Month: October 2015

PROGRAM LISTINGS
Nov. 1 – 7, 2015

 

Arts, Drama, Culture

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

Quarter Final

Sun., Nov. 1, 1:00 pm

New

 

Follow the trials and tribulations of 13 passionate amateur bakers whose goal
is to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker. Each week, the bakers tackle a
different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.
Hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their Signature, Technical
and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul
Hollywood. After 10 weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can emerge
victorious.

 

Quarter Final
This week, the five remaining bakers are tested on unconventional flours and
unusual desserts. They must make a loaf using spelt, rye, potato and tapioca
flours; master meringue and custard dacquoise; and create novelty
vegetable cakes.

 

HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE

Part 5 of 6

Sun., Nov. 1, 7:00 pm

New

 

Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton
Abbey
fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s
Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.

 

Part 5 of 6
Frances welcomes an evacuee. Laura follows her sister’s footsteps. Spencer is
shunned. Teresa gets bad news and makes a confession.

 

INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE

Part 6 of 9

Sun., Nov. 1, 8:00 pm

New

 

Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the
twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the series
dramatizes the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local
people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides
alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics and
passion. Also starring in the lavish production are Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima
West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth and Lillete Dubey.

 

Part 6 of 9
A mountaineer makes trouble. Aafrin and Alice try to check their growing
attraction. Ralph’s covert appointment is thwarted by tragedy.

 

THE GUILTY

Part 2 of 3

Sun., Nov. 1, 9:00 pm

New

 

Follow DCI Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig) as she leads a new investigation into
the five-year-old case of a boy’s disappearance during a neighborhood cookout.
Driven by her obsession to discover what happened, she risks her own happy
family life.

 

Part 2 of 3
Frustrated by the case and concerned for her son and by tension at home, DCI
Brand unwittingly places herself in danger. She’s stunned when an unnerving
confrontation leads to an unexpected confession.

 

GREAT FIRE

Part 3 of 4

Sun., Nov. 1, 10:00 pm

New

 

Watch an epic drama about the 1666 Great Fire of London, when the city burned
for four days. Andrew Buchan stars as Thomas Farriner, whose bakery in Pudding
Lane was the flashpoint for the inferno. Also starring Charles Dance and Jack
Huston.

 

Part 3 of 4
Thomas returns to the fire to rescue Sarah and David. The king, angry that his
own advisors overruled his orders to fight the fire, is informed that a Catholic
plot to unseat him was allegedly masterminded by his brother, James.

 

NA MELE

Melveen Leed

Mon., Nov. 2, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

Singer Melveen Leed is joined by her hula dancer daughter Kaaikaula Naluai at
the PBS Hawaii studios. Best known for contemporary Hawaiian, jazz and country,
Molokai girl Melveen also has deep roots in traditional Hawaiian song.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Tulsa, OK, Part 2 of 3

Mon., Nov. 2, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, once nicknamed the “Oil Capital of the World,” 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 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.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Chicago, IL, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Nov. 2, 9:00 pm

New

 

Discover an eclectic array of discoveries in Chicago, such as 1989 Keith Haring
graffiti art, a 1910 Walter Johnson All-Star watch, and a Walt Whitman Civil War
letter. Also: a field trip to the Chicago Civic Opera.

 

I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING

Los Angeles

Mon., Nov. 2, 10:00 pm

New

 

Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond
, as he learns from chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters.
Rosenthal visits the kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path that
keep traditions alive and create new ones.

 

Los Angeles
Tag along as Phil invites his LA friends, like Martin Short and Allison Janney,
to his favorite spots around the city, including LA’s oldest farmers’ market.
A taco truck crawl and visits to bakeries complete the tour.

 

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration

Mon., Nov. 2, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” on The Dick Van Dyke
Show
, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on the silver screen.
This special features classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner,
Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick
Van Dyke and Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore’s
critical role as TV’s first independent career woman.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Mahina Eleneki Hugo

Tues., Nov. 3, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

As a member of the 1987 national champion University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine
volleyball team, Mahina Eleniki learned the value of discipline, teamwork, and
of getting right back up after failure. Now, as Head of School at La Pietra-
Hawaii School for Girls, Mahina Eleniki Hugo teaches those same values to new
generations of women.

 

This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Nov. 8 at 4:00 pm.

 

POV

Web Junkie

Tues., Nov. 3, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Follow the military-style rehab of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who
prefer the virtual world to the real one. The film is an emotional voyage that
examines the results of internet addiction and its effects on families and
interpersonal relationships, while examining the cultural and emotional effects
of this type of treatment.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE

Stop, Squash and Roll

Wed., Nov. 4, 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.

