August 2 – August 8, 2015

Air date:


Arts, Drama, Culture



Season 3, Part 6 of 6

Sun., Aug. 2, 7:00 pm

Thurs., Aug. 6, 11:00 pm



Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life
and love. Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan to make the most
of their time together, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya)
settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian
(Nicola Walker).


Part 6 of 6
Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through
with the wedding. With Celia’s encouragement, Alan takes the first step
toward forgiveness.



Part 7 of 7

Sun., Aug. 2, 8:00 pm



Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the
hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall
after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter
taken in by the captain.


Part 7 of 7
When Verity makes her move, Poldark is blamed and events spiral out of control.
An epidemic leads to tragedy. A shipwreck is both a blessing and a curse.



Part 8 of 13

Sun., Aug. 2, 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 7 of 13
Soames learns that Irene and young Jolyon are together at Robin Hill and
divorces Irene. Both Irene and Annette, Soames’ new wife, are pregnant. On
his father’s deathbed, Soames lies, saying he has a son, though the baby’s
a girl.



Amy Hanaialiʻi Gilliom and Willie K

Mon., Aug. 3, 7:30 pm



These two Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners present their unique brand of musical
artistry in this vintage performance. In both solos and duets, Amy and Willie
display wide-ranging versatility that showcases their diverse musical backgrounds.
They are accompanied by Jack Ofoia on bass and the late Chino Montero on


60s Girl Grooves

Mon., Aug. 3, 8:00 pm



Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups
and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes,
Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas,
Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.



Beats of the Antonov

Mon., Aug. 3, 10:00 pm



Learn how music and dance bind a community in the war-ravaged Sudan region,
where the people of the Blue Nile celebrate their survival and fight to maintain
their heritage, even as bombs drop all around them.


Red Rock Serenade

Mon., Aug. 3, 11:00 pm



Take a meditative, cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the
American West’s iconic red rock country, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion,
Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Grand Canyon National Parks – all set to music by
some of the world’s greatest classical composers, including Bach, Brahms,
Chopin and Beethoven.



Mahina Eleneki Hugo

Tues., Aug. 4, 7:30 pm



As a member of the 1987 national champion University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine
volleyball team, Mahina Eleneki learned the value of discipline, teamwork, and
of getting right back up after failure. Now, as Head of School at La Pietra-
Hawaii School for Girls, Mahina Eleneki Hugo teaches those same values
to new generations of women.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wed., Aug. 5 at 11:00 pm and Sun.,
Aug. 9 at 4:00 pm.



Season 1, Part 1 of 6

Tues., Aug. 4, 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 1:
Freddie and Stuart host a wake to mark the passing of a dear friend.



Season 1, Part 2 of 6

Tues., Aug. 4, 11:30 pm



Freddie and Stuart shop for a new coat for Freddie, but since the coat is more
expensive than they’d expected, Stuart finds a way of secretly raising some



Blueberries and Boiling Over

Wed., Aug. 5, 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.


Blueberries and Boiling Over
After a year recovering from a restaurant fire and re-opening Chef and the
Farmer, Vivian and Ben open a burger and oyster bar called the Boiler Room.
Vivian boils over with the stress of staffing adjustments, testing new menu
concepts and the task of putting 500 pounds of blueberries to good use. She
dons a hairnet and bubbles with excitement at the sight of her blueberry BBQ
sauce hitting the assembly line.



Even Though the Whole World Is Burning

Thurs., Aug. 6, 9:00 pm



Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin has won almost every major poetry prize that exists,
including two Pulitzers. His legacy is based not only upon his writings,
however, but also the singular form of environmental activism and land
stewardship he embodies. Now in his 87th year, Merwin has dedicated over three
decades to preserving and regenerating native plants and palms on a 19-acre
site on the north shore of Maui. The preserve, called the Merwin Conservancy,
with over 800 species, holds the most comprehensive private collection of palms
in the world. These tangible actions for the environment go hand-in-hand with
his poetry, offering important insights for an era marked by environmental
degradation, human disconnect with natural processes and rapid climate change. The
film is an intimate portrait of a vibrant, humorous and challenging man who is
often called a “national treasure.”


Tree Safari: The Koa Connection

Thurs., Aug. 6, 10:30 pm



Acclaimed sculptor Brad Sells teases fine art from rough timber. This program
traces the arc of Sells’ artistic process as he travels to the Big Island of
Hawaii in his search for koa wood, revered for its density, luster, tone and


Na Mele: Jerry Santos

Fri., Aug. 7, 9:00 pm



When we hear his distinctive voice, there is no mistaking the music of Jerry
Santos. And when we listen to his lyrics, there is no mistaking his connection
with the memories and emotions of our own lives. In this NA MELE, Jerry has
woven together a story of home. “The idea of home was the driving force for
the content. Most of the songs speak to the idea of ku‘u home, a personal,
endearing way to refer to our place in the world. It becomes ku‘u because we
attach to it our familiarity, what the wind and the rain are like, how the
mountains smell, what is in the river, who our people are, our attachment to
them and the things we have learned by being of a place,” Jerry says.


