Highlights March 23 – March 29

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Leonard Moore discusses the surprising intellectual aspects of elite football; Baritone Sax musician Fred Ho performs and talks about jazz as black vanguard music in Blackademics TV, Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Great Performances At The Met presents Tosca with Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze as the villainous Scarpia, Sunday at 2 pm.

Unlock the doors to rooms you didn’t know existed, talk to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveal some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons in Secrets Of The Tower Of London, Sunday at 7 pm.

Tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton comes to the store as Masterpiece presents Mr. Selfridge, Part 8 Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in the Red Stick city and head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade in Baton Rouge, Monday at 7 pm.

Independent Lens premieres All Of Me: A Story Of Love, Loss, And Last Resorts, Monday at 8 pm.

Civic Summit: Obesity, Weight Loss And Body Acceptance is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss, Monday at 9 pm.

Set For Life follows three Baby Boomers – a third-generation steelworker from West Virginia, a community college staffer from South Carolina and an IT project manager from California – struggling to recover from the Great Recession, premiering Monday at 10 pm.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama presents The Beginning and tells the story of the Jewish experience begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God, Tuesday at 7 pm.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity under the rule of Christianity and Islam in Among Believers, Tuesday at 8 pm.

Frontline tells the heart-wrenching stories behind the spread of a deadly infection threatening people around the world in TB Silent Killer, Tuesday at 9 pm.

Natures‘ What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought, airing Wednesday at 7 pm.

Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK? Find out in NOVA‘s Cold Case JFK, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Secrets of the Dead‘s The Lost Diary Of Dr. Livingstone celebrate’s the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone’s birth, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Former Chancellor, Joel Klein, visits Overheard with Evan Smith on Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover how Indie video game developers push games to new frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design in The Art Of Playing, on Arts In Contexts Thursday at 7:30.

One Square Mile Texas: Dallas explores the condo scene of modern urban Texas and the cultural side of the city, Thursday at 8 pm.

Women In Chemistry: Life Lessons From The Laboratory profiles eight remarkable women who have made important contributions to the field of chemistry, Thursday at 9 pm.

Patina Miller presents her first concert special with music ranging from classic R&B to Broadway’s best in Live from Lincoln Center, Friday at 8 pm.

Whether escaping small town life or overcoming intense anxiety, The Villettes are finding new hope every day, see them perform in Hardly Sound, Friday at 10 pm.

 

Highlights March 16 – March 22

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Doc Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school’s sports day and Ruth & Margaret have a showdown in Listen With Mother, Sunday at 11 pm.

Explore how the innovative “Mississippi” rifle dramatically changed the odds in the Mexican-American War as Antiques Roadshow visits El Paso, Texas, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow continues its visit in El Paso, Texas and discusses the styles and construction that distinguish Texas spurs and what collectors of vintage spurs are willing to pay for them, Monday at 8 pm.

Makers: Women Who Make America all three episodes back-to-back starting at 9 pm Monday. Episode #101 tells the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years, Monday at 9 pm. Episode #102 features the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it and those — both famous and unknown — caught up in its wake, Monday at 10 pm. Episode #103 presents the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years, Monday at 11 pm.

Follow some of the most prominent figures of the time in 1964: American Experience Tuesday at 7 pm.

Frontline tells the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families in Rape in the Fields, Tuesday at 9 pm.

Discover the children in the slums of Calcutta that are starting a revolution as Independent Lens presents The Revolutionary Optimists Tuesday at 10 pm.

Discover why  are vanishing off the face of the Earth in Nature‘s Frogs: The Thin Green Line, Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die in Venom: Nature’s Killer, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Skeletons of The Sahara tells the story of scientist Paul Sereno’s amazing discovery of a prehistoric human burial ground in the middle of one of the world’s most forbidding desert, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Comedian Kevin Nealon visits Overheard with Evan Smith, Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover how Alenjandro Rose-Garcia, a.k.a. Shakey Graves, has gone from obscurity to the national spotlight as Arts In Context presents Not Alone, Thursday at 7:30.

One Square Mile: Texas visits Houston, a city that is known for being diverse, Thursday at 8 pm.

Through the use of theatre, Conspire seeks to provide women prisoners a revolutionary and creative approach to healing from trauma, increasing self-esteem, becoming better parents, and improving literacy in Performing Possibilities Thursday at 9 pm.

