Through DNA analysis and other research, Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday chronicles the evolution of dogs and how they infiltrated human society on part two of “Dogs That Changed The World”.
On Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday, Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis for the fourth season of the detective series “Inspector Lewis”.
“The War of 1812″ at 8 p.m. Monday explores this significant event from divergent points of view. Leading historians, battle re-enactors and historic images help bring this defining conflict to life.
Las Misiones the Missions of Texas at 10 p.m. Monday is a visual celebration of the structures as historic monuments, religious symbols, and important centers of community and fellowship.
On History Detectives at 7 p.m. Tuesday, a one-of-a-kind photograph poses a jarring question: Is the African American wearing a Confederate uniform slave or free? And, did Hollywood treat the Native Americans listed in this payment ledger fairly?
Women, War & Peace at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents “I Came to Testify”, the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.
Nova at 8 p.m. Wednesday investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs and revealing implications for the evolution of human culture on “Dogs Decoded”.
Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence at 9 p.m. Wednesday documents Ohio’s annual Ferret Buckeye Bash, the largest and most popular ferret show in the country.
R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday features John Heilemann, a sharp observer of U.S .politics who always seems to have a piece of inside knowledge and a surprising new scoop.
Austin’s spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU’s focus on the arts on Arts In Context Spoken 4 All at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Live from Lincoln Center joins Jazz at Lincoln Center for Wynton Marsalis’ 50th birthday celebration 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.
Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Thursday presents “Wham! Bam! Islam!”: When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.
PBS Arts from Minnesota presents a new production of the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Guthrie Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Infused with fresh musical arrangements of Sullivan’s memorable melodies — ranging from big band swing to classic pop — H. M.S. Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone!
Georgian jam band Widespread Panic celebrates its 25th anniversary with songs spanning across their career on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.