July 12 – July 18, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 3 of 6
Sun., July 12, 7:00 pm
Thurs., July 16, 11:00 pm
Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and
love. Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan to make the most of their
time together, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya) settle into
married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian (Nicola Walker).
Part 3 of 6
Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life, despite her
initial reservations. Although relations with Caroline are still fraught,
Celia doesn’t hesitate to stand by her side when she receives some
POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 7
Sun., July 12, 8:00 pm
Captain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the
hit 1970s series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall
after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter
taken in by the captain.
Part 4 of 7
The community awaits news of the fish harvest. Poldark’s copper mine
struggles. Demelza must get used to a new way of life.
THE CRIMSON FIELD
Part 4 of 6
Sun., July 12, 9:00 pm
Oona Chaplin stars in a drama about WWI’s frontline medics – their hopes,
fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of
France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to
heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Part 4 of 6
The arrival of soldiers from her home town lifts Joan’s spirits, but she
finds herself in trouble. Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty.
Meanwhile, the return of an old patient causes ripples, calling everyone’s
loyalties into question.
THE FORSYTE SAGA
Part 5 of 13
Sun., July 12, 10:00 pm
This dramatic miniseries, first aired in 2002, chronicles three generations
of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian
England. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star with Rupert Graves,
Amanda Root and Corin Redgrave.
Part 5 of 13
Irene leaves Soames for good, leaving behind everything, including her
wedding ring. June and her father, young Jolyon, reunite. Soames is in a
deep depression. Five years pass and Helene, the French governess, has died.
Old Jolyon meets Irene by chance and they become friends.
The Royal Hawaiian Band
Mon., July 13, 7:30 pm
Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band has
provided audiences the world over with a continual connection to Hawaii’s
royal heritage. During this vintage concert set on the grounds of historic
Iolani Palace, Bandmaster Aaron Mahi pays tribute to one of his predecessors,
Henry Berger, Royal Hawaiian Bandmaster from 1871 to 1915 and sometimes called
the “Father of Hawaiian music.”
Vintage Las Vegas
Mon., July 13, 8:00 pm
Look back at memorable items appraised in Las Vegas in 2000. Highlights include
a collection of magic memorabilia, ca. 1925, a Shearer chest of drawers and an
album of John Thomson photos. Which item’s value jumped from $15,000-$20,000 to
Mon., July 13, 9:00 pm
Fifteen years after its first trip to Providence, Rhode Island, the Roadshow looks
back to see what some of the most memorable objects are worth today. Some have
increased in value, while others haven’t fared so well. Highlights include a
Maurice Brazil Prendergast color monotype, ca. 1895; a Cartier ruby and diamond
compact; and an Edward Farmer jade and gold box first appraised at
$80,000-$125,000 and now valued at $250,000-$350,000.
Mon., July 13, 10:00 pm
Follow the military-style rehab of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who
prefer the virtual world to the real one. The film is an emotional voyage that
examines the results of internet addiction and its effects on families and
interpersonal relationships, while examining the cultural and emotional effects
of this type of treatment.
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Pilgrims & Tourists
Mon., July 13, 11:00 pm
In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own
mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut
through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls
grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans
to enlarge one of the West’s biggest dams and submerge this touchstone of a
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., July 14, 7:30 pm
This LONG STORY SHORT features Mike Irish, known as Hawaii’s “kim chee king.”
As a young man starting college, Mike broke his neck playing football, which left
him paralyzed. Forced to leave college and facing the prospect of never walking
again, he never gave up hope – and eventually regained full movement. Perhaps
as a result of facing down his fear, Mike lives with a sort of fearlessness
which has helped make him a successful Honolulu businessman. You’ll hear how
risk-taking helped him develop an unconventional business model, enabling him
to corner the market on legacy local food brands.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
July 15 at 11:00 pm and Sun., July 19 at 4:00 pm.
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Profit & Loss
Tues., July 14, 11:00 pm
In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government-owned nickel mine has relocated
villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on
contested clan land and dumped mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, Canada,
First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting
grounds are strip-mined to unearth the world’s third-largest oil reserve.
Indigenous people tell their own stories – and confront us with the ethical
consequences of our culture of consumption.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Collard Green Queen
Wed., July 15, 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.
