Highlights 10/9 to 15

Through DNA analysis and other research, Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday chronicles the evolution of dogs and how they infiltrated human society on part two of “Dogs That Changed The World”.

On Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday, Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis for the fourth season of the detective series “Inspector Lewis”.

“The War of 1812″ at 8 p.m. Monday explores this significant event from divergent points of view. Leading historians, battle re-enactors and historic images help bring this defining conflict to life.

Las Misiones the Missions of Texas at 10 p.m. Monday is a visual celebration of the structures as historic monuments, religious symbols, and important centers of community and fellowship.

On History Detectives at 7 p.m. Tuesday, a one-of-a-kind photograph poses a jarring question: Is the African American wearing a Confederate uniform slave or free? And, did Hollywood treat the Native Americans listed in this payment ledger fairly?

Women, War & Peace at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents “I Came to Testify”, the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.

Nova at 8 p.m. Wednesday investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs and revealing implications for the evolution of human culture on “Dogs Decoded”.

Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence at 9 p.m. Wednesday documents Ohio’s annual Ferret Buckeye Bash, the largest and most popular ferret show in the country.

R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday features John Heilemann, a sharp observer of U.S .politics who always seems to have a piece of inside knowledge and a surprising new scoop.

Austin’s spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU’s focus on the arts on Arts In Context Spoken 4 All at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Live from Lincoln Center joins Jazz at Lincoln Center for Wynton Marsalis’ 50th birthday celebration at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Join Chet Garner as he travels to Canyon Lake, Texas to explore the Natural Bridge Caverns, ride through the Wildlife Ranch, and take a dip in the lake on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Thursday presents “Wham! Bam! Islam!”: When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

PBS Arts from Minnesota presents a new production of the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Guthrie Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Infused with fresh musical arrangements of Sullivan’s memorable melodies — ranging from big band swing to classic pop — H. M.S. Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone!

Georgian jam band Widespread Panic celebrates its 25th anniversary with songs spanning across their career on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 6/20 to 6/26

Nature at  7 p.m. Sunday follows a group of individuals working to provide proper care and freedom for captive chimpanzees.

Miss Marple accompanies Lady Virginia Revel to a weekend party at her family home of Chimneys and uncovers a decades-old murder on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday.

History Detectives at 8 p.m. Monday season premiere launches into space for an exhilarating hour exploring the excitement, promise and ingenuity that fueled America’s foray into space exploration.

Korean War veterans recount their memories of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s on Unforgettable: The Korean War at 9 p.m. Monday.

Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday gets up close and personal with Cuttlefish, one of the strangest animals on our planet.

Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday goes behind the scenes at Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped over one thousand people die since 1998, to explore the question of do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable.

POV’s new season begins with William Kunster: Disturbing the Universe at 9 p.m. Tuesday. William Kunstler’s two daughters seek to recover the real story of what made their late father one of the most beloved, and hated, lawyers in America.

Craig Ferguson hosts this star-studded 125th anniversary celebration of the Boston Pops, telling the story of the orchestra’s transformation from summertime entertainment for Bostonians to the national icon it is today at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Thursday.

Every three years the world’s best young harpists face-off in the USA International Harp Competition. Harp Dreams at 8 p.m. Wednesday follows several contestants from Russia, France, Switzerland Japan and the United States, as they hone their skills to compete for the grand prize.

British songwriting legend Nick Lowe surveys his 30-plus year catalog with classics and new tunes on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday. Also, Oscar-winning Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, aka the Swell Season, perform cuts from the soundtrack of their movie Once.

Montrose, Texas tells the story of one of the most colorful and legendary neighborhoods in Texas at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Texas-born actor Thomas Haden Church discusses his career on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Musician Billy McLaughlin astounded audiences with his innovative guitar technique and composing style. This documentary at 9 p.m. Thursday chronicles his unlikely attempt to re-claim his career by re-training himself to become a left-handed guitarist after loosing use of his right hand to an incurable neuro-muscular disorder.

Sarah McLachlan graces the Austin City Limits stage at 7 p.m. Saturday in support of her greatest hits set, Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan. Also, British rising star Duffy follows with grooving pop soul.

Austin winemaker on The Winemakers

The Winemakers
The six part series airs at 9 p.m. Thursdays on KLRU

Watch as Austin-area winemaker Ross Outon and others compete in a national competition to launch their own wine label nationwide. In each episode they will face challenges on every aspect of wine making from viticulture and enology to sales and marketing, but in the end only one contestant will win the title of Wine Maker.

Meet the cast:

Highlights 9/20 to 9/26

See how Hawaii’s breathtaking beauty was sculpted by earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes on land and sea at 7 p.m. Sunday on Nature.

Lewis and Hathaway track down the prime suspect in the assault of a teenage girl on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday revealing a web of intrigue and sordid secrets that expose the Oxford elite.

History Detectives research the truth behind Thomas Edison’s PsychoPhone, a device believed to have the ability to record messages from the afterlife, Monday at 8 p.m. more