Feb. 7 – Feb. 13, 2016


Arts, Drama, Culture



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 5 of 9

Sun., Feb. 7, 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 5 of 9
Thomas makes Andy a generous offer. Spratt rescues Denker. A powerful politician
comes to dinner. Robert upsets the family. Mary gets suspicious.



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 6 of 9

Sun., Feb. 7, 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 6 of 9
The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to
foil a romance. Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas
feels trapped.



The Belle Alliance

Sun., Feb. 7, 9:00 pm

Thurs., Feb. 11, 11:00 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 Belle Alliance
During a Union ball at their house, the Green girls and Frank initiate a daring
plan to help him escape. Mary releases Dr. Foster, still shaky from his detox,
from his quarantine so he can guide Samuel through a delicate operation.



Queen Elizabeth II

Sun., Feb. 7, 10:00 pm



This biographical profile uses Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable quotes to
frame her life story. We follow the Queen’s remarkable life, from her youth to
her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her
experiences during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her
reign of more than 60 eventful years.



Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna

Mon., Feb. 8, 7:30 pm



NA MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late
Kawai Cockett. In this performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and
Charlie Wahineho’okae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led
Kaapana. Ha’aheo Cockett provides hula artistry.



Little Rock, AR, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Feb. 8, 8:00 pm



Discover hidden treasures in Little Rock, such as a 1985 Charles Schulz sketch
of Snoopy; Chinese altar garniture, ca. 1850; and a 1919 William Faulkner
handmade poetry book. Can you guess which is valued at $70,000 to $100,000?



Atlanta, GA, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Feb. 8, 9:00 pm



Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a decorative egg with a Faberge
mark; a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a New York
Chippendale corner chair, circa 1760.



A Ballerina’s Tale

Mon., Feb. 8, 10:00 pm



Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African
American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater.
The film is an intimate look at this groundbreaking dancer during a crucial
period in her life.


Smokin’ Fish

Mon., Feb. 8, 11:00 pm



Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau,
Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and
decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family’s traditional fish camp.
The unusual story is about one man’s attempts to navigate the collision between
the modern world and an ancient culture.



Betty White

Tues., Feb. 9, 7:30 pm



Betty White is the Head of School at Sacred Hearts Academy in Kaimuki,
Honolulu. She was one of the very few in her high school class in rural
Virginia who left home to pursue higher learning. She talks about her
academic struggles, what brought her to Hawaii and her role at an all-
girls school.


This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 4:00 pm.



War Stories

Tues., Feb. 9, 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.


War Stories
Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette,
Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an
enduring spirit of strength and integrity.


Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

Tues., Feb. 9, 11:00 pm



Thirty-five years before the election of President Barack Obama, the
question of race and the possibility of bridging racial barriers were
put to the test in an overlooked story in American politics: Tom Bradley’s
1973 election as Mayor of Los Angeles: the first African American mayor
of a major U.S. city with an overwhelmingly white majority. The film tells
the story of how Bradley’s coalition of African Americans, Jews, white
liberals, Latinos and Asian Americans united a divided city, brought
inclusion and access, and set the foundation for inter-racial coalitions
that encouraged the elections of minority candidates nationwide.



Pretty in Peach

Wed., Feb. 10, 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.


Pretty in Peach
Mrs. Scarlett teaches Vivian the secrets of Gramma Hill’s canned peaches
and shares memories from her own childhood. Vivian sweats through a
Thanksgiving-in-July photo shoot while a major mix-up leaves the restaurant
team scrambling.



B.B. King: The Life of Riley

Fri., Feb. 12, 9:00 pm



Explore B.B. King’s challenging life and career through candid interviews
with the King of the Blues, filmed shortly before his death in May 2015.
Fellow music stars including Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric
Clapton, John Mayer and Ringo Starr, pay tribute to King’s legend.


David Bowie: Five Years

Fri., Feb. 12, 10:00 pm



Trace five pivotal years in the late pop icon’s career: 1971 and the creation
of Ziggy Stardust; 1975 with Young Americans and the Thin White Duke
persona; 1977 and the release of Low and Heroes; 1980 with “Ashes
to Ashes;” and 1983 with the huge commercial success of Let’s Dance.



