Highlights December 7-13

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This season of Downton Abbey finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Watch episodes one and two Sunday starting at 7 pm.

Newly-assembled Rock Rewind 1965-1967 (my Music) Sunday at 10 pm and Thursday at 7 pm has archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later.

We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman’s latest special, Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You Saturday at 8, sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you.”

Celebrate the joys of the holiday season with Celtic Woman: Home For Christmas Tuesday at 7 pm by sharing a new tradition with your family and friends.

The essence of the city during the most wonderful time of year is captured in a series of intimate and unique musical performances on Christmas in New York Tuesday at 8 pm.

The Bee Gees: One Night Only Tuesday at 9:30 pm, Friday at 10 pm and Saturday at 7 pm features the group’s 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting Forever Wednesday at 7 pm lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention, and maximum lifespan.

BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD Wednesday at 8 pm reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.

Victor Borges’s Timeless Comedy! Wednesday at 10:30 pm features the legendary Victor Borge and featuring his funniest and most memorable skits – a truly timeless collection viewers will not want to miss!

After returning to Styles with Hastings, Agatha Christie’s Poirot Thursday at 8:30 pm confronts a killer and his own conscience as he tries to stop a series of murders.

Downton Abbey Rediscovered Thursday at 10:30 pm will combine clips, interview bites, and behind-the scenes footage.

Don’t miss the weekly Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and Moyers and Company beginning Friday at 7 pm.

Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming Back to Brooklyn airing Friday at 8 pm at the new Barclays Center arena, marking the superstar’s first Brooklyn concert since her childhood years.

Being Poirot Saturday at 8:30 is a fitting tribute to the end of an era in public television, and to a character millions have come to love yet know remarkably little about.

Odd Squad Premier at Foundation Communities site

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Maya and Miguel were special guests at Foundation Communities Trails at the Park site on Tuesday, November 25th.

FCTrailsatthePark-11-25-14Children enrolled in the after school program had a great afternoon celebrating Thanksgiving with a wonderful meal and outside games culminating with the arrival of Maya and Miguel from the PBS series, MAYA AND MIGUEL, to introduce the new series ODD SQUAD. A live-action television series, the show is designed to build curiosity and interest in math among early elementary school viewers. All the children loved the new series and left singing “Take Away Four” as they collected Odd Squad and Peg+Cat bookmarks, the KLRU Kids schedule and a flyer on the holiday specials.

Double your impact this #GivingTuesday

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. And when you make a donation to KLRU on this day of giving, your generosity will instantly double because of a $25,000 match from an anonymous donor of KLRU! 

As your only community-supported public television station, we know you rely on KLRU to help you explore your world and make connections in your community every day. Bringing you the best quality programming that educates, entertains and inspires, KLRU is creating a stronger community one story at a time.That’s why strengthening your investment is so important.

Make a one-time gift or ongoing, monthly gift online now to take advantage of this generous donor match!

This #GivingTuesday, will you step up and do your part to bring great programming to everyone in Central Texas?

Explore the American West on KLRU Q 11/30

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Join KLRU-Q for a day of education and entertainment on Sunday. Here’s the schedule:

2 pm – 4:30 pm: Take a journey to the Wild West with Ray Mears. He explores the Mountains, the Great Plains and the deserts of the Wild West.

4:30 pm: There’s more to learn about the Wild West on Buffalo Bill’s American West.

5 pm: Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy’s Ride to the White House is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the western frontier in 1883.

6 pm: Panama Canal: The Eighth Wonder of the World is the story of the building of the Panama Canal. It’s one of power, personality, technology, political deception and the tragic death of thousands.

7:50 pm: Between 1873 and 1934, the Belgian shipping company Red Star Line transported approximately 2 million migrants from Antwerp to New York on Red Star Line: A Story of Immigration.

9:25 pm: American Jerusalem tells the remarkable story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco.

10:25 pm: Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint tells the little-known story of America’s first gold rush, which took place in North Carolina during the early decades of the nineteenth century, nearly fifty years before the discovery of gold in California.

11 pm: Austin City Limits presents the best in Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies11/29

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Relax and watch a movie this Saturday evening with KLRU Q’s Movie Night. The entertainment begins at 6 pm.

