June 7 – June 13, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture



Queen Emma – Her Life and Legacy

Sun., June 7, 7:00 pm

Thurs., June 11, 8:00 pm



Na Mele: Queen Emma – Her Life and Legacy features traditional Hawaiian chants and
songs created to honor and record the life of Queen Emma. The Queen Emma Summer Palace
in Nuuanu serves as center stage. The Summer Palace, or Hānaiakamalama (nurtured by the moon)
as it’s also known, was a place of respite for Queen Emma and her husband, King Kamehameha IV.
Despite the tragedies in her life – the loss of her 4 year old son, Albert, and her husband,
King Kamehameha IV – Queen Emma had the strength and fortitude to establish institutions that
continue to serve Hawaii today: The Cathedral of St. Andrew, The Queenʻs Medical Center and
St. Andrewʻs Priory School for Girls.


In the hula performance of “Aia I Nu‘uanu,” the dancers and kumu hula chant, “Aia ka nana i
Nu‘uanu, I walea ‘Emalani i laila, Ka ‘olu kohai i ka makani” (There is the beauty at Nu‘uanu,
such that Emalani is at ease there, comfortable, swaying in the breeze). The halau dances with
the Summer Palace quietly looking over them, as if the Queen herself is observing and
appreciating their hula. Also performing hula about Queen Emma and the places she loved
is Hālau Haʻa Hula ʻO Kekauʻilani Nā Pua Hala O Kailua and a halau made up of students from St.
Andrew’s Priory School for Girls. The Emmalani Serenaders also lend their voices to praise
Queen Emma, performing Kaleleonālani and Hole Waimea.


Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawaii President and CEO, will host the program, alongside special guests
from the Daughters of Hawai‘i, St. Andrew’s Priory, and The Cathedral of St. Andrew.


Victor Borge’s Timeless Comedy!

Sun., June 7, 8:30 pm



This special starring the legendary Victor Borge features his funniest and most memorable
skits. Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, a big fan of Borge, this program
includes rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and contains bits such as “Dance
of the Comedians,” “Follow Me with Sergio Franchi,” and routines not seen for more than 40
years from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Palace and
other variety programs.


Echoes of Creation

Sun., June 7, 10:00 pm



Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created a visual feast of natural wonders that
carries the viewer into the experience of nature. Filmed in some of the most spectacular
locations in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and California’s Sequoia National Park, the
original soundtrack was composed by Grammy-nominated composer David Lanz.



Nina Keali’iwahamana & Bill Kaiwa

Mon., June 8, 7:30 pm



The magic of Hawaii Calls is revived when Nina Keali’iwahamana joins Bill Kaiwa for
some traditional Hawaiian classics in this special encore of a classic NA MELE. Nina and Bill
are joined for this journey down memory lane by Martin Pahinui on bass, and Steven Hall and
George Kuo on guitar.


The Best of 50s Pop

Mon., June 8, 8:00 pm



This special presents top pop hits of the 1950s by singers and groups who brought songs of
love and optimism to listeners glued to their AM radios. These classic tunes and immortal
voices bring back those memories with artists such as Patti Page, The Four Lads, Frankie Laine,
The Four Aces, Ed Ames, The McGuire Sisters, Gogi Grant and others.


Celtic Woman Fan Favorites

Mon., June 8, 10:00 pm



Celtic Woman celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a festival of fan favorites. Highlights
include: “Shenandoah,” “May It Be,” “Danny Boy,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Orinoco Flow” and
“Ave Maria.”



Glenn Furuya

Tues., June 9, 7:30 pm



Growing up on the island of Hawaii, Glenn Furuya was raised by what he calls the
“village” of Hilo. There, he learned the importance of hard work and building
relationships, and saw how local values and humility helped build successful
businesses. Furuya now channels these local attributes as he teaches leadership
skills in Hawaii and around the world.


This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
June 10 at 11:00 pm and Sun., June 14 at 4:00 pm.


A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Tues., June 9, 10:00 pm



This 2013 special features an all-star lineup performing Springsteen’s biggest hits,
including “Because the Night,” “Born in the USA,” “Born to Run,” “Glory Days” and “Thunder
Road.” Performers include Elton John, Mumford & Sons, John Legend, Patti Smith, Neil Young,
Mavis Staples and Bruce himself with the E Street Band.



The World is Your Oyster

Wed., June 10, 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.


The World is Your Oyster


Chef Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in
the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from
The Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the
town’s “dining scene.” Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family’s first-ever oyster roast.


