Highlights December 8 – December 14

KLRU Highlights

Great American Songbook Sunday at 1 pm offers a dazzling parade of American popular songs as seen and heard in some of the most beloved films ever made.

Burt Bacharach’s Best features all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s Sunday at 4:30 pm and 11 pm.

In Inside Foyle’s War Sunday at 8 pm looks at how this enormously popular, award-winning Masterpiece/Mystery! series has captured loyal fans for over 10 years.

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind Monday at 9 pm remembers archival folk era classics from the vault.

Carole King – James Taylor Live At The Troubadour Tuesday at 7 pm celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary Los Angeles club.

Great Performances presents Pavarottie: A Voice For The Ages Tuesday at 8:30 pm. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since Luciano Pavarotti’s career debut.

Gospel’s Jubilee Showcase Tuesday at 10 pm features archival performance footage with virtually everyone who mattered in gospel.

Statler Brothers Farewell Concert  Wednesday at 7 pm documents the last time the Statler Brothers took the stage and celebrates one of country music’s most honored acts.

Rock, Pop And Doo Wop Wednesday at 8:30 pm presents legends Jon “Bowzer” Bauman and Ronnie Spector as they bring back the best songs from the late 1950′s and early 1960′s.

Return To Downton Abbey Thursday at 8 pm savors the fond memories from the past three seasons of “Downton Abbey” and gets a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season.

Carole King & James Taylor Live at The Troubadour Friday at 9 pm is an entire concert from the extraordinary 2007 Troubadour Reunion of James Taylor and Carole King.

Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe savors classic European cuisine Friday at 10:30 pm.

Central Texas Gardener presents Drought Tough Plants Saturday at noon. Horticulturist Mary Irish crosses the lines from Arizona to Texas with plants that survive drought and restore wildlife.