Month: August 2015

PROGRAM LISTINGS
Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2015

 

Arts, Drama, Culture

 

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Sun., Aug. 30, 7:00 pm

Encore

 

Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world’s most
legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the
Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until
1994 – which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this
government agency. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in
British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying,
going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some the world’s most
calculated and delicately executed operations.

 

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

Sherlock, Series II: The Reichenbach Fall

Sun., Aug. 30, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock
Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer,
including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. Benedict
Cumberbatch returns as the world’s foremost consulting detective, with Martin
Freeman as the stalwart, if edgy, Dr. John Watson and Andrew Scott as the
unassuming mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.

 

The Reichenbach Fall
Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock” begins innocently enough when
the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds,
Moriarty poses the “final problem,” and a tabloid reporter reveals the “shocking
truth” about the great detective.

 

VICIOUS

Gym

Sun., Aug. 30, 9:30 pm

New

 

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi return in this UK comedy series as partners
Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat
for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding onto
petty slights for decades, the duo are always cracking snide remarks aimed
at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious,
co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another.

 

Gym
Feeling unfit, Freddie and Stuart join Ash at his gym, where a young fitness
instructor persuades the pair to sign up for an expensive membership. With
Freddie and Stuart spending so much time at the gym, Violet and Penelope
discover how pleasant their flat can be without the bickering pair in it.

 

THE FORSYTE SAGA

Part 12 of 13

Sun., Aug. 30, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

This dramatic miniseries, first aired in 2002, chronicles three generations
of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian
England. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star with Rupert Graves,
Amanda Root and Corin Redgrave.

 

Part 12 of 13
Irene, who has told her son Jon about her relationship with Soames, wants to
thwart Jon and Fleur’s love affair. When Soames and Irene meet again, he
recounts their history in a threatening manner. Jon tells Fleur it’s over.

 

NA MELE

Ledward Kaapana and Family

Mon., Aug. 31, 7:30 pm

New

 

On most Friday evenings, slack key artist Ledward Kaapana gets together with
his neighbors to share potluck dishes, laughter and music. For Ledward, it’s
a tradition that goes back to his younger days in Kalapana on the island of
Hawaii. “When I was growing up, we used to have kani ka pila…everybody sit down
and enjoy, listen to music,” Ledward remembers. This special Na Mele features
Ledward and his sisters Lei Aken, Lehua Nash, and Rhoda Kekona, playing their
music in Ledward’s garage. Ledward’s falsetto voice leads off with “Nani,” and
Lei, Lehua and Rhoda take vocal solos on “Kanohe,” “Kalapana” and “Holei.” Sit
back and enjoy!

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Myrtle Beach, Part 2 of 3

Mon., Aug. 31, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

The Roadshow investigates a story about stolen art from South Carolina’s Hobcaw
Barony estate with appraiser Debra Force and a former FBI agent. Discoveries
from the visit to Myrtle Beach include an 1860 letter signed by Abraham
Lincoln, a gift of crystals from Marilyn Monroe and an 1850s South Carolina
sword valued at $30,000-$40,000.

 

Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the
WWII Internment Camps

Mon., Aug. 31, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Using historical footage and interviews from artists who were interned, this
film tells the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained
at a time when the War Relocation Authority emphasized the importance of
assimilation and Americanization. Included are stories of artists in the fields
of music, dance and drama who were interned at Tule Lake, Manzanar,
Amache/Granada, Rohwer, Gila River and Topaz.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Keone Nunes

Tues., Sept. 1, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

How deep is a tattoo‌? Does the ink only go skin deep‌? Practitioner Keone
Nunes seeks to learn more about his subjects before settling on a design and
putting ink to skin. He looks to their genealogy, their personal story, their
vision, before deciding on a design that he deems appropriate to the individual.
For practitioner Keone Nunes, a tattoo is more than skin-deep; it’s a
representation of who that person is.

 

This program will be rebroadcast on Wed., Sept. 2 at 11:00 pm and Sun.,
Sept. 6 at 4:00 pm.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE

Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 2

Wed., Sept. 2, 7:30 pm

New

 

A Chef’s Life is a cooking and documentary series that takes viewers inside
the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, opens a
fine dining restaurant in her small hometown in Eastern North Carolina. Each
episode follows Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry
patches and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her
menus. Using a chef’s modern sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine,
past and present – one ingredient at a time. A celebration of true farm-to-
table food, the series combines the action and drama of a high-pressure
business with the joys and stresses of family life.

 

Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 2
The excitement of the night before turns into heightened emotion and real
nerves for Vivian as she faces one challenge after another in the prep
kitchen before the SFA luncheon. Wondering at the sanity of this undertaking,
she’s glad to have Chef Jason Vincent to lend some street cred to the whole
endeavor.

 

LUCKY CHOW

Koreatown U.S.A.

Thurs., Sept. 3, 9:30 pm

Encore

 

This episode visits New York and Los Angeles – home to the two largest Korean
populations in the United States – to explore what distinguishes each. Both are
24-hour hubs of food and drinking culture. However, New York City’s Koreatown
covers just one block, whereas Los Angeles’ Koreatown seems like a city unto
itself. At dinner with host Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song, Chef Sang Yoon
breaks down the basics of Korean cooking. Back in New York, Top Chef winner
Kristen Kish, a Seoul-born Korean adoptee, receives a kimchi tutorial from
Korean YouTube sensation, Maangchi. The episode ends with a night out at Pocha
32, an export of Korea’s popular “tent” restaurants.

 

GLOBE TREKKER

Eastern Canada

Thurs., Sept. 3, 10:00 pm

New

 

Host Zoe D’Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads
to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New
Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European
culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying
heights of Toronto’s CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagra Falls.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS

Althea

Fri., Sept. 4, 9:00 pm

New

 

Discover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely
queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African
American to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open)
– a decade before Arthur Ashe. The documentary explores her mentoring by boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson, former New York City mayor David Dinkins and others.
Interviewees include Dinkins, Wimbledon champion Dick Savitt and all-time great
Billie Jean King.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS

Billie Jean King

Fri., Sept. 4, 10:30 pm

Encore

 

This profile first aired in 2013 to commemorate the 40th anniversaries of the
famous Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match and
the launch of the Women’s Tennis Association. King presents her own story, with
perspective from Serena and Venus Williams, Hillary Clinton, Sir Elton John,
Maria Sharapova, Gloria Steinem, Chris Evert and Bobby Riggs’ son Larry.

 

LUCKY CHOW

Northern Thai Cuisine

Sat., Sept. 5, 7:00 pm

Encore

 

Andy Ricker, a carpenter-turned-chef from Portland, OR, prepares a welcome
dinner for the participating chefs at LA’s Lotus of Siam restaurant, with
Chef/owner Saipin Chutima at the helm. The duo create their collective version
of a spicy Issan dish. At the table, Jet Tila rhapsodizes about the days when
his family opened America’s first Thai grocery store in Hollywood and introduced
lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and other ingredients to the American
palate.

 

DREAM OF ITALY

Piedmont/Lake Iseo

Sat., Sept. 5, 7:30 pm

New

 

With its amazing landscapes, rich artistic treasures, deep ties to the past
and warm people, it is no wonder that Americans dream of Italy as a travel
destination. Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe as she explores the
diverse areas of Italy. We’ll meet Italy’s chefs, artisans and historians
who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving traditions.

