Class Apart: American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday tells the little-known story of a band of underdog Mexican-American lawyers who took their case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans
Through intimate first-person storytelling, rare film and photos, and exuberant music, Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles at 9 p.m. Monday tells the story of generations of young Mexican-Americans who proudly expressed their identity through music.
Voces: Celia The Queen at 10 p.m. Monday explores the life and legacy of Cuban singer Celia Cruz, whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide.
From the edge of a volcano in Hawaii to the Alaskan wilderness to the rugged mountain peaks and pristine lakes of the Rockies, Great Lodges of the National Parks at 7 p.m. Tuesday tells the stories behind these national treasures and showcases the many ways to enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of America’s national parks.
Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday examines the controversy behind physician-assisted suicide and ponders a question that has been debated for centuries: Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or when we enter the late stages of painful, terminal illness?
Independent Lens presents the story of how the simple act of planting trees lead one woman to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
With a diverse line-up of seven talented artists, Texas Burning: A Lone Star Salute to Our Troops at 10 p.m. Tuesday and 9 p.m. Thursday features remarkable performances in a variety of genres originating from deep in the heart of San Antonio.
Narrated by Nova’s Neil deGrasse Tyson, 400 Years of the Telescope at 7 p.m. Wednesday takes viewers on a sweeping journey from 1609, when Galileo revealed mankind’s place in the galaxy, to today’s quests to discover new worlds in the infinite universe.
Nova miniseries “Hunting The Edge of Space” at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday examines how the telescope has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the world and a new generation of ever-larger instruments is poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe.
Singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and her musical friends take the Austin City Limits stage at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday to sing an assortment of original and classic gospel numbers.
Comedian, actor and writer Wyatt Cenac discusses his career on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.
KLRU presents the three part Wine Roads of Texas documentary back-to-back starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Episode one at 7:30 p.m. takes viewers through the wildflowers and back roads of the famous Texas Hill Country with stops at Becker Vineyards, Flat Creek Estates, Alamosa Vineyards, and Fall Creek Vineyards. Episode two at 8 p.m. takes viewers on a trip through West Texas where the modern Texas wine industry was born. Episode three at 8:30 p.m. leads viewers from the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast to the busy “Metroplex” of Dallas-Fort Worth visiting Messina Hof Winery, Haak Vineyards, Homestead Winery, and Crossroads Winery.
Grammy Award-winners the Foo Fighters perform songs from their latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.