Science Night July 5th

Learn how the hungry creatures of the ocean find food, watch Yellowstone thaw and see how the land shaped life in North America on this week’s Science Night.

See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. Meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean. For creatures large and small, every mouthful counts.

It’s summer in Yellowstone, and with soaring temperatures and drought comes the risk of wildfires on Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday.

NOVA  Making North America: Human at 9 pm Wednesday explores how has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today.

Highlights July 2 to 8

KLRU Highlights

Find out if Nurse Tillie comes to the rescue in time on My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

When several villagers become ill at the local cricket match, Geordie and Sidney must determine if it was an accident or something more sinister on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Survey the early career of iconic detective Jane Tennison-the role played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect on Prime Suspect: Tennison On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday. The drama rewinds to 1970s London, when Jane (Stefanie Martini) is a young probationary officer in an environment where sexism is the norm.

Take a look back on vintage Austin finds from the Roadshow’s visit to Austin 17 years ago Monday at 7 pm on Antiques Roadshow.

Obaidah Zytoon captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a circle of friends on POV The War Show at 9 pm Monday.

Canine Soldiers at 10:30 pm Monday explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers-combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols.

Celebrate our country’s 241st birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol at 7 pm and 8:30 pm Tuesday.

See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday.

It’s summer in Yellowstone, and with soaring temperatures and drought comes the risk of wildfires on Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday.

NOVA  Making North America: Human at 9 pm Wednesday explores how has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Jeff Nichols, a writer and director whose past works include internationally acclaimed Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special.

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

Chet visits Taylor and Orange on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 8 pm.

When Barnaby’s former CID colleague is bludgeoned to death, Barnaby sets out to discover why the past would not leave him alone on Midsomer Murders Death In A Chocolate Box at 9 pm Thursday.

See how eight bakers handle three types of pastry on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Billy Joel: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize at 9 pm Friday honors singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Enjoy the ACL debut of pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Science Night June 28th

Dive into the ocean, watch Yellowstone thaw and see how North America was formed on this week’s Science Night.

Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem Big Pacific Violent at 7 pm Wednesday.

Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday continues to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone, and Spring brings many new challenges.

Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two on Making North America: Life at 9 pm Wednesday.

Highlights June 25 to July 1

KLRU Highlights

See what happens when Francis goes poaching and Emma finds a new suitor on  My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

Amanda and Sidney are in love – but can it continue on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece Part Two at 8 pm Sunday.

Jane Tennison soon starts to learn the cold facts of police work on Prime Suspect: Tennison On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

Follow the nuanced story of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict, walking the line between their Muslim values and the new world they inhabit on POV Dalya’s Other Country at 8 pm Monday.

See the stunning achievements of two of China’s most brilliant dynasties: the Song, creators of a Chinese Renaissance, and the Ming, builders of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City on Story of China at 7 pm Tuesday.

An investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight on Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday.

Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem Big Pacific Violent at 7 pm Wednesday.

Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday continues to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone, and Spring brings many new challenges.

Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two on Making North America: Life at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader.

Chet goes to Big Bend, Terlingua and Lufkin in three back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 7:30 pm.

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 Misomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Singer Andrea Bocelli performs at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, on Landmarks Live In Concert at 9 pm Friday.

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

Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

ITVS picks Tacos of Texas for digital series pilot

The team behind the recent book The Tacos of Texas, Mando Rayo & Jarod Neece, have been selected for ITVS funding to develop a pilot episode for a new online series. If greenlit, the digital series will focus on the people, the places and the taco culture in the Great State of Texas.

The Tacos of Texas team will film the pilot episode in El Paso, Texas this summer. “Being a border town and this Taco Journalist’s hometown, I think it opens up a great story, not only on the love of tacos or it’s people but with issues associated with the region including the border wall, immigration and border-style cuisine.” “We’re excited to be part of ITVS and public media and share our taco love with the world!, ” says Rayo.

The core Tacos of Texas team include Mando Rayo, Producer/Co-Host; Jarod Neece, Co-Producer/Co-Host and Dennis Burnett, Director and with work with local teams and the Texas Taco Council for local knowledge and taco insights. “We are thrilled to be working with ITVS to develop this new series. We think it’s a great fit for our story and will help us reach a large and diverse audience,” says Neece. ITVS partnership comes through the Digital Open Call which offers research and development funding to pilot a series on public media platforms.  The Tacos of Texas aims to partner with local public television stations across Texas to showcase each city’s tacos through the eyes of taco fans across the state.

Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece are the authors of the best-selling books, The Tacos of Texas (University of Texas Press, 2016) and Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day (The History Press, 2013) and founders of the blog TacoJournalism.com. Rayo is the CEO and engagement strategist at Mando Rayo + Collective, a multicultural advertising agency; Neece has been with SXSW since 2002 and is the Senior Film Programmer.

LBJ Presidential Library On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting exhibit opening event 6/24

Meet & Take Photos with walk around Elmo from Sesame Street, experience The Joy of Painting with Art by Bob Ross and remember A Prairie Home Companion at the LBJ Presidential Library On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting exhibit opening event on June 24th.

On June 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. the LBJ Presidential Library will also feature free admission and parking and small Wonders Puppet Theater shows at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Plus enter for a chance to win two passes to attend a taping of the Austin City Limits TV show and behind-the-scenes tour. Walkaround Elmo will be visiting only on June 24.

Fifty years ago, on November 7, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Public Broadcasting Act, creating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Act established PBS and NPR as the national distribution networks for public television and radio, transforming our national media landscape.

The new exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library, On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting, is co-sponsored by KLRU-TV Austin PBS and NPR station KUT90.5. It brings iconic artifacts from treasured television and radio shows under one roof.

On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting runs through November 12, 2017. During that time, visitors can take photos with Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Count von Count, on loan from Sesame Workshop. Turn the corner and there are more places to visit and take photos: visitors can stand by the Sesame Street stoop and step into Big Bird’s nest. Also featured in the exhibit are: Mister Rogers’ sweater, sneakers and trolley; artwork by The Joy of Painting host Bob Ross; and an autoharp used by Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion.

“Sesame Street was created to provide early access to education for all children, which is as vital now as ever,” said Jennifer A. Perry, Sesame Workshop’s Vice President and Publisher of North America Media Products and Publishing. “PBS has made our program available to all Americans for almost 50 years, playing a vital role in helping the most vulnerable kids get access to quality preschool education. As a longtime partner of PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Sesame Workshop is proud to participate in this exhibit.”

Interesting facts:
• Sesame Street reaches children in 150 countries
• Each month, more than 95 million people watch their local PBS stations.
• The first show broadcast on NPR was All Things Considered on May 3, 1971
• More than 37 million people listen to NPR each month.
• The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides federal dollars to approximately 1,500 TV and radio stations.
• KLRU-TV Austin PBS provides a free 24/7 children’s programming live stream through pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App.
• More than 600,000 people listen to KUT and KUTX in Central Texas each week.

Raising Bertie preview screening 7/10

KLRU has partnered with the Austin Film Festival to present preview screenings of Raising Bertie from the documentary series POV. The screening is free with an RSVP and takes place July 10th at 7 pm at the SANTA CRUZ CENTER FOR CULTURE at 1805 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702.

Raising Bertie
July 10th – 7PM
PBS Broadcast Premiere Date – August 28th
Filmmaker – Margaret Byrne
RSVP FOR JULY 10TH

Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men’s narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).

Presented in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.

Science Night June 21

Go on adventure into the Pacific, Yellowstone and through the history of North America!

Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday plunges into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.

Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday journey  to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope

Experience the colossal geologic forces that shaped our continent over 3 billion years on NOVA Making North America: Origins at 9 pm Wednesday.

Highlights June 18-24

KLRU Highlights

My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday follows the affairs of Englishwoman Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan) and her family in Northern Ireland during World War II.

Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday begins with a new crime that has all the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.

Independent Lens Real Boy at 9 pm Monday is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom.

Juneteenth Jamboree Spotlight On Unsung Heroes at 10 pm Monday explores the lives of African American heroes from Texas history.

Klan on Trial at 10:30 pm Monday tells the story of how a young district attorney took on the KKK in a Texas courtroom, obtaining a guilty verdict and prison sentence against its members for the first time in U.S. history.

On Story Of China at 7 pm Tuesday historian Michael Wood explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday investigates the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight.

Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday plunges into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.

Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday journey  to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope

Experience the colossal geologic forces that shaped our continent over 3 billion years on NOVA Making North America: Origins at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features David Brown, Retired Dallas Police Chief.

Yellowstone In Four Seasons at 7:30 pm Thursday in the park, Summer is for eating, Fall is for mating, Winter is for surviving and Spring is for re-birth.

Chet goes to Big Bend and Georgetown on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 8 pm Thursday.

See how the bakers tackle three of Paul’s toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys  performs in notable locations all around New York, including the world-famous Circle Line, the Unisphere and Harlem’s Apollo on Landmarks Live In Concert at 9 pm Friday.

Dig the best in modern rock with artists My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm

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