Oct. 4 – Oct. 10, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture



Pies and Tarts

Sun., Oct. 4, 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


Pies and Tarts
Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to
even the most experienced bakers; an English custard tart from a centuries-old
recipe; and a phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.



Part 1 of 6

Sun., Oct. 4, 7:00 pm



Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton
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 1 of 6
With World War II imminent, the local Women’s Institute dissolves after Joyce
resigns as president. Frances tries to revive the group with a jam making



Part 2 of 9

Sun., Oct. 4, 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 2 of 9
While Aafrin fights for his life, Ralph confronts the gunman in jail. Sarah
is suspicious of Alice’s past. Adam goes missing.



Part 1 of 3

Sun., Oct. 4, 9:00 pm

Tues., Oct. 6, 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 1 of 3
When Claire confronts her husband, Malcolm Webster, over his wild spending, he
tries to control her with sedatives. Afraid he’ll soon be caught, he silences
her forever. Three years on, he has a new bride…and history appears to be
repeating itself.


PBS Hawaii: Celebrating 50 Years with Songs of Aloha

Mon., Oct. 5, 7:30 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.



Albuquerque, Part 2 of 3

Mon., Oct. 5, 9:30 pm



Journey to Albuquerque for finds such as a 1969 Jasper Johns flag print, a 1939
inscribed “Pinocchio” book, and an Imperial jade snuff bottle. Find out which
is appraised for $50,000-$60,000! Also featured: a trip to the Museum of
International Folk Art.




Mon., Oct. 5, 10:30 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.


Sit down with Phil as he feasts on a home-cooked meal at chef Nancy Silverton’s
Umbrian home and indulges his inner caveman, roasting gargantuan steaks over
hot flames and serving them up “barbarian style.”



Susan Scott

Tues., Oct. 6, 7:30 pm



Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Susan Scott would page through National
Geographic magazines, imagining herself travelling to distant lands. Little
did she know that her life would be dedicated to learning about marine life
and marine science, and sailing to those same distant lands that enchanted
her as a child.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Oct. 11 at 4:00 pm.



Turnips: The Greens

Wed., Oct. 7, 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.


Turnips: The Greens
Late winter brings “run-up” turnip greens, which Vivian sees as central to her
approach to Southern food, capturing both the spirit and the letter of what her
restaurant, Chef and the Farmer, is all about. Ms. Scarlett helps out by
procuring greens from a local produce stand, washing them four times and
discussing the how-to of buying and cooking good turnips.


Transatlantic Sessions

Wed., Oct. 7, 10:00 pm



Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and
more than 28 other artists gather in the Scottish Highlands to perform folk
favorites from the Americana and Celtic traditions.



Biography Hawaii: Princess Ruth Ke ʻelikolani

Thurs., Oct. 8, 9:00 pm

Thurs., Oct. 8, 9:30 pm (Hawaiian language version)



A formidable presence in 19thcentury Hawaii, Princess Ruth
Ke‘elikolani refused to speak English, practice Christianity, or leave the
Hawaiian Islands. Though her life was darkened by the deaths of her children
and her beloved first husband, she was a popular and strong force who resisted
the kingdom’s drift toward annexation. In keeping with Princess Ruth’s own
devotion to Hawaiian language and culture, this documentary is presented in two
versions: English and Hawaiian.


60s Pop, Rock & Soul

Thurs., Oct. 8, 10:00 pm



Hosted by icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and the late Davy Jones of the
Monkees, this concert spectacular features hits and favorites of the AM radio
era from Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, the Kingsmen,
the Ventures, Question Mark & the Mysterians and Jefferson Starship. Every
song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change
– sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through
the generations.


Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

Fri., Oct. 9, 9:00 pm



World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that
showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing
Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity:
The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
. The concert, taped in Miami,
features live performances of Jackson hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I
Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.” Among the performers are Jon Secada,
Angel Lopez, Michael Stuart, Obie Bermúdez, Jennifer Peña, and Kevin Ceballo.


