Joel Charny.

REPORT 

India Close to Eradicating Polio, But Challenges Still Remain

Health officials in India are close to wiping out polio, a disease forgotten in most of the world but still endemic in some developing countries. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on India's challenge to remain vigilant in its campaign to immunize children one mouthful at a time.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 21, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/21/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Gas Prices Rise, White House Goes on Offensive, Defensive

With President Obama taking heat from the GOP over rising gas prices, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney worked Tuesday to shift blame and tout domestic energy exploration efforts. Judy Woodruff discusses the political implications of $3.58 a gallon with The New York Times' Michael Shear and John Kilduff of Again Capital.

REPORT

With Greece Bailout Comes Relief, Lingering Doubts

Struggling to avoid even worse damage from its debt crisis, Greece was granted another EU bailout Tuesday, a $172 billion package aimed at helping the country avoid default. Richard Edgar of Independent Television News reports on the eurozone finance ministers' decision amid longer-term anxieties.

ANALYSIS

Can Pro-Obama Super PAC Match GOP Groups' Financial Might?

January financial disclosures exposed the power of unaffiliated super PACs funds this election season. Margaret Warner and John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News discuss the fundraising reports, the $22 million raised and some of the big spenders helping these groups help their preferred candidates.

CONVERSATION

Roger Rosenblatt Reflects on Love, Grief, Kayaks

Author Roger Rosenblatt considers grief, solace, solitude and love in the wake of his daughter's death in his new book "Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief and Small Boats." Jeffrey Brown and Rosenblatt discuss a morning out on the water and a journey through grief.

REPORT

News Wrap: Supreme Court to Consider Affirmative Action Challenge

In other news Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to revisit affirmative action in college admissions. A white student who was denied entry at the University of Texas in 2008 filed the case, calling the school's race-conscious policy unconstitutional. Also, federal regulators moved to ease shortages of two cancer drugs.

ANALYSIS

After Second Bailout, Is Greece Still Likely to Default?

Eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday granted Greece its second bailout, a $172 billion package aimed at helping the country avoid default. Jeffrey Brown discusses the longer-term concerns of austerity measures and growth with Georgetown University's Scheherazade Rehman and Joao Vale de Almeida, the EU's ambassador to the U.S.

REPORT 

Thailand Grapples With Deadly Tensions Between Muslims, Buddhists

At least 5,000 people have been killed since 2004 in Thailand's three southern provinces amid ongoing mistrust between minority Muslims and majority Buddhists. Kira Kaye reports on efforts to resolve tensions as part of the new Fault Lines of Faith series, produced in partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: The Child Cases (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/21/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

After FRONTLINE's broadcast last year, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the conviction of Ernie Lopez. He was sent to prison for 60 years for what was seen as a "clearcut and classic" case of child abuse, in the death of 6-month-old Isis Vas. In this joint investigation with ProPublica and NPR, FRONTLINE correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence - involving abuse, assault, and "shaken baby syndrome" - that was later found unreliable or flat-out wrong. Are death investigators being properly trained for child cases? Also in this magazine hour: Correspondent Martin Smith continues to investigate for-profit colleges, this time focusing on their aggressive recruitment of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Are the for-profits making promises that they can't keep?

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/22/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Clashes Over Quran Burnings at U.S. Base in Afghanistan Turn Deadly

At least seven people died in a second day of protests after Afghan workers at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan saw American troops put Qurans from a nearby prison into a burn pit for trash late Monday. Although the U.S. issued an apology, protests continued to spread across the country. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.N. Team Says Iran Trip Yielded Little Nuclear Knowledge

In other news Wednesday, a team from the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency ended a two-day mission to Iran, but the delegation's head said talks failed to yield any significant progress. Also, nearly 50 people were killed in Argentina when a commuter train crashed at a Buenos Aires station.

REPORT

In Syrian City, 'There Aren't Enough Coffins'

As Syria's government intensified its assault on the city of Homs Wednesday, activists said more than 70 people had been killed -- including an American reporter working for the British Sunday Times and a French photojournalist. Tim Ewart and Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News report.

CONVERSATION

Smithsonian's African-American History Museum an 'Opportunity for Understanding'

Ground was broken Wednesday on the National Mall for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015. Jeffrey Brown discusses the pivotal moment in the long, $500 million effort to showcase the stories and experiences of black Americans with journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson.

ANALYSIS

Will Quran-Burning Investigation Quell Anger in Afghanistan?

Hundreds of protesters voiced their anger at NATO and American forces Wednesday in Afghanistan after some U.S. troops were seen putting Qurans in a burn pit for trash. Jeffrey Brown and Heidi Vogt of The Associated Press in Kabul discuss the spreading anger and the implications for U.S.-Afghan relations.

ANALYSIS

Sizing up Romney, Santorum Campaigns in Arizona, Michigan

GOP contenders campaigned Wednesday in Arizona as they prepared for the season's 20th presidential debate. Gwen Ifill reports from Phoenix. Then Judy Woodruff discusses the coming Michigan primary with Micheline Maynard of the public media project Changing Gears and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter.

ANALYSIS  

Supreme Court Hears Free Speech Case Over Stolen Valor Act

Falsely claiming a Congressional Medal of Honor could land you in jail according to the Stolen Valor Act, a federal law making it a crime to lie about a military decoration. Margaret Warner and Marcia Coyle discuss a case involving that law under review by the Supreme Court plus a case involving ownership of Montana riverbeds.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 23, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/23/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Romney, Santorum Clash Over Conservative Values, Earmarks

GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded repeated blows at a debate Wednesday night in Mesa, Ariz., criticizing each other on conservative beliefs, use of federal earmarks and education reform. Judy Woodruff reports on the Republican candidates' campaign tactics ahead of primaries in Arizona and Michigan.

REPORT

Bombings Across Iraq Kill at Least 55, Wound More Than 225

A wave of coordinated shootings and deadly explosions unfolded across Iraq Thursday, killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 225. The U.S. State Department condemned the violence as a "desperate attempt by terror groups" to invoke fear as Iraq tries to stabilize politically. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

Online Public Schools Gain Popularity, but Quality Questions Persist

Full-time public cyber schools are now an option in 30 states, allowing some 250,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade to press buttons to raise their hands and message their teachers. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports from Pennsylvania where the demand for online charter schools is high.

ANALYSIS

Upper Big Branch Miners' Families 'Encouraged' by Prosecutors' Moves

West Virginia mine safety officials on Thursday issued 253 violations against Massey Energy in their final report on the 2010 Upper Big Branch mining disaster that killed 29 men. Jeffrey Brown and NPR's Howard Berkes discuss the findings and prosecution efforts to reach higher into the ranks of Massey's upper management.

ANALYSIS 

News Wrap: Obama Apologizes for Quran Burnings on U.S. Base

In other news Thursday, riots broke out across Afghanistan for a third day over Quran burnings at a U.S. air base, and President Obama offered his "sincere apologies" in a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Also, Army Pvt. Bradley Manning was arraigned in a Maryland military court on charges that he leaked documents.

ANALYSIS 

Who Was Behind Latest Coordinated Attacks Across Iraq?

A spree of shootings and deadly explosions across Iraq killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 225 Thursday. The Interior Ministry and a member of the Baghdad City Council blamed al-Qaida. Jeffrey Brown discusses the implications amid Iraq's shifting political structure with Jane Arraf of Al Jazeera English.

DEBATE 

Virginia Proposal Mandating Ultrasound Before Abortion Debated

Amid rising criticism, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell changed his stance on a bill that would require women to have a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion, noting that an abdominal ultrasound would be more appropriate. Judy Woodruff and guests discuss Virginia's proposed law and nationwide efforts to curb access to abortions.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 23, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/23/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Maui High School will be hosting this week's encore presentation of HIKI NŌ. In this edition, young reporters from Maui Waena Intermediate update their story on a man who served in the legendary 442nd infantry during World War II.

Other schools featured in this episode: Connections Public Charter School, Kea‛au High and Kealakehe High (Hawaii Island); and Hālau Lōkahi, Kainalu Elementary, Kalaheo High and Maryknoll School (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Long Term Care

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/23/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On this edition of INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan and guests discuss long term care in Hawaii. Hawaii has one of the nation's highest elderly populations; paired with rising costs and fragmented, limited services, concern is growing over options and resources for elderly care. Guests will discuss the realities and future outlook of the long term care sector and what it means for Hawaii's care providers and families.

Scheduled guests include: Paul Brewbaker, economist, TZ Economics; Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair, Senate Human Services Committee; Stuart Ho, Chair, State Long Term Care Commission; and Laurie Kaneshiro, long-term care provider.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 24, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/24/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Tunisia, 'Friends of Syria' Call for Ceasefire, Assad to Step Down

Officials from more than 60 nations met Friday, calling on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down and for the government to stop killing its people. That would allow humanitarian supplies to be delivered and evacuations to begin in Homs, which has seen heavy fighting. Carl Dinnen of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT  

News Wrap: At Least 7 More Killed in Afghanistan Over Quran Burnings

In other news Friday, at least seven more people were killed in Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base, making the death toll 20 since Tuesday. Also, the U.N. nuclear agency concluded Iran tripled its production of higher-grade enriched uranium in recent months.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Syria Conundrum, Santorum's Struggles, Civility

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including Secretary Clinton's harsh words on Syria, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum sparring during a plethora of Republican debates and the analysts being honored for their civility week after week.

ANALYSIS 

What Can 'Friends of Syria' Do to Help Halt Killings?

As officials from more than 60 nations on Friday called on Syria's government to stop killings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed that if the regime refused the delivery of humanitarian supplies, "it will have even more blood on its hands." Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss what can be done to halt further bloodshed.

ANALYSIS

Standard of Proof in Question at Trial Related to Rutgers Student's Suicide

Opening statements began Friday in the trial of Dharun Ravi, a Rutgers student charged with using a webcam to spy on his roommate, who later killed himself, during a physical encounter with another man. Ray Suarez, The Associated Press' Geoff Mulvihill and Slate's Emily Bazelon discuss the trial's standard of proof.

REPORT

New York Arts Program Brings 'Harmony' to Low-Income Students

Serving mostly low-income children in New York City, an innovative music education program called Harmony provides free instruments and daily music lessons to children in third through sixth grades. Correspondent John Merrow reports on an arts program changing lives in public schools, based on a system developed in Venezuela.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 24, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/24/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 24, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/24/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 24, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/24/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 27, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/27/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Suicide Attack at NATO Base in Jalalabad Kills 9 Afghans

Nine Afghans were killed Monday after a suicide attacker set off a car bomb at the entrance of a NATO base and airport in Jalalabad. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Ousted Yemeni President Saleh to Seek Exile in Ethiopia

In other news Monday, Syria's opposition reported as many as 138 deaths as new protests surfaced against the regime. The Syrian Red Crescent reached the besieged city of Homs and evacuated three people. Also, ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave Yemen within two days to go into exile in Ethiopia.

ANALYSIS In Russia, 'No Romantic Notion of Revolution' Before Election

Russian protesters formed a human chain in Moscow Sunday to register their opposition toward Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his bid to become president again. Margaret Warner reports on the upcoming election as reports emerge of an alleged assassination plot and pressure mounts on Russia to change its policy toward Syria.

ANALYSIS

How Widespread, Deep Are Anti-American Feelings in Afghanistan?

Nine Afghans were killed Monday after a suicide car bomber targeted a NATO air base, ramming its entrance. Judy Woodruff and guests discuss the latest violence amid ongoing anti-American protests over Quran burnings at a U.S. air base.

ANALYSIS

If Romney Loses Michigan, 'All Bets Are Off'

Ahead of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney focused on federal spending while Rick Santorum said religion should play a wider role in public policy. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the GOP primary battle with USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.

REPORT

The Healing Power of Music

An unconventional approach to recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 28, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/28/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Romney Accuses Santorum of 'Dirty Tricks' in Wooing Michigan Democrats

Struggling against an aggressive challenge in his home state of Michigan, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday accused rival Rick Santorum of "dirty tricks" in courting Democratic cross-over votes with automated robocalls. Gwen Ifill discusses what to look for in the primary results with Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics.

REPORT

News Wrap: Death Toll Rises to 3 in Ohio High School Shooting

In other news Tuesday, two more students died after Monday's shooting at a suburban Cleveland school. The alleged shooter had his first appearance in juvenile court, and prosecutors said he apparently chose the victims at random. In Pakistan, gunmen in military uniforms stopped a convoy of buses and killed 16 Shiite passengers.

REPORT

Ethiopia: A Battle for Land and Water

A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace.

CONVERSATION

A New Voice at the Kennedy Center, Jason Moran 'Promotes the Abstract' in Jazz

An emerging jazz innovator and the new artistic director at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, musician Jason Moran uses song to promote thought, therapy, consciousness and creativity. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Moran about his efforts to create more appreciators of the arts in his new role.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Discuss Romney's Win in Arizona, Chances of Long GOP Tussle

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss GOP hopeful Mitt Romney's win in Arizona and what the results mean for the rest of the GOP field, including Rick Santorum, on Super Tuesday.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Santorum Robocalls, Obama's Overtures to Detroit

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the day's top political news including Arizona's primary, Rick Santorum's plea to Michigan Democrats to vote for him in the state's open primary, Mitt Romney's do-or-die moment in his home state and President Obama touting the Detroit bailout.

ANALYSIS

'Mosque Crawlers,' 'Rakers' Monitoring U.S. Muslims for NYPD

The White House helped fund a police surveillance effort of Muslims in the New York City area after 9/11, The Associated Press revealed Monday. The operation, part of a monitoring story that emerged last summer, triggered immediate criticism from civil rights groups. Ray Suarez speaks with the AP's Matt Apuzzo.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Weighs Corporate Liability in Human Rights Cases

The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, weighing whether victims of abuses overseas should have the right to use U.S. courts to prove companies should pay for alleged involvement in human rights atrocities. Gwen Ifill and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the potential liability implications for corporations.

ANALYSIS 

After Years of Campaigning in Michigan, Romney Faces Test in Home State

After Mitt Romney won Arizona's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, Gwen Ifill and Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics examined the state of play in the GOP field.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/28/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE continues its investigation of nuclear safety with an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011. With exclusive eyewitness testimony from key figures in the drama - including the Japanese prime minister and senior executives at the power company Tepco - FRONTLINE tells the story of the workers struggling frantically to reconnect power inside the plant's pitch-dark and highly radioactive reactor buildings; the nuclear experts and officials in the prime minister's office fighting to get information as the crisis spiraled out of control; and the plant manager who disobeyed his executives' orders when he thought it would save the lives of his workers. The story profiles the Japanese soldiers and firefighters drafted to cool the reactors, who were wounded when the reactor housings exploded; and the families, living near the nuclear plant, who unknowingly fled in the same direction as the radioactive plume, exposing themselves to dangerously high radiation levels.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 29, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/29/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

North Korea Agrees to Suspend Nuclear Work for U.S. Food Aid Swap

North Korea announced on Wednesday that it will implement a moratorium on long-range missile launches and uranium enrichment at its Yongbyon nuclear facility in exchange for 240,000 metric tons of food aid from the United States. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT  

News Wrap: At Least 9 Dead After Tornadoes Sweep Midwest

In other news Wednesday, at least nine people were killed in the Midwest as an outbreak of tornadoes ripped across the region. More than 30 others were hurt, and a series of small towns suffered heavy damage. In Syria, government troops and tanks pushed into a rebel-held area in the battered city of Homs.

REPORT 

Benefit Corporations Aim to Make a Profit -- and a Positive Impact

Seven states have passed legislation officially recognizing companies with a conscience. Called benefit corporations, or B Corps, the firms strive to make a positive impact on society while also turning a profit. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series.

ANALYSIS

News Corp.'s Succession 'in Flux' as James Murdoch Resigns

Under pressure from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed his tabloid News of the World last summer, James Murdoch -- the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch -- stepped down as executive chairman of News International. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing fallout with Ned Temko of The Observer in London.

ANALYSIS

North Korea's Nuclear Attitude: What's Next?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said North Korea's agreement to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid was "a modest first step in the right direction." Judy Woodruff, The Korea Society's Donald Gregg and Georgetown University's Balbina Hwang discuss the implications for multinational disarmament talks.

ANALYSIS

Deconstructing a Republican Hopeful's Road to 1,144 Delegates

The Republican Party's eventual nominee needs to secure 1,144 delegates. With wins in Michigan and Arizona Wednesday, Mitt Romney leads the GOP field with 135. Gwen Ifill discusses Super Tuesday, when a sizable 419 delegates are at stake, with Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Frontloading HQ's Josh Putnam.

ANALYSIS

Russian Dissident Blogger Navalny: 'Ghosts of Gadhafi Are Haunting' Putin

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused his enemies of planning dirty tricks, including ballot stuffing and even murder, in an attempt to mar the vote's outcome. Reporting in Moscow, Margaret Warner spoke with Russia's Alexei Navalny, a leading reformer and anti-corruption blogger.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 1, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/01/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Syrian Rebels Pull Back From Besieged City of Homs

After enduring weeks of shelling, rebels fighting the Syrian military in the besieged city of Homs said they were pulling back Thursday, retreating from the heavily damaged Baba Amr district. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television New reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Senate Democrats Defeat Reversal of Obama's Birth Control Policy

In other news Thursday, two U.S. soldiers were killed by Afghan attackers, raising the death toll of American troops to six in violence that began after Quran burnings at an American base. Also, Senate Democrats defeated a bid to reverse President Obama's policy on birth control coverage.

