Pipeline Blog


Hello. My name is Holly. I'm part of a team of people who assemble the programming schedule for OETA.

We look at the PBS national schedule, local programs and programs from other stations and distributors. We take in all that information and combine it with Member ballot feedback and viewer suggestions, and at the end of the month, I put together a schedule for each of our four channels.

The following are some notes about upcoming programs, preemptions and other points of interest that viewers might not hear otherwise. I hope you'll find it useful!


Programming Notes 1/24 to 1/30

Written by Holly on Friday January 24, 2014

Friday, January 24

7pm                  ONR – A federal judge’s decision pushes Oklahoma to the forefront in the legal battle over same-sex marriage… State employees who have gone eight years without a pay raise voice concerns about proposed changes to Oklahoma’s public pension system… Rural hospitals are facing financial hard times.  In Pauls Valley, an increase in sales taxes is seen as a way to keep their hospital from closing… E-Capitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses the upcoming legislative session and how U.S. Senator Tom Coburn’s decision to not seek re-election is changing the political landscape at the capitol… As more and more grandparents are raising children, services are available to help them re-adjust to parenting… Cutting edge technology is helping increase detection of breast cancer… Oklahoma journalists and business advisors learn about the explosion of population and the media in Bangladesh… And, Adam Brooks, Managing Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

8:30pm             CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK -- Tonight Charlie speaks with veterans of the Battle of Fallujah about their experiences and this month’s loss of the city to insurgents.  Plus CBS News’ Clarissa Ward discusses new evidence of war crimes in Syria; Politico’s Mike Allen prepares for the upcoming State of the Union address; The New Yorker’s David Remnick reviews President Obama’s year; and Frank Langella considers his current role as King Lear.

9pm                  NASHVILLE 2.0 – Tonight’s broadcast of THE REAL MARY POPPINS was withdrawn from PBS due to a broadcast rights issue. In its place, NASHVILLE 2.0 features great Americana artists paying tribute to the legendary country stars who have been their inspiration.

10:30pm            DOCTOR WHO “Asylum of the Daleks” – We’re starting over with Season 7. As soon as we have new episodes, we’ll purchase and broadcast them. Until then, let’s savor what we have. Watch them over and over. Turn the captions on and learn all the British bits you don’t understand with your ears.

 

Saturday, January 25

7:30am             SUNUP --  Greeting viewers from the 2014 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service statewide conference in Stillwater. A new Mesonet tool that helps producers who have cattle grazing on wheat pasture; how spring wheat growth will impact soil moisture; the factors currently impacting wheat prices; potential benefits of interval feeding weaned replacement heifers; record prices in the boxed beef market; how to keep funnels from dripping after use; Farm Focused Food Safety Trainings; and how pH levels impact canning and food processing.

The 60min MOYERS & COMPANY series is no longer in production. The new 30min MOYERS & COMPANY series is on OKLA on Sunday nights at 8pm. More information about the change can be found here. GLOBE TREKKER is going to air in this time slot from now on. The Thursday night GLOBE TREKKER will soon become MIDSOMER MURDERS.

8pm                  JAMES BROWN: LIVE IN AMERICA -- The "Godfather of Soul" performs at the legendary Chastain Park in Atlanta, Georgia in 1984.

9pm                  OETA MOVIE CLUB “Aliens” – Affirmative, we’re going into space tonight for one of the best science fiction movies ever made. Aliens was directed by James Cameron and stars Sigourney Weaver. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and gave us all a new respect for flame throwers.

 

Sunday, January 26

11am                GALLERY #1405 -- “The Spirit of Line and Color: Benjamin Harjo, Jr” and “The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition” – Premiered 1/09/14

11:30am            BACK IN TIME #301 “Cold War Target” -- Examines a dangerous period in our state’s history when bomber crews scrambled from the flight-line and Oklahoma military bases were a target. (Premiered Jan 2, 2014)

12:30pm            OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahomans in Bangladesh” -- We discuss a recent professional and cultural exchange involving a delegation from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma and professional journalists and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, with: Joe Foote, Dean, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma… Armand McCoy, Business Development Director, Trifecta Communications… Kate Carlton, Reporter, Ahead of the Storm:  The Oklahoma Tornado Project, KGOU Radio

6pm                  FATHER BROWN “The Flying Stars” – This is the second episode of this new British drama-comedy based on the short stories by G K Chesterton. The series follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community.

7pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 4” – This is last week’s episode, #3 of 8

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 4” – This is the new episode for this week.

9pm                  MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Sherlock, Season 3: The Sign of Three” – This is the second episode in three new ones for Season Three. In tonight’s episode, Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all - delivering a Best Man's speech on John's wedding day.

AS TIME GOES BY and KEEPING UP APPEARANCES will be preempted for three weeks due to the two-hour length of the Sherlock episodes. The two British comedy series will expire at the end of March, being replaced by two new British comedy series (more on that later).

 

Monday, January 27

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “State of Arizona” -- The complex realities behind Arizona's struggle with illegal immigration are explored.

 

Tuesday, January 28

7pm                  THE AMISH: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Part 1) – This 2-hour documentary about the Amish lifestyle has been divided in half so that we can bring you the President’s State of the Union address at 8pm.

8pm                  PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT “President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2014” -- Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will lead PBS’ live broadcast coverage of the speech and the Republican response.  Joining them in the studio will be the political analysis team of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and "New York Times" columnist David Brooks.

10pm                FRONTLINE “League of Denial” -- An investigation into the NFL and brain injuries reveals the true health risks to football players.

 

Wednesday, January 29

7pm                  NATURE “The Funkiest Monkeys” -- Filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson visits Indonesia to explore charismatic crested black macaques.

8pm                  NOVA “Ghosts of Murdered Kings” -- Archaeologists in Ireland's County Tipperary investigate the violent deaths of bog body victims.

9pm                  HAWKING -- The life of Stephen Hawking, one of the most remarkable minds of the modern age, is chronicled.

10pm                NATURALLY OBSESSED: THE MAKING OF A SCIENTIST -- Graduate students research the structure of a protein that controls the burning and storage of fat.

 

Thursday, January 30 

7pm                  RICK STEVES: ON THE RECORD – Dick Pryor talks to travel guru Rick Steves and his extraordinary career on public television.

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Perish Together as Fools” -- Louisa has a medical scare and Martin diagnoses officer Penhale's brother Sam with an illness.

10pm                MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Sherlock, Season 3, Part 2” – This repeat of the Sunday night premiere preempts LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE at 11pm and 11:30pm. LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will return on Thursday nights on February 13th. No episodes are being skipped. Monday night will pick up where Wednesday night left off.

Programming Notes 1/17 to 1/23

Written by Holly on Friday January 17, 2014

Friday, January 17

7pm                  ONR -- The energy industry looks to technology to address water use issues… In a Newsmaker Interview, we talk Logan Layden about water quality in northeast Oklahoma… Health officials say more resources are needed to stem the rising tide of mental illness in Oklahoma… Weight loss surgery gives thousands of Oklahomans a life without medicine and pain… We look back on how 20 years of the MAPS project has revitalized Oklahoma City… Oklahoma research scientists develop new tools in the fight against one of the deadliest cancers… The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition celebrates its silver anniversary… And,  Adam Brooks of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

9pm                  LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “The Fray” -- The multi-platinum rockers perform "You Found Me" and more hits at New York's Angel Orensanz Center.

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO “The Name of the Doctor” – The Doctor's friends are being kidnapped, which leads him to the fields of Trenzalore, where his greatest secret will be revealed and Clara's mystery will be solved. This is the final new episode that we have of the latest series made available to us. We’ll get more new ones when they are offered to us. Next week, we’ll start over with the beginning of this season, “Asylum of the Daleks.”

