July 5 – July 11, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 2 of 6
Sun., July 5, 7:00 pm
Thurs., July 9, 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 2 of 6
Alan finally lets Celia in on his secret about Gary, but is saddened when Celia
punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake. Meanwhile, Gillian loses
her job after a humiliating visit from Cheryl.
POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 7
Sun., July 5, 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 3 of 7
Poldark’s battle with the local gentry deepens. He faces one turning point with
Elizabeth and another with Demelza.
THE CRIMSON FIELD
Part 3 of 6
Sun., July 5, 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 3 of 6
Thomas wrestles with a growing attraction to Kitty, a terrified patient faces
court martial and Sister Joan reveals a dark secret to one of her patients.
THE FORSYTE SAGA
Part 4 of 13
Sun., July 5, 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 4 of 13
Irene and Bosinney spend time together and, when she comes home late, Soames
takes advantage of her unlocked bedroom door and rapes her. When Irene meets
Bosinney the next day, he’s furious. As he runs through the foggy streets to
confront Soames, he’s hit by a cab and killed. Old Jolyon reunites his family
and they buy and move to Robin Hill.
George Winston (Plays Slack Key)
Mon., July 6, 7:30 pm
This vintage episode presents a rare solo slack key concert with George
Winston, best known the world over for his evocative piano music, musical
interpretations of the ever-changing seasons of his childhood Montana home.
But ki ho’alu, slack key guitar music, has been his passion for many years.
In this NA MELE classic, Winston performs his “Montana-ized” versions of
such slack key classics as: “Sweet Lei Mamo” by Charles Hopkins; “None Hula”
by Lena Machado; and Leonard Kwan’s “Nahe Nahe.”
Mon., July 6, 8:00 pm
Discover how values have changed for appraisals from 15 years ago. Highlights
include a Navajo chief’s blanket, a Connecticut secretary and chair and a 1924
Charles Russell watercolor. Learn which item is now worth $125,000-$135,000.
Vintage Des Moines
Mon., July 6, 9:00 pm
More than fifteen years after first visiting Des Moines, Iowa, the Roadshow
looks back on featured items to see if their value has changed. Highlights
include a Rambling Mickey Mouse toy with its original box, ca. 1934; Charles
Lindbergh memorabilia; and a Samuel McIntire medallion that has soared in
value from $70,000-$90,000 to $ 200,000-$300,000.
Mon., July 6, 10:00 pm
Having lost custody of their children, two parents fight to win back the trust of
the courts and reunite their families. Acknowledging their past parenting mistakes,
both contend with a complex bureaucracy to prove they deserve a second chance.
Tues., July 7, 7:30 pm
Growing up in the plantation lifestyle on the island of Lanai, Colbert Matsumoto
saw how his father led by example as one of the leaders of the ILWU, and learned
from his mother’s strong sense of fairness in her role as a wahine luna (female
boss). He took those life lessons and applied them to his own life, helping to
re-shape Bishop Estate, and becoming a business and community leader in Honolulu.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
July 8 at 11:00 pm and Sun., July 12 at 4:00 pm.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Love Me Some Candied Yams!
Wed., July 8, 7:30 pm
A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the
life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to
open a fine dining restaurant in small-town 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
Love Me Some Candied Yams!
Vivian introduces viewers to Rob and Amy Hill, proprietors of one of the largest
sweet potato farms in the country and two of the restaurant’s best customers.
Vivian and her mom, Scarlett, make her grandmother’s candied yams, and Vivian
later re-imagines these for the restaurant with sorghum and pecans.
Breadfruit & Open Spaces
Thurs., July 9, 9:00 pm
Explore the journey of a group of Pacific Islander immigrants from the Federated
States of Micronesia who now live on Guam. The film gives a rare look into their
personal lives as they struggle to hold their ground and find a voice on a new
island, while maintaining ties to their families on their home island of Chuuk.
Four-Four-Two, F Company at War
Thurs., July 9, 9:30 pm
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team – comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry –
fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler’s
Third Reich. It earned a reputation for being a crack infantry unit and the regiment
and its men received considerable battlefield honors and individual medals of valor.
Follow the exploits of F Company through the letters of 1st Sergeant Jack Wakamatsu
and interviews with five F Company veterans who recall in vivid detail their
experiences from witnessing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the Banzai charge
up a hill in France where F Company wiped out a German company.
Thurs., July 9, 10:00 pm
Host Zay Harding discovers the cultural highs and breath-taking beauty of this
former Spanish colony where he discovers why it’s known as the “island of
enchantment,” boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich history
and great music. From San Juan, the vibrant capital, to the El Yunque National
Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and the coffee-producing central
highlands, this is a fascinating insight into one of the jewels of the
Caribbean and all of its rich and varied culture.
