Highlights 1/23 to 1/29

Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film the Birds of Paradise, the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers, on “Birds Of The Gods”.

Masterpiece Classic at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part three of Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes‘ “Downton Abbey”, a depiction of the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912.
 
Through extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, director Stephen Ives and producer Amanda Pollak unravel the story of the Panama Canal on Panama Canal: American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday.

Dr. Robert Trevino shares the story of his ancestor’s journey to San Antonio on Children of the Revolution at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Pioneers of Television at 7 p.m. Tuesday presents “Westerns”, an exploration of the quintessential American cultural identity through examination of the Western programs that filled small screens across the country night after night and became some of the most successful television shows in history.

Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st battalion of the 506th infantry and how the Iraq war followed them home.

Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents “Herb and Dorothy”, a film that introduces a couple whose passion and disciplines defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

Nova ScienceNow at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores the possibilities affiliated with the question: Can humans live forever?

Go behind the scenes and explore how materials changed history and are shaping the future as New York Times’ technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of “stuff” on Nova: Making Stuff Smaller at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Austin City Limits presents the evolution of electric guitar music with avant-garde rockers Sonic Youth and classic blues rockers the Black Keys at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session at 7:30 p.m. Thursday presents the famed live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar. Originally recorded for the Canadian television program In Session in 1983, this was a historic meeting of two artists that has proven to be a very special moment of time in the careers of each musician.

Legends and Lyrics presents exclusive performance from Michael Martin Murphey, Pam Tillis, and Ron Nesmith – artists representing the blended genres of country and alternative rock at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Austin City Limits presents Texas country legends Lyle Lovett and Bob Schneider as they wrap up the latest season of the series at 7 p.m.