June 14 – June 20, 2015

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Arts, Drama, Culture


Being Poirot

Sun., June 14, 7:00 pm



After 25 years of playing the iconic detective, David Suchet attempts to unravel
the mysterious appeal of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and reveals what it has
been like playing one of fiction’s most enduring and enigmatic creations. Suchet
returns to Christie’s summer home in Devon, and then travels to Belgium, where he
attempts to find Poirot’s roots and discover what the Belgians think of one of
their most famous sons. As Suchet delves into Poirot’s background, we also get
a behind-the-scenes look as he comes to the end of portraying Poirot with
Curtain, the detective’s final case.


Transatlantic Sessions

Sun., June 14, 9:00 pm



Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and more
than 28 other artists gather in the Scottish Highlands to perform folk favorites
from the Americana and Celtic traditions.



Part 1 of 13

Sun., June 14, 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 1 of 13

The Forsyte family gathers to celebrate the engagement of Winifred Forsythe to
Montague Dartie. Soames Forsyte, a rich and successful partner in the family law
firm, meets penniless but beautiful and accomplished Irene Heron. Young Jolyon,
who is in love with his children’s French governess, Helene, decides to leave his
wife, cutting himself off from the family and forfeiting his fortune.



Sean Na‘auao & Friends

Mon., June 15, 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.



Vintage St. Louis

Mon., June 15, 8:00 pm



The Roadshow revisits items originally appraised 15 years ago to see if their value
has changed. Featured: an 1847 Petrus van Schendel painting, a Steiff black bear
and an iron framed Henry rifle – one of which is valued at $75,000–$100,000.



Vintage Rochester

Mon., June 15, 9:00 pm



Back in 1998, the Roadshow travelled to Rochester, New York, and appraised items
including a painting by Frank Zappa, a van Munster violin and a Minton vase.
One of these items increased more than five times in value and another has
dropped by more than $1,000. See which item’s value has soared and which one’s
is sinking.



Limited Partnership

Mon., June 15, 10:00 pm



This film chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard
Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, thanks to a courageous
county clerk in Boulder, Colorado, Richard and Tony were one of the first same
sex couples to be legally married in the world. Richard immediately filed
for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual
married couples who easily obtain legal status for their spouses, Richard received
a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, “You
have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist
between two faggots.” Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of the
letter, and to prevent Tony’s impending deportation, the couple decided to sue
the U.S. government, initiating the first federal lawsuit seeking equal
treatment for a same sex marriage in U.S. history.


During a lifetime filled with health issues, money woes and legal challenges,
Richard and Tony never wavered in their love, lost their senses of humor, or gave
up their quest for justice. Their personal trajectory parallels the history of the
LGBT marriage and immigration equality movements, from their 1971 meeting at an
L.A. gay bar called “The Closet,” to the 1975 signing of their marriage license
in Colorado, through the era of AIDS, to the historic U.S. Supreme Court
rulings on gay marriage in June 2013.


To Breathe as One

Mon., June 15, 11:00 pm



Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of
Estonia to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the
largest choir in the world. Explore the beauty and meaning of the choral festival
through the eyes of the young members of the San Francisco-based Piedmont East Bay
Children’s Choir, one of the few American choirs invited to participate, as they
discover the unique role that music has played for Estonians for over 150 years.
The Festival has been an integral force in maintaining strength and identity for a
people who have faced cultural genocide more than once.



Victor Marx

Tues., June 16, 7:30 pm



As a young boy growing up in Lafayette, Louisiana, Victor Marx was beaten, electrocuted,
and tortured by his stepfather. By the time he graduated from high school, he was
“using drugs, fighting and stealing.” It took the discipline of the United States
Marine Corps and faith in God to help him recover from his traumatic childhood.
Today, Victor Marx dedicates himself to helping troubled and abused youth and
traumatized war veterans.


This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
June 17 at 11:00 pm and Sun., June 21 at 4:00 pm.


Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged

Tues., June 16, 11:00 pm



This film honors the courage and strength of burn survivors as they reclaim
their lives and dreams after the devastation of fire. The documentary follows
the journeys of ordinary people who transcend their injuries and discover
unexpected insights along the way – a transformed worldview, deeper interpersonal
connections and a stronger commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.



Muscadine Time

Wed., June 17, 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 family life.


Muscadine Time

Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard while
learning the history of this native grape. Vivian visits Mike and Gator, her
grape suppliers, and makes homemade wine. Back at the restaurant, Vivian makes
a pizza with mulled muscadines, and Ben tests this new creation during their
first pizza night in the wine shop.