Fri., July 10, 9:00 pm
Uncover the mysterious life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a
Mockingbird. AMERICAN MASTERS offers an unprecedented look at the life of
Harper Lee, illuminating the phenomenon behind To Kill a Mockingbird and
the Oscar-winning 1962 film adaptation. The documentary reveals the context and
history of the novel’s Deep South setting, and the social changes it inspired
after publication. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah
Winfrey and others reflect on the novel’s power, influence, popularity, and the
ways it has shaped their lives. This updated program also previews Go Set a
Watchman, Lee’s novel set to be published for the first time on July 14th.
The Day Carl Sandburg Died
Fri., July 10, 10:30 pm
For much of the 20th century, Carl Sandburg was synonymous with the
American experience, a spokesman on behalf of “the people.” Using his unique
life as the basis for free-verse poetry, Sandburg became one of the most
successful writers in the English language: a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner,
biographer, children’s storyteller, novelist and captivating performer. Yet,
after his death in 1967, his literary legacy faded and his poems, once taught
in schools across America, were dismissed under the weight of massive critical
attack. AMERICAN MASTERS provides a dynamic examination into the life, work and
controversy surrounding Sandburg, exposing his radical politics and anarchist
writing during WWI as well as the burgeoning resurgence of interest in him and
Sat., July 11, 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 while meeting 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.
Ivan Orkin, the renegade New Yorker-turned-Japanese-ramen-chef, discusses ramen
culture in New York versus Tokyo. Chef Nakamura from Sun Noodles explains what
makes a great bowl of ramen. Later, seafood purveyor-turned-ramen-chef Yuji
Haraguchi creates a New York deli-style version of his broth-less ramen dish,
mazemen, using sustainable and typically discarded seafood from a nearby
supermarket. The episode ends in Berkeley, CA, with a tour of the local greenmarket
from three former Chez Panisse chefs.
Curious About: Wales
Sat., July 11, 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.
Why is there a dragon on the Welsh flag? Why does the man next-in-line for the
British throne hold the title the “Prince of Wales?” What are the Walls of
Constantinople doing all the way over here? Who is King Longshanks? And how the
heck do you pronounce the second longest place name in the world: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch???
Sat., July 11, 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).
A translator for the Nuremberg trials is killed, leading Foyle into the world of
international oil politics and corrupt Nazi businessmen.
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT
Elephants Can Remember
Sat., July 11, 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.
Elephants Can Remember
While Poirot investigates a famed psychiatrist’s murder, crime novelist Ariadne
Oliver looks into a couple’s mysterious death. The story began 13 years ago, on
a cliff top in Eastbourne. A couple tragically died, but the question has
always remained: did the husband, General Ravenscroft, shoot the wife, or did
the wife, Molly, kill the husband?
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., July 11, 11:00 pm
Country star Eric Church performs tunes from his hit album The Outsiders.
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
Tues., July 7, 10:00 pm
“Nightmare bacteria” is how the Center for Disease Control describes a
frightening threat spreading quickly in hospitals, communities and across the
globe. FRONTLINE reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise of untreatable
infections: from a young girl thrust onto life support in an Arizona hospital, to a
young American infected in India who comes home to Seattle, and an uncontrollable
outbreak at the nation’s most prestigious hospital, where 18 patients were mysteriously
infected and six died, despite frantic efforts to contain the killer bacteria.
Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug
companies, squeezed by Wall Street expectations, have abandoned the development
of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could
be coming to an end.
Thurs., July 9, 7:30 pm
This episode is the first all-Middle School edition of HIKI NŌ.
Students from Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui tell the story of their
experience at the 2015 Student Television Network conference and video
competition in San Diego, California, where they learned that it is far better
to give than to receive. 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. Maui Waena students cleared
half an acre of weeds and invasive plants from Balboa Park, the largest urban
park in San Diego. They also served meals to 300 homeless people at the city’s
largest homeless shelter, Father Joe’s Village. 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.
Students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu report on the sometimes
frightening transition from Middle School to High School.
Students from Waipahu Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of a diabetic
teacher at their school who is educating others about the disease.
Students at Seabury Hall Middle School on Maui profile their marching band
director Richie Franco and his unconventional journey from the tough streets
of Chicago to teaching music in Makawao, Maui.
Students at Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of a student
with a limp brought on by a medical condition that made her a target for
bullies. With the support of friends and her own upbeat outlook, she is now
moving forward to a positive future.
Students at Kapaa Middle School on Kauai invite us to their school’s Electives
Night – a unique evening of student art and performances that excites not only
students and their parents, but the entire community as well.
Students at Lahaina Intermediate School on Maui tell the story of a special
garden on campus that is encouraging teachers and students alike to take their
This program encores Saturday, July 11 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
How Accessible Should Our Public Lands Be?