 

Stop, Squash and Roll
With squash season in full bloom, trouble with the twins, staffing issues at
the Boiler Room and a new cookbook overloading her plate, Vivian seeks motherly
advice from Mrs. Scarlett and her sister Johnna over a Southern classic: squash
and onions.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi

Thurs., Nov. 5, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

In this new film, Professor of Anthropology Christine Yano explains, “If we want
to know something of what some of these womenʻs lives were like…we could do no
better than to listen to their own words, as expressed through song.” The women
that Professor Yano is referring to are Japanese immigrants who worked in
Hawaii’s sugarcane fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through
their canefield songs, or holehole bushi, these women sang about their joys and
sorrows of trying to start life in a new world. Hosted and narrated by ukulele
virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, the film tells the story of music teacher Harry
Urata, and his efforts to record, preserve and perpetuate these musical oral
histories.

 

Our American Family: The Furutas

Thurs., Nov. 5, 9:30 pm

Encore

 

Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family in Wintersburg, CA
established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated
and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona
relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band
together to pursue the American dream a second time.

 

GLOBE TREKKER

Turkey

Thurs., Nov. 5, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Host Adela Ucar encounters whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya,
then treks along the Lycian Way and relaxes on the sun-kissed beaches of Myra.
Later she visits the Sabanci Mosque and samples exquisite cuisine in Adana. She
also explores the bustling bazaars of Gaziantep and experiences Kurdish culture
in the basalt-walled city of Divarbakr.

 

WELL READ

William T. Vollman: The Dying Grass

Thurs., Nov. 5, 11:00 pm

New

 

This series features lively, engaging conversations about ideas in literature.
Host Terry Tazioli introduces the latest books – both fiction and non-fiction –
and interviews noted authors about the themes in their latest works. Following
each interview, Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn joins Tazioli to further
explore the literary themes of the week’s book and to recommend related authors
and other reading material.

 

William T. Vollman: The Dying Grass
In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the
collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T.
Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War. He shares his unique research
style, his unorthodox writing style and why this story needed 1100 pages to tell.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Fri., Nov. 6, 9:00 pm

New

 

Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and
international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic
Broadway shows as West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago
and Kiss of the Spider Woman (to name only a few), Rivera was also a
frequent guest star during the golden age of television variety specials. In
April, 2015, Rivera returned to Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in
the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally musical The Visit.

 

This special includes archival clips from Chita’s many shows and TV appearances,
and interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele, The Visit director
John Doyle , John Kander, original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence,
Terrence McNally, Dick Van Dyke, choreographer Dee Dee Wood, Ben Vereen and
Chita’s daughter Lisa Mordente.

 

Onstage in America: Honky

Fri., Nov. 6, 10:00 pm

New

 

A stage comedy about racism in America that throws political correctness out the
window in a free-wheeling send-up of contemporary attitudes. The lighthearted,
irreverent satire hits squarely home and still finds reasons for hope. The
comedy was written by Greg Kalleres and directed for the stage by Sam Woodhouse.

 

A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY

The Wood Turner

Sat., Nov. 7, 1:00 pm

New

 

Host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today’s world.
Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible
for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the
21st century. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen,
and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how
they live using their talents and the challenges and importance of keeping
those traditions alive in a modern-day world.

 

The Wood Turner
Host Eric Gorges and master wood turner Alan Hollar turn a wooden bowl in the
Appalachian Mountains.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF

Fire

Sat., Nov. 7, 7:00 pm

New

 

Chef David Kinch has forged a distinctive culinary path, putting him at the
forefront of new contemporary California cuisine with his restaurant Manresa.
Influenced by French and modern Catalan cooking, Kinch finds inspiration from
European traditions and refinement, American ingenuity and the bounty California
offers. His pursuit of exceptional products inspired an exclusive partnership
with Love Apple Farms, where most ingredients for Manresa are grown. For nine
consecutive years, Manresa has held two Michelin stars. Following a fire in 2014,
Manresa reopened in 2015, receiving a four-star review from the San Francisco
Chronicle. His first cookbook, Manresa: An Edible Reflection, debuted in
October 2013 and was nominated for the James Beard Foundation “Cooking from a
Professional Point of View” award.

 

Fire
Join Chef David Kinch as he explores how a devastating restaurant fire changed
and improved him. He also prepares some dishes that came out of that challenging
period of his life, with one of them being a new signature dish.

