Nov. 22 – 28, 2015
Wed., Nov. 25, 3:00 pm
Thurs., Nov. 26, 3:00 pm
In this special, the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring
to celebrate the holidays. But when Martin, Chris and the team receive an
alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe,
their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race
against time to thwart their greedy archrivals’ most miserly scheme yet!
Wed., Nov. 25, 3:50 pm
Thurs., Nov. 26, 3:50 pm
This new PBS KIDS new series follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring
the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into
Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.” He can’t wait to get outside
for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there’s one problem:
he’s still a house cat with no instincts for nature. With the help of his
animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures that include
exciting missions full of nature investigation, “a-ha” discovery moments and
humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and “play the show.”
Arts, Drama, Culture
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 2 of 9
Sun., Nov. 22, 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 2 of 9
Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house. Sarah tutors Daisy. An
art historian arrives. Anna makes a difficult purchase.
INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE
Part 9 of 9
Sun., Nov. 22, 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 9 of 9
Madeleine gets a shock. Ramu’s fate is in Ralph’s hands. Aafrin makes two
fateful decisions. The club changes course. Ian becomes a local hero.
First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb
Sun., Nov. 22, 10:00 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.
Mon., Nov. 23, 7:30 pm
Thurs., Nov. 26, 8:00 pm
When you hear their name, you can’t help but smile. The young trio Hūʻewa
is comprised of 17-year-old Kupu Dalire-Naʻauao, 19-year-old Kahi Lum-Young and
25-year old Kekoa Kane.
“‘Hū’ is to hum or to make sound, to make music. And ‘ewa’ is to go off course
or to find your own path,” explained Hūʻewa member Kane. “…that’s what we do
with our music…we make music on our own path, on a different style.”
In this brand new NA MELE, the trio performs songs including “Kaulana Niʻihau,”
where theyʻre accompanied by the dancers of Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea;
and a medley consisting of favorite songs of each member: “Kaulana Molokaʻi,”
“Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua” and “Meleana Ē.” Dalire-Naʻauao explains, “The Hawaiian
music that we chose, the type of songs that we chose…we just like to pull things
from back in the day.”
Eugene, OR, Part 2 of 3
Mon., Nov. 23, 8:00 pm
In Eugene, Oregon, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Bailey head to
the King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting
wine glasses and decanters. Highlights include a circa 1800 New England
Chippendale chest-on-chest; an 1846 map of Western America; and an early 20th-
century Russian Imperial Officer’s sword from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II,
purchased by the owner for $500 and valued between $75,000 and $100,000.
Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize
Mon., Nov. 23, 9:00 pm
Salute comedian/actor Eddie Murphy, the latest recipient of the Mark Twain
Prize for American Humor. From the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in
Washington, DC, some of the biggest names in comedy salute the 18th recipient
of the humor prize, including Dave Chapelle, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall,
Brittany Howard, George Lopez, Sam Moore, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Joe Piscopo
and Chris Rock.
Mimi and Dona
Mon., Nov. 23, 10:30 pm
Meet an unforgettable mother-daughter duo facing tough choices as they age.
Mimi is 92 years old and still caring for her mentally disabled 64-year-old
daughter Dona. Now Mimi’s family has decided that she can no longer care for
Dona, and Dona must leave home to live in a state-run institution. After 64
years, Mimi will have an empty nest and Dona will suddenly be on her own.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., Nov. 24, 7:30 pm
When retired State Circuit Judge Marie Nakanishi Milks was just three years
old, she boarded a bus on the heels of an adult stranger and went on her own
to her auntie’s house across town. Meanwhile, her frightened parents had called
police, thinking she’d been kidnapped – and an island-wide hunt was underway.
That was just the beginning of a life of discovery and travel. Milks recalls
humble beginnings as the daughter of a waiter and a house cleaner in a modest
rental home in Honolulu. She would take a job in Washington D.C. with
Congresswoman Patsy Mink, go to law school, and become a respected judge who
presided over major criminal cases in Hawaii. Today, in retirement, she travels
This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4:00 pm.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Wed., Nov. 25, 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.
Vivian visits her friend Nancy for a comforting combination of homemade pickles,
chicken salad and chocolate cake. Ben and Vivian audition a new chef to offer
Ben some relief and much-needed time to focus on his art.
