Oct. 18 – 24, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture



Sweet Dough

Sun., Oct. 18, 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.


Sweet Dough
Watch the bakers work with sweet dough, from Swedish cinnamon buns to German
schnecken and French brioches. They also face Paul’s most
twisted Technical challenge yet.



Part 3 of 6

Sun., Oct. 18, 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 3 of 6
Alison takes desperate steps to pay a bill. Claire asks Spencer out. Pat
makes a speech but pays the consequences. The farmer and vicar do their duty.



Part 4 of 9

Sun., Oct. 18, 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 4 of 9
The viceroy gets a royal welcome. A crucial piece of evidence is missing.
Aafrin sends Alice on an urgent errand. Ian gets bad news.



Part 3 of 3

Sun., Oct. 18, 9:00 pm

Tues., Oct. 20, 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 3 of 3
As Malcolm continues to evade capture and plots to bigamously marry Simone, DS
Henry is thwarted at every step of his investigation. Time is running out when
he stumbles across a legal ruling that could ultimately lead to Malcolm’s



Part 1 of 4

Sun., Oct. 18, 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 1 of 4
In the sweltering London summer of 1666, Samuel Pepys curries favor with King
Charles II, whose chief of intelligence suspects a plot against the throne.
Fire breaks out in the Pudding Lane bakery of widower Thomas Farriner, father
of two daughters.



More! Ledward Kaapana and Family

Mon., Oct. 19, 7:30 pm



Ledward Kaapana remembers his Uncle Fred Punahoa playing the song “Radio Hula”
in Kalapana: “In the morning, like one, two o’clock in the morning. In Kalapana,
it’s so quiet, so… you know, and it’s dark, and so, he used to just sit outside
on the porch, and play his guitar. I don’t know if you ever experienced
sleeping…and hear one guitar just playing sweet music that just wake you up and
like, ‘Oh, so sweet,’” Kaapana remembers. “Radio Hula” is one of the songs that
Ledward Kaapana, along with his sisters Lehua Nash, Rhoda Kekona, and Lei Aken
play in his Kaneohe garage on a rainy evening. They also share an energetic
slack key performance of “Kuu Ipo Onaona,” and Ledward honors the late Dennis
Kamakahi with “Kokee.”



Seattle, WA, Part 3 of 3

Mon., Oct. 19, 8:00 pm



Host Mark L. Walberg discusses Northwest Coast Indian masks with appraiser Ted
Trotta at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Seattle becomes the
city that sparkles with the discovery of a late-16th-century diamond and enamel
jewel. Other notable finds include a moose, elk and buffalo hide chair; an
1880s crazy quilt; and a white Steiff clown bear worth $2,500-$3,200.



Chicago, IL, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Oct. 19, 9:30 pm



Travel to Chicago for finds like a 1969 “Chicago Seven” signed subpoena; a
1961 Leonora Carrington oil; and a 1976 Playboy Bunny collection. Which find
is appraised at $200,000-$300,000?



Hong Kong

Mon., Oct. 19, 10:00 pm



Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves
, 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.


Hong Kong
Ride along with Phil as he steps out of his comfort zone in this Asian
metropolis. He tries hot pot and a classic dish of century-old eggs, and
even seeks medical aid in the form of unusual tea.



Don’t Lose Your Soul/Honor & Sacrifice

Mon., Oct. 19, 11:00 pm



Don’t Lose Your Soul
This film is a portrait of bassist Mark Izu and drummer Anthony Brown, two
founders of the Asian American Jazz Movement. It traces the origin of their
partnership forged in the crucible of the ethnic-identity movements of the
70s, the political force of their band United Front, and their seminal tribute
to the Japanese internment experience, Big Bands Behind Barbed Wire.


Honor & Sacrifice
This film tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart
by WWII. The Matsumoto family included five sons; two who fought for the
Americans and three who fought for the Japanese. The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy),
became a hero, fighting against the Japanese with Merrill’s Marauders, an
American guerrilla unit in Burma.