Jerry mixes “All of That Love from Here” with his signature song, “Ku‘u Home
‘O Kahalu‘u,” as well as “Tewe Tewe,” a playful song that pays tribute to the
slippery o‘opu. He also performs “Seabird” and “Ku‘u Makamaka,” among other
songs. Joining Jerry in the PBS Hawaii studio are musicians Kamuela Kimokeo
and Hoku Zuttermeister.


Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

Fri., Aug. 7, 10:30 pm



From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, The Ed Sullivan Show, based
in the heart of New York’s theatre district, presented live special performances
by cast members from the most beloved stage musicals of Broadway’s golden age.
Not seen for decades since their original broadcasts, these rare selections
include performances by legends Julie Andrews, Ethel Merman, Joel Grey, Gwen
Verdon, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Burton and others in songs from classics such as
Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Annie Get
Your Gun
, Sweet Charity and Camelot. The special is hosted by
Shirley Jones.



Filipino Entrepreneurs

Sat., Aug. 8, 7:00 pm



This series travels across the United States to explore Asian cuisine’s impact
on American food culture. Hosted by Danielle Chang, the six-part series explores
a wide variety of Asian food and drink and meets the new generation of chefs and
entrepreneurs dedicated to keeping traditions alive. The series features renowned
chefs and culinary personalities such as Top Chef winner Kristen Kish,
YouTube sensation Maangchi, Chinese master chef Susur Lee and ramen
entrepreneur Ivan Orkin.


Filipino Entrepreneurs
Filipinos comprise the second-largest Asian American population nationwide, yet
their cuisine is relatively unknown. PJ Quesada, founder of the Filipino Food
Movement, explains Filipino cuisine while feasting at his friend Tim Luym’s
restaurant in San Mateo, CA. Then we meet restaurateur Nicole Ponseca, who
left her life as an advertising executive in New York to give voice to her
culture through food. Finally, the two friends behind Bling Bling Dumplings
manufacture thousands of dumplings – from scratch, at home – to serve
at festivals.




Sat., Aug. 8, 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.


We start in the heart of Tuscany with a visit to Castello di Ama to learn how
true Chianti wine is made. The area is also famous for olive oil and we
experience the olive harvest at Pornanino. Nearby, Kathy meets the very
special cashmere goats that Nora Kravis raises at Chianti Cashmere Farm.
Then it is off to Panzano for a wild boar hunt and a visit with philosophical
butcher Dario Cecchini. The episode ends on the captivating coast of Tuscany
in Maremma.


Moments to Remember

Sat., Aug. 8, 8:00 pm



Highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era, Patti Page and Nick Clooney
introduce performances and archival classics along with fellow emcees Peter
Marshall, Wink Martindale and Mary Lou Metzger. This special features Frankie
Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger
Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters and archival
performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.


Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe

Sat., Aug. 8, 10:30 pm



America’s favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine, from
garlicky snails to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst. He also dines on gourmet
tapas in Galicia, visits a cozy trattoria in Rome, tastes the catch of the day
in Greece and sips wines from ancient vines in Burgundy.



Kacey Musgraves/Dale Watson

Sat., Aug. 8, 11:00 pm



Texas country reigns on tonight’s ACL with Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson.
Contemporary songwriter Musgraves sings tunes from her winning album Same
Trailer, Different Park
, while honky-tonker Watson plays tunes from
throughout his career.


Public Affairs



Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

Tues., Aug. 4, 10:00 pm



FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop
gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in
Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the
program examines why, despite the national trauma over gun violence,
Washington hasn’t acted.



Thurs., Aug. 6, 7:30 pm



This look back at some of the outstanding HIKI NŌ stories from the winter
quarter of the 2014/2015 school year is hosted by two former HIKI NŌ
interns, Akane Kashiwazaki and Terrence Nahina, graduates of the University
of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media.


