Backyard Butterflies at 6 p.m. Sunday features fun facts about these delicate, spry creatures and demonstrates how to successfully create a garden that attracts them.
Backyard Bugs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday identifies the most common garden pests and beneficial predators in their larval and adult stages while also teaching gardeners how to attract beneficial insects to control pests without chemicals.
Beginning with an examination of slavery, Civil War 7 p.m. Sunday looks at the causes of the U.S. Civil War and the burning questions of union and states’ rights.
Haunted Texas: Peyton Colony at 9 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 p.m. Thursday gives half hour visual exploration into the history of Peyton Colony in the Texas Hill Country that traces back the mysterious nature of certain events occurring today to the possibility of spirits remaining behind.
Civil War at 7 p.m. Monday follows the battle of ironclad ships, camp life and the beginning of the end of slavery while ending with rumors of Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy.
Fort Niagara: The Struggle For A Continent at 9:30 p.m. Monday presents the story of North America as four nations struggled to control the strategic point at the mouth of the Niagara River and thus control the critical water artery it protected.
Civil War at 7 p.m. Tuesday begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and follows two clashes that spring while ending with Lee’s decision to invade the North again to draw Grant’s forces away from Vicksburg.
Independent Lens at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday presents “The Desert of Forbidden Art”, the story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan and develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.
Civil War at 7 p.m. Wednesday begins with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia while ending with an examination of the presidential campaign of 1864 that set Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general.
Music of the Norman Petty Studios at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff performs his greatest hits and songs from his LP Existence on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Civil War at 7 p.m. Thursday begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea that brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy while ending with a consideration of how the consequences and meaning of the war transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation it is today.
Bite into homegrown citrus with tips on easy-grow favorites on “Central Texs Gardener” at noon Saturday. On tour, meet a couple that starts the day with fresh laid eggs from their backyard chickens.
Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday brings Austin indie rockers Spoon to the stage to perform hits from their latest album “Transference”.