Highlights Jan 14-20

KLRU Highlights

ALL NEW VICTORIA! Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday. New mother Victoria is impatient to return to ruling, while Albert attempts to protect her from the news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan.

Independent Lens I Am Not Your Negro at 8 pm Monday and 10 pm Friday watch a film that envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins on Finding Your Roots Tuesday at 7 pm.

Secret Of Tuxedo Park: American Experience at 7 pm Wednesday explore the life of the unknown Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis, who led a double life as a scientist and whose secret lab in upstate New York helped develop the radar technology that would alter the course of history in World War II.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday investigates the sexual abuse of immigrant women — often undocumented — who clean the malls where you shop, the banks where you do business and the offices where you work.

Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in Ellesmere Island’s unforgiving ice and snow at Nature Arctic Wolf Pack at 7 pm Wednesday.

How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes on NOVA Hagia Sophia: Istanbul’s Ancient Mystery at 8 pm Wednesday.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic at 9 pm Wednesday will combine stories of people and communities impacted by this epidemic along with information from experts and those at the frontlines of dealing with the epidemic.

Helen Thorpe, journalist and author, on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Many people dream of visiting Switzerland and experiencing the sheer beauty of the Alps, the gushing glacier river waters, and of course, the legendary cheeses and chocolates on Samantha Brown’s Places To Love at Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet explores a small town that’s known as the home of “Billy the Kid” on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Barnaby’s former CID colleague Jack Colby left the force in disgrace following a sex scandal at the Causton police station on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist who played a significant role in the civil rights movement on Lorraine Hansberry: American Masters at 8 pm Friday.

Grab a bit of history for your rose garden and tour a romantic garden carved into flooding terrain on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Thrill to an hour with legendary keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock. The jazz innovator surveys his decades-long career in his Austin City Limits debut Saturday at 7 pm.

New Season of Victoria

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Season 2 of Victoria premieres on KLRU January 14 at 8 p.m. And starting the night of the broadcast, all of Season 2 will be available on KLRU Passport. KLRU Passport members can lavish in the drama and beauty of this royal world through eight new episodes—without waiting for the broadcast each week!

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Highlights Jan 7-13

KLRU Highlights

Catch up on season one of Victoria before season 2 begins on Jan. 14th. Sunday starting at 7 pm watch the final three episodes of season one.

Follow filmmaker Jennifer Brea’s struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and meet others coping with this often-devastating and little-understood condition in this intimate documentary on Independent Lens at 9 pm Monday.

In Elvis ’56 Monday at 10:30 pm filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond (An American Family) open a time capsule to reveal the legendary performer at the very beginning of his meteoric career.

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors on Finding Your Roots Tuesday at 7 pm.

Discover the remarkable story of the perilous 1914 journey of Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the dark and deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest on Into The Amazon: American Experience at 8 pm Tuesday.

Join scientists as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to discover how global climate changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses on Nature Yosemite at 7 pm Wednesday.

Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. Find out more on Nova Black Hole Apocalypse at 8 pm Wednesday.

John Hodgman, author, comedian and actor, on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday and 7:30 pm Friday.

In this premiere episode, Samantha visits one of the most diverse and underrated cities in the United States: Houston on Samantha Brown’s Places To Love at 8 pm Thursday.

Chet goes to North Padre Island on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

When director Nick Cheyney is found beheaded by a guillotine on the set of his latest film, Barnaby and Jones are left with no shortage of suspects on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at 8 pm Friday features an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Tony Bennett.

Enjoy an hour of unconventional rock with Father John Misty and the Black Angels on Austin City Limits at 9:30 pm Friday.

The Broad Street Ballroom, an architectural landmark in New York’s Wall Street district, provided the perfect backdrop for a riveting performance by musical visionary Sturgill Simpson on Live from the Artist Den at 10:30 pm Friday.

See how to avoid the most common tree problems and visit a family vegetable garden on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Savor the best in Americana with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Amanda Shires on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

 

 

 

 

KLRU PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2018 is now open!

The KLRU PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to KLRU, which will then select winners and award prizes on May 19, 2018. All entries will be published on KLRU’s website.

The KLRU Writers Contest will begin January 1, 2018 and will end March 31, 2018. Find out how to enter

To help you and your child with the story entry, check out last year’s winners and use the judging rubric to learn how your child’s story is scored.

Indie Lens Pop Up screening I Am Not Your Negro 1/17

Don’t miss KLRU’s screening of one of the most acclaimed films of the year, I Am Not Your Negro. This free Indie Lens Pop Up screening takes place Jan. 17th at 7 pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.

This Oscar nominee for Best Documentary envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Screening starts at 7 pm.

