Pacific Heartbeat.

Pacific Heartbeat

A collection of five documentaries centers on the people, cultures, languages, music and contemporary issues of Pacific Islanders, the indigenous people of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The series makes its way to PBS through a collaboration between independent producers and three public television organizations -- PBS Hawaii, Pacific Islanders in Communications and American Public Television. The collection features a profile of a Hawaiian composer and a story about a community threatened by rising tides.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Mon, 5/17 at 10:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS HDTV

For My Father's Kingdom

A look at how contemporary secular families deal with devout Christian tithing and unique insight into traditional Tongan culture.

Mon, 5/24 at 10:30 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS HDTV

Tokyo Hula

Tourism and economics have fueled the cultural phenomenon of dancing hula in Japan.

Mon, 5/31 at 10:00 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS HDTV

Stan

Twenty-six-year-old musician Stan Walker seeks aggressive treatment for a rare cancer that has claimed the lives of 25 of his family members.