Highlights Jan. 15-21

KLRU Highlights

In this episode of Sherlock on Masterpiece at 6 pm and 9 pm on Sunday, 9 pm Thursday, 10 pm Saturday written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long-buried secrets catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a long game indeed and Sherlock and Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister leads to a crisis in Parliament. Watch the first episode of Victoria Sunday at 8 pm and Saturday at 8 pm.

Austin filmmaker Mat Hames newest documentary What Was Ours airs on Independent Lens at 9 pm Monday. A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn’t left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago’s Field Museum with two young Arapaho to explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years. Together they try to learn how these artifacts vanished from their tribe in the first place.

Ladonna Harris: Indian 101 at 10 pm Monday profiles Comanche political and social activist LaDonna Harris.

Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill at  7 pm Tuesday and 7:30 pm Thursday reveals the rollicking saga of one of the most powerful but often forgotten figures in U.S. history-John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner (1868-1967).

Frontline at 8 pm Tuesday and 8 pm Wednesday examines the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features David Fahrenthold, a reporter at The Washington Post and most recently covered the 2016 presidential campaign.

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York on Alicia Keys – Landmarks Live In Concert at 8 pm Friday.

From his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway, American Masters August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand at 9 pm Friday captures the legacy of the man some call America’s Shakespeare.

Welcome up-and-coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. Price supports her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, while Carll sings songs from his album Lovers and Leavers.

 

Highlights Jan 8-14

KLRU Highlights

Watch the newest episode of Sherlock Season 4, titled “The Lying Detective”, airing at 8 pm Sunday, 8:59 pm Thursday, and 8:50 pm Saturday.

Father Brown finds himself embroiled with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position on this episode of Father Brown, airing at 11:12 pm on Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present. Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a vast amount of land. Watch this episode of Independent Lens this Monday at 9 pm.

Watch SongwritingWith:Soldiers, which offers intensely immersive retreats to military veterans and active duty soldiers where they write songs about their experiences with the help of professional songwriters on Arts In Context, Monday at 10:30 pm.

Investigate Hitler’s mountain power house. Home to a Nazi elite, it became a labyrinth of underground tunnels, bunkers and secret escape routes, crowned by the awe-inspiring Eagle’s Nest on Nazi Mega Weapon, airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Discover the terrifying truth behind one of America’s most dangerous nuclear accidents-the deadly 1980 incident at an Arkansas Titan II missile complex-in this chilling, minute-by-minute account of the long-hidden story titled Command And Control: American Experience airing Tuesday at 8 pm.

Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart. Watch the discussion on On Story, at 10 pm on Tuesday.

John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award® for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini. Watch John Singleton’s Classic Influences on Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone on Nature, airing at 7 pm on Wednesday.

Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis at the wrecked plant. What’s next for Fukushima? What’s next for Japan? Tune in to NOVA to find out, Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

On The Boys of ’36: American Experience watch 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, airing at 8 pm Wednesday.

The Texas Promise is a gripping story of equity, politics, money and our children as Texas and the nation make historic decisions about education, opportunity and our democracy, airing at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

The Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the moon on Doctor Who, airing Thursday at 10:30 pm and Saturday at 11:01 pm.

Experience composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz’ operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru, with soprano Danielle de Niese on this episode of Great Performances, on air at 8 pm Friday.

Enjoy the ACL debut of pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers. Songs include “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, ” “True Colors” and “End of the World.” on Austin City Limits, airing at 7 pm on Saturday.

In 2011, Wanda Montemayor and a team including teachers, art therapists and students from all over Austin completed a hand made 1200 square foot mosaic mural at historic Deep Eddy pool. Watch Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project this Saturday airing at 10:33 pm.

 

Highlights Jan 1-7

KLRU Highlights

On this episode of Great Performances,Julie Andrews hosts the traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel, featuring Strauss Family waltzes and more, and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. See From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration, airing Sunday at 6:30 pm.

The mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington), prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents. Join for the season premiere of Sherlock, airing back to back at 8 pm, 9:30 pm and 11 pm Sunday night. This episode also airs at 8:59 pm Thursday, January 5, and 10:21 pm Saturday, January 7.

