The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter: January 13 - January 19, 2019
The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter: January 13 - January 19, 2019
The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter: January 13 — January 19, 2019
    WEEKLY NEWSLETTER                                                           Jauary 13 - January 19, 2019
Aloha mai kākou from Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO…
We’ve heard the stories for years – and the chorus of voices is only getting louder. As you know, the Hawaiʻi housing market is so expensive that Islanders, especially young adults, feel they must strike out for locales across the Pacific Ocean for homes they can afford. Join the conversation as INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., Jan. 17, 8:00 pm) searches for Innovative Housing Solutions. You can join the discussion by phoning in, or by leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also streamed live on and PBS Hawaiʻi’s Facebook page.
The wait is over. This Sunday, January 13 at 8:00 pm, VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE returns with SEASON 3. Part 1 of 8 opens in 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young and fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign. Tom Hughes stars as Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert.
Immediately after, at 9:00 pm, join historian Lucy Worsley for VICTORIA & ALBERT: THE WEDDING, a two-part series that recreates the ceremony that changed British matrimonial customs forever.
On INDEPENDENT LENS Rodents of Unusual Size (Mon., Jan. 14, 10:00 pm), go deep into the Louisiana bayous with fisherman Thomas Gonzales, who has lived through hurricanes and oil spills but now faces a bigger threat: nutria – monstrous 20-pound “swamp rats” who are eating up coastal wetlands. These semi-aquatic rodents, native to South America, are an invasive species whose destructive behaviors have made them a scourge of the swamp.
FINDING YOUR ROOTS (Tues., Jan. 15, 8:00 pm) host Henry Louis Gates Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman (pictured) and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.
Explore the story of Florida’s Everglades, America’s greatest wetland, on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The Swamp (Tues., Jan. 15, 9:00 pm). A tale of greed, hubris and destruction, the film chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as a useless wasteland and the passionate efforts to preserve it. Pictured: alligator hunting on the Tomoka River, late 1800s.
Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with the horse. On the two-part series NATURE Equus: Story of the Horse (Wed., Jan. 16, 8:00 pm), learn about the habits and biology of these majestic animals and ride along with the world’s last nomadic tribes.
GREAT PERFORMANCES (Fri., Jan. 18, 8:00 pm) presents the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s reimagining of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s popular opera Orphée et Eurydice, based on the famous Greek myth. Dmitry Korchak and Andriana Chuchman star in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet.
LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Jan. 15, 7:30 pm) reprises my 2017 conversation with fashion designer Manaola Yap. He talks about what it was like growing up on the Kohala coast of the Big Island, where he processed dyes from native roots and plants to help his mother, kumu hula Nani Lim Yap, create stunning hula costumes for performances. The following week, we’ll premiere a brand-new LONG STORY SHORT featuring a conversation with Nani, leading up to the January 28 premiere of a new NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG featuring the Lim Family in musical performance.
Stay updated with the latest programming on our Schedule page. There, you can search our schedule using the online tool, and download our monthly program guide and printable schedules.

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Aloha nui,
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Leslie Wilcox 
President and CEO 
PBS Hawaiʻi 
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Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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