Highlights May 20 to May 26

KLRU Highlights

The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet on Little Women at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Examine the literary double life of this celebrated author, who wrote scandalous works under a pseudonym on American Masters Louisa May Alcott at 9 p.m. Sunday.

With Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne as neighbors, Orchard House inspired Louisa May Alcott to write on Orchard House: Home of Little Women at 10:30 p.m Sunday.

Explore the battle to take down ACORN, a controversial community-organizing group on Independent Lens ACORN and The Firestorm at 9 p.m. Monday.

Two high profile men, a former All Black rugby player and a Hollywood actor, reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty on Pacific Heartbeat Making Good Men at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Examine the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved books chosen by the public on The Great American Read Launch at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

With allegations going back years, the film investigates the elaborate ways the mogul and others tried to silence his accusers on Frontline Weinstein at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Meet the only Tongan luger who qualified in an very short amount of time for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi on Pacific Heartbeat Being Bruno Banani at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Join conservationist Maria Diekmann in the crusade to save highly desired pangolins on Nature The World’s Most Wanted Animal at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Discover the breakthroughs in genetic engineering enabling scientists to create and manipulate DNA on NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life? at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws or horns, fangs or stings. Discover why are some armaments are huge and beyond practical need on NOVA Extreme Animal Weapons at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Savor the Southern country rock of Zac Brown Band. The Atlanta octet performs songs from their record Welcome Home on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday & 9 p.m. Friday.

Go through the career of this award-winning producer, from assisting the legendary Roger Corman to working with James Cameron on On Story A Conversation with Gale Anne Hurd at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

White House Correspondent for PBS NewsHour and political contributor for NBC News MSNBC Yamiche Alcindor is on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

San Antonio School of Science and Technology has created a system that engages students with projects that are impactful to their community on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

There is a big difference between Texas and the Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out when she takes to the road in search of bluebonnets on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Thursday at 8 p.m & Saturday at 6 p.m.

Chet heads west toward pristine cave art in Seminole Canyon, TX on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

Henry Hodgson is the Constable whose landscapes have become the focus of attention from art collectors the world over, but some works are not what they seem on Midsomer Murders The Black Book at 9 p.m. Thursday & 9:55 p.m. Saturday.

Father Brown senses something sinister afoot when a villager dies in her sleep on Father Brown The Angel of Mercy at 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

The story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock n’ roll stars of the ’50s and ’60s on Everly Brothers – Harmonies from Heaven at 8 p.m. Friday.

Songwriting with Soldiers offers intensely immersive retreats to military veterans and active duty soldiers on Arts in Context In Their Own Words at 10 p.m. Friday.

Explore the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and combat soldiers handlers on Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

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 on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Relax into your weekend with three and a half hours of delightful British drama and mystery starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights May 13 to May 19

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With their father away at war, the March sisters come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother. And the girls make friends with the new boy next door on Little Women at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Tessa, Sara, Colin and Marion each have a motive, but also an alibi on Unforgotten Season 2 On Masterpiece Episode 3 at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding on Last Tango In Halifax at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

“I cannot dance upon my Toes” Emily Dickinson writes, yet she makes the white page of the poem her performance space on Poetry In America at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Learn more about Prince Henry and Meghan Markle and what it takes to be a royal bride in training on Royal Wedding Watch A Wedding is Announced at 9 p.m. Monday.

Lucy Worsley reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new on Tales from the Royal Bedchamber at 10 p.m. Monday.

With Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne as neighbors, Orchard House inspired Louisa May Alcott to write on Orchard House: Home of Little Women at 11 p.m. Monday & 10:50 p.m. Thursday.

