Wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage and unique insights about African elephants in Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Rochester admits he has no intention of marrying Blanche and instead proposes marriage to Jane in Masterpiece Theatre’s Jane Eyre at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Isabelle D’Este: First Lady of the Renaissance at 9 p.m. Sunday tells the story of Isabella d’ Este in her own voice, based on her letters and through her own eyes.
Great Performances at the Met at 8 p.m. Monday explores the creation of the atomic bomb in Penny Woolcock’s production of “Dr. Atomic.”
Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday showcases NASA’s latest scientific results in “Is There Life on Mars?”
Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday gives viewers a hard, inside look at the real policy choices the next president will face.
An Iraqi film student, Muthana Mohmed, lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie in the West on “Operation Filmmaker” in Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Conflict, Unity & Love: The TKF Story at 10 p.m. Tuesday looks the story behind the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF), which has helped to speak to tens of thousands of school children about the “power of forgiveness.”
Live from Lincoln Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday ushers in 2009 with the “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Gala Concert.”
Great Performances at 9 p.m. Wednesday offers viewers an exclusive look at Valery Gergiev in “Maestro.”
Golfer Tom Kite speaks with Evan Smith on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Docubloggers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday features Central Texas music including Round Rock’s Ballet Folklorico and a sneak peek into Austin City Limits.
Downtown at 8 p.m. features Art in Public Places plus pieces on Eeyore’s Birthday and Surfing Lady Bird Lake.
Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as the host of the annual holiday celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic on Great Performances at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lucinda Williams performs followed by Old Crow Medicine Show on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.