Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent’s most recognizable aerial predator, yet Nature shows that even in the best of times it’s a surprisingly tough struggle to maintain a home and raise chicks until they can hunt on their own. See it Sunday at 7 p.m.
A fiercely funny four-hour adaptation of Jane Austen’s delightful love story “Emma”, Masterpiece Classic stars Romola Garai (Atonement) as a young woman whose attempts to play Cupid go disastrously awry 8 p.m. Sunday.
As a young man, Wyatt Earp was a caricature of the Western lawman, but shortly after his death, Americans transformed Earp into a folk hero: a central figure in the American narrative of how the west was won. Wyatt Earp: American Experience takes you through this transformation 8 p.m. Monday.
Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders guides viewers into a world of exciting music, exotic destinations and different cultures. Meet the living legacy of superstar Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti and examine the raging popularity of Vladimir Putin’s sexy propaganda song at 9 p.m. Monday.
Nova flies along with the monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Frontline traces the largest bankruptcy in history back to the late 1990s when the venerable Lehman Brothers bank decided to do business with a dubious mortgage lender who was being sued for fraud at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
One on One with Tavis Smiley at 7 p.m. Wednesday features Smiley traveling with and talking with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her first year as America’s chief diplomat with exclusive access to a state department diplomatic mission to the Middle East.
President Obama’s State of the Union address 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The beauty of Yosemite Valley and the geyser wonderland of Yellowstone give birth to the radical idea of creating national parks for the enjoyment of everyone on National Parks: America’s Best Idea at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Rising roots rock kings the Avett Brothers perform songs from their latest album at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday on Austin City Limits. Ohio-to-Austin transplants Heartless Bastards follow with their classic rock ‘n’ roll.
Newsman Morley Safer discusses the changes in the news industry with Evan Smith on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
KLRU celebrates the arts with this special focusing on Austin-area jazz artists. In Context: Jazz in Austin features performances by Austin’s own jazz luminaries including James Polk and Pamela Hart.
The Fray packs a punch with an emotion-filled Soundstage performance featuring songs from 2005’s How to Save A Life and their eponymous 2009 album The Fray at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Steve Earle is followed by Kris Kristofferson on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 p.m.