Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday tracks the incredible journey of Broken Tail, the most charismatic tiger cub ever seen in India’s best protected tiger reserves, as Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson retraces the tiger’s path and reveals the fate of the few surviving tigers in India.
Based on William Boyd’s bestselling novel, Masterpiece Classic at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part two of “Any Human Heart”, a three-part series depicting the eventful life of a footloose writer in the tumultuous 20th century.
Through interviews with close family and friends, Jimmy Carter: American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday traces the ascent of an ambitious country boy from a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia, to the Oval Office.
Pioneers of Television at 7 p.m. Tuesday presents “Sitcoms”, an exploration through the history of television that focuses on five key sitcoms: “I Love Lucy,” “The Honeymooners,” “Make Room for Daddy,” “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show;” all of which shaped how American viewers would spend their evenings.
On Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday, correspondent Martin Smith investigates how many for-profit schools are aggressively recruiting huge numbers of new veterans with educational promises that many now question whether they can keep.
Independent Lens investigates the life of the legendary beat author and American icon William S. Burroughs in “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
From his studio in Seattle to installation sites throughout San Francisco, “Chihuly Fire & Light” at 10 p.m. Tuesday observes glass artist Dale Chihuly at work with his team as he conceives and creates his most ambitious exhibition to date, Chihuly at the de Young.
Nova ScienceNow at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores the possibilities affiliated with the question: What are the technologies most likely to revolutionize life in the future?
Nova at 8 p.m. Wednesday investigates the destructive capabilities behind nature’s most extreme poison and follows scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab on “Venom: Nature’s Killer”.
“Marty Robbins – Seems Like Yesterday” at 9 p.m. Wednesday takes public television audiences back to a time of familiar music and nostalgic memories with full performances of Robbins’ most memorable and recognizable hits.
Austin City Limits veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, Willie and the Wheel at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
On “In Context Presents: Spoken 4 All” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Austin’s spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU’s focus on the arts and features several artists who were involved with the Austin Neo Soul Team that placed in the 2010 National Poetry Slam.
Legends and Lyrics presents exclusive performance from Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, and Jessi Colter- three performers blending the genres of folk and pop music at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint hits the Austin City Limits stage at 7 p.m. Saturday with songs from his LP, The Bright Mississippi, and classic hits like “Southern Nights.”