Join KLRU and Huston-Tillotson University for a preview screening and discussion of Ken Burns’ new film Jackie Robinson. Examine the life and times of this baseball legend and how his life-long battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements.
Tuesday, April 12 Film begins at 6 pm King-Seabrook Chapel on the Huston-Tillotson University Campus 900 Chicon St. Austin, TX 78702 (map)
This community event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center are teaming up to present a preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary, Jackie Robinson.
This two-part, four-hour documentary tells the story of the first African American player in Major League Baseball, his struggle for respect in a league dominated by white men and his battle to make all African Americans first class citizens through his athleticism.
The screening will include a 40-minute preview of the documentary and a reception will precede the screening. The event will be held at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center Theater at 1161 Angelina St. in Austin. On Feb. 23, the reception will start at 6:30 pm and the screening will start at 7 p.m. On March 6, the reception will start at 3 p.m. and the screening will be at 3:30 p.m.You do not need to RSVP. Admission is based on when capacity is reached.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), Texas PBS and KLRU-TV Austin PBS, invite you to attend a special preview screening of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a forthcoming PBS documentary from executive producer Ken Burns.
DATE: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 TIME: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: The Texas Capitol Extension Auditorium, 1100 Congress Avenue, Room E1.004, Austin, Texas 78711 RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion. The series artfully weaves three different films in one: a riveting historical documentary; an engrossing and intimate vérité film; and a scientific and investigative report. The event will feature a half-hour segment from the six-hour documentary, along with a panel discussion of leading cancer experts from Texas.
Dr. William Rice, Oversight Committee Chair, CPRIT, Senior Vice President for Clinical Innovation, St. David’s HealthCare
Dr. Greg Aune, Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Emil Freireich, Ruth Harriet Ainsworth Chair, Developmental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (featured in documentary)
Dr. Margaret Kripke, Chief Scientific Officer, CPRIT, former Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, served on President’s Cancer Panel
Dr. Debra Patt, Medical Hematologist-Oncologist and Director of Public Policy, Texas Oncology Cancer Center
STATUE OF LIBERTY Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. repeats: Wednesday, July 3 at 3 a.m.
This 1985 Ken Burns film chronicles the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument–from its conception, to its complicated and often controversial construction, to its final dedication–and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans to explore the meaning of the Statue of Liberty.
NATURE #2806 “Elsa’s Legacy” Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. repeats: Thursday, July 18 at 3 a.m.; Friday, July 19 at 3 a.m.;
Sunday, July 21 at 2 a.m. & 6 p.m.
“Born Free” – a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife, marked its 50th anniversary of the publication in 2010. What has happened to lions since this story? And what has happened to the people featured in the film? What has “Born Free” taught us?
NATURE #3001 “Siberian Tiger Quest” Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. repeats: Thursday, July 25 at 3 a.m.; Friday, July 26 at 3 a.m.;
Sunday, July 28 at 2 a.m.
Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream — to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia’s far eastern forests. To help him, Morgan turns to Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild.
Thanks to everyone who has made a gift to KLRU during our drive so far! We’re at $107,000 as of this morning and getting closer to our goal of $240,000. If you haven’t made your gift yet, then tonight is the night for you: we’ll be live in the studio with an encore presentation of Ken Burns’ Prohibition and we’ll be offering tickets to the first ever KLRU Drink Up, a tour of local distilleries and breweries for KLRU donors!
The tour is a great representation of what Austin has to offer! We’ll board a bus at KLRU then head out for tours (and tastings!) at Live Oak Brewery, Tito’s Vodka, Treaty Oak Rum, and wrap up the afternoon with food and drink at BlackStar Co-op – a great selection of local business, innovation, and delicious beverages. The Drink Up is Saturday, February 4.
For your gift of $150, you’ll receive two (2) tickets to the Drink Up (which includes the price of the tastings and food), plus the Prohibition DVD set and the book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent. The Drink Up would make a fantastic gift or a great outing for a group of friends – be sure to tune in tonight at 7pm for all the details.
Bonus: We’ll also have the Tipsy Texan, David Alan, live in the KLRU Studios tonight mixing up the best holiday cocktails and giving away tickets to tomorrow night’s Drink Local Austin event! Tell your friends and be sure to watch!
On September 27th the KLRU Studio was transformed into a 1920’s speakeasy in celebration of Ken Burn’s documentary film series Prohibition. Guests were treated to libations by Paula’s Texas Spirits and Tipsy Texan, bites by Zed’s and Dagar’s Catering and music by White Ghost Shivers. There was also a sneak preview of the new documentary series.
White Ghost Shivers lead singer dances with the Speakeasy crowd
Starting today, you can watch the first episode of Ken Burns new film series Prohibition on the free PBS App for iPad and iPhone before the entire series airs nationally on PBS, Sunday-Tuesday, October 2-4.
Set in the era of the bathtub gin, bootleggers and speakeasies, Prohibition tells the true story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution. It was called the “Noble Experiment,” but it was in fact one of America’s most notorious civic failures, an object lesson in the challenge of legislating human behavior.