PROGRAM LISTINGS
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19, 2016

Air date:

 

Arts, Drama, Culture

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC

Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 9 of 9

Sun., March 13, 7:00 pm

Encore

 

After six passionate and poignant seasons, the curtain comes down on
Downton Abbey. How will fate resolve the stories of Edith, Mary, Thomas,
Anna, Robert, Cora, Daisy, Carson, Violet, Isobel and all the other
occupants of this unforgettable house?

 

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

Grantchester, Part 1 of 6

Sun., March 13, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

James Norton stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who
turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under
suspicious circumstances. Chambers turns to gruff, down-to-earth police
inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) for help, and the two become
crime-solving partners and friends in the hamlet of Grantchester.

 

Part 1 of 6
It looks like suicide, but Reverend Sidney Chambers suspects murder.
His first challenge is to enlist police in the hunt for the killer.

 

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

Grantchester, Part 2 of 6

Sun., March 13, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Part 2 of 6
Sidney’s former flame throws an engagement party that leads to murder.
To crack the case, Sidney and Geordie must break a code of silence.

 

NA MELE

Richard Hoʻopiʻi and George Kahumoku Jr.

Mon., March 14, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

Richard Hoʻopiʻi and George Kahumoku Jr. walked into the PBS Hawaii
studio, sat down with their instruments, and began to play. George,
with his mellow slack key guitar and soothing voice, performing
alongside Richard, with his never-ending smile and his beautiful
falsetto, offered song after song, with talk story in-between.
This impromptu concert can only be described as pure joy.

 

60s Pop, Rock & Soul

Mon., March 14, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

Hosted by icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and the late Davy
Jones of the Monkees, this concert spectacular features hits and
favorites of the AM radio era from Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gary
Lewis & the Playboys, the Kingsmen, the Ventures, Question Mark &
the Mysterians and Jefferson Starship. Every song is a classic from
the decade of peace, love and profound social change – sung by
performers who represent a period of time that resonates through
the generations.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS

No Más Bebés (No More Babies)

Mon., March 14, 10:00 pm

New

 

Explore the case of Mexican-American women who claim they were
coercively sterilized at a Los Angeles hospital in the late 1960s
and 1970s. Meet the mothers, young Chicana lawyers and whistle
-blowing doctors who exposed the shocking practice.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS

The Revolutionary Optimists

Mon., March 14, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Amlan Ganguly is a lawyer-turned-social-entrepreneur who has
transformed some of the poorest slums of Kolkata, India by empowering
children to become leaders in improving health and sanitation,
using street theater and dance.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

William “Yama” Chillingworth

Tues., March 15, 7:30 pm

New

 

William “Yama” Chillingworth served as a state judge on Hawaii Island
for 25 years. After retiring from the bench, he traced his Native
Hawaiian heritage, discovering a familial connection to the rare
Hawaiian hawk and an urgent calling to photograph it.

 

This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, March 16 at 11:00 pm
and Sunday, March 20 at 4:00 pm.

 

Favorite Love Songs

Tues., March 15, 8:00 pm

New

 

Join actress Susan Lucci for this all-new special devoted to sentimental
favorites of the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, including classic hits from
Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Chicago, Dionne Warwick, Bread and
Elton John.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

Tues., March 15, 9:30 pm

Encore

 

From the Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, Andrea Bocelli pays
musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs
from the movies. Joined by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, the
renowned tenor performs memorable favorites from blockbuster classics
including The Godfather, Dr. Zhivago, Once Upon a
Time in America
, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and many more.

 

Inside Mercy Street

Tues., March 15, 11:30 pm

New

 

Go behind the scenes of the drama about Americans on the home front
during the Civil War. This special features interviews with the creative
team, video clips and behind-the-scenes footage.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE

A Casserole Says Plenty

Wed., March 16, 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm

Encore

 

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.

 

A Casserole Says Plenty
The Boiler Room welcomes a new manager, much to Ben’s delight. A family
reunion brings out long-lost relatives, the warmth of fellowship and an
impressive spread of home-cooked casseroles.

 

Rock Rewind 1965-1967

Wed., March 16, 8:00 pm

Encore

 

The 1960s was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America.
While many of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era,
performers also sang of fun, romance and good times. Adam West, star of the
iconic 60s TV series Batman, hosts this special filled with archival
performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later. Featured
artists include The Beach Boys, The Association, The Righteous Brothers, The
Box Tops, The Rascals and more.

 

Josh Groban: Stages Live

Wed., March 16, 9:30 pm

Encore

 

In this new special, Josh Groban performs classic songs from the Broadway
songbook, including “All I Ask of You,” (in duet with Kelly Clarkson),
“Bring Him Home,” “Old Devil Moon,” “Pure Imagination” and “Try to Remember.”

