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This Week on KMOS-TV 6.1
Austin City Limits
August 27 at 9 p.m.
Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, an Australian group whose set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to “Push the Sky Away.”

Sharon Isbin: Troubador
August 28 at 9 p.m.
Acclaimed for her lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple Grammy-winner Sharon Isbin is considered one of today's pre-eminent classical guitarists. This documentary focuses on her unusual and inspiring musical journey, including her early guitar studies and teenage triumphs. The film also explores Isbin's role as teacher to a new generation of guitarists at both The Julliard School, where she created the first guitar department, and the Aspen Music Festival.

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015
August 29 at 8 p.m.
Enjoy this summer tradition as the Philharmonic performs an open-air concert from the gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Zubin Mehta conducts, with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist, in works by Grieg, Sibelius, Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss II.

Katrina Ten Years After: A Second Life, A Second Chance
August 30 at 7 p.m.
Look back at the ill-fated days after Hurricane Katrina and how, 10 years later, New Orleans has achieved what seemed almost unimaginable a decade ago - the resurrection of one of America's most beloved cities.

Big Blue Live
August 31 through September 2 at 7 p.m.
Gather your family as we join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in a LIVE broadcast to view the once endangered, now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food. From whales and sea lions to sharks and all sorts of seabirds, this three-night broadcast will spotlight the incredible animals as they do what they have always done – but now we see and learn. Science reporters will help interpret what we see, and present reports on the natural history and interplay of the ocean and the bay.

Celebrating the finalists in the 2015 KMOS Young Writers Contest!
Thanks to all who entered this annual contest, we love having the opportunity to read the wonderful stories sent in by all the talented children in our region. Congratulations to our finalists!

Pro-Literacy Partnership
KMOS-TV and PBS KIDS are partnering with Overstock to make books available to children through PBS stations across the nation. Now until August 15th, proceeds from your purchase at the Kid Zone will help support this mission.

The Powerful Effects of Sesame Street
A new paper by Melissa Kearney, an economics professor at the University of Maryland, and Phillip Levine, an economics professor at Wellesley College, finds that kids can learn as much from Sesame Street as a preschool classroom. The most authoritative study ever done on the impact of Sesame Street, finds that one of public TV's most recognizable shows has delivered lasting educational benefits to millions of American children - benefits as powerful as the ones children get from going to preschool.
Read the Washington Post story, or listen to the NPR report

Professional development for pre-K through 12 educators from PBS.

Cool multimedia destination for grade school children.