July 26 – August 1, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 5 of 6
Sun., July 26, 7:00 pm
Thurs., July 30, 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 5 of 6
Caroline is relieved to find that Greg is a natural with Flora and a positive
influence on Lawrence. Alan begins to distance himself from Gary, while Gillian
discovers that their private family matter has just gone public.
POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 7
Sun., July 26, 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
Part 6 of 7
A mysterious smelting company challenges the local copper barons. Poldark
confronts the same cardsharp who swindled Francis.
THE CRIMSON FIELD
Part 6 of 6
Sun., July 26, 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 6 of 6
As Joan faces a possible lifetime in prison, Kitty’s wracked with guilt that she
knew about Joan but didn’t stop her. Kitty is desperate for someone to trust,
but will she turn to Thomas or Miles? As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope
and love are put to the test.
THE FORSYTE SAGA
Part 7 of 13
Sun., July 26, 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
Part 7 of 13
Soames continues to be obsessed with Irene and wants to resume their marriage,
since she won’t grant a divorce. She leaves for Paris to escape his harassment.
Jolyon meets Irene in France and, as they spend time together, they fall in love.
Mon., July 27, 7:30 pm
An encore presentation of a performance from the PBS Hawaii studios by this
multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning group comprised of Kale Hannahs, Ryan
Gonzalez and Chad Takatsugi. They combine sweet harmonies with tight
instrumentals to produce enchanting traditional Hawaiian music reminiscent of
years gone by.
Mon., July 27, 8:00 pm
Look back to 2000 and learn what has since happened in the Charleston antiques
market. Highlights include Newcomb College vases, Fred Meyer photographs, and a
Leon Julien Deschamps bronze. See which item is now worth $55,000-$60,000.
Mon., July 27, 9:00 pm
Back in 1999, the Roadshow dropped in on Columbus, Ohio. Since then, some of the
originally appraised items have soared in value, but others have sunk. Highlights
include: a trio of Albert Cheuret art deco clocks; a Marx “Roy Rogers” play set;
and a historical collection, once owned by our nation’s first postmaster general,
including a Thomas Jefferson letter previously valued at $100,000, now valued
Mon., July 27, 10:00 pm
Five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through
60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries
helped them commemorate life’s joys and cope with infidelity, illness and
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Fire & Ice
Mon., July 27, 11:00 pm
In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional
stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have
long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians
over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the Q’eros, on a
pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site
by intolerant Catholics.
Tues., July 28, 7:30 pm
When Mitch DʻOlier arrived in Hawaii from Iowa, fresh out of law school, he fell
in love with the islands. Since then, he has helmed Hawaiian Airlines, helped
guide the development of Kakaako and Kailua, and has found time to support public
education in Hawaii.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
July 29 at 11:00 pm and Sun., August 2 at 4:00 pm.
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND
Islands of Sanctuary
Tues., July 28, 11:00 pm
In Australia’s Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected
Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawaii,
ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of
Kahoolawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Have Yourself Some Moonshine
Wed., July 29, 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.
Have Yourself Some Moonshine
Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, where she learns about the art and soul of
“white lightning.” The restaurant’s mixologist works moonshine into several new
drinks, while the restaurant staff struggles through the holiday party season.
The Land of Eb
Thurs., July 30, 7:30 pm
This fictional story is set in the stark volcanic landscape of one of the most
remote communities on Hawaii Island – Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Jonithen
Jackson portrays Jacob, a Marshallese father and grandfather, who
struggles to provide for his large family. When Jacob overhears a cancer diagnosis
from his doctor he keeps the news to himself, forgoing treatment in favor of
working to pay off his property which he plans to pass down once he’s gone.
Sensing his end, Jacob turns a small video camera on himself and begins to record
his story – and that of his people, the Marshallese. The film is contemplative
look at a community in Hawaii still struggling to recover from the effects of the
nuclear age. It is a profoundly realistic portrayal of one man’s unwillingness to
let go of his dignity and the hope he has for his family’s future.