American Masters‘ Lennon NYC tells John Lennon’s story as it has never been told before — and as it will never be told again, Friday at 8 pm.

Chris and Bill Reid pick a few plants to get your garden humming in Central Texas Gardener‘s Bee Happy, Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

Chef Daniel Klein is off to Arkansas to learn about shiitake mushrooms grown in a purely sustainable way in Victory Garden‘s Ediblefeast, Saturday at 4:30 pm.

Austin City Limits presents an hour with jazz/soul singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding in support of her LP Radio Music Society, Saturday at 7 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 in The Bride Of Christ, Saturday at 8 pm.

 

 

Highlights March 9 – March 15

KLRU Highlights

Overheard With Evan Smith presents Reza Aslan, Author And Religious Scholar Sunday at 12:30 pm.

Legends of the 1960s unite in the all-new live performance “My Music” special, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul Sunday at 4 pm.

Step into the past with America’s Wild West Sunday at 6 pm. This special captures some of the best moments from American Experience’s films of the Wild West.

From the producers of Riverdance comes Heartbeat of Home — a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance, Sunday at 7.

Masterpiece Sneak Preview: Mr. Selfridge Season 2 will give viewers an exciting taste of the new season, Sunday at 9 pm.

Doc Martin‘s mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news as penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village at the drop of the word “asbestos” in Hazardous Exposure, Sunday at 10 pm.

Great Performances presents The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, a star-studded concert tribute to the American pop music icon at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Monday at 9 pm.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now Tuesday at 7 pm presents personal stories as well as various philosophical and poetic illustrations to explain that each of our lives is a tapestry composed of all of the choices we’ve made and will make.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks plays a special tribute to era defining classic rock album “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” Tuesday at 10 pm.

A Celebration Of Blues  & Soul premieres Wednesday at 7 pm for this never-before-seen historic concert featuring Steve Ray Vaughan and some of the biggest names in blues and rock history performing their greatest hits.

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you,” Wednesday at 8:30 pm

3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, MD Wednesday at 10:30 pm addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America.

Joe Bonamassa: Tour De Force Thursday at 9 pm chronicles Bonamassa’s atmospheric rise from the intimate club environment of The Borderline, to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow a concert film recorded during the band’s 1976 North American Wings Over the World tour, captures the group at the peak of their career, premiering Friday at 9:30.

Fed up with a turf lawn in drought? Mark Simmons from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center changes our habits with Habiturf in Central Texas Gardener’s Lawn Option for Drought Saturday at noon.

 

Highlights March 2 – March 8

KLRU Highlights

BrainChange With David Perlmutter, MD Sunday at 2 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.

3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, MD Sunday at 3:30 pm directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America.

From the romantic mood of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ to the dramatic emotions of Orff’s ‘O Fortuna’, Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time, Sunday at 5 pm.

Ed Sullivan’s Rock And Roll Classics - The 60s presents classic song performances from 1963 – 1968, on Sunday at 7 pm.

Reflect and remember the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk era classics from the vault in John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind, Sunday at 9 pm.

Mrs. Tishell returns to the village as Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna in Doc Martins The Practice Around The Corner, Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow Simply The Best showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on the program, Monday at 7 pm.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now Monday at 8:15 pm presents personal stories as well as as various philosophical and poetic illustrations to explain that each of our lives is a tapestry composed of all of the choices we’ve made and will make.

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You Tuesday at 7 pm sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you.”

Explore The Shannon, Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and the longest river as Nature presents Ireland’s Wild River Wednesday at 7 pm.

Rick Steves tours the ancient glories and back-street riches of three great Italian cities – Rome, Venice and Florence on  Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities Of Dreams  Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

Rick Steves’ Festive Europe on Wednesday at 10:30 pm captures Europeans doing what they do so expertly – celebrating the good life.

Discover the unforgettable concert featuring singing sensations from a kinder and gentler time in Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop, Thursday at 7 pm.

Landscape architect Kenneth Francis illustrates water management from experience in New Mexico and Texas as Central Texas Gardener presents Water Conservation Design Saturday at noon.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks Saturday at 7 pm pays a special tribute to era defining classic rock album “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” this year celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary.