REPORT

Will Brown's Vision for High-Speed Rail in California Stay on Track?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants California to build bullet trains. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on whether a massive and costly high-speed rail project, now underway in a state flooded with budget cuts, will ever be completed or worth its cost.

ANALYSIS 

How 'Passionate Warrior' Breitbart Influenced Conservative Social Media Efforts

For another discussion on how politicians use online tools, Jeffrey Brown is joined by journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download. They reflect on the impact of conservative "warrior" Andrew Breitbart, who was found dead Thursday, and examine how event staging is affecting campaigns this year.

ANALYSIS

Leading Activist: Free Syrian Army Needs Weapons to Defend Citizens

As rebels announced their withdrawal from Homs Thursday, Haitham Maleh, a judge and member of the Syrian National Council, said the country's opposition is united and the rebel Free Syrian Army needs weapons to defend residents. Also, Ray Suarez speaks with Time Magazine's Rania Abouzeid about Syria's humanitarian situation.

ANALYSIS

Google's New Privacy Policy: Invasive, Innovative or Both?

Google's sweeping new privacy policy took effect Thursday, stirring concern among many state attorneys general who have called it an invasion of privacy. The company said the move would allow it to personalize information for customers and streamline privacy measures. Jeffrey Brown and guests examine the new policy's effects.

ANALYSIS 

Super Tuesday: Which Republicans Will Show Strength in South?

On the campaign trail, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney targeted President Obama over surging gas prices while the president countered that Republican plans focused mainly on drilling. Kwame Holman reports. Then Ray Suarez discusses Super Tuesday with University of Georgia's Charles Bullock and Vanderbilt University's John Geer.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 1, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/01/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Nanakuli High and Intermediate School host this episode of HIKI NŌ. Correspondents from Mid-Pacific Institute file an update on Oahu's fireworks ban. Also, students from Kamehameha Schools Maui present an update on the translocation of nene geese from Kauai to Maui. Correspondents from Damien Memorial in Honolulu report on monumental change for the all-boys' school: becoming co-ed. Meanwhile, Waimea High students on Kauai capture a community's feelings and memories surrounding an old sugar mill that is now facing demolition.

This week's other featured schools: Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (Hawaii Island); Waimea High School (Kauai); Campbell High School and Damien Memorial School (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, March 3 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Republican Presidential Candidates

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/01/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tune in to the next INSIGHTS as Dan Boylan and guests discuss the 2012 GOP presidential candidate race, ahead of Hawaii's Republican primary election on March 13. Hawaii's chair of the Republican Party and local representatives for some of the candidates will discuss how each campaign is doing in the islands and how Hawaii's GOP primary compares to recent ones in other states.

Scheduled guests include: David Chang, State Chairman, Hawaii Republican Party; Cindy Sue Clark, Finance Director, Newt Gingrich Hawaii campaign; Mike Greco, Volunteer, Ron Paul Hawaii campaign; and Fritz Rohlfing, Chair, Mitt Romney Hawaii campaign.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 2, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/02/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The First-ever PBS Online Film Festival

PBS kicked off its first-ever Online Film Festival this week, which will showcase 20 short films from independent filmmakers. Every Monday for five weeks, a new category of films will be available to watch via the PBS website and the PBS YouTube channel.

REPORT  

News Wrap: Yemen Protesters Demand Military Be Restructured

In other news Friday, crowds turned out for protests in 18 of Yemen's 21 provinces calling for officers loyal to the country's ousted leader be purged from the armed forces. In Iran, voters cast ballots in a parliamentary election that's expected to reinforce the rule of Islamic hardliners.

ANALYSIS

Turkish Ambassador: Arming Syrian Rebels 'Easier Said Than Done'

Leaders of the opposition Syrian National Council met Friday with the Turkish foreign minister in Istanbul to call for opening a military bureau in Turkey to coordinate the resistance in Syria. Ray Suarez and Namik Tan, Turkey's ambassador to the United States, discuss Turkey's toughening stance against its longtime ally.

ANALYSIS  

Shields, Brooks on Santorum Losing Steam, Ron Paul's Push for Delegates

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including Rick Santorum's "missed opportunity" in the Michigan primary, Ron Paul's strategy to amass delegates and President Obama striking an optimistic tone on the economy and using strong words over Iran.

ANALYSIS

Deadly Tornadoes Symptomatic of Strong 'Transition Season' Weather

Two Indiana towns were heavily damaged Friday as another round of deadly tornadoes raked the Midwest. Jeffrey Brown discusses the violent weather with Maj. Chuck Adams of the Clark County Sheriff's Department in Southern Indiana and meteorologist Greg Carbin of the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

REPORT

Homs Residents 'Planning Their Last Minutes' Amid 'Systematic Slaughter'

Saying the city had been "cleansed," the Syrian government prohibited the Red Cross from delivering critical food and medical supplies Friday to the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT

Despite Strengthening Opposition, Putin Favored to Claim Presidency Again

Though term limits forced him to cede the post four years ago, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday said he's confident he'll once again be elected president in Sunday's vote and called massive protests by opposition groups "a good experience for Russia." Margaret Warner reports from Moscow.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 2, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/02/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 2, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/02/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 2, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/02/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 5, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/05/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama, Netanyahu Show Unity, Yet Signal Differences, Over Iran Strategy

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Monday at the White House to discuss possible solutions to threats from Iran's nuclear program, pledging unity but signalling tension over how to proceed. Gwen Ifill reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Refugees Flee Syria for Lebanon as Crackdown Extends

In other news Monday, the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon accelerated with the U.N. refugee agency estimating as many as 2,000 Syrians fled the region around Homs over the weekend. In Yemen, at least 107 soldiers died in heavy fighting against al-Qaida fighters in the South over the weekend, according to military officials.

ANALYSIS 

What Putin's Latest Win Means for Russia

With a 64 percent landslide, Vladimir Putin claimed his third term as Russia's president Sunday, prompting celebrations, protests and accusations of voting fraud. Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating until their demands for democracy are met. Margaret Warner reports from Moscow on Russia's varying reactions to the vote.

REPORT

Snow, Cold Hinder Midwest's Recovery Efforts After Tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirmed 51 tornadoes across 11 states from Friday into early Saturday, from the Great Lakes spreading south of the Gulf Coast and as far east as Georgia and the Carolinas. Hari Sreenivasan reports on cleanup efforts in Indiana that have been slowed by Monday's snow and low temperatures.

ANALYSIS

As U.S., Israel Navigate Tensions Over Iran, Are 'All Options on the Table?'

President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed some areas of disagreement Monday over potential solutions to an Iranian nuclear threat, disputing whether diplomacy or military action would be a better move. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss how the leaders are dealing with their differences.

REPORT

Super Tuesday: How Ohio Is Shaping the Republican Race

On the eve of Super Tuesday, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney cited his business background as good experience for helping the economy while Rick Santorum took aim at the media, telling voters not to be swayed by poll numbers. Kwame Holman reports, then Judy Woodruff speaks with some Ohio voters about which candidates they favor.

REPORT

Hans Rosling Brings Life, Humor, Sword-Swallowing to Global Health Statistics

Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, visualizes global health trends and population numbers -- transforming dry poverty and development statistics into Internet sensations. In addition to his focus on the developing world and data visualization, the Swede happens to swallow swords. Ray Suarez reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/06/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Tackles Iran, Campaign Issues in Super Tuesday News Conference

In other news Tuesday, President Obama called out his GOP opponents in a White House news conference and attacked their views on foreign policy. Hours before he spoke, Iran agreed to let U.N. nuclear inspectors visit a military site. Also, eight women are suing the U.S. military, alleging that they were assaulted while serving.

REPORT

Marines Get Crash Course in Afghan Culture in California Model Village

A model Afghan village situated in the California desert is helping some U.S. Marines gain a better understanding of cultural differences and adapt to challenges when they are deployed to Afghanistan. Carl Nasman, a graduate journalism student at the University of California, Berkeley, reports.

REPORT 

A Life Under Fire: Combat Photographer Captures, Carries Wounds of War

Combat photographers have been documenting the terror, violence and boredom of war since the invention of photography. Tom Bearden profiles Air Force Sgt. Stacy Pearsall, who has documented the effects of war -- and has paid a heavy price.

ANALYSIS

PBS NewsHour Special Report: Super Tuesday Wrap-up

PBS NewsHour correspondents and analysts discuss the latest Super Tuesday results from contests around the country in this special 11 p.m. ET report.

ANALYSIS

Report: Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline

Black and Hispanic students are more likely to be suspended than white students, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights. Jeffrey Brown discusses the disparities with Christopher Edley Jr. of the University of California, Berkeley and the Fordham Institute's Chester Finn Jr.

ANALYSIS

What Bounty System Scandal Means for NFL's Future

NFL investigators found the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had created a bounty program to reward players when they injured opposing teams' players. Hari Sreenivasan and Sports Illustrated's Peter King discuss other ongoing investigations and the implications for the future of the NFL.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Gerson on a 'Race Far From Over' After Super Tuesday

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss Super Tuesday wins and losses by Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Then Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg discuss polling numbers in Ohio's critical contest.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/07/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

With Romney Leading and No End in Sight, GOP Campaigns Carry on

Despite winning six states, Mitt Romney's Super Tuesday victories did little to winnow the GOP field. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul picked up some delegates and continued campaigning ahead of more caucuses and primaries. Gwen Ifill, USA Today's Susan Page and the Pew Research Center's Andrew Kohut discuss the race.

REPORT

As Tensions Grow Between Iran, Israel, U.S., a Turn to Diplomacy

Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that plans for talks about its nuclear program were progressing at a meeting in Vienna -- a sign of confidence prompted after the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China agreed to Iran's offer of a diplomatic initiative. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

'The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman': Healing the Eastern Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst place on earth to be a woman, according to the United Nations. Regional war and rape leave an estimated 1,000 or more women assaulted every day. One organization, HEAL Africa, helps women manage their traumatic injuries holistically. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

REPORT

How American Election Observers Wound up Arrested in Egypt

While protesters in post-Mubarak Egypt demanded immediate reform and an early end to the interim government installed by the military, the regime targeted foreign groups that observe elections and promote democracy in Egypt. A court charged 43 foreigners, including 16 Americans, for fueling unrest. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Ohio Rep. Kucinich Concedes Defeat in Redistricting Showdown

In other news Wednesday, Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich lost his Democratic primary race Tuesday against Rep. Marcy Kaptur after redistricting forced them into the same district. In Syria, the Red Crescent entered the devastated Baba Amr district in the city of Homs, a week after a government siege ended.

ANALYSIS 

Iran: Can Diplomacy Prevail Over Military Action?

President Obama said Tuesday he still hopes Iran's nuclear threat could be resolved diplomatically. Jeffrey Brown explores potential diplomatic solutions to growing tensions between the U.S., Iran and Israel with the Brookings Institution's Suzanne Maloney and The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Mehdi Khalaji.

REPORT 

San Francisco's Famed Coit Tower Murals in Peril Due to Fog, Neglect

In San Francisco's Coit Tower, historic murals by 25 significant artists depicting life in California in the early 1930s have fallen into disrepair for a variety of reasons, including a lack of security, funding problems and the city's famous fog. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on efforts to preserve the famed frescoes.

ANALYSIS

Sam LaHood: Transition in Egypt Is Uneven, 'Way Forward Is Not Clear'

Sam LaHood, Egypt resident country director for the International Republican Institute, was one of 16 Americans charged in Egypt and temporarily barred from leaving for observing elections. Ray Suarez spoke with LaHood about what happened.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 8, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/08/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

News Wrap: World Powers Stress Diplomacy in Iran

In other news Thursday, the U.S., China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany urged Iran to let U.N. inspectors into its nuclear sites as promised, stressing that diplomacy was crucial to resolving tensions. Also, a large number of private investors agreed to help Greece slash $140 billion from its debt.

ANALYSIS

Activist: Amid Executions and Torture, Syrians OK With Risks of No-Fly Zone

Syria's deputy oil minister appeared to defect from President Assad's regime in an online video Thursday, calling the opposition "the voice of righteousness." Ray Suarez, Syrian activist Danny Abdul Dayem and the International Crisis Group's Robert Malley discuss the hurdles of bringing aid to the country's rebels and civilians.

ANALYSIS

'Kony 2012': 'Unprecedented' Viral Video's Message, Backlash Examined

The "Stop Kony" campaign that's gone viral in recent days aims to spotlight the atrocities of warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda. Margaret Warner discusses the nonprofit Invisible Children's popular "Kony 2012" video and its ensuing criticism with the Institute for Policy Studies' Emira Woods and Porter Novelli's Dawn Arteaga.

REPORT

Libyan Rebels Struggle for Normalcy After Revolution

Many Libyan rebels who took to the streets to oust Moammar Gadhafi are now struggling to return to normalcy. GlobalPost correspondent Tracey Shelton reports.

REPORT

Syrian Deputy Minister Joins Opposition, Leaves 'Sinking Ship' Regime

Visiting Damascus on Wednesday, U.N. humanitarian official Valerie Amos said she was concerned for the Syrian people who once lived in the Baba Amr section of Homs, noting "significant" devastation. Ray Suarez reports on defections from Syria's regime as it continues its bid to repress the uprising.

ANALYSIS

How Republicans, Democrats Are Vying to Win Women's Votes

Amid a flurry of recent news on women's issues, Democrats are working to capitalize on debates over a birth-control mandate and a proposed Virginia ultrasound requirement for abortions. Judy Woodruff discusses parties' attempts to woo women voters with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus.

REPORT

Oregon Farmers Surprised to Find Fish in Fields

Researchers in Oregon's Willamette Valley found young native fish thriving in ditches that fill with water during the winter months. The unrecognized habitat meant farmers had been inadvertently raising fish in their fields, in addition to their intended crops, for years. This report first appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 8, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/08/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Waipahu High School host the next HIKI NŌ. In this episode, students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy on Hawaii Island show how their school is reducing its reliance on plastic water bottles. Over on Kauai, students at Ke Kula Ni‛ihau O Kekaha Public Charter School feature an alumna who is teaching the next generation of Hawaiian language singers.

Other schools featured in this edition are: Kamehameha Schools – Kapalama, Kaimuki Middle, and Kawananakoa Middle (Honolulu); Mililani Middle (Central Oahu); Waianae Intermediate (Leeward Oahu); and Iao Intermediate (Central Maui).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, March 10 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 9, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/09/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Jobs Report Shows 'More Momentum,' but Unevenness Seen in U.S. Recovery

New jobs numbers released Friday showed more than 142 million Americans at work in February, the most since January 2009, but the unemployment rate stayed put at 8.3 percent. Ray Suarez discusses the latest numbers and general trends in hiring with Brandeis University's Lisa Lynch and Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk.

REPORT

Near Fukushima, a Big 'Guessing Game' Over Radiation's Long-Term Risks

Sunday marks a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, causing a partial meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plants. In the first report in a series on Japan's recovery, Miles O'Brien documents the country's cleanup attempts as scientists decide whether residual radiation could be potentially harmful.

ANALYSIS

Spitzer: Richest Americans Would Likely Still Work Facing 60% Tax Rate

Despite myriad tax collections -- from income to Social Security, the U.S. still has a budget deficit of $1.3 trillion. In this Need to Know excerpt, Ray Suarez and a panel of experts including former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer examine specifically how the country could raise more money while making the tax code fairer.

REPORT

News Wrap: Greece Secures Record Debt Writedown

In other news Friday, Greece's government said nearly 84 percent of its private-sector creditors agreed to accept new Greek bonds worth less than half the old ones, making it the biggest debt writedown in history. In Syria, activists reported that at least 54 people were killed in nationwide violence.

ANALYSIS 

Shields, Brooks on 'Encouraging' Jobs Report, Romney Lacking 'Heartthrob' Appeal

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including the state of play among the Republican presidential candidates, efforts to woo female voters, Mitt Romney's style of campaigning and President Obama's record on jobs.

CONVERSATION

Fukushima Survivor: 'I've Hardly Smiled This Whole Year'

Carl Pillitteri was one of 38 Americans at the Fukushima plant when the earthquake hit. Describing the "demonic" sounds he heard and the pit of fear he felt inside the turbine building that day, Pillteri recently spoke with Alex Chadwick, the host of the new American Public Media series "BURN: An Energy Journal."

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 9, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/09/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 9, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/09/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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 features documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and covers five primary news beats: the economy, the environment and energy, health, national security and culture.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 9, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/09/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 12, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/12/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Afghanistan, Furor Rises Over Civilian Killings

Anti-American rage was blistering Monday in Afghanistan after a lone U.S. soldier allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghans late Saturday in two villages near Kandahar. The Taliban assured revenge. Ray Suarez reports on American response amid escalating tension and declining support for the war.

REPORT 

News Wrap: U.N. Security Council Still in Stalemate Over Syria

In other news, the carnage of Syria grew more brutal as government troops recaptured parts of the city of Homs. Also, Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed five Palestinians over the weekend while Islamic Jihad militants kept rockets flying into southern Israel.

