Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, 2016
Arts, Drama, Culture
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 8 of 9
Sun., Feb. 28, 6:30 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
More Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special
Sun., Feb. 28, 8:00 pm
Mon., Feb. 29, 11:00 pm
Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey’s
historical advisor. With interviews with cast members including Hugh Bonneville
and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats
and servants in the 1920s.
The Diabolical Plot
Sun., Feb. 28, 9:00 pm
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
Mon., Feb. 29, 7:30 pm
When you hear their name, you can’t help but smile. The young trio Hūʻewa is
comprised of 17-year-old Kupu Dalire-Naʻauao, 19-year-old Kahi Lum-Young and 25-
year-old Kekoa Kane.
“‘Hū‘ is to hum or to make sound, to make music. And ‘ewa’ is to go off course
or to find your own path,” explained Hūʻewa member Kane. “…that’s what we do
with our music…we make music on our own path, on a different style.”
The trio performs songs including “Kaulana Niʻihau,” where theyʻre accompanied
by the dancers of Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea; and a medley consisting of
favorite songs of each member: “Kaulana Molokaʻi,” “Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua” and
“Meleana Ē.” Dalire-Naʻauao explains, “The Hawaiian music that we chose, the
type of songs that we chose…we just like to pull things from back in the day.”
Charleston, SC, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Feb. 29, 8:00 pm
In Charleston, finds include an 1890 Frederic Remington watercolor, a 1970
Jimi Hendrix collection and an 1879 James A.M. Whistler etching.
Minneapolis, MN, Part 1 of 3
Mon., Feb. 29, 9:00 pm
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a George Elmslie chair that, if
authentic, could fetch $50,000; a 1900 McKinley-Roosevelt poster; and a 1976
fancy intense yellow diamond ring, valued at $140,000-$160,000.
Mon., Feb. 29, 10:00 pm
AIDS is one of the leading causes of death for black women in the rural South,
where living with HIV is a grim reality. This film tells the story of a Southern
grandmother as she struggles to help her family, but may be unable to save
those she loves.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., March 1, 7:30 pm
Benny Rietveld’s first experience playing music was at the age of six, in the
piano department at the GEM store in Kapalama. “I liked the idea that you could
press something, and it creates this…cool sound,” Rietveld remembers. He was
mentored by band director Henry Miyamura at McKinley High School, and played in
local jazz and rock bands before moving to San Francisco and touring with Sheila
E. and Miles Davis. Today, Benny Rietveld plays bass for Carlos Santana, and
still sits in with the Hawaii musicians he grew up with.
This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, March 2 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
March 6 at 4:00 pm.
FINDING YOUR ROOTS
The Long Way Home
Tues., March 1, 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 Long Way Home
Discover how actress Julianna Marguiles, author Azar Nafisi and Chef Lidia
Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors’ singular and deeply human
desire to preserve their most cherished traditions.
Tues., March 1, 11:00 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.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Wed., March 2, 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.
Vivian’s mentor, Scott Barton, stops by the restaurant and shares the story of
the African roots of okra. Vivian learns that picking okra can be a prickly
Papua New Guinea Islands
Thurs., March 3, 10:00 pm
The trekkers explore New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago
of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by the indigenous Papuans and the Austronesians,
the island was captured by the Japanese during World War II. Today the island’s
traditional cultures are diverse and complex but there are several ancient
traditions which remain active today. Next, we visit the township of Rabaul,
once the provincial capital until it was destroyed in 1994 by a massive
Stacy Schiff: The Witches, Salem 1692
Thurs., March 3, 11:00 pm
Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, unravels the
mystery of the Salem witch trials.
Fri., March 4, 9:00 pm
Explore the country legend’s hard-fought road to stardom. From her Appalachian
roots to the Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn
struggled to balance family and her music career and is still going strong
over 50 years later.
MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Sat., March 5, 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.
Host Pete Evans hits the road with Nashville food legends Matt Bolus and Trevor
Moran. First stop is the Rocky Glade Farm in Eagleville where Pete learns about
this local family farm and sources fresh produce for the night’s feast. Then they
head to Wedge Oak Farm in Lebanon to collect eggs, mushrooms and duck. The menu
features: baby collards and Swiss chard salad with gribiche and grilled
onions; grilled suckling pig stuffed with green onions and green garlic;
fire-grilled vegetables with sorrel salsa verde and smoked farm eggs;
wood-fired roasted duck with wild farm greens and beer yeast sauce, served with
fried duck eggs; and chamomile ice cream for dessert.
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Luzern for Fun and Profit
Sat., March 5, 7:30 pm
For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as a “home
on the range,” but the range he’s referring to is the Alps Mountain Range of
central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by
snow-covered mountains and features a number of cultural attractions including
the Rosengart Museum.
Easy Yoga for Diabetes with Peggy Cappy
Sat., March 5, 8:00 pm
Learn how yoga and the right diet can improve health and have a positive impact
on life with diabetes. Interviews with doctors and first-person accounts from
individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes explore how yoga and diet improved
Country Pop Legends
Sat., March 5, 9:00 pm
Country pop legends perform their biggest and most-loved hit recordings from
the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in this special. County music legend Roy Clark hosts
this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. Performances from Glen
Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers and
more are intermixed with full-length vintage archival gems from the vaults.
Rickie Lee Jones
Sat., March 5, 11:00 pm
THE KATE is a new national music series, taped live at the Katharine Hepburn
Cultural Arts Center, an intimate 250-seat venue in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Rickie Lee Jones
Two-time Grammy-winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and
has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound over 15 critically
acclaimed albums. Jones charms the Kate’s audience with new tunes and fan
favorites like “Chuck E’s In Love.”
