On Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday, Bear biologist Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of Alaskan wilderness and tracks the progress of grizzly bears as they feast on the riches of the season and re-establish the complex hierarchal social dynamics of bear society on “Bears of the Last Frontier: City of Bears”.
Masterpiece Classic at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part two of “South Riding“, the story of a lively heroine in Depression-era Yorkshire who attempts to shake up education at a school for girls.
Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter at 9 p.m. Sunday follows the creation of the San Francisco Opera’s production of “The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” an ambitious cross-cultural tour de force that brings together artists from China and the United States to tell the deeply moving story of author Amy Tan’s family history.
Through a blend of heart-wrenching interviews, dramatic images and contemporary performances by top artists, Soundtrack for a Revolution: American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music.
Evening With Smokey Robinson at 9:30 p.m. Monday features an insider’s look at the life and career of the Motown legend.
On this week’s episode of Black In Latin America at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people in Mexico and Peru.
Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents “Bhutto”, the story of the first Muslim woman to lead an Islamic nation who evolved from a pampered princess to a polarizing politician in one of the most dangerous countries on Earth.
Secrets of the Dead: Sinking Atlantis at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores the fascinating history of the Minoans, Europe’s first great civilization, and the mystery behind their downfall.
Go behind the scenes of arguably the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory and explore important clues in the landscape surrounding the unexplained circle of stones in southern England’s Salisbury Plain on Nova: Secrets of Stonehenge at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
On Saving The Bay at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom and the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape.
Hip hop conquers the Austin City Limits stage at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday with sets from alternative rapper/actor Mos Def, supporting his latest record, The Ecstatic, and Somalian native K’naan, performing songs from his acclaimed LP, Troubadour.
Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America, talks about education on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Austin’s spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU’s focus on the arts on In Context Presents: Spoken 4 All at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Join Chet Garner as he travels to Brenham, Texas to experience the home of Blue Bell Ice Cream, a 100 dollar hamburger, and a bike ride around Lake Sommerville on The Daytripper at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Join Chet Garner as he travels to Canyon Lake, Texas to explore the Natural Bridge Caverns, ride through the Wildlife Ranch, and take a dip in the lake on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Find out how to turn high-end garden projects into ones you can do yourself on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
Grammy-winning soul singer John Legend performs a set of 70s soul covers and originals backed by innovative hip-hop collective The Roots on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.