Travel east and west to explore the connections and rivalries between Renaissance Italy and the Islamic empires on Civilizations at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Rather than imposing order through war or religion, the Indus Valley relied on the free flow of trade on First Civilizations at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Follow historian Lucy Worsley into the archives to see dresses chosen by previous royal brides on Royal Wedding Watch What to Wear at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Learn why monarchs have carefully chosen their apparel and why not doing so can be calamitous on Tales from the Royal Wardrobe at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Hear how Dan Gilroy finally got Nightcrawler to the screen and what it’s like working with Denzel Washington on On Story at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

High speed camerawork and breakthrough new science allow us to enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds on Nature Super Hummingbirds at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A.I. can interpret emotions, play games, even act as personal companions. Discover how does it actually works on NOVA at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Examine the ceremony and traditions at the heart of a royal wedding, which even a modern couple must follow on Royal Wedding Watch Ceremony at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Rock out with British sensation Florence + The Machine and get inspired with Andra Day’s soulful set on on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday & 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan discusses his impressive resume, including Manchester by the Sea and You Can Count on Me on On Story at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday features New York Times reporter and MSNBC contributor Michael Schmidt.

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. An innovative program at the University of Texas Health School of Nursing in Houston enables caregivers to experience the symptoms of dementia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chet explores the Red River Valley on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Learn how the royal family celebrates a marriage, from the carriage procession to the cake. Anita Rani reports from Windsor Castle, where preparations are in full swing on Royal Wedding Watch How to Celebrate at 9 p.m. Thursday

Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails on Father Brown at 10 p.m. Thursday

Discover the story of the most beautiful woman in the world, who was also an ingenious inventor of modern tech on American Masters Hedy Lamarr at 8 p.m. Friday & 11 p.m. Saturday.

Anita Rani reports from Windsor, where crowds gather for the celebration of Meghan and Harry on Royal Wedding Watch Happily Ever After at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Explore the challenges artists and musicians face trying to stay in Austin, plus a look at how VR is teaching people about the dangers of human trafficking on Decibel at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Savor the Southern country rock of Zac Brown Band. The Atlanta octet performs songs from their record Welcome Home on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Relax into your weekend with three hours of delightful British drama and mystery starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights May 6 to May 12

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The closing of a nearby maternity home brings an influx of expectant mothers to the Nonnatus midwives on Call the Midwife at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Sara’s scandalous past is revealed and Marion, a pediatric cancer nurse, joins the list of suspects on Unforgotten Season 2 On Masterpiece Episode 2 at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Caroline is relieved to find that Greg is a natural with Flora and a positive influence on Lawrence on Last Tango In Halifax at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Travel back to 1914 when Chicago’s skyscrapers and poets were defining modernist reach. Can a building, as Carl Sandburg asserts, have a “soul”? on Poetry In America at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Go inside the 2016 standoff at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge between anti-government protestors and federal authorities on Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Monday.

Wilma Mankiller, the first womon elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a woman who defied all odds to make a difference on Mankiller at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

See how advances in seafaring and a thirst for trade and exploration sent humans around the planet, starting a great interface on Civilizations at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Middle East, birthplace of civilization, is the site of the world’s first towns and inventions, from Turkey to Iraq on First Civilizations at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Secret footage going back years shows the effort to kill and expel Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Frontline at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Getting ahead in the mating game requires some astonishing behavior on Nature Natural Born Rebels: The Mating Game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Discover the next generation of telescopes, probes and robots that are getting us one step closer to answering: Are we alone? on NOVA at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigate how rocks and minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life on NOVA at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Relish an hour with best-selling pop sensation Ed Sheeran on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Hear how Keenen Ivory Wayans created the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning In Living Color life on On Story at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday features Bill De Blasio, 109th Mayor of New York City.

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. Explore the state-of-the-art ocean simulation lab at San Antonio’s Southwest Research Institute at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chet visits the “Cowboy Capital of the World” on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Andrew Rannells, known for his Grammy-winning turn in The Book of Mormon and as Elijah on Girls, shows off his talents on Live from Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. Friday.

Immerse yourself in this revolutionary performance that fuses classical music with classic rock on Rocktopia: Live in Budapest at 9 p.m. Friday.