Featured in this compilation show are:
A story from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui about McKayla Wandell, who grew
up with a meth-addicted father and now uses what she has learned from that
experience to help other teens cope with similar hardships through her talks at
Maui TEDx conferences; a story from Wheeler Middle School on Oahu about
eighth-grader Macy Walters’ quest to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro,
despite (and because of) the fact that she suffers from a rare autoimmune
disease; a report from Moanalua High School on Oahu about why Hawaii’s high
school students consume so much caffeine; a personal profile from King
Intermediate School on Oahu about Aisha Yamamoto, a King Intermediate seventh
-grader who loves using her skills as a DJ to get kids moving on the dance floor;
a point-of-view report from Hoku Subiono of Kua o ka La PCS Milolii Hipuu Virtual
Academy on Hawaii Island which turns the lens on the controversial Thirty Meter
Telescope project on Mauna Kea and his own struggles to reconcile his love of
science with his Hawaiian heritage; a profile from Waianae Intermediate School
on Oahu about Shardenei Luning, a young woman who finds similarities between
her lives as both a beauty pageant contestant and a Pop Warner football player;
and from Campbell High School on Oahu, the story of dancer Christian Jacob
Nguyen, who uses his art-form to cope with the trauma of his parents’ divorce.


This program encores Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



How Can We Better Care for People Who Suffer from Serious Mental Illness?

Thurs., Aug. 6, 8:00 pm



People who suffer from mental illness in Hawaii often have difficulty being
diagnosed and finding and accepting treatment. Some end up on the streets,
exacerbating an already booming homeless population. And Hawaii’s only state
mental hospital is overcrowded, with some employees saying it’s unsafe for
patients and staff. How can we better care for people who suffer from
serious mental illness?


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Fri., Aug. 7, 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. 7, 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. 7, 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

Wed., Aug. 5, 8:00 pm



The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems
on earth – home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to
100-ton whales. From the coral cays of the outer reef to the Islands of the
Torres Strait, the reef’s human residents work to find that critical balance
between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world.


Part 3 of 3
See how humans and the animal residents of the reef prepare for a category five
cyclone that brings destruction to the North Queensland coast. As cyclone
season finally gives way to calm seas of the dry season,
the reef begins to recover and thrive.



Secrets of the Viking Sword

Wed., Aug. 5, 9:00 pm



The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few
carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned
using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries,
the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art.
Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon
more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword
makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now,
NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct
the Ulfberht and finally unravel the mystery of the Viking sword.



Mystery of Easter Island

Wed., Aug. 5, 10:00 pm



A remote, bleak speck of rock in the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has
mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why
did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, or moai,
weighing as much as 86 tons each? And how did they transform a presumed
paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and
themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of
previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from
ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders
used ropes to “walk” the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With
the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a NOVA team sets out to test
this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory – serving up plenty of action and
surprises in this fresh investigation of one of the ancient world’s most
intriguing enigmas.





JFK: One PM Central Standard Time

Tues., Aug. 4, 8:00 pm



This program tells the story of two men: one, the president of the United States –
shot in Dallas and rushed to Parkland hospital, his fate unknown – the other,
respected CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, knowing he had to get the story right
amid the uncertainties of that tragic day. Narrated by George Clooney and
featuring an interview with President Bill Clinton, the special recounts the
riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the New York CBS Newsroom from
the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement
of his death at 1:00 p.m. CST. The program features moving memories from the
producers, writers and reporters who were there on the day, including Dan
Rather, Bob Schieffer, Marvin Kalb and Marianne Means.


JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

Tues., Aug. 4, 9:00 pm



For many, President Lyndon Baines Johnson is chiefly remembered for escalating the
United States military involvement in Vietnam. But 50 years ago, he engineered two
of the most important laws Congress ever passed, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the
1965 Voting Rights Act. This special examines how LBJ transformed America.





Triple Turnings

Sat., Aug. 8, 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.


Triple Turnings
Roy demonstrates how to make three great gifts: pens, peppermills and smartphone



Sat., Aug. 8, 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., Aug. 8, 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




Sat., Aug. 8, 4:00 pm



A great sauce can take a dish from good to fantastic. In this episode, Martha
goes over some classics, starting with béarnaise sauce, a derivative of
hollandaise. Next she makes Kansas City barbecue sauce, which is tomato-
based with a sweet-tart flavor. Next up is tartar sauce – Martha’s version includes
capers, shallots and cornichons. Then Martha shows how to make salsa
a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables.



Baguettes at Home

Sat., Aug. 8, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best
baguette at home! Then equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the essential tools
for baking baguettes.



The Bird is the Word

Sat., Aug. 8, 5:00 pm



Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS, featuring
simple but delicious recipes for flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals 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


The Bird is the Word
In this salute to chicken, Sara presents two of her most loved recipes: white bean
chicken chili and “angry chicken,” cooked with special guest, Chef Dale Talde.



Artisanal Bread in Tortilla Land

Sat., Aug. 8, 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.


Artisanal Bread in Tortilla Land
At her bakery, Rosetta Panaderia, Chef Elena Reygadas crafts transcendent versions
of Mexico’s classic pan de pulque and sugar-topped conchas. Then,
it’s sandwich time when Rick visits Eno, Chef Enrique Olvera’s casual spot that
serves tuna and chicken tortas in homemade bollilo rolls.



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