PROGRAM LISTINGS September 22 - September 28, 2013
Arts, Drama, Culture
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Part 3 of 6
Sun., Sept. 22, 7:00 pm
Tues., Sept. 24, 11:00 pm
Childhood sweethearts Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited after nearly 60 years. The celebratory tale of the power of love at any age is also a story about family — a family with baggage.
Part 3 of 6
Celia and Alan decide on a civil marriage ceremony to be held at an eerie medieval hall near Halifax. As they visit, a storm is brewing, the lights go out and they're locked in the ancient building. In the midst of a thunderstorm, Gillian's Land Rover inexplicably catches fire.
Foyle's War, Series VII: The Cage
Sun., Sept. 22, 8:00 pm
Foyle (Michael Kitchen) and his loyal friend Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) return in three new episodes of the detective series, set in post-war 1946-47.
A severely injured man drags himself to a hospital, only to die shortly after being found by a nurse and doctor. As Foyle makes inquiries, he is led to discover a mysterious military facility full of secrets that could threaten British Intelligence. Meanwhile, Sam's jumbled efforts to help her husband Adam campaign for Parliament draw surprising results.
THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE
Part 2 of 3
Sun., Sept. 22, 9:30 pm
This mini-series follows four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, re-unites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes.
Part 2 of 3
When Scotland Yard dismisses the women's theories, the women realize it's up to them to stop the killer before he takes his next victim. They identify a suspect and use Lucy to lure him into a trap, but their plan goes badly awry and Lucy is assaulted. Shaken, the women take a different approach, contacting former war department members. Susan plans to meet with a psychiatrist whom she believes has helpful information, completely unaware of the danger that awaits her.
Kawai Cockett and Darlene Ahuna
Mon., Sept. 23, 7:30 pm
NA MELE features the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this performance, Kawai Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahineho'okae. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Kaapana. Ha'aheo Cockett provides hula artistry.
Grand Rapids, MI, Part 3 of 3
Mon., Sept. 23, 9:00 pm
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a rare music cabinet, a painting by French artist Edouard Cortes and a pair of prop spears used in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, estimated to be worth $30,000.
Mon., Sept. 23, 9:00 pm
In a new series from the producers of ANTIQES ROADSHOW, a diverse cast of participants embarks on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual's past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.
At the Belmont Mansion in America's "Music City," GENEALOGY ROADSHOW uncovers fascinating stories and mysteries about Tennessee citizens and their enigmatic relatives. Genealogists investigate cases of two people who claim they're descendants of American folk hero and Tennessee legend Davy Crockett, and another who thinks she may be a member of the famed Hatfield clan. A Nashville resident seeks to untangle her family history, which may include a former president, a famous singer and a notorious criminal.
LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Tues., Sept. 24, 7:30 pm
Long before winning an Olympic bronze medal in wrestling, Clarissa Chun started competing in judo at age 7. By the time she took up wrestling at Roosevelt High School, Clarissa was unfazed about grappling with both boys and girls. Clarissa talks to Leslie Wilcox about her experiences in what she calls a "fun but gruesome" sport — one that until recently faced an uncertain Olympic future.
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Sept. 25 at 11:00 pm and Sun., Sept. 29 at 4:00 pm.
War and Peace/The New Latinos
Tues., Sept. 24, 8:00 pm
Actor Benjamin Bratt narrates this landmark six-hour series, the first major television documentary series to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and who have become the country's largest minority group.
War and Peace
Trace the World War II years, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands yet still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights in the United States.
The New Latinos
Review the decades after World War II through the early 1960s, as growing numbers of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic seek economic opportunities.
LEAHEY & LEAHEY
Wed., Sept. 25, 7:30 pm
Jim and Kanoa Leahey, Hawaii's father and son sports reporting duo, prove that the liveliest discussions happen with family and friends at the kitchen table. Join them as they talk story with special guests about "sports and other living things."
This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., Sept. 25 at 11:30 and Sun., Sept. 29 at 3:30 pm.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Na Mele: Peter Medeiros
Thurs., Sept. 26, 9:00 pm
NA MELE introduces a talent years in the making. Slack key artist Peter Medeiros, accompanied by guitarist Josh Silva and bass player Nate Stillman, presents a fun evening of traditional slack key. Joining the trio is are the dancers of Pua Ali'i 'Ilima, led by Kumu Hula Vicky and Jeff Kānekaiwilani Takamine. Songs performed include "Ulili E," "He'eia," "Ke Ala O Ka Rose" and "Kananaka."
The Cardboard Bernini
Thurs., Sept. 26, 10:00 pm
Examine the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Madrid City Guide
Thurs., Sept. 26, 11:00 pm
Host Adela Ucar Innerarity visits exciting Madrid, taking in the artwork at the Prado, "El Rastro," the city's famous flea market and Spanish Civil War landmarks, and samples the fabulous cuisine. She also takes excursions to nearby El Escorial, the Roman aqueducts of Segovia and the charming hillside town of Toledo.
The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1
Fri., Sept. 27, 9:00 pm
The heir to the throne, Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston), defies his father, King Henry (Jeremy Irons), by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The king is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), Hotspur's father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). In the face of this danger to the state, Prince Hal joins his father to defeat the rebels at the Battle of Shrewsbury and kill Hotspur in hand-to-hand combat. Michelle Dockery plays Hotspur's wife, Kate Percy.
