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Feb. 21 – Feb. 27, 2016


Arts, Drama, Culture



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 7 of 9

Sun., Feb. 21, 7:00 pm



The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-
winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced
stories centered on an English country estate.


Part 7 of 9
A car race gives Mary flashbacks. Mrs. Patmore opens for business. Mrs. Hughes
tricks Carson. Things get serious for Edith. Robert gets a surprise gift.



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 8 of 9

Sun., Feb. 21, 8:00 pm



The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-
winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced
stories centered on an English country estate.


Part 8 of 9
Two romances get complicated. Molesley and Spratt try out new jobs. Thomas
takes a fateful step. Mrs. Patmore provokes a scandal. Isobel puts her
foot down.



The Diabolical Plot

Sun., Feb. 21, 9:20 pm

Thurs., Feb. 25, 10:00 pm



Based on real events, MERCY STREET takes viewers beyond the battlefield and
into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters – doctors, nurses, contraband
laborers and Southern loyalists – set in the chaotic world of Union-occupied
Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the
Civil War.


The Diabolical Plot
President Lincoln’s visit sets in motion a diabolical rebel plot and offers an
opportunity to free James Sr. Dr. Foster uncovers a scheme to undermine him at
the expense of his patients. Aurelia, recovered from her surgery, makes a
bold decision.



Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr.

Mon., Feb. 22, 7:30 pm



This special NA MELE presentation pairing Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr. has
a special significance, as both are the sons of Hawaiian music icons: slack key
guitar legend Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and Peter Moon Sr., a seminal figure in
the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.


Cyril and Peter Moon Jr.’s master-apprentice process is rooted in the “old
style” approach to teaching: watch, listen and learn. That was how Cyril
learned from his father, and this technique has borne fruit with Peter Moon Jr.
as the two of them, along with special guest Jeff Ahoy on steel guitar, perform
in a jam session at the PBS Hawaii studio.



Charleston, SC, Part 2 of 3

Mon., Feb. 22, 8:00 pm



Highlights from Charleston include a locally made Francis Sommer astronomical
regulator clock, an 1899 Oscar Wilde manuscript poem and a 1960 Rene
Portocarrero oil. One is worth $80,000 to $100,000!



Atlanta, GA, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Feb. 22, 9:00 pm



Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a circa 1961 Willie Mays jersey and
pants; a 17th-century Ming bronze guardian figure; and a circa 1861 Confederate
officer’s sword that originally belonged to the guest’s great-great-




Mon., Feb. 22, 10:00 pm



Watch a covert terrorism sting unfold as a longtime counterterrorism informant
takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to
follow efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist, without informing his superiors.


Growing Up Gambling

Mon., Feb. 22, 11:30 pm



This program illustrates how technology advancement makes it easy for students
to engage in high-stakes gambling, taking viewers inside the brain of an online
gamer and online gambler, telling the story of a student’s downward spiral into
addictive online sports betting.


Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Peter Merriman

Tues., Feb. 23, 7:30 pm



How is it that the culinary movement now known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine was
developed by someone who grew up in a steel mill town in Pennsylvania‌? Chef and
restaurateur Peter Merriman tells his story of falling in love with the people,
culture and food of Hawaii – and how that love and respect led to a culinary


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Feb. 28 at 4:00 pm.



The Pioneers

Tues., Feb. 23, 8:00 pm



Join Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., as he delves into the genealogy
of 27 guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and
experience that makes up the fabric of America.


The Pioneers
Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are
connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern-
day descendants to continue shaping our culture.



Carole King

Tues., Feb. 23, 11:00 pm



Delve into the hit singer-songwriter’s life and career from 1960s New York to
the music mecca of 1970s LA to the present. King joins collaborators and family
in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the
tapestry. This year also marks the 45th anniversary of King’s landmark album
Tapestry, which spawned the hits “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel the Earth Move,”
“You’ve Got a Friend” and “So Far Away.”



Pickle Perfect

Wed., Feb. 24, 7:30 pm and 11:30 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.


Pickle Perfect
Vivian visits her friend Nancy for a comforting combination of homemade pickles,
chicken salad and chocolate cake. Ben and Vivian audition a new chef to offer
Ben some relief and much-needed time to focus on his art.



Fishing Pono

Thurs., Feb. 25, 9:00 pm



Native Hawaiians on the island of Molokai are using ancient conservation methods
to restore local fisheries. Featuring lifelong fisherman Kelson “Mac” Poepoe,
whose fishing conservation program is based on historical practices, this story
shows how a community turned the tide on a seemingly doomed resource.



Breadfruit & Open Spaces

Thurs., Feb. 25, 9:30 pm



Explore the journey of a group of Pacific Islander immigrants from the Federated
States of Micronesia who now live on Guam. The film gives a rare look into their
personal lives as they struggle to hold their ground and find a voice on a new
island, while maintaining ties to their families on their home island of Chuuk.



