America In Primetime at 7 pm Sunday presents “The Crusader”, which delves into the increasingly grey area between right and wrong as television heroes confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice.
Gaining unprecedented access to the notoriously private film legend, Emmy Award-winner Robert Weide delves into Woody Allen’s life and creative process, from his childhood and early career through to his most recent film on a two part American Masters on Sunday and Monday at 8 pm.
Entertainers Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Garry Shandling, Lily Tomlin, Denis Leary, Joan Rivers, Lewis Black, Richard Belzer and Margaret Cho honor the life and achievements of late comedian George Carlin on George Carlin: The Mark Twain Prize at 9:30 pm Monday.
Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle at 7 pm Tuesday tells the true story of the battle that turned World War II and established the Soviet Union as a world superpower for the looming Cold War.
Nova at 8 pm Wednesday presents Brian Greene’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos.” In the final episode, Greene takes a tour of cutting-edge theories suggesting that our universe may not be the only universe, but may be just one of an infinite number of worlds that make up the multiverse.
Three entrepreneurs offer a glimpse of why Austin is being hailed as the best place in the country to launch a business on Capital of Innovation at 9 pm Wednesday.
The third and final episode of Nova “The Elegant Universe” at 9:30 pm Wednesday shows how in 1995 Edward Witten of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, aided by others, revolutionized string theory by successfully uniting the five different versions into a single theory that is cryptically named “M-theory,” a development that required a total of 11 dimensions.
Austin City Limits at 10:30 pm Wednesday and Friday presents highlights from the annual Americana Music Awards ceremony taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and includes performances by Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman and Robert Plant.
Author and activist Michael Pollan discusses his career on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Every summer the Austin Lyric Opera organizes “Opera Odyssey”, an opera camp with kids ages 8 to 12. Arts in Context at 7:30 Thursday follows their journey through the creative process which resulted in the original production “The Quarantine.”
Chet Garner heads to Goliad, Texas to visit the location of the famous Goliad Massacre, take a canoe ride, and eat some award winning soup and delicious Tex Mex on this week’s episode of “The Daytripper” at 8:30 pm Thursday.
Independent Lens at 9 pm Thursday presents “Reel Injun”, a documentary that traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today.
PBS Arts from Los Angeles: Il Postino From L.A. Opera at 8 pm Friday features acclaimed Mexican composer Daniel Catan’s opera adaptation of the popular 1994 film Il Postino.
Indie rock supergroup Monsters of Folk. performs songs from its self-titled debut album on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.