 

Piedmont/Lake Iseo
Piedmont is the land of truffles and wine. Kathy tries to get truffle hunters
Natale and Giorgio Romagnolo to reveal their secret hunting grounds, then
tastes the precious white truffles they find. Then it is time to attend the
World Truffle Auction where the bidding gets frenzied for these rare tubers.
We visit Cascina Bruciata vineyard to learn about the hearty Barolo, Barbaresco
and Barbera wines that are produced in Piedmont.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

Les Contes D’Hoffmann

Sat., Sept. 5, 8:00 pm

New

 

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the role of Hoffman, the tortured poet and
unwitting adventurer in Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece. Hibla Gerzmava,
Erin Morley and Christine Rice sing the three heroines – each an idealized
embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the
shadowy Four Villains. Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score for a Bartlett
Sher’s wild, kaleidoscopic production.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

The Avett Brothers/Nickel Creek

Sat., Sept. 5, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

ACL showcases modern Americana with the Avett Brothers and Nickel Creek.
The Avett Brothers perform tunes from their album Magpie and the
Dandelion
, while Nickel Creek highlights their album A Dotted Line.

 

Public Affairs

 

POV

The Storm Makers

Mon., Aug. 31, 10:00 pm

New

 

Featuring brutally candid testimony, this film is a chilling exposé of
Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the complex
cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this brutal modern slave trade.
More than half a million Cambodians work abroad and a staggering third of these
have been sold as slaves. Most are young women, held prisoner and forced to work
in horrific conditions, sometimes as prostitutes, in Malaysia, Thailand and
Taiwan.

 

The story is told from the perspectives of a former slave whose return home
is greeted with bitterness and scorn by her mother; a successful trafficker –
known in Cambodia as a “storm maker” for the havoc he and his cohorts wreak –
who works with local recruiters to funnel a steady stream of poor and
illiterate young people across borders; and a mother who has sold to the
recruiter not only local girls, but also her own daughter.

 

FRONTLINE

Putin’s Way

Tues., Sept. 1, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that
have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia. Tracing his career back
over two decades, the program examines how the accumulation of wealth and
power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.

 

NHK WORLD SPECIAL

Nagasaki Touched by the Bomb

Tues., Sept. 1, 11:00 pm

New

 

In the summer of 1945, a 16-year-old boy named Sumiteru Taniguchi was exposed to
intense heat rays and radiation on the streets of Nagasaki. He barely survived.
Braving the pain, Taniguchi spent his entire life campaigning against the
horrors of radiation and nuclear weapons by allowing people to see and feel the
severe burns on his back. Recently, unexpected visitors have been coming to
meet Taniguchi: second-generation victims of the atomic bomb. Many of the
victims had never heard about their parents’ radiation experience, or if they
had, they were compelled to remain silent about it, due to discrimination
against A-bomb survivors and their fears about the hereditary effects of
radiation. Taniguchi’s vivid accounts are helping these people come to terms
with their status as second-generation victims.

 

HIKI NŌ Can Do Festival 2015

Thurs., Sept. 3, 7:30 pm

New

 

This special presentation of all stories nominated for the 2015 HIKI NŌ Awards
represents the best of the best from the 2014-2015 school year. The 34 nominees
include middle and high schools from Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai. The
award categories include: Best Personal Profile, Best News Writing, Best Home-
Base School, Best Cinematography and Best Overall Story. This presentation was
screened for live audiences at theaters on Maui, Hawaii Island (Hilo and Kona),
Kauai and Oahu. The winners will be announced by PBS Hawaii President and CEO
Leslie Wilcox and Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Donna Tanoue in a
livestream presentation on Thursday, September 24 at 3:00 pm on
PBSHawaii.org.

 

Katrina Ten Years After: A Second Life, a Second Chance

Thurs., Sept. 3, 11:00 pm

New

 

This program looks at how, ten years later, the city of New Orleans has achieved
what seemed almost unimaginable a decade ago: the resurrection of one of
America’s most beloved cities.

 

WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL

Fri., Sept. 4, 7:30 pm

New

 

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

 

CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK

Fri., Sept. 4, 8:00 pm

New

 

This weekly series features the iconic TV anchor’s focus on the events and
conversations shaping this week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations
from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the
world, it captures the defining moments in politics, science, business,
culture, media and sports.

 

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Fri., Sept. 4, 8:30 pm

New

 

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

 

SCIENCE & NATURE

 

Big Blue Live

Mon., Aug. 31, 2:00 pm, encore at 8:00 pm

Tues., Sept. 1, 2:00 pm, encore at 8:00 pm

Wed., Sept. 2, 2:00 pm, encore at 8:00 pm

New

 

Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in a live TV broadcast
to view the once endangered, now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California.
A coproduction between the BBC and PBS, this three part series will air live over
three afternoons at 2:00 pm Hawaii time, with encores featuring updated content
each evening at 8:00 pm.

 

Scientists, filmmakers, photographers and other experts will come together to
film some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures – humpback whales,
sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters,
brown pelicans, blue whales and more – gathering at this time of year in
Monterey Bay to feed on the abundance of food in these waters. Monterey Bay’s
unique underwater geography, with a deep ocean canyon close to shore, brings
species by the thousands into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Viewers can watch one of nature’s great reality shows, delivered through
state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, by boat and
below the waves, broadcast from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from aboard
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary vessels, as well as from Monterey
shoreline locations.

 

NOVA

Bigger Than T.rex

Wed., Sept. 2, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a
monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever
to walk the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus.
But the fossils were completely destroyed during a World War II Allied bombing
raid, leaving only drawings, lots of questions, and a mystery: What was
Spinosaurus? Now, the discovery of new bones in a Moroccan cliff face is
reopening the investigation into this epic beast. What did it feed on and how?
Why did it grow so big?

 

We follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore
piece by piece, revealing a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail,
enormous, scimitar-like claws and massive jaws, tapered toward the front like a
crocodile, hosting an army of teeth. Bringing together experts in paleontology,
geology, climatology and paleobotany, this NOVA/National Geographic special
brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65
million years ago.

 

EARTH A NEW WILD

Oceans

Thurs., Sept. 3, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Reporting from Palmyra Atoll (one of the most remote coral atolls on Earth),
the Bahamas, and from New York Harbor, host Dr. M. Sanjayan introduces a
vibrant community of scientists, engineers and fishermen who are discovering
new ways to help maintain the remarkable productivity of oceans. He is aware
of the vast threat facing our oceans, but standing in the water playing mid-
wife to a lemon shark is just one of the moments that give him hope that we
can change the way we influence our oceans – the wildest habitat on Earth.

 

HISTORY

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Queen Elizabeth II

Tues., Sept. 1, 9:00 pm

New

 

This biographical profile uses Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable quotes to
frame her life story. We follow the Queen’s remarkable life, from her youth to
her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her
experiences during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her
reign of more than 60 eventful years.

 

DIY

 

THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP

Broken Arch Wall Cabinets

Sat., Sept. 5, 2:00 pm

New

 

Using only the hand tools of the pre-industrial era, woodworker Roy Underhill
and his guests prove that there was life before electricity. Whether you think
muscle-powered tools are a thing of the past or a thing of the future, you’ll
reconnect with your own inner craftsperson.

 

Broken Arch Wall Cabinets
Roy shows us how to make elegant furniture – for the wall!

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., Sept. 5, 2:30 pm

Encore

 

Roger helps a homeowner replace a mailbox that was damaged by a snowplow.
Kevin shares some information about windows and Tom helps a homeowner reuse
an old door in a new opening.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

Lexington Project 2015: Down to the Wire

Sat., Sept. 5, 3:00 pm

Encore

 

Kevin arrives to see the installation of tall fescue that needs less water and
fertilizer than other varieties. Interior designer Robin Gannon tells Kevin how
she designed the great room entertainment center; then Matt Allen shows how
he’s turning the design into reality. Later, Kevin checks on the salvaged
interior doors that will conceal the TV. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin
the finished mechanical room and closes the loop on the final heating and
cooling decisions.