ANALYSIS

In Alabama, Mississippi Primaries, 'Santorum Really Needs the Win'

As the GOP campaigns crossed the South on Monday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum focused on their delegate counts while Newt Gingrich focused on rising gas prices. Judy Woodruff, political columnist Steve Flowers and Mississippi State University's Sid Salter discuss the candidates' strategies to win over voters on Tuesday.

REPORT

Inside the Free Syrian Army

One year into his brutal crackdown, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad faces an armed insurgency by rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army, including some defectors from his own regime. In a rare glimpse inside the opposition, GlobalPost reporters Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand spoke with fighters in northern Lebanon.

ANALYSIS

Afghan Civilian Killings Give Taliban 'Valuable Propaganda,' Analyst Says

At the U.N. Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the killing of 16 Afghan civilians near Kandahar, calling the alleged attack by a U.S. soldier "inexplicable." Gwen Ifill, RAND Corporation's Seth Jones and New America Foundation's Steve Clemons discuss the additional strain on already tense U.S.-Afghan relations.

REPORT

After 500 Years in Family, Rice Farmers Forced Off Land by Fukushima

One year after an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the country is still trying to recover and decontaminate land and buildings from partial meltdowns of three Fukushima nuclear reactors. In his second report from the region, science correspondent Miles O'Brien explores the challenges and possibilities of radiation cleanup.

REPORT

In Oregon, Rare 'Snowstorm' of Pine Butterflies Takes Toll on Forests

In Oregon's Malheur National Forest, pine butterflies experience a population explosion for two to three years every three decades. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Field Guide series explores the snowstorm-like population surge that has stripped needles from 250,000 acres of trees.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 13, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/13/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Insurgents Attack Afghan Delegation at Massacre Site

Attempting to calm anti-American rage in Afghanistan after a U.S. soldier allegedly killed 16 civilians Sunday, President Obama condemned the killings again Tuesday, calling the attacks "outrageous" and directing the Pentagon to conduct a thorough investigation. Judy Woodruff reports on the latest.

REPORT

News Wrap: Santorum Hoping for Good Showing in Southern Primaries

In other news Tuesday, Republican hopeful Rick Santorum hoped to win primaries in both Alabama and Mississippi to help close some of the delegate advantage held by Mitt Romney. Also, the U.S., Japan and the EU filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over China's curbs on exporting rare earth metals.

REPORT 

Fukushima's Food Fallout: Testing Groceries for Radiation in Japan

Promoting produce from Fukushima, a Tokyo store lists the cesium levels beside the price -- just one way life has changed a year after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck Japan. In the final report in his series, Miles O'Brien examines food-safety concerns and a cottage industry of testing groceries for radiation.

REPORT  

Was Charles Darwin the Father of Economics as Well?

What does the work of Charles Darwin have to do with economics? As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman talks to Robert H. Frank, author of "The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good," about the connection between economics and the father of evolution.

ANALYSIS

What Do We Know About Kandahar Killings Suspect?

Judy Woodruff and The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock discuss what's known about the U.S. soldier who allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday.

ANALYSIS

How Uncertainty, Speculation Factor Into Gas Prices

Ray Suarez discusses what's behind rising gas prices and what could help bring them back down with the American Enterprise Institute's Kenneth Green and Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress.

REPORT 

Driver's License Incentives Used in Some States to Keep Teens in School

A growing number of state legislatures are using driving privileges as an incentive to keep students from dropping out of high school. States' laws vary, but the general premise is the same: If a student wants to stay on the road, he or she must stay in school. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

ESSAY

Dissecting Prose and Squid With Biologist, Poet Katherine Larson

Using her career as a molecular biologist as a starting point, Katherine Larson shapes her poems with descriptions of squid, suction cups and branchial hearts. She won last year's Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and was recognized as a poet of "genuine promise" with the Kate Tufts Discovery Award last month.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/14/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

With Romney, Santorum Ahead, Gingrich Eyes Brokered Convention

After Rick Santorum picked up wins Tuesday in Mississippi and Alabama, the Republican presidential race turned their focus on him and Mitt Romney. Ray Suarez reports then Judy Woodruff speaks with political editor Christina Bellantoni and Patchwork Nation's Dante Chinni about the paths ahead for the four GOP candidates.

REPORT

Obama, Cameron Outline Afghanistan Drawdown Plans

At a White House news conference Wednesday alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama said he didn't foresee "sudden additional changes" to U.S. troop drawdown plans in Afghanistan despite recent incidents stoking anti-American tensions there. Ray Suarez reports on the leaders' reaffirmed relationship.

ANALYSIS

George Clooney Puts 'Spotlight' on Bloodshed, Crisis in Sudan's Nuba Mountains

After recently visiting Sudan's Nuba Mountains, actor and activist George Clooney and the Enough Project's John Prendergast described people hiding in caves to avoid bombings. Judy Woodruff spoke with Prendergast and Clooney who said the people and their plight "get in your bloodstream and you have a responsibility to them."

ANALYSIS

Report: NYC, Southern Calif. Among Big Targets of Accelerating Sea Level Rise

Accelerated sea level rise from global warming has doubled the risk of extreme flooding events in many of the country's coastal communities, according to a new report released by research organization Climate Central. Ray Suarez and lead author Ben Strauss discuss the connections between climate change and severe flood threats.

REPORT

News Wrap: Va. Tech Found Negligent in Killings; Iranian President Grilled

In other news Wednesday, a jury found Virginia Tech negligent in the campus massacre five years ago, and said school officials failed to issue swift alerts that might have saved lives. Also, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced an unprecedented grilling by lawmakers, accusing him of mismanaging the economy.

ANALYSIS

Waging a Battle Over Voter ID Laws

Across the country, voting rights activists including Rock the Vote have campaigned against a surge of state voter identification laws, requiring individuals to provide a photo ID before they cast a ballot. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the latest move by a Wisconsin judge and the U.S. Justice Department blocking a Texas law.

REPORT

Oakland Program Aims to Pique Girls' Interest in Science, Tech Careers

As part of the NewsHour's American Graduate series, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on Techbridge, an after-school program based in Oakland, Calif., that shows hundreds of female students a path to pursuing careers in science and technology, while also trying to minimize the chances of them dropping out of school.

 

Series Title:     NHK WORLD SPECIAL: Voices of 3/11: Firefighters of a Vanished Town

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/14/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Takata is a centuries-old town located in Japan's northeast region. On March 11, 2011, it was erased by the giant tsunami in just five minutes. Surviving firefighters on the front line of rescue operations reveal their experiences of the tragedy, even as they overcome the loss of their own families and comrades.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 15, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/15/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Afghanistan's Karzai to U.S. Troops: Leave Our Villages

The U.S. mission in Afghanistan ran into more trouble Thursday as President Hamid Karzai announced he wants American forces to leave Afghan villages and immediately pull back to their bases in the wake of last weekend's civilian killings, allegedly at the hands of a U.S. soldier. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

After Goldman Sachs Resignation, Assessing Wall Street's 'Moral Fiber'

Wall Street was abuzz after Wednesday's very public resignation by a Goldman Sachs executive -- a New York Times op-ed piece taking issue with its business practices. Judy Woodruff discusses recent criticism of Wall Street culture with Georgetown University's James Angel and the University of Maryland's Michael Greenberger.

REPORT

What's Causing Water Shortages in Ghana, Nigeria?

Two journalists investigate the challenges of bringing the most basic necessity to the people of Ghana and Nigeria: clean, safe water. As part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza followed them as they searched for what's causing the water shortages.

ANALYSIS

Campaigns Have Message Discipline Online, but Can't Control Facebook Groups

As part of our ongoing series on social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download discuss how President Obama's campaign documentary bypasses traditional television advertising and how Facebook groups spring up to support and oppose political candidates.

REPORT

News Wrap: Pro-Assad Rally Marks Anniversary of Syria's Uprising

In other news Thursday, large crowds rallied in Syria's capital on the first anniversary of the country's uprising in a show of support for President Assad's government. Also, the U.S. Agriculture Department will let schools opt out of using a ground beef filler dubbed "pink slime" by its critics.

CONVERSATION

Fictional Thriller Tackles Dangers of High-Frequency Trading

Part of his series on Making $ense of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with author Robert Harris whose fictional take on Wall Street, "The Fear Index," stresses the dangers of algorithm-driven, high-frequency trading.

REPORT

'OMG! Meiyu' Introduces China to American Slang, Idioms and Jay-Z

Combining the powers of social media and fluent Mandarin, Jessica Beinecke teaches American slang to eager Chinese minds half a world away. Hari Sreenivasan reports on Beinecke's success with Voice of America's online video program "OMG! Meiyu" and her role as an ambassador of American culture and language to China.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 15, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/15/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Waianae High School on Leeward Oahu host the next HIKI NŌ. In this episode, Roosevelt High School students in Honolulu take a look at the local Korean pop culture phenomenon and how it's affected some students' choice of study. On Hawaii Island, students from Konawaena High School show the lasting relevance of a famous play set during the Holocaust.

Other featured schools: Waiakea High (Hawaii Island); Kauai High and Waimea Canyon Middle (Kauai); Lahaina Intermediate (Maui); Molokai High (Molokai); and Wheeler Middle (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, March 17 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Plastic Bags and Litter

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/15/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dan Boylan and guests explore proposals to charge fees or ban non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags on Oahu. The state legislature and Honolulu City Council have introduced these bills in an effort to reduce litter and incentivize behavior change. Those in opposition reuse plastic bags and are against additional consumer fees and business taxes. Honolulu is the only county in Hawaii without a plastic bag ban.

Scheduled guests include: Robert Harris, Director, Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter; Natalie Iwasa, community activist against plastic bag bans; Melissa Pavlicek, Hawaii Public Policy Advocates, which represents Safeway and Times supermarkets; and Christine Wollaway, Hawaii State Coordinator, International Coastal Cleanup's "Get the Drift and Bag It" program.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 16, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/16/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Afghanistan's Karzai Criticizes U.S. Over Massacre Investigation

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the United States on Friday, saying there had been little cooperation in the investigation over the killings of civilians allegedly by a U.S. soldier. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Helicopter Crash Near Kabul Kills 12 Turkish Troops, 2 Children

In other news Friday, a Turkish military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and two children on the ground. Also, a former Rutgers student was convicted of intimidating and violating the privacy of his gay roommate who later killed himself.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Afghan Massacre, the Gingrich Factor, Goldman Sachs Op-Ed

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including the political implications of civilian killings in Afghanistan, Newt Gingrich's chances of survival in the GOP race and the very public resignation by a Goldman Sachs executive.

ANALYSIS 

Ex-Rutgers Student Guilty of Invasion of Privacy, Bias Intimidation

Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was found guilty Friday of all 15 charges against him, including bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence, relating to a webcam spying incident that preceded the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi. Ray Suarez reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Crocker: Afghan Killings Were 'Horrific, Shocking Murders'

In an interview amid escalating U.S-Afghan tensions in the wake of Quran burnings and a civilian massacre allegedly at the hands of a U.S. soldier, Jeffrey Brown and the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, discuss the killings and President Karzai's demand to President Obama that U.S. forces be pulled from rural areas.

REPORT

We Built This City on Debt 'n' Entitlements: Stockton Faces Bankruptcy Threat

As cities across the nation increasingly become mired in financial crises due to pensions, health care costs, debt and overspending, correspondent Spencer Michels profiles one city making efforts to avoid bankruptcy: Stockton, Calif.

REPORT   

Colorado Students Begin to Learn Financial Discipline

A Colorado law that went into effect last year requires schools to teach public school students about financial responsibility -- from drawing coins and bills to deducting purchases from their classroom bank accounts. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 16, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/16/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 16, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/16/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This weekly current affairs series covers the issues being considered by candidates and voters - from immigration to education to health care, environment, jobs and the economy - from Main Street's point of view. The program also profiles up-and-coming political leaders and will report regularly from the road, hosting the program from key states whose issues are important to the national election. Essays, many from Jon Meacham and from a diverse group of other journalists and big thinkers, are a weekly feature. A rotation of respected and experienced media professionals will both anchor the program and report from the field. They include: Jeff Greenfield, a seasoned political, media and culture reporter and commentator who has worked for CNN, CBS and NBC; Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR's Latino USA and former senior correspondent of NOW On PBS; Scott Simon, longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition; and Ray Suarez, co-anchor of the PBS NEWSHOUR.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 16, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/16/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 19, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/19/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre Begins Building Defense

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, suspected of murdering 16 Afghan civilians near Kandahar, had his first meeting with defense attorney, John Henry Browne on Monday. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Apple Will Pay Dividends; Romney Targets Obama in Ill.

In other news Monday, Mitt Romney centered his attacks on President Obama in Springfield, Ill. The economy is improving, he said, but current policies have prevented a stronger comeback. Also, Apple, the world's most valuable company, announced it will pay out dividends of roughly $10 per share over one year.

ANALYSIS

Are Children Conceived After Father's Death Entitled to Survivor's Benefits?

The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether children conceived after the death of their biological father, using his frozen sperm, should be entitled to Social Security benefits. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle said it's not the first time a court has faced reconciling an old law with new technology.

REPORT

Group Aims to Break Partisan Gridlock in Washington

The nonprofit group Americans Elect is attempting to secure ballot access for a unity ticket -- one Democrat and one Republican in all 50 states this November. Judy Woodruff discusses the effort with two former governors supportive of the group.

ANALYSIS

Were Multiple Deployments a Factor in Afghan Killings?

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the suspect in the Afghan massacre, had served three tours in Iraq before his Afghanistan deployment. Jeffrey Brown, The Washington Posts's Carol Leonig, a retired army general and an army psychiatrist discuss Bales' failed promotion, former deployments and mental health screenings.

ANALYSIS

Killing of Fla. Teen Sheds Light on State's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

After the release of 911 calls, demonstrators gathered in Sanford, Fla. Monday to demand the arrest of the neighborhood watch member who shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. Ray Suarez and The Miami Herald's Frances Robles discuss why a Florida law could make filing charges against the shooter more difficult.

REPORT

Planning to Visit the Cherry Blossoms? Err on the Earlier Side

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. have bloomed exceptionally early this year, but this is nothing compared to when they might be blooming decades from now. By 2080, cherry blossoms could reach their peak bloom as early as late February, according to Dr. Soo-Hyung Kim of the University of Washington. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

 

Series Title:     Not in Our Town: Class Actions

Program Title: MONDAY, March 19, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/19/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This program features three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying. Fifty years after James Meredith became the first black student at the segregated University of Mississippi, football fans revive the chant "The South will rise again." Student leaders confront the divisive practice, sparking a campus visit from the Ku Klux Klan. The college town of Bloomington, Indiana, shocked after a Korean student was murdered by a white supremacist a decade ago, bands together again after anti-Semitic attacks on the eve of Hanukkah. In Lancaster, a city east of Los Angeles, a middle school counselor starts an anti-bullying program that inspires a citywide campaign after teen suicides in nearby towns shake the town into action.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 20, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/20/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

General Allen: Despite Setbacks, Afghan Mission on Track

Gen. John Allen said Tuesday that the American and NATO mission in Afghanistan was on track despite a series of serious setbacks, including Quran burnings at a U.S. base and a massacre of Afghan civilians, allegedly by an American soldier. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Weighs Life Without Parole for Juvenile Murder Convicts

The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether 14-year-olds convicted of murder should be required to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. Gwen Ifill and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the arguments and the issues under consideration.

ANALYSIS

As House GOP Unveils Budget, 'Asymmetric Polarization' Grips Washington

A budget proposed Tuesday by House Republicans was met with stiff resistance from Democrats -- including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisting it would not pass. Judy Woodruff and the American Enterprise Institute's Norman Ornstein discuss the ongoing partisan standoff and another fight over a stalled transportation bill.

CONVERSATION

Condoleezza Rice: Education Could Be 'Greatest National Security Challenge'

A new Council on Foreign Relations report spelled out the need for more science, history and foreign languages in U.S. schools -- and linked education to national security interests. Jeffrey Brown discusses the report with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein.

REPORT  

News Wrap: Iraq Attacks Kill at Least 46

In other news Tuesday, insurgents in Iraq killed at least 46 people in a wave of attacks across the country aimed at Shiite pilgrims and police. Also, Syrian rebel forces abandoned the city of Deir Al-Zour in the face of government tanks.

REPORT

To Receive Welfare, Should Drug Test Be Required?

Since the recession hit, welfare applications have soared in Colorado. Some states have proposed tightening welfare eligibility, in part to deal with limited state budgets. One emerging trend across the country: requiring recipients to pass a drug test. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Author Charles Murray: Elites Should Teach Working Class How to Live

The super-educated upper class is out of touch but it could teach lower classes better ways to live, according to conservative lightning rod Charles Murray. As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman speaks with Murray about his new book, "Coming Apart," which examines America's "class society."

