May 31 – June 6, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
Sun., May 31, 7:00 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.
Foyle’s War Revisited
Sun., May 31, 8:30 pm
Enjoy favorite moments from the previous seven seasons of Foyle’s War and get a
sneak peek at Season 8 in a behind-the-scenes special celebrating a series that has
captivated loyal fans for over twelve years. Learn about the creation of the
series, the decision to set it during World War II, the research that goes into
each episode and the casting of Michael Kitchen as DCS Foyle, along with what’s
ahead for the laconic investigator in the new season. John Mahoney (Frasier),
who guest stars in the first episode of Season 8, hosts.
FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Sun., May 31, 10:00 pm
Every picture tells a story, but in this series, valuable paintings are treated
as crime scenes! Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the
art world lies a dimension rarely seen – a darker side of incalculable wealth,
social ambition and sometimes subterfuge. In the third season of this audience
pleasing mini-series, a recognized art sleuth, a doctor of history and
cutting-edge scientists again join forces to discover the truth behind
controversial works of art.
Scriptwriter Keith Tutt fell in love with the work of French post-impressionist
painter Edouard Vuillard in his school art class. When a large oval picture by
the artist appeared in a provincial auction house he gambled his savings on it –
even though it doesn’t appear in the official record of Vuillard’s works. To
prove the work is a Vuillard, the team will need to convince some of the most
demanding art experts in France.
Genoa Keawe & Family
Mon., June 1, 7:30 pm
The late Aunty Genoa Keawe, beloved for her aloha spirit and her legendary
falsetto singing, was joined in this performance by her sons and grandchildren
to kanikapila in the old-time, good-fun family way. Aunty Genoa plays with sons
Eric K. Keawe on guitar and vocals, Arthur Keawe on ukulele and vocals, and
Gary Keawe Aiko on upright bass and vocals. Granddaughter Pomaika’i Keawe
performs on ukulele and vocals. Two other granddaughters, Kawahineu’iokalani
and Sanoe Keawe, provide hula artistry.
Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s
Mon., June 1, 8:00 pm
From the late 1940s ’til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw
great musical acts each Sunday night on The Ed Sullivan Show. This special
presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American
television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling
Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, it focuses
exclusively on full-length musical performances that evoke the spirit of that
decade’s youth movement.
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September
Mon., June 1, 10:00 pm
Rock music royalty – Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers)
and Boz Scaggs – join forces to form a super-group, the Dukes of September,
delighting audiences with new performances of their greatest hits and chart-topping
favorites from the 70s. Among the songs performed are “What a Fool Believes,” “Low
Down,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Pretzel Logic,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Reelin’
in the Years” and more.
Tues., June 2, 7:30 pm
When Mitch DʻOlier arrived in Hawaii from Iowa, fresh out of law school, he
fell in love with the islands. Since then, he has helmed Hawaiian Airlines, helped
guide the development of Kakaako and Kailua, and has found time to support public
education in Hawaii.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
June 3 at 11:00 pm and Sun., June 7 at 4:00 pm.
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary
Tues., June 2, 8:00 pm
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for
generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. This program
features rare and previously unseen television footage including a BBC program
from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio’s best performances and most
popular songs. This is Peter, Paul and Mary at the peak of their artistry, a time
when this popular and influential trio dominated the Billboard music charts.
From the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village, to the Civil Rights and anti-war
era of the 1960s, through the decades of their later advocacy and music, to
Mary Travers’ moving memorial, and finally to the present, where their legacy
continues to inform and inspire successive generations, this far deeper and
more intimate exploration of the trio reveals the impact of their artistry and
activism on their generation and the world. Songs include: “Five Hundred
Miles,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “If I
Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song),” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are
Heartbeat of Home
Tues., June 2, 10:00 pm
This dance extravaganza blends the thunder and drama of Irish dance with the
sultriness of Latin American salsa and the glorious rhythms of Africa. With a
world-class cast of 29 dancers and 10 musicians, the high-energy production
creates a dream world of joyous, heart-stopping music and dance. The tantalizing
musical tour de force was created by the producers and director of Riverdance,
with original music by composer Brian Byrne and lyrics by award-winning writer
A CHEF’S LIFE
Tomatoes… You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey
Wed., June 3, 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.
Tomatoes… You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey
Mary Vaughn shows Chef Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes. Vivian prepares
for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon at the restaurant where food enthusiasts
from around the country are coming to study BBQ, and Vivian plans to serve them
the “ultimate tomato sandwich.”
The Tenors: Under One Sky
Wed., June 3, 8:00 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 beloved songs, including “Lean on Me,” “Besame Mucho”
and “You Are So Beautiful.”
