program listings

PROGRAM LISTINGS:
April 26 – May 2, 2015

Arts, Drama, Culture

 

CALL THE MIDWIFE

Season 4, Part 5 of 8

Sun., April 26, 7:00 pm

New

 

Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses,
midwives and nuns from London’s Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers
of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4,
the community prepares to enter a new decade – the 1960s.

 

Part 5 of 8

Sister Julienne questions the nature of absolute faith when she meets a Christian
Science couple who refuse medicine for their newborn. Things become more complex
when they’re accused of harming their child. Meanwhile, Barbara tries to communicate
with a pregnant woman who can’t speak English. Using the woman’s young son to
translate presents a new set of problems. Sister Mary Cynthia returns, and Fred
meets a woman who catches his eye.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC

Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 5 of 8

Sun., April 26, 8:00 pm

New

 

The third season of the popular series, starring Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant
American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store,
picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus,
Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill.

 

Part 5 of 8

Gordon’s debut as store deputy skirts scandal. Kitty confronts her attackers.
Doris wrestles with a dilemma, then takes a tragic step.

 

WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE

Part 4 of 6

Sun., April 26, 9:00 pm

Thurs., April 30, 11:00 pm

New

 

Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis
(Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation
of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of
Cromwell in the Tudor court – from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.

 

Part 4 of 6

Anne Boleyn gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry’s longed-for male
heir. Cromwell demands the nobility and church swear an oath acknowledging Anne as
lawful queen, but will Thomas More agree?

 

AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE

Part 1 of 3

Sun., April 26, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

The six finalists in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions compete as
a group, performing the standard dances in their respective categories, with
judges scoring their performances. Then each couple performs a “Showdance” solo.

 

NA MELE

Mahi Beamer, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Robert Cazimero

Mon., April 27, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

Three magical talents, Mahi Beamer, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Robert Cazimero,
blend their voices together to create an intimacy that only comes with the
melding of family and good friends in this encore presentation of a vintage
NA MELE episode from the PBS Hawaii studios.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Santa Clara, CA, Part 2 of 3

Mon., April 27, 8:00 pm

New

 

The Roadshow heads to Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser
James Supp at the Pacific Pinball Museum to look at vintage pinball machines.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a Lambert magician automaton, ca.
1900, that is still in working condition; a Ray Bradbury archive collected by
Bradbury’s high school English teacher; and a Fred Myrick scrimshaw tooth, ca.
1830, that has a long history of family folklore and is appraised for $150,000
to $200,000.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX

Jerry Coffee

Tues., April 28, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

In an instant, Lieutenant Jerry Coffee went from flying his plane over North
Vietnam to being a prisoner of war. What followed was seven years of torture and
isolation in a Communist prison. But he never gave up hope. Jerry Coffee tells
his story of imprisonment, survival and faith.

 

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed.,
April 29 at 11:00 pm and Sun., May 3 at 4:00 pm.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS

Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Tues., April 28, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Discover the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first
truly modern violin virtuoso. Through vintage performances, master classes and
Heifetz’ previously unseen home movies, this documentary portrays an artist for
whom only perfection would do. New interviews include other great violinists
influenced by Heifetz, including Itzhak Perlman, Ivry Gitlis and Ida Haendel,
former students Ayke Agus and Sherry Kloss, and biographers John Anthony Maltese
and Arthur Vered. They reveal how Heifetz was a mysterious, idiosyncratic,
solitary figure who embodied the paradox of artistic genius: a dedication to his
craft at all costs.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF

Buddies

Wed., April 29, 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm

Encore

 

Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside
the mind of noted Korean American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York
Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant group.
Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance
to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and
Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.

 

Buddies

Chef David Chang cooks and goofs around with his friends Peter Meehan Laurent
Gras, Sat Bains and Rene Redzepi.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Hawaiian Masterpieces: Ka Hana Kapa

Thurs., April 30, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

This film follows present-day kapa makers through the kapa-making process. Marie
McDonald and her daughter, Roen Hufford, create kapa using the same types of
tools and methods that ancient Hawaiians used. The program culminates with the
dressing of a hula halau in Hawaiian kapa for the Merrie Monarch Festival.

 

GLOBE TREKKER

South Atlantic

Thurs., April 30, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

Host Zay Harding takes an epic adventure to the ends of the earth, voyaging to
the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, South Shetland Islands,
Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

 

AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE

Part 2 of 3

Fri., May 1, 9:00 pm

New

 

This three-part series, hosted by former U.S dance champions Mary Murphy and
Tony Meredith, features all four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing:
American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International
Latin. In addition to 25 world-class couples competing to be named “America’s
Best,” the series includes backstage footage of the couples preparing for
competition; exhibitions featuring other top couples in each style of dance,
from children to Pro-Am champions; and behind-the-scenes looks at different
aspects of the world of ballroom dancing, from music to hairstyles.

 

Part 2 of 3

In the second hour, couples take the floor in the International Standard
division, full of flowing ball gowns and graceful waltzes, and then the sizzling
International Latin style, with its flamboyant costumes and seductive steps.

 

VOCES ON PBS

El Poeta

Fri., May 1, 10:00 pm

New

 

This film tells the story of renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an
international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24-year old son
– collateral damage in a drug war that has left more than 70,000 dead since 2006.

 

VICTORY GARDEN’S edibleFEAST

The Bay Area

Sat., May 2, 7:00 pm

New

 

VICTORY GARDEN’s edibleFEAST takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling
from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods and the
people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV
personality Amy Devers, each episode features the work of 2013 James Beard
Award-winning filmmaker and Chef Daniel Klein, who introduces viewers to
gardeners, farmers and food producers around the country.

 

The Bay Area

Edible San Francisco magazine editor Bruce Cole gives gardening tips from his
backyard garden, including how to humanely remove pests from the garden. Inna Jam’s
Dafna Kory heads to the farmers market to pick up some delicious fruit before making
jam. Next up is a visit to the Mandela Foods Co-op, a grocery store created by the
community within a food desert. Finally, food writer and cook Samin Nosrat cooks
up an herb salad and confit tomatoes on toast.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE

Palestine

Sat., May 2, 7:30 pm

Encore

 

America’s leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to
bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countrysides. Each episode contains
Rick’s valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical,
experience-enhancing travel advice.