My Yearbook: 1960-1963

Wed., June 10, 8:00 pm



Pop crooner Bobby Vinton hosts this program along with actress-singer Tina Cole
(My Three Sons), an archival video clip special devoted to the golden years of
1960-1963. Songs include: “Blue Velvet” (Bobby Vinton); “Cathy’s Clown” (The Everly
Brothers); “Puppy Love” (Paul Anka); “Teen Angel” (Mark Dinning); “Tell Laura I Love
Her” (Ray Peterson); “Hello Mary Lou” (Ricky Nelson); and “Runaway” (Del Shannon).


Yanni: World Without Borders

Wed., June 10, 9:30 pm



More than two years in the making, this concert special is a unique behind-the-scenes look
at Yanni and his orchestra as they perform throughout the world. Songs performed include
“Deliverance,” “Santorini” and “Nostalgia.”


John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

Thurs., June 11, 9:30 pm



This special focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s
folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful (“Do You Believe in Magic”),
the program features a treasure trove of historical footage not seen in more than four decades,
plus performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. Featuring Pete Seeger
and Judy Collins singing “Turn, Turn, Turn,” Harry Belafonte’s hit “Jamaica Farewell,” Trini
Lopez’s rendition of “If I Had a Hammer,” Rod McKuen’s classic “Seasons in the Sun,” Bobby
Darin’s heartfelt “Simple Song of Freedom” and many more.


Sister Acts

Fri., June 12, 9:00 pm



Kathy Lennon and Tina Cole host this new special dedicated to the sweet, sentimental sounds
of sibling singing groups. Featured groups and songs include: The Andrews Sisters (“Boogie
Woogie Bugle Boy”);


The McGuire Sisters (“Just For Old Time’s Sake”); The King Sisters

(“It’s Easy to Remember”); The Lennon Sisters (“Tonight You Belong to Me”); and many others.


Benise: Strings of Passion

Fri., June 12, 10:30 pm



From his humble beginnings as a street musician to performing around the world, the American
guitarist Benise takes viewers on an international journey of musical genres including salsa,
flamenco, tango, waltz, samba and more. Known for his virtuoso “flamenco nouveau” style, Benise
presents his Emmy-winning multi-cultural stage show where classic rock anthems are fused with
fiery guitar and dance. Included in the lineup are songs from rock icons like Led Zeppelin,
The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and others.



New Orleans

Sat., June 13, 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.


New Orleans


On the way down south, we meet Brian and Dawn Gotreaux, first-generation farmers who have
adopted 10 children from around the world and raise them on the family farm for the life
lessons they believe are fostered there. Next, we visit farmer Ben Burkett of B&B Farms/Indian
Springs Cooperative, a farming cooperative in Mississippi. In Paradigm Gardens, we watch farmer
Joel Hitchcock make homemade insecticide with cayenne pepper and garlic, show the essential
tools every gardener should have, and teach some basic watering tips. Finally,
visit the home kitchen of James Beard Award-winning Chef Donald Link, who makes
a dish of shrimp and citrus.




Sat., June 13, 7:30 pm



America’s leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to bustling
cities, quaint villages and picturesque countrysides. Each episode contains Rick’s valuable
insights on art, culture and history, and his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.




A tumultuous 20th century left Berlin filled with powerful sights – from evocative memorials,
to surviving bits of its communist and fascist days, to its glass-domed Reichstag. Rick visits
the city’s now-trendy east side, its people-friendly riverfront, and its vibrant social scene.
Reunited Berlin – perhaps the fastest changing and most happening city in Europe – is
entertaining more visitors than ever.


John Denver: Country Boy

Sat., June 13, 8:00 pm



At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, John Denver was one of the most popular singers in
America. He performed at sold-out concerts, his albums sold more than 100 million copies,
his TV specials got top ratings and he was named poet laureate of his adopted Colorado.
Yet this man, who brought happiness to millions, was filled with insecurity, suffered from
depression and was savaged by the music critics. Exploring the private life and public
legacy of “America’s Everyman,” this intimate profile includes exclusive accounts from
those closest to him, including former wives and managers, his son and brother, the musicians
who toured with him for decades and the friends who knew the real John Denver.


David Garrett: Music Live in Concert

Sat., June 13, 10:00 pm



Joined by his band and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for this stunning live extravaganza,
violin virtuoso David Garrett brilliantly combines different musical styles and eras. With
arrangements of the great composers from Beethoven to The Beatles, Coldplay to Clementi,
Garrett captivates his audience with different elements from the world of music and wows
them with stunning visual backdrops and pyrotechnics.



