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November 2015 – TV Programming Highlights

Nov. 1 @ 5pm – Raptors! Kings of the Sky
These majestic birds of prey face an uncertain future as their world increasingly intersects with daily human life. The documentary explores raptors both in their natural habitat and in the ever-growing urban environment. Watch as these magnificent predators learn to adjust and even thrive in their bid to maintain their undisputed title as Kings of the Sky.

Nov. 3 @ 9pm – Frontline: Terror in Little Saigon
Join the search for assassins behind a reign of terror targeting Vietnamese-American journalists. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate a series of unsolved murders and attacks, uncovering a trail from American cities to jungles in Southeast Asia.

Nov. 5 @ 7pm – Daytripper: Rockport Fulton
Chet joins the "snowbirds" and heads to the Texas coast in the winter time to see some of the only remaining wild whooping cranes. He indulges in the coast's amazing oysters and seafood then visits "Stinky Beach" and sees one of the largest and oldest live oak trees in Texas.

Nov. 5 @ 8pm – Chaplains
CHAPLAINS takes the viewer into the dynamic world of chaplains—men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition, but are trained to be of comfort and support to everyone—religious or not. Through personal profiles, the documentary explores the daily life of chaplains throughout society, from their role in the military and the workplace to their work in prisons and behind-the-scenes of NASCAR. The film provides a window into religious diversity in America today and the murky nature of the American principle of separation of religion and state.

Nov. 6 @ 8pm – Great Performances: Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do
Enjoy a portrait of legendary Broadway performer Rivera, star of West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie and Chicago. New performance footage, archival clips and interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Ben Vereen, Carol Lawrence highlight this career retrospective.

Nov. 10 @ 7pm – Iwo Jima – From Combat to Comrades
Follow survivors of perhaps the fiercest battle of WWII as they return to Iwo Jima for a Reunion of Honor on the only battlefield where former enemies come together in shared remembrance.

Nov. 10 @ 8pm – Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History
Take an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability in this history of disabled veterans. Witness moving interviews with some of the country’s most prominent disabled veterans.

Nov. 12 @ 7pm – Challenge! Season XI
The 2016 battle for the KEDT “Challenge Cup” begins between 24 South Texas high schools. First up is a match between the Saint John Paul II Centurions and the Victoria East Titans.

Nov. 13 @ 8pm – Live from Lincoln Center: Act One
Watch Lincoln Center Theater’s presentation of James Lapine’s vivid play about the great playwright Moss Hart, re-imagined from Hart’s memoir. Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin and Santino Fontana star.

Nov. 15 @ 6:30pm – Downton Abbey Season 5 (series repeat)
This season of Downton Abbey finds the Crawley family and the staff struggling with responsibilities and choices as they adjust to life in the Roaring Twenties. The beloved ensemble cast includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, and a host of others.

Nov. 15 @ 9pm – Journey to the Macy’s Parade
It’s an iconic American holiday tradition like fireworks on the Fourth of July, trick or treating on Halloween or hunting for Easter eggs. Every year on Thanksgiving Day before the family gathers around the table for a celebratory feast, all eyes are on the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Nov. 17 @ 7pm – The Fidel Castro Tapes
In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator's turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings.

Nov. 19 @ 8pm – A Beautiful Remedy
A Beautiful Remedy profiles the Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital. Directed by Artist in Residence Ian Cion, Arts in Medicine provides art programming to pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients and their families. How can the making and viewing of art help participants transform their social and physical realities? How do artful encounters enlarge the scope of traditional medical practices? What are the goals of creative programming in healthcare contexts? A Beautiful Remedy is inspired by these questions and illustrates the power of art to foster human resiliency amidst suffering.

Nov. 21 @ 8pm – Austin City Limits Presents: ACL Americana Music Festival 2015
KLRU and Austin City Limits are proud to bring you highlights from the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival. Hosted by tireless troubadour Jim Lauderdale, this show features the best of the current Americana scene with performances by Don Henley, Los Lobos, Ricky Skaggs and Ry Cooder with Sharon White, Shakey Graves with Esme Patterson, Rhiannon Giddens, John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller with Marc Ribot, Keb Mo, Robert Randolph with The Fairfield Four and McCrary Sisters and Lee Ann Womack. An all-star house band led by Buddy Miller includes legendary musicians, Dominic Davis, Chad Cromwell, Fats Kaplin, Ian Fitchuk, the McCrary Sisters and Bill Payne, legendary founding member of Little Feat.

Nov. 23 @ 8pm – The Mark Twain Prize: Eddie Murphy
Salute comedian/actor Eddie Murphy, the latest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, some of the biggest names in comedy salute the 18th recipient of the humor prize.

Nov. 24 @ 7pm – American Experience: The Pilgrims
Discover the harrowing and brutal truths behind the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World and the myths of Thanksgiving. Director Ric Burns explores the history of our nation’s beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces.

Nov. 26 @ 8pm – Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous song and the hilarious chain of events that took place when Guthrie was arrested for littering in 1965. Longtime band members join Guthrie onstage for this special Thanksgiving concert.

Nov. 27 @ 8pm – Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli: Cinema
Hear Andrea Bocelli pay musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies. Joined by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, the renowned tenor performs memorable favorites from blockbuster classics.