Highlights January 12 – January 18

KLRU Highlights

Live from Lincoln Center presents Richard Tucker At 100: An Opera Celebration Sunday at 1:30 pm. The 2013 Gala celebratesthe centennial of Tucker’s birth with performances of arias and ensembles featuring many of the world’s greatest voices.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 1 Sunday at 6 pm.  Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Tune in for Masterpiece‘s  Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 2 Sunday at 8 pm. This season, the aristocrats cope with last season’s shocking finale.

Unlocking Sherlock Sunday at 9 pm goes behind-the-scenes look into the world of Sherlock Holmes and the making of the latest series.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Sherlock, Series II – The Reichenbach Fall Sunday at 10 pm. In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels.

1964: American Experience premieres Tuesday at 7 pm. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time.

Frontline presents Secret State Of North Korea Tuesday at 9 pm. Frontline explores life under Kim Jong-Un and investigate the enigmatic “Morning Star King” as he tries to hold onto power.

April explores Curry, the originals as well as England’s versions of this historic cuisine in The Mind of a Chef, Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story presents A Conversation With Brian Helgeland Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Helgeland shares his experience as a screenwriter, director, and producer.

Nature presents The Private Life Of Deer Wednesday at 7 pm and reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light.

NOVA Wednesday at 8 pm reveals the untold story of the biggest flying machines ever made: Germany’s war zeppelins in Zeppelin Terror Attack.

Chasing Shackleton presents Episode #102 Wednesday at 9 pm. Battered b storms and blind by thick fog, world record speed sailor and renowned racing skipper paul Larsen attempts to navigate the notorious Southern Ocean using only a sextant and compass.

Overheard with Evan Smith speaks to Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents PowerUp Thursday at 7:30 pm focusing on  choreographer Allison Orr. Orr has been shadowing technicians, linemen and machines at a power company and they are now ready to perform Orr’s choreography in front of thousands of people.

One Square Mile: Texas presents El Paso Thursday at 8 pm. The Segundo Barrio square mile near downtown El Paso is the birthplace of El Paso culture. Located on the border with Ciudad Juarez, this square mile is an example of the interdependency of two neighboring cities.

The Daytripper heads to Houston, Texas Thursday at 8:30 pm. Chet feasts on Dim Sum in Houston’s Chinatown and visits the Museum District.

We Served Too: The Story Of The Women’s Airforce Service Pilots premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This is a story of a group of young, determined and courageous women during World War II who broke through barriers and shattered stereotypes.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Sherlock, Series II – The Reichenbach Fall Friday at 8 pm. In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels.

Central Texas Gardener Garden Maintenance 101 Saturday at noon & 4 pm.
Get ready for spring clean-up with tips on when, what, and how to keep your garden in tiptop shape.

fun. and Dawes perform modern rock on Austin City Limits Fun. and Dawes at 7 pm Saturday. Grammy-winning trio fun. plays hits “We Are Young,” “Some Nights” and “Carry On.” Dawes performs its California roots-flavored rock/pop.

When his priceless Blue Cross is targeted by the infamous criminal Flambeau, Father Brown takes the initiative to try and save his soul on Father Brown‘s Blue Cross Saturday at 8 pm.

Highlights January 5 – January 11

KLRU Highlights

Secrets Of Highclere Castle takes viewers behind the scenes of one of the England’s most spectacular country houses Sunday at 7 pm.

New season starts this week: Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 1 Sunday at 8 pm. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Tune in to Father Brown Sunday at 10 pm for The Mayor And The Magician. When the mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete, Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted.

New season starts this week: Antiques Roadshow kicks off season 18 with a treasure-filled visit to Boise, Idaho Monday at 7 pm.

Independent Lens The Invisible War Monday at 9 pm investigates one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.

Latino Americans On The South Plains Monday at 10:30 pm celebrates culture, music, and artistic expression by Latinos in West Texas through specific stories of larger significance.

American Experience presents Poisoner’s Handbook Tuesday at 7 pm. In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest, but this changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically- trained medical examiner Charles Norris.

Frontline tracks an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history with the case of Steven A. Cohen and SAC Captial, in To Catch A Trader Tuesday at 9 pm.

The Mind of a Chef‘s Sea Salt, Tuesday at 10 pm, focuses on April’s love of the sea.

On Story presents Romantic Comedies Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Discover the importance on balancing relationships, conflict and originality when creating romantic comedies.

Follow the story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions and the bond that develops between horses and their caregivers on Nature‘s Legendary White Stallions Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA presents Alien Planets Revealed Wednesday at 8 pm. This program takes viewers on a journey along with the Kepler telescope.