Red Rock Serenade

Wed., June 17, 10:00 pm



Take a meditative, cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the
American West’s iconic red rock country, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion,
Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Grand Canyon National Parks – all set to music by
some of the world’s greatest classical composers, including Bach, Brahms,
Chopin and Beethoven.



Road to The Globe

Thurs., June 18, 8:00 pm



In 2010, the home of Shakespeare – The Globe Theatre in London, England –
issued a proclamation outlining the world’s biggest Shakespearean festival:
36 countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36 languages. New Zealand actor Rawiri
Paratene answered the call and was given the honor of opening the festival.
Spanning the twelve-week period before opening night, the film follows Rawiri
as he forms his own company, Ngakau Toa, consisting of New Zealand’s best Maori
actors, and their journey as they prepare to take their Maori adaption of
William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida to The Globe.



Biography Hawaii: Maiki Aiu Lake

Thurs., June 18, 9:00 pm



Maiki Aiu Lake was one of the most widely recognized kumu hula of the 20th century.
She was passionately devoted to learning about Hawaiian culture at a time when
such interests were often discouraged. Maiki helped preserve and pass on
crucial components of Hawaiian knowledge and tradition through difficult times.
In her school she trained many of the most respected kumu hula who teach and
practice today. This documentary combines interviews with her students, family
and friends with photographs and moving images of one of the major contributors
to the 1970’s cultural reawakening that has come to be called the Hawaiian



Globe Trekker Food Hour: Deep South USA

Thurs., June 18, 10:00 pm



Host Bobby Chinn samples Cajun and Creole cuisine in New Orleans and the surrounding
Bayou country where he discovers the local fare in Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi.
He visits Elvis Presley’s birthplace for a chat with The King’s childhood
buddies in Tupelo and learns how to cook the perfect barbecue pork in Memphis
after a stop at Graceland.


The Black Kungfu Experience

Thurs., June 18, 11:00 pm



This film introduces kungfu’s African American pioneers, men who challenged
convention and overturned preconceived notions while mastering the ancient art.
The four martial artists profiled include Ron Van Clief, an ex-Marine and
Vietnam veteran who earned the nickname “Black Dragon” from Bruce Lee.



Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Fri., June 19, 9:00 pm



Explore the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer through her
granddaughter’s eyes. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and
new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.




Sat., June 20, 7:00 pm



VICTORY GARDEN’s edibleFEAST takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling
from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods and the
people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV
personality Amy Devers, each episode features the work of 2013 James Beard
Award-winning filmmaker and Chef Daniel Klein, who introduces viewers to
gardeners, farmers and food producers around the country.



Travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Scott Lindsley and Joey Hewell give
gardening tips from their urban farm. Then meet Robin Emmons, nominated for CNN
Hero of the Year, who started gardening in her backyard to provide fresh food to
the mentally ill and found ways to get good, fresh food to those in need. Then go
foraging in the woods of Millers Creek with mushroom cultivator Ken Crouse,
before heading into the kitchen with Chef Clark Barlowe to cook up some pan-roasted
chicken and African prickly cucumber gazpacho.



Curious About…New York City

Sat., June 20, 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…New York City

Why are the constellations backwards in Grand Central? Why are there acorns all
over the place? Why does the Great Hall at the Met look like the Baths of
Caracalla? Why is there a golden Diana statue in the middle of the Met, and
what does that have to do with the General Sherman statue by The Plaza? Why is
Rockefeller Center’s Atlas statue permanently grimacing at St. Patrick’s
Cathedral? And what does he have to do with the Pieta inside? Christine tries
to find out.



The Merry Widow

Sat., June 20, 8:00 pm


Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman makes her Met debut with a
lavish new staging of Franz Lehár’s effervescent operetta. Soprano Renée Fleming
adds a new character to her Met repertory as Hanna, the widowed millionairess. Sir
Andrew Davis conducts a stellar cast that includes baritone Nathan Gunn as
Danilo; tenor Alek Shrader as Camille de Rosillon; and baritone Sir Thomas
Allen as Baron Zeta. Broadway star Kelli O’Hara makes her Met debut as Zeta’s
wife, Valencienne. The operetta is performed in English. Mezzo-soprano Joyce
DiDonato hosts.



Nashville: Music City

Sat., June 20, 10:30 pm



Host Jacob Edgar receives a personal tour of Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry
by country superstar Vince Gill. He checks out Music Row, the epicenter of
Nashville’s music business, to visit Compass Records and then tour Gruhn
Guitars, which supplies vintage gear to the world’s top musicians. He hears
virtuoso banjo player Alison Brown demonstrate her musical talents and then
visits the legendary Bluebird Cafe, where Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift started
their careers.



