Central Texas Gardener episodes you just can’t miss this fall

Central Texas Gardener

The fall season of Central Texas Gardener is here! We sat down with Linda Lehmusvirta, the producer of Central Texas’ best gardening show, who told us which episodes you can’t afford to miss this season.

On Oct. 10, ahead of Texas Native Plant Week from Oct. 18-24, Linda visits with a young couple in Weir who restored eight acres to contain thousands of native wildflowers. “It’s the most gorgeous thing,” Linda said, and it subverts stereotypes that native plants tend to be messy or ugly.

Kasie and Andrew Brazell's wildflower fields.

Kasie and Andrew Brazell’s wildflower fields.

On Oct. 17 for Hispanic Heritage Month, Linda visited Velia Sanchez-Ruiz’s front yard garden with plants for fragrance, pollinators and traditional Mexican recipes and talk to Austin Resource Recovery about tips for composting. Sanchez-Ruiz lives in a small place in South Austin, and she has a beautiful front-yard garden that people love to walk through and stop and talk. She grows traditional Mexican herbs and uses them for recipes and healing.

Velia Sanchez-Ruiz's garden in South Austin. Photo courtesy Linda Lehmusvirta.

Velia Sanchez-Ruiz’s garden in South Austin.

Linda says you also can’t miss our drought-defiant plants episode, which airs on Halloween. Fall means it’s time to plant trees, and Linda spoke to Mary Irish, who she calls “one of the most knowledgable horticulturists around.” Mary has picked out some native trees that adapt well to both drought and flooding, and they also attract wildlife!

Then, on Nov. 7, we have a special Veteran’s Day episode. We visit the Warrior and Family Support center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, a premiere medical facility for burn patients. A private individual in San Antonio raised the money to create a beautiful activity center and gorgeous garden designed to help the soldiers heal, since some of them are there for years recovering. Linda said it’s a beautiful space for spiritual comfort, but it’s also designed to help soldiers learn to walk again on different surfaces. The garden is fully funded by donations, including volunteer gardeners. Linda talked to the mother of a burn patient who cannot come in the sunlight and cannot regulate his body heat, so the garden has porches and pathways with misters on them so soldiers can be outside but stay cool in the shade. “It’s just the most emotional thing we ever have done,” Linda said. The same episode addresses the mistakes people make when planting trees. “Fall is the time to plant trees,” Linda said, “And if you do something wrong off the bat, five years later, it’s dead and takes forever to get your tree back.” So she sought tips from an arborist who attended Stephen F. Austin’s forestry program and now works at a tree company.

The Warrior and Family Support Center's volunteers with the CTG crew.

The Warrior and Family Support Center’s volunteers with the CTG crew.

The Warrior and Family Support Center's butterfly garden.

The Warrior and Family Support Center’s butterfly garden.

On Nov. 21, Linda addresses the trend of moving food out to the front yard instead of hiding in the back. “Edibles in the garden have become a big deal, so you don’t have to just have this dedicated vegetable space. You can have your native perennials with pollinators, and then you have your lettuce and broccoli interspersed.” Linda talks with Cheryl Beesley from Adelante Landscape, who incorporates edible gardens into beautiful designs. “My philosophy in my garden years ago when we were first facing water restrictions, was that I decided if I had something in my yard, it had to have some kind of benefit. It couldn’t just be pretty. It had to feed wildlife, it had to feed me, it had to provide cover for toads — it had to do something,” Linda said.

Linda is also preparing for future seasons of Central Texas Gardener by taping various locations across Central Texas. One is a normal-sized lot that uses wicking beds instead of traditional watering practice, which Linda said is an old concept, but has become really popular again recently. The man Linda spoke to collects water for the wicking beds from gutter rainwater collection systems, so he almost never has to water. It automatically feeds through the wicking beds. Then, Linda said, she’s talking to a garden designer she found on Instagram who lives in a small condo, so she’s going to show us how to create a beautiful design in a tiny space. You can also look forward to visiting a food forest in South Austin, the Family Support Community Gardens at Fort Hood and Killeen, and an artist inspired by wildflowers.

If you follow KLRU and Central Texas Gardener on social media, you may remember our “summer faves” contest in August. Our winner got to hang out with the CTG hosts and guests, and for episodes airing on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, Linda will be sharing some of the photos our viewers sent in on social media depicting their favorite summer plants!

“All our viewers are out there with their phones all the time — beautiful flowers, or projects, or whatever — send them on!” Linda said.

Our winner, Eva Marie, with the CTG crew!