THE OPEN MIND
Sun., Feb. 28, 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.
Tues., March 1, 9:00 pm
FRONTLINE follows three young girls in the Midwest growing up amidst their
families’ struggles against financial ruin. This is an intimate portrait of
the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children. With
one in five American children living below the poverty line, this is an
unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children.
Thurs., March 3, 7:30 pm
Students from Kapaa High School on Kauai tell the story of Joshua and Jason
Iloreta, two brothers who train and compete together in long-distance running
races. To most people this does not seem unusual, until they find out that
older brother Joshua has cerebral palsy – a neurological disorder that appears
in infancy or early childhood and permanently affects body movement and muscle
coordination. Jason pushes Joshua in a race-designed wheelchair as he runs.
Their goal is to someday do a full marathon together. Their participation in
long-distance races is part of an awareness campaign the brothers started which
they call “I Am My Ability, I Am Not My Disability.” Their intent is to spread
awareness that cerebral palsy does not impair people’s cognition and
intelligence and that they can lead fulfilling and productive lives with the
Students from Waianae Intermediate School in Central Oahu tell the story of
Lorenzo Taguro-Bear, a very outgoing young leader who, unbeknownst to his peers
and advisors at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, used to live in a homeless
encampment in Waianae.
Students from Kapaa Middle School on Kauai present a primer on how to make
Students at the private all-girl school Sacred Hearts Academy in Kaimuki
feature their science teacher Erin Flynn, who inspires her students to shatter
the stereotype that science is for boys.
Expanding on the theme of breaking gender-based stereotypes, we revisit a story
from the HIKI NŌ archives by Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu about a girls’
Students from Seabury Hall Middle School on Maui feature John Plunkett, who
tells the heartfelt story of his family’s deep connection to their homeland of
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by McKinley High School.
This program encores Saturday, March 5 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Is Hawaii in a Real Estate Bubble?
Thurs., March 3, 8:00 pm
In January, the median price of a single-family home on Oahu reached an all-time
high of $733,500, and sales increased by double digits. Prices are spiking on
Maui and Kauai, too, leaving many would-be homebuyers wondering if they’ll soon
be priced out. The last time prices increased so much – and so fast – Hawaii
was in the midst of a bubble that burst in 2008.
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
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., March 4, 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.
CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK
Fri., March 4, 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.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., March 4, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
A Year in Space
Wed., March 2, 8:00 pm
Fri., March 4, 11:00 pm
Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the
International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects
of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on
Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.
First Man on the Moon
Wed., March 2, 9:00 pm
When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, he won instant fame. Yet this
accomplished engineer and test pilot was so determined to stay out of the
limelight that few know the personal story of how his rare combination of
talent, luck and experience led to his successful command of Apollo 11. NOVA
presents an intimate portrait of an unassuming American hero through
interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends.
Tues., March 1, 9:00 pm
Wed., March 2, 10:00 pm
Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots of Project Manhigh, which
collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support
human activity in space and laid the groundwork for the US space program.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Under a Jarvis Moon
Thurs., March 3, 9:00 pm
This film tells the story of 130 young men from Hawaii who, from the late 1930s
through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by
the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific.
The first wave of these colonists was a group of Hawaiian high school students,
chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best
survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. For the
young men, who were unaware of the true purpose of their role as colonists,
what ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage and, ultimately, tragedy.
ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC
Spice Box with Glen Huey
Sat., March 5, 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.
Spice Box with Glen Huey
Tommy works on a poplar and black walnut spice box with Glen Huey of
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., March 5, 2:30 pm
On a trip to Minneapolis, Tom takes the right steps to install a new attic
staircase. Watch Kevin use a special paint to give a dated kitchen an elegant
THIS OLD HOUSE
What’s Old Is New Again
Sat., March 5, 3:00 pm
Work continues on the tree house. Refurbished windows are installed. Tommy
installs wainscoting in the front entryway, and then works on restoring the
Sat., March 5, 4:00 pm
Join Martha Stewart as she demystifies four French classics found in
patisseries all over France. Learn how to make the macaron, the
festive, brightly colored cookie that looks like a tiny sandwich; Paris-
brest, a wheel-shaped ring of cream puffs filled with pastry cream;
madeleines, the delicate shell-shaped sponge cakes; and an elegant
Breton butter cake that will complement any lunch or dinner party.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Saucing Up Chicken and Roasting Mushrooms
Sat., March 5, 4:30 pm
Test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best quick
sauces for sautéed chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews serrated
paring knives. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to
the ultimate roasted mushrooms with parmesan and pine nuts.
JACQUES PEPIN: HEART & SOUL
Shorey’s Petite Appetite
Sat., March 5, 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.
Shorey’s Petite Appetite
Shorey, Jacques’ granddaughter, joins him in the kitchen, bringing her petite yet
progressive palate in tow! She follows along as Grandpa prepares one of her
favorites, escargots in baked potatoes. Jacques then shares an afterschool
favorite from his childhood, appropriately named pain de quatre heures or
“the four o’clock bread,” filled with hazelnuts and chocolate.
Sat., March 5, 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.
James Beard award-winning chef Barbara Lynch shows Chef Ming how to do seafood
the New England way! Barbara starts us off with a shellfish and saffron stew,
while Ming prepares a speedy poached seafood dinner that is savory yet simple.