Best and Most Beautiful Things is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation, on this episode of Independent Lens airing 9 pm on Monday.

Follow a group of senior citizens who take their first steps into cyber-space under the tutelage of teenage mentors on the special titled Cyber-Seniors airing Monday at 10 pm.

Journey through the life’s work of the socially conscious director of Serpico, 12 Angry Men and Network in a never-before-seen interview on Sidney Lumet: American Masters airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

The first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe. Told through camera-phone footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys seeking safety and refuge, on this special episode of Frontline: President Trump airing at 9 pm on Tuesday.

Writer/Director/Producer Charles Burnett shares his career development process in narrative and documentary filmmaking on this episode of On Story airing at 10 pm on Tuesday.

On this episode of On Story, Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960’s. This episode airs at 10:30 pm on Tuesday.

Kays tracks and photographs coywolves with remote motion sensor cameras, collects road kill and scat, and obtains tissue and bone samples from fur trappers, hunters, and others to unravel the mysteries that define this new species on Nature, airing at 7 pm on Wednesday.

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas looking for clues to how humans found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted their bodies to survive. Join NOVA in the exploration of Vampire Sky Tombs, airing at 8 pm Wednesday.

Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves on Secrets of the Dead airing at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame on ACL Hall Of Fame New Years Eve, airing at 10 pm on Wednesday.

Join Evan Smith as he interviews Marcus Samuelson, a chef and restaurateur who has written numerous cookbooks on this episode of Overheard With Evan Smith airing Thursday at 7 pm.

Passing It Forward features Tapestry Dance Company laying the foundation for the future of tap dance in America, this week’s Arts In Context feature, which airs on Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to West Texas to explore one of the most beautiful and most remote national parks in the U.S. on the National Parks episode of The Daytripper airing at 8 pm on Thursday.

After a night backpacking to the South Rim, Chet wakes up to head back to the basin and visits Terlingua, on this episode of The Daytripper, at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

From the late 1940s until his death in 1959, he spearheaded an innovative ad campaign that made Springmaid sheets a household word and changed the approach of the country’s advertising industry. The “Colonel” was already a WWI hero and author of War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator, when he inherited his father’s South Carolina textile company in the 1930s. Watch Miss Springmaid this Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Examine the daily life of residents in an ethnically and culturally diverse community in Queens, New York on In Jackson Heights, Friday at 8 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B/hip-hop icon Ms. Lauryn Hill in a rare television appearance on her screening of Austin City Limits, Saturday at 7 pm.

Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. Watch alongside Father Brown in the episode titled Law Of Motion, airing Saturday at 8 pm.

Rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson — in 1890s London on Sherlock On Masterpiece, Saturday at 8:47 pm.

 

Highlights Dec. 25-31

KLRU Highlights

In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard’s path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. Watch this episode of Great Performances on Sunday at 8 pm.

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the RSC’s star-studded gala, with David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more, on Sunday at 10:30 pm.

Ravi Patel is almost 30 and still single, and his tradition-minded Hindu family is not happy. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, he enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America. Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one’s life – love, airing at 8 pm on Monday.

Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from Ukraine to YouTube. Featuring Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell and more, Hava Nagila celebrates the power of music, the importance of joy and the resilient spirit of a people airing at 9:30 pm on Monday.

On Arts In Context, we see how The House of Songs connects international & U.S. songwriters to bridge cultures & spark creativity, airing at 10:30 pm Monday.

Explore the life of the modernist architect behind visionary buildings like St. Louis’ Gateway Arch. Travel with his son, director of photography Eric Saarinen, ASC, as he visits his father’s work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K, on Eero Saarinen: American Masters airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

This special of Frontline brings you the first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe. Told through camera-phone footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys seeking safety and refuge. Watch Exodus this Tuesday at 8 pm.

Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. Listen to Lear recount his favorite memories on this week’s episode of On Story, airing at 10 pm Tuesday.

Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, on this episode of On Story at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world. “Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo” makes another appearance on Nature, this Wednesday at 7 pm.

By driving our pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA’s experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history, on this episode of NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8 pm.

Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink: to discover more of the country’s history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit the country again on Egypt’s Treasure Guardians airing at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Tom Waits performs in this classic episode pf Austin City Limits from 1978, airing at 10 pm on Wednesday and Friday.

Join Evan Smith on this week’s episode of Overheard With Evan Smith featuring T.C. Boyle, who has published fifteen novels and ten volumes of short stories, including the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World’s End; The Tortilla Curtain, which was awarded France’s prestigious Prix Mé dici étranger; and most recently, the New York Times bestseller The Harder They Come. Airing at 7 pm on Thursday.

Olivia and Isaí Chacón were trained by the masters of flamenco in Spain. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for the art form, they formed A’lante Flamenco back in America. Learn about them on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to East Texas to Athens, the town that invented the hamburger on this episode of The Daytripper, airing at 8 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to Grapevine, the “Christmas Capital of Texas” to catch the spirit of the season on this episode of The Daytripper, which airs at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a mission hospital that’s understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure on this Holiday special of Call The Midwife, airing at 9 pm on Thursday and 9:30 pm on Saturday.

In 2011, Wanda Montemayor and a team including teachers, art therapists and students from all over Austin completed a hand made 1200 square foot mosaic mural at historic Deep Eddy pool. Watch Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project this Thursday airing at 10:30 pm.

Rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson — in 1890s London on Sherlock On Masterpiece, airing at 7 pm on Friday.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Austin City Limits at 7 pm and 11 pm as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more. Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

 

Highlights Dec. 18-24

KLRU Highlights

Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, “Downton Abbey’s” historical advisor. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s in this episode of More Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special airing Sunday at 7 pm.

On this episode of Great Performances, bitter rivalries erupt on The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret. Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown, Sunday at 8 pm.

Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) host a holiday soiree in their small central London flat on the Holiday special of Vicious, airing at 10:30 pm on Sunday.

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Catch Rick Steves in Europe on Rick Steves’ European Christmas this Sunday & Saturday at 11 pm.

Tune in to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, acclaimed British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir repeats Monday, December 19th at 8 pm, Thursday, December 22nd at 9 pm, and Saturday, December 24th at 8:00 pm.

Take an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers — Walt Disney on Walt Disney: American Experience Monday at 9 pm.

In the second program, FRONTLINE examines the period after the first revolt, tracing the development and impact of the Gospels and looking at the increasingly hostile relationship between the Christians and the Jews. Watch the second installment of From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians special, airing Tuesday at 9 pm.

Gain access to America’s most iconic residence-symbol of national history and icon of democracy, and learn how the White House is the story of America itself on White House: Inside Story airing Tuesday at 10 pm.

From the filmmakers who brought viewers the spectacular 3-part miniseries, “Penguins: Spy in the Huddle,” comes this intimate and incredible journey of one vulnerable and charismatic Emperor penguin chick. Watch his new-found independence in this extraordinarily difficult and dangerous place is filled with humor and danger that will test his parents until the day he leaves them, on this episode of Nature airing Wednesday at 7 pm.

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Discover new aspects to the classic story of NOVA airing at 8 pm on Wednesday.

This film examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. This film proves the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows us where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed. Watch on this episode of Secrets of the Dead airing Wednesday at 9 pm.

Relish the best in smart indie rock with Sleater-Kinney and Heartless Bastards. Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed LP No Cities to Love on this episode of Austin City Limits, airing Wednesday & Friday at 10 pm.

Watch Evan Smith with Mike Love, a singer/songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. His credits include such classics as “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls”and “I Get Around” on Overheard With Evan Smith, this Thursday at 7 pm.

On this episode of Arts In Context, The House of Songs connects international & U.S. songwriters to bridge cultures & spark creativity, which airs at 8pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to Lufkin to explore the Texas Piney Woods and one of Texas’s four National Forests. Watch as he paddles the Neches River, hikes beneath the towering pines, and visits the Texas Forestry Museum to learn the history of the people who lived here, all on The Daytripper, airing Thursday at 9 pm.