Highlights February 23 – March 1

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Omi Jones discusses the experience of being a black female professor and  Dr. Aimee Cox discusses women’s empowerment and dance on Blackademics TV Sunday at 1:30 pm.

William Kentridge’s innovative production of Shostakovich’s shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose returns as Great Performances At The Met presents The Nose Sunday at 2 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 8 Sunday 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 in Father Brown’s The Eye of the Apollo, Sunday at 10 pm.

Tune in to Doc Martin as Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor, in Nobody Likes Me Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Baton Rouge and heads to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter, on Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Pittsburgh, PA Monday at 8 pm and discovers centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.

Ice Warriors – USA Sled Hockey portrays the United States Ice Sled Hockey team as it prepares to compete in the Winter Paralympics in a sport called “murderball on blades,” Monday at 9 pm.

10 Buildings That Changed America Monday at 10 pm tells the stories of 10 American architectural marvels.

American Experience Triangle Fire Tuesday at 7 pm focuses on the fire that broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1911 and the events that followed.

Frontline Secrets Of The Vatican Tuesday at 8 pm goes inside the Vatican – one of the world’s most revered and mysterious institutions – to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world.

The Mind of a Chef Louisiana Tuesday at 10 pm focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean.

On Story presents Writing The Fantastical: A Conversation With David Magee Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Return Of The Wolves: The Next Chapter, Wednesday at 7 pm, follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

NOVA presents Ground Zero Supertower Wednesday at 8 pm. Engineers race to complete 1 World Trade Center as they grapple with the final challenges.

Super Skyscrapers The Billionaire Building Wednesday at 9 pm follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper, One57, and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city.

Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Shakey Graves turns his one-man band into a do-it-yourself success story on Arts In Context  Not Alone at Thursday at 7:30 pm.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Midland Thursday at 8 pm. As Midland’s economy booms, the lives of the people that live here are shaped by the economy and the influx of job-seekers.

A Reason To Dance, Thursday at 9 pm, explores the life of China Smith as she wrestles with the business aspect of sharing her art as well as the uphill battle against cultural expectations and the cultural stereotypes of ballet.

Burt Bacharach’s Best Friday at 8 pm features all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.

One of America’s favorite genre-defying bands has returned with the same signature “magic” that blurred boundaries and musical styles twenty years ago on Mavericks: In Time Friday at 9:30 pm.

Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities Of Dreams premieres Saturday at 10 am.

Central Texas Gardener presents England Goes To Texas Saturday at noon.  Find out why plants like peonies can’t make the move to the Southwest and bring the garden indoors in low-care terrariums.

My Music Best of The 60′s Saturday at 8 pm features a special configuration of selected original hit songs featured in My Generation: The 60s, The British Beat, Motown, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul.

 

Highlights February 16 – February 22

KLRU Highlights

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 7 Sunday at 8 pm. Robert and Thomas return from America, Bates makes a surprise trip to York, Edith prepares to go abroad, and suitors flock to Mary. Branson helps someone move on, and Rose makes her move.

Murder On The Home Front premieres Sunday at 9:15 pm. When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?

Antiques Roadshow visits Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche Chairs in Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to the Andy Warhol Museum to check out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens presents Las Marthas Monday at 9 pm. The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country — its 94 percent Latino debutantes and their attendants all dress as Martha Washington or other patriotic figures from America’s colonial period.

Vamos Al Baile (Let’s Go To The Dance) Monday at 10 pm captures the different styles of Mexican-American music and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.

American Experience‘s Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday at 7 pm explores the significant and central role the Grand Coulee played in transforming the Northwest.

American Experience Rise And Fall Of Penn Station Tuesday at 8 pm tells the story of the tunnels that was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station.

Frontline presents Generation Like Tuesday at 9 pm and explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media.

It was a school night to remember when Phoenix performed a spectacular show in the gym at Anderson High School in Austin on Live from the Artists Den Tuesday at 10 pm.

Nature Honey Badgers: Masters Of Mayhem Wednesday at 7 pm follows three badger specialists in South Africa who take on these masters of mayhem in ways that must be seen to be believed.

