Highlights December 22 – December 28

KLRU Highlights

Masterpiece presents the entire Season 3 of Downton Abbey Sunday at 2 to 8 pm.

When two nuns die in mysterious circumstances at St. Agnes convent, Father Brown investigates with the aid of Sister Boniface, an eager young fan of detective novels Father Brown The Bride of Christ Sunday at 10 pm.

Tune in to Antiques Roadshow‘s Finders Keepers Monday at 7 pm. This episode shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident.

Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir Monday at 8 pm showcases the rich choral music traditions of two countries, presenting traditional Christmas hymns and carols in both Norwegian and English.

St. Thomas Christmas: All Is Well 2013 Monday at 9 pm shares the University of St. Thomas tradition of celebrating Advent and Christmas with beloved traditional and contemporary music performed by student ensembles on a world class stage.

Independent Lens presents Jiro Dreams Of Sushi Monday at 10 pm. Take an inside look inside the eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, one of the world’s greatest sushi chef, his meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.

Based on David Walliams’ bestselling book, Mr. Stink premieres Tuesday at 7 pm. Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed. As it turns out that there is more to Mr Stink than meets the eye … or nose.

Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tuesday at 8 pm presents Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and journalist/author Tom Brokaw with the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a holiday concert performance.

Frontline presents the epic story of the rise of Christianity with From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians Tuesday at 9 pm.

Nature presents Christmas in Yellowstone Wednesday at 7 pm. Nature journeys in the footsteps of the men who first explored the park, and travels with their modern-day counterpart on his own journey of discovery.

NOVA‘s Building The Great Cathedrals Wednesday at 8 pm experiments to investigate and reveal the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their soaring, glass-filled walls.

Comet Encounter Wednesday at 9 pm steps into the world of scientists all over the world as they follow Comet ISON and prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday presents Tom Waits in a classic episode from 1978.

Joyce Banda, President of Malawi stops by on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents There Will Be Fun Thursday at 7:30 pm. Go behind the scenes to witness the passion and energy required to create Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Jerusalem: Center Of The World Thursday at 9 pm draws on religious texts, the science of archeology and oral traditions passed on through millennia to try to determine why this small city has occupied the minds of so many for so long.

American Masters presents Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Friday at 9 pm and tells this rich and engrossing story about the famous composer.

Central Texas Gardener features Richard Louv, author of Last Child In The Woods, on Saturday noon and 4 pm and explores the importance of connecting kids to nature int his digital world.

Famed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Garbriela perform a unique fusion of flamenco, jazz and rock on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Highlights December 15 – December 21

KLRU Highlights

When an abandoned woman, dressed in all pink, turns up murdered in an abandoned building, Sherlock must use the science of deduction to catch the killer on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: A Study In Pink Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow presents Junk In The Trunk Monday at 7 pm with never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2011 season.

Tune in to Antiques Roadshow‘s Trash To Treasure Monday at 8 pm. This episode puts viewers in a festive mood with more than twenty incredible tales of valuable treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, roadsides, dumpsters, and demolition sites.

The lives of two young playwrights are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage on Independent Lens Playwright: From Page To Stage Monday at 9 pm.

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike Of 1913 Tuesday at 7 pm explores an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Copper Country and haunts the American labor movement to this day.

How Sherlock Changed The World Tuesday at 8 pm tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.

Israel: Facing The Future Tuesday at 10 pm analyzes what is next for the world’s only Jewish state as both the religious and the secular battle over its future.

Nature presents Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo Wednesday at 7 pm captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

NOVA‘s Extreme Ice Wednesday at 8 pm follows the exploits of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they try to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior and their potential to dive rising sea levels.

Life on Fire presents Icelandic Volcanoes Wednesday at 9 pm and tries to discern which volcano will awaken next as the 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano raised concern.

Austin City Limits presents experimental alt. pop to the stage with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes / tUnE-yArDs Wednesday at 10 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith sits down with Reza Aslan, Author And Religious Scholar Thursday at 7 pm.

Meet Allison Orr, a non-traditional choreographer that has been working with technicians, linemen and machines at a power company for a dance performance. Tune in to Arts In Context‘s PowerUp Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Christmas At Luter: Tidings Of Comfort And Joy celebrates the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luter College in Decorah Iowa Thursday at 8 pm.

National Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday at 9 pm promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment.

Southern Celtic Christmas Concert Thursday at 10 pm celebrates the high spirits and mystical beuty of Celtic and Appalachian Christmas traditions.