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Highlights Dec. 31-Jan. 6

KLRU Highlights

Find out whether Victoria and Albert will take the fateful step into matrimony, and whether the queen will promise to obey her foreign prince on Victoria An Ordinary Woman Sunday at 7 pm.

Ring in 2018 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s best-loved works for Broadway, including West Side Story on Live from Lincoln Center NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein On Broad Sunday at 8 pm.

Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame on ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Sunday at 10 pm.

Mark L. Walberg heads to the Museum of Appalachia to discuss Appalachian musical instruments on Antiques Roadshow Knoxville Monday at 7 pm.

Ring in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein with music conducted by Riccardo Muti on Great Performances From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2018 Monday at 8 pm.

Meet the frank and funny creator of the groundbreaking Tales of the City and follow his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South to a gay rights pioneer on Independent Lens The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Monday at 9:30 pm.

Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background has been a mystery to them on Finding Your Roots Unfamiliar Kin Tuesday at 7 pm.

Examine the social ramifications of the 1918 flu epidemic that killed 675,000 and how it affected those who lived through it on Influenza 1918 American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm.

Hear the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis on Frontline Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Tuesday at 9 pm.

See how a troop of snow monkeys in Japan’s Shiga Highlands makes their way and raises their families in a complex society of rank and privilege on Nature Snow Monkeys Wednesday at 7 pm.

Follow the historic rescue of Hubble, the space telescope that unveiled the cosmos on NOVA Invisible Universe Revealed Wednesday at 8 pm.

Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth’s polar regions on Aurora – Fire in the Sky Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame Wednesday at 10 pm.

Join Kurt Andersen, writer and public radio host, on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Visit Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, with the Bargo Brothers, then head to Johnson Space Center and Mi Tierra in San Antonio on Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet travels to Belton, TX, to discover its heritage museum and excellent BBQ on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

A photographer is murdered shortly after exhibiting a compromising picture of Barnaby, who becomes a suspect in the ensuing investigation on Midsomer Murders Picture of Innocence Thursday at 9 pm.

Washington Week delivers the most interesting conversation of the week featuring a group of journalists in a roundtable discussion of major news events Friday at 7 pm.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special performance of their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek on Great Performances Friday at 8 pm.

Get out your tissues and experience what the New York Times called an “emotional firestorm” with Alan Cummings Sings Sappy Songs Friday at 9 pm.

Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame on ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Friday at 10 pm.

Enjoy an hour of unconventional rock with Father John Misty and the Black Angels on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Find out whether Victoria and Albert take the fateful step into matrimony on Victoria An Ordinary Woman Saturday at 8 pm.

At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause, and Victoria gets her way in court on Victoria The Queen’s Husband Saturday at 9 pm.

George and Regina get married despite protests from Elizabeth and Carolyn, and Sarah makes arrangements for Rene to be buried according to Jewish custom on Place to Call Home The Mourners’ Kadish Saturday at 10 pm.

 

Highlights Dec. 24-30

KLRU Highlights

Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she took the new headship, and Gillian’s guilt over Eddie’s death drives her to make a life-changing decision on Last Tango in Halifax Sunday at 7 pm.

Facing rioters and suitors, Victoria grows into her royal role as her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex on Victoria Brocket Hall Sunday at 8 pm.

Albert pays a visit against the queen’s wishes and meets royal disdain on Victoria The Clockwork Prince Sunday at 9 pm.

Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas on Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special Sunday at 10 pm.

Satisfy your wish list with this lineup of favorite appraisals from past seasons on Antiques Roadshow Naughty or Nice Monday at 7 pm.

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years on Call the Midwife Holiday Special Monday at 8 pm.

Carole King Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park spotlights the songwriter’s 60-year career as she performs her breakthrough album Tapestry in its entirety, Monday at 9:30 pm.

Get an inside look at the making of the West 7th Bridge in downtown Fort Worth, which is a breakthrough from an artistic standpoint and for technology on Arc of Innovation Monday at 10:30 pm.

Explore how St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt risked it all to end the Crusades over 800 years ago on Sultan and the Saint Tuesday at 7 pm.

Join a team of archaeologists, scientists, and historians as they reveal the little-known history of Spanish colonists who settled in Florida long before Jamestown on Secrets of Spanish Florida: Secrets of the Dead Tuesday at 8 pm.

Get a rare insight into the life of a man whose mind soars beyond the ordinary but who is trapped inside a body that can barely move on Hawking Tuesday at 10 pm.

Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with rival Canids to the rise of domestic cats on Nature The Story of Cats: Into the Americas Wednesday at 7 pm.

Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, and reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes after the impact on NOVA Day the Dinosaurs Died Wednesday at 8 pm.

Learn how mammals, birds and insects navigate the crowded world of the sky through mastery of flight and beating out competition on Supernature – Wild Flyers Crowded Skies Wednesday at 9 pm.

