June 21 – June 27, 2015

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Arts, Drama, Culture


Tales from the Royal Wardrobe

Sun., June 21, 7:00 pm



Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the
last 400 years. Learn why most kings and queens have carefully choreographed
every aspect of their apparel and why, for those who haven’t, the consequences
have sometimes been calamitous.



Part 1 of 7

Sun., June 21, 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 1 of 7

After fighting for England in the American Revolution, Poldark returns home
to Cornwall and finds wrenching change. He loses one close friend and gains



Part 1 of 6

Sun., June 21, 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 1 of 6

Follow Kitty, Flora and Rosalie – volunteer nurses who work in a tented field
hospital. As they settle into their first day, it soon becomes clear that no
training could ever have prepared them for the reality of working near the
front line.



Part 2 of 13

Sun., June 21, 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 2 of 13

Irene has agreed to marry Soames. Two years later, Soames, concerned about his
marriage, hires architect Bosinney to build a country house at Robin Hill for
Irene. Bosinney is the husband-to-be of June, daughter of young Jolyon
Forsythe. Young Jolyon, who fell in love with his children’s governess, is
surprised when his father, old Jolyon, gets back in touch.


Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna

Mon., June 22, 7:30 pm



NA MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late
Kawai Cockett. In this performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and
Charlie Wahineho’okae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led
Kaapana. Ha’aheo Cockett provides hula artistry.



Vintage Sacramento

Mon., June 22, 8:00 pm



Discover how items appraised in 2000 have fared in today’s market. Highlights
include an 1864 Lincoln campaign poster, a Dirk Van Erp lamp and a Marion
Kavanaugh Wachtel oil painting.



Vintage Louisville

Mon., June 22, 9:00 pm



The Roadshow takes a look back at some of the items appraised in Louisville back
in 1998. A 19th-century folk art jug, which was originally appraised at $30,000 to
$50,000, has since leaped in value to an estimated $100,000 to $150,000! Tune
in for more updates on items, like a South Carolina Slave Badge from 1810 and
James Dean’s high school yearbook.



Out in the Night

Mon., June 22, 10:00 pm



In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City,
a group of African American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the
street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and
attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of “Killer Lesbians”
and a “Wolf Pack.” Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining
four – Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain – maintained their innocence. This
film examines the sensational case and the women’s uphill battle, revealing the
role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice


Daniel Case

Tues., June 23, 7:30 pm



From a childhood spent on a Kauai plantation, Daniel Case grew up to become one
of Hawaii’s longest-serving attorneys. Case shares how he stood guard at Punahou
School on the night of December 7, 1941; represented aviator Charles Lindbergh;
and with his wife, Carol, raised four children, one of whom became a billionaire.

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
June 24 at 11:00 pm and Sun., June 28 at 4:00 pm.



A Road Trip for Rice

Wed., June 24, 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.


A Road Trip for Rice

Vivian travels to Columbia, South Carolina, to meet with Glenn Roberts of Anson
Mills and learns about Carolina heirloom rice growing in fields on the Savannah
River. Glenn explains the efforts to save heirloom grains and discusses the
importance of ingredient biodiversity. Glenn’s passion inspires Vivian to host
a “rice dinner” at Chef & the Farmer, where each course centers on this
grain. Scarlett, Vivian’s mom, schools her daughter on how to make chicken and


Fishing Pono

Thurs., June 25, 9:00 pm



Native Hawaiians on the island of Molokai are using ancient conservation methods
to restore local fisheries. Featuring lifelong fisherman Kelson “Mac” Poepoe,
whose fishing conservation program is based on historical practices, this story
shows how a community turned the tide on a seemingly doomed resource.



Curious About…New York City

Thurs., June 25, 9:30 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.



Isolated Islands: St. Helena

Thurs., June 25, 10:00 pm



Host Zay Harding voyages to the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean,
the site of Napoleon’s final years in exile after his defeat at Waterloo. He meets
the friendly islanders known as “Saints,” tours the historic settlement of
Jamestown, and visits Longwood House, where Napoleon was imprisoned, as well as
his tomb. Zay then encounters a 180-year-old giant tortoise and embarks on a
boat trip off the spectacular coastline. He speeds down the cliffside steps of
Jacob’s Ladder and climbs St. Helena’s highest peak, which shelters numerous
rare plant species.


