July 19 – July 25, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 4 of 6
Sun., July 19, 7:00 pm
Thurs., July 23, 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
Part 4 of 6
Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora, until
a stranger walks into her life and may be the answer to her prayers.
POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 7
Sun., July 19, 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 5 of 7
Poldark and Demelza start a family. The miners riot, and Francis takes desperate
measures to recoup his losses.
THE CRIMSON FIELD
Part 5 of 6
Sun., July 19, 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 5 of 6
Grace is threatened by an aggressively rude and war-scarred commander. While
Joan waits anxiously for news from her fiancé, a series of events draws her
THE FORSYTE SAGA
Part 6 of 13
Sun., July 19, 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 6 of 13
Old Jolyon dies, and to the astonishment of all, he has left Irene some money.
Twelve years pass. Soames marries Annette, a French woman. Dartie is gambling
recklessly and cavorting with prostitutes, embarrassing the family.
Ukulele 2002: A Weekend with the Masters
Mon., July 20, 7:30 pm
This episode of NA MELE is a special 13th anniversary encore of an event recorded
in 2002, featuring some of Hawai’i Music Institute’s teaching staff, including
Melveen Leed, Byron Yasui, Brother Noland and Ku’uipo Kumukahi.
Mon., July 20, 8:00 pm
Journey back 15 years and learn how fantastic finds from Madison, WI, have fared
in today’s market. Highlights include an 1875 Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, Winsor
McCay comic art and an Eanger Irving Couse oil. See which item doubled in value
Mon., July 20, 9:00 pm
It’s been 16 years since the Roadshow first visited Tampa, Florida. Tune in to
see how the appraised values have stood up over time. Highlights include: a fork
from the Hindenburg; a costume jewelry hat from around 1950; and a Louis Comfort
Tiffany lamp with a “Rose Helmut” shade, ca. 1905, whose value has more than
doubled since we first saw it.
Return to Homs
Mon., July 20, 10:00 pm
Witness the transformation of 19-year-old Basset Saroot from star goalkeeper for
the Syrian national soccer team to peaceful advocate for reforms to armed insurgent.
Get an inside look at the brutal war President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has waged,
a conflict that many accuse the world of overlooking.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Lessons on Leadership
Tues., July 21, 7:30 pm
This special edition revisits conversations with Hawaii’s business and community
leaders as they share their thoughts on leadership.
Featured are: Maenette Ah Nee-Benham, the late Skippa Diaz, Glenn Furuya, Hokulani
Holt, the late Daniel Inouye, Thomas Kaulukukui and Colbert Matsumoto.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
July 22 at 11:00 pm and Sun., July 26 at 4:00 pm.
A CHEF’S LIFE
The Buttermilk Belt
Wed., July 22, 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.
The Buttermilk Belt
Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant and talk
buttermilk with the dairy’s manager. Later, Vivian’s nieces and nephews try to make
buttermilk with their great-grandmother’s butter churn.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name
Thurs., July 23, 9:00 pm
A young multi-racial kanaka maoli (native Hawaiian) woman, filmmaker Christen
Hepuakoa Marquez, sets out to discover the meaning of her incredibly lengthy
Hawaiian name from her estranged mother, whose diagnosis as schizophrenic in
the 80s caused their family separation. Christen not only discovers herself
within the name, but gains a whole new perspective on the idea of sanity and
how cultural differences can sometimes muddle its definition.
Building England I
Thurs., July 23, 10:00 pm
In this two-part special, host Judith Jones walks viewers through the history
of English buildings. Among the locations we’ll visit in this episode are the
Roman edifices in Lindisfarne, Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, Kentwell Hall
in Suffolk and Burghley House in Lincolnshire.
Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil
Fri., July 24, 9:00 pm
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s gala celebration of John Williams’ peerless
achievements reunites him with violinist Itzhak Perlman. The performance
features Williams’ noted compositions, including themes from Schindler’s
List and Star Wars. Natalie Portman hosts.
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love
Fri., July 24, 10:30 pm
Remember composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) in this special that
reveals the events that led to his staggering success, ensuing struggles, inner
turmoil and breakthroughs in his creative process. By age 31, Hamlisch had won
four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize. Hit after hit –
“The Way We Were,” “Nobody Does It Better” and scores for The
Sting, Sophie’s Choice and the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line –
made him the go-to composer and performer for film, Broadway and concert halls
worldwide. A child prodigy accepted at Juilliard at age six, he defied
classical expectations to create his own music. The program features new
interviews with Barbra Streisand, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher
Walken, Sir Tim Rice, Joe Torre, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz,
Ann-Margret and others.
Sat., July 25, 7:00 pm
This 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
Track the evolution of Chinese food in America through the eyes of two third-
generation Chinese American restaurateurs. Wilson Tang preserves the legacy of
his family’s dim sum parlor (America’s oldest) while opening a fine-dining
Chinese restaurant on Chinatown’s expanding Lower East Side. Ed Schoenfeld,
a self-proclaimed Chinese food expert and owner of one of the most critically
acclaimed Chinese restaurants in New York, provides a tutorial on Peking
Curious About… Asheville, North Carolina
Sat., July 25, 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…Asheville, North Carolina
Why is there a French Loire Valley castle in the middle of the American Deep
South? How did the architects of the Statue of Liberty, the New York Subway
and Central Park put their stamp on this small town? Why did Henry Ford, F.
Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Edison all stay in the same hotel?
Sat., July 25, 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).