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE

Sault Saint Marie, Canada: A Fall Journey through Algoma Country

Sat., Nov. 7, 7:30 pm

New

 

Joseph heads to Sault Saint Marie, the historic site of the first battle of
the War of 1812, and rides the Algoma Railway north through the Agawa Canyon
into the heart of Algoma Country. Joseph encounters some of the denizens of the
woodlands: black bears, bald eagles, loons, Canadian geese and more. Back in
the Sault, its citified pleasures shine in unique museums, provincial parks,
fly-fishing on the river and climbing to the top of the international bridge.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

La Donna Del Lago

Sat., Nov. 7, 8:00 pm

New

 

Enjoy a new production of Rossini’s opera, based on the work by Sir Walter Scott.
Joyce DiDonato sings the title role of Elena, the lady of the lake, with Juan
Diego Flórez in the role of Giacomo, the benevolent king of Scotland. The opera
also features Daniela Barcellona, John Osborn and Oren Gradus. Michele Mariotti
conducts.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Gary Clark Jr./Courtney Barnett

Sat., Nov. 7, 11:00 pm

New

 

Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs
from his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Australian singer/songwriter
Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her album Sometimes I Sit and Think,
and Sometimes I Just Sit
.

 

Public Affairs

 

THE OPEN MIND

Sun., Nov. 1, 6:00 pm

New

 

Hosted by Alexander Heffner, this weekly public affairs program is a thoughtful
excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national and public
concern with the most compelling minds of our times.

 

FRONTLINE

Terror in Little Saigon

Tues., Nov. 3, 10:00 pm

New

 

Join the search for assassins behind a reign of terror targeting
Vietnamese-American journalists. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate a series
of unsolved murders and attacks, uncovering a trail from American cities to
jungles in Southeast Asia.

 

HIKI NŌ

Thurs., Nov. 5, 7:30 pm

New

 

This episode is the fourth in a series of six shows in which each episode
focuses on a specific Hawaiian value. The Hawaiian value for this show is
‘imi na’auao, or enlightenment and wisdom. Each of the following stories
reflects this theme:

 

The top story comes from the students at Moanalua High School in the Salt
Lake District of Oahu. They feature Lars Mitsuda, Moanalua’s culinary arts
teacher, who combines his passions for food and education by enlightening
students on the many life-lessons cooking can teach. From multi-tasking to
management skills, to business planning, to working with people, learning
culinary arts fosters a wisdom that students can use for the rest of
their lives.

 

Also featured are student-created stories from the following schools:

 

Kamehameha School Kapalama (Oahu): This story shows how exploring a
tumultuous and traumatic episode from the past can enlighten the next
generation on how not to repeat history. Here students at Kamehameha
Schools Kapalama study and discuss the Bishop Estate “Broken Trust”
controversy that led to positive change and transparency in the trust
that manages their schools.

 

Wheeler Middle School (Oahu): Enlightenment and wisdom can come from
seeing beyond stereotypes and getting to know people for who they really
are. In this story from Wheeler Middle School, a military dependent and
a local boy become friends, despite each of their pre-conceived ideas of
what the other was “supposed” to be like.

 

Kawananakoa Middle School (Oahu): Veteran boxing coach Joel Kim bestows
gems of wisdom onto his young boxing protégés. If experience is the best
teacher, then Kim has earned a PhD from the School of Hard Knocks.

 

Konawaena High School (Hawaii Island): Live theatre can be a great tool
of enlightenment. Such was the case when a stage adaptation of The Diary
of Anne Frank enlightened students on the Kona Coast of Hawaii Island
about the persecution of Jews in World War II Europe.

 

Waianae Intermediate School (Oahu): Sometimes the best way to learn about
something we know little of is to witness it first-hand. Few middle
schoolers have had the experience of knowing someone who is transitioning
from the gender they were born with into that of the opposite sex. But
when a student at Waianae Intermediate School decided to transition from
a boy to a girl, fellow students, teachers, and school administrators
became part of a unique process of learning and enlightenment.

 

Roosevelt High School (Oahu): Some teenagers are wise beyond their years.
Roosevelt High School student Satoshi Sugiyama learned through observation
that in this age of the internet and social media, the most important
connections still happen face-to-face…especially over a cup of freshly
brewed coffee.

 

This episode is hosted by Kua O Ka La Public Charter School on Hawaii Island.

 

This program encores Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

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Thurs., Nov. 5, 8:00 pm

New

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also streamed live
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., Nov. 6, 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.,
Nov. 6, 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., Nov. 6, 8:30 pm

New

 

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

 

SCIENCE & NATURE

 

EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS

Extreme Wonders

Wed., Nov. 4, 8:00 pm

New

 

Explore the most extraordinary places on the planet in this three-part series.
Visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear rarely
told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.

 

Extreme Wonders
Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall and its dangers
to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor
chick’s survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle
with elephants.

 

NOVA

Making North America: Origins

Wed., Nov. 4, 9:00 pm

New

 

Mighty, elemental forces molded North America – fiery eruptions, titanic floods,
the grinding of great ice sheets and massive impacts from space all shaped our
homeland. The epic three-part series unfolds in a forgotten world that existed
long before our own, crossed by long-lost mountain ranges, deserts the size of
Africa and vast inland seas spanning the length of the continent. Hosted by
renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson, this spectacular road trip through a
tumultuous deep past explores three fundamental questions: How was the
continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has the continent shaped us?

