Highlights Dec. 10-16

KLRU Highlights

See the timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between a Jewish widow and an African American man who works as her chauffeur, on Great Performances Driving Miss Daisy Sunday at 7 pm.

Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett, Making of a Lady tells the story of the well-born, educated but penniless Emily, who marries her employer’s wealthy nephew, but seeks solace elsewhere, Sunday at 8:30 pm.

Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of a soul – the passions, dark secrets, and hidden desires. He is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice on Father Brown The Hangman’s Demise Sunday at 10 pm.

Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry on Antiques Roadshow Anaheim, Hour Three Monday at 7 pm.

In Richmond, Virginia, Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots on Antiques Roadshow Monday at 8 pm.

Third grader Jose Ansaldo was born in Mexico but imagines a life beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. Watch his cruel circumstances play out, and understand what it means when children like Jose are denied opportunities on Independent Lens East of Salinas Monday at 9 pm.

Join narrator Neve Campbel for interviews with the creative team that reimagined an original tale, telling the story of how Marie fell asleep on Christmas Eve and dreamed of the World’s Fair on Making a New American Nutcracker Monday at 10 pm.

Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories on Finding Your Roots Southern Roots Tuesday at 7 pm.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged on Finding Your Roots The Vanguard Tuesday at 8 pm.

Frontline tells the story of how Russian President Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy, and why he targeted the American election Tuesday at 9 pm.

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find out who we really are by examining self-assembling machines and light-up bacteria on Genius By Stephen Hawking Are We Alone? Tuesday at 10 pm.

Get an intimate look at elephants through the lens of the greatest storytellers of natural history on Nature Soul of the Elephant Wednesday at 7 pm.

Uncover traces of the Allies’ devastating planting of explosives under German territory during WWII and learn why it failed to break the deadlock of trench warfare on NOVA Secret Tunnel Warfare Wednesday at 8 pm.

Explore the basic principles of flight to see how leapers and gliders become airborne – and how they overcome the powerful force of gravity on Supernature – Wild Flyers Defying Gravity Wednesday at 9 pm.

Welcome up and coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Helen Thorpe is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. See her on Overheard With Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Examine the transformation of Houston’s most glamorous address, from early settlers to shopping mecca and urban oasis on Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to the “Pecan Capital of the World” where he learns about the 1000 or so different varieties of this nut on The Daytripper San Saba, TX, Thursday at 8:30 pm.

The late mistress of Manderley, Rebecca, casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaption of Daphne du Maurier’s haunting novel on Rebecca, Thursday at 9 pm.

Go on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Houston’s stunning skyline, historic homes, and quirky structures on The Art of Architecture: Houston Thursday at 10:36 pm.

Join the most interesting conversation of the week with a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of the week’s major news events on Washington Week, Friday at 7 pm.

Helen Thorpe is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. See her on Overheard With Evan Smith Friday at 7:30 pm.

Celebrate the holidays with Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle, a cross-cultural spectacular, featuring the world’s leading tenor Rolando Villazon, Friday at 8 pm.

Jordan Smith ’tis the Season showcases the season nine winner of The Voice and spotlights music from his new Christmas album, Friday at 9 pm.

Welcome up and coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to Austin City Limits Friday at 10 pm.

Enjoy intimate performances from Ryan Adams and Shakey Graves on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets and hidden desires of the criminal on Father Brown The Hangman’s Demise Saturday at 8 pm.

Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora, until a stranger walks into her life on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 9 pm.

Caroline is relieved to find that Greg is a natural with Flora and a positive influence on Lawrence on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 10 pm.

Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding, and Alan takes steps toward forgiving on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 11 pm.

Highlights Dec. 3-9

KLRU Highlights

Anticipate the return of this regal series with a look back at the romance and drama of Season 1, and get a sneak peek at Season 2 on Victoria Returns Sunday at 7 pm.

Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to Katherine of Aragon and its eventual failure when she failed to give Henry the son he desired on Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced Sunday at 7:30 pm.

Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, only to grow tired of her and marry Jane Seymour, who dies giving birth to his son on Secrets of the Six Wives Beheaded, Died Sunday at 8:44 pm.

