Highlights 2/27 to 3/5

Two great predators come face to face to test their strengths in Yellowstone National Park as Nature at 7 p.m. presents “Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves”.

Based on William Boyd’s bestselling novel, Masterpiece Classic at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part three of “Any Human Heart”, a three-part series depicting the eventful life of a footloose writer in the tumultuous 20th century.

Triangle Fire: American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday examines the 1911 factory fire that sparked an industry-wide strike to protest dismal wages and dangerous conditions for workers, eventually implementing the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.

Senator Alan Simpson describes his controversial career in the U.S. Senate and his post-Senate life with the help of several prolific commentators ranging from former Vice President Dick Cheney to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy on “Alan K. Simpson: Nothing Else Matters” at 9 p.m. Monday.

The President and First Lady host this installment of In Performance at the White House at 7 p.m. Tuesday, which features selections from 50 years of Motown hits.

Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday follows the money to uncover how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

Independent Lens presents the story of a 16 year-old teenager whose series of bad decisions challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start in “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia‘s Story” at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

American Masters at 7 p.m. Wednesday chronicles the rise of a new breed of musicians in the 1960s Los Angeles whose raw emotions and simple instrumentation bridged the gap between singers and the songs they wrote in “Troubadors: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise”.

Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stem in a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style on Great Performances at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint hits the Austin City Limits stage at 10 p.m. Wednesday with songs from his latest LP, The Bright Mississippi, and classic hits like “Southern Nights.”

Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review, talks with Evan Smith on Overheard at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Former mayors from across Texas reflect on their years in office as guidance for Austin’s transition into a major city through topics of governance, major infrastructure and what the city of Austin can learn from their experience on KLRU Civic Summit: Planning The Future at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Join Chet Garner as he travels to Wimberley, Texas to experience glass blowing, homemade tamales, a hike up Mt. Baldy and a dip in Blue Hole on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

SXSW Flashback 2010 at 9 p.m. Thursday features a wide variety of interviews ranging from the already-made-its to the up-and-comers of the entertainment world as the past is relived for one hour of SXSW excitement.

Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session at 9 p.m. Friday presents the legendary live jam session by two of the arguably greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar.

Lawrence Welk and his great orchestra plays the music of the Big Band Era and salutes legendary friends whose infectious rhythms defined the genre on “Lawrence Welk’s Big Band Splash” at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Join hosts Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton from acclaimed television show As Time Goes By as they take you inside the hearts and minds of the writers, producers and actors that have brought you many of your favorite British comedies on “Behind The Britcom: From Script To Screen” at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Best of Laugh-In” at 10 p.m. Saturday presents archival clips and memorable moments from the 1960’s NBC comedy-variety program that changed television and became an important training ground for a generation of young writers and comic talent.

Award winning psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen gives viewers 10 steps to have a better brain and a better body on Change Your Brain, Change Your Body at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.