 

Making North America: Origins
See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm
trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the
Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to
North America.

 

THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN

How Do I Decide?

Wed., Nov. 4, 10:00 pm

New

 

Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series that
reveals the ultimate story of us – why we feel and think the things we do. This
ambitious series blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling
personal stories.

 

How Do I Decide?
Learn how the brain navigates the tens of thousands of conscious decisions we
make every day and the many more unconscious decisions we make about everything
from whom we find attractive to what we perceive.

HISTORY

 

SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Ultimate Tut

Tues., Nov. 3, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Over ninety years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological
find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and its golden
treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian
history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth, with many mysteries
around the tomb unsolved to this day. This special combines the latest evidence
from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to
build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized
reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation, the program takes a
21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and
presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the
only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.

 

DIY

 

WOODSMITH SHOP

Details of Craftsmanship

Sat., Nov. 7, 2:00 pm

New

 

Host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith Magazine, leads a cast of editors
as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, techniques, and
projects. The cast members are both experienced woodworkers and editors of
Woodsmith Magazine, and eagerly share their expertise in the techniques
segments, along with helpful opinions in the roundtable discussions.

 

Details of Craftsmanship
The Woodsmith crew begins their Details of Craftsmanship series to help you
become a better woodworker.

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., Nov. 7, 2:30 pm

New

 

It’s trash day and Jenn is ready to recycle. See how homeowners can use organic
garbage to create soil. Watch Richard play detective to figure out why a steam
boiler is losing so much water.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

It’s Foundation Time

Sat., Nov. 7, 3:00 pm

New

 

Work begins on the mudroom foundation. Kitchen designer Linda Cloutier imagines
cabinets in the dream kitchen. A giant vacuum removes 100-year-old insulation
from the attic. Norm and Tommy resize an existing door to fit a smaller
opening.

 

MARTHA BAKES

Coconut

Sat., Nov. 7, 4:00 pm

New

 

Let Martha Stewart transport you to the tropics with four coconut-themed
desserts: delicate coconut-lemon cake; chewy, crispy coconut cookies; coconut
crunch cake; and frozen coconut and roasted pineapple cake with Nobu 57’s
pastry chef, Michelle Goldsmith.

 

COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

Simplified Showstoppers

Sat., Nov. 7, 4:30 pm

New

 

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
ultimate one-pan prime rib and roasted vegetables. Next, tasting expert Jack
Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of frozen dinner rolls. Finally, test
cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for blitz torte.

 

LIDIA’S KITCHEN

Heartwarming Comfort Foods

Sat., Nov. 7, 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.

 

Heartwarming Comfort Foods
Lidia shares some of her most requested and delicious comfort food recipes:
pasta and bean soup; ham in marsala sauce; and her Italian version an American
favorite: hamburger with homemade ketchup.

 

SIMPLY MING

Todd English

Sat., Nov. 7, 5:30 pm

New

 

SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouth-watering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique
demonstration, followed by two dishes – one prepared by a nationally renowned
guest chef and one by host Ming Tsai. This season focuses on comfort food –
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world.

 

Todd English
Chef Todd English shows us how to make pizza – on the grill! Todd opts for a
pizza with fontina fonduta, meatball ribbons, shaved artichokes and
pomodoro fresco. Meanwhile, Chef Ming shakes things up with a scallion
pancake pizza topped with spicy chicken.

 

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary

Peter Yarrow, Noel "Paul" Stookey and Mary Travers

 

Air date: Sat., Oct. 31, 8:00 pm

 

Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. This program features rare and previously unseen television footage including a BBC program from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio’s best performances and most popular songs. This is Peter, Paul and Mary at the peak of their artistry, a time when this popular and influential trio dominated the Billboard music charts.

 

From the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village, to the Civil Rights and anti-war era of the 1960s, through the decades of their later advocacy and music, to Mary Travers’ moving memorial, and finally to the present, where their legacy continues to inform and inspire successive generations, this far deeper and more intimate exploration of the trio reveals the impact of their artistry and activism on their generation and the world. Songs include: “Five Hundred Miles,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song),” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”

 

HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 6

 

Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton Abbey fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.

 

Part 5 of 6
Frances welcomes an evacuee. Laura follows her sister’s footsteps. Spencer is shunned. Teresa gets bad news and makes a confession.

 

INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 9

 

Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the series dramatizes the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics and passion. Also starring in the lavish production are Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth and Lillete Dubey.

