Highlights 4/11 to 4/17

Nature airs the conclusion of Moment of Impact and takes us inside the animal to present an innovative and revolutionary look at the bio-engineering of how animals work at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Masterpiece Classic presents a new, authentic adaptation of Anne Frank’s feisty, poignant, and timeless account of her life in a cramped hidden annex during World War II at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Based in part on David Oshinsky’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, this film, Polio Crusade: American Experience, chronicles a crusade fueled by the bold leadership of a single philanthropy and its innovative public relations campaign, along with a bitter battle between two scientists at 8 p.m. Monday.

Seeking a hopeful response to the plague of Holocaust denial in the Arab world, Rob Satloff, head of a Washington policy center, set out on an eight-year journey to North Africa at 9 p.m. Monday on Among the Righteous: Lost Stories From the Holocaust.

In this miniseries, NOVA at 7 p.m. Tuesday examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

Health care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. In a new investigation, Frontline goes behind closed doors to provide a sobering exposé of the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Independent Lens showcases Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter, and modern-day Joan of Arc at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Starring Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets, this special, When Families Grieve, performs a valuable service to families everywhere–in both the military and the public at large–by creating awareness of the courageous struggles, and sharing the strategies that have helped them to move forward at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Worse Than War is the first documentary to step back and focus on the general phenomenon of genocide — offering insights about its patterns and causes, and its tragic role in politics and human affairs at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Nashville band of brothers, Kings of Leon, rocks the Austin City Limits studio in support of its latest record Because of the Times and psychedelic innovator Roky Erickson demonstrates why he’s a Texas rock & roll legend with songs from the length and breadth of his 40-year career at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Texas-born actor Thomas Haden Church talks about his career on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Architect Larry Speck discusses the long-standing relationship between the natural and built environment in Austin on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mississippi’s grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three of them are murdered. See it on American Experience: Eyes on the Prize at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kentucky’s indie rock heroes My Morning Jacket return to the Austin City Limits stage to showcase their latest acclaimed album Evil Urges at 7 p.m. Saturday.