 

Palestine

Palestine is the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land. After visiting Jerusalem,
we harvest olives near Ramallah, follow pilgrims to Bethlehem, and visit the Dead
Sea. We’ll also learn about walls, Israeli settlements and the challenges
facing this region.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Jack White

Sat., May 2, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss.

 

Public Affairs

 

HIKI NŌ

Thurs., April 30, 7:30 pm

New

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Island School from Lihue, Kauai.

 

Top Story:

Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island presents a story about students from their
school and from Iolani School on Oahu who were selected to participate in a
once-in-a-lifetime science project that will send NASA’s dust shield technology
to the moon. These robotics students, called MoonRIDERS (Research Investigating
Dust Expulsion Removal Systems), will work with the Pacific International Space
Center for Exploration Systems in hands-on experiments testing the capabilities
of NASA’s EDS (Electrodynamic Dust Shield). Students will build a mock up lunar
lander spacecraft, fabricate the actual flight frame for the mission, mount the
EDS on it, install a camera and design a lunar re-duster, then test the entire
system on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea to see how well it will remove dust off
of the camera lens.

 

Also Featured:

Students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai visit Hanapepe Nights,
a popular art, music and food festival in Kauai’s biggest little town. Students
from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell the story of a husband and wife who left
their careers as mechanical engineers to farm the very colorful, exotic dragon
fruit on Maui. Students from McKinley High School on Oahu profile their
school’s cross-country team captain, Hidemasa Vincent Mitsui, who was deemed
ineligible to compete during his senior year because he had to repeat the 9th
grade when he moved from Japan to Hawaii (OIA rules state that a 5th year
student is ineligible to participate in high school sports). Even though he was
not able to compete, Vincent inspired his teammates to do their very best and
was eventually reinstated when his coach and athletic director appealed to the OIA.

 

Students at Iolani School on Oahu take us behind the scenes with the Iolani
Hackers, a group of students and faculty members who create elaborate visual
pranks meant to surprise and delight people on campus. Students at Saint Francis
School on Oahu introduce us to Isabel Villanueva, the state air riflery champion
who excels at the sport despite the fact that she lives with a rare medical
condition – linear scleroderma – which causes her physical pain while participating
in the sport. Students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu show us how to stay safe on
the internet by using proper social media etiquette and guidelines.

 

This program encores Saturday, May 2 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,
www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Should Astronomy-related Development on Mauna Kea Continue?

Thurs., April 30, 8:00 pm

New

Construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has been brought to a
temporary halt as protests over building the 18-story high telescope stretch
across the globe. Plans to build the $1.4 billion telescope have been seven
years in the making, but opposition only gained momentum recently amid growing
concern over further astronomy-related development on land Native Hawaiians
consider sacred. Malia Mattoch moderates the discussion.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on
PBSHawaii.org. Your
questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You
may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org.

 

WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL

Fri., May 1, 7:30 pm

New

 

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., May 1, 8:00 pm

New

 

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.,
May 1, 8:30 pm

New

 

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

 

Science and Nature

 

NATURE

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

Wed., April 29, 8:00 pm

New

 

This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the
highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are
hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like,
they can seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by
a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families.
The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships
of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation
and interdependence of them all.

 

NOVA

Manhunt: Boston Bombers

Wed., April 29, 9:00 pm

Encore

 

At 2:50 p.m. on April 15, 2013 two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish
line from a scene of triumph to tragedy, leaving three dead, hundreds injured
and a city gripped by heartbreak and terror. Less than five days later, the key
suspects were identified and apprehended, with one dead, the other in custody.
How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail
of clues, pointing to the accused killers? NOVA follows the manhunt
step-by-step, examining the role modern technology, combined with old-fashioned
detective work, played in cracking the case. Given hundreds of hours of
surveillance and bystander videos, how did agents spot the bad guys in a sea of
spectators? Why couldn’t facial recognition software be used to identify the
criminals? How much could bomb chemistry analysis, cell phone GPS, infrared
imagery and crowd sourcing reveal about the secrets behind this horrific crime?
With the help of top criminal investigators and anti-terrorism experts, NOVA
explores which technological innovations worked – and which didn’t – in the
most notorious case of today, and how the world of crime fighting could be
transformed tomorrow.

 

Super Skyscrapers

One World Trade Center

Wed., April 29, 10:00 pm

Encore

 

As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before, creating a
new generation of skyscrapers. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of
engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and
more luxurious than their predecessors. This four-part series follows the creation
of four extraordinary buildings, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way
we live, work and protect ourselves from potential threats.

 

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous
modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever
built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction,
culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet.
For head of construction Steve Plate, as well as scientists, engineers,
ironworkers and curtain wall installers, this is a construction job suffused
with the history of the site and a sense of duty to rebuild from the ashes of
Ground Zero.

 

HISTORY

 

The Draft

Mon., April 27, 9:00 pm

Fri., May 1, 11:00 pm

New

 

The draft in the 1960s and 1970s was a lightning rod that lit up schisms of race,
class and culture in American society. But ending the draft has produced
unintended consequences, creating a citizenry disconnected from that of the soldiers
who experience the burden of war. The question of who serves in America’s
military has shaped battle strategy and foreign policy and stranded Americans
in uniform for years on distant battlefields. From the Civil War to the
conflicts of the Vietnam era, forced military service has torn the nation apart
– and sometimes, as in WWII, united Americans in a common purpose. Featuring
interviews with the people who fought the draft, supported it and lived its
realities, this program tells the story of how a single, controversial issue
continues to define a nation.

 

Dick Cavett’s Vietnam

Mon., April 27, 10:00 pm

Sat., May 2, 8:00 pm

New

 

On the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War, this program
examines the war and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted
by the iconic host of The Dick Cavett Show, which featured conversation
and debate from all sides of the political spectrum. The program combines
interviews from Cavett’s shows with archival footage, network news broadcasts
and audio/visual material from the National Archives to provide insight and
perspective on this controversial chapter of American history.