Chasing Shackleton Wednesday at 9 explores the most famous survival story in expedition history – Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 800 nautical mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia

Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Author and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm to discuss her newest book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.

Arts In Context presents Masters of Ceremony at 7:30 pm Thursday. Riders Against The Storm build a community around a love of hip-hop and healing. Their bombastic music leads the charge as they seek to enlighten their audiences.

Chet explores Williamson County, including its historic square and the “oldest University in Texas” on The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday. He also walks on a high wire, dives in a swimming hole, and eats modern Mexican at a local establishment.

The Daytripper travels to San Marcos, Texas Thursday at 8:30 pm and explores the history of Aquarena Springs and tries whitewater rafting.

Not Yet Begun To Fight premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This program focuses on retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings as he reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from war, and bonds with them on returning home from war.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Sherlock, Series II – The Hounds of Baskerville Friday at 8 pm. Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments – top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents England’s Bath & York Saturday at 10:30 am. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, and marvels at England’s finest Gothic church.

Learn to Pick Your Own Fruit Trees on Central Texas Gardener, Saturday at noon and 4.

The Mind of a Chef presents Curry Saturday at 5 pm. In this episode, April explores curry, the originals as well as England’s versions of this historic cuisine.

Austin City Limits presents modern rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case Saturday at 7 pm.

Operas coming to KLRU this January

Premiering on KLRU this January  and February are three renowned operas that tell classic stories with incredible performances.

Here are the upcoming operas:
Live from Lincoln Center “Richard Tucker Opera” Gala” airs January 12 at 1:30 pm
The Richard Tucker Gala, honoring the legacy of the beloved American tenor, is a perennial highlight of the opera season. The 2013 Gala celebrates the centennial of Tucker’s birth with performances of arias and ensembles featuring many of the world’s greatest voices, including past Richard Tucker Award winners Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Susan Graham, and this year’s winner, rising Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard.

Great Performances at the Met Eugene Onegin” airs January 19 at 1:30 pm
“Eugene Onegin” premieres the Metropolitan Opera season.  Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, directed by Fiona Shaw, is set in the late 19th century and moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival.

Great Performances at the Met The Nose” airs February 23 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 to the Met for the first time since its sold-out 2010 premiere. Pavel Smelkov conducts a cast led by Paulo Szot as the hapless Kovalyov with Andrey Popov as the menacing Police Inspector and Alexander Lewis as Kovalyov’s peripatetic nose.

Highlights December 29 – January 4

KLRU Highlights

Amid preparations for Christmas celebrations and Christmas baby arrivals, Poplar’s routine is interrupted when an unexploded German bomb is found in the neighborhood, prompting evacuations on Call The Midwife Holiday Special Sunday at 6:30 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Season 3 – Part 7 Sunday at 8 pm. The Great War is over and  along-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English county estate.

Father Brown joins the search when a girl who is believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight Father Brown The Devil’s Dust Sunday at 10 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Phoenix, Arizona and visits Phoenix’ Desert Botanical Garden with appraiser Don Creswell for a discussion of antique botanical artwork Monday at 7 pm.

Don’t miss Antiques Roadshow‘s Phoenix, Arizona – Hour Three Monday at 8 pm. Mark Walberg and Natalie Linn visit the Heard Museum to discuss American Indian Basketry.

Independent Lens presents How To Survive A Plague Monday at 9 pm. This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions – ACT UP and Treatment Action Group – made pu of innovative activists who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

BBC journalist John Ware journeys to Israel for a fresh look at how it has responded to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring on Israel: Facing The Future Monday at 10:30 pm.

Life from Lincoln Center presents New York Philharmonic Gala With Yo-Yo Ma Tuesday at 7 pm. Cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma joins maestro Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for a festive celebration of dance-inspired orchestral music.

Return To Downton Abbey Tuesday at 8:30 pm savors fond memories from the past three seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a tantalizing tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season.

Frontline From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians Tuesday at 9 pm examines the period after the first revolt, tracing the development and impact of the Gospels and looking at the increasingly hostile relationship between the Christians and the Jews.

Great Performances presents The Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State ballet for the beloved annual traditions against the joyful backdrop of the picturesque city Wednesday at 7 pm.

Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday goes inside Peligrosa, a collective of DJs, producers, and visual artists re-energizing the sights and sounds of Latin America.

The Daytripper goes to El Paso, Johnson City, San Marcos and Houston in back-to-back episodes starting at 8 pm Thursday.

Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia at 9 pm Friday.

See how romantic English design joined the melting pot of American garden style on Central Texas Gardener at noon and 4 pm Saturday. On tour, English-born gardeners adapted memories with drought tough native plants.

Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

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.