April 12 – April 11, 2015

Arts, Drama, Culture

Season 4, Part 3 of 8
Sun., April 12, 7:00 pm


Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from London’s Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4, the community prepares to enter a new decade – the 1960s.


Part 3 of 8
A mother’s life is turned upside down when her husband is arrested for gross indecency with a man. After Nurse Crane meets a clearly malnourished pregnant woman, a home visit reveals that she has given a false address and seems to have disappeared. Trixie is delighted when Tom asks her to oversee an official church duty. At Nonnatus House, Sister Monica Joan deliberately undermines Fred’s attempts to bring a rat infestation under control.


Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 3 of 8
Sun., April 12, 8:00 pm


The third season of the popular series, starring Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill.


Part 3 of 8
Surprising accomplices turn up in the search for Kitty’s assailants. Agnes and Henri call it quits, and Harry and Nancy reach an understanding.


Part 2 of 6
Sun., April 12, 9:00 pm
Thurs., April 16, 11:00 pm


Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.


Part 2 of 6
Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell remains in London, seeking to return the cardinal to the king’s favor. As Cromwell’s relationship with Henry deepens, there is unexpected news from the north.


A Division of the Spoils
Sun., April 12, 10:00 pm


Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.


A Division of the Spoils
Guy discovers the horrific details of Merrick’s death. He travels to Ranpur for the independence celebrations, but the train is besieged and Ahmed Kasim and other Muslims are killed.


Mon., April 13, 7:30 pm


An encore presentation of a vintage performance in the PBS Hawaii studio by Ho’okena: Manu Boyd, Ama Aarona, Glen H.K. Smith and Horace K. Dudoit III. Nani Dudoit provides hula.


Birmingham, AL, Part 3 of 3
Mon., April 13, 8:00 pm


The Roadshow rolls into Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the Birmingham Museum of Art to look at a rare African wood carving from the late 19th century. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an autographed first edition copy of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; a Titanic photograph and book tracing back to the owner’s survivor relatives; and a Rolex military watch with ties to The Great Escape book and film that is appraised for $40,000 to $50,000.


Biloxi, MS, Part 1 of 3
Mon., April 13, 9:00 pm


In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago for a look at the eccentric pottery of George Ohr, overlooked in his lifetime during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, but now the celebrated centerpiece of Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a circa 1950 Walter Anderson linocut; an 1899 “Buffalo Bill” poster; and a 1928 Art Deco, bronze sculpture of dancers from the Russian Ballet, created by Romanian artist Demeter Chiparus and valued at $100,000 to $150,000.


The Homestretch
Mon., April 13, 10:00 pm


This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious youths – Roque, Kasey, and Anthony – will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.


With unprecedented access into Chicago public schools, The Night Ministry “Crib” emergency youth shelter, and Teen Living Programs’ Belfort House, the documentary follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of the homelessness crisis. It examines the struggles these youth face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth often struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. The film is a powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young and homeless in America today, while building a future.


Daniel Case
Tues., April 14, 7:30 pm


From a childhood spent on a Kauai plantation, Daniel Case grew up to become one of Hawaii’s longest-serving attorneys. Case shares how he stood guard at Punahou School on the night of December 7, 1941; represented aviator Charles Lindbergh; and with his wife, Carol, raised four children, one of whom became a billionaire.


This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., April 15 at 11:00 pm and Sun., April 19 at 4:00 pm.


Wed., April 15, 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm


Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant group. Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.



It’s gluttonous goodness in this episode: over the top indulgence with Chefs Federic Morin and David McMillian’s fois grassandwich; a whiskey tasting with Chef Sean Brock at Buffalo Trace in Kentucky; and the classic dish Hot Brown served up three ways.


Kid Kine Kurses
Thurs., April 16, 9:00 pm


Kid Kine Kurses harkens back to the days when local people didn’tlock their doors, kids played outside until the sun went down and friends and family got together to talk story.


In Lemon Tree Billiard House (1996), written by Cedric Yamanaka, Dean Kaneshiro plays a young pool hustler who believes that he was cursed as a young child. He plays the match of his life against an older version of himself…cocky, talented and also cursed. Together they face their demons over the pool table. The older pool hustler is played tongue-in-cheek by the late Ray Bumatai. The late James Grant Benton plays an exorcist, and familiar face Dan Seki plays the owner of the Lemon Tree Billiard House. Directed by Tim Savage.


Dancing With The Long Bone (1996) tells the story of a young girl who finds a bone buried in the forest. Innocently, she brings the bone home and a series of suspicious events unfold around her and her loved ones. The spirit of a pig hunter haunts her dreams and eventually she realizes the steps she needs to take to restore peace in her life and her household. Natalie Young stars as Mina, the young girl who learns the lesson of respect for those who have passed; Karen Keawehawaii brings her exceptional talents to the role of Minaʻs aunty; and Henry Kapono makes a cameo appearance as the pig hunter. From a story by Nora Cobb-Keller.


