Nature at 6 pm Sunday follows a wood duck family and discovers how they bond, migrate together, nurture and protect a brood of chicks and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds in “An Original Duckumentary.”
In the first episode of Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl at 7 pm and 9 pm Sunday, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America’s history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them.
In the second episode of Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl at 7 pm and 9 pm Monday, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts – and a break in the drought in 1939 – eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.
David Geffen: American Masters at 7 pm Tuesday and 9 pm Thursday reveals an exclusive portrait of the record industry mogul who helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.
Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday presents and unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country’s future, in “Poor Kids.”
Nature at 7 pm Wednesday documents writer and naturalist Joe Hutto’s journey in raising wild turkeys from chicks until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own in “My Life As A Turkey.”
NOVA at 8 pm Wednesday follows the ingenious sleuthing that finally decoded the truth behind an amazing ancient Greek computer in “Ancient Computer.”
NOVA scienceNOW at 9 pm Wednesday follows New York Times tech reporter David Pogue as he uncovers the secrets behind our favorite foods in “Can I Eat That?”
Pioneering activist and best-selling author Gloria Steinem discusses her life and career on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.
Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday documents the inspiring story of one of Austin’s beloved bands, Mother Falcon.
Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang in The Mind of a Chef at 8 pm Thursday.
The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday follows Chet to Bay Area Houston to visit NASA, eat a hoagie and fried shrimp, go birding on Armand Bayou, and visit the Kemah Boardwalk.
Superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli takes on one of the biggest stages of his career for a concert in New York City’s famed Central Park with the New York Philharmonic on Great Performances at 9 pm Friday.
Having recorded hundreds of doo wop era performers for public television in the past 20 years, My Music opens the archives to present many never-before broadcast doo wop classics artist and songs from the vocal group era in Doo Wop Discoveries at 6 pm Saturday.
The CTG team swaps perspectives, discoveries, and flops from 2012 and makes their resolutions for a new gardening year on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday presents great American music with the Steve Miller Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Featuring performances from various legendary clubs and hot performance spots, My Music travels on location to London and around the UK to the place where the British Rock Era was born in British Beat: My Music at 9 pm Saturday.