April 26 – May 2, 2015

Arts, Drama, Culture



Season 4, Part 5 of 8

Sun., April 26, 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 5 of 8

Sister Julienne questions the nature of absolute faith when she meets a Christian
Science couple who refuse medicine for their newborn. Things become more complex
when they’re accused of harming their child. Meanwhile, Barbara tries to communicate
with a pregnant woman who can’t speak English. Using the woman’s young son to
translate presents a new set of problems. Sister Mary Cynthia returns, and Fred
meets a woman who catches his eye.



Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 5 of 8

Sun., April 26, 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 5 of 8

Gordon’s debut as store deputy skirts scandal. Kitty confronts her attackers.
Doris wrestles with a dilemma, then takes a tragic step.



Part 4 of 6

Sun., April 26, 9:00 pm

Thurs., April 30, 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 4 of 6

Anne Boleyn gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry’s longed-for male
heir. Cromwell demands the nobility and church swear an oath acknowledging Anne as
lawful queen, but will Thomas More agree?



Part 1 of 3

Sun., April 26, 10:00 pm



The six finalists in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions compete as
a group, performing the standard dances in their respective categories, with
judges scoring their performances. Then each couple performs a “Showdance” solo.



Mahi Beamer, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Robert Cazimero

Mon., April 27, 7:30 pm



Three magical talents, Mahi Beamer, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Robert Cazimero,
blend their voices together to create an intimacy that only comes with the
melding of family and good friends in this encore presentation of a vintage
NA MELE episode from the PBS Hawaii studios.



Santa Clara, CA, Part 2 of 3

Mon., April 27, 8:00 pm



The Roadshow heads to Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser
James Supp at the Pacific Pinball Museum to look at vintage pinball machines.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a Lambert magician automaton, ca.
1900, that is still in working condition; a Ray Bradbury archive collected by
Bradbury’s high school English teacher; and a Fred Myrick scrimshaw tooth, ca.
1830, that has a long history of family folklore and is appraised for $150,000
to $200,000.



Jerry Coffee

Tues., April 28, 7:30 pm



In an instant, Lieutenant Jerry Coffee went from flying his plane over North
Vietnam to being a prisoner of war. What followed was seven years of torture and
isolation in a Communist prison. But he never gave up hope. Jerry Coffee tells
his story of imprisonment, survival and faith.


This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
April 29 at 11:00 pm and Sun., May 3 at 4:00 pm.



Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Tues., April 28, 11:00 pm



Discover the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first
truly modern violin virtuoso. Through vintage performances, master classes and
Heifetz’ previously unseen home movies, this documentary portrays an artist for
whom only perfection would do. New interviews include other great violinists
influenced by Heifetz, including Itzhak Perlman, Ivry Gitlis and Ida Haendel,
former students Ayke Agus and Sherry Kloss, and biographers John Anthony Maltese
and Arthur Vered. They reveal how Heifetz was a mysterious, idiosyncratic,
solitary figure who embodied the paradox of artistic genius: a dedication to his
craft at all costs.




Wed., April 29, 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.



Chef David Chang cooks and goofs around with his friends Peter Meehan Laurent
Gras, Sat Bains and Rene Redzepi.



Hawaiian Masterpieces: Ka Hana Kapa

Thurs., April 30, 9:00 pm



This film follows present-day kapa makers through the kapa-making process. Marie
McDonald and her daughter, Roen Hufford, create kapa using the same types of
tools and methods that ancient Hawaiians used. The program culminates with the
dressing of a hula halau in Hawaiian kapa for the Merrie Monarch Festival.



South Atlantic

Thurs., April 30, 10:00 pm



Host Zay Harding takes an epic adventure to the ends of the earth, voyaging to
the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, South Shetland Islands,
Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.



Part 2 of 3

Fri., May 1, 9:00 pm



This three-part series, hosted by former U.S dance champions Mary Murphy and
Tony Meredith, features all four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing:
American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International
Latin. In addition to 25 world-class couples competing to be named “America’s
Best,” the series includes backstage footage of the couples preparing for
competition; exhibitions featuring other top couples in each style of dance,
from children to Pro-Am champions; and behind-the-scenes looks at different
aspects of the world of ballroom dancing, from music to hairstyles.


Part 2 of 3

In the second hour, couples take the floor in the International Standard
division, full of flowing ball gowns and graceful waltzes, and then the sizzling
International Latin style, with its flamboyant costumes and seductive steps.



El Poeta

Fri., May 1, 10:00 pm



This film tells the story of renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an
international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24-year old son
– collateral damage in a drug war that has left more than 70,000 dead since 2006.



The Bay Area

Sat., May 2, 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.