 

Part 6 of 9
A mountaineer makes trouble. Aafrin and Alice try to check their growing attraction. Ralph’s covert appointment is thwarted by tragedy.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Mahina Eleneki Hugo

 

As a member of the 1987 national champion University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, Mahina Eleneki learned the value of discipline, teamwork, and of getting right back up after failure. Now, as Head of School at La Pietra- Hawaii School for Girls, Mahina Eleneki Hugo teaches those same values to new generations of women.

 

Mahina Eleneki Hugo Audio

 

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Transcript

 

For me, athletics is definitely my success in my career. And I think it’s just there are so many things; you learn; you take risks, you fail, but you get right back up. You know, there’s challenges to be had, there’s discipline, there’s others to be considered on the team, but each person has to do their responsibility in order to make the organization work. And when somebody doesn’t, then as the head of the school, it’s my job to either fix it or make the change. And so, that kinda has that team, you know. You have to find that right combination.

 

That’s Mahina Eleneki Hugo, the head of school at La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, at the base of Diamond Head. And she knows about athletic success. When she discovered volleyball in seventh grade, she dedicated herself to the sport. She was a member of the beloved University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Team that won the 1987 NCAA championship. The lessons she learned as an athlete continue to serve her well. Mahina Eleneki Hugo, 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. Mahina Hugo was Mahina Eleneki when she played for the University of Hawaii’s Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Team. Besides being a member of the team that won the National College Athletic Association Championship in 1987, she was named the NCAA’s Women’s All Conference Player and NCAA’s Most Inspirational Player of that year. Her family nurtured and supported her passion for athletics at a young age.

 

Home is Kailua, Oahu. It’s Enchanted Lakes, more specifically. I was born and raised, and in fact, my parents still live in the same house in Kailua. It was a fun neighborhood, growing up. It was a fun childhood. We always played barefoot on the road, or rode our bicycles, and it was all outside. We would build our own kites, or try to build a go-cart, and the neighborhood kids would come with one piece of something to add to the go-cart to try to make it go. Mom is Caucasian from Colorado. And my dad is Hawaiian, Chinese; he attended Kamehameha Schools, and went off for a football scholarship in college, and he met my mother, and they moved and lived here ever since. Mom is Caucasian from Colorado. And my dad is Hawaiian, Chinese; he attended Kamehameha Schools, and went off for a football scholarship in college, and he met my mother, and they moved and lived here ever since.

 

I did; I have an older brother and an older sister. And so, I think I was always the brother that my older brother didn’t have. And so, I sort of was a tomboy growing up, and could very much hang with my brother and the football, and the this and that.

 

And when it came time to go to school, your parents sent you to town.

 

They did. I think being that Dad went to private school education, Kamehameha, and through athletics, we’re a very competitive family, and I think that’s due to both parents. They were very competitive. And so, we were all into sports very early. My brother played all the major sports in Kailua, and I found the love for volleyball probably in the seventh grade. But back then, they didn’t really have club teams in Kailua. And so, we had to travel into town to play sports. And so, I think finding a school in town made sense, because right after school, then I would go to my club practice. And I’m very proud to be a Sacred Hearts graduate, and I think it served me well.

 

Did you like being in an all-girls school?

 

You know, to tell you the truth, it’s so funny, because I don’t think I really recognized it at the time, because I had so many other things that I did that involved either guys or just other friends from other schools. I didn’t really feel like I was missing at school that sort of school. And I did my best at school, I played for the sports team. And then, I had lots of other friends from different associations of either sports or other activities. So, I didn’t necessarily feel like I felt anything different. Just the comfortability part, I could feel then, as far as not having to act a certain way or dress a certain way.

 

I’m not quite sure what the pressures are of having boys in class with you.

 

Well, it’s the comfortability, and I know I keep saying that. But it really is. There’s things like, there’s no silly questions. I mean, I think when you feel comfortable, or not having to dress up. You know, having a uniform, first of all, was a big help. And I know some people would think that’s kind of boring. But really, what the focus is, is the academics or whatever school’s all about, and not having to worry about what you look like, or if you were having a bad hair day that some guy was gonna be there to, you know, say, Oh, bad hair day. You know, I’m sure girls can do that to girls as well, but I don’t think it happens as often. So, having that comfort zone of being with peers, alike peers, I think really took off a lot of pressure. And sometimes, that pressure’s undue pressure. It’s put on by you, not others. And so, not having that, or that pressure to have to feel like we needed to do that made going to school pretty easy.

 

You discovered volleyball in, you said, the seventh grade?

 

I did.

 

And did you know it was gonna be something you needed to play every season?

 

Not at first. Actually, one of my mentors to this day—he has since passed, but in the volleyball world, Uncle Bobby, as we call him, Bobby Yomes was a mentor to me, a very good coach. And he was actually watching. My dad was a big handball player back in the day, and he was watching a game and watching my dad. And I got introduced to him through my dad. And he said, What is your daughter doing? And at the time, I really wasn’t involved in a club sport. And he said, Have her come out; we’re having practice next Saturday, volleyball. And so I said, Yeah, I think I’d like to try that. And so, we went to practice, and I pretty instantaneously fell in love with the sport.

