PBS presents its annual National Memorial Day Concert at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 p.m. Monday for its 20th anniversary, featuring artists like Katherine McPhee, Robert McDuffie, Colm Wilkinson and more.
Buffalo Bill: American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday tells the true story of William Cody, the man that helped create the myth of the American West.
Hallowed Grounds at 9 p.m. Monday provides a rare visit to America’s extraordinary overseas military cemeteries in England, France, Italy and other European countries.
Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday explores the crisis happening in the world’s oceans as warming seas and man-made pollutants are combining to release toxic algae blooms that are decimating our marine mammals.
As a nervous world watches a new branch of the Taliban gain ground — and the United States steps up its pressure on the Pakistani government to confront the militants’ mounting threat Frontline/World at 8 p.m. Tuesday reports from the front lines of what has become, perhaps, the most volatile conflict in the world.
Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday looks at a love triangle that emerged for Jack Polak, his wife and new love, while struggling to survive in a Nazi concentration camp.
The Territory at 10 p.m. Tuesday showcases new directions in film and video. These films offer a provocative mix of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated shorts that allows the audience to take TV trips around the world and to major U.S. media festivals.
In a journey reminiscent to the unexpected success of Hair, A Chorus Line and Rent, Great Performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday chronicles the events that led to “In the Heights” winning Best New Musical in 2008.
From the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee’s triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, American Masters: Chinese Hollywood at 8 p.m. Wednesday brings together a group of actors, writers, directors to examine how Chinese people have contributed to and been portrayed in an industry that was often ignorant and dismissive about race.
American Stamps at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday looks at the designers and artists, the masterminds behind our postage stamps.
After a few years respite, the legendary Dixie Chicks return to the ACL stage to celebrate their latest album “Taking the Long Way” in Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 p.m. Friday.
Basketball legend Jody Conradt discusses her career on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Witness the Grand opening of the Bass Concert Hall renovation with exclusive performance footage of John Legend on Docubloggers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
KLRU presents the highlights from Austin Film Society’s ninth annual Texas Film Hall of Fame at 8 p.m. Thursday. 2009 Honorees include Catherine Hardwicke, Billy Bob Thornton, Larry Hagman, Powers Boothe and the film Rushmore.
Fronted by Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Marketa Irglova, the Swell Season performs in the good Shepherd Center Chapel in Seattle in Live from the Artists Den at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Two of the underground rock scene’s most creative artists perform: Sufjan Stevens followed by Calexico in Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.