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April 5 – April 11, 2015

Arts, Drama, Culture


Season 4, Part 2 of 8

Sun., April 5, 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 2 of 8

Two things become clear: new nurse Phyllis Crane is not going to fit in easily
and Sister Julienne and a prospective benefactor knew each other many years ago.
Meanwhile, everyone involved in a difficult birth is overwhelmed by the outcome,
Patsy is poised to take over as scout leader and Tom dampens Trixie’s plans for
an extravagant engagement party.



Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 2 of 8

Sun., April 5, 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 2 of 8

Harry attends a fateful auction. Henri has a flashback. Edwards’ new book
instigates a crisis for Kitty.




Part 1 of 6

Sun., April 5, 9:00 pm

Thurs., April 9, 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 1 of 6

Having failed to secure the annulment of King Henry’s marriage to Katherine of
Aragon, Cardinal Wolsey is stripped of his powers. His hopes of returning to the
king’s favor lie with the ever-loyal Thomas Cromwell.



Pandora’s Box

Sun., April 5, 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.


Pandora’s Box

In 1947, Guy returns to India on the eve of independence to observe the last
days of British rule. He discovers that Merrick had married Susan, but was
subsequently killed. Suspicious, he investigates.




Bob Brozman, Cyril Pahinui and Led Kaapana

Mon., April 6, 7:30 pm



The late steel guitar master Bob Brozman is featured in a glorious gathering
of guitar greats along with slack key masters Led Kaapana and Cyril Pahinui in
this vintage episode on NA MELE. The three players perform in various combinations
in jam session style. Bob Brozman also performs three solos, including a
tribute to steel guitar pioneer Tau Moe.




Birmingham, AL, Part 2 of 3

Mon., April 6, 8:00 pm



The Roadshow is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg heads to the historic
site of Sloss Furnaces with appraiser Stuart Whitehurst to learn about iron
antiques and the history of the iron and steel industry. Highlights from the
Roadshow floor include 1968 letters from a young Bill Clinton that include his
candid opinions on politics and war; a Lalique hood ornament in an uncommon
amethyst color; and a 1952 John Falter illustration valued at $200,000 to
$250,000 in today’s hot illustration art market.




Billings, MT, Part 2 of 3

Mon., April 6, 9:00 pm



Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Bruce Shackleford at Billings’ Yellowstone Art
Museum to look at its impressive collection of paintings by Joseph Henry Sharp,
famous for his realistic depictions of Native Americans. Highlights from the
Roadshow floor include a beautifully preserved 1843 artillery sword and belt; a
circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom
collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings, valued at $60,000.




Little Hope Was Arson

Mon., April 6, 10:00 pm



On January 1, 2010, Little Hope Baptist Church burned to the ground in Canton,
Texas. Officials concluded the fire was caused by a problem in the century-old
church’s wiring. But when nine more churches went up in flames in one month,
the largest manhunt in East Texas history was ignited. In this riveting
investigation of a community terrorized from the inside out, families are torn
apart and even Satan himself is considered a suspect.



Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Marion Higa

Tues., April 7, 7:30 pm



Retired Hawaii State Auditor Marion Higa learned from her parents not to let her
gender stand in the way of her goals. On this episode, she matter-of-factly shares
her story of seeking the State Auditor position, back when few women in the U.S.
had such top jobs. For two decades, Higa and her staff probed State operations
and projects, often finding inefficiencies and irregularities and calling for
change. Some of her conclusions rankled and embarrassed governors, and she was
known for her unflinching responses to those in power.


This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
April 8 at 11:00 pm and Sun., April 12 at 4:00 pm.





Wed., April 8, 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.



David Chang hangs out with one of his best friends, Rene Redzepi — who happens
to be one of the world’s top chefs.




Mumbai City

Thurs., April 9, 10:00 pm



In Mumbai, host Zay Harding checks in to the luxurious Taj Palace Hotel, tours
the sea fort of Murud Janjira, shops in the Chor Bazaar and takes in the fish
market at Sassoon Docks.




Norm Lewis: Who Am I?

Fri., April 10, 9:00 pm



Stage and screen star Norm Lewis (Phantom of the Opera, Scandal)
presents a show that crosses stylistic boundaries, from opera to cabaret to gospel.



International Jazz Day

Fri., April 10, 10:00 pm



Many of the world’s greatest musicians from jazz and other genres assembled at the
United Nations to celebrate the first annual International Jazz Day Concert. The
special features performances by Tony Bennett, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robert
Cray, Sheila E., Herbie Hancock, Hiromi, Chaka Khan, Angelique Kidjo, Lang
Lang, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, Danilo Pérez, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza
Spalding, and Stevie Wonder.




Ravi Coltrane

Fri., April 10, 11:00 pm



Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of saxophonist John Coltrane and jazz pianist
Alice Coltrane, performs originals from his Blending Times album. He also
pays tribute to the past with a version of “I’m Old Fashioned,” written by Jerome
Kern and Johnny Mercer.





