On Saturday, June 26th, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and Clifford the Big Red Dog participated in the Dell Children’s Hospital 3rd Birthday. KLRU was one of many Central Texas organizations that participated, bringing a variety of activities, music and food to the hundreds of Austinites who came out to support the hospital’s efforts. The crowd spent the day dancing to Sara Hickman, taking pictures with Clifford, planting flowers and more.
Have a question for BP? Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour will be moderating a live question and answer session between Bob Dudley, the BP executive now in charge of the oil spill response, and you.
Submit your questions via the form below then watch the interview streamed live at 2:30p.m. CT on the PBS NewsHour site, YouTube or embedded in this blog post. Clips of the interview will also be featured in tonight’s PBS NewsHour broadcast.
More than 800 attendees from PBS stations across the country will be in Austin from May 16-20 for the PBS Annual Meeting. This is a fantastic opportunity for many KLRU employees to meet colleagues, share new fundraising, production and outreach projects, and view upcoming PBS content and programming.
It’s also a wonderful chance for the spotlight to be on KLRU and Austin, and we look forward to highlighting some of our recent initiatives, like:
- Our partnership with Austin High School for the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.
- Receiving a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support production of In Context arts specials.
- The development of COVE, KLRU’s new online video platform where viewers can watch national PBS programs as well as local programs.
We are excited to be a part of the PBS Annual Meeting, to share KLRU’s vision and mission, and to learn from our fellow stations and colleagues. As always, our focus will be on how to provide central Texas with the best programming and services possible – to educate, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages!
Be sure to check back in with us next week if you’re interested in what’s happening with PBS – nationally and locally!