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Apr. 10 – Apr. 16, 2016


Arts, Drama, Culture



Season 5, Part 2 of 7

Sun., April 10, 7:00 pm



It’s 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change,
along with improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare.


Season 5, Part 2 of 7
Barbara is caught between a stressed expectant mother and her impecunious
husband. Sister Evangeline’s vocal objection to the sale of baby formula
distresses a new mother who’s unable to breastfeed.



Part 3 of 6

Sun., April 10, 8:00 pm



Reverend Sidney Chambers (James Norton) and Inspector Geordie Keating (Martin
Green) return for another round of mysteries. Together, the sensitive vicar
and the hard-bitten cop make perfect crime-solving partners.


Part 3 of 6
Sidney and Geordie answer a false alarm, which turns into a real murder
investigation. Amanda gets into trouble. Things get more serious with Margaret.



Part 3 of 9

Sun., April 10, 9:00 pm



Jeremy Piven returns as the flamboyant American entrepreneur Harry Gordon
Selfridge, who founded the famous London department store, Selfridges.
Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Selfridge creates a
theater of retail where any topic or trend that is new, exciting,
entertaining, or just eccentric, is showcased. In his personal life, as in
his business, he is addicted to the sensational, which creates exciting
complications for all concerned. Season Four picks up the Selfridge story
in 1946.


Part 3 of 9
Frank turns into prey at a swank junket for the press. Josie arrives to
console Grove. Harry faces a choice: settle a gambling debt or bankroll the
Dolly twins’ dream job.


10 Homes That Changed America

Sun., April 10, 10:00 pm



Visit homes that transformed residential living, from grand estates like
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the
pueblos of Taos, New Mexico, and the tenements of 19th-century New York.



Nathan Aweau

Mon., April 11, 7:30 pm



Nathan Aweau, award-winning vocalist and former member of music group Hapa,
performs in this special recorded at the PBS Hawaii studio. In between songs,
Nathan reflects on his work from scenic Kahana Bay on Windward Oahu.



Tucson, AZ, Part 3 of 3

Mon., April 11, 8:00 pm



Fantastic finds in Tucson include an 1889 George Hitchcock oil diptych and
an 1861 Abraham Lincoln presidential pardon letter.



Part 1 of 2

Mon., April 11, 9:00 pm

Sat., April 16, 8:00 pm



Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a
nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color
line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend’s life on and
off the field.


Part 1 of 2
Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball,
performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the
field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black
man can achieve.


Secrets of Saint John Paul

Mon., April 11, 11:00 pm



Examine previously unknown correspondence between Pope John Paul II, now a
saint, and an American woman. Through hundreds of letters, a deep relationship
begun between then-Cardinal Wojtyla and Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka continued after
he became pope. What we learn from John Paul II’s letters sheds informative light
on both his intellect and his humanity.


Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Nainoa Thompson

Tues., April 12, 7:30 pm



As a young boy growing up in ahupuaa o Niu, now known as Niu Valley, Nainoa
Thompson would go to Maunalua Bay with a family friend, Yoshi Kawano. “And
we would go fishing. And that’s where my love for the ocean started, through
fishing,” Thompson remembers. Today, Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson is
sailing the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hokulea, on a voyage around the
world to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our earth
and the ocean that he loves.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, April 13 at 11:00 pm and
Sunday, April 17 at 4:00 pm.


10 Parks That Changed America

Tues., April 12, 8:00 pm



Explore the serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite from the hustle
and bustle of urban life, from Savannah, Georgia’s elegant squares to a park
built over a freeway in Seattle to New York City’s High Line.


Part Two

Tues., April 12, 9:00 pm

Sat., April 16, 10:00 pm



Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a
nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color
line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend’s life on and
off the field.


Part Two
Robinson uses his fame to speak out against injustice, alienating many who
had once lauded him for “turning the other cheek.” After baseball, he seeks
ways to fight inequality, but as he faces a crippling illness, he struggles
to remain relevant.