Sat., April 11, 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 Memphis, Tennessee, we visit an organic garden in a tough South Memphis neighborhood
that has become a source of community unity. We also learn about making the best
possible hospital food from Chef Miles McMath, who brings fresh local food into
the cafeterias at St. Jude’s Hospital. Then expert gardeners John Petty and
Michael Minnis teach viewers how to plant a burlap sack garden and how to save
seeds. Finally, Chef Ryan Trimm serves up catfish, okra and succotash.




France’s Loire: Château Country

Sat., April 11, 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.


France’s Loire: Château Country

The beautiful French countryside in the Loire River Valley is studded with
evocative châteaux. In Amboise, we visit four unique castles: elegant
Chenonceau, massive Chambord, stately Cheverny and fragrant Villandry. Along
the way, we enjoy local cuisine and savor a princely garden.




A Fierce Green Fire

Sat., April 11, 8:00 pm



Experience the battle for a living planet in the first big-picture exploration
of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism.
Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep narrate.




Sat., April 11, 9:00 pm



This is the intimate and revealing story of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking’s
life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to
his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world.
The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose
as he “wows” a packed theatre audience; in Silicon Valley as he meets
a team of technicians who hope to speed up his communication system; and as he
throws a party for family and friends. The film also carefully tells Hawking’s
life journey, from boyhood under-achiever to PhD genius, and from a healthy cox
on the Oxford rowing team to diagnosis of motor neuron disease, given just two
years to live – yet surviving several close brushes with death. The film also
highlights his greatest scientific discoveries and plots his rise to worldwide fame.




Goo Goo Dolls

Sat., April 11, 10:00 pm



The chart topping American rock band performs a set that traces their career from
Grammy-nominated 1998 debut Dizzy Up The Girl to their latest release,
Magnetic. Songs include the No. 1 single “Iris,” along with “Slide,”
“Broadway” and “Let Love In.”




Ed Sheeran/Valerie June

Sat., April 11, 11:00 pm


Singer/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran fires up his hits
“Sing!” and “A-Team,” while June burns through material from her acclaimed LP
Pushin’ Against a Stone.



Public Affairs



The Fight for Yemen

Tues., April 7, 10:00 pm



As recently as September, President Obama was pointing to Yemen as a model for
the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy. But now, the country, which is home to
one of Al Qaeda’s most powerful branches, is being torn apart in a violent
sectarian conflict, led by an anti-American rebel movement, known as the
Houthis. With the Yemeni president ousted from the capital, and Saudi Arabia
leading a coalition of regional forces against the Houthis, FRONTLINE brings
this special report from inside the war zone.


Who are the Houthis and what does the chaos and instability mean for the region,
the U.S., and the global fight against terrorism? Continuing FRONTLINE’s
on-the-ground coverage from Yemen, reporter Safa Al Ahmad was granted extremely
rare access to the Houthis as they advanced, and she delivers a dramatic look
at the conflict as it has been building.




Thurs., April 9, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is being hosted by Waipahu High School on Oahu.


Top Story:

Students from Seabury Hall Middle School on Maui profile Kathryn Peterson, who
has volunteered to help in the training of assistance dogs since she was 10
years old. The Seabury Hall senior is passionate about the service that
assistance dogs provide for people with disabilities, enabling them to lead
more independent and fulfilling lives.


Also Featured:

Students from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School on Oahu share the
story of their school principal, Alvin Parker, who served as a crewmember on
the Aotearoa (New Zealand) leg of Hokulea’s World Wide Voyage, helping to
promote the message of malama honua, or caring for the Earth; students from
Kapaa High School on Kauai capture the lively activities that abound at their
town’s monthly street fair; students from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama High
School on Oahu feature Imiah Tafaovale, a Kamehameha sophomore who finds a
convenient way to forgo the long school commutes that were robbing her of
sleep; students from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island document the
creation of a community mural that showcases the cultural values of West
Hawaii; students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy on Hawaii Island tell the
story of Thomas “Tom Tom” Pahio, a Waipio taro farmer whose loi, or taro
patches, serve both as outdoor classrooms for students and as test beds for
taro varieties that can resist new environmental threats.


This program encores Saturday, April 11 at 12:30 pm and Sunday,
April 12 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,




When Will Hawaii’s Patients Be Able to Buy Medical Marijuana?

Thurs., April 9, 8:00 pm



Since Hawaii approved marijuana for medical treatment 15 years ago, other states
have surged ahead with dispensaries, and in some cases, marijuana legalization.
Advocates are hoping for a statewide dispensary system, and concerned parents
and law enforcement fear that medical marijuana could be abused. Mahealani
Richardson moderates a talk with reps from advocacy groups, a drug policy
organization and the Attorney General’s office.
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Fixing Juvie Justice

Thurs., April 9, 9:00 pm



Young people are entering the juvenile justice system in surprising numbers, and
they seem to emerge worse than when they entered. In this film, a co-production
of National Geographic and Pacific Islanders in Communications, we see how a group
of innovators applies the restorative justice principles of the Maori people of
New Zealand to the mean streets of Baltimore.