Thurs., Nov. 26, 8:30 pm
Kale Hannahs, David Kamakahi and Matt Sproat of the acclaimed Hawaiian music
group Waipuna present their interpretation of Hawaiian music, accompanied by
hula dancer Jaimie Kennedy. From “Malama Mau Hawaii,” a selection from
Waipuna’s first album, to “E Mau Ke Aloha,” composed by David’s father,
Dennis Kamakahi, Waipuna will take you through a joyful musical cycle.
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES PRESENTS: NA MELE
Thurs., Nov. 26, 9:00 pm
Tony Conjugacion pays tribute to his musical influences in this special.
This kanikapila is a historic occasion captured by the cameras in the PBS
CRAFT IN AMERICA
Thurs., Nov. 26, 10:00 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.
Salman Rushdie: Two Years, Eight Months, 28 Nights: A Novel
Thurs., Nov. 26, 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.
Salman Rushdie: Two Years, Eight Months, 28 Nights: A Novel
From Salman Rushdie comes this new novel inspired by the traditional “wonder
tales” of the East, about age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world.
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September
Fri., Nov. 27, 9:00 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.
Great Museums – Sound Tracks: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Fri., Nov. 27, 11:00 pm
Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, which opened
in 1995. This special features a tour of the museum’s fascinating collection
of sights and sounds that recreate the story of rock music, and showcases
artifacts such as Muddy Waters’ guitar, John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper
uniform and Michael Jackson’s glove.
A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
The Weave Master
Sat., Nov. 28, 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 Weave Master
Master Weaver Jaunita Hofstrom wanted to have a place just for weavers to gather
and pursue their love of weaving. She bought a little church around the corner
from her house and started living that dream. Host Eric Gorges explores the ins
and outs and ups and overs of this traditional craft.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., Nov. 28, 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”
Follow Chef David Kinch as he focuses attention on the strawberry, celebrating
the summer favorite at the height of its season. Manresa is near some of the best
producers in California, where high sun and cool breezes concentrate the flavor
of “nature’s candy.”
JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Northeast Ontario: Canada’s Canoe Culture and First Nations People
Sat., Nov. 28, 7:30 pm
Joseph visits Northeast Ontario, Canada, a vast land of trees, water and rock.
It has been home to aboriginal people for more than 10,000 years. Joseph joins
his First Nations guides at a pow wow, on a hike along the Niagara Escarpment
and in handcrafting a drum.
Sat., Nov. 28, 8:00 pm
Return to the glorious days of legendary orchestras, bandleaders and singers that
ruled America’s radio waves and dance halls, bringing joy and escape during the
days the country went to war and through the era of victory that followed.
Featuring Perry Como, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Tex Beneke, Peggy Lee, The Mills
Brothers, Count Basie and more.
Red Rock Serenade
Sat., Nov. 28, 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.
ACL Presents American Music Festival 2015
Sat., Nov. 28, 11:00 pm
Revel in the best performances from the 2015 Americana Music Association Honors
& Awards ceremony. Featured artists include Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, Robert
Randolph, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Mavericks.
THE OPEN MIND
Sun., Nov. 22, 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., Nov. 26, 7:30 pm
This is the first episode of HIKI NŌ Season 7, and the first in a series of six
shows in which each episode focuses on a specific Hawaiian value.
The Hawaiian value for this show is ho’omau, which means to persevere, perpetuate,
The top story comes from the students at Maui High School, who follow former UH
Wahine Volleyball star Cecilia Fernandez as she battles adenocarcinoma, a rare
form of lung cancer. As a former athlete, Cecilia is used to contesting
opponents by following a carefully devised game-plan. But because so little is
known about this disease, Cecilia must persevere against an enemy she is not
familiar with: uncertainty.
Also featured are these student stories:
Roosevelt High School on Oahu tells the story of Papahana Kuaola, a non-profit
organization in Kaneohe that contributes to the preservation of Hawaiian
culture through the preservation of land and native plants, public awareness
and the use of chant.
Kapolei High School on Oahu profiles Kapolei football player Papu Uti, who lost
his leg from a debilitating accident but expects to return to playing football
with a prosthetic leg.
Connections Public Charter School on Hawaii Island features world-renowned slack
key guitarist Cyril Pahinui, who continues his father Gabby Pahinui’s legacy by
using his father’s teaching methods at workshops.
Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Public Charter School on Kauai tells the story of
teacher Hope Kaimi Strickland who, raised on Niihau Island, honors her deceased
husband’s wishes for their children to learn her Hawaiian culture and Niihau
Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu features fellow student Crystal Cebedo.
Crystal deals with the uncontrollable aspects of her life, such as her mother’s
cancer, by keeping busy and meeting life’s challenges.
Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island shows us how the Kona Historical Society
built an authentic, old-fashioned Portuguese oven for baking bread as a part of
its efforts to recreate the traditions of old Kona.
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by students from Radford High School on Oahu.
This program encores Saturday, Nov. 28 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Nov. 27, 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., Nov. 27, 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., Nov. 27, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
SCIENCE & NATURE
Love in the Animal Kingdom
Wed., Nov. 25, 8:00 pm
Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they’ve got to find
and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple
are what enable the next generation to survive. Can we call these bonds love?
In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, watch the
feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand
flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera
arrangements of gibbons and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go
into finding a partner.
Inside Einstein’s Mind
Wed., Nov. 25, 9:00 pm
Retrace Einstein’s thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful
ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of
general relativity – and Einstein’s brilliance – as never before.
Einstein’s Big Idea
Wed., Nov. 25, 10:00 pm
See a dramatization of the remarkable story behind Albert Einstein’s famous
equation, E=mc2. Einstein grappled with the implications of his
revolutionary special theory of relativity and came to the startling conclusion
that mass and energy are one.
Tues., Nov. 24, 8:00 pm
Discover the brutal truths behind the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World and
the myths of Thanksgiving. Director Ric Burns explores the history of our
nation’s beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD
Jamestown’s Dark Winter
Tues., Nov. 24, 10:00 pm
Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony
and uncover its secrets. What do newly discovered bones reveal about what
really happened during the winter of 1609?
Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History
Tues., Nov. 24, 11:00 pm
Take an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability in this
history of disabled veterans, featuring moving interviews with some of our
country’s prominent disabled veterans, including Representative Tammy
Duckworth of Illinois, former Georgia Senator Max Cleland and former
Commander of Fort Belvoir, Gregory Gadson.
Smooth Curves, Slot-Cutters & Painting Hardware
Sat., Nov. 28, 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.
Smooth Curves, Slot-Cutters & Painting Hardware
The editors of Woodsmith magazine discuss how to choose and get the most out
of a hand-held router and a slot-cutting bit.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., Nov. 28, 2:30 pm
See Tom’s DIY project to conserve water that costs only $40. Plus: how to
avoid holiday disposal disasters.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Antiques for an Antique House
Sat., Nov. 28, 3:00 pm
Framing begins on the front porch. HVAC expert Brian Palen solves the puzzle
of snaking ductwork through a house designed in the age of coal. Kevin heads
to Brimfield, the world’s largest outdoor antique show, where Katherine
searches for furnishings.
Sat., Nov. 28, 4:00 pm
Some of Martha Stewart’s favorite desserts have something in common: fruit.
Learn step-by-step how to make a soufflé with intensely fragrant passion fruit,
raspberry-rhubarb cobbler and other fruity delights.
COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN
Chinese Comes Home
Sat., Nov. 28, 4:30 pm
Test cook Bridget Lancaster revives a classic recipe for chicken chow mein.
Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for slow cookers. Finally,
test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the
ultimate slow-cooker Chinese BBQ pork.
JACQUES PEPIN: HEART & SOUL
All in the Family
Sat., Nov. 28, 5:00 pm
Jacques Pépin presents his final series, featuring demonstrations of his
impeccable technique along with candid interaction with family and friends.
All in the Family
Making memories with family is at the heart of Jacques’ kitchen, and daughter
Claudine joins him at the stove to cook the classic recipes from his mother’s
restaurant. Parisian potage, a simple soup with flavors of yesteryear, reminds
Jacques of his beloved Lyon in France. The father-daughter duo continue with
poulet à la crème paired with a perfectly pureed side of
Sat., Nov. 28, 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.
Pasta is a worldwide staple, adaptable to the cuisine of almost any country.
Chef Michael Schlow, owner of Tico in Boston and DC, makes the quintessentially
Roman spaghetti amatriciana, while Ming creates a savory black bean pork