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When Whales Walked:
Journeys In Deep Time

 

Meet the ancient ancestors of four iconic creatures: crocodiles, birds, whales and elephants. Join top scientists on a global adventure as they follow clues from the fossil record and use 21st century technology to make exciting new discoveries.

 

When Whales Walked: Journeys In Deep Time

 

 

 

NATURE
Snow Bears

 

Set against the magical backdrop of the Arctic, NATURE “Snow Bears” is a dramatized story based on the extraordinary adventures and life-changing journey of newborn polar bear cubs as they leave the safety of their den for the first time. Bravely led by their mother, the cubs must make the perilous 400-mile voyage to the sea to feed. Encountering many dangers along the way – Arctic foxes, roaming bears ready to kill, extreme weather, snowdrifts and ice cracks – they undertake an epic survival challenge. These cubs are rarely seen in their natural habitat, and “Snow Bears” is a unique glimpse into their world. Kate Winslet narrates.

 

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOK
Basque Country

 

This week on Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans is in Spain’s beautiful Basque Country with three-Michelin-star-chef Eneko Atxa and friend, chef Iker Barrenetxea. They are together to create an incredible feast sourcing the freshest ingredients from Spain’s rich land. The trio starts out with an adventure at sea at the scenic Puerto de Bermeo, where they go in search of the best catch of the day. Next, Pete, Eneko, and Iker travel inland to an ecological farm in the heart of Basque country. Finally back at Eneko’s exquisite restaurant, Azurmendi, with its award-winning garden committed to sustainability, it’s time to cook up the feast: Foie Gras Mousse with Lemongrass Jelly, Tomato Tarts with Basil Aioli and Tomato Emulsion, Roasted Hake with Garlic and Parsley Oil, Oysters with Sea Aromas, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter, and Mixed Basque Cheeses for dessert.

 

 

 

Jordan and Aaron Kandell
Hollywood Screenwriters in Honolulu

Cover story by Liberty Peralta, PBS Hawaiʻi

 

The Kandell brothers on the set of Adrift. Photo courtesy of Aaron and Jordan Kandell

 

Twins share DNA, but Jordan and Aaron Kandell share a whole lot more.

 

“We’ve always been interested in the same everything: same sports, same books, same careers,” says Aaron. “Anything that’s not sharing and having it, like us going to a movie theater by ourselves to watch a movie, feels weird.”

 

The Kandell brothers as young children. Photo courtesy of Aaron and Jordan KandellTo date, the brothers have never confirmed whether they are fraternal or identical twins, but they suspect they’re the latter. Their parents, the brothers say, were only expecting one child.

 

“The doctors said, ‘Wait, we have another pair of feet in here,’” Aaron says.

 

Jordan and Aaron now have their own young families, and live next door to each other in the Mānoa neighborhood in Honolulu. Despite so many shared interests and so much time spent together, the brothers insist that they never tire of each other’s company.

Jordan and Aaron Kandell on LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX premiering Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm“It was always supportive; we always liked to do the same things,” Jordan says. “It was kind of better together. There was never any other version of it.”

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX: Jordan and Aaron Kandell

 

Among everything else they share in their lives: Hollywood screenwriting credits. The ʻIolani School grads co-penned the 2018 drama Adrift, based on a true story about a couple stranded in the middle of the Pacific after a hurricane.

 

Disney’s Moana, released in 2016, was co-written by the Kandell brothersThey were also on the screenwriting team behind the 2016 Disney animated film Moana. The project existed for three years before the brothers came into the picture. They say that by then, the story had lost its way. The brothers helped flesh out the storyline and characters, and connect major plot points.

 

Disney’s Moana, released in 2016, was co-written by the Kandell brothers

 

Jordan and Aaron also got rid of previously written characters that Jordan says were “culturally insensitive.” They brought in cultural advisors to provide guidance on the film’s wayfinding elements, and “the cultural values we just grew up with that might drive Moana through her journey,” Jordan says.

 

The Kandells’ journey toward their dream career as screenwriters was not an easy one. “It took four years to sell our first [script],” Aaron says. “It took 10 [years] till Moana. That whole 10-year journey was informative and challenging, before you kind of figure out how to read the swells and steer the canoe.”

 

Says Jordan: “If you’re gonna take every ‘no’ personally, I don’t know how you move forward.”

 

The brothers credit their outlook on life to their mother, Sherri, whose curiosity and fearlessness they admire. Aaron says she would always tell them this when they were kids: “The only thing you can control in your life is your attitude. Everything else is a variable that you can’t predict or control.”

 

 

 

POLDARK SEASON 5 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 8 of 8

 

Several months have passed. With their lives on the line, Ross and his friends must launch their most daring plan yet, to save themselves and the country from enemies both at home and abroad.

 

 

 

POLDARK SEASON 5 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 7 of 8

 

Demelza discovers the French are smuggling arms into Cornwall. Ross is determined to take vengeance on Merceron and Hanson for framing Ned. Caroline puts her insecurities aside to support Kitty’s battle against Merceron, drawing attention to herself.

 

 

 

POLDARK SEASON 5 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 8

 

Geoffrey Charles makes a desperate plan to elope with Cecily before she weds George, and Demelza uncovers a theft at the mine. With Ned’s trial looming heavy, Ross pleads for Dwight’s help in a daring attempt to save his friend.

 

 

 

POLDARK SEASON 5 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 8

 

Ross returns to London with the Despards and Enyses. Morwenna tackles the grief of being parted from her son. Geoffrey Charles’ intent to marry Cecily lands them both in trouble. George conspires once again against his old enemy.

 

 

 

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