From the outside, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are the classic London scene, the emblems of British democracy and history. Learn the stories behind these icons on Secrets of Westminster at 7 pm Sunday.
POV at 9 pm Monday presents an emotionally complex story about one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s disease on The Genius of Marian.
From the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday follows health officials tracking the deadly disease and trying to stop its rampant spread.
SXSW Flashback 2014 at 10:30 pm Tuesday presents highlights from SXSW including Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson, Mike Judge, Spandau Ballet, America Ferrera, Diego Luna, and more. Famed felines Lil BUB and Grumpy Cat also appear.
Cranes and geese rise over Venice, Dover, Edinburgh and the monkey-guarded Rock of Gibraltar on Earthflight, a Nature Special at 7 pm Wednesday. In Rome, the Loire Valley, Holland and Hungary, birds gather by the millions to breed and two by two to raise their families.
Diseases that were largely eradicated 40 years ago are returning. Nova at 8 pm Wednesday travels the globe to look at the science behind vaccinations, track epidemics, and investigate the serious human costs of opting out.
Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell return to Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday, playing favorites and songs from their joint LP Old Yellow Moon.
Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann talks about her career in music on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.
Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday profiles an Austin group that uses puppetry and physical theater to address the impact of climate change on traditional farming societies around the world on Tiny Puppets.
Chet heads to Orange to explore the swamps and waterways of this town on the Louisiana border on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.
James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty at 8 pm Friday examines the life and career of the man best known for the painting ”Whistler’s Mother.”
Who influenced your garden design? See how our Spanish and Mexican melting pot impacts us today on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. Visit an historic home where a walled Mission-style garden features a central aqueduct.
Great Performances at 7pm Saturday presents a star-studded celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of the country’s national anthem.