Aug. 16 – 22, 2015


Children’s Special



Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

Mon., Aug. 17, 7:00 am



New In this adventure-filled feature-length movie, Curious George is asked to
take part in a very important space mission, but a little monkeying around
forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat
searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new
animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals share an
unforgettable adventure with their new friends. Featuring the voice talents
of Angela Bassett and John Goodman, join Curious George on a fun-filled
journey that the whole family will enjoy!


Arts, Drama, Culture


Secrets of Scotland Yard

Sun., Aug. 16, 7:00 pm



From Dickens to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie to James Bond, no police
institution in the world has caught the public imagination in the same way
as Scotland Yard. The name has become synonymous with London’s police force,
but actually comes from the location of the original police headquarters
building. Its officers and “bobbies” are protectors of the Royal Family and
British officials, but Scotland Yard is most often associated with police
detectives. In this special, contemporary sleuths reveal the secrets of what
it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.



Sherlock, Series II: A Scandal in Belgravia

Sun., Aug. 16, 8:00 pm



The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock
Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer,
including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. Benedict
Cumberbatch returns as the world’s foremost consulting detective, with Martin
Freeman as the stalwart, if edgy, Dr. John Watson and Andrew Scott as the
unassuming mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.


A Scandal in Belgravia
Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty
dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is “know when you are beaten.” It seems
she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she
outsmart Sherlock at his own game?



Curious About…Victoria, British Columbia

Sun., Aug. 16, 9:30 pm



Who was “A.B.C. Architect” and why did he design such a grand Parliament
Building in Victoria? What is Fan Tan Alley, and what does it have to do
with the 2nd oldest Chinatown in North America? How did an 11th and 12th
century French, Spanish & Italian Romanesque-style castle, built for a
Scottish self-made millionaire, become “Canada’s Castle?” Why isn’t there
a sign above the main entrance to The Empress Hotel? And finally, as we take
High Tea here, is it pinkies up or down?



Part 10 of 13

Sun., Aug. 16, 10:00 pm



This dramatic miniseries, first aired in 2002, chronicles three generations
of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian
England. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star with Rupert Graves,
Amanda Root and Corin Redgrave.


Part 10 of 13
Fleur visits a farm where Jon is working. Young Jolyon, who is ill, asks
Soames to stop Fleur seeing his son, but Soames was unaware of their
friendship. Fleur goes to Robin Hill when Jon is away and meets his parents
without divulging her identity.



Makaha Sons

Mon., Aug. 17, 7:30 pm



The Makaha Sons – Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on 6-string guitar, Jerome “Boogie”
Koko on 12-string guitar and the late John Koko on upright bass – blend
their magical harmonies into unique performances of traditional Hawaiian
music. In this encore of a vintage performance taped at the PBS Hawaii
studios, they play some of their most beloved songs.




Mon., Aug. 17, 10:00 pm



Meet the young migrants in a Swiss integration class, who arrived in
Switzerland via planes, trains and automobiles, separated from families
and many traumatized by the happenings in their home countries. With the
help of their teacher, Mr. Zingg, these young émigrés from Afghanistan,
Cameroon, Serbia and Venezuela struggle to learn a new language, prepare
for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams for a new life.



Bob Apisa

Tues., Aug. 18, 7:30 pm



When he first came to Hawaii from American Samoa at the age of seven, Bob Apisa
could not understand a word of English. Despite that initial difficulty, he
excelled in sports at Farrington High School and won a national championship as
a member of the Michigan State Spartan football team. He was drafted by the
Green Bay Packers and went on to a successful career in Hollywood as an actor
and stuntman.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wed., Aug. 19 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Aug. 23 at
4:00 pm.



Season 1, Part 5 of 6

Tues., Aug. 18, 11:00 pm



This UK comedy series features partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart
(Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for
nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding onto petty
slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always cracking snide remarks
aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their
vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another.


Episode 5:
Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend, Chloe, for a friendly
dinner, but as the evening progresses, tensions mount.



Season 1, Part 6 of 6

Tues., Aug. 18, 11:30 pm



Stuart decides to finally tell his mother that he and Freddie are a couple.