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: The Vaccine War (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/20/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But for many ordinary Americans vaccines have become controversial. Young parents are concerned at the sheer number of shots - some 26 inoculations for 14 different diseases by age six - and follow alternative vaccination schedules advocated by gurus like Dr. Robert Sears. Other parents go further. In communities like Ashland, Oregon, up to one-third of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids at all. And some advocacy groups, like Generation Rescue, argue that vaccines are no longer a public health miracle but a scourge; they view vaccines as responsible for alarming rises in certain disorders, including ADHD and autism. This is the vaccine war: On one side sits scientific medicine and the public health establishment; on the other a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, politicians and activists. It's a war that increasingly takes place on the Internet with both sides using the latest social media tools, including Facebook and Twitter, to win the hearts and minds of the public.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/21/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

France Awaits Arrest of Suspected Gunman

French police waited early Thursday in Toulouse for an accused gunman to surrender, surrounding an apartment building where Mohamed Merah, a suspect in a series of fatal shootings who claimed ties to al-Qaida, was holed up. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.N. Security Council Backs Annan Plan to End Syrian Conflict

In other news Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council urged both sides in Syria to seek a way forward, endorsing proposals by Special Envoy Kofi Annan -- including a ceasefire, guaranteed humanitarian access and withdrawals of government forces. Also, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed GOP hopeful Mitt Romney.

REPORT

Engaging Students With Learning Disabilities Early On

Students with learning disabilities are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Betty Ann Bowser visited an elementary school that practices early intervention -- engaging students with technology and art to improve their chances of earning a diploma.

ANALYSIS

Retiring Sens. Snowe, Bingaman: Political Center Is Disappearing

After years of serving in the Senate, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe and New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman have announced their retirements. They both sat down with Gwen Ifill to discuss their departures and their concerns that the political middle ground is disappearing in Washington.

ANALYSIS

French Shootings Renew Homegrown Terrorism Worries

Mohamed Merah, an accused gunman claiming ties to al-Qaida, was holed up Wednesday in an apartment in Toulouse, France. Merah is suspected in seven homicides. Margaret Warner and The New York Times' Steven Erlanger discuss France's latest terror concerns.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Weighs Cheney Confrontation Arrest

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a blow to the EPA, siding with an Idaho couple in a property-rights dispute. It also heard arguments over whether a Colorado man can sue the Secret Service over a 2006 confrontation with former Vice President Dick Cheney. Jeffrey Brown and Marcia Coyle sift through the justices' busy day.

ANALYSIS

How Aspirin May Help Prevent Certain Kinds of Cancer

A daily low dose of aspirin could potentially combat a variety of cancers, according to a series of studies published in the medical journal The Lancet. Ray Suarez discusses the studies and the health benefits and risks of aspirin with Harvard Medical School's Dr. Andrew Chan, who wrote a commentary on the studies.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 22, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/22/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Trayvon Martin Case Sparks New Protests, Debate Over Race, Guns, Law

Thousands of people rallied Thursday in Florida, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager shot last month in a gated community. Jeffrey Brown explores the many issues raised by the case with The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Daily's Reihan Salam, author Donna Britt and Florida state Rep. Dennis Baxley.

REPORT  

Allen: U.S. Still Needs 'Significant Combat Power' in Afghanistan

Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen testified at his second congressional hearing this week, acknowledging that incidents in Afghanistan like the civilian massacre and Quran burnings "can't be ignored," but that keeping 68,000 troops on the ground is necessary. Ray Suarez reports on the top commander's call to pause the troop drawdown.

REPORT

Coping With Climate Change: 2 Texas Towns Struggle for Water

The recent drought and record temperatures in Texas put an unprecedented strain on water resources across the state. As part of NewsHour's Coping with Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan reports on the plight of two towns in their struggle for water.

REPORT 

News Wrap: French Shootings Suspect Killed in Raid After Standoff

In other news Thursday, a standoff in France ended in a barrage of bullets as police shot and killed a gunman who claimed al-Qaida ties and boasted about killing seven people. Also, one of the few established democracies in Africa fell into a military coup as drunken soldiers looted the presidential palace in Mali.

ANALYSIS 

Ahmed Rashid: 'Enormous Anti-Americanism' Spreading in Afghanistan

Despite escalating tensions after the killing of Afghan civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said he believed that pausing the drawdown and keeping 68,000 troops on the ground is a good idea. Ray Suarez discusses the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan with journalist Ahmed Rashid.

ANALYSIS 

A Viewer's Guide to Supreme Court Arguments on Health Care Law

The Supreme Court is set to hear three days of arguments next week over challenges to the health reform law President Obama signed two years ago. Judy Woodruff, The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and Health Affairs' Susan Dentzer preview the upcoming arguments.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 22, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/22/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Kalaheo High School on Windward Oahu host this episode of HIKI NŌ. Young correspondents from Maui Waena Intermediate present an update on a local artist and her battle with cancer. Also in this edition, Kealakehe High School students feature a sanctuary for exotic animals on Hawaii Island.

This week's other featured schools: Connections Public Charter School (Hawaii Island); H.P. Baldwin High and Maui High (Maui); and Halau Lokahi, Iolani, Kainalu Elementary and Maryknoll (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, March 24 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: The Musical Arts: Surviving in Today's Economy

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/22/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

During these challenging economic times, Hawaii's musical arts organizations are managing to survive; notably, the revival of a professional symphony orchestra in Hawaii. Dan Boylan and guests discuss the efforts of some of these musical organizations to continue to provide entertainment and to advance arts education in the community.

Scheduled guests include: Deena Dray, Executive Director, Diamond Head Theatre; Ku'uipo Kumukahi, President, Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts; Steven Monder, President, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra; and Karen Tiller, Executive Director, Hawaii Opera Theatre.

We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: There Once Was an Island

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/22/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This film tells the story of a Pacific Island community and their fight to preserve what really matters in the face of climate change. Takuu atoll is an idyllic home to articulate, educated people who maintain a 1,200 year-old culture and language. Takuu is disintegrating and when two scientists arrive to investigate, the people realize that their attempts to preserve the atoll are currently making the situation worse. With limited communication or support, the people of Takuu must make the difficult decision of either staying and risking physical safety or becoming environmental refugees, leaving for a very different life in neighboring Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 23, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/23/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT  

Bales Charged With 17 Counts of Murder Over Afghan Massacre

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was formally charged Friday with 17 counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault in connection with a massacre of civilians in Afghanistan, according to military officials. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Calls Trayvon Martin Killing a 'Tragedy'

In other news Friday, President Obama said the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Florida who was killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer, was a tragedy that struck a chord with him personally. Also, Mr. Obama unveiled his nominee to head the World Bank, Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim.

REPORT 

China's Programming for U.S. Audiences: Is it News or Propaganda?

China Central Television has opened a new broadcast bureau in Washington, D.C., and is now producing news programs in English for an American audience. Leaders at CCTV America say they uphold traditional journalistic values, but critics say the programs may look like news, but they really are propaganda. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

'The Hunger Games' Phenomenon: Examining Film's Buzz, 'Insane' Marketing

When the clock struck midnight early Friday, fans of the wildly anticipated movie "The Hunger Games," based on the young-adult series by Suzanne Collins, cheered as they flooded more than 2,000 screenings across the country. Jeffrey Brown discusses the movie's appeal and buzz with The Atlantic's Jen Doll.

ANALYSIS 

As Bales Faces 17 Murder Charges, 'Prosecution Has its Challenges'

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales faces 17 murder charges in connection with the Afghan massacre. Jeffrey Brown, Eugene Fidell of the National Institute of Military Justice and Lt. Col. Gary Solis discuss the difficulties that the defense and prosecution will face in a military trial with a defendant who could face the death penalty.

ANALYSIS 

How the U.S. Government's 'Big Cauldron of Data' Affects Your Privacy

New guidelines allow the National Counterterrorism Center to keep and analyze information gathered about Americans or U.S. residents for much longer, according to a statement released Thursday. Margaret Warner discusses expanded intelligence access with former Center head Michael Leiter and author James Bamford.

ANALYSIS 

Shields, Brooks on Trayvon Martin, Romney's Repositioning, GOP Budget Plan

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including political responses to the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, Rep. Paul Ryan's new budget proposal, Mitt Romney's changing stances on certain issues and some trouble spots for him in polling.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 23, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/23/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 23, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/23/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This weekly current affairs series covers the issues being considered by candidates and voters - from immigration to education to health care, environment, jobs and the economy - from Main Street's point of view.

The program also profiles up-and-coming political leaders and will report regularly from the road, hosting the program from key states whose issues are important to the national election. Essays, many from Jon Meacham and from a diverse group of other journalists and big thinkers, are a weekly feature.

A rotation of respected and experienced media professionals will both anchor the program and report from the field. They include: Jeff Greenfield, a seasoned political, media and culture reporter and commentator who has worked for CNN, CBS and NBC; Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR's Latino USA and former senior correspondent of NOW On PBS; Scott Simon, longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition; and Ray Suarez, co-anchor of the PBS NEWSHOUR.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 23, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/23/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 26, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/26/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS 

Supreme Court Considers Health Reform Day 1 Recap: Jurisdiction, Tax Questions

Demonstrators gathered Monday outside the Supreme Court as justices kicked off three days of hearings on the health care reform law. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss the day's proceedings and the core issues of the day's arguments with Gwen Ifill.

REPORT

World Leaders Meet for Nuclear Summit in South Korea

Fifty world leaders gathered Monday in Seoul, South Korea, for a summit on reducing nuclear weapons and limiting the spread of nuclear material. Judy Woodruff reports on warnings to North Korea including President Obama chastising Kim Jong-un's government and stressing "that bad behavior will not be rewarded."

ANALYSIS    AIR DATE: March 26, 2012

Heart Transplants: How Do You Get One?

SUMMARY

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's heart transplant this weekend raised new questions about how the organ transplant waiting list operates. Margaret Warner and the University of Chicago's Dr. Allen Anderson discuss the waiting list system and why people with cardiovascular disease are living longer nowadays.

REPORT    AIR DATE: March 26, 2012

James Cameron Descends 7 Miles Into Pacific Ocean's 'Desolate' Mariana Trench

SUMMARY

Shooting footage for a 3-D movie and a National Geographic special, filmmaker James Cameron journeyed to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, seven miles below the surface. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on Cameron's deep dive to the Mariana Trench's Challenge Deep, 300 miles southwest of Guam.

REPORT    AIR DATE: March 26, 2012

News Wrap: Supreme Court Returns Jerusalem Status Passport Case to Lower Court

SUMMARY

In other news Monday, the Supreme Court dealt with two other cases of note including a disputed passport law that lets Americans list Israel as their birthplace if they were born in Jerusalem. Also, security forces in Afghanistan turned on NATO soldiers, killing three of them.

ANALYSIS    AIR DATE: March 26, 2012

Can U.S., Russia Reduce Their Nuclear Arsenals?

SUMMARY

Ahead of the nuclear summit Monday in Seoul, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and discussed prospects for further nuclear reductions for both nations. Judy Woodruff discusses nuclear issues with Ploughshares Fund President Joseph Cirincione and nuclear proliferation expert Stephen Rademaker.

REPORT    AIR DATE: March 26, 2012

On Stage, Chicago Students Tackle Immigration, Poverty, Race

SUMMARY

Students at the Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago research, write and perform plays about their own communities, tackling tough issues like immigration, poverty and race while learning about theater in an area where extracurricular activities are few and far between. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 27, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/27/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT 

News Wrap: Trayvon Martin's Parents Attend Congressional Forum on Hate Crimes

In other news Tuesday, the parents of the late 17-year-old Trayvon Martin attended congressional Democrats' forum on racial profiling and hate crimes. They thanked the panel for convening the event, but did not testify. Also, the Environmental Protection Agency called for limiting carbon pollution from new power plants.

REPORT  

Syria Reportedly Accepts Annan's Peace Plan as Death Toll Hits 9,000

Reports from Syria Tuesday suggested a possible breakthrough -- that President Bashar al-Assad had accepted Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan amid new estimates by the U.N. that the death toll in the uprising had reached 9,000. John Ray of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT 

High-Tech Illinois Company Looks to Bridge Workers' 'Skills Gap'

WTTW Chicago reports on an Illinois company trying to fill highly skilled, high-tech jobs and why other advanced-manufacturing companies are facing similar problems as parents and students shun manufacturing jobs over perceived stigmas and concerns about the long-term viability of the industry in America.

ANALYSIS 

Supreme Court Considers Health Reform Day 2 Recap: Individual Mandate on Trial

Arguments at the Supreme Court Tuesday dealt with whether Congress had the authority to require citizens to purchase health insurance and whether the government could issue a financial penalty for those who decline. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss the crux of the hearings with Gwen Ifill.

ANALYSIS

Is Health Law's Individual Mandate Constitutional? Legal Scholars Debate

Justices at the Supreme Court Tuesday heard arguments over the health care law and whether requiring citizens to buy health insurance is constitutional. Former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger and Georgetown University's Randy Barnett debate the legality of the health reform law's so-called individual mandate.

ANALYSIS

Syria Analyst: Annan's Peace Plan Treats Symptoms, Not Disease

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad toured the besieged city of Homs Tuesday, as reports suggested the government had accepted Kofi Annan's peace plan. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments with journalist Andrew Tabler, author of "In the Lion's Den," who lived in Syria for most of the last decade.

CONVERSATION

Why More Americans Are Living Alone

More and more Americans are living alone, according to sociologist Eric Klinenberg's new book, "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone." Ray Suarez and Klinenberg discuss the emerging demographic, so-called "singletons," and what he calls the "biggest unnamed social change of the last 50 years."

 

Series Title:     NHK WORLD SPECIAL: Voices of 3/11: Firefighters of a Vanished Town

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 27, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/27/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Takata is a centuries-old town located in Japan's northeast region. On March 11, 2011, it was erased by the giant tsunami in just five minutes. Surviving firefighters on the front line of rescue operations reveal their experiences of the tragedy, even as they overcome the loss of their own families and comrades.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: Murdoch's Scandal

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/27/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Over half a century, Rupert Murdoch's business audacity and political shrewdness built one of the world's most powerful media empires. Now his dynasty is under threat - not from outside competition, but from shocking accounts of bribery, blackmail and invasion of privacy. The scandal has prompted criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic. It has also cracked open the insular world of the Murdoch family, its news executives and the political elite who court their favor. Today, the 80-year-old owner of the Wall Street Journal and FOX NewsChannel is in the fight of his life. In a joint production with the CBC, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman tells the story of the battle over the future of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch's reputation and his family's fortunes.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/28/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS 

Supreme Court Wraps Up Health Reform Law Hearings: What's Next?

In the final day of Supreme Court hearings on the Affordable Care Act, justices questioned the constitutionality of requiring states to expand Medicaid coverage to more individuals. Betty Ann Bowser reports, and Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss with Gwen Ifill whether the law could survive without an insurance mandate.

ANALYSIS 

Congressmen on Political, Practical Stakes of Court's Health Reform Ruling

In the third day of the Supreme Court's hearings on the health reform law, justices delved into the constitutionality of Medicaid expansion and whether the law could survive without a so-called individual mandate. Judy Woodruff discusses the eagerly anticipated decision with Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Peter Roskam, R-Ill.

REPORT  

Pope Concludes Cuba Trip With Fidel Castro Meeting

At an open-air Mass Wednesday in Havana's Revolution Plaza, Pope Benedict XVI called for greater freedom for the Roman Catholic Church, warning against government repression -- the closest he's come to direct criticism of Cuba's communist regime. Jeffrey Brown reports on the pope's visit and meeting with Fidel Castro.

ANALYSIS

Dodger Fans Hope Magic Johnson's 'Megawatt Smile' Can Turn Around Team's Fortune

Earvin "Magic" Johnson is part of a group that reached a deal Tuesday night to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion. Hari Sreenivasan and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times discuss the record-setting deal for one of Major League Baseball's more-storied -- and most-troubled -- franchises.

REPORT   

News Wrap: Gingrich Campaign Cuts Third of Staff

In other news Wednesday, Newt Gingrich confirmed that his campaign was drastically scaling back due to a lack of funds. He laid off a third of his staff and asked his campaign manager to resign. In Syria, government forces captured the town of Saraqeb overnight, after four days of fighting there killed more than 40 people.

REPORT

Will Israel Bomb Iran? Probable Outcomes of a Possible War

Israeli leaders say time is running short for diplomatic and non-military responses to Iran's nuclear program. Margaret Warner asks experts and journalists how an Israeli military strike against Iran might be carried out and what the repercussions could be.

ANALYSIS   

What Did Castros Want out of Pope's Cuba Visit?

With Cuban President Raul Castro in the front of a Mass Wednesday in Havana's Revolution Plaza, Pope Benedict XVI called for greater freedom for the Roman Catholic Church -- the closest he's come to direct criticism of the regime. Jeffrey Brown, reporter Nick Miroff and author Ann Louise Bardach discuss the papal visit's impact.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 29, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/29/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS 

After Hearings, GOP Candidates Redouble Health Reform Critiques

As the Supreme Court decides how to rule on the health reform law following this week's hearings, Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney touched on the topic Thursday. Judy Woodruff, The Washington Post's Amy Gardner and The Boston Globe's Brian Mooney discuss how health care is being debated on the campaign trail.

ANALYSIS 

Autism's Prevalence Grows: 'This Is a Big Problem'

The rate of autism diagnosis in American children continues to climb, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest research into the group of disorders with CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and the University of Rochester Medical Center's Dr. Susan Hyman.