Christmas At Belmont Friday at 9 pm presents a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world  music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

The Daytripper Saturday at 10 am travels to Houston, Texas and heads to a Dim Sum restaurant in Houston’s Chinatown, followed by a visit to the Museum District.

Central Texas Gardener presents Small Garden Ideas With Upcycled Materials at 12 and 4 pm. Make the most of small spaces with an artistic spin using upcycled objects.

Masterpiece presents the first five episodes of Downton Abbey – Season 3 Saturday 6 – 11 pm.

 

Highlights December 8 – December 14

KLRU Highlights

Great American Songbook Sunday at 1 pm offers a dazzling parade of American popular songs as seen and heard in some of the most beloved films ever made.

Burt Bacharach’s Best features all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s Sunday at 4:30 pm and 11 pm.

In Inside Foyle’s War Sunday at 8 pm looks at how this enormously popular, award-winning Masterpiece/Mystery! series has captured loyal fans for over 10 years.

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind Monday at 9 pm remembers archival folk era classics from the vault.

Carole King – James Taylor Live At The Troubadour Tuesday at 7 pm celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary Los Angeles club.

Great Performances presents Pavarottie: A Voice For The Ages Tuesday at 8:30 pm. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since Luciano Pavarotti’s career debut.

Gospel’s Jubilee Showcase Tuesday at 10 pm features archival performance footage with virtually everyone who mattered in gospel.

Statler Brothers Farewell Concert  Wednesday at 7 pm documents the last time the Statler Brothers took the stage and celebrates one of country music’s most honored acts.

Rock, Pop And Doo Wop Wednesday at 8:30 pm presents legends Jon “Bowzer” Bauman and Ronnie Spector as they bring back the best songs from the late 1950′s and early 1960′s.

Return To Downton Abbey Thursday at 8 pm savors the fond memories from the past three seasons of “Downton Abbey” and gets a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season.

Carole King & James Taylor Live at The Troubadour Friday at 9 pm is an entire concert from the extraordinary 2007 Troubadour Reunion of James Taylor and Carole King.

Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe savors classic European cuisine Friday at 10:30 pm.

Central Texas Gardener presents Drought Tough Plants Saturday at noon. Horticulturist Mary Irish crosses the lines from Arizona to Texas with plants that survive drought and restore wildlife.

 

 

Highlights December 1 – December 7

KLRU Highlights

Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams Sunday at 3:30 pm celebrates the most acclaimed lyricists and librettists of the 20th century, Oscar Hammerstein.

Visit the greatest compositions and composers of all time with My Music Presents Classical Rewind Sunday at 5 pm.

Return To Downton Abbey savors the fond memories from the past three seasons of Downton Abbey and gives a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow presents Big & Little Monday at 7 pm and proves that good things come in small – and gigantic – packages.

Genealogy Roadshow finds secrets in Austin involving some of Texas’ favorite subjects: football, politics, and home-state pride Monday at 8:15 pm.

Best Of The 60s presents a special configuration of selected original hit songs featured in My Generation: The 60s, The British Beat, Motown, 60′s Pop, Rock & Soul Tuesday at 7 pm.

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind Tuesday at 9 pm featuring the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk era classics from the vault which culminates into a crescendo of excitement.

Nature Animal Odd Couples Wednesday at 7 pm investigates the special bonds between animals and how love apparently knows no boundaries in the animal kingdom.

NOVA examines groundbreaking research that aims to keep us out of harm’s way in Making Stuff Safer Wednesday at 8 pm.

Elton John In Concert Wednesday at 9:30 pm presents the legendary artist in a specially staged concert.

American Masters Carol Burnett: A Woman Of Character Thursday at 7 pm  takes a glimpse of something deeper and darker that began to emerge in the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show.

Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe savors classic European cuisine Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Matthew Morrison A Classic Christmas Live From the Bushnell Friday at 10:30 pm. Prepare yourself for a “Glee-ful’ event as Morrison sustains entertains the audiences with songs and graceful dance moves.

Keep the butterflies around all year with renowned Geyata Ajilvsgi’s tips for perennial attraction with Central Texas Gardener‘s Perennials To Attract Butterflies Saturday at noon.

Inside Foyle’s War Saturday at 12:30 pm takes a look at how this enormously popular Masterpiece Mystery! series has captured loyal fans for over 10 years.

Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop Saturday at 5 pm brings back the happiest hits from the ays of poodle skirts and penny loafers.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks Saturday at 7 pm captures the magic and majesty of Pink Floyd’s legendary music set against the awe-inspiring natural rocks and Colorado landscape.