Leonard Pitts Jr.: Grant Park

Thurs., Feb. 25, 11:00 pm



Leonard Pitts Jr. is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald and
winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. His novel Grant Park is
a look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd
and the poignant.


Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House

Fri., Feb. 26, 9:00 pm



Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical
arrangements, by renowned and new artists. The performance, a White House
partnership with the Smithsonian, airs from the East Room.



Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll

Fri., Feb. 26, 10:00 pm



Discover how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock ‘n’
roll. As popular in the 1950s as Elvis Presley, Domino suffered degradation in
the pre-civil rights South, but aided integration through his influential music.


Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert

Fri., Feb. 26, 11:00 pm



Arlo Guthrie, son of legendary musician Woody Guthrie, reveals the events behind
the writing of “Alice’s Restaurant” – his 18-minute musical monologue that
spawned a platinum-selling record and a full-length motion picture. In this
concert, Arlo performs the song and others from his career, along with
anecdotal stories.



The Big Island, Hawaii

Sat., Feb. 27, 7:00 pm



This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations
for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated
series, Australian Chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, and across the sea,
traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other US
locations to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that
incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.


Big Island, Hawaii
“The Pied Piper of Hawaii Regional Cuisine,” Chef Peter Merriman takes Pete on
a trip up the Kohala Mountains to the beautiful Kahua Ranch where they pick up
Wagyu beef for the night’s feast. Meanwhile, local chef Jim Babian sources
abalone straight from the tank at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii.
Later, the chefs meet up at Merriman’s Restaurant to prepare wood-grilled
abalone; pipikaula beef jerky poke; pan-seared kampachi with lilikoi brown
butter sauce; and lamb curry with fresh ginger, turmeric, coconut and
pineapple-mint garnish.


Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions

Siena and Assisi, Italy

Sat., Feb. 27, 7:30 pm



Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena.
They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto
made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to
Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They
also have a private tour of one of Italy’s most important wineries and a
special tasting of the wines of Tuscany.




Sat., Feb. 27, 8:00 pm



The Met presents a new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece, conducted by Yannick
Nezet-Seguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, with Aleksandrs Antonenko as the
tormented Moor of Venice; Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona; and Zeljko Lucic as
Otello’s sinister rival, Iago.



2015 Hall of Fame Special

Sat., Feb. 27, 11:00 pm



Enjoy the 2015 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as Loretta
Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are
honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell
and more.


Public Affairs



Sun., Feb. 21, 6:00 pm



Hosted by Alexander Heffner, this weekly public affairs program is a thoughtful
excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national and public
concern with the most compelling minds of our times.



Chasing Heroin

Tues., Feb. 23, 9:00 pm



Go inside the heroin and opioid crisis in America. Following four addicts in
Seattle, FRONTLINE examines U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is
treated like a public health crisis, not a crime.



Thurs., Feb. 25, 7:30 pm



This episode is a compilation of stories that express the six Hawaiian values
featured in the first round of the 2015-16 season. Here are the Hawaiian values
featured and the stories that represent them:


Ho‘omau (to persevere, perpetuate or continue) is represented by a story from
Maui High School, which follows former UH Wahine Volleyball star Cecilia
Fernandez as she battles Adenocarcinoma, a rare form of lung cancer. As a former
athlete, Cecilia is used to battling opponents by following a carefully devised
game-plan. But because so little is known about this disease, Cecilia must
persevere against an enemy she is not familiar with – uncertainty.


Kuleana (responsibility) is represented by a story from Waianae High School in
West Oahu. Waianae High School graduate and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship)
fighter Max Holloway feels it is his kuleana to represent the Waianae community
in the most positive way possible when he competes. Max also takes his
responsibilities to his wife and young son very seriously. Having been severely
neglected by his own parents, Max wants to make sure his son does not have to
suffer the same sort of childhood that he had.


Ha‘aha‘a (humbleness and humility) is represented by a story from Chiefess
Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai. Kauai resident Moses Hamilton learned
humbleness and humility when he had to start all over again after a car
accident that left him a quadriplegic. While undergoing rehab, Moses took
up mouth painting (painting by holding and manipulating the paint brush in
one’s mouth), and is a now a successful artist who sells his paintings in Hanalei.


‘Imi na‘auao (enlightenment and wisdom) is represented by a story from Moanalua
High School in the Salt Lake District of Oahu. Lars Mitsuda, Moanalua’s culinary
arts teacher, who combines his passions for food and education by enlightening
students on the many life-lessons cooking can teach. From multi-tasking to
management skills, to business planning, to working with people – learning the
culinary arts fosters a wisdom that students can use for the rest of their


‘Ike Pono (to know what is right) is represented by a story from Maui Waena
Intermediate School about Christopher Malik Cousins, owner of the Farmacy Health
Bar in Wailuku, Maui. Cousins had been a troubled youth, often on the wrong
side the law and even living on the streets. Being fed at Saint Theresa’s
Church in Kihei eventually inspired him to do the right thing and open his own
health food restaurant. He encourages his customers to “pay-it-forward” by
contributing to a program that helps to feed the hungry with healthy foods.


