September 20 – 26, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture




Sun., Sept. 20, 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


The remaining 11 bakers deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or
custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24
petits fours.



Part 3 of 3

Sun., Sept. 20, 7:00 pm

Sat., Sept. 26, 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 3 of 3
Sir Arthur and Woodie close in on the Wyrley Ripper. But have they found their man?



Sherlock, Series III: His Last Vow

Sun., Sept. 20, 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: His Last Vow
Stolen letters lead Sherlock into conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, “the
Napoleon of blackmail” who knows the personal weakness of every person of
importance in the Western world.




Sun., Sept. 20, 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.


After Freddie and Stuart have a falling out, Stuart moves in with Ash and Violet
moves in with Freddie. It doesn’t take long, however, before the new flatmates
begin to drive each other crazy.



The Leo Nahenahe Singers

Mon., Sept. 21, 7:30 pm



“Leo nahenahe” is Hawaiian for “soft and sweet.” Now in their eighties, The Leo
Nahenahe Singers celebrate over 50 years of performing together on this episode
of NA MELE. Ethelynne Teves on guitar, Noelani Mahoe on ukulele and Mona Teves on
upright bass accompany their instruments with their soft and sweet vocals. These
Na Hoku and Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame honorees perform Hawaiian classics like
“Hanohano Wale No” and “Koni Au I Ka Wai.”



Rapid City, Part 1 of 3

Mon., Sept. 21, 8:00 pm



The Roadshow visits one of South Dakota’s greatest treasures, Mount Rushmore
National Memorial, to look at presidential prints. Some notable finds in Rapid
City include a suite of furniture by Thomas Molesworth from the famous “Ranch
A,” and signed military documents of Elvis Presley, valued at $4,000-$5,500.



Don’t Tell Anyone

Mon., Sept. 21, 10:00 pm



Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for
undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for
survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of
being undocumented and sexually abused.



Lessons on Leadership

Tues., Sept. 22, 7:30 pm



This special edition revisits conversations with Hawaii’s business and community
leaders as they share their thoughts on leadership. Featured are: Maenette
Ah Nee-Benham, the late Skippa Diaz, Glenn Furuya, Hokulani Holt, the late Daniel
Inouye, Thomas Kaulukukui and Colbert Matsumoto.


This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 11:00 pm and Sunday,
Sept. 27 at 4:00 pm.


On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Tues., Sept. 22, 10:00 pm



Examine the Latino experience during the Vietnam War, which placed its heaviest
burden on the working class. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who
stood on opposite sides of the war – one a POW and the other a protestor at


Our American Family: The Furutas

Tues., Sept. 22, 11:30 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.



Obviously, It’s Pecans

Wed., Sept. 23, 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.


Obviously, It’s Pecans
Vivian is feeling the stress of running the restaurant after suspending her sous
chef and preparing for her own Thanksgiving feast. She and Ms. Scarlett head to Ms.
Scarlett’s family farm where they source their pecans and have a run-in with
Uncle Dwight’s wild boar.


Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story

Wed., Sept. 23, 10:00 pm



This film revisits the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris
McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was
found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject
of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the
Wild. McCandless’ letters, released for the first time, as well as new and
surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a
compelling story that has become part of the American literary canon.



Globe Trekker Special: Art Trails of the French Riviera

Thurs., Sept. 24, 10:00 pm



Host Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists
like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the
French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence,
Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains
and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.



Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers/Jeepney

Thurs., Sept. 24, 11:00 pm



Learn the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm
workers who instigated The Delano Grape Strike of 1965, which brought about the
creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known
for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos
played a pivotal role.


Follow artists, drivers and passengers of the famed ornate transportation vehicles
in the Philippines.



The Women’s List

Fri., Sept. 25, 9:00 pm



Meet 15 women who have created and defined contemporary American culture.
This documentary features intimate interviews with Madeleine Albright, Gloria
Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakely, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Elizabeth
Holmes, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Aimee Mullins, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez,
Shonda Rhimes, Wendy Williams and Nia Wordlaw. All trailblazers in their
respective fields, these women share their experiences struggling against
discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard and their
influence felt.



