Highlights Feb. 19-25

KLRU Highlights

Lisette re-creates on paper the face of a disfigured, amnesiac soldier, leading to a family reunion. When Anne’s plans to be made head nurse fail, she rejoins Hale to undermine McBurney’s authority. Watch Mercy Street at 7:00 pm on Sunday and 9:00 pm on Thursday.

With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology. Watch Victoria at 8:00 pm Sunday and the following Saturday.

Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to reveal that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of their magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself, all on Tales From The Royal Bedchamber, airing at 9:00 pm Sunday and the following Saturday.

Airing at 10:00 pm Sunday night, Father Brown witnesses the apparent suicide of a troubled student at Upcott Seminary. Convinced a murderer is at work, he persuades Sid to go undercover to flush out the killer.

In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police, on Talk – Race In America, airing Monday night at 8:00 pm.

Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress. Watch John Lewis – Get In The Way at 10:00 pm Monday.

Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others. Watch Maya Angelou: American Masters airing at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

On this Frontline special airing Tuesday night at 9:00 pm., watch the dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists.

Beau Willimon (creator House of Cards) and Eli Attie (writer The West Wing) debate politically-driven narratives, power struggles, and dramatizing the truths and fictions that comprise ideologically-charged stories on this episode of On Story, airing Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

This episode of Living Springs features segments including Barton 4 Springs, Barbara Mahler, Science Detective, Salamander Captive Breedings and Waterworks, airing at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Watch the Bad Behavior installment of Spy In The Wild as spy creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime and retribution. Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach bar alcohol. Watch more Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.

Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs on this episode of NOVA, airing at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

What goes up must come down-and getting passengers safely back to earth depends on complex global networks and some astonishing technology. Around the world, 100,000 flights a day make touchdown-almost every one safely. Learn what’s involved on City In The Sky, airing at 9:00 pm on Wednesday and 10:00 pm on Saturday.

Enjoy “Life of Sin” and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson’s acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel’s album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, all on this episode of Austin City Limits, airing at 10:00 pm Wednesday and Friday.

T.C. Boyle has published fifteen novels and ten volumes of short stories, including the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World’s End; The Tortilla Curtain, which was awarded France’s prestigious Prix Médici étranger; and most recently, the New York Times bestseller The Harder They Come. Watch T.C. Boyle on Overheard With Evan Smith, this Thursday at 7:00 pm.

This episode of Living Springs includes segments like Salamander Survey, A Reflecting Pool, Plants and Polar Bear Plunge, airing Thursday at 7:30 pm.

From learning the real history of The Alamo, to floating The Riverwalk, to eating authentic Tex-Mex at the historic Market Square, The Daytripper shows folks why sometimes the path most traveled is the path best traveled, airing at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to the Dinosaur Capital of Texas to see the world’s best dinosaur footprints in the Paluxy River bed. He explores a wildlife preserve to feed giraffes and see rhinos. And also visits a museum challenging the status quo of modern science. Follow Chet in Glen Rose, Tx. on this episode of The Daytripper, airing at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… “Death is not an end” promises the sinister organization known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was. This episode of Doctor Who airs Thursday at 10:00 pm.

Through the magic of modern technology, Elvis Presley is reunited with his original TCB band and back-up singers 25 years after his death, for a unique concert special, featuring Elvis from selected concerts including the Aloha From Hawaii satellite special. This one-of-a-kind concert event has stirred audiences around the world and ignited a passion for the King in a whole new generation of music lovers. Watch Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert this Friday at 8:00 pm.

Road to Austin is a legendary concert assembled by musical director, Stephen Bruton. The concert features Bob Schneider, Carolyn Wonderland and Bonnie Raitt and more, all on Road To Austin, airing at 9:00 pm on Friday.

Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop of Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP To Pimp a Butterfly alongside his hits all on Austin City Limits, airing at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Science Night Feb. 22

Planes, Trains and Automobiles? More like planes, trains, and monkeys! Science Night takes you through the trees and into the sky. Follow the next installment of Spy In The Wild for monkey fights, while NOVA guides you through a journey of the dangerous realities of train wrecks. Finish out the night learning more about how important it is when it comes to safely landing passengers from their flights.

