Nā Mele: Jerry Santos, Thursday, November 25, 7:30pm
In this Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song, Jerry has woven together a story of home through his music as it speaks to the idea of kuʻu home, a personal, endearing way to refer to our place in the world.
Rick Steves Europe Awaits, Saturday, November 27, 7:00pm
Travel lovers unite! Rick highlights the places he loves to visit in a montage of destinations including Sicily, Mykonos, England’s Cotswolds, Tuscany and Romania.
Great Performances: An Intimate Evening with David Foster, Saturday, November 27, 9:00pm
Enjoy a star-studded concert with celebrated 16-time GRAMMY Award winner David Foster.
Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas, Sunday November 28, 7:00pm
Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.
Agatha and The Midnight Murders, Sunday, November 28, 8:30pm
Join the crime writer as she investigates the murder of Florence Nightingale’s goddaughter, during her 11-day disappearance in 1926. Christie’s involvement in the case influenced her later work.
This Land is Your Land, Monday, November 29, 9:30pm
From its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village, take a musical journey of this genre of music.
Rick Steves European Christmas, Tuesday, November 30, 8:00pm
Host Rick Steves visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to learn about customs, hear local choirs and discover holiday family traditions.
Yellowstone Symphony, Tuesday, November 30, 10:00pm
Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America’s first national park.
NATURE: Snow Bears, Wednesday, December 1, 8:00pm
Set against the magical backdrop of the Arctic, enjoy a dramatized story based on the extraordinary adventures and life-changing journey of newborn polar bear cubs as they leave the safety of their den for the first time.
NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way, Wednesday, December 1, 9:30pm
Straddling the night sky, the Milky Way reminds us of our place in the galaxy we call home. But what shaped this giant spiral of stars and what will be its destiny?
Great Performances: Kinky Boots, Friday, December 3, 8:00pm
Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
Songs of Joy: A PBS Hawaiʻi Holiday Celebration, Saturday, December 4, 7:00pm
A holiday special with some of Hawaiʻiʻs local artists, including Manu Boyd; Ho‘okena with Maila Gibson; Kuana Torres Kahele; Henry Kapono; Nina Kealiiwahamana with Aaron Salā; The Leo Nahenahe Singers; Gail Mack with Gordon Kim; and Peter Medeiros with Joshua Silva and Nate Stillman.
The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show, Saturday, December 4, 8:00pm
Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night” and many more. With special guest Sammy Davis, Jr.
Tower of Power: 50 Years of Funk and Soul, Saturday, December 4, 9:30pm
From their 1970 debut album East Bay Grease to today, the iconic soul-funk-R&B band Tower of Power is still going strong. They perform their signature hits, including “You’re Still a Young Man,” “What is Hip?” and “So Very Hard to Go.”
Carpenters: Close to You, Sunday, December 5, 7:00pm
This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group’s friends in the music business.
Burt Bacharach’s Best, Sunday, December 5, 8:30pm
This program celebrates legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. Host Robert Wagner introduces archival performances by the original artists who made Bacharach’s music famous, including Dionne Warwick B.J. Thomas, The Carpenters and many more.
Earth’s Sacred Wonders: House of the Divine, Monday, December 6, 9:30pm
On EARTH’S SACRED WONDERS “House of the Divine,” meet a Muslim paramedic who helps fasting worshipers during Ramadan in Jerusalem; a Cambodian man who risks his life to save his ancestral spirits from the jungle; and a Buddhist warrior monk in China facing a test of a lifetime.
NATURE: Santa’s Wild Home, Wednesday, December 8, 8:00pm
Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, wolverines, eagles, wolves, brown bears and more.
Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli: Believe, Wednesday, December 8, 9:30pm
Enjoy the songs of the internationally beloved tenor’s 2020 album recorded on location in Malta. Selections performed include “Gratia Plena,” a duet with Cecilia Bartoli, and new interpretations of “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”