Thurs., April 16, 10:00 pm


Host Megan McCormick discovers the rich folklore and history of Poland. She visits the humble church where Pope John Paul II served as a young priest, discovers anti-Communist sculptures in Wroclaw, and hunts for amber on the Pomeranian coast. She explores the baroque streets of Gdansk, boards a galleon along the River Motlawa and re-enacts the ancient battles in Gniew. She also explores Hitler’s command post in Ketzryn and kayaks through the Augustow canal to the Belarussian border.


Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still
Fri., April 17, 9:00 pm


Enter a world of non-stop dance, the daring artists who dedicate their lives to it and an extraordinary place where it flourishes. Filmed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, this program features thrilling performances and revelatory conversations with renowned choreographers and dancers, including Judith Jamison, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Suzanne Farrell and Frederic Franklin, and one of the last interviews with the iconic Merce Cunningham. Narrated by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones, the film interweaves the story of Jacob’s Pillow as a generator for creativity with the history of dance in America. The program features never-before-seen footage and images from the Pillow’s rare and extensive archives, including the pioneering Ted Shawn, who purchased Jacob’s Pillow in 1931.


Children of Giant
Fri., April 17, 10:00 pm


This documentary explores how the making of a classic Hollywood movie transformed the lives of the residents of the small Texas town of Marfa. Giant (1955) starred a legendary trio – Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean – along with the young actor Earl Holliman and 16-year-old Elsa Cardenas, who portrayed Juana, the Mexican American girl who marries into the powerful Benedict ranching dynasty. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, Giant was a different kind of western, one that took an unflinching look at feminism and class divisions and one of the first films to explore the racial divide in the Southwest. Giant earned 10 Academy Award nominations, with a win for George Stevens as Best Director.


Now, 60 years later, return to Marfa and explore the dramatic story behind the making of the film and its enduring legacy. The program combines interviews with the surviving cast and crew of Giant –including George Stevens Jr., Earl Holliman and Elsa Cardenas – with the recollections of residents who participated in the production, many of whose lives mirrored the controversial themes of racism and segregation explored in the film.


The Labyrinth
Fri., April 17, 11:30 pm


An artist and Auschwitz survivor confronts the horrors of his past after 50 years of silence.


Sat., April 18, 7:00 pm


VICTORY GARDEN’s edibleFEAST takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods and the people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV personality Amy Devers, each episode features the work of 2013 James Beard Award-winning filmmaker and Chef Daniel Klein, who introduces viewers to gardeners, farmers and food producers around the country.


In Ohio, visit a man who wasn’t happy with what he saw working as a dairy farmer, so he started his own grass-fed dairy. Then, meet a couple who run their own fermenting business using the produce from their farm. Learn a few easy techniques for planting collard greens and preparing for the fall from Volunteers for Veggies, an urban gardening program that donates food to the needy. Restaurant owner Jose Salazar also demonstrates how to make tandoori chicken wings.


Paris Side-Trips
Sat., April 18, 7:30 pm


America’s leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countrysides. Each episode contains Rick’s valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.


Paris Side-Trips
Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile-de-France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France’s elite. We explore Versailles, Europe’s palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux le Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers. We’ll also marvel at the glass and statuary of Chartres cathedral.


Sat., April 18, 8:00 pm


Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.


Juanes/Jesse & Joy
Sat., April 18, 11:00 pm


ACL presents the best in Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.


Public Affairs

Thurs., April 16, 7:30 pm


This episode of HIKI NŌ is the program’s first-ever all-Oahu show.

Top Story:
Students from Campbell High School profile Christian Jacob Nguyen, a Campbell High junior whose love of dance carried him through difficult times that included the divorce of his parents. As a member of the 96706 Dance Squad, Christian has found his passion and forged a second family.


Also Featured:
Students from Ewa Makai Middle School highlight how their Physical Education program is using computer technology to help students get fit both physically and digitally; students from Kapolei High School feature members from their school and from Waipahu High School partnering on a program that teaches special education students a valuable vocational skill; students from Hawaii Mission Academy cover the creation of a mural at Kahuku High School that illustrates the dangers of methamphetamine use; students from Waialua Intermediate & High School spotlight the Mauli Ola Foundation, which gives children with cystic fibrosis a fun-filled and therapeutic ocean experience; students at Waipahu Intermediate School profile Bryson Manuel, a Waipahu eighth-grader with a passion for drawing; and students at Kalani High School tell the story of Riley Kishiba, an athlete-turned-robotics whiz who competed at the Japan Super Science Fair.


This program encores Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,


Are We Doing Right by Hawaii’s Veterans?
Thurs., April 16, 8:00 pm


Hawaii’s roughly 117,000 veterans are entitled to an array of benefits, including heath care, social services and educational assistance. In 2014, an audit of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pointed to delays in claims processing nationwide, but the Veterans Affairs office in Honolulu has already started taking steps to remedy the situation. Are our veterans getting timely access to the benefits they’ve been promised? Malia Mattoch hosts the discussion.


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time


Fri., April 17, 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 17, 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 17, 8:30 pm


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


Science and Nature

Part 3 of 3
Tues., April 14, 8:00 pm


Witness groundbreaking fetal surgery in this miniseries that takes an intimate, inside look at the Special Delivery Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where rare surgeries are performed on babies inside the womb. With exclusive access to the elite unit, experience rarely seen, real-time footage of operations on fetuses. Join expectant parents who face a gut-wrenching decision: Should they take a leap of faith to repair birth defects with pre-natal surgery, even if it means they could lose their child? Gain insight into the lives of an unusual team of doctors who have defied skeptics and chosen to pursue this high-risk, high-reward career path.