Tune in for Trans-siberian Orchestra: Ghosts Of Christmas Eve Saturday at 8:10 pm for a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas.

 

 

Highlights November 24 – November 30

KLRU Highlights

The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting For Freedom profiles the first African Americans recruits in the United States Marine Corps, Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize honors this comedic icon and all round performing legend Sunday at 7 pm.

The family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas Masterpiece‘s Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part Seven Sunday at 9 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to San Diego, California for Hour Two Monday at 7 pm. Mark L. Walber meets Rafael Eledge aboard the USS Midway to discuss the evolution of a 19th-century.

Mark L. Walberg and Nicholas Lowry take Antiques Roadshow to San Diego, California for Hour Three Monday at 8 pm. Visit San Diego’s Allen Airways Flying Museum to look at some of the earliest-known posters of mechanical flight.

Young Lakota premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm.  When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing abortion, Pine Ridge Reservation, Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor, Brandon Ferguson are thrown into a political storm.

Injunuity presents a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future Monday at 10 pm.

The Evolution of Funny: TV Comedy with Larry Wilmore premieres on On Story Monday at 10:30 pm. Larry Wilmore reflects upon different forms of comedy, his own comic influences, and always looking to maximize comedic potential.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross presents A More Perfect Union Tuesday at 7 pm. Explore how African Americans set out to build a bright new future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories.

The March honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Tuesday at 8 pm.

Frontline investigate the death of Michelle O’Connell, a young, single mother who was found dead after she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, on  A Death In St. Augustine Tuesday at 9 pm.

The Mind of a Chef wrestles with the questions every aspiring new or expanding veteran chef has to confront when opening a new restaurant, in London Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story explores how the most impressionable characters – both good and evil – are compelling because of their flaws, complexities, and personal truths in Heroes & Anti-Heroes: Loving the Villain Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Nature presents My Life as a Turkey Wednesday at 7 pm. With his board background in the natural sciences, Joe Hutto incubated a bowl of eggs that a local farmer left on his porch.

An Original DUCKumentary premieres Wednesday on Nature  at 8 and takes a fascinating look at tone of our most familiar birds.

Nature reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light in The Private Life Of Deer, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Retired American astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain, Mark Kelly, visits Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Power Up Thursday at 7:30 pm. Discover Allison Orr as she finds the poetry of motion in unusual places and uses non-traditional choreography to celebrate everyday life.

All ATX: A Celebration Of Austin Musicians airs Thursday at 8 pm and honors the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

POV presents the first-ever animated special from StoryCorps that celebrates the transformative power of listening with Listening Is An Act Of Love: A Storycorps Special, Thursday at 10 pm.

Join screenwriters behind Romantic Comedies and discuss the important balance of relationship, conflict and originality on On Story Thursday at 10:30.

Great Performances presents Barbra Streisand: Back To Brooklyn as she makes a historic homecoming at the new Barclays Center arena Friday at 9 pm.

Central Texas Gardener joins author of Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv, as he explains the importance of connecting kids to nature in this digital world, Saturday at 12 pm.

Reflect and remember the very best of The Folk Years with John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind Saturday at 5 pm.

Join MY MUSIC as they present The Best Of The 60′s Saturday at 7 pm.

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.

 

Highlights November 10 – November 16

KLRU Highlights

Into Deep Space: The Birth Of The Alma Observatory Sunday at 1:30 pm traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth – the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes.

Father Brown presents The Man In The Tree Sunday at 10 pm. When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time?

Operation Appreciation Sunday at 6 pm follows Georgetown volunteers as they collect cookies, brownies and doughnuts from local stores, and baked goods made by people in the community to distribute at the Fort Hood Army base.

Secrets Of Althorp – The Spencers Sunday at 7 pm tours the house of the Spencers, one of Britain’s most eminent aristocratic dynasties that have lived for over 500 years at Althorp.

Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Six Sunday at 8 pm. Katherine turns The Paradise upside-down as she prepares for what promises to be a dazzling society event.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part 5 Sunday at 10. As the war nears its end, Downton’s aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A mysterious wounded officer makes a shocking revelation.

Antiques Roadshow throws its hat in the ring with this special edition, a salute to the presidential election and the keepsakes of political battles long past in Politically Collect on Monday at 7 pm.

JFK: American ExperiencePart One premieres Monday at 8 pm. Follow JFK’s rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960.

