KLRU loses Dragon Tales

Dear PBS Kids, I miss Dragon Tales.  Can you put Drangon Tales on PBS Kids?  LoveAdam.  [PBS Kids, University of Texas, CMB

Since KLRU did not have a return address on this sweet letter, we thought to post our response here.

KLRU and PBS had no choice but to discontinue the Dragon Tales series due to the loss of broadcast rights.

Contact the producers for more information.

Sesame Workshop
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023.

You can also check You Tube for videos.

Schedule change: 8/31

President Obama plans to deliver a prime time Oval Office address marking the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq at 7 pm tonight. PBS NewsHour will provide coverage and analysis.

KLRU will being our Tuesday night lineup starting immediately after the speech (approximately 7:30 pm).
Nova “Becoming Human”
Frontline “Law & Disorder”
POV “Wo Ai Ni (I Love you) Mommy”
In Context Presents: Bion Tsang and Anton Nel
Charlie Rose
Tavis Smiley
BBC World News joined in progress
regularly scheduled late night lineup starts at 1 am

You can also watch the speech here:

Watch the President's address on KLRU

President Barack Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast on Monday to visit three states affected by the oil spill disaster. Tonight, the president will return to Washington to make his first national address on the disaster, which will also be the first time he will speak to the nation from the Oval Office. The PBS NewsHour will have live coverage anchored by Judy Woodruff starting at 7 p.m.

You can watch the President’s speech live on KLRU, 18.1 or streaming right here on KLRU.org (live stream will switch to President’s address at 7pm.)

Live Videos by Ustream

After the speech KLRU will join Nova: Alien from Earth in progress, followed by Frontline at 8p.m. This Nova episode will re-air Sunday 6/20 at 6 p.m.

Schedule change: 12/1 Presidential Address

PBS NewsHour coverage of 12/1 Primetime Obama Address
The NewsHour will be providing live coverage of President Obama’s speech on Tuesday night, December 1, beginning at 7 p.m.  The presidential address on the subject of Afghanistan will originate from West Point and full analysis of the speech will follow.

KLRU will present our prime time lineup in its entirety after Obama’s speech. Here’s the lineup:

Nova “Saved by the Sun”
Nova presents the latest thinking from solar enthusiasts and skeptics as it investigates these cutting-edge research developments. The film introduces viewers to the scientists and business people who are racing to make solar power practical — for lighting and heating, and for running power plants.

Leonard Cohen Live in London
For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses BeGone
Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a new program, based on his newest book Excuses BeGone! In Excuses BeGone!, his goal is simple but not easy: to help viewers learn how to overcome lifetime thinking habits that keep us from maximizing our human potential.

Schedule Change 7/22

KLRU will not be showing tonight’s episode of Time Team America to bring live coverage of President Obama’s news conference at 7 p.m. You can also watch the conference online through the below player. Time Team America will air next Wednesday at 7 p.m.

President Obama’s News Conference from NPR News and The NewsHour

Video Coverage Courtesy of: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

KLRU features Sotomayor hearing on Q

PBS will provide full coverage of the Senate Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor expected to begin July 13, 2009 at 9 a.m. on KLRU-Q (broadcast 18-3). The video will also be streaming live online, see bottom of this post for the feed.

NewsHour Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff will anchor live coverage from the hearing room in the Hart Senate Office Building, with analysis from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. PBS will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the days when Sotomayor is scheduled to testify before the committee.

Coverage will begin Monday, July 13, at 9 a.m. Monday’s hearing is expected to include statements from each of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and possibly Sotomayor’s opening statement. Over the course of several days, the hearings will continue with questions and answers with Sotomayor followed by testimony from other witnesses. The NewsHour’s coverage will begin with the Committee members’ statements on Monday and will continue through the conclusion of Judge Sotomayor’s appearances before the committee.

the Online NewsHour has a profile of Sonia Sotomayor and a wealth of information about the Supreme Court, the justices and its history at the Supreme Court Watch web page.

Sotomayor Hearing Coverage from NPR News and The NewsHour

Video Coverage Courtesy of: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

KLRU Q starts July 1

Quirk, Quip, Quest, Quality, Quark, Quench, Quintessential, Queso

Click on image to view larger

Click on image to view larger

KLRU announces a new channel featuring entertaining and inspiring shows about history, music, science, nature, food and more. The channel called Q will begin broadcasting Wednesday, July 1. Q will feature ‘blocks’ of programming throughout the day, with genres chosen specifically for the Austin audience. The channel will be available over the air on 18-3. KLRU also broadcasts its core PBS programming on 18-1 and KLRU Create on 18-2 featuring how to, do-it-yourself and crafting shows.  Schedules for all channels are available on KLRU’s Web site at klru.org/schedule.

“One of the great things about the switch to all digital broadcasting is our ability to deliver more programming to Austin viewers, and we have designed KLRU-Q to be diverse, informative, entertaining, and fun., We are really excited to be able to bring a new channel to our Central Texas viewers that features a different lineup from KLRU but with the same quality of programs you’ve come to rely on,” said Bill Stotesbery, general manager of KLRU. “Some of the programming will be familiar and some will only be available on KLRU-Q, but it will all have the same high quality long associated with PBS.”

The daily block schedule is include on the graphic (just click to enlarge it).  For example every day at 11 p.m. you can tune to Q and find a music program like Austin City Limits or an American Masters documentary on a music legend or every Thursday at 8 p.m. you can watch Q to find a program on the theme of Sailors, Soldiers and Spies like Battlefield Britain, M15 or Carrier. Other Monday to Friday highlights of this channel are the morning and afternoon tea Britcom blocks at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; the talk show block featuring encores of Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley at noon; the Newshour at 7 p.m.; and the morning and afternoon stretch with some of your favorite PBS fitness programs at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Members' Choice Lineup for 12/14

Tune in to see the most popular shows from our winter membership drive.

1:00 pm             Stay Rich Forever

2:30 pm             Magnificent Mind at Any Age

4:00 pm             Panda Tales

5:00 pm             Great Performances #3404 “Hit Man:  David Foster & Friends”

7:00 pm             Celtic Woman:  Greatest Journey Holiday Special

9:00 pm             Stay Rich Forever

10:30 pm           Suze Orman:  Women & Money

12:30 am           Change Your Brain