Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday explores how being born in the wild has evolved over time, and how animals interacting with their young, wrestling with the feelings and dilemmas that come with raising a baby, can mirror our own experiences on “Born Wild: The First Days of Life”.
Masterpiece Classic at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part four of Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes‘ “Downtown 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.
Drawing on scientific accounts, diaries, photographs and letters, “The Greely Expedition: American Experience” at 8 p.m. Monday tells a harrowing tale of one of the great scientific adventures of all time and reveals the nearly unbearable pressures experienced by the members of Lieutenant Adolphus Greely’s 1881 Arctic expedition.
“Chautauqua: An American Narrative” at 9 p.m. Monday traces the institution’s history and impact, captures its contemporary essence and energy, and illustrates what makes it one of the most distinctive summer destinations in America.
“New Glass at Wheaton” at 10 p.m. Monday explores the world of New Jersey’s Creative Glass Center of America by following three young residents as they manipulate glass in new and unexpected ways.
Children of the Revolution at 10:30 p.m. Monday presents “Charles Barrett”, the fascinating family story as told by the San Antonio car dealership entrepreneur of his father‘s strives and obstacles in old Mexico.
Pioneers of Television at 7 p.m. Tuesday presents “Crime Dramas”, an exploration of how creative geniuses have emerged over time as viewers reveled in being transported to the shadowy underworlds of crime stories.
Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday reports an investigation regarding autopsies in America and discovers why murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, while the crisis in death investigation in America is also becoming more of a threat to public health.
Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents the story of the Spirit of Goodwill Band, a group of musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities who are given the opportunity to display their talent, humor, and tenacity in “For Once In My Life.”
Music of the Norman Petty Studios at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday documents the career of Norman Petty, 1950’s music producer and pioneer in the evolution of Rock and Roll who influenced notable musicians such as the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
Nova ScienceNow at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores how new science and developments can help us understand how the brain allows us to think, act, feel, behave and process the world around us.
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 Cleaner at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Green Builders at 9 p.m. Wednesday profiles a cast of green building pioneers who have taken the leap into making their part of the “built environment” a more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly place.
Austin City Limits presents Texas country legends Lyle Lovett and Bob Schneider as they wrap up the latest season of the series at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Chely Wright talks about coming out as the first openly gay country music star on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Galveston Island at 7:30 p.m. Thursday relates the city’s history, culture and resiliency after Hurricane Ike.
Join Chet Garner as he travels to Beaumont, Texas to experience Texas cajun culture at its finest, the city‘s rich oil history, and a paddling ride down Village Creek on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Legends and Lyrics presents exclusive performance from Susan Tedeschi, Kip Winger, and James Slater- three singer-songwriters that blends the genres of blues and pop at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Rock superstars the Dave Matthews Band take the stage on Austin City Limits with hits and songs from their latest album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King at 7 p.m. Saturday.