Highlights Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

KLRU Highlights

In Jane Austen’s parody of gothic fiction, Felicity Jones plays Catherine Morland, whose budding romance with Henry Tilney in a medieval country house is cut short on Northanger Abbey Sunday at 7 pm.

Follow along with Father Brown as he uses intuition and psychology to investigate crime on Father Brown The Mask of the Demon Sunday at 9 pm.

Travel expert Rick Steves explores Germany’s culture in Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Nurnberg in Rick Steve’s Europe: Great German Cities Sunday at 10:30 pm.

Mark L. Walberg joins an appraiser at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to learn about the photography of Dorothea Lange on Antiques Roadshow Kansas City, Hour Three Monday at 7 pm.

Explore the entertainer’s life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings voiced by Billy Crystal and clips from his work on Bob Hope: American Masters Monday at 8 pm.

Celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa delivers a musical tribute to The Three Kings of the Blues at the legendary Greek Theatre, filmed in August 2015, on Monday at 10 pm.

Nixon resigns amidst Watergate, and North Vietnamese troops overtake Saigon with overwhelming force on Vietnam War The Weight of Memory Tuesday at 7 pm.

Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma, and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker on Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller Tuesday at 9 pm.

Meet the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth’s orbit and travel into deep space on Beyond A Year In Space Wednesday at 7 pm.

Learn how NASA’s epic 1977 Voyager mission revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Urans, and Neptune, and how 2012’s Voyager 1 ushered humanity into the interstellar age on Farthest – Voyager in Space Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

The Wild Kratt team is led on a wild chase as they follow the difficult and incredible journey of a Sockeye salmon on the “Salmon Run” on Wild Kratts Alaska Hero’s Journey Thursday at 7 pm.

Chet heads to West Texas to explore one of the most beautiful and remote national parks in the U.S., from desert to mountain hikes on The Daytripper Big Bend National Park Thursday at 8 pm.

Great Performances follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it, with interviews from Presidents Obama and George W. Bush on Hamilton’s America Thursday at 9 pm.

Washington Week delivers a conversation of the week’s events with a roundtable group of journalists, Friday at 7 pm.

The iconic interviewer brings the best stories and interviews from the past week, about news, the sciences, the arts and entertainment, to Charlie Rose The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco on Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years Friday at 8 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B icon and Grammy winner Ms. Lauryn Hill in a rare television appearance on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Experience the memorable 50th anniversary performance of the band’s seminal album, including “Knights in White Satin,” recorded live with full orchestra on Great Performances The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live Saturday at 7 pm.

Follow along with Father Brown as he uses intuition and psychology to investigate crime on Father Brown The Mask of the Demon Saturday at 9 pm.

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, Rick Steves’ European Christmas celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent on Rick Steves’ Specials European Christmas Saturday at 10:30 pm.

Highlights Nov. 19-25

KLRU Highlights

With two women in labor plus a stabbing victim, Dr. Petrides has his hands full on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

Elizabeth turns the tables on George, Rev. Whitworth is checkmated, and Poldark makes a vow on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Nina is torn between Claude, Billy and the baby she gave up for adoption, and Charlotte’s new business venture hits the rocks on Collection on Masterpiece Sunday at 9 pm.

A fugitive who takes sanctuary in St. Mary’s and asks for help turns out to be Inspector Sullivan on Father Brown The Owl of Minerva Sunday at 10 pm.

Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential broadcasters in the history of television, David Letterman receives the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Monday at 7 pm.

Based on Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade on Independent Lens Monday at 8:30 pm.

Film School Shorts Hidden Passions shows that we all harbor secrets we’re afraid to share with the world, but sometimes you have to take a leap of faith, Monday at 10 pm.

Learn about how Anuradha Naimpally started Austin Dance India 25 years ago to give girls and women a connection to their culture on Arts in Context Lift the Heart Monday at 10:30 pm.

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gabi Hoffmann are introduced to the stories of their ancestors, thanks to DNA and detective work on Finding Your Roots Relatives We Never Knew We Had Tuesday at 7 pm.

South Vietnamese forces fighting on their own suffer a defeat in Laos, and Nixon strikes a peace deal on Vietnam War A Disrespectful Loyalty Tuesday at 8 pm.

