Rock and pop legends Jon “Bowzer” Bauman from Sha Na Na and Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s rock, pop and doo wop era in an all new My Music concert event at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Backed by the Imelda May band, with Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds & Trombone Shorty, Jeff Beck and his special guests play tribute to the legendary Les Paul at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Suze Orman’s Money Class provides powerful, timely and often surprising advice for saving and investing, building a career, planning for retirement and more at 5 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
An exploration of the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement, American Experience: Stonewall Uprising at 8 p.m. Monday features the story told by the drag queens, street hustlers, police detectives, journalists and others who were at the historic protest.
Emile Norman: By His Own Design chronicles the life of self-taught California artist Emile Norman at 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Often called the “Greenwich Village of Houston”, Montrose, Texas at 10:30 p.m. Monday tells the story of one of the most colorful and legendary neighborhoods in Texas.
Secrets of the Dead “Doping for Gold” at 7 p.m. Tuesday reveals the truth behind the biggest and most horrifying state-sponsored doping program the world has ever known. The film digs deep into the secretive Cold War world of East German athletes, who dominated international sports in the 1970s and were often forced to take untested steroids by their own government.
Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday investigates why the economic meltdown happened and examines critical moments in the 1990s when it might have gone much differently.
Fred Martinez was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. Independent Lens: Two Spirits at 9 p.m. Tuesday explores the life and death of a boy, who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.
In this episode of On Story presented by the Austin Film Festival at 10 p.m. Tuesday, comedy in film is discussed by the creative minds behind “To Die For,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” and “The Hangover.” Featuring Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Buck Henry, and Jon Lucas.
Secrets of the Dead: “Michelangelo” at 7 p.m. Wednesday explores the masterful career of Michelangelo and his conflicted relationship with the Catholic Church.
Nova “Musical Mind” at 8 p.m. Wednesday investigates the extraordinary impact music can have on the human brain, through the case studies from neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks’ latest book Musicophilia.
Marty Robbins: Seems Like Yesterday at 9 p.m. Wednesday features full performances of Robbins’ most memorable and recognizable hits linked the story of his music, his career and his life.
Acclaimed tunesmiths all, Lyle Lovett and his friends John Hiatt, Guy Clark and Joe Ely pool their talents for this special episode of Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Evan Smith explores the work of Lawrence Lessig at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday on Overheard. As a lawyer, a writer and an advocate, Lessig has played a huge role in the development of modern copyright law and in the creation of theories and movements to support change in the law.
On Split Decision at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Austin boxer Jesus “El Matador” Chavez finds his rise to the world championship cut short when he is deported to Mexico for a youthful crime in his past.
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman uses an Austin boxing gym as an example of the American “melting pot,” people of many races and ethnic backgrounds meet, talk and train – and in some cases dream together of success, riches and prominence on Boxing Gym at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Author Susan Wittig Albert explores psychoactive plants from her latest herbal mystery novel at noon Saturday on this week’s episode of Central Texas Gardener
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 7 p.m. Saturday. Texas treasure Carolyn Wonderland follows with her incendiary blend of rock, blues and soul.