Part 3 of 3
See Lilly’s plastic surgery procedure and Bobby and Shelly’s delivery of their baby girl, Luelle. Geneva and Reggie visit CHOP to seek help for their unborn child, who has developed a lower urinary tract obstruction.


Animal Homes: Location, Location, Location
Wed., April 15, 8:00 pm


Finding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family. One must find the right stream or tree, the right building materials, neighbors and sometimes tenants. In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project, every head of household a designer and engineer. Cameras chart the building plans and progress of beavers, tortoises, hummingbirds and woodrats, examining layouts and cross sections, evaluating the technical specs of their structures, documenting their problem-solving skills. Animal architecture provides insights into animal consciousness, creativity and innovation.


The Great Math Mystery
Wed., April 15, 9:00 pm


NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour – a provocative exploration of math’s astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math’s signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power? Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists and engineers, follows math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery?



Escape from a Nazi Death Camp
Tues., April 14, 9:00 pm


October 14, 2013, was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at Sobibor, the remote Nazi death camp, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. This film travels back to Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first-hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. The multi-layered plot unfolds like a drama – from the last-minute change to the escape plan forced by an unexpected arrival of a train load of SS soldiers, to the systematic luring of individual camp guards to separate locations and different deaths – yet every terrible and inspiring moment of this story is true.


Memory of the Camps
Tues., April 14, 10:00 pm


A landmark historical film discovered by FRONTLINE in a museum vault decades ago has been called “Hitchcock’s lost Holocaust film.” First broadcast by FRONTLINE in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, FRONTLINE reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.


Wed., April 15, 10:00 pm


As America threatened to invade Japan in 1944, the Japanese turned to desperate tactics – kamikaze suicide bombers. Now, experts are uncovering the clues to the terrifying weapons Japan sent into war: killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes, all guided by human pilots. Exploring Japan’s coast, the experts uncover caves, overgrown bunkers and top-secret bases that hide the secrets to how kamikaze weapons were built and launched.



Queen Anne Table
Sat., April 18, 2:00 pm


In the 5th season of the series, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his friends Al, Eli and Steve share bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale pieces – including beds, tables and wardrobes – blend new-school methods with old-school techniques.


Queen Anne Table
Tommy explores the beauty in woodworking. First, he visits the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, which is not only a testament to God but also to woodworking. Then back in the shop, he channels that beauty in the construction of a Queen Anne table, a classic with smooth, curved legs.


Sat., April 18, 2:30 pm


Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner replace an undersized ceiling fan with a more appropriate one. Later, Roger visits a bonsai nursery to learn the art of sculpting trees.


Lexington Project 2015: New Walk, Old Stone
Sat., April 18, 3:00 pm


Roger starts on the new bluestone front walk despite some significant grade challenges. Around back, tile contractor Mark Ferrante is installing porcelain tile made to look like slate in the screen porch. Kevin recaps the vanity project and meets Richard to see the sink and faucet set. In nearby Acton, Roger visits a stone salvage yard to see how Gavin Johnston is selecting and fabricating antique granite for the front walk and custom house marker. At the end of the day, the granite steps are in place and Roger sets the house marker.


Sat., April 18, 4:00 pm


Many think of turkey as a grand centerpiece at the holiday table, but it’s a versatile meat that can be served year-round. In Turkey 101, Martha Stewart prepares her tried-and-true method for a traditional show-stopping bird, and also a modern technique for roasting turkey in parchment paper. Learn how to braise turkey legs for the dark-meat lovers in your life, and discover a recipe for roasted rolled turkey breast with herbs, sure to become an everyday favorite.


The Italian Vegetarian
Sat., April 18, 4:30 pm


Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making perfect eggplant involtini. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews microwave pasta cookers. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make fusilli with ricotta and spinach.


Picnics and Tailgates
Sat., April 18, 5:00 pm


Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS, featuring simple but delicious recipes for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals on the table with minimal fuss. In addition, guest chefs from around the globe prepare their favorite dishes in Sara’s home kitchen before taking her on a culinary expedition to their favorite local farms, ethnic enclaves and other secret food sources.


Picnics and Tailgates
Food just tastes better outside, especially at sporting events, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Sara’s got some great choices – homemade beer bread with pulled chicken barbecue and refrigerator pickles. Then a cool, sweet and salty two-melon salad with feta and prosciutto, served with cold pea soup with shrimp and carrot garnish. Sara even shows you how to pack it all for an outdoor feast.


Seafood Surprises
Sat., April 18, 5:30 pm


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.


Seafood Surprises
Lidia breaks down the artichoke and shows how simple they are to prepare and use. She stuffs them with a delicious light salad of tuna, capers, and hard boiled eggs. She matches grouper with potatoes and peppers to create a lovely balanced dish. Then Grandma arrives in time for dessert: jam-filled mezze lune frite.