Building England II
Thurs., July 30, 10:00 pm
Host Judith Jones continues her exploration of English architecture with a look
at the Georgian and Victorian styles. Among the places we’ll see: Queen’s House in
Greenwich; St. Paul’s Cathedral in London; Osterley House in Middlesex; Hammerwood
Lodge in East Sussex; and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
Virtuosity: The Cliburn
Fri., July 31, 9:00 pm
Every four years, a group of the finest young pianists takes the stage at the Van
Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. The pressure on
these artists is overwhelming, because the stakes are so high: prize money,
concert bookings, a recording contract, a career. At the heart of this story is
the courage it takes for a 20-year-old to go onstage alone before 2,000 people,
and hundreds of thousands more online, and play a unique interpretation of one
of the most difficult pieces ever written for the piano. The competition
requires not only a transcendent musical ability, but a mental toughness that
must sustain the soloist through three straight weeks of performance. The
Cliburn becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground.
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Fri., July 31, 10:30 pm
From 1941 to 1978, the husband-and-wife team of Ray and Charles Eames brought
unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training; she was a
painter and sculptor. Together, they are considered America’s most important
and influential designers, whose work literally helped shape the second half of
the 20th century and remains culturally vital and commercially popular today.
Ray and Charles Eames are, perhaps, best remembered for their mid-century
modern furniture, built from novel materials like molded plywood,
fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent metal wire and aluminum – offering
consumers beautiful, functional, yet inexpensive products. Revered for their
designs and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in
American culture, but their influence on significant events and movements in
American life – from the development of modernism to the rise of the computer
age – has been less widely understood.
Northern Thai Cuisine
Sat., August 1, 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
Northern Thai Cuisine
Andy Ricker, a carpenter-turned-chef from Portland, OR, prepares a welcome dinner
for the participating chefs at LA’s Lotus of Siam restaurant, with chef/owner
Saipin Chutima at the helm. The duo create their collective version of a spicy
Issan dish. At the table, Jet Tila rhapsodizes about the days when his family
opened America’s first Thai grocery store in Hollywood and introduced lemongrass,
kaffir lime leaves and other ingredients to the American palate.
Curious About…Victoria, British Columbia
Sat., August 1, 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… Victoria, British Columbia
Who was “A.B.C. Architect” and why did he design such a grand Parliament Building
in Victoria? What is Fan Tan Alley, and what does it have to do with the 2nd
oldest Chinatown in North America? How did an 11th and 12th century French,
Spanish & Italian Romanesque-style castle, built for a Scottish self-made
millionaire, become “Canada’s Castle?” Why isn’t there a sign above the main
entrance to The Empress Hotel? And finally, as we take High Tea here, is it
pinkies up or down?
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Sat., August 1, 8:00 pm
The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy stars Isabel Leonard
as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame and Christopher
Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber of Seville. Michele
Mariotti conducts the vivid score, which features some of the most instantly
recognizable melodies in opera.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sarah Jarosz/The Milk Carton Kids
Sat., August 1, 11:00 pm
ACL showcases new acoustic music with Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids.
Multi-instrumentalist Jarosz highlights her album Build Me Up From Bones;
the Milk Carton Kids play folk songs from their album The Ash & Clay.
How Can People Displaced by U.S. Nuclear Tests Prosper in Hawaii?
Thurs., July 30, 9:00 pm *note special time*
An estimated 12,000 people have come to Hawaii in search of a better life, primarily
from the Marshall Islands and Chuuk, which were affected by U.S. nuclear tests. Many
find themselves on government aid or living in homeless encampments on Oahu. How can
people displaced by U.S. nuclear tests prosper in Hawaii?
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII will air at a special time, 9:00 pm, immediately following
“The Land of Eb,” a fictional film about the head of a Marshallese family, who is
struggling to sustain his family in Hawaii. Mahealani Richardson hosts the conversation.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter. You may also email your questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PBSHawaii.
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., July 31, 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 31, 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 31, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
Tues., July 28, 10:00 pm
Wed., July 29, 10:00 pm
Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the
Earth’s most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on a journey across the
globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity. Born
from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and
destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an
element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will
exist long after humans have left the Earth. Filmed on five continents, this
two-part program reveals the cultural, scientific and natural history of the
most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.
