Aug. 23 – 29, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture



London: Historic and Dynamic

Sun., Aug. 23, 7:00 pm



In many-faceted London, Rick ponders royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learns
how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime and discovers
treasures in the British Library. Later he enjoys the vibrant evening scene
in Soho and straddles the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.


PBS Previews: Best of Fall 2015

Sun., Aug. 23, 7:30 pm



Get a look at PBS’ fall 2015 programs, including American Experience: Walt
Disney, Indian Summers on Masterpiece, Gorongosa Park, Earth’s Natural
Wonders, NOVA, Nature, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having and the PBS Arts
Fall Festival.



Sherlock, Series II: The Hounds of Baskerville

Sun., Aug. 23, 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.


The Hounds of Baskerville
Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments — top-
secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for
military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up
on the moors.




Sun., Aug. 23, 9:30 pm



Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi return in this UK comedy series as partners Freddie
and Stuart, 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, the duo 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.


Violet panics when her wealthy sister Lillian, whom she hasn’t seen in years,
announces a visit. Worried that Lillian will discover the truth, Violet and
friends begin an elaborate ruse to save her from humiliation. Meanwhile, Ash
is keen to introduce his new girlfriend, Jess, to the group, but he’s in for
a surprise.



Part 11 of 13

Sun., Aug. 23, 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 11 of 13
Jon and Fleur meet at Robin Hill and Fleur relates their parents’ history.
Jolyon is still very ill and Annette is still having an affair. Fleur realizes
she may have to break with Jon; her father presses her to marry Michael Mont.



Keali’i Reichel

Mon., Aug. 24, 7:30 pm



Keali’i Reichel has long established himself as one of Hawaii’s premier artists.
His dedication to the perpetuation of Hawaiian language, song, chanting and hula
has evolved into unique and personal performances that showcase the depth of
Hawaiian culture for international audiences. This performance, recorded at the
PBS Hawaii studio, excellently showcases his artistry.



Cincinnati, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Aug. 24, 8:00 pm



Highlights from the Roadshow’s visit to Cincinnati include a trophy from the
1908 Belmont Stakes, an early 20th-century toy horse and buggy, a French
advertising poster and a bust of Abraham Lincoln, valued at $5,000-$7,000.



Myrtle Beach, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Aug. 24, 9:00 pm



In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric
Silver visit beautiful Brookgreen Gardens to discuss early 20th-century female
sculptors. On the Roadshow floor: a Joseph Henry Sharp oil painting valued at



Point and Shoot

Mon., Aug. 24, 10:00 pm



Matt VanDyke was a recent college grad with a love of video games and action
movies when he decided to embark on a “crash course in manhood.” With a
motorcycle and a video camera, he set off on a life-changing 35,000-mile
odyssey across North Africa and the Middle East that led to his participation
in the 2011 Libyan revolution against Muammar Gaddafi and six-month imprisonment
in Libya.


As VanDyke worked to reshape himself, he also helped create a stunning portrait
of how the ever-present cameras in our “selfie society” not only record our lives,
but also craft who we become.


Drawing from more than 100 hours of VanDyke’s videos, director Marshal Curry,
with full creative independence in the making of the documentary, has created a
riveting film that asks thorny questions about manhood, personal risk and the
nature of war in the era of social media.



Colbert Matsumoto

Tues., Aug. 25, 7:30 pm



Growing up in the plantation lifestyle on the island of Lanai, Colbert Matsumoto
saw how his father led by example as one of the leaders of the ILWU, and learned
from his mother’s strong sense of fairness in her role as a wahine luna (female
boss). He took those life lessons and applied them to his own life, helping to
re-shape Bishop Estate, and becoming a business and community leader in Honolulu.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wed., Aug. 26 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Aug. 30
at 4:00 pm.


A Few Good Pie Places

Tues., Aug. 25, 8:00 pm



Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from New York to Montana.
Meet the bakers who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross
a lattice top. Classic apple pies abound, but there is also cherry, blueberry,
fluffy coconut cream, cherry lattice and sweet potato.


A Few Great Bakeries

Tues., Aug. 25, 9:00 pm



Explore warm and toasty bakeries from Massachusetts to California. Find out how
a business that makes cakes, pies, bread and bagels can become a neighborhood
landmark. As we visit mostly small family-run bakeries from Portland, Maine to
Juneau, Alaska, with many stops along the way. It’s part food program, part
travelogue, part appreciation of workers who start early in the morning so we
have wonderful things to eat all day.