Biscuits and Scones
Sat., Sept. 28, 5:00 pm
Biscuits and scones are the perfect way to start the day; with Martha's recipes and tips, they're easy to make anytime. Learn how to make buttermilk biscuits, angel biscuits and cream scones.
On the Road in the Azores IV
Sat., Sept. 28, 5:30 pm
Seafood and the Azores go hand in hand, and Ming gets right into the thick of things when he travels to the beautiful area of Caldeira do Santo Cristo. Here, with the help of local vintner Fortunad Garcia, Ming creates four unique small dishes using classic Azorean ingredients.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., Sept. 28, 7:00 pm
This series combines travel, cooking, history, science and humor in an unforgettable journey. In the first eight episodes, Chef Sean Brock of Charleston, SC restaurants McCrady's and Husk, spotlights southern cooking with heritage varieties of rice, beans and grains.
This episode focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean. Historian and food writer John T. Edge of the Southern Food Alliance takes Sean to his "favorite place on Earth," Middendorf's Restaurant, where cooks shave thin slices of catfish into the fryer to create a catfish chip. In the kitchen, Sean makes jambalaya and his own version of the catfish chip. Chef Donald Link of Louisiana takes Sean frogging, then cooks up a frog dish.
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30 pm
Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a rare revival of Berlioz' five-act epic, based on Virgil's Aeneid. Bryan Hymel stars as Aeneas, the Trojan hero whose adventures take him from the fall of Troy to the shores of the North African kingdom of Carthage. Deborah Voigt sings Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who tries to warn her countrymen of the dangers about to befall them, and Susan Graham makes her Met role debut as Dido, the Carthaginian queen who gives her heart to Aeneas, with disastrous consequences, in Francesca Zambello's critically acclaimed production. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato hosts.
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
Sun., Sept. 22, 6:30 pm
Sat., Sept. 28, 6:30 pm
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to provide in-depth analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.
MOYERS & COMPANY
Sun., Sept. 22, 5:00 pm
Bill Moyers presents MOYERS & COMPANY, a weekly hour of compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. The series also occasionally includes Moyers' own timely and penetrating essays on society and government.
Best Kept Secret
Mon., Sept. 23, 10:00 pm
John F. Kennedy High School in Newark, NJ provides an exceptional environment for students with special-education needs. Janet Mino, who has taught a class of young men for four years, is on an urgent mission. She races against the clock as graduation approaches for her severely autistic minority students. Once they graduate and leave the security of this nurturing place, their options for living independently will be few. Mino must help them find the means to support themselves before they "age out" of the system.
Life and Death in Assisted Living
Tues., Sept. 24, 10:00 pm
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation's largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
2013 HIKI NŌ Awards: High School Winners
Thurs., Sept. 26, 7:30 pm
On September 10, 2013 the winners of the 2013 HIKI NŌ Awards were announced online in PBS Hawaii's first web-only presentation. This episode of HIKI NŌ brings you highlights from the High School portion of the awards presentation, which was hosted by PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox, Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Donna Tanoue and HMSA Senior Vice President of Consumer Experience Elisa Yadao.
The winning stories from the High School Division Awards will be shown in their entirety: Best News Writing High School Division winner Kamehameha Schools Kapalama for "Giugni Archives;" Best Personal Profile High School Division winner Punahou School for "Youngest Beekeeper;" Nino J. Martin Excellence in Production Award High School Division winner Maui High School for "Back In Line;" and Best Overall News Story High School Division winner Waianae High School for "Race To The Top." Highlights from the host segments of Best Anchor Team High School Division winner Kamehameha Schools Kapalama will also be shown.
This program encores Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3:00 pm. You may also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
Who Owns Hawaii's Water and Do We Have Enough?
Thurs., Sept. 26, 8:00 pm
Insights on PBS Hawaii is a live public affairs show that broadcasts at 8:00 pm on Thursdays and rebroadcasts at 2:00 pm on Sundays. INSIGHTS is also available online through live streaming. We want to hear from you! Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Sept. 27, 7:30 pm
For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered on 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., Sept. 27, 8:00 pm
This weekly series features the iconic TV anchor's focus on the events and conversations shaping this week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the world, it captures the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., Sept. 27, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.
Science and Nature
Shooting in the Wild
Mon., Sept. 23, 11:30 pm
Fri., Sept. 27, 11:30 pm
Get an insider's look at the business of wildlife filmmaking, as it uncovers a pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism and extreme risk-taking in wildlife films.
EARTHFLIGHT: A NATURE SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Wed., Sept. 25, 8:00 pm
Take a breathtaking voyage with the world's birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. This miniseries employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from the amazing aerial perspective of a bird's-eye view.
Condors and scarlet macaws take us to the Andes and the Amazon. Giant petrels in Patagonia shadow killer whales. Hummingbirds feed at Iguazu Falls, vultures ride the thermals over Rio de Janeiro and black vultures target turtle eggs in Costa Rica.
Secrets of the Viking Sword
Wed., Sept. 25, 9:00 pm
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the mystery of the Viking sword.
Skeletons of the Sahara
Wed., Sept. 25, 10:00 pm
Explorer and scientist Paul Sereno made an extraordinary discovery in the middle of the Sahara desert: While prospecting for dinosaur bones, he stumbled across an ancient human cemetery more than 5,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Who were these people and what were they doing in the middle of the desert? How did they live and die? What can this mystery tell us about our planet? Go back into the desert with Sereno and his team, who are excavating new burials and making new finds.