 

Saturday, January 18

7:30am             SUNUP --  SUNUP has a preview of potential pest problems Oklahoma wheat and canola producers could see this spring. Also: Mesonet weather covers dry conditions, drought monitor and 90-day rainfall totals; pond access and frost-free water tanks for cattle; how to calculate livestock water needs; the importance of getting colostrum into a newborn calf; crop market analysis; how to remove a bushing from a blind hole; and how the recent cold temperatures could impact GreenSeeker sensing results in wheat fields.

The 60min MOYERS & COMPANY series is no longer in production. The new 30min MOYERS & COMPANY series is on OKLA on Sunday nights at 8pm. More information here: http://www.oeta.tv/programs/pipeline/1795-moyers-moves-to-okla.html. GLOBE TREKKER is going to air in this time slot from now on. The Thursday night GLOBE TREKKER will soon become MIDSOMER MURDERS.

8pm                  AN EVENING WITH DAVE GRUSIN – The Grammy and Oscar-winning composer, conductor and pianist perform with guest jazz artists.

9pm                  OETA MOVIE CLUB “West Side Story” -- In this homage to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, two young lovers (Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood) attempt to overcome the fact that they are from rival gangs in New York. Winner of 10 Academy Awards.

12:40am            INDEPENDENT LENS “Berkeley” – This four-hour film explores major aspects of university life at The University of California at Berkeley. (Due to the odd length of this program, we had to carry it in the overnight hours.)

O K L A Channeat 4pm -- GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Eugene Onegin” – This is the Season 8 premiere of this monthly opera series. We’ll air all of the episodes on our OKLA channel as we’ve always done. The February episode feeds late in the month, so it will actually air after the pledge drive on March 22nd.

 

Sunday, January 19

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Mental Health” – Discussion of mental illness and mental health diagnosis and treatment services with guests: Terri White, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services… Camisa Stewart, M.D., Psychiatrist, NorthCare… Traci Cook, Executive Director, NAMI Oklahoma… Preston Northcraft, Youth/Young Adult Coordinator, NAMI Oklahoma and author, “Growing Up Bipolar”

6pm                  FATHER BROWN “The Hammer of God” -- Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses,miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches. Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul - the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires. Many years spent hearing his parishioners' confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind. But the stories are not concerned with judgement - Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice. (This new series will continue airing in this timeslot in future weeks.)

7pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 4” – This is last week’s episode, #2 of 8

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 4” – This is the new episode for this week.

9pm                  MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Sherlock, Season 3: The Empty Hearse” – This is the first episode in three new ones for Season Three. In tonight’s episode, Sherlock returns… But for John Watson it might be a case of "be careful what you wish for."

AS TIME GOES BY and KEEPING UP APPEARANCES will be preempted for three weeks due to the two-hour length of the Sherlock episodes. The two British comedy series will expire at the end of March, being replaced by two new British comedy series (more on that later).

 

Monday, January 20

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “Blood Brother” -- This film is a portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family. He didn't know it but this desire would lead him to an AIDS hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship, where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear.

 

Tuesday, January 21

7pm                  AMERICAN MASTERS “Marilyn Monroe: Still Life” -- A look at her chaotic life and how she cultivated her own image, evoking desire and vulnerability.

8pm                  AMERICAN MASTERS “Salinger” -- The painstaking work methods and private world of influential author J.D. Salinger are revealed. (2-1/2 hours)

10:30pm           SHAKESPEARE LOST, SHAKESPEARE FOUND -- Dr. Gary Taylor recreates "The History of Cardenio," a lost work written by William Shakespeare.

12am                WAR LETTERS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- Newly uncovered personal correspondence from the American Revolution to the Gulf War are revealed.

 

Wednesday, January 22

7pm                  NATURE “Meet the Coywolf” -- The coywolf, a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is a mixture of coyote and wolf, is explored.

8pm                  NOVA “Killer Typhoon” -- The anatomy of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the Philippines on November 8, 2013, is explored.

9pm                  CHASING SHAKELTON (Part 3 of 3) -- Explorer Tim Jarvis must traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete Shackleton's journey.

10pm                RETURN OF THE WOLVES: THE NEXT CHAPTER – Peter Coyote narrates an exploration of the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho.

