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Sept. 13 – 19, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture




Sun., Sept. 13, 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.


Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread
sticks and technically tricky English muffins. The Showstopper features
outrageous loaves of bread – from a Christmas wreath to a proud peacock.



Part 2 of 3

Sun., Sept. 13, 7:00 pm

Sat., Sept. 19, 10:00 pm



Martin Clunes stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this
three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the
separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who
is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates
the case.


Part 2 of 3
Sir Arthur and Woodie get a shock after they order their driver to “follow that
carriage!” Matters reach a crisis with Jean.



Sherlock, Series III: The Sign of Three

Sun., Sept. 13, 8:00 pm



The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock
Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer,
including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. Benedict
Cumberbatch returns as the world’s foremost consulting detective, with Martin
Freeman as the stalwart, if edgy, Dr. John Watson and Andrew Scott as the
unassuming mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.


Sherlock, Series III: The Sign of Three
Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all: delivering a Best Man’s speech on
John Watson’s wedding day. But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks
the reception, and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance.
Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer.



Stag Do

Sun., Sept. 13, 9:30 pm



Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi return in this UK comedy series as partners
Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for
nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding onto petty
slights for decades, the duo are always cracking snide remarks aimed at the
other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-
dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another.


Stag Do
Finding themselves both single, Violet and Ash consider dating new people. Violet
has already met someone on the internet, while Ash’s ex, Chloe, returns. Freddie,
meanwhile, feels under pressure from Stuart to land a major new acting role.



Haunani Apoliona and Kuʻuipo Kumukahi

Mon., Sept. 14, 7:30 pm



Multiple Hoku Hanohano Award-winners Haunani Apoliona and Ku’uipo Kumukahi present
classic Hawaiian songs in both solo and duet performances.




Mon., Sept. 14, 8:00 pm



Every antique is a survivor, but considering some have made it through
exceptionally dangerous circumstances, it is amazing they survived at all. The
Roadshow highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds
with treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires and more. A
French Blue John urn that remains largely intact despite multiple gunshots is
appraised for $3,000 to $5,000. Other highlights include a New Orleans Chess
Table that held strong through Hurricane Katrina and hotel stationery – bearing
the names of three of the four Beatles – that escaped a fiery end.


Music for Life: The Story of New Horizons

Mon., Sept. 14, 11:00 pm



Marion found respite during a time of trouble. George found his life partner.
Marjorie found something she’d thought she’d lost forever. They all found more
than they bargained for when they joined the New Horizons Music Program, a
program for senior musicians whose skills range from novice to seasoned. What
started as a 30-member band in Rochester, New York more than 20 years ago has
grown to a program that includes 10,000 musicians in 215 New Horizons bands
across the United States, as well as Canada, Ireland, Australia and several
other countries. The New Horizons program defies the notion that “retirement
means sitting on your sofa all day, watching television and waiting to die.”
Whether New Horizons’ members have rekindled, or found for the first time,
their passion for music and performing – they are part of something bigger
than themselves.


Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Michael Broderick

Tues., Sept. 15, 7:30 pm



At the age of four, Michael Broderick lost his father in an auto accident.
A family man who grew up without a father figure in his life, he has made a
difference in the lives of families in Hawaii, first as a Family Court judge,
and as President of the YMCA of Honolulu.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Sept. 20 at 4:00 pm.



Jim Henson

Tues., Sept. 15, 8:00 pm



This biographical profile uses Jim Henson’s most memorable quotes to frame his
life story. Follow Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets
in the 1950s to his commercial work, his breakthroughs with Sesame Street
and The Muppet Show, his fantasy films of the 1980s to his sudden death
in 1990.


Pulling Out All the Stops

Tues., Sept. 15, 11:00 pm



This program chronicles the competition onstage and behind-the-scenes as 10
extraordinary young organists from the United States and Europe vie for first
place in the first International Longwood Gardens Organ Competition. None of
Longwood’s 10 finalists has a chance to practice on the Aeolian Organ
(pictured) before arriving at the competition. One of the world’s most complex
instruments, the organ has 10,010 pipes, 237 stops and four keyboards.