In Maori villages of the past, a crime would put the community out of balance.
Traditional Maori justice turns on the idea of restoring that balance. This
film crosses the globe to a culturally sacred marae (meeting ground)
where Judge Heemi Taumanu has established an alternative youth court that draws
on these principles. Viewers see how people come together to resolve conflict
in their own communities and all of the drama that unfolds when everyone is
given a chance and encouraged to let emotions out. Can a community-based
approach to justice derived from a structure conceived centuries ago in New
Zealand give hope to the mean streets of the United States?




Fri., April 10, 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 10, 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 10, 8:30 pm



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



Science and Nature



Part 2 of 3

Tues., April 7, 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 2 of 3

Doctors remove the remainder of newborn Lilly’s tumor, while Tina and Brion
receive devastating news about their unborn twins. As Shelly and the baby undergo
a procedure to repair the fetus’s spine, get a close-up look at this surgery on a
baby in the womb.




Animal Homes: The Nest

Wed., April 8, 8:00 pm



Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from a diversity of materials,
including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and
spider silk. Quite a few contain man-made materials – twine, bits of wire, even
plastic bags. Each is a work of art, built with just a beak! All over the
world, birds in the wild arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete
for, reject, steal and begin to build with carefully selected materials,
crafting homes for the task of protecting their eggs and raising their young.




Emperor’s Ghost Army

Wed., April 8, 9:00 pm



In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta
army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats,
and musicians, all built to serve China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the
afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong,
stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave. Now, a new
archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the
mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, NOVA reveals how the
Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons
carried by the clay soldiers including lethal crossbows engineered with
astonishing precision. Scientists test the power of these weapons with
high-action experiments and report on revolutionary 3D computer modeling
techniques that are revealing new insights into how the clay figures were made.





Inside the Court of Henry VIII

Tues., April 7, 9:00 pm



Part Renaissance prince, part medieval tyrant, Henry VIII is the most famous of
English kings. Venture beyond the facade of his glamorous court to understand
the danger and intrigue that routinely cost courtiers their heads.




Hitler’s Megaships

Wed., April 8, 10:00 pm



Hitler saw the battleship as the ultimate status symbol for his Third Reich and
ordered the construction of two vessels that were then bigger, more powerful and
more heavily armored than anything else at sea. But the British stopped at nothing
to make sure that Hitler’s new mega weapons went to the bottom of the sea.






Shaker Style Clock

Sat., April 11, 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.


Shaker Style Clock

Tommy goes to Shaker Village in Massachusetts to learn about an old-time staple,
the Shaker Style Clock. We’ll see a variety of styles down at the village, and
learn what materials go best with which. Then Tommy makes a classic of his own
with friend and fellow woodworker Al D’Attanasio.




Sat., April 11, 2:30 pm



Tom and Kevin build a basic entry shelf from poplar and plywood. Electrician
Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire a basement room for outlets and lighting.




Lexington Project 2015: Designer Details

Sat., April 11, 3:00 pm



Kevin arrives to find the second floor sanded, stained and sealed, and Tom
overseeing the crew as they start on the first floor. In the kitchen, the cabinets
are mostly installed, and carpenter Chuck Parker shows Norm the custom refrigerator
panels. In Lexington Center, just steps from the Battle Green, Kevin meets
local designer Robin Gannon to see how she used her modern and eclectic style
to decorate 22 rooms of a historic inn. Norm shows Kevin how he’s repurposing a
chest of drawers for a sink base for the new powder room.





Sat., April 11, 4:00 pm



Sandwiches are a mainstay on nearly every menu across the country. In this episode,
Martha Stewart reimagines five classics. They include: a juicy roasted chicken club;
an iconic New Orleans po’boy, piled high with oysters; an impressive muffuletta;
an applewood-smoked bacon and fried-egg sandwich; and a classic Reuben with
layers of corned beef, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing.




Mahogany Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Sat., April 11, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make mahogany
chicken. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets.
And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen’s secret to
perfect stir-fried asparagus with shiitake mushrooms.




Hot Day, Cool Kitchen

Sat., April 11, 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.


Hot Day, Cool Kitchen

Some days it’s just too hot to turn on the oven. Sara’s got the summertime solution
with two easy heat-free recipes. First, Chef Giuseppe Fanelli joins Sara with a
terrific meal-sized bruschetta al Tonno. Then, Sara whips up Asian
chicken salad with carrot ginger sauce.




Potato Pizza

Sat., April 11, 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.


Potato Pizza

Lidia creates a pizza dough made from potatoes and tops it with fresh mozzarella,
tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and Grana Padano cheese. She
pairs it with a cozy barley soup for a complete meal.