Nov. 15 – 21, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture



The Final

Sun., Nov. 15, 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 victorious.


The Final
Learn which of the three finalists will emerge as Britain’s best amateur
baker. Each must create a technically difficult picnic pie, 12 perfectly
shaped pretzels and the ultimate showpiece in a baker’s repertoire: a
three-tiered wedding cake.



Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 1 of 9

Sun., Nov. 15, 7:00 pm



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


Part 1 of 9
A working-class prime minister is elected and old attitudes start to
change. Robert is snubbed by the village. Baxter tells all, and Edith
plays with fire.



Part 8 of 9

Sun., Nov. 15, 8:30 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 8 of 9
While Simla citizens look on, Ramu is tried for Jaya’s murder. Leena and
Ian come to his defense. Sarah is humiliated.


Murder on the Home Front

Sun., Nov. 15, 9:30 pm



When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz
of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins
(Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited
assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over
just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic
techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from
the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets
the eye?



George Kahumoku

Mon., Nov. 16, 7:30 pm



One of Hawaii’s most celebrated slack key guitar players, George
Kahumoku, plays a selection of songs including: “36 Mile Marker,”
“Ho‘okupa” and “Hi‘ilawe.”



Eugene, OR, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Nov. 16, 8:00 pm



In Eugene, Oregon, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head
to the banks of the scenic McKenzie River for a bit of fishing and a
look into the antique fly fishing gear market. Highlights from the
Roadshow floor include a collection of signed baseball Hall of Famer
Ty Cobb memorabilia and a 1919 oil painting by Norman Rockwell,
entitled The Little Model, valued at $500,000!



Junk in the Trunk 5, Part 2 of 2

Mon., Nov. 16, 9:00 pm



Discover more previously unseen appraisals from this season’s eight
-city tour, such as drawings and sketches from Walt Disney’s
Fantasia, Alvin & the Chipmunks puppets and occultist Israel
Regardie’s manuscripts and book.



India’s Daughter

Mon., Nov. 16, 10:00 pm



Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old
female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement
for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.



New Beginnings

Mon., Nov. 16, 11:00 pm



Dog trainer Aimee Sadler’s program is based on the simple concept that
dogs love to play. Many shelters keep dogs isolated in their kennels.
Aimee shows the shelters how to get groups of dogs in a yard to play and
learn from each other. These play groups turn shelters into joyful
adoption centers and completely change how shelter dogs are perceived
and adopted.



Nainoa Thompson

Tues., Nov. 17, 7:30 pm



As a young boy growing up in ahupuaa o Niu, now known as Niu Valley, Nainoa
Thompson would go to Maunalua Bay with a family friend, Yoshi Kawano. “And
we would go fishing. And that’s where my love for the ocean started, through
fishing,” Thompson remembers. Today, Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson is
sailing the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hokulea, on a voyage around the world
to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our earth and the
ocean that he loves.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Nov. 22 at 4:00 pm.



Partners for Life

Tues., Nov. 17, 11:00 pm



This episode features country music icon Emmylou Harris and the incredible
work she’s doing to help homeless pets and disadvantaged youth in Nashville.



Gettin’ Figgy with It

Wed., Nov. 18, 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.


Gettin’ Figgy with It
Vivian is under the gun to pen an entire book chapter on figs in three days.
The stress inspires a fig and honey bourbon slushie tasting and a fig preserves



Ma Ka Malu Ali‘i: The Legacy of Hawaii’s Ali‘i

Thurs., Nov. 19, 9:00 pm



The 19th century was a time of devastating change for the Hawaiian people.
This documentary looks at the visionary efforts of five members of the ali‘i –
Hawaiian royalty – to provide for the education of the children, healthcare
and comfort for the elderly. The charitable institutions they created have
endured and are thriving and vital institutions today.



Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Cheese

Thurs., Nov. 19, 10:00 pm



Rosie Lovell visits the Cheese Makers Market in Beaconsfield, England, a farm
in the Cotswolds and the oldest cheese monger in London to observe British
techniques. Justine Shapiro travels to northern France to unearth secrets while
Christina Chang heads to Roquefort in the south for a look at the aromatic caves
where that eponymous cheese is aged. Megan McCormick takes us to Parma, Italy
for a taste of Parmigiano Reggiano while Bobby Chinn tours Sicily and discovers
what makes ricotta so special. Brianna Barnes visits Gruyere, Switzerland to
enjoy their glorious cheese while Rosie explores Castilla La Mancha in Spain and
samples Manchego. Other destinations include Athens, Lebanon and Istanbul.



