Oct. 11 – 17, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Biscuits and Traybakes
Sun., Oct. 11, 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
Biscuits and Traybakes
Join the remaining eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering
twists on everything from bakewell tarts to banoffee pies to brownies. The
Technical challenge is a French classic: tuiles. For the Showstopper,
they construct biscuit towers of epic proportions.
HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 6
Sun., Oct. 11, 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 2 of 6
The Women’s Institute is back, and the RAF arrives in town. Pat endures abuse.
Alison’s dog has a close call. The local doctor faces up to his fate.
INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 9
Sun., Oct. 11, 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 3 of 9
Sooni gets into trouble. Witness-tampering runs riot. Ramu confronts Armitage
at the annual fair. Dougie confesses to Sarah.
Part 2 of 3
Sun., Oct. 11, 9:00 pm
Tues., Oct. 13, 11:00 pm
This is the true story of Malcolm Webster (Reece Shearsmith), a nurse by
profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman – well-spoken, personable
and charming. He’s also a spendthrift and a killer. He marries, and then
attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies.
Part 2 of 3
After two failed attempts on Felicity’s life, Malcolm returns to Scotland and
reinvents himself – this time as the perfect boyfriend to Simone. However, DS
Henry is hot on his heels and will stop at nothing to prevent the next murder.
Ledward Kaapana and Family
Mon., Oct. 12, 7:30 pm
On most Friday evenings, slack key artist Ledward Kaapana gets together with
his neighbors to share potluck dishes, laughter and music. For Ledward, it’s a
tradition that goes back to his younger days in Kalapana on the island of Hawaii.
“When I was growing up, we used to have kani ka pila…everybody sit down
and enjoy, listen to music,” Ledward remembers. This special Na Mele features
Ledward and his sisters Lei Aken, Lehua Nash, and Rhoda Kekona, playing their
music in Ledward’s garage. Ledward’s falsetto voice leads off with “Nani,” and
Lei, Lehua and Rhoda take vocal solos on “Kanohe,” “Kalapana” and “Holei.” Sit
back and enjoy!
Seattle, WA, Part 2 of 3
Mon., Oct. 12, 8:00 pm
It wouldn’t be a visit to Seattle without a ride up the Space Needle! Host Mark L.
Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry visit the tower to talk about World’s Fair
posters. Seattle’s discoveries run the gamut with a circa 1964 Star Trek
script and pitch letter; a Civil War dog collar; and Harriet Frishmuth bookends
valued at $10,000.
Albuquerque, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Oct. 12, 9:30 pm
Albuquerque reveals classic items from the past, including a 1962 sonic blue
Fender Stratocaster; a 1965 Beatles-signed photo and letter; and French filigree
earrings, ca. 1775. Learn which is valued at $45,000!
I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING
Mon., Oct. 12, 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.
Join Phil in the place he calls the “City of Sweets” as he indulges in some of
the finest hot chocolate and football-sized croissants. He also searches for the
best roast chicken and vegetable-centric dishes.
JAPANESE AMERICAN LIVES
Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful
Mon., Oct. 12, 11:00 pm
Using rare archival footage, intimate interviews and plenty of on-the-mat action,
filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer eloquently brings to life the inspiring story of a
remarkable woman and judo master. At a time when women went from childhood home
to wife and homemaker, Keiko Fukuda made an unpopular choice and took a
different path, saying, “This [judo] was my marriage…this is when my life
destiny was set.” This documentary beautifully showcases the life of Sensei
Fukuda, presenting her as not only a pioneer for women but as an inspiration.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., Oct. 13, 7:30 pm
Benny Rietveld’s first experience playing music was at the age of six, in the
piano department at Gem’s in Kapalama. “I liked the idea that you could press
something, and it creates this…cool sound,” Rietveld remembers. He was mentored
by band director Henry Miyamura at McKinley High School, and played in local
jazz and rock bands before moving to San Francisco and touring with Sheila E.
and Miles Davis. Today, Benny Rietveld plays bass for Carlos Santana, and still
sits in with the Hawaii musicians he grew up with.
This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Oct. 18 at 4:00 pm.
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
Tues., Oct. 13, 8:00 pm
Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” on The Dick Van Dyke
Show, 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.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Wed., Oct. 14, 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.
