Highlights Jan. 21-27

KLRU Highlights

ATX Together Decoding Codenext at 6 pm Sunday features a community discussion to find common ground as Austin overhauls its development code.

Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years on Tales From The Royal Wardrobe  at 7 pm Sunday.

Discontent is growing in the country and an unexpected grief finally forces Victoria to put childish things away on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Go deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform on Independent Lens “The Force” at 8 pm Monday.

Canine Soldiers at 9:30 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.

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people separated by WWII on We’ll Meet Again “Children Of WWII” at 7 pm Tuesday. A Japanese-American woman sent to an internment camp hopes to find a childhood friend, and a survivor from a Jewish ghetto searches for the child of the couple who befriended him.

Nature “Animal Misfits” at 7 pm Wednesday reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.

How did early engineers carve tombs into rock cliffs and funnel water to this desert city on NOVA “Petra: Lost City of Stone” at 8 pm Wednesday.

Travel with the scientific team granted unprecedented access by the Egyptian government to solve a 4,500-year-old mystery: what lies within the Great Pyramid at Giza on Secrets of the Dead at 9 pm Wednesday.

Thrill to an hour with legendary keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Khizr Khan is the Gold Star father, author, and a Constitutional Rights Advocate on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday and 7:30 pm Friday.

Chet heads to Lake Travis on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Barnaby is torn between work and family obligations when the maid of honor at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before his own daughter’s nuptials on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven at 8 pm Friday tells the story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock n’ roll stars of the 1950s and ’60s.

Discover how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock ‘n’ roll on Fats Domino: American Masters at 9 pm Friday.

Discover what your soil can tell you and visit a regular yard turned into a food and fruit orchard on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Groove to a full hour with hip-hop superstars Run The Jewels on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. The duo showcases its latest album Run the Jewels 3, as well as its greatest hits.

Highlights Jan 14-20

KLRU Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights Jan 7-13

KLRU Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Highlights Dec. 31-Jan. 6

KLRU Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Highlights Dec. 24-30

KLRU Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights Dec. 17-23

KLRU Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Highlights Dec. 10-16

KLRU Highlights

See the timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between a Jewish widow and an African American man who works as her chauffeur, on Great Performances Driving Miss Daisy Sunday at 7 pm.

Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett, Making of a Lady tells the story of the well-born, educated but penniless Emily, who marries her employer’s wealthy nephew, but seeks solace elsewhere, Sunday at 8:30 pm.

Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of a soul – the passions, dark secrets, and hidden desires. He is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice on Father Brown The Hangman’s Demise Sunday at 10 pm.

Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry on Antiques Roadshow Anaheim, Hour Three Monday at 7 pm.

In Richmond, Virginia, Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots on Antiques Roadshow Monday at 8 pm.

Third grader Jose Ansaldo was born in Mexico but imagines a life beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. Watch his cruel circumstances play out, and understand what it means when children like Jose are denied opportunities on Independent Lens East of Salinas Monday at 9 pm.

Join narrator Neve Campbel for interviews with the creative team that reimagined an original tale, telling the story of how Marie fell asleep on Christmas Eve and dreamed of the World’s Fair on Making a New American Nutcracker Monday at 10 pm.

Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories on Finding Your Roots Southern Roots Tuesday at 7 pm.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged on Finding Your Roots The Vanguard Tuesday at 8 pm.

Frontline tells the story of how Russian President Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy, and why he targeted the American election Tuesday at 9 pm.

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find out who we really are by examining self-assembling machines and light-up bacteria on Genius By Stephen Hawking Are We Alone? Tuesday at 10 pm.

Get an intimate look at elephants through the lens of the greatest storytellers of natural history on Nature Soul of the Elephant Wednesday at 7 pm.

Uncover traces of the Allies’ devastating planting of explosives under German territory during WWII and learn why it failed to break the deadlock of trench warfare on NOVA Secret Tunnel Warfare Wednesday at 8 pm.

Explore the basic principles of flight to see how leapers and gliders become airborne – and how they overcome the powerful force of gravity on Supernature – Wild Flyers Defying Gravity Wednesday at 9 pm.

Welcome up and coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Helen Thorpe is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. See her on Overheard With Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Examine the transformation of Houston’s most glamorous address, from early settlers to shopping mecca and urban oasis on Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to the “Pecan Capital of the World” where he learns about the 1000 or so different varieties of this nut on The Daytripper San Saba, TX, Thursday at 8:30 pm.

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

Go on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Houston’s stunning skyline, historic homes, and quirky structures on The Art of Architecture: Houston Thursday at 10:36 pm.

