On the Record Program Archive

Rick Steves On the Record


Rick Steves is host of Rick Steves' Europe and numerous travel specials that have appeared on public television since 1991.  Steves views travel as an adventure and encourages travelers to "experience" the locations they visit.  He sat down with Dick Pryor to discuss his media career, the importance of travel and what he has learned from his life on the road across Europe in Rick Steves On the Record, debuting January 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. on OETA.

Rick Steves On the Record is the latest in a series of award-winning original OETA productions featuring in-depth interviews with influential American journalists.

Bob Dotson On the Record


NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson launched his professional journalism career at WKY-TV (now KFOR-TV) in Oklahoma City in 1969. After six years as Special Projects Director, he moved to NBC News with stops in Cleveland, Dallas, Atlanta and eventually, New York. But it has been the American road where Bob has made his mark, producing thousands of stories of real people from every state and around the world.

His long-running series, "American Story with Bob Dotson," is a regular feature on the TODAY show. Bob has won eight national Emmy Awards and six Edward R. Murrow Awards for writing. He discusses his career as a storyteller with Dick Pryor in Bob Dotson On the Record, which debuts December 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Bob Dotson On the Record is the latest in a series of award-winning OETA original productions featuring in-depth interviews with influential American journalists.

Judy Woodruff On the Record


For more than three decades, Judy Woodruff has been one of the most high-profile American journalists. She was White House and Today Show Chief Washington correspondent for NBC News from 1977 to 1983. For twelve years she was anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, anchoring the network's weekday political program, "Inside Politics."

In two stints with PBS, Woodruff has served as chief Washington correspondent, anchor of the weekly documentary series, "Frontline with Judy Woodruff," and senior correspondent and co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour.

Woodruff was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Gaylord Prize for excellence in journalism, presented by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma, Woodruff talked to Dick Pryor about her career in journalism and covering politics, less than a week after anchoring the PBS NewsHour coverage of the 2012 presidential election.

Judy Woodruff discusses the media and politics in Judy Woodruff On the Record, debuting August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on OETA.

Brian Lamb On the Record


The founder and longtime CEO of C-SPAN discusses how he made his vision of a national network devoted to government and politics a reality.  This pioneer of cable television tells the story of C-SPAN and its effect on politics, government and journalism for more than 33 years.  Join Dick Pryor for this exclusive OETA original program, Brian Lamb On the Record, debuting March 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Ken Burns On the Record


The reknowned documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, discusses his craft and life's work with Dick Pryor in Ken Burns On the Record, debuting Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. on OETA.  Burns' newest documentary, The Dust Bowl, premieres nationally on November 18, 2012.