Sept. 6 – 12, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Sun., Sept. 6, 1:00 pm
Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which
increases as the competition unfolds. Follow the trials and tribulations of 13
passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best amateur
baker. 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.
The bakers make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food
cakes in Mary’s Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.
ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 3
Sun., Sept. 6, 7:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 12, 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
Part 1 of 3
Asked to clear a man convicted of animal mutilation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
finds there’s more to the case than meets the eye.
Sherlock, Series III: The Empty Hearse
Sun., Sept. 6, 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.
The Empty Hearse
Two years after Sherlock’s “death,” Dr. John Watson has gotten on with his life.
With London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about
to stage his outrageous resurrection. But if he thinks everything will be just
as he left it, he’s in for a big surprise.
Sun., Sept. 6, 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.
The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class. Nimble on
his feet, Stuart quickly becomes teacher’s pet, leaving Freddie in a huff,
while Violet becomes a hit with the amorous teacher in other ways.
THE FORSYTE SAGA
Part 13 of 13
Sun., Sept. 6, 10:00 pm
This dramatic miniseries, first aired in 2002, chronicles three generations of
the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian England.
Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star with Rupert Graves, Amanda Root
and Corin Redgrave.
Part 13 of 13
Though Fleur and Jon are in love, Fleur decides to marry Michael Mont. She shuns
her father, who tells her about the fateful night when he was violent with Irene.
Soames returns to Robin Hill for the last time to say a final goodbye to Irene.
Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka ʻole & Kainani Kahaunaele
Mon., Sept. 7, 7:30 pm
NA MELE presents two stars of contemporary Hawaiian Music: Kainani Kahaunaele
and Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka’ole. Hawaiian language instructor Kahaunaele’s
powerful voice and original compositions have served as a focal point for her
research into haku mele. Kanaka’ole, the heir to a family musical legacy,
combines traditional Hawaiian instruments and songs to create energy-filled
productions that expand the definition of Hawaiian music.
Myrtle Beach, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Sept. 7, 8:00 pm
The Roadshow visits the Waccamaw River with host Mark L. Walberg and militaria
appraiser Christopher Mitchell as they discuss an important 19th-century
blockade rifle. Other discoveries include an 1884 Currier & Ives print; a
Pennsylvania folk art whirligig; and a 1936 first edition of Gone with the
Wind, valued at $12,000-$15,000.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., Sept. 8, 7:30 pm
As a young girl, Marie Milks learned humility from her parents, who took pride
in their jobs: her father, as a waiter, and her mother, who cleaned homes.
In Circuit Court, Judge Marie Milks knew that the focus should never be on her.
In the case of Byran Uesugi, convicted of murdering seven people in the Xerox
building in 1999, Judge Milks is gratified that “very few people remember that
I presided over the Uesugi case. It was about the facts, it was about the
defendant, it was about the victims and very little about the judge.”
This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4:00 pm.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Tues., Sept. 8, 8:00 pm
This biographical profile uses Muhammad Ali’s most memorable quotes to frame his
life story. Follow Ali’s path from his birth as Cassius Clay, through his boxing
successes, his conversion to Islam, his opposition to the draft, his exile from
the ring, his comeback fights, his battle with Parkinson’s disease and his
inspirational re-emergence at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
PBS Previews: The Best of Fall 2015
Tues., Sept. 8, 11:30 pm
Fri., Sept. 11, 11:30 pm
Get a look at PBS’ fall 2015 programs, including American Experience: Walt
Disney, Indian Summers on Masterpiece, Gorongosa Park, Earth’s Natural Wonders,
NOVA, Nature, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having and the PBS Arts Fall Festival.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Wed., Sept. 9, 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 Chef Vivian returns from her Mississippi trip, she confronts the effects of
her long absence from the dinner service at Chef and the Farmer. She visits
an heirloom apple tree collector, Creighton Leigh, the “Johnny Appleseed” of
the southern apple, who grows 800 varieties in the rolling hills of North
Carolina’s Piedmont region. Savory and sweet heirloom apples make an appearance
on the menu.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., Sept. 12, 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
Butter garnered a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature in 2012.
