Take a peek into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family as Nature at 7 p.m. explores the savage and enduring life of the wolverine as one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.
The 13th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor goes to Tina Fey. The comedian and writer is toasted and roasted by an A-list class of comedic talent on Tina Fey: The Mark twain Prize at 8 p.m. Sunday.
The second half of the two-part series The Tenth Inning at 8 p.m. Monday explores the ongoing popularity and relevance of baseball within the past ten years through the examination of frenzied rivalries, restored comfort in the wake of 9/11, and the darker implications of the steroid era.
A Gathering of Heroes at 10:30 p.m. Monday recounts the touching and inspirational story of World War II veterans from Indiana who embarked on a cross-country trek to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorial which honors their sacrifice.
Go behind the scenes of arguably the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory and explore important clues in the landscape surrounding the unexplained circle of stones in southern England’s Salisbury Plain on Nova: Secrets of Stonehenge at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Days before the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history, Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday investigates the performance and struggles of the New Orleans Police Department subsequent to the collapsing rules of civilized society in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Independent Lens presents the story of the sudden and mysterious deaths of two runaway Crow Indian brothers that sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community in “Lost Sparrow” at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Experience the epic journey and frontier adventures of George Catlin, the 1830s visionary, explorer and an entrepreneur who risked everything for his art to travel beyond the Mississippi and live with American Indians on Frontier Visionary: George Catlin and the Plains I at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Secrets of the Dead: Lost Ships of Rome at 7 p.m. Wednesday follows a team of marine archaeologists as they explore wreck sites of five ancient Roman ships in a detailed attempt to salvage artifacts and piece together the history of the ships and why they were lost at Ventotene 2,000 years ago.
Go behind the scenes and meet the fascinating, wildly diverse Big Apple Circus family as the circus founder embarks on his annual trip to scout new talent at one of the glitziest social events of the year, the renowned Monte Carlo circus festival on Circus at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Part 5 and 6 of 6.
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Roseanne Cash presents a collection of favorites from her Country tribute album The List on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday, followed by Brandi Carlile’s genre-spanning tunes from her album Give Up the Ghost.
Howard Dean on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Find out why Austin’s most iconic independent businesses make downtown a prominent shopping destination on this week’s episode of Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
In “Fixing the Future: NOW on PBS,” host David Brancaccio visits communities across America using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity at 8 p.m. Thursday. Join us at a special event in the KLRU studio with David Brancaccio and director Ellen Spiro plus several people featured in this film. Get details and reserve your seat here
Leslie Woodhead ventures to Russia to meet the Soviet Beatles generation and to discover how the Beatles inspired a revolution that helped to destroy the communist system in How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Grammy-winning soul singer John Legend performs a set of 70s soul covers and originals backed by innovative hip-hop collective The Roots on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.