Watch the Bad Behavior installment of Spy In The Wild as spy creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime and retribution. Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach bar alcohol. Watch more Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.

Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs on this episode of NOVA, airing at 8:00 pm.

What goes up must come down-and getting passengers safely back to earth depends on complex global networks and some astonishing technology. Around the world, 100,000 flights a day make touchdown-almost every one safely. Learn what’s involved on City In The Sky, airing at 9:00 pm.

Q Night At The Movies Feb. 18 features Lady From Shanghai & The Stranger

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Q Night At The Movies brings everyone a little something that is sure to capture. Go behind the scenes and discuss the hit television show, Mr. Robot. Take a closer look at the Austin Film Festival, then finish the night with a double feature from Orson Welles, Lady From Shanghai and The Stranger.

Science Goes to the Movies airs at 7:00 pm, and hacks into the realities behind the TV show Mr. Robot and feature documentary, Zero Days. Watch as our guest, Rosario Gennaro, breaks down why Mr. Robot isn’t so fictional.

Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Out of Sight) reflects on his diverse career writing thrillers and pulp films, and his approach to developing complex characters in search of their identity, in  this On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

A rich lawyer (Everett Sloane) and his seductive wife (Rita Hayworth) frame an Irish sailor (Orson Welles) for murder in the All-star Film Collection feature, Lady From Shanghai airing at 8:00 pm.

In 1946, Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission is hunting for a Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a war criminal. See what happens in the Corinth Films Collection feature, The Stranger, airing at 9:30 pm.


The Talk: Community Forum hosted by the Austin American-Statesman & KLRU 2/28

Join the Austin American-Statesman and KLRU on Feb. 28 for a discussion about “The Talk” and its role in the Austin community, moderated by KLRU’s Judy Maggio and the Statesman’s Alberta Phillips.

Generations of black parents have had The Talk with their children about how to survive interactions with police: Don’t argue. Don’t get shot. Don’t give them a reason. Come home. But shouldn’t that conversation about race and police relations be happening throughout our community? With each new report of fatal encounters between African-Americans and police, tough discussion about the role race plays in policing have occurred across the country. Following a Statesman Special Report highlighting local voices and Austin’s version of “The Talk” and the PBS program The Talk – Race in America (airing 2/20 at 8 pm) we invite interested members of the community to participate in a discussion of where we go from here.

The forum will be hosted at KLRU’s Studio 6A and livestreamed on Facebook, klru.org and the Statesman.com for those unable to attend in person.

Austin Talks about “The Talk” – A Community Forum
Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m.
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly.
Entrance is based upon capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry. 

KLRU hosts National PBS KIDS Ready to Learn Advisors Meeting

On February 2 and 3, 2017, KLRU hosted the Ready to Learn National Advisors Meeting.  The annual meeting is typically held in Washington D.C.; this was their first-ever relocation to a community implementing Ready to Learn-funded activities.  Over 50 advisors from higher education, media production, and public-serving agencies gathered to provide direction to the project, in order to discuss the content and curriculum being produced, its dissemination to communities in need, and to give input on how to best evaluate the project’s efficacy.

Ready to Learn Advisors in a panel discussion on the original Austin City Limits stage. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS Kids are leading the Ready to Learn: Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media project, funded by the Department of Education.  The five year grant ( 2015 – 2020) calls upon up to 40 PBS stations from all over the nation and their local community organizations to disseminate scientific inquiry and literacy content to low-income children ages 2 – 8 years old.

KLRU was one of the 11 pilot stations invited to test new resources in the field.  We partner with Thinkery, Communities In Schools of Central Texas, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin area.

From Left to Right: Ben Kramer, VP of Education at KLRU; Erica Gallardo-Taft, Vice President of Program Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area; Eric Metcalf, Chief of Program Strategy at Communities In Schools of Central Texas; Robin Gose, Director of Education at Thinkery

Among other initiatives, we have held Odd Squad Summer Math Camps and Family Creative Learning (FCL) workshops at partner sites. At the FCL workshops, we guided parents to actively engage in their child’s learning using the free PBS KIDS Scratch Jr. app, which allows them to animate their favorite PBS characters.

