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Air Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2020 7:30 PM
Revisit stories from Bill Paty, Frank Padgett and Jerry Coffee and their harrowing experiences as prisoners of war. Bill Paty, who served as Director of the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, landed in German hands in Normandy, right before the D-Day Invasion. On the other side of the world, retired Associate Justice Judge Frank Padgett parachuted into enemy territory during World War II and was held prisoner for eight months by the Japanese military. Navy Captain Jerry Coffee spent seven years in captivity in North Vietnam. These three stories of fortitude and faith are a testament to the strength of the human spirit and dedication to one’s country, even in the darkest of times.
Air Date: Tue, Nov 3, 2020 7:30 PM
It's hard to think of a choir or chorus without thinking of Nola Nahulu - one of Hawaii's premiere conductors and music teachers. Nola got hooked on music while taking piano and ballet growing up as a child in Makaha, and she parlayed that passion into a career that has spanned more than three decades. Nola has taught and conducted some of the islands' legendary and beloved choral groups - including the Kawaiaha'o Church Choir, the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and the Honolulu Symphony Chorus. She has also taught music and choir at churches and schools - including Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii.
Air Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 7:30 PM
As a young boy growing up in ahupuaa o Niu, now known as Niu Valley, Nainoa Thompson would go to Maunalua Bay with a family friend, Yoshi Kawano. “And we would go fishing. And that’s where my love for the ocean started, through fishing,” Thompson remembers. In this interview from August 2015, Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson discusses sailing the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hokulea, on a voyage around the world to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our earth and the ocean that he loves.
Air Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2020 7:30 PM
Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS national, oversees media content that’s distributed to more than 330 public television stations, including PBS Hawaiʻi. Visiting from Virginia, she shares her thoughts on leadership, finding your path in life and navigating an ever-changing media landscape.
Air Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2020 7:30 PM
Meet second-generation owners of Kamaka Hawaii, Sam Kamaka Jr. and Fred Kamaka Sr. Now celebrating 100 years in business, Kamaka Hawaii has been the ‘ukulele crafter of choice for artists around the world.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2020 8:00 PM
INSIGHTS features the race for three seats up for grabs in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees Races. In the Molokaʻi contest, current Board Chair Colette Machado is facing challenger Luana Alapa, who edged out the veteran for the victory in the Primary Election.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2020 7:30 PM
This is the first of four specials in which outstanding HIKI NŌ graduates from the Class of 2020 gather together to discuss their HIKI NŌ experiences and how they feel the skills they learned from HIKI NŌ will help them in college, the workplace and life.
Air Date: Wed, Sep 30, 2020 9:00 PM
Just as writing changed the course of human history, the evolution of paper and printing revolutionized the spread of information. The printing press kicked off the Industrial Revolution that fast-tracked us to the current digital age. But as the 4,000-year-old tradition of penmanship falls out of favor, should we consider what might be lost in this pursuit of ever more efficient communication?
Air Date: Wed, Sep 30, 2020 8:00 PM
ISLANDS OF WONDER concludes its three-parter with an outsider’s look at the most remote island chain on Earth, our own Hawaiʻi home. The program shows the Islands as a sanctuary for wildlife that reaches these tropical shores. Learn how these animals, including invasive species, have developed and adapted to survive in their surroundings.
Air Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2020 7:30 PM
NEW! Join us for a visit with Jack Law, a longtime Honolulu entrepreneur and businessman who’s also known as an advocate for LGBTQ civil rights. The owner of the iconic Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand in Waikīkī, Law grew up in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Oʻahu in 1966 to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. But school was short-lived, as he made friends and decided to pursue his dream of working in the entertainment industry. Law was a founding member of the Life Foundation, a pioneer nonprofit in focusing on the needs of those with HIV/AIDS.
Air Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2020 3:00 PM
The PBS NewsHour will provide coverage of the first Presidential Debate from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, and will be followed by analysis from the NewsHour team, led by anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff.
Air Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2020 9:00 PM
When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets.Through the production of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost.
Air Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2020 7:30 PM
For a young Kalani Peʻa, music wasn’t just a hobby he enjoyed – it was also therapy, as he worked through a childhood speech impediment. On a new Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song, the Grammy and Nā Hōkū-winning singer and his band perform selections from his albums, E Walea and No ʻAneʻi in the PBS Hawaiʻi studio. Discover Peʻa’s humble beginnings in Panaʻewa, Hawaiʻi Island, his creative drive and how music changed his life.
Air Date: Sun, Sep 27, 2020 8:00 PM
An eco-fashion vlogger turns up dead during his video feed, and the case uncovers a bitter rivalry between two firms dedicated to ultra-green clothing.Piet and Dahlman confront the vengeful son of a corrupt cop they previously put away.
Air Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2020 9:00 PM
He was "Mr. Entertainment," a show-business meteor who blazed across the twentieth century. Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. Yet, his life was complex, complicated, and contradictory. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me explores Davis' journey to create his own identity - as a black man who embraced Judaism - through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress. A veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, Davis strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America.
Air Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2020 8:00 PM
Japanese composer, classically-trained pianist, and leader of the rock group X Japan, Yoshiki Hayashi has sold more than 50 million records to both rock and classical music fans worldwide. This special presents selections from his sold-out 2017 New York City concerts featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 9:00 PM
The landmark tenth season of the Peabody Award-winning Art in the Twenty-First Century television series—the longest-running television series on contemporary art—features twelve artists and one collective are presented across three episodes, charting artmaking in London, Beijing, and regions around the United States-Mexico border. “Beijing” features: Guan Xiao, Liu Xiaodong, Song Dong & Yin Xiuzhen, and Xu Bing
Air Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 8:00 PM
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America's musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 24, 2020 9:00 PM

At this moment, the country is mourning the historic civil rights figure and a cultural icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and we are also being torn further in political acrimony over the fight to fill her Supreme Court seat. This PBS NewsHour special will focus on both of these major themes, with conversations with people who knew and worked with Ginsburg, others who carry her work forward in the law, as well as reporting on the battle to replace her.

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