Join the Juneteenth Jamboree 2011 at 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 p.m. Monday. Dr. Jessica Grogan puts the Civil War in perspective with “Remember the Civil War?” and children’s host Funmi Ogunro leads viewers through restaurants and recipes that will satisfy your family.
On Masterpiece Mystery! “Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy” at 8 p.m. Sunday Poirot visits his friend Sir Charles Cartwright who hosts a cocktail party at his home where a local Reverend chokes to death.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln: “Ambition” at 9 p.m. Monday tells the story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s childhoods – his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home – and describes their courtship.
The History Detectives investigate mysterious airplane engine parts that lead Eduardo Pagan to a forbidden Hawaiian island where he finds a heroic story often overshadowed by the raid on Pearl Harbor at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Frontline unravels the story behind the world’s first truly global Ponzi scheme-a deception that lasted longer, reached wider, and cut deeper than any other business scandal in history on “The Madoff Affair” at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Sixteen chefs, including Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts to the display table on POV Kings of Pastry at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Three-hundred years after the height of his reign, a marine archaeology team believes they have found the sunken flagship of the notorious pirate “Blackbeard” off the North Carolina coast on Secrets of the Dead at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
On February 1, 2003, NASA space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas just 16 minutes before it was due to land. Through interviews with astronauts and their families, as well as with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Nova: Space Shuttle Disaster gives viewers a new look at the Columbia tragedy and at NASA itself at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In 1950, a slew of UFO sightings by Royal Air Force pilots led the British Government to set up a top-secret UFO Investigation Unit. Find out about this UFO group as the true stories of Britain’s X-Files are uncovered at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings burn up the stage with their modern take on classic soul and funk on this episode of Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday. Texas treasure Carolyn Wonderland follows with her incendiary blend of rock, blues and soul.
Wyatt Cenac, comedian and Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent, discusses politics and comedy on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Civic Summit: 2010 U.S. Senate Forum includes a moderated conversation with the five leading G.O.P. politicians on the issues facing the 2012 U.S. Senate Race including the failed Texas budget, foreign policy, health care reform and other issues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Chet explores Austin south of the Colorado River including trailer parks, Barton Springs, and country two-steppin’ on this episode of The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m Thursday.
Find out why the wildlife depends on summer’s garden on this week’s episode of Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
French/Spanish singer/songwriter and international star Manu Chao showcases politically charged, danceable rock ‘n’ roll from his album La Radiolina during this episode of Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.