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Mar. 6 – Mar. 12, 2016


Arts, Drama, Culture


BAFTA Celebrates Downton Abbey

Sun., March 6, 7:00 pm



BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) celebrates Downton
Abbey with a special program offering insight into the making of the award-
winning series, a look back with the cast at their favorite moments and a
behind-the-scenes peek with the crew on set.



Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 9 of 9

Sun., March 6, 8:00 pm



The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-
winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced
stories centered on an English country estate.


Part 9 of 9
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?


More Manners of Downton Abbey

Sun., March 6, 10:00 pm



Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey’s
historical advisor. With interviews with cast members including Hugh
Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol
of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s.



Natalie Ai Kamauu and Family

Mon., March 7, 7:30 pm



Natalie Ai Kamauu’s voice fills the PBS Hawaii studio. Natalie performs
with a passion that comes from the origins of the songs she sings, and the
love she has for her family. She is joined by her husband, Iolani Kamauu,
on guitar and vocals, and their daughter, Sha-Lei Kamauu, who accompanies
the music with hula.


Among the songs featured are “Pili Aloha,” which connects Natalie to her
mother, kumu hula Olana Ai, and “Shower Tree,” which was written for Natalie
and Iolaniʻs son, Chaz. Sha-Lei joins Natalie and Iolani with hula, including
the playful “Hula Tease,” and a graceful accompaniment to Natalie and Iolaniʻs
performance on “Uhiwai.”


Carpenters: Close to You

Mon., March 7, 8:00 pm

Fri., March 11, 10:30 pm



This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career through the eyes
of Richard Carpenter and the group’s friends in the music business. It
features their top hits, including “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” “Top of
the World,” “For All We Know,” “Superstar,” “Yesterday Once More,” “Rainy Days
and Mondays” and “We’ve Only Just Begun.” Among those interviewed are Herb
Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Petula Clark and Paul Williams. The program also
contains rare footage of Karen and Richard from promotional films, concert
performances, studio recording sessions and television appearances.


Moments to Remember

Mon., March 7, 9:30 pm



Highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era, Patti Page and Nick Clooney
introduce performances and archival classics along with fellow emcees Peter
Marshall, Wink Martindale and Mary Lou Metzger. This special features Frankie
Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger
Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters and archival
performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.


Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Crystal Rose

Tues., March 8, 7:30 pm



Attorney Crystal Rose is a Hilo-born litigator with a reputation for being
tough, fearless and strategic. She has taken on complex and contentious civil
cases – and the results have helped to reshape the business landscape in
Hawaii. “I’ve had the privilege…of being able to work on cases and issues
that have been multi-faceted, complex. It really does make me tick,” Rose says.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, March 9 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
March 13 at 4:00 pm.



Maps of Stars

Tues., March 8, 8:00 pm



Join Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., as he delves into the genealogy
of 27 guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and
experience that makes up the fabric of America.


Maps of Stars
Learn how Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, who last shared the screen together
in 1969, also share a history of tragic deaths in their families that played
major roles in shaping future generations.



Jerry Santos

Tues., March 8, 9:00 pm



When we hear his distinctive voice, there is no mistaking the music of Jerry
Santos. And when we listen to his lyrics, there is no mistaking his
connection with the memories and emotions of our own lives. In this NA MELE,
Jerry has woven together a story of home. “The idea of home was the driving
force for the content. Most of the songs speak to the idea of ku‘u home, a
personal, endearing way to refer to our place in the world. It becomes ku‘u
because we attach to it our familiarity, what the wind and the rain are like,
how the mountains smell, what is in the river, who our people are, our
attachment to them and the things we have learned by being of a place,”
Jerry says.


Jerry mixes “All of That Love from Here” with his signature song, “Ku‘u Home
‘O Kahalu‘u,” as well as “Tewe Tewe,” a playful song that pays tribute to
the slippery o‘opu. He also performs “Seabird” and “Ku‘u Makamaka,” among
other songs. Joining Jerry in the PBS Hawaii studio are musicians Kamuela
Kimokeo and Hoku Zuttermeister.


The Tenors: Under One Sky

Tues., March 8, 10:32 pm



The Tenors – Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters and Clifton
Murray – deliver a blend of classical and contemporary pop that developed
from their backgrounds: two members are classically trained opera singers
and two are from the world of pop and stage music. Thrill to their rich and
soulful voices as they sing arrangements of beloved songs, including “Lean
on Me,” “Besame Mucho” and “You Are So Beautiful.”



If You Can’t Beet ’Em…

Wed., March 9, 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm



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.


If You Can’t Beet ’Em…
Matt from Crooked Fence Produce shows Vivian how to make “the best pickled
beets she ever ate.” Vivian incorporates beets into an unconventional
chocolate cake in honor of Ms. Mary’s 89th birthday.


The Forever Wisdom of Dr. Wayne Dyer

Wed., March 9, 8:00 pm

Sat., March 12, 10:00 pm



Celebrate the late iconic thinker Wayne Dyer’s wisdom, teachings and unique
ability to translate abstract ideas into down-to-earth lessons that can be
applied to everyday life. This inspirational memorial tribute includes
memorable stories, both funny and soulful.


Red Rock Serenade

Wed., March 9, 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.


My Yearbook: 1960-1963

Thurs., March 10, 9:00 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).


60s & 70s Slow Songs

Thurs., March 10, 10:30 pm



Relive memorable nights of slow dancing and romancing to favorite love
songs, featuring unforgettable classics from The 5th Dimension, Dusty
Springfield, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and many others.