After an assassination attempt is made on Hilda Pierce (Ellie Haddington), Foyle
examines her Special Operations Executive activities during the war and rumors of
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT
Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
Sat., July 25, 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 Hugh Fraser.
Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
After returning to Styles, Hercule Poirot confronts a killer and his own conscience
as he tries to stop a series of murders. Confined to a wheelchair and crippled
with arthritis, the now elderly Poirot is reunited with his old companion
Captain Hastings – back where it all began 30 years before, when Poirot was a
refugee and Hastings a wounded soldier. It is the home of their first murder
investigation together – and is soon to be home to their last.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Queens of the Stone Age
Sat., July 25, 11:00 pm
Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest album …Like
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty
Tues., July 21, 10:00 pm
FRONTLINE presents a feature documentary about two filmmakers who set out to
interview El Chapo Guzman, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels in history.
Before his capture in 2014, he had been on the run from the U.S. and Mexican
governments for over a decade.
Facing the Future
Thurs., July 23, 7:30 pm
This half-hour documentary by filmmaker Stuart Yamane examines a new phase in
the evolution of the nation’s first statewide student news network. Four years
after the launch of HIKI NŌ, a new dream has transpired: to develop HIKI NŌ as
a sanctioned class within Hawaii’s statewide school system, and into a curriculum
available to public, private and charter schools. Thanks to funding from the
Stupski Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, PBS Hawaii has the
resources needed to realize this dream. Teachers, students, curriculum developers,
education evaluators, media professionals and leaders from the Department of
Education and PBS Hawaii share their vision for what this new curriculum will
look like and how it will work – charting a course into a new education frontier.
This program encores Saturday, July 25 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, July 26 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
How Can We Improve Our Public Schools?
Thurs., July 23, 8:00 pm
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., July 24, 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 24, 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 24, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Humanity from Space
Tues., July 21, 8:00 pm
Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species.
From the perspective of space, this special uses mind-boggling data and CGI to
disclose the breathtaking extent of humanity’s influence, revealing how we’ve
transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary
complexity. A trip through 12,000 years of development, the documentary shows
how seemingly small flashes of innovation have changed the course of civilization.
As our global population soars, the program considers the challenges humanity
will face in order to survive.
LIFE ON THE REEF
Part 1 of 3
Wed., July 22, 8:00 pm
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems
on earth – home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to
100-ton whales. From the coral cays of the outer reef to the Islands of the
Torres Strait, the reef’s human residents work to find that critical balance
between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world.
Part 1 of 3
On the most protected island in Australia, 20,000 green sea turtles return to the
biggest reptilian breeding colony on Earth.
Why Planes Vanish
Wed., July 22, 9:00 pm
The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in March of 2014 stunned
the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet
vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how
far we are from the world we imagined we lived in – in which we believe every
move is monitored all the time. NOVA tells the inside story of the search for
Flight MH370 and meets the key players, from all corners of the globe, who have
spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane
disappear? Or can new technology guarantee that in the future, nothing will
ever be “lost” again?
Sunken Ship Rescue
Wed., July 22, 10:00 pm
NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia
cruise ship, which ran aground and capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13,
2012, killing 32 people. The wreck stretches the length of three football fields,
weighs 45,000 tons and lays half submerged on the site of a protected reef, with a
160-foot-long hole in its hull. Moving it from its precarious perch on the edge
of an underwater cliff is a huge technical and logistical challenge. NOVA joins
a team of more than 500 divers and engineers working around the clock as they
attempt the biggest ship recovery project in history.
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
Sat., July 25, 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.
Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld, harden and temper tool steel for
cutting edges that stay sharp longer.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., July 25, 2:30 pm
Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. Then,
electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run
any new wiring.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Charlestown Project 2014: Rowhouse, Lighthouse
Sat., July 25, 3:00 pm
Tom conceals a basement door behind a system of rails and stiles that look like
paneling. Marble specialist Danny Puccio shows Kevin the new Cararra marble
island top. Angela tells Roger her budget for the backyard is stretched and she
can’t plant until next year. Richard learns how a homeowner is turning one of
Boston’s lighthouses into a summer home.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Know Your Vegetables
Sat., July 25, 4:00 pm
We all know we should eat vegetables whenever possible, but it’s important to
vary the types that we cook. In this episode, Martha shows how to make four
tasty dishes using vegetables that may not be in everyone’s regular rotation:
steamed artichokes, braised leeks, fried okra and whole roasted garlic.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Two Ways to Unlock Asian Flavor
Sat., July 25, 4:30 pm
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
best Thai chicken curry with potatoes and peanuts right at home. Next, tasting
expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of five-spice powder. Then,
test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to the ultimate Chinese braised
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Stir Fry with Grace Young
Sat., July 25, 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
Stir Fry with Grace Young
The Chinese have mastered the quick weeknight meal with stir fry, and the master
of stir fry is Chef Grace Young. She’s got two favorite recipes to share with
Sara: Chinese-Burmese chili chicken and peppery vegetarian rice.
MEXICO: ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
Under the Influence (of Tacos)
Sat., July 25, 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.
Under the Influence (of Tacos)
Chef Jorge Vallejo’s cooking at his intimate restaurant Quintonil in Mexico City
has long been an inspiration for Rick. But what inspires Jorge? In one word: Tacos.
In this episode, Rick follows Jorge on a taco tour, from the simple vegetable
preparations at Tacos Gus to the super-rich and satisfying suadero-style
tacos at Taqueria Los Cocuyos. Back in Chicago, Rick makes amazing tacos at
home, complete with homemade tortillas.