Brand new Suze Orman! MONEY CLASS Tuesday at 7pm

Thanks to all of you who donated this weekend, either by phone, mail or the web and helping to raise $64,782 – that makes us 27% to our goal of $240,000 and 18% through the drive. We’d love to hear what your favorites were from the weekend! Leave a comment or email membership@klru.org to let us know how the drive is going!


You won’t want to miss what we have in store for you tomorrow: The national premier of Suze Orman’s new financial master class: MONEY CLASS!

In SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS, financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future in light of the new economic reality. “I am calling on you to re-educate yourself, to discover — perhaps for the very first time — what truly constitutes your new American Dream,” Orman says. “You will learn what it means to stand tall in your truth today, so that you can realize your vision for tomorrow.”

Throughout this financial master class, Orman equips viewers with timely, powerful and often surprising advice for getting a grip on the most important financial fundamentals: understanding the opportunities and pitfalls of the real estate market, raising financially aware children, borrowing for college and paying off student loans, building a career, saving and investing, planning for retirement and more.

Watch a Preview of Suze Orman MONEY CLASS here!

SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS premieres Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7pm

Saturday Night at the Movies Coming to KLRU-Q

Austin is the live music capital of the world, and for 37 years KLRU has contributed to that reputation with Austin City Limits. But increasingly, our city is gaining a reputation as an important center for the film world. That’s why starting in April, KLRU-Q will launch Saturday Night at the Movies, a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an Austin spin. On KLRU-Q you’ll be able to watch your favorite movies like When Harry Met Sally, Thelma and Louise, OnceUnforgiven and Dr. Zhivago.

Saturday Night at the Movies will explore the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. From Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop and Audrey Hepburn in The Nun’s Story to Sigourney Weaver in Aliens and Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, viewers will have the chance to enjoy an exciting array of noteworthy performances.

We’re excited about this and other programming changes coming to KLRU-Q this year, but those changes depend on your support.  Your support throughout the year allows KLRU to reach beyond PBS to bring you exciting new Q program offerings like Saturday Night at the Movies, The Aviators, Wood Songs and Life on Mars.

Why Do You Value KLRU?

Perhaps you value the fact that KLRU offers you a front row seat to arts and cultural programs at home and around the world, like Great Performances, Masterpiece, or locally created arts programs like Austin City Limits, InContext, and KLRU Collective.

Or you appreciate that KLRU and PBS are America’s largest classroom, providing educational media that helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.

KLRU also strives to treat you as a citizen, not a customer, with news programs you depend on, like PBS Newshour, Frontline, Washington Week, and Overheard with Evan Smith. In fact, the Roper Poll declares PBS #1 in public trust, and TV’s most trusted news source, year after year. And beginning tonight, you can double your support for KLRU public affairs programming because every gift will be matched by a generous grant from the BNSF Foundation.

There are many reasons you value KLRU-TV, Austin’s PBS, and your support during our March fundraising drive is what’s truly important – Give today and help us reach our pledge goal of $240,000 in the next 17 days.

PS. You asked, we listened! KLRU has decided to reduce pledge by 7 days in March. Show your support for uninterrupted programs by giving a gift now.

KLRU Receives $5000 Grant from BNSF Foundation

KLRU has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the BNSF Foundation – and the timing couldn’t be better.  They have agreed to match $5,000 in viewer contributions during this pledge drive, which runs through March 20th.  BNSF has a strong interest in supporting public affairs programming, which is why you’ll be hearing about this exciting partnership during episodes of NewsHour, Washington Week, Need to Know and Overheard with Evan Smith.  We hope you’ll show your support so that, together, we can leverage BNSF’s generosity to support our station.

KLRU announces iPad giveaway!

As an extra-special thank you during our December drive, KLRU will be giving away 2 iPads! Every gift made between November 26 and December 12 will automatically be entered to win – so give now and give often!

Through your support, KLRU is serve our community with countless hours of quality television and services that go beyond TV to inform, educate and entertain everyone in Central Texas.

Give online or call 866-910-KLRU for your chance to win!

We sincerely appreciate your generosity, but if you would like to enter the giveaway without making a gift at this time, please click here

In the studio: Texas Music Extravaganza event 3/13

On March 13th, a cast of celebrated Texas musicians including Raul Malo, Augie Myers, Shawn Sahm and more will join together for the broadcast of Texas Music Extravaganza. Against the backdrop of the famous the Austin City Limits studio, these musicians will play for the studio and broadcast audiences. RSVP here

Our studio audience will be featured as part of this live broadcast to all KLRU viewers. Those in the studio will also have the opportunity to get signed copies of the CDs and books available as membership thank you gifts. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the live broadcast event begins at 7 p.m. We ask that all studio audience members be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. RSVP here

About Texas Music Extravaganza:
The extraordinary impact of some of South Texas’ most celebrated musicians is the focus of this documentary musical journey. Filmed in High Definition, the Texas Music Extravaganza includes performances from a pivotal concert on Aug. 27, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas that featured alumni of the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados with Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Shawn Sahm, Jack Barber, Ernie Durawa and others.