Art and Craft

Fri., Sept. 25, 10:00 pm



Art forger Mark Landis has donated his expert copies to museums for 30 years.
But when a registrar becomes suspicious and begins looking into Landis’ history
as a donor, a cat-and-mouse caper begins. The film examines one man’s search for
connection and respect.




Sat., Sept. 26, 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.


Venture into this ancient city to see what makes it a culinary hub and one of
Chef Gabrielle’s first loves. During her trip, she cooks old favorites and learns
some new skills.



Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 2

Sat., Sept. 26, 7:30 pm



Joseph continues his Taiwan rail adventure. As he rides the rail system, learns
how the Taiwanese are repurposing outdated train stations, rail lines and the
remnants of industries the rails once supported in order to serve Taiwan’s
ever-growing population.



New York Philharmonic Opening Gala with Lang Lang

Sat., Sept. 26, 8:00 pm



Virtuoso pianist Lang Lang joins Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for
the launch of its 2015-16 season and the dedication of the newly named David
Geffen Hall. Musical highlights include Grieg’s Piano Concerto and
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.


Two Feet from the Audience

Sat., Sept. 26, 9:30 pm



This short film looks at the performance of classical music in non-traditional
venues, such as nightclubs and bars, in order to introduce the genre to audiences
who have not traditionally sought out classical music performances.



Foo Fighters

Sat., Sept. 26, 11:00 pm



Superstar rockers Foo Fighters return to the ACL stage. The band, with special
surprise guests, features songs from their best-selling album Sonic Highways.


Public Affairs



Sun., Sept. 20, 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.


America After Charleston

Mon., Sept. 21, 9:00 pm



Join a town hall-style meeting to explore the issues propelled into public
discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African American parishioners
in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. PBS NewsHour’s
Gwen Ifill moderates.



Thurs., Sept. 24, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Leilehua High School on Oahu.

Top Story:
Students from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of Shardenei
Luning, who has been competing in beauty pageants since the age of four and now
shines as the only female member of the Waianae Tigers Junior Midgets Pop
Warner football team. When confronted by a bully on the team, Shardenei learns
to hold her own with both grace and grit.


Also Featured:
Students from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profile senior McKayla Wandell,
who uses her story of growing up with a methamphetamine-addicted father to
teach others about the dangers of the drug; students from King Intermediate
School on Oahu feature how seventh-grader Aisha Yamamoto fell in love with
being a disc jockey and now spins at all the school dances; students from
Punahou School on Oahu highlight how freshman Kahi Bisho is combining his love
of the ocean and photography into an artistic venture; students from Kealakehe
High School in Kona profile Cathy Lewis, who is the longest active Red Cross
volunteer in Hawaii County and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in
Hawaii County; and students from Waimea High School on Kauai turn the spotlight
on the reopening of historic Waimea Theater, which has found new life as a
community gathering place.


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,



ʻike – Knowledge is Everywhere

Thurs., Sept. 24, 8:00 pm



In his documentary, ‘ike: Knowledge is Everywhere, filmmaker Matthew Nagato
could have pointed out everything that’s wrong with public education in Hawaii.
Instead, Nagato set out to accent the positive, by sharing stories of trailblazers
in Hawaii who are creating and implementing innovative programs to improve public
education. “We want people to strive, to get to places, to do things, and not just
sit around and accept the status quo, simply because it’s difficult. I choose the
route that gives people the hope, the opportunity and the belief,” Nagato stated
in an interview.


Immediately following the film, Insights on PBS Hawaii will sit down with
filmmaker Nagato; Candy Suiso, who created Searider Productions at Waianae High
School; Zachery Grace from Matt Levi’s Lawakua Kajukenbo martial arts club; and
Waipahu High School Principal Keith Hayashi, one of the innovators featured in
the film.



How Are Innovators Bringing New Opportunities to Hawaii’s Students?