The final three wives are presented: “ugly” Anne of Cleves, young Catherine Howard, and the far from saintly nurse Katherine Parr on Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced, Beheaded, Survived Sunday at 10 pm.

Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Philip Weiss travel to the Queen Mary to talk about ocean liner memorabilia, then to Rickenbacker International Corporation to discuss vintage guitars on Antiques Roadshow Anaheim Monday at 7 pm.

Meet 92-year-old Mimi, who is still caring for her 64-year-old disabled daughter Dona, and learn what happens when time is running out and a new home must be found for Dona on Independent Lens Mimi and Dona Monday at 9 pm.

Two short films follow families as they travel great distances, both physically and emotionally, to find a new home on Film School Shorts Border Crossings Monday at 10 pm.

Shen “Sunny” Jun’s first dance piece is an attempt to translate the emotions and conflicts he felt as the adjusted from his old life in China to his new life in the United States on Arts in Context The Grit of Soul Monday at 10:30 pm.

Uncover family mysteries about two hip hop legends, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology on Finding Your Roots Family Reunions Tuesday at 7 pm.

Discover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men, Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear, and Bill Hader, on Finding Your Roots Tragedy + Time = Comedy Tuesday at 8 pm.

Investigate how the Bundy family’s fight against the government invigorated armed militias and “patriot” groups on Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm.

Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like a genius on Genius by Stephen Hawking Can We Time Travel? Tuesday at 10 pm.

Explore one of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent – a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West on Nature The Sagebrush Sea Wednesday at 7 pm.

Meet the world’s most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives on NOVA Rise of the Robots Wednesday at 8 pm.

Get a rare insight into the life of superstar scientist Stephen Hawking, as his mind soars beyond the ordinary but is trapped inside a mostly immobile body on Hawking Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Join author Nicole Krauss as she talks about her latest novel Forest Dark, the role literature plays in our lives, and her creative process on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Visit Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, with the Bargo Brothers, then head to Johnson Space Center and Mi Tierra in San Antonio on Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to West Texas to explore one of the most beautiful and remote national parks on The Daytripper Big Bend National Park Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet and his crew head to Terlingua, where they explore the town’s old mining culture, eat at an old theater, and celebrate at the historic “La Kiva” bar on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

In this parody of Jane Austen’s gothic fiction, at a medieval country house, Catherine Morland invests in a budding romance with Henry Tilney on Northanger Abbey Thursday at 9 pm.

Learn how in Yellowstone National Park, summer is for eating, fall is for mating, winter is for surviving, and spring is for rebirth on Yellowstone in Four Seasons Thursday at 10:35 pm.

Washington Week delivers the most interesting conversation of the week featuring a group of journalists in a roundtable discussion of major news events Friday at 7 pm.

Join author Nicole Krauss as she talks about her latest novel Forest Dark, the role literature plays in our lives, and her creative process on Overheard with Evan Smith Friday at 7:30 pm.

Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake on Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass Friday at 8 pm.

Rock with a great American stadium rock band, having sold 25 million records and won 11 Grammy awards on Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert Friday at 9 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma on Austin City Limits Friday at 10 pm.

Welcome up-and-coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets, and hidden desires on Father Brown The Brewer’s Daughter Saturday at 8 pm.

See how an unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past, making Gillian and Caroline anxious; meanwhile, Caroline and pregnant Kate set a date for their wedding on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 9 pm.

Alan finally lets Celia into his secret about Gary, but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 10 pm.

Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life, despite her initial reservations on Last Tango in Halifax Saturday at 11 pm.

 

Highlights Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

KLRU Highlights

In Jane Austen’s parody of gothic fiction, Felicity Jones plays Catherine Morland, whose budding romance with Henry Tilney in a medieval country house is cut short on Northanger Abbey Sunday at 7 pm.

Follow along with Father Brown as he uses intuition and psychology to investigate crime on Father Brown The Mask of the Demon Sunday at 9 pm.

Travel expert Rick Steves explores Germany’s culture in Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Nurnberg in Rick Steve’s Europe: Great German Cities Sunday at 10:30 pm.

Mark L. Walberg joins an appraiser at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to learn about the photography of Dorothea Lange on Antiques Roadshow Kansas City, Hour Three Monday at 7 pm.

