A new PBS special, “Hanukkah: A Festival of deLights,” starring William Shatner and Lainie Kazan, featuring rabbis, historians, authors, and artists, aims to explore the holiday’s evolution. The program airs in New Jersey on NJTV on the first and last nights of Chanukah — Sunday, December 2, at 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 9, at 5:30 p.m. The show airs nationwide on PBS stations leading up to and through the holiday (check local listings). The filmmaker, David Anton (aka David Antosofsky), comes from three generations of cantors and rabbis. His previous program for public television, “Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions,” featured Fyvush Finkel, Tovah Feldshuh, and New York City’s iconic mayor, Ed Koch.