 

Vietnam War Stories

Mon., April 27, 11:00 pm

Encore

 

Veterans from all branches of military service recount their experiences of the
Vietnam War, sharing stories of triumph and loss on the field of duty, of sacrificing
nearly everything on the battlefield and of the strong bonds of brotherhood and
companionship in the ranks. Along with the veterans’ stories, archival video,
historical photography and maps evoke stark imagery of the conflict.

 

The Day the ‘60s Died

Tues., April 28, 8:00 pm

New

 

The aftermath of the shooting deaths of four college students at Kent State on May
4, 1970 has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the
Civil War. This compelling documentary returns to that turbulent spring 45
years ago to take a new perspective on the incident and what followed by
exploring how three very different worlds – U.S. college campuses, the jungles
of Cambodia and the Nixon White House – collided during that month in 1970.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Last Days in Vietnam

Tues., April 28, 9:00 pm

Sat., May 2, 9:00 pm

New

 

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army
closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States
had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country.
With a communist victory inevitable and the U.S. readying to withdraw, many Americans
on the ground worried their South Vietnamese allies and friends faced
imprisonment or death at the hands of the approaching North Vietnamese. With
the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took
matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift
operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.
A film by Rory Kennedy.

 

DIY

 

ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC

China Cabinet

Sat., May 2, 2:00 pm

New

 

In the 5th season of the series, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his
friends Al, Eli and Steve share bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy
travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for
inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and
office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and
outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale pieces
– including beds, tables and wardrobes – blend new-school methods with
old-school techniques.

 

China Cabinet

Tommy works with friend Al D’Attanasio to build a china cabinet perfect for any home.
Then together they install the massive piece into Tommy’s house.

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Sat., May 2, 2:30 pm

New

 

Electrician Scott Caron heads to Cleveland to install some landscape lighting.
Then Richard replaces a water main shutoff.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

Lexington Project 2015: Finishing Details

Sat., May 2, 3:00 pm

New

 

Roger and landscape designer Tim Lee place the first new plants in the landscaping
plan. Richard is using two kinds of radiators to bring heat to the garage and
the upstairs sitting room. Tom shows Kevin the progress on the upstairs laundry
room, outfitted with simple cabinets and a small countertop. Installer Bob
Young shows Norm the new insulated steel garage doors that should help keep the
heat inside the garage. In the great room, master electrician Allen Gallant is
installing a massive wrought-iron chandelier with 52 bulbs.

 

MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL

The Grind

Sat., May 2, 4:00 pm

Encore

 

In this episode, Martha Stewart uses ground meat to make her mother’s sweet and
tangy glazed meatloaf. Then butcher Pat LaFrieda joins her to demonstrate the
technique for grinding meat at home to make sweet and hot Italian–style pork
sausage. Then, learn how to make burgers using a custom blend of meats, and
giant meatballs with ricotta.

 

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED

Pizza and Cookies Go Gluten-Free

Sat., May 2, 4:30 pm

New

 

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the best gluten-free pizza.
Then, test cook Dan Souza explains the science of gluten. Next, tasting expert
Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of gluten-free
spaghetti. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make
gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

 

SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS

Just 5 Ingredients

Sat., May 2, 5:00 pm

New

 

Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS, featuring
simple but delicious recipes for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals
on the table with minimal fuss. In addition, guest chefs from around the globe
prepare their favorite dishes in Sara’s home kitchen before taking her on a
culinary expedition to their favorite local farms, ethnic enclaves and other
secret food sources.

 

Just 5 Ingredients

Less is more when you use just 5 ingredients: less time, less money, and with Sara’s
easy recipes, more flavor. Jean Anderson’s oven fried chicken will knock you
out, and our salmon with wasabi crust is just spicy enough. Finally, Sara shows
you an elegant but easy duck confit with braised leeks and sauerkraut.

 

LIDIA’S KITCHEN

Rice is Twice as Nice

Sat., May 2, 5:30 pm

New

 

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.

 

Rice is Twice as Nice

Lidia teaches viewers to make creamy clam and scallion risotto with tomatoes.

 

 

PROGRAM LISTINGS
April 19 – April 25, 2015

 

Arts, Drama, Culture

CALL THE MIDWIFE
Season 4, Part 4 of 8
Sun., April 19, 7:00 pm
New

 

Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from London’s Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4, the community prepares to enter a new decade – the 1960s.

 

Part 4 of 8
Sister Winifred’s eyes are opened to Poplar’s seedy underworld when she cares for an expectant prostitute. Meanwhile, Barbara struggles to understand why an expectant father would put undue pressure on his wife to bear a son, and Sister Monica Joan feels redundant as the busy midwives go about their work. The bishop’s meeting with Tom leads to an argument between Trixie and Tom.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 4 of 8
Sun., April 19, 8:00 pm
New

 

The third season of the popular series, starring Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill.

 

Part 4 of 8
When Locksley makes a surprise move, Harry ups the stakes. Princess Marie makes her own move. Victor and Violette are caught off guard.

 

WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 6
Sun., April 19, 9:00 pm
Thurs., April 23, 11:00 pm
New

 

Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.

 

Part 3 of 6
With the cardinal dead, it falls to Cromwell to orchestrate a marriage between the king and Anne Boleyn. The king rewards Cromwell for his loyalty, but he is being closely watched by his enemies.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The Homestretch
Sun., April 19, 10:00 pm
Encore

 

This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious youths – Roque, Kasey, and Anthony – will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

 

NA MELE
Richard Ho’opi’i and George Kahumoku Jr.
Mon., April 20, 7:30 pm
New

 

Richard Ho’opi’i and George Kahumoku Jr. walked into the PBS Hawaii studio, sat down with their instruments, and began to play. George, with his mellow slack key guitar and soothing voice, performing alongside Richard, with his never-ending smile and his beautiful falsetto, offered song after song, with talk story in-between. This impromptu concert can only be described as pure joy.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Santa Clara, CA, Part 1 of 3
Mon., April 20, 8:00 pm
New

 

The Roadshow is in Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher travel to the Japanese American Museum of San Jose to learn about arts and crafts made by Japanese and Japanese Americans interned in camps during World War II. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an Italian hotel proprietor’s autograph book that includes signatures from John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain; a Margaret Keane “big eyes” painting; and a collection of 1936-1939 Edward Weston photographs, previously owned by Academy Award-winning special effects artist Warren Newcombe, and now valued at $180,000 to $260,000.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Biloxi, MS, Part 2 of 3
Mon., April 20, 9:00 pm
Encore