Tues., April 12, 11:00 pm



This episode explores craft artists, objects and traditions of various
holidays. Featured are lion dancers and float builders of San Francisco’s
Chinese New Year Parade, Kwanzaa celebrations in Chicago and Oakland, and
woodblock Christmas cards made by Yoshiko Yamamoto in Washington state



Gone Clamming, Part II

Wed., April 13, 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm



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.


Gone Clamming, Part II
The visit to Charleston continues, with Vivian attending the popular Waffle
House Smackdown. Frank Lee, “Mayor of Charleston,” invites Vivian to his
home and schools her in the proper way to open a clam and reveals the secret
to his aunt’s decadent clam hash.



Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

Thurs., April 14, 9:00 pm



This program tells the story of Keola Beamer’s journey through song. The
respected composer and slack key guitarist partners with an array of
musicians, including Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, American jazz
pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Hawaiian vocalist Raiatea Helm. These
collaborations demonstrate how one can retain cultural identity while openly
sharing with others to create something new – a global art form. This
multicultural exchange reaches its zenith when Beamer performs a Hawaiian-
language version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” with musicians playing
traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Classical European
and American Jazz instruments.


In another particularly moving segment, Keola accompanies his wife Moanalani
Beamer as she performs a hula as a quadriplegic woman who magically regains
use of her limbs in a dream.



Wild West USA

Thurs., April 14, 10:00 pm



Trekkers Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian
Wright explore the extraordinary history of America’s spectacular Wild West.
Sami starts the journey by following Lewis & Clark’s 3700-mile journey of
exploration from 1804; Zay visits the location of the most famous siege in
the history of the Wild West – the Alamo; Justine visits the site of the
first discovery of the California Gold Rush; Holly joins the annual re-ride
of the 2000 mile Pony Express route; and Ian heads to the Little Bighorn
battlefield in Montana, the site of Custer’s famous Last Stand in 1876.



Timothy Egan: The Immortal Irishman

Thurs., April 14, 11:00 pm



Timothy Egan’s latest book presents the epic story of one of the most
fascinating Irishmen of nineteenth-century America: Thomas Francis Meagher.



Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-1937)

Fri., April 15, 9:00 pm



Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential
American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of
jazz music from its beginnings to the present.


Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-1937)
Big band jazz – swing – becomes the most popular music in America. Some fans,
disturbed by its popularity, start a movement to embrace “traditional” jazz.
In the western “territories,” a blues-soaked big band style further
transforms jazz.



The Big Island, Hawai‘i

Sat., April 16, 7:00 pm



This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations
for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated
series, Australian Chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, and across the sea,
traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawai‘i and other US
locations to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that
incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.


The Big Island, Hawai‘i
“The Pied Piper of Hawaii Regional Cuisine,” Chef Peter Merriman takes Pete on
a trip up the Kohala Mountains to the beautiful Kahua Ranch where they pick up
Wagyu beef for the night’s feast. Meanwhile, local chef Jim Babian sources
abalone straight from the tank at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i.
Later, the chefs meet up at Merriman’s Restaurant to prepare wood-grilled
abalone; pipikaula beef jerky poke; pan-seared kampachi with lilikoi brown
butter sauce; and lamb curry with fresh ginger, turmeric, coconut and
pineapple-mint garnish.


Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions

Palm Beach, Florida

Sat., April 16, 7:30 pm



Burt discovers how the Palm Beach was developed, visits the Norton Museum of
Art and learns the history of polo.


Public Affairs



Sun., April 10, 6:00 pm



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.



Thurs., April 14, 7:30 pm





Students from Wai‘anae High School in West Oahu present their story,
“Without Home”, about the Hale Aole homeless encampment near the boat harbor
in Waianae. What makes Hale Aole different from other homeless encampments
on Oahu is that the residents have established a set of rules for their
community and take it upon themselves to enforce those rules. Although the
residents of Hale Aole are technically homeless, many consider the encampment
their home because it provides them with a safe haven. As one of the residents says: “How do know if it’s home? If it’s your sanctuary.”




Students from Sacred Hearts Academy on Oahu tell the story of a young
volunteer at the Honolulu Zoo who is following in the footsteps of her zoo
employee parents.