 

MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL

Corn

Sat., Sept. 5, 4:00 pm

Encore

 

Martha demonstrates how to make corn fritters, a sweet and savory treat topped
with honey. Next she makes corn stock, which can serve as the base for tasty
summer corn chowder, using potatoes and cream.

 

COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

American Classics with a Twist

Sat., Sept. 5, 4:30 pm

New

 

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make
meatloaf at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a
tasting of frozen pizzas. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers
the secrets to apple pie with cheddar cheese crust.

 

LIDIA’S KITCHEN

Simple Weekday Dinner Ideas

Sat., Sept. 5, 5:00 pm

New

 

Chef Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with
grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow
for spontaneity and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Filled with tips
and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table,
Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum
of kitchen wisdom.

 

Simple Weekday Dinner Ideas
Lidia shares three of her favorite quick and simple meal ideas which can work
as an appetizer, a lunch or quick dinner. They include: scallops with scallions
and mushrooms; chicken breasts with orange and olives; and tuna with
mimosa sauce.

 

MEXICO: ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS

Market Inspirations, Local Genius

Sat., Sept. 5, 5:30 pm

New

 

Chef Rick Bayless returns with the 10thfs season of his cooking and travel
show, and this time he’s taking viewers all over the Federal District capital
of Mexico’s sixteen boroughs to explore the vibrant restaurant scene, evolving
cuisine and ancient culture that make this amazing city so irresistible.

 

Market Inspirations, Local Genius
Rick meets Chef Pablo Salas in Toluca’s Santiago Tianguistengo Market to get
a look at the traditions that inspire Pablo’s cooking. The chefs also visit a
local carniceria for a peek at Toluca’s famed chorizo. In the kitchen
of Pablo’s restaurant Amaranta, Pablo shows us the simple tricks to his
mole with oxtail. Back at home, Rick makes an easy version of chorizo
to use in crispy potato sopes.

 

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Service

 

Air date: Sun., Aug. 30, 7:00 pm

 

Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world’s most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until 1994 – which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this government agency. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some the world’s most calculated and delicately executed operations.

 

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!
Sherlock, Series II: The Reichenbach Fall

 

The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the world’s foremost consulting detective, with Martin Freeman as the stalwart, if edgy, Dr. John Watson and Andrew Scott as the unassuming mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.

 

The Reichenbach Fall
Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock” begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the “final problem,” and a tabloid reporter reveals the “shocking truth” about the great detective.

 

BIG BLUE LIVE


 

Big Blue Live
Mon., Aug. 31, 2:00 pm, encore at 8:00 pm
Tues., Sept. 1, 2:00 pm, encore at 8:00 pm
Wed., Sept. 2, 2:00 pm, encore at 8:00 pm

 

Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in a live TV broadcast to view the once endangered, now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California. A coproduction between the BBC and PBS, this three part series will air live over three afternoons at 2:00 pm Hawaii time, with encores featuring updated content each evening at 8:00 pm.

 

Scientists, filmmakers, photographers and other experts will come together to film some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures – humpback whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, brown pelicans, blue whales and more – gathering at this time of year in Monterey Bay to feed on the abundance of food in these waters. Monterey Bay’s unique underwater geography, with a deep ocean canyon close to shore, brings species by the thousands into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Viewers can watch one of nature’s great reality shows, delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, by boat and below the waves, broadcast from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from aboard Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary vessels, as well as from Monterey shoreline locations.

 

POV
The Storm Makers

 

Featuring brutally candid testimony, this film is a chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the complex cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this brutal modern slave trade. More than half a million Cambodians work abroad and a staggering third of these have been sold as slaves. Most are young women, held prisoner and forced to work in horrific conditions, sometimes as prostitutes, in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.

 

The story is told from the perspectives of a former slave whose return home is greeted with bitterness and scorn by her mother; a successful trafficker – known in Cambodia as a “storm maker” for the havoc he and his cohorts wreak – who works with local recruiters to funnel a steady stream of poor and illiterate young people across borders; and a mother who has sold to the recruiter not only local girls, but also her own daughter.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Keone Nunes

 

How deep is a tattoo‌? Does the ink only go skin deep‌? Practitioner Keone Nunes seeks to learn more about his subjects before settling on a design and putting ink to skin. He looks to their genealogy, their personal story, their vision, before deciding on a design that he deems appropriate to the individual. For practitioner Keone Nunes, a tattoo is more than skin-deep; it’s a representation of who that person is.

 

Keone Nunes Audio

 

Download the Transcript

 

Transcript

 

You know, there’s a lot of lore that has been built up around you.

 

Really? [CHUCKLE]

 

You were the first to do this that I’m aware of. And people wanted you to do their tattoo, and this is what I’ve heard, that they wanted you to do a certain design, and you’d say … No.

 

Yeah; that’s true. [CHUCKLE]

 

Why?

 

Primarily, it is because I’m not a tattooist, I’m a practitioner. And … as a practitioner, I have certain responsibilities. And if I know that design is not appropriate for you, I’m not gonna do it, because it’s my responsibility to give you something that is appropriate.

 

Keone Nunes of Waianae, Oahu, has made hundreds of tattoos on Native Hawaiians and non – Hawaiians. Yet, as he says, he is not a tattooist. His cultural practices didn’t initially include tattooing, but his life journey took him in that direction. His dedication to the practice has made him instrumental in reviving this Hawaiian art form that was nearly lost. Keone Nunes, next on Long Story Short.

 

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is Hawaii’s first weekly television program produced and broadcast in high definition.

 

Aloha mai kakou. I’m Leslie Wilcox. Since the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s, Native Hawaiians have revived many of the traditions that had been nearly lost when Christian missionaries banned Hawaiian cultural practices. Tattooing is one of the customs that has been revitalized, and many Native Hawaiians today proudly display their cultural identity through their tattoos. Keone Nunes is a well – known Native Hawaiian tattooist not only in Hawaii, but through Polynesia, and even in Europe where tattoos are also popular. He was raised in Waianae on Oahu, but that isn’t where his story begins.

 

I actually was born in Japan. I was born in Morioka, Hirata – ken, Japan. My father was in the civil service; he was actually stationed in Japan at that time. And my mom was from Morioka, and so, I was born there. And I came to Hawaii when I was two and a half years old.

 

Who was the Hawaii connection; your father?

 

My father is Hawaiian, Portuguese. And the interesting thing was that before, there was this term that really meant something, and it still continues. It’s FOB, fresh off the boat. I actually was fresh off the boat. [CHUCKLE] We came over on a boat, and I remember that journey. I went back to Japan in 1980; the early 80s. And I was very surprised at how much I remembered, even though I was like two and a half. My mom took me over to her friend’s house, and I looked at her, and I immediately knew who she was. So my mom asked me, Do you know who this is? And I said, Yeah. And the woman was very, very surprised. She says, No, I don’t think you know who I am. And I said, No, I remember you. She said, Well, you used to do one thing, and can you tell me what it was? I said, Yeah, sure. I used to chase you with a bamboo snaking saying, Hebi, hebi, hebi. Hebi is Japanese for snake. And you used to run away. [CHUCKLE] And she was very surprised, but I remember that.

 

Is that your earliest memory?