 

With NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center near Biloxi, Mississippi, as a backdrop, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett to explore the world of vintage space toys. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a 1943 National League signed baseball; a circa 1770 sword used in the Revolutionary War; and a beautifully preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery, made in Philadelphia and taken from an English print, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The Great Invisible
Mon., April 20, 10:00 pm
New

 

On April 20, 2010, a disastrous explosion took place on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil-drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem, and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

 

Eyewitnesses provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions. The film brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

 

The “great invisible” that gives the film its title is still out there – the unseen crude that sunk to the ocean floor, the unanswered questions about the consequences of oil consumption on a massive scale, and the forgotten people whose lives were forever changed by the disaster.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Henry Akina
Tues., April 21, 7:30 pm
Encore

 

With only a piano, a conductor and some lights, Henry Akina founded an opera company in Berlin in 1981. Under Akina’s direction, the fledgling Berlin Chamber Opera grew into a successful venture. Now, as Artistic Director of Hawaii Opera Theatre, Henry Akina has presented Hawaii with The Mikado, Madame Butterfly and other visually stunning productions. Whether it’s with a small company in Berlin, or on a grand stage in Hawaii, Akina’s respect for the art of opera remains the same.

 

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., April 22 at 11:00 pm and Sun., April 26 at 4:00 pm.

 

The National Mall: America’s Front Yard
Tues., April 21, 8:00 pm
Fri., April 24, 11:00 pm
New

 

The National Mall, placed in the very center of our nation’s capital, is a landscape unlike any other. Lined by some of the world’s finest museums and dotted with monuments to the country’s most revered figures, the National Mall draws millions of visitors each year. Most of them have only a vague sense of the struggles involved in creating this unique space. This program presents the surprising story of the Mall’s birth and evolution, which includes the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
My Lai
Tues., April 21, 9:00 pm
Encore

 

What drove a company of American soldiers – ordinary young men deployed to liberate a small nation from an oppressive neighbor – to murder more than 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians? Were they “just following orders,” as some later declared? Or, as others argued, did they break under the pressure of a misguided military strategy that measured victory by body count? Filmmaker Barak Goodman focuses his lens on the 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities. Eyewitness accounts of Vietnamese survivors and men of the Charlie Company 11th Infantry Brigade and audio recordings from the Peers Inquiry recount one of the darkest chapters of the Vietnam War.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Smoke
Wed., April 22, 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
Encore

 

Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant group. Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.

 

Smoke
David Chang profiles regional BBQ in North Carolina, Texas, and Kansas City – plus the smoky bacon from Allen Benton in Tennessee.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Aloha Buddha
Thurs., April 23, 9:00 pm
Encore

 

Through first person accounts, this film chronicles the changes and adjustments that Japanese Buddhism adopted when it came to Hawaii, eventually becoming one of the most unique forms of Buddhism in the world. Elderly temple members and Buddhist priests, along with recently discovered vintage color footage, unfurl the history and provide a rare glimpse into the birth of American Buddhism.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Trains: Vietnam
Thurs., April 23, 10:00 pm
New

 

Host Zay Harding discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.

 

AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE
Part 1 of 3
Fri., April 24, 9:00 pm
New

 

This three-part series, hosted by former U.S dance champions Mary Murphy and Tony Meredith, features all four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing: American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin. In addition to 25 world-class couples competing to be named “America’s Best,” the series includes backstage footage of the couples preparing for competition; exhibitions featuring other top couples in each style of dance, from children to Pro-Am champions; and behind-the-scenes looks at different aspects of the world of ballroom dancing, from music to hairstyles.

 

Part 1 of 3
In the first hour, the six finalists in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions compete as a group, performing the standard dances in their respective categories, with judges scoring their performances. Then each couple performs a “Showdance” solo.

 

VOCES ON PBS
Now en Español
Fri., April 24, 10:00 pm
New

 

A fascinating look at a rarely seen side of Hollywood, this program follows the trials and travails of five hard-working Latina actresses who dub Desperate Housewives for Spanish language audiences in the U.S. With real lives that are often as dramatic and desperate as those of their onscreen counterparts, these dynamic women struggle to pursue their Hollywood dreams while balancing the responsibilities of paying rent and raising children. The film chronicles their lives as they audition for parts and work in the dubbing studio while striving for a career that offers more prominent – and on-screen – roles.

 

VICTORY GARDEN’S edibleFEAST
New York City
Sat., April 25, 7:00 pm
New

 

VICTORY GARDEN’s edibleFEAST takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods and the people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV personality Amy Devers, each episode features the work of 2013 James Beard Award-winning filmmaker and Chef Daniel Klein, who introduces viewers to gardeners, farmers and food producers around the country.

 

New York City
See how innovative gardeners and farmers make it work in New York City. First, visit a former chef who uses ocean water from Long Island to make her own salt on Manhattan rooftops. Then, venture into the parks of the city to see the wild bounty available for urban foraging and then ascend to the rooftops of two Brooklyn farms to learn about their gardening techniques. Finally, Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta restaurant prepares two simple and elegant eggplant dishes.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
The Best of Israel
Sat., April 25, 7:30 pm
Encore

 

America’s leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countrysides. Each episode contains Rick’s valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.

 

The Best of Israel
We start in Jerusalem, alive with religious tradition and passion – Christian, Muslim, and Jewish. We then visit cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, the fortress of Masada and the Sea of Galilee. We’ll also pay our respects at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and drop into an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to savor the local cuisine.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS
Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler
Sat., April 25, 8:00 pm
New

 

Discover the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso. Through vintage performances, master classes and Heifetz’ previously unseen home movies, this documentary portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do New interviews include other great violinists influenced by Heifetz, including Itzhak Perlman, Ivry Gitlis and Ida Haendel, former students Ayke Agus and Sherry Kloss, and biographers John Anthony Maltese and Arthur Vered. They reveal how Heifetz was a mysterious, idiosyncratic, solitary figure who embodied the paradox of artistic genius: a dedication to his craft at all costs.