REPORT 

Syria's Assad Demands Rebels Cease 'Terrorist Acts'

Arab League leaders gathered in Baghdad for the first time in decades Thursday to attend a summit where U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to translate his commitments to peace into action. Margaret Warner reports and GlobalPost's James Foley recounts the fighting in Saraqeb.

CONVERSATION 

Remembering 'Brilliant' Banjo Player Earl Scruggs, Poet Adrienne Rich

Judy Woodruff reports on the death of widely read and influential poet Adrienne Rich, who died Tuesday at age 82, then Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the life and groundbreaking sound of banjo legend and bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs with Bela Fleck, another Grammy-winning banjo player.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Zimmerman Video Surfaces From Night of Trayvon Martin's Death

In other news Thursday, new police video emerged of a handcuffed George Zimmerman from the night of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin's death. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense, but an attorney said the video showed no sign of injuries. Also, Apple promised to revamp worker conditions at its suppliers in China.

REPORT

Myanmar Prepares for Election, Tests out a Freer Society

Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney preview Sunday's election in the once-secretive nation of Myanmar, a country long under military dictatorship where longtime prisoner and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi now runs for a vacant seat in Parliament with more -- but not complete -- political freedom.

ANALYSIS 

For Arab League, Syria Remains a 'Pretty Sectarian Issue'

President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that Syria "will spare no effort" to make the peace plan proposed by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan "a success," but said rebels must first cease their "terrorist acts." Margaret Warner and NPR's Kelly McEvers discuss the Syria debate at the Arab League summit in Baghdad.

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 29, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/29/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Students from Aliamanu Middle in Honolulu host this episode of HIKI NŌ. In this episode, correspondents from Moanalua High School show how some students and alumni are financing their college educations. Also, in their first contribution to HIKI NŌ, students from Hālau Kū Māna demonstrate how to make pa'i'ai, the traditionally hand-pounded taro paste.

This week's other featured schools: Hilo High (Hawaii Island); Kapa'a High (Kauai); Lahainaluna High (Maui); Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao, Punahou and Waianae High (Oahu).

This HIKI NŌ newscast encores Saturday, March 31 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, April 1 at 3:00 pm. You may also view this newscast and past episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Agriculture and Development

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/29/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The struggle over land is a theme that has played itself out throughout Hawaii's history. A major timely example is the debate over Ho'opili, the development planned for East Kapolei. The project's developers are seeking the Land Use Commission's approval to re-zone over 1,500 acres from agricultural to urban use. Dan Boylan and guests tackle this and other examples of competing needs for limited land.

Scheduled guests include: Dr. Kioni Dudley, Convener, Save Oahu Farmlands Alliance; Glenn Martinez, President, Hawaii Farmers Union United; Cameron Nekota, Vice President, D.R. Horton - Schuler Division; and Dean Okimoto, consultant to D.R. Horton on Urban Agriculture and owner of Nalo Farms.

INSIGHTS is also available online through live streaming. We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/29/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is the invigorating first-person documentary account of Lee Gorewitz's life inside the Traditions Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Care Unit at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of the disease, the film reveals Lee's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging preconceptions of illness and aging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 30, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/30/2012 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Health Reform's Fate: How the Supreme Court Will Decide

After three days of hearings on health care reform, Supreme Court justices held a secret preliminary vote Friday to deliberate the Affordable Care Act's future. Their decision is expected in late June. Jeffrey Brown and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the steps ahead as the justices begin their deliberations.

ANALYSIS

Apple Supplier Foxconn Pledges Better Working Conditions, but Will it Deliver?

Amid allegations of unfair labor practices, Apple asked the Fair Labor Association last month to investigate Foxconn, the company's main contract manufacturer in China. The report released Thursday noted "a widespread sense of unsafe working conditions." Jeffrey Brown and the FLA's Auret Van Heerden discuss the group's findings.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Supreme Court 'High Tension,' Health Reform's Future

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including the Supreme Court's big week of hearings on health care reform, the validity of the law's individual mandate, the dangers of the Court evolving into a "political institution" and the Paul Ryan budget.

REPORT

'Buying the Dream:' Mega Millions Frenzy Escalates as Jackpot Swells

You're 17 times more likely to get hit by falling airplane parts and 50 times more likely to be struck by lightning than win Friday night's much-hyped Mega Millions lottery drawing. Jeffrey Brown reports on the frenzy surrounding the largest jackpot in history and what some say they'd do if they won the estimated $640 million.

REPORT 

News Wrap: Markets Have Enough Oil to Rely Less on Iran, White House Says

In other news Friday, the Obama administration is moving ahead with tough new sanctions on Iran, issuing a statement saying there was enough oil in world markets to allow countries to rely less on Iran's supply. The U.S. also imposed sanctions against Syria, targeting three of the country's top defense and security officials.

ANALYSIS  

Bin Laden's Road to Abbottabad: Where Osama Went and When

Osama bin Laden hid for nine years in Pakistan after the Sept. 11 attacks -- from Peshawar to Haripur, where at least two of his children were born in government hospitals, according to new details uncovered in Pakistani interrogations of his youngest wife. Margaret Warner and guests discuss his secret life before his death.

REPORT 

Myanmar Newsrooms: Proving Grounds for Nascent Freedoms

Ahead of a landmark election in Myanmar, special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney report on the notoriously repressive country's first steps toward greater freedoms for the press and political activism with a look at the inner workings and goals of the Eleven Media Group's newsroom.

 

Series Title:     WASHINGTON WEEK

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 30, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/30/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     NEED TO KNOW

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 30, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/30/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This weekly current affairs series covers the issues being considered by candidates and voters - from immigration to education to health care, environment, jobs and the economy - from Main Street's point of view.

The program also profiles up-and-coming political leaders and will report regularly from the road, hosting the program from key states whose issues are important to the national election. Essays, many from Jon Meacham and from a diverse group of other journalists and big thinkers, are a weekly feature.

A rotation of respected and experienced media professionals will both anchor the program and report from the field. They include: Jeff Greenfield, a seasoned political, media and culture reporter and commentator who has worked for CNN, CBS and NBC; Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR's Latino USA and former senior correspondent of NOW On PBS; Scott Simon, longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition; and Ray Suarez, co-anchor of the PBS NEWSHOUR.

 

Series Title:     THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 30, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/30/2012 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

 

Arts, Drama, & Culture:

 

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:               01/02/2012 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 the hotel's 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).

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Tulsa, OK, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               01/02/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is turning "sweet sixteen" with a jaw-dropping season premiere from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the Sooner State, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to the Pawnee Bill Ranch to look at some show-stopping Wild West posters. Highlights include a poignant signed note from Mother Teresa to a wood-carver who sent her a walking cane during her final years; a custom model 1894 Winchester rifle that may have been used in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; and a collection of late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn carved libation cups - grabbing the number one spot in the list of all-time highest value ROADSHOW appraisals at $1 to $1.5 million!

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Tampa, FL, Part 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               01/02/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago in Tampa's Ybor City, a historic district once known as the "cigar capital of the world," to learn why there's nothing more satisfying than a good cigar collectible. At the Tampa Convention Center, ROADSHOW appraisers discover some smokin' finds, including an autographed scrapbook documenting Joe DiMaggio's 1941 hitting streak; a marriage license issued to Davy Crockett for a wedding that never took place; and a painting by acclaimed 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth, which narrowly escaped serious damage during Hurricane Charley, valued from $250,000 to $500,000

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Ryan Higa

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:                    01/03/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Ryan Higa, also known as "Nigahiga" on YouTube. His self-produced online comedy videos led to the Hilo native's inadvertent, meteoric rise to national fame. Ryan reveals how he first started using video cameras, his thoughts on the entertainment business and a deal that tested his integrity.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Sun. Jan. 8, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 4, 2012

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/04/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Sun., Jan. 8, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/05/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film follows Nobel Peace prize laureate Wangari Maathai, who died in 2011, 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:     GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Title: Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/06/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

GREAT PERFORMANCES re-teams with the LA Philharmonic and its dynamic music director, Gustavo Dudamel, for a third opening night gala concert showcasing the bravura conducting style and interpretive gifts that have made Dudamel an international sensation. The concert's all-Gershwin repertoire will include An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue and a solo performance of "Someone to Watch Over Me," spotlighting the virtuoso jazz piano of special guest Herbie Hancock.

 

Series Title:     TRAVIS SMILEY REPORTS

Program Title: Dudamel: Conducting a Life (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/06/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tavis Smiley gives viewers an extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the LA Philharmonic's charismatic conductor. At 30, Dudamel is not only the youngest conductor of any major orchestra in the world, but is also being hailed by critics as the most exciting. Dudamel is instrumental in inspiring the launch of the LA Phil's Youth Orchestra initiative, which provides Los Angeles school children with music education. A student of an internationally acclaimed music program in his native Venezuela, Dudamel is committed to expanding music education in America. Tavis profiles some of the remarkable kids whose lives are being transformed by Dudamel's commitment to free music education for all.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/09/2012 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.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Tulsa, OK, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               01/09/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, once nicknamed the "Oil Capital of the World," ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve to check out some vintage collectibles. Highlights include a 1960 first-edition To Kill a Mockingbird with an inscription by Harper Lee; a collection of bronzes that may or may not be Remingtons and Russells; and an extremely rare 1924 Gibson F-5 "Lloyd Loar" mandolin, stored in a farmhouse closet since the Great Depression, and valued at $175,000.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Tampa, FL, Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               01/09/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's second hour from Tampa, Florida, finds host Mark Walberg at the Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay to view a range of golf collectibles. At the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers take a swing at some ace finds, including two outstanding pieces of Marblehead art pottery dating back to 1910; a collection of colorful pre-war German and Japanese character canes used as carnival prizes; and a set of Sioux artifacts - including a pair of breastplate decorations worn by the Sioux nation's most powerful chiefs in the 1870s; and an original copy of the first book ever printed in Wyoming, with an auction value of $100,000 to $150,000.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Nanci Kreidman (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/10/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Nanci Kreidman, CEO of the Domestic Violence Action Center. A New Yorker who moved to Hawaii over 30 years ago, Kreidman opens up about the people she advocates for and how they've affected her along the way.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 11 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Jan. 15, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2012

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/11/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 11, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Jan. 15, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist III (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/12/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Artist III looks at four different approaches to passing on artistic traditions from mentor to student, as told through the stories of noted artist and art professor Snowden Hodges, founder of Windward Atelier; taiko artist and teacher Kenny Endo; renowned gallery and exhibition designer Tom Klobe; and Sensei Cheryl Nakasone, master classical Okinawan dancer and teacher. The program won a regional Emmy award and was directed by filmmaker Stuart Yamane and produced by PBS Hawaii.

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/12/2012 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This program looks at five prominent Hawaii artists. Though divergent in approach, these individuals share the unquenchable thirst to create something that never existed before. They are Hawaii's own and represent a thriving local arts community. Featured artists include Sally French, Leland Miyano, Maika'i Tubbs, Bobby Ingano and Marie Takazawa.

Series Title:     GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Title: Let Me Down Easy
Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/13/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:
Called "the most exciting individual in American theater" by Newsweek magazine, Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing, Nurse Jackie) turns her theatrical exploration to matters of the human body. Deavere Smith interviews an eclectic range of people and then performs as the interviewees in their own words. This new gallery of indelible portraits ranges from boldface names such as cyclist Lance Armstrong, supermodel Lauren Hutton and Texas Governor Ann Richards, to lesser-known but equally memorable characters, including a rodeo bull rider, a New Orleans hospital doctor and the director of a South African orphanage - all sharing their experiences in confronting the price and politics of health, facing the end of life and the resilience of the human spirit.


Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Raiatea Helm (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/16/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Raiatea Helm is joined by dad Zachary Helm, Jack Ofoia, Casey Olsen, Aaron Sala and dancer Nani Dudoit for a performance in the PBS Hawaii studio. In between songs Raiatea talks about her influences, recordings and responsibilities as a Hawaiian artist.

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Tulsa, OK, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               01/16/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Eric Silver at the Philbrook Museum of Art to look at seemingly everyday housewares, appliances and electronics that were transformed into stunning functional art by 20th-century industrial designers. Highlights include an 1826 English gadget cane, equipped with both a pistol and a telescope; a vibrant 1931 Oscar Mayer in-store display; and a circa 1600 Ming Dynasty cast bronze guardian figure, valued at $70,000-$100,000.

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Tampa, FL, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               01/16/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark Walberg steps right up to the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, Florida, where appraisers Noel Barrett and Nicholas Lowry amaze and astound with displays of circus toys and posters. Back at the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers juggle an array of treasures, including a 1750s classic black walnut Philadelphia dressing table; a 1900s Tabriz carpet woven in the classical style of the late 16th and early 17th centuries; and a painting by acclaimed 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth that could draw $80,000 to $100,000 at auction.

 

Series Title:     IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Program Title: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/16/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From 2010: President and Mrs. Obama host a concert in the White House East Room in honor of Black History Month. The music special will include Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and the Howard University Choir. Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah host.

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Lawrence Tseu

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/17/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Lawrence Tseu, a nationally recognized Honolulu dentist and philanthropist. As a boy who grew up poor in Kalihi, Lawrence shined shoes and sold newspapers to pay for his tuition at St. Louis. Dr. Tseu talks about the joys and struggles of growing up in a hardscrabble neighborhood and his journey to dentistry.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 18 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Jan. 22, at 4:00 pm.

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY
Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2012

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/18/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 18, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Jan. 22, at 3:30 pm.

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Program Title: Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/19/2012 9:00:00 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 its status as a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, and man-on-the-street interviews and performances to shed light on this colorful language.

Series Title:     GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

Program Title: Anna Bolena

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/20/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:
Anna Netrebko opens the new Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova performs the role of her rival, Jane Seymour; Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Dennis & David Kamakahi; Martin Pahinui; George Kuo (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/23/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This unique jam session features George Kuo, Martin Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, and David Kamakahi. The musicians play solos, duets and ensemble numbers, including Pu’u Anahalu and Hi;ilawe.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Eugene, OR, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/23/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Eugene, Oregon, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the banks of the scenic McKenzie River for a bit of fishing and a look into the antique fly fishing gear market. Highlights include a collection of signed baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb memorabilia dating back to the early 1950s; an original Rosemary’s Baby drawing by art designer Clem Hall, rescued from a Paramount Pictures dumpster; and a 1919 oil painting by Norman Rockwell, entitled The Little Model, and valued at $500,000.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

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

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/23/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rolls in to Houston, Texas, where host Mark L. Walberg visits the Beer Can House - a local home adorned with hundreds of beer cans that even boasts curtains, wind chimes and sculptures made out of cans - to talk with ROADSHOW appraiser Andy Ourant about these collectible containers. At the Reliant Center, appraisers find a rich brew of objects, including a scrimshaw walrus tusk depicting the Almira, America's longest-working whaling ship; a collection of rare, unopened packs of Topps football cards from 1958, featuring such legends as Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr; and a book of Mexican War battlefield illustrations that draws an insurance value of $45,000 to $50,000.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN MASTERS

Program Title: Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/23/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This program explores iconic 1960s folk-protest music hero Phil Ochs troubled life through his songs and through interviews with Joan Baez, Sean Penn, Pete Seeger and others. Inspired by both Woody Guthrie and Elvis Presley, Phil Ochs was one of the most politically active singer-songwriters of his generation. His songs, such as ‘I Ain’t Marching Anymore,’ ‘Power and the Glory,’ ‘The War Is Over’ and ‘There But for Fortune’ are as relevant today as it they were upon release. Unyielding in his political principles and unbending in his artistic vision, Ochs fought for peace and justice throughout his short life, which ended in suicide at the age of 35.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Terence Knapp (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/24/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox sits down with Terence Knapp, "Hawaii's Adopted World Class Actor." Terence is perhaps best known for his title role in Damien, the Aldyth Morris play and PBS Hawaii special about the Kalaupapa priest. Terence reflects on key roles he has portrayed, his childhood during World War II and his global travels. Now professor emeritus with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he continues to mentor up-and-coming Honolulu thespians.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 25 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Jan. 29, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 25, 2012

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/24/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii’s father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about ‘sports and other living things.’

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 25, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Jan. 29, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: Class of 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               01/26/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Facing the threat of school closure, students from Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science filmed their lives at this and other public charter schools in Puna, Hawaii Island. The resulting documentary, Class of 2010, presents an intimate look at the Puna community, the inner workings of charter schools and the ongoing local efforts toward educational reform. The film includes interviews with Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi, Charter School Administrator Maunalei Love and Hawaii Department of Education Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. Executive Producer and Co-Director Gloria Baraquio, who taught at HAAS and lived in the Puna District, says Class of 2010 is a ‘love song to Puna and a tribute to the teachers and supporters of education reform.

