Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday looks at Hawaii’s Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, and the spectacular moment when lava meets water, forming new land.
Masterpiece Theatre 8 p.m. Sunday presents “Little Dorrit,” the tale of the Dorrit family’s journey from rags to riches and back again and the characters they come across along the way.
American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday looks at the history of San Francisco and how it became a part of American folklore.
American Experience at 9 p.m. Monday goes behind the headlines to provide a revealing portrait of Jim Jones, the head of the Peoples Temple and one of the largest mass murder-suicides in history.
Go behind-the-scenes in this PBS Previews at 10:30 p.m. Monday, a glimpse of the five-part Native American history series, “We Shall Remain.”
Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday presents an exclusive investigation of a startling and controversial new hypothesis that suggests a cosmic collision was the cause of the mass extinction of oversized mammals, instead of the Ice Age, 13,000 years ago.
As the worsening economy leads to massive job losses and sequentially millions of Americans without health insurance, Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday examines the nation’s broken health care system.
Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday follows the daily life of ex Mujahideen fighter Abu Amar through streets of Zarqa, Jordan, as he struggles to make a living by collecting cardboard to recycle and face the social realities of life in the Middle East.
Norm Abram and Kevin O’Connor of “This Old House” offer digital television tips and guidelines to help viewers prepare for the switch to digital television on April 17, in Get Ready for Digital TV at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Coming Home at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores the challenges faced by injured soldiers and their families, saluting their courage and strength and offering strategies for coping.
Featuring quotes by environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, Ribbon of Sand at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday examines the wild beaches of North Carolina’s Cape Lookout, one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the world.
Host Ray Suarez of “The Newshour” travels to Jerusalem, as Jerusalem: Center of the World at 8 p.m. Wednesday tries to determine why this small city has occupied the minds of so many for so long.
Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 p.m. Friday features a pair of British stars conquering U.S. shores: England’s Corinne Bailey Rae, followed by Scotland’s KT Tunstall.
Evan Smith talks with Abraham Verghese, a physician, expert on medical ethics and acclaimed author in Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Historic Texas Courthouses at 7:30 Thursday celebrates the Texas county courthouses, considered to be among the treasures of American civic architecture.
The Nashville Symphony performs an all-Gerswhin program in Gershwin at One Symphony Place at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Out of Faith at 9 p.m. Thursday follows three generations of a family torn apart by conflicts over interfaith marriage.
In his latest Adventures with Purpose at 9 p.m. Friday, Richard Bangs seeks out the modern-day Viking Spirit in Norway’s forbidding Arctic north, mountainous sea coast and bustling cities.
Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire celebrates its acclaimed second album “Neon Bible” in Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.