In summer 2017, KLRU will pilot Odd Squad Summer Science Camp in which kids will solve problems to become Odd Squad agents.  Another project coming down the pipeline is a new collection of Ruff Ruffman science materials.

Thank you to Thinkery for hosting one day of the workshop and to the city of Austin for wowing the Ready to Learn Advisory group. We hope that they will return in 2018.

Ready to Learn: Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media is funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

For immigrant children or children of immigrants / Para los niños inmigrantes o los hijos de inmigrantes

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Now is a difficult time to be a young child with immigrant parents in Central Texas. They may be hearing from adults, from the news, and in their schools about actions such as raids, deportations, and negative statements about immigrants. Even if they are not hearing such things directly, they may be feeling the stress of others in their homes.

KLRU Educational Services has the following advice and resources for families and educators:

1. Do NOT keep the TV or radio news on all the time when young people are present. Try to find ways to receive your news (via text message, social media, etc.) that can be silent and that will not keep your children nervous as they wait to hear what comes next. PBS KIDS offers safe, happy programs 24 hours a day through the PBS KIDS Video Viewer app and online at pbskids.org

2. Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges Community Guide (ages 3-5) This is a resource that can help you talk to children about the challenges you face and the people in your lives that can help.


Arthur Resilient Site (Ages 5-10)

3. Arthur Resilience Site (ages 5-10) This website from Arthur has a variety of activities that can take you step by step through conversations and activities with your child. It includes discussion guides, activities, and videos to help your child manage thoughts and feelings.

4. Apps – The FREE Sesame Street Breathe, Think, Do (Android / Apple ) helps children to calm themselves when they are stressed or agitated. And the new, FREE Daniel Tiger for Parents app can help you find songs and activities for a variety of difficult situations. It is also bilingual (Spanish & English) (Android / Apple)

Ahora es un periodo especialmente difícil para los jóvenes que tienen padres que son inmigrantes. Pueden escuchar cosas de adultos, de las noticias, y en sus escuelas sobre acciones como detenciones, deportaciones, y declaraciones negativas sobre los inmigrantes. Aunque no estén escuchando directamente tales cosas negativas, pueden sentir el estrés de los otros alrededor de ellos.

Los Servicios Educativos de KLRU tienen los siguientes consejos y recursos para familias y educadores:

1. NO PRENDAN la tele ni la radio todo el tiempo cuando niños están presentes. Traten de buscar otros medios (silenciosos) de recibir sus noticias (textos, medios sociales, etc.) PBS KIDS ya ofrece gratis programas disponsibles las 24 horas en su app PBS KIDS Video Viewer y en pbskids.org.

Guía de Niños Chiquitos, Desafios Grandes

2. De Plaza Sesamo, la Guía de Niños Chiquitos, Desafios Grandes (edades 3-5) Este recurso les puede ayudar a hablar con sus niños sobre sus sentimientos y preocupaciones.

3. Daniel Tiger for Parents – este app gratis les puede ayudar a buscar canciones y activades para momentos difíciles. Es bilingüe. (Android / Apple)

Daniel Tigers Neighborhood



Love The Keno Brothers? See them in Austin!

Are you a fan of The Keno Brothers? If so, we want you to be the first to know about a special opportunity to see The Keno Brothers live at The Paramount Theatre.

Donate $120 to KLRU today and we’ll thank you with a pair of tickets to see Leigh and Leslie Keno on Sunday, March 5th at 4pm at The Paramount Theatre. Immersed in the world of antiques and classic cars from a young age, the Keno brothers’ more than 30 years experience in beautiful and rare Americana supplies them with a wealth of knowledge and fascinating stories to entertain and inspire you to start the hunt for your next treasure!

Tickets are extremely limited, so don’t miss your chance to see Leigh and Leslie Keno bring their art and antique expertise to the historic Paramount stage for an enlightening and engaging evening filled with amusing discovery anecdotes and tips on finding hidden gems.

It’s Okay To Be Smart – PBS Digital Studios

Do you find yourself asking a lot of questions that tend to incite responses like, “I don’t know, it just is,”? Well, PBS Digital Studios may have the answers you’re looking for. Host Joe Hanson, Ph.D., creates weekly videos with different topics about things we didn’t even know we were curious about.

