Jan., 3 – Jan. 9, 2016


Arts, Drama, Culture


Countdown to Downton Abbey

Sun., Jan. 3, 7:00 pm



Join Tony Award-winning host Kelli O’Hara to count down the moments till the
final season begins, with cast and filmmaker interviews celebrating the global
impact of the series. Tune in to find out what may lie in store for the beloved



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 1 of 9

Sun., Jan. 3, 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 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: A Celebration

Sun., Jan. 3, 9:15 pm



Continue the excitement as the final season begins and savor favorite moments from
past seasons. Glean hints of what’s to come in clips from upcoming episodes, along
with behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and producers.



Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Sun., Jan. 3, 10:00 pm

Tues., Jan 5, 11:00 pm



Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and
international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic Broadway
shows as West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider
(to name only a few), Rivera was also a frequent guest star during the
golden age of television variety specials. In April, 2015, Rivera returned to
Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-
Terrence McNally musical The Visit.


This special includes archival clips from Chita’s many shows and TV appearances,
and interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele, The Visit director John
Doyle , John Kander, original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence,
Terrence McNally, Dick Van Dyke, choreographer Dee Dee Wood, Ben Vereen and
Chita’s daughter Lisa Mordente.



Jerry Byrd & Friends

Mon., Jan. 4, 7:30 pm



NA MELE presents a special encore of the smooth sounds of the late master steel
guitarist Jerry Byrd. Byrd was joined for this nostalgic journey by four master
musicians in their own right: Hiram Olsen Jr. on guitar and vocals; Dennis
Keohokalole on ukulele and vocals; Gary Aiko on upright bass and vocals; and
the late Ned Ka’apana on guitar and vocals.



Spokane, WA, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Jan. 4, 8:00 pm



The Roadshow celebrates its 20th anniversary with treasures from Spokane, WA,
including a 1919 Belmont Stakes trophy, 1963 “The Avengers” comics and two
Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso oil paintings. Which find is worth $200,000 to



Pittsburgh, PA, Part 2 of 3

Mon., Jan. 4, 9:00 pm



Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a 6.5 carat yellow mine cut diamond
ring kept for years in a sock drawer; a North American Indian club and pipe
the owner believes belonged to Sitting Bull; and three Charles Darwin first



Chuck Norris vs Communism

Mon., Jan. 4, 10:00 pm

Fri., Jan. 8, 11:00 pm



In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films – mostly Hollywood action movies –
smashed through the Iron Curtain, opening a window into the free world. A black
market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film
to the people – and helped fuel a revolution.


A Tribute to Toussaint

Mon., Jan. 4, 11:00 pm



The late performer and songwriter Allen Toussaint worked with Dr. John, B.J.
Thomas, Boz Scaggs, Paul McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Fats Domino and many others.
As a philanthropist, he helped raise more than $1 million for the hungry and
homeless in his native New Orleans. To show their deep appreciation for his
music and charitable acts, New Orleans Artists Against Hunger &
Homelessness honored Toussaint on his 75th birthday with this concert, recorded
in 2013.



Sam Cooke

Tues., Jan. 5, 7:30 pm



In this conversation from 2010, Sam Cooke, a member of one of Hawaii’s most
prominent kamaaina families, shared his passion for the restoration of Hawaii’s
cultural and historical treasures. Sam was a descendant of early missionaries
who established a business empire with Castle and Cooke. Together with his wife
Mary, Sam established the Manoa Heritage Center to promote the stewardship of
an ancient heiau located near their historic home in Manoa Valley.


This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 4:00 pm.



The Stories We Tell

Tues., Jan. 5, 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 Stories We Tell
Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer
Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the
legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.



Gone Clamming, Part 1

Wed., Jan. 6, 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 1
Travel with Vivian to the Charleston, North Carolina Wine and Food Festival,
the South’s premiere gathering of world-class chefs and food folk. A clamming
trip with low-country legend “Clammer Dave” adds a bit of adventure.



Biography Hawaii: Joseph Nawahi

Thurs., Jan. 7, 9:00 pm



This documentary tells the story of Hawaiian patriot Joseph Nawahi, a teacher,
surveyor, lawyer, cabinet minister, newspaper editor and artist in Hawaii who
lived from 1842 to 1896. Nawahi founded the anti-annexation political party Hui
Aloha ‘Aina and died a political prisoner deemed treasonous by the American-
controlled Republic of Hawaii.



Globe Trekker Special: World War I in Europe

Thurs., Jan. 7, 10:00 pm



Trekker Zay Harding visits the Museum of The Great War in the French town of
Meaux; tours the Confrecourt quarries that sheltered French troops; journeys to
Ypres in Belgium where poison gas was first used as a weapon; explores the tunnels
in Vauquois; discovers the site in Fromelles where Australian soldiers were buried
in mass graves; watches WWI-era planes in flight at a Paris airshow; visits the
battlefield at the St. Quentin Canal where U.S. troops first broke through
German lines; and pays his respects at St. Symphorien Cemetery in Mons, Belgium
where some of the last soldiers killed in the war are buried.



Jonathan Evison: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance

Thurs., Jan. 7, 11:00 pm



New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Evison shares the story of a seemingly
ordinary 78-year-old woman’s surprising life. Evison says he wrote the book as
a “tribute to the courageous women in my life.”



A Celebration of American Creativity

Fri., Jan. 8, 9:00 pm

Sat., Jan. 9, 10:00 pm



President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star music tribute from the East Room,
celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American
musical forms. The program features performances by Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah,
MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza
Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Taylor and Usher. The event commemorates
the 50th anniversary of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on September 29, 1965.