Our winner, Eva Marie, with the CTG crew!

Central Texas Gardener is more than a how-to-garden show, Linda says. There are endless resources for new or experienced gardeners on the website: plant lists and garden videos, and the CTG YouTube channel gives you the ability to binge-watch gardens for ideas on what to do for your own!

“We represent so many different styles, because Austin is very eclectic,” Linda said. “We have contemporary, minimalistic garden styles, we have cottage garden styles, we have vegetable gardens, we have the rose people, we have the succulent people, the pond people…we’re trying to represent all the diverse ways that gardeners express themselves.
CTG is not just this little how-to-garden show. It’s an art show. We’re illustrating how people express themselves visually. With plants, with artwork in the garden, by painting the fence a certain way — it’s all a creative experience.

It’s also an environmental awareness show. We can all read the serious stories about the drought, but many people still don’t get it until you see it, but they need to go in their own backyard, and that’s where it hits home. If I spray a certain chemical, I’m going to kill all my bees, and it’s proven that gardeners do most of the environmental damage. Also, with the water issue, just because it’s dry it doesn’t have to be ugly. You just have to plant for the right soil, you have to plant native or adapted plants, and mulch and compost.”

Central Texas Gardener airs Saturdays at noon on KLRU. Visit the CTG website here, and be sure to follow Linda on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Click here to see a schedule of all upcoming Central Texas Gardener episodes. Happy gardening!

In the Studio: Overheard tapings during the Texas Book Festival


Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for four tapings during the Texas Book Festival! All tapings happen in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 2:30pm. They are free to attend but an RSVP is required. Admission is based upon capacity.

KKristin Hersh, Musician and Author
Thursday, October 15, 2015
3:15pm (doors at 2:45pm)

Kristin Hersh is a founding member of the bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave. Rolling Stone called her memoir Rat Girl one of the top 10 best rock memoirs ever written. Her new memoir, Don’t Die, Don’t Suck, is a haunting, personal story about the loss of her friend, musician Vic Chesnutt.


MargaretAtwoodMargaret Atwood, Award-Winning Author
Friday, October 16, 2015
3pm (doors at 2:30pm)

Margaret Atwood is an award-winning author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction. She’s best known for her novels The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Blind Assassin, which won the Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, The Heart Goes Last, was published in September.


WendellPierceWendell Pierce, Actor and Author
Sunday, October 18, 2015
12:15pm (doors at 11:45am)

Wendell Pierce is an actor, producer, and author, best known for playing Detective Bunk Moreland on HBO’s “The Wire.” He also starred as Antoine Batiste in Treme, the HBO series about post-Katrina New Orleans, which is Pierce’s hometown. His memoir The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken was recently published.


SununuFormer Governor John Sununu, New Hampshire
Sunday, October 18, 2015
1pm (doors at 12:45pm)

John H. Sununu is the former Governor of New Hampshire. He was also White House Chief of Staff for President George H.W. Bush. Most recently he was Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party. His memoir, The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush, was published in June.


The Texas Book Festival brings more than 300 authors to Downtown Austin and the State Capitol grounds October 17-18th. One of the premier literary events in the country, the Texas Book Festival includes author readings, panel discussions, book signings, themed tents with cooking and children’s entertainment, and much more. You can find more information, including the festival schedule, by visiting texasbookfestival.org.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a 6th season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience! And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.

Photo of Wendell Pierce is courtesy Sean Hagwell Photography. Photo of Margaret Atwood is by Jean Malek. 

What is the FCC’s Spectrum Incentive Auction and why you should care

When you tune your radio or TV to a channel, communication signals travel over the air via radio frequency, also known as spectrum. The TV broadcast you watch, the radio program you listen to, the GPS device that helps get you where you’re going, and the wireless phone service you use to make phone calls and check Facebook from your smartphone — all use invisible airwaves — spectrum — to transmit bits of data through the air.

Spectrum Auction Overview – What, When and Why it Matters

Anything that requires wireless transmission such as radio, television, wireless, satellite, even microphones have different frequencies upon which they operate, generally licensed to them by the Federal government. The UHF spectrum where most television can be found is ideal for the growing demands of smartphones and tablets, and the demand is increasing dramatically.

In a process that will begin this fall, the FCC will ask broadcasters to relinquish their space in the spectrum in exchange for money. The spectrum obtained in this auction will then be sold to wireless providers, increasing their capacity to provide wireless and broadband services that are increasingly demanded by consumers and businesses.