When you grow up, more often times than not you learn about the Inuit and the traditional Igloo. Hanson tells us why they actually work, and the science behind heat that you didn’t even know existed.  

Owls, the source to that spooky hooting in the middle of the night, actually have a lot more to their existence than meets the eye – literally. Hanson tells us that even though some owls have superb eyesight, feathers all over the face can actually help them to hunt without using their eyes.

I’ve always wondered why salt and pepper could be found on any dining table around the western world. Hanson enlightens us about the natural chemical dependency humans have with salt, and how pepper made it’s way to become the great rock’s sidekick.

In the Studio: Blackademics Television tapings on 2/21 & 2/22

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Please join KLRU for this year’s Blackademics Television tapings on Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22 in KLRU’s legendary Studio 6A (map). Doors open both nights at 6:30 p.m.Please complete the forms below to RSVP.

Past seasons have featured presenters from a range of academic, entrepreneurial and creative backgrounds. This season is no exception!

Austin-based Jackie Venson will present for S5 of Blackademics + musical performance!

Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP for 2/21 featuring:

Jackie Venson, Austin-based singer, songwriter and musician, is best known for her vocals and blues guitar. Along with presenting, catch a musical performance from Venson on the original Austin City Limits stage.

Courtney Santana has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade and is the executive director of her own project-based charity JONAH. A survivor of domestic violence, she recently started the survivor support initiative Survive2Thrive Foundation.

Dr. Daina Berry is an Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies and the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Fellow of History at the The University of Texas at Austin. An author, award-winning editor, and an advocate for public history, she also served as one of the technical advisors for the remake of ROOTS (A+E).

Rolf Straubhaar is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education at the University of Georgia. Some of his most recent work explores the views held by the officials who imported U.S.-based educational reforms to Brazil, and the resistance expressed by Afro-Brazilian students and community members.

Dr. Sharell Luckett is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Muhlenberg College. She is also lead editor of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches. Her forthcoming book, YoungGiftedandFat: Size, Sexuality & Privilege, engages with her life as an actress who experienced extreme weight loss.

Jeremy Hills, founder of The Factory

Jeremy Hills founded The Factory in 2015 to pursue his dream of training the best athletes in the nation and having them at their peak performance year in and year out.

Jeanine Staples is an Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State. Her new literacies scholarship, teaching, and coaching push forward anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-ableist education through an ideological concept called Supreme Love.

Dr. Jennifer Adair is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Her work focuses on the connection between agency and discrimination in the early learning experiences of children of immigrants.

Entrance is based upon capacity. 


Fatima Mann, cofounder of the Austin Justice Coalition

Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m.

KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP for 2/22 featuring:

Letsie Khabele is a co-founder of Headwaters School, formerly known as Khabele School, an independent school in Austin serving students from early childhood through grade 12 that begins with a Montessori foundation and progresses to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Tshepo Chéry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Her research specialities include African History, Social Movements, Religious Activism & Religious Fundamentalism, Education Policy in Africa, and Global Health & International Aid.

Tequia Hicks was the Senior Advisor for Congressional Engagement and Legislative Relations in The White House Office of Legislative Affairs during the Obama Administration. Her team managed all interactions between the White House and Members of Congress.

Dr. Omi Tinsley is an Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the The University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” each spring. Her research focuses on queer and feminist, Caribbean and African American performance and literature. She is currently at work on a new book project, Finding Beyoncé: A Black Femme-inist Journey through Popular Music, Eroticism, and Activism in the U.S. South.

Fatima Mann cofounded the Austin Justice Coalition. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Counter Balance: ATX and is currently studying law at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. LaGarret King is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research interests include Black history education, critical theories of race, social studies, and curriculum history.

Yewande Austin has gone from M.T.V. and B.E.T. to the historic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her socially charged music has taken center stage with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5 and India Arie. However, she is most proud of her work as an award-winning lecturer, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador.

Bavu Blakes

Bavu Blakes, Scholar Emcee

Bavu Blakes walking through the intersection of Hip Hop, education, and spirituality. The scholar emcee is a 7th grade humanities teacher, graduate student, servant-leader, and award-winning musician whose studio collaborators include Grammy winners Adrian Quesada, Symbolyc One, and Gary Clark, Jr., as well as people’s champ Paul Wall.

