PROGRAM LISTINGS January 20 - January 26, 2013
Arts, Drama, Culture
Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 2
Sun., Jan. 20, 7:00 pm
The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. "No family is ever what it seems from the outside," observes Smith's shrewd character.
The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis.
Downton Abbey Season 3, Part 3
Sun., Jan. 20, 8:00 pm
Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart.
FAKE OR FORTUNE
Sun., Jan. 20, 9:00 pm
Every picture tells a story, but in FAKE OR FORTUNE? valuable paintings are treated as crime scenes! Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a dimension of art rarely seen – a darker side of incalculable wealth, social ambition and subterfuge. In this engaging mini-series, a recognized art sleuth, a doctor of history and cutting edge scientists join forces to discover the truth behind controversial paintings. From Paris and Amsterdam to Cape Town and New York, the team employs old-fashioned detective skills, real-time investigations and the latest forensic testing to reveal compelling tales of lost masterpieces, forgers and Nazi-looted art.
Lost Picture: Fisherman Tony couldn't believe his luck when he stumbled upon a pile of pictures apparently dumped at his favorite riverside spot. Fast forward 15 years and Tony, accompanied by his daughter, is told by Philip Mould at a recording of Antiques Roadshow that one of the pictures is an unknown work by Winslow Homer, worth over $40,000.
Your Turn to Care
Sun., Jan. 20, 10:00 pm
This series explores the challenges of, and offers solutions for, those caring for ailing or aging loved ones. Four half-hour episodes focus on the inspiring stories of families at important junctures in their caregiving journeys - from initiating the difficult discussion about health directives and wills, to navigating the complex and expensive world of assisted living facilities to transitioning into the "final chapter" of palliative care, hospice and letting go.
TOMORROW BEYOND 3/11
Planting Cherry Trees of Friendship
Sun., Jan. 20, 10:30 pm
Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang revisits Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture, where he meets old friends who supported him before he found global fame. He participates in the Iwaki 10,000 Cherry Tree Project, which he helped fund and design and that was launched in the spirit of recovery.
NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Mon., Jan. 21, 7:30 pm
Maunalua, with Bobby Moderow Jr. on rhythm and slack-key guitar, Kahi Kaonohi on bass guitar and vocals and Bruce Spencer on ukulele and vocals, blend their talents to evoke memories of old Hawaii.
Corpus Christi, TX, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Jan. 21, 8:00 pm
In Corpus Christi, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian discuss the somber yet fascinating topic of antique mourning jewelry. On the Roadshow floor we find art that spans the 20th century in the sparkling city by the sea, including a 1912 portrait by Charles Courtney Curran, a Porfirio Salinas Bluebonnet oil painting and a 1983 Helen Frankenthaler lithograph appraised at $15,000.
Antiquing in New Milford, CT
Mon., Jan. 21, 9:00 pm
This week, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to New Milford, Connecticut, home to Elephant Trunk Country Flea Market, a weekly sale that starts at the crack of dawn and where the pickers are challenged to find something made of metal. Some notable finds include a pyrography chair and a slant front desk. In the "Shop 'Til You Stop" round, Bob and John duke it out to determine who has first dibs on an antique butter churn. This week's items are sent to Ken Farmer's Auctions in Radford, Virginia, where the pickers find themselves neck-and-neck until the end.
Beauty is Embarrassing
Mon., Jan. 21, 10:00 pm
If you remember the show Pee-Wee's Playhouse, you're already familiar with the off-kilter sensibility of Wayne White. In this program, savor the work of this artist who's become an iconic auteur of the weird, the silly and the joyfully absurd. A husband, father and Tennessee native who is happy picking a banjo on the porch swing, White approaches elder statesman territory even as he flatly refuses to grow up.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Tin Myaing Thein: Different Shores
Tues., Jan. 22, 7:30 pm
Leslie Wilcox talks with Dr. Tin Myaing Thein, women's advocate, community organizer and executive director of the Pacific Gateway Center. When Dr. Thein was an infant, her family evaded Japanese armies that were occupying Burma (now Myanmar) during World War II. In the first of two episodes, Dr. Thein recalls her idyllic, post-war life in the Burmese town of Kalaw and how she made her way to Hawaii.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 23 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Jan. 27 at 4:00 pm.