As Vivian waits for spring’s vegetables to appear, she pauses to appreciate
chicken’s endless capacity as an ingredient. The restaurant’s new best-seller
is a whole chicken, pounded and stuffed with broccoli salad. An old family
friend fries a chicken the old-fashioned way, served with a side of banana
PBS Hawaii: Celebrating 50 Years with Songs of Aloha
Thurs., Oct. 15, 8:00 pm
Robert Cazimero states, “It’s a testament to a time gone by, that really might
not be seen again.” Jon de Mello, owner and CEO of Mountain Apple Company, says,
“This show is the top of Hawaiian music in the 20th century.”
Robert Cazimero and Jon de Mello are referring to Hawaii: Songs of Aloha, a
program originally broadcast to a national PBS audience in the year 2000 that
gathered some of Hawaii’s brightest stars on one stage: The Brothers Cazimero,
Amy Hānaiali‘i Gilliom, Willie K, O’Brian Eselu, Makaha Sons, Jake
Shimabukuro, Nā Leo, Hapa, Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui and the
Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club. On Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm, to
commemorate 50 years of public television in Hawaii, PBS Hawaii will bring back
this historic treasure as PBS Hawaii: Celebrating 50 Years with Songs of Aloha.
Join PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and co-host Robert Cazimero as
PBS Hawaii presents a timeless program that captures magical moments of
Hawaiian music and dance.
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat
Fri., Oct. 16, 9:00 pm
This groundbreaking musical redefined entertainment and changed the face of
American theater. Spanning the years from 1880 to 1927, Jerome Kern and Oscar
Hammerstein II’s lyrical masterpiece concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks
of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River, in Chicago and on
Broadway. The musical’s impact remains unparalleled, addressing racial
prejudice, and introduced a bi-racial cast to Broadway at its premiere while
also pointing the way toward a new synthesis between music and spectacle. This
New York Philharmonic production features an all-star cast led by Vanessa
Williams and Downton Abbey’s Julian Ovenden, with Norm Lewis, Jane
Alexander, Fred Willard and Lauren Worsham. The Philharmonic’s full sound
highlights the lush musical score at the center of this epic show.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., Oct. 17, 7:00 pm
Ever since 1999, when Chef Gabrielle Hamilton put canned sardines and Triscuits
on the first menu of her tiny, 30-seat East Village restaurant, Prune, she has
nonchalantly broken countless rules of the food world. Prune has always been
an idiosyncratic restaurant, with no culinary mission other than to serve what
Hamilton likes to eat in an environment in which she wants to eat. Hamilton
won the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef NYC in 2011 and is author of a
best-selling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, which garnered a James
Beard Award for Writing and Literature in 2012.
Roll up your sleeves and learn why hustle is at the core of the restaurant game.
Chef Gabrielle meets up with an old friend to talk about harder times and the
joys of cooking humble and memorable dishes.
JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Adventures in California’s Tri-Valley
Sat., Oct. 17, 7:30 pm
Joseph sets out on a California exploration through the state’s Tri-Valley
region. In his visit to the Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys he learns
that while searching the world for the exotic, often we miss the exciting,
surprising and pleasurable experiences that await close to home. In the Tri-
Valley cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Dublin and the town of
Danville, Joseph discovers a slew of little-known attractions that include a
thriving wine region, historic towns, a diverse culinary scene and art, music
and cultural festivals. And what is most impressive, is that although just 33
miles from San Francisco, California’s Tri-Valley region continues to honor its
historic roots, which date back centuries, while it enthusiastically celebrates
its new communities.
Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park
Sat., Oct. 17, 8:00 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 the Simon and Garfunkel’s greatest hits, including “Mrs.
Robinson,” “The Sounds of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “59th St.
Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” and many others.
The Tenors: Under One Sky
Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30 pm
The Tenors – Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters and Clifton Murray
– deliver a blend of classical and contemporary pop that developed from their
backgrounds: two members are classically trained opera singers and two are from
the world of pop and stage music. Thrill to their rich and soulful voices as
they sing arrangements beloved songs, including “Lean on Me,” “Besame Mucho”
and “You Are So Beautiful.”
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., Oct. 17, 11:00 pm
Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson celebrate Billie Holiday was she performs “Strange
Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from
the tribute album Coming Forth by Day.
THE OPEN MIND
Sun., Oct. 11, 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.