Caring for Mom and Dad

Tues., Aug. 25, 11:00 pm



Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber
the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in
addition to balancing work and family, a job most cannot afford to do. This
phenomenon is faced by millions of baby boomers who are approaching retirement
themselves, and who are also grappling with the responsibilities of one or both
of their parents’ care. The program explores the emotional, health and
financial challenges that many caregivers face every day and offers some
solutions and tips to help others embarking on this new future.



Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1

Wed., Aug. 26, 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.


Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1
Vivian, Ben and the entire restaurant staff hustle to complete the preparations
necessary for a luncheon at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford,
Mississippi. At the center of Vivian’s meal is the Tom Thumb, a pungent and
rich sausage stuffed into a pig’s appendix. As preparations get underway, the
sheer math of the moment is astounding: four courses for 400 food writers and
Southern food enthusiasts – 1,600 plates in the span of 90 minutes. Vivian
greets this honor with terror and sheer force of will, leaving a long prep day
with a sense of pride and excitement.



Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the
WWII Internment Camps

Thurs., Aug. 27, 9:00 pm



Using historical footage and interviews from artists who were interned, this film
tells the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a
time when the War Relocation Authority emphasized the importance of assimilation
and Americanization. Included are stories of artists in the fields of music,
dance and drama who were interned at Tule Lake, Manzanar, Amache/Granada,
Rohwer, Gila River and Topaz.



Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily

Thurs., Aug. 27, 10:00 pm



Host Rosie Lovell discovers the cultural and historical influences that define
contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs,
Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing
techniques and ingredients that have created a multi-layered and intriguing
global cuisine – a reflection of the island’s cultural and historical events.



Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015

Fri., Aug. 28, 9:00 pm



The Vienna Philharmonic performs their annual open-air summer concert from the
gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Zubin Mehta conducts, with
pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist in works by Grieg, Sibelius, Richard
Strauss and Johann Strauss II.


Jazz and the Philharmonic

Fri., Aug. 28, 10:30 pm



This is a unique, generational and wholly American concert experience that
highlights two of the greatest musical art forms the world has ever seen:
classical and jazz. With performances by Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Terence
Blanchard and Elizabeth Joy Roe, this special emphasizes the works of composers
such as Bach and Mozart with these contemporary artists. The music is performed
with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the University of Miami Frost
School of Music and National YoungArts Foundation alumni.



Koreatown U.S.A

Sat., Aug. 29, 7:00 pm



Lucky Chow visits New York and Los Angeles – home to the two largest Korean
populations in the United States – to explore what distinguishes each. Both are
24-hour hubs of food and drinking culture. However, New York City’s Koreatown
covers just one block, whereas Los Angeles’ Koreatown seems like a city unto
itself. At dinner with Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song, Chef Sang Yoon
breaks down the basics of Korean cooking. Back in New York, Top Chef winner
Kristen Kish, a Seoul-born Korean adoptee, receives a kimchi tutorial from
Korean YouTube sensation, Maangchi. The episode ends with a night out at Pocha
32, an export of Korea’s popular “tent” restaurants.



Naples/Amalfi Coast

Sat., Aug. 29, 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.


Naples/Amalfi Coast
Neapolitans are serious about their coffee and we visit the historic Gran
Caffe Gambrinus to taste what some say is the best espresso in the city.
Naples is also famous for its tailoring tradition and we visit Rubinacci for
an inside look. Kathy attends pizza school with Master Enzo Coccia and learns
it isn’t easy to make a perfect pizza. A visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno reveals
a street full of Christmas creches and caricatures. Mount Vesuvius looms large
over life here and we venture into the crater with guide Roberto Addeo. In the
shadow of Vesuvius we enjoy a local folk music performance before venturing to
the Amalfi Coast. We visit some very special vines at Tenuta San Francesco, learn
how to make paper at Amatruda in the town of Amalfi, watch a cooking demonstration
with Chef Christoph Bob at Monastero Santa Rosa and go fishing with local
Costabile Laudano.



Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade

Sat., Aug. 29, 8:00 pm



Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12
years of absence, to rediscover the music of harana, a long forgotten
tradition where men sing under the window at night to declare their love for a
woman, and discovers three of the last surviving practitioners.



Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers/Jeepney

Sat., Aug. 29, 9:00 pm



Learn the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino
farm workers who instigated The Delano Grape Strike of 1965, which brought about
the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known
for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos
played a pivotal role.