Oahu, Hawaii

Sat., Feb. 13, 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.


Oahu, Hawaii
Chef Pete Evans joins award-winning Hawaiian chefs Jon Matsubara and Lee Anne
Wong on Oahu to learn how local pineapple is harvested. They also meet local
fish guru/mentor Brooks Takenaka at the Honolulu Fish Auction to bid and buy
locally sourced fish for dinner. Chef Jon shows how to make his famous smoking
mai tai cocktail, hibachi-style Kauai shrimp, and Kahaluu roast pork belly,
while Lee Anne cooks up fresh opah and vegetable sides and Pete prepares
ahi poke.


Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions

Florence, Italy

Sat., Feb. 13, 7:30 pm



Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt’s son Nicholas, spend a week in
Florence. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn
Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren and Julia
Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement
influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist
attractions of the city.



Billy Elliot The Musical Live

Sat., Feb 13, 8:00 pm



Billy Elliot: The Musical took London’s West End and Broadway by storm,
winning the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the popular 2000 film,
it features a rousing score by Elton John. The story, which takes place during
Northeast England’s contentious mining strike of 1984, tells the inspirational
story of a young boy’s journey from the boxing ring to the ballet barre,
transforming his family and his community.



Leon Bridges/Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Sat., Feb. 13, 11:00 pm



Savor the old-fashioned soul of Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & The
Night Sweats. Fort Worth native Bridges channels an earlier era with songs
from his debut LP Coming Home. Denver-based songwriter Rateliff
centers on his self-titled debut with his band The Night Sweats.


Public Affairs



Sun., Feb. 7, 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.



The Fantasy Sports Gamble

Tues., Feb. 9, 10:00 pm



In collaboration with The New York Times, FRONTLINE examines the world of
fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down,
the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their
operations at home and abroad.


PBS Democratic Presidential Debate

Thurs., Feb. 11, 4:00 pm (live) and 9:00 pm (encore)



Live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchors and managing editors
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the DNC-sanctioned debate, the
first Democratic presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New
Hampshire primary.



Thurs., Feb. 11, 7:30 pm





Students from Mid-Pacific in the Manoa district of Oahu tell how UH Warrior
assistant football coach and former NFL player Rich Miano devoted his life
to exceling in football as a reaction to the tragic death of his brother
Robert Miano. Soon after the Miano family moved to Hawaii from
Massachusetts, a teenaged Robert Miano lost his footing on an ocean cliff
in Portlock, injured his head and passed away. Says Rich, “We [he and
Robert] shared the same room, we played the same sports, we walked home
together. We were inseparable. He was my best friend.” To honor the memory
of his brother, Rich wore Robert’s jersey number (38) throughout his career
and channeled his inspiration into tremendously successful careers as
a player and coach.




Students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu explore the challenges of moms
deployed for military duty abroad.


As a companion piece to this story, we turn to the HIKI NŌ archives for a
past story from Kainalu Elementary School in Windward Oahu about programs
that help elementary school children deal with the trauma of separation
from their deployed parents.


Students from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profile teenaged artist
Sofia Bews, whose artwork has been featured in the prestigious online and
print publication Rookie Mag.


Students at Hawaii Preparatory Academy on Hawaii Island tell the story of
the Annual BK Fun Run, held in honor of HPA alumna Bieni Kohler Johnson,
who passed away from breast cancer.


Students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai tell the story of
basketball coach Clarence Sales. Clarence became paralyzed from the waist
down as the result of an injury sustained in a fight. Rather than giving
up on life, Clarence decided to use his experience in overcoming adversity
to teach valuable life lessons to his players.


This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Hongwanji Mission School in the Nuuanu
district of Honolulu.


