Highlights 3/22 to 3/28

Austin’s own Conspirare  brings their inspiring songs to the nation in this KLRU-produced concert at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer bring their beloved television characters Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle back to life in this special at 7 p.m. Sunday.

American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday tells the dramatic life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, the controversial evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into American mainstream culture and politics.

Betty Ford: The Real Deal at 9 p.m. Monday tells the story of the former First Lady, her time in the White House and her impact on American women and families.

The Powder and the Glory at 10 p.m. Monday tells the story of women’s entrepreneurship through the cosmetic business empires of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein.

The Newshour with Jim Lehrer at 7 p.m. Tuesday provides live coverage of President Obama’s press conference.

Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday reports on the financial meltdown that began with the subprime mortgage crisis that added hundreds of billions of dollars to national debt and what this means for the new Obama administration.

In “Lakshmi and Me,” the filmmaker explores the relationship between herself and the young girl who comes in every day to do her housework on Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Marjan Tehrani chronicles an Iranian-American’s return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his heritage in Independent Lens at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents one of Shakespeare’s most enduring and haunting works, “King Lear” in Great Performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Legendary Kinks frontman Ray Davies performs classic songs from the quintessential Brit band as well as songs from his first-ever solo record in Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 p.m. Friday.

Journalist and author Bryan Burrough discusses his career on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Norm Abram and Kevin O’Connor of This Old House offer digital television how-to guidance and tips to help make the switch before KLRU’s analog shutoff March 31 in “Get Ready for Digital TV” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra play all-time favorites in Live from Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Narrated by Matt Damon, Journey to Planet Earth at 9 p.m. Friday investigates the health and sustainability of the world’s oceans.

Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday showcases a pair of British stars taking over U.S. shores: England’s Corinne Bailey Rae followed by Scotland’s KT Tunstall.