Entrance is based upon capacity. 


Blackademics Television is back for its fifth season of top Black Studies scholars, activists and community leaders sharing projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment. Please join us and be part of the studio audience for these tapings. And don’t forget, you can watch past episodes anytime online!

Blackademics Television is a presentation of The Institute for Community, University & School Partnerships (ICUSP) in combination with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.

Highlights Feb. 12-18

KLRU Highlights

After the Second Battle of Bull Run, Hopkins and Emma set out to rescue a stranded group of wounded Union soldiers while Hopkins and Emma share an intimate moment on Southern Mercy airing at 7 pm Sunday and 9 pm Thursday.

At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom. Francatelli does Miss Skerrett a favor – for a price, on Victoria, airing at 8 pm on Sunday and 8 pm on the following Saturday.

Tales From The Royal Wardrobe, airing at 9 pm on Sunday and 9 pm on the following Saturday, examines the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years on.

In the new Father Brown, when Kembleford’s new cricket captain is framed for murder, Father Brown must prove his innocence to give his team any chance of beating neighbouring village Hambleston, airing at 10 pm Sunday night.

Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion – meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time, in this week’s Independent Lens, airing at 9 pm Monday night.

In the new Arts-In-Context airing at 10:30 pm Monday, The House of Songs connects international & U.S. songwriters to bridge cultures & spark creativity.

Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity in Finding Your Roots, airing at 7 pm Tuesday.

Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement through eyewitness accounts, including Randy Weaver’s daughter and federal agents involved in the deadly confrontation. Ruby Ridge: American Experience airs at 8 pm on Tuesday.

Explore the deadly August 1, 1966, mass shooting at the University of Texas that left 16 dead. “Tower” reframes the events of that day via the perspectives of those who lived through it and examines the effects of the shooting over the last 50 years. This Independent Lens airs Tuesday at 9:00 pm and repeats on Friday at 8:00 pm.

On these segments of Living Springs, see Cleaning Day, Didgeman, Baptism and Eternal Vigilance, airing Tuesday at 10:30 pm and Friday at 9:30 pm.

Spy Creatures and their new wild friends rely on each other to look out for predators. A Spy Meerkat babysits meerkat pups while a Spy Cobra pretends to attack the mob. Spy Crocs witness a convenient partnership between real crocodiles and birds. Watch the Friendship installment of Spy In The Wild, this Wednesday at 7 pm.

The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding in this episode of NOVA, airing at 8:00 pm Wednesday.

Examine the hidden army that keeps your plane safe, and explore just what it takes to keep the “city in the sky” functioning and safe between take-off and landing. Learn why flying has become safer than ever, all on City In The Sky, this Wednesday at 9:00 pm and again on Saturday at 10 pm.

On this Austin City Limits which airs at 10 pm on Wednesday and Friday, revel in an hour of modern rock with UK superstars Foals and Texas legend Escovedo. Foals play tunes from the album What Went Down, while Texas bard Escovedo showcases Burn Something Beautiful, joined by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and alt-rock luminaries.

Overheard With Evan Smith airs at 7 pm Thursday night, featuring Marcus Samuelson, a chef and restaurateur who has written numerous cookbooks, talks about his newest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook which is titled after his New York City restaurant.

On these segments of Living Springs, see Barton 4 Springs, Barbara Mahler, Science Detective, Salamander Captive Breedings and Waterworks, airing at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

Chet tours Boerne, a German community with stops along Main Street for “fickle” pickles and milkshakes at an vintage drive in, all on The Daytripper at 8:00 pm Thursday.

At 8:30 pm, catch Chet in The Daytripper as he dives in the rich history and food of this East Texas town. He takes a trip back in time in the old high school, eats at a hamburger institution, and then investigates a little-known NASA facility sending scientific balloons up into the sky.

Doctor Who airs at 10:00 pm, in which one morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived.

Saturday at 7:00 pm, join Austin City Limits and enjoy “Life of Sin” and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson’s acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel’s album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.