Explore the entertainer’s life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings voiced by Billy Crystal and clips from his work on Bob Hope: American Masters Monday at 8 pm.

Celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa delivers a musical tribute to The Three Kings of the Blues at the legendary Greek Theatre, filmed in August 2015, on Monday at 10 pm.

Nixon resigns amidst Watergate, and North Vietnamese troops overtake Saigon with overwhelming force on Vietnam War The Weight of Memory Tuesday at 7 pm.

Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma, and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker on Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller Tuesday at 9 pm.

Meet the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth’s orbit and travel into deep space on Beyond A Year In Space Wednesday at 7 pm.

Learn how NASA’s epic 1977 Voyager mission revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Urans, and Neptune, and how 2012’s Voyager 1 ushered humanity into the interstellar age on Farthest – Voyager in Space Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

The Wild Kratt team is led on a wild chase as they follow the difficult and incredible journey of a Sockeye salmon on the “Salmon Run” on Wild Kratts Alaska Hero’s Journey Thursday at 7 pm.

Chet heads to West Texas to explore one of the most beautiful and remote national parks in the U.S., from desert to mountain hikes on The Daytripper Big Bend National Park Thursday at 8 pm.

Great Performances follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it, with interviews from Presidents Obama and George W. Bush on Hamilton’s America Thursday at 9 pm.

Washington Week delivers a conversation of the week’s events with a roundtable group of journalists, Friday at 7 pm.

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco on Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years Friday at 8 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B icon and Grammy winner Ms. Lauryn Hill in a rare television appearance on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Experience the memorable 50th anniversary performance of the band’s seminal album, including “Knights in White Satin,” recorded live with full orchestra on Great Performances The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live Saturday at 7 pm.

Follow along with Father Brown as he uses intuition and psychology to investigate crime on Father Brown The Mask of the Demon Saturday at 9 pm.

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, Rick Steves’ European Christmas celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent on Rick Steves’ Specials European Christmas Saturday at 10:30 pm.

Highlights Nov. 19-25

KLRU Highlights

With two women in labor plus a stabbing victim, Dr. Petrides has his hands full on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

Elizabeth turns the tables on George, Rev. Whitworth is checkmated, and Poldark makes a vow on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Nina is torn between Claude, Billy and the baby she gave up for adoption, and Charlotte’s new business venture hits the rocks on Collection on Masterpiece Sunday at 9 pm.

A fugitive who takes sanctuary in St. Mary’s and asks for help turns out to be Inspector Sullivan on Father Brown The Owl of Minerva Sunday at 10 pm.

Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential broadcasters in the history of television, David Letterman receives the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Monday at 7 pm.

Based on Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade on Independent Lens Monday at 8:30 pm.

Film School Shorts Hidden Passions shows that we all harbor secrets we’re afraid to share with the world, but sometimes you have to take a leap of faith, Monday at 10 pm.

Learn about how Anuradha Naimpally started Austin Dance India 25 years ago to give girls and women a connection to their culture on Arts in Context Lift the Heart Monday at 10:30 pm.

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gabi Hoffmann are introduced to the stories of their ancestors, thanks to DNA and detective work on Finding Your Roots Relatives We Never Knew We Had Tuesday at 7 pm.

South Vietnamese forces fighting on their own suffer a defeat in Laos, and Nixon strikes a peace deal on Vietnam War A Disrespectful Loyalty Tuesday at 8 pm.

Using the experiences and issues of the Vietnam War, teens and baby boomers discuss the role of citizenship both then and now on ATX Together Lessons from Vietnam Tuesday at 10 pm.

Through firsthand accounts, Central Texans share their experiences during the Vietnam war on Austin Revealed Stories from Vietnam Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Discover epic survival stories of the world’s smallest animals, from a tiny sengi to the “cheetah” of the shrew world on Nature Miniature Miracles Wednesday at 7 pm.

Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws, horns, or fangs, but why are some armaments so huge and extreme? Find out on NOVA Extreme Animal Weapons Wednesday at 8 pm.

Follow the stories of three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families’ struggles on Frontline Poor Kids Wednesday at 9 pm.

