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KEN BURNS:
Country Music

 

Learn about the making of the epic documentary series devoted to the history of this truly American art form. Features interviews with Ken Burns, Rosanne Cash and members of the filmmaking team.

 

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Harrisburg, PA, Part 1 of 3

 

Celebrate ROADSHOW’s new season with a first-time visit to Harrisburg. Treasures include a Pennsylvania Dutch coffeepot, an 1892 H. F. Farny painting, and a Rene Lalique necklace. Which is valued at $200,000-$300,000 during an emotional appraisal?

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Kinky Boots

 

Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.

 

 

 

Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2

Les Misérables 25th Aniiversary Concert at the O2

 

Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo. Staged by producer Cameron Mackintosh, the concert was filmed at London’s O2 Arena.

 

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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.

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Orlando, FL, Part 3 of 3

 

Learn more about items discovered in Orlando, such as 1946 Einstein-signed photo and prints, an Agassiz pendant watch, ca. 1905 and a Chinese gold-splashed bronze vase, ca. 1850.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Orlando, FL, Part 2 of 3

 

Journey to Orlando to learn more about vintage and antique items, including a 1965 NASA “Corned Beef” archive, a Korean painting titled “The Water Moon Viewing Guanyin,” and a 1918 WWI peach can label letter.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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