Great Performances At The Met presents Aida at 2 pm Sunday. In this opera, Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is captured and brought into slavery in Egypt. A military commander, Radames, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh.
Prince Charles leads this touching tribute to his mother, adding insight and commentary and sharing never-before-seen home movies on Royal Memories: Prince Charles’ Tribute To The Queen at 7 pm Sunday.
American Experience presents the story of Henry Ford at 7 pm Tuesday. This documentary of Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as Ghost and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version on On Story Re-Imagining The Classics at 10:30 pm Tuesday.
Modern Spies at 8 pm Wednesday investigates how today’s spies are recruited and probes the secrets of spycraft, from the sleeper cell to the brush pass and the cut out to the cyber spy. Part 2 at 9 pm looks into the big questions, asking when does an undercover operation cross the line and become entrapment – and do spies ever have a licence to kill?
Overheard with Evan Smith features Laurie Anderson at 7 pm Thursday. Laurie Anderson is an experimental musician, composer, performance artist and artist whose embrace of technology has been a defining aspect of her extraordinary career.
Annie: It’s The Hard-knock Life, From Script to Stage at 9 pm Friday presents behind the scenes look into the development of the Broadway musical, Annie. It follows the process of designing, casting, rehearsing and mounting the production.
Austin City Limits presents The Decemberists and Gillian Welch at 7 pm Saturday. The Decemberists highlight songs from their release The King Is Dead. Welch and her partner David Rawlings perform cuts from The Harrow & the Harvest.