Highlights 2/7 to 2/13

We may think we know what is beautiful and what isn’t, but in the natural world beauty can be many things—including what we might find completely repulsive. Nature shows us how the ugly can be beautiful at 7 p.m. Sunday.

How will Jane Austen, the master of happy endings, tie up the tangled affairs of her heroines Emma Woodhouse, Harriet Smith and Jane Fairfax? Find out on Masterpiece Classic “Emma” at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Texas Debate: Race for Governor at 7 p.m. Monday features the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates. Antiques Roadshow will air at 8 p.m. following the debate.

The Bombing of Germany: American Experience is a film that examines the defining moments of the offensive that led the U.S. across a moral divide. Weaving together interviews with WWII pilots and historians, and archival footage of the bombing and its aftermath, the film at 9 p.m. Monday is a reminder of the dilemma imposed by war’s civilian casualties.

The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting for Freedom profiles the first African American recruits in the United States Marine Corps, beginning with their experiences at Montford Point Base, a segregated boot camp in the heart of the Jim Crow South Monday at 10 p.m.

With an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists, Nova investigates the hidden history of Earth’s climate as revealed by finds in this spectacularly beautiful, underwater “alternate universe” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

One year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in seven years, Frontline investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry and how the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

This is the story of a single father who is determined that his nine-year-old daughter become a rap star and thus redeem his deferred dream on Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Faces of America will examine the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans.

In John Muir’s absence, a new leader steps forward on behalf of America’s remaining pristine places and a new federal agency is created to protect the parks on National Parks: America’s Best Idea Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Singer/composer/bass prodigy Esperanza Spalding debuts on Austin City Limits with a mix of jazz, soul and Brazilian pop. Contemporary torch singer Madeleine Peyroux follows in support of her album Bare Bones at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday features Augie Garrido, who has more wins than any other baseball coach in NCAA history, taking his players to the College World Series twelve times and leading five national championship teams.

Look at downtown living and the concept of urban density and how to achieve the goal of a denser urban core without compromising Austin¹s special sense of place on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

In Performance at the White House is a concert hosted President and Mrs. Obama in the East Room of the White House, featuring popular musicians performing contemporary arrangements of music that galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement of the late 1950s and 1960s on Thursday at 8 p.m.

Seal’s one-of-a-kind soaring, husky baritone is perfect for any genre; he’s delighted fans and earned critical acclaim while staying true to classic, honest songwriting in his remarkable two-decade career. And now, he’s done it again with the release of his exceptional sixth studio album Soul. Hear him on Soundstage at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin combine for high volume rock ‘n’ roll on Austin City Limits as “Them Crooked Vultures” at 7 p.m. Saturday.