This program encores Saturday, Feb. 13 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 14 at
3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



Hawaii Perspectives: Democratic Presidential Debate

Thurs., Feb. 11, 8:00 pm



INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII will present early Hawaii reaction to
PBS NEWSHOUR’s Democratic Presidential Debate between candidates
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, presented live on Thursday from
4 to 6 pm on PBS Hawaii. Representatives from Hawaii’s Democratic and
Republican parties, plus an independent commentator, will look at what
the candidates’ stances mean for Hawaii voters.


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



Fri., Feb. 12, 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. 12, 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. 12, 8:30 pm



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


Science and Nature



Moose: Life of a Twig Eater

Wed., Feb. 10, 8:00 pm



High up in Canada’s Rockies, by a crystal-clear lake rimmed with old-growth
forest, a moose is born. At the best of times, the odds are stacked against
this leggy 35-pounder surviving its first year. Now, with moose populations
across many parts of North America in steep decline, scientists are trying
to understand what happens in the first year of a moose’s life. This
stunningly intimate episode, filmed over 13 months in the spectacular wilds
of Jasper National Park, takes viewers deep inside the world of a moose calf.



Memory Hackers

Wed., Feb. 10, 9:00 pm



On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the
mysterious nature of how we remember. Using cutting edge research,
neuroscientists are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory.
By studying individuals ranging from an 11-year old whiz-kid who remembers
every detail of his life, to a man who had his spider phobias vanquished,
to a woman who even had memories implanted, scientists have uncovered a
provocative idea: while for much of human history, memory has been seen
as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays it
back intact; but memory is far more malleable, always being written and
rewritten, not just by us but by others.


Humanity from Space

Wed., Feb. 10, 10:00 pm



Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global
species. From the perspective of space, this special uses mind-boggling
data and CGI to disclose the breathtaking extent of humanity’s influence,
revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected
world of extraordinary complexity. A trip through 12,000 years of
development, the documentary shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation
have changed the course of civilization. As our global population soars, the
program considers the challenges humanity will face in order to survive.





The Perfect Crime

Tues., Feb. 9, 9:00 pm

Fri., Feb. 12, 11:00 pm



Re-examine the shocking story of Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy college
students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart
enough to get away with it. Their trial set off a national debate about
morality and capital punishment.





Kitchen Leaf Table with Tom McLaughlin

Sat., Feb. 13, 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.


Kitchen Leaf Table with Tom McLaughlin
Tommy is joined by Tom McLaughlin of Epic Woodworking and together they
create a complicated kitchen leaf table. They work together to make it more
contemporary by adding a triangulated base.



Sat., Feb. 13, 2:30 pm



Kevin replaces a front door deadbolt with a smart lock controlled by Bluetooth.
From indoor to outdoor, watch Scott install a weather-resistant television
on a patio.



Inside Out Restoration

Sat., Feb. 13, 3:00 pm



Norm sees how a craftsman carves two new posts to match the existing.
A refurbished clawfoot tub and marble countertop are installed.




Sat., Feb. 13, 4:00 pm



Martha loves having guests over for breakfast, and in this episode she
shares four delicious recipes for that first, all-important meal of the
day. Join her to make oven-baked French toast, a quiche filled with peas
and ham, a strata made with fontina cheese, ham and onion
and a German pancake known as a Dutch baby.



Pass the Pasta

Sat., Feb. 13, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
ultimate sausage meatballs with spaghetti. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster
uncovers the secrets to making tagliatelle with prosciutto and peas at



Catch o’ the Day

Sat., Feb. 13, 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.


Catch o’ the Day
Jacques’ summer itinerary always includes friends, fishing, and cooking the
wonderful bounty from the sea. He begins with a grilled striped bass with
olive topping. He takes the time to demonstrate shucking clams two ways and
prepares top neck clams with vinegar and scallion sauce. For the final
seafood selection, he masterfully fillets and poaches a delectable cod with
light cream sauce.



Michael Scelfo

Sat., Feb. 13, 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.


Michael Scelfo
Michael Scelfo, owner and chef of Alden & Harlow in Cambridge, MA, joins
Ming to make three hummus dishes, using butternut squash, curry and edamame.