 

Yeah, pretty much. I remember taking a lot of joy in doing that. [CHUCKLE]

 

[CHUCKLE] ‘Cause she ran; right?

 

Yeah; she ran. [CHUCKLE] Yeah.

 

So, when you got off the boat, you moved to Waianae.

 

Yes; our family land was in Waianae.

 

Your last name is Portuguese, but you don’t identify as Portuguese, I know.

 

No; I was never really taught Portuguese things. It’s kind of sad in a sense, but I don’t know that much. My grandfather kinda identified more with being Hawaiian; he spoke Hawaiian and he was very dark. My father also is very dark, and unfortunately, my father and mother split up in the early 60s. And so, I never was raised with my father. My grandfather died shortly after; I was about seven years old, I guess, when he passed away. And so, his identification was more along the lines of being Hawaiian. He was a paniolo in the west side, in the Waianae side, and so I remember him making saddles and seeing the saddles, and things like that.

 

And you were close to your grandfather?

 

Yeah; I was very close to him. And I remember him rolling cigarettes [CHUCKLE], and how quickly he did that.

 

With one hand?

 

With one hand. Yeah. [CHUCKLE] And I remember that kind of stuff. And he actually spoke to me in Hawaiian. So, I didn’t really have a real good comprehension of English until I was in the first grade. Because my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Onzuka, gave me instructions in Japanese.

 

Why?

 

Because I couldn’t speak English.

 

Oh, so you spoke Japanese in the home, and then your grandfather …

 

Yeah; Japanese, and pretty much Japanese, Hawaiian, with a little bit of English smattered in. But my English was not as prevalent.

 

Did your mom speak English, though?

 

She did.

 

Along the way.

 

She did. And in fact, after I started learning, she kind of felt bad, because she thought that I was having a hard time during first grade, and she felt that it was her fault because she was speaking to me in Japanese. And so, she spoke to me more and more in English.

 

After your father left, and your grandfather passed away, did you have other father figures in your life?

 

I did. And it was kind of interesting, because throughout elementary, it never really bothered me, because I was surrounded by a community that was very, very caring. When you mention Waianae, you don’t think of a caring community, but it really, really was. And it still is, to a large extent. And our neighbors would watch out for us, and all of that. And when I was growing up, if we were coming home from the beach, oftentimes, neighbors would see us walking up; they would tell us, Come over and eat. And we would do that; me and my brother would go over there, and we would eat dinner and stuff. They would call my mom up and say, Don’t worry about your boys, they’re over here, and all of that. And so, that actually was a reality for us. And so, I never felt that I was lacking anything.

 

You just felt embraced by a community.

 

Exactly. And when I went into intermediate school — I went to Waianae Elementary, Intermediate, and Waianae High School. And when I went to intermediate school, there was one teacher that took a liking to me, Mr. Ben Lapalio. And he really kind of mentored a lot of young Hawaiian boys.

 

I’ve heard his name before.

 

Really?

 

He’s had a wide influence, I think.

 

Yeah; he was great. That’s how I started knowing what the responsibilities were expected from me. And so, that’s the first foundation that I had.

 

As a student, as a boy, as a man?

 

Yeah; as student. He instilled that to us. And he instilled the importance of education. And so, that was really, really important to me. Then, when I went to high school, I had another really strong male influence by the name of Kona Smith. And he passed away several years ago. But he was another one that instilled pride in who you were, and things of that nature. And he kind of got me started dancing hula and such. There were other influences in high school, too. I think the educational influences was basically from Kona Smith and also from Mrs. Korenaga. She was my counselor, and she influenced me a lot, and she wanted me to go to college, whereas other counselors felt that it would be best if I went into the military or something like that.

 

Because?

 

Probably because I came from a single parent family and other issues.

 

They thought that was your best shot.

 

Yeah. I don’t really fault them for that type of thought, but I think that if a person shows interest in bettering themselves, then you be as supportive as you can. And Mrs. Korenaga was; yeah.

 

Keone Nunes graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His career path went in a direction that he was not expecting.

 

I majored in anthropology, and I had a certification in Hawaiian language. I taught Hawaiian language at Hilo Community College for a while. Then after I came back, I worked for the Bishop Museum, then Kamehameha Schools. And also, a year with Office of Hawaiian Affairs. I landed at Kamehameha Schools, and I was working for a program that did a lot of outreach to Hawaiian communities. And so, it was really an opportunity for me to give back to the community. And I always wanted to do that, so I took that opportunity. And it was there that I really got a little bit more focused. It offered me the opportunity to give a presentation where we had some national facilitators from Washington, D.C. who was in the audience. And they approached me afterwards, and asked if I would be willing to facilitate on a national level. And I told them, Sure.

 

Were you surprised?

 

I was very surprised; yeah.

 

Did you know you were good at what you did? Because obviously, that’s why they asked you; right?

 

[CHUCKLE] Yeah. I didn’t know that I was good. I think that there’s a lot of local people that have good facilitation skills, but they don’t know about it until somebody tells them.

 

What do you have to have to be a good facilitator?

 

You have to have the ability to listen. You have to have the ability to think on your feet, and you have to have the ability to put things in ways that will not offend anyone else. And so, as far as that’s concerned, that’s the path that was opened up to me, and I chose that path.

 

How did you develop that style?

 

I don’t know; I really don’t know. I can’t really say. A lot of it is from talking story with a lot of the older people. Because when I graduated from high school, that was one of my passions. When everybody else was going out to nightclubs and such, I was talking to elders, a lot. Auntie Muriel Lupenui was a tremendous influence to me. That’s Darrell Lupenui’s mother, and I danced for Waimapuna. And so, she was a very, very strong influence for me. Auntie Emma Defries and I had a lot of good conversations. Papa Kalahikiola Nalielua was another. Uncle Herman and Auntie Frieda Gomes really, really took me under their wings and taught me how to do musical implements, and things of that nature. And so, I had a lot of different influences. I think part of the facilitation skills that I picked up was through them. And I definitely know a lot of the cultural things that I know was definitely through all of them.

 

And so, you got noticed by national people, and trained by them?

 

Yes. I went for training in 1990, and I was working freelance with them until 2006. Yeah; about there.

 

And then?

 

I started working with ACO Incorporated, and they’re the largest Native American corporation. They needed someone in Hawaii to work the Pacific region, and so they asked me to do it. And they kind of mentored me and encouraged me to have my own company. And so, I opened up my own company, and that’s what we do now.

 

Was that a passion for you, the facilitation?

 

Yes. Facilitation has always been a passion, I guess because I could see the good things that would come out of it. As far as my cultural work is concerned, I can only reach out to a finite group of people; whereas if I do something like facilitate a meeting that’s, say, for a nonprofit organization, that network really, really spreads out.

 

Keone Nunes’ ability to work with organizations to help them understand their common objectives and achieve their goals is a skill that came naturally to him, not only because he was a good listener, but because the kupuna had also taught him how to resolve conflict without taking sides. Yet, he is better known in Hawaii and the Pacific for doing something else that stirs his passion.

 

You’re running a business, and you do all these other cultural things. Are you the kumu of your halau?

 

Yes.

 

And you do what else?

 

A lot of people know me for tattooing. [CHUCKLE]

 

Because of all the Keone Nunes tattoos I see around town, you must be busy.

 

Yeah, I’m pretty busy.

 

But you only do it …

 

On weekends.

 

— in your off hours.

 

Yes; for the most part.

 

Non – hula, non – facilitation, and non – grant – writing.