Esperanza Spalding

Sat., June 13, 11:00 pm



ACL presents an hour with jazz/soul singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding in support of her LP
Radio Music Society.


Public Affairs



Thurs., June 11, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Island School from Lihue, Kauai.


Top Story:


Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island presents a story about students from their school and
from Iolani School on Oahu who were selected to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime science
project that will send NASA’s dust shield technology to the moon. These robotics students,
called MoonRIDERS (Research Investigating Dust Expulsion & Removal Systems), will work with
the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems in hands-on experiments testing
the capabilities of NASA’s EDS (Electrodynamic Dust Shield). Students will build a mock-up
lunar lander spacecraft, fabricate the actual flight frame for the mission, mount the EDS on
it, install a camera and design a lunar re-duster, then test the entire system on the lower
slopes of Mauna Kea to see how well it will remove dust off of the camera lens.


Also Featured:


Students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai visit Hanapepe Nights, a popular art,
music and food festival in Kauai’s biggest little town.


Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell the story of a husband and wife who left
their careers as mechanical engineers to farm the very colorful, exotic dragon fruit on Maui.


Students from McKinley High School on Oahu profile their school’s cross-country team captain,
Hidemasa Vincent Mitsui, who was deemed ineligible to compete during his senior year because
he had to repeat the 9th grade when he moved from Japan to Hawaii (OIA rules state that a 5th
year student is ineligible to participate in high school sports). Even though he was not able
to compete, Vincent inspired his teammates to do their very best and was eventually reinstated
when his coach and athletic director appealed to the OIA.


Students at Iolani School on Oahu take us behind the scenes with the Iolani Hackers, a group
of students and faculty members who create elaborate visual pranks meant to surprise and delight
people on campus.


Students at Saint Francis School on Oahu introduce us to Isabel Villanueva, the state air
riflery champion who excels at the sport despite the fact that she lives with a rare medical
condition – linear scleroderma – which causes her physical pain while participating in the sport.


Students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu show us how to stay safe on the internet by using
proper social media etiquette and guidelines.


This program encores Saturday, June 13 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, June 14 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



Fri., June 12, 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 12, 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 12, 8:30 pm



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





The Rising Road

Tues., June 9, 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 Rising Road


FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed.
Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people’s
self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their
government. Rejecting the traditional role of First Lady, Eleanor becomes her
husband’s liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in
her own right.





Daring Diagonal Dovetails

Sat., June 13, 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.


Daring Diagonal Dovetails

Learn to cut the rising diagonal dovetail for corners that are strong and striking.



Sat., June 13, 2:30 pm



The 13th season of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE begins with Richard showing Kevin some solutions for
dealing with rust staining. Tom opens up a small home by installing a pass-through in a
load-bearing wall. Roger replaces a poorly built fence gate with one that will last. And
the guys play “What is it?” with special guest, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio.



Charlestown Project 2014: 35 Years of This Old House

Sat., June 13, 3:00 pm



The 35th season of the series begins in Boston’s oldest neighborhood: Charlestown. Kevin
and Norm highlight Charlestown’s historical importance, from colonial times through WWII.
The new project is part of a cluster of 1850s-era Greek Revival houses tucked into the
backside of Bunker Hill.


Homeowner Angela Daigle shows Kevin features she loves, as well as the outdated kitchen and
poorly organized space that she’d like to improve. Upstairs, Tom shows Norm the spaces
needing minimal work: an existing guest room, guest bath and living room. The third
floor will likely be a full gut to give Angela a better master suite with
additional living space, assuming the city approves the plan to enlarge the
existing dormers. Out back, Roger shows Kevin the crumbling retaining walls.
Richard formulates a plan for the basement as Norm and Tom test for lead paint
before beginning demo on the first floor.




Sat., June 13, 4:00 pm



Martha Stewart shows viewers how to prepare chicken paillard, chicken pot pie
and spatchcocked chicken.



Beefing Up Mexican Favorites

Sat., June 13, 4:30 pm



Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mexican-style grilled steak
at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dark chocolate.
Then, man-on-the-street Doc Willoughby learns about tacos with Chef Alex Stupak of Empellón
Cocina. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate
shredded beef tacos.



Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone

Sat., June 13, 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


Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone


Sara’s guest Michele Scicolone has elevated the humble slow cooker to an instrument of
high art, and she shares two of her best recipes: Pork ragu with broken lasagna
and meatball tagine with couscous.



Good Enough for Grandma

Sat., June 13, 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.


Good Enough for Grandma


Grandma joins Lidia to taste two trusty recipes: creamy ricotta and vegetable crostata,
and a home-style semolina and escarole soup.