In a special two-part series from Frontline and Independent Lens, filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Robin’s battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery and redemption. Episode 1 airs Monday, April 1st at 8 pm and Episode 2 airs Tuesday, April 2nd at 8 pm on KLRU.
Call The Midwife
airs Sundays, March 31 through May 19, at 7 pm on KLRU
This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.
At the unfashionable end of Oxford Street in 1909 London, an American retail tycoon arrives to London and opens the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen: Selfridges. With Jeremy Piven (Entourage) in the title role, this mini-series is a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience.
Creator and writer Andrew Davies, conjures the excitement of Selfridges and the story of its founder, a man of exuberant, outsized, and potentially dangerous, appetite. Behind Selfridges’ lavish shop windows, gleaming counters, and majestic doors, appetite intersects with ambition and desire not just for Harry, but for his staff, his family, and the various women drawn to the store and the man.
Arts In Context at 1:30 pm Sunday follows 23 campers at Austin Lyric Opera’s Opera Odyssey summer camp as they go through the creative process of writing, producing and performing their original production, Quarantine.
Antiques Roadshow at 7 pm Monday visits the Waccamaw River with host Mark L. Walberg and militaria appraiser Christopher Mitchell as they discuss an important 19th-century blockade rifle.
180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School takes viewers on a uniquely intimate journey through a year in the lives of students, teachers and school leaders in one Washington, DC public high school. Part 1 at 8 pm Monday focuses on five students whose stories whose stories illustrate the situation. Part 2 at 8 pm Tuesday shows how students are both deeply impacted by and yet profoundly separate from the “Race to the Top.”
Tavis Smiley Reports presents Education Under Arrest at 7 pm Tuesday, in which the program looks at the efforts by those on the frontlines of juvenile justice reform and what programs are successful in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline
Nature presents River of No Return at 7 pm on Wednesday, where young couple Isaac and Bjornen Babcock chose to spend their year-long honeymoon at Central Idaho’s Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 States.
Into Deepest Space at 9 pm Wednesday traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth.
On The Mind of a Chef at 8 pm Thursday, David Chang’s protege Christina Tosi makes corn cookies three ways and her three-layered Arnold Palmer cake. Chef Burns also makes ice cream and Chang goes strawberry picking on Sweet Spot.
Chet heads to the “cowboy capital of the world”, visits Dublin Bottling Works on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.
American Masters presents the film Philip Roth: Unmasked at 9 pm Friday which will bear out Roth’s promise to the director: “we’ll speak of everything: women, rabbis, politicians, psycho-analysis, literary critics and me.”
How do we handle drought without actually making things worse? New Mexico landscape architect David Cristiani explores the sensitive, ecological response on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2 at 6 pm Sunday celebrates the opera’s 25th birthday with an extraordinary one-off concert at the O2 Arena in London.
POV presents Patti Smith: Dream of Life at 9 pm Monday, a documentary that reflects an intimate portrait of the legendary rocker, poet and artist. The film is an impressionistic journal of a multi-faceted artist that underscores her unique place in American culture.
American Masters features Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound at 7 pm Tuesday, a film that displays Baez’ may years as a musician, her power as an artist, those who influenced her and those she influenced.
On Story presents Creators at 10 pm Tuesday, where Bones creator Hart Hanson and Veronica Mars and Party Down creator Rob Thomas discuss the creation of a successful TV series. Followed by the short films “0507” by Ben and Chris Blaine and “Smile” by Lauren Elmer.
NOVA Smartest Machine On Earth at 8 pm Wednesday takes viewers inside an IBM lab where a crack team has been working for nearly three years to perfect a machine that can answer any question and present the exclusive inside story of how the IBM team developed the world’s smartest computer from scratch.
Secrets of the Dead The World’s Biggest Bomb at 9 pm Wednesday tells the story of the dangerous race that engaged in the beginning of the 1950s between American and Soviet scientists to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb.
Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday welcomes the cream of underground rock with The National and Band of Horses.
Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta and a rising star in the Democratic Party, talks politics on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.
Arts In Context presents Hold My Hand at 7:30 Thursday. The film shares the story of Sharon Marroquin, an Award-winning dancer whose life drastically changed when she was diagnosed with cancer and how she uses her art as an expression of her personal struggle.
On The Mind of a Chef at 8 pm Thursday, savor an entire episode devoted to Soy. David Chang visits tofu and miso factories in Japan, Chef Christina Tosi makes burnt miso apple pie, Laurent Gras takes on tofu, Chang makes his classic corn miso and the Torrisi boys compare making tofu to making mozzarella.