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Hawaiian Masterpieces: Ka Hana Kapa

Thurs., March 17, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

This film follows present-day kapa makers through the kapa-making process.
Marie McDonald and her daughter, Roen Hufford, create kapa using the same
types of tools and methods that ancient Hawaiians used. The program
culminates with the dressing of a hula halau in Hawaiian kapa for the
Merrie Monarch Festival.

 

GLOBE TREKKER

Turkey

Thurs., March 17, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Host Adela Ucar encounters whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens
in Konya, then treks along the Lycian Way and relaxes on the sun-kissed
beaches of Myra. Later she visits the Sabanci Mosque and samples exquisite
cuisine in Adana. She also explores the bustling bazaars of Gaziantep and
experiences Kurdish culture in the basalt-walled city of Divarbakr.

 

WELL READ

Jon Meacham, Destiny & Power

Thurs., March 17, 10:00 pm

New

 

Pulitzer Prize-winner and #1 New York Times best-selling author Jon
Meacham sits down to discuss Destiny and Power, his biography of
President George H. W. Bush.

 

Yanni Live at the Great Pyramids

Fri., March 18, 9:00 pm

New

 

Experience global music phenomenon Yanni’s latest concert, as he performs
fan favorites and new arrangements of his classic compositions in this
spectacular setting, fulfilling the composer’s lifelong dream.

 

The Art of the Love Song with the Annie Moses Band

Fri., March 18, 10:30 pm

New

 

Filmed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee, the Annie Moses
Band presents renditions of some of the greatest love songs ever written.
Songs performed include “Evergreen,” “And I Love Her,” “The First Time
Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Nature Boy” and “Let’s Stay Together.”

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

Fresno, California

Sat., March 19, 7:00 pm

New

 

This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful
locations for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of
the Emmy-nominated series, Australian Chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast,
and across the sea, traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio,
Hawaii and other US locations to meet the best chefs in each area and cook
a delicious meal that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Fresno, California
Pete heads to Fresno with some of California’s hottest chefs, David Kinch
and Ludo Lefebvre. They take a tour of Love Apple Farms in Santa Cruz where
David grows most of his produce for his restaurant, Manresa. Then they visit
a farm to learn how to pick and dry their apricots. Ludo and David head to
the kitchen to make a feast featuring grilled lamb shoulder with apricots,
eggplant caviar, curried carrots, and a panna cotta extraordinaire.

 

BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS

Hong Kong – Part Two

Sat., March 19, 7:30 pm

New

 

Burt explains the history of dim sum, “speed tailoring” and the origin of
the escalator. He also takes us on a visit to an old police barracks that
has been changed into one of Hong Kong’s sleekest shopping areas and to
the highest peak in Hong Kong.

 

This Land Is Your Land

Sat., March 19, 8:00 pm

New

 

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music,
from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in
Greenwich Village. Hosted by the Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins, this
special features The Brothers Four, Glenn Yarbrough, The Highwaymen, The
Limeliters, Randy Sparks and The Minstrels, and Roger McGuinn from The Byrds.

 

Il Volo: Live from Pompeii

Sat., March 19, 9:30 pm

Encore

 

Soar with the perfect harmony of the charming trio as they pay homage to
their home country. The young tenors perform classic Italian favorites
and original songs in this new concert special filmed in the spectacular
ancient ruins of Pompeii. Songs include “Grande Amore” and “Volare.”

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Vampire Weekend/Grizzly Bear

Sat., March 19, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

ACL presents indie rock with Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. Vampire
Weekend plays songs from its album Modern Vampires of the City,
while fellow New York act Grizzly Bear highlights its album Shields.

 

Public Affairs

 

THE OPEN MIND

Sun., March 13, 6:00 pm

New

 

Hosted by Alexander Heffner, this weekly public affairs program is a
thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national
and public concern with the most compelling minds of our times.

 

HIKI NŌ

Thurs., March 17, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

TOP STORY:

Students from Waianae High School present their story, titled “Parental
Guidance Required,” about Waianae High School wrestler Anuhea Hamilton
and her challenging relationship with her father, Kimo Hamilton. Mr.
Hamilton is a former wrestler and plays a major role in Anuhea’s development
in the sport. He admits to pushing her hard, all in the interest of preparing
his daughter for life after high school because, as he says, “it’s a cruel
world out there.” Father and daughter often disagree and butt heads. Mr.
Hamilton points out, however, “there’s a difference between ‘overbearing’
and ‘old school.’ I’m ‘old school’.” In the end, father and daughter both
come to the realization that their differences stem from a place of love
and mutual respect.

 

ALSO FEATURED:

Students from Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu report on loopholes that
retailers are finding in Oahu’s plastic bag ban.

