Highlights August 20-26

KLRU Highlights

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century on Africa’s Great Civilizations starting at 11 am Sunday. All six hours air back-to-back.

Follow Endeavour, who while struggling with Joan Thursday’s sudden departure, is consumed by a nightmarish hunt for a serial killer on Endeavour Season 4 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation on NOVA Eclipse Over America at 8 pm Monday and 7 pm Wednesday.

Follow two Native-American judges who reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for their youth on POV Tribal Justice at 9 pm Monday.

Twenty years after Princess Diana’s death, Diana – Her Story at 7 pm Tuesday reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.

Launched in 1977, NASA’s epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. Find out more on Farthest – Voyager In Space at 8 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Steve Case is Co-Founder of AOL and a venture capitalist.

Chet visits Big Bend, Terlingua, Moutn Pleasant and Palestine on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Meet a 9th-grader growing food for the hungry and a Vietnamese immigrant in her culinary garden on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

You could win it all! ACL All Access

KLRU is selling 400 ACL All Access raffle tickets each ticket is priced at $100. Get your tickets now! Four lucky winners will win an October filled with Austin City Limits prizes including:

  • Two (2) VIP Badges for Weekend One or Two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival,
    October 6 – 8 or October 13 – 15
  • Two (2) Tickets to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction & Celebration,
    Wednesday, October 25
  • Two (2) Passes to EVERY Austin City Limits taping in October
  • Current tapings include:
    Herbie Hancock on Thursday, October 12
    More to be announced!

You could win it all! Raffle will launch on August 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. COMPLETE RAFFLE RULES

Highlights August 13 to 19

KLRU Highlights

Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution at 3 pm and 10 pm Sunday and 8 pm Friday is a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

Witness Heathcliff and Cathy’s fiery romance in this adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic novel on Wuthering Heights at 7 pm Sunday.

Bob Ross: the Happy Painter Monday at 8 pm presents a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved public television personality’s journey from humble beginnings to an American pop-culture icon.

Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price on Last Of The Breed at 9:30 pm Monday.

Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns on Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller at 8 pm Tuesday.

Enjoy performances from Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more in this presidential gala event taped in 1961 but never broadcast on television on the JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala at 10 pm Tuesday.

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before on Nature at 7 pm Wednesday.

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 at 8:30 pm Wednesday.

The Piano Guys bring their artistry to the stunning Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado for this all-new music special at 10 pm Wednesday.

Chet heads to Big Bend on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Local PC Ben Jones (Jason Hughes) steps into CID and DS Scott’s shoes to help Barnaby investigate the garrotting of two house hunters outside a deserted – supposedly haunted – house on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday and 10 pm Saturday.

Join the legendary Paul Simon at 9:30 pm Friday on a trip through his extensive songbook in this 2012 concert recorded in London’s Hyde Park.

Create a room of your own with She Sheds author Erika Kotite and tour a colorful cottage garden at noon Saturday on Central Texas Gardener.

Savor songs from Don Henley’s first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, which represents both Henley’s roots and the next stop on his creative journey on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Science Night Aug 9th

India: Nature’s Wonderland at 7 pm Wednesday take a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape – the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality on Nova Inside Einstein’s Mind at 8 pm Wednesday.

In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Find out more on Secrets of the Dead “Resurrecting Richard III” at 7 pm Tuesday and  9 pm Wednesday.

Highlights Aug 6 to 12

KLRU Highlights

The late mistress of Manderley, Rebecca, casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s haunting novel on Rebecca in two parts airing back-to-back starting at 7 pm Sunday.

Boys Of ’36: American Experience at 8 pm  Monday tells the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

POV Iris at 9 pm Monday pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter), then 87, with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Find out more on Secrets of the Dead “Resurrecting Richard III” at 7 pm Tuesday and  9 pm Wednesday.

Ireland’s Wild Coast at 8 pm Tuesday joins Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast, providing insights into the wild animals and wild places of the island he calls home.

India: Nature’s Wonderland at 7 pm Wednesday take a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape – the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality on Nova Inside Einstein’s Mind at 8 pm Wednesday.

Noir rock hits Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The Australian group’s set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their latest, Push the Sky Away.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Ethan Hawke, Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter.

Chet heads to Glen Rose and  Boerne on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm.

In Jane Austen’s gentle parody of gothic fiction, Felicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland on Northanger Abbey  at 8 pm Thursday.

Conversation With Bill Moyers at 8 pm Friday features th award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House Press Secretary for President Johnson to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS.

Celebrate 125 years of live entertainment at the Ryman with Emmylou Harris at 9:30 pm Friday and 7 pm Saturday. This concert is a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry.

See how easy DIY rain gardens catch and control rainfall and visit an heirloom quilt garden design on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price on Last of the Breed at 8:30 pm Saturday. The treasure trove of honky-tonk hits and Texas swing tunes turned the album Last of the Breed into a major-selling hit.

Highlights July 30 to Aug 5

KLRU Highlights

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Sunday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. This will air on both KLRU and KLRU PBS Kids at 7 pm Sunday.

Sidney, Geordie, Leonard and Mrs. Maguire all take steps in a new direction on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Find out what happened to Isha and Dorothea and why the police are questioning Tom on Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday.

POV Memories Of A Penitent Heart at 9 pm Monday follows filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s investigation-both a love story and a tribute-of a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death during a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin.

Boys Of ’36: American Experience at 7 pm Tuesday tells the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Travel with photographer Joel Sartore as he adds vibrant insects to his Photo Ark collection and searches for larger animals in Budapest and Prague on Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday examines The Vaccine War, which is pitting the scientific establishment against a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, and activists.

Emmy award winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on an authored odyssey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast on Ireland’s Wild Coast at 7 pm Wednesday.

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs on Nova Secrets of the Sky Tombs at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Margaret Atwood is an award-­winning author.

Chet visits Palestine and Blanco on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Karl wonders if he’s being threatened and Elise and Eryka cross the line, but they could live to regret it on back-to-back episodes of Tunnel: Sabotage at 9 pm Thursday.

Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday. Then at 9 pm, find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues.

Dynamic author Ann McCormick spices things up with herbs and gardeners recycle scavenges for art on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Science Night July 26

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Wednesday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast.

Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet’s most cherished – but endangered – species on NOVA Wild Ways at 9 pm Wednesday.

Swim Team preview screening 8/21

KLRU has partnered with the Austin Film Festival to present preview screenings of Swim Team from the documentary series POVThe screening is free with an RSVP and takes place Aug. 21st at 7 pm at the SANTA CRUZ CENTER FOR CULTURE at 1805 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702.

Swim Team
August 21st – 7PM
PBS Broadcast Premiere Date – October 2nd
Filmmaker – Lara Stolman
RSVP FOR AUGUST 21st

Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Presented in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.