Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part three of “Case
Histories”, a brand new, three-part detective series set in
contemporary Edinburgh. Adapted from Kate Atkinson’s best-selling
novels, the program revolves around private investigator Jackson
Brodie, a tough former soldier and policeman who is haunted by a past
family tragedy and struggles to balance his personal and professional
life while coming to the rescue of the bereaved, the lost and the
Will Ferrell’s friends, contemporaries and co-stars salute him, from
Christina Applegate, Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis, to Conan
O’Brien, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon on Mark Twain Prize at 8 p.m.
Monday. Followed immediately by last year’s Mark Twain Prize
celebration of Tina Fey at 9:30 p.m.
History Detectives at 7 p.m. Tuesday investigates a Civil War
soldier’s letter, fabric from an aircraft that could be linked to
Charles Lindbergh and Igor Sikorsky, and a 1950s comic book Negro
If you ask Colombia’s city-dwellers and governing political class,
they’ll tell you the country’s 40-year-old civil war is over. But
Women, War & Peace at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents “The War We Are Living”
reveals the “other” Colombia, in rural areas far away from the
capitol, where the war is all too real — and now the battle is over
Accompany physicist and acclaimed author Brian Greene on a
mind-bending reality check and journey to the frontiers of physics to
see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet
of space, time and the universe on Nova The Fabric of the Cosmos “What
Is Space?” at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In the aftermath of the death of probably the most inspirational computer designers and innovators of the 21st century, Steve Jobs: One Last Thing at 9 p.m. Wednesday takes an in-depth look at the life and work of Apple boss, Steve Jobs to examine how and why he revolutionized our world.
Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday presents
great American music with the Steve Miller Band and the Preservation
Hall Jazz Band.
Evan Smith talks with author and political analyst Juan Williams on Overheard at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Emerging artists take the spotlight as part of AMOA’s exhibition”New
Art In Austin: 15 to Watch.” Arts In Context at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
features the artist in this exhibit that are stretching the boundaries
of contemporary art.
Chet heads to Huntsville to explore the history of Texas Founder Sam
Houston, visit the Texas Prison Museum, and go SCUBA diving in the
piney woods on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Independent Lens “Deaf Jam” at 9 p.m. Thursday features a group of New
York City deaf teens as they discover American Sign Language poetry —
eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with
their hearing peers.
PBS ARTS from the Blue Ridge Mountains at 8 p.m. Friday traces the
history of the banjo from its arrival in the United States from Africa
in the early 1600s to the 21st century, and explores the roots of
American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues,
old-time, folk, bluegrass and country.
Get ideas for plants that make it through both drought and hard freezes on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a down-sized garden that packs a big punch.
Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday showcases the best in modern
country with Miranda Lambert and Jeff Bridges. The multiple
award-winning Lambert performs her greatest hits, followed by actor
Bridges in his music television debut.