Highlights September 29 – October 5

KLRU Highlights

Join Peter Greenberg for a tour of Mexico through the eyes of its leader Sunday at 7 pm with Mexico: The Royal Tour. Led by President Calderon, travel to Mexico’s iconic spots and beyond with this television special.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Foyle’s War, Series VII: Sunflower Sunday at 8 pm. Foyle is tasked with protecting Karl Strasser, a Nazi officer turned MI5 informant who believe he is in danger.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Sunday at 9:30. As Matthew grows into his role as heir, he brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith.

Visit Detroit with Genealogy Roadshow Monday at 8 pm. The team connects citizens to world events with ancestral findings at the Daley Rhea Mansion in “Motor City.”

Independent Lens  Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey Monday at 9 pm follows Arnel Pineda and traces his story of being plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey.

Travel back in time to 1981 with John Denver Rocky Mountain High Live In Japan Monday at 10:30 pm. This concert was from his seven-show tour of Japan that delighted an enthusiastic audience, including Japan’s Royal Family.

Latino Americans presents Pride And Prejudice/ Peril And Promise Tuesday at 7 pm. Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California and activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos.

Frontline goes inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Tuesday at 9 pm.    Watch the story of workers struggling frantically to reconnect power inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on march 11, 2011.

The Mind of a Chef presents Southerners Tuesday at 10 pm as Chef Sean Brock explores a few of the unique regional cuisines in the South.

On Story presents A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator of the X-Files Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Discover how Carter stirred audiences using the power of mythology and how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become staples of popular culture.

Take a breathtaking voyage to Asia And Australia with Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA presents Inside the Megastorm Wednesday at 8 pm. Discover the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the future of storm protection.

Explore archaeological evidence from the Mayan society Wednesday at 9 pm with Quest For The Lost Maya.

Overheard with Evan Smith presents Her Excellency Joyce Banda, President Of Malawi Thursday at 7 pm. Malawian President Joyce Banda is the first female president of the African nation and the second female head of state.

Travel to El Paso, Texas with The Daytripper and discover the Wild West history of this frontier town Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Great Performances presents The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 2 Friday at 9 pm. During the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son and the frail King is reconciled to his son.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents London: Historic And Dynamic Saturday at 10:30 am. Ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, and discover treasures in the British Library.

Join Rick Steves’ Europe Saturday at 11 am for North England’s Lake District And Durham. Hike through the Cumbrian Lake District, tour a slate mine, and visit Durham’s Norman Cathedral.

 Fall Into Perennials with Central Texas Gardener Saturday at 12 pm. Pick a peck of perennials to plant now for attention this fall, spring and summer.

Austin City Limits presents Juanes / Jesse & Joy  Saturday at 7 pm. Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.

Watch Elton John In Concert Saturday at 8 pm. The legendary artists returns to the stage for a specially staged concert.