Highlights 6/13 to 6/19

Nature explains how every relationship between horse and rider relies on a few fundamental principles: understanding the animal, building trust, communication and working in unison at 7 p.m. Sunday.

During a chance encounter with a fellow passenger on a train, Miss Marple hears about a string of murders in a peaceful village town and decides to investigate further to track down the killer on Masterpiece Mystery at 8 p.m. Sunday.

A biography of America’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil And The Presidency explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him at 8 p.m. Monday.

American Masters uncovers how John James Audubon, the man synonymous with the American wilderness and conservation, is the man who probably killed more birds than anyone else in history at 10 p.m. Monday.

NOVA investigates the furious scientific debate currently raging on what the newly discovered tiny and bizarre human fossil “Hobbit” bones represent at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

In a new investigation, Frontline goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant health-care lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obama’s endeavor at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The New Recruits is a documentary about a battalion of jet-setting business students armed with a radical plan to end global poverty: charge poor people for goods and services at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Chichago Island, Southeast Alaska, is Jurassic Park in real time. Bear Island explores its dense rainforests that hide more grizzlies per square mile than any other place on Earth, and its surrounding waters that erupt with herring and salmon who lure predatory humpback whales on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

For his 38th film, master documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman turns his unblinking eye on one of the world’s leading ballet companies, the Paris Opera Ballet on Great Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Astronaut Sally Ride discusses science education on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Casual, cosmopolitan, techie, hippie, artistic are all words used to describe Downtown Austin are as diverse as the people, who live, work, play and develop here. Catch Best of Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Juneteenth Jamboree is an annual glimpse at the notion of freedom and how African American emancipation manifests both in the past and today at 8 p.m. Thursday.

In a 60-minute program, Great Debate: Beyond Health Care Reform, will examine the changing landscape of health care in Texas and the opportunities to blend public, private, and community-based solutions to keep Texans healthier at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Canadian indie rock marvel Arcade Fire brings its powerful artistic melodrama to the Austin City Limits stage in celebration of its acclaimed second album, The Neon Bible at 9 p.m. Friday.

British songwriting legend, Nick Lowe, surveys his 30-plus year catalog with classics and new tunes for his Austin City Limits performance. Oscar-winning Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, aka the Swell Season, perform cuts from the soundtrack of their movie Once at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 6/6 to 6/12

Poisons, toxins and venoms are the defense and attack mechanisms of the natural world. Yet scientists on Nature are finding impressive new possibilities for them – new drugs, new cures, and new ways to save lives at 7 p.m. Sunday.

When Miss Marple learns of the deaths of businessman Rex Fortescue, his wife, Adele, and their housemaid, Gladys, on Masterpiece Mystery at 8 p.m. Sunday, the circumstances mimic the nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence.”

From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case as told on American Experience at 8:30 p.m on Monday. The little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination.

When the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm led by angry, Pluto-loving elementary school students. Tag along as NOVA follows Tyson’s study of the solar system’s best-loved non-planet Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture—from love affairs blossoming in virtual worlds, to the wired classrooms of the future, to military bases where the Air Force is fighting a new form of digital warfare on Frontline at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Neil Young grants rare and unprecedented access for this documentary in which he traces his musical journey in his own words at 7 p.m. Wednesday on American Masters.

In a journey reminiscent of the unexpected zeitgeist success of Hair, A Chorus Line, and Rent, the story behind the success of In the Heights is so organic to New York City that no one expected it to happen. Follow the story on Great Performances at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Nigerian bandleader/political activist Femi Kuti brings his multi-layered, socially conscious Afrobeat to the Austin City Limits stage for a groove-laden, celebratory performance at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit features the late architect and MacArthur “genius” Samuel Mockbee and his Rural Studio, a design/build architecture program in which students create striking architecture for impoverished communities in rural Alabama at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Canadian indie rock marvel Arcade Fire brings its powerful artistic melodrama to the Austin City Limits stage in celebration of its acclaimed second album, The Neon Bible at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 5/30 to 6/5

National Memorial Day Concert honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for this country at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday.

Last Best Hope: A True Story Of Enscape, Evasion, And Remembrance tells a little-known, yet riveting story of the Belgian Resistance in World War II at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 9 p.m. on Monday.

