Q Night at the Movies 11/16

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #405 at 7:00 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story A Conversation With Damon Lindelof, Co-creator Of Lost at 7:30 pm
Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one’s imagination.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Strangers On A Train at 8:00 pm
A psychopath (Robert Walker) and a tennis player (Farley Granger) meet in a club car and plot that each will murder someone for the other. Cast: Robert Walker, Farley Granger, Ruth Roman.

Anatomy ’59: The Making Of A Classic Motion Picture at 9:45 pm
Anatomy ’59 is a behind-the-scenes documentary by independent filmmaker John Pepin which explores the crime, the trial and the book that led to the making of Otto Preminger’s classic 1959 courtroom thriller Anatomy of a Murder. The movie starred James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara and George C. Scott. In Anatomy ’59, Preminger’s focus on realism to create what many consider to be the greatest courtroom drama ever made is showcased through rare film clips and photographs, documents and interviews with cast members, locals and others with ties to the production. Preminger’s film, shot entirely on location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was based on the 1958 bestseller by Robert Traver.

Charlie Gracie: Fabulous at 10:45 pm
Still rockin’ after 60 years, Charlie Gracie continues to thrill his fans on both sides of the Atlantic with the same energy and virtuosity that catapulted him to early fame with his Number 1 hit ‘Butterfly’ in 1957. A story of survival, perseverance and ultimate redemption, Fabulous! depicts a stubborn artist’s journey down a bumpy entertainment road paved with the fleeting careers of one-hit wonders and countless aspirants. Told from the mouths of those Charlie influenced the most-including Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Frankie Avalon-Fabulous! has something for longtime fans and music aficionado’s alike.


Highlights November 17 – November 23

KLRU Highlights

Secrets Of Scotland Yard Sunday 7 pm reveals the secrets of what it takes to became a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and uncovers some grim and grisly details of detectives who have gone before.

Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Seven Sunday at 8 pm. “The Paradise” follows Denise Lovett who lands a job as a shop girl and finds herself facing a future filled with never-before-imagined opportunities.

Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part Six premieres on Masterpiece Sunday at 9 pm. The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another and transforming the fortunes of all.

Antiques Roadshow Suvivors highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds with treasures that we have endured wars, natural disasters, fires, and more on Monday at 7 pm.

On Antiques Roadshow, Mark Walberg and Marshall Martin head to San Diego, California Monday 8 pm to the world reowned San Diego Zoo to discuss the appeal of vintage Steiff animals, he plush-toy phenomenon that began more than 130 years ago.

Indian Relay premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this story about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and dangerous forms of horse racing practiced anywhere in the world today.

Gettysburg Story Monday 10 pm begins in June 1863 with the start of the Gettysburg campaign in Virginia and follows the route of the Confederate and Union armies as they move north along the Blue Ridge mountains and across the Mason-Dixon line to meet on the rolling ground surrounding the small Pennsylvania town.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross Tuesday 7 pm examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable.

Lincoln@gettysburg Tuesday at 8 pm unfolds the greatest turning point in American history: the rebirth of a nation and the dawn of the information age.

Frontline‘s Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? Tuesday at 9 pm reexamines Oswald’s life and sifts through the psychological, political, and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination.

NOVA‘s At The Edge Of Space Wednesday at 7 pm takes viewers on an exploration of the earth-space boundary zone that’s home to some of nature’s most puzzling and alluring phenomena: the shimmering aurora, streaking meteors, and fleeting flashes that shoot upwards from thunderclouds, known as sprites.

NOVA presents Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday? Wednesday at 8 pm. While NASA plans an ambitious mission to return samples from a potentially hazardous asteroid, would-be asteroid miners are dreaming up their own program to scout for potentially profitable asteroids.

Comet Encounter Wednesday at 9 pm follows Comet ISON and the scientists all over the world that will follow a once-in-a-lifetime event and shoot breath-taking images of the sun-grazer comet.

Overheard with Evan Smith features American novelist and former MacArthur Fellow, Jonathan Lethem, Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Masters of Ceremony Thursday at 7:30 pm and introduces viewers to Riders Against The Storm, the husband and wife duo that have build a community around a love of hip-hop and healing.

Steve Jobs – One Last Thing premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This film takes an in-depth look at the life and work of Apple boss, Steve Jobs, to examine how and why he revolutionized our world.

On Nashville 2.0 Friday at 9 pm, visit country music’s booming hometown, a city that welcomes young musicians who dream of making it big.

