Nov. 1 – 7, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture



Quarter Final

Sun., Nov. 1, 1:00 pm



Follow the trials and tribulations of 13 passionate amateur bakers whose goal
is to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker. Each week, the bakers tackle a
different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.
Hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their Signature, Technical
and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul
Hollywood. After 10 weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can emerge


Quarter Final
This week, the five remaining bakers are tested on unconventional flours and
unusual desserts. They must make a loaf using spelt, rye, potato and tapioca
flours; master meringue and custard dacquoise; and create novelty
vegetable cakes.



Part 5 of 6

Sun., Nov. 1, 7:00 pm



Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton
fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s
Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.


Part 5 of 6
Frances welcomes an evacuee. Laura follows her sister’s footsteps. Spencer is
shunned. Teresa gets bad news and makes a confession.



Part 6 of 9

Sun., Nov. 1, 8:00 pm



Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the
twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the series
dramatizes the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local
people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides
alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics and
passion. Also starring in the lavish production are Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima
West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth and Lillete Dubey.


Part 6 of 9
A mountaineer makes trouble. Aafrin and Alice try to check their growing
attraction. Ralph’s covert appointment is thwarted by tragedy.



Part 2 of 3

Sun., Nov. 1, 9:00 pm



Follow DCI Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig) as she leads a new investigation into
the five-year-old case of a boy’s disappearance during a neighborhood cookout.
Driven by her obsession to discover what happened, she risks her own happy
family life.


Part 2 of 3
Frustrated by the case and concerned for her son and by tension at home, DCI
Brand unwittingly places herself in danger. She’s stunned when an unnerving
confrontation leads to an unexpected confession.



Part 3 of 4

Sun., Nov. 1, 10:00 pm



Watch an epic drama about the 1666 Great Fire of London, when the city burned
for four days. Andrew Buchan stars as Thomas Farriner, whose bakery in Pudding
Lane was the flashpoint for the inferno. Also starring Charles Dance and Jack


Part 3 of 4
Thomas returns to the fire to rescue Sarah and David. The king, angry that his
own advisors overruled his orders to fight the fire, is informed that a Catholic
plot to unseat him was allegedly masterminded by his brother, James.



Melveen Leed

Mon., Nov. 2, 7:30 pm



Singer Melveen Leed is joined by her hula dancer daughter Kaaikaula Naluai at
the PBS Hawaii studios. Best known for contemporary Hawaiian, jazz and country,
Molokai girl Melveen also has deep roots in traditional Hawaiian song.



Tulsa, OK, Part 2 of 3

Mon., Nov. 2, 8:00 pm



In Tulsa, Oklahoma, once nicknamed the “Oil Capital of the World,” host Mark L.
Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife
Preserve to check out some vintage collectibles. Highlights include a 1960
first-edition To Kill a Mockingbird with an inscription by Harper Lee; a
collection of bronzes that may be Remingtons and Russells; and an extremely
rare 1924 Gibson F-5 “Lloyd Loar” mandolin, stored in a farmhouse closet since
the Great Depression, and valued at $175,000.



Chicago, IL, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Nov. 2, 9:00 pm



Discover an eclectic array of discoveries in Chicago, such as 1989 Keith Haring
graffiti art, a 1910 Walter Johnson All-Star watch, and a Walt Whitman Civil War
letter. Also: a field trip to the Chicago Civic Opera.



Los Angeles

Mon., Nov. 2, 10:00 pm



Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond
, as he learns from chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters.
Rosenthal visits the kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path that
keep traditions alive and create new ones.


Los Angeles
Tag along as Phil invites his LA friends, like Martin Short and Allison Janney,
to his favorite spots around the city, including LA’s oldest farmers’ market.
A taco truck crawl and visits to bakeries complete the tour.


Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration

Mon., Nov. 2, 11:00 pm



Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” on The Dick Van Dyke
, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on the silver screen.
This special features classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner,
Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick
Van Dyke and Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore’s
critical role as TV’s first independent career woman.