First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb

Fri., Jan. 8, 10:00 pm



Grab a front row seat for this thrilling Broadway concert. An all-star cast
performs “New York New York,” “Cabaret” and other classic songs by the Tony-, Oscar-,
Grammy- and Emmy-winning Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Performers include Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis,
Julia Murney and Matthew Scott.



The Bicycle Maker

Sat., Jan. 9, 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.


The Bicycle Maker
Eric Gorges discovers how master bicycle maker, Stephen Bilenky, brazes bikes
and has made a living for over 30 years doing exactly what he loves.



Louisville, Kentucky

Sat., Jan. 9, 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.


Louisville, Kentucky
Pete joins chefs Anthony Lamas and Daniel Wright at Ambrosia Farm outside
Louisville, Kentucky for a bourbon-themed dinner. The chefs join master
distiller Chris Morris at Woodford Reserve to learn how the bourbon that
has been a historic Kentucky landmark for 140 years is made. In the kitchen,
Anthony makes a main dish of grilled buffalo skirt steak with chimichurri
while Daniel demonstrates how to make a smoked BBQ beef brisket and short ribs
with bourbon and cider.



Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 2

Sat., Jan. 9, 7:30 pm



Joseph continues his Taiwan rail adventure. As he rides the rail system, learns
how the Taiwanese are repurposing outdated train stations, rail lines and the
remnants of industries the rails once supported in order to serve Taiwan’s
ever-growing population.


The Best of the Boston Pops

Sat., Jan. 9, 8:00 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 Symphonic Journey

Sat., Jan. 9, 9:00 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.



Alabama Shakes/Vintage Trouble

Sat., Jan. 9, 11:00 pm



Thrill to the rocking R&B sounds of Alabama Shakes and Vintage Trouble. The
Shakes showcase their latest album, Sound and Vision. Vintage Trouble
make their debut emphasizing their most recent album, 1 Hopeful Road.


Public Affairs



Sun., Jan. 3, 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.



Netanyahu at War

Tues., Jan. 5, 9:00 pm



Get the inside story of the bitter clash between President Obama and Israeli Prime
Minister Netanyahu. The program traces Netanyahu’s rise to power and his high-stakes
fight with the president over Iran’s nuclear program.



Thurs., Jan. 7, 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 lives.


‘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, Jan. 9 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,




Thurs., Jan. 7, 8:00 pm





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Fri., Dec. 18, 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., Dec. 18, 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., Dec. 18, 8:30 pm



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


Science and Nature



Animal Odd Couples

Wed., Jan. 6, 8:00 pm



Despite the odds, there are many stories of the most unlikely cross-species
relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly
visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with
a family of capuchins, and so on. Are these examples of instincts gone awry?
Now, NATURE investigates the reasons why animals form these special bonds which
have mystified scientists for years. Informed by the observations of caregivers
and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what
these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.



Secret Tunnel Warfare

Wed., Jan. 6, 9:00 pm



During World War I, the Allies and Germans repeatedly struggled to break the
hideous stalemate of trench warfare. In the winter of 1916, Allied engineers
devised a massive surprise attack on the German army. Their weapon of choice:
600 tons of explosives, hidden in secret tunnels dug under German lines.


the tunnels was desperate work, with tunnelers at constant risk from flooding,
cave-ins and enemy digging teams; German sappers would listen for telltale
sounds and explode counter-mines, or sometimes break through into Allied
tunnels and grapple in primitive, face-to-face combat in the dark.


At 3:10 AM on June 7th, 25 mines at Messines were simultaneously triggered in
what was probably the single biggest non-nuclear explosion of all time, heard
clearly in London 150 miles away. 10,000 German troops were killed instantly –
but the stunning success was just the beginning of another wartime nightmare.


Now, archaeologists are revealing the extraordinary scale and risks of the Allied
tunneling operations in the biggest excavation ever undertaken on the Western


Particle Fever

Wed., Jan. 6, 10:00 pm



Follow six brilliant scientists for the launch of the Large Hadron Collider,
built to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang and search for the Higgs boson,
marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history
of the planet.





Working Small

Sat., Jan. 9, 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.


Working Small
Follow along with the Woodsmith editors as they go into the details of creating
elegant drawer pulls for a hall table.



Sat., Jan. 9, 2:30 pm



Oh baby! Kevin visits Delaware to help a new mom keep her little one safe from
household hazards. Richard has that sinking feeling. Watch him give a lift to a
falling fixture. And see Scott stay current with a tutorial on the latest
voltage testers.



Sat., Jan. 9, 3:00 pm



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Sat., Jan. 9, 4:00 pm



Let Martha Stewart transport you to the tropics with four coconut-themed desserts:
delicate coconut-lemon cake; chewy, crispy coconut cookies; coconut crunch
cake; and frozen coconut and roasted pineapple cake with Nobu 57’s pastry chef,
Michelle Goldsmith.



French Bistro Favorites

Sat., Jan. 9, 4:30 pm



Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple
pot-au-feu at home. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets
to the perfect raspberry charlotte.



La Cocina Olé

Sat., Jan. 9, 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.


La Cocina Olé
Annual trips to Mexico and visits with fellow chef Rick Bayless are the
inspiration for Jacques’ tasty garlic and pasilla soup. Jacques continues
the Mexican-themed menu as he demonstrates his chicken with chili sauce and
achiote rice.



Mom & Dad, Part 2

Sat., Jan. 9, 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.


Mom & Dad, Part 2
Two great home-cooked dishes are on the stove as we chop our way through family
recipes. Pops makes a Peking moo shu pork, while Mom creates a fantastic sesame
sweet bing.