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Jan. 24 – 30, 2016


Arts, Drama, Culture



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 3 of 9

Sun., Jan. 24, 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 3 of 9
A wedding dress drama takes a disastrous turn. The breakfast battle is settled. A
handsome volunteer helps Edith meet a deadline. The hospital debate gets nasty.



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 4 of 9

Sun., Jan. 24, 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 4 of 9
Miss Baxter faces a dilemma. Anna and Mary rush to London. Daisy continues to press
her case. A former maid comes to lunch. Car talk is in the air.



The Haversack

Sun., Jan. 24, 9:00 pm

Thurs., Jan. 28, 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 Haversack
Confederate belle Emma nurses her wounded friend. Dr. Foster wrestles with his
marriage and career as Mary tries to improve her patients’ lives with Samuel’s help.
Aurelia submits to Silas’ advances in exchange for his help.




Sun., Jan. 24, 10:00 pm

Tues., Jan. 26, 11:00 pm



Every picture tells a story, but in this series, valuable paintings are treated as
crime scenes! Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the
art world lies a dimension rarely seen – a darker side of incalculable wealth,
social ambition and sometimes subterfuge. In the third season of this audience
pleasing mini-series, a recognized art sleuth, a doctor of history and
cutting-edge scientists again join forces to discover the truth behind
controversial works of art.


The team faces a daunting challenge as they search for lost masterpieces in
Britain’s public art collections. More than 100,000 oil paintings have been
photographed and posted online as part of the Your Paintings initiative –
17,000 of them listed as “artist unknown.” Philip and his colleague Bendor
Grosvenor believe they’ve identified several missing works by artist Thomas
Gainsborough. Can they prove it?



Nina Kealiʻiwahamana & Bill Kaiwa

Mon., Jan. 25, 7:30 pm



The magic of Hawaii Calls is revived when Nina Keali’iwahamana joins Bill
Kaiwa for some traditional Hawaiian classics in this special encore of a
classic NA MELE. Nina and Bill are joined for this journey down memory lane by
Martin Pahinui on bass, and Steven Hall and George Kuo on guitar.



Little Rock, AR, Part 1 of 1

Mon., Jan. 25, 8:00 pm



Travel to Little Rock and discover finds like an Olin Travis Ozark hilltop
painting, a 1936 Lou Gehrig autograph and an English giltwood cabinet-on-stand,
ca. 1730.



El Paso, TX, Part 2 of 2

Mon., Jan. 25, 9:00 pm



Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a collection of signed Andy Warhol
soup cans and pop art; a collection of signed Cormac McCarthy first editions;
and a circa 1570 “Lotto” Oushak rug, initially purchased by the owner’s uncle
for $350, and conservatively valued between $30,000 and $40,000.



Twin Sisters

Mon., Jan. 25, 10:00 pm



In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were placed in an orphanage, where
authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two
sets of prospective adoptive parents – one from California and the other from
Norway – meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that
reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin
living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her
family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only
look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each


Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Linda Furuto

Tues., Jan. 26, 7:30 pm



Linda Furuto is a mathematics professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa,
and uses math regularly as she trains as a navigator on the Polynesian voyaging
canoe, Hokulea. Math didn’t always come easy to her; she struggled in her tenth
grade algebra class at Punahou. But she worked hard to pass the class. “I
really did learn the importance of a positive attitude, working hard, and
having a support network of people who want you to succeed can help you,”
Linda says.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Jan. 31 at 4:00 pm.



Tragedy + Time = Comedy

Tues., Jan. 26, 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.


Tragedy + Time = Comedy
Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s
funniest men – Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader – as they learn how
comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.



One Potato, New Potato

Wed., Jan. 27, 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.


One Potato, New Potato
Join Vivian to judge the Southern Sides competition at the BBQ Festival, and see
her version of the BBQ plate, featuring a crispy potato salad. Plus, the Avett
Brothers stop by the restaurant.



Peter Medeiros

Thurs., Jan. 28, 9:00 pm



Slack key artist Peter Medeiros, accompanied by guitarist Josh Silva and bass
player Nate Stillman, presents a fun evening of traditional slack key. Joining the
trio are the dancers of Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima, led by kumu hula Vicky and Jeff
Kānekaiwilani Takamine. Songs performed include “Ulili E,”
“He’eia,” “Ke Ala O Ka Rose” and “Kananaka.”



Jesse Eisenberg: Bream Gives Me Hiccups and Other Stories

Thurs., Jan. 28, 11:00 pm



A writer who also acts, Jesse Eisenberg shares his collection of sharp, funny
stories in his original voice. He talks about how he found his writing voice
and how he channels his nervous energy.