Nine Inch Nails

Sat., June 20, 11:00 pm



Nine Inch Nails makes a rare television appearance, taking the ACL stage in performance
of tracks from their album Hesitation Marks.


Public Affairs



Solitary Nation

Tues., June 16, 10:00 pm

Fri., June 18, 11:00 pm



With extraordinary access into one prison block, FRONTLINE reveals the visceral
experience of solitary confinement – a punishment the U.S. uses more than most
other countries. Filmed inside the Maine State Prison, the film witnesses inmates
fighting depression and suicide, the officers who have to keep them locked up
in isolation, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to
reduce the number of inmates in solitary.



Thurs., June 18, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kaiser High School in East Oahu.


Top Story:

Moanalua High School in the Salt Lake district of Oahu presents a story on 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 recent victory at the esteemed Merrie Monarch


Also Featured:

H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profiles 2014 Baldwin graduate Marcus Chambers,
who has already achieved success as a surf videographer. What started off as a
hobby for Marcus has led to nominations at international award competitions,
thanks to the growing importance of video and social media in the world of
professional surfing.


Waipahu High School on Oahu features 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.


Waianae High School in West Oahu tells us about a new mode of transportation for
some of their campus staff. With 40 acres and nearly 2,000 students to care for,
Waianae High School’s security guards have a lot of ground to cover. The
department recently acquired bicycles as a healthier, more cost-effective mode
of transportation. The change is slowly spreading throughout the school.


Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island shows how their school is developing 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.


Mililani Middle School in Central Oahu profiles the rock band EMKE.


This program encores Saturday, June 20 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, June 21 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



Fri., June 19, 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., June 19, 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., June 19, 8:30 pm



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





The Common Cause

Tues., June 16, 8:00 pm



Ken Burns’ seven-part documentary tells the stories of Theodore, Franklin and
Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential
families in American politics. The seven-part, 14-hour series marks the first
time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.


The Common Cause

FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country
to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set
the course toward Allied victory. Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive
in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Diagnosed with
congestive heart failure in 1943 and with the war still raging, FDR resolves to
conceal his condition and run for a fourth term.





Shop Class Tabouret

Sat., June 20, 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.


Shop Class Tabouret

The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to pay
attention to the grain, not just the machine.



Sat., June 20, 2:30 pm



Roger heads to Florida to learn about citrus greening, a disease that’s killing
citrus trees across the state. Tom replaces an old vinyl peel-and-stick floor
with ceramic tile.



Charlestown Project 2014: Brick Rowhouse Blues

Sat., June 20, 3:00 pm



Kevin arrives to find Tom solving a major problem with the house – the exterior
walls are bowing out from the weight of the roof over 160 years. In the basement,
Richard shows Kevin the result of two weeks of hand digging and a week of rough
plumbing: the floor is down several inches, the sewer line tucked in the floor,
and the radiant heat/insulation system going in. On the third floor, Norm shows
Kevin how the roof has been under-structured since it was originally built. Tom
joins to get the first of two massive LVLs tucked into the pockets in the brick
sidewalls and fastened in place. To see how it’s holding up, Norm revisits the
townhouse TOH renovated in Charlestown 14 years ago. Back at the project house,
Tom shows Kevin how he’s going to open up the back wall for the new bump out.




Sat., June 20, 4:00 pm



Onions are a staple in the pantry of every cook and integral to the flavor of
so many recipes. In this episode, Martha walks the viewer through three onion
dishes that make use of different cooking techniques: French onion soup,
balsamic-glazed pearl onions and fried onion rings.



Pasta Rustica

Sat., June 20, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to rigatoni with beef
and onion ragu. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews colanders. Next,
tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of
white beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to
make perfect pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans.



Budget Stretchers

Sat., June 20, 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.


Budget Stretchers

Spending less doesn’t mean less flavor or less healthy. Sara shows tricks for
using inexpensive ingredients in big ways for inexpensive, but delicious meals
like a greens and potato pie and tasty Italian onion soup with poached egg.



A Light and Delicious Supper

Sat., June 20, 5:30 pm



Chef Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace,
confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for
spontaneity and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Filled with tips and
techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table, Lidia
channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of
kitchen wisdom.


A Light and Delicious Supper

Fresh vegetables and dip make a lively, and lovely, precursor to a delicious meal of
baked swordfish with lemon, capers, and vinegar; plus boiled potatoes with fresh
mint sauce.


Additional Programming


Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You

Wed., June 17, 8:00 pm



Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s
most recognized expert in personal finance, includes: how to invest; whether to
buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy;
wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on
managing money today and how to make smarter choices for a more economically
secure future.



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