With every chipped plate and hand-written to-do list, Hamilton’s “presence” is
all over Prune. Spend a day at this idiosyncratic establishment to see what
drives this chef and her “family.” She prepares three Prune classics: smoky
eggplant, celery salad and sweetbreads.
DREAM OF ITALY
Sat., Sept. 12, 7:30 pm
With its amazing landscapes, rich artistic treasures, deep ties to the past and
warm people, it is no wonder that Americans dream of Italy as a travel
destination. Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe as she explores the
diverse areas of Italy. We’ll meet Italy’s chefs, artisans and historians who
are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving traditions.
In Puglia, local Tonino Benincasa gives Kathy an introduction to the Baroque
city of Lecce with a classic car ride. Lecce is known for its paper mache and
we see how nativity scene figures are crafted. Pasticiotto is the
favorite local pastry and pastry chef Luca Capilungo shows Kathy how it is
made. Later, Kathy visits Alberobello, famous for its classic cone-shaped
houses (trulli) and we learn about their history.
Music for Life: The Story of New Horizons
Sat., Sept. 12, 8:00 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
Pulling Out All the Stops
Sat., Sept. 12, 9:00 pm
This program chronicles the competition onstage and behind-the-scenes of 10
extraordinary young organists from the United States and Europe vying 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 before
arriving at the competition. Each has only five hours to prepare to play on one
of the world’s most complex instruments, with its 10,010 pipes, 237 stops, five
32-foot pedal stops and four keyboards.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
The Black Keys/J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Sat., Sept. 12, 11:00 pm
Contemporary rock hits the ACL stage with the Black Keys and J. Roddy Walston
& The Business. The Black Keys play hits from their album Turn Blue,
while Walston and his trio highlight their recording Essential Tremors.
THE OPEN MIND
Sun., Sept. 6, 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.
On this episode, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, founding
board member of his Presidential Library and Foundation and instructor at the
University of Hawaii, considers how we might build a more peaceful society.
NHK WORLD SPECIAL
Hatred and Forgiveness
Tues., Sept. 8, 11:00 pm
On a street in Manila, during the final days of World War II, a man stands
devastated, holding the dead body of his baby daughter. This man was Elpidio
Quirino, who would later become President of the Philippines. In the Battle of
Manila, a fierce battle between Japan and the United States which resulted in
100,000 civilian casualties, he lost his wife and three of his children. He
hated the Japanese. Yet, eight years later, as President he would make a
remarkable decision to grant pardons to Japanese war criminals held in the
Philippines, sending them home to Japan. Why did Quirino do this against the
strong wave of opposition? In a radio broadcast he explains, “I have granted
pardons so that hatred against the Japanese will not remain among my descendants
and the Filipino people.”
Thurs., Sept. 10, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Punahou School on Oahu.
Students from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School on Oahu tell the
story of a second-generation Waianae farmer who brings people together with
a traditional Hawaiian paina (party) that he hosts at his home each fall.
Family, friends and community members gather to prepare the meal and to share
in giving thanks.
Students at Waipahu Intermediate School on Oahu show how children at the oldest
elementary school in Waipahu complex are benefitting from the addition of new
classrooms; students at Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island spotlight the
school’s Triathlon Club, which trains students in this multi-discipline sport
and inspires others to get active; Students at Kalani High School on Oahu
demonstrate a simple way to get started on Instagram; students at Waialua High
& Intermediate School on Oahu showcase how local artisans have transformed
a North Shore art gallery into a work of art; students at Mililani Middle
School on Oahu follow the trail of invasive little fire ants in their
community; and students at Waianae High School on Oahu tell the story of a City
and County lifeguard and his quest to save a program that teaches young people
how to become lifesavers in the ocean.
This program encores Saturday, September 12 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, September 13
at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
What Unique Challenges Face People Raising Children in a Homeless Environment?