Mike Nichols

Fri., Jan. 29, 9:00 pm



Winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys, nine Tonys, and many other awards,
director, actor, writer, producer and comedian Mike Nichols (1931 – 2014) was
an artistic trailblazer. As the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, Nichols
and his partner Elaine May revolutionized comedy in the late 1950s and early
1960s. Nichols discusses his life and 50-year artistic career, including The
, Catch-22, Angels in America, and Charlie
Wilson’s War
. The program is directed by Elaine May and features interviews
with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin,
Paul Simon and others.


Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration

Fri., Jan. 29, 10:00 pm



Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” on The Dick Van Dyke
, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on the silver screen. This special
features classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie
Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke,
and Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore’s critical
role as TV’s first independent career woman.


Robin Williams Remembered: A Pioneers of Television Special

Fri., Jan. 29, 11:00 pm



This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last
full-length interviews, and includes never-before-seen comments on his life and
comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew
and worked with him, and clips from throughout his career. Featured interviews
include remembrances from Henry Winkler, Yakov Smirnoff, Penny Marshall, Whoopi
Goldberg, Jerry Still, Jimmie Walker and many others.



San Antonio, Texas

Sat., Jan. 30, 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.


San Antonio, Texas
Pete joins “Rising Star Chef” Jason Dady and Chef Diana Barrios Trevino in San
Antonio for a Tex-Mex feast. Their first stop is the Sanitary Tortilla Company,
supplier of tortillas to over 85 restaurants across Texas. Next Pete and Diana
visit Bending Branch Winery to select some local wines for their meal. For
dinner, Jason cooks up a roasted chile salsa while Diana prepares her fresh salsa
and one of the main dishes: puffy chicken tacos with a side of classic rice and
beans. Jason’s main dish is beef fajitas with tomatillo-walnut mole.



Adventures in California’s Tri-Valley

Sat., Jan. 30, 7:30 pm



Joseph sets out on a California exploration through the state’s Tri-Valley region.
In his visit to the Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys he learns that while
searching the world for the exotic, often we miss the exciting, surprising and
pleasurable experiences that await close to home. In the Tri-Valley cities of
Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Dublin and the town of Danville, Joseph
discovers a slew of little-known attractions that include a thriving wine
region, historic towns, a diverse culinary scene and art, music and cultural


Jimmy Borges: Faced It All

Sat., Jan. 30, 8:00 pm



Entertainer Jimmy Borges, who is battling stage four lung cancer, performs on
this new PBS Hawaii special.


“Faced It All” is a phrase from the classic song “My Way” that Borges is often
asked to sing. The performance, taped in December 2015, also featured Bruce
Hamada (upright bass), Mike Lewis (horn), Dan Del Negro (piano) and Noel Okimoto


Borges introduced his performance by telling his audience of 50 handpicked friends
and family that he is dying. “My cancer is back, and this time, it doesn’t look
like it’s planning to go away,” Borges said.


But he made it clear this was a time of celebration, not mourning. Between songs,
Borges shared funny anecdotes and heartfelt insights.


“I’m living the life I have chosen to live,” Borges said. “Tonight is not about
‘poor Jimmy.’ Tonight is about sharing my music with all of you. Tonight we are
telling someone out there that we care enough to invest in their future.”


Borges was referring to future recipients of a University of Hawaii vocal music
scholarship that his friends have established in his name. Borges said he hopes
it encourages Hawaii teens to pursue their dreams, just as he has done during
his 60-year music career. “There’s no such thing as a stop sign,” Borges said.
“Just speed bumps.”


Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Sat., Jan. 30, 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.


PBS Previews: The Best of PBS Indies

Sat., Jan. 30, 10:30 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.



Angelique Kidjo

Sat., Jan. 30, 11:00 pm



Revel in the high-energy performance of African singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo.
The Grammy-winning Benin native and her four-piece band raise the roof with songs
from her recent album, Eve.


Public Affairs



Sun., Jan. 24, 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. 28, 7:30 pm



Students from Waianae High School present their story, titled “Parental Guidance
Required,” about Waianae High School wrestler Anuhea Hamilton and her
challenging relationship with her father, Kimo Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton is a
former wrestler and plays a major role in Anuhea’s development in the sport. He
admits to pushing her hard, all in the interest of preparing his daughter for
life after high school because, as he says, “it’s a cruel world out there.” Father
and daughter often disagree and butt heads. Mr. Hamilton points out, however,
“there’s a difference between overbearing and old school. I’m old school.” In
the end, father and daughter both come to the realization that their
differences stem from a place of love and mutual respect.