Thurs., July 9, 8:00 pm
With our beautiful beaches, hiking trails and recreational areas, Hawaii is a paradise for residents and visitors who enjoy the outdoors. But should all hiking trails be accessible to the public? Can access to and along our shorelines be legally restricted? How accessible should our public lands be? Mahealani Richardson hosts the discussion.
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., July 10, 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 10, 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 10, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Part 2 of 3
Wed., July 8, 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 and dedication.
Part 2 of 3
See a rhino’s groundbreaking skin graft after poachers stole her horns and an
orangutan’s micro-surgery to try to restore her sight and her freedom.
Why Sharks Attack
Wed., July 8, 10:00 pm
In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia,
resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have
begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts,
not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the
mysterious arrival of this apex predator in areas where it’s rarely been seen? To
separate fact from fear, NOVA teams up with leading shark experts in Australia and
the United States to uncover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts.
With shark populations plummeting, scientists are trying to unlock the secrets of
these powerful creatures of the deep.
Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to
end slavery, this three-part series tells the intertwined stories of Frederick
Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and
John Brown. Fighting body and soul, they led the most important civil rights
crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement became a fiery
and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. Black and white,
Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery
activists tore the nation apart in order to form a more perfect union. The
series, which tells the story largely through period drama narrative, airs 150
years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863.
Part One: 1820s-1838
Tues., July 7, 8:00 pm
Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimké, the daughter of
a Charleston plantation family, who moves north and becomes a public speaker
against slavery; Frederick Douglass, a young slave who becomes hopeful when he
hears about the abolitionists; William Lloyd Garrison, who founds the newspaper
The Liberator, a powerful voice for the movement; Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose
first trip to the South changes her life and her writing; and John Brown, who
devotes his life to the cause. The abolitionist movement, however, is in
disarray and increasing violence raises doubts about the efficacy of its
Part Two 1838-1854
Tues., July 7, 9:00 pm
Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement.
Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning
to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with
Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and
free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin in
1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential
novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The divide between
North and South deepens, touching off a crisis that is about to careen out of
Wed., July 8, 9:00 pm
See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive
and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on
200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant.
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals.
The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed – and they were just as
capable of making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, there was
an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had shifted and
Neanderthals were overwhelmed.
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
The Crotch and the Horse
Sat., July 11, 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.
The Crotch and the Horse
An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains shows how the natural shapes in
timber make the strongest wooden construction.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., July 11, 2:30 pm
Tom teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home.
Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner run wiring for a new ceiling fixture
and switch in a living room.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Charlestown Project 2014: Gardens & Greek Revival Style
Sat., July 11, 3:00 pm
Roger visits the Sullivan Square Community Garden, while Richard works with
fireplace expert John Sullivan to rough in the ductwork for the new direct-vent
gas fireplace units. With plaster work and flooring completed, Norm and Tom add
some subtle Greek Revival details to the interior window trim package. For
inspiration for her own urban garden, Roger takes homeowner Angela Daigle to
see some hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique
paints the exterior window trim on the rowhouse and puts up samples of a few
bold color choices for the new front door.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., July 11, 4:00 pm
Martha explores braising, the technique behind so many iconic dishes. Osso
buco, an Italian specialty, is a perfect example of how a less tender cut
of meat can be transformed into a delicious dish. Then, Martha makes Ireland’s
favorite: homemade corned beef. And finally, she demonstrates how to make lamb
shanks with the spices of Morocco, adding apricots and olives to create a rich
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Get a Rise Out of Your Eggs
Sat., July 11, 4:30 pm
Test cook Dan Souza teaches host Christopher Kimball how to cook a pasta frittata
with sausage and hot peppers. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a
classic recipe for cheese soufflé.
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Mom’s Day Off
Sat., July 11, 5:00 pm
Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS,
featuring simple but delicious recipes for putting flavorful, healthy,
home-cooked meals on the table 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.
Mom’s Day Off
Give Mom a break for a day with Sara’s easy but elegant recipes, with step-by
-step instructions even cooking novices can master in a snap. She’s got a
delicious cheese sandwich soufflé, plus mini meatloaves, cooked individually
in muffin tins.
MEXICO: ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
A Chef’s Path
Sat., July 11, 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 makes this amazing city so irresistible.
A Chef’s Path
Take an early morning trek to the Central de Abastos, one of the world’s largest
markets, with Rick Bayless and Chef Eduardo “Lalo” Garcia. Neither chef can talk
fast enough about all the dishes they want to make from the mind-boggling stacks
of nopales, the fragrant herbs, the crisp greens and juicy mangos. Chef
Lalo’s suckling pig carnitas has a massive following. Lucky for us, he
and Rick cook the dish in his restaurant kitchen. Then Rick and Chef Enrique
Olvera, owner of Pujol and one of Mexico’s top chefs, talk about the evolution
of Mexican food and the challenge to change people’s perception of the cuisine.
Back at home, Rick coaxes amazing flavors from humble tomatillos, pork and potatoes.