March 29 – April 4, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
CALL THE MIDWIFE
Season 4, Part 1 of 8
Sun., March 29, 7:00 pm
Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses,
midwives and nuns from London’s Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers
of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4,
the community prepares to enter a new decade – the 1960s.
Part 1 of 8
Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns
the respect of her colleagues by helping a new mother. Trixie faces one of the
most emotionally draining cases of her career, and the Turners broker a domestic
deal that breaks the mold for the 1950s and 60s. Sister Evangelina finally
agrees to undergo tests for her abdominal pain.
Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 1 of 8
Sun., March 29, 8:00 pm
The third season of the popular series, starring Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant
American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store,
picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus,
Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill.
Part 1 of 8
The death knell sounds in the Selfridge household, but so do wedding bells.
Harry has a new cause. So does Lord Locksley.
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
The Moghul Room
Sun., March 29, 10:00 pm
Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast
in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.
The Moghul Room
Merrick, having blackmailed an orderly to gain access to Susan’s records, is
recalled to Delhi at the end of the war. Guy and Sarah find that their friendship
with Hari is drawing them together.
Na Pali and Manuakepa
Mon., March 30, 7:30 pm
In this vintage performance from the PBS Hawaii studios, two outstanding Kauai
groups offer their special style of Hawaiian music. Na Pali and Manuakepa
infuse their talents into traditional and original material. Songs include
“Limahuli,” “Hokulea Hula,” “Moonlight Lady,” “Lokelani Blossoms,” “Hawaiian
Love Chant” and others.
Birmingham, AL, Part 1 of 3
Mon., March 30, 8:00 pm
In Birmingham, AL, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Catherine Williamson at
the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to discuss the Civil Rights Movement of
the 20th century and to look at materials related to Rev. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Highlights include hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs that were stuck on
a shelf for around 20 years; a pair of southern dolls that includes an “Alabama
baby” doll purchased for 50 cents; and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter
from the artist to the owner’s great-grandmother, appraised together for $600,000
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., March 31, 7:30 pm
As Chief Historian at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument,
Daniel Martinez has heard the stories from the survivors of the attack on Pearl
Harbor on December 7, 1941, and shares those stories with Park visitors. In this
conversation with Leslie Wilcox, you’ll hear how his connection with that infamous
event goes deeper than his role as an historian.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on
Wed., April 1 at 11:00 pm and Sun., April 5 at 4:00 pm.
MIND OF A CHEF
Wed., April 1, 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers
inside the mind of noted Korean American chef and restaurateur David Chang,
a New York Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant
group. Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful
exuberance to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York
and Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.
This episode is all about Spain’s influence on David Chang’s career. He visits with some of
his idols – Juan Mari Arzak and Andoni Aduriz – and makes fideos, salt cod omelet and a sponge cake.
A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
Host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today’s world.
Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible
for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the
21st century. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen,
and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how
they live using their talents and the challenges and importance of keeping
those traditions alive in a modern-day world.
The Basket Weaver
Thurs., April 2, 11:00 pm
Eric visits with Ron Paquin, a Native American who teaches others the fine
craft of bark basket weaving. Eric and Ron each weave baskets.
Thurs., April 2, 11:30 pm
Eric visits John Wilson, a writer, a teacher and a woodworker, at his home
shop and learns how to make a shoulder plane. Eric learns the history of
shop-made tools, how to home temper tool-steel and the importance of salt
in the woodshop.
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul
Fri., April 3, 9:00 pm
Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter, star of the Broadway hit
Kinky Boots, performs songs from his latest album, Billy’s
Back on Broadway and other favorites.
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert
Fri., April 3, 10:00 pm
Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied
categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that
captivate and transcend boundaries. On her latest album, Nostalgia,
Lennox reveals yet another dimension to her formidable talent. Although jazz
is not the genre for which she is known, she couldn’t resist the magnetic pull
of some of the most memorable melodies and lyrics from the Great American
Songbook – songs like “Summertime,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “You Belong to Me,”
“I Cover the Waterfront” and “God Bless the Child.”
LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN
Fri., April 3, 11:00 pm
Los Angeles’ historic Orpheum Theatre hosts a dynamic performance from Sara
Bareilles. The singer-songwriter showcased favorites like “Love Song” and “King
of Anything,” as well as “Brave,” from her album The Blessed Unrest.
VICTORY GARDEN’S edibleFEAST
Sat., April 4, 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.
Visit Minnesota and meet a Hmong family who came to the U.S. as refugees from Laos
and now owns an organic farm. Take a look at a sustainable farm run by a young
couple who epitomize do-it-yourself, then travel to Tiny Diner farm to meet a
young gardener who demonstrates growing tomatoes and basil by trellising. Food
and Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chef” winner Jamie Malone cooks two dishes inspired
by Laotian food and duck eggs.
RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Sat., April 4, 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.
Join Rick and marvel at the fascinating landscape of Cappadocia from high above
in a balloon…and from deep below, prowling an underground city where Christians
once hid out. We’ll explore troglodyte ghost towns, shop for sheep at the market
and visit the modern capital, Ankara.