Mahina Eleneki Hugo

Tues., Nov. 3, 7:30 pm



As a member of the 1987 national champion University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine
volleyball team, Mahina Eleniki learned the value of discipline, teamwork, and
of getting right back up after failure. Now, as Head of School at La Pietra-
Hawaii School for Girls, Mahina Eleniki Hugo teaches those same values to new
generations of women.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Nov. 8 at 4:00 pm.



Web Junkie

Tues., Nov. 3, 11:00 pm



Follow the military-style rehab of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who
prefer the virtual world to the real one. The film is an emotional voyage that
examines the results of internet addiction and its effects on families and
interpersonal relationships, while examining the cultural and emotional effects
of this type of treatment.



Stop, Squash and Roll

Wed., Nov. 4, 7:30 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.


Stop, Squash and Roll
With squash season in full bloom, trouble with the twins, staffing issues at
the Boiler Room and a new cookbook overloading her plate, Vivian seeks motherly
advice from Mrs. Scarlett and her sister Johnna over a Southern classic: squash
and onions.



Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi

Thurs., Nov. 5, 9:00 pm



In this new film, Professor of Anthropology Christine Yano explains, “If we want
to know something of what some of these womenʻs lives were like…we could do no
better than to listen to their own words, as expressed through song.” The women
that Professor Yano is referring to are Japanese immigrants who worked in
Hawaii’s sugarcane fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through
their canefield songs, or holehole bushi, these women sang about their joys and
sorrows of trying to start life in a new world. Hosted and narrated by ukulele
virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, the film tells the story of music teacher Harry
Urata, and his efforts to record, preserve and perpetuate these musical oral


Our American Family: The Furutas

Thurs., Nov. 5, 9:30 pm



Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family in Wintersburg, CA
established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated
and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona
relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band
together to pursue the American dream a second time.




Thurs., Nov. 5, 10:00 pm



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.



William T. Vollman: The Dying Grass

Thurs., Nov. 5, 11:00 pm



This series features lively, engaging conversations about ideas in literature.
Host Terry Tazioli introduces the latest books – both fiction and non-fiction –
and interviews noted authors about the themes in their latest works. Following
each interview, Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn joins Tazioli to further
explore the literary themes of the week’s book and to recommend related authors
and other reading material.


William T. Vollman: The Dying Grass
In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the
collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T.
Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War. He shares his unique research
style, his unorthodox writing style and why this story needed 1100 pages to tell.



Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Fri., Nov. 6, 9:00 pm



Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and
international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic
Broadway shows as West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago
and Kiss of the Spider Woman (to name only a few), Rivera was also a
frequent guest star during the golden age of television variety specials. In
April, 2015, Rivera returned to Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in
the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally musical The Visit.


This special includes archival clips from Chita’s many shows and TV appearances,
and interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele, The Visit director
John Doyle , John Kander, original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence,
Terrence McNally, Dick Van Dyke, choreographer Dee Dee Wood, Ben Vereen and
Chita’s daughter Lisa Mordente.


Onstage in America: Honky

Fri., Nov. 6, 10:00 pm



A stage comedy about racism in America that throws political correctness out the
window in a free-wheeling send-up of contemporary attitudes. The lighthearted,
irreverent satire hits squarely home and still finds reasons for hope. The
comedy was written by Greg Kalleres and directed for the stage by Sam Woodhouse.



The Wood Turner

Sat., Nov. 7, 1:00 pm



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 Wood Turner
Host Eric Gorges and master wood turner Alan Hollar turn a wooden bowl in the
Appalachian Mountains.




Sat., Nov. 7, 7:00 pm



Chef David Kinch has forged a distinctive culinary path, putting him at the
forefront of new contemporary California cuisine with his restaurant Manresa.
Influenced by French and modern Catalan cooking, Kinch finds inspiration from
European traditions and refinement, American ingenuity and the bounty California
offers. His pursuit of exceptional products inspired an exclusive partnership
with Love Apple Farms, where most ingredients for Manresa are grown. For nine
consecutive years, Manresa has held two Michelin stars. Following a fire in 2014,
Manresa reopened in 2015, receiving a four-star review from the San Francisco
Chronicle. His first cookbook, Manresa: An Edible Reflection, debuted in
October 2013 and was nominated for the James Beard Foundation “Cooking from a
Professional Point of View” award.