Katy Tur is a correspondent for NBC News and the recipient for a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. See her on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Experience Shen “Sunny” Jun’s first dance piece, an attempt to translate his emotions about adjusting from his old life in China to his new life in the United States on Arts in Context The Grit of Soul Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Anne Shirley’s free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible after she turns 13 on Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars Thursday at 8 pm.

The Bargo Brothers visit Texas to see the Johnson Space Center, eat at Mi Tierra in San Antonio, and climb up Texas’s highest point at Guadalupe Peak on Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers – Texas Thursday at 9:30 pm.

Chet goes on the “best little day trip in Texas” to paddle the Colorado River, explore Texas Czech culture and enjoy some kolaches on The Daytripper La Grange, TX, Thursday at 10 pm.

Join Betty White, Tina Fey, Margaret Cho, and many more as they recount backstage stories and their impact on American entertainment on Pioneers of Television Carol Burnett and the Funny Ladies Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Journalists host a roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Join the award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and career on Conversation with Bill Moyers Friday at 8 pm.

Celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa delivers a musical tribute to the Three Kings of Blues at the legendary Greek Theatre, filmed in August 2015, on Friday at 9:30 pm.

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966 on Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years Saturday at 7 pm.

Look back at the creation and ongoing influence of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album on Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution Saturday at 9:30 pm.

Highlights Nov. 5-11

KLRU Highlights

Larry is recovering from the mumps, and Aunt Hermione arrives with a spiritualist friend who tries to get in touch with Louisa’s dead husband on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

Rev. Whitworth tortures Morwenna, Aunt Agatha and George cross swords in a deadly match, and Demelza’s lover owes his life to Ross on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

On a weekend at his partner’s chateau, Paul expels unwelcome guests, Charlotte makes her move, and Nina shames Billy on Collection on Masterpiece Sunday at 9 pm.

When a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault, Father Brown must solve the mystery to save an innocent man on Father Brown The Paradise of Thieves Sunday at 10 pm.

Travel across America and back in time with appraisals of items from all 50 states in the part two of the Antiques Roadshow special Monday at 7 pm.

Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from its troubled beginnings of the 1920s to the modern VA system in VA: The Human Cost of War Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a portrait of a remarkable jazz artist, and reveals his critical events, passions, and challenges, Monday at 9 pm.

Faced with the unique challenge of having a name that occasionally sparks controversy, indie rock band Migrant Kids must reckon with a culture clash that most bands never have to think about on Arts in Context Monday at 10:30 pm.

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee, and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry on Finding Your Roots Black Like Me Tuesday at 7 pm.

Draft-age Americans face wrenching choices, Nixon wins the presidency, and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery on Vietnam War The Veneer of Civilization Tuesday at 8 pm.

A group of Vietnam veterans from Texas fights for recognition on the Texas Capitol grounds in a journey would take nearly as long as the war itself, and result in a long overdue tribute to a generation on Texas Welcomes Them Home Tuesday at 10 pm.

Wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter reveals in intimate detail cheetah cubs’ remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother’s dedication in raising them on Nature The Cheetah Children Wednesday at 7 pm.

Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world on NOVA Killer Floods Wednesday at 8 pm.

When disaster strikes, who profits? Follow an investigation of the agencies that were supposed to help and the companies that made millions after Superstorm Sandy on Frontline Business of Disaster Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy a show-stopping hour with country superstar Miranda Lambert in her third appearance on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Pete Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has been called “the most interesting person you’ve never heard of” by the Washington Post; see him on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Seeking to make a positive impact on his community, spoken word artist, poet and educator empowers others to tell stories in their own ways on Arts in Context Oh Snap, My Alien Children are Trying to Kill Me Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores Austin’s swimming areas, goes wake surfing, and dines at the “Sunset Capital of Texas” on The Daytripper Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet wanders off the beaten path of Houston, going underground to an ancient cistern and finding authentic eats in the Indian district on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

When a doctor is killed in a hit and run, Barnaby and Jones discover the dead man had once been accused by his business partner of stealing from their medical practice on Midsomer Murders Death and Dust Thursday at 9 pm.

Journalists host a roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Iconic interviewer Charlie Rose brings his unique style to PBS prime time with the best stories and interviews of the past seven days on Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

 

Highlights Oct. 29-Nov. 4

KLRU Highlights

A birthday party for Louisa leaves her brooding about her age, and Vasilia offers her a diabolical deal on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

George is driven to the breaking point and decides to set a trap for Drake, and Dwight’s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Inspector Bompard tightens the noose on the Sabines, Paul concocts false evidence, and Claude has a new lover on Collection Sunday at 9 pm.