 

Right; right. And so, I hardly have days off. And sometimes when I have one day out of the week off, I cherish it. [CHUCKLE] But it’s important work, I was really, really fortunate to have strong influences along those lines. I learned a lot from a lot of these kupuna, many of which I mentioned before. People like Auntie Muriel Lupenui knew quite a bit. And Papa Kalahikiola Nalielua; he knew quite a lot also. As well as Emma Defries and Auntie Martha Lum Ho, Johnny Lum Ho’s mother; she remembered family members that had traditional tattoos and all of that.

 

So, when you were just talking story with these elders because you enjoyed it, you were actually learning something that was to be a game – changer for you, and also for many people who are looking for tattoos that spoke to their family and their genealogy.

 

Exactly. At that time, I never recognized the importance of what they were

 

saying. I never thought that I’d be a tattooist. It’s not something that I would have chosen. And it was really interesting, because these people would talk about it, but not force it upon me, but just give me enough, just enough palu, enough bait for me to ask more questions. It was really, really important.

 

Do you think they were trying to pass that on to you?

 

In retrospect, yeah; definitely. And because I know with several of them, they never passed it on to their blood relatives. Although, I was related to Auntie Muriel Lupenui, the others didn’t really pass that much of that information on to their blood relatives.

 

That’s so interesting, because many kupuna have passed on without passing on their knowledge, because I think they perceived that no one was interested in taking it forward. But you’re saying, that’s not what you were planning, either. But you must have shown interest.

 

I think part of it was that I was willing to sit down and listen, and I would ask some questions afterwards. I think a lot of kupuna, and I can kind of understand that now as I’m getting older; a lot of the kupuna didn’t want to just give the information out to everyone. They wanted to give their information out to someone that they felt would appreciate what was being told to them. And I did appreciate things. I didn’t have full comprehension of it, but I did appreciate every second that I sat on the foot of all of these kupuna.

 

When they spoke of tattooing, did you get into the details? Like, what kind of bone did you use for your tool, and all of that?

 

I got more into the design element. Auntie Muriel knew about the tools, and she talked to me a little bit about that, and also the making of ink and all of that. So, I knew those type of things from one source, and that’s my one source for that. But everybody else knew about the patterns, the meanings, what families was connected to, and all of that kind of stuff.

 

Did you sit down and look at patterns with them?

 

Yeah. They actually drew some patterns for me, and all of that.

 

Did you keep any of the drawings?

 

Yeah; I have them. It was quite exciting. And I never realized, though, how close we were to losing that. Because at that time, I thought it was common knowledge. I thought people in all families were having discussions like I was. And it wasn’t until much, much later that I realized that that was not the case. And so, it’s important to understand these things, especially when you’re going through it, because I think if I had not recognized that, then you know, I might be doing something else. [CHUCKLE]

 

But you saw it was a need.

 

Yeah.

And it would be lost.

Yeah.

You eventually did.

 

I eventually did, and that came about in 1989 when I got my first tattoo. I was looking for about eight years for someone to do work on me. Auntie Muriel gave me a pattern that she said would be appropriate for me.

 

Appropriate is a vague word for me. What does that mean?

 

Sometimes, some people will give me a design and say, Oh, well, this is a family design, and all of that. Then I look at it, and I recognize that it’s borrowed pattern from other cultures. We never had curvilinear designs, with the exception of round and half – round designs. If I wouldn’t want someone walking around with patterns that belong to my family, then what makes it right for me to appropriate patterns from another culture, that may belong to someone else’s family?

 

I guess it goes to what one’s reason is for having a tattoo; right?

 

Exactly.

 

I think you think of it as identification.

 

Yes.

 

And other people may just want a cool design.

 

Yeah. And that’s fine. If you want a cool design, that’s great. But there’s hundreds, thousands of other tattooists out there that would probably be better than me. [CHUCKLE]

 

Does that mean if somebody who is not Hawaiian comes to you, you won’t do their tattoo? You won’t give them a tattoo?

 

If they’re a good person, it doesn’t matter to me. Because they have to defend, and they have to defend who we are as Hawaiian. And so, I think it’s a good thing. It was done traditionally; it wasn’t just Hawaiians. There are noa designs, there are designs that do not belong to anyone, or that signify certain aspects in life. And with those noa designs, just about anyone could wear them.

 

Did everyone have tattoos in the ancient Hawaiian culture?

 

Not everyone. I think to one extent, a lot of people did. But all of the intricate extensive tattoos were primarily for the people of the upper echelons. Because they could afford to have it done, one, and they were people that didn’t need to go out to the loi, they didn’t need to go out to the taro fields, they didn’t need to do any of that kind of stuff, so they could heal properly. So, I think that that’s important to understand, is that the people of higher status oftentimes had more tattoos. One of the things that is unique being someone putting on uhi, putting on tattoos on someone else is that that was the only class of people that could spill the blood of alii without being killed. And it was us that controlled the protocols. And a lot of people don’t understand that, because we had to control the protocols. The protocols were important for us; we could not adhere to other people’s protocols because it might not be congruent to what we needed to do. So, we set the tone. And a lot of people don’t realize that.

 

And what’s the tone?

 

The tone is, we determine who comes, who goes, where it’s done. and even to an extent the designs. I mean, at this point in time, if you were to come and watch me tattoo, I would make several lines, some hash marks on a person, and not draw any of the design on, because that’s all in my mind. And the people who are getting it do not know until it’s done what it’s gonna be. For a lot of people, they have a hard time with that.

 

‘Cause it’s forever.

 

Yeah; it’s forever. But for other people, they trust me enough to put something on them that would be aesthetically pleasing, as well as significant. And that’s how it was traditionally. And so, in that regards, it’s moving back towards how it was before.

 

The Hawaiian kupuna passed on their knowledge of tattoo patterns and designs to Keone Nunes, but no one was left who could help him with making traditional tools. He would have to find the knowledge elsewhere if he was going to truly revive this ancient art of Hawaiian tattoo making.

 

The person that taught me how to do traditional tattoos was Paulo Suluape. Amazing tattooist.

 

That’s a Samoan name.

 

Yes; he is Samoan. You see, we had not had anybody that had tapped in Hawaii, from what I know, since the 1920s.

 

It’s like Hokulea folks.

 

Right; exactly.

 

Nainoa going to a Micronesian.

 

Yeah; exactly. And I never, ever, ever expected to learn. I mean, because when I first started on this path, I made tools and I tried, and it was so difficult. And so, I realized I couldn’t do it. So, that’s why I turned to machine. And in 1996, I went to Samoa, and I saw his brother Tele Suluape tattoo. But I knew that they would not teach someone outside the family, so I never even asked. But in that same year, this gentleman by the name of Henk Schiffmacher, Hanky Panky, who is from Holland, he was running through Hawaii, and he videotaped me explaining some of the tattoos, and videotaped me working. And he told me that he was gonna visit Paulo. And I said, Oh, I met Petelo. He said, Well, Paulo is his older brother. And I said, Oh, okay. So, he went over there, and he showed Paulo the footage that he took while in Hawaii. Paulo got excited, and called me.

 

That’s cross – cultural Polynesian right there.

 

Yeah; exactly. He got excited, because his vision was that he wanted to teach someone from each of the island groups in Polynesia. Because it was our right to do, it was our culture. It was who we were, and who we are now.

 

That’s interesting; but he couldn’t put out an all – points alert, ‘cause it has to be the right person.