 

Thursday, January 23 

7pm                  GALLERY #1405 – “The Spirit of Line and Color: Benjamin Harjo, Jr” and “The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition” – Premiered 1/09/14

9pm                  MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Sherlock, Season 3, Part 1” – This repeat of the Sunday night premiere will air in this timeslot for three Sundays, preempting LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE at 11pm and 11:30pm. LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will return on Thursday nights on February 13th. No episodes are being skipped.

Programming Notes 1/10 to 1/16

Written by Holly on Friday January 10, 2014

Friday, January 10

9pm                  GREAT PERFORMANCES “Tony Bennett: Duets II” – The crooner's second duets album features Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson and Norah Jones.

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO “Nightmare in Silver” – The second to the last episode of the “new” episodes that we have. After we air next week’s episode, we’ll have to start repeating them again.

 

Saturday, January 11

7:30am             SUNUP --  Oklahoma State University's small grains Extension specialist talks about the recent winter weather's impact on Oklahoma's wheat crop and the timing of topdress nitrogen application. Also: Mesonet weather, 2013 statewide rainfall totals and days below freezing; crop prices; beef prices; how to safely warm a calf showing signs of hypothermia; how to keep bolts in place by using putty; and a visit to Roger Mills County to learn how Oklahoma's network of prescribed burn associations combine resources to benefit communities.

5pm                  The 60min MOYERS & COMPANY series is no longer in production. The new 30min MOYERS & COMPANY series is on OKLA on Sunday nights at 8pm. (More information and a link for feedback can be found here.) GLOBE TREKKER is going to air in this time slot from now on. The Thursday night GLOBE TREKKER will soon become MIDSOMER MURDERS. 

8pm                  DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES -- Film historians and B-movie actors add context to clips from classic drive-in movies of all genres.

O K L A at 11pm – LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration” -- Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard and more great voices honor the legacy of the beloved tenor. This will also air on Main Monday (1/3) at 3am and Wednesday (1/05) at 3am.

 

Sunday, January 12

6pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Part 1” – two hour season premiere repeats from 6pm to 8pm

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Part 2” – This week’s episode is only one hour.

9pm                  UNLOCKING SHERLOCK -- A behind-the-scenes look into the world of Sherlock Holmes and the making of the latest series.

 PBS is feeding the premiere of the 8th Season of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Eugene Onegin” today. We’re airing it on OKLA on Saturday, Jan 18th at 4pm.

 

Monday, January 13

9pm                  DEATH OF THE OLD WEST -- In1909 a group of Ada, Oklahoma residents avenged the murder of a rancher by lynching four suspects.

9:30pm             RUSSIA'S OPEN BOOK: WRITING IN THE AGE OF PUTIN -- An exploration of America and Europe's love of Russian literature highlights new Russian writers.

PBS is feeding INDEPENDENT LENS “Berkeley” tonight at 9pm. Because of its 4+ hour length, we rescheduled it to air in the overnight hours on Sat night/Sun morning from approximately 12:45am to 5am.

 

Tuesday, January 14

7pm                  1964: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other very prominent figures of 1964 are examined.

9pm                  FRONTLINE “Secret State of North Korea” -- FRONTLINE goes inside secretive North Korea to explore life under its new ruler Kim Jong-Un.

10pm                THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY -- The impact and influence of John F. Kennedy's life, administration and tragic death are chronicled.

 

Wednesday, January 15

7pm                  NATURE “The Private Life of Deer” – Scientists, deer experts and special cameras shed light on the hidden world of white-tailed deer.

8pm                  NOVA “Zeppelins” -- A look at how Germany's war zeppelins, the biggest flying machines ever made, were built and flown.

9pm                  CHASING SHACKLETON, Part 2 -- Racing skipper Paul Larsen attempts to navigate the Southern Ocean with only a sextant and compass.

10pm                NORTH POLE PROMISE – The story of two American explorers and their secret legacy left at the North Pole 100 years ago.