The Fish Episode, Y’all

Wed., Sept. 16, 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.


The Fish Episode, Y’all
Chef Vivian presents a few of the many ways fish makes its appearance in southern
cooking. She learns the rules of a good Eastern North Carolina fish stew: Make it
a social event. Use whole hog bacon. Resist your urge to stir! And most important,
start crackin’ eggs and don’t forget a side of white bread.



Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi

Thurs., Sept. 17, 9:00 pm



In this new film, Professor of Anthropology Christine Yano explains, “If we want
to know something of what some of these womenʻs lives were like…we could do no
better than to listen to their own words, as expressed through song.” The women
that Professor Yano is referring to are Japanese immigrants who worked in Hawaii’s
sugarcane fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through their canefield
songs, or holehole bushi, these women sang about their joys and sorrows of trying
to start life in a new world. Hosted and narrated by ukulele virtuoso Jake
Shimabukuro, the film tells the story of music teacher Harry Urata, and his
efforts to record, preserve and perpetuate these musical oral histories.


Our American Family: The Furutas

Thurs., Sept. 17, 9:30 pm



Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family in Wintersburg, CA
established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated
and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona
relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band
together to pursue the American dream a second time.



West Texas

Thurs., Sept. 17, 10:00 pm



Host Zay Harding starts his journey in Austin, where he experiences everything
from rattlesnake hotdogs to bingo with chickens. He then heads south to San
Antonio for a visit to the Alamo. Following a night in the most haunted hotel
in Texas, Zay travels to the border city of El Paso. After meeting the locals,
he treks into the surrounding desert to travel along the old Butterfield trail.
Traveling in a 1960s Mustang, Zay embarks on a road trip along Route 66 where
he takes in the stunning Palo Duro Canyon, competes in Amarillo’s steak-eating
challenge and concludes his trip in Glenrio, the mysterious ghost town that
borders New Mexico.



Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade

Sept. 17, 11:00 pm



Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12
years of absence, to rediscover the music of harana, a long forgotten
tradition where men sing under the window at night to declare their love for
a woman, and discovers three of the last surviving practitioners.



Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey

Fri., Sept. 18, 9:00 pm



Discover the life and work of Mexican American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero,
who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and
Louise Nevelson.



Cutie and the Boxer

Fri., Sept. 18, 10:00 pm



An Oscar-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit, this
candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed “boxing”
painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.




Sat., Sept. 19, 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. She has written for numerous
periodicals and her New York Times best-selling memoir, Blood, Bones and
garnered a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature in 2012.


Explore what is, and what is not, garbage in the kitchen as Chef Gabrielle
demonstrates how dishes get better the longer you re-use ingredients.



Taiwan – Iron Pathways to Adventure – Part 1

Sat., Sept. 19, 7:30 pm



Joseph embarks on his journey aboard Taiwan’s extensive train system, in search
of treasures at the ends of the lines.


Decoding Ancient Chinese Gardens

Sat., Sept. 19, 8:00 pm



Suzhou, China is the heart and origin of the world’s oldest classical Chinese
gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lance, an architect, and Kelly, a
landscape designer, from the SF Bay Area experience the synthesis of art,
nature and architecture from several masterpiece gardens in Suzhou, China.
These two travelers visit the Master of Nets Garden, which was designed and
built during the Song Dynasty almost 1000 years ago. They traverse the rock
maze of the Lion Forest Garden, and experience the tranquility of the Couple’s
Retreat Garden and more. Along the way, they see the architectural poetry of
the garden-like Suzhou Museum, designed by the world famous architect, I.M.
Pei. An exciting excursion to the water town of Tongli, south of the Yangzte
River Delta, exposes Lance and Kelly to ancient waterways, bridges and
residential architecture.