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

Helen Thorpe is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. See her on Overheard With Evan Smith Friday at 7:30 pm.

Celebrate the holidays with Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle, a cross-cultural spectacular, featuring the world’s leading tenor Rolando Villazon, Friday at 8 pm.

Jordan Smith ’tis the Season showcases the season nine winner of The Voice and spotlights music from his new Christmas album, Friday at 9 pm.

Welcome up and coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to Austin City Limits Friday at 10 pm.

Enjoy intimate performances from Ryan Adams and Shakey Graves on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets and hidden desires of the criminal on Father Brown The Hangman’s Demise Saturday at 8 pm.

Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora, until a stranger walks into her life on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 9 pm.

Caroline is relieved to find that Greg is a natural with Flora and a positive influence on Lawrence on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 10 pm.

Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding, and Alan takes steps toward forgiving on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 11 pm.

Highlights Dec. 3-9

KLRU Highlights

Anticipate the return of this regal series with a look back at the romance and drama of Season 1, and get a sneak peek at Season 2 on Victoria Returns Sunday at 7 pm.

Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to Katherine of Aragon and its eventual failure when she failed to give Henry the son he desired on Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced Sunday at 7:30 pm.

Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, only to grow tired of her and marry Jane Seymour, who dies giving birth to his son on Secrets of the Six Wives Beheaded, Died Sunday at 8:44 pm.

The final three wives are presented: “ugly” Anne of Cleves, young Catherine Howard, and the far from saintly nurse Katherine Parr on Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced, Beheaded, Survived Sunday at 10 pm.

Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Philip Weiss travel to the Queen Mary to talk about ocean liner memorabilia, then to Rickenbacker International Corporation to discuss vintage guitars on Antiques Roadshow Anaheim Monday at 7 pm.

Meet 92-year-old Mimi, who is still caring for her 64-year-old disabled daughter Dona, and learn what happens when time is running out and a new home must be found for Dona on Independent Lens Mimi and Dona Monday at 9 pm.

Two short films follow families as they travel great distances, both physically and emotionally, to find a new home on Film School Shorts Border Crossings Monday at 10 pm.

Shen “Sunny” Jun’s first dance piece is an attempt to translate the emotions and conflicts he felt as the adjusted from his old life in China to his new life in the United States on Arts in Context The Grit of Soul Monday at 10:30 pm.

Uncover family mysteries about two hip hop legends, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology on Finding Your Roots Family Reunions Tuesday at 7 pm.

Discover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men, Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear, and Bill Hader, on Finding Your Roots Tragedy + Time = Comedy Tuesday at 8 pm.

Investigate how the Bundy family’s fight against the government invigorated armed militias and “patriot” groups on Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm.

Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like a genius on Genius by Stephen Hawking Can We Time Travel? Tuesday at 10 pm.

Explore one of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent – a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West on Nature The Sagebrush Sea Wednesday at 7 pm.

Meet the world’s most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives on NOVA Rise of the Robots Wednesday at 8 pm.

Get a rare insight into the life of superstar scientist Stephen Hawking, as his mind soars beyond the ordinary but is trapped inside a mostly immobile body on Hawking Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Join author Nicole Krauss as she talks about her latest novel Forest Dark, the role literature plays in our lives, and her creative process on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Visit Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, with the Bargo Brothers, then head to Johnson Space Center and Mi Tierra in San Antonio on Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to West Texas to explore one of the most beautiful and remote national parks on The Daytripper Big Bend National Park Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet and his crew head to Terlingua, where they explore the town’s old mining culture, eat at an old theater, and celebrate at the historic “La Kiva” bar on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

In this parody of Jane Austen’s gothic fiction, at a medieval country house, Catherine Morland invests in a budding romance with Henry Tilney on Northanger Abbey Thursday at 9 pm.

Learn how in Yellowstone National Park, summer is for eating, fall is for mating, winter is for surviving, and spring is for rebirth on Yellowstone in Four Seasons Thursday at 10:35 pm.

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

Join author Nicole Krauss as she talks about her latest novel Forest Dark, the role literature plays in our lives, and her creative process on Overheard with Evan Smith Friday at 7:30 pm.

Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake on Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass Friday at 8 pm.

Rock with a great American stadium rock band, having sold 25 million records and won 11 Grammy awards on Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert Friday at 9 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma on Austin City Limits Friday at 10 pm.

Welcome up-and-coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets, and hidden desires on Father Brown The Brewer’s Daughter Saturday at 8 pm.

