October 2013 Family Choice

KLRU chooses three programs each month for your family to enjoy together. In October 2013, we will have incredible family viewing opportunities by continuing the new series Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation, which explores the world’s birds and broadcasting Vamos al Balle featuring Mexican American musicians performing in front of a live audience. Finally, The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross features a full look at African American history in a compelling six-part series.

Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation
Wednesdays, October 2 & 9 at 7 pm 

This series is a breathtaking voyage with the world’s birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. It employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from the amazing aerial perspective of a bird’s-eye view. The last two episodes take you to Asia and Australia and give you the behind-the-scenes look at how Earthflight was made.

Vamos al Balle
Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm
A stellar lineup of Mexican-American musicians take the stage in front of a live audience. Enjoy performances by award winning artists Little Joe y La Familia, Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, and Joel Guzman with Sarah Fox plus special guests. Interspersed with interviews, Vamos al Baile (Let’s go to the Dance) captures the different styles of Mexican-American music and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross (six-part series)
Tuesdays, beginning October 22 at 7pm
(series repeats Sundays at 2:30pm)
This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of historic events right up to present day — when America has a black President, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. It explores the origins of the people from Africa whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have developed against unimaginable odds. All of these elements define black culture and society in its extraordinarily rich and compelling diversity from slavery to freedom, from the plantation to the White House. Hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and drawing on some of America’s top historians and heretofore untapped primary sources, the series guides viewers on a journey across 500 years and two continents to shed new light on the experience of being an African American. This six-part series concludes on November 26th.