Discover the best views in the state, as Branndon and Greg climb the tallest point in Texas on Highpointers with The Bargo Brothers at 11 p.m. Friday.

Discover easy, organic techniques to handle heat, pests, and plant care in the heat on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Rock out with British sensation Florence + The Machine and get inspired with Andra Day’s soulful set on on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Relax into your weekend with four hours of delightful British drama and mystery starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights April 29 to May 5

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Barbara’s condition doesn’t improve and she’s kept in isolation at the hospital on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

A waterlogged suitcase holds the remains of David Walker, 25 years after he disappeared on Unforgotten Season 2 On Masterpiece Episode 1 at 8 pm Sunday.

Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora on Last Tango In Halifax at 9 pm Sunday.

True Conviction follows exonerated ex-prisoners who started a detective agency to help free other wrongly incarcerated people on Independent Lens at 9 pm Monday.

Trace the relationship between religion and art on Civilizations God And Art at 7 pm Tuesday.

Discover the secret to the stability and cohesion of Ancient Egypt-religion on First Civilizations at 8 pm Tuesday.

Investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria on Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday.

Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive on Nature Natural Born Rebels: Survival at 7 pm Wednesday.

Dive into the human microbiome, an ecosystem of bacteria, fungi and viruses living right beneath our noses on Nova Wonders What’s Living In You? at 8 pm Wednesday.

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work on NOVA Search For The Super Battery at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Sean Penn, actor, producer, director and writer.

Chet visits the “Tomato Capital of the World”  on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Stephanie J. Block, a show-stopping Tony-nominated performer unleashes her immense voice and bold charisma for a special night of cabaret on Live from Lincoln Center at 8 pm Friday.

Along with food, flowers, chickens and charm, a gardener cultivates strength while battling lupus on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Relish an hour with best-selling pop sensation Ed Sheeran on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Highlights April 22-28

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The midwives face a tough challenge on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

The past catches up with suspects Father Rob, Lizzie, Sir Phillip and Eric on Unforgotten Season 1 On Masterpiece Episode 3 at 8 pm Sunday.

Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life, despite her initial reservations on Last Tango In Halifax  at 9 pm Sunday.

Experience the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture on Independent Lens Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky at 9 pm Monday.

Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale on the multi-part series Civilizations at 7 pm Tuesdays. This week explore the many functions of the human image in art.

Examine the process of “destructive creation”-the idea that fear, rivalry and conflict strengthen community bonds on First Civilizations War at 8 pm Tuesday.

The inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio on Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday.

Meet the animals who will steal, cheat and fight to get food on Nature Natural Born Rebels: Hunger Wars at 7 pm Wednesday.

Follow the clues that reveal how animals “talk” to each other on NOVA Wonders  What Are Animals Saying? at 8 pm Wednesday.

Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence, but how smart are they? Find out on NOVA Bird Brain at 9 pm Wednesday.

Chet explores both the normal and festival sides of the smallest incorporated town in Texas in Round Top on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Winner of the 2016 Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his legendary performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., a jazz vocalist with an actor’s ear for a lyric, brings his remarkable talent to this intimate performance on Live from Lincoln Center at 8 pm Friday.

Native plants lower the water bills and increase wildlife fun in home and school gardens on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Dig the best in modern rock with TV on the Radio and The War on Drugs on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

 

Highlights April 15-21

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Violet and Fred plan a picnic for the parish on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

Cassie and Sunny dig deeper into Jimmy’s murder, which involved torture on Unforgotten Season 1 On Masterpiece Episode 2 at 8 pm Sunday.

Alan finally lets Celia into his secret about Gary on Last Tango In Halifax at 9 pm Sunday.

Travel to West Virginia with investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback in this detective story that uncovers the troubling truth behind a massive chemical spill Independent Lens What Lies Upstream at 9 pm Monday.

Discover the story of these brave servicemen and women who fought for equality and tolerance around the world on GI Jews: Jewish Americans In World War II at 10 pm Monday.

Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale on the multi-part series Civilizations at 7 pm Tuesdays. This week The Second Moment Of Creation examines the formative role of art and the creative imagination.

Discover the truth behind the scandalous 1930s rape and murder case that shook a Hawaiian island paradise and exposed the racial tensions roiling beneath the surface on Island Murder: American Experience at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday examines Sen. John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Trump and his own Republican party.

Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time on NOVA  Decoding The Weather Machine at 7 pm Wednesday.

Follow Bill Nye, once the host of the popular kids show, as he seeks to change the world through science on POV  Bill Nye: Science Guy at 9 pm Wednesday.

Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics  on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Ana Marie Cox, a political columnist and culture critic.

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to Sweetwater on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In Principle at 7:30 pm Friday is hosted by Michael Gerson, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, and Amy Holmes, a political news commentator.

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster brings her irresistible talent and effusive charm to Live from Lincoln Center at 8 pm Friday.

Small space gardeners charmed up the yard and built an open-air catio for rescued stray cats on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Savor the old-fashioned soul of Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Highlights April 8-14

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Sister Julienne navigates a complex situation on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

Two stone-cold cases of murder test the wits of crime-solving duo DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunny Khan, played by Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Indian Summers). Cassie and Sunny confront a skeleton buried in a cellar on episode one of Unforgotten Season 1 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

See how an unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past while Caroline and pregnant Kate set a date for their wedding on Last Tango In Halifax at 9 pm Sunday.

Hosted by Elisa New, Poetry in America draws students of all ages into conversations about poetry. Sunday at 10 pm explore I Cannot Dance Opon My Toes by Emily Dickinson. Tuesday at 10 pm look at Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden. Tuesday at 10:30 pm examine Hymmnn And Hum Bom by Allen Ginsberg.

Meet the unforgettable people who are turning the job of shoe shiner into an art form on Independent Lens The Art Of The Shine at 9 pm Monday.

Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome on Secrets of the Dead  at 7 pm Tuesday.

Re-examine the shocking story of Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it on Perfect Crime: American Experience at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday goes inside President Trump’s high-stakes battle for control of the Republican party.

Nature Moose: Life Of A Twig Eater at 7 pm Wednesday takes viewers deep inside the world of moose to experience a mother’s love and a calf’s first year of life up close and personal.

A team of archaeologists probes the ruins of a Nazi execution site to find the truth behind tales of a tunnel dug by desperate Jewish prisoners and their daring escape on NOVA Holocaust Escape Tunnel at 8 pm Wednesday.

Discover the story of these brave servicemen and women who fought for equality and tolerance around the world on GI Jews: Jewish Americans In World War II at 9 pm Wednesday.

Pop legend Cyndi Lauper performs her classic hits and country covers on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 11 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Walter Mosley is a best-selling author.

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to the panhandle on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In Principle at 7:30 pm Friday is hosted by Michael Gerson, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, and Amy Holmes, a political news commentator.

The life of Sam Houston is chronicled in the three-part series Sam Houston: American Statesman airing back-to-back starting at 8 pm Friday.

Grow super foods like moringa, goji berries, and tastes of India on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Highlights April 1 to 7

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A mother abandons her children at the clinic, leaving the family devastated on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

A moment of distraction triggers a crisis in the lives of a happy, successful British couple on Child In Time On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire).

Explore the journey of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death on Independent Lens When God Sleeps at 9 pm Monday.

Roads To Memphis: American Experience at 7 pm Tuesday tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history on Black America  Since MLK: And Still I Rise part one Tuesday at 8 pm and part two Wednesday at 8 pm.

Explore the astounding abilities of butterflies-360° vision, deceptive camouflage, chemical weaponry and fantastic flight on Nature at 7 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Seth Moulton, a former Marine Corps officer and currently represents the 6th District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives.

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to the home of the King Ranch covering approximately 1,300 square miles of South Texas on The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

And Then There Were None is a miniseries based on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, one of the best-selling crime novels of all time. All three episodes air back-to-back starting at 8 pm Friday.

Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap on Austin City Limits at 11 pm Friday.

Learn why ecologists are exploring living walls and prairie restoration in urban areas at Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Pop legend Cyndi Lauper performs classics and country covers on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Highlights March 25 to 31

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Lucille is called from her sick bed to assist with a breech birth  on Call the Midwife at 7pm Sunday. Sister Winifred is keen to have fathers be more involved in the care of their babies on Call the Midwife at 8 pm.

Joanne Froggatt, Anna on “Downton Abbey,” stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama – the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain’s first female serial killer – on Dark Angel On Masterpiece  at 9 pm Sunday.

Robert, Earl of Grantham, and his American-born wife Cora live with their three daughters and domestic staff at Downton Abbey on Downton Abbey Season 1 On Masterpiece at 11 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Learn how an astrophysicist, preacher, philosopher and artisanal mortician grapple with universal questions of mortality on Into The Night: Portraits Of Life And Death at 8 pm Monday.

Decibel  at 11 pm Monday and 10 pm Friday looks at the surge of women running in the 2018 election, the search for solutions to the opioid epidemic in Texas and the healing power of hugs.

Hear about the exceptional women – past and present – who have taken the world of business by storm on Makers at 7 pm Tuesday.

Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant – and unheralded – feminist activists of the 20th century on Independent Lens at 8 pm Tuesday and 8 pm Friday.

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming. Find out more on Nature at 7 pm Wednesday.

Is math invented by humans, or is it the language of the universe on NOVA The Great Math Mystery at 8 pm Wednesday.

Learn how Japan, in a bid to dominate the Pacific, builds the biggest battleship in the world on WWII Mega Weapons at 9 pm Wednesday.

A thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Sally Kohn, a writer, activist and political commentator.

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to Abilene to explore the history of the wild Texas frontier on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Style up indoors with plant panache and tour a small lot makeover that brought design up to date on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Highlights March 18-24

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With permission from Queen Elizabeth, Queen’s Garden at 7 pm Sunday covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.

Take a fresh look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through dramatized monologues by the two women at its heart, the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson on Royal Wives At War at 8 pm Sunday.

In Jesus: Countdown To Calvary at 9 pm Sunday Hugh Bonneville, well-known actor and a Cambridge theology graduate, travels to Jerusalem in search of answers about Jesus of Nazareth.

The documentary Hawking at 10 pm Sunday takes an intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life.

In this Ken Burns film, Jackie Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve. Part 1 at 8 pm Monday and Part 2 at 8 pm Tuesday.

Art In The Twenty-first Century Chicago at 10 pm Monday features Nick Cave, Barbara Kasten, Chris Ware and more.

The mention of Al Capone’s name sparks images of pinstripe suits and ruthless murders. More than 80 years after the height of his power, Al Capone: Icon at 7 pm Tuesday explores Capone’s enduring impact on American culture and learn why people are still so fascinated by this celebrity gangster.

Art In The Twenty-first Century Mexico City at 10 pm Tuesday features Damian Ortega, Pedro Reyes and Natalia Almada.

Wednesday is Science Night featuring Nature Forest Of The Lynx at 7 pm, NOVA Roman Catacomb Mystery at 8 pm; WWII Mega Weapons The Tunnels Of Okinawa at 9 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Amy Bloom, Author.

Muons detectors are elementary particles used by researchers to look inside ancient pyramids. Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin are using these detectors to explore the Mayan pyramids in Belize on SciTech Now at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to the “oldest town in Texas” to learn its history, go zip lining in the piney woods, and eat at a historic hotel on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo at 8 pm Friday is an innovative look into the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author, and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta – best known for his volatile friendship with legendary journalist-provocateur, Hunter S. Thompson.

Brie Arthur swaps homegrown tips with an urban farmer and an Indian couple grows ethnic tastes on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

A thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. The Detroit native blasts through classics and cuts from his latest album, Post Pop Depression, accompanied by members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys.