New Wayne Dyer Special

Program: Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone!
Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Additional air times: Friday, June 5, at 9 p.m.; Sunday, June 7, at 5 p.m.

PBS has given us a sneak peek at Dr. Wayne Dyer’s new PBS special Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! On the 10th anniversary of his first public television special, Dyer presents a program based on his newest book, “Excuses Begone!” After identifying the 18 most commonly used, self-defeating excuses, Dr. Dyer teaches viewers a method they can immediately use to change damaging habits and move into new realms of possibility.

Here’s the 8 minute preview of the new program:

Family Choice: Summer Fun

KLRU Family Choice
Sunday, May 21, from 2 to 6 p.m.

KLRU has great programs for kids and great programs for adults, but it’s not easy to find programs that all family members can enjoy together. Each month, KLRU identifies a Family Choice program from our schedule that will interest and engage family members, ages 7 and up.

This month, KLRU features summer fun documentaries on Sunday, May 31. From 2 to 6 p.m. KLRU will feature: Great Old Amusement Parks, Ice Cream Show, Hot Dog Program, and A Program About Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff. Find out more about each of these programs at the Family Choice Web site:

Highlights May 31 to June 6

Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday presents “Wallander,” the story of Swedish Inspector Kurt Wallander as he goes against the creeping malaise of contemporary Sweden.

On the 10th anniversary of his first public television special, Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a new program at 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Friday, based on his newest book Excuses BeGone! In Excuses BeGone!, his goal is simple but not easy: to help viewers learn how to overcome lifetime thinking habits that keep us from maximizing our human potential.

Texas Monthly Talks with Jody Conradt

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, May 28
Also airs: Sunday, May 31, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at or

Basketball Coach Jody Conradt from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

Even if you follow college basketball only occasionally, but especially if you’re an obsessive, as so many of us in Texas seem to be, she will always be “Coach” — never mind that she no longer sets foot on the court each day or each week, inspires her own team of young talents to prevail at their chosen sports, or guides a single student-athlete down the path to graduation. Jody Conradt did those things and more for plenty long enough, enthusiastically and expertly, making history along the way. more

The Territory

The Territory
Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.

The new season of the Austin Museum of Art’ annual television showcase of international film and video, The Territory, begins this May on KLRU. The Territory features fourteen programs that blend experimental, documentary, narrative and animated shorts from around the world.

The Territory’s 32 season highlights the work of artists from Texas, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, Australia, Argentina, Columbia, Korea, and Israel. Within the 30-minute format, artists experiment with techniques and subjects in a condensed format similar to a short story.  These film and video shorts are recognized as vibrant sub-genre of independent voices in the media world. The Territory brings these challenging works directly to the PBS audience across Texas — thereby stretching conventional television boundaries. For complete episode descriptions go to The Territory’s web site at


Soft sculptural plants on CTG

Program: Central Texas Gardener
Time: noon
Date: Saturday, May 23
Also airs: Saturday, May 23, at 4 p.m.; Sunday, May 24, at 8 a.m.
Watch episodes online at
Visit the CTG blog at

Add dimension with soft sculptural plants for shade and sun. On tour, a gardener visually expands her small space.

Texas Monthly Talks with Sonny Rollins

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, May 21
Also airs: Sunday, May 24, at 12:30 p.m.
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Musician Sonny Rollins from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

As much he dislikes the word – as much as he thinks it makes him sound like a has-been, or a no-longer-is – Sonny Rollins is unquestionably a legend; no other word can possibly do justice to the self-described saxophone colossus and his truly remarkable career, which spans seven decades and includes a virtual who’s-who of jazz as supporting players. Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Theolonius Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Max Roach, Dexter Gordon, Don Cherry, Art Blakey, Red Garland, Philly Joe Jones: There is literally no one consequential last century or this that Rollins did not work with, record with, blow his horn for or alongside. more