 

What was it about it that made you fall in love with it?

 

I think at first, the challenge. Like you said, we grew up so competitive. And not being able to find it so easy when I first started made me want more and made me want to perfect. And so, it was quite funny how, Oh, I want to go back for more. As you know, there’s so many aspects of the game.

 

What did you like first? What was the first thing you liked?

 

Hitting.

 

Everybody loves to hit. So, it was that. And then, Uncle Bobby was a very old school coach. And what I mean by that is, very disciplined, could raise his voice. I mean, you know, those were things back in my day that were acceptable and parents supported it. It wasn’t like, Don’t raise your voice to my daughter. It was, You better listen to Uncle Bobby. So, it was very old school coaching, but very good coaching as far as the finer points of the game. So, you learned the basics and then each year, the details that he provided to the game, and looking at it as a chess match. And just the intricacies of the game that he shared through my years with him has been amazing.

 

Was that sport offered through the school as well?

 

So, right after the regular school season was over, then everybody would go to the different club play. So, he was one of the clubs that was available for people to try out. So, yeah.

 

Your parents really supported sports, as you mentioned. And you all supported each other in your sports?

 

Yes. I was very fortunate. I mean, I think about my parents and the sacrifices that they made for me as far as they didn’t miss one practice or one game growing up, and drove me to all my practices until I could obviously drive myself. But even when I was of age to drive, they still made every game. And even all the way through my career when I eventually went to UH, the games were back-to-back Thursdays and Friday, and they were there every Thursday and Friday. And we had a little neighborhood contingency that also came with them. And so, very supportive parents and family; my siblings would attend all the games as well.

 

So, you go through Sacred Hearts, and what academic subjects have captured your attention at this point?

 

Favorite subjects. I liked history. I enjoy reading things from the past. Math, I enjoyed. Not to say that I was really good at it, but I enjoyed it, I think credit to the teachers there. And then, believe it or not, it might be equivalent to today’s technology, but they had typing, and I thought that was pretty intriguing. I think my class was one of the first where we got the electric typewriter. So, we started our classes with the old, you know manual, then when they said, Oh, we have two new electric, we all sort of–

 

And they’d have speed tests; right?

 

Yes. And we all fought for those. But those were some courses that I think just inspired. And Hawaiian history in particular, there was a teacher that I really appreciated, and I think that’s what I loved so much about the course, was the style that she taught it in made it so interesting for me.

 

And at this point, teaching is not shaping up on your career horizon yet?

 

Not at all.

 

Not yet.

 

Not at all. No. You know, at this point, it was really volleyball.

 

What about the competition did you like? Did you like being better than everybody, or did you like winning as a team? Or did you like the way you could hit that ball?

 

I think at first, you start to develop your individual skills. And so, you like to see the things that you can start to do that you couldn’t do before. But the magic comes when the coach and the coaching puts it all together, and then you start winning, because each individual is taking care of what they need to. And when you put it all together, and now you’re winning game after game, or tournament after tournament, that’s exciting.

 

What was your role? I mean, everyone sort of finds their place on a team, generally.

 

Right. So, outside hitting and setting; those were primarily my roles. But the other beauty about the coaching style was that all the players had to know all the positions. And so, that was really exciting.

 

But you did get the positions you liked the most?

 

I did.  I did. So, that was fun. Uh-huh.

 

So, the volleyball bug had begun to bite.

 

Yeah.

 

Mahina Eleneki Hugo practiced and competed in volleyball matches during the school year, while summers were spent at University of Hawaii volleyball camps. Her dream was to someday play on the U.H. Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Team.

 

I still remember this day; I was at home in the living room. This was my senior year in high school. My mother was cooking. And we only had one car back then, so my mother would take my father to work and then, she’d have to pick him up. And so, the phone rang, and it was Dave Shoji. And he said, Hi, Mahina, this is Dave Shoji from U.H. And I’m kind of the deer in headlights going—

 

Had you met him?

 

He came to one of my games. I would go to the U.H. summer camps, and so, I met Dave there, and I would attend the camps and stuff.   And so, at the end of the camp for that summer, he said, Can you send me a school schedule going into my senior year so I can maybe watch your game? And so, he did come in, and we’re warming up. And when you see Dave Shoji come in, it’s like, Oh, my god, Dave Shoji’s in the room. And so, fortunately, I had a good game, and so I hadn’t heard from him, and then I received the phone call. And I remember my mom saying—I said, Hi, Dave. And my mom was cooking and she sort of looked at me, and I went …

 

And so, he said, You know, I’m calling to offer you a full scholarship to UH, and that would include, you know, books and tuition, and room and board, and getting a full scholarship on the team. And I just remember, Wow, thanks Dave!