A death in a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to believe dark forces are at work and another sacrifice may be imminent on Father Brown The Standing Stones Sunday at 10 pm.

Celebrate America’s hidden treasures from all 50 states in part one of this two-hour special on Antiques Roadshow 7 pm Monday.

Explore the misinterpretations of Poe and discover how he tapped into what it means to be human in a sometimes frightening world on Edgar Allan Poe: American Masters Monday at 8 pm.

When skeletal remains of at least ten people turned up in Benjamin Franklin’s basement, people wondered if the Founding Father had a much darker side on Secrets of the Dead Ben Franklin’s Bones Monday at 9:30 pm.

Discover the middle school Barton Hills Choir and learn how they’ve performed at SXSW and ACL and with acts like Pink Floyd on Arts In Context Let All The Children Boogie Monday at 10:30 pm.

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad on Finding Your Roots Immigrant Nation Tuesday at 7 pm.

Seeing the violence and brutality of the Tet Offensive unfold on television, Americans begin to doubt Johnson’s promise of “light at the end of the tunnel” on Vietnam War Things Fall Apart Tuesday at 8 pm.

Learn about how ending the draft has created a citizenry completely disconnected from the soldiers who experience the burdens of war on Draft Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen, working with Alejandro Inarritu, and getting that famous bear attack right in On Story Script to Screen: The Revenant Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Author Helen Macdonald digs deeper into the world of hawks by following a family in the wild and raising a goshawk of her own on Nature H is for Hawk: A New Chapter Wednesday at 7 pm.

Follow a team of experts investigating the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed more people than any other Caribbean hurricane on NOVA Killer Hurricanes Wednesday at 8 pm.

Investigate how revenge may have motivated Putin to target American democracy, and hear U.S. responses under Presidents Obama and Trump on Frontline Putin’s Revenge, Part 2 Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from acclaimed singer-songwriters Norah Jones and Angel Olsen on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Evan Smith talks with Jason Kander, a former Army captain, President of Let America Vote, and Missouri’s 39th Secretary of State on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Faced with the unique challenge of having a name that occasionally sparks controversy, indie rock band Migrant Kids must reckon with a culture clash that most bands never have to think about on Arts in Context Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores a small town that’s known as the home of “Billy the Kid” and uncovers the story of whether or not Billy died in New Mexico on The Daytripper Hico, TX Thursday at 8 pm.

Join Chet for a trip to Lake Travis, where he tries his hand at wake surfing and then dines at the “Sunset Capital of Texas” on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Barnaby is delighted that his favorite band is reuniting to play at the Midsomer Rocks festival until a string of bizarre incidents culminate in a backup singer dropping dead on Midsomer Murders The Axeman Cometh Thursday at 9 pm.

Join a conversation featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Charlie Rose discusses the week’s defining moments in news, sciences, the arts, and entertainment in Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward’s backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis in Great Performances Noel Coward’s Present Laughter Friday at 8 pm.

Spend an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from acclaimed singer-songwriters Norah Jones and Angel Olsen on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Savor a show-stopping hour with country superstar Miranda Lambert in her third Austin City Limits appearance as she performs hits from her acclaimed LP The Weight of These Wings Saturday at 7 pm.

A death in a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to suspect that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent on Father Brown The Standing Stones Saturday at 8 pm.

George is driven to the breaking point and sets a trap for Drake, and Dwight’s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline on Poldark Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Sarah gets sick and fears for the life of her baby, and George wonders if the baby could be his on Place to Call Home In the Heat of the Night Saturday at 9:50 pm.

Barnaby is delighted that his favorite band is reuniting to play at the Midsomer Rocks festival until a string of bizarre incidents culminate in a backup singer dropping dead on Midsomer Murders The Axeman Cometh Saturday at 10:47 pm.

Highlights October 15-21

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Louisa meets a handsome Brit named Hugh, turning her landlady hostile, and her effort to get Greeks to pay for English cooking falls flat on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly, and Demelza and Ross get an addition to their family on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

A terrible secret is unearthed when Claude flees to the country to escape his demons, and Paul attempts to force his mentor to retire on Collection on Masterpiece 9 pm Sunday.