Join Chef David Kinch as he explores how a devastating restaurant fire changed
and improved him. He also prepares some dishes that came out of that challenging
period of his life, with one of them being a new signature dish.



Sault Saint Marie, Canada: A Fall Journey through Algoma Country

Sat., Nov. 7, 7:30 pm



Joseph heads to Sault Saint Marie, the historic site of the first battle of
the War of 1812, and rides the Algoma Railway north through the Agawa Canyon
into the heart of Algoma Country. Joseph encounters some of the denizens of the
woodlands: black bears, bald eagles, loons, Canadian geese and more. Back in
the Sault, its citified pleasures shine in unique museums, provincial parks,
fly-fishing on the river and climbing to the top of the international bridge.



La Donna Del Lago

Sat., Nov. 7, 8:00 pm



Enjoy a new production of Rossini’s opera, based on the work by Sir Walter Scott.
Joyce DiDonato sings the title role of Elena, the lady of the lake, with Juan
Diego Flórez in the role of Giacomo, the benevolent king of Scotland. The opera
also features Daniela Barcellona, John Osborn and Oren Gradus. Michele Mariotti



Gary Clark Jr./Courtney Barnett

Sat., Nov. 7, 11:00 pm



Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs
from his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Australian singer/songwriter
Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her album Sometimes I Sit and Think,
and Sometimes I Just Sit


Public Affairs



Sun., Nov. 1, 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.



Terror in Little Saigon

Tues., Nov. 3, 10:00 pm



Join the search for assassins behind a reign of terror targeting
Vietnamese-American journalists. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate a series
of unsolved murders and attacks, uncovering a trail from American cities to
jungles in Southeast Asia.



Thurs., Nov. 5, 7:30 pm



This episode is the fourth in a series of six shows in which each episode
focuses on a specific Hawaiian value. The Hawaiian value for this show is
‘imi na’auao, or enlightenment and wisdom. Each of the following stories
reflects this theme:


The top story comes from the students at Moanalua High School in the Salt
Lake District of Oahu. They feature Lars Mitsuda, Moanalua’s culinary arts
teacher, who combines his passions for food and education by enlightening
students on the many life-lessons cooking can teach. From multi-tasking to
management skills, to business planning, to working with people, learning
culinary arts fosters a wisdom that students can use for the rest of
their lives.


Also featured are student-created stories from the following schools:


Kamehameha School Kapalama (Oahu): This story shows how exploring a
tumultuous and traumatic episode from the past can enlighten the next
generation on how not to repeat history. Here students at Kamehameha
Schools Kapalama study and discuss the Bishop Estate “Broken Trust”
controversy that led to positive change and transparency in the trust
that manages their schools.


Wheeler Middle School (Oahu): Enlightenment and wisdom can come from
seeing beyond stereotypes and getting to know people for who they really
are. In this story from Wheeler Middle School, a military dependent and
a local boy become friends, despite each of their pre-conceived ideas of
what the other was “supposed” to be like.


Kawananakoa Middle School (Oahu): Veteran boxing coach Joel Kim bestows
gems of wisdom onto his young boxing protégés. If experience is the best
teacher, then Kim has earned a PhD from the School of Hard Knocks.


Konawaena High School (Hawaii Island): Live theatre can be a great tool
of enlightenment. Such was the case when a stage adaptation of The Diary
of Anne Frank enlightened students on the Kona Coast of Hawaii Island
about the persecution of Jews in World War II Europe.


Waianae Intermediate School (Oahu): Sometimes the best way to learn about
something we know little of is to witness it first-hand. Few middle
schoolers have had the experience of knowing someone who is transitioning
from the gender they were born with into that of the opposite sex. But
when a student at Waianae Intermediate School decided to transition from
a boy to a girl, fellow students, teachers, and school administrators
became part of a unique process of learning and enlightenment.