West Encounters East

Thurs., June 25, 11:00 pm



This film explores the unique fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions in
the works of well-known and emerging Japanese Brazilian artists. The
documentary examines their lifestyles, traditions, culture and art while
exploring the themes of immigration, dual identity, alienation and assimilation
in their work. Art historian and collector Stella M. Holmes guides viewers,
introducing the artists and discussing their modes of expression and creative



The Gospel Tradition

Fri., June 26, 9:00 pm



Join President and Mrs. Obama for a celebration of gospel music and its profound
influence on American music. The concert showcases music that cuts across the
boundaries of race and class to provide comfort and inspiration to its listeners.
Appearing on the program are Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rodney
Crowell, Aretha Franklin, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle
Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir and Michelle Williams.



Country Music

Fri., June 26, 10:00 pm



President and Mrs. Obama host this event that features superstars from the world
of country music performing songs in the East Room of the White House.



San Diego

Sat., June 27, 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.


San Diego

Explore San Diego, starting with restaurant owner and gardener Trish Watlington,
who teaches us important tips on planting fall peas as well as how to combat
whiteflies. Go diving with 30-year veteran sea urchin diver Pete Halmay, and
visit the sisters behind the Suppanee House of Thai, who grow Thai produce at
their home farm.



Curious About…London

Sat., June 27, 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…London

Why is St. Paul’s Cathedral such an iconic symbol of London? And why doesn’t it
face due East? And what does St. Paul have to do with the City of London crest?
What is the City of London and why can’t the Queen come in? Why do so many
London neighborhoods end in -gate? Why is Temple Church round? And what did
those secretive Knights Templar do here? And what does all of this have to do
with Magna Carta – and why has a copy remained at Salisbury Church for 800



Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert

Sat., June 27, 8:00 pm



The New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic
musical thriller tells the story of the barber who, with his romantically
inclined landlady, Mrs. Lovett the pie maker, seeks vengeance on what he
considers a merciless world. The remarkable cast features bass-baritone Bryn
Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as
Mrs. Lovett.


PBS Preview: The Best of Drama

Sat., June 27, 10:30 pm



Host Audra McDonald presents a preview of drama series coming to PBS this summer



Los Lobos/Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Sat., June 27, 11:00 pm



Explore California rock with Los Lobos and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Veteran
rockers Los Lobos perform a 40th anniversary career overview. Lively folk rockers
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down play songs from their album We the Common.


Public Affairs



Rape on the Night Shift

Tues., June 23, 10:00 pm

Fri., June 25, 11:00 pm



Following up on the award-winning collaboration that produced “Rape in the
Fields” in 2013, FRONTLINE, Univision, Reveal from the Center for
Investigative Reporting (CIR), the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC
Berkeley and KQED are teaming up to uncover the sexual abuse of immigrant women
who clean the malls where you shop, the banks where you do business and the
offices where you work. The program examines allegations of abuse across the
janitorial industry and how companies fall short in dealing with the problem.


Thurs., June 25, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Waialua High and Intermediate School
on the north shore of Oahu.


Top Story:

Why Are There So Many Mexican Restaurants in Kapaa?

Kapaa High School on Kauai explores why there are so many Mexican restaurants
– 9, to be exact – in their small town of Kapaa, where there is only one Starbucks.
In spite of the availability of so much Mexican food, restaurant owners don’t feel
that they are in competition with each other as they offer regional specialties
from Mexico that distinguish their offerings. Besides the popularity of Mexican
food, the increasing Mexican population in Hawaii may be a reason for the
proliferation of restaurants.


Also Featured:

Punahou School’s Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau Sails on Hokulea

Middle school students at Punahou School on Oahu feature their teacher, Kaniela
Lyman-Mersereau, who recently sailed to New Zealand on Hokulea’s Malama Honua
worldwide voyage. Kaniela’s mother was among Hokulea’s original crew, which
instilled in him at a young age deep values for the ocean and how important it
is to take care of each other.


Two Ladies Kitchen in Hilo

Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island visits Two Ladies Kitchen, which serves up
over twenty flavors of mochi. The shop started with a family recipe and seven
flavors and has grown, making it a popular stop for locals and visitors alike,
and where kitchen staff have become family.


Pohole Salad: A Hana Specialty

Hana K-12 School in East Maui shares how to make pohole salad, a popular dish in
Hana that’s served at community gatherings and special events. It’s made from
the pohole fern that grows in patches around Hana.


Master Storyteller Thomas Cummings

Kalani High School students in East Honolulu feature Uncle Tom Cummings, who has
been telling stories for over forty years, weaving Hawaiian culture, mythology,
history and values into tales that he started learning as a child. He
captivates audiences using objects and “stuff” to illustrate his storytelling.


Na Hoku Hano Hano Award Winner Mark Yamanaka

Mid Pacific Institute students in the Manoa district of Oahu had an opportunity
to interview award-winning Hawaiian musician Mark Yamanaka and listen to his
musical stylings. Yamanaka shares one of the biggest challenges of his life –
not being of Hawaiian ancestry and wanting to play Hawaiian music.