 

A Celebration of Peace Through Music
Sat., April 25, 9:00 pm
New

 

Concert conductor Sir Gilbert Levine leads world-class orchestral and vocal ensembles in a moving musical tribute to the 2014 canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII by Pope Francis. Selections include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” Verdi’s Messa Da Requiem and others. Special field pieces follow Levine as he travels to Buenos Aires, Kraków, Venice, Vienna, Rome and Washington, D.C. to show how music and spirit can unite our world.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
The Shins/Dr. Dog
Sat., April 25, 11:00 pm
Encore

 

ACL presents alternative rock with the Shins and Dr. Dog. The Shins play songs from their latest record Port of Morrow, while Dr. Dog highlights its album Be the Void.

 

Public Affairs

 

FRONTLINE
American Terrorist
Tues., April 21, 10:00 pm
New

FRONTLINE investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. In collaboration with ProPublica, the film reveals how secret electronic surveillance missed catching the Mumbai plotters, and how Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper.

 

HIKI NŌ
Thurs., April 23, 7:30 pm
New

 

This look back at some of the outstanding HIKI NŌ stories from the winter quarter of the 2014/2015 school year is hosted by two former HIKI NŌ interns, Akane Kashiwazaki and Terrence Nahina, now students at the University of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media.

 

Featured in this compilation show are:
A story from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui about McKayla Wandell, who grew up with a meth-addicted father and now uses what she has learned from that experience to help other teens cope with similar hardships through her talks at Maui TEDx conferences; a story from Wheeler Middle School on Oahu about eighth-grader Macy Walters’ quest to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, despite (and because of) the fact that she suffers from a rare autoimmune disease; a report from Moanalua High School on Oahu about why Hawaii’s high school students consume so much caffeine; a personal profile from King Intermediate School on Oahu about Aisha Yamamoto, a King Intermediate seventh-grader who loves using her skills as a DJ to get kids moving on the dance floor; a point-of-view report from Hoku Subiono of Kua o ka La PCS Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy on Hawaii Island in which turns the lens on the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea and his own struggles to reconcile his love of science with his Hawaiian heritage; a profile from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu about Shardenei Luning, a young woman who finds similarities between her lives as a beauty pageant contestant and Pop Warner football player; and from Campbell High School on Oahu, the story of dancer Christian Jacob Nguyen, who uses his art-form to cope with the trauma of his parents’ divorce.

 

This program encores Saturday, April 25 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
How Should Hawaii House Its Prisoners?
Thurs., April 23, 8:00 pm
New

 

Hawaii reportedly placed 41% of its inmates in Arizona prisons last year. Now the State says it’s getting ready to send away 250 more prisoners while it replaces push-button technology in its electronic locking system at the Halawa Correctional Facility. With this development and with the prison system considering relocating and re-envisioning the Oahu Community Correctional Center, INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII asks, How Should Hawaii House Its Prisoners? Daryl Huff hosts this discussion.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.

 

WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., April 24, 7:30 pm
New

 

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., April 24, 8:00 pm
New

 

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., April 24, 8:30 pm
New

 

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

 

Science and Nature

 

NATURE
Animal Homes: Animal Cities
Wed., April 22, 8:00 pm
New

 

For some animals, living in the midst of huge colonies of their own kind is the most secure and rewarding housing arrangement. Icelandic puffins form nesting colonies of more than a million, providing shared information about food sources and reducing the odds of attacks on individual birds. But colonies are useful for predators, too. Social spiders in Ecuador work together to capture prey 20 times the size an individual might subdue on its own. For others, communal living provides multi-generational care-giving options or the opportunity to build enormous cities like the acre-wide multi-million-citizen colonies built by leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica, or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, built entirely by tiny corals.

 

NOVA
Invisible Universe Revealed
Wed., April 22, 9:00 pm
New

 

Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. In honor of Hubble’s landmark anniversary, NOVA tells the remarkable story of the telescope that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it. From its inception through its early days, when a one-millimeter engineering blunder turned the telescope into an object of ridicule, to the five heroic astronaut missions that returned Hubble to the cutting edge of science, NOVA hears from the scientists and engineers on the front line who tell the amazing Hubble story as never before. This single telescope has helped astronomers pinpoint the age of the universe, revealed the birthplace of stars and planets, advanced our understanding of dark energy and cosmic expansion and uncovered black holes lurking at the hearts of galaxies. For more than a generation, Hubble’s stunning images have brought the beauty of the heavens to millions, revealing a cosmos richer and more wondrous than we ever imagined. Join NOVA for the story of this magnificent machine and its astonishing discoveries.

 

HISTORY

 

NAZI MEGA WEAPONS
The Siegfried Line
Wed., April 22, 10:00 pm
New

 

Five times the length of Hadrian’s Wall, Hitler’s Siegfried Line was one of the greatest fortifications in the history of warfare. The campaign to breach it took six months and cost the American forces close to 140,000 casualties. This is the story of the men who built it and those who gave their lives fighting to defend – and destroy – it.

 

DIY

 

ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC
Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants
Sat., April 25, 2:00 pm
New

 

In the 5th season of the series, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his friends Al, Eli and Steve share bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale pieces – including beds, tables and wardrobes – blend new-school methods with old-school techniques.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants
A woodworker can’t help but be influenced by the great Frank Lloyd Wright. In this episode, Tommy embarks on his second Frank Lloyd Wright style project: the Light Pendant. It’s a light fixture that brings together wood and mechanics and is a statement piece that shows off the style of the famous architect.

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., April 25, 2:30 pm
New

 

Kevin and Roger meet with meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss Jim’s biggest weather fear: lightning. Roger heads to Orlando to see a lightning protection system installed. Richard helps a homeowner install a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: Mudroom, Ventilation, Kids’ Rooms
Sat., April 25, 3:00 pm
New

 

Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin the new LED ribbon strip lights he’s using under the cabinets in the kitchen and butler’s pantry. Norm and Tom build the new mudroom storage system. Richard and Tom review the critical need for ventilation in the modern, super insulated building. Wallpaper hanger Mark Pehrson shows Kevin his technique for applying wallpaper to a ceiling in one girl’s room. In another daughter’s bedroom, painting contractor Mauro Henrique is setting up to paint decorative stripes on an accent wall.

