Friday, September 17, 2010


We are wrapping up our week of fall season highlights with a closer look at a modern Serlock Holmes.

Sundays at 8 PM

London 2010. Sherlock Holmes — loner, oddball, genius. John Watson — doctor, soldier, war hero. Two men who couldn’t be more different ... united by adventure.
Sherlock: A Study in Pink: October 24 | When an unidentified woman, dressed all in pink, turns up murdered, Sherlock must catch the killer.
Sherlock: The Blind Banker: October 31 | When a banker is found dead inside his locked apartment, Sherlock and Watson follow the clues.
Sherlock: The Great Game: November 7 | Sherlock must solve perplexing and dangerous puzzles specifically laid out for him.

Tuesdays at 10 PM

This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers.
The Longoria Affair: November 9 | Private Felix Longoria died during World War II, his Texas hometown’s only funeral parlor refused his family because “the whites wouldn’t like it.” The incident created deep divisions — but it also helped launch the Mexican American civil rights movement.

While this wraps up our look at the highlights coming this fall, there are many other programs you’ll find each night on KLRN. From the PBS NewsHour to Need to Know, Dinosaur Train to The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, Antiques Roadshow to History Detectives, we’ll keep you posted on what’s coming up with our biweekly Previews e-newsletter. Sign up at

And as always, we want to know what you think about our programs!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


We’ve heard that many of you have enjoyed the series CARRIER, which looked at life aboard an air craft carrier. The creator of that series is back with CIRCUS. FRONTLINE looks at issues close to home in October.

These are just two shows we are highlighting this week. If you don’t want to miss these or other great programs on KRLN, sign up for our bi-weekly program highlights email at:

Wednesdays, November 3-17
Hit the road with CIRCUS and take an unforgettable trip with the legendary Big Apple Circus. From the big top to the “back lot” — where the real heart of the circus beats — explore a distinctive world with its own rules, lingo and no fixed address. Get involved with the diverse characters who make up the Big Apple family. Share their fears and frustrations, triumphs and failures and find out what it really means to live life in the ring.
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As PBS’ premier public affairs series, FRONTLINE’s stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human, social and political experience.
Death by Fire: October 19 | Did Texas execute an innocent man? FRONTLINE examines the conviction and 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham for the arson death of his three young children in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson.
The Spill: October 26 | Through interviews with current and former BP employees and executives, government regulators and safety experts, FRONTLINE joins with ProPublica to examine the trail that led to the disaster in the Gulf.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Continuing our look at the programs coming this fall to KLRN, today we’re highlighting a thought-provoking collaboration between FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE called, GOD IN AMERICA.

Monday-Wednesday, October 11-13, 9 PM

How has religious belief shaped American history? What role have religious ideas and spiritual experience played in shaping the social, political and cultural life of what has become the world's most religiously diverse nation?
For the first time on television, God in America, a presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and FRONTLINE, will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States. The six-hour series, which interweaves documentary footage, historical dramatization and interviews with religious historians, will air over three consecutive nights.
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Tuesdays at 8 PM

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines.
Building the Great Cathedrals: October 19 | Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spider web of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights?
Trapped in an Elevator: November 2 | Across North America, elevators move 325 million passengers every day. NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines and investigates personal stories of those who have been caught inside when they fail.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


This week, we’re looking at new programs coming this fall to KLRN! Yesterday, we looked at BASEBALL and Great Performances. Today, we’re continuing with a look at two music programs. First, Michael Feinstein takes on a journey through the American Songbook. We’ll then take a musical hop up I-35 and see who’s on stage at Austin City Limits.

Wednesdays, October 6-20
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK chronicles Feinstein's ongoing quest to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate one of America's greatest treasures - the American popular songbook -created by some of the nation's finest composers and lyricists: the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren.

Saturdays at 10 PM
ACL continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. This fall, catch the sounds of: Jimmy Cliff, 10/2; Spoon, 10/9; Patty Griffin & Friends, 10/16; and Alejandro Escovedo/Trombone Shorty, 10/23.

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Monday, September 13, 2010


Vacation photos have been posted to Facebook, school buses are back in our neighborhoods and here at KLRN, we’re looking forward to some exciting programs this fall. Each day this week, we’re taking a peek at a couple of these programs. We'll kick things off by highlighting Ken Burn’s latest project, an update to his series, BASEBALL and Sir Patrick Stewart’s turn as Macbeth.

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Tuesday-Wednesday, September 28-29

Thousands of bats, three home run records and one "curse" have been broken since Ken Burns last explored the history of America's national pastime with his landmark 1994 PBS series BASEBALL. Now, Burns and co-director Lynn Novick update the series with THE TENTH INNING. Beginning with a crippling strike that alienated millions of fans and brought the game to the brink, this new film tells the tumultuous story of our national pastime up to the present. It celebrates baseball's new Golden Age - an era of unprecedented home run totals, popularity and prosperity - and sheds light on one of the game's darkest chapters - the steroid era.
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Television's longest-running performing arts anthology continues to broadcast the best in music, dance and theater.
Macbeth: Wednesday, October 6 | Director Rupert Goold adapts his gripping stage production of Macbeth - with Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprising their Tony-nominated performances - into this edgy film adaptation, which relocates the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century netherworld.
Watch a preview of Macbeth at

Check back tomorrow when we’ll explore music specials coming to KLRN!