The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter: February 10 - February 16, 2019
The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter: February 10 - February 16, 2019
The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter: February 10 — February 16, 2019
    WEEKLY NEWSLETTER                                                       February 10 - February 16, 2019
Aloha mai kākou from Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO…
My guest on the next LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Feb. 12, 7:30 pm) is New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown. He has a knack for taking often overlooked but intriguing stories in history, and crafting them into compelling non-fiction narratives that grip readers around the world. His best-known book is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. (Note: This is not the Dan Brown who wrote The Da Vinci Code.) Visiting Hawaiʻi from his home outside Seattle, Daniel James Brown comfortably reflects on his unconventional career path and the satisfying rewards of looking to the past for inspiration today.
Students from Maui High School in Kahului introduce us to Maui High robotics captain John Fabella on a new episode of HIKI NŌ (Thurs., Feb. 14, 7:30 pm). John’s mother passed away when he was just seven years old, and his father was deported. Growing up in Hawaiʻi without his birth parents, John found an extended family in the robotics team at Maui Waena Intermediate School and later, in the Maui High School team. Says John, “I made family through robotics … My friends now, my brothers, you know, my sisters now. They help me every single day and they push me further.”

Other schools contributing stories to this HIKI NŌ episode: Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy Middle School (Hawaiʻi Island), Maui Waena Intermediate School (Maui), Nānākuli High and Intermediate School (Oʻahu), Sacred Hearts Academy (Oʻahu), Saint Francis School (Oʻahu) and Wai‘anae High School (Oʻahu).

We love the convenience of plastic, but our to-go containers and other common items may end up as unsightly litter along roadsides and find their way into streams, ending up in the ocean where the plastic injures or kills marine life. Is there too much reliance on plastic products or are we just not responsible with the products we use? Is there a solution to our Plastic Waste problem? Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., Feb. 14, 8:00 pm). You can phone in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also streamed live on and PBS Hawaiʻi’s Facebook page.
MARGARET: THE REBEL PRINCESS (Sun., Feb. 10, 9:00 pm) is an intimate two-part series profiling Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth of England. Margaret’s life and loves reflected the social changes in the western world during the 20th century and redefined society’s image of the modern princess.
On FINDING YOUR ROOTS (Tues., Feb. 12, 8:00 pm), host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the diverse family histories of three politicians and their Roots in Politics. Featured are U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaiʻi (pictured), along with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Each sees a vision of America reflected in their ancestors' stories.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Tues., Feb. 12, 9:00 pm) traces the story of the U.S. Navy’s groundbreaking Sealab program of the 1970s, whose “Aquanauts” tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized our understanding of undersea exploration.
NATURE Wild Way of the Vikings (Wed., Feb. 13, 8:00 pm) is a look at the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings. From the killer whales of the North Sea to the volcanic mounts of Iceland, see the deep history and cultural respect the Vikings had with the land and sea. Pictured: A Viking reenactor with a gyrfalcon.
NOVA Rise of the Rockets (Wed., Feb. 13, 9:00 pm) examines the new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA’s return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets more powerful than ever.
GREAT PERFORMANCES (Fri., Feb. 15, 8:00 pm) presents this year’s Movies for Grownups Awards 2019 with AARP The Magazine. Established in 2002, the awards celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grown-up state of mind. Shirley MacLaine (pictured left, with Kathy Bates) is this year’s recipient of the Career Achievement Honor. Among those appearing on the program are Viggo Mortensen, Glenn Close, Martin Short and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
And Then They Came for Us (Sat., Feb. 16, 8:00 pm) is a new film about the registration and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. It features the words and memories of actor George Takei (Mr. Sulu of Star Trek), who was born in America to Japanese parents who were also born in America. Takei recalls his childhood experiences while interned with his family in a U.S. prisoner-of-war camp in the 1940s. Pictured: Families on their way to internment near Woodland, California.
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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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