Building Schools to be Safe

Maui High explores the challenges of designing schools to provide a healthy
learning environment while keeping out intruders. Architect Charles Kaneshiro,
president of Group 70 International based in Honolulu, shows the design elements
he incorporated at Puʻu Kukui Elementary School in Wailuku, Maui, to provide
“zones of supervision” throughout the multi-building campus.


This program encores Saturday, June 27 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, June 28 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,


Will the Plastic Bag Ban Work on Oahu?

Thurs., June 25, 8:00 pm



On July 1st, Honolulu will become the last county in the state to enforce a ban
on certain types of plastic bags. The law addresses concerns by environmentalists
who maintain that plastic bags clutter and damage our land and ocean. But, some
island businesses say the law may hurt more than it helps, as they consider
raising prices to pay for more expensive, acceptable bags. Moderator Daryl Huff
hosts a conversation with supporters and opponents of the law as they discuss
the pros and cons of the plastic bag ban on Oahu.


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on
Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter.
You may also email your questions ahead of time to



Fri., June 26, 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.



June 26, 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 26, 8:30 pm



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


Science and Nature



Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius

Wed., June 24, 8:00 pm



Today, researchers are discovering that some creatures have mastered skills
purportedly restricted to humans. Many are bird brains. Meet a cockatoo with a
talent for picking locks; a wild crow on a mission to solve an eight-step
puzzle; and a tame raven who can solve a puzzle box so quickly that his
performance has to be captured with high-speed photography. Are these skills
really evidence of high intelligence or just parlor tricks, the result of
training and instinct?‌ To find out, NOVA tests the limits of some of the
planet’s brainiest animals, searching for the secrets of a problem-solving mind.





A Strong and Active Faith

Tues., June 23, 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.


A Strong and Active Faith

Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins
re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral
hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves
herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well
as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she
dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World.




Wed., June 24, 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.



As early humans spread out across the world, their toughest challenge was colonizing
the Americas because a huge ice sheet blocked the route. It has long been thought
that the first Americans were Clovis people, who arrived 13,000 years ago. But an
underwater discovery in Mexico suggests people arrived earlier — coming by boat,
not on foot. How closely related were these early Americans to today’s Native
Americans? It’s an emotive issue, involving one of the most controversial
fossils in the world, Kennewick Man.



200,000 years ago, a new species, Homo sapiens, appeared on the African landscape.
While scientists have long imagined eastern Africa as a real-life Garden of Eden,
the latest research suggests humans evolved in many places across the continent at
the same time. Now, the DNA of a 19th-century African-American slave reveals that
during the early days of our species, our ancestors continued meeting, mating and
hybridizing with other human types in Africa – creating ever greater diversity
within us.





Campaign Furniture

Sat., June 27, 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.


Campaign Furniture

Christopher Schwarz shows the ins and outs of Campaign furniture made for travel
to the far-flung reaches of the Empire.



Sat., June 27, 2:30 pm



Roger educates Kevin on beneficial insects. Tom resizes a front door that gets
stuck on carpet every time it’s opened. Richard repairs an outdoor garden faucet.



Charlestown Project 2014: A Bridge to Charlestown

Sat., June 27, 3:00 pm



Richard talks with Ted Zoli, structural engineer on one of Charlestown’s most iconic
structures, the Zakim Bridge. At the project house, the front of the building
is obscured by scaffolding – it will be used to replace the failing asphalt
roof and to build the dormer. Inside, Tom shows Kevin how he’ll modify the old
chimney for the new gas fireplace units, and they see the framing progress,
including the bump out for the breakfast area.




Sat., June 27, 4:00 pm



Watch Martha as she makes roast rack of lamb, salt-roasted sea bass and
saffron-roasted chicken wings.



Scallops and Shrimp Hot Off the Grill

Sat., June 27, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate grilled
bacon-wrapped scallops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host
Christopher Kimball to a tasting of frozen yogurt. Finally, test cook Julia
Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect shrimp burgers.



Meal in a Pan

Sat., June 27, 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.


Meal in a Pan

What’s faster and easier than cooking a meal in one pan? Sara shares this secret
for weeknight success with two flavorful recipes: A beautiful yellow squash soup,
and a fast but elegant pearl couscous with shellfish.



Piemonte Peppers

Sat., June 27, 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.


Piemonte Peppers

Peppers Piemontese are so much more than roasted red peppers. Lidia shows
you how to create this classic dish. A cozy country style fava soup will send you
back in time. For dessert: a crepe from northern Italy called palacinke.



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