Because this slice of the spectrum is in such high demand, broadcasters are facing a potential windfall. And while it might sound tempting to “take the money and run” this decision can’t be undone. Once a station relinquishes their broadcast license, that’s it.

There are several scenarios in the auction other than selling. A broadcaster could “channel share” with someone else (split the signal with another station in the same market), they could shift to a new location on the VHF sector of the spectrum, or they could do nothing.  There are arguments for and against each of these options, and KLRU has established a task force of its Board to look at the options.

So where does this leave the viewer? The biggest impact would be felt by those who watch television over-the-air. They could potentially lose reception from stations they once received or stations could disappear entirely. Broadcasters may continue to produce content and serve online and cable/satellite audiences, but they could choose to discontinue “broadcasting” over the air.

Later this Fall stations will start the auction process and indicate to the FCC their interest in participation. The auction is slated to begin in late March 2016 and could take weeks or months to complete.

At the heart of KLRU’s deliberations is a simple question: What is the best option to support public media in Central Texas, and especially our viewers, members, and others who have a stake in independent, high quality, educational programs?

KLRU is interested to hear your reaction and/or questions in this process. Please contact us at

Q Night at the Movies 10/10

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Q Night at the Movies presents another night of crime, this week in the style of film noir and neo-noir. The evening begins with an exploration of the masked men of lucha libre in an episode of Voces focused on the Latino wrestling sport. Then the night explores noir in earnest, starting with On Story’s conversation with L.A. Confidential creative Brian Helgeland. Mob movie “Bullitt” follows, and the night concludes with a discussion about crime dramas in Pioneers of Television.

Voces on PBS Tales of Masked Men at 6:30 p.m.

Explore “lucha libre” and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of “home” for new immigrants in the United States. It also continues to expand and build on its unique cultural tradition in countries where it enjoys enduring popularity.

On Story A Conversation with Brian Helgeland at 7:30 p.m.

Brian Helgeland, the creative force behind “42,” “L.A. Confidential,” “Mystic River,” and “A Knight’s Tale,” shares his experience as a screenwriter, director and producer, along with the ups, downs and left turns of the filmmaking industry. Accompanied by the short film “Hector Is Gonna Kill Nate,” from Ari Issler about a basketball student that rolls into his High School gym looking for revenge.

All-Star Film Collection Bullitt at 8 p.m.

A San Francisco police detective (Steve McQueen) gets hold of a mob-witness/corruption case and won’t let go.

Pioneers of Television Crime Dramas at 9:55 p.m.

As viewers reveled in being transported to shadowy underworlds, creative geniuses emerged in the forms of Jack Webb (“Dragnet”), Desi Arnaz (“The Untouchables”) and Bruce Geller (“Mannix” and “Mission: Impossible”). Groundbreaking actors Bill Cosby (“I Spy”) and Angie Dickinson (“Police Woman”) reveal the methods behind their successes as the first African-American and breakthrough female lead characters in a television series. Barbara Bain and Martin Landau share the secrets behind the success of the innovative hit “Mission: Impossible, ” while the evolution of Peter Falk’s amazing characterization in his role as “Columbo” is recalled. And James Garner, in his only recent interview, along with series creator Stephen J. Cannell, recounts the success of the “The Rockford Files’” reluctant crime solver.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Indie Lens Pop-Up Mimi and Dona 11/3

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for the Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of the documentary Mimi and Dona. This free event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, at 7 p.m. at the Austin Public Library Windsor Park Branch 5833 Westminster Dr., Austin, TX, 78723.


For 64 years, 92-year-old Mimi has cared for her daughter Dona, who has an intellectual disability, and now faces the inevitable: to find Dona a home. This alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming film by Mimi’s granddaughter tells the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo, and their effect on three generations of a Texas family.

Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up to strengthen the bond between the Independent Lens television series and local communities, and bring new energy and new audiences to the in-person events as well as online OVEE events and the broadcasts on KLRU. Over the past decade, screenings of Independent Lens films have brought more than 331,000 participants together at over 5,700 events to discuss issues that impact local communities.

In the Studio: Overheard taping with Ron Kirk 10/14


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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Ambassador Ron Kirk on October 14 at 3pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 2:30pm.

The event is free but an RSVP is required. Entrance is based upon capacity.