The Bay Area

Edible San Francisco magazine editor Bruce Cole gives gardening tips from his
backyard garden, including how to humanely remove pests from the garden. Inna Jam’s
Dafna Kory heads to the farmers market to pick up some delicious fruit before making
jam. Next up is a visit to the Mandela Foods Co-op, a grocery store created by the
community within a food desert. Finally, food writer and cook Samin Nosrat cooks
up an herb salad and confit tomatoes on toast.




Sat., May 2, 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.



Palestine is the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land. After visiting Jerusalem,
we harvest olives near Ramallah, follow pilgrims to Bethlehem, and visit the Dead
Sea. We’ll also learn about walls, Israeli settlements and the challenges
facing this region.



Jack White

Sat., May 2, 11:00 pm



White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss.


Public Affairs



Thurs., April 30, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Island School from Lihue, Kauai.


Top Story:

Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island presents a story about students from their
school and from Iolani School on Oahu who were selected to participate in a
once-in-a-lifetime science project that will send NASA’s dust shield technology
to the moon. These robotics students, called MoonRIDERS (Research Investigating
Dust Expulsion Removal Systems), will work with the Pacific International Space
Center for Exploration Systems in hands-on experiments testing the capabilities
of NASA’s EDS (Electrodynamic Dust Shield). Students will build a mock up lunar
lander spacecraft, fabricate the actual flight frame for the mission, mount the
EDS on it, install a camera and design a lunar re-duster, then test the entire
system on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to see how well it will remove dust off
of the camera lens.


Also Featured:

Students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai visit Hanapepe Nights,
a popular art, music and food festival in Kauai’s biggest little town. Students
from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell the story of a husband and wife who left
their careers as mechanical engineers to farm the very colorful, exotic dragon
fruit on Maui. Students from McKinley High School on Oahu profile their
school’s cross-country team captain, Hidemasa Vincent Mitsui, who was deemed
ineligible to compete during his senior year because he had to repeat the 9th
grade when he moved from Japan to Hawaii (OIA rules state that a 5th year
student is ineligible to participate in high school sports). Even though he was
not able to compete, Vincent inspired his teammates to do their very best and
was eventually reinstated when his coach and athletic director appealed to the OIA.


Students at Iolani School on Oahu take us behind the scenes with the Iolani
Hackers, a group of students and faculty members who create elaborate visual
pranks meant to surprise and delight people on campus. Students at Saint Francis
School on Oahu introduce us to Isabel Villanueva, the state air riflery champion
who excels at the sport despite the fact that she lives with a rare medical
condition – linear scleroderma – which causes her physical pain while participating
in the sport. Students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu show us how to stay safe on
the internet by using proper social media etiquette and guidelines.


This program encores Saturday, May 2 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



Should Astronomy-related Development on Mauna Kea Continue?

Thurs., April 30, 8:00 pm


Construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has been brought to a
temporary halt as protests over building the 18-story high telescope stretch
across the globe. Plans to build the $1.4 billion telescope have been seven
years in the making, but opposition only gained momentum recently amid growing
concern over further astronomy-related development on land Native Hawaiians
consider sacred. Malia Mattoch moderates 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 to



Fri., May 1, 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., May 1, 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.



May 1, 8:30 pm



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


Science and Nature



Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

Wed., April 29, 8:00 pm



This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the
highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are
hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like,
they can seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by
a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families.
The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships
of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation
and interdependence of them all.



Manhunt: Boston Bombers

Wed., April 29, 9:00 pm



At 2:50 p.m. on April 15, 2013 two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish
line from a scene of triumph to tragedy, leaving three dead, hundreds injured
and a city gripped by heartbreak and terror. Less than five days later, the key
suspects were identified and apprehended, with one dead, the other in custody.
How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail
of clues, pointing to the accused killers? NOVA follows the manhunt
step-by-step, examining the role modern technology, combined with old-fashioned
detective work, played in cracking the case. Given hundreds of hours of
surveillance and bystander videos, how did agents spot the bad guys in a sea of
spectators? Why couldn’t facial recognition software be used to identify the
criminals? How much could bomb chemistry analysis, cell phone GPS, infrared
imagery and crowd sourcing reveal about the secrets behind this horrific crime?
With the help of top criminal investigators and anti-terrorism experts, NOVA
explores which technological innovations worked – and which didn’t – in the
most notorious case of today, and how the world of crime fighting could be
transformed tomorrow.


Super Skyscrapers

One World Trade Center

Wed., April 29, 10:00 pm



As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before, creating a
new generation of skyscrapers. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of
engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and
more luxurious than their predecessors. This four-part series follows the creation
of four extraordinary buildings, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way
we live, work and protect ourselves from potential threats.