Tom Waits performs Christmas classics in this 1978 episode of Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Join writer and director Richard Linklater for a discussion on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Carole King Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park spotlights the songwriter’s 60-year career as she performs her breakthrough album Tapestry in its entirety, Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to the “Christmas Capital of Texas” to eat a French bakery, tour a winery and see the historic railroad bound for the North Pole on The Daytripper Grapevine, TX, Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years on Call the Midwife Holiday Special Thursday at 9 pm.

Get an inside look at the making of the West 7th Bridge in downtown Fort Worth, which is a breakthrough from an artistic standpoint and for technology on Arc of Innovation Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Washington Week offers the most interesting conversation of the week featuring a group of journalists in roundtable discussion of the week’s major news events on Friday at 7 pm.

Explore the entertainer’s life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings and clips from his body of work on American Masters: Bob Hope Friday at 8 pm.

Join Betty White, Tina Fey, Margaret Cho and Dick Van Dyke as they recount backstage stories, and reflect on how the funny ladies impacted American entertainment on Pioneers of Television Carol Burnett and the Funny Ladies Friday at 10 pm.

Tom Waits performs Christmas classics in this 1978 episode of Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame on ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Saturday at 7 pm.

Facing rioters and suitors, Victoria grows into her royal role as her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex on Victoria Brocket Hall Saturday at 8 pm.

Albert pays a visit against the queen’s wishes and meets royal disdain on Victoria The Clockwork Prince Saturday at 9 pm.

Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas on Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special Saturday at 10 pm.

Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she took the new headship, and Gillian’s mounting guilt over Eddie’s death drives her to make a life-changing decision on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 11 pm.

Highlights Dec. 17-23

KLRU Highlights

Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas, and Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian on Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special Sunday at 7 pm.

As a new young queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her on Victoria Doll 123 Sunday at 8 pm.

Discover the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, the dark secrets, and the hidden desires on Father Brown The Crackpot of the Empire Sunday at 10 pm.

Mark L. Walberg stops in Virginia’s capital city and attempts to stump an appraiser on Federal era materials on Antiques Roadshow Monday at 7 pm.

Follow the unique coming-of-age story of Naomi, an Orthodox Jewish pre-teen who must navigate the perils on cyber-bullying and strict religious ideals on Independent Lens Supergirl Monday at 9 pm.

Visit Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, with the Bargo Brothers, then head to Johnson Space Center and Mi Tierra in San Antonio on Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Monday at 10:30 pm.

Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari learn contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, and success all over the globe on Finding Your Roots Funny Business Tuesday at 7 pm.

Larry David and Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe on Finding Your Roots The Impression Tuesday at 8 pm.

Lean how Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy and how U.S. intelligence came to believe he targeted the 2016 presidential election on Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm.

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to understand why they exist at all on Genius by Stephen Hawking Why Are We Here? Tuesday at 10 pm.

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent, and later came to conquer Africa on Nature The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa Wednesday at 7 pm.

Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? Find out on NOVA Bird Brain Wednesday at 8 pm.

Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance on Supernature – Wild Flyers Masters of the Sky Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy intimate performances from singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Shakey Graves on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Join Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN and editor of Time magazine for a conversation on Overheard with Evan Smith on Thursday at 7 pm.

Take a deeper look at the scope of food insecurity and affordability issues in Central Texas on Decibel, Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet tries his hand at wake surfing, explores Austin’s swimming areas, and dines at the “Sunset Capital of the World” on The Daytripper Lake Travis, TX, Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet travels to the edge of Texas to eat authentic Mexican food and learn why El Paso is known as the Boot Capital of the World on The Daytripper, Thursday at 8:30 pm.

The late mistress of Manderley casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s haunting novel on Rebecca, Thursday at 9 pm.

Learn about the wild beaches of Cape Lookout, a luminous bar of sand with no roads, bridges, or hotels in North Carolina on Ribbon of Sand Thursday at 10:34 pm.

Celebrate 40 years of Austin music with this behind-the-scenes special featuring clips from the show’s archives on Austin City Limits Pledge Special Thursday at 11:01 pm.

Washington Week delivers the most interesting conversation of the week featuring a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of major news events Friday at 7 pm.

Join Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN and editor of Time magazine for a conversation on Overheard with Evan Smith on Friday at 7:30 pm.

Enjoy the festive Roundabout Theatre Company production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn Friday at 8 pm.

Explore the history of the entire universe with Professor Brian Cox in this comedic musical extravaganza on Eric Idle’s The Entire Universe Friday at 10:30 pm.

Enjoy Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops, a showcase of beloved classics performed at the historic Symphony Hall in Boston Saturday at 7 pm.

As a new young queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her on Victoria Doll 123 Saturday at 8 pm.

Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas, and Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian on Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special Saturday at 10 pm.