 

Series Title:     GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Title: Tony Bennett: Duets II

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/27/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Jerry Santos and Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/30/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jerry Santos, a leader in Hawaiian music since the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970's, performs solo and in a trio with his long time bassist Wally Suenaga and ukulele whiz Bryan Tolentino in this vintage Na Mele performance. Included are several of Santos' signature tunes, traditional Hawaiian songs and a few surprises.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Eugene, OR, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/30/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Eugene, Oregon, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Jeffrey Schrader at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, site of the former Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, to discuss the history and current values of World War I uniforms. Highlights include: a circa 1800 New England Chippendale chest-on-chest; an 1846 map of Western America; and an early 20th-century Russian presentation sword from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, purchased by the owner for $500, and valued between $75,000 and $100,000.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Houston, TX, Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/30/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Beth Szescila for a tour of Bayou Bend in Houston, Texas, the extraordinary museum and gardens that once were home to famed philanthropist and antiques collector Ima Hogg. Following in Miss Ima's footsteps, modern-day collectors arrive at the Reliant Center with impressive finds, including an early 19th-century box desk made by a renowned supplier to the British royal family; a valuable collection of lithographed orange crate labels; and a 1959 replica of artist Edith Parson's early 19th-century Turtle Baby bronze sculpture, valued at $35,000 to $40,000.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Nanette Napoleon (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/31/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie talks story with Hawaii's leading expert on graveyards - Nanette Napoleon. Nanette comes from a well-known, outdoorsy, athletic Hawaiian family, so it is ironic that her life's passion is a subject many people consider morbid or depressing. But Nanette finds cemeteries peaceful, fascinating places that transport us back into history. Nanette reveals the event that first got her interested in graveyards and talks about the many research projects that she has done on the topic.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 1 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Feb. 5, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 31, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/01/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 1, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 5, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Program Title: Time Machines

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/03/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Performer and historian Michael Feinstein leads viewers across America and through musical history in three new episodes of the acclaimed series MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK.

The first episode, Time Machines, explores how technology has preserved - and altered - the way we think about the great songs and singers of the past. The coast-to-coast tour includes stops in New York, Kansas City, Palm Springs and the storied Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Feinstein introduces viewers to soundies (the original music videos), the historic buildings where jam sessions were born and an eclectic array of performers and collectors who help keep the music alive, including avid collector and music-lover Hugh Hefner, who shares rare footage of cabaret legend Bobby Short.

 

Series Title:     MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Program Title: Putting on the Tail Fins (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/03/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This episode focuses on the 1950s and 1960s, when the Great American Songbook competed with new forms like rock 'n' roll and rhythm & blues. As Feinstein crisscrosses the country performing with big bands, symphony orchestras and jazz combos, viewers learn how iconic singers like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney kept the Songbook alive by reinventing pop standards of the 1930s and 1940s.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Bob Brozman; Cyril Pahinui; Led Kaapana (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               02/06/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In a glorious gathering of guitar greats, slack key stylists Led Kaapana and Cyril Pahinui combine with steel guitar master Bob Brozman for an incredible, in-studio concert showcasing the magic of the jam session format, with the three musical maters performing in various combinations. A special feature is Brozman performing three solos, including a touching tribute to steel guitar pioneer Tau Moe.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Eugene, OR, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/06/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the final hour of a visit to Eugene, Oregon, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Bailey head to the picturesque King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wineglasses and decanters. Highlights include: a playful pair of beautifully preserved tin toys: a circa 1938 Marx car and a battery powered dump truck; a circa 1861 Civil War cavalry flag that may have been used in the Battle of Shiloh; and the "guardian of Venice," a 1960 jeweled gold figure valued at $40,000 to $60,000.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Houston, TX, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/06/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's final episode from Houston, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg experiences this excitement firsthand when he is joined by appraiser Gary Piattoni at the Houston Space Center for a briefing on NASA collectibles. Highlights include a magical collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustreware; a gold charm that once belonged to Lucille Ball; and a romantic English Regency rosewood settee that makes the appraiser swoon as he declares an estimated value of $9,500.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Pono Shim: Through A Child's Eyes

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/07/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Pono Shim is CEO of Oahu's economic development board, Enterprise Honolulu. The son of political visionaries Alvin and Marion Heen Shim, Pono was exposed to many conversations with high-profile figures at a young age. Leslie Wilcox sits down with Pono as he shares some of those conversations that helped shape who he is today.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 8 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Feb. 12, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/08/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 8, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 12, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: Papa Mau: The Wayfinder (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/09/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film recounts the fundamental role that master navigator Mau Piailug played in reawakening Polynesian pride by teaching Hawaiians the dying art of traditional voyaging without the aid of instruments. While the art of non-instrument navigation was lost in Polynesia, it lived on in the tiny Micronesian atoll of Satawal, in a man named Mau. Chosen at birth and trained from an early age, Mau was not only destined to become a master of this dying tradition, but he also had the singular foresight to create a wayfinding legacy for all of Oceania by sharing his knowledge with a new generation of Hawaiian navigators. When Mau successfully guided Hōkūle'a to Tahiti in 1976, the voyage launched a collective reawakening of cultural pride and unity throughout the Pacific. Produced and directed by Nā'ālehu Anthony.

 

Series Title:     MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Program Title: Lost and Found

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/10/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Performer and historian Michael Feinstein leads viewers across America and through musical history in three new episodes of the acclaimed series MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK.

Lost and Found reveals Feinstein's discovery of an undocumented, unknown song by one of the giants of American popular music and follows his quest to verify its authenticity. Along the way, he persuades another musical legend, Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, to teach him an unpublished, unrecorded song from his songwriting "trunk" that's never been heard prior to this broadcast.

 

Series Title:     MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Program Title: Best Band in the Land (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/10/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This episode examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II. While preparing an original patriotic song, Michael weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows, V-disks, war bond rallies and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Na Pali; Manuakepa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/13/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Two outstanding Kauai groups offer their special style of Hawaiian music in this vintage performance from the PBS Hawaii studios. Na Pali and Manuakepa infuse their own special talents into traditional and original material. Songs include "Limahuli, "Hokulea Hula," "Moonlight Lady," "Lokelani Blossoms," "Hawaiian Love Chant" and more.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Pittsburgh, PA, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/13/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Alasdair Nichol head to the Andy Warhol Museum to check out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days—eclectic illustrations that garner ample attention from today's collectors. Highlights include intimate correspondence between Cole Porter and actor Monty Woolley; a finely knotted circa 1920 silk Kashan rug; and one of the best flea market finds of all time: a 17th-century rhinoceros horn cup, purchased for $1 and valued at $350,000 to $450,000!

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Pono Shim: ALOHA Moments

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/14/201 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Pono Shim is CEO of Enterprise Honolulu and son of political visionaries Alvin and Marion Heen Shim. At a young age, he learned the deeper meanings of aloha from none other than Aunty Pilahi Paki - the woman who shared her prophecy of aloha for life in the 21st century. Leslie Wilcox sits down with Pono as he explains aloha and other values from his kupuna that guide him today.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 15 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Feb. 19, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/15/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 15, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 19, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Program Title: Saloon Singers

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/17/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Performer and historian Michael Feinstein leads viewers across America and through musical history in three new episodes of the acclaimed series MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK.

This episode examines the allure of musical nightlife, from Mississippi juke joints to the neon of Las Vegas, where Feinstein gets a private tour of the now-closed Liberace Museum - and gets to play one of the rhinestone encrusted pianos. Feinstein also delves into the history of nightclub entertainment, from the Cotton Club in Harlem to Sinatra's Rat Pack, and talks to some pioneers of the form, such as poet and author Maya Angelou, who once made her living doing a calypso club act in San Francisco.

 

Series Title:     MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Program Title: A New Step Every Day (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/17/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Performer and historian Michael Feinstein leads viewers across America and through musical history in three new episodes of the acclaimed series MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK.

This episode explores the fast and furious 1920s and 1930s, when jazz was hot, credit was loose and illegal booze flowed freely in underground speakeasies. Between performances, Feinstein illustrates the impact of talking pictures, the dawn of radio and the fledgling recording industry. Additionally, it introduces viewers to other collectors and musicians who keep the spirit of the Jazz Age alive today.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Ho'okena (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/20/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

An encore presentation of a performance in the PBS Hawaii studios by Ho'okena: Manu Boyd, Ama Aarona, Glen H.K. Smith and Horace K. Dudoit III. Nani Dudoit provides hula.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Pittsburgh, PA, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/20/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Against the formidable backdrop of Pittsburgh's former Homestead Steel Works, appraiser Peter Shemonsky shows host Mark L. Walberg strikingly delicate examples of centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron. Highlights include a 6.5 carat yellow mine-cut diamond ring kept for years in a sock drawer; a North American Indian club and pipe the owner believes belonged to Sitting Bull; and three Charles Darwin first editions, including an 1830s collection of The Voyage of the Beagle, an 1859 On the Origin of Species, and an 1871 The Descent of Man, insured at $284,000.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Jimmy Borges: The First Verse (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/21/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's legendary jazz vocalist Jimmy Borges hears the story in every song and his own story is nothing short of breathtaking. The PBS Hawaii board member is back on the scene and on screen. Leslie Wilcox sits down with Jimmy in a special two-part episode of LONG STORY SHORT. In this half-hour, Jimmy takes us along on his journey from Kalihi to the Bay Area, from student athlete to world-class jazz singer.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 22 at 11:00 pm and Sun. Feb. 26, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/22/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 22, at 11:30 pm and Sun., Feb. 26, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/23/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program tells the story of Keola Beamer's journey through song. The respected composer and slack key guitarist partners with an array of musicians, including Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, American jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Hawaiian vocalist Raiatea Helm. These collaborations demonstrate how one can retain cultural identity while openly sharing with others to create something new - a global art form. This multicultural exchange reaches its zenith when Beamer performs a Hawaiian-language version of John Lennon's "Imagine," with musicians playing traditional Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Hawaiian, Classical European and American Jazz instruments. In a particularly moving segment, Moanalani performs Hula Mu'umu'u (Dance of the Maimed) as a quadraplegic woman who magically regains her limbs.

 

Series Title:     POV

Program Title: Racing Dreams

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/23/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Fondly described as Talladega Nights meets The Catcher in the Rye, this film chronicles a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. Though they aren't old enough for driving licenses, Brandon, Josh and Annabeth race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in the World Karting Association's national series, the "Little League" of professional racing. The film is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle.

 

Series Title:     GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Title: Memphis

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/24/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Musical, Memphis turns the radio dial back to the 1950s to tell the story of a white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. His romantic interest is Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), a young black singer whose career is on the rise but who can't make the break out of segregated clubs on her own. When the two collaborate, her soulful music reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the golden era of early rock 'n' roll takes flight. But as things heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music - or their love - is put to a test. With an original story by Joe DiPietro and a new score with music by David Bryan, the production is directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Mahi Beamer; Nina Kealiiwahamana; Robert Cazimero (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/27/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            40

Description:

Three magical talents, Mahi Beamer, Nina Keali'iwahamana and Robert Cazimero, blend their voices together to create an intimacy that only comes with the blending of family and good friends in this encore presentation of a vintage NA MELE episode from the PBS Hawaii studios.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Pittsburgh, PA, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/27/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Pittsburgh, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Arlie Sulka at the Carnegie Museum of Art to explore the striking, vibrantly colored vases, bottles and jars made by glass master Maurice Marinot. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a collection of correspondence between members of the Kennedy family and JFK's former personal secretary; a circa 1928 Art Deco jade sapphire ring; and a 1946 oil painting by Rockwell Kent, along with an inherited letter from the artist, valued at $150,000 to $250,000.

 

Series Title:     IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Program Title: Red, White and Blues

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/27/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

President and Mrs. Obama host this all-star celebration of the blues, the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta, up Highway 61 to the West Side of Chicago, with deep roots in Africa and slavery and influences on modern American music from soul to rock and roll. Leading popular artists' performances trace those migratory roots and pay homage to the great figures of the genre and the songs they made famous -- from Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters.

The program is hosted by Taraji P. Henson and features performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN MASTERS

Program Title: Cab Calloway: Sketches

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/27/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Explore the life of this pioneering jazz legend who charmed audiences with his bravado and showmanship. A singer, dancer and bandleader, Cab Calloway led one of the most popular African-American big bands during the jazz and swing eras of the 1930s-40s, with Harlem's famous Cotton Club as his home stage. Calloway is best known for the "Hi de hi de hi de ho" refrain from his signature song "Minnie the Moocher," his portrayal of Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess (1952) and for his role in The Blues Brothers (1980).

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Jimmy Borges: The Ballad Continues (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/28/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's legendary jazz vocalist Jimmy Borges hears the story in every song, and his own story is nothing short of breathtaking. The PBS Hawaii board member is back on the scene and on screen. Leslie Wilcox sits down with Jimmy in a special two-part episode of LONG STORY SHORT. In this half-hour, Jimmy reveals what he did to gain exclusive access to Frank Sinatra's music archive. He also opens up about the most difficult challenge he has had to face - battling cancer.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 29 at 11:00 pm and Sun. March 4, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: The Amish

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/28/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This program answers many questions Americans have about this insistently insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 500-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused for more than a century. With unprecedented access, built on patience and hard-won trust, the film is the first to penetrate deeply and explore this attention-averse group. In doing so, the program paints an intimate portrait of contemporary Amish faith and life. It questions why and how the Amish, a closed, communal culture, have thrived within one of the most open, individualistic societies on earth; explores how, despite their ingrained submissiveness, the Amish have successfully asserted themselves in resisting the encroachments of modern society and government; asks what Americans' attraction to the Amish says about deep American values; and looks at what the future holds for a community whose existence is so rooted in the past.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 28, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/29/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Feb. 29, at 11:30 pm and Sun., March 4, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: Waimea 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/01/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Every year, some of the greatest 'ukulele and slack key guitar virtuosos converge at the Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela on Hawaii Island for five days of workshops, school outreach events, public concerts and musical sharing among themselves. The annual event is called the Waimea 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute. PBS Hawaii tells the story of the institute in an hour-long documentary/concert film, with rousing performances by Ledward Kaapana, Mike Kaawa, Dennis and David Kamakahi, Richard and Kalae Ho'opi'i, Bobby Ingano, Sonny Lim, Aaron Mahi and Danny Carvalho.

 

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: Whatever It Takes (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/01/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the first year of the Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics, an innovative public high school in New York City's South Bronx. This deeply emotional, character-driven documentary focuses on the school's dynamic rookie principal and a spunky ninth-grade girl with big dreams but even bigger obstacles. The personal stories of the school's students and staff call to mind larger themes of school reform and the need for educators, parents and policy makers to prioritize the transformation of the public school system so that all children can receive a quality education. Grittily realistic, yet ultimately triumphant, the film paints a compelling picture of cutting-edge ideas and dedicated individuals, united in their vision to restore hope to a broken community.

 

Series Title:     Peter, Paul and Mary: 25th Anniversary Concert

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 2, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/02/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In 1986, the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their very first PBS special. Now, two and a half decades later, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group in Greenwich Village, this joyous and deeply moving live concert is being re-broadcast. The special features songs that became, for many, the soundtrack of their generation. Songs include such timeless classics as "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "If I Had a Hammer," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Blowin' in the Wind."

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Richard Hoopii; Led Kaapana; Bobby Ingano; Chris Kamaka; Ululani Hoopii (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/05/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

An encore presentation of this classic homage to the unique Hawaiian tradition of male falsetto singing, recorded at the PBS Hawaii studios.

 

Series Title:     Big Band Vocalists

Program Title: MONDAY, March 5, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/05/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This special looks back at the "crooners" and "canaries" of the 1940s, featuring the greatest vocalists of the period when they started their careers performing with orchestras and dance bands. Among the legendary artists included in the rare, vintage footage are Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forest with the Harry James Orchestra, Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting, Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and many more favorites from the World War II era. Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host.

 

Series Title:     Il Volo Takes Flight

Program Title: MONDAY, March 5, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/05/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Italian heartthrobs Il Volo are three teenage tenors: Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble. They have received unanimous raves for their vocal talent and showmanship since their May 2011 debut in America on TV shows including American Idol, The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Today Show and Good Morning America. Already certified platinum in their homeland of Italy and several other countries, they have captured the hearts of Americans of all ages. Il Volo means "flight" and they soar in this premiere special for public television, filmed at Detroit's famed Opera House on October 27, 2011.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Joe Rice

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/06/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks with Joe Rice, president of Mid-Pacific Institute. The genial private school leader opens up about his childhood, marked by abuse and poverty. Joe is writing a memoir of his experiences - a catharsis that stings long-open wounds. Now nearing retirement, Joe supports programs serving orphans and foster children, while nurturing the 1,500 students of Mid-Pac and a family of his own.

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

 

Series Title:     Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/06/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:

Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his "Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations," which are five steps to living from your "highest self" and attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American "New Thought" philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profound and extraordinary life, showing viewers how to create new thought patterns while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/07/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., March 7, at 11:30 pm and Sun., March 11, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     Suze Orman's Money Class

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/07/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Financial expert Suze Orman unveils her 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:     Under The Streetlamp

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/07/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Vocal group Under the Streetlamp performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook in this special recorded at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack, the quartet, comprised of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, deliver an evening of fun and entertainment.

 

Series Title:     60's Pop, Rock & Soul

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 8, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/08/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Hosted by icons Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees, this concert spectacular features hits and favorites of the AM radio era from Paul Revere & The Raiders, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Kingsmen, The Ventures, Question Mark & The Mysterians and Jefferson Starship. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change - sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations.