The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday travels to Bay Area Houston.
PBS Arts From Cleveland: Women Who Rock at 9 pm Friday traces the earliest women musicians from the 1920′s to the mega stars of today.
How can you grow your best vegetables? Horticulturist Greg Grant shows you how from the ground up on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
Austin City Limits presents new American acoustic music at 7 pm Saturday with The Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars will play tunes fro their Grammy-winning album, Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who’s Feeling Young Now?
Masterpiece features Sharpe’s Challenge at 8 pm Saturday. Sean Bean returns as British soldier-hero Richard Sharpe, a rough diamond who has risen through the ranks of the army on the back of his brave exploits. A year after the battle of Waterloo, dispatches from India warn that a local Maharaja is threatening British interests. Sharpe is sent to what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date in “Sharpe’s Challenge.”
Overheard with Evan Smith at 12:30 pm Sunday features Gloria Steinem, a pioneering activist and best-selling author who co-founded Ms. magazine 40 years ago and is no less enthusiastic about or energized by the fight for gender equality today.
Masterpiece features a Downton Abbey Season 3 Marathon, beginning at 1 pm Sunday. The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate.
Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2 at 7 pm Monday celebrates the opera’s 25th birthday with an extraordinary one-off concert at the O2 Arena in London.
Rick Steves Europe Travel Skills at 7 pm Tuesday distills Rick Steves’ 30 years of travel experience into practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe.
British Beat at 9 pm Tuesday travels on location to London and around the UK to the place where the British Beat was born and features a mix of rare archival full-length performance films mixed with new live performances.
Great Performances feature Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino at 7 pm Wednesday. International superstar Andrea Bocelli delights fans with a new concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.
On Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute 7 pm Thursday and 6 pm Saturday features llive performances of the Beatle’s classics and note-for-note live renditions that will make you think you were back in time rockin’ with John, Paul, George and Ringo! Find out how to see the Fab Four live in Austin.
Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor at 8 pm Thursday psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success
Love for Levon at 9 pm Thursday presents a celebration to Levon Helm with a star-studded concert featuring once-in-a-lifetime collaborations by friends and admirers.
Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session at 9 pm Friday presents the famed live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar – Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Garden designer Liz Klein joins Tom Spencer for tips on turning Bermuda grass into gardens on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
Operatic pop group Il Divo perform their hits and newest songs including the sensational Dov’e l’amore on Il Divo: Live in London Saturday at 7 pm.
Internationally-renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa performs a special acoustic set at the Vienna Opera House with special guests on Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening Saturday at 8 pm and 11:30 pm.
On Happiness Advantage With Shawn Achor at 1 pm Sunday, author Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success.
Evening With Jerry Lewis: Live From Las Vegas at 4:30 pm Sunday celebrates Jerry Lewis, telling his story through narrative, performances and rare film clips from his personal and private film vaults.
Il Divo: Live In London at 8 pm Sunday presents the operatic pop group performing their hits and new material at an intimate concert in the beautiful surroundings of the London Coliseum.
Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers at 9 pm Sunday features an amazing line-up of original 60s performers singing their biggest hits from 1966-1969.
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills at 9 pm Monday distills Rick Steves’ 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich special in which Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe.
Great Performances at 7 pm Tuesday and 8:30 pm Saturday presents Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino,where international superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to delight fans with a new concert of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz in the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.
On Shift Happens! Live An Inspired Life With Dr. Robert Holden at 9 pm Tuesday, Holden presents his Six Principles and Practices for success.
Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session at 10:30 pm Tuesday and 10:30 pm Saturday presents the famed live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar – Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Nature at 7 pm Wednesday investigates the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable, why animals form special bonds, and what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions on Animal Odd Couples.
On Dr. Wayne Dyer – Wishes Fulfilled at 8:30 pm Wednesday, Dr. Wayne Dyer offers offers viewers a detailed explanation of how to manifest that which is most important to them.
Celtic Thunder Mythology at 7 pm Thursday presents a Celtic Thuunder performance designed to tell the story of the people of Ireland, their legends, their history and their stories.
Super Brain With Dr. Rudy Tanzi at 9 pm Thursday explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways.
In Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe at 10:30 pm Thursday, America’s favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine – from garlicky snails and handmade mozzarella to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst and other regional specialties.
Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story at 11 pm Friday presents iconic Soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist, Aaron Neville performing songs from his Doo-Wop inspired album, My True Story.
