Jan., 10 – Jan. 16, 2016
Arts, Drama, Culture
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 1 of 9
Sun., Jan. 10, 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 1 of 9
Extortion and downsizing threaten Downton Abbey. Change is afoot at the hospital.
Mrs. Hughes poses a delicate question. Daisy speaks her mind, and Anna and Bates
wait for the word.
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 2 of 9
Sun., Jan. 10, 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 2 of 9
Wedding plans hit a snag. Pigs lead to trouble for Edith and Marigold. Thomas
gets a hint. Anna has a secret appointment. Violet and Isobel lock horns over
SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE
The Abominable Bride
Sun., Jan. 10, 9:00 pm
Sat., Jan. 16, 8:00 pm
Why is Thomas Ricoletti surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown?
Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life and now her ghost
appears to be prowling the streets with a thirst for revenge. Sherlock Holmes
(Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) return in this
modern retelling of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories, but this time out, the two
find themselves in 1890s London.
Art of Solo Ukulele
Mon., Jan. 11, 7:30 pm
PBS Hawaii is proud to present an encore of a special vintage NA MELE from 2000,
featuring ukulele maestros Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Gordon Mark, Blane Kanno
and Jake Shimabukuro.
Spokane, WA, Part 2 of 3
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:00 pm
Discover fantastic finds in Spokane, including a 1961-1963 JFK archive, a grotesque
face jug and Gone with the Wind sketches. Can you guess which is valued at
Pittsburgh, PA, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Jan. 11, 9:00 pm
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a collection of correspondence between
members of the Kennedy family and JFK’s former personal secretary; a circa 1928
Art Deco jade sapphire ring; and a 1946 oil painting by Rockwell Kent, along with
an inherited letter from the artist, valued at $150,000 to $250,000.
Autism in Love
Mon., Jan. 11, 10:00 pm
Finding love can be hard enough for anyone, but for those with an autism spectrum
disorder, the challenges may seem overwhelming. The disorder can jeopardize the
core characteristics of a successful relationship – communication and social
interaction. Filmed in a highly personal style, this film offers a warm and
stereotype-shattering look at four people as they pursue and manage romantic
PBS Previews: The Best of PBS Indies
Mon., Jan. 11, 11:30 pm
Fri., Jan. 15, 10:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 16, 9:35 pm
Preview upcoming independent documentary films airing on PBS in 2016. Sample clips
from films featured on INDEPENDENT LENS and POV and interviews with filmmakers.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., Jan. 12, 7:30 pm
Tech evangelist and social media maven Guy Kawasaki was born and raised in Kalihi
and now lives in Silicon Valley. He is the Chief Evangelist for Canva, an
online graphic design tool, and was the Chief Evangelist at Apple Inc. in the
1980s. Kawasaki has written 13 books and has more than 1.4 million followers on
The interview was taped in September, when Kawasaki was on Oahu for the funeral
of his father, former state senator Duke Kawasaki. “He did not believe in taking
crap from anybody,” Kawasaki said about his father. “I would say that is something
he probably passed on to me.”
A graduate of Iolani, Stanford and UCLA, Kawasaki said all Hawaii students should
strive to attend college out of state, “if they can afford it and if the
situation works out,” he said. “It is an eye-opening experience,” Kawasaki
said. “It increases your perspective, it increases your horizons, it increases
your expectation for life. And I think that if you only stay in one place, you
judge things, you judge yourself in only one context. And that’s not enough.”
Kawasaki continued: “You could start a company. You don’t have to go work for
just a hotel or just for a store in Ala Moana Center. So that opened my eyes.
And I never looked back.”
This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Jan. 17 at 4:00 pm.
FINDING YOUR ROOTS
The Irish Factor
Tues., Jan. 12, 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 Irish Factor
Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O’Brien, Bill O’Reilly and Bill
Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots.
Rick Steves Special: A Symphonic Journey
Tues., Jan. 12, 11:00 pm
Rick Steves teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey
that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European
countries. The special celebrates music’s power to stir the patriotic soul.
Rick utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help
set the context for each piece. The orchestra performs a selection of stirring
19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana,
Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Gone Clamming, Part 2
Wed., Jan. 13, 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.
