Nov. 8 – 14, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture



French Week

Sun., Nov. 8, 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.


French Week
Follow the four semi-finalists as they wrestle with three French bakes.
First they have to produce three types of savory canapes, then a
complex charlotte royale. The final is a truly iconic French
patisserie: the opera cake.



Part 6 of 6

Sun., Nov. 8, 7:00 pm



Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of
Downton Abbey 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 6 of 6
Alison tries to escape her troubles before the jig is up. Miriam
experiences despair and joy. Pat is freed from tyranny. Laura’s secret
is out.



Part 7 of 9

Sun., Nov. 8, 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 7 of 9
A murder victim is found and a suspect confesses. Ian finds a cause.
Aafrin is blackmailed. Meanwhile, the British Club performs Oscar Wilde.



Part 3 of 3

Sun., Nov. 8, 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 3 of 3
Learn why DCI Brand, under pressure to charge her prime suspect, is still
unconvinced they’ve found the killer. As she begins to piece together the
victim’s final hours, she finds her instinct as a mother at war with her
desire to solve the crime.



Part 4 of 4

Sun., Nov. 8, 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 Huston.


Part 4 of 4
As the fire creeps close to the gunpowder-filled Tower of London, King
Charles finally takes action. Sarah is recaptured and presented to the
king as the fire’s instigator. Thomas seeks Pepys’ help to influence
the king in her favor.




Mon., Nov. 9, 7:30 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.



Tulsa, OK, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Nov. 9, 8:00 pm



In Tulsa, Oklahoma, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Eric Silver
at the Philbrook Museum of Art to look at housewares, appliances and
electronics that were transformed into stunning functional art by
20th- century industrial designers. Highlights from the Roadshow floor
include an 1826 English gadget cane, equipped with both a pistol and a
telescope; a vibrant 1931 Oscar Mayer in-store display; and a circa
1600 Ming Dynasty cast bronze guardian figure, valued at



Junk in the Trunk 5, Part 1 of 2

Mon., Nov. 9, 9:00 pm



Discover never-before-aired appraisals from this season’s eight-city tour,
including a 1925 San Francisco pictorial map, NASA signed photos and a
Chinese jadeite peach-form bowl from around 1900. Which is the
$40,000-to-$60,000 treasure?



Stray Dog

Mon., Nov. 9, 10:00 pm



From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone comes this
portrait of a motorcycle-riding Vietnam veteran. There’s more to Ronnie
“Stray Dog” Hall than meets the eye; behind the tattoos and leather vest
is a man dedicated to helping his fellow vets and immigrant family as he
comes to terms with his combat experience.



Bob Apisa

Tues., Nov. 10, 7:30 pm



When he first came to Hawaii from American Samoa at the age of seven,
Bob Apisa could not understand a word of English. Despite that initial
difficulty, he excelled in sports at Farrington High School and won a
national championship as a member of the Michigan State Spartan football
team. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and went on to a successful
career in Hollywood as an actor and stuntman.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11:00 pm and
Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:00 pm.



Pretty in Peach

Wed., Nov. 11, 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.


Pretty in Peach
Mrs. Scarlett teaches Vivian the secrets of Gramma Hill’s canned peaches
and shares memories from her own childhood. Vivian sweats through a
Thanksgiving-in-July photo shoot while a major mix-up leaves the
restaurant team scrambling.



A Place in the Middle

Thurs., Nov. 12, 8:00 pm



This short film is about the preservation of Hawaiian cultural
traditions and understandings in modern day society. It is told through
the lens of Ho‘onani, a 6th grade student who dreams of leading the boys
-only hula troupe at her school in Honolulu. She’s fortunate that her
teacher understands first-hand what it is like to be “in the middle” of
kāne and wahine and the Hawaiian philosophy of valuing and respecting māhū,
those who embody both masculine and feminine spirit. Ho‘onani and her kumu
set out to prove that what matters most is what’s inside a person’s heart
and mind.




Thurs., Nov. 12, 10:00 pm



Host Holly Morris discovers an unusual beer hall in Lviv, visits a shaman
in the Carpathian Mountains and encounters a former Cold War missile base
in Pervamaisk. Later she observes a bride agency in Kherson, visits the
Livadia Palace in Yalta, meets up with Crimean War buffs in Sevastopol and
explores the capital of Kiev.



Helen Macdonald: H Is for Hawk

Thurs., Nov. 12, 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.


Helen Macdonald: H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald shares her love story about a goshawk named Mabel. After
her father’s death, and seeing that the goshawk’s fierce and feral
temperament mirrored her own, she decides to train the deadly creature
as a means to cope with her loss.



Act One

Fri., Nov. 13, 9:00 pm



Few have captured the magic of the theatre better than Moss Hart. A
poor kid from the Bronx who went on to become the writer of classic
comedies with George S. Kaufman, including You Can’t Take it With You
and The Man Who Came To Dinner. He also directed the original
production of My Fair Lady.