R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Butterbean

Wed., Aug. 19, 7:30 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.


R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Butterbean
Vivian and Ben are on the cusp of opening their new restaurant, the Boiler
Room, and they’re facing a new challenge: how to make a veggie burger stand
out. Vivian chooses the beloved butterbean as the star of her new burger,
but quickly learns that the bean is a straight up diva – the Aretha Franklin
of the legume family – when it comes to growing conditions.



Central Japan

Thurs., Aug. 20, 10:00 pm



Host Megan McCormick’s journey begins in Kyoto, where she is made up as a
geisha at the Toei Movie Studio Theme Park, a famous place for filming
period dramas. She also visits the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji
Buddhist Temple. Then it’s off to Osaka, where she visits a “cat café” and
the Kidzania theme park. Megan next visits the site of a famous samurai battle
in Sekigahara, sails to the remote island of Sado and witnesses the dramatic
Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji.


National Gallery

Fri., Aug. 21, 9:00 pm



Journey to the heart of a London institution, a museum housing masterpieces
of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. This Frederick Wiseman
film is the portrait of a place, its relations with the world, its staff,
public and art.



Ramen Mania

Sat., Aug. 22, 7:00 pm



Ivan Orkin, the renegade New Yorker-turned-Japanese-ramen-chef, discusses ramen
culture in New York versus Tokyo. Chef Nakamura from Sun Noodles explains what
makes a great bowl of ramen. Later, seafood purveyor-turned-ramen-chef Yuji
Haraguchi creates a New York deli-style version of his broth-less ramen dish,
mazemen, using sustainable and typically discarded seafood from a nearby
supermarket. The episode ends in Berkeley, CA, with a tour of the local
greenmarket from three former Chez Panisse chefs.




Sat., Aug. 22, 7:30 pm



With its amazing landscapes, rich artistic treasures, deep ties to the past
and warm people, it is no wonder that Americans dream of Italy as a travel
destination. Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe as she explores the
diverse areas of Italy. We’ll meet Italy’s chefs, artisans and historians
who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving traditions.


Kathy visits Assisi and Perugia and introduces us to the rich treasures of
Umbria. In Perugia, we meet two women carrying on their family traditions:
Maddalena Forenza creating stained glass and Marta Cucchia and her handmade
textiles. Just outside Perugia, at the Perugina Chocolate School, chocolate
maestro Massimiliano Guidubaldi teaches Kathy to make the famous Baci candy.
Then it is into the countryside around Montefalco to visit the ultra-modern
winery Tenuta Castelbuono and learn about the local Sagrantino grape. Then
we’re off to a goat cheese farm to meet Diego Calcabrina and his goats.


My Yearbook: 1960-1963

Sat., Aug. 22, 8:00 pm



Pop crooner Bobby Vinton hosts this program along with actress-singer Tina Cole
(My Three Sons), an archival video clip special devoted to the golden years of
1960-1963. Songs include: “Blue Velvet” (Bobby Vinton); “Cathy’s Clown” (The
Everly Brothers); “Puppy Love” (Paul Anka); “Teen Angel” (Mark Dinning); “Tell
Laura I Love Her” (Ray Peterson); “Hello Mary Lou” (Ricky Nelson); and
“Runaway” (Del Shannon).



Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages

Sat., Aug. 22, 9:30 pm



Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far
beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his rich sound as
the great male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to
stadium concerts and pop collaborations that brought him fame beyond measure.
Even today, it is his powerful sound, with its natural grace and brilliant
color that still leads many to consider him the world’s greatest voice.
Pavarotti brought opera to the masses and made fans worldwide fall in love
with “Nessun dorma.” This program includes that hit and other arias from
La Bohème, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry
Mancini, including “Mamma” and “O Sole Mio;” and popular duets with Bono,
Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.



Spoon/White Denim

Sat., Aug. 22, 11:00 pm



Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Spoon
highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features
songs from its album Corsicana Lemonade.