Gone Clamming, Part 2
The visit to Charleston continues, with Vivian attending the popular Waffle House
Smackdown. Frank Lee, “Mayor of Charleston,” invites Vivian to his home and schools
her in the proper way to open a clam and reveals the secret to his aunt’s decadent
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the WWII
Thurs., Jan. 14, 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.
Thurs., Jan. 14, 10:00 pm
Trekker Brianna Barnes observes cutting-edge scientific discoveries in Geneva,
visits Charlie Chaplin’s house in the lakeside town of Vevey, golfs in Riederalp,
hikes the grueling Gemmi Pass, acts out the story of William Tell in Interlaken
and tours the Einstein Museum in Bern. Other highlights include a tour of the
military fortresses along Lake Lucerne, a trip through the Gotthard Pass, a
journey on the Glacier Express, an alpine beard competition in Chur, a look at
the banking industry in Zurich and herding cattle with the yodeling farmers in
Elizabeth Gilbert: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Thurs., Jan. 14, 11:00 pm
Author Elizabeth Gilbert digs deep into her own generative process to share
her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. She discusses the attitudes,
approaches and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize of Popular Song
Fri., Jan. 15, 9:00 pm
Rosanne Cash, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo, Neil Young
and more pay tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient
of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Best of Boston Pops
Fri., Jan. 15, 11:00 pm
This musical special features some of the greatest moments from the world-
renowned orchestra’s 129-year history. Hosted by Pops conductor Keith Lockhart,
the program tells the orchestra’s story – from its beginning as summertime
entertainment for Bostonians to its role as a national icon and beloved
Showcasing the extraordinary variety of artists and performances from the
leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler (1930-79), John Williams (1980-1993) and Keith
Lockhart (1995 to present), this special program includes interviews and/or
performances by Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, James Taylor,
Vanessa Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Roberta Flack, among others.
The program also features footage of legendary singers and musicians, including
Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman and Sammy Davis, Jr.,
along with performances by Broadway stars Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, Nathan
Lane and Jerry Herman.
A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
Sat., Jan. 16, 1:00 pm
Host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today’s world.
Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible
for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the
21st century. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen,
and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how
they live using their talents and the challenges and importance of keeping
those traditions alive in a modern-day world.
Eric visits Alan Kaniarz, an innovator in the world of furniture design. Together
they discuss the love of making furniture, environmentally conscious approaches to
the craft and award-winning workmanship.
MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Culinary Institute of America
Sat., Jan. 16, 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, traveling to Nashville,
Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other locations across the United States
to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that incorporates
local and seasonal ingredients.
Culinary Institute of America
Pete joins three award-winning chefs – Germano Minin, Bruno Difabio and Tim Reardon
– at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York for
an Italian feast. First stop is Arthur Avenue Marketplace in the Bronx to
pick-up some wonderful Italian ingredients, then on to Sprout Creek Farm in
Poughkeepsie to source some local goat cheese. On the menu tonight at the CIA:
classic caponata with prosciutto, grilled octopus salad, sun-dried
tomato gnocchi and Bruno’s famous pizzas.
JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Uncovering South Korea
Sat., Jan. 16, 7:30 pm
On Joseph’s first visit to Korea, he discovers that while the capital city of
Seoul’s modern skyline and prosperity are impressive, it’s Korea’s
extraordinary history, traditions and customs that are the cornerstones of its
Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
Sat., Jan. 16, 10:00 pm
World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that
showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing
Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The
Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The concert, taped in Miami, features
live performances of Jackson hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back”
and “Billie Jean.” Among the performers are Jon Secada, Angel Lopez, Michael
Stuart, Obie Bermúdez, Jennifer Peña, and Kevin Ceballo.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., Jan. 16, 11:00 pm
Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop from Grammy-nominated superstar
Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper performs songs from his acclaimed album,
To Pimp a Butterfly.
THE OPEN MIND
Sun., Jan. 10, 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.
Thurs., Jan. 14, 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 his 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 condition.
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’ flight
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 Kihei,
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by McKinley High School.
