The Arts on TV: 'Mona Lisa'; 'Hamlet'; 'Cyrano de Bergerac'
"Late Show With David Letterman" 11:35 p.m., Thursday, CBS: A performance from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
"How It Was" 7 a.m., Friday. NGC: "Secrets of 'Mona Lisa'": Historians discover that Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" can answer longstanding questions about the artist and his methods, materials and model.
"Great Performances" Midnight, Saturday, KVCR: The Royal Shakespeare Company presents a contemporary retelling of "Hamlet."
"The Artist Toolbox" 9 p.m., Sunday, KLCS: Abstract artist Sam Gilliam.
"Great Performances" 12:30 a.m., Monday, KVCR: Kevin Kline stars as Cyrano de Bergerac in the play's first return to Broadway since 1984.
"Craft in America" 8 p.m., Tuesday, KOCE: Artist Charles Carillo evokes a traditional Spanish colonial style; jewelry and metalsmith Thomas Mann; blown glass still-life artist Beth Lipman; glass bead artist Joyce Scott.
"Masterclass" 6 a.m., Wednesday, HBO: Frank Gehry helps five artists understand the challenges in urban design.
-- Compiled by Ed Stockly
Image: Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"