Using the experiences and issues of the Vietnam War, teens and baby boomers discuss the role of citizenship both then and now on ATX Together Lessons from Vietnam Tuesday at 10 pm.

Through firsthand accounts, Central Texans share their experiences during the Vietnam war on Austin Revealed Stories from Vietnam Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Discover epic survival stories of the world’s smallest animals, from a tiny sengi to the “cheetah” of the shrew world on Nature Miniature Miracles Wednesday at 7 pm.

Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws, horns, or fangs, but why are some armaments so huge and extreme? Find out on NOVA Extreme Animal Weapons Wednesday at 8 pm.

Follow the stories of three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families’ struggles on Frontline Poor Kids Wednesday at 9 pm.

Katy Tur is a correspondent for NBC News and the recipient for a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. See her on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Experience Shen “Sunny” Jun’s first dance piece, an attempt to translate his emotions about adjusting from his old life in China to his new life in the United States on Arts in Context The Grit of Soul Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Anne Shirley’s free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible after she turns 13 on Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars Thursday at 8 pm.

The Bargo Brothers visit Texas to see the Johnson Space Center, eat at Mi Tierra in San Antonio, and climb up Texas’s highest point at Guadalupe Peak on Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers – Texas Thursday at 9:30 pm.

Chet goes on the “best little day trip in Texas” to paddle the Colorado River, explore Texas Czech culture and enjoy some kolaches on The Daytripper La Grange, TX, Thursday at 10 pm.

Join Betty White, Tina Fey, Margaret Cho, and many more as they recount backstage stories and their impact on American entertainment on Pioneers of Television Carol Burnett and the Funny Ladies Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Journalists host a roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and career on Conversation with Bill Moyers Friday at 8 pm.

Celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa delivers a musical tribute to the Three Kings of Blues at the legendary Greek Theatre, filmed in August 2015, on Friday at 9:30 pm.

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966 on Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years Saturday at 7 pm.

Look back at the creation and ongoing influence of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album on Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution Saturday at 9:30 pm.

2017 Veteran’s Day Programming on KLRU

Stories of Service

Decibel’s Stand Down Helping Homeless Vets watch now. As we honor those who’ve served our country, we salute the veterans and volunteers at VFW Post 856 who open their doors and their hearts to help homeless vets every year.

Take Me Home Huey airs Saturday, November 11 at 4:30 pm. Take Me Home Huey portrays the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a medical rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen.

Texas Welcomes Them Home: The Making of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument by Pat Fries repeats on Saturday, November 11 at 5:30 pm. When the nation called them to Vietnam, the Lone Star State sent thousands of its young men and women to serve and fight in a long and controversial war that would leave the nation divided and its veterans unrecognized. Four decades later, a group of those veterans banded together for one last mission – to build a monument honoring Texas Vietnam Veterans on the state Capitol grounds. From the sculpting process to the creation of a sacred memorial that rests in the monument’s heart to the dedication, their journey would take nearly as long as the war itself, and result in a long overdue tribute to a generation.

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam airs on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 pm.  Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one a POW and the other a protester at home.

ATX Together: Lesson from Vietnam airs Tuesday, November 21 at 10 pm. Using the experiences and issues of the Vietnam War, teens and boomers discuss the role of citizenship and service both then and now.
 
Austin Revealed airs Tuesday, November 21 at 10:30 pm. Central Texans share their experiences during the Vietnam War. Through firsthand accounts, hear from veterans, immigrants from South Vietnam, protestors and others as they recount their lives before, during and after the war. Their perspectives are as much alike as they are different.

Highlights Nov. 12-18

KLRU Highlights

Vasilia makes the least-romantic proposal in history, and Spiro and Hugh organize a cricket match between the Greeks and English on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

Morwenna gives birth and plunges into despair and George and Elizabeth’s relationship collapses on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

While Dominique is in recovery, Charlotte courts Claude for her renegade fashion house, and Nina tells Claude the truth on Collection Sunday at 9 pm.

Father Brown finds himself in an impossible situation when he is told that Bishop Talbot will be assassinated on Father Brown The Deadly Seal Sunday at 10 pm.

