Highlights 8/17 to 8/22

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Follow an in-depth investigation into the great divide between dogs and cats and just what draws us to these two polarizing pets on Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday.

My Music at 8:30 p.m. Sunday presents its first Big Band music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take viewers on a “Sentimental Journey”.

Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and more celebrate Roy Orbison at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Live from Lincoln Center at 9 p.m. Monday returns to the Mostly Mozart Festival as maestro Louis Langree and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra welcome violinist Joshua Bell as soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks and the rings of Saturn have in common? They’re all connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals. Find out more on Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The implications of the personal genetic profile, which will predict a person’s chances of contracting one of several serious diseases and more on Nova ScienceNow at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

P.O.V. at 9 p.m. Tuesday features a collection of short films from across the globe.

Time Team America at 7 p.m. Wednesday takes viewers on an expedition to Jamestown, where a British company’s commercial enterprise planted the seeds of the United States.

Wide Angle at 9 p.m. Wednesday tells the struggles of several orphaned children left to fend for themselves and rebuild their shattered lives in the aftermath of a cyclone in Burma.

French/Spanish singer/songwriter and international star Manu Chao showcases politically charged, danceable rock ‘n’ roll on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Grammy-winning jazz musician Sonny Rollins talks with Evan Smith on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

British songwriting legend Nick Lowe surveys his 30-plus year catalog with classics and new tunes. Oscar-winning Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, aka the Swell Season, perform cuts from the soundtrack of their movie Once on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.