Schedule Change 9/10

KLRU Highlights

Due to a PBS Newshour special, the September 10th KLRU schedule will change. The new schedule for the evening is as follows:

7 pm  POV‘s “Ping Pong”  follows eight table tennis players as they play in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China’s Inner Mongolia. This is an unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love – and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality.

8 pm  PBS Newshour  “President Obama address”
Live coverage of President Obama’s address to the nation on the situation in Syria.

9 pm  American Masters “Billie Jean King” commemorates the 40th anniversaries of both the infamous Billie Jean King / Bobby Riggs tennis match — the Battle of the Sexes — and the launch of the Women’s Tennis Association, this film looks back to the 12-year old southern California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and unfairness and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy the situation.

10:30 pm Frontline The Suicide Plan explores the underground world of assisted suicide and takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time – told not only by the people choosing to die, but also by their “assisters,” individuals and right-to-die organizations that put themselves in legal jeopardy by helping others to die.

Schedule Change: Charlie Rose interviews Syrian President 9/9

KLRU Highlights

Charlie Rose has recorded an interview in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which will run in its entirety in a special presentation on PBS Monday, September 9, at 8 pm.

In the interview, Charlie Rose asks Assad about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Charlie Rose interview with Assad will broadcast one night before President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on his plans to respond to the situation in Syria. PBS NEWSHOUR will also air an interview with President Obama on Monday’s program, when he speaks with Gwen Ifill.

PBS Newshour coverage of the Presidential Address 9/8

PBS Newshour will show President Obama’s address on ways to spur job creation at 6 pm on Thursday. If the address and commentary last for more than one hour, KLRU will join the encore of Overheard with Evan Smith already in progress. This episode features Wendy Copp from Teach for America.

The rest of the evening will include:
7:30 pm Arts in Context “15 Artists to Watch”
Emerging artists take the spotlight as part of AMOA¹s exhibition ³ New Art In Austin: 15 to Watch.² Arts In Context features the artist in this exhibit that are stretching the boundaries of contemporary art.

8:30 pm Austin Daytripper “Bastrop”
This episode Chet travels to Bastrop, Texas to conquer the mighty Colorado river, a mighty chicken fried steak, and Chet’s mighty beard. But, I hope you brought your pool stick, as there may be a brawl ahead.

Schedule Change: 6/22 Obama's speech on Afghanistan

PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of President Obama’s speech regarding Afghanistan troop levels on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 pm.

We are currently waiting for details on the length of the speech to set the final lineup for the evening. This post will be updated as soon as the schedule is set.

Shows originally scheduled to air on June 22 were:

Secrets of the Dead “Blackbeard’s Lost Ship”
Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard, was the most notorious pirate of his day. At the height of his rein, he commanded a fleet of four ships and a crew of 400 men. They were ruthless seafaring raiders who terrorizing vessels in American waters. In 1717, Blackbeard even blockaded the city of Charleston, crippling its economy. Eventually he was caught and beheaded by a posse from the Royal Navy. Now, 300 years later, a marine archaeology team believes they have found his sunken flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, off the North Carolina coast. The remains of the shipwreck are helping solve the most enduring mystery surrounding the infamous pirate captain – did he accidentally run his ship aground, or was it a deliberate plot to betray his crew and cheat them out of their share of the plunder?

Nova “Space Shuttle Disaster”
On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas just 16 minutes before it was due to land. All seven astronauts aboard perished and the implications for the future of the space shuttle program were enormous. What caused the Columbia tragedy? An engineering flaw? A failure within NASA? A lack of financing? Could this catastrophe have been avoided? Through interviews with astronauts and their families, as well as with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, “Space Shuttle Disaster” gives viewers a new look at the Columbia tragedy – and at NASA itself. From the creation of NASA through decades of technical and financial compromises, the program gets to the heart of what went wrong – and how to make sure it never happens again.

Britain’s XFiles
The amazing true stories of Britain’s X-Files are uncovered for the first time. In 1950, a spate of UFO (unidentified flying object) sightings by Royal Air Force pilots inspired the British Government to set up the top-secret Flying Saucer Working Party. In 1952, UFOs reappeared over southern England and, sensationally, over the White House in Washington. As panic escalated, Winston Churchill demanded to know what was going on and the Ministry of Defence set up a permanent UFO Investigation Unit. We now know that over the next 50 years, the government unit secretly investigated and dismissed hundreds of UFO sightings. Why did it take so many years for the Government to admit its activities? This film travels back in time to examine the political climate in the early 1950s.

Austin City Limits
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings burn up the stage with their modern take on classic soul and funk. Texas treasure Carolyn Wonderland follows with her incendiary blend of rock, blues and soul.

Schedule change: Obama's speech

The PBS NewsHour’s coverage President Obama’s address to the nation on the subject of Libya will air tonight at 6:30 p.m.

If the speech goes past 7 p.m. Antiques Roadshow will begin immediately following the speech. American Experience “Dolley Madison” will begin immediately following Antiques Roadshow. Morrisotown or Lafayette will be joined in progress so that Charlie Rose can begin promptly at 11 p.m.

Watch the live stream of President Obama’s speech tonight at 6:30 p.m. here

Schedule change: 8/31

President Obama plans to deliver a prime time Oval Office address marking the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq at 7 pm tonight. PBS NewsHour will provide coverage and analysis.

KLRU will being our Tuesday night lineup starting immediately after the speech (approximately 7:30 pm).
Nova “Becoming Human”
Frontline “Law & Disorder”
POV “Wo Ai Ni (I Love you) Mommy”
In Context Presents: Bion Tsang and Anton Nel
Charlie Rose
Tavis Smiley
BBC World News joined in progress
regularly scheduled late night lineup starts at 1 am

You can also watch the speech here:

Schedule change: 12/1 Presidential Address

PBS NewsHour coverage of 12/1 Primetime Obama Address
The NewsHour will be providing live coverage of President Obama’s speech on Tuesday night, December 1, beginning at 7 p.m.  The presidential address on the subject of Afghanistan will originate from West Point and full analysis of the speech will follow.

KLRU will present our prime time lineup in its entirety after Obama’s speech. Here’s the lineup:

Nova “Saved by the Sun”
Nova presents the latest thinking from solar enthusiasts and skeptics as it investigates these cutting-edge research developments. The film introduces viewers to the scientists and business people who are racing to make solar power practical — for lighting and heating, and for running power plants.

Leonard Cohen Live in London
For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses BeGone
Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a new program, based on his newest book Excuses BeGone! In Excuses BeGone!, his goal is simple but not easy: to help viewers learn how to overcome lifetime thinking habits that keep us from maximizing our human potential.

Schedule Change 7/22

KLRU will not be showing tonight’s episode of Time Team America to bring live coverage of President Obama’s news conference at 7 p.m. You can also watch the conference online through the below player. Time Team America will air next Wednesday at 7 p.m.

President Obama’s News Conference from NPR News and The NewsHour

Video Coverage Courtesy of: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Members' Choice Lineup for 12/14

Tune in to see the most popular shows from our winter membership drive.

1:00 pm             Stay Rich Forever

2:30 pm             Magnificent Mind at Any Age

4:00 pm             Panda Tales

5:00 pm             Great Performances #3404 “Hit Man:  David Foster & Friends”

7:00 pm             Celtic Woman:  Greatest Journey Holiday Special

9:00 pm             Stay Rich Forever

10:30 pm           Suze Orman:  Women & Money

12:30 am           Change Your Brain