Every Sunday KLRU-Q packs the day with educational programs that will entertain the whole family. Here’s what the schedule looks like:
2 pm: On Assassination: Idaho’s Trial of the Century, in 1907, the long-simmering tensions between trade unionists and capitalists finally played out in an Idaho courtroom when “Big Bill” Haywood, the secretary-treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners, stood charged with orchestrating the murder of former governor Frank Steunenberg.
3 pm: Narrated by George Clooney, JFK: One PM Central Standard Time recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1 p.m. CST.
4 pm: 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.
5 pm: Making Mao is a documentary that details the impact of half a century of Mao Zedong-centered propaganda.
5:55 pm: Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option documents an extraordinary rescue operation.
6:45 pm: Spies Beneath Berlin tells the extraordinary true story of the top-secret mission to build a spy tunnel into the Soviet sector of one of the most heavily guarded cities in history.
7:40 pm: Lost Nuke recreates the enigmatic events surrounding the first disappearance of a nuclear weapon.
8:30 pm: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust.
9:30 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.
10:30 pm: Serving America: Memories of Peace Corps highlights the experiences of some of the nearly 3,000 volunteers who served during the early years of the Peace Corps.
11 pm: ACL Presents highlights the 2014 Americana Music Festival recorded in Nashville.
KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.