PIONEERS OF TELEVISION
Tues., Jan. 22, 8:00 pm
Ryan Seacrest narrates the third season of this Emmy-nominated series, which reveals intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about television shows and programming genres that continue to influence the medium today. New interviews with legendary stars and never-before-seen images mix with timeless footage that continues to entertain viewers decades later.
Dallas and Dynasty kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s, with spin-offs such as the long-lasting series Knots Landing. Sometimes forgotten is the genre's antecedent: 1964's Peyton Place, which starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal. Among the interviewees in this episode are Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark, Donna Mills and the late Larry Hagman.
LEAHEY & LEAHEY
Wed., Jan. 23, 7:30 pm
Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Jan. 23 at 11:30 pm and Sun., Jan. 27 at 3:30 pm.
Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat
Thurs., Jan. 24, 11:00 pm
Host Zoe Palmer visits the spectacularly beautiful islands of St Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top vacation spots in the world.
This six episode series combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays specially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Macbeth with Ethan Hawke
Fri., Jan. 25, 9:00 pm
Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare's murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare's extraordinary insights into the criminal mind.
The Comedies with Joely Richardson
Fri., Jan. 25, 10:00 pm
Joely Richardson, along with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, investigates the legacy of these two brilliant cross-dressing comedies and the great comic and romantic heroines created by Shakespeare in two perennially popular plays.
Stagestruck: Confessions from Summer Stock
Fri., Jan. 25, 11:00 pm
This film takes a nostalgic look back at the 26-year history of America's first "in-the-round" summer stock theater - the Orleans Arena Theatre on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. Using dramatic re-enactments, historical photos and engaging interviews with past members, the film captures the day-to-day challenges and joys of the summer stock experience. From 1950 to 1976, temperamental young actors and actresses would live together, work for pennies and do odd jobs in pursuit of refining their craft and creating a professional theatrical production each week. Author Kurt Vonnegut, an Orleans Arena Theatre alumnus, interjects humor and insight as he reflects on his time at the distinguished American art colony and its founders, Betsy and Gordon Argo.
MARTHA STEWART'S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., Jan. 26, 4:00 pm
The best fried foods are golden brown on the outside, deliciously tender within and never greasy or soggy. Yet frying is a technique that can elude even the most ambitious home cook. In this episode, Martha offers lessons in how to deep-fry and pan-fry to perfection in your own kitchen. Recipes and step-by-step techniques include French fries, pan-fried chicken and Japanese tempura vegetables with dipping sauces. She also shares tips for keeping foods crisp by not allowing them to absorb excess oil.
CATHLYN'S KOREAN KITCHEN
Cha and Namul for Health and Beauty
Sat., Jan. 26, 5:00 pm
Korean chef Cathlyn Choi showcases delicious, nutritious and easy-to-make Korean cuisine, featuring traditional and fusion dishes as well as exploring cultural aspects of Korean foods.
Cha and Namul for Health and Beauty
Cathlyn explains the tradition and significance cha (tea) in the Korean Tea ceremony which spans a history of more than 3,000 years. Then, delicious and nutritious recipes such as vegetarian bibimbap are created using namul (seasoned vegetables).
On the Road in the Azores II
Sat., Jan. 26, 5:30 pm
Steeped in tradition, the islands that make up the Azores are rich with culinary traditions. Ming shops in a local market where he discovers the vast array of local fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. He joins a celebrated chef from the cooking school on the island of Sao Miguel, and together the two cook on the fly using their market ingredients to come up with dishes that reflect Azorean culinary traditions but with a modern day twist.
LAND OF THE DRAGON
Sat., Jan. 26, 7:00 pm
Land of the Dragon is a weekly documentary series in English about China that provides a window into a complex society that is increasingly impacting our own. Each episode sheds light on the lives, struggles and cultures of the country's 56 ethnic groups, the people's relationships to the land and the effects of modernization on Chinese individuals and society. It gives viewers a deeper, more balanced understanding of who the Chinese people are, what they value, how they live and where they are headed.
Beijing has served as the capital of the middle kingdom for hundreds of years and is considered one of the greatest cities in the world. From courtyard houses, to monumental palaces, to skyscrapers, Beijing is more than just a political center; it is an ancient city that is thriving in a modern world.
JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE
Ontario, Canada's Niagara Peninsula: Toronto and Beyond
Sat., Jan. 26, 7:30 pm
On his visit to the Canadian province of Ontario, Joseph sets out to prove there's more to the Niagara Peninsula region than world-famous Niagara Falls. He begins his wandering in Toronto, Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city, which besides being a cultural center for art, theater, film, music, fine dining, is one of the world's most multicultural cities. Italian, Irish, Indian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese… the ethnic diversity matches the seemingly never-ending list of world-class attractions and activities. From gentle bicycling along Lake Ontario's shore to kayaking to the Toronto Islands or hanging 116 stories above the ground from the edge of the CN Tower, Joseph finds out there's never a dull moment in this young, vibrant and ever-evolving town.
Sat., Jan. 26, 8:00 pm
This film covers nearly half a century of Dale Chihuly's epic outdoor installations. Among many highlights, it traces the development of Mille Fiori, a 56-foot "garden of glass" first exhibited in 2008 in San Francisco, and his most recent work, Chihuly Garden and Glass, which opened May 2012 at the foot of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. What emerges is a portrait of an innovative artist always seeking new ways to adapt his medium to natural spaces, propelled by a desire to move, provoke and inspire viewers.
Chihuly Fire and Light
Sat., Jan. 26, 9:00 pm
At once organic and otherworldly, pure and complicated, Dale Chihuly's glass works brilliantly combine the simplicity of the medium with the extraordinary innovation of the artist. From Chihuly's studio in Seattle to installation sites throughout San Francisco, this film observes the artist at work with his team as he conceives and creates his most ambitious exhibition to date, Chihuly at the de Young. The exhibition included 11 galleries of new and archival works representing the breadth and scope of the artist's creative vision during the last four decades. From the Mille Fiori (a 56-foot garden of glass) to The Saffron Tower (a 30-foot neon sculpture), Chihuly's exquisite sculptures challenge convention with bold color, dramatic forms and extraordinary composition. In interviews with other artists, art critics and museum executives, the film highlights the collaborative qualities of Chihuly's creative process.
An Evening with Dave Grusin
Sat., Jan. 26, 10:00 pm
Dave Grusin, Grammy-and Oscar-winning composer, conductor and pianist responsible for scoring some of the most entertaining and enduring films of the past 50 years, takes center stage for this 2009 concert special. Grusin conducts and performs with a host of guest artists, including vibraphonist Gary Burton, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, flautist Nestor Torres and percussionist Sammy Figueroa. The production features musical selections from Grusin's award-winning film soundtracks for On Golden Pond, Tootsie, The Fabulous Baker Boys and more. Additionally, Grusin celebrates the work of great American composers, including George Gershwin, Henry Mancini and Leonard Bernstein. Patti Austin and Jon Secada perform a poignant duet of Bernstein's "Somewhere," from Broadway hit West Side Story; Monica Mancini sings "Moon River," the song her father composed and arranged for the 1961 classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's; and Grusin plays a medley of well-known pieces from the American folk opera, Porgy and Bess.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Norah Jones/ Kat Edmonson
Sat., Jan. 26, 11:00 pm
Jazz and pop cross on ACL with Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson. Jones sings songs from her Dangermouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases the song stylings of her LP Way Down Low.
MOYERS & COMPANY
Sun., Jan. 20, 5:00 pm
Bill Moyers presents MOYERS & COMPANY, a weekly hour of compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. The series also occasionally includes Moyers' own timely and penetrating essays on society and government.
PBS NewsHour Inauguration 2013: A Special Report
Mon., Jan. 21, 6:00 am
The PBS Newshour team presents live coverage of President Obama's second-term inauguration.
Tues., Jan. 22, 10:00 pm
Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America's financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution.
HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network
Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:30 pm
Students from Sacred Hearts Academy host this episode from their campus in Honolulu's Kaimuki district. On Maui, H.P. Baldwin High School's state swimming champ Jonah Hu learns that winning isn't everything. Meanwhile, at Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu, students follow the beat of different world cultures.
This episode also features student-produced stories from: Hilo High School (Hawaii Island); Lahainaluna High School and Maui High School (Maui); Molokai High School (Molokai); and Kalaheo High School and Waialua High and Intermediate School (Oahu).