The Retirement Gamble

Tues., Aug. 18, 10:00 pm



Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large
and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds and insurance
companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is
largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking FRONTLINE
special “Money, Power and Wall Street,” this program raises troubling
questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our savings and
reveals how fees, self-dealing and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall
Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals.



Thurs., Aug. 20, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kamehameha Schools – Maui Middle School
on Maui.


Top Story:
Students from Roosevelt High School on Oahu highlight the December 2014
inauguration of Governor David Ige at the Hawaii State Capitol, focusing
on his vision for public education in Hawaii. Several Roosevelt students
comment on the Governor’s vision and offer their own insights on education.


Also Featured:
Students from Saint Francis School on Oahu, formerly a school for girls that
recently welcomed its first male students, portray senior Eislee Nakamasu as
he lends his talents to transforming an annual student pageant into a shining,
co-educational success; students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on
Kauai showcase Lanakila Kitchen in Lawai as it serves up good food while
changing the lives of adults with disabilities; students from Hana K-12 School
on Maui tell the story of Megan Kalalau, a senior who does not let her
blindness limit her dreams for the future; students at Wheeler Middle School on
Oahu feature eighth-grader Macy Walters’ amazing trek to the top of Africa’s
highest mountain to raise awareness of a rare autoimmune disease; and students
from Island School on Kauai profile professional bodyboarder Dave Hubbard,
capturing his thrilling rides on aerial video.


This program encores Saturday, Aug. 22 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 23 at
3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,


What Are the Challenges Facing People with Physical Disabilities?

Thurs., Aug. 20, 8:00 pm



July marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.
The legislation prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons
with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public
accommodations, commercial facilities and transportation. But many advocates
say more work is needed to improve the lives of Hawaii residents with physical
disabilities. What are the challenges facing people with physical disabilities?
Daryl Huff hosts the discussion.


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Fri., Aug. 21, 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., Aug. 21, 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., Aug. 21, 8:30 pm



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







This series is about one of the great adventures in the history of science:
the long, continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Join host
Michael Emerson to see not only what scientific explorers discovered, but also


Out of Thin Air (1754-1806)
Wed., Aug. 19, 8:00 pm


See how the discovery of oxygen by one of science’s great odd couples,
Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier, triggers a worldwide search for
new elements. Soon caught up in the hunt is chemist Humphry Davy, whose
showmanship dazzles London audiences.


Unruly Elements (1859-1902)
Wed., Aug. 19, 9:00 pm


Dmitri Mendeleev invents the periodic table, bringing order to the elements.
This order is shattered when Marie Curie discovers radioactivity, revealing
that elements can change identities and that atoms contain undiscovered parts.


Into The Atom (1910-1960)
Wed., Aug. 19, 10:00 pm


Caught up in the race to discover the atom’s internal parts, Harry Moseley
uses newly discovered X-rays to put the periodic table in a whole new light.
Glenn Seaborg creates a new element – plutonium – that changes the world.



Part 1 of 2

Thurs., Aug. 20, 11:00 pm



Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of
the Earth’s most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on a journey across
the globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity.
Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and
destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an
element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will
exist long after humans have left the Earth. Filmed on five continents, this
two-part program reveals the cultural, scientific and natural history of the
most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.




Navy SEALS: Their Untold Story

Tues., Aug. 18, 8:00 pm



This program recounts the ticking-clock missions of the “commandoes of the deep”
through firsthand accounts – including that of a D-Day demolition team member –
and through never-before-seen footage, home movies and personal mementoes.
Admirals, master chiefs, clandestine operators, demolitioners and snipers
reveal how U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.



Biography Hawaii: Harriet Bouslog

Thurs., Aug. 20, 9:00 pm



One of a handful of women lawyers practicing in Hawaii in the 1940’s and 50’s,
Harriet Bouslog became a champion for the working class. With her partner Myer
Symonds, she represented the International Longshore and Warehouse Union
(ILWU), fighting for fair labor laws and wages for the people of Hawaii. She
was instrumental in ending the death penalty in the Territory of Hawaii and her
efforts and public comments during the Hawaii Seven trial of alleged Communists
led to her disbarment and subsequent reinstatement after a landmark decision by
the United States Supreme Court. Brilliant, vivacious, and controversial,
Bouslog was one of Hawaii’s great defenders of human rights and dignity. This
inspiring documentary combines interviews with family and friends, commentary
by legal historians and photographs and film that recorded the life and times
of this extraordinary woman.





