Highlights 5/17 to 5/23

Nature at 7 p.m. Saturday travels to the Zambezi River that bridges the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, to Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world.

Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday presents “Wallander,” the story of Swedish Inspector Kurt Wallander as he goes against the creeping malaise of contemporary Sweden.



Great Performances
at 7 p.m. Monday celebrates legendary songwriter and producer David Foster, with special performances by Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Brian McKnight, among others.

Kennedys: American Experience at 9 p.m. Monday chronicles the family of Kennedys that left a legacy that continues to influence politics today.


Nova
at 7 p.m. Tuesday travels to Southeast Asia to look at a lake that contains evidence of Earth’s greatest volcano cataclysm of the last 100,000 years.


Frontline
at 8 p.m. Tuesday investigates the causes of the current recession, and how the government responded.


Independent Lens
at 9 p.m. Tuesday tells the story of a group of young men who survived for 72 days after their plan crashed in the Andean Cordillera in 1972.

Veteran correspondent and anchor Miles O’Brien examines the initial steps that need to be taken to move our infrastructure systems into the new millennium, visiting with local officials and residents from Denver, New York and Portland in Blueprint America at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

WW II Behind Closed Doors at 8 p.m. Wednesday reveals, through unique archive material, the unknown forces that were tearing apart the Alliance just as victory was in reach.

SXSW 2009 has come and gone, but the Docubloggers are bringing it right to your living room on Docubloggers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Hosted by Alex Trebek in its 21st consecutive year, National Geographic Bee at 8 p.m. Thursday features winning students from across the country compete on topics spanning meteorology, international affairs, culture and social history for $50,000 scholarships.

Live From the Artists Den at 9 p.m. Thursday presents gifted singer/songwriter Patty Griffin in her 2007 album debut of “Children Running Through” performing at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York.