Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, 2016


Arts, Drama, Culture



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 4 of 9

Sun., Jan. 31, 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 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.



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 5 of 9

Sun., Jan. 31, 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 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.



The Uniform

Sun., Jan. 31, 9:00 pm

Thurs., Feb. 4, 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 Uniform
Dr. Foster confronts his family’s divided loyalties when his mother and
wounded Confederate brother arrive. Alice is shocked to find her fiancé, Tom,
deeply changed by war. Samuel and Aurelia try to persuade a slave boy to seize
a chance at freedom.




Sun., Jan. 31, 10:00 pm

Tues., Feb. 2, 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.


Scriptwriter Keith Tutt fell in love with the work of French post-impressionist
painter Edouard Vuillard in his school art class. When a large oval picture by
the artist appeared in a provincial auction house he gambled his savings on it –
even though it doesn’t appear in the official record of Vuillard’s works. To
prove this is a Vuillard, the team will need to convince some of the most
demanding art experts in France.



Sean Naʻauao & Friends

Mon., Feb. 1, 7:30 pm



In this vintage performance, Sean Na’auao is joined by good friends Joe Uahinui
on guitar and vocals, Jack Ofoia on bass and vocals and Bobo Butries on
percussion. Keola and Kapua Dalire, daughters of the late kumu hula Aloha
Dalire, and Na’auao’s sisters-in-law, provide hula artistry.



Little Rock, AR Part 2 of 3

Mon., Feb. 1, 8:00 pm



Journey to Little Rock to see fantastic finds, including a 1983 Truman Capote
manuscript, a jazz musician photograph archive, ca. 1945, and a Mississippian
effigy figure circa 1000-1500 AD.



El Paso, TX, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Feb. 1, 9:00 pm



Against the backdrop of Indian Cliff Ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser
Bruce Shackelford discuss the styles and construction that distinguish Texas spurs
and what collectors of vintage spurs are willing to pay for them. Highlights from
the Roadshow floor include a 1775 Revolutionary War canteen; an 1834 last will
of historic Alamo fighter Ben Milam, rescued from a basement; and a 1787 Debbe
Poor sampler – the oldest sampler on record from Andover, Massachusetts –
valued at $40,000.



In Football We Trust

Mon., Feb. 1, 10:00 pm

Sat., Feb 6, 8:00 pm



This insightful and moving documentary transports viewers deep inside the tightly-
knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the chief
sources for the NFL’s influx of Pacific Islander players. Shot over a four-year
period with unprecedented access, the film follows four young Polynesian men
striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of
American football. Directed by first time feature filmmakers Tony Vainuku and
Erika Cohn.



Holly Henderson

Tues., Feb. 2, 7:30 pm



From the moment she arrived in Hawaii in 1977, Holly Henderson, a product of New
York and Massachusetts, knew that she was home. But she has always thought of
herself as a guest in Hawaii. This “guest” was once arrested while protesting
the eviction of Hansen’s disease patients from Hale Mohalu, and since arriving
here, she has trained innumerable executive directors and board members of
Hawaii non-profits.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Feb. 7 at 4:00 pm.




Tues., Feb. 2, 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.


Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya
Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their
luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries.



Stop, Squash and Roll

Wed., Feb. 3, 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.


Stop, Squash and Roll
With squash season in full bloom, trouble with the twins, staffing issues at the
Boiler Room and a new cookbook overloading her plate, Vivian seeks motherly
advice from Mrs. Scarlett and her sister Johnna over a Southern classic: squash
and onions.



Living Your Dying

Thurs., Feb. 4, 9:00 pm



Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawaii’s hospice movement and founder of
the University of Hawaii School of Religion, passed away in August 2010. This film
from 2003 highlights his own transformative near-death experience; his
therapeutic work with terminally-ill cancer patients; the death of his wife
Evelyn; and thoughts about his own mortality. For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki
attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience
death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.



Don Miguel Ruiz: The Toltec Art of Life and Death

Thurs., Feb. 4, 11:00 pm



The author of the international best-seller The Four Agreements talks about
his mystical Toltec-inspired personal journey. Over ten years in the making, The
Toltec Art of Life and Death
invites readers into the mind of a master of
spiritual seeking, offering an unparalleled and intimate glimpse into the
development of a soul.



From Bocelli to Barton: Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Fri., Feb. 5, 9:00 pm



Andrea Bocelli joins Renee Fleming, 2015 Richard Tucker Award-winner Jamie Barton,
soprano Nadine Sierra and a formidable array of opera superstars for this
perennial high point of the opera season.



Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Fri., Feb. 5, 11:00 pm



Discover the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first
truly modern violin virtuoso. Through vintage performances, master classes and
Heifetz’ previously unseen home movies, this documentary portrays an artist for
whom only perfection would do. New interviews include other great violinists
influenced by Heifetz, including Itzhak Perlman, Ivry Gitlis and Ida Haendel,
former students Ayke Agus and Sherry Kloss, and biographers John Anthony
Maltese and Arthur Vered. They reveal how Heifetz was a mysterious, idiosyncratic,
solitary figure who embodied the paradox of artistic genius: a dedication to his
craft at all costs.



Anchorage, Alaska

Sat., Feb. 6, 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.


Anchorage, Alaska
Pete travels to the beautiful city of Anchorage, Alaska to learn about Alaska’s
finest fish cuisine. While there, he takes a field trip to the Bait Shack to meet
up with Chef Travis Haugen and fishing guru Dustin Slinker for an adventure
that includes catching a fresh king salmon for their delicious grilled meal
that evening. Meanwhile, Chef Patrick Hoogerhyde travels to Copper River
Seafood, one of the city’s largest seafood warehouses, to find the freshest
halibut for their feast. The chefs then meet up to craft a flavorful menu
including: grilled king salmon with tomato-anchovy vinaigrette; pan-seared
halibut with cucumber-radish slaw; salmon belly with golden raisins and
ginger-tamari dressing; and salmon tartar.


Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions

Venice, Italy

Sat., Feb. 6, 7:30 pm



Burt Wolf is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy.
They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the
Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of
the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what’s cooking in some of the best
restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.




Sat., Feb. 6, 9:30 pm



Discover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely queen
of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to
win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) – a decade
before Arthur Ashe. The documentary explores her mentoring by boxer Sugar Ray
Robinson, former New York City mayor David Dinkins and others. Interviewees
include Dinkins, Wimbledon champion Dick Savitt and all-time great Billie Jean



Sleater-Kinney/Heartless Bastards

Sat., Feb. 6, 11:00 pm



Relish the best in smart indie rock with Sleater-Kinney and Heartless Bastards.
Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed album No Cities
to Love
. Austin rockers Heartless Bastards showcase their latest release,
Restless Ones.


Public Affairs



Sun., Jan. 31, 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., Feb. 4, 7:30 pm





Students from Kapaa Middle School on Kauai tell the story of Joe Young,
a retired police officer who is also a prostate cancer survivor. Mr.
Young decided against traditional medical treatments, such as surgery and
chemotherapy. Instead he changed his lifestyle and focused on doing things
that make him happy. Through this approach and with the support of his
family, Mr. Young is now cancer free.




Students from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island profile a driver’s
education instructor who teaches teens the rules of the road to help
prevent accidents and save lives.


Students from Saint Francis School on Oahu introduce us to Manny Mattos,
a retired HPD officer who collects traditional Hawaiian war weapons and
educates the public on conservation efforts to preserve the indigenous
woods the weapons are made from.


Expanding on the theme of traditional Native Hawaiian practices using
indigenous materials, we feature a story from the HIKI NŌ archives by
students at Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha on Kauai about traditional Hawaiian
hale (house) building.


Students from Maui High School profile Chantal Sandoval, a deaf Junior
Varsity cheerleader who explains that the biggest challenge for her is
the social stigma attached to being deaf.


This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Middle
School in Keaau on the Big Island.


This program encores Saturday, Feb. 6 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



Caregivers for Those Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses

Thurs., Feb. 4, 8:00 pm



Caregivers for those facing life-threatening
illnesses are often unpaid nonprofessionals – partners, family members or
friends – who provide essential emotional and physical care. Join the
discussion on the next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII as four caregivers share their
challenges as the lifeline of support for those confronting serious illnesses.


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also
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Fri., Feb. 5, 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. 5, 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. 5, 8:30 pm



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


Science and Nature



Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

Wed., Feb. 3, 8:00 pm



This is the story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest
forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are
hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like,
they can seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by
a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families.
The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships
of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation
and interdependence of them all.



Creatures of Light

Wed., Feb. 3, 9:00 pm



NOVA and National Geographic take a dazzling dive to explore how and why so many
of the ocean’s creatures light up, revealing a hidden undersea world where
creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer or glow.


Join deep sea scientists who investigate these stunning displays and discover
surprising ways to harness nature’s light – from tracking cancer cells to
detecting pollution, lighting up cities, and even illuminating the inner
workings of our brains.





Murder of a President

Tues., Feb. 2, 9:00 pm



Explore the life of James Garfield (1831-1891), the nation’s 20th president.
Trace his unprecedented rise to power, his shooting and its bizarre and tragic
aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story
follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.


Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Wed., Feb. 3, 10:00 pm



Around 800 BC, Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered
Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. This unlikely
chapter of history has been buried by the Egyptians and was belittled by early
archaeologists, who refused to believe that dark-skinned Africans could have
risen so high. Now, in the heart of Sudan, archeologists are finding
indisputable evidence of an advanced African society with powerful armies, vast
reach and spiritually driven imperial aspirations to rival the Egyptians’.





Master Showcase with David Marks

Sat., Feb. 6, 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.


Master Showcase with David Marks
Tommy heads to Santa Rosa, California to meet up with master woodworker David
Marks. Spending the entire episode in his shop, we learn how Marks makes his
spectacular turned hollow wooden vessels from maple burl, poplar, and ebony.



Sat., Feb. 6, 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



What’s Old is New Again

Sat., Feb. 6, 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
parquet flooring.



Old Fashioned Fruit Desserts

Sat., Feb. 6, 4:00 pm



Nothing beats an old-fashioned fruit dessert to show off the lusciousness of
fresh, ripe fruit. Martha Stewart creates four of her favorites: peach cobbler,
blueberry crisp, blackberry buckle and pear brown betty. Each of these is
delicious on its own or paired with crème fraiche or a scoop of rich
vanilla ice cream.



Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous

Sat., Feb. 6, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Spanish
braised chicken with sherry and saffron. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop
challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Israeli couscous. Finally,
test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make simple Israeli couscous at



Offal Good

Sat., Feb. 6, 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.


Offal Good
In Jacques’ kitchen, nothing goes to waste! He espouses the virtues of offal and
prepares a menu of several underutilized “variety meats,” including one of his
wife’s favorites, chicken livers in mushroom port sauce. Jacques then recreates
a classic from his childhood in France using offal – tripe and pigs’ feet ragout.
Finally, he demonstrates the best techniques for curing and cooking beef tongue.



California 4: Matt Molina

Sat., Feb. 6, 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 4: Matt Molina
Ming joins Matt Molina, L.A. native and James Beard award-winning chef, who has
just opened ER Bar in the arts district. Chef Molina makes savory buttermilk
biscuits while Ming counters with a wonton noodle shrimp-prosciutto cake.