Roosevelt High School (Oahu): Some teenagers are wise beyond their years.
Roosevelt High School student Satoshi Sugiyama learned through observation
that in this age of the internet and social media, the most important
connections still happen face-to-face…especially over a cup of freshly
brewed coffee.


This episode is hosted by Kua O Ka La Public Charter School on Hawaii Island.


This program encores Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,




Thurs., Nov. 5, 8:00 pm





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Fri., Nov. 6, 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.



Nov. 6, 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., Nov. 6, 8:30 pm



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





Extreme Wonders

Wed., Nov. 4, 8:00 pm



Explore the most extraordinary places on the planet in this three-part series.
Visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear rarely
told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.


Extreme Wonders
Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall and its dangers
to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor
chick’s survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle
with elephants.



Making North America: Origins

Wed., Nov. 4, 9:00 pm



Mighty, elemental forces molded North America – fiery eruptions, titanic floods,
the grinding of great ice sheets and massive impacts from space all shaped our
homeland. The epic three-part series unfolds in a forgotten world that existed
long before our own, crossed by long-lost mountain ranges, deserts the size of
Africa and vast inland seas spanning the length of the continent. Hosted by
renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson, this spectacular road trip through a
tumultuous deep past explores three fundamental questions: How was the
continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has the continent shaped us?


Making North America: Origins
See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm
trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the
Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to
North America.



How Do I Decide?

Wed., Nov. 4, 10:00 pm



Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series that
reveals the ultimate story of us – why we feel and think the things we do. This
ambitious series blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling
personal stories.


How Do I Decide?
Learn how the brain navigates the tens of thousands of conscious decisions we
make every day and the many more unconscious decisions we make about everything
from whom we find attractive to what we perceive.




Ultimate Tut

Tues., Nov. 3, 8:00 pm



Over ninety years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological
find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and its golden
treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian
history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth, with many mysteries
around the tomb unsolved to this day. This special combines the latest evidence
from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to
build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized
reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation, the program takes a
21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and
presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the
only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.





Details of Craftsmanship

Sat., Nov. 7, 2:00 pm



Host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith Magazine, leads a cast of editors
as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, techniques, and
projects. The cast members are both experienced woodworkers and editors of
Woodsmith Magazine, and eagerly share their expertise in the techniques
segments, along with helpful opinions in the roundtable discussions.


Details of Craftsmanship
The Woodsmith crew begins their Details of Craftsmanship series to help you
become a better woodworker.



Sat., Nov. 7, 2:30 pm



It’s trash day and Jenn is ready to recycle. See how homeowners can use organic
garbage to create soil. Watch Richard play detective to figure out why a steam
boiler is losing so much water.



It’s Foundation Time

Sat., Nov. 7, 3:00 pm



Work begins on the mudroom foundation. Kitchen designer Linda Cloutier imagines
cabinets in the dream kitchen. A giant vacuum removes 100-year-old insulation
from the attic. Norm and Tommy resize an existing door to fit a smaller




Sat., Nov. 7, 4:00 pm



Let Martha Stewart transport you to the tropics with four coconut-themed
desserts: delicate coconut-lemon cake; chewy, crispy coconut cookies; coconut
crunch cake; and frozen coconut and roasted pineapple cake with Nobu 57’s
pastry chef, Michelle Goldsmith.



Simplified Showstoppers

Sat., Nov. 7, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
ultimate one-pan prime rib and roasted vegetables. Next, tasting expert Jack
Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of frozen dinner rolls. Finally, test
cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for blitz torte.



Heartwarming Comfort Foods

Sat., Nov. 7, 5:00 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.


Heartwarming Comfort Foods
Lidia shares some of her most requested and delicious comfort food recipes:
pasta and bean soup; ham in marsala sauce; and her Italian version an American
favorite: hamburger with homemade ketchup.



Todd English

Sat., Nov. 7, 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.


Todd English
Chef Todd English shows us how to make pizza – on the grill! Todd opts for a
pizza with fontina fonduta, meatball ribbons, shaved artichokes and
pomodoro fresco. Meanwhile, Chef Ming shakes things up with a scallion
pancake pizza topped with spicy chicken.