Tune in to Rick Steves’ Europe Paris: Regal And Intimate Saturday at 10:30 am and cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon’s tomb, and take in the Louvre.

Central Texas Gardener shows you how to enchant the outdoor imagination with miniature fairy gardens in Fairy Gardens And Terrariums, Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival Saturday at 7 pm. This program features selected performances from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, including Dr. John, Stephen Stills, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and more.

Tune in for Father Brown The Eye Of Apollo Saturday at 8 pm. When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever.


This week on Overheard: Author & Commentator Jonathan Alter

In this episode of Overheard with Evan Smith Jonathan Alter discusses his new book The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies. Alter previously worked for Newsweek for close to three decades. He’s written three New York Times best sellers on American presidents.

Alter tells Evan how he must get inside of the minds of leaders in order to write. He also touches on the Obama “haters” who took part in the so-called Birther Movement as well as the haters of former presidents. Alter explains how Obama is often criticized for not accomplishing what he said he would.

But, not all of his comments about the president are negative. He also explains the legacy Obama will leave behind with healthcare. He says while many people are unhappy with it now in 2016 it will be something celebrated by future candidates. Alter explains, although people were scared of what the healthcare reform would do that “America is not Texas and is not going to be Texas anytime soon,” citing the state’s decision not to implement parts of the law.

Alter gives insight to the government shutdown. He explains the “effort by the Tea party, essentially, to put a gun to the head of the government and of the global economy” which he notes was “utterly defeated.” He explains that the party failed and Ted Cruz himself had to acknowledge he was “defeated.”

Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. to see Jonathan Atler on Overheard with Evan Smith. You can see a preview in the video above.

KLRU Kids Author’s Celebration 11/22

KLRU featured event

Join KLRU for a fun-filled event celebrating student authors!

DATE: Friday, November 22
TIME: 4:15-6 p.m.
LOCATION: M Station Learning Center, 2906 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
The event is free and open to the public.

For the last few weeks, KLRU’s Educational Services Department has been working with the students of M Station’s after-school program to create their own autobiographies or original stories. A surprise PBS Kids characters will be on hand to congratulate the young authors for their hard work.

This event is part of an on-going project funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Get more details



KLRU wins 2013 Emmy Awards

KLRU was well represented at the 2013 Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards November 9th and was honored to come home with four gold statues for Arts In Context, KLRU Collective and SXSW Flashback 2013. The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio and was attended by television professionals from all over the state. KLRU programs and associated shows were up for 17 nominations.

We were pleased when two of these associated shows, Daytripper and Texas Parks and Wildlife received awards for Outstanding Magazine Program – Series and Outstanding On-Camera Talent – Program Host and Magazine Program – Feature/Segment and Magazine Program – Program/Special.

KLRU winners include:

Arts In Context: Bill Carter & The Blame
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer
Pat Kondelis, Executive Producer/Director/Editor/Videographer
Kevin Cochran, Song Mixer

Arts In Context: Young Composers
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer

KLRU Collective/Healing Sands: The Sand Mandala Project
Eve Tarlo, Producer/Editor

SXSW Flashback 2013
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer/Sound/Videographer
Pat Kondelis, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Galia Farber, Producer

About KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique – whether music, arts or public issues – by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more at klru.org.

Happy Holidays on KLRU!

KLRU has numerous specials for the family to enjoy together this holiday season!

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway airs Saturday, November 16 at 9 am.
Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic special!

Martha Speaks “Martha’s Thanksgiving airs November 25th and November 28th at at 6:30 am and  5 pm
In this special episode, Martha searches for her long-lost canine family as Helen’s extended family comes together for Thanksgiving.

The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas airs Wednesday, November 27 at 8:30 and Thursday November 28 at 8 am
The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.


Participate in Community Art Project during Arts In Context Party at EAST 11/16

KLRU and Arts In Context invite you to a FREE party and Community Art Event
DATE: Saturday, November 16
TIME: Noon- 6 pm
LOCATION: Big Medium 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2 Suite 101
RSVP: Event is free and no RSVP is required

KLRU and Arts In Context asked the artist Johnny Walker to create a site specific, collaborative art project during EAST. His work called Significant Objects & Sentimental Values is about the relationship of clothing and outfits to facts and fictions. The installation of the piece will take place on 11/16 and will be created through public participation.The Griffin School, Parkside Community School, Goodwill and the community at large are donating clothes and stories. The artist is asking that for each item donated that you share the story that is connected to the garment – a personal anecdote or a flash fiction. Write the story down on a piece of paper and stick it into one of the pockets or pin it to a sleeve. In addition each garment or outfit will be photographed and its accompanying story will be logged into a catalogue that will appear online. At the end of the project the garments will be donated to Goodwill. Within each garment a small tag will be sewn in that will give the website address and the tag number for the garment. This will allow the next owner of the garment to inquire into its history and add new chapters of their own.

