Highlights September 8 to 14

KLRU Highlights

Last Tango In Halifax on Sunday at 7 pm and Saturday at 8 pm follows childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the internet after nearly 60 years.

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

SCHEDULE CHANGE for Monday and Tuesday

Charlie Rose Monday at 8 pm interviews Bashar al-Assad asking Assad about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

POV‘s “Ping Pong”  at 9 pm Monday and 7 pm Tuesday follows eight table tennis players as they play in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China’s Inner Mongolia. This is an unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love – and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality.

Age of Champions 10 pm Monday follows five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.

Live coverage of President Obama’s address to the nation on the situation in Syria on PBS Newshour at 8 pm Tuesday.

American Masters ”Billie Jean King” 9 pm Tuesday commemorates the 40th anniversaries of both the infamous Billie Jean King / Bobby Riggs tennis match with a documentary about the legendary tennis player.

Take a visit to Africa with Earthflight Wednesday at 7 pm. See the most animal-packed continent with fresh eyes from an extremely unique perspective.

NOVA 8 pm Wednesday goes inside the construction of the new World Trade Center tower’s final floors and the installation of its soaring, 800-ton spire and beacon.

Is a witness lying? How reliable is eyewitness testimony?  Alan Alda in Brains on Trial explores how brain-scanning technology is providing insights into these questions and others on Wednesday at 9 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith has guest Marc Morial on Thursday at 7 pm. Marc Morial is President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization. He assumed that post in 2003, after Morial serving as Mayor of New Orleans from 1994-2002.

Every year a special concert presents the world premiere of nine new orchestral works composed by Texas students age 18 and younger. Arts In Context takes you through the selection process and accompanies the chosen students as they travel to Austin Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Thursday at 9:30 pm Chet and The Daytripper take you to Corpus Christy to tour an aircraft carrier, walk aboard Columbus’s ships, and learn about Texas’s one-of-a-kind surfing culture

Austin City Limits presents Esperanza Spalding, a jazz/soul singer/bassist, on Friday at 10:30 pm.

On Saturday at noon and 4 pm, Central Texas Gardener features Commander Ben, who goes after invasive plants to educate kids and adults.

Savor great moments from the series’ first two seasons on Downton Abbey Revisted  Saturday at 9 pm.