Thurs., Sept. 10, 8:00 pm
For many of the nearly 800 families living in homelessness in Hawaii, raising
children requires extra effort, sacrifice, and resourcefulness. Without
permanent shelter, homeless parents must find creative ways to meet the basic
needs of their children. What unique challenges face people raising children
in a homeless environment?
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
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WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Sept. 11, 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., Sept. 11, 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., Sept. 11, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
SCIENCE & NATURE
Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom
Wed., Sept. 9, 9:00 pm
Its name stirs images of the savage, the untamable. Legend paints it as a
solitary, blood-thirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north,
taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful
jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to
emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests. This film
will take viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least-known
member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is.
Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the
most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.
THE CIVIL WAR
This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be
rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary
of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition.
The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990,
and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today.
Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie
Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.
The Cause – 1861
Mon., Sept. 7, 9:00 pm
Slavery, the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states’
rights are examined.
A Very Bloody Affair – 1862/Forever Free – 1862
Tues., Sept. 8, 9:00 pm
Political infighting in President Lincoln’s administration and the bloody
Battle of Shiloh are chronicled.
Simply Murder – 1863/The Universe of Battle – 1863
Wed., Sept. 9, 9:00 pm
The Union disaster at Fredericksburg and opposition to the Emancipation
Proclamation are detailed.
Valley of the Shadow of Death – 1864/Most Hallowed Ground – 1864
Thurs., Sept. 10, 9:00 pm
A biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee also chronicles
battles the two generals fought.
War Is All Hell – 1865/The Better Angels of Our Nature – 1865
Fri., Sept. 11, 9:00 pm
William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea spells the end of the Confederacy.
THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP
Segmented Wood Lidded Box
Sat., Sept. 12, 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.
Segmented Wood Lidded Box
Roy uses reclaimed woods to create a box.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., Sept. 12, 2:30 pm
Tom and Kevin discuss kitchen island dimensions. Richard helps a homeowner quiet
a noisy baseboard heating system. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add
light to a kitchen by installing three new recessed cans.
THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: Garrison No More
Sat., Sept. 12, 3:00 pm
Norm and Kevin review the transformation that has taken place in the 1966
Garrison Colonial. Kitchen designer Michele Kelly shows Richard the design and
technology smarts built into the new kitchen. Kevin meets homeowner Jody and
her designer brother to see how he customized the spaces over the garage to
reflect each daughter’s personality.
MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Sat., Sept. 12, 4:00 pm
Martha Stewart shows viewers how to prepare chicken paillard, chicken
pot pie and spatchcocked chicken.
COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN
Muffins and Doughnuts Get a Makeover
Sat., Sept. 12, 4:30 pm
Host Christopher Kimball visits the Dorset Union Store in Dorset, Vermont, where
doughnuts are baked fresh daily. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the
secrets to making easier muffin tin doughnuts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried
reveals his top picks for coffee makers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin
Davison shows Chris how to make whole-wheat blueberry muffins.
Garlic and Onion Steal the Show
Sat., Sept. 12, 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.
Garlic and Onion Steal the Show
Garlic and onions appear in many Italian dishes, but in this episode they
actually become the star ingredients. Lidia starts the meal with a quick and
easy savory onion tart followed by a delicious, mild and creamy garlic risotto.
MEXICO: ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
Mexican Chocolate: The Next Chapter
Sat., Sept. 12, 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.
Mexican Chocolate: The Next Chapter
Mexico and chocolate go together like salsa and chips. Hector Galvan of La Casa
Tropical talks with Rick about the cultural importance of chocolate in Mexico
and why he is working so diligently to save ancient varieties of cacao.
Then pastry chef Jose Ramon Castillo shows how he creates some of Mexico’s
finest chocolates. At home in Chicago, Rick puts Mexican chocolate to work in a
chocolate cocktail, Mexican truffles and a stunning chocolate-mesquite cake.