Real Rail Adventures: Switzerland
Sat., April 4, 8:00 pm
This travel documentary showcases the construction marvels and visual splendors
of the Swiss rail system, where majesty and machine meet. From world-class mainlines
and stunning scenic routes to pioneering steam locomotives and historic cog
trains, this special celebrates the triumphs of Swiss engineering and
ingenuity. Host Jeff Wilson stops in Swiss cities and towns along the way to
take in the sights and learns about local history and traditions.
Italy’s Mystery Mountains
Sat., April 4, 9:00 pm
Behind Italy’s cultural abundance is the diversity and turbulence of its geology:
the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty
tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo quarried
his famous Carrara marbles. Follow two international teams of geologists – one
working near Bologna and the other in southern Italy, where Sicily’s famed volcano,
Mt. Etna, erupts in brilliant showers of lava – as they fill in the story of how the
Italian peninsula was first created and whether the famed Apennine Mountain range
running down Italy’s spine is still alive and growing.
RICHARD BANGS’ ADVENTURES WITH PURPOSE
Costa Rica: Quest for Pura Vida
Sat., April 4, 10:00 pm
Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs explores Costa Rica, the ecological nexus of
North and South America. The country is home to endless natural wonders: wild
rivers, fire-spewing volcanoes, verdant rainforests and more species of animals
and plants than found in the United States and Canada combined. Bangs attempts
to uncover the secret to the Costa Ricans’ success in preserving their small
country’s extraordinary biodiversity.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros/tUnE-yArDs
Sat., April 4, 11:00 pm
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs bring experimental pop to the
ACL stage. The Zeroes support their LP Here, while tUnE-yArDs performs
material from the album Whokill.
DROPPING BACK IN
Working for the Future
Sun., March 29, 6:00 pm
Nearly 40 million adults in America – 1 in 5 – lack a high school diploma or GED
credential. In this four-part series focusing on America’s dropout crisis,
we’ll meet some of America’s dropouts, come to understand the issues they face,
and learn about the people and programs helping them drop back in and move on
with their educations and lives.
180 Days: Hartsville
Part 1: Mon., March 30, 11:00 pm
Part 2: Tues., March 31, 11:00 pm
Experience a year of a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for
reform in American public schools and watch what happens when the systems that
can either fuel or diffuse that reform – bureaucracy, economic opportunity and
fixed mindsets – interact and intersect.
Thurs., April 2, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Leilehua High School on Oahu.
Students from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of Shardenei
Luning, who has been competing in beauty pageants since the age of four and now
shines as the only female member of the Waianae Tigers Junior Midgets Pop Warner
football team. When confronted by a bully on the team, Shardenei learns to hold
her own with both grace and grit.
Students from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profile senior McKayla Wandell,
who uses her story of growing up with a methamphetamine-addicted father to teach
others about the dangers of the drug; students from King Intermediate School on
Oahu feature seventh-grader Aisha Yamamoto who fell in love with being a disc
jockey and now spins at all the school dances; students from Punahou School on
Oahu highlight freshman Kahi Bisho who is combining his love of the ocean and
photography in an artistic venture; students from Kealakehe High School in Kona
profile Cathy Lewis, who is the longest active Red Cross volunteer in Hawaii
County and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in Hawaii County; and students
from Waimea High School on Kauai turn the spotlight on the reopening of historic
Waimea Theater, which has found new life as a community gathering place.
This program encores Saturday, April 4 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, April 5 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
Will Our Children Ever Be Able to Afford to Live in Hawaii?
Thurs., April 2, 8:00 pm
There seems to be no end to the rising cost of living in Hawaii. The high prices
of housing, groceries, gas and other necessities make it more and more difficult
for us to live in today’s paradise. But what about our children? If it’s this hard
to make ends meet now, what will life in Hawaii be like for future generations?
Daryl Huff hosts this discussion.
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Rx: The Quiet Revolution
Thurs., April 2, 9:30 pm
Filmmaker David Grubin, the son of a general practitioner, takes his camera across
the country to uncover a quiet revolution happening in medicine. From Maine to
Mississippi, Alaska to California, he visits physicians, nurses and other
healthcare professionals who are placing the patient at the center of their
practice – transforming the way medical care is delivered while lowering costs.
The film shows how a patient-centered philosophy can improve health outcomes
and enrich the lives of patients.
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., April 3, 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.
CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK
Fri., April 3, 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.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., April 3, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES
Produced by Ken Burns and directed by Barak Goodman, Cancer: The Emperor of All
Maladies tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in
an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research
institutions. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by
Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.
The six-hour, three-part film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with
intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the
latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight
of lasting cures.
Mon., March 30, 9:00 pm
The search for a “cure” for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science,
spanning centuries and continents, complete with heroes, villains and sudden
twists. This episode follows that centuries-long search, but centers on the
story of Sidney Farber, who, defying conventional wisdom in the late 1940s,
introduces the modern era of chemotherapy, eventually galvanizing a full-scale
national “war on cancer.” Interwoven with Farber’s narrative is the story of
Olivia Blair, who at 14 months old is diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic
leukemia, which spreads to her brain and spinal column.