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary on Father Brown The Judgment of Man Sunday at 10 pm.

Host Mark L. Walberg joins an appraiser at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs, then heads to LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of a local Louisiana artist on Antiques Roadshow Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Take an absorbingly intimate, verite look at a maternity hospital in the Philippines, the busiest on the planet, on POV Motherland Monday at 9 pm.

Whether in rural Japan or upstate New York, fitting in isn’t easy for two young men struggling to define their manhood without fathers on Film School Shorts Uncharted Waters Monday at 10:30 pm.

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts on Finding Your Roots Puritans and Pioneers Tuesday at 7 pm.

North Vietnamese troops stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Saigon struggles to pacify the countryside, and GIs discover this war is nothing like their fathers’ war on Vietnam War Resolve Tuesday at 8 pm.

Decibel looks at homelessness in Austin and the unique ways the community is tackling the problem on Decibel Homelessness Tuesday at 10 pm.

Writer and director Nancy Meyers talks about her career path and shares stories of collaborations with Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson on On Story Complicated Relationships A Conversation with Nancy Meyers Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Watch as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care, and learn whether their bonds have stood the test of time on Nature Animal Reunions Wednesday at 7 pm.

Explore Beijing’s ancient palaces and temples as experts restore its fading grandeur on NOVA Secrets of the Forbidden City Wednesday at 8 pm.

Go inside the brutal battle to defeat ISIS in Iraq’s second largest city on Frontline Mosul Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders as they perform hits from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Katy Tur is an NBC correspondent and the recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and joins Evan Smith on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Learn how artist Calder Kamin sculpts animals using plastic bags on Arts in Context Plastic Planet Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits Belton’s heritage museum, stops at Texas’ oldest department store, and does some mountain biking on The Daytripper Thursday at 8 pm.

Check out the Texas Surf Museum, kite surfing and the original Whataburger with Chet as he travels to North Padre in The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

The body of a mischievous trickster is found floating below the weir in town, and Barnaby and Jones must untangle his family’s relationships when they start claiming his fortune on Midsomer Murders The Animal Within Thursday at 9 pm.

Join a most interesting conversation featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Emmy Award-winner Carlos Watson moderates and electrifying debate with digital and studio audience contributions on Third Rail with Ozy Friday at 7:30 pm.

Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a parfumerie who don’t realize they’re romantic pen pals on Great Performances She Loves Me Friday at 8 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders as they perform hits from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band as they perform songs from their latest record on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary on Father Brown The Judgment of Man Saturday at 8 pm.

A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly, and Demelza and Ross get an addition to their family on Poldark Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Sarah decides not to go through with an abortion, and Sir Richard challenges Carolyn to write an art critique for one of his newspapers on Place to Call Home Too Old to Dream Saturday at 9:50 pm.

The body of a mischievous trickster is found floating below the weir in town, and Barnaby and Jones must untangle his family’s relationships when they start claiming his fortune on Midsomer Murders The Animal Within Saturday at 10:37 pm.

Highlights Oct. 8-14

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Get a fresh look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through dramatized monologues by the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson on Royal Wives at War 7 pm Sunday.

Ross goes to revolutionary France to search for information about Dwight, and Drake falls in love with the governess Morwenna on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

In Paris, Paul Sabine’s success in couture relies on his brother’s brilliant dress designs, and American photographer Billy pursues mysterious Nina in Collection on Masterpiece 9 pm Sunday.

Father Brown searches for a murderer when a body is discovered in a vineyard in Father Brown The Truth in the Wine 10:30 pm Sunday.

Head to Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum with host Mark L. Walberg to explore model cars made by Hudson Car Company in Antiques Roadshow Detroit, Hour Two 7 pm Monday.

Mark L. Walberg travels to Saarinen House to discuss world-renowned designer Eliel Saarinen in Antiques Roadshow Detroit, Hour 3 Monday at 8 pm.

See how longtime whale hunting practices on the Faroe Islands are threatened on POV The Islands and the Whales Monday at 9 pm.