One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous
modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever
built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction,
culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet.
For head of construction Steve Plate, as well as scientists, engineers,
ironworkers and curtain wall installers, this is a construction job suffused
with the history of the site and a sense of duty to rebuild from the ashes of
Ground Zero.




The Draft

Mon., April 27, 9:00 pm

Fri., May 1, 11:00 pm



The draft in the 1960s and 1970s was a lightning rod that lit up schisms of race,
class and culture in American society. But ending the draft has produced
unintended consequences, creating a citizenry disconnected from that of the soldiers
who experience the burden of war. The question of who serves in America’s
military has shaped battle strategy and foreign policy and stranded Americans
in uniform for years on distant battlefields. From the Civil War to the
conflicts of the Vietnam era, forced military service has torn the nation apart
– and sometimes, as in WWII, united Americans in a common purpose. Featuring
interviews with the people who fought the draft, supported it and lived its
realities, this program tells the story of how a single, controversial issue
continues to define a nation.


Dick Cavett’s Vietnam

Mon., April 27, 10:00 pm

Sat., May 2, 8:00 pm



On the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War, this program
examines the war and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted
by the iconic host of The Dick Cavett Show, which featured conversation
and debate from all sides of the political spectrum. The program combines
interviews from Cavett’s shows with archival footage, network news broadcasts
and audio/visual material from the National Archives to provide insight and
perspective on this controversial chapter of American history.


Vietnam War Stories

Mon., April 27, 11:00 pm



Veterans from all branches of military service recount their experiences of the
Vietnam War, sharing stories of triumph and loss on the field of duty, of sacrificing
nearly everything on the battlefield and of the strong bonds of brotherhood and
companionship in the ranks. Along with the veterans’ stories, archival video,
historical photography and maps evoke stark imagery of the conflict.


The Day the ‘60s Died

Tues., April 28, 8:00 pm



The aftermath of the shooting deaths of four college students at Kent State on May
4, 1970 has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the
Civil War. This compelling documentary returns to that turbulent spring 45
years ago to take a new perspective on the incident and what followed by
exploring how three very different worlds – U.S. college campuses, the jungles
of Cambodia and the Nixon White House – collided during that month in 1970.



Last Days in Vietnam

Tues., April 28, 9:00 pm

Sat., May 2, 9:00 pm



During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army
closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States
had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country.
With a communist victory inevitable and the U.S. readying to withdraw, many Americans
on the ground worried their South Vietnamese allies and friends faced
imprisonment or death at the hands of the approaching North Vietnamese. With
the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took
matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift
operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.
A film by Rory Kennedy.





China Cabinet

Sat., May 2, 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.


China Cabinet

Tommy works with friend Al D’Attanasio to build a china cabinet perfect for any home.
Then together they install the massive piece into Tommy’s house.



Sat., May 2, 2:30 pm



Electrician Scott Caron heads to Cleveland to install some landscape lighting.
Then Richard replaces a water main shutoff.



Lexington Project 2015: Finishing Details

Sat., May 2, 3:00 pm



Roger and landscape designer Tim Lee place the first new plants in the landscaping
plan. Richard is using two kinds of radiators to bring heat to the garage and
the upstairs sitting room. Tom shows Kevin the progress on the upstairs laundry
room, outfitted with simple cabinets and a small countertop. Installer Bob
Young shows Norm the new insulated steel garage doors that should help keep the
heat inside the garage. In the great room, master electrician Allen Gallant is
installing a massive wrought-iron chandelier with 52 bulbs.



The Grind

Sat., May 2, 4:00 pm



In this episode, Martha Stewart uses ground meat to make her mother’s sweet and
tangy glazed meatloaf. Then butcher Pat LaFrieda joins her to demonstrate the
technique for grinding meat at home to make sweet and hot Italian–style pork
sausage. Then, learn how to make burgers using a custom blend of meats, and
giant meatballs with ricotta.



Pizza and Cookies Go Gluten-Free

Sat., May 2, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the best gluten-free pizza.
Then, test cook Dan Souza explains the science of gluten. Next, tasting expert
Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of gluten-free
spaghetti. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make
gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.



Just 5 Ingredients

Sat., May 2, 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.


Just 5 Ingredients

Less is more when you use just 5 ingredients: less time, less money, and with Sara’s
easy recipes, more flavor. Jean Anderson’s oven fried chicken will knock you
out, and our salmon with wasabi crust is just spicy enough. Finally, Sara shows
you an elegant but easy duck confit with braised leeks and sauerkraut.



Rice is Twice as Nice

Sat., May 2, 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.


Rice is Twice as Nice

Lidia teaches viewers to make creamy clam and scallion risotto with tomatoes.