Kennedy Half-Century chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president, on Monday at 7 pm.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross  Tuesday at 7 pm portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation.

JFK: American Experience - Part Two Tuesday 8 pm follows Kennedy into the White House through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency.

The Mind of a Chef highlights both the people and food of Charleston by preparing an epic outdoor feast on his friend’s farm in Low Country BBQ, Tuesday 10 pm.

On Story presents James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours Tuesday 10:30 pm. James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 Hours and the collaboration approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story.

Nature‘s Parrot Confidential Wednesday 7 pm presents a loveable, quirky cast of parrots that reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with humans.

Discover how state-of-the art forensic tools would be applied to the JFK investigation were it to happen today as NOVA presents Cold Case JFK Wednesday at 8 pm.

Secrets of the Dead present JFK: One PM Central Standard Time Wednesday a 9 pm. This episode chronicles minute-by-minute JFK’s 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.

Jonathan Alter stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm. Jonathan Alter has written three New York Times best-sellers about American presidents and his most recent book is The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.

Arts In Context presents The Intergalactic Nemesis Thursday at 7:30 pm. The Intergalactic Nemesis is a “live-action Graphic Novel,” a mash-up of the radio play and a comic book.

The Daytripper heads to El Paso, Texas Thursday 8 pm. Chet travels to the edge of Texas to discover the Wild West history of this frontier town.

Chet travels to Johnson City, Texas on The Daytripper Thursday 8:30 pm and visits President Johnson’s boyhood home and the legendary “Texas White House,” a National Historical Park.

POV presents The City Dark Thursday at 9 pm, providing a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.

Great Performances presents Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Friday at 9 pm. Celebrate the 70th anniversary of “Oklahoma!” and tune in for a special commemorative encore telecast from London’s national Theatre.

Sample the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders with Rick Steves’ Europe Venice And Its Lagoon Saturday at 10:30 am.

Make the most of small spaces with an artistic spin using upcycled objects with Central Texas Gardener’s Small Garden Ideas With Upcycled Materials Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

Jim James / The Black Angels perform on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

 

Antiques Roadshow returns this November and December!

KLRU Highlights

Antiques Roadshow returns this November and December with all-new specials!  Junk in the Trunk 3 features never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2013 season, Survivors highlights those antiques that have endured the test of time despite exceptionally dangerous circumstances, and Finders Keepers spotlights treasures found in places where you least expect.

11/4 – Junk in the Trunk 3 at 7 pm
Antiques Roadshow packed a trunkful of treasures to share from the six cities visited during the Season 17 tour. Junk in the Trunk 3 is a brand new episode with never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2013 season, including a Myrtle Beach guest with a sports collection that would make any Celtics fan turn green with envy, a diamond and platinum ring in Corpus Christi, and a valuable old book with a mysterious past in Rapid City that is valued at $35,000 to $50,000.

11/18 - Survivors at 7 pm
Every antique is a survivor, but considering some have made it through exceptionally dangerous circumstances, it is amazing they survived at all. In this special episode, Antiques Roadshow highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds with treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires, and more. A French Blue John urn that remains largely intact despite multiple gunshots is appraised for $3,000 to $5,000. Other highlights include a New Orleans Chess Table that held strong through Hurricane Katrina, and hotel stationary bearing the names of three of the four Beatles that escaped a fiery end.

12/23 - Finders Keepers at 7 pm
Tucked behind a fireplace, buried in a cotton field, mistaken for insulation in the ceiling of a basement…some treasures are where you least expect to find them. In this new special, Roadshow shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident. Examples include a formerly buried Weller Coppertone vase that the guest almost tripped over, valued at $2,500 to $3,000, and a collection of Cole Porter & Monty Woolley Letters appraised for $50,000 to $70,000 that were saved from the dumpster in true trash-to-treasure fashion. 

KLRU Honors JFK

Join KLRU in honoring the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s tragic death. Watch an array of programs that celebrate the life, impact and legacy JFK  left behind.

On KLRU:
11/11 - JFK: American Experience Part One at 8 pm
Follow JFK’s rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 – the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy’s early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington’s most eligible bachelor to the nation’s president.

11/11 - Kennedy Half-Century at 10 pm
Based on Larry Sabato’s new book, The Kennedy Half-Century chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president. John F. Kennedy’s legacy endured due to the early efforts of family and friends, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs, Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton’s infatuation with the 35th president, and the “twinning” of JFK and Barrack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. The compelling one-hour documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond, Andrew Bell and Larry Sabato, among others.

