A lineup of science and nature programming for April includes a three-part special with the working title “Inside Animal Minds,” debuting April 9 on “Nova.”
More midseason programs scheduled to air on public TV stations:
— “Salinger” (Jan. 21), an “American Masters” documentary about the late “The Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger that includes interviews with his friends and colleagues.
— “Barrymore” (Jan. 31), a “Great Performances” presentation of Christopher Plummer’s stage performance as John Barrymore.
— “The Amish: Shunned” (Feb. 4), an “American Experience” documentary that follows seven former members of the Amish community as they adjust to a new life.
— “Story of the Jews” (March 25), a five-part series with historian and author Simon Schama examining the Jewish experience from ancient times to now.
— “Muscle Shoals” (April 21), an “Independent Lens” look at the fertile musical Alabama breeding ground, with the perspectives from Mick Jagger, Etta James, Clarence Carter and others.