Texas Tech University
11:23 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Texas Tech's Midnight Matador Retires

Texas Tech University’s Masked Rider Advisory Committee has announced the retirement of Midnight Matador, the 13th horse to ride for the Texas Tech Masked Rider program.

Midnight Matador was sidelined at last week’s Texas Tech football game against West Virginia following medical testing. A leg injury prevents his future participation in runs at sporting events.

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Medical Minute
10:16 am
Wed October 17, 2012

All Packed? Don't Forget Your Shots: Travel Medicine

Texas Tech physicians discuss travel prep in this edition of Medical Minute.

Channel 5
4:38 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Frontline: Climate of Doubt

Sunset over the U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC.
Courtesy of Getty Images

Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What’s behind this reversal?

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Channel 5
4:05 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved The World

Dramatized scene of B-59 commanding officer informing his crew about the mission.
Courtesy of Bedlam Productions

This intimate and intense film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting disaster. The program combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about a critical event during the Cold War.

Airs Tuesday, October 23, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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Channel 5
3:39 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

ACL: Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples

Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop.
Courtesy of Scott Newton for KLRU

Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics.

Airs Saturday, October 20, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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