Students from Kalani High School on Oahu show us the latest in 3-D printing
with a computer-controlled laser-cutter.


Continuing the theme of high-tech innovations, we visit the HIKI NŌ archives
for a look back at an ‘Ewa Maka‘i Middle School (Oahu) story on their high-tech
physical education program.


Students at Seabury Hall Middle School on Maui show us the history and
present-day use of mules in Haleakala National Park.
Students at Moanalua High School on Oahu tell of the obstacles that faced a
high school volleyball player when he transferred from Saint Louis School
to Moanalua High School.


This program encores Saturday, April 16 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, April 17 at
3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.



Who’s Homeschooling and Why?

Thurs., April 14, 8:00 pm



Nearly 6,000 children are being homeschooled in Hawaii. INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I takes a look at parents’ different reasons for not sending their children through the school system. Guests will also discuss the pros and cons of homeschooling.


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I 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 during the broadcast. You may email us ahead of time to
insights@pbshawaii.org, or include the #pbsinsights hashtag when posting on Twitter.



Fri., April 15, 7:30 pm



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.



Fri., April 15, 8:00 pm



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.



Fri., April 15, 8:30 pm



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


Science and Nature



India’s Wandering Lions

Wed., April 13, 8:00 pm



Witness the incredible story of Asia’s last wild lions, once on the brink of
extinction, but who now live dangerously close to the villagers of India.



Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

Wed., April 13, 9:00 pm



Alzheimer’s ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join
scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind
the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow
and even prevent the disease.


Ride the Tiger

Wed., April 13, 10:00 pm

Fri., April 15, 11:00 pm



Search the bipolar brain to find out where the biological and chemical
breakdowns occur and how we may be able to pre-empt disorders and fix or
rewire our brains. Learn if new treatments can lead to advances in other
areas of mental illness as well.





Fall Front Desk with Steve Brown

Sat., April 16, 2:00 pm



Hosted by carpenter, craftsman and educator Tommy MacDonald, the sixth
season of this series offers woodworking enthusiasts the confidence to
fulfill their furniture-making dreams. With help from his friends Al, Eli
and Steve and special guests, Tommy creates bold and inspiring woodworking
designs. Tommy also travels to historic landmarks around the country for


Fall Front Desk with Steve Brown
Tommy and Steve build a fall front desk.



Sat., April 16, 2:30 pm



Watch Jenn Nawada convert a front yard into a wildlife oasis. See Tom’s
secret to make a wood floor patch look seamless. Richard reveals the best
ways to unclog a sink.



Truck in the New House

Sat., April 16, 3:00 pm



Kevin sees how Erik installs the perimeter drain. An inspector arrives to
approve the new foundation. The first shipment of pre-cut framing lumber
arrives on site. Kim Turner explains her landscape plan to Richard and
the homeowners.



Homemade Donuts

Sat., April 16, 4:00 pm



Martha Stewart shares her invaluable techniques while preparing a variety
of homemade doughnuts – from raspberry filled doughnuts and crisp apple
fritters to the famous sugarcoated doughnut from New Orleans known as a



Pork and Pears

Sat., April 16, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making milk-braised pork
loin. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball
to a tasting of apricot preserves. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison
shows Chris how to make roasted pears with dried apricots and pistachios.



Cooking Clever

Sat., April 16, 5:00 pm



Jacques Pépin presents his final series, featuring demonstrations of his
impeccable technique along with candid exchanges between Jacques and his
family and friends.


Cooking Clever
Jacques prepares mussels with cream and chives on soft polenta for an easy
seafood dinner. Classic Italian spaghetti a la Bolognese includes
Jacques’ special tip to make a delicious, hearty and flavorful sauce. A
delicate sautéed radicchio salad ends on a savory-bitter note.



Sustainable Surf

Sat., April 16, 5:30 pm



Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fifth season of simple but delicious
recipes for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals on the table
with minimal fuss.


Sustainable Surf
Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly.
That’s also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh.
Huynh brings favorite seafood dishes – grilled shrimp and lettuce wraps,
and his roasted branzino.