Don Winslow: The Cartel

Thurs., Nov. 19, 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.


Don Winslow: The Cartel
In a “ripped from the headlines” novel, Don Winslow continues his tale of the
horrendous acts of the Mexican drug cartels.


First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb

Fri., Nov. 20, 9:00 pm



Grab a front row seat for this thrilling Broadway concert. An all-star cast
performs “New York New York,” “Cabaret” and other classic songs by the Tony-,
Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and
Fred Ebb. Performers include Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow,
Norm Lewis, Julia Murney and Matthew Scott.



American Ballet Theatre: A History

Fri., Nov. 20, 10:00 pm



Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s pre-eminent ballet
companies. The documentary combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso
performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures
including: Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin;
contemporary luminaries, including dancers Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent,
choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and artistic director Kevin McKenzie; past and
present stars Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes and Hee Seo.



The Chairmaker

Sat., Nov. 21, 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 Chairmaker
The century-old tradition of building the Windsor Chair is a practical and
elegant pursuit. Host Eric Gorges and master craftsman Curtis Buchanan give
the viewer a front seat.




Sat., Nov. 21, 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. For nine consecutive years, Manresa has held
two Michelin stars. His first cookbook, Manresa: An Edible Reflection,
was nominated for the James Beard Foundation “Cooking from a Professional
Point of View” award.


Watch Chef David Kinch take the muscular abalone and transform it into
something soft and supple in abalone porridge, one of his signature dishes.
Surfing inspires another signature dish, and a visit with Eric Ripert
highlights the simple elegance of sashimi.



Thousand Islands: A Canadian Bi-National Adventure

Sat., Nov. 21, 7:30 pm



On this Canadian adventure, Joseph goes in search of natural wonders, historic
sites and island traditions. While the Thousand Islands was and still is the
stomping ground of the rich and famous, the spirit of this place is neighborly
and down-to-earth.




Sat., Nov. 21, 8:00 pm



Focus on the makers of finely crafted handmade instruments – guitar, ukulele,
trumpet, banjo and timpani – and the renowned musicians who play them,
including Joan Baez, Jake Shimabukuro, Rhiannon Giddens, Scotty Barnhart, Tony
Ellis and Joseph Pereira. Included is a visit to Kamaka Hawaii on Oahu.



The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Sat., Nov. 21, 9:00 pm



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio opened in 1995.
Designed by architect I.M. Pei, the spectacular glass pyramid, reflects the
idea that rock and roll is a prism through which we can more clearly see and
understand our culture and ourselves. This film features the museum’s fascinating
collection of sights and sounds that skillfully recreate the story of rock from
its roots to its ubiquitous acceptance as a soundtrack of our lives. The iconic
artifacts include Muddy Waters’ primary guitar, John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper
uniform and Michael Jackson’s glove. The music itself is curated at the museum
in a variety of ways, including interactive listening booths that connect
influences from one artist to another across the decades. “So, it’s not four
skinny guys with long hair and guitars only,” explains Greg Harris, President
and CEO of the museum. It’s also vocalists, folk singers, soul music, dance
music, hip-hop, punk, heavy metal, grunge and electronic dance music. All are
branches of the tree of rock and roll.


1962 World’s Fair: When Seattle Invented the Future

Sat., Nov. 21, 10:00 pm



The 1962 World’s Fair, a six-month celebration of science and technology,
featured an exciting mix of culture, cuisine and celebrity, drawing more than
10 million visitors from around the world – including John Glenn, Richard Nixon,
Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Edward R. Murrow, Roy Rogers, Peggy Lee, Bob
Hope, Miles Davis and Elvis Presley – to the then relatively unknown mill town
of Seattle.



James Taylor

Sat., Nov. 21, 11:00 pm



Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections
from his chart-topping new album Before This World, his first collection
of original music in 13 years.


Public Affairs



Sun., Nov. 15, 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.



ISIS in Afghanistan

Tues., Nov. 17, 10:00 pm



ISIS’s rapid expansion across Iraq and Syria in 2014 shocked the world. Now, the
self-proclaimed Islamic State is on the rise in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE reveals
the degree to which ISIS is gaining a foothold in the country, and how they’re
focusing their efforts on training a new generation of jihadists: children as
young as three.


Also in this edition: a segment on a Pakistani police unit’s fight against
the Taliban.



Thurs., Nov. 19, 7:30 pm



This episode is the final in a series of six shows in which each episode
focuses on a specific Hawaiian value. The Hawaiian value for this show is
mālama, which means to care for, protect and maintain.


The top story comes from the students at Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu, who
report on the efforts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) and its community of volunteers to mālama the Hawaiian Monk Seal.


