Featuring high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild and high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities, Nature Hummingbirds helps us to understand the world of hummingbirds as we never have before 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer behind the most controversial building in America, a mostly derelict property in lower Manhattan made infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque.
Every spring, 130 million Chinese migrant workers journey to their
home villages for the Chinese New Year in the world’s largest human
migration. POV: Last Train Home paints a colorful, emotional portrait
of China’s rush to economic development 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Nova Japan’s Killer Quake at 8 p.m. Wednesday combines on-the-spot
reporting, personal stories, eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics
and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science
behind the worst earthquake Japan has ever seen.
The massive earthquake that hit Japan generated a fearsome tsunami,
annihilating coastal villages and towns in a matter of minutes. Nova
Surviving The Tsunami at 9 p.m. Wednesday includes never-before-seen
stories captured on video and retold after-the-fact by survivors.
Austin City Limits: Lyle Lovett and Bob Schneider 10 p.m. Wednesday
and 9 p.m. Friday.
Evan Smith hats with Calvin Trillin, writer for The New Yorker, The
Nation, and Time, on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Discover the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos
through the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich
cultural heritage on Arts in Context at 7:30 p.m. Thrusday To
understand our present, Arts In Context explores the fabric of our
past. Although the philosophy behind Dia de los Muertos (Day of the
Dead) began in the Mexican culture, now it crosses all cultures as a
ceremony to remember and value the ones who led us to where we are
Chet travels to Fredericksburg, Texas; the land of German food,
wineries, boutique shopping, and rock climbing on The Daytripper at
8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Live From The Artists Den: Daniel Merriweather, A Fine Frenzy, and
Lisa Hannigan features three emerging artists performing in three
extraordinary locations 9 p.m. Thursday.
An American favorite from his role in the hit TV series House, British
actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric special
filmed on location in New Orleans on Great Performances: Let Them
Talk: A Celebration of New 8 p.m. Friday.
Contemporary folk rock takes the stage on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m.
Saturday with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons
perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes.
Flogging Molly hits highlights from their career.