 

MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
French Bistro Classics
Sat., April 25, 4:00 pm
Encore

 

Take a tour of French cuisine as Martha Stewart prepares four bistro favorites. First, there’s a robust stew with seasonal vegetables called lamb navarin. Go to the Riviera as she artfully arranges a show-stopping Niçoise salad. She makes a melted ham-and-cheese croque monsieur topped with a béchamel sauce, and demonstrates how the French transform an odd-looking root vegetable into an exceptional celery-root remoulade.

 

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
Spa Cuisine Gets a Makeover
Sat., April 25, 4:30 pm
New

 

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect poached chicken breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mandolines, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews kid-friendly knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to fresh carrot-ginger soup.

 

SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Vegan with Adam Sobel
Sat., April 25, 5:00 pm
New

 

Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS, featuring simple but delicious recipes for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals on the table with minimal fuss. In addition, guest chefs from around the globe prepare their favorite dishes in Sara’s home kitchen before taking her on a culinary expedition to their favorite local farms, ethnic enclaves and other secret food sources.

 

Vegan with Adam Sobel
Both Huffington Post and Buzzfeed named Chef Adam Sobel’s Cinnamon Snail in New York City one of the Top 5 Food Trucks in America. Adam reveals his secrets to Sara when he cooks Korean barbecue tofu tacos as well as ancho chili black bean potato skins.

 

LIDIA’S KITCHEN 
Get to Know Your Grains
Sat., April 25, 5:30 pm
New

 

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.

 

Get to Know Your Grains
Whole grains are the backbone of a balanced meal as well as this episode. Lidia explains some common whole grains viewers can easily find at their local grocer. She then makes a fresh salad of cucumbers with whole wheat couscous, a comforting toasted grain soup, and a healthy meal of baked whole wheat penne pasta with chickpeas.

 

 

PROGRAM LISTINGS:
April 12 – April 11, 2015

Arts, Drama, Culture

CALL THE MIDWIFE
Season 4, Part 3 of 8
Sun., April 12, 7:00 pm
New

 

Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from London’s Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4, the community prepares to enter a new decade – the 1960s.

 

Part 3 of 8
A mother’s life is turned upside down when her husband is arrested for gross indecency with a man. After Nurse Crane meets a clearly malnourished pregnant woman, a home visit reveals that she has given a false address and seems to have disappeared. Trixie is delighted when Tom asks her to oversee an official church duty. At Nonnatus House, Sister Monica Joan deliberately undermines Fred’s attempts to bring a rat infestation under control.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Mr. Selfridge, Season 3, Part 3 of 8
Sun., April 12, 8:00 pm
New<

 

The third season of the popular series, starring Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill.

 

Part 3 of 8
Surprising accomplices turn up in the search for Kitty’s assailants. Agnes and Henri call it quits, and Harry and Nancy reach an understanding.

 

WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 6
Sun., April 12, 9:00 pm
Thurs., April 16, 11:00 pm
New

 

Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.

 

Part 2 of 6
Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell remains in London, seeking to return the cardinal to the king’s favor. As Cromwell’s relationship with Henry deepens, there is unexpected news from the north.

 

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
A Division of the Spoils
Sun., April 12, 10:00 pm
Encore

 

Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.

 

A Division of the Spoils
Guy discovers the horrific details of Merrick’s death. He travels to Ranpur for the independence celebrations, but the train is besieged and Ahmed Kasim and other Muslims are killed.

 

NA MELE
Ho‘okena
Mon., April 13, 7:30 pm
Encore

 

An encore presentation of a vintage performance in the PBS Hawaii studio by Ho’okena: Manu Boyd, Ama Aarona, Glen H.K. Smith and Horace K. Dudoit III. Nani Dudoit provides hula.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Birmingham, AL, Part 3 of 3
Mon., April 13, 8:00 pm
New

 

The Roadshow rolls into Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the Birmingham Museum of Art to look at a rare African wood carving from the late 19th century. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an autographed first edition copy of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; a Titanic photograph and book tracing back to the owner’s survivor relatives; and a Rolex military watch with ties to The Great Escape book and film that is appraised for $40,000 to $50,000.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Biloxi, MS, Part 1 of 3
Mon., April 13, 9:00 pm
Encore

 

In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago for a look at the eccentric pottery of George Ohr, overlooked in his lifetime during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, but now the celebrated centerpiece of Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a circa 1950 Walter Anderson linocut; an 1899 “Buffalo Bill” poster; and a 1928 Art Deco, bronze sculpture of dancers from the Russian Ballet, created by Romanian artist Demeter Chiparus and valued at $100,000 to $150,000.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The Homestretch
Mon., April 13, 10:00 pm
New

 

This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious youths – Roque, Kasey, and Anthony – will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

 

With unprecedented access into Chicago public schools, The Night Ministry “Crib” emergency youth shelter, and Teen Living Programs’ Belfort House, the documentary follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of the homelessness crisis. It examines the struggles these youth face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth often struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. The film is a powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young and homeless in America today, while building a future.

 

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Daniel Case
Tues., April 14, 7:30 pm
New

 

From a childhood spent on a Kauai plantation, Daniel Case grew up to become one of Hawaii’s longest-serving attorneys. Case shares how he stood guard at Punahou School on the night of December 7, 1941; represented aviator Charles Lindbergh; and with his wife, Carol, raised four children, one of whom became a billionaire.

 

This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., April 15 at 11:00 pm and Sun., April 19 at 4:00 pm.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Gluttony
Wed., April 15, 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
Encore

 

Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant group. Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.

 

Gluttony

It’s gluttonous goodness in this episode: over the top indulgence with Chefs Federic Morin and David McMillian’s fois grassandwich; a whiskey tasting with Chef Sean Brock at Buffalo Trace in Kentucky; and the classic dish Hot Brown served up three ways.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Kid Kine Kurses
Thurs., April 16, 9:00 pm
Encore

 

Kid Kine Kurses harkens back to the days when local people didn’tlock their doors, kids played outside until the sun went down and friends and family got together to talk story.

 

In Lemon Tree Billiard House (1996), written by Cedric Yamanaka, Dean Kaneshiro plays a young pool hustler who believes that he was cursed as a young child. He plays the match of his life against an older version of himself…cocky, talented and also cursed. Together they face their demons over the pool table. The older pool hustler is played tongue-in-cheek by the late Ray Bumatai. The late James Grant Benton plays an exorcist, and familiar face Dan Seki plays the owner of the Lemon Tree Billiard House. Directed by Tim Savage.

 

Dancing With The Long Bone (1996) tells the story of a young girl who finds a bone buried in the forest. Innocently, she brings the bone home and a series of suspicious events unfold around her and her loved ones. The spirit of a pig hunter haunts her dreams and eventually she realizes the steps she needs to take to restore peace in her life and her household. Natalie Young stars as Mina, the young girl who learns the lesson of respect for those who have passed; Karen Keawehawaii brings her exceptional talents to the role of Minaʻs aunty; and Henry Kapono makes a cameo appearance as the pig hunter. From a story by Nora Cobb-Keller.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Poland
Thurs., April 16, 10:00 pm
New

 

Host Megan McCormick discovers the rich folklore and history of Poland. She visits the humble church where Pope John Paul II served as a young priest, discovers anti-Communist sculptures in Wroclaw, and hunts for amber on the Pomeranian coast. She explores the baroque streets of Gdansk, boards a galleon along the River Motlawa and re-enacts the ancient battles in Gniew. She also explores Hitler’s command post in Ketzryn and kayaks through the Augustow canal to the Belarussian border.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still
Fri., April 17, 9:00 pm
Encore

 

Enter a world of non-stop dance, the daring artists who dedicate their lives to it and an extraordinary place where it flourishes. Filmed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, this program features thrilling performances and revelatory conversations with renowned choreographers and dancers, including Judith Jamison, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Suzanne Farrell and Frederic Franklin, and one of the last interviews with the iconic Merce Cunningham. Narrated by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones, the film interweaves the story of Jacob’s Pillow as a generator for creativity with the history of dance in America. The program features never-before-seen footage and images from the Pillow’s rare and extensive archives, including the pioneering Ted Shawn, who purchased Jacob’s Pillow in 1931.

 

VOCES ON PBS
Children of Giant
Fri., April 17, 10:00 pm
New

 

This documentary explores how the making of a classic Hollywood movie transformed the lives of the residents of the small Texas town of Marfa. Giant (1955) starred a legendary trio – Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean – along with the young actor Earl Holliman and 16-year-old Elsa Cardenas, who portrayed Juana, the Mexican American girl who marries into the powerful Benedict ranching dynasty. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, Giant was a different kind of western, one that took an unflinching look at feminism and class divisions and one of the first films to explore the racial divide in the Southwest. Giant earned 10 Academy Award nominations, with a win for George Stevens as Best Director.

 

Now, 60 years later, return to Marfa and explore the dramatic story behind the making of the film and its enduring legacy. The program combines interviews with the surviving cast and crew of Giant –including George Stevens Jr., Earl Holliman and Elsa Cardenas – with the recollections of residents who participated in the production, many of whose lives mirrored the controversial themes of racism and segregation explored in the film.

 

The Labyrinth
Fri., April 17, 11:30 pm
Encore

 

An artist and Auschwitz survivor confronts the horrors of his past after 50 years of silence.

 

VICTORY GARDEN’S edibleFEAST
Ohio
Sat., April 18, 7:00 pm
New

 

VICTORY GARDEN’s edibleFEAST takes viewers on a journey across America, traveling from garden to sea, mountains to fields, to learn about fresh local foods and the people who grow and produce them. Hosted by passionate foodie and TV personality Amy Devers, each episode features the work of 2013 James Beard Award-winning filmmaker and Chef Daniel Klein, who introduces viewers to gardeners, farmers and food producers around the country.

 

Ohio
In Ohio, visit a man who wasn’t happy with what he saw working as a dairy farmer, so he started his own grass-fed dairy. Then, meet a couple who run their own fermenting business using the produce from their farm. Learn a few easy techniques for planting collard greens and preparing for the fall from Volunteers for Veggies, an urban gardening program that donates food to the needy. Restaurant owner Jose Salazar also demonstrates how to make tandoori chicken wings.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Paris Side-Trips
Sat., April 18, 7:30 pm
Encore

 

America’s leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countrysides. Each episode contains Rick’s valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.

 

Paris Side-Trips
Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile-de-France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France’s elite. We explore Versailles, Europe’s palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux le Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers. We’ll also marvel at the glass and statuary of Chartres cathedral.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Carmen
Sat., April 18, 8:00 pm
New

 

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Juanes/Jesse & Joy
Sat., April 18, 11:00 pm
Encore

 

ACL presents the best in Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.

 

Public Affairs

HIKI NŌ
Thurs., April 16, 7:30 pm
Encore

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is the program’s first-ever all-Oahu show.

Top Story:
Students from Campbell High School profile Christian Jacob Nguyen, a Campbell High junior whose love of dance carried him through difficult times that included the divorce of his parents. As a member of the 96706 Dance Squad, Christian has found his passion and forged a second family.

 

Also Featured:
Students from Ewa Makai Middle School highlight how their Physical Education program is using computer technology to help students get fit both physically and digitally; students from Kapolei High School feature members from their school and from Waipahu High School partnering on a program that teaches special education students a valuable vocational skill; students from Hawaii Mission Academy cover the creation of a mural at Kahuku High School that illustrates the dangers of methamphetamine use; students from Waialua Intermediate & High School spotlight the Mauli Ola Foundation, which gives children with cystic fibrosis a fun-filled and therapeutic ocean experience; students at Waipahu Intermediate School profile Bryson Manuel, a Waipahu eighth-grader with a passion for drawing; and students at Kalani High School tell the story of Riley Kishiba, an athlete-turned-robotics whiz who competed at the Japan Super Science Fair.

 

This program encores Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Are We Doing Right by Hawaii’s Veterans?
Thurs., April 16, 8:00 pm
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Hawaii’s roughly 117,000 veterans are entitled to an array of benefits, including heath care, social services and educational assistance. In 2014, an audit of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pointed to delays in claims processing nationwide, but the Veterans Affairs office in Honolulu has already started taking steps to remedy the situation. Are our veterans getting timely access to the benefits they’ve been promised? Malia Mattoch hosts the discussion.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.

