DTV Answers Day

The move from analog to digital broadcasting will take place on February 17. Do you know if your television is ready for the transition?

DTV Answers Day will be January 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. throughout Central Texas. Experts from all local television stations will be out in the community answering questions and giving demonstrations about the digital television transition.

KLRU will be at the Nimitz Museum Community Room in Fredericksburg, 340 East Main St. Other Austin television stations will be at the following locations:

Taylor Public Library 801 Vance St.

Lantex Theatre in Llano 113 W Main St.

LCRA Riverside Conference Center in Bastrop  1405 Willow St.

Bee Cave Library in the Hill Country Galleria 4000 Galleria Parkway

Univision Studios Austin 2233 W. North Loop Blvd.

Highlights: 12/28 to 1/3

Wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage and unique insights about African elephants in Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Rochester admits he has no intention of marrying Blanche and instead proposes marriage to Jane in Masterpiece Theatre’s Jane Eyre at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Isabelle D’Este: First Lady of the Renaissance at 9 p.m. Sunday tells the story of Isabella d’ Este in her own voice, based on her letters and through her own eyes.

Great Performances at the Met at 8 p.m. Monday explores the creation of the atomic bomb in Penny Woolcock’s production of “Dr. Atomic.”

Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday showcases NASA’s latest scientific results in “Is There Life on Mars?”

Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday gives viewers a hard, inside look at the real policy choices the next president will face.

An Iraqi film student, Muthana Mohmed, lands a dream job working on a Hollywood movie in the West on “Operation Filmmaker” in Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Conflict, Unity & Love: The TKF Story at 10 p.m. Tuesday looks the story behind the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF), which has helped to speak to tens of thousands of school children about the “power of forgiveness.”

Live from Lincoln Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday ushers in 2009 with the “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Gala Concert.”

Great Performances at 9 p.m. Wednesday offers viewers an exclusive look at Valery Gergiev in “Maestro.”

Golfer Tom Kite speaks with Evan Smith on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Docubloggers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday features Central Texas music including Round Rock’s Ballet Folklorico and a sneak peek into Austin City Limits.

Downtown at 8 p.m. features Art in Public Places plus pieces on Eeyore’s Birthday and Surfing Lady Bird Lake.

Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as the host of the annual holiday celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic on Great Performances at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lucinda Williams performs followed by Old Crow Medicine Show on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Is your TV ready for the DTV transition?

This weekend, KLRU viewers will get a chance to check to see if their homes are ready for the DTV transition. At about 5:58 on Saturday (just before Lawrence Welk) we will be doing a special two minute DTV check. People who are watching KLRU’s digital signal will receive video saying their TV is fine. Those who are watching on the analog signal will get video saying that they are not ready for the transition.

Please tell people you know about this opportunity to make sure their TV is ready for the 2/17/2009 conversion to digital broadcasting. We’ll be doing at least one more test in the future. For more details about the transition call KLRU’s DTV hotline at 232-2471 or go to klru.org/dtv

Highlights 12/21 to 12/27

Heidi 4 Paws at 6 p.m. Sunday re-tells the children’s classic story of Heidi, but with a difference: dogs play all of the characters.

Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday displays breathtaking sites as it journeys through “A Christmas in Yellowstone.”

Jane embarks upon a career as a governess and takes residency at Thornfield Hall, where she and Rochester become instantly attracted to each other in Masterpiece Theater at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., internationally renowned for its music excellence, shares its annual holiday concert in St. Thomas Christmas at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Life a House Built: The 25th Anniversary at 8 p.m. Monday tells the extraordinary story of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carters’ 25-year involvement with Habitat for Humanity.

Great Performances at 9 p.m. Monday looks at San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, one of the most popular and enduring ballets the all over the world.

Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday covers historical recreations of great moments in low-temperature research in “The Conquest of the Cold” followed by “The Race for Absolute Zero.”

Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday looks at how the lives of aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis set the stage for the “Grey Gardens” film and musical.

Legendary Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Janis Ian performs 15 songs from her 40-year career in Janis Ian Live from Grand Center at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Christmas with the Morman Tabernacle Choir ft. The King’s Singers features some of the season’s most beloved songs in a Christmas celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Christmas at Luther: Night of Glory, Dawn of Peace at 8 p.m. Wednesday captures the breathtaking music, glowing candlelight and robed choristers of Luther College.

L.A Holiday Celebration 2008 at 9 p.m. Wednesday highlights the six-hour Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration that took place in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center on Christmas Eve 2007.

England’s Bloc Party takes the stage with its politically charged, post-punk grooves and Austin’s electro rock duo Ghostland Observatory debuts with a kinetic performance in
Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 p.m. Friday.

Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday gets to know humorous writer Roy Blount, Jr.

Meet two nomadic artists as they present the story of the Orphan Train and explain how it relates to Texas history in Docubloggers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Downtown at 8 p.m. Thursday looks at some of Austin’s most iconic independent businesses.

In Context at 8:30 p.m. Thursday meets hatmaker Julia Mogwitz, musician Amy Cook and Michener’s Japanese prints at the Blanton.

Moody Blues at the Royal Albert Hall at 9 p.m. Thursday captures the musical group’s beloved status among fans in a concert taped live in 2000.

Wilco returns to the stage performing classics and cuts from its latest disk, Sky Blue Sky in Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Members' Choice Lineup for 12/14

Tune in to see the most popular shows from our winter membership drive.

1:00 pm             Stay Rich Forever

2:30 pm             Magnificent Mind at Any Age

4:00 pm             Panda Tales

5:00 pm             Great Performances #3404 “Hit Man:  David Foster & Friends”

7:00 pm             Celtic Woman:  Greatest Journey Holiday Special

9:00 pm             Stay Rich Forever

10:30 pm           Suze Orman:  Women & Money

12:30 am           Change Your Brain

Highlights: 12/14 to 12/20

Lights: Celebrate Hannahkuh Live in Concert at 8 p.m. Monday features a distinguished, diverse and dynamic ensemble of musical performers in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Richard Tucker Gala: An Opera Celebration at 9 p.m. Monday hosts celebrated stars such as Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Simon Keenlyside, Diana Damrau and others singing popular pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Wagner and Bernstein.

Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. Monday and 10 p.m. Friday tells the story of how young Mexican Americans found their identity by creating a new musical form — a blend of white rock, black soul and Latin rhythms.

Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday reveals the truth behind the Pochahontas myth, covering the excavation of the unique site and revealing the Native American side of the Jamestown story.

Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday looks at the approaching problems with retirement strategies in “Can You Afford to Retire?”

Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday tells the story of making a grand opera about the birth of the atomic bomb.

Buffet at 10 p.m. Tuesday takes a wild gastronomic voyage behind the scenes of an all-American binge ritual.

Great Performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday looks at San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, one of the most popular and enduring ballets the all over the world.

Inspired by the Christmas Story, Renaissance Christmas at 8 p.m. Wednesday celebrates the sounds of the season with Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass ensemble.

Austin City Limits featuring Crowded House at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 p.m. Friday.

Tom Kite’s career as a golfer showcases both his huge talent and his Texas roots in Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Docubloggers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday covers it all in a most unconventional rodeo.

Downtown at 8 p.m. Thursday visits the Austin History Center, follows a group of Austinites downtown on less than $25 in a day, and joins the gang for the annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally.

In Context at 8:30 p.m. Thursday takes a closer look at Berlin painter Edward B. Gordon, Austin singer Chrysta Bell and Mazatlan’s Delfos contemporary dance company.

Faith Hill, backed by an orchestra led by conductor David Campbell, sings favorites from her upcoming holiday album in Faith Hill, Joy to the World: A Soundstage Special at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Claudia arranges a one-of-a-kind tour of architect Antoni Gaudi’s most famous buildings while Mark and Mario head west to the rugged region of Asturias in Spain… On the Road Again at 9 p.m. Friday.

England’s Bloc Party takes the stage with its politically charged, post-punk grooves and Austin’s electro rock duo Ghostland Observatory debuts with a kinetic performance in Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights 12/7 to 12/13

American Soundtrack: Doo Wops Greatest Hits at 9:30 p.m. Sunday presents a new best-of compilation of Doo Wop Favorites of even more greatest moments from Doo Wop 50; Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop; and Red, White and Rock.

Magnificent at Any Age with Dr. Daniel Amen at 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday explores the many natural ways that we can keep our brains healthy as we age as well as improve and enhance our brain power.

My Music: Love Songs of the 50s and 60s at 7 p.m. Monday makes the 50s and 60s pop era meet early doo wop in new, never-before-seen performances with archival favorites of pre-Beatles era.

Great Performances at 8:30 p.m. Monday celebrates David Foster’s musical achievements while hosting performances by some of the biggest names in contemporary music.

Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound at 10:30 p.m. Monday looks at the two important senses of vision and hearing, how they change throughout life, and what we can do to keep them healthy and fully functional

Best-selling author, psychiatrist and brain-imaging specialist Daniel G. Amen, MD demonstrates how to optimize mental performance and overcome self-defeating behaviors in Change Your Brain, Change Your Life at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnny Cash: A Man and his Vision at 10 p.m. Tuesday and 9 p.m. Saturday celebrates of one of the most important and innovative television variety shows in history and celebrates the musical genius of one of America’s greatest artistic treasures.

Legendary Placido Domingo joins new contemporary opera superstars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon for an open-air concert at the steps to Vienna’s magnificent Schonbrunn Palace Great Performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Celtic Women: The Greatest Journey at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday provides a collection of memorable highlights taken from the vocalists’ acclaimed specials and reflects on their phenomenal success.

Roy Orbison & Friends- A Black and White Night at 7 p.m. Thursday gives a triumphant performance for Roy Orbison by a remarkable cast of “A-list” fans who signed on as his accompanists.

Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia at 8:30 p.m. Thursday captures the live power of one of the most popular styles of music, featuring some of the recognizable songs ever written.

Yanni: Voices at 10 p.m. Thursday features a behind-the-scenes preview of the artist’s new CD and upcoming concert spectacular touring throughout the world over the next several years.

Stay Rich Forever & Ever with Ed Slott at 11 p.m. Thursday provides an innovative yet simple step-by-step process to take control of retirement savings and prevent looming personal financial disaster.

My Music: My Generation- The 60s at 9 p.m. Friday includes essential 60s folk rock, R&B and pop in the latest production in the My Music fundraising series.

Suze Orman: Women & Money at 11 p.m. Friday shares surprising insights into the complicated, often dysfunctional relationship women have with their money.

My Music: Doo Wop Love Songs at 7 p.m. Saturday features a collection of Doo Wop’s biggest and best hits featuring romance and teenage love songs for sweethearts.