Highlights August 25 to 31

KLRU Highlights

Watch Churchill: Lion’s Roar, the second installment of the series about Winston Churchill’s career, life, and politics on Sunday at 7 pm.

Masterpiece Mystery! on Sunday at 8 pm premiers “Silk“, a legal drama following the rivalries, passions and intrigues of criminal law.

Take a tour of Hampton Court on Secrets Of Henry Viii’s Palace Sunday at 9 pm and follow King Henry the Viii’s descent from young warrior to an arrogant womanizer.

POV‘s “5 Broken Cameras” Monday at 9 pm takes a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence.

Have a night at the White House on Tuesday at 7 pm with In Performance At The White House hosted President and Mrs. Obama, featuring popular musicians performing contemporary arrangements of music that galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement.

Honoring the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington, March Tuesday at 8 pm covers the day that would help usher in sweeping civil rights legislation.

Independent Lens spotlights Whitney Young as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era on Tuesday at 9 pm.

American Masters on Tuesday at 10 pm gives an in-depth portrait of James Baldwin, one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century who helped mobilize the civil right movement.

Koalas are the main focus of Nature on Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch how scientist decode just what koalas need to survive by listening to the Koala’s calls and noises.

Nova‘s Making Stuff Cleaner  Wednesday at 8 pm dives deep into using new green materials to build and power the devices of the future.

Look into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn like an airplane wing that changes shape as it flies on Nova Making Stuff Smarter Wednesday at 9 pm.

Austin City Limits has modern rock band Wilco back to perform music from their LP The Whole Love on Wednesday and  Friday at 10 pm.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice and new author, Sonia Sotomayor, talks about her career on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts in Context on Thursday a 7:30 pm follows Atkins’ HS marching band as they get ready for the UIL State Marching Band Contest. See first-hand the financial challenges that face all music programs in the state.

Daytripper at 8 pm on Thursday heads out to Marfa to tour its famous art galleries and to see the Marfa lights. Then at 8:30, Daytripper takes you to Van Horn, Tx to climb the tallest peak in Texas and explore the history and Mexican food of this west Texas town.

See how over the past 20 years American manufacturing has undergone a massive revolution and is slowly becoming the number-one manufacturing nation on earth on  America Revealed: “Made in the USA” Thursday at 9 pm.

Live from the Lincoln Center: Audra McDonald on Friday at 9 pm features Audra McDonald as she steps center stage to shine a light on her own favorite music and composers, performing powerful renditions.

Segue from summer to fall vegetables with Sari Albornoz from the Sustainable Food Center on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. See how they’re building their new gardens, keeping plants cool in the heat, and prepping for fall planting.

Contemporary folk rock takes the stage on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.  Mumford and Sons performing songs off their album Sigh No More plus new tracks. Also, Flogging Molly plays highlights from their career.

Miss Marple’s old friend is found murdered and, when she receives a list of names sent by the victim before his death, Miss Marple seeks justice on Masterpiece Mystery Saturday at 8 pm.