Collard Green Queen
Chef Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers,
participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making
collard kraut. Then she introduces us to an Eastern Carolina ingredient
with a cult following, the cabbage collard. Later, Vivian prepares for an
event called “Terra Vita,” where she will serve three courses and make
collards the star.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
The Quietest Place on Earth
Thurs., July 16, 9:00 pm
On the island of Maui, Haleakala rises 10,000 feet – nearly two miles – into the
sky. The massive crater located at its summit carries the unique distinction of
being “the quietest place on Earth.” The exquisite stillness of its stark
volcanic landscape inspires a variety of experiences ranging from spiritual to
philosophical. Featured are musical artist Keola Beamer, poet W.S. Merwin,
cultural specialist Clifford Nae’ole, paniolo Wilfred Souza and others.
Thurs., July 16, 10:00 pm
Host Brianna Barnes cycles her way through the Netherlands enjoying modern art
in The Hague, surfing the North Sea in Sheveningen and discovering the history of
the tulip in Leiden. Later she visits the cheese market in Alkmaar, explores a
wind farm in Friesland and tests her skills in the canal jumping contest in
Driving Miss Daisy
Fri., July 17, 9:00 pm
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to television, with performances
by Angela Lansbury as a well-to-do Jewish matron and James Earl Jones as her
African American chauffeur. The twosome’s unlikely friendship evolves during
the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights era.
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
Fri., July 17, 10:30 pm
Uncover the story of the first quintessentially American dance company, the
Joffrey Ballet. Founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino pioneered a new
dance philosophy by daringly combining modern and traditional techniques and
art with social statement, and integrating pop and rock music scores. Tracing
the struggles and triumphs of the company from 1956 to the present, the film
features interviews with former and current Joffrey dancers, the breakthroughs
of choreographers Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Margo Sappington, and rare archival
performance footage, including excerpts from signature works Astarte, Trinity and
Billboards. Mandy Patinkin narrates.
Sat., July 18, 7:00 pm
This new series travels across the United States to explore Asian cuisine’s
impact on American food culture. Hosted by Danielle Chang, the six-part series
explores a wide variety of Asian food and drink and meets the new generation of
chefs and entrepreneurs dedicated to keeping traditions alive. The series
features renowned chefs and culinary personalities such as Top Chef
winner Kristen Kish, YouTube sensation Maangchi, Chinese master chef Susur
Lee and ramen entrepreneur Ivan Orkin.
This episode visits New York and Los Angeles – home to the two largest Korean
populations in the United States – to explore what distinguishes each. Both
are 24-hour hubs of food and drinking culture. However, New York City’s Koreatown
covers just one block, whereas Los Angeles’ Koreatown seems like a city unto itself.
At dinner with Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song, chef Sang Yoon breaks down
the basics of Korean cooking. Back in New York, Top Chef winner Kristen
Kish, a Seoul-born Korean adoptee, receives a kimchi tutorial from Korean YouTube
sensation, Maangchi. The episode ends with a night out at Pocha 32, an export
of Korea’s popular “tent” restaurants.
Curious About: Montreal
Sat., July 18, 7:30 pm
This series takes viewers on an enriching and entertaining “field trip for
grown-ups” to some of the most intriguing European and North American cities
in the world. Entertainment journalist Christine Van Blokland brings her
passion and genuine curiosity for the arts, quirky characters, storytelling
and lifelong learning to this new series. In each location, Christine explores
the hidden histories in their art, architecture, museums, monuments, houses of
worship and city parks.
Curious About: Montreal
Why did the French settle in Montreal? And why is French still an official
language here? Why is there a Paris Metro Stop in the middle of the city? Why
is Notre-Dame Basilica bathed in blue? And why does it slope downwards towards
the altar? Why does the Hotel de Ville look like DC’s Eisenhower Building and
why does the Bank of Montreal look like the Pantheon? And is there really an
ongoing archaeological dig going on at Place Royale?
Sat., July 18, 8:00 pm
The acclaimed detective series returns with more mysteries set in the uncertain
days at the beginning of the Cold War. In 1946 London, former DCS Christopher
Foyle (Michael Kitchen) now employs his unerring investigative skills on behalf
of MI5, assisted by his ever-faithful driver, Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks).
The son of a prominent Jewish man is assaulted, as a right-wing manifesto
inflames anti-Semitic tensions.