Mālama (to care for, protect and maintain) is represented by a story from
Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu, about the efforts of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its community of volunteers to
mālama the Hawaiian Monk Seal. Mālama is also represented by a video
primer from Kauai High School on how to “take care” in the event of a


This episode is hosted by HIKI NŌ alum (and current Political Science/
Communications double-major at UH Manoa) Shisa Kahaunaele.


This program encores Saturday, Feb. 27 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.




Thurs., Feb. 25, 8:00 pm




INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also streamed live
on pbshawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or
Twitter during the broadcast. You may email us ahead of time to
insights@pbshawaii.org, or include the #pbsinsights hashtag when posting on



Fri., Feb. 26, 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., Feb. 26, 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., Feb. 26, 8:30 pm



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


Science and Nature



Snow Chick

Wed., Feb. 24, 8:00 pm



See the intimate and incredible journey of one vulnerable and charismatic
Emperor penguin chick, from the moment he emerges from the egg to when he leaves
for the sea as a boisterous adolescent.



Rise of the Robots

Wed., Feb. 24, 9:00 pm



Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science
fiction. Until now. Meet the world’s most advanced humanoid robots as they
leave the lab, battle real-world challenges and endeavor to become part of
our everyday lives.


The Human Face of Big Data

Wed., Feb. 24, 10:00 pm



During the first day of a baby’s life the amount of data generated by humanity
is equivalent to 70 times the information contained in the Library of Congress.
What will it mean to live in a world where every moment, from birth to death,
is digitally chronicled and preserved in vast cloud-based databases, forever?
This film captures the promise and potential peril of the extraordinary
knowledge revolution.





Child’s Chair with Steve Brown

Sat., Feb. 27, 2:00 pm



Hosted by carpenter, craftsman and educator Tommy MacDonald, the sixth season
of this series offers woodworking enthusiasts the confidence to fulfill their
furniture-making dreams. With help from his friends Al, Eli and Steve and
special guests, Tommy creates bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy also
travels to historic landmarks around the country for inspiration.


Child’s Chair with Steve Brown
Tommy is joined by master furniture maker Steve Brown from the North Bennet
Street School in Boston. Steve and Tommy pick a project that encourages the
home woodworker to keep it simple with a child’s chair, concentrating on its
rustic splayed legs. A great project for beginners, it’s made of beautiful
white oak, with inspiration coming from a traditional bretstuhl
of Germany.



Sat., Feb. 27, 2:30 pm



Tom creates a backyard chicken coop. Scott talks about the value of USB
outlets. Chris Kimball talks maple syrup.



Goodbye Tired Old House

Sat., Feb. 27, 3:00 pm



The completion of the project reveals many improvements: a new Victorian
front porch, restored windows, relaxing master suite, functional living
space and gorgeous open kitchen.




Sat., Feb. 27, 4:00 pm



In this episode, Martha turns the modern stereotype of pudding upside down.
She prepares a traditional bread pudding spiked with Armagnac brandy; a baked
chocolate custard; a steamed cranberry pudding; and a light and airy lemon
pudding made in individual ramekins.



Why Not Add Wine?

Sat., Feb. 27, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best coq au
at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best waiter’s
corkscrews. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher
Kimball how to make the ultimate Tuscan-style beef stew.



Gloria’s Favorites

Sat., Feb. 27, 5:00 pm



Jacques Pépin presents his final series, featuring demonstrations of his
impeccable technique along with candid exchanges between Jacques and his
family and friends.


Gloria’s Favorites
Jacques dedicates today’s dishes to his wife Gloria and their many years spent
together in the kitchen. He kicks off with an extravagant, yet easy and elegant
pressed caviar canapé. Jacques then pops the top from a bottle of beer
to make a simple batter for his corn fritters topped with smoked salmon. He also
utilizes often-overlooked offal for Gloria’s memorable pork kidneys with mushroom
in vermouth sauce.



Jasper White

Sat., Feb. 27, 5:30 pm



SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouth-watering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique
demonstration, followed by two dishes – one prepared by a nationally renowned
guest chef and one by host Ming Tsai. This season focuses on comfort food –
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world.


Jasper White
Boston’s “king of seafood” Jasper White stops by to show Ming some one-pot
seafood dishes. Jasper creates a Portuguese-style seafood stew of clams,
mussels and chouriço, while Ming follows up with a hearty black bean, clam
and mussel pasta.