Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., two romances get complicated on Downton Abbey Season 6 On Masterpiece Episode 8. Molesley and Spratt try out new jobs. Thomas takes a fateful step. Mrs. Patmore provokes a scandal. Isobel puts her foot down.
On More Manners Of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special, return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, “Downton Abbey’s” historical adviser at 8 p.m. on Sunday. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s.
On Independent Lens Wilhelmina’s War, a Southern grandmother struggles to help her family through the scourge of HIV, but may be unable to save those she loves. AIDS is one of the leading causes of death for black women in the rural south, where living with HIV is a grim reality. Don’t miss it Monday at 9 p.m.!
Monday at 10 p.m., don’t miss Texas Promise, a gripping story of equity, politics, money and our children as Texas and the nation make historic decisions about education, opportunity and our democracy. When the state of Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, affecting 5 million students, Texans protested and districts sued the state and won.
On Finding Your Roots The Long Way Home, discover how actress Julianna Marguiles, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors’ singular and deeply human desire to preserve their most cherished traditions Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Space Men: American Experience, Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program.
Frontline spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families’ struggles against financial ruin. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, “Poor Kids” is an is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children. Catch Tuesday at 9 p.m.
The NewsHour will provide coverage of Super Tuesday primaries Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Year In Space Wednesday at 7 p.m. follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.
On Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 p.m., singer/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran lights up hits “Sing!” and “A-Team,” while June burns through material from her acclaimed LP Pushin’ Against a Stone.
Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 p.m. presents Jon Meecham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling, presidential historian.
Painted Churches Of Texas: Echoes Of The Homeland pays tribute to the Painted Churches Of Texas on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Built by 19th century immigrants to this rough but promising territory, these churches transport the visitor back to a different era, a different way of life.
Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on Daytripper Schulenburg, TX, Chet explores the “Painted Churches of Texas” and dives into the German and Czech history of Central Texas with stops to a sausage maker, polka museum, and Texas dance hall serving hot schnitzel. He also visits the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum honoring the iconic company that made model planes right in town.
Thursday at 9 p.m., go beyond the pretty faces to explore how wildflowers impact our food chain and their symbiosis to a healthy economy, wildlife, and ecological security on Wildflowers: Seeds of History.
When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill School on Doctor Who The Caretaker, the Doctor goes undercover. Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity on Thursday at 10 p.m and Saturday at 11:30 p.m.
Watch Loretta Lynn: American Masters on Friday at 8 p.m. and explore the country legend’s hard-fought road to stardom. From her Appalachian roots to the Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn struggled to balance family and her music career and is still going strong over 50 years later.
Friday at 10 p.m., discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter on John Denver: Country Boy. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.
Explore the healing power of gardens, be it cancer or other life-changing event on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
On Austin City Limits Sturgil Simpson/Asleep At The Wheel, enjoy “Life of Sin” and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson’s acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel’s album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Saturday at 7 p.m.
Doc Martin — Seven Grumpy Seasons is public television’s third behind-the-scenes look at the international hit series. On Saturday at 10 p.m., this special features interviews with producers, cast members, and director Ben Gregor, this pledge special is an enjoyable sneak peek at what Martin Clunes – the Doc himself – is calling the “best” series yet.