2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards

Fri., Oct. 9, 10:00 pm



Join host Rita Moreno for a celebration of the country’s highest tribute to
Latinos by Latinos. The program includes performances and appearances by
celebrated Hispanic artists.


Vamos Al Baile (Let’s Go to the Dance)

Fri., Oct. 9, 11:00 pm



A stellar lineup of Mexican American musicians like Little Joe y La Familia,
Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, and Joel Guzman with Sarah Fox, plus
special guests, take the stage in front of a live audience. Interspersed with
interviews, the program captures the different styles of Mexican American music
and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.




Sat., Oct. 10, 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.


Join Chef Gabrielle as she revisits her past and sees how it influenced her as
a chef. She goes to forage along a stream and meets up with old family friend
to cook up some comfort food.



San Francisco’s Changing Neighborhoods

Sat., Oct. 10, 7:30 pm



San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods and within its seven-by- seven mile
boundary it seems every patch of ground has a name. In this episode Joseph
searches some of the city’s neighborhoods for what distinguishes them from
the rest and makes them must-visit attractions.


Na Mele: Queen Emma – Her Life and Legacy

Sat., Oct. 10, 8:00 pm



This special features traditional Hawaiian chants and songs created to honor
and record the life of Queen Emma with the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu
serving as center stage. The Summer Palace, or Hānaiakamalama (nurtured by the
moon), was a place of respite for Queen Emma and her husband, King Kamehameha IV.
Despite the tragedies in her life – the loss of her 4 year old son, Albert, and
her husband, King Kamehameha IV – Queen Emma had the strength and fortitude to
establish institutions that continue to serve Hawaii today: The Cathedral of
St. Andrew, The Queenʻs Medical Center and St. Andrewʻs Priory School for Girls.


In the hula performance of “Aia I Nu‘uanu,” the dancers and kumu hula chant,
“Aia ka nana i Nu‘uanu, I walea ‘Emalani i laila, Ka ‘olu kohai i ka makani”
(There is the beauty at Nu‘uanu, such that Emalani is at ease there, comfortable,
swaying in the breeze). The halau dances with the Summer Palace quietly looking
over them, as if the Queen herself is observing and appreciating their hula.
Also performing hula is Hālau Haʻa Hula ʻO Kekauʻilani Nā Pua Hala O Kailua
and another halau made up of students from St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls.
The Emmalani Serenaders also lend their voices to praise Queen Emma, performing
“Kaleleonālani” and “Hole Waimea.”


Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawaii President and CEO, hosts the program, alongside
special guests from the Daughters of Hawai‘i, St. Andrew’s Priory, and The
Cathedral of St. Andrew.


Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Sat., Oct. 10, 9:30 pm



Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in a
concert celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
The setlist is primarily sourced from the catalogs of Howlin’ Wolf, one of the
most influential Chicago bluesmen of all time, and Muddy Waters, considered the
“father of modern Chicago blues” and a major inspiration for the British blues
explosion of the 1960s. Bonamassa grew up with that genre which influences his
own music to this day. Bonamassa also performs songs from his own extensive



2015 Hall of Fame Special

Sat., Oct. 10, 11:00 pm



Enjoy the 2015 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as Loretta
Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are
honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell
and more.


Public Affairs



Sun., Oct. 4, 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 2

Tues., Oct. 6, 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. 8, 7:30 pm



This special edition of HIKI NŌ recognizes all of the nominees for the 2015
HIKI NŌ Awards and shows the winning stories and vignettes in each
category in both Middle School and High School divisions.


This program encores Saturday, Oct. 10 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Oct. 11 at
3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,



How Have People Worked Their Way Out of Homelessness?

Thurs., Oct. 8, 8:00 pm



We see the tents lining the streets of Kakaako and the encampments on the
beaches, but what about what we don’t see? There are people in Hawaii who
have worked their way out of homelessness, giving themselves and their family
members an opportunity for a fresh start. What did it take for these formerly
homeless people to create new lives for themselves?