 

WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., April 17, 7:30 pm
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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., April 17, 8:00 pm
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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., April 17, 8:30 pm
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THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Science and Nature

TWICE BORN – STORIES FROM THE SPECIAL DELIVERY UNIT
Part 3 of 3
Tues., April 14, 8:00 pm
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Witness groundbreaking fetal surgery in this miniseries that takes an intimate, inside look at the Special Delivery Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where rare surgeries are performed on babies inside the womb. With exclusive access to the elite unit, experience rarely seen, real-time footage of operations on fetuses. Join expectant parents who face a gut-wrenching decision: Should they take a leap of faith to repair birth defects with pre-natal surgery, even if it means they could lose their child? Gain insight into the lives of an unusual team of doctors who have defied skeptics and chosen to pursue this high-risk, high-reward career path.

 

Part 3 of 3
See Lilly’s plastic surgery procedure and Bobby and Shelly’s delivery of their baby girl, Luelle. Geneva and Reggie visit CHOP to seek help for their unborn child, who has developed a lower urinary tract obstruction.

 

NATURE
Animal Homes: Location, Location, Location
Wed., April 15, 8:00 pm
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Finding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family. One must find the right stream or tree, the right building materials, neighbors and sometimes tenants. In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project, every head of household a designer and engineer. Cameras chart the building plans and progress of beavers, tortoises, hummingbirds and woodrats, examining layouts and cross sections, evaluating the technical specs of their structures, documenting their problem-solving skills. Animal architecture provides insights into animal consciousness, creativity and innovation.

 

NOVA
The Great Math Mystery
Wed., April 15, 9:00 pm
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NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour – a provocative exploration of math’s astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math’s signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power? Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists and engineers, follows math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery?

 

HISTORY

Escape from a Nazi Death Camp
Tues., April 14, 9:00 pm
Encore

 

October 14, 2013, was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at Sobibor, the remote Nazi death camp, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. This film travels back to Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first-hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. The multi-layered plot unfolds like a drama – from the last-minute change to the escape plan forced by an unexpected arrival of a train load of SS soldiers, to the systematic luring of individual camp guards to separate locations and different deaths – yet every terrible and inspiring moment of this story is true.

 

FRONTLINE
Memory of the Camps
Tues., April 14, 10:00 pm
Encore

 

A landmark historical film discovered by FRONTLINE in a museum vault decades ago has been called “Hitchcock’s lost Holocaust film.” First broadcast by FRONTLINE in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, FRONTLINE reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.

 

Kamikaze
Wed., April 15, 10:00 pm
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As America threatened to invade Japan in 1944, the Japanese turned to desperate tactics – kamikaze suicide bombers. Now, experts are uncovering the clues to the terrifying weapons Japan sent into war: killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes, all guided by human pilots. Exploring Japan’s coast, the experts uncover caves, overgrown bunkers and top-secret bases that hide the secrets to how kamikaze weapons were built and launched.

 

DIY

ROUGH CUT: WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC
Queen Anne Table
Sat., April 18, 2:00 pm
New

 

In the 5th season of the series, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his friends Al, Eli and Steve share bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale pieces – including beds, tables and wardrobes – blend new-school methods with old-school techniques.

 

Queen Anne Table
Tommy explores the beauty in woodworking. First, he visits the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, which is not only a testament to God but also to woodworking. Then back in the shop, he channels that beauty in the construction of a Queen Anne table, a classic with smooth, curved legs.

 

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., April 18, 2:30 pm
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Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner replace an undersized ceiling fan with a more appropriate one. Later, Roger visits a bonsai nursery to learn the art of sculpting trees.

 

THIS OLD HOUSE
Lexington Project 2015: New Walk, Old Stone
Sat., April 18, 3:00 pm
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Roger starts on the new bluestone front walk despite some significant grade challenges. Around back, tile contractor Mark Ferrante is installing porcelain tile made to look like slate in the screen porch. Kevin recaps the vanity project and meets Richard to see the sink and faucet set. In nearby Acton, Roger visits a stone salvage yard to see how Gavin Johnston is selecting and fabricating antique granite for the front walk and custom house marker. At the end of the day, the granite steps are in place and Roger sets the house marker.

 

MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
Turkey
Sat., April 18, 4:00 pm
Encore

 

Many think of turkey as a grand centerpiece at the holiday table, but it’s a versatile meat that can be served year-round. In Turkey 101, Martha Stewart prepares her tried-and-true method for a traditional show-stopping bird, and also a modern technique for roasting turkey in parchment paper. Learn how to braise turkey legs for the dark-meat lovers in your life, and discover a recipe for roasted rolled turkey breast with herbs, sure to become an everyday favorite.

 

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED
The Italian Vegetarian
Sat., April 18, 4:30 pm
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Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making perfect eggplant involtini. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews microwave pasta cookers. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make fusilli with ricotta and spinach.

 

SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
Picnics and Tailgates
Sat., April 18, 5:00 pm
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Chef Sara Moulton returns with a fourth season of SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS, featuring simple but delicious recipes for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals on the table with minimal fuss. In addition, guest chefs from around the globe prepare their favorite dishes in Sara’s home kitchen before taking her on a culinary expedition to their favorite local farms, ethnic enclaves and other secret food sources.

 

Picnics and Tailgates
Food just tastes better outside, especially at sporting events, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Sara’s got some great choices – homemade beer bread with pulled chicken barbecue and refrigerator pickles. Then a cool, sweet and salty two-melon salad with feta and prosciutto, served with cold pea soup with shrimp and carrot garnish. Sara even shows you how to pack it all for an outdoor feast.

 

LIDIA’S KITCHEN
Seafood Surprises
Sat., April 18, 5:30 pm
New

 

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.

 

Seafood Surprises
Lidia breaks down the artichoke and shows how simple they are to prepare and use. She stuffs them with a delicious light salad of tuna, capers, and hard boiled eggs. She matches grouper with potatoes and peppers to create a lovely balanced dish. Then Grandma arrives in time for dessert: jam-filled mezze lune frite.