Spirit Carvings

Sat., Aug. 22, 2:00 pm



Using only the hand tools of the pre-industrial era, woodworker Roy Underhill
and his guests prove that there was life before electricity. Whether you think
muscle-powered tools are a thing of the past or a thing of the future, you’ll
reconnect with your own inner craftsperson.


Spirit Carvings
Roy gives us a lesson in carving 3-D animal signs and wind spirit weather vanes.



Sat., Aug. 22, 2:30 pm



Kevin and Roger meet with meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss Jim’s biggest
weather fear: lightning. Roger heads to Orlando to see a lightning protection
system installed. Richard helps a homeowner install a reverse osmosis filter
for drinking water.



Lexington Project 2015: Mudroom, Ventilation, Kids Rooms

Sat., Aug. 22, 3:00 pm



Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin the new LED ribbon strip lights
he’s using under the cabinets in the kitchen and butler’s pantry. Norm and Tom
build the new mudroom storage system. Richard and Tom review the critical need
for ventilation in this modern, super insulated building.




Sat., Aug. 22, 4:00 pm



In this episode, Martha offers a primer on this favorite starch. She begins
with scalloped potatoes, also known as potatoes au gratin: thinly sliced
potatoes cooked in milk and baked in a cream mixture with cheese. Next is a
recipe that’s become synonymous with American picnic food: potato salad. Then,
in case your go-to mashed potato recipe needs an upgrade, Martha shows a few
tricks to achieve the perfect style. Finally she shows how, in just a few easy
steps, anyone can make “smashed potatoes” — crispy on the outside, creamy on
the inside.



Backyard Barbecue

Sat., Aug. 22, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best
barbecued pulled chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top
picks for electric charcoal starters. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster
shows Chris how to make the ultimate South Dakota corncob-smoked ribs.



Steak Night with London Broil

Sat., Aug. 22, 5:00 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.


Steak Night with London Broil
Lidia prepares London broil with sundried tomato marinade; she also bakes
one of her Grandma Rosa’s favorites: corn and walnut cake.



How to Feed a City

Sat., Aug. 22, 5:30 pm



Chef Rick Bayless returns with the 10th season of his cooking and
travel show, and this time he’s taking viewers all over the Federal District
capital of Mexico’s sixteen boroughs to explore the vibrant restaurant scene,
evolving cuisine and ancient culture that make this amazing city so irresistible.


How to Feed a City
Chef Edgar Nunez believes everyone should have access to fresh, local food and
that Mexican chefs should embrace their own cuisine. Rick and Edgar strategize
over a meal of duck carnitas with mole negro at Sud 777, Edgar’s
fine dining Mexico City restaurant. Then they take it to the streets where
Edgar’s food trucks serve fresh, affordable tacos, tostadas and caldos
to all manner of customers. At home, Rick shares his tips and recipes for a
tostada party, including great guacamole.


Additional Programming


Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy

Mon., Aug. 17, 8:00 pm



Discover how yoga can come to the aid of anyone, regardless of age, who wants
to increase strength and mobility. Yoga is both a natural weight-bearing
exercise that builds strength and a low-impact way to work wonders for balance.
Peggy Cappy, whose gentle yoga approach has helped many reduce stress and create
greater comfort and ease in body, mind and spirit for more than 40 years, shows
how yoga poses can increase range of motion, improve awareness of the body and
help keep the metabolism running efficiently.


T’ai Chi: Health & Happiness with David-Dorian Ross

Mon., Au. 17, 9:00 pm



Host David-Dorian Ross, author, lecturer and eight-time t’ai chi U.S. national
champion, demonstrates why this ancient Chinese martial art is the ultimate
exercise for body, mind and spirit. Ross offers an engaging and detailed
description of the practical benefits of t’ai chi, and the special health and
wellness advantages of each part of the forms.