Highlights Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday presents “Invasion of the Giant Pythons”, an investigation of the slithering predators that are slowly taking over Florida’s Everglades National Park and damaging the once protected wildlife refuge.

London’s favorite 21st-Century detective Sherlock Holmes must follow the clues that lead to an underground crime gang to investigate the murder of a banker on Masterpiece Mystery! Presents Sherlock: The Blind Banker at 8 p.m. Sunday.

We Shall Remain: American Experience, a ground-breaking series examining critical moments in U.S. history from the perspective of Native Americans, studies the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation invoked by the U.S. government of the Cherokee tribe that resulted in devastating effects on part 1 at 8 p.m. Monday.

Take a look at the influence and controversy surrounding Shoshone interpreter and negotiator Sacajawea from the perspective of historians and tribal people in the documentary The Spirit of Sacajawea at 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Before There Were Parks: Yellowstone and Glacier Through Native Eyes at 10:30 p.m. Monday presents the personal ties and importance of the two national parks to the remainder of America’s endangered indigenous cultures who view them as momentous and sacred sites.

Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday reveals the secret life of transportation machinery by following one of the thousands of elevator maintenance crews in Manhattan that keep New Yorkers moving up and down every day.

Michael Kirk provides a sobering expose of the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making through following the Obama administration on Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Independent Lens presents an entertaining, insightful, and often humorous look at the Hollywood Indian and the ways cinema has crafted the public’s interpretation of North American Natives in “Reel Injun” at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The interconnections between William Kentridge’s life and work, both visually and musically rich, are detailed and presented as he prepares to stage “The Nose” for The Metropolitan Opera in the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Secrets of the Dead: The Silver Pharaoh at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I and the mystery behind the identity of the forgotten leader who united a nation in mayhem.

Go behind the scenes and meet the fascinating, wildly diverse Big Apple Circus family as they prepare to embark on their annual 350-performance tour on Circus: First of May at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Austin City Limits veteran Robert Earl Keen and newcomer Hayes Carll deliver southern tracks reflective of their Lone Star roots to the stage on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

KLRU’s new series Overheard with Evan Smith, the follow up series to Texas Monthly Talks, features political figures, arts and more at Thursday at 7 p.m.

See the role that public art plays in our lives, learn about the history and transformation of the Rainey Street neighborhood, and capture the essence of crafting in the Austin community on this week’s episode of Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Comedian Steve Martin trades his stand-up routine for a banjo as he performs with the Steep Canyon Rangers on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by Texan Sarah Jarosz’s unique bluegrass stylings.