This program encores Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Thurs., Jan. 24, 8:00 pm
Dan Boylan moderates this discussion on gun control. Recent shootings in Colorado, Connecticut and Oregon have reignited debates about gun control, an issue that's long been controversial in America. While President Obama and gun control advocates are calling for stricter gun laws, gun rights groups and supporters are steadfast on firearms ownership and the Second Amendment. Boylan and guests will discuss whether or not Hawaii's firearm laws should be updated.
INSIGHTS is also available online via live streaming. We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 pm
For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week. The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.
NEED TO KNOW
Fri., Jan. 25, 8:00 pm
This weekly current affairs series covers the issues being considered by candidates and voters - from immigration to education to health care, environment, jobs and the economy - from Main Street's point of view.
The program also profiles up-and-coming political leaders and will report regularly from the road, hosting the program from key states whose issues are important to the national election. Essays, many from Jon Meacham and from a diverse group of other journalists and big thinkers, are a weekly feature.
Respected and experienced media professionals anchor the program and report from the field. They include: Jeff Greenfield, a seasoned political, media and culture reporter and commentator who has worked for CNN, CBS and NBC; Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR's Latino USA and former senior correspondent of NOW On PBS; Scott Simon, longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition; and Ray Suarez, co-anchor of the PBS NEWSHOUR.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., Jan. 25, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Attenborough's Life Stories: Life on Camera
Wed., Jan. 23, 8:00 pm
In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment.
Life on Camera
Attenborough revisits key places and events in his wildlife filmmaking career, reminisces through his old photos and reflects on memorable wildlife footage, including swimming with dolphins and catching a komodo dragon. Returning to his old haunts in Borneo, he recalls the challenges of filming on a seething pile of guano in a bat cave.
Rise of the Drones
Wed., Jan. 23, 9:00 pm
Drones are unmanned flying robots, some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds, that do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense and kill has remained secret. But now, with unprecedented access to drone engineers, including a rare interview with the "Father of the Predator," Abe Karem, and those who operate drones for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing cutting-edge technologies that make them so powerful and are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history.
LIFE ON FIRE
Wed., Jan. 23, 10:00 pm
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular and powerful forces on our planet. They create new land, change landscapes and destroy civilizations. But more than two billion years ago, they also breathed life into our world. From the ocean abyss to snow-covered summits, this ambitious series paints a detailed picture of the awareness required to survive around volcanoes. Spectacular scenery provides the backdrop for the extraordinary animals and plants that have learned to juggle with fire.
Around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes. Underground, vampire and other bat species have colonized the miles of tunnels created by hot flowing magma. In the crater, parakeets and vultures have made nests on cliffs exposed to toxic gases. On the flanks of this still active mountain, the vegetation has been burnt away by lava flows leaving barren stretches that have been recolonized over hundreds of years. At the foot of the volcano, fields, pastures and towns have grown over the oldest lava flows. In this harsh environment, nature struggles to conquer ash and lava before the next eruption erases its efforts … and the phoenix must rise again.
The Abolitionists: Part Three 1854-Emancipation and Victory
Tues., Jan. 22, 9:00 pm
Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, this three-part series tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting body and soul, they led the most important civil rights crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. Black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists tore the nation apart in order to form a more perfect union. The series, which tells the story largely through period drama narrative, airs 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863.
The Abolitionists: Part Three 1854-Emancipation and Victory
The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch. During his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown is captured, then executed, becoming a martyr for the cause. Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860. Southern states secede, war breaks out and the conflict unexpectedly drags on. On New Year's Day 1863, it is announced that Lincoln has emancipated the slaves in rebel territory. African-American men may now enlist in the Union forces; two of Douglass' sons go to war. In December 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment is ratified, banning slavery in all states forever.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Under a Jarvis Moon
Thurs., Jan. 24, 9:00 pm
This film tells the story of 130 young men from Hawaii who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists was a group of Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. For the young men, who were unaware of the true purpose of their role as colonists, what ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage, and ultimately, tragedy.
SEISEN! THE RISE OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE 1905-1945
Part 2 of 2
Thurs., Jan. 24, 10:00 pm
This two-part series chronicles the dramatic story of a proud and ambitious warrior nation, and how Japan ultimately paid a terrible price for its audacity. The documentary explores Japan's militaristic history in the first half of the 20th century – from its victory in the Russo-Japanese war to its defeat in World War II.