My Brother’s Bomber, Part 3
Tues., Oct. 13, 10:00 pm
For some 25 years, FRONTLINE producer Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the
bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland – the terrorist act that
killed 270 people, including his older brother David. Now, in this emotional
and suspenseful three-part special, Dornstein sets out to find the men
responsible for one of the worst attacks on Americans before 9/11. From the
ruins and chaos of post-Qaddafi Libya, Dornstein hunts for clues to the
identities and whereabouts of the suspects, whom he tracks for almost five
years across the Middle East and Europe. With each episode, Dornstein encounters
new witnesses and unearths fresh evidence that brings him closer to the truth.
Watch this rare, real-life spy thriller that’s also a timely reflection on the
legacy of America’s long war on terror and a meditation on loss, love, revenge
and the nature of obsession.
Thurs., Oct. 15, 7:30 pm
This is the premiere 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, or continue.
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 tell 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 profile 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 feature 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 Hawaiian dialect.
Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu feature 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, Oct. 17 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Oct. 18 at
3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Oct. 16, 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., Oct. 16, 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., Oct. 16, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
SCIENCE & NATURE
Sun., Oct. 11, 10:00 pm
See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to
survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology
cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals.
The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed – and they were just
as capable of making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe,
there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had
shifted and Neanderthals were overwhelmed.
Soul of the Elephant
Wed., Oct. 14, 8:00 pm
Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate.
It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and
a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning
filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull
elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would
have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with
their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over
two years, is an intimate look at elephants through the lens of two great
storytellers of natural history.
Wed., Oct. 14, 9:00 pm
Through startling, previously unreported detail, delve into the chilling new
reality of cyberwar, in which cyber weapons can inflict physical damage on our
factories, power plants and pipelines, leaving us vulnerable to crippling
THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN
What is Reality?
Wed., Oct. 14, 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.
What is Reality?
Dr. Eagleman takes viewers on an extraordinary journey, exploring how the brain,
locked in silence and darkness, without any direct access to the outside world,
constructs multi-sensory reality and conjures up the rich and beautiful world we
all take for granted.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD
The Real Trojan Horse
Tues., Oct. 13, 9:00 pm
Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may
be more than myth. If the legendary siege did happen, was there really a wooden
horse that brought enemy soldiers inside the fortified city?
Headboards & Bedsteads
Sat., Oct. 17, 2:00 pm
Host Scott Phillips guides us through the creations of many unique pieces, from
spice cabinets to decorative picture frames and mirrors to a plantation table –
all things you can make in your woodshop at home.
Headboards & Bedsteads
Scott demonstrates how to make handcrafted bed accents from century-old
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., Oct. 17, 2:30 pm
From chaps to eye protection, watch Roger and Kevin go over the dos and don’ts
of chainsaw use. See Scott work with a homeowner to improve the electrical
connection to a garage. Tom helps a new mom by silencing squeaky floors in her
THIS OLD HOUSE
The Kitchen Came Tumbling Down
Sat., Oct. 17, 3:00 pm
Roger saves the plants that are removed to make way for the Victorian’s porch.
Tom starts demo to open up the kitchen and determine how he’ll support the weight
of the house. Norm learns about details. The window pulley systems are repaired.
Sat., Oct. 17, 4:00 pm
Martha Stewart to learn expert tips you’ll need to prepare pizza, pretzels and
strudel – all Old World European specialties that involve pulling dough.
COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN
All-American Sweet Dough Desserts
Sat., Oct. 17, 4:30 pm
Test cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for peach kuchen.
Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a
tasting of peach jam. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make
the perfect kolaches.
Cozy Wintertime Kitchen
Sat., Oct. 17, 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.
Cozy Wintertime Kitchen
The combination of potatoes and pasta in one dish is not unusual in Italy,
and in her pipette with sweet potatoes, Lidia adds a beloved American
ingredient to give it a complex finish. She also prepares veal stew with onion
and squash is a perfect one-pot meal, in which the protein and vegetables come
Sat., Oct. 17, 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.
This week it’s all about steak in Ming’s loft kitchen! Chef Edward Lee of 610
Magnolia stops by to grill up a rich rib eye with spicy gochujang butter, while
Ming whips up a delicious shitake-umami glazed steak.
Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You
Thurs., Oct. 15, 10:00 pm
Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s
most recognized expert in personal finance, includes: how to invest; whether to
buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy;
wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on
managing money today and how to make smarter choices for a more economically