 

Exactly. And so, he called me, and we spoke on the phone, then he invited me to take a trip with him to Samoa. And I did. And on that trip, he taught me how to make tools. The first tool he took, and he put it in his rack. And he said, Oh, this is really good. And he said, Okay, make another. So, I made another. And he looked at it, and he said, This is good. He said, There’s only one thing missing. And I said, What? I was excited to get some criticism. And he said, The only thing missing is that you don’t know how to use it; would you mind if I taught you? And there was no question; that’s when I first became his student.

 

Do you believe you’re the first to start doing the cultural tapping for tattooing?

 

As far as I know, yeah, I’ve been the first one that has done that. I started in 1996 as far as using traditional tools. At that time, I was still learning, and so I had the traditional tools as well as using machine. And I think in 1998, my teacher Paulo came to Hawaii and saw what I was doing, and he gave me a set of tools. He encouraged me to start using it more. Since 2000, that’s all I’ve been using.

 

There are hundreds of people who wear the traditional designs that you gave them now, and other people have come up inspired by you and now, I think you probably trained them. Did you train all of them?

 

Yeah; there’s a couple other people tapping, and I did the initial training. I have not yet graduated anyone, but I have students. And so, my whole vision is to be able to pass this on. Because it’s way too important for us as a culture, for it to be lost. And so, it’s gonna be passed on. I’m very confident in that. But even with that, we’re not strongly established; still handful of people. Sometimes that’s concerning for me, and other times I think, Well, you know what, that’s how it should be.

 

The kupuna passed on their knowledge to Keone Nunes, and now he’s sharing it with the next generation, helping to assure that this Native Hawaiian cultural practice of tattooing will never be lost. Mahalo to Keone Nunes of Waianae for sharing his stories with us. And mahalo to you for joining us. For PBS Hawaii and Long Story Short, I’m Leslie Wilcox. A hui hou.

 

For audio and written transcripts of all episodes of Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox, visit PBSHawaii.org. To download free podcasts of Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox, go to the Apple iTunes Store, or visit PBSHawaii.org.

 

What part hurts the most? That’s what I want to know.

 

For everybody, it’s different. For some people, it’s a walk in the park for the whole thing. For others, it’s a struggle. So, everyone has different sensations, so I really can’t answer that. It depends on you.

 

I’ve heard people talk mostly about their ankle. That hurts over there.

 

Any place that’s right by bone will be a little bit more sensitive.

 

So, the knee, too?

 

The knee; the knee hurts a little bit. But for some people, the knee doesn’t hurt at all, and the ankle doesn’t hurt at all. So, it really is different for everyone.

 

Have you had people who say, ‘Nough already, I can’t finish?

 

That happened only once, and that was about ten years ago.

 

NOVA
Bigger Than T.rex

 

Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to walk the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. But the fossils were completely destroyed during a World War II Allied bombing raid, leaving only drawings, lots of questions, and a mystery: What was Spinosaurus? Now, the discovery of new bones in a Moroccan cliff face is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. What did it feed on and how? Why did it grow so big?

 

We follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore piece by piece, revealing a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail, enormous, scimitar-like claws and massive jaws, tapered toward the front like a crocodile, hosting an army of teeth. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology and paleobotany, this NOVA/National Geographic special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.

 

Katrina Ten Years After:
A Second Life, A Second Chance

Katrina Ten Years After: A Second Life, A Second Chance

 

This program looks at how, ten years later, the city of New Orleans has achieved what seemed almost unimaginable a decade ago: the resurrection of one of America’s most beloved cities.

 

Connecting Across the State

On Kauai, Leslie and colleague Nikki Miyamoto give pointers on video "voice-vers" to HIKI NŌ students.

On Kauai, Leslie and colleague Nikki Miyamoto give pointers on “voice-overs” to HIKI NŌ students.

 

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii

The firehose of information flooding the web is available to all users. How much of this web free-flow is reliable?

 

More and more, students are learning the skills used in journalism to vet information for accuracy and fairness. Media literacy is an increasingly valued 21st-century skill.

 

And despite having that web world at our fingertips, there’s still nothing like “being there” and seeing for oneself.

 

So, in our tech-heavy digital and broadcast field, PBS Hawaii opens our doors to students and teachers for in-person sharing, and we go where they are, too.

 

(Top left-right) Chief Engineer John Nakahira gives College of Education students a tour of the station’s master control. (Bottom right-left) The students in the studio wave to their classmates in the control room through the video feed of a studio camera operated by VP of Creative Services Roy Kimura.

 

This summer, we hosted young students from a summer program at the College of Education program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Professor Christina Torres’ students from 12 public schools, five charter schools and six private schools toured the TV station and learned the elements of factual storytelling with a creative flair. (We look forward to holding many more gatherings next year in our new building, under construction.)

 

Our HIKI NŌ team heads across the state for teacher/student workshops in digital media and quality storytelling, in collaboration with some of Hawaii’s top digital media teachers. Last month, at Kauai’s Chiefess Kamakahelei School in Lihue, HIKI NŌ Assembly Editor Nikki Miyamoto and I coached students on video “voice-overs” or narration. Beginners (and I was there once) tend to adopt a robotic or singsong delivery in an effort to sound neutral and objective, but real people speaking of new developments don’t speak that way.

 

Would you like to see our HIKI NŌ students’ completed work on the big screen? We invite you to join us in celebrating students’ media literacy and other 21st-century skills at these free screenings of outstanding hyperlocal stories:

HIKI NŌ

MAUI: Sun., Aug. 16, Historic Iao Theater, Wailuku,
3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

HILO: Sat. Aug. 22, Palace Theater,
3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

KONA: Sun., Aug. 23, Aloha Theater,
3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

KAUAI: Sat., Aug. 29, outdoors at Island School, Lihue,
6:00 pm reception, 7:00 pm screening

OAHU: Wed., Sept. 2, Ward Consolidated Theaters,
Honolulu, 4:00 pm reception, 6:00 pm screening

 

A hui hou (until next time),

Leslie signature

 

 

PROGRAM LISTINGS
Aug. 23 – 29, 2015

 

Arts, Drama, Culture

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE

London: Historic and Dynamic

Sun., Aug. 23, 7:00 pm

Encore

 

In many-faceted London, Rick ponders royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learns
how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime and discovers
treasures in the British Library. Later he enjoys the vibrant evening scene
in Soho and straddles the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.

 

PBS Previews: Best of Fall 2015

Sun., Aug. 23, 7:30 pm

New

 

Get a look at PBS’ fall 2015 programs, including American Experience: Walt
Disney, Indian Summers on Masterpiece, Gorongosa Park, Earth’s Natural
Wonders, NOVA, Nature, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having and the PBS Arts
Fall Festival.

 

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

Sherlock, Series II: The Hounds of Baskerville

Sun., Aug. 23, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock
Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer,
including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. Benedict
Cumberbatch returns as the world’s foremost consulting detective, with Martin
Freeman as the stalwart, if edgy, Dr. John Watson and Andrew Scott as the
unassuming mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.

 

The Hounds of Baskerville
Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments — top-
secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for
military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up
on the moors.

 

VICIOUS

Sister

Sun., Aug. 23, 9:30 pm

New

 

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi return in this UK comedy series as partners Freddie
and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly
50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding onto petty slights
for decades, the duo are always cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s
age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent
fighting, they have a deep love for one another.

 

Sister
Violet panics when her wealthy sister Lillian, whom she hasn’t seen in years,
announces a visit. Worried that Lillian will discover the truth, Violet and
friends begin an elaborate ruse to save her from humiliation. Meanwhile, Ash
is keen to introduce his new girlfriend, Jess, to the group, but he’s in for
a surprise.