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Hidden Europe

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 8, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/08/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In a thrilling two-hour special designed to stoke viewers' travel dreams, Rick Steves reveals a dozen of his favorite overlooked European destinations. In this intriguing collection of segments taken from recent seasons of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick travels to Spain's proud Basque capital of San Sebastian, the enchanting castle town of Ceský Krumlov in the Czech Republic, the thriving Moroccan port of Tangier, the well-preserved Italian fortress hill town of Lucca, historic Mostar in Bosnia, the delightful Alpine town of Hallstatt, the fairytale Danish isle of Aerø and the romantic Greek island of Hydra, among other sights.

 

Series Title:     Don McLean: American Troubadour

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 9, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/09/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This special, a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's great singer-songwriters, summarizes Don McLean's 40-year-plus career and features live performances of his best-known hits, including "American Pie," "Vincent," "Crying" and "I Love You So."

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Hawaii Jazz All-Stars (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/12/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

NA MELE swings with an encore of a classic special jazz salute to Hawaiian music, featuring Sam Ahia on guitar and vocals, Rich Crandall on piano, Sango Muyiwa on percussion, Noel Okimoto on vibes and Byron Yasui on upright bass.

 

Series Title:     GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Title: Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/12/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

Beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli performs a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by its music director Alan Gilbert. Joining Bocelli on stage on this memorable night are Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster. Sopranos Ana María Martínez and Pretty Yende, violinist Nicola Benedetti, bass baritone Bryn Terfel and flutist Andrea Griminelli are also part of the spectacular evening, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director.

 

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Lee Cataluna: A Writer's Journey (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/13/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Lee Cataluna, best known for her witty stage plays and newspaper columns about island life. In this episode, Lee recalls her self-proclaimed "dorky" childhood on the neighbor islands, mainly on Maui. Once an aspiring dancer, Lee reveals how she entered the worlds of journalism and playwriting.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., March 14 at 11:00 pm and Sun. March 17, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     Superstars of Seventies Soul Live

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 13, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/13/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

This special is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of soul music legends — all original performers singing their greatest hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including The Commodores, The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, The Trammps, The Emotions and The Manhattans.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/14/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., March 14, at 11:30 pm and Sun., March 18, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     Peter, Paul and Mary: 25th Anniversary Concert

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/14/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In 1986, the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their very first PBS special. Now, two and a half decades later, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group in Greenwich Village, this joyous and deeply moving live concert is being re-broadcast. The special features songs that became, for many, the soundtrack of their generation. Songs include such timeless classics as "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "If I Had a Hammer," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Blowin' in the Wind."

 

Series Title:     Easy Yoga for Easing Pain

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 15, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/15/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Joint pain is the major complaint of millions of individuals who suffer from arthritis, who've injured themselves or who perform jobs that require some form of repetitive action. All joint pain sufferers share a common observation: the real pain of joint pain is that it is unrelenting. According to host and yoga expert Peggy Cappy, yoga can be a great first line of defense. In this new program, she demonstrates how yoga can increase flexibility, reduce joint and muscular aches and pains and even combat fatigue.

 

Series Title:     Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 15, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/15/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Tony Award-winning Broadway, television and recording artist Idina Menzel, backed by an orchestra masterfully led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, performs at The Royal Conservatory's beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. The concert is a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs, all woven together by Menzel's irresistible charm, wit and unparalleled vocal prowess.

 

Series Title:     Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 16, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/16/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From the late 1940s 'til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on The Ed Sullivan Show. This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles' American television debut to the Doors' infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length musical performances that evoke the spirit of that decade's youth movement.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Jerry Byrd & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/12/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

NA MELE presents a special encore of the smooth sounds of the late master steel guitarist Jerry Byrd. Byrd was joined for this nostalgic journey by four master musicians in their own right: Hiram Olsen, Jr. on guitar and vocals; Dennis Keohokalole on ukulele and vocals; Gary Aiko on upright bass and vocals; and Ned Ka'apana on guitar and vocals.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Honolulu, HI, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/19/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Before ANTIQUES ROADSHOW can pack up its trunk and wave aloha to Honolulu, Hawaii, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Anthony Slayter-Ralph pay a visit to Shangri La, home of the late heiress Doris Duke and one of Hawaii's most architecturally significant homes. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, guests hope for fame and fortune, too, with a wide assortment of objects to be appraised, including a first edition copy of Jack London's Call of the Wild; a 1915 Hawaiian flag quilt, bearing the coat of arms of King Kamehameha; and a violin and bow purchased for the owner's aunt in 1921 and kept in storage for the last 40 years.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Bismarck, ND, Part 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/19/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Suzanne Perrault dig up a wealth of information about the University of North Dakota's School of Mines pottery program and how valuable these 20th-century pieces have become. Appraisers at the Bismarck Civic Center unearth a rich vein of objects, including a valuable set of samurai swords brought back from Japan in 1898 by the owner's grandfather; late 19th-century journals from a country store near Grand Forks, documenting life in the early stages of North Dakota statehood; and a mid-19th-century heirloom Bennington pottery lion valued at $4,000 to $8,000.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Lee Cataluna: Creation and Change (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/20/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox continues her conversation with Lee Cataluna, columnist and writer of local plays like Da Mayah and Folks You Meet in Longs. In this episode, she talks about her recently published first novel, Three Years on Doreen's Sofa, written from a troubled Maui man's point of view. And for the first time publicly, Lee opens up about her brush with death.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., March 21 at 11:00 pm and Sun. March 25, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/21/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., March 21, at 11:30 pm and Sun., March 25, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     Steve Jobs: One Last Thing

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/21/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

There has been near-universal agreement that the late Apple founder was a great innovator in business and technology, but what were the influences that shaped his character and drove him to such success from humble beginnings? With colleagues who worked closely with him and those who have chronicled his life, this program takes an unflinching look at the mercurial, brilliant man and reviews his many talents and achievements.

 

Series Title:     PBS Arts from Cleveland: Women Who Rock

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 23, 2012 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/23/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, this performance documentary vibrates with energy as it traces the indelible mark that amazing women musicians have made on America's soundtrack. Inspired by the Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the program reveals new insights into what it means to be female in the male-dominated world of rock and roll, while exploring how those dynamics between the sexes have changed over time.

 

Series Title:     IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Program Title: Red, White and Blues (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/23/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

President and Mrs. Obama host this all-star celebration of the blues, the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta, up Highway 61 to the West Side of Chicago, with deep roots in Africa and slavery and influences on modern American music from soul to rock and roll. Leading popular artists' performances trace those migratory roots and pay homage to the great figures of the genre and the songs they made famous -- from Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters.

The program is hosted by Taraji P. Henson and features performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Art of Solo Ukulele (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/26/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS Hawaii is proud to present a special vintage NA MELE encore featuring maestros Byron Yasui, Jake Shimabukuro, Benny Chong, Gordon Mark and Blane Kanno.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: El Paso, TX, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/26/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In El Paso, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton head to the Centennial Museum to check out beautiful pre-Columbian pottery from the Casas Grandes culture. Highlights include a 19th-century Fiji split whale's tooth necklace; Andy Warhol's 1966 artist's proof of a print of Jacqueline Kennedy; and a 1937 first edition copy of The Hobbit, with original dust jacket and author J.R.R. Tolkien's signature, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Bismarck, ND, Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/26/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

During ROADSHOW's stop in Bismarck, North Dakota, host Mark L. Walberg gets a lesson in school-related antiques and collectibles from appraiser Karen Keane in an actual one-room schoolhouse, part of the Buckstop Junction historic village restoration. At the Bismarck Civic Center, appraisers give high marks to the array of objects brought for show-and-tell, including a painting of a Northern Pacific Railroad train that once may have graced a Fargo railroad station; a valuable Civil War photo collection of members of John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, also known as Morgan's Raiders; and a delightful collection of University of North Dakota pottery, some made by the owner's mother and grandmother when they were students, valued at $5,500 to $7,500.

 

Series Title:     Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100

Program Title: MONDAY, March 26, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/26/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film celebrates the centennial of the oldest ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox vs. Yankees game as a thread, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space. A decade ago, it looked as though Fenway would be largely destroyed and replaced with a new ballpark. Luckily, wiser heads prevailed and one of Boston's most popular attractions, and a landmark for baseball fans everywhere, survived.

 

Series Title:     LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Program Title: Frank De Lima: The Road Not Taken

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/27/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Popular local comedian Frank De Lima talks story with Leslie Wilcox. Although he had the knack to entertain early in life, Frank talks about how his strong Catholic faith initially led him on the path toward priesthood. Frank shares how he eventually found his true calling in show business in the first of a two-part conversation.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., March 28 at 11:00 pm and Sun. April 1, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/28/2012 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., March 28, at 11:30 pm and Sun., April 1, at 3:30 pm.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: Journey of Honor (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/29/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hawaii filmmaker Stuart Yamane follows dozens of Japanese American veterans from the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team on a historic return to the World War II battlefields of Italy.

 

Series Title:     GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Title: San Francisco Symphony at 100

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/30/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The San Francisco Symphony is celebrating its centennial season. From the ashes of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 rose the passionate desire of a community to embrace music and build an orchestra to restore its spirit. The San Francisco Symphony, born a few years later, has become a cultural gem over the past century in one of the most interesting and progressive cities in America and the world. This centennial gala concert program, hosted by acclaimed writer and San Francisco native Amy Tan, features SFS music director Michael Tilson Thomas with guest artists Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang performing works by Copland, Mendelssohn and Britten. Concert footage is interwoven with short video stories highlighting unique moments in the symphony's history, as well as interviews with the performers and luminaries in the audience.

 

History:

 

Series Title:     MARTIN LUTHER

Program Title: Driven to Defiance (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/02/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Martin Luther was born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. After entering the monastery, Luther became increasingly doubtful that the Church could actually offer him salvation. His views crystallize further when he travels to Rome and finds the capital of Catholicism swamped in corruption. Wracked by despair, Luther finds release in the pages of the Bible, discovering that his own individual faith will guarantee his salvation. In his famous 95 Theses, he attacks the practice of selling Indulgences, putting himself on an irreversible path to conflict with the most powerful institution of the day.

 

Series Title:     MARTIN LUTHER

Program Title: The Reluctant Revolutionary (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/09/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The Catholic Church uses all of its might to try to silence Luther. Protected by his local ruler, Frederick the Wise, Luther continues to write radical critiques of the Church. In the process, he develops a new system of faith that places the freedom of the individual believer above the rituals of the Church. Aided by the newly invented printing press, his ideas spread rapidly. Risking torture and execution, Luther proclaims his inalienable right to believe what he wishes. His stand inspires revolution across Europe, overturning the thousand-year-old hegemony of the Church.

 

Series Title:     EGYPT'S GOLDEN EMPIRE

Program Title: The Warrior Pharaohs (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/03/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This three-part special tells the story of the Egyptian empire from its beginning in 1560 BC to its collapse in 1080 BC. Interviews with scholars and dramatic re-creations bring the story to life.

By 1570 BC, Egypt had been divided among foreign rulers. But Ahmose, one of the last Egyptian princes, rose to defeat the Hyksos and the Nubians. The New Kingdom was born, uniting Egypt once again. After Ahmose died, Hatshepsut became the first female pharaoh. Striving for legitimacy, she embarked on an ambitious building program and opened new trade routes. Her son and successor, Thutmosis III, campaigned extensively in the Near East and brought much of the ancient world under Egyptian rule. The concept of "empire" was born.

 

Series Title:     EGYPT'S GOLDEN EMPIRE

Program Title: Pharaohs of the Sun (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/03/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

By 1400 BC, the Egyptian empire stretched from Northern Syria to the Sudan in Africa. Led by Amenhotep III, it was a golden age of wealth, power and prosperity. Remarkable diplomacy was used to keep the empire's rivals at bay, while the provinces of Egypt reveled in their protection. Art, technology and new ideas flourished, and Egyptian rulers were seen as gods. After the death of Amenhotep III, his son Akhenaten initiated drastic changes. Consumed by a monotheist belief, he ordered a new capital built in the desert, married the beauty Nefertiti and embarked on a campaign of religious repression. When he died, the new capital was abandoned. The death of his son-in-law, the boy-king Tutankhamen, marked the end of the Ahmose dynasty.

 

 

Series Title:     EGYPT'S GOLDEN EMPIRE

Program Title: The Last Great Pharaoh (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/10/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This three-part special tells the story of the Egyptian empire from its beginning in 1560 BC to its collapse in 1080 BC. Interviews with scholars and dramatic re-creations bring the story to life.

Threatened from abroad, Ramses II led an army north to fight the Hittites at Kadesh. The battle became his crowning achievement and the basis for a new period of stability and wealth. Resources flooded into Egypt. A new capital was built, artisans reveled in an explosive period of building and The House of Life became the intellectual center for the empire. However, foreign powers again threatened, and some provinces questioned their allegiance. After the long reign of Ramses II, the great tombs were systematically looted and civil war ensued. Though Egypt was once again divided, the period known as the New Kingdom left a rich legacy that reverberated through the ages.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Billy the Kid

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/10/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Road to Resistance

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/12/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:
Filmed throughout the world over the course of more than ten years, this five-part series is the definitive cinematic history of the worldwide effort to destroy South African apartheid. A story that has never been told in any medium before and featuring interviews with dozens of the major players, this formidable accomplishment is anything but dry and academic: it's a lively, tension-filled, heartrending, and ultimately thrilling portrait of an unprecedented global movement that forever changed a nation and the world.

Road to Resistance: Just as the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, instituting a system of racist and oppressive laws against non-whites and imprisoning opposition leaders, including Nelson Mandela.

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Custer's Last Stand

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/17/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This biography of one of the most charismatic and con­tradictory American leaders of the 19th century takes viewers on a journey from Custer's memorable charge at Gettysburg, which turned the tide of the battle, to his lonely death on the windswept plains of the West. Along the way, view­ers learn how, time and time again, the supremely ambitious son of a blacksmith ricocheted from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade. In the end, Custer's reputation was saved by the wife he adored, who almost single-handedly turned the Battle of the Little Bighorn into one of the most iconic events in American history and mythologized Custer's role, turning it into a tale of heroic sacrifice.

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: Have You Heard From Johannesburg?: From Selma to Soweto
Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/19/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Filmed throughout the world over the course of more than ten years, this five-part series is the definitive cinematic history of the worldwide effort to destroy South African apartheid. A story that has never been told in any medium before and featuring interviews with dozens of the major players, this formidable accomplishment is anything but dry and academic: it's a lively, tension-filled, heartrending and ultimately thrilling portrait of an unprecedented global movement that forever changed a nation and the world.
From Selma to Soweto: Only a decade removed from the height of its own civil rights movement, the United States becomes a key battleground as African Americans lead a grassroots movement to force the United States to reverse its policies toward South Africa.

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Wyatt Earp (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/24/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

He has been portrayed in countless movies and television shows by some of Hollywood's greatest actors, including Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart and, more recently, Kevin Costner, but these popular fictions belie the complexities and flaws of a man whose life is a lens on politics, justice and economic opportunity on the American frontier. As a young man, Wyatt Earp was a caricature of the Western lawman, spending his days drinking in saloons, gambling, visiting brothels and gaining notoriety as the legendary gunman in the shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Shortly after his death in 1929, distressed Americans down on their luck transformed Wyatt Earp into a folk hero: a central figure in the American narrative of how the west was won, a man who took control of his own destiny.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Geronimo (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/24/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In February of 1909, the indomitable Chiricahua Apache warrior and war shaman Geronimo lay on his deathbed. He summoned his nephew to his side, whispering, 'I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive.'  It was an admission of regret from a man whose insistent pursuit of military resistance in the face of overwhelming odds confounded not only his Mexican and American enemies, but many of his fellow Apaches as well. Born around 1820, Geronimo grew into a leading warrior and healer. But after his tribe was relocated to an Arizona reservation in 1872, he became a focus of the fury of terrified white settlers and of the growing tensions that divided Apaches struggling to survive under almost unendurable pressures. To angry whites, Geronimo became the archfiend, perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties. To his supporters, he remained the embodiment of proud resistance, the upholder of the old Chiricahua ways. To other Apaches, especially those who had come to see the white man's path as the only viable road, Geronimo was a stubborn troublemaker, unbalanced by his unquenchable thirst for vengeance, whose actions needlessly brought the enemy's wrath down on his own people.

 

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: Have You Heard from Johannesburg?: Free At Last

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/26/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Filmed throughout the world over the course of more than ten years, this five-part series is the definitive cinematic history of the worldwide effort to destroy South African apartheid. A story that has never been told in any medium before and featuring interviews with dozens of the major players, this formidable accomplishment is anything but dry and academic: it's a lively, tension-filled, heartrending and ultimately thrilling portrait of an unprecedented global movement that forever changed a nation and the world.

Free at Last: The apartheid regime in Pretoria crumbles under pressure from a united popular uprising inside its borders and crushing international pressure to reform. Nelson Mandela is freed from prison and in 1990 is elected president of a democratic South Africa.