This week’s feature film is sandwiched in-between two pledge events, Classic Hollywood Musicals beginning at 6 pm and again at 9:25 pm. Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these five classic Hollywood musicals – The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas – will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. Join Nick Clooney as he takes you on a journey – alongside some of our greatest movie stars – of laughter and inspiration that will have you singing for days.

The film begins at 8 and stars the beloved Gene Kelly. You won’t want to miss the classic movie An American in Paris. American soldier (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after World War II to paint and falls in love with a French beauty (Leslie Caron).

Following the film at 10:55 pm, That’s Entertainment II shows a history of Hollywood films and musicals produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, featuring excerpts from many beloved classics.

Remember: KLRU Q hosts Movie Night every Saturday!

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Highlights November 30-December 6

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Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home – to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, that is – to perform music from her career on Kristen Chenoweth – Coming Home Sunday at 6:30 pm.

Downton Abbey Rediscovered Sunday at 8 pm, Thursday at 9 pm and Saturday at 8:30 pm will combine clips, interview bites, and behind-the scenes footage.

Watch the next episode of Father Brown Sunday at 9:30 pm.

Antiques Roadshow Monday at 7 pm has more appraisals than ever to share from the 8 cities it visited during its newly-expanded Season 18 tour.

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary Monday at 8 pm is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America’s mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years.

American Masters | Bing Crosby Rediscovered Tuesday at 7 pm reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.

Gail “Hal” Halvorsen and his Air force buddies dropped 20 tons of treats on handkerchief parachutes and delivered 6,500 pounds of chocolate bars to the 1948 West Berlin children’s Christmas parties on the ground on Candy Bomber Tuesday at 9 pm.

Narrated by the late Ossie Davis, Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Tuesday at 10 pm is a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas.

Celebrate the natural world with Nature’s Best of Birds Wednesday at 7 pm, a catalogue pledge special featuring some of the most memorable bird scenes from Nature’s award-winning library.

Nova | First Man on the Moon Wednesday at 8 pm presents an intimate portrait of an unassuming American hero through interviews with Neil Armstrong’s family and friends.

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating Great Railway Journeys of Europe Wednesday at 9:30 pm.

Don’t miss the Arts In Context Special on KLRU Thursday at 7 pm.

The essence of the city during the most wonderful time of year is captured in a series of intimate and unique musical performances on Christmas in New York Thursday at 8 pm.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and Moyers and Company begins Friday at 7 pm.

Recorded at the 2013 MusiCare’s Man of the Year Bruce Springsteen benefit, Tribute to Bruce Springsteen Friday at 8 pm features the industry’s biggest names performing The Boss’ biggest hits.

On Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! Saturday at 7 pm, the duo performs swinging selections from their latest collaboration.

 

Learn about Wolves on KLRU Q 11/28

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Wolves and the American West dominate KLRU-Q Friday evening. You won’t want to miss these nature specials:

8 pm: The river Jordan runs in deep valleys through this mountainous landscape, providing shelter for a variety of animals that in turn feed the wolves. Wild! | Cry of the Wolves follows the story of one particular pair of wolves as they meet and start a family, the beginnings of a new pack.

9 pm: Narrated by Peter Coyote, Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

10 pm: For 40 years, the American West has been the nation’s battleground for the preservation of wild lands. Wilderness: The Great Debate explores a host of environmental issues in the American West.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Science Night December 3

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Every Wednesday night KLRU hosts Science Night. It’s educational fun for the entire family starting at 7 pm!

Celebrate the natural world with Nature’s Best of Birds at 7 catalogue pledge special featuring some of the most memorable bird scenes from Nature’s award-winning library. Included in the special will be excerpts from fan favorites like My Life as a Turkey, An Original DUCKumentary, Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, Raptor Force, Birds of the Gods, Ireland’s Wild River and more.

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, he won instant fame. Yet this accomplished engineer and test pilot was so determined to stay out of the limelight that few know the personal story of how his rare combination of talent, luck and experience led to his successful command of Apollo 11. Nova | First Man on the Moon at 8 pm presents an intimate portrait of an unassuming American hero through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends.

In Great Railway Journeys of Europe at 9:30 pm, Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

Wild West night on KLRU Q 11/27

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Take a journey to the Wild West with Ray Mears all evening on Thursday. He explores the Mountains, the Great Plains and the deserts of the Wild West. It all starts at 8 pm only on KLRU-Q!

Following at 10:30 pm, there’s more to learn about the Wild West on Buffalo Bill’s American West.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.