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT
The Labours of Hercules
Sat., July 18, 9:30 pm
David Suchet returns in his signature role as the suave Belgian super sleuth,
exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and
murders, whether they ask for his help or not. These final lavish adaptations
feature guest stars Iain Glen, Helen Baxendale, Philip Glenister and
The Labours of Hercules
Poirot journeys to the Swiss Alps to lay a trap for the infamous art thief
Marrascaud, with catastrophic results. Devastated, Poirot falls into a heavy
depression, and it is not until a lonely chauffeur begs the detective to find
his missing true love that Poirot feels he can return to his work. As he
investigates this new case, Poirot stumbles upon the hotel now thought to
be Marrascaud’s hideout. As an avalanche cuts off access to the hotel, Poirot
finds himself in a game of cat-and-mouse with a villain he fears and despises.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Sat., July 18, 11:00 pm
Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell return to the ACL stage,
playing favorites and songs from their album Old Yellow Moon.
Tues., July 14, 10:00 pm
This hard-hitting new documentary delivers a stunning look at ISIS’ brutal
treatment of women who are Yazidi — an ethnic minority hated by the Islamist
group. FRONTLINE explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves and
how they endured and escaped the brutal reign of ISIS.
Thurs., July 16, 7:30 pm
This special edition of HIKI NŌ highlights is hosted by HIKI NŌ grad
Victoria Cuba and features some of the outstanding stories from the
Spring Quarter of the 2014/2015 school year:
From Waipahu High School on Oahu: a follow-up story on Victoria Cuba. We first
met Victoria last season as a senior at Waipahu High School, when she opened up
about being homeless. Now, she attends the University of Hawaii at Manoa on a
full scholarship and interns at PBS Hawaii. No longer homeless, she resides in
a UH dorm, but admits that the transition has had its challenges.
From Kapaa High School on Kauai: the story of a new program created by the Kauai
Humane Society to encourage the adoption of dogs. Volunteers take dogs from the
Kauai Humane Society on field trips to various places on the island to help
them meet potential owners.
From Ewa Makai Middle School on Oahu: an introduction to P.E. for the 21st
century. When students take physical education at this high-tech middle school
on the Ewa plain, they don’t just play dodge ball or run laps around the track.
We learn how their innovative P.E. program is using computer technology to help
students get fit both physically and technologically.
From Mid Pacific Institute on Oahu: a profile of Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning
musician Mark Yamanaka. Yamanaka shares one of the biggest challenges of his
life – not being of Hawaiian ancestry and wanting to play Hawaiian music.
From Moanalua High School on Oahu: the story of Moanalua history teacher Cris
Pasquil, who uses non-traditional activities like group projects, skits and
even music to instill a love of learning in his students. He draws inspiration
from his own experience learning hula under kumu hula Robert Cazimero and his
halau’s victory at the esteemed Merrie Monarch Festival earlier this year.
From Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island: the story of how their school is
trying to develop one of only two high school lacrosse teams on the island.
Konawaena teacher Daniel Curran is on a mission to make lacrosse a mainstream
sport in Hawaii. Starting a team has many unique challenges, but students say
the benefits are worth it.
From Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui: the story of their experience at
the 2015 Student Television Network conference and video competition in San Diego,
California. Although the primary purpose of their trip was to participate in
the video competition, they also spent a great deal of time volunteering for
worthy San Diego-based causes. The Maui Waena students went on to win several
awards at the competition, but they consider their hours of community service
as the most rewarding part of the trip.
This program encores Saturday, July 18 at 12:30 pm and Sunday,
July 19 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
What Would It Take to Achieve Hawaiian Sovereignty?
Thurs., July 16, 8:00 pm
In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed a law apologizing for the overthrow of the
Hawaiian Kingdom, fueling hopes that an independent Hawaiian nation would be recognized
by the federal government. Twenty-two years later, sovereignty proponents continue to
push for recognition in Congress, while new pathways toward nation-building emerge at
home. What might an independent Hawaiian nation look like? Daryl Huff moderates
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., July 17, 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., July 17, 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., July 17, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Part 3 of 3
Wed., July 15, 8:00 pm
Join veterinary teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking
operations to try to save animals’ lives. Find out how pioneering human
medicine is transforming ways to look after animals in some of the most
remote places on earth. Witness dramatic stories of ingenuity, invention
Part 3 of 3
Witness extreme dentistry on a five-ton elephant. Find out if a remarkable
invention can help a dolphin swim again. And see a Galapagos tortoise receive
Wed., July 15, 9:00 pm
Join NOVA for New Horizon’s historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the
spacecraft’s nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first-ever
detailed images of this strange, icy world at the very edge of our solar
To Catch a Comet
Wed., July 15, 10:00 pm
Watch this compelling documentary that details the complexities and challenges
of the 10-year, four-million-mile journey of the European Space Agency’s (ESA)
spacecraft Rosetta as it chased down and landed on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-
Gerasimenko in a history-making feat.