11/12 - JFK: American Experience Part Two at 8 pm
Follow Kennedy into the White House through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency. Offering fresh assessments of the successes and failures of his tenure, this episode features frank appraisals by administration officials, including John Siegenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford, civil rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond, and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

11/13 - 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?

11/13 - 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.

11/19 - Frontline Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? at 9 pm
Frontline marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a reprise of its investigative biography of the man at the center of the political crime of the 20th century. At the heart of the assassination lies the puzzle of Lee Harvey Oswald: Was he the emotionally disturbed lone gunman of the 1964 Warren Commission report? Was he, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded, probably part of a conspiracy on that day in Dallas? Or was he an unwitting fall guy, the patsy, as Oswald himself claimed when he was arrested on November 22, 1963? Twenty years ago, in the most comprehensive attempt on American television to penetrate this enduring enigma, Frontline’s investigative team spent more than a year reexamining Oswald’s life and sifting through the psychological, political, and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination. Traveling to Japan, Russia, Europe, Mexico, Canada and across the United States, the team uncovered new witnesses, documents, photographs, video and audio recordings of Lee Oswald, many of which had never before been made public.

On KLRU-Q:

11/17Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time at 7 pm

11/17JFK: Breaking The News at 8 pm
This moving documentary looks at the broadcast coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Stressing how closely the medium and television audiences are joined in times of crisis, JFK: BREAKING THE NEWS offers one of the first broadcast examinations of how local journalists in 1963 delivered rapidly breaking news to a nation in despair. Narrated by Jane Pauley, this hour-long, public television documentary will also allow television audiences to understand the tremendous technical obstacles that had to be overcome and the immediate journalistic decisions that accompanied the initial live remote broadcasts generated by television four decades ago.

11/17 – Kennedy Half-Century at 9 pm
Based on Larry Sabato’s new book, THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president. John F. Kennedy’s legacy endured due to the early efforts of family and friends, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs, Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton’s infatuation with the 35th president, and the “twinning” of JFK and Barrack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. The compelling one-hour documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond, Andrew Bell and Larry Sabato, among others.

11/17 - Lyndon B. Johnson – Succeeding Kennedy at 10 pm
50 years after the Kennedy assassination, this documentary looks at LBJ and his politics. Revisiting the original locations of events of the time and interviewing experts and contemporary witnesses, this documentary gives insight into Lyndon B Johnson’s politics and into his being.

11/22Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time at 8 pm

Native American Heritage Month

KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, KLRU will broadcast a lineup of new and encore presentations honoring and exploring Native American culture.

11/18 - Independent Lens Indian Relay 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. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon, “Indian Relay” follows several teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season — all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships.

11/25 – Independent Lens Young Lakota at 9 pm
In a small town in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation, Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor, Brandon Ferguson, share a common dream of helping to create a better future for their tribe. When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing abortion, their tribal President, Cecelia Fire Thunder, challenges it with a threat to build a clinic on the reservation, drawing Sunny, Serena and Brandon into a political storm that changes the course of each of their lives.

11/25 – Injunuity at 10 pm
Injunuity is a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future. From Columbus to the western expansion to tribal casinos, we are taught that the Native way, while at times glorious, is something of the past, something that needed to be replaced by a manifest destiny from across the ocean. But in a world increasingly short of real answers, it is time we looked to Native wisdom for guidance. It is time for some Injunuity. Injunuity is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim, every thought and opinion is real, told in nine short pieces and covering such topics as language preservation, sacred sites, and the environment. But rather than simply revisit our history, the goal of Injunuity is to help define our future, to try and figure out the path that lies before us, to focus on where we are going as well as where we have been.

On KLRU-Q:

11/3 - Choctow CodeTalkers at 5 pm
The empowering chronicle of Choctaw Soldiers as the original Code Talkers during World War I, a story which has been buried in history for nearly a hundred years. With testimonies from family members and Choctaw tribal leaders, the program brings a unique perspective to these forgotten heroes and their wartime contributions.

11/3 – Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII at 6 pm
When America joined the Allies in World War II in 1941, over 25,000 Native American people joined the war effort. Although their stories are rarely told, they are part of “The Greatest Generation.” Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII shares the stories of three Northern California Native American Veterans of World War II. Lee Hover, (Karuk Tribe), Frank Richards, (Tolowa/Smith River Rancheria), and Wally Scott (Yurok Tribe) recount their experiences at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and D-Day, and share their views on the costs of war.