A team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica in NOVA’s Mystery of Easter Island, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Super Skyscrapers The Vertical City Wednesday at 9 pm explores the Shanghai Tower and how this structure will dominate Shanghai’s skyline.

Overheard with Evan Smith sits down with award-winning, best-selling novelist, essayist and short story writer Jonathan Lethem Thursday at 7 pm.

Explore an art installation that takes on the pressing issue of water shortages and challenges the community to action as Arts In Context presents Thirst Thursday at 7:30 pm.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Port Isabel Thursday at 8 pm. Discover the island community located between the culture of South Texas and the vacation destination of South Padre Island.

The Daytripper visits Kingsland, Texas Thursday at 8:30 pm. Join Chet as he heads to the Hill Country to pick grapes at a winery and swims on a scenic lake.

Independent Lens presents Soul Food Junkies Thursday at 9 pm. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences.

Great Performances presents Sting: The Last Ship Friday at 8 pm. ”The Last Ship” tells the story of the demise of the ship building industry in 1980s Newcastle, which for so long had shaped and overshadowed the city’s development and community.

Yes, You Can Grow Roses with Central Texas Gardener Saturday at noon & 4 pm introduces you to hardy, trouble free roses that perform even in drought.

The Mind of a Chef Louisiana focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean, on Saturday at 5 pm.

Radiohead takes the Austin City Limits stage Saturday at 7 pm.

When the leader of the Church of Apollo’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever, in The Eye of Apollo on Father Brown Saturday at 8 pm.

 

Highlights February 9 – February 15

KLRU Highlights

Blackademics TV presents Dr. Kevin Cockley and Dr. Gloria Quinlan Sunday at 1:30 pm.

The Art Of Architecture: Houston takes viewers on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture Sunday at 4 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 6 Sunday at 8 pm. Downton’s drove of pigs arrive, Robert departs, an unwelcome visitor appears, and illness descends. Mary and Blake may have found common ground, but Edith faces her troubles alone.

Making Of A Lady premieres Sunday at 9 pm. Based on the forgotten novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (“The Secret Garden”), this classic tale tells the story of the well-born, educated but penniless Emily, played by Lydia Wilson.

Antiques Roadshow travels to Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art to discuss renowned architect and designer Eliel Saarinen in Detroit, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Eugene, Oregon and visit the King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wineglasses and decanters, Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens  Spies of Mississippi Monday at 9 pm tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950′s and 1960′s.

American Experience presents Billy The Kid Tuesday at 7 pm. On April 28, 1881, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, just days from being hanged for murder, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes.

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid on American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm. Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. Separating fact from fiction, this program explores the last pair of outlaws to flee on horseback into a setting sun.

Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm gives the most timely view yet of this newest front in the Syrian revolution.

The writers behind Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Con Air, and Snitch discuss how they use action scenes to further the plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax in Explosive Action! on On Story, Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The Animal House presents a global look at the “homelife of wildlife,” Wednesday at 7 pm on Nature.

The Duomo in Florence is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. NOVA investigates in Great Cathedral Mystery, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Super Skyscrapers rethinks every aspect of the traditional building model with the Leadenhall Building in Building The Future, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Mary Matalin and James Carville are both veteran political strategists, commentators and best-selling authors talk politics on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Go behind the scenes to witness the passion and energy required to create a successful music festival at the annual Fun Fun Fun Fest on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

One Square Mile: Texas at 8 pm Thursday explores Austin through the lives of Austinites navigating an ever-changing landscape.

Chet heads to the hill country, eats at a Belgium bakery, swims in Hamilton Pool, climbs Reimer’s Ranch, and polishes the day off at Salt Lick on Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Great Performances presents National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage Friday at 8 pm. November 2013, the NT celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special gala performance, welcoming home an all-star cast of NT alumni to perform excerpts from landmark productions, complemented by archival excerpts from the NT’s many groundbreaking productions.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents Athens And Side Trips Saturday at 10:30 am. Tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archeological Museum.

Gardeners love to try plants a little out of their range. Find out which ones work and how to do it in Central Texas Gardener‘s Outside The Box With Marginal Plants Saturday at 12 & 4 pm.

The Mind of a Chef wrestles with questions every aspiring new or expanding veteran chef has to confront in Restaurateur, Saturday at 5 pm.

Alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP The Suburbs Saturday at 7 pm on Austin City Limits.

