America in Primetime at 7 pm Sunday presents “Man Of The House”, which showcases the evolution of the man of the house on television from the king of his castle in classic family sitcoms to a more intricate, conflicted figure in modern shows.
Masterpiece Contemporary at 8 pm Sunday presents “Page Eight”, the thrilling story of an aging spy who stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government. But will it bring down his own career first?
Blitz: London’s Longest Night at 9 pm Monday follows the events of one night in the Blitz of 1940 when London was subjected to the most ferocious and terrifying attack of the war.
Secrets of the Dead: Japanese SuperSub at 7 pm Tuesday investigates the startling story of Japan’s successful creation of a technological masterpiece – an aircraft carrier submarine.
Women, War & Peace at 9 pm Tuesday presents “War Redefined”, a film that challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, secretaries of state and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Geena Davis narrates.
Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and Friday 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.
Evan Smith interviews Bill Keller of The New York Times on Overheard at 7 pm Thursday.
Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday welcomes Austin’s own dynamic composer Graham Reynolds for a two part concert special. We begin with original compositions written by Graham, performed as a triple concerto, followed by an extraordinary performance of Duke Ellington classics with new arrangements.
Chet Garner heads to Smithville, Texas on a road bike from Bastrop State Park to Buescher State Park, eats some BBQ, visit a famous paper doll artists, and travels to an Automotive History Museum on this week’s episode of “The Daytripper” at 8:30 pm Thursday.
POV at 9 pm Thursday presents “Where Soldiers Come From”, a film that follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. As it chronicles the young men’s transformation from restless teenagers to soldiers looking for roadside bombs to 23-year-old combat veterans trying to start their lives again, the film offers an intimate look at the young Americans who fight our wars, the families and towns they come from — and the way one faraway conflict changes everything.
PBS Arts From Chicago: American Masters Bill T. Jones at 8 pm Friday presents the blood-sweat-and-tears process of mounting a full-evening dance event inspired by the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, choreographed by the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur “genius” grant and winner of two Tony Awards.
Go nuts with tips for selecting and planting pecan trees on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a garden that integrates fruit, vegetables, and native plants.
Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the stage with a selection of his greatest tunes on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.