Homegrown publisher and author Judy Barrett tells behind-the-scene stories of herbs, heirlooms and why she went organic on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera at 7 pm Saturday presents Joe Bonamassa’s exclusive acoustic presentation at the Vienna Opera House, a sublime cultural iconic venue steeped in history and heritage, which is the perfect backdrop for such a dramatic and original music presentation.
In the finale of Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey series 3 at 6 pm Sunday, The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey.
Makers: Women Who Make America at 7 pm Tuesday tells the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years.
American Masters at 10 pm Tuesday tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a flamboyant African-American gospel superstar with a spectacular virtuosity on the newly electrified guitar.
Nature “Echo: An Elephant to Remember” at 7 pm Wednesday looks back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd.
Nova “Japan’s Killer Quake” at 8 pm Wednesday combines authoritative on-the-spot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, compelling eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.
Sharon Marroquin, an Award-winning dancer whose life drastically changed when she was diagnosed with cancer, uses her art as an expression of her personal struggle. Arts In Context tells her story at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Rock and pop legends Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s on Rock Pop and Doo Wop at 8 pm Thursday.
Jackie Evancho, the 10-year-old girl with the extraordinary soprano voice, sings on Great Performances at 9 pm Friday.
Find out what’s going on with your troubled trees, what to do, and how to help them on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
The Rolling Stones perform at Bluesman Muddy Water’s Chicago club at 8:30 pm Saturday.
Author Robert Holden talks about his six principles and practices for happiness on Shift Happens! Live An Inspired Life at 10 pm Saturday.
KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of Women’s History Month, KLRU and KLRU-Q will broadcast a lineup of programs with a focus on women in music. The month begins with KLRU’s local Women and Girls Lead project, the premier of Makers: Women Who Make America, and a preview screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Masterpiece Classic at 8 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday presents part seven of Downton Abbey, Series III. All is not tranquil at Downtown Abbey as new romances flare up and a crisis unfolds as the Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge and the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey.
On DCI Banks at 10 pm Sunday, when a teenage schoolgirl is found strangled, Banks and his team quickly identify their prime suspect. But the closer Banks seemingly moves towards a conviction, the more the course of the investigation distances him from Helen.
On Independent Lens at 9pm Monday, “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights” follows the journey of Whitney Young, one of the most celebrated and controversial civil rights leaders as he fought to calm the fears of white allies, relieve the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders and respond to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.
Underground Railroad: The William Still Story at 10 pm Monday reveals the story of William Still, one of the most important yet unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad.
Guns In America at 8 pm Tuesday is an unprecedented exploration of America’s enduring relationship with firearms. Guns USA will trace the evolution of guns in America, their inextricable link to violence, and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.
Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday investigates the young man who left behind a trail of death and destruction. Frontline tries to discover his motives and life as the national conversation about guns in America continues and divides Newtown, in ”Raising Adam Lanza.”
On American Masters at 10pm Tuesday follows the life of Sam Cooke, the first African American artist to reach #1 on both the R&B and the pop charts by placing the spirit of the Black church into popular music and forever altering the course of popular music and race relations in America, in “Sam Cooke: Crossing Over.”
NOVA at 8pm Wednesday investigates new theories in order to explain the motivation behind the most destructive rampage killers. NOVA correspondent Miles O’Brien discusses if science can help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future in “Mind of A Rampage Killer.”
Austin City Limits at 10pm Wednesday and at 10pm Friday presents modern blues and soul with Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes. Austin guitarist Clark showcases his major label debut, while Alabama’s Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed Boys & Girls.
Arts In Context at 7:30pm Thursday explores Sky Candy, Austin’s first multi-disciplinary aerial arts school and performance group who expertly combine aerial silks, static trapeze, lyra, corde lisse, hammock, pole and more.
Enjoy The Mind of a Chef at 8pm Thursday as the episode centers around New York with the Torrisi boys, oysters, carrot dashi and farming. David Chang also visits native New Yorker Ivan Orkin in Tokyo, where he’s making ramen that is taking the city by storm.
Independent Lens at 9pm Thursday features “More Than a Month,” the quest and cross-country campaign of 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, Shukree Hassan Tilghman, to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, Tilghman investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a ”post-racial” America.
On American Masters at 9pm Friday explores the life of one of the most important singer-musicians of the 20th century, Sister Rosetta Tharpe as she introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of popular rock ‘n roll.
On Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday, see how to get rid of grass for new gardens, including tips for banishing Bermuda grass. On tour, visit a makeover that started in a field, now one of dreams, in “Turn Grass into Gardens.”