Highlights 2/6 to 2/12

Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday explores how and what monkeys around the world teach their young as they rely on their knowledge to adapt to the remarkable variety of environments they now call home on “Clever Monkeys”.

Masterpiece Special at 8 p.m. Sunday presents “The Unseen Alistair Cooke”, a documentary depicting the story of one of the most celebrated broadcasters of the 20th century through contributions from friends and family as well as newly-found home video footage dating back to 1933.

Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime at 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 p.m. Monday takes an intimate look at the First Lady as historians, White House staffers and advisors, family and friends share their recollections of one of the most influential and controversial first ladies in American history.

Part one of “Reagan: American Experience” at 8 p.m. Monday portrays the story of one of the most popular and controversial presidents of the century whose passionate ideologue preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government and anti-communism.

Pioneers of Television at 7 p.m. Tuesday presents “Local Kids‘ TV”, an exploration of programs shaped the childhoods of millions of American children.

Governor Rick Perry will address an audience of both houses of the legislature for his customary State of the State Address at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Independent Lens presents the story of Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student, who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera in “When I Rise” at 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m. Thursday.

“Last Best Hope: A True Story of Escape, Evasion, and Remembrance” at 10 p.m. Tuesday tells a little-known, yet riveting story of the Belgian Resistance in World War II.

Nova ScienceNow at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores the possibilities affiliated with the question: How smart are animals?

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 Smarter at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Nova at 9 p.m. Wednesday presents “Artificial Intelligence”, an exclusive inside story taking viewers inside an IBM lab where a crack team has been working for nearly three years to perfect a machine that can answer any question.

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 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Haunted Texas: Peyton Colony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday gives half hour visual exploration into the history of Peyton Colony, Texas in the Texas Hill Country that traces back the mysterious nature of certain events occurring today to the possibility of spirits remaining behind.

Legends and Lyrics presents exclusive performance from Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, and Jimmy Webb- three performers paying tribute to the Americana genre at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Alternative rockers Pearl Jam perform tracks from their latest album, Backspacer, as well as classic favorites on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m.