 

Series Title:     SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Program Title: Sinking Atlantis (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/30/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Five thousand years ago, the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete. They were the first Europeans to use writing, and their technologically advanced and rich artistic culture became the setting for famous Greek myths about Theseus, Icarus and the Minotaur. Yet in their heyday, the Minoans were wiped from the pages of history. The cause of their downfall has remained one of the foremost mysteries of the ancient world. "Sinking Atlantis" explores and discounts the usual theories about the disappearance of the Minoans, from a massive volcano that buried them in ash to Greek invaders who conquered and killed them. The film digs deeper into the soil and the history, following archeologist Sandy MacGillivray as he finds startling evidence of a massive tsunami that struck the island and destroyed all the major Minoan cities. Was this the origin of the myth of Altantis? Drawing from archaeological records, new revelations about Minoan language and religion and shocking new geological discoveries, MacGillivray connects fact with fiction and reveals the truth behind the reign and fall of the great Minoan civilization.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Annie Oakley (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/31/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is the story of the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, the young woman who thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. While her act helped fuel turn-of-the-century nostalgia for the vanished, mythical world of the American West, the legend of Annie Oakley had little to do with the real Annie. Although famous as a western sharpshooter, Oakley lived her entire life east of the Mississippi. A champion in a man's sport, Oakley forever changed ideas about the abilities of women, yet she opposed female suffrage. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, a concept that was counter to her Quaker upbringing.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Jesse James (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/31/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The story of Jesse James remains one of America's most cherished tales ... and one of its most fictitious. James, so the legend goes, was a western outlaw, though, in fact, he never went west; America's Robin Hood, though he robbed from the poor as well as the rich; a gunfighter, though his victims were almost always unarmed. Less heroic than brutal, James was a member of a vicious band of Missouri guerrillas during the Civil War. With a life steeped in violence and bloodshed, he met what was perhaps the most fitting end.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: Under a Jarvis Moon (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/02/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This amazing one-hour documentary, produced by Bishop Museum, covers a forgotten chapter in Hawaii's history. The film tells the true story of over 130 young men from Hawaii who, from 1935 to 1942, were sent by the U.S. government to occupy the remote Pacific islands of Howland, Baker and Jarvis. The initial "colonists" were native Hawaiian students from Kamehameha Schools. The federal government believed Hawaiians might be better suited than other races to withstanding the harsh living conditions on these islands. The purpose for the project was at first unclear, but it soon became evident that the claiming of these islands was integral to the United States' trade and military strategies of the time.

While on the islands, the young colonists collected specimens for Bishop Museum, mapped the islands, cultivated coconuts and vegetables and prepared a landing field for Amelia Earhart, who was expected to make Howland Island one of her last stops on her round-the-world flight. Through it all, they endured rats, sharks and ultimately, enemy fire. The project ended tragically when two of the colonists on Howland Island were killed in a Japanese air attack, one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The film shares many of these stories in the colonists' own words, using interviews, photographs, log books entries and government documents.

 

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/02/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This program tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis - pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself. Unconventional, revolutionary and egotistical, Bates reaped the rewards of instant fame, but paid dearly for it.

 

Series Title:     Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Program Title: MONDAY, February 6, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/06/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Extraordinary people risked their lives to help fugitive slaves escape via the clandestine Underground Railroad. Among them was William Still of Philadelphia, a free black man who accepted delivery of transported crates containing human "cargo." This documentary reveals some of the dramatic, lesser-known stories behind this humanitarian enterprise, and explores key Canadian connections, including the surprising fate of former slaves who crossed the border to "Freedom's Land."

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Freedom Riders (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/07/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. Until an integrated band of college students, who called themselves Freedom Riders, bought tickets on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. Their actions brought the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil rights inequities that plagued the nation.

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson's inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil rights activists. Gaining access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.

 

Series Title:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/09/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Combining startlingly fresh and candid 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, this film looks at the people, society, culture and style that fuelled an era of convulsive change, 1967-1975. Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 1970s mixtape format, this is a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America.

 

Series Title:     Slavery By Another Name

Program Title: MONDAY, February 13, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/13/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

A Sundance Film Festival selection for 2012, this new documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon, explores the little-known story of the post-Emancipation era and the labor practices and laws that effectively created a new form of slavery in the South that persisted well into the 20th century. Blackmon examines the concept of "neoslavery," which sentenced African-Americans to forced labor for violating an array of laws that criminalized their everyday behavior. Actor Laurence Fishburne narrates.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Tupperware! (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/14/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the 1950s, American women discovered they could earn thousands - even millions - of dollars from bowls that burped. "Tupperware ladies" fanned out across the nation's living rooms, selling efficiency and convenience to their friends and neighbors through home parties. Bowl by bowl, they built an empire that now spans the globe. This documentary, narrated by Kathy Bates, reveals the secret behind Tupperware's success: the women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds who discovered they could move up in the world without leaving the house. TUPPERWARE! charts the origins of the small plastics company that unpredictably became a cultural phenomenon.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

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

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/16/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

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:     INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Title: More Than a Month

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/16/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.  This tongue-in-cheek journey investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Clinton Part 1 of 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/20/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. In the latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful series of presidential biographies, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the fascinating story of an American president who rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage. It recounts a career full of accomplishment and rife with scandal, a marriage that would make history and create controversy and a presidency that would define the crucial and transformative period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11. It follows Clinton across his two terms as he confronted some of the key forces that would shape the future, including partisan political warfare and domestic and international terrorism, and struggled, with uneven success, to define the role of American power in a post-Cold War world. Most memorably, it explores how Clinton's conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and confounded his friends. The program features unprecedented access to scores of Clinton insiders including White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, as well as interviews with foreign leaders, members of the Republican opposition, childhood friends, staffers from Clinton's years as governor of Arkansas, biographers and journalists.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Clinton Part 2 of 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/21/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. In the latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful series of presidential biographies, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the fascinating story of an American president who rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage. It recounts a career full of accomplishment and rife with scandal, a marriage that would make history and create controversy and a presidency that would define the crucial and transformative period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11. It follows Clinton across his two terms as he confronted some of the key forces that would shape the future, including partisan political warfare and domestic and international terrorism, and struggled, with uneven success, to define the role of American power in a post-Cold War world. Most memorably, it explores how Clinton's conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and confounded his friends. The program features unprecedented access to scores of Clinton insiders including White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, as well as interviews with foreign leaders, members of the Republican opposition, childhood friends, staffers from Clinton's years as governor of Arkansas, biographers and journalists.

 

Series Title:     SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Program Title: Japanese SuperSub (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/29/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the spring of 1946, ten months after the end of World War II, an explosion rocks the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii. America has just destroyed one of Japan's most advanced weapons systems - the I-401 aircraft carrier submarine. But this was no belated attack against the defeated Japanese. Bound by an agreement to share any discoveries with the Soviets, but feeling the pressure of the looming cold war, it was a calculated decision to keep the technology out of Soviet hands. The Japanese had built their sub to take the war to U.S. shores. Merging the stealth and tactical advantages of sea and sky, the revolutionary submarine carried three specially designed Seiran attack bombers, which could be launched from the deck of the sub within seven minutes of its reaching the surface. With missions to attack U.S. cities and blow up the Panama Canal, the aircraft carrier submarine had the potential to change the course of the war in the Pacific. But fortunately for America, its secret weapon - the atom bomb - was put into action first. "Japanese SuperSub" investigates Japan's efforts to take submarine technology where it had never gone before, and reveals how close the Japanese came to using the sub for an attack on the U.S.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Triangle Fire (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/27/2012 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.

 

Science & Nature:

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Birds of the Gods (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/04/2012 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 finding these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments, and witnessing 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: Deadliest Volcanoes

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/04/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. Under constant threat of massive volcanic eruptions, their homes and their lives are daily at risk from these sleeping giants. From Japan's Mount Fuji to the "Sleeping Giant" submerged beneath Naples to the Yellowstone "supervolcano" in the United States, NOVA travels with scientists from around the world who are at work on these sites, attempting to discover how likely these volcanoes are to erupt, when eruptions might happen and how deadly they could prove to be.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Deadliest Earthquakes (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/04/2012 10:00:00 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.

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Kangaroo Mob

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/11/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Meet the mob of street-smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists who follow their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year, follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys - mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. This is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Bombing Hitler's Dams

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/11/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history - destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories - with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Wallis and the pilots of 617 Squadron dealt a mighty blow to the German war machine. Now, NOVA's team of experts - from dam engineers to explosives specialists - steps into the shoes of the "dambusters" to re-create the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots.

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/18/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson spent almost 600 days filming Broken Tail and his family for some of the finest tiger documentaries ever made. Broken Tail was the most charismatic tiger cub ever seen in Ranthambore, one of India's best protected tiger reserves. But suddenly and without warning, Broken Tail abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run moving through farmland and scrub until he was killed by a train nearly 200 miles from his home. To track Broken Tail's incredible journey, Colin and his soundman Salim retrace the tiger's path and piece together the cub's last days - and through his story reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India.

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: 3D Spies of WWII

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/18/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

During World War II, Hitler's scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Alarmed by rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London. Here, they secretly pored over millions of air photos shot at great risk over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. Peering at the photos through 3D stereoscopes, the team spotted telltale clues that revealed hidden Nazi rocket bases. The photos led to devastating Allied bombing raids that were crucial setbacks to the German rocket program and helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

Series Title:     INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS

Program Title: Sperm Whale

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/18/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg dissect a sperm whale's enormous organs to reveal the secrets of this 45-foot deep-sea giant, which stranded itself and died on Pegwell Bay, Kent, England. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, marveling at the gigantic teeth that have evolved in the lower jaw of a sperm whale, digs out his copy of the King James Bible for a reading about Leviathan from the Book of Job. Biologist Simon Watt tracks whales in the Azores with a modern-day Jonah, Malcolm Clarke, who shows him the huge number of squid beaks in a whale's stomach.

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Fortress of the Bears

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/25/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, isolated and protected by their environment, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of a unique circle of life that has played out here for centuries. Beginning in August, millions of salmon - pink and chum, coho and sockeye - return to the island to spawn, providing a feast for the bears, eagles, orcas and sea lions. As long as the salmon continue to arrive, all is well. But when the salmon fail to arrive for the first time, the bears get a bitter taste of what the future may hold.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Mystery of a Masterpiece

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/25/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In October 2009, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines. Originally sold two years before for around $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered Leonardo da Vinci masterwork worth more than $100 million. How did cutting-edge imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo? NOVA meets a new breed of experts who are approaching 'cold case' art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover who committed the art, and follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multi-billion dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art.

 

Series Title:     INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS

Program Title: Monster Python

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               01/25/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Florida's Everglades, Mark Evans and Dr. Joy Reidenberg meet 'python hunters' who are attempting to cull the python population of approximately 100,000. They join reptile expert Jeanette Wyneken to dissect two pythons: a nine-foot male and a 14-foot female. The program explores the science of slithering, as well as the development of 'infra-red goggles' that let the snakes hunt warm-blooded prey in the dark and a flexible jaw that allows them to stretch their mouths around huge prey, including alligators. The scientists make an amazing discovery in the female: ovaries bulging with 40 egg follicles ready to be fertilized.

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/01/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Its name stirs images of the savage, the untamable. Legend paints it as a solitary, blood-thirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests. This film will take viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least-known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Ice Age Death Trap

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/01/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Racing against developers in the Rockies, archaeologists uncover a unique site packed with astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts, opening a window on the vanished world of the Ice Age.

 

Series Title:     INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS

Program Title: Great White Shark

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/01/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg uncovers the amazing array of senses the shark possesses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. Also in the program, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how sharks' teeth and jaws evolved from their outer skin and gill arches.

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Raccoon Nation

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/08/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this episode scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Separating Twins

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/08/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival, until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. After two years battling for life, the twins are ready for a series of delicate operations, which will prepare them for the ultimate challenge: a marathon separation surgery that will allow them to live truly separate lives. Since the beginning, surgeons knew there was no guarantee of survival for either of the girls - but without surgery there was no hope at all. With exclusive access to this extraordinary human and medical drama, NOVA's cameras have been with Trishna and Krishna and their caregivers at each moment of their journey.

 

Series Title:     INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS

Program Title: Big Cats

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/08/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From the outside, lions and tigers look very different, but once their skins are removed and they are dissected, even the experts find it hard to tell them apart. One of the most characteristic features of these magnificent animals - something that distinguishes them from the small cats - is their ability to roar. The team delves into the lion's throat to find the voice box and makes a discovery that helps explain the way the vocal apparatus works. Later, biologist Simon Watt comes face to face with a liger - a cross between a lion and a tiger - proof of the two species' similarity.

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: The Himalayas (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/15/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and is home to the world's tallest peaks. NATURE explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain, including the mysterious snow leopard.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Extreme Cave Diving (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/15/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes - underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today. They are Earth's least explored and perhaps most dangerous frontiers. With an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists, Broad investigates the hidden history of Earth's climate as revealed by finds in this spectacularly beautiful "alternate universe."

 

Series Title:     Cave People of the Himalaya

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/15/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Everest climber and thrill seeker Pete Athans returns to the Himalayas with Dr. Mark Aldenderfer in search of the caves and mummies of a lost civilization. There they risk their own safety to reveal astonishing evidence of a previously unknown 1,500-year-old death ritual high in the Himalayan caves.

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Ocean Giants

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/22/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Whales and dolphins remain a constant source of fascination. But how much do we really know about them? Whales and dolphins, known as cetaceans, may appear to be totally alien to us, but with their mental ability, group communication and the recent discovery that dolphins have individual names, they are closer to us than we ever imagined. This 3-hour NATURE special provides new insights into the lives of whales and dolphins in a visually powerful, engaging and entertaining format. Teams of intrepid scientists equipped with the latest technology are making extraordinary breakthroughs in their understanding of these intelligent life forms that may safeguard their survival.

Hour 1, Giant Lives, concentrates on the great whales, such as the blue and the bowhead, which are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines.

Hour 2, Deep Thinkers, reveals how, in some respects, the brains of whales and dolphins are more complex than ours. Whales and dolphins work co-operatively, show empathy and are self-aware. Find out how clever, and how much like us, whales and dolphins might be.

Hour 3, Voices of the Sea, reveals a surprising underwater world where sound takes the place of sight. Humpback whales' songs carry thousands of miles, while a sperm whale scans the ocean depths with a sonar laser beam louder than a thunderclap.

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Echo: An Elephant to Remember (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/29/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many films and the leader of a carefully studied herd of elephants in Africa. This past fall, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Japan's Killer Quake (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               02/29/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan was the world's fourth largest earthquake since recordkeeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake the country. 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. The episode 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:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Into The Deep: America, Whaling and the World (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/20/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - powering the start of the

industrial revolution and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy.

From its stunning rise as an economic force in the 18th century to its

precipitous decline in the decades following the Civil War, the whaling industry

mapped millions of miles of uncharted ocean, opened new seaways and

markets, employed the world's most multi-cultural workforce and shrank the

globe by bringing once remote reaches of the Earth into contact as never

before - all the while capturing the American imagination. As Americans now

see fortunes rise and fall on the global energy and consumer markets, the rapid

commoditization of whales and the sharp decline of the whaling industry serve

as a stark reminder of the volatility of the global marketplace.

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Survivors of the Firestorm (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/21/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The bushfires that tore through the Australian state of Victoria in February

2009 incinerated over a million acres of land, including key mountain ash forest

ecosystems. Fires are a natural force of nature that spur regeneration, but the

immediate aftermath of this giant firestorm was devastation. Kangaroos and

koalas, wombats and wallabies, endangered possums and gliders, lizards,

echidnas, birds of all kinds, and even fish that lived among these eucalypts

were overcome by the flames. Millions died. But burned and traumatized

survivors tenderly nursed back to health at wildlife hospitals showed a

remarkable ability to bounce back, and the environment an extraordinary

capacity for healing.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Extreme Ice (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/21/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As the world warms, the threat from rising sea levels poses an alarming

potential for disaster. Some models now project a one-meter sea level rise

over the next century, which could displace millions of people, from Florida to

Bangladesh, and require trillions of dollars' of investment in coastal

infrastructure. Yet these models don't reflect recent findings that glaciers in

Greenland and Antarctica are melting at an ever faster rate. What explains this

alarming acceleration, and just how can we figure out what's happening inside a

gigantic wall of ice?

 

Series Title:     NATURE

Program Title: Ocean Giants: Giant Lives (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/28/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Whales and dolphins remain a constant source of fascination. But how much do we really know about them? Whales and dolphins, known as cetaceans, may appear to be totally alien to us, but with their mental ability, group communication and the recent discovery that dolphins have individual names, they are closer to us than we ever imagined. NATURE provides new insights into the lives of whales and dolphins in a visually powerful, engaging and entertaining format. Teams of intrepid scientists equipped with the latest technology are making extraordinary breakthroughs in their understanding of these intelligent life forms that may safeguard their survival.

This program concentrates on the great whales, such as the blue and the bowhead, which are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Cracking Your Genetic Code

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/28/2012 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Meet a cancer patient who appears to have cheated death and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But what are the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology? Will it help or hurt us to know the diseases that may lie in our future? What if such information falls into the hands of insurance companies, employers or prospective mates? One thing is for certain: the new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is relevant to everyone, and eventually you will be choosing whether to join the ranks of the "DNA generation."

 

Series Title:     Quest for the Lost Maya

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2012

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               03/28/2012 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the pre-classic era (800-700 BCE) of the Maya, as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s CE.