 

In contrast, a story from the HIKI NŌ archives by H.P. Baldwin High School
shows how retailers on Maui found innovative substitutes for plastic bags
after their island’s ban went into effect.

 

Students from Molokai High School tell us about a new program at their
school called Text-A-Tip that helps students anonymously report suspicious
activities on campus.

 

Students at Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell us about a faith-based
meals program, Feed My Sheep, that is helping the needy on the Valley Isle.

 

Students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai tell the amazing
story of a Chiefess student, Haley Gokan, and her dog Harley, who has
difficulty walking because of his Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. Haley
took it upon herself to design and build a wheelchair for Harley, which
gives him a great deal more mobility.

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Waipahu Intermediate School on Oahu.

 

This program encores Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 20 at
3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Midterm Legislative Update

Thurs., March 17, 8:00 pm

New

 

State lawmakers have passed the halfway point in the 2016 legislative
session, marking the key juncture in the session known as “crossover.”
This is when surviving House bills cross to the Senate for consideration,
and vice versa. INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII presents a Midterm Legislative Update
on bills that have advanced and others that were passed over. Subject areas
include homelessness, a fuel tax hike, education, vacation rentals and prisons.
Hawaii Public Radio’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich is scheduled as guest moderator.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also streamed
live on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter during the broadcast. You may email us ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org, or include the #pbsinsights hashtag when posting on Twitter.

 

WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL

Fri., March 18, 7:30 pm

New

 

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., March 18, 8:00 pm

New

 

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., March 18, 8:30 pm

New

 

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

 

DIY

 

ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC

Library Chair with Tom McLaughlin

Sat., March 19, 2:00 pm

New

 

Hosted by carpenter, craftsman and educator Tommy MacDonald, the sixth season
of this series offers woodworking enthusiasts the confidence to fulfill their
furniture-making dreams. With help from his friends Al, Eli and Steve and
special guests, Tommy creates bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy
also travels to historic landmarks around the country for inspiration.

 

Library Chair with Tom McLaughlin
Tommy is inspired by his Dad’s old library chair. Back in the shop is Master
Woodworker Tom McLaughlin, who’s updating the design by adding a bent laminated
seat rail and a stack laminated crest rail, and making the actual seat a bit
more comfortable.

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., March 19, 2:30 pm

Encore

 

Tom completes a closet by adding a coat rack, shelving and a new door. Scott
replaces a wobbly sconce at a home that was once a church.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

The Final Countdown

Sat., March 19, 3:00 pm

Encore

 

The kitchen counters are installed. Tommy builds a columned divider between the
eating area and mudroom. Richard points out the mechanical improvements in the
basement.

 

MARTHA BAKES

Crackers & Flatbreads

Sat., March 19, 4:00 pm

Encore

 

Maybe you’ve never thought about making your own crackers or flatbreads, but
you’ll be surprised at how simple and easy they are. Join Martha for four
irresistible versions that are a cinch to make. Start with flatbreads so
beautiful they’re like edible works of art, and blue cheese-pecan icebox
crackers that can be sliced and baked. Then make a homemade version of a
favorite store-bought cheesy cracker and thyme crackers cut into long thin
triangles and sprinkled with sea salt – a great addition to any
hors d’oeuvre tray.

 

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED

Almond Cake and British Scones

Sat., March 19, 4:30 pm

New

 

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
almond cake. Then tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting
of supermarket orange juice. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison
uncovers the secrets to making British-style currant scones right at home.

 

JACQUES PEPIN: HEART & SOUL

Sweet Endings with Shorey

Sat., March 19, 5:00 pm

New

 

Jacques Pépin presents his final series, featuring demonstrations of his
impeccable technique along with candid exchanges between Jacques and his
family and friends.

 

Sweet Endings with Shorey
Jacques’ granddaughter Shorey is back in the kitchen to help Grandpa make
dessert. It all starts with a little butter, freshly made for a quick
tartine de confiture. Shorey’s love of chocolate isn’t forgotten with
chocolate pistachio biscotti, which proves to be a perfect lesson in baking,
as Jacques guides her measurements and mixtures.

 

SIMPLY MING

Texas 1

Sat., March 19, 5:30 pm

New

 

SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouth-watering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique
demonstration, followed by two dishes – one prepared by a nationally renowned
guest chef and one by host Ming Tsai. This season focuses on comfort food –
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world.

 

Texas 1
This week it’s all about Texas Wagyu beef! Chef Ming’s in cattle country,
right outside of Dallas, Texas. Cooking with him is the “Father of Southwestern
Cuisine,” Dean Fearing. Dean grills up a Wagyu rib eye with a West Texas mop
sauce and cornbread pudding while Ming creates jalapeno Wagyu poke.

 

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