Discover never-before-aired appraisals from all six Season 21 cities, including a 1927 Yankees signed baseball and a Vairocana Buddha, circa 1410 on Antiques Roadshow Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow packed a trunkful of treasures to share from the six cities visited during the Season 17 tour, including a diamond and platinum ring and a valuable, old and mysterious book Monday at 8 pm.

In an attempt to put haunting memories of combat behind them, two friends and veterans embark on a cross-country trek on POV Almost Sunrise Monday at 9 pm.

Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, and discover unexpected heritage on Finding Your Roots Children of the Revolution Tuesday at 7 pm.

When troops begin withdrawing, soldiers left in Vietnam ask what they are fighting for, and the Cambodia invasion sparks large protests on Vietnam War The History of the World Tuesday at 8 pm.

Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class in On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam Tuesday at 10 pm.

Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, on Year In Space Wednesday at 7 pm.

Picking up where the first film left off with Scott Kelly’s last day in space and return to Earth – the final installment introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to travel into deep space on Beyond a Year in Space Wednesday at 8 pm.

He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong? NOVA First Man on the Moon answers that question Wednesday at 9 pm.

Spend an hour with Seattle-based folk rock band The Head and the Heart, and New Orleans’ Benjamin Booker on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Bob Schieffer is an eight-time Emmy award winner, CBS News political contributor and the former host of CBS’s Face the Nation. He is featured on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Learn how Anuradha Naimpally started Austin Dance India in her garage 25 years ago so she could share her love of traditional Indian dance with her community on Arts in Context Lift the Heart Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Savor a new adaption of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew on Anne of Green Gables (2016) Thursday at 8 pm.

Celebrate “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize Thursday at 9:30 pm.

Join journalists in a roundtable discussion about the week’s major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

The iconic interviewer brings his unique style to prime time with the best stories and interviews of the past week on Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

See Paula Vogel’s Tony Award winner inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance on Great Performances Indecent Friday at 8 pm.

Spend an hour with Seattle-based folk rock band The Head and the Heart, and New Orleans’ Benjamin Booker on Austin City Limits Friday at 10 pm.

Father Brown finds himself in an impossible situation when he is told that Bishop Talbot will be assassinated on Father Brown The Deadly Seal Saturday at 8 pm.

Morwenna gives birth and plunges into despair, and George triumphs as his relationship with Elizabeth collapses on Poldark Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Rene goes under the knife and Sarah worries he may never wake up, and Regina tries to persuade James to return to Ash Park on Place to Call Home Saturday at 9:50 pm.

Savor a new adaption of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew on Anne of Green Gables (2016) Saturday at 10:45 pm.

Highlights Nov. 5-11

KLRU Highlights

Larry is recovering from the mumps, and Aunt Hermione arrives with a spiritualist friend who tries to get in touch with Louisa’s dead husband on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

Rev. Whitworth tortures Morwenna, Aunt Agatha and George cross swords in a deadly match, and Demelza’s lover owes his life to Ross on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

On a weekend at his partner’s chateau, Paul expels unwelcome guests, Charlotte makes her move, and Nina shames Billy on Collection on Masterpiece Sunday at 9 pm.

When a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault, Father Brown must solve the mystery to save an innocent man on Father Brown The Paradise of Thieves Sunday at 10 pm.

Travel across America and back in time with appraisals of items from all 50 states in the part two of the Antiques Roadshow special Monday at 7 pm.

Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from its troubled beginnings of the 1920s to the modern VA system in VA: The Human Cost of War Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a portrait of a remarkable jazz artist, and reveals his critical events, passions, and challenges, Monday at 9 pm.

Faced with the unique challenge of having a name that occasionally sparks controversy, indie rock band Migrant Kids must reckon with a culture clash that most bands never have to think about on Arts in Context Monday at 10:30 pm.

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee, and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry on Finding Your Roots Black Like Me Tuesday at 7 pm.

Draft-age Americans face wrenching choices, Nixon wins the presidency, and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery on Vietnam War The Veneer of Civilization Tuesday at 8 pm.

A group of Vietnam veterans from Texas fights for recognition on the Texas Capitol grounds in a journey would take nearly as long as the war itself, and result in a long overdue tribute to a generation on Texas Welcomes Them Home Tuesday at 10 pm.

Wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter reveals in intimate detail cheetah cubs’ remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother’s dedication in raising them on Nature The Cheetah Children Wednesday at 7 pm.

Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world on NOVA Killer Floods Wednesday at 8 pm.

When disaster strikes, who profits? Follow an investigation of the agencies that were supposed to help and the companies that made millions after Superstorm Sandy on Frontline Business of Disaster Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy a show-stopping hour with country superstar Miranda Lambert in her third appearance on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Pete Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has been called “the most interesting person you’ve never heard of” by the Washington Post; see him on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Seeking to make a positive impact on his community, spoken word artist, poet and educator empowers others to tell stories in their own ways on Arts in Context Oh Snap, My Alien Children are Trying to Kill Me Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores Austin’s swimming areas, goes wake surfing, and dines at the “Sunset Capital of Texas” on The Daytripper Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet wanders off the beaten path of Houston, going underground to an ancient cistern and finding authentic eats in the Indian district on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

When a doctor is killed in a hit and run, Barnaby and Jones discover the dead man had once been accused by his business partner of stealing from their medical practice on Midsomer Murders Death and Dust Thursday at 9 pm.

Journalists host a roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Iconic interviewer Charlie Rose brings his unique style to PBS prime time with the best stories and interviews of the past seven days on Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

 

Bella Muerte, Dulce Vida: A Day of the Dead Tradition

“… it’s just part of learning from our ancestors and learning who we were and where we’re heading to,” says Nayeli Miranda, a sugar skull instructor for the ESB-MACC. With the intent of preserving and sharing her culture, Miranda teaches the art behind sugar skulls, along with its rich history within the Day of the Dead celebration.

 

Highlights Oct. 29-Nov. 4

KLRU Highlights

A birthday party for Louisa leaves her brooding about her age, and Vasilia offers her a diabolical deal on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

George is driven to the breaking point and decides to set a trap for Drake, and Dwight’s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Inspector Bompard tightens the noose on the Sabines, Paul concocts false evidence, and Claude has a new lover on Collection Sunday at 9 pm.

A death in a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to believe dark forces are at work and another sacrifice may be imminent on Father Brown The Standing Stones Sunday at 10 pm.

Celebrate America’s hidden treasures from all 50 states in part one of this two-hour special on Antiques Roadshow 7 pm Monday.

Explore the misinterpretations of Poe and discover how he tapped into what it means to be human in a sometimes frightening world on Edgar Allan Poe: American Masters Monday at 8 pm.

When skeletal remains of at least ten people turned up in Benjamin Franklin’s basement, people wondered if the Founding Father had a much darker side on Secrets of the Dead Ben Franklin’s Bones Monday at 9:30 pm.

Discover the middle school Barton Hills Choir and learn how they’ve performed at SXSW and ACL and with acts like Pink Floyd on Arts In Context Let All The Children Boogie Monday at 10:30 pm.

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad on Finding Your Roots Immigrant Nation Tuesday at 7 pm.

Seeing the violence and brutality of the Tet Offensive unfold on television, Americans begin to doubt Johnson’s promise of “light at the end of the tunnel” on Vietnam War Things Fall Apart Tuesday at 8 pm.

Learn about how ending the draft has created a citizenry completely disconnected from the soldiers who experience the burdens of war on Draft Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen, working with Alejandro Inarritu, and getting that famous bear attack right in On Story Script to Screen: The Revenant Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Author Helen Macdonald digs deeper into the world of hawks by following a family in the wild and raising a goshawk of her own on Nature H is for Hawk: A New Chapter Wednesday at 7 pm.

Follow a team of experts investigating the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed more people than any other Caribbean hurricane on NOVA Killer Hurricanes Wednesday at 8 pm.

Investigate how revenge may have motivated Putin to target American democracy, and hear U.S. responses under Presidents Obama and Trump on Frontline Putin’s Revenge, Part 2 Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from acclaimed singer-songwriters Norah Jones and Angel Olsen on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Evan Smith talks with Jason Kander, a former Army captain, President of Let America Vote, and Missouri’s 39th Secretary of State on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Faced with the unique challenge of having a name that occasionally sparks controversy, indie rock band Migrant Kids must reckon with a culture clash that most bands never have to think about on Arts in Context Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores a small town that’s known as the home of “Billy the Kid” and uncovers the story of whether or not Billy died in New Mexico on The Daytripper Hico, TX Thursday at 8 pm.