Jackie Evancho: Awakening – Live in Concert
Wed., June 3, 9:30 pm
The angelic Jackie Evancho returns with her latest collection of songs from her
new album, Awakening. Drawn from the best-known pieces from the classical canon,
along with uplifting sacred music, Broadway tunes and pop songs, Jackie’s
astoundingly beautiful young voice soars in the magnificent setting of Longwood
Gardens Open Air Theatre, nestled among more than 1,000 acres of gardens,
woodlands and meadows in Brandywine Creek Valley in Pennsylvania, the singer’s
home state. Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson joins Jackie on a number of duets,
including “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera.
Other songs include: “The Rains of Castamere” (theme from Game of Thrones),
“Nessun Dorma,” and “With or Without You.”
Journey to Emalani
Thurs., June 4, 9:00 pm
The commemoration of Queen Emma’s 1871 visit to the upland forest of West Kauai,
as experienced by three hula halau, is the subject of this PBS Hawaii-produced
film. It follows the halau and their kumu hula to Kokee for an annual festival
of hula and chant, Eo e Emalani i Alaka’i (Emalani Festival): Tony
Conjugacion’s Hālau Nā Wainohia; Charlani Kalama’s Hālau Ha’a
Hula O Kekau’ilani Nā Pua Hala O Kailua; and Healani Youn’s The Ladies of
Ke’alaokalaua’e. Hawaiian music icon Nina Keali’iwahamana narrates.
Bryan Adams in Concert
Thurs., June 4, 10:00 pm
With his husky vocal sound, native Canadian singer Bryan Adams has had a hugely
successful career, selling over 100 million records. Adams rose to fame with
his Cuts Like a Knife album and became a global star with his 1984 album
Reckless. In 1991, his Waking Up the Neighbors album included the
single “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” which went on to become one of the
best-selling singles of all time. This special captures Adams during his recent
world tour, singing hits and audience favorites from his three-decade career.
Fri., June 5, 9:00 pm
Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this
visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. In this engaging
welcome to the world of classical hits, viewers will experience the beauty and
romance of Bach, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Wagner and other masters, with a
visual feast to match each piece. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this
fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal
reflections from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, among others.
Joe Bonamasa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
Fri., June 5, 10:30 pm
Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in a concert
celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
The setlist is primarily sourced from the catalogs of Howlin’ Wolf, one of the most
influential Chicago bluesmen of all time, and Muddy Waters, considered the
“father of modern Chicago blues” and a major inspiration for the British blues
explosion of the 1960s, a genre that Bonamassa grew up with and that influences
his own music to this day. Bonamassa also performs songs from his own extensive
VICTORY GARDEN’S edibleFEAST
Sat., June 6, 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.
Travel to Omaha, Nebraska, and learn gardening tips from an urban farmer who’s
turned his home into an oasis of fresh produce. Cook lentil chili and pumpkin
cornbread with Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, who moved to Omaha from Brooklyn and
opened the first vegan restaurant in town. Visit Danelle Meyer of One Farm (an
hour outside Omaha), who grew up on a corn and soybean farm and later began her
own organic farm on a corner plot of her family’s land. And spend the day with
urban gardener and farm manager Ali Clark, who makes caramels from her
grandfather’s recipe for her Snowshoe Candy Company.
RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
June 6, 7:30 pm
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.
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the best-preserved Baroque city in
Central Europe. We experience its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge,
evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its
infectious love of music and some of the best beer in Europe. With a
beautifully preserved Old Town, Prague deserves its nickname: the Golden City
of a Hundred Spires.
Country Pop Legends
Sat., June 6, 8:00 pm
Country pop legends perform their biggest and most-loved hit recordings from the
1950s, 1960s and 1970s in this special. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this
emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. Performances from Glen
Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy
Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with full-length vintage archival
gems from the vaults.
Rick Steves’ Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin
Sat., June 6, 10:00 pm
In his latest special, travel guru Rick Steves tours three of Europe’s most
energetic capitals – Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Rick shares
his valuable insights on art, culture and history, along with his practical,
experience-enhancing travel advice. In Prague, the capital of the Czech
Republic, Rick experiences its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge,
evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its
infectious love of music and some of the tastiest beer in Europe. Then, he
explores uniquely entertaining Amsterdam, a city filled with Rembrandts and Van
Goghs, more bikes than cars, and pot-filled coffee shops. In Berlin, Rick finds
evocative memorials and other reminders of the city’s 20th-century tumult, and
enjoys its now-trendy east side and vibrant social scene.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., June 6, 11:00 pm
The late B.B. King performs a set of classic blues in this classic episode from 1983.
Songs include “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Night Life” and “Everyday I Have the Blues.”