See how an unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past, making Gillian and Caroline anxious; meanwhile, Caroline and pregnant Kate set a date for their wedding on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 9 pm.

Alan finally lets Celia into his secret about Gary, but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 10 pm.

Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life, despite her initial reservations on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 11 pm.

 

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.

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.

PBS KIDS Rings in the Holiday Season with a Full Slate of Programming for the Whole Family

Shorter days and colder nights offer a good reason to cozy up with family to enjoy holiday favorites on PBS KIDS. Beginning this month and running through the end of the year, kids and families can celebrate the joy of the season with holiday-themed specials every weekend as part of Family Night, a special viewing destination on the KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream. This includes the Primetime Emmy- and WGA Award-winning ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS, THE GRUFFALO and new holiday-themed episodes from READY JET GO!, SPLASH AND BUBBLES and CYBERCHASE. Holiday-themed episodes from PBS KIDS favorites will also air on PBS stations and stream on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video app throughout December. For additional programs airing, check out klru.org/holiday

ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS
Premieres and streams November 22, 23, 24 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night); December 4, 11-15, 18
A bedtime story for Elmo recalls a gloomy time when Sesame Street was devoid of holiday spirit until a distant relative brought tidings of comfort and joy to its residents.

THE GRUFFALO
Airs December 1-3 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night)
A cunning mouse goes for a walk through the forest and has to outwit a succession of predators.

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS!
Airs December 8-10 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night), 12, 14, 16, 26
This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down, and they depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs – and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.

SPLASH AND BUBBLES: Whitebeard/Coral Day – NEW
Airs December 11, 15-17 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night)
“Whitebeard” – Ripple is excited because, according to legend, tonight is the night that Whitebeard, a mysterious creature who lives at the North Pole, sails over Reeftown, singing his beautiful music. She tries to convince the other Reeftown friends to stay up and watch for him to appear.
“Coral Day” – It’s the holiday season in Reeftown as everyone gets ready for Coral Day, a celebration of the wonderful coral that makes up their home. Splash, new to Reeftown and its traditions, wonders what he can contribute to the festival.

PEG + CAT + HOLIDAYS
Airs December 11, 15-17 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night), 26
“The Hanukkah Problem” – When Albert Einstein invites Peg and Cat over for Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al’s home and save his Hanukkah.
“The Christmas Problem” – When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world and deliver them using 100 sleighs.
“The Penguin Problem” – Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins, who would have a shot at the Olympic gold medal if only they knew “over,” “under” and “in between.”

READY JET GO!: Holidays in Boxwood Terrace – NEW
Premieres and streams December 11, December 22-24 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night)
“Holidays in Boxwood Terrace, Part 1” – Jet pitches an idea for the annual Boxwood Terrace Christmas Pageant, and not only is it accepted, he gets to direct it! He casts Sean, Sydney, Mindy and Sunspot as characters in the play and hires Mitchell Petersen to help him find this elusive thing called “Christmas Spirit.”
“Holidays in Boxwood Terrace, Part 2” – Jet is looking for the Spirit of Christmas, something intangible that Sean and Sydney can’t quite define. Mitchell wants to belong to the group, but doesn’t know how to do it. Both kids get their answer in a heartfelt conclusion.

WILD KRATTS: A CREATURE CHRISTMAS
Airs December 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 22-24 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night), 25
In this one-hour special, it’s Christmastime and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. The Wild Kratts must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals’ most miserly scheme yet! Will they be able to travel to the ends of the earth and return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays?

CYBERCHASE: A REBOOT EVE TO REMEMBER – NEW
Premieres and streams December 29; 30-31 (on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Night)
It’s almost Reboot Day – when all of Cyberspace celebrates a fresh start for the new year! It’s Delete’s favorite holiday, but Hacker is in a bad mood because he’s low on energy. Fortunately for Hacker, the blustery town of Bottawa has a powerful energy source he can steal. Unfortunately for Bottawa, this energy source raises the big ball at midnight on Reboot Eve, and the celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! When Hacker goes through with his plan, Delete stays in Bottawa to join forces with the CyberSquad and save the holiday. Can they find a way to use Bottawa’s wind to raise the big ball by midnight? And will Hacker’s Reboot resolution bring Delete home?
Other new episodes include “Creech’s Creature Quandary” (December 26), “A Murky Mystery in Mermaidos” (Dec ember27) and “Plantasaurus!” (December 28).

CURIOUS GEORGE: A VERY MONKEY CHRISTMAS
Airs December 11, 15, 17, 25
Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There’s only one dilemma – neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.