Join Chet for a trip to Lake Travis, where he tries his hand at wake surfing and then dines at the “Sunset Capital of Texas” on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Barnaby is delighted that his favorite band is reuniting to play at the Midsomer Rocks festival until a string of bizarre incidents culminate in a backup singer dropping dead on Midsomer Murders The Axeman Cometh Thursday at 9 pm.

Join a conversation featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Charlie Rose discusses the week’s defining moments in news, sciences, the arts, and entertainment in Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward’s backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis in Great Performances Noel Coward’s Present Laughter Friday at 8 pm.

Spend an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from acclaimed singer-songwriters Norah Jones and Angel Olsen on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Savor a show-stopping hour with country superstar Miranda Lambert in her third Austin City Limits appearance as she performs hits from her acclaimed LP The Weight of These Wings Saturday at 7 pm.

A death in a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to suspect that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent on Father Brown The Standing Stones Saturday at 8 pm.

George is driven to the breaking point and sets a trap for Drake, and Dwight’s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline on Poldark Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Sarah gets sick and fears for the life of her baby, and George wonders if the baby could be his on Place to Call Home In the Heat of the Night Saturday at 9:50 pm.

Barnaby is delighted that his favorite band is reuniting to play at the Midsomer Rocks festival until a string of bizarre incidents culminate in a backup singer dropping dead on Midsomer Murders The Axeman Cometh Saturday at 10:47 pm.

Highlights Oct. 22-27

KLRU Highlights

Louisa’s idea to boost Larry’s writing career doesn’t go well, and Pavlos tries to inspire Margo’s spiritual side on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

Ross and Drake take a desperate gamble to rescue Dwight from a French prison, and George jockeys for a triumph in politics on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Paul presents his collection of gowns, a rival tries to sabotage Nina’s starring moment, and the body found at Paul’s cottage makes more trouble on Collection on Masterpiece 9 pm Sunday.

Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that his father was killed by a family member who used his time machine on Father Brown The Time Machine Sunday at 10 pm.

Head to Port Hudson with Mark L. Walberg and appraise a Civil War hand grenade, Confederate letters and a $75,000 oil painting on Antiques Roadshow Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Mark L. Walberg travels to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to see a one-of-a-kind, signed baseball on Antiques Roadshow Kansas City Monday at 8 pm.

See what it’s like to train a camera on a boxing match in Brooklyn or on the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife on POV Cameraperson Monday at 9 pm.

Learn how artist Calder Kamin sculpts animals from plastic bags to send her message that all things organic are being replaced by synthetics on Arts In Context Plastic Planet Monday at 10:30 pm.

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their ancestors challenged on Finding Your Roots The Vanguard Tuesday at 7 pm.

American and enemy body counts mount as GIs chase an elusive foe and face deadly ambushes, and Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive on Vietnam War This is What We Do Tuesday at 8 pm.

Remember the Vietnam War and its impact on America on the 40th anniversary of its official end on Dick Cavett’s Vietnam Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

The Decibel team talks with filmmaker Ken Burns about the making of the epic Vietnam War documentary and profiles local veterans who served on Decibel Vietnam Special Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Follow the story of three otter orphans with filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James on Nature Charlie and the Curios Otters Wednesday at 7 pm.

Join NOVA and a team of volcanologists looking for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged the medieval earth into a deep freeze on NOVA Killer Volcanoes Wednesday at 8 pm.

Investigate Vladimir Putin’s mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up the presidential election on Frontline Putin’s Revenge Wednesday at 9 pm.

Spend an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country act Zac Brown Band on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders; see Domenech on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover the middle school Barton Hills Choir and learn how they’ve performed at SXSW and ACL and with acts like Pink Floyd on Arts In Context Let All The Children Boogie Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Check out the Texas Surf Museum, kite surfing and the original Whataburger with Chet as he travels to North Padre in The Daytripper North Padre Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet explores a small town that’s known as the home of “Billy the Kid” and uncovers the story of whether or not Billy died in New Mexico on The Daytripper Hico, TX Thursday at 8:30 pm.