The Blind Men and the Elephant
Tuesday, March 31, 9:00 pm
Richard Nixon declares “war on cancer” in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with
federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure. In the
lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer
cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer.
But at the bedside, where patients are treated, few new therapies become
available, and a sense of disillusionment takes hold, leading some patients and
doctors to take desperate measures. It is not until the late 1990s that the
advances in research begin to translate into more precise targeted therapies
with the breakthrough drugs Gleevec and Herceptin. The film intertwines the
story of Dr. Lori Wilson, a surgical oncologist who is diagnosed with invasive
breast cancer in 2013.
Finding an Achilles Heel
Wednesday, April 1, 9:00 pm
Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell and the first
targeted therapies are developed, with the promise of many more to follow. But
very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and unforeseen defenses.
In the disappointment that follows, many call for a new focus on prevention and
early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. But other
scientists are undeterred, and by the second decade of the 2000s their work
pays off. This episode follows patients Doug Rogers, a 60-year-old NASCAR
mechanic with melanoma, and Emily Whitehead, a six-year-old child afflicted
with leukemia – both pioneers in new immunotherapy treatments.
CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES A Conversation
Thursday, April 2, 9:00 pm
Katie Couric moderates a roundtable conversation featuring Ken Burns; Sharon
Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and a cancer survivor; and Dr.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the book upon which
the film is based.
TWICE BORN – STORIES FROM THE SPECIAL DELIVERY UNIT
Part 1 of 3
Tues., March 31, 8:00 pm
Witness groundbreaking fetal surgery in this miniseries that takes an intimate,
inside look at the Special Delivery Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
where rare surgeries are performed on babies inside the womb. With exclusive
access to the elite unit, experience rarely seen, real-time footage of
operations on fetuses. Join expectant parents who face a gut-wrenching
decision: Should they take a leap of faith to repair birth defects with
pre-natal surgery, even if it means they could lose their child? Gain insight
into the lives of an unusual team of doctors who have defied skeptics and
chosen to pursue this high-risk, high-reward career path.
Part 1 of 3
Dr. Holly Hedrick performs a rare procedure and attempts to remove a tumor from a
fetus still attached to her mother. Bobby and Shelly anxiously wait to find out
if they are candidates for fetal surgery to repair their baby’s spine.
Alien Planets Revealed
Wed., April 1, 8:00 pm
NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new
worlds far beyond our solar system. Are any of them like Earth? And what sort
of life could flourish on them? With vivid animation and input from expert
astrophysicists and astrobiologists, NOVA takes you on a mind-bending exploration
of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there.
ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC
Gate Leg Table
April 4, 2:00 pm
In the 5th season of the series, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his
friends Al, Eli and Steve share bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy
travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for
inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and
office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and
outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale
pieces – including beds, tables and wardrobes – blend new-school methods with
Gate Leg Table
Tommy visits his alma mater, The North Bennet Street School in Boston. He tours the
new facilities with old friend and teacher, Dan Faia, talks to students about
their current projects and even learns something new about his upcoming
project: the gate leg table. Take it from Tommy Mac, you’re never too old to learn.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., April 4, 2:30 pm
Tom heads to West Virginia to help a homeowner repair broken sash cords.
Roger shows a homeowner how to plant bulbs.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: Old to New
Sat., April 4, 3:00 pm
Norm recaps progress on the mudroom and kitchen. Master electrician Allen Gallant
shows Kevin how to properly abandon an old electrical box and how to run wires
to a new one. In the great room, Kevin shows how to patch the holes where the
old recessed lights were: rigid insulation, strapping, wallboard and plaster.
In the backyard, contractor Mauro Henrique shows Norm a smart, efficient way to
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., April 4, 4:00 pm
Martha sheds light on the wide world of mushrooms, exploring some of the many
available varieties – from chanterelle to shiitake – and how to
cook them. She demystifies crêpe-making, filling buckwheat crêpes
with a creamy mushroom mixture, and prepares a “meaty” vegetarian mushroom ragù
served atop pasta. For an elegant starter, she makes French mushroom soup, as
well as a modern-day mushroom risotto using the ancient grain called farro.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Sat., April 4, 4:30 pm
Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate lemon
pudding cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews stand mixers. Then, test
cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make fresh
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Sat., April 4, 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.
A salute to the big spicy flavors of the Southwest with two winning recipes: duck
tacos and spicy mushroom enchiladas. Sara also makes a trip to Charlotte, NC,
to cook with viewer Susie Trevisinno and to create one of her recipes, dessert
Sundays with Nonna Rosa
Sat., April 4, 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.
Sundays with Nonna Rosa
Anyone can make their own seasoned olives! They are a perfect snack or easy homemade
gift. Lidia demystifies the process. Homemade pasta is another way to add
authentic flavor to your dish. Lidia prepares fresh pappardelle with
tender, flavorful turkey rolls.