 

And you know, kinda trying to play like I was a little Joe Cool, but not really. And then hung up the phone, and I looked at my mom, and I just screamed, and tears came down. And she said, Okay. She turned off what she was cooking, and said, I’m gonna get my purse, let’s go hop in the car, we have to go tell Dad. So, you know, there were no cell phones, right, back then. So, we got in the car to go share the news with my dad. But that was the start of it.

 

Were you going to UH anyway, or was this a change in course?

 

Well, that was my dream. Now, I know a lot of people—you know, remember back then, they had just come off of back-to-back national championships, and my parents would take me to the games and I would aspire to be some of the players. And so, it was a dream, because Hawaii was a number-one program.

 

A powerhouse.

 

So, I thought, wow, if I could get a scholarship to UH and play. And that was a dream for me. If not, I did apply to other schools and sent them, you know, volleyball materials and see. But once I heard the news, I didn’t even bother.

 

Did you have any trepidation? You know, ‘cause a lot of students think, Am I gonna be good enough for college ball?

 

Right; right. You know, I didn’t, and that’s just either being naïve to maybe the bigger picture, and just trusting that I was given so many tools. And when you’re that young and fearless, I think you don’t really put boundaries. You’re just, I got it, and I’m going for it. And that was sort of the attitude I had. And so, I just felt like, once I got it, I was thrilled, and I couldn’t wait to be out there on the court.

 

And how was it, when you joined that team that you had emulated or aspired to?

 

Well, at first, it was a bit intimidating, because some of the ones that I would go to watch didn’t graduate yet, so they were gonna be either juniors or seniors. And so, you know, it was like, Ooh. But the nice part were some of my teammates that were coming in in the same class as myself, we were the newbies together. And so, it was nice to have that comfort zone of, I’m not the only new one. And of course, Tita Ahuna, who was at Kamehameha, we’re the same age and year, we knew each other from playing all those years of high school together. And so, the two of us immediately would click and say, Okay, here we go, and let’s do this together. And so, it was okay. And once you get into the groove of what you feel comfortable doing all these years, but actually on a bigger stage and the drills were more intense, there’s a challenge there that’s very exciting. And so, it was hard. I’m not gonna say it was easy, but it was exciting and it was challenging, which I loved.

 

There was that wonderful ’87 year of the national title.

 

Yeah.

 

Can you tell when you’re on a potentially national title winning team? I mean, does it feel different than other team play?

 

It does, especially at a college level. You know, now you’re bringing the best of the best; they’ve all been recruited. And so, there are no weak spots, so to speak. I mean, when you’re in high school, you know, maybe you have to sort of go with kids that are there. Now, you’re actually out there recruiting. And so, the level of intensity, the level of the game—

 

You can’t count on a break.

 

No; no. And so, if you’re having an off day in your position, there’s somebody really in arrears here ready to come in and take your spot. And so, it is business in one sense, where you know, you must perform every day, because there’s somebody else there. And so, it does; it makes the joy of that special unit, when you feel that you have the right six on the floor, or the right girls coming in to sub at the right place, and you don’t lose that momentum, then there’s a magic that happens.

 

The magic certainly happened for Mahina Eleneki Hugo when her team won the NCAA Championship during her senior year. With college graduation came … no guaranteed future.

 

Did you have your future all locked up as soon as you walked out the college doors?

 

Can we swear on this show?

 

 

Hell, no. No. In fact, it was just one of those things where you get out, you just go, Okay, I don’t really feel like I needed to be pressing and finding a job right away. And as it landed, I applied a few jobs. I had a friend and a neighbor at the time who was in Customs as a Customs inspector, and Hey, why don’t they do part-time work. I applied, so was an intermittent Customs inspector for a while, which is all the international flights and things. And so, that was for a little while. And then, I had a friend who called me one day and just said, Hey, there’s a P.E. position at La Pietra, and the only thing is, the resumes and things are due today. And this was kind of in the morning, and I hung up, and I said, Yeah, P.E., that sounds like something up my alley that I would love. And so, got off work and put together a resume, and drove it to La Pietra, and turned it in. And so, that sort of was the next phase when I obviously got the job at La Pietra. So …

 

And did P.E. teaching seem like that was gonna be it for you? You really enjoyed that?

 

I did, for so many reasons. I mean, teaching the girls, something that I love. Working out every day and getting paid for it, having my summers off, thinking, This is pretty good life right here, and being able to catch up on some of the things. And so, I thought for a while that might be something that I might do.

 

But then, the lure of paperwork attracted you.

 

No!

 

I think what attracted me was the opportunities. Because when you’re at a small school such as La Pietra, we wear many hats.

 

And how big is La Pietra in number of students?