Thurs., June 4, 7:30 pm
This special edition of HIKI NŌ highlights is hosted by HIKI NŌ grad Victoria
Cuba and features some of the outstanding stories from the Spring Quarter of
the 2014/2015 school year:
From Waipahu High School on Oahu: a follow-up story on Victoria Cuba. We first
met Victoria last season as a senior at Waipahu High School, when she opened up
about being homeless. Now, she attends the University of Hawaii at Manoa on a
full scholarship and interns at PBS Hawaii. No longer homeless, she resides in
a UH dorm, but admits that the transition has had its challenges.
From Kapaa High School on Kauai: the story of a new program created by the Kauai
Humane Society to encourage the adoption of dogs. Volunteers take dogs from the
Kauai Humane Society on field trips to various places on the island to help
them meet potential owners.
From Ewa Makai Middle School on Oahu: an introduction to P.E. for the 21st century.
When students take physical education at this high-tech middle school on the
Ewa plain, they don’t just play dodge ball or run laps around the track. We
learn how their innovative P.E. program is using computer technology to help
students get fit both physically and technologically.
From Mid Pacific Institute on Oahu: a profile of Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning
musician Mark Yamanaka. Yamanaka shares one of the biggest challenges of his
life – not being of Hawaiian ancestry and wanting to play Hawaiian music.
From Moanalua High School on Oahu: the story of Moanalua history teacher Cris
Pasquil, who uses non-traditional activities like group projects, skits and
even music to instill a love of learning in his students. He draws inspiration
from his own experience learning hula under kumu hula Robert Cazimero and his
halau’s victory at the esteemed Merrie Monarch Festival earlier this year.
From Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island: the story of how their school is
trying to develop one of only two high school lacrosse teams on the island.
Konawaena teacher Daniel Curran is on a mission to make lacrosse a mainstream
sport in Hawaii. Starting a team has many unique challenges, but students say
the benefits are worth it.
From Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui: the story of their experience at
the 2015 Student Television Network conference and video competition in San Diego,
California. Although the primary purpose of their trip was to participate in
the video competition, they also spent a great deal of time volunteering for
worthy San Diego-based causes. The Maui Waena students went on to win several
awards at the competition, but they consider their hours of community service
as the most rewarding part of the trip.
This program encores Saturday, June 6 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
Is 100% Renewable Energy Attainable?
Thurs., June 4, 8:00 pm
The state Legislature set a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. But weʻre
currently the most fossil fuel dependent state in the nation, with billions of
dollars of the State’s economy being spent each year on imported fuel. While Hawaii
is on track to meet its current clean energy goal, which mandates that 40% of the
islands’ energy comes from renewable resources by 2030, what would it take for Hawaii
to achieve 100% renewable energy?
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on
PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter. You may also email your
questions ahead of time to
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., June 5, 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., June 5, 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
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., June 5, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
Sat., June 6, 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.
From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain
and rediscovers an old trick from a rare book.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., June 6, 2:30 pm
Roger teaches Kevin about lengths to consider when mowing the lawn. Richard travels
to Pittsburgh to install a thermostat that interfaces with a smartphone to save
energy and money. Ross Trethewey walks Kevin through the installation of a
photovoltaic solar array on a barn.
THIS OLD HOUSE
A Home for Matt & Cat
Sat., June 6, 3:00 pm
Kevin meets HFOT community outreach coordinator Chris Mitchell, who explains why
community involvement is important. More than 150 local volunteers are laying
down the sod, mulching the beds and planting. Closet builder Brian McSharry has
been working with the DeWitts on a special design for the master closet, and
Norm and Kevin work with Matt to design and build a table for the new dining
room. At the end of a long journey, the DeWitts move into their new home.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., June 6, 4:00 pm
In this episode, Martha Stewart offers a primer on lamb, a staple in cuisines
around the world. Watch as she shares recipes and techniques for using
different cuts, beginning with butterflied, rolled and roasted leg of lamb,
followed by a lamb tagine with spiced butternut squash and prunes.
She’ll share a flavorful yogurt-marinated lamb-kebab recipe, and a quick way to
prepare delicious seared loin lamb chops, served with mint jelly and fried
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Spicing Up the Backyard Barbecue
Sat., June 6, 4:30 pm
Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best garlic-lime
grilled pork tenderloin steaks. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his
favorite grill gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets
to perfect quinoa pilaf with herbs and lemon.
SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Sat., June 6, 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.
Embrace your leftovers with Sara’s quick and clever recipes using last night’s meal
in an entirely new way. You’ll love her tomato, chicken and tortilla soup; plus
any kind of cooked pasta can star again in her brie, bacon and spaghetti frittata.
Michelangelo’s Favorite Pasta
Sat., June 6, 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.
Michelangelo’s Favorite Pasta
Lidia whips up mafalde pasta, Florentine style. She also cooks up savory lamb
chops in a red wine sauce. For dessert, it’s a rustic classic: Grandma Rosa’s apple cake.