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Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: Jason Isbell/Neko Case
ACL presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell performs tunes from his acclaimed LP Southeastern, while Case sings songs from her latest album. more info

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Mystery!: Breathless: Part One
Otto, a surgeon married to Elizabeth, has eyes for new nurse Angela. Angela’s sister, Jean, is engaged to Otto’s colleague Richard. Inspector Mulligan snoops around. Jean and Richard’s marriage gets off to a rocky start. Otto makes a breakthrough with Angela. Mulligan gives Elizabeth a menacing message. more info

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:00pm
POV: Big Men
Over five years, director Rachel Boynton and her cinematographer film the quest for oil in Ghana by Dallas-based Kosmos. The company develops the country’s first commercial oil field, yet its success is quickly compromised by political intrigue and accusations of corruption. more info

Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
North America
Snow geese, pelicans and bald eagles fly over the Great Plains, the Grand Canyon, Alaska and the Golden Gate Bridge as they encounter and engage with bears, dolphins, bison and spawning fish. more info |

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:00pm
Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014
Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for another open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The concert soloist will be the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang Lang. more info

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Why Sharks Attack
In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where it’s rarely been seen for hundreds of years? more info

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:00pm
Operation Maneater: Great White Shark
Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat. Evans wants to find non-lethal solutions to keep people — and sharks — safe.

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself. more info

Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Mystery!: Breathless: Part Two
A procedure goes wrong for Otto, Charlie and Jean. Richard meets an old friend. Elizabeth and Mulligan meet for a showdown. Angela and Otto have an out-of-town trip with a chaperone. Charlie has a close call. A forgotten incident keeps rearing its menacing head. more info