American Experience: Civilian Conservation Corps at 8 p.m. Monday tells the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments, positioning it as a pivotal moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism and federal unemployment relief.

Tattooed Under Fire is a unique, intimate, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning US soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle: openly professing their pride, sharing their secrets and confessing their fears at 10 p.m. Monday.

In a rare glimpse of what makes minds musical, Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday investigates the extraordinary impact music can have on the human brain, through the case studies from neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks’ latest book Musicophilia.

Star Wars in Concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday features an orchestra performing the music from the film series.

On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship. One man’s American dream is just beginning, while the other’s is quickly winding down. Independent Lens explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Chicano Rock! The Sounds Of East Los Angeles shows how Mexican Americans in East Los Angeles who are caught between two cultures—and not fully accepted in either—are finding their identity through this new musical genre at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Through interviews and never-before-seen film, Most Honorable Son recounts one man’s journey through World War II, providing context into two seemingly disparate histories—the U.S. air war and the Japanese-American experience at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Cities Of Light: The Rise And Fall Of Islamic Spain takes viewers on an epic journey back into a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe and thrived at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Grammy Award-winners the Foo Fighters rock the Austin City Limits stage with songs from their latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

PBS’ Gwen Ifill talks with Evan Smith on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Downtown is an incubator for High Tech start-ups, meet some of the “Pluckiest” members to hit the scene at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nigerian bandleader/political activist Femi Kuti brings his multi-layered, socially conscious Afrobeat to the Austin City Limits stage for a groove-laden, celebratory performance at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 5/23 to 5/29

Follow Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday on an in-depth investigation into the great divide between dogs and cats and just what draws us to these two polarizing pets.

Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie stars as the beloved spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple series beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday on Masterpiece Mystery.

Through first-hand accounts, Riding the Rails: The American Experience recalls the stories of teens hopping freight trains in search of a better life elsewhere during tough times at 8 p.m. Monday.

Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School at 9 p.m. Monday examines black education in America across three centuries, presenting a nuanced, rarely seen portrait of a separate black space.

The Marines Of Montford Point: Fighting For Freedom Monday at 10 p.m. profiles the first African Americans recruits in the United States Marine Corps as they recount the racism they faced both inside and outside the military.

A remote lake in Southeast Asia conceals evidence of Earth’s greatest volcanic cataclysm of the last 100,000 years. NOVA pieces together the clues about this great catastrophe at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Frontline investigates the crash of the Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, discovering a dramatically changed airline industry that has insiders worried the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

On the eastern edge of New Orleans, there resides a thriving community of Vietnamese refugees. Independent Lens recounts the residents’ successful fight against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill after Hurricane Katrina struck at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

In the mid 1900s, The Poston Relocation Center in Arizona housed thousands of Japanese and Japanese-Americans working as laborers. Passing Poston: An American Story recounts the moving and haunting stories of four former detainees Tuesday at 10 p.m.

Secrets of the Dead investigates a fantastic WWII tale of jungle ambushes, extreme engineering, blow darts defenses, and enemy headhunting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ground War explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday. Parts 3 and 4 back-to-back.

Rock superstars the Dave Matthews Band kick off the 35th season of Austin City Limits with hits and songs from their latest album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Actress, author & playwright Anna Deavere Smith discusses her career on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Have you ever been a tourist in your own town? Take a look at what it ‘s like through the eyes of first time visitors on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 22nd consecutive year with host and moderator Alex Trebek and featuring 54 fourth- to eighth-graders at 8 p.m. Thursday.

California Dreamin’ – The Songs Of The Mamas And The Papas, a one- hour special celebrating the harmonious pop-rock group, highlights a wealth of classic television performances that have not been seen for more than 35 years at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Grammy Award-winners the Foo Fighters rock the Austin City Limits stage at 7 p.m. Saturday with songs from their album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

Highlights 5/16 to 5/22

Scientific and medical communities have discovered that the horseshoe crab provides an indispensable testing agent for drugs and vaccines, as well as resources for human optics and burn treatment. But horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting, as told by Nature on Sunday at 7 p.m.

In a case that will shatter his personal world to the core on Masterpiece Mystery, the newly retired Foyle battles to save a young man accused of high treason from the executioner’s noose at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the war on The Civil War at 8 p.m. Monday.

Nova presents a minute-by-minute eyewitness account of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, exploring why the flood defenses and disaster relief planning failed to match Katrina’s fury at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Frontline tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon and how the war followed them home. It is a powerful portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of young American soldiers at 8 p.m. Tuesday

Two young American women, one Muslim, the other Hindu, sneak their cameras into Kashmir, where conflicting faiths mean war on Independent Lens at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Their mission: to find out what makes their peers choose homeland over preserving their own lives.

Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle 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 at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rockers Pearl Jam take the Austin City Limits stage with tunes from their latest album, Backspacer, as well as catalogue favorites at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Episcopal Bishop of Texas Andrew Doyle talks about new media and the church on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Through behind-the-scenes archival and rare footage, photographs and first-person accounts, Cinema’s Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood traces the experiences of the exiles who took refuge in Hollywood and examines their impact on both German and American cinema at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Rock superstars the Dave Matthews Band lights up Austin City Limits with hits and songs from their latest album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 5/9 to 5/15

Find out how being born in the wild has evolved over time on Nature, and how animals wrestling with the feelings and dilemmas that come with raising a baby, can mirror our own experiences at 7 p.m. Sunday.

When a local girl is found murdered on Masterpiece Mystery at 8 p.m. Sunday, suspicion fueled by racial prejudice points to a GI at the U.S. military base. In order to reveal the truth, Foyle must go head to head with the US Army.

For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world — powering the start of the industrial revolution and laying the groundwork for a global economy. Into the Deep: Whaling & America explores America’s first global industry and the volatility of the global marketplace at 8 p.m. Monday.

With 3-D graphics generated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Nova’s “Hunt for the Supertwister” features spectacular footage of these terrifying twisters and gives viewers a front-row seat at 7 p.m. Tuesday to the risky and thrilling art of storm chasing.

Frontline/World investigates one of its own stories — “The Play Pump” — an apparently breakthrough idea to harness the energy of children to pump drinking water throughout remote areas of southern Africa at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Bolstered by testimony from autism experts, “Horse Boy” captures an astonishing physical and spiritual journey of a family in search of a miracle to heal their autistic son on Independent Lens at 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Genghis Khan is often portrayed as a psychopath who killed his brother and ordered the death of his best friend. Is it accurate to remember Genghis as a merciless, brutal butcher? Let the historical facts presented in Genghis Khan help you decide at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

In the words of French survivors, some of whom still regard Churchill as a war criminal, this is the forgotten story of Churchill’s deadliest decision in 1940—to sink the French Fleet on Secrets of the Dead at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists made The Doors one of America’s most iconic and influential, as well as theatrical and mysterious, rock bands. Narrated by Johnny Depp, American Masters gives an intimate glimpse into their musical collaboration and offstage lives at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The pilot episode of Haunted Texas investigates the ghost sightings in the old Freedman’s Colony outside of Blanco, Texas at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. On each episode, Haunted Texas will travel throughout Texas to investigate different stories that are rich in history and steeped in paranormal lore.

French/Spanish singer/songwriter and international star Manu Chao showcases politically charged, danceable rock ‘n’ roll from his album La Radiolina on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Author and political commentator Arianna Huffington weighs in on the latest in politics and media on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

What happens when the Live Music Capital of the World goes digital? Discover how Austin’s music venues and bands thrive in the new music model on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Featuring a bizarre collection of Beatles tribute bands, How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin tracks down the stories of how the Cold War was won with music as much as with nuclear missiles at 8 p.m. Thursday.

For decades, the Soviet government banned the seminal rock music of the Beatles, but the barriers finally came down for Paul McCartney In Red Square at 9 p.m.  Thursday, a pivotal concert that took place in the shadow of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s mausoleum and the Kremlin.

Classic alternative rockers Pearl Jam take the Austin City Limits stage with tunes from their latest album, Backspacer, as well as catalogue favorites at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 5/2 to 5/8

Kilauea, on Hawaii’s Big Island is the world’s most active volcano. Nature reveals what happens when lava pours into the ocean and creates new land at 7 p.m. Sunday.

A wave of crime has swept across England on Masterpiece Mystery at 8 p.m. Sunday. Foyle stumbles upon an international cover up that could reveal the darkest secrets of The War Office and bring down the British government.

Roads to Memphis: American Experience tells the fatefully entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., against the backdrop of the turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their collision on Monday at 8 p.m.

American Stamps is a documentary about the designers and artists who create our postage stamps at 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Independent Lens “Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)” explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they no longer consider home at 10 p.m. Monday.

When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris. Now NOVA is documenting the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the barren landscape, as well as, the interaction between geologic forces and the life surrounding the mountain at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Frontline follows the money to uncover how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In 1975 rural Texas, a mayor’s daughter gets pregnant and decides to have her baby in secret and a hidden adoption. Twenty-three years later, the adopted child also has an unplanned baby out of wedlock. “Sunshine” tells the story of this second-generation single mother and her struggle with the idea of family on Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Secrets of the Dead: Japanese SuperSub investigates the startling story of Japan’s successful creation of a technological masterpiece—an aircraft carrier submarine that could blow up the Panama Canal, reach the U.S. mainland undetected, and unleash panic-inducing air attacks on American civilians at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Three masters of the concert stage — Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax — play Mendelssohn and more in the chamber setting of Lincoln Center’s living room on Live From Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Paseo Del Arte at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday takes a look at the newest development to the Riverwalk that features art installations from local artists, a lock and dam systerm and flows right past the renovated Pearl Brewery and San Antonio Museum of Art.

Hard-rocking roots music storytellers Drive-By Truckers hit the Austin City Limits stage in support of their album Brighter Than Creation’s Dark. Dusty Texas troubadour Ryan Bingham follows with tunes from his latest record, Mescalito at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Sportswriter Frank Deford  talks about his career and the big news in the sports world with Texas Monthly Talks host Evan Smith 7 p.m. Thursday.

Downtown Austin is becoming one of the best places for the film industry. Follow a locations manager on the job for an inside look on Downtown. Next, experience the vision of the Second Street Retail District and Downtown’s Retail Renaissance from the Visionaries themselves at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Luciano Pavarotti was the rare artist who could easily bridge the divide between classical and popular music. Pavarotti – The Duets is a compilation of his most emotional and world-famous songs at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Marty Robbins – Seems Like Yesterday takes audiences back to a time of familiar music and nostalgic memories through full performances of Robbins’ most memorable and recognizable hits at 9 p.m. Thursday.

French and Spanish singer/songwriter and international star Manu Chao showcases politically charged, danceable rock ‘n’ roll from his album La Radiolina on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 4/25 to 5/1

Nature tells the story of the first year of a humpback whale’s life as she learns the lessons of humpback life from her mother at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Masterpiece Classic tells the saga of two couples whose lives intertwine in both friendship and tragic misunderstanding in post-World-War-II Britain at 8 p.m. Sunday. Part 2 of 2.

What drove a company of American soldiers—ordinary young men from around the country deployed to liberate a small foreign nation from an oppressive neighbor — to dehumanize and murder more than 300 unarmed civilians? Find out at 8 p.m. Monday on My Lai: American Experience.

The pilot episode of Haunted Texas at 9:30 p.m. Monday is a half-hour real life adventure that uses in-depth historical research along with technology to explore the unexplained from the past to the present.

Second Life is an online phenomenon – a virtual world that has millions of people around the globe living out their fantasy lives on the Internet. Ideal World follows the fascinating development of the Web site, from its humble origins to the global phenomenon it has become at 10 p.m. Monday.

In the face of the recent crash, can a new science that aims to incorporate human psychology into finance—behavioral economics—do better? NOVA exposes the mysterious and surprising nature of the two most powerful forces on our planet: the human mind and money at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine, but some advocacy groups view vaccines as responsible for rises in certain disorders. This is the vaccine war, taking place on the Internet with both sides using the latest social media tools to win the hearts and minds of the public. Learn more on Frontline: The Vaccine War at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, award winning psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen gives you 10 very simple steps that will help you: live longer, look younger, be thinner, and decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, depression, heart disease, cancer and diabetes at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Shakespeare’s tortured Danish prince receives a contemporary spin on Great Performances: Hamlet in this critically acclaimed production from the Royal Shakespeare Company at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Austin City Limits veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, Willie and the Wheel at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Tune into Texas Monthly Talks as host Evan Smith sits down to talk with Jake Silverstein at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Learn the story of Whole Foods and why John Mackey felt it essential t o keep his corporate headquarters and flagship store in Austin on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Choreographed by Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin’s Truth & Beauty/The Bach Project utilizes music both composed and inspired by J.S. Bach for a dance work that includes a variety of movement styles and interactive media. In Context: Ballet Austin’s Truth & Beauty/The Bach Project is the third special in the In Context art series and airs at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The final episode of Bill Moyer’s award-winning public affairs series, Bill Moyers Journal, airs at 8 p.m. Friday.

Hard-rocking roots music storytellers Drive-By Truckers hit the stage followed by dusty Texas troubadour Ryan Bingham on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 4/18 to 4/24

Large-scale die-offs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save those they can on Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Masterpiece Classic tells the moving saga of two couples whose lives intertwine in both friendship and tragic misunderstanding in post-World-War-II Britain at 8 p.m. Sunday. Part 1 of 2.

Can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green?” Earth Days: American Experience looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

NOVA takes viewers on a sweeping journey from 1609, when Galileo revealed mankind’s place in the galaxy, to today’s quests to discover new worlds in the infinite universe at 10 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., NOVA will look at everything California is doing, from energy conservation to the development of new sources of carbon-free power, to find out how the rest of the country can join their aggressive pursuit of a sustainable energy future.

In Afghanistan, many hundreds of boys are being lured off the streets on the promise of a new life, many unaware that their real fate is to be used for entertainment and sex on Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Independent Lens: Dirt! The Movie finds out how industrial farming, mining, and urban development have led us toward cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Through A Dog’s Eyes is about dog trainer Jennifer Arnold and also presents the science that explains the amazing dog/human bond  at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies on POV: Food, Inc. at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Kentucky’s indie rock heroes My Morning Jacket return to the Austin City Limits stage to showcase their latest acclaimed album Evil Urges at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Actor Tim Matheson discusses his eclectic career from “Animal House” to “West Wing” and beyond on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Downtown takes a look at Austin’s independent fashion scene and then leads you all through Downtown’s unique comedy scene at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Austin City Limits veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, Willie and the Wheel, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 4/11 to 4/17

Nature airs the conclusion of Moment of Impact and takes us inside the animal to present an innovative and revolutionary look at the bio-engineering of how animals work at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Masterpiece Classic presents a new, authentic adaptation of Anne Frank’s feisty, poignant, and timeless account of her life in a cramped hidden annex during World War II at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Based in part on David Oshinsky’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, this film, Polio Crusade: American Experience, chronicles a crusade fueled by the bold leadership of a single philanthropy and its innovative public relations campaign, along with a bitter battle between two scientists at 8 p.m. Monday.

Seeking a hopeful response to the plague of Holocaust denial in the Arab world, Rob Satloff, head of a Washington policy center, set out on an eight-year journey to North Africa at 9 p.m. Monday on Among the Righteous: Lost Stories From the Holocaust.

In this miniseries, NOVA at 7 p.m. Tuesday examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

Health care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. In a new investigation, Frontline goes behind closed doors to provide a sobering exposé of the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Independent Lens showcases Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter, and modern-day Joan of Arc at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Starring Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets, this special, When Families Grieve, performs a valuable service to families everywhere–in both the military and the public at large–by creating awareness of the courageous struggles, and sharing the strategies that have helped them to move forward at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Worse Than War is the first documentary to step back and focus on the general phenomenon of genocide — offering insights about its patterns and causes, and its tragic role in politics and human affairs at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Nashville band of brothers, Kings of Leon, rocks the Austin City Limits studio in support of its latest record Because of the Times and psychedelic innovator Roky Erickson demonstrates why he’s a Texas rock & roll legend with songs from the length and breadth of his 40-year career at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Texas-born actor Thomas Haden Church talks about his career on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Architect Larry Speck discusses the long-standing relationship between the natural and built environment in Austin on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mississippi’s grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three of them are murdered. See it on American Experience: Eyes on the Prize at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kentucky’s indie rock heroes My Morning Jacket return to the Austin City Limits stage to showcase their latest acclaimed album Evil Urges at 7 p.m. Saturday.