KLRU features Sotomayor hearing on Q

PBS will provide full coverage of the Senate Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor expected to begin July 13, 2009 at 9 a.m. on KLRU-Q (broadcast 18-3). The video will also be streaming live online, see bottom of this post for the feed.

NewsHour Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff will anchor live coverage from the hearing room in the Hart Senate Office Building, with analysis from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. PBS will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the days when Sotomayor is scheduled to testify before the committee.

Coverage will begin Monday, July 13, at 9 a.m. Monday’s hearing is expected to include statements from each of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and possibly Sotomayor’s opening statement. Over the course of several days, the hearings will continue with questions and answers with Sotomayor followed by testimony from other witnesses. The NewsHour’s coverage will begin with the Committee members’ statements on Monday and will continue through the conclusion of Judge Sotomayor’s appearances before the committee.

the Online NewsHour has a profile of Sonia Sotomayor and a wealth of information about the Supreme Court, the justices and its history at the Supreme Court Watch web page.

Sotomayor Hearing Coverage from NPR News and The NewsHour

Video Coverage Courtesy of: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

KLRU Q starts July 1

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KLRU announces a new channel featuring entertaining and inspiring shows about history, music, science, nature, food and more. The channel called Q will begin broadcasting Wednesday, July 1. Q will feature ‘blocks’ of programming throughout the day, with genres chosen specifically for the Austin audience. The channel will be available over the air on 18-3. KLRU also broadcasts its core PBS programming on 18-1 and KLRU Create on 18-2 featuring how to, do-it-yourself and crafting shows.  Schedules for all channels are available on KLRU’s Web site at klru.org/schedule.

“One of the great things about the switch to all digital broadcasting is our ability to deliver more programming to Austin viewers, and we have designed KLRU-Q to be diverse, informative, entertaining, and fun., We are really excited to be able to bring a new channel to our Central Texas viewers that features a different lineup from KLRU but with the same quality of programs you’ve come to rely on,” said Bill Stotesbery, general manager of KLRU. “Some of the programming will be familiar and some will only be available on KLRU-Q, but it will all have the same high quality long associated with PBS.”

The daily block schedule is include on the graphic (just click to enlarge it).  For example every day at 11 p.m. you can tune to Q and find a music program like Austin City Limits or an American Masters documentary on a music legend or every Thursday at 8 p.m. you can watch Q to find a program on the theme of Sailors, Soldiers and Spies like Battlefield Britain, M15 or Carrier. Other Monday to Friday highlights of this channel are the morning and afternoon tea Britcom blocks at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; the talk show block featuring encores of Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley at noon; the Newshour at 7 p.m.; and the morning and afternoon stretch with some of your favorite PBS fitness programs at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.