Gerri Hayes

Tues., Oct. 20, 7:30 pm



For businesswoman Gerri Hayes, being told that “you can’t do it” just makes her
more determined to succeed. Gerri shares her survival story as a single mother
of two young children who moved to Hawaii to take a human-services job that
didn’t materialize. She founded a business, Office Pavilion Hawaii, providing
furniture to workplaces. It was hailed by Pacific Business News as 2011’s top
female-owned business in the Islands, with revenues that year of $37 million.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Oct. 25 at 4:00 pm.



Ramp-ing Up to Spring

Wed., Oct. 21, 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.


Ramp-ing Up to Spring
Vivian hunts for ramps – Appalachian wild leeks – with bacon purveyor Alan
Benton near his home in the Tennessee countryside. Vivian’s “ramp dealer”
brings her his freshest stash, foraged from the North Carolina mountains.
Vivian uses ramps like a spring onion, serving up grilled ramps, pickled
ramps and sautéed ramps at a dinner party.



Aloha Buddha

Thurs., Oct. 22, 9:00 pm



Through first person accounts, this film chronicles the changes and adjustments
that Japanese Buddhism adopted when it came to Hawaii, eventually becoming one
of the most unique forms of Buddhism in the world. Elderly temple members and
Buddhist priests, along with recently discovered vintage color footage, unfurl
the history and provide a rare glimpse into the birth of American Buddhism.



Barcelona City Guide

Thurs., Oct. 22, 10:00 pm



When you think of Barcelona, you think of the architect Gaudí, and host Megan
McCormick visits some of his most famous creations, including El Park Güell,
Casa Batlló and the spectacular basilica, Sagrada Familia, still under
construction more than 120 years after the first brick was laid. She also
takes in the works of artists Picasso and Miró, and takes a day trip to
Cadaques, home of Salvador Dalí.



David Brooks: The Road to Character

Thurs., Oct. 22, 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.


David Brooks: The Road to Character
New York Times columnist and author David Brooks discusses his book
The Road to Character.



Billy Elliot: The Musical Live

Fri., Oct. 23, 9:00 pm



Based on the popular 2000 film, Billy Elliot: The Musical took London’s
West End and Broadway by storm, winning the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Featuring a rousing score by Elton John, the story takes place during North
East England’s contentious mining strike of 1984 and tells the inspirational
story of a young boy’s journey from the boxing ring to the ballet barre,
transforming his family and his community.




Sat., Oct. 24, 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.


Welcome to the magical world of a clockmaker, where the gears are lovingly
handmade and time truly does stand still. Eric visits clock maker Nate Bowers
to create a beautiful exposed gear clock.




Sat., Oct. 24, 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.


Explore both contemporary and classic Italian culture with Chef Gabrielle as
she takes in the century-old work around her that’s grounded in tradition and
respect, but also quiet and not for personal gain.



Surprising Toronto

Sat., Oct. 24, 7:30 pm



Joseph explores Toronto’s emerging neighborhoods and discovers that change can
mean repurposing old buildings, welcoming new businesses, and building new
facilities and infrastructure.


60s & 70s Slow Songs

Sat., Oct. 24, 8:00 pm



Relive memorable nights of slow dancing and romancing to favorite love songs,
featuring unforgettable classics from The 5th Dimension, Dusty Springfield,
Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and many others.


Il Volo: Live From Pompeii

Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30 pm



Soar with the perfect harmony of the charming trio as they pay homage to their
home country. The young tenors perform classic Italian favorites and original
songs in this new concert special filmed in the spectacular ancient ruins of
Pompeii. Songs include “Grande Amore” and “Volare.”



Sturgill Simpson/Asleep at the Wheel

Sat., Oct. 24, 11:00 pm



Sturgill Simpson’s performs songs from his album Metamodern Sounds in
Country Music
; Asleep at the Wheel play songs from the album Still the
King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys


Public Affairs



Sun., Oct. 18, 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.



Immigration Battle

Tues., Oct. 20, 10:00 pm



Gain insight into the hard-fought battles and secret negotiations over
immigration reform on Capitol Hill. Examine President Obama’s push for policy
changes that could affect the fate of millions and define for decades what it
means to be American.



Thurs., Oct. 22, 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
this theme:


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
community service.


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, that 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
and beyond.


Moanalua High School (Oahu): Moanalua High School student Jacob Genovese deals
with the responsibilities and challenges of fatherhood, full-time work and


This episode is hosted by Kaimuki High School in Honolulu.


This program encores Saturday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3:00
pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



What is the Future for Hawaii’s Largest Power Utility?

Thurs., Oct. 8, 8:00 pm



A multi-billion dollar deal merging Hawaiian Electric and its subsidiaries with
Florida energy company NextEra Energy is on the table. NextEra Energy says it
will provide a more affordable clean energy future for Hawaii, but opponents have
concerns over how a merger might impact consumers and Hawaii’s renewable energy
goals. The pending deal has also prompted some to examine the merits of other
available options, such as utility cooperatives or county-run utilities. Kauai
Island Utility Cooperative President and CEO David Bissell, President of NextEra
Energy Hawaii Eric Gleason, Governor David Ige, and HECO President and CEO Alan
Oshima will participate in the discussion.


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Fri., Oct. 23, 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., Oct. 23, 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., Oct. 23, 8:30 pm



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





Pets: Wild at Heart: Playful Creatures

Wed., Oct. 21, 8:00 pm



In this program filled with innovative photography and scientific revelation,
we investigate how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through
play. From talkative budgies, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats and
diving dogs, discover how our pets’ playful games are just a whisker away from
the wild.



Sinkholes: Buried Alive

Wed., Oct. 21, 9:00 pm



In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom
floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36-year-old as he slept. His body was
never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole – a growing worldwide hazard that
lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. When
carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that
attacks the soft rocks, riddling them with holes. Sinkholes can occur gradually
when the surface subsides into bowl-shaped depressions or suddenly, when the
ground gives way – often catastrophically. With compelling eyewitness video of
dramatic collapses, NOVA follows scientists as they explore the underlying
forces behind these natural disasters, traveling the globe to investigate what
it’s like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.



What Makes Me?

Wed., Oct. 21, 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 Makes Me?
Explore how we are our brains: how our personality, emotions and memories are
encoded as neural activity. The process of becoming continues through our lives.
We change our brains and our brains change us.





The Forgotten Plague

Tues., Oct. 20, 9:00 pm



By the dawn of the 19th century, the deadliest killer in human history,
tuberculosis, had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived.
The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and
touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly
bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country. It shaped medical
and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion,
and government policy. Yet both the disease and its impact are poorly understood:
in the words of one writer, tuberculosis is our “forgotten plague.”





Home Trims

Sat., Oct. 24, 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.


Home Trims
Scott features scrolling brackets for doorways, carving weather vanes and
totem accents.



Sat., Oct. 24, 2:30 pm



A driveway pothole is more than meets the eye for Roger. See what he found and
how he patches it. Watch Tom and Kevin get a history lesson from the Shakers to
build a nightstand and see Scott dust off an old railroad lantern and give it
new life.



Bracing the Basement

Sat., Oct. 24, 3:00 pm



Tommy replaces rotten lally columns in the basement. Norm removes the marble
sink and claw-foot tub from the guest bath to restore them. Richard discovers
a historic house with 19th-century air conditioning and plumbing. Tom saves
hardwood floors.



Celebration Cakes

Sat., Oct. 24, 4:00 pm



Martha Stewart makes three easy-to-prepare layer cakes to mark a special
celebration: a sprinkle cake; a fanciful hedgehog cake with meringue spikes;
and her daughter’s coconut-covered heart cake.



Break Out the Bourbon

Sat., Oct. 24, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers secrets to perfect smoked bourbon
chicken. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how
to make the ultimate sweet potato pie at home.



A Perfect Weeknight Meal

Sat., Oct. 24, 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.


A Perfect Weeknight Meal
Lidia shares some of her quickest and simplest recipes that will work in any
kitchen. The menu includes: carrot and apple salad; salmon fillets served with
savory potatoes; and a crumble that can be made with almost any seasonal fruit.



Tiffani Faison

Sat., Oct. 24, 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.


Tiffani Faison
Top Chef all-star Tiffani Fasion stops by the loft kitchen to make
savory pancakes, including banh xeo, a Vietnamese fried pancake loaded with
shrimp. Ming follows up with a clam okonomiyaki, Japanese savory pancake topped
with a variety of ingredients.