Thurs., Sept. 24, 9:10 pm



The film ‘ike: Knowledge is Everywhere shows innovators in Hawaii creating
new opportunities for learning. These people inspire and support students who might
otherwise slip through the cracks. What new approaches do these trailblazers bring?
How are innovators bringing new opportunities to Hawaiiʻs students?


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also streamed live
on Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or
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Fri., Sept. 25, 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. 25, 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. 25, 8:30 pm



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






Sun., Sept. 20, 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


200,000 years ago, a new species, Homo sapiens, appeared on the African
landscape. While scientists have long imagined eastern Africa as a real-life
Garden of Eden, the latest research suggests humans evolved in many places
across the continent at the same time. Now, the DNA of a 19th-century African-
American slave reveals that during the early days of our species, our ancestors
continued meeting, mating and hybridizing with other human types in Africa –
creating ever greater diversity within us.



Lion Mystery/Elephant Whisperer

Tues., Sept. 22, 8:00 pm



Experience the inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of
Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman Bob Poole. Darting 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.


Lion Mystery
Poole joins scientist Paola Bouley as she tries to solve a baffling mystery: Why
isn’t Gorongosa’s lion population growing? Poole follows five cheeky lion cubs
on their journey to adulthood.


Elephant Whisperer
Poole and his sister Joyce, a renowned elephant expert, face charging elephants
to gain insights into their behavior. Meanwhile, Mt. Gorongosa is taken over by
a group of rebel soldiers, creating a tense air of uncertainty and fear in the



Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Second Chances

Wed., Sept. 23, 8:00 pm



Growing up in the wild can be rough, and young animals rely on their parents to
protect and nurture them through the dangerous early phase of life. But how do
young animals survive when they’ve lost their mothers? NATURE follows the work of
animal rescue centers around the world and introduces the extraordinary people
who have devoted their lives to helping all sorts of wild orphans get back on
their feet.



Arctic Ghost Ship

Wed., Sept. 23, 9:00 pm



Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin
Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers
one of Franklin’s lost ships – a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred





Scrolled Corner Shelf

Sat., Sept. 26, 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.


Scrolled Corner Shelf
Roy demonstrates the art of scrolling and carving the perfect wall accent.



Sat., Sept. 26, 2:30 pm



Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger
next to his house. Then, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen sink.



Adaptation & Accessibility

Sat., Sept. 26, 3:00 pm



Richard meets HFOT project manager Mike Duckett at the jobsite to understand
some of the 150 requirements implemented on ADA-approved and Energy Star-rated
homes. He travels to a plumbing manufacturer to see the technology behind
touchless faucets and toilets. At the house, Mike shows Norm how tile contractor
Steve Collette is using a beveled piece of marble to create an ADA-compliant
threshold in the shower.




Sat., Sept. 26, 4:00 pm



Rice can be transformed from plain to extraordinary in a variety of ways.
Martha shows how to make a fabulous paella that’s brimming with tender
chicken, pork, seafood and vegetables. Next, she demonstrates one of her
favorites: stuffed peppers with fluffy rice, pine nuts, raisins and herbs
cooked on a bed of tomatoes. Then she makes Persian rice: fragrant Basmati,
cooked atop thinly sliced, buttery potatoes.



Grilled and Smoked

Sat., Sept. 26, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make barbecued
burnt ends. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of
lemonade. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to
making smoky potato salad.



Family Favorites

Sat., Sept. 26, 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.


Family Favorites
Lidia shares some of her favorite family recipes: marinated meatballs, zucchini
Parmigiana, artichoke carbonara and jam-filled mezzaluna.



It All Begins with Beans

Sat., Sept. 26, 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.


It All Begins with Beans
Chefs can get excited over the littlest thing. For Josefina Santacruz, that thing
is beans. She believes every cook should know how to cook beans and rice before
venturing any further in Mexican cuisine. For an example of beans done right,
Rick and Josefina head to Nico’s Restaurant, where the bean soup is a thing of
beauty. Rick and Josefina likewise admire the perfect barbacoa made by
Chef Moises Rodriguez Vargas of Hidalguense restaurant in Mexico City. He
shares his careful preparation of this classic dish with Rick and Josefina at
his home.