What if you helped KLRU raise $240,000 this August?

This August we’re asking the question, What If…? What if children never had the opportunity to laugh and learn with Mister Rogers, Elmo, and Curious George? What if NOVA and Nature weren’t available to inspire future generations of scientists and explorers? What if KLRU, Austin’s only locally owned and operated television station, didn’t exist?

Without KLRU you wouldn’t be able to find quality, commercial-free programming that inspires, educates, and informs everyone. And it is viewers like you who make it possible for us to provide incredible programming to every child, every parent, every teacher, every student,everyone for free. Your gift of support ensures that KLRU will continue to inspire you… and everyone around you for generations to come.

This August, KLRU needs to raise $240,000 to be able to continue providing the programming you watch every day online and on-air. What if everyone who watched KLRU or attended a KLRU event or helped KLRU celebrate its 50th birthday gave a gift of support today? We would love to see that happen! Give a gift in support of what you love about KLRU right now and help us reach our important goal this month. We promise to turn your dollars into ideas, exploration, adventure, drama, and music for everyone in ways that only public television can.

Support KLRU during August and choose from some great thank you gifts for your donation! See some of the special selections below!

Tie-Dye never goes out of style – and neither does KLRU!

Make a $50 gift in support of KLRU’s 50th Anniversary and we’ll send you this stylish tie-dye t-shirt to show your KLRU pride all over the city. Our Sr. VP of Community Engagement, Maury Sullivan, looks great in tie-dye – and we’d love to see you at one of our upcoming events – like the next Civic Summit on the arts in Austin or our Women and Girls Lead event celebrating Austin women who are changing the world – wearing your KLRU tee!

Sundays are for drama on KLRU

We know you rely on great British drama on Sunday nights, so we are excited to present a great Downton Abbey: Behind-the-Scenes program on August 12 at 8pm and a really entertaining retrospective on the history of Costume Dramas on August 19 at 8pm. Make a gift to support all the great drama on KLRU and you can get your own copies of Downton AbbeyUpstairs Downstairs, and more!

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia!

This month we’re celebrating Julia Child’s birthday and on Wednesday, August 15 at 7pm we’ll be joined live in studio by some of the best chefs in Austin with a special presentation ofBon Appetit: Julia Child Memories. Show your support for the mulititude of cooking shows on KLRU and receive a copy ofThe French Chef cookbook or entire series on DVD as a thank you gift!