Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 3 of 9
Sun., Nov. 29, 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 3 of 9
Mary and Lord Gillingham put their love to the test. Bates also faces a
trial. Cora makes a new friend, and Violet is reunited with an old one.
A Salute to Downton Abbey
Sun., Nov. 29, 8:00 pm
Join host Hugh Bonneville to recall the high points of the series storyline
and its memorable cast of characters. See interviews with Creator Julian
Fellowes, Executive Producer Gareth Neame and the cast, clips from previous
seasons and tantalizing previews of season 6.
Foyle’s War Revisited
Sun., Nov. 29, 9:30 pm
Enjoy favorite moments from Foyle’s War 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.
Mon., Nov. 30, 7:30 pm
Singer Raiatea Helm is joined by dad Zachary Helm, Jack Ofoia, Casey
Olsen, Aaron Salā and dancer Nani Dudoit for a performance in the PBS
Hawaii studio. In between songs Raiatea talks about her influences,
recordings and responsibilities as a Hawaiian artist.
My Yearbook: 1960-1963
Mon., Nov. 30, 8:00 pm
Pop crooner Bobby Vinton hosts this program along with actress-singer Tina
Cole (My Three Sons), an archival video clip special devoted to the golden
years of 1960-1963. Songs include: “Blue Velvet” (Bobby Vinton); “Cathy’s
Clown” (The Everly Brothers); “Puppy Love” (Paul Anka); “Teen Angel” (Mark
Dinning); “Tell Laura I Love Her” (Ray Peterson); “Hello Mary Lou” (Ricky
Nelson); and “Runaway” (Del Shannon).
Jackie Evancho “Awakening: Live in Concert”
Mon., Nov. 30, 9:30 pm
The angelic Jackie Evancho presents songs from her 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.”
Rick Steves’ Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin
Mon., Nov. 30, 11:00 pm
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.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., Dec. 1, 7:30 pm
Playwright and novelist Victoria Kneubuhl has used her writing as a way to
share the history of Hawaii and to give a voice to powerful women of the past.
And while writing is her passion, she also sees it as a way to give something
back. “One of the things that I really want people to know…who are from the
islands or the Pacific, is that our stories are so worth telling. If you
write something that is heartfelt and genuine, you are leaving a gift for
your community,” says Kneubuhl.
This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Dec. 6 at 4:00 pm.
Moments to Remember
Tues., Dec. 1, 8:00 pm
Highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era, Patti Page and Nick Clooney
introduce performances and archival classics along with fellow emcees Peter
Marshall, Wink Martindale and Mary Lou Metzger. This special features Frankie
Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger
Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters and archival
performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.
Il Volo Buon Natale
Tues., Dec. 1, 10:30 pm
Join the Italian vocal trio Il Volo to usher in the holiday season with
performances of favorite Christmas classics. Filmed at the Fillmore Miami
Beach, this new special features “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “It’s the Most
Wonderful Time of the Year,” “O Holy Night,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and more.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Wed., Dec. 2, 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’s mentor, Scott Barton, stops by the restaurant and shares the story
of the African roots of okra. Vivian learns that picking okra can be a
Classical Rewind 2
Wed., Dec. 2, 8:00 pm
Join actor/conductor David Ogden Stiers for a visual and aural feast of
works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Copland, Dvorak, Bizet and many others.
Na Mele: Jerry Santos
Wed., Dec. 2, 9:30 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 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.
Songbook Standards: As Time Goes By
Thurs., Dec. 3, 8:00 pm
Host Jack Jones presents a nostalgic hit parade of some of the best-loved
songs from the 1950s and 1960s. This all-star special features rare footage
of Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme,
Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Patti Page, Perry Como and more.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Tea
Thurs., Dec. 3, 10:00 pm
GLOBE TREKKER presents the story of how tea spread from China to capture the
taste of the world. Visits to Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England,
Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar provide historical context, a look at
cultural traditions and rituals and what the future holds for this popular
Erica Jong: Fear of Dying
Thurs., Dec. 3, 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.
Erica Jong: Fear of Dying
Erica Jong, award-winning poet, novelist, non-fiction writer, discusses her
latest work, Fear of Dying.
Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park
Fri., Dec. 4, 9:00 pm
Join the iconic duo and the more 500,000 fans who came out for this once-in-a
-lifetime 1981 benefit concert for the world’s most famous urban park. The
concert features Simon and Garfunkel’s greatest hits, including “Mrs. Robinson,”
“The Sounds of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “59th St. Bridge Song
(Feelin’ Groovy)” and more.
Fri., Dec. 4, 10:30 pm
Kathy Lennon and Tina Cole host this new special dedicated to the sweet,
sentimental sounds of sibling singing groups. Featured groups and songs
include: The Andrews Sisters (“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”); The McGuire Sisters
(“Just For Old Time’s Sake”); The King Sisters (“It’s Easy to Remember”); The
Lennon Sisters (“Tonight You Belong to Me”); and more.
A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
Sat., Dec. 5, 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.