The Queen’s Garden

Sat., Sept. 19, 9:00 pm



With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham
Palace Garden, exploring both the history and the natural history of this
remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London. Viewers see the
garden’s transformation across four seasons, with a chance to marvel at rare
flowers bred especially for the queen, extraordinary wildlife captured with
hidden cameras, a vast lake with an island in the middle where royal bees make
honey, and a 15-foot marble urn that once belonged to Napoleon. The wildest
corners function as an important wildlife haven in London, as well as serve as
a backdrop for the annual 8,000-attendee Royal Garden Party.



Sam Smith/Future Islands

Sat., Sept. 19, 11:00 pm



ACL features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands. UK sensation Smith
sings “Stay with Me” and from his debut release. Future Islands features their
single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” as well as other tunes from their album


Public Affairs



Sun., Sept. 13, 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., Sept. 17, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kua o ka La Public Charter School –
Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy on Hawaii Island.


Top Story:
Students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu highlight a dialogue between Hawaii
youth and global peace leaders Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Bruntland and Hina Jilani.
The August 30, 2014, event, sponsored by Pillars of Peace Hawaii, an initiative
of the Hawaii Community Foundation, gave students the opportunity to hear from
and interact with three representatives from The Elders, a group that works
collectively for peace and human rights. Aliamanu students also interviewed The
Elders, inspiring reflections on what the middle schoolers learned and about
their hopes for the future.


Also Featured:
Students at Moanalua High School on Oahu spotlight science whiz Dustin Paiea,
who worked alongside University of Hawaii engineers to test graphene, a
sustainable and highly conductive new material; students at Konawaena High
School on Hawaii Island feature the friendships that blossomed when students
from Kumejima Island in Okinawa attended Konawaena High School on Hawaii island
for three weeks of cultural exchange; students at Saint Francis School on Oahu
tell the story of Cathedral Catholic Academy principal Miguel Paekukui, who also
shines as a veteran actor for Manoa Valley Theatre; students at Maui High School
tell of a mother’s courageous battle with ALS and how her daughter’s school
undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge in her honor; students at Wheeler Middle
School on Oahu demonstrate how using Google docs can solve menu planning for
any potluck; and students at Waianae High School on Oahu portray how a student
struggling with diabetes has found strength through a new clinic’s peer support


This program encores Saturday, September 19 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, September 20
at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.



How Can Children Growing Up Homeless Break the Cycle?

Thurs., Sept. 17, 8:00 pm



Children usually rely on parents and guardians to provide homes where they can
count on hot meals, warm showers, clean clothes and safe, secure shelter. But
in Hawaii, many children are living with their families in homeless shelters,
transitional housing or on the streets. How can these children get their basic
needs met – staying fed, clean and healthy – while also keeping up with school
and other activities that could open new avenues to success?


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also streamed live
on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or
Twitter. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org
or post them to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PBSHawaii.



Fri., Sept. 18, 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., Sept. 18, 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., Sept. 18, 8:30 pm



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






Sun., Sept. 13, 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


As early humans spread out across the world, their toughest challenge was
colonizing the Americas because a huge ice sheet blocked access. It has long
been thought that the first Americans were Clovis people, who arrived 13,000
years ago. But an underwater discovery in Mexico suggests people arrived
earlier – coming by boat, not on foot. How closely related were these early
Americans to today’s Native Americans? It’s an emotive issue, involving one of
the most controversial fossils in the world, Kennewick Man.
The Sagebrush Sea

Wed., Sept. 16, 8:00 pm



One of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent consists of a massive sea
of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West. This spartan
yet spectacular landscape supports more than 170 species of hardscrabble birds
and mammals. Among those that have adapted to survive here are birds found
nowhere else: greater sage-grouse that lead remarkable lives mostly hidden in
the sage. But once each year, males emerge for days on end to strut and display
as prospective mates for discriminating females, which mate with only one or
two of them. Females must then raise their chicks on their own, with little
food, water or shelter to sustain them, while plenty of predators wait for
their smallest mistake. Today, they must also contend with wells and pipelines
tapping the resources buried deep below. The sagebrush and the grouse carry on,
but they’re losing ground.