Moss’s memoir Act One has captivated theater lovers for over 50
years. Director James Lapine has fittingly re-imagined this memoir for
the stage, creating a world as vivid and transformative as the stage
itself. The show features a first-rate cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea
Martin and Santino Fontana.



The Stained Glassmaker

Sat., Nov. 14, 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 Stained Glassmaker
Glassmaker Ekaterina Reier and host Eric Gorges play with light and glass.




Sat., Nov. 14, 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.


Learn how David Kinch inspired past Manresa chefs Jeremy Fox and James
Syhabout and how they’ve shaped dishes on Manresa’s menu. He recreates
one of the dishes that informed all of his cooking today and looks toward
the future with Manresa Bread.



Northwest Ontario: Lake Superior and Beyond

Sat., Nov. 14, 7:30 pm



Joseph takes off for Northwest Ontario, a region distinguished by
Canada’s great outdoors. He engages in fishing, hiking, climbing,
kayaking, canoeing, sailing – if it can be done outside then Joseph’s
doing it.



New Beginnings

Sat., Nov. 14, 8:00 pm



This inspiring series celebrates the human-animal bond by telling
positive stories. Each story shows how people’s lives are improved when
shelter pets are given a second chance.


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.



Partners for Life

Sat., Nov. 14, 9:00 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.


Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for
Popular Song

Sat., Nov. 14, 10:00 pm



Enjoy a star-studded tribute to the songwriting team who penned such
classic tunes as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “What the World
Needs Now Is Love,” “Walk on By” and “Alfie.” Among the artists paying
tribute to Bacharach and David are Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Michael
Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett and Arturo Sandoval.



TV on the Radio/The War On Drugs

Sat., Nov. 14, 11:00 pm



Dig the best in modern rock with TV on the Radio and The War on Drugs.
TVOTR showcases cuts from their latest LP Seeds, while TWOD
features songs from its most recent album Lost in the Dream.


Public Affairs



Sun., Nov. 8, 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.



Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

Tues., Nov. 10, 10:00 pm



FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power
to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school
killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman
Gabby Giffords, FRONTLINE examines why, despite the national trauma over
gun violence, Washington hasn’t acted.



The Storm Makers

Tues., Nov. 10, 11:00 pm



Featuring brutally candid testimony, this film is a chilling exposé of
Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the
complex cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this brutal modern
slave trade. More than half a million Cambodians work abroad and a
staggering third of these have been sold as slaves. Most are young women,
held prisoner and forced to work in horrific conditions, sometimes as
prostitutes, in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.


The story is told from the perspectives of a former slave whose return
home is greeted with bitterness and scorn by her mother; a successful
trafficker – known in Cambodia as a “storm maker” for the havoc he and
his cohorts wreak – who works with local recruiters to funnel a steady
stream of poor and illiterate young people across borders; and a mother
who has sold to the recruiter not only local girls, but also her
own daughter.



Thurs., Nov. 12, 7:30 pm



This episode is the fifth in a series of six shows in which each episode
focuses on a specific Hawaiian value. The Hawaiian value for this show is
‘ike pono, which means to know what is right. Each of the following stories
reflects this theme:


The top story comes from the students at Maui Waena Intermediate School who
feature Christopher Malik Cousins, owner of the Farmacy Health Bar in Wailuku,
Maui. Cousins had been a troubled youth, often in trouble with the law and even
living on the streets. Being fed at Saint Theresa’s Church in Kihei eventually
inspired him to do the right thing and open his own health food restaurant. His
motivation for opening the business was not to make money, but to provide his
family and community with healthy snacks, to employ people who need a helping
hand (like he did), and to encourage his customers to “pay-it-forward” by
contributing to a program that helps to feed the hungry with healthy foods.
“I went from someone who wasn’t doing Maui any good to someone who is making
a difference,” says Cousins.


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


Waianae Intermediate School (Oahu): Sosefina Matautia, once a self-professed
bully at Waianae Intermediate School, decided to do the right thing and change
her ways. While becoming a kinder, better person benefitted those around her,
Sosefina was motivated to change because of her own dreams of someday becoming
a doctor.


Seabury Hall Middle School (Maui): Led by math teacher Debi Davis, Seabury Hall
Middle School students do the right thing for the less fortunate by weaving
colorful yarn hats that are distributed around the world to help brighten the
lives of underprivileged children.


Kealakehe High School (Hawaii Island): Students and other community members in
Kona do the right thing by banding together to build Habitat for Humanity homes
for families on the Hawaiian Homes wait list.


Waianae High School (Oahu): Sometimes doing what you know is right requires
great sacrifice. Sometimes doing what is right means doing less for yourself.
Such is the case with Waianae High School student Daisy Agae, whose grades suffer
because she has to take care of her two younger brothers, one of whom is a special
needs child born with debilitating medical conditions.


