Highlights 11/29 to 12/5

Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics –The 60’s presents classic full-length music performances – no plate spinners or dancing elephants – that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Shot in the breathtaking Ireland gardens (based on the gardens at the Palace of Versailles), the five women who comprise Celtic Woman provide an equally breathtaking performance on Celtic Woman: Songs From the Heart 8 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday, and 7 p.m. Saturday.

See what happens when London cab drivers begin to learn “the Knowledge,” the ability of the brain to interface with mechanical and electronic instruments on Brain Fitness Frontiers 10 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom, Big Band Years presents a warm and nostalgic program at 8:30 p.m. Monday that mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from that era.

Breakthroughs in new materials and ingenious designs for solar collectors are transforming the technology into a vastly cheaper, more efficient alternative on Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time whose songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. See Leonard Cohen Live in London Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. to experience his overwhelmingly emotional crooning live.

Dr. Wayne Dyer helps viewers learn how to overcome lifetime thinking habits keeping them from maximizing their human potential. Excuses BeGone! addresses the powerfully transformative process of how to identify excuses that are self-defeating in order to reach new realms of possibility 10 p.m. Tuesday.

This episode of Civil War begins with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Dr. Daniel Amen brings to public television an exciting new special, Brain in Love, with a fresh and compelling twist on brain health: How to use your brain to bring and keep more love in your life 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Everyone’s favorite “Hitman” David Foster joins Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics as they share the stage to present an elegant collection of seasonal favorites on Great Performances Thursday at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.

KLRU presents the holiday performance of the a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser! at 9 p.m. Thursday. The perfect mix of 10 incredible vocalists in harmony mixed with the perfect amount of humor provide for both a captivating and entertaining evening for all.

In 1980, Frank Sinatra performed a two-week engagement at Carnegie Hall, which at the time, set a record for the venue by selling out each show in just one day.  See these performances 9 p.m. Friday on Sinatra at Carnegie Hall.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Live 9 p.m. Saturday features rare, one-of-a-kind performances from the induction ceremonies of the Rock Hall of Fame, shot during the last 24 years.

In 1978, acclaimed musician Jeff Wayne composed and produced the best-selling concept album The Musical Version of the War of the Worlds. See his spectacular mix of music, theater, multimedia and visual arts on War of the Worlds Live 10:30 p.m. Saturday.