Dawn of Humanity

Wed., Sept. 16, 9:00 pm



NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to a unique discovery of
ancient remains. Located in an almost inaccessible chamber deep in a South
African cave, the site required recruiting a special team of experts slender
enough to wriggle down a vertical, pitch-dark, eight inch-wide passage. Most
fossil discoveries of human relatives consist of just a handful of bones. But
down in this hidden chamber, the team uncovered an unprecedented trove – so
far, over 1,500 bones – with the potential to rewrite the story of our origins.
They may help fill in a crucial gap in the fossil record and tell us how Homo,
the first member of the human family, emerged from ape-like ancestors like the
famous Lucy. But how did hundreds of bones end up in the remote chamber? The
experts are considering every mind-boggling possibility. Join NOVA on the
treacherous descent into this cave of spectacular and enigmatic finds, and
discover their startling implications for the saga of what made us human.





Walt Disney



Part One: Mon., Sept. 14, 9:00 pm

Part Two: Tues., Sept. 15, 9:00 pm


Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker
who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part film
examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival
footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and
interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films,
including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of
Disneyland into reality.





Picnic Basket

Sat., Sept. 19, 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.


Picnic Basket
Using wooden strips woven onto a frame, Roy makes an elegant family picnic



Sat., Sept. 19, 2:30 pm



Learn about planting an indoor tropical garden in a cold climate.



The Veteran’s Special House Project

Sat., Sept. 19, 3:00 pm



Kevin meets Mike Duckett in New Hampshire to see the plans for the DeWitt family’s
specially adapted home from Homes for Our Troops (HFOT). Norm, Tom and Kevin
join builder Ken Dionne and his team to help with framing the exterior walls.
Kevin then travels to Florida to meet Justin Gaertner, another veteran who also
received an HFOT home. Kevin rejoins the project in New Hampshire and finds
that all the exterior walls are secured and the truss roof is going up.




Sat., Sept. 19, 4:00 pm



Watch Martha as she makes roast rack of lamb, salt-roasted sea bass and
saffron-roasted chicken wings.



A Hearty Fall Dinner

Sat., Sept. 19, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make skillet
roast chicken and potatoes at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges
host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown mustard. Chris shares a test
kitchen tip for aerating wine. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the
secrets to perfect Brussels sprout salad.



A Little Spice with a Hint of Beer

Sat., Sept. 19, 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 Little Spice with a Hint of Beer
Lidia starts with a spicy butterflied Cornish hen made with hot cherry peppers,
rosemary and wine. She then pulls out the beer to add to her potatoes baked in
beer. Grandma Erminia joins Lidia to taste a squash and ricotta tart.



Building a World-Class Cuisine Starts with a Sound Foundation

Sat., Sept. 19, 5:30 pm



Chef Rick Bayless returns with the 10th season of his cooking and travel show,
and this time he’s taking viewers all over the Federal District capital of
Mexico’s sixteen boroughs to explore the vibrant restaurant scene, evolving
cuisine and ancient culture that make this amazing city so irresistible.


Building A World-Class Cuisine Starts with a Sound Foundation
As the restaurant scene in Mexico City has exploded, so, too, have the culinary
schools. Rick takes us to the Coronado Cooking School where the mission is to
educate the next generation of chefs. Rick talks with students in the
traditional Mexican kitchen classroom as they make a pipian sauce for
shrimp. Coronado’s students also help run Raiz, one of Mexico City’s top
destination restaurants. Chef Arturo Fernandez guides them on a path that
includes new tricks and techniques, but with the soul of his aunt’s
home-style cooking.