This program encores Saturday, Jan. 16 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Thurs., Jan. 14, 8:00 pm
The University of Hawaii’s Sea Grant Program predicts Hawaii will become
increasingly warmer and stormier, and will be at risk of more vector-borne and water
-borne diseases, over the next few decades. The most drastic change may be the rise
in sea levels, which scientists predict will be one to three feet higher by the time
today’s infants reach retirement. What does all of this mean for Hawaii’s ecosystem
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Jan. 15, 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., Jan. 15, 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., Jan. 15, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Natural Born Hustlers: Staying Alive
Wed., Jan. 13, 8:00 pm
When it comes to the most important goals in the animal kingdom, learning how to
survive and raising the next generation are at the top of the list. This may
seem clear cut, but the lengths to which some animals go to achieve these
objectives can often be downright devious. This three-part series reveals the
modus operandi of some of nature’s greatest animal con artists as they outwit
predators, line up their next meal and get the girl. To illustrate the
point, we see a shady squirrel, a double-crossing cuttlefish, a conniving
orchid mantis and a deceitful bird called a drongo use mimicry, disguise and trickery
to get what they want.
Life’s Rocky Start
Wed., Jan. 13, 9:00 pm
From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret
relationship between rocks and life. NOVA goes around the world and back in
time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.
Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a chaos of meteorite
impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin,
torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life
emerged. How did it happen? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen on the rocky
trail to resolve this enduring mystery. As Hazen journeys around the globe, he
advances a startling and counterintuitive idea – that the rocks beneath our
feet were not only essential to jump-starting life, but then, as microbes
flourished and took over the biosphere, life helped give birth to hundreds of
minerals we know and depend on today. This intriguing perspective of the co-
evolution of Earth and life is reshaping the grand-narrative of our planet’s
EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS
Wed., Jan. 13, 10:00 pm
Explore the most extraordinary places on the planet in this three-part series.
Visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear rarely
told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.
Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall and its dangers
to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor
chick’s survival and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with
Death and the Civil War
Tues., Jan. 12, 9:00 pm
Drawing heavily on historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed
book This Republic of Suffering, this film explores a critical but largely
overlooked aspect of the Civil War experience: the immense and varied implications
of the war’s staggering and unprecedented death toll. The war created a veritable
“republic of suffering,” as landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted
described the wounded and dying arriving at Union hospital ships on the
Virginia Peninsula. The shattering Civil War death toll transformed hundreds of
thousands of individual lives and the life of the nation as well. From its
understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the profound
struggle of a deeply religious culture, America struggled to reconcile these
events with a belief in a benevolent God.
Panel Basics, Storage & More
Sat., Jan. 16, 2:00 pm
Host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith Magazine, leads a cast of editors
as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, techniques and
projects. The cast members are both experienced woodworkers and editors of
Woodsmith Magazine, and eagerly share their expertise in the techniques
segments, along with helpful opinions in the roundtable discussions.
Panel Basics, Storage & More
The challenges of storage are discussed by featuring tips and tricks for making
the most of drawer interiors.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., Jan. 16, 2:30 pm
Scott offers an electrical solution to ice dams. Kevin talks winter with
meteorologist Jim Cantore.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., Jan. 16, 3:00 pm
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Sat., Jan. 16, 4:00 pm
Get your coffee fix as Martha Stewart demonstrates to make four exceptional
coffee-flavored desserts: a flaky Napoleon; grown-up ice cream sandwiches; a
decadent coffee cream pie; and ganache-filled cappuccino-chocolate
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
New York Natives
Sat., Jan. 16, 4:30 pm
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York
cheesecake. Then, man-on-the-street Doc Willoughby learns about bagels from
Philip Romanzi of Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster
shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New York bagel.
JACQUES PEPIN: HEART & SOUL
Cooking for the President
Sat., Jan. 16, 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.
Cooking for the President
Jacques’ illustrious cooking career includes time in the Elysee Palace cooking
for the French President. At the young age of 22, alongside his best friend,
pastry chef Jean-Claude Szurdak, Jacques cooked classic dishes for the de Gaulle
family. Now he replicates them for us beginning with a first course of morel
and shrimp eggs en cocotte. The presidential menu continues with a meaty
main course of veal chops dijonnaise served on a bed of peas with basil.
California: Roy Choi
Sat., Jan. 16, 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.
California: Roy Choi
While in LA, Chef Ming stops by to chat with Chef Roy Choi. Roy takes Ming on a
ride in one of his popular food trucks. They then head over to Roy’s restaurant,
POT in Koreatown, where they cook up some kimchi-focused cuisine.