When a family glassware business collapses following the death of one of its partners, Barnaby investigates allegations of financial irregularities, love triangles, and a string of murders on Midsomer Murders King’s Crystal Thursday at 9 pm.

Journalists host a roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Iconic interviewer Charlie Rose brings his unique style to PBS prime time with the best stories and interviews of the past seven days on Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

The Falsettos is a poignant and hilarious look at modern family dynamics centered around a gay man, his wife, and his lover in the midst of the emerging AIDS crisis on Live from Lincoln Center Friday at 8 pm.

Spend an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country act Zac Brown Band on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Arts In Context Shorts: Belonging

“Everything is here for a reason,” says Sally Jacques, artistic director of Blue Lapis Light. Using a combination of stunning aerial dancers swinging from stacks, ground dancers, and haunting projections, Blue Lapis Light’s latest piece “Belonging: Part One” explores the beauty of the earth and the interconnectedness of all life.

 

Highlights October 15-21

KLRU Highlights

Louisa meets a handsome Brit named Hugh, turning her landlady hostile, and her effort to get Greeks to pay for English cooking falls flat on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly, and Demelza and Ross get an addition to their family on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

A terrible secret is unearthed when Claude flees to the country to escape his demons, and Paul attempts to force his mentor to retire on Collection on Masterpiece 9 pm Sunday.

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary on Father Brown The Judgment of Man Sunday at 10 pm.

Host Mark L. Walberg joins an appraiser at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs, then heads to LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of a local Louisiana artist on Antiques Roadshow Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Take an absorbingly intimate, verite look at a maternity hospital in the Philippines, the busiest on the planet, on POV Motherland Monday at 9 pm.

Whether in rural Japan or upstate New York, fitting in isn’t easy for two young men struggling to define their manhood without fathers on Film School Shorts Uncharted Waters Monday at 10:30 pm.

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

North Vietnamese troops stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Saigon struggles to pacify the countryside, and GIs discover this war is nothing like their fathers’ war on Vietnam War Resolve Tuesday at 8 pm.

Decibel looks at homelessness in Austin and the unique ways the community is tackling the problem on Decibel Homelessness Tuesday at 10 pm.

Writer and director Nancy Meyers talks about her career path and shares stories of collaborations with Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson on On Story Complicated Relationships A Conversation with Nancy Meyers Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Watch as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care, and learn whether their bonds have stood the test of time on Nature Animal Reunions Wednesday at 7 pm.

Explore Beijing’s ancient palaces and temples as experts restore its fading grandeur on NOVA Secrets of the Forbidden City Wednesday at 8 pm.

Go inside the brutal battle to defeat ISIS in Iraq’s second largest city on Frontline Mosul Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders as they perform hits from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Katy Tur is an NBC correspondent and the recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and joins Evan Smith on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Learn how artist Calder Kamin sculpts animals using plastic bags on Arts in Context Plastic Planet Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits Belton’s heritage museum, stops at Texas’ oldest department store, and does some mountain biking on The Daytripper Thursday at 8 pm.

Check out the Texas Surf Museum, kite surfing and the original Whataburger with Chet as he travels to North Padre in The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

The body of a mischievous trickster is found floating below the weir in town, and Barnaby and Jones must untangle his family’s relationships when they start claiming his fortune on Midsomer Murders The Animal Within Thursday at 9 pm.

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

Emmy Award-winner Carlos Watson moderates and electrifying debate with digital and studio audience contributions on Third Rail with Ozy Friday at 7:30 pm.

Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a parfumerie who don’t realize they’re romantic pen pals on Great Performances She Loves Me Friday at 8 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders as they perform hits from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band as they perform songs from their latest record on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary on Father Brown The Judgment of Man Saturday at 8 pm.

A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly, and Demelza and Ross get an addition to their family on Poldark Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Sarah decides not to go through with an abortion, and Sir Richard challenges Carolyn to write an art critique for one of his newspapers on Place to Call Home Too Old to Dream Saturday at 9:50 pm.

The body of a mischievous trickster is found floating below the weir in town, and Barnaby and Jones must untangle his family’s relationships when they start claiming his fortune on Midsomer Murders The Animal Within Saturday at 10:37 pm.