Join master cheesemaker Bruce Workman and host Eric Gorges for an inside view
of an award winning creamery. Who knew master cheesemakers started their day
at 2:00 am?
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., Dec. 5, 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.
Chef David Kinch is joined by Carlo Mirarchi, a fellow chef and restaurateur,
and they head up the California coast for a carefree hangout with some old
friends. They grill some steaks, cook pizzas in a wood-fire oven and relish
some moments off the restaurant line.
JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
San Antonio’s Fiesta – Ole!
Sat., Dec. 5, 7:30 pm
Joseph travels to San Antonio for eleven days of parades, music, food, dance
and celebration. With more than 100 events and three million people attending,
Fiesta is San Antonio’s biggest party – honoring history, tradition and
Josh Groban: Stages Live
Sat., Dec. 5, 8:00 pm
In this new special, Josh Groban performs classic songs from the Broadway
songbook, including “All I Ask of You,” (in duet with Kelly Clarkson),
“Bring Him Home,” “Old Devil Moon,” “Pure Imagination” and “Try to Remember.”
Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show
Sat., Dec. 5, 9:30 pm
From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, The Ed Sullivan Show,
based in the heart of New York’s theatre district, presented live special
performances by cast members from the most beloved stage musicals of
Broadway’s golden age. Not seen for decades since their original broadcasts,
these rare selections include performances by legends Julie Andrews, Ethel
Merman, Joel Grey, Gwen Verdon, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Burton and others in
songs from classics such as Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady,
West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet Charity and
Camelot. The special is hosted by Shirley Jones.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Jason Isbell/Neko Case
Sat., Dec. 5, 11:00 pm
ACL presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell
performs tunes from his acclaimed album Southeastern, while Case sings
songs from her latest album The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the
Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.
THE OPEN MIND
Sun., Nov. 29, 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., Dec. 3, 7:30 pm
This episode is the second in a series of six shows in which each episode
focuses on a specific Hawaiian value. The Hawaiian value for this show is
kuleana, which means responsibility. Each of the following stories reflects
The top story comes from the students at Waianae High School in West Oahu.
They feature Waianae High School graduate and UFC (Ultimate Fighting
Championship) fighter Max Holloway, who feels it is his kuleana to represent
the Waianae community in the most positive way possible when he competes. Max
also takes his responsibilities to his wife and young son very seriously.
Having been severely neglected by his own parents, Max wants to make sure his
son does not have to suffer the same sort of childhood.
Also featured are student-created stories from the following schools:
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama (Oahu): A one-day community service event for
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama seniors builds character and nurtures lifelong
Kainalu Elementary School (Oahu): Student Caleb McCrillis was concerned when
his great grandmother became the victim of a phone scam. He felt it was his
kuleana to warn other senior citizens about phone scams and produced a PSA
offering tips on how seniors can avoid being conned.
Aliamanu Middle School (Oahu): Students and teachers at Aliamanu Middle School
take responsibility and raise awareness of the hazards for pedestrians jaywalking
near a major intersection in Salt Lake.
Keaau High School (Hawaii Island): Keith “Brudda Skibs” Nehls starts the
non-profit organization, Basic Image, which maintains Honolii and other Hawaii
Island parks for free.
Ewa Makai Middle School (Oahu): Although it has earned him a reputation as the
meanest teacher at Ewa Makai Middle School, science teacher David Wong has made
it his kuleana to teach his students what they need to succeed in high school
Moanalua High School (Oahu): Moanalua High School student Jacob Genovese deals
with the responsibilities and challenges of fatherhood, full-time work and school.
This episode is hosted by Kaimuki High School in Honolulu.
This program encores Saturday, Dec. 5 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Dec. 4, 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., Dec. 4, 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., Dec. 4, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
In the Shop with Details of Craftsmanship
Sat., Dec. 5, 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.
In the Shop with Details of Craftsmanship
Key techniques for building a Greene & Greene table are featured.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., Dec. 5, 2:30 pm
Richard and Kevin investigate mechanical rooms on their trip to Germany and
explain why the country is a world leader in energy efficiency. Kevin’s
returns to the states to help Ross install a residential wind turbine in Texas.
THIS OLD HOUSE
It’s All About the Beams
Sat., Dec. 5, 3:00 pm
Tommy installs flitch beams in the kitchen. Kevin goes to West Virginia to see
how laminated veneer lumber is made. Landscape designer Jenn Nawada works on a
plan for the shade-covered backyard.
Never Enough Chocolate
Sat., Dec. 5, 4:00 pm
Attention chocolate lovers! Learn the techniques needed to prepare two standout
chocolate desserts: a milk-chocolate pistachio tart and a rich flourless
chocolate cake. Chocolatier Jacques Torres stops by to share his expert tips.
Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration
Sat., Dec. 5, 4:30 pm
Toast the culinary legend with chefs Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless and Ming
Tsai as they prepare a celebratory feast for Jacques. The chefs share memories,
anecdotes and laughs from their kitchen experiences as they prepare
their favorite recipes.