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? Find out Saturday at 8 pm with Father Brown‘s The Man In The Tree.

 

Highlights February 2 – February 8

KLRU Highlights

On Sunday at 1:30 pm,  Dr. Heather Pleasants and Dana Salter present their findings on digital media, youth and the creation of new narratives, while Dr. Amy Brown describes how urban fiction can be used as a teaching tool in Blackademics TV.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part Five Sunday at 8 pm. Pride and prejudice mark Robert’s surprise birthday party when Rose’s potentially scandalous recruit raises eyebrows and Mary clashes with an instantly antagonistic man of the people. Bates and Anna step out, and Edith gets troubling news.

Sherlock Season 3 – His Last Vow airs Sunday at 9 pm. Sherlock Holmes encounters Charles Augustus Magnussen, the one man he truly hates, through a case of stolen letters. How will he tackle an enemy who specializes in blackmail and knows the personal weakness of every eminent person in the Western world?

Doc Martin returns with Sickness And Health Sunday at 11 pm. Portwenn is buzzing with arrangements for the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again?

Antiques Roadshow visits Detroit Monday at 7 pm and heads to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to explore model cars made by Hudson Car Company.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Eugene, Oregon Monday at 8 pm and visits to the King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wine glasses and decanters.

POV presents American Promise Monday at 9 pm. This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country.

Nazi Mega Weapons presents V2 Rocket Tuesday at 7 pm. This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

Amish Shunned premieres on American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm. Filmed over the course of 12 months, this film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly-knit communities in the United States.

April travels four hours outside London to Cornwall to visit and cook with farmer and chef Tom Adams in The Mind of a Chef‘s Farmer, Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story presents A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator Of The X-Files Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology.

Take a fascinating look at one of our most familiar birds as Nature presents An Original DUCKumentary Wednesday a 7 pm.

NOVA presents Roman Catacomb Mystery Wednesday at 8 pm. NOVA goes beneath the streets of Rome where an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs — a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with tombs – lies.

Super Skyscrapers takes a look at the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark in One World Trade Center on Wednesday at 9 pm.

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams stops by on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents PowerUP Thursday at 7:30. Allison Orr finds the poetry of motion in unusual places and uses non-traditional choreography to celebrate everyday life. After shadowing technicians, linemen and machines at a power company, they are ready to perform Orr’s choreography in front of thousands of people.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Silverton Thursday at 8 pm. The small Panhandle town of Silverton is home to 731 people. The town has no grocery store, no traffic lights and is exactly one square mile in size. As the town’s population slowly dwindles, the community that remains is strong and self-sufficient.

The Daytripper visits La Grange, Texas Thursday at 8:30. Explore Texas Czech culture, eat at a 100 year old BBQ joint, and enjoy some kolaches from Hruska’s with Chet.

The March premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This documentary honors the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

American Masters presents Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Friday at 8 pm. Most famous for her seminal novel The Color Purple, writer/activist Alice Walker celebrates her 70th birthday in February, 2014.

Rick Steves’ Europe heads to Vienna And The Danube Saturday at 10:30 am. Explore the city’s surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

Keep the lawn but dump the weekly mower with native alternatives from Mark Simmons at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Central Texas Gardener‘s Lawn Options For Drought, Saturday at 12 & 4 pm.

The Mind of a Chef presents Leftovers Saturday at 5 pm and aims to prove that nasty bits have been given a bad rap and deserve to be on the kitchen table along with meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Austin City Limits presents Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown presents The Wrong Shape Saturday at 8 pm. Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realises that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

 

 

Highlights January 26 – February 1

KLRU Highlights

Arts In Context presents Schubertiad Sunday at 2:30 pm. The Miro Quartet performs music from popular composer Franz Schubert in front of a live studio audience.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 4 Sunday at 8 pm. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Sherlock, Series III: The Sign Of Three premieres on Masterpiece Mystery! Sunday at 9 pm. Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a third season of the modern version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

Antiques Roadshow visits Detroit, Michigan for the Motown Museum to discuss memorabilia that hits a high note with collectors Monday at 7 pm.