 

THE FORSYTE SAGA

Part 11 of 13

Sun., Aug. 23, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

This dramatic miniseries, first aired in 2002, chronicles three generations of
the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian England.
Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star with Rupert Graves, Amanda Root
and Corin Redgrave.

 

Part 11 of 13
Jon and Fleur meet at Robin Hill and Fleur relates their parents’ history.
Jolyon is still very ill and Annette is still having an affair. Fleur realizes
she may have to break with Jon; her father presses her to marry Michael Mont.

 

NA MELE

Keali’i Reichel

Mon., Aug. 24, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

Keali’i Reichel has long established himself as one of Hawaii’s premier artists.
His dedication to the perpetuation of Hawaiian language, song, chanting and hula
has evolved into unique and personal performances that showcase the depth of
Hawaiian culture for international audiences. This performance, recorded at the
PBS Hawaii studio, excellently showcases his artistry.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Cincinnati, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Aug. 24, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Highlights from the Roadshow’s visit to Cincinnati include a trophy from the
1908 Belmont Stakes, an early 20th-century toy horse and buggy, a French
advertising poster and a bust of Abraham Lincoln, valued at $5,000-$7,000.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Myrtle Beach, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Aug. 24, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric
Silver visit beautiful Brookgreen Gardens to discuss early 20th-century female
sculptors. On the Roadshow floor: a Joseph Henry Sharp oil painting valued at
$400,000!

 

POV

Point and Shoot

Mon., Aug. 24, 10:00 pm

New

 

Matt VanDyke was a recent college grad with a love of video games and action
movies when he decided to embark on a “crash course in manhood.” With a
motorcycle and a video camera, he set off on a life-changing 35,000-mile
odyssey across North Africa and the Middle East that led to his participation
in the 2011 Libyan revolution against Muammar Gaddafi and six-month imprisonment
in Libya.

 

As VanDyke worked to reshape himself, he also helped create a stunning portrait
of how the ever-present cameras in our “selfie society” not only record our lives,
but also craft who we become.

 

Drawing from more than 100 hours of VanDyke’s videos, director Marshal Curry,
with full creative independence in the making of the documentary, has created a
riveting film that asks thorny questions about manhood, personal risk and the
nature of war in the era of social media.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Colbert Matsumoto

Tues., Aug. 25, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

Growing up in the plantation lifestyle on the island of Lanai, Colbert Matsumoto
saw how his father led by example as one of the leaders of the ILWU, and learned
from his mother’s strong sense of fairness in her role as a wahine luna (female
boss). He took those life lessons and applied them to his own life, helping to
re-shape Bishop Estate, and becoming a business and community leader in Honolulu.

 

This program will be rebroadcast on Wed., Aug. 26 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Aug. 30
at 4:00 pm.

 

A Few Good Pie Places

Tues., Aug. 25, 8:00 pm

New

 

Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from New York to Montana.
Meet the bakers who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross
a lattice top. Classic apple pies abound, but there is also cherry, blueberry,
fluffy coconut cream, cherry lattice and sweet potato.

 

A Few Great Bakeries

Tues., Aug. 25, 9:00 pm

New

 

Explore warm and toasty bakeries from Massachusetts to California. Find out how
a business that makes cakes, pies, bread and bagels can become a neighborhood
landmark. As we visit mostly small family-run bakeries from Portland, Maine to
Juneau, Alaska, with many stops along the way. It’s part food program, part
travelogue, part appreciation of workers who start early in the morning so we
have wonderful things to eat all day.

 

Caring for Mom and Dad

Tues., Aug. 25, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber
the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in
addition to balancing work and family, a job most cannot afford to do. This
phenomenon is faced by millions of baby boomers who are approaching retirement
themselves, and who are also grappling with the responsibilities of one or both
of their parents’ care. The program explores the emotional, health and
financial challenges that many caregivers face every day and offers some
solutions and tips to help others embarking on this new future.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE

Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1

Wed., Aug. 26, 7:30 pm

New

 

A Chef’s Life is a cooking and documentary series that takes viewers inside the
life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, opens a fine dining
restaurant in her small hometown in Eastern North Carolina. Each episode follows
Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms
as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her menus. Using a chef’s modern
sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and present – one ingredient
at a time. A celebration of true farm-to-table food, the series combines the action
and drama of a high-pressure business with the joys and stresses of family life.

 

Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1
Vivian, Ben and the entire restaurant staff hustle to complete the preparations
necessary for a luncheon at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford,
Mississippi. At the center of Vivian’s meal is the Tom Thumb, a pungent and
rich sausage stuffed into a pig’s appendix. As preparations get underway, the
sheer math of the moment is astounding: four courses for 400 food writers and
Southern food enthusiasts – 1,600 plates in the span of 90 minutes. Vivian
greets this honor with terror and sheer force of will, leaving a long prep day
with a sense of pride and excitement.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the
WWII Internment Camps

Thurs., Aug. 27, 9:00 pm

New

 

Using historical footage and interviews from artists who were interned, this film
tells the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a
time when the War Relocation Authority emphasized the importance of assimilation
and Americanization. Included are stories of artists in the fields of music,
dance and drama who were interned at Tule Lake, Manzanar, Amache/Granada,
Rohwer, Gila River and Topaz.

 

GLOBE TREKKER

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily

Thurs., Aug. 27, 10:00 pm

New

 

Host Rosie Lovell discovers the cultural and historical influences that define
contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs,
Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing
techniques and ingredients that have created a multi-layered and intriguing
global cuisine – a reflection of the island’s cultural and historical events.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015

Fri., Aug. 28, 9:00 pm

New

 

The Vienna Philharmonic performs their annual open-air summer concert from the
gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Zubin Mehta conducts, with
pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist in works by Grieg, Sibelius, Richard
Strauss and Johann Strauss II.

 

Jazz and the Philharmonic

Fri., Aug. 28, 10:30 pm

Encore

 

This is a unique, generational and wholly American concert experience that
highlights two of the greatest musical art forms the world has ever seen:
classical and jazz. With performances by Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Terence
Blanchard and Elizabeth Joy Roe, this special emphasizes the works of composers
such as Bach and Mozart with these contemporary artists. The music is performed
with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the University of Miami Frost
School of Music and National YoungArts Foundation alumni.

 

LUCKY CHOW

Koreatown U.S.A

Sat., Aug. 29, 7:00 pm

Encore

 

Lucky Chow visits New York and Los Angeles – home to the two largest Korean
populations in the United States – to explore what distinguishes each. Both are
24-hour hubs of food and drinking culture. However, New York City’s Koreatown
covers just one block, whereas Los Angeles’ Koreatown seems like a city unto
itself. At dinner with Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song, Chef Sang Yoon
breaks down the basics of Korean cooking. Back in New York, Top Chef winner
Kristen Kish, a Seoul-born Korean adoptee, receives a kimchi tutorial from
Korean YouTube sensation, Maangchi. The episode ends with a night out at Pocha
32, an export of Korea’s popular “tent” restaurants.

 

DREAM OF ITALY

Naples/Amalfi Coast

Sat., Aug. 29, 7:30 pm

New

 

With its amazing landscapes, rich artistic treasures, deep ties to the past and
warm people, it is no wonder that Americans dream of Italy as a travel destination.
Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe as she explores the diverse areas of
Italy. We’ll meet Italy’s chefs, artisans and historians who are deeply
connected to their land, carrying on and preserving traditions.