Hawaii Preparatory Academy (Hawaii Island): Hawaii Island resident William ”Black”
Abraham was headed down the wrong path as a young adult, until he decided to do
the right thing and dedicate his life to saving lives. He did so by becoming an
Ocean Safety Officer at Hapuna Beach and is now inspiring the next generation of
lifesavers through his Junior Lifeguard training program.


Kamehameha Schools Maui High (Maui): An East Maui couple do the right thing by
taking in and caring for animals with debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.
As a result, their home has become the East Maui Animal Refuge, more affectionately
known as the Boo-Boo Zoo. This episode is hosted by Waiakea Intermediate School in
Hilo, Hawaii.


This program encores Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 pm and Sunday,
Nov. 15 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



How Can Our Community Better Understand Youth Who Are Searching
for Their Gender Identity?

Thurs., Nov. 12, 8:30 pm



The film A Place in the Middle tells the true story of a young girl
who dreams of leading the all-male hula group at her school and struggles
with gender identity. Other young people in Hawaii face similar struggles,
identifying as both male and female. How can our community better understand
youth who are searching for their gender identity?


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Fri., Nov. 13, 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. 13, 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. 13, 8:30 pm



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





Wonders of Water

Wed., Nov. 11, 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.


Wonders of Water
See wonders created by the grand and unpredictable power of water, including
Africa’s Victoria Falls, where men risk death to reach fishing pools; the
Camargue in France, where it is man vs. bull; and ocean reefs, where a
guardian seeks a manta ray to help save the species.



Making North America: Life

Wed., Nov. 11, 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: Life
Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and landscape in North
America – from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming
in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two.



Why Do I Need You?

Wed., Nov. 11, 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.


Why Do I Need You?
See how the brain relies on other brains to thrive and survive. This neural
interdependence underpins our need to group together – and our capacity to do
the best and the worst of things to each other.




Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades

Tues., Nov. 10, 8:00 pm



Follow survivors of one of the fiercest battles of WWII in this powerful and
moving story of the American and Japanese servicemen who came together 70
years later for a historic reunion in March 2015. This island battlefield is
the only former combat zone in the world that sees men who once were enemies
return as friends in a ceremony of peace and remembrance.


Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History

Tues., Nov. 10, 9:00 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, former Georgia Senator Max Cleland and former Commander of Fort
Belvoir, Gregory Gadson.




Thurs., Nov. 12, 9:30 pm

Fri., Nov. 13, 11:30 pm



Every town has a story…you just have to know where to dig. Host Mark
Walberg visits Catalina Island, off the Southern California coast, and the
city of Avalon. There, he uncovers important residents and families of the
past, the history of development of the island into a popular tourist
destination, celebrity sightings and even a few mysteries.





Top-Notch Chiseling to High-End Hardware

Sat., Nov. 14, 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.


Top-Notch Chiseling to High-End Hardware
Take your chiseling techniques to the next level as the cast shows you how
to clean out a through mortise.



Sat., Nov. 14, 2:30 pm



Watch Richard rescue an Atlanta homeowner by replacing a mistake in the
bathroom. See Scott make an unusual find in an old attic, then shine a
light on a dark driveway.



Opening the Entry

Sat., Nov. 14, 3:00 pm



Kevin meets mason Mark McCullough as he starts laying blocks for a mudroom
foundation. Tommy builds a bay window. Norm visits the shop where original
windows are undergoing restoration.




Sat., Nov. 14, 4:00 pm



Get your coffee fix as Martha Stewart demonstrates to make four exceptional
coffee-flavored desserts: a flaky Napoleon; grown-up ice cream sandwiches; a
decadent coffee cream pie; and ganache-filled cappuccino-chocolate



Grilled Salmon and Stuffed Tomatoes

Sat., Nov. 14, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best grilled
salmon steaks with lemon-caper sauce. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried
reveals his top picks for tomato coring tools. Then, tasting expert Jack
Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of bread crumbs.
Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make stuffed tomatoes
at home.



More Family Favorites

Sat., Nov. 14, 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.


More Family Favorites
Lidia prepares three regional Italian dishes, from Piedmont, Tuscany and
Emilia Romagna. Her colorful peppers Piedmontese are a great
addition to any antipasto or buffet table; her Mafalde Michelangelo
-style is based on a delicious dish attributed to Michelangelo. Lastly she
shares a filet mignon Italian style with balsamic reduction.



Matt Jennings

Sat., Nov. 14, 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.


Matt Jennings
Tuna is on the grill this week, as Chef Matt Jennings joins Ming around the
barbeque to feast on this highly sustainable fish. While Matt makes a decadent
strawberry salsa fresca for his grilled fish, Ming creates a lightly
seared tuna tataki paired with lemongrass gremolata.