 

We have two hundred students, and we’re Grades 6 through 12, all-girls school. Our tuition is comparable to or a little under your Punahous and some of those other schools. But you know, the individualized attention that the girls are receiving. They go to great colleges and universities, the environment, you know. I mean, the beauty. I mean, even things as simple as P.E., our girls get to make use of Kapiolani Park, they will go down to the beach and surf. You know, to be able to use what’s given to us up there as the facilities.

 

Come to think of it; how did you get ownership of that wonderful land?

 

Well, our co-founders Lorraine Day Cooke and Barbara Cox Anthony, they had daughters, and they were at Punahou back in the day. Other schools at younger ages, but eventually at Punahou. And just felt that there were differences in what they wanted for their daughters, and thought, Well, you know, it might take us trying to come up with a different type of school—or environment. Not school, but different school environment, and more nurturing, so smaller. And so, I think these two women, with their vision and direct relationship to how it would affect their own daughters, lucky for us, came up with that and they purchased the land, and the rest is fifty years old. And so, even as teachers, you wear your class advisor hat, your regular class teaching hat. There’s a lot of opportunities that exist. And so, I started getting more involved with either the different clubs, or leadership programs that we have there. And so, through the various opportunities and doors that opened up within La Pietra, I just enjoyed it, and I think administratively, did it pretty well, I guess. I mean, somebody obviously saw something in me, and I was able to develop those skills further. And then, you know, of course, it took me to assistant admissions director, and then dean of students.

 

You got your master’s degree along the way.

 

I did. Along the way, I went back for my master’s in education, and with an emphasis on private school leadership. And so, that was a great not only opportunity to get a master’s, but to network with other leaders from other independent schools. And so, those opportunities just kinda came up for me at each stage of the way, and here I am twenty-three years later at La Pietra. I’ve been with La Pietra for twenty-three years.

 

Well, you didn’t really jump to apply for the head of school position, though, the top position.

 

I didn’t. And it was quite incredible. I had been the dean of students for a while, and when our head announced that she was gonna be retiring, the board of trustees formed a committee, a search committee, and I was asked to be on that committee, and gladly, you know. But even prior to that, actually my head at the time did ask me, Are you interested in applying for the position, or in the position? And I thought about it for a brief minute or two, and then I just said, No, I don’t think so. As the dean, there were long hours involved, and I just thought, you know, my family time. I’m very family-oriented, I still love to do a bunch of activities. And I thought, I’m already spending some long days, but I still want some me time, and thought, No, I think I’ll pass. So, I joined the search committee, and had a lot to say as far as, you know, what the school was all about. And I think when I was talking to our trustees, the third meeting I walked in, and I noticed they were sort of in a different arrangement on the table, and kind of got quiet when I walked in the room. And so, I was just waiting for the meeting to start, and they said, Okay, Mahina, we need to talk to you. And I said, Oh, okay. You know. And long story short, it was just sort of they said, We actually want to offer you the position as head of school. We’ve been listening to you, we know your record here, and we’d be silly to bypass somebody who already is on the job and knows the school, and has an appreciation. I mean, they said some pretty kind words. And at that moment, you’re supposed to sound highly intelligent, of course, and being just baffled by this opportunity and what they have just presented me, it was like, Oh. I mean, I was very honored. And so, I went home, and of course, I talked to my husband, and you know, it was a no-brainer for him. I said, Well, you know, it’s not just me taking on this role; it will be you as well, you know, supporting and sacrificing the hours and whatever needs to be done. And so, never looked back, and I’m happy I’ve been able to have this opportunity.

 

And how long have you been on the job now in that position?

 

I’m going on my ninth year, this year; ninth year as head of school.

 

Mahina Eleneki Hugo’s ability to not only be a team player, but to become a strong and caring educational leader, grew out of her lifelong competitive spirit and passion for sports. Now, as head of school at La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, she inspires new generations of women to work hard with self-discipline and achieve their dreams. Mahalo to former UH volleyball star Mahina Eleneki Hugo for sharing her stories for us. And mahalo to you for joining us. For PBS Hawaii and Long Story Short, I’m Leslie Wilcox. A hui hou.

 

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What did you learn about coaching people from Dave Shoji?

 

Dave is a wonderful individual. And it’s so funny; the joke of the team was, when I was playing with Dave, he’s a very detail-oriented coach, which in a close game it’s a wonderful thing to have. I mean, you know, we would play each girl across that net a different defense. And these were life lessons. He taught a lot more than just the game. But the joke that I was getting at was, he was also a very private man. I always said, If I got stuck in an elevator with him, I wouldn’t know what to say.

 

It’s not ‘til later in life where you can really appreciate and actually go back and say, Hey, thanks, Dave, there was a lot, you know, you shared with so many of us through the generations.

 

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