Ambassador Ron Kirk served as the 16th U.S. Trade Representative and served inPresident Obama’s Cabinet. He negotiated trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, and Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization. Kirk was also the first African-American Mayor of Dallas from 1995-2001, and was appointed Texas Secretary of State by Governor Ann Richards. Ambassador Kirk is in Austin to receive the 2015 Texas Legacy Award from the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

The Overheard taping is co-presented with The Texas Tribune and will be livestreamed at texastribune.org/livestream

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a 6th season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Ambassador Ron Kirk. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.

KLRU is proud to partner with the Texas Tribune Festival 2015! Registration is now open for the fifth annual event at UT Austin October 16-18. Get more information at texastribune.org/festival.

Green School Carnival $500 Scholarship – Apply Now!

In Spring 2015, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS worked with Campbell Elementary of Austin ISD, the Austin ISD Sustainability Program and Keep Austin Beautiful to create a “Green” school carnival. Funds to support these efforts came from a PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors grant. Using remaining funds from the grant, we would like to help three schools interested in putting on their own “green” carnival this fall with three $500 grant opportunities. Watch the video for a glimpse of what Campbell did, then think about what you can do to “green up” your carnival. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Whether you receive a grant or not, consider contacting Keep Austin Beautiful for free resources and activities.

Go to the application here

Saturday Cooking Show Lineup Shakeup

Martha Stewart's Cooking School

Pease romaine calm – KLRU is shaking up the cooking lineup on Saturday. Some shows are airing new episodes of old favorites, others will be encores of previously aired shows in new timeslots. Maybe it’s cheesy, but these new timeslots feel grate.

At 12:30 p.m., an encore showing of Mexico – One Plate At A Time With Rick Bayless replaces Pati’s Mexican Table. In this series, chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless seamlessly weaves together techniques, recipes, cultural musings and off-the-wall surprises.

At 1 p.m., Simply Ming is new with an episode all about local cooking. On the road in Australia, viewers visit Hentley Farms in Barossa to connect with executive chef Lachlan Colwill. Lachlan sources most of his ingredients from the farm’s herb garden, chicken coup, hatchery and even the nearby creek.

At 2 p.m., learn everything you need to know about making caramel on a new episode of Martha BakesMartha demystifies the secret to this one-ingredient wonder with four irresistible recipes, including a decadent six-layer chocolate cake filled with salted caramel and covered with swirls of chocolate frosting. 

Then at 2:30 p.m., Lidia’s Kitchen is back at the same time with a new episode. In this episode, she shares four delicious recipes that celebrate the bounty of the summertime garden: Tuna Salad with Boiled Zucchini, String Bean Salad with Capers and Basil, Whole What Cous Cous with Cucumbers, and finally Shells with Chicken and Zucchini.

Cook’s Country continues its new season with a new episode at 3 p.m. Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make barbecued burnt ends. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for grill spatulas. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of lemonade. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making smoky potato salad.

Forget the contest on the gridiron. Tailgating gets a lot more interesting when you fire up your smoker, according to Steven Raichlen. At 5 p.m., Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke continues the new season with a tailgating episode.

Moveable Feast With Fine Cooking continues its new season at 5:30 p.m. On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, host Pete Evans joins three award-winning chefs, Germano Minin, Bruno Difabio and Tim Reardon at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York for an Italian feast.

At 6 p.m., Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook continues its new season with an episode about Italian Inspiration. Langbein visits actor Sam Neill’s Two Paddocks vineyard to harvest saffron and pick heritage pears, then invites him and his team to her cabin to try her modern take on classic Italian osso bucco and saffron risotto. Her pear and prune custard cream dessert has everyone swooning.

Highlights October 4 to October 10

KLRU Highlights

Join eight bakers on the Great British Baking Show Biscuits and Traybakes as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies Sunday at 6 p.m.

Then Sunday at 7 p.m., with World War II imminent, the local Women’s Institute dissolves after Joyce resigns as president and Frances tries to revive the group with a jam-making project on Home Fires on Masterpiece Episode 1.

This week on Indian Summers on Masterpiece Part Two, while Aafrin fights for his life, Ralph confronts the gunman in jail. Sarah is suspicious of Alice’s past. Adam goes missing. Sunday at 8 p.m.

When Claire confronts her husband, Malcolm Webster, over his wild spending on Widower Part One Sunday at 9 p.m., he tries to control her with sedatives. Afraid he’ll soon be caught, he silences her forever. Three years on, he has a new bride…and history appears to be repeating itself.

Then on Father Brown The Bride of Christ, Father Brown investigates a convent with the help of a young nun after two nuns are murdered. Sunday at 10 p.m.

On Doctor Blake Mysteries Hearts & Flowers, Sunday at 11 p.m., many years have passed since Dr Blake first returned home from war to run his father’s old practice. But Ballarat is no longer the sanctuary from the outside world it used to be.

Antiques Roadshow Seattle, Hour One rocks out at Seattle’s EMP Museum and discusses Jimi Hendrix’ trend-setting fashion style Monday at 7 p.m. Then, Antiques Roadshow Albuquerque, Hour Two journeys to Albuquerque for finds such as a 1969 Jasper Johns flag print, a 1939 inscribed “Pinocchio” book, and an Imperial jade snuff bottle at 8 p.m.

Join Phil in I’ll Have What Phil’s Having Italy Monday at 9 p.m. as he revisits this food mecca. Sit down with him as he feasts on a home-cooked meal at chef Nancy Silverton’s Umbrian home and indulges his inner caveman, roasting gargantuan steaks over hot flames and serving them up “barbarian style.”

In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, 60 years later, Voces Children of Giant explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice Monday at 10 p.m.

On Gorongosa Park Battle Lines/Roaring Back Tuesday at 7 p.m., a new lion sparks conflict, Joyce has questions about the mysterious behavior of the Gorongosa’s elephants, and Bob tastes the danger of crop-raiding elephants. Then, when Bob Poole returns to Gorongosa, he discovers a huge nesting colony of water birds. He resumes his search for the lion cubs that went missing.

Track Ken Dornstein’s continued search for the terrorists who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie on Frontline My Brother’s Bomber, Part 2 Tuesday at 9 p.m. In this second episode, the filmmaker follows the evidence to Zurich and Malta in search of the truth.

Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner, dissects the culture, identity, and status quo of the show, and the psychology behind its beloved antihero, Don Draper on On Story Mad Men: A Conversation Tuesday at 10 p.m. Then, True Detective director Cary Fukunaga and Fargo creator Noah Hawley discuss the rise of the television anthology series and how to execute a compelling balance of plot, character, and structure within the bounds of one season in On Story Fargo & True Detective at 10:30 p.m.

Nature Big Birds Can’t Fly is the unique story of flightless birds, which include ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis. Research has shown that some of these big birds at one time could fly, but once the dinosaurs were wiped out, these same birds no longer needed to take flight from their enemies. Wednesday at 7 p.m.

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat on NOVA Secrets of Noah’s Ark Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Learn how  early engineers carved tombs into rock cliffs and funneled water to the desert city of Petra on NOVA Petra: Lost City of Stone Wednesday at 9 p.m. 

Enjoy the 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Wednesday at 10 p.m., as Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell and more on Austin City Limits 2015 Hall of Fame Special.

On Overheard with Evan Smith Thomas Mallon Thursday at 7 p.m., Smith talks to Thomas Mallon, a novelist and critic who has written 9 novels and 7 works of non-fiction. His 2012 novel Watergate was a finalist for the PEN / Faulkner Award.

God & Governing  Thursday at 7:30 p.m. touches on the topics of guns, education, abortion, the death penalty and marriage, with dozens of intimate interviews which unlock the spiritual motivations behind some of Texas’ most powerful lawmakers.

Chet explores the east side of Texas’s capital city exploring its food trucks, a modern butcher shop, and a house museum that “Keeps Austin Weird” on The Daytripper East Austin, Tx Thursday at 8 p.m. He visit the Texas State Cemetery with the graves of past Texans including “Father of Texas” Stephen F. Austin, and then pushes his lack of athleticism to the extreme on an obstacle course.

Then, more Chet, with The Daytripper Granbury, Tx. Chet finds heaps of history, including the alleged grave of Jesse James and the story of John Wilkes Booth hiding out here after his assassination of the president.

Civic Summit Austin’s Asian-American Identity, Thursday at 9 p.m., focuses on the people who make up a diverse segment of our changing city - Austin is home to more than 50,000 Asian-Americans, a higher percentage than any other Texas city. n Civic Summit: Austin’s Asian-American Identity KLRU explores the challenges they face and common misconceptions about this growing minority.

Hear Latin-infused arrangements of iconic songs such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean” in this concert special hosted by Sheila E, featuring award-winning Latin artists on Unity – The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson Friday at 8 p.m.

Join host Rita Moreno for a celebration of the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos on the Hispanic Heritage Awards Friday at 9 p.m. The program includes performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.

Then, watch the Austin City Limits 2015 Hall of Fame Special again Friday at 10 p.m.

The week wraps up with Austin City Limits Cassandra Wilson Saturday at 7 p.m. Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day.