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Fri., Oct. 9, 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. 9, 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. 9, 8:30 pm



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






Sun., Oct. 4, 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 humans arrived in Australia, they were, for the first time, truly alone,
surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and
populate a continent? There is a close cultural and genetic link between early
Australians and modern-day Aborigines; here the ancient and modern stories
intersect as nowhere else. The secret to this continuity is diversity.
Intuitively, early Australians found the right balance between being separate
and connected.



Battle Lines/Roaring Back

Tues., Oct. 6, 8:00 pm



Experience the inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of
Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman Bob Poole. Darting away from lions,
wrestling crocs, facing down angry elephants – it’s all part of a day’s work
as he joins the battle to “re-wild” Mozambique’s legendary national park.


Battle Lines
A new lion’s arrival sparks a conflict among Gorongosa’s dominant lions. Joyce
has questions about the mysterious behavior of the Gorongosa’s elephants, and
Bob tastes the danger of crop-raiding elephants.


Roaring Back
When Bob returns to Gorongosa, he discovers a huge nesting colony of water birds.
He resumes his search for the lion cubs that went missing. After many sleepless
nights, he finally meets the park’s new cubs – the future of lions in Gorongosa.



Big Birds Can’t Fly

Wed., Oct. 7, 8:00 pm



This is the unique story of flightless birds. They say a bird is three things –
feathers, flight and song. But what happens when you’re a bird who can’t fly,
who can’t sing, and whose feathers are closer to fluff? Flightless birds
include ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis, and, interestingly, all
have evolved independent of each other on different continents. Research has
shown that some of these big birds at one time could fly, but once the
dinosaurs were wiped out, these same birds no longer needed to take flight from
their enemies. As they began to explore a world rich with food and free from
predators, they grew fat, and their legs grew long and strong – until the day
they discovered that although they had become good at walking, they’d also
become too heavy to fly.



Secrets of Noah’s Ark

Wed., Oct. 7, 9:00 pm



A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the
Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark.
Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive
reed boat.





Ultimate Outdoor Chair

Sat., Oct. 10, 2:00 pm



Using only the hand tools of the pre-industrial era, woodworker Roy Underhill
and his guests prove that there was life before electricity. Whether you think
muscle-powered tools are a thing of the past or a thing of the future, you’ll
reconnect with your own inner craftsperson.


Ultimate Outdoor Chair

Roy makes a strip quarter-sawn white oak gem of a chair.


Sat., Oct. 10, 2:30 pm



Watch Tom keep things cool on the West Coast with a whole house fan installation.
Then follow Roger and Jenn as they work with students to liven up a school’s
garden. Richard explains new water heater regulations.



Dude, Where’s My Victorian

Sat., Oct. 10, 3:00 pm



A new project begins in Belmont, Massachusetts, with a focus on salvage and
restoration. Homeowners Katherine and Murat Bicer plan to revive their 1895
Victorian by building a front porch, refurbishing the original windows and
opening up the kitchen.




Sat., Oct. 10, 4:00 pm



Follow Martha Stewart’s directives to prepare spectacular Danish pastry at home.
Learn to create the easy, flaky dough that transforms into apricot bowties, a
decadent cheese-filled Danish and an unforgettable brown-sugar cinnamon Danish.



Fried Chicken and Grilled Peppers

Sat., Oct. 10, 4:30 pm



Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make fried
chicken at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for
deep-fry/candy thermometers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris
to a tasting of green salsa. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers
the secrets to perfect grill-roasted peppers.



Symphony of Pastas

Sat., Oct. 10, 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.


Symphony of Pastas
Lidia shares some of her favorite pasta dishes including: baked rigatoni
with zucchini; penne with ricotta and mushrooms and fettuccine with a clam
and leek sauce.



Carla Hall

Sat., Oct. 10, 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.


Carla Hall
This week, Top Chef All Star and host of The Chew, Carla Hall
stops by Ming’s kitchen. Carla goes back to her Tennessee roots with country
greens, tangy chow-chow pickles and hot water corn bread. Ming pulls out the
pressure cooker to prep a hearty red roast pork. East meets South with these
chefs’ favorite dishes.