Also featured are student stories from the following schools:


Seabury Hall Upper School (Maui): Paul Higashino of the Kahoolawe Island
Reserve Commission welcomes and relies on the valuable assistance from
volunteers in restoration and re-vegetation efforts on Kahoolawe Island,
which for decades was used as a target in military exercises.


Kauai High School (Kauai): Students cover five key steps in preparing for a


High School (Maui): Maui resident Martha Watkins learns valuable lessons from
caring for her Alzheimer’s Disease-stricken mother.


Kamakahelei Middle School (Kauai): Residents of Kauai mālama the
traditional process practiced by their ancestors for generations of collecting
pa’a’kai – sea salt –from a salt pond in Hanapepe.


Intermediate School (Oahu): Students at Waianae Intermediate School mālama
students with severe disabilities by acting as peer tutors in their adapted
physical education class.


School (Oahu): Punahou Student Dakota Miller, the youngest beekeeper in Hawaii,
cares for an apiary to help protect Hawaii’s dwindling bee population.


Schools Maui Middle (Maui): A community rebuilds Koieie Loko Ia, an ancient,
royal fishpond in Kihei, Maui.


This episode is hosted by Hana K-12 School in Hana, Maui.


This program encores Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12:30 pm and Sunday,
Nov. 22 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



What Needs to be Done to Reduce Drug Abuse in Hawaii?

Thurs., Nov. 19, 8:00 pm



A decade after Hawaii’s high-profile War on Ice, crystal methamphetamine
remains Hawaii’s No. 1 illegal drug threat. While prescription painkillers,
heroin and other drugs are rising in use, officials say crystal meth is still
linked to the most drug-trafficking crimes and the most drug-related deaths.
INSIGHTS asks: what needs to be done to reduce drug abuse in Hawaii?


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Fri., Nov. 20, 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., Nov. 20, 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. 20, 8:30 pm



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





Living Wonders

Wed., Nov. 18, 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 the inhabitants face.


Living Wonders
Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique: life itself.
In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage; a Bangladeshi
father and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.



Making North America: Human

Wed., Nov. 18, 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: Human
From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth
uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches?
And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization
we’ve built?



Who Will We Be?

Wed., Nov. 18, 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.


Who Will We Be?
Join Dr. Eagleman as he journeys into the future and asks what’s next for the
human brain and for our species. He speculates that our descendants may be so
different from us that we’ll be strangers to them.




The Fidel Castro Tapes

Tues., Nov. 17, 8:00 pm



In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most
controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban
dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images
and recordings.



American Comandante

Tues., Nov. 17, 9:00 pm



Meet William Morgan, the larger-than-life American who rose to power in Cuba
during the revolution. His life had it all: adventure and romance, mobsters
and spies, and a cast of characters including J. Edgar Hoover, Che Guevara
and Fidel Castro.





Perfect Tenons & Lumber Thicknesses

Sat., Nov. 21, 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.


Perfect Tenons & Lumber Thicknesses
See key tips and tricks for creating a rabbeted miter joint.



Sat., Nov. 21, 2:30 pm



Watch Roger track the path of Monarch butterflies and set up a garden for them
in Fort Worth. Scott brings some luster to an under-lit closet.



Victorian 2

Sat., Nov. 21, 3:00 pm



Kevin meets Richard in the basement to discuss the HVAC plan. Tommy’s excavation
crew replaces the old steel main water line at the front of the house. Katherine and interior designer Amanda Reid select tile for the bathrooms.



Green Tea

Sat., Nov. 21, 4:00 pm



Learn how to incorporate antioxidant-rich green tea into remarkably tasty desserts, including a green tea crepe cake.



Bringing Home Tex-Mex Favorites

Sat., Nov. 21, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Tex-Mex
cheese enchiladas at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to
a tasting of corn tortillas. Then, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets
to making perfect huevos rancheros.



Fête Des Boules

Sat., Nov. 21, 5:00 pm



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


Fête Des Boules
Jacques and his best friend Jean-Claude work up an appetite in the summer sun
playing the traditional French game of boules. Jacques cooks up a party
menu of favorites to share, including crab chips with salmon caviar, a garden-
fresh tabbouleh salad and a grand smoked ham glazed with maple syrup,
cooked and carved to perfection.



Ken Oringer

Sat., Nov. 21, 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.


Ken Oringer
There’s more than one way to make risotto-style pasta. Chef Ken Oringer joins
Chef Ming to make a decadent fideua, while Ming himself uses toasted
barley with a sumptuous ratatouille.