Chet then joins the “snowbirds” and heads to the Texas coast in the winter time to see some of the only remaining wild whooping cranes on this episode of The Daytripper on Thursday at 9:30 pm.

Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s The Voice (and biggest selling The Voice artist to date), stars in his very first one-hour concert program, Jordan Smith ’tis the Season, which airs Thursday at 10:00 pm.

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Great Performances presents the RSC’s star-studded gala, with David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more, on Friday at 8 pm.

Check out the Christmas Eve specials here: http://www.klru.org/blog/2016/11/klru-holiday-programs/

Highlights Dec. 11-17

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Enter the world of Edwardian manners with Alastair Bruce, historical advisor to “Downton Abbey.” Bruce and the series’ leading cast members explain how they re-create the authentic etiquette of aristocrats and servants on Manners of Downtown Abbey: A Masterpiece Special Sunday at 7 pm.

On this week’s Great Masterpieces, the King is dead and England is in crisis, and the scene is set for Civil War on The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I on Sunday at 8 pm.

Take an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers — Walt Disney on Walt Disney: American Experience Monday at 9 pm.

View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself. Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore’s critical role in inspiring her – and millions of others – as TV’s first independent career woman on Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances, his breakthrough with Sesame Street and “The Muppet Show” on In Their Own Words airing Tuesday at 8 pm.

FRONTLINE presents the epic story of the rise of Christianity on From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians special, airing Tuesday at 9 pm.

This story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond that develops between the horses, named the Legendary White Stallions, and their caregivers on this week’s episode of Nature Wednesday at 7 pm.

In October 2009, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines. Originally sold two years before for around $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million. Watch as NOVA follows the experts in Mystery Of A Masterpiece airing Wednesday at 8 pm.

Generations have theorized about what really happened to Van Gogh on December 23, 1888, in the French town of Arles, but no one has been clear on the details-until now. Discover the theories on Secrets of the Dead airing Wednesday at 9 pm.

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

Join Evan Smith on Overheard, as he discusses old classics and new stories with R.L. Stine, a novelist, short story writer, and TV producer. He is best known for his children’s horror fiction novels including Goosebumps, Rotten School, and The Nightmare Room series. This Thursday at 7 pm.

The Lullaby Project helps teen mothers compose lullabies for their babies in order to foster connection. Their latest endeavor, The Lullaby Project, helps teen mothers compose lullabies for their babies in order to foster connection and reflection in an incredibly stressful and vulnerable time which can be viewed on Arts In Context, Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to the Marble Falls to explore its art, adventure, and cuisine. He pushes his adrenaline levels on an ATV, a stand-up paddleboard, and a hang glider on this episode of The Daytripper at 8 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to Lubbock where he explores the Texas High Plains and Texas Tech University on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

Explore the life and legend of this iconic entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family and Tony Bennett on American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered this Thursday at 9 pm and Saturday at 10 pm.

Join us on our discovery of Europe’s Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square or just the narrow, cobblestone streets of the cities and towns of Europe come alive in winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering all sorts of treats and delights. Visit Germany, France and Switzerland on European Christmas Markets Thursday at 10:30 pm and Saturday at 11:30 pm.

Witness award-winning, world-famous violinist Joshua Bell lead a Live from Lincoln Center event with musicians from America and Cuba, building a bridge between cultures and artistry on Joshua Bell’s Seasons Of Cuba airing Friday at 8 pm.

Grab a front row seat for one of the most thrilling Broadway concerts in memory. An all-star cast performs “New York New York,” “Cabaret” and other classic songs by the Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy-winning Broadway songwriting team of Kander & Ebb on First You Dream: The Music Of Kander & Ebb this Friday at 9 pm.

Relish the best in smart indie rock with Sleater-Kinney and Heartless Bastards. Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed LP No Cities to Love on Austin City Limits airing Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. In each episode, the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Watch Father Brown at 8 pm on Sunday.

Many years have passed since Dr Blake first returned home from war to run his father’s old practice. But Ballarat is no longer the sanctuary from the outside world it used to be. Watch the pathologist solve crimes on Doctor Blake Mysteries at 8:55 pm on Sunday.