The four candidates in the Republican Primary for Texas Lieutenant Governor square off in The Texas Debates: Race for Lieutenant Governor, Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens presents The State Of Arizona Monday at 9 pm. This film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

Visa Dream premieres Monday at 10:30 pm and tells the touching story of one family’s experience gainign entry into the United States.

PBS Newshour “State of the Union Address along with Republican response Tuesday at 8 pm

Nature‘s The Funkiest Monkeys premieres Wednesday at 7 pm. This film explores the recent decreased number of the crested black macaques in the island of Indonesia, Sulawesi.

NOVA follows archeologists and forensic experts in Ireland’s County Tipperary in the methodical hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of various violent death of bog body victims in Ghosts Of Murdered Kings, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Hawking Wednesday at 9 pm presents the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawing’s life.

Overheard with Evan Smith features author Amy Tan Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Thirst Thursday at 7:30 pm. Explore an art installation takes on the pressing issue of water shortages and challenges the community to action.

One Square Mile: Texas presents San Antonio Thursday at 8  pm. This square mile in Southtown, San Antonio includes the historic King William District and the up-and-coming neighborhood of Lavaca.

The Daytripper visits Georgetown, Texas Thursday at 8:30 and visits the “oldest University in Texas.”

Great Performances present Barrymore Friday at 8 pm. This film adaptation of William Luce’s 1997 play is set in 1942 during the final months of Barrymore’s life.

Bring on the bees to renew populations of these essential pollinators with Central Texas Gardener‘s Bee Happy, Saturday at noon an d 4 pm.

Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids perform on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually a murder in The Flying Stars, Saturday at 8 pm.

 

Highlights January 19 – January 25

KLRU Highlights

Great Performances At The Met presents Eugene Onegin Sunday at 1:30 pm. Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 3 Sunday at 8 pm. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Sherlock, Series III: The Empty Hearse premieres Masterpiece Mystery! Sunday at 9 pm. Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a third season of the modern version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

Antiques Roadshow visit the Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho Monday at 7 pm and learns about the works of outsider artists James Castle.

Antiques Roadshow visits Tulsa, Oklahoma Monday at 8 pm and visits the Philbrook Museum of Art to look at seemingly everyday appliances and electronics that were transformed into stunning functional art by 20th century industrial designers.

Blood Brother premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. This film is a portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family.

Ripple Of Hope  Monday at 10:30 pm captures an extraordinary and uplifting even against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and memorable Presidential campaigns in U.S. history.

American Experience  War Letters Tuesday at 7 pm  presents a collection of newly uncovered personal correspondence that brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War.

American Masters  Salinger Tuesday at 8 pm  features interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger’s friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen.

On Story presents Writing The Fantastical: A Conversation With David Magee Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Magee discusses adapting Finding Neverland and Life of Pi and how he approached translating such imaginative worlds for the screen.

Meet The Coywolf premieres on Nature Wednesday at 7 pm. Discover the story behind the coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf.

NOVA Killer Typhoon Wednesday at 8 pm features in-depth interviews with the meteorologists charged with tracking and forecasting Pacific storms take us inside the anatomy of Typhoon Hiayan.

Chasing Shackleton part three follows Tim Jarvis and his journey through the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton’s ‘double’ Wednesday at 9 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith features independent filmmaker John Sayles Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Marfa: The Light and the Land Thursday at 9 pm. Explore the remote Texas city of Marfa which attracts visitors including those interested in literary pursuits, fine arts and the metaphysical.

Arts In Context‘s There Will Be Fun Thursday at 7:30 pm goes behind the scenes to witness the passion and energy required to create a successful music festival.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Nacogdoches Thursday at 8 pm. This episode looks at contemporary life in Nacogdoches to see where the lines of history fade into modern life.

Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry For Friday at 8pm. In this program, world-renowned health expert, Dr. Chopra, returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger and all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it.

Real Mary Poppins Friday at 9:30 pm draws on an extensive archive and interviews to tell Pamela Travers’ real story and to answer the question so many have asked: Where did Mary Poppins come from?

Kenneth Francis promotes water-saving measures as the foundation for design in Water Conservation Design on Central Texas Gardener Saturday at 12 & 4.

Austin City Limits presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives, Saturday at  7 pm.

Tune in for Father Brown Saturday at 8 pm as Father Brown must find the killer of an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows in The Hammer Of God.