More than 40 years after the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl, the hunt for the killer resurfaces on Masterpiece Contemporary at 8 p.m. Sunday when high-profile TV journalist, Catherine Heathcote begins to unravel the mystery
Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize honors Bill Cosby with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday at 9 p.m. A notable list of entertainers honor Cosby, a man who has dominated the field of comedy for 40 years.
Rising more than 700 feet above the raging waters of the Colorado River, it was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. Hoover Dam: American Experience documents the tremendous struggles men overcame to build this wonder 8 p.m. Monday.
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin is the unknown story of how the Beatles inspired a revolution that helped to destroy the communist system. Featuring a bizarre collection of Beatles tribute bands, the film tracks down the stories of how the Cold War was won with music as much as with nuclear missiles 9 p.m. Monday.
In the second of a three-part special, Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday tackles the mysteries of how our ancestors managed to survive in a savannah teeming with vicious predators, and when and why they first left the African cradle to colonize every corner of the earth.
Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? Get the answers Tuesday at 8 p.m on Frontline.
Filmed at Fort Hood, Tattooed Under Fire is a unique, intimate, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning US soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle: openly professing their pride, sharing their secrets and confessing their fears 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Independent Lens at 10 p.m. Thursday showcases Pat Spurgeon, a professional musician whose dreams of being in a successful working rock ‘n’ roll band have come true. But just as his band, Rogue Wave, starts to take off, one of his kidneys starts to fail.
Secrets of the Dead investigates a fantastic WWII tale of jungle ambushes, extreme engineering, blow darts defenses, and enemy headhunting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting nearly 800,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. See how they are making a difference on P.O.V. at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Journey through Sin City’s all-you-can-eat buffets and find a kaleidoscope of characters behind the food on Buffet at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. In a city where it’s Thanksgiving every day, the simple act of eating a meal yields a bounty of fresh insights into America’s feeding frenzy.
Songwriting genius Elvis Costello returns to Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 9 p.m. to showcase songs from his latest Americana-influenced record Secret, Profane and Sugarcane. Austin’s rootsy songwriting collective the Band of Heathens follows.
Madeleine K. Albright became the first woman to serve as Secretary of State when she was appointed in 1997. She’ll discuss the latest foreign policy issues as well as her recent book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box on Texas Monthly Talks on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Downtown is home to some of Austin’s most iconic independent businesses. From trendy to traditional, find out why shopping downtown is As Austin as it Gets! See it all Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Downtown.
Thursday at 8 p.m. on Life (Part 2), learn how different societies treat their older populations on Ethnicity, Race & Aging. Then on Survive and Thrive at 8:30 p.m., experts and cancer survivor Stephen Kopecky explain how survivors bounce back from crisis.
In this challenge, the contestant must establish a wine style and label design, branding image, and business plan for that wine. They will be given access to a team of marketing experts, label designers, and advertising agencies to help them, but they have only one week to get it done on Winemakers, Thursday at 9 p.m.
The Austin Daytripper at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Chet travels to Waco, Texas — home of Baylor University, Dr. Pepper, and exceptional mountain biking right in the middle of the city. If you thought Waco wasn’t worth the trip, better think again.
Austin City Limits veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, Willie and the Wheel Saturday at 7 p.m.