Highlights 9/19 to 9/25

The trained skills of dogs are put to the test against their natural instincts as evolutionary traits and the relationships between human and canine are picked apart and deciphered through “Dogs By Design”, part two of Nature’s Dogs That Changed the World airing 7 p.m. Sunday.

Get captivated by the mysterious ways of Inspector Lewis and his young partner as they scrutinize the murder of an Oxford quiz competition contestant on the latest episode of Masterpiece Mystery at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Afro-cuban music is essentially defined in America by one of the late great bassists and composers of our time, Israel “Cachao” Lopez. His influential work and career based on the complex infusion of contemporary world genres are highlighted in the documentary Cachao: Uno Mas, airing 8 p.m. Monday.

As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos at 9:30 p.m. Monday introduces three Mexican-American artists who share personal insight and experiences as we are given a chronological journey through their respective memories of trauma and service in the Vietnam War.

Big Squeeze at 10:30 p.m. Monday takes you through the heartlands of Texas music and profiles 16 year-old John Ramirez, a young Hispanic musician influenced by his family and cultural surroundings in urban Houston as he prepares for a statewide accordion face-off.

Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s famous On the Origin of Species, Nova “What Darwin Never Knew” at 7 p.m. Tuesday features a mysterious worldwide journey confirming Darwin’s insights and cracking the genetic mystery behind the development of an embryo.

POV at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents “The Oath”, an account of the lives of Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard and a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay throughout the controversial schematics leading up to 9/11.

Secrets of the Dead at 7 p.m. Wednesday presents “Irish Escape”, a remarkable investigation of six Irish political prisoners escaping British persecution aboard the audacious rescue voyage of the Catalpa.

Maestro Alan Gilbert premieres the latest work of Wynton Marsalis along with conducting several classics at the opening night concert of his second season on Live From Lincoln Center “New York Philharmonic: Opening Night” Wednesday 8 p.m.

Modern folk icons Avett Brothers introduce their trademark reverberation of rustic Americana intertwined with raw harmonic energy to the stage of Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 9 p.m. Austin-based band Heartless Bastards follows with their unique revival of southern garage rock.

Classics are recreated and relived as iconic singer-songwriters Carole King and James Taylor reunite in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Los Angeles club The Troubador on Thursday 7 p.m.

Celtic Thunder: It’s Entertainment, airing Thursday 8:30 p.m., presents the stylish five-piece vocal ensemble as they recreate a variety of chart-topping hits of the past six decades with an eclectic Irish twist in this spectacular production.

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, discusses her career and views of the new health care legislation on Texas Monthly Talks at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Three prolific bands defy the boundaries of Classic Rock and pulsating modern grunge with the inception of progressive supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. The ensemble features their critically acclaimed self-titled debut as they take the Austin City Limits stage at 7 p.m. Saturday.