The creation and installation of Significant Objects & Sentimental Values will be captured for an Arts In Context Shorts.

Afternoon DJ Set by DJ Chorizo Funk.
Drinks by Tito’s Vodka and Live Oak Brewery.
Snacks by KIND Bars.
Water and refill station by Aquasana.

Special Thanks to Goodwill and EAST.

Q Night at the Movies 11/9

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #404 at 7:00 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Re-Imagining The Classics at 7:30 pm
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as Ghost, Charlie & The Chocolate Factor, Twins and Snow White and The Huntsman deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey’s short film JACK & JILL, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive

Hollywood Stars Film Package Hawaii at 8:00 pm
A New England missionary (Max von Sydow) and his bride (Julie Andrews) bring Christianity to 1820s Hawaii. Cast: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris.

Hawaii: Roots Of Fire at 10:45 pm
Hawaii: Roots Of Fire goes down below the Hawaiian Islands in a search for the hidden forces that drive the planet’s largest and most active volcanic system. The film follows earth scientists as they work among the volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii, pursuing clues and compiling evidence in a quest to shed new light on the mysterious inner Earth process that has been producing giant volcanoes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for more than 75 million years. Scientists have long been puzzled over the source of the huge quantities of lava erupting out of Hawaii’s massive volcanoes. Does the lava come from just below the Earth’s crust? Or does it come from much deeper, perhaps even as far down as the Earth’s core, some 1,800 miles below the surface? The film focuses on an international team of scientists who boldly take on these key questions with a major drilling project into the flanks of Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest volcano. As their work progresses, another group of scientists embarks on a huge seismic study that deploys instruments on the islands and the seafloor surrounding them. After years of painstaking research, startling new discoveries are made. Not only do the scientists determine where the lava is coming from, but they solve other long-standing mysteries about the workings of Hawaii’s magnificent volcanoes.

Over Hawai’i at 11:15 pm
A new special explores the scenic wonders and rich cultural traditions of Hawai’i. From spectacular shots of lava pouring from one of the world’s most active volcanoes to soaring explorations of lush, unspoiled valleys to reef-skimming underwater forays with sea turtles and dolphins, OVER HAWAI’I presents an illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawai’i’s six major islands and popular visitor destinations. Interwoven with striking visuals, locals offer insights into the distinctive landscapes and culture of the islands, share surprising facts about Hawai’i’s geology, plants and animals; relate ancient stories of Hawaiian deities and discuss traditional beliefs that still play an important role in Hawaiian life today.

Science Night 11/13

Nature Parrot Confidential at 7 pm
Meet Lou. Abandoned in a foreclosed home, Lou is one of thousands of parrots in need of rescue. From the wilds of Costa Rica to suburban America, a loveable, quirky cast of parrots reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with humans. Their outrageous intelligence and uncanny ability to communicate in any language has made parrots one of the world’s most popular pets. But unlike dogs and cats, parrots have not been domesticated. Hard wired for the wild, their ear-shattering squawks and unpredictable behavior are designed for the rain forest, not the suburbs. Add a lifespan of 50 plus years to their intense need to bond and a life in captivity often ends in disaster. With shelters and sanctuaries bursting at the seams, too many birds like Lou have no place to go.

NOVA Cold Case JFK at 8 pm
For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, 50 years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators do better? We’ll see how state-of-the art forensic tools would be applied to the investigation were it to happen today. At the same time, NOVA takes a critical look at contemporary cases, like the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, to reveal how charges of evidence mishandling and human error can mar even scientifically sophisticated detective work. Will forensics ever be truly foolproof, or does modern technology just give a scientific sheen to a practice that will always be more art than science?

Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time at 9 pm
Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this episode chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The drama of “One P.M. Central Standard Time” — the episode title is taken from the time President Kennedy was declared dead at Parkland Hospital — is played out amidst the chaos in Dallas, in the hospital, and in the CBS newsroom in New York. Included in the program will be moving memories from men and women who were there on the day — in Dallas and New York.