Tom and Myrna are looking for love in all the wrong places in two stories of ill-advised affection in Film School Shorts Stranger Desires 10 pm Monday.

Follow the story of Austin’s premiere rap group, Magna Carda, as they make a name for themselves in a city with a long history of rock and roll in Arts in Context Magna Carda Monday at 10:30.

Fred Armisen, Christopher Walken, and Carly Simon each learn about a mysterious grandparent on Finding Your Roots Unfamiliar Kin Tuesday at 7 pm.

South Vietnam is in chaos, and President Johnson authorizes sustained bombing of the North in Vietnam War The River Styx Tuesday at 8 pm.

Writer Aaron Covington discusses how he and Ryan Coogler developed their idea to put a personal spin on the Rocky Balboa story in On Story Creed: A New Legend Tuesday at 10 pm.

Billy Wilder’s classic films are dissected to find what makes his filmmaking style so unique and relevant to audiences today in On Story Deconstructing Billy Wilder Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

New scientific research offers a fascinating look into the lives of intelligent and resilient red foxes on Nature Fox Tales Wednesday at 7 pm.

Discover how the last decade of groundbreaking archaeological digs has revealed major new clues to the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge on NOVA Ghosts of Stonehenge Wednesday at 8 pm.

Investigate how Scott Pruitt’s takeover of the EPA was propelled by conservative political forces and climate change skepticism in Frontline War on the EPA 9 pm Wednesday.

Relish an hour with best-selling pop sensation Ed Sheeran on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Senator Al Franken talks about his life as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host on Overheard with Evan Smith Al Franken, U.S. Senator/Comedian/Author Thursday at 7 pm.

Playwright Christine Hoang pulls from personal experience to write A Girl Named Sue, a play about unexpected love in Arts in Context A Girl Named Sue Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to Marble Falls to explore its art, adventure, and cuisine in The Daytripper Marble Falls, TX Thursday at 8 pm.

Take a trip to Belton with Chet as he visits their heritage museum and sees the oldest department store in Texas in The Daytripper Belton, TX Thursday at 8:30 pm.

A man’s apparent suicide shocks a small village, but becomes more sinister when it is discovered he was not alone when he died in Midsomer Murders Dance with the Dead Thursday at 9 pm.

Catch up on major news events with a roundtable discussion facilitated by journalists on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Emmy Award-winner Carlos Watson moderates an electrifying debate with contributions from digital and studio audiences on Third Rail with Ozy Friday at 7:30 pm.

Salute Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Nina Simone, and more on Great Performances Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2017 Friday at 8 pm.

Relish an hour with best-selling pop sensation Ed Sheeran on Austin City Limits Friday at 10 pm.

Enjoy a set from legendary rock and roll band The Pretenders as they perform songs from their latest album, Alone, alongside beloved classics on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown searches for a murderer when a body is discovered in a vineyard in Father Brown The Truth in the Wine 8 pm Saturday.

Ross goes to revolutionary France to search for information about Dwight, and Drake falls in love with the governess Morwenna on Poldark 8:50 pm Saturday.

Sarah goes to Sydney under the pretense of visiting her sick aunt, and a friend of Carolyn’s arrives to paint Olivia’s portrait on A Place to Call Home Somewhere Beyond the Sea Saturday at 9:50 pm.

A man’s apparent suicide shocks a small village, but becomes more sinister when it is discovered he was not alone when he died in Midsomer Murders Dance with the Dead Saturday at 10:39 pm.

 

Oct. 1-7 Highlights

KLRU Highlights

George has everything going for him, Sam and Drake take up preaching, and Dwight vanishes after his elopement with Caroline on the Season 3 premiere of Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Travel to the Boise Art Museum and marvel at a letter from Thomas Jefferson and a pricey ruby necklace on Antiques Roadshow Boise, Hour Three Monday at 7 pm.

Follow the rise of three swimmers on the autism spectrum as they reach for a life of independence and inclusion on POV Swim Team Monday at 9 pm.

Three wayward pets wreak havoc on the lives of their owners, neighbors, and distant acquaintances in Film School Shorts Pet Problems 10:30 pm Monday.

Join Larry David and Bernie Sanders as they trace their roots back to Eastern Europe Jewish communities on Finding Your Roots The Impression 7 pm Tuesday.