The Abolitionists, Part Three
Tues., July 14, 8:00 pm
The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch.
During his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown is captured, then executed,
becoming a martyr for the cause. Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860.
Southern states secede, war breaks out and the conflict unexpectedly drags on.
On New Year’s Day 1863, it is announced that Lincoln has emancipated the slaves
in rebel territory. African-American men may now enlist in the Union forces;
two of Douglass’ sons go to war. In December 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment is
ratified, banning slavery in all states forever.
Tues., July 14, 9:00 pm
Look back at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out in
summer 1977, plunging seven million people into darkness. By the time the power
was fully restored more than a day later, more than 1,600 businesses had been
looted, over 3,700 people had been arrested, and firefighters had battled more
than 1,000 fires. See how this event led to both lawlessness and acts of
selflessness and generosity.
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
Sat., July 18, 2:00 pm
Using only the hand tools of the pre-industrial era, woodworker Roy Underhill
and his guests prove that there was life before electricity. Whether you think
muscle-powered tools are a thing of the past or a thing of the future, you’ll
reconnect with your own inner craftsperson.
Tom Calisto joins Roy to make a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest
dovetails or the toughest tenons.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., July 18, 2:30 pm
Richard travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque and help a
homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill. Afterward, Roger shares
some tips on what grows best in the shade and Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy,
decorative mirror on a masonry chimney.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Charlestown Project 2014: Kitchens and Baths
Sat., July 18, 3:00 pm
Tom gets ready for a major upgrade to the front of the house – a Greek
Revival-style front door. In the kitchen, Angela’s cabinets have arrived; on
the second floor, Tom and Kevin install new wood wainscoting to replace the old
worn out, poorly made version. Norm learns about Charlestown’s ancient past
from city archaeologist Joe Bagley, who provides a rare look at his warehouse
of artifacts. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a marble basket weave tile
from an online supplier to make a feature wall insert in the master shower. In
the back addition, Kevin and Tom install a small section of copper roof to add
character and durability to the small roof and put up samples of a few bold
color choices for the new front door.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., July 18, 4:00 pm
Rice can be transformed from plain to extraordinary in a variety of ways.
Martha shows how to make a fabulous paella that’s brimming with tender chicken,
pork, seafood and vegetables. Next, she demonstrates one of her favorites:
stuffed peppers with fluffy rice, pine nuts, raisins and herbs cooked on a bed
of tomatoes. Then she makes Persian rice: fragrant Basmati, cooked atop thinly
sliced, buttery potatoes.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Let’s Make Bread
Sat., July 18, 4:30 pm
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to easy sandwich bread.
Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a
tasting of artisanal cream cheese. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how
to make the best zucchini bread.
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Savory Dinner Pie
Sat., July 18, 5:00 pm
Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS,
featuring simple but delicious recipes for flavorful, healthy, home-cooked
meals with minimal fuss. In addition, guest chefs from around the globe
prepare their favorite dishes in Sara’s home kitchen before taking her on a
culinary expedition to their favorite local farms, ethnic enclaves and other
secret food sources.
Savory Dinner Pie
Dinner is in the pan with Sara’s dinner pie, featuring savory meat and
vegetables enclosed in a hearty crust. She’s also got BLT Pie, a twist on the
popular sandwich, plus her easy pizza dough recipe for broccoli calzone.
MEXICO: ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
Sat., July 18, 5:30 pm
Chef Rick Bayless returns with the 10th season of his cooking and
travel show, and this time he’s taking viewers all over the Federal District
capital of Mexico’s sixteen boroughs to explore the vibrant restaurant scene,
evolving cuisine and ancient culture that make this amazing city so irresistible.
Rick meets a pair of chefs who took the advice to “eat your veggies” seriously.
Chefs Israel Montero and Alfredo Chaves of Kaah Siis Restaurant aren’t just
cooking them – they’re growing them at Xochimilco, Mexico City’s ancient
floating gardens. The chefs give Rick a tour of the chinampas, small
man-made islands amongst the canals, where some of the city’s chefs are growing
organic and specialty produce. Back in Chicago, Rick takes us to Green City Market,
where he visits his favorite vendors and takes their wares home for a taco party.