 

Naples/Amalfi Coast
Neapolitans are serious about their coffee and we visit the historic Gran
Caffe Gambrinus to taste what some say is the best espresso in the city.
Naples is also famous for its tailoring tradition and we visit Rubinacci for
an inside look. Kathy attends pizza school with Master Enzo Coccia and learns
it isn’t easy to make a perfect pizza. A visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno reveals
a street full of Christmas creches and caricatures. Mount Vesuvius looms large
over life here and we venture into the crater with guide Roberto Addeo. In the
shadow of Vesuvius we enjoy a local folk music performance before venturing to
the Amalfi Coast. We visit some very special vines at Tenuta San Francesco, learn
how to make paper at Amatruda in the town of Amalfi, watch a cooking demonstration
with Chef Christoph Bob at Monastero Santa Rosa and go fishing with local
Costabile Laudano.

 

FILIPINO AMERICAN LIVES

Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade

Sat., Aug. 29, 8:00 pm

New

 

Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12
years of absence, to rediscover the music of harana, a long forgotten
tradition where men sing under the window at night to declare their love for a
woman, and discovers three of the last surviving practitioners.

 

FILIPINO AMERICAN LIVES

Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers/Jeepney

Sat., Aug. 29, 9:00 pm

New

 

Learn the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino
farm workers who instigated The Delano Grape Strike of 1965, which brought about
the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known
for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos
played a pivotal role.

 

Jeepney
Follow artists, drivers and passengers of the famed ornate transportation vehicles
in the Philippines.

Soul of a Banquet

Sat., Aug. 29, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) ventures into the world of
Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food.
Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in
San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film
is equal parts delectable showcase of gastronomy and touching portrait of
Chiang’s journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to
accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. Featuring
interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl and Chiang herself.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Sat., Aug. 29, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Legendary Australian rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds hits ACL with a set that
ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their latest,
Push the Sky Away.

 

Public Affairs

 

FRONTLINE

The Trouble with Chicken

Tues., Aug. 25, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat –
particularly poultry – and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat.
Focusing on an outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation’s largest
poultry processors, the episode shows how contaminants are evading regulators and
causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more
chicken than ever.

 

HIKI NŌ

Thurs., Aug. 27, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by students from Farrington High School
on Oahu.

Top Story:
Students from Iolani School on Oahu tell the story of a young Iolani graduate
who, despite becoming a quadruple amputee due to a devastating disease, continues
to live life with grace and appreciation. She visits her alma mater, sharing her
inspiring message of perseverance.

 

Also Featured:
Students at Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui explore the controversy
surrounding the construction of a new Central Maui Sports Complex; students at
Kainalu Elementary School on Oahu profile a Kailua woman who shares the art of
ribbon-lei-making with people from around the world; students at Mid-Pacific
Institute on Oahu show how science and spiritualism are coming to the aid of a
historic Waikiki icon – the Moana Hotel’s majestic banyan tree; students at
Lahainaluna High School on Maui share the story of a Lahaina woman who proudly
maintains her Hawaiian heritage through pa’u riding; students at Waiakea High
School on Hawaii Island spotlight a locally owned surf company in Kapaa, Kauai
that gives back by supporting the community’s sports teams.

 

This program encores Saturday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

What’s Standing Between Hawaii’s Veterans and Full Use of Their Benefits?

Thurs., Aug. 27, 8:00 pm

New

 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made numerous improvements since a
2014 audit showed Hawaii had the longest delays in the nation for veterans trying
to see their doctors for the first time. But veterans say more needs to be done
to ease the transition back into civilian life. What help is available for veterans
who are trying to access health care, pensions, housing, and other government
benefits and services? Where can they find support as they re-enter the job market?

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on
PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter.
You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org or post them
to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PBSHawaii.

 

WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL

Fri., Aug. 28, 7:30 pm

New

 

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

 

CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK

Fri., Aug. 28, 8:00 pm

New

 

This weekly series features the iconic TV anchor’s focus on the events and
conversations shaping this week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations
from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the
world, it captures the defining moments in politics, science, business,
culture, media and sports.

 

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

Fri., Aug. 28, 8:30 pm

New

 

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

 

SCIENCE & NATURE

 

NATURE

Siberian Tiger Quest

Wed., Aug. 26, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Ecologist Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and
most remote places on earth. He now embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a
lifelong dream – to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in
Russia’s far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman
Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild.
Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat.

 

NOVA

Vaccines: Calling the Shots

Wed., Aug. 26, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago
– including whooping cough, measles and mumps – are returning, in part
because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. Go around the
world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations and discover
the risks of opting out.

 

URANIUM: TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL

Part 2 of 2

Thurs., Aug. 27, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of
the Earth’s most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on a journey across
the globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity.
Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and
destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an
element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will
exist long after humans have left the Earth. Filmed on five continents, this
two-part program reveals the cultural, scientific and natural history of the
most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.

 

HISTORY

 

NAZI MEGA WEAPONS

V2 Rocket

Wed., Aug. 26, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

The first ever long-range rockets were designed and built by the Nazis in a
network of top-secret research labs, underground silos and hi-tech launch pads.
This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of
ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

 

DIY

 

THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP

Heirloom Frames

Sat., Aug. 29, 2:00 pm

New

 

Using only the hand tools of the pre-industrial era, woodworker Roy Underhill
and his guests prove that there was life before electricity. Whether you think
muscle-powered tools are a thing of the past or a thing of the future, you’ll
reconnect with your own inner craftsperson.

 

Heirloom Frames

Roy features scrolled-edge masterpieces.

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., Aug. 29, 2:30 pm

Encore

 

Electrician Scott Caron heads to Cleveland to install some landscape lighting.
Then Richard replaces a water main shutoff.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

Lexington Project 2015: Finishing Details

Sat., Aug. 29, 3:00 pm

Encore

 

Roger and landscape designer Tim Lee place the first new plants in the
landscaping plan. Richard is using two kinds of radiators to bring heat to
the garage and the upstairs sitting room. Tom shows Kevin the progress on
the upstairs laundry room, outfitted with simple cabinets and a small countertop.

 

MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL

Salads

Sat., Aug. 29, 4:00 pm

Encore

 

Salads are a terrific way to make vegetables a main course. Martha makes
frisée aux lardons, a classic French salad made with spicy greens,
crisp bacon, creamy poached eggs and warm vinaigrette. She also shows
how to master Caesar salad, and prepares a stacked butter lettuce salad with
a fresh citrus and yuzu vinaigrette.

 

COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

Favorites with a Chinese Accent

Sat., Aug. 29, 4:30 pm

Encore

 

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make
Chinese-style glazed pork tenderloin. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop
challenges Chris to a tasting of ready rice. And finally, test cook Bridget
Lancaster shows Chris how to make Chinese chicken salad.

 

LIDIA’S KITCHEN

Fall’s Flavorful Favorites

Sat., Aug. 29, 5:00 pm

New

 

Chef Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with
grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow
for spontaneity and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Filled with tips
and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table,
Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum
of kitchen wisdom.

 

Fall’s Flavorful Favorites
Lidia prepares pork medallions with grapes; baked fennel with sage; and oranges
in Marsala sauce.

 

MEXICO: ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS

A Passion for Cheese

Sat., Aug. 29, 5:30 pm

New

 

Chef Rick Bayless returns with the 10th season of his cooking and
travel show, and this time he’s taking viewers all over the Federal District
capital of Mexico’s sixteen boroughs to explore the vibrant restaurant scene,
evolving cuisine and ancient culture that make this amazing city so irresistible.

 

A Passion for Cheese
Cheese expert Carlos Yescas travels around Mexico to find the best cheese
producers; then he scours Mexico City’s best restaurants for chefs that will
use those cheeses on their menus.

 

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