 

Highlights Dec. 4-10

KLRU Highlights

Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage on I Miss Downton Abbey! Sunday at 7 pm and 10 pm, and Thursday at 9:30 pm.

Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark featuring cast and creator interviews and behind-the-scene interviews on Inside Poldark on Sunday at 8:30 pm.

While at his Nantucket home after his retirement from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers had a chance meeting with Benjamin Wagner, his next-door neighbor and an up-and-coming producer for MTV. The charming and philosophical documentary MISTER ROGERS & ME chronicles the brothers’ inspiring journey Monday at 9 pm.

Watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert on Van Morrison: Live At The Rainbow at 10:30 pm on Monday.

Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma, the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack on This weeks episode of Pearl Harbor – USS Oklahoma – The Final Story Tuesday at 7 pm.

On the eve of the 75th anniversary, join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona since the date that will live in infamy, as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack on Pearl Harbor – Into The Arizona Tuesday at 8 pm.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America’s changing racial landscape-celebrating how far we have come toward equality and asking why we still have so far to go on Black America: And Still I Rise at 9 pm Tuesday.

In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives. More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals. Watch the incredible journey on Koko – The Gorilla Who Talks this Wednesday at 7 pm.

From snowy Siberia to remote Pacific islands, discover how humans survived and thrived in every corner of the planet on NOVA: Great Human Odyssey Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

Watch this weeks episode of Overheard With Evan Smith as guest star Diane Guerrero discusses her roles on Orange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin, as well as her work with nonprofits for immigration, naturalization and citizenship on Thursday at 7 pm.

This episode of Arts In Context, “Passing It Forward”, features Tapestry Dance Company laying the foundation for the future of tap dance in America at 7:30 on Thursday.

Join the international superstar trio and special guest Placido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy’s beautiful Santa Croce Square on Il Volo Notte Magica Thursday at 8 pm and Friday at 10 pm.

Celebrate Joan Baez’ birthday with guests David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, Richard Thompson and Paul Simon on this weeks episode of Great Performances Friday at 8 pm.

 

Highlights Nov. 27-Dec. 3

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Rick Steves’ Guide To Cuba at 7 pm and 11 pm Sunday and 10 pm Thursday showcases the well-preserved colonial town of Trinidad and the verdant national park at Vinales, featuring scenic horse rides and rustic tobacco farms.

An enraged mob threatens George and Elizabeth, and Ross and Demelza confront their demons on the new episode of Poldark Season 2 On Masterpiece Sunday at 8 pm and Saturday at 7 pm.

Andrea Bocelli pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies on Great Performances Sunday at 9 pm and Thursday at 8 pm.

The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and has been hailed by critics as one of the greatest concert films ever made. Experience the concert film on Last Waltz Monday at 8 pm.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made – as well as the obstacles that remain, this week on Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Get an all-access pass to the seminal moments in recorded music with this compilation special with Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Daltrey, Quincy Jones, Ringo Starr, Niles Rogers and more on this weeks episode of Great Moments from Soundbreaking Tuesday at 9:45 pm.

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before and for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. Catch the Super Hummingbirds Wednesday on Nature at 7 pm.

Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like a genius on Genius at 8:30 pm on Wednesday.

Watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert on Van Morrison: Live At The Rainbow at 10 pm on Wednesday.

Chet explores the east side of Texas’s capital city exploring its food trucks, a modern butcher shop, and a house museum that “Keeps Austin Weird,” Thursday at 7 pm on The Daytripper.

Great Performances follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it this Friday at 8 pm.

On Last Of The Breed, savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price. The treasure trove of honky-tonk hits and Texas swing tunes turned the album Last of the Breed into a major-selling hit on Friday at 10 pm and Saturday at 7 pm.

Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage on I Miss Downton Abbey! Saturday at 9:30 pm.

MY MUSIC Presents The Carpenters: Close to You, a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters’ career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group’s friends in the music business airing Saturday at 11 pm.

Highlights Nov. 20-26

KLRU Highlights

Big plans are afoot, but the Durrells can’t decide whether to proceed on Durrells In Corfu On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday and 9 pm Saturday.

