Highlights 8/15 to 8/21

During a career that spanned three decades, Augustus Saint-Gaudens created nearly 150 works of art, including a number of major public monuments to heroes of the Civil War. The story of his personal life is woven around in-depth studies of five of his major works of art on Augustus Saint-Gaudens at 9 p.m. Monday.

Armed with sharp teeth, tearing claws and a whip-like tail, monitor lizards are fearsome creatures that are not only powerful, they’re also smart. Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday chronicles the lives of these cunning hunters.

Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday peers inside the world of this cyber-savvy generation through the eyes of teens and their parents, who often find themselves on opposite sides of a new digital divide.

Award-winning photographer Murray Fredericks began making annual solo camping trips to remote Lake Eyre and its salt flats in South Australia. POV at 9 p.m. Tuesday chronicles these trips that have yielded remarkable photos of a boundless, desolate yet beautiful environment.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic tale of love and prejudice, “South Pacific”, revived in its original glory by Lincoln Center Theater, comes to the television screen courtesy of Live From Lincoln Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Songwriting genius Elvis Costello returns to Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday to showcase songs from his latest, Americana-influenced record Secret, Profane and Sugarcane. Austin’s rootsy songwriting collective the Band of Heathens follows.

Director Richard Linklater talks about his works from Slacker to Me and Orson Welles on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

SXSW Flashback at 8 p.m. Thrusday takes viewers back to March 2010 for one hour of SXSW excitement. Highlights include Bill Murray, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Ed Norton, and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.

Steve Earle pays tribute to his mentor, legendary Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday. Kris Kristofferson follows with tunes from his latest album.