LIFE ON THE REEF
Part 2 of 3
Wed., July 29, 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 2 of 3
Witness the explosion of life as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea
birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon
torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate
Nuclear Meltdown Disaster
Wed., July 29, 9:00 pm
Four years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a disastrous meltdown
at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But at the same time, just seven
miles away, the heroic efforts of plant operators under the leadership of
Naohiro Masuda saved a second plant, Fukushima Daini. Now Masuda faces the
daunting challenge of cleaning up Daiichi, where radioactive groundwater leaks
into the Pacific every day, and three melted cores remain steaming hot and
lethally unapproachable. Now, with unprecedented access, NOVA reveals the
little-known story of how Masuda and his team averted disaster at Daini and how
workers are struggling to clean up the mess at Daiichi. With billions of
dollars and the future of the nuclear energy industry on the line, can Japan ever
recover from disaster? The world is watching the fight for Fukushima.
Tues., July 28, 8:00 pm
This film tells the powerful story of the most destructive invention in human
history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the
world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Through state-of-the-art
transfer techniques that have turned recently declassified images into vivid
footage, viewers witness the raw power and strangely compelling rare views of
above-ground nuclear tests. The documentary includes interviews with historians
Richard Rhodes, Martin Sherwin, Robert Norris, Sergei Khrushchev and others,
along with men and women who helped build the weapon piece by piece. Audiences
also hear from former Secretary of State George Shultz and Secretary of Defense
William Perry, who reveal how the bomb was viewed inside government circles, as
well as those who hold firsthand memories of seeing the first mushroom clouds
fill the skies.
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
Woodwright: The Musical
Sat., August 1, 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.
Woodwright: The Musical
The Underhill Rose band joins Roy in the shop for a musical misadventure.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., August 1, 2:30 pm
Roger follows up with a beekeeper regarding honey harvesting. Then, electrician
Scott Caron adds outlets to a homeowner’s house.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Charlestown Project 2014: Rowhouse Reimagined
Sat., August 1, 3:00 pm
After five months of work in Charlestown, the exterior is restored with a new
dormer, windows, shutters and front entry. Inside, Kevin finds systems integrator
Greg Smizer test-driving the new internet-based security system, wireless music
system and remote-controlled window shades with solar battery backup. Norm
joins Richard in the partially unfinished basement to see the mechanical room,
where the systems integrate to provide comfort for the whole house.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., August 1, 4:00 pm
There are infinite ways to prepare grains, and in this episode Martha shows
three of her favorites. First, she cooks a mushroom barley soup that’s based on
her mother’s recipe. Next, she makes couscous royale, a great way to
showcase a versatile grain. She finishes up with grits with broiled tomatoes,
featuring bubbly cheddar cheese and crispy bacon.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
A Meal to Celebrate Fall
Sat., August 1, 4:30 pm
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make slow-roasted
bone-in pork rib roast. Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making the
roasted butternut squash with browned butter and hazelnuts.
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Dinner at 8
Sat., August 1, 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
Dinner at 8
Entertaining is easy with Sara’s elegant but super simple recipes, even if your
only guests are your immediate family on a weeknight. Try her duck with gingered
grape sauce and a Japanese beef fondue.
MEXICO: ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
Mexico: It’s (A) Wine Country
Sat., August 1, 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.
Mexico: It’s (A) Wine Country
Rick’s got nothing against cerveza and margaritas, but in this episode he
explores another side of Mexican beverages: wine. The burgeoning craft of
Mexican winemaking is growing, often in unusual places. Marvin Nahmias and
partners have transformed a high-rise rooftop in Mexico City into a small vineyard
and winemaking facility. After they give Rick a tour, they give him the keys to
the kitchen, where the winery’s brick ovens and grills speak to Rick’s inner
pit master. So at the San Juan Market, Rick selects cabrito to cook over
hardwood, tender chayote to roast in the wood oven for tacos and
eggplant to char into a salsa.