This anthology series provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific - its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues. From revealing exposes to rousing musical performances, it features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.
Pacific Heartbeat Previous Broadcasts
The Illness & The Odyssey (Episode #302)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero (Episode #301H)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero of the The Brothers Cazimero perform an enchanting array of original compositions and island standards. Also featured are reflections from the brothers and their friends on their childhood, their illustrious careers, and their perspectives on Hawaiian music from the past to the present.
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 6:00 AM