Ho Chi Minh leads revolutionaries to end French colonial rule, and Vietnam stands divided as the Cold War intensifies in Vietnam War Deja Vu Tuesday at 8 pm.

President Kennedy wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam, and a political crisis unfolds in the face of communist insurgency on Vietnam War Riding the Tiger 9:30 pm Tuesday.

See how caretakers and researchers help Naledi, an orphan elephant born in Botswana, find her place in the herd on Nature Naledi: One Little Elephant 7 pm Wednesday.

Master armorers re-engineer some of the greatest armor ever made and put it to the test 8 pm Wednesday on NOVA Secrets of the Shining Knight.

Frontline North Korea’s Deadly Dictator examines claims that Kim Jong-un ordered the assassination of his half brother and sheds light on his capabilities Wednesday at 9 pm.

Lyle Lovett, actor and four-time Grammy award winner, talks about his life and music on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Meet the Austin hip-hop group that defies genre and made their mark on the music scene with their signature live instrumentation on Arts in Context Magna Carda Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Rick travels across Europe to celebrate their top 10 festivities, including Carnival, Oktoberfest and the Scottish Highland Games on Rick Steves’ Specials European Festivals Thursday at 8 pm.

Take an intoxicating musical journey to Cuba where past, present and future collide in joyful celebration on Great Performances Havana Time Machine Friday at 8 pm.

Celebrate the recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Awards and watch performances by acclaimed Hispanic artists Friday at 9 pm.

Spend an hour with Ed Sheeran as he performs hit songs from his album ÷ on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Highlights Sept. 24-30

KLRU Highlights

As the Tet Offensive unfolds, Americans begin to doubt LBJ in Vietnam War Things Fall Apart at 7 pm Sunday.

Ross does Elizabeth a favor, while George starts plan C against him in back-to-back episodes of Poldark starting at 8:30 Sunday.

Americans at home wrestle with the draft while soldiers in Vietnam face savagery with unflinching courage on Vietnam War The Veneer of Civilization at 7 pm Monday.

Hear veterans, Vietnamese immigrants, and protestors recount how their lives were affected by the Vietnam war on Austin Revealed Stories from Vietnam 9 pm Monday.

Follow a family’s musical journey from Veracruz to the American Midwest in Beyond La Bamba Monday at 9:30.

Three young women experience difficult homecomings as they confront the pain of growing up on Film School Shorts Coming Home 10 pm Monday.

Get an inside look at Oregon’s most talented animators in Oregon’s Animation Magic Monday at 10:30.

After the shocking massacre at My Lai, American soldiers and civilians begin to question the war’s rectitude in Vietnam War The History of the World 7 pm Tuesday.

Teens and boomers discuss the roles of citizenship and service in ATX Together: Lessons from Vietnam 9 pm Tuesday.

Ken Burns talks about the making of his Vietnam War documentary, and local veterans are profiled on Decibel Vietnam Special Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

Paula Pell talks about her background in theater and drawing from a funny family in On Story Queens of Comedy: A Conversation with Paula Pell Tuesday at 10 pm.

Jason Segel discusses his career in On Story Freaks & Muppets: A Conversation with Jason Segel 10:30 pm Tuesday.

South Vietnamese soldiers are defeated in Laos, and Nixon brings home American soldiers in Vietnam War A Disrespectful Loyalty Wednesday at 7 pm.

Follow one man’s growth from student activist to civil rights leader and see what issues face Latino millennials today on Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice 9 pm Wednesday.

Enjoy dazzling modern rock and soul performances on Austin City Limits Florence + The Machine/Andra Day Wednesday at 10 pm.

Nixon resigns and North Vietnamese troops overtake Saigon in Vietnam War The Weight of Memory 7 pm Thursday.

Barnaby and Jones are busy unraveling the deaths of a choir member and a bird watcher in Midsomer Murders Death in Chorus Wednesday at 9 pm.

Explore the influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other in Craft in America Borders Friday at 8 pm.

Travel to and from the U.S. and Mexico to learn how aesthetics cross from country to country in Craft in America Neighbors Friday at 9 pm.

Enjoy dazzling modern rock and soul performances on Austin City Limits Florence + The Machine/Andra Day Friday at 10 pm.