David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece at 7 pm takes you across the Europe of today and leads you on an epic journey on an iconic train through a series of romantic cities and stunning scenery.
Independent Lens The Revolutionary Optimists at 9 pm Monday follows the story of Amlan Ganguly as he works with children who are living in Calcutta’s slums to transform their own neighborhoods and lives.
American Experience presents the story of John D. Rockefeller at 7 pm Tuesday. Although the Rockefeller name was despised in America for decades, John D. Rockefeller Jr. would dedicate his life to recasting the family image.
NOVA Extreme Cave Diving at 8 pm Wednesday follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into Blue Holes — underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today.
Tomlinson Hill at 9 pm Wednesday documents how the legacy of slavery in east and central Texas has created a region still divided despite the civil rights changes of the last 60 years.
Overheard with Evan Smith features Newt Gingrich at 7 pm Thursday. Gingrich is a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Painted Churches Of Texas: Echoes Of The Homeland at 9 pm Thursday presents the unique story of Texas churches that were built by 19th century immigrants that were striving to succeed in a new country and still preserve the values and culture of their homelands.
Austin City Limits presents Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at 7 pm Saturday. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP Stone Rollin’. Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous.