Highlights: December 30-January 5

KLRU Highlights

Downton Abbey Revisited at 6 pm Sunday and 8:30 pm Monday savors great moments from the series’ first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what’s in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties.

In the season finale of Downton Abbey, Series II at 8 pm Sunday, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas.

The New York Philharmonic rings in 2013 with one singularly sensational night celebrating the life and work of Marvin Hamlisch on Live From Lincoln Center at 7 pm and 9 pm Monday.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents: The Joy of Song with Katherine Jenkins at 10:30 pm Monday features the talents of the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Welsh classical and crossover artist Katherine Jenkins, a 2012 finalist on Dancing With the Stars.

Great Performances at 7 pm Tuesday continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year with special host Julie Andrews and the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein in “From Vienna: The New Years Celebration 2013”.

Great Performances at 8:30 pm Tuesday presents “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy” and focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so “Jewish” about Broadway?

Nature at 7 pm Wednesday traces a charismatic tiger cub’s path across India in “Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey”.

NOVA at 8 pm Wednesday profiles the 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano and attempts to understand the future consequences of much larger volcanoes dwelling within the country.

Life On Fire at 9 pm Wednesday tries to discern which volcano could wake up next and what the consequences of a major eruption are likely to be in “Icelandic Volcanoes: Who Is Next?”

Performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson discusses her career on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Trouble Puppet Theater takes Arts In Context on a journey into the art of puppetry as the company produces one of their unique plays led by creative director and master puppeteer Connor Hopkins at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Mind of a Chef at 8 pm Thursday finds some deliciously “rotten” tastings in David Chang’s kitchen: katsuibushi in Japan, XO sauce, rotten bananas with Chef Christina Tosi, and kimchi.

The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday follows Chet as he travels to Dripping Springs, TX to eat at a Belgium bakery, swim in Hamilton Pool, climb Reimer’s Ranch, and polish the day off at Salt Lick.

Mr. Cao Goes To Washington at 9 pm Thuesday profiles Congressman Joseph Cao, a Vietnamese American Republican elected by surprise in an African American Democratic district in New Orleans.

Great Performances at 9 pm Friday follows Paul Simon on his return to South Africa to reunite and perform with several of the musicians involved in making his renowned album Graceland, capturing Simon’s unique homecoming journey as he reflects on the landmark events as well as looks to the future.

Find out what’s going on with your troubled trees, what to do, and how to help them on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a makeover that turned hillside trauma into outdoor living spaces.

Jack Whites performs tracks from his debut solo album Blunderbuss on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.