Elizabeth postpones a big event and Demelza toys with temptation on Poldark Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Aafrin tries to stop Alice and Charlie from leaving for England, but a fateful roadblock awaits on Indian Summers Season 2 On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

Explore the role of the music producer tasked with turning an artist’s vision into a hit and view the contrasting styles of some of the most accomplished producers on the multi-part series Soundbreaking. Meet the pioneers of hip hop and explore how sampling created a new genre of music that took over the world; including Public Enemy, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Beck and more, Monday at 9 pm. Trace the rise of MTV and see how music videos transformed our experience of music on Tuesday at 9 pm. From LPs to cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s, discover how listening formats determine how and where we listen to the music we love on Wednesday at 9 pm.

In Considering Matthew Shepard, Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare bring depth and emotion to a harrowing story of loss on Arts In Context at 10 pm Monday.

Olivia and Isaí Chacón were trained by the masters of flamenco in Spain. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for the art form, they formed A’lante Flamenco back in America. Experience their story on Arts In Context at 10:30 pm Monday.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America’s changing racial landscape and equality, speaking with Eric Holder, Shonda Rhimes and DeRay McKesson  Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Tuesday at 7 pm.

Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma and hear stories from Oklahoma survivors and families of those lost on Pearl Harbor USS Oklahoma at 7 pm on Wednesday.

Join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack on Pearl Harbor Into The Arizona Wednesday at 8 pm.

Enjoy the best performances from the 2016 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony including Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Billy Bragg on ACL Presents Americana Music Festival Wednesday at 10 pm.

Savor a new adaptation of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew, played by Martin Sheen on Anne of Green Gables Thursday at 7 pm.

Enjoy an adaptation of the children’s classic novel Pollyanna, about the young orphan whose effortless charm captures the hearts of family, friends and strangers alike on Pollyanna at 8:30 on Thursday.

Chet visits Conroe, TX, a town in the piney woods known for designing the famous “Lone Star” flag on this episode of The Daytripper Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this Live From Lincoln Center special on Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody Friday at 8 pm.

The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and has been hailed by critics as one of the greatest concert films ever made. Experience the concert film on Last Waltz Friday at 9:30 pm.

At the Arnosky Family Farms near Blanco, meet Pamela and Frank Arnosky who restored the Texas cut flower industry on Central Texas Gardener Saturday at noon.

Watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert on Van Morrison: Live At The Rainbow Saturday at 7 pm.

From the late 1940s ’til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. Watch The Beatles, The Doors, and more on Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics Saturday at 10 pm.

Highlights Nov. 13-19

KLRU Highlights

Louisa’s aunt arrives from England to a string of mishaps on Durrells In Corfu On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

George is on the brink of success and the copper mine yields a glimpse of hope on Poldark Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

With treason charges pending, Aafrin faces a dire fate and Alice’s prospects are no less grim on Indian Summers Season 2 On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

Explore the role of the music producer tasked with turning an artist’s vision into a hit and view the contrasting styles of some of the most accomplished producers on the multi-part series Soundbreaking. Monday at 9 pm showcases The Recording Artists with George Martin, Sam Phillips, Tom Petty, Dr. Dre and more.  Tuesday at 9 pm learn how the recording studio itself became an instrument on Painting With Sound. Wednesday at 9 pm celebrate the most essential part of a song and the most challenging to capture–the vocal track on The Human Instrument. Thursday at 9 pm, from the electric guitar to synthesized music, learn how innovators used electricity to unleash new sounds Going Electric. Friday at 9 pm, chart the progression of the beat from drum and bass to beat box and beyond on Four On The Floor.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made – as well as the obstacles that remain on Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise – Out Of The Shadows / Move On Up at 7 pm Tuesday. Features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas and Donna Brazile.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Mike Love, singer/songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boy.

Olivia and Isaí Chacón were trained by the masters of flamenco in Spain. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for the art form, they formed A’lante Flamenco back in America. Learn about them on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet goes to Taylor and Boerne on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show on Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at 8 pm Friday.

Brighten up winter indoors with fragrant and deliciously diverse orchids on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy the best performances from the 2016 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony. Featured artists include Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Billy Bragg and more.