Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday takes a look at the cataclysmic destruction and gradual restoration of the Mesopotamian Marshes in the midst of political troubles and danger in the Middle East.
London’s beloved detective Sherlock Holmes must solve perplexing and dangerous puzzles specifically laid out for him before innocent people are harmed on Masterpiece Mystery! Presents Sherlock: The Great Game at 8 p.m. Sunday.
An update to the 1994 series Baseball, part one of Ken Burns’ two-part series The Tenth Inning at 8 p.m. Monday focuses on the beginning of a new era of America’s favorite pastime in the last decade of the 20th century with the infusion of new players, dominating stadiums, and an innovative mindset to shatter historic records and rebuild the sport after crisis.
Jim Thorpe: World’s Greatest Athlete at 10 p.m. Monday chronicles the sports superstar’s versatile and remarkable life from his boyhood in Oklahoma and his gold-medal wins at the 1912 Summer Olympics to his subsequent fall from grace and later, his advocacy of American Indian rights and self-sufficiency.
Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs and spurs new questions about what this could mean for our relationships with other animal species.
Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday investigates and raises questions about the conviction of four sailors for the rape and murder of a Norfolk, Virginia, woman in 1997.
Independent Lens presents the launching of Lyndon B. Johnson’s political career and the Mexican American civil rights movement resulting from the death of a Mexican American GI in “The Longoria Affair” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Price of Freedom at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday tells the tale of a small group of WWII veterans whose bonds as POWs go far beyond surviving combat.
Secrets of the Dead: Slave Ship Mutiny at 7 p.m. Wednesday unveils the mystery behind the Meermin, a Dutch slave ship that set sail from Madagascar for South Africa in 1766 but took a turn towards a dramatic climax resulting in shipwreck.
Go behind the scenes and meet the fascinating, wildly diverse Big Apple Circus family as they make their first performance stop in Virginia and experience the harsh winter weather in New York on Circus at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Comedian Steve Martin trades his stand-up routine for a banjo as he performs with the Steep Canyon Rangers on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday, followed by Texan Sarah Jarosz’s unique bluegrass stylings.
National Endowment for the Humanities James Leach talks with Evan Smith on Overheard at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Learn how you can make a big difference through recycling, discover Austin’s largest and longest running outdoor art fair, and find the best places to park downtown on this week’s episode of Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
A Gathering of Heroes at 8 p.m. Thursday 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.
Texas Burning: A Lone Star Salute to Our Troops at 9 p.m. Thursday celebrates our troops with a concert in San Antonio featuring several remarkable performances in a variety of genres that reveals Texas music in a whole new light.
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Roseanne Cash presents a collection of favorites from her Country tribute album The List on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by Brandi Carlile’s genre-spanning tunes from her album Give Up the Ghost.