Students from Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu report on loopholes retailers are
finding in Oahu’s plastic bag ban.


In contrast, a story from the HIKI NŌ archives by H.P. Baldwin High School
shows how retailers on Maui found innovative substitutes for plastic bags after
their island’s ban went into effect.


Students from Molokai High School tell us about a new program at their school
called Text-A-Tip that helps students anonymously report suspicious activities on


Students at Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell us about a faith-based meals
program, Feed My Sheep, that is helping the needy on the Valley Isle.


Students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai tell the amazing story
of a Chiefess student, Haley Gokan, and her dog Harley, who has difficulty walking
because of his Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. Haley took it upon herself to
design and build a wheelchair for Harley, which gives him a great deal
more mobility.


This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Waipahu Intermediate School on Oahu.


This program encores Saturday, Jan. 30 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.



Facing Our Mortality

Thurs., Jan. 28, 8:00 pm



On this INSIGHTS, we feature a candid discussion with those facing life-
threatening illnesses. This revealing discussion includes beloved entertainer
Jimmy Borges, retired news anchor Kirk Matthews, nightlife promoter Daniel Gray,
and blogger Christa Wittmier. Their journey through serious illness involves a
profound change of mind, body and spirit while dealing with mounting medical
costs, possible job loss and its impact on family and friends. Join the
conversation as we take a first-hand look at what it means to truly face
our mortality.


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. You may also email your questions ahead of
time to insights@pbshawaii.org or post them to our Facebook page



Fri., Jan. 29, 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., Jan. 29, 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., Jan. 29, 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: Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks

Wed., Jan. 27, 8:00 pm



Males employ artful illusions and blatant cheating to trick the competition and
beguile the female. Size, style and skill are all used to best advantage – or
faked, if necessary.



Himalayan Megaquake

Wed., Jan. 27, 9:00 pm



Dramatic eyewitness footage reveals the shocking quake that rocked Nepal in April
2015. Join scientists as they examine why this earthquake was so devastating, how
the victims are rebuilding, and whether or not another earthquake looms.



Living Wonders

Wed., Jan. 27, 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.


Living Wonders
Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique: life itself.
In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage; a Bangladeshi father
and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.





Bonnie & Clyde

Mon., Jan. 25, 11:00 pm



Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in US history. Though
their exploits were romanticized, the Barrow gang was believed responsible for
at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as robberies
and kidnappings.



Mine Wars

Tues., Jan. 26, 9:00 pm



Go inside the bitter battle to unionize coal miners at the dawn of the 20th
century. The struggle over the power that fueled America led to the largest
armed insurrection since the Civil War, and turned parts of West Virginia into
a bloody war zone.





Details of Craftsmanship: Finishing

Sat., Jan. 30, 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.


Details of Craftsmanship: Finishing
The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up this season’s Details of Craftsmanship
by applying a finish to highlight an elegant table.



Sat., Jan. 30, 2:30 pm



Replacing a pedestal sink is a tall task, but Richard is up for the challenge in
Delaware. See Scott fix a troublesome outdoor switch and a wobbly post light in
South Dakota. Jenn turns popular plants into a work of art.



Sat., Jan. 30, 3:00 pm



Tommy creates an arched shingle design for the front porch gable. Kevin learns
the process of creating a custom floor cloth for the kitchen. Tommy builds the
porch railings. Kevin begins a labor of love: a tree house for the kids.



Extraordinary Fruits

Sat., Jan. 30, 4:00 pm



Some of Martha Stewart’s favorite desserts have something in common: fruit.
Learn step-by-step how to make a soufflé with intensely fragrant passion fruit,
raspberry-rhubarb cobbler and other fruity delights.



A Hearty Fall Feast

Sat., Jan. 30, 4:30 pm



Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted
rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test
kitchen’s secret to roasted brined turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop
challenges Chris to a tasting of Dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget
Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin.


Global Gastronomy

Sat., Jan. 30, 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.


Global Gastronomy
Jacques brings together culinary treasures from cuisines from around the world.
He starts in Asia with Japanese-inspired broiled salmon with miso glaze followed
by a colorful feast of chirashi sushi. This smorgasbord of seafood is
followed by authentic, vibrant South American flavors in an easy-to-follow
recipe of grilled chicken with chimichurri. Jacques then takes our taste
buds across the Atlantic for a spirited ending of sabayon with Madeira
and grapes.



California: Richard Zarate

Sat., Jan. 30, 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: Richard Zarate
Chef Ming hosts the godfather of Peruvian cuisine and three time James Beard
nominee Ricardo Zarate. They swap homestyle recipes for market fresh catches
that are perfect for the grill.