Classical Rewind 2

Fri., March 11, 9:00 pm



Join actor/conductor David Ogden Stiers for a visual and aural feast of
works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Copland, Dvorak, Bizet and many others.



Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park

Sat., March 12, 7:00 pm



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.


Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park
Pete visits Miami and meets up with three fabulous chefs: Michelle Bernstein,
Lindsay Autry and Cindy Hudson. The three travel to Paradise Farms to pick-up
banana leaves and other fresh veggies for the night’s feast. Then they’re off
to the Fruit & Spice Park, a 37-acre botanical garden with exotic fruits
and produce where the chefs pick fresh jackfruit and canistel in the
gardens and prepare this farm-fresh feast. The menu features grilled snapper in
banana leaf with charred okra and tomato stew; farro risotto with squash
blossoms and creamy pesto; toasted curried jackfruit pilau with salted
cashews; maduros and fresh coconut cream; and canistel islas
for dessert.


Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions

Hong Kong – Part One

Sat., March 12, 7:30 pm



Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things
have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, takes us on a ride
around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, and
uncovers the power of a Feng Shui master.


Best of 50s Pop

Sat., March 12, 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.


Public Affairs



Sun., March 6, 6:00 pm



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.



Thurs., March 10, 7:30 pm





Students from Maui High School in Kahului tell the story of Bristyl Dempsey,
a thirteen-year-old girl who suffers from Tourette Syndrome – a neurological
disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements and vocalizations
called tics. Bristyl’s symptoms surfaced when she was in intermediate school.
Her tics made her the target of teasing and ridicule by fellow students, and
one teacher mistook Bristyl’s involuntary tics as intentional misbehaving in
class. Given the pressures this caused, Bristyl’s mother thought it would be
better for her daughter to be home-schooled. During her year of home-schooling,
Bristyl’s symptoms improved with therapies such as meditation, and her self-
esteem increased. She entered Maui High School this year as a freshman and
looks forward to a mainstream school experience with her friends and
extra-curricular activities such as cheerleading.




Students from Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu profile ukulele phenom Jody
Kamisato, who chose the high-risk/high-reward route of opening his own
music school over the option of being an employee of someone else’s school.


Students from Wheeler Middle School in Central Oahu offer tips on how to
prepare an emergency kit in the event of a hurricane.


Students from Kalani High School in East Honolulu introduce us to The
Canvas, a student-designed, student-run work/play space in Kalihi.


Continuing with the theme of students creating their own venues of
expression, we take a look at a past HIKI NŌ story from Maui Waena
Intermediate School about a high school student who created a youth
version of TEDex.


Students from Kapolei High School in Central Oahu tell the story of a youth
volunteer at the no-kill animal shelter OSPCA (Oahu Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).


This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Ewa Makai Middle School.


This program encores Saturday, March 12 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 13
at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.



Neighbor Island Doctor Shortage

Thurs., March 10, 8:00 pm



Hawaii is nearly 900 doctors short of what we need to meet our medical needs,
according to the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
This shortfall is expected to widen to 1,500 in the next five years.
The shortage of primary care doctors and specialists is most serious on the
neighbor islands, where many people go without medical care, or fly to Oahu
or elsewhere for treatment. INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII explores what it may take
to attract and retain primary care providers on our neighbor islands.


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.



Fri., March 11, 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., March 11, 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., March 11, 8:30 pm



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





TV Tray with Jesse Shaw

Sat., March 12, 2:00 pm



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.


TV Tray with Jesse Shaw
Tommy and furniture maker Jesse Shaw build a contemporary version of the 1950s
style TV tray, with an updated curve in the legs to make it more modern. Made
out of a rich walnut, Jesse uses bent lamination and modern technology to make
an amazingly handy living room essential.



Sat., March 12, 2:30 pm



Kevin replaces a front door deadbolt with a smart lock controlled by
Bluetooth. From indoor to outdoor, watch Scott install a weather-resistant
television on a patio.



Inside Out Restoration

Sat., March 12, 3:00 pm



Norm sees how a craftsman carves two new posts to match the existing. A
refurbished clawfoot tub and marble countertop are installed.




Sat., March 12, 4:00 pm



Martha Stewart shares the secrets to three treasured pies along with some
simple techniques. If you’ve ever struggled with making your own pastry,
this is the show for you. Martha starts with a peach crumble pie filled with
ripe, juicy peaches. She also makes the classic Southern favorite – key lime
pie – with the tart juice of key limes, baked in a graham-cracker crust.
Then, she whips up a rich and decadent coconut cream pie made with toasted
coconut and dollops of freshly whipped cream.



Comfort Food Revisited

Sat., March 12, 4:30 pm



Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to the chicken stew. Next, equipment
expert Adam Ried reviews metal baking pans. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster
shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate cream cheese Brownies.



Cuisine De Ma Cherie

Sat., March 12, 5:00 pm



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


Cuisine De Ma Cherie
Jacques prepares a meal of his wife Gloria’s favorites. First he creates a
tasty herbed omelet with shrimp. He then goes on to combine cilantro with
Gloria’s favorite ingredient, rice, to make cilantro rice, which pairs
perfectly with a stew of calamari with saffron and cucumber, onion and mint
salad. The whole meal is followed with a spin on a classic dessert, rice
pudding with dried cherries and blueberry sauce.



Jeremy Sewell

Sat., March 12, 5:30 pm



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.


Jeremy Sewell
Have you ever wanted to cook a whole fish by yourself? Chef Jeremy Sewell will
show you how! The James Beard award-winner makes whole black sea bass with
ginger tomatoes, pesto and crispy squash blossoms. Meanwhile, Chef Ming shows
off his skills by cooking a whole steamed and flashed sea bass.