Follow artists, drivers and passengers of the famed ornate transportation vehicles
in the Philippines.

Soul of a Banquet

Sat., Aug. 29, 10:00 pm



Director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) ventures into the world of
Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food.
Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in
San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film
is equal parts delectable showcase of gastronomy and touching portrait of
Chiang’s journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to
accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. Featuring
interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl and Chiang herself.



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Sat., Aug. 29, 11:00 pm



Legendary Australian rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds hits ACL with a set that
ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their latest,
Push the Sky Away.


Public Affairs



The Trouble with Chicken

Tues., Aug. 25, 10:00 pm



FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat –
particularly poultry – and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat.
Focusing on an outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation’s largest
poultry processors, the episode shows how contaminants are evading regulators and
causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more
chicken than ever.



Thurs., Aug. 27, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by students from Farrington High School
on Oahu.

Top Story:
Students from Iolani School on Oahu tell the story of a young Iolani graduate
who, despite becoming a quadruple amputee due to a devastating disease, continues
to live life with grace and appreciation. She visits her alma mater, sharing her
inspiring message of perseverance.


Also Featured:
Students at Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui explore the controversy
surrounding the construction of a new Central Maui Sports Complex; students at
Kainalu Elementary School on Oahu profile a Kailua woman who shares the art of
ribbon-lei-making with people from around the world; students at Mid-Pacific
Institute on Oahu show how science and spiritualism are coming to the aid of a
historic Waikiki icon – the Moana Hotel’s majestic banyan tree; students at
Lahainaluna High School on Maui share the story of a Lahaina woman who proudly
maintains her Hawaiian heritage through pa’u riding; students at Waiakea High
School on Hawaii Island spotlight a locally owned surf company in Kapaa, Kauai
that gives back by supporting the community’s sports teams.


This program encores Saturday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



What’s Standing Between Hawaii’s Veterans and Full Use of Their Benefits?

Thurs., Aug. 27, 8:00 pm



The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made numerous improvements since a
2014 audit showed Hawaii had the longest delays in the nation for veterans trying
to see their doctors for the first time. But veterans say more needs to be done
to ease the transition back into civilian life. What help is available for veterans
who are trying to access health care, pensions, housing, and other government
benefits and services? Where can they find support as they re-enter the job market?


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Fri., Aug. 28, 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. 28, 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. 28, 8:30 pm



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





Siberian Tiger Quest

Wed., Aug. 26, 8:00 pm



Ecologist Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and
most remote places on earth. He now embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a
lifelong dream – to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in
Russia’s far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman
Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild.
Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat.



Vaccines: Calling the Shots

Wed., Aug. 26, 9:00 pm



Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago
– including whooping cough, measles and mumps – are returning, in part
because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. Go around the
world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations and discover
the risks of opting out.



Part 2 of 2

Thurs., Aug. 27, 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.





V2 Rocket

Wed., Aug. 26, 10:00 pm



The first ever long-range rockets were designed and built by the Nazis in a
network of top-secret research labs, underground silos and hi-tech launch pads.
This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of
ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.





Heirloom Frames

Sat., Aug. 29, 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.


Heirloom Frames

Roy features scrolled-edge masterpieces.


Sat., Aug. 29, 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., Aug. 29, 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.




Sat., Aug. 29, 4:00 pm



Salads are a terrific way to make vegetables a main course. Martha makes
frisée aux lardons, a classic French salad made with spicy greens,
crisp bacon, creamy poached eggs and warm vinaigrette. She also shows
how to master Caesar salad, and prepares a stacked butter lettuce salad with
a fresh citrus and yuzu vinaigrette.



Favorites with a Chinese Accent

Sat., Aug. 29, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make
Chinese-style glazed pork tenderloin. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop
challenges Chris to a tasting of ready rice. And finally, test cook Bridget
Lancaster shows Chris how to make Chinese chicken salad.



Fall’s Flavorful Favorites

Sat., Aug. 29, 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.


Fall’s Flavorful Favorites
Lidia prepares pork medallions with grapes; baked fennel with sage; and oranges
in Marsala sauce.



A Passion for Cheese

Sat., Aug. 29, 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.


A Passion for Cheese
Cheese expert Carlos Yescas travels around Mexico to find the best cheese
producers; then he scours Mexico City’s best restaurants for chefs that will
use those cheeses on their menus.