10:30pm           THE REINDEER QUEEN -- Profiles "Sinrock Mary" Antisarlook, the Arctic's wealthiest woman during the Alaska Gold Rush.

 

Thursday, January 16 

7pm                  BACK IN TIME #301 “Cold War Target” -- Examines a dangerous period in our state’s history when bomber crews scrambled from the flight-line and Oklahoma military bases were a target. (Premiered Jan 2, 2014)

8pm                  GLOBE TREKKER “Alps and Lapland” – Premiere tonight. It will repeat Saturday, January 18 at 5pm.

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Better the Devil” -- Martin's dreams of the future are turned upside-down when Louisa returns to Portwenn with big news.

9:47pm             MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Sherlock, Season 2, Part 3” -- Sherlock fight for his reputation, his sanity and his life when he locks horns with James Moriarty. The new episodes for Season 3 will premiere on Sundays at 9pm starting January 19th. They’ll repeat on Thursdays at 9pm to 11pm.

Written by Holly on Thursday January 2, 2014

Moyers Moves to OKLA

Programming Notes 12/27 to 1/02

Written by Holly on Friday December 27, 2013

Friday, December 27

7pm                  ONR -- The year in review program features stories on: Moore Tornado, Duncan Reacts to the Death of Christopher Lane, Veterans Mental Health, Concussions in Football, Injection Wells and Earthquakes, Death of Small Towns, Where the Buffalo Roam, Oklahoma Pecan Harvest

 

Saturday, December 28

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP visitS the historic Kumback Lunch in Perry, Oklahoma, for our year-end roundtable discussion to recap 2013 and look ahead to expected political and business trends in 2014. Guests from Oklahoma State University include Larry Sanders, agricultural policy specialist; Kim Anderson, crop marketing specialist; and Derrell Peel, livestock marketing specialist.

4pm to 7pm      GALLERY Marathon – This preempts ANTIQUES ROADSHOW repeat, BILL MOYERS & COMPANY (can be seen 12/30 at 5am on Main) and the repeat of ONR.

4pm – GALLERY #1403 “Velvet Art/Guthrie History Drawings”

4:30pm – GALLERY #1402 “Jerry Yarnell”

5pm – GALLERY #1305 “Soul Bird/Dreaming Big”

5:30pm – GALLERY #1306 “Studio 222/Sketchin’ & Skatin’”

6pm – GALLERY #1303 “Stock Stars”

6:30pm – GALLERY #1404 “Woolaroc”

 

Sunday, December 29

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “The Year-End Show” – Discussion of the top stories of 2013 and predict stories and people to watch in 2014 with guests: Holly Wall, Managing Editor, This Land Press… George Lang, President, Oklahoma Film Critics Circle… Keith Gaddie, Political Science Professor and Author, University of Oklahoma... Berry Tramel, Sports Writer, The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com

1:30pm             RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY -- A look back at the top religion and ethics stories of 2013 - Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne, Kevin Eckstrom, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service and Kim Lawton, Managing Editor of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly join host Bob Abernethy to discuss the priorities and impact of Pope Francis, his concern for the poor and his changes in the Vatican bureaucracy.  Also, churches and denominations divided by issues of homosexuality and gay marriage, the late Nelson Mandela and his rejection of revenge, and other top stories of the year.

2pm to 5pm      STATELINE / BACK IN TIME Marathon – This preempts the repeat of ONR, OK HORIZON (can be seen on OKLA), OK GARDENING (can be seen on OKLA), RUDY MAXA and RICK STEVES (returns next week)

2pm – BACK IN TIME #201 “Gangster Road”

2:30pm – STATELINE #1405 “Crossroads Justice”

3pm – STATELINE #1503 “Frightseeing in Oklahoma”

3:30pm – STATELINE #1403 “Crumbling Capital”

4pm – STATELINE #1501 “Storm Center”

4:30pm – STATELINE #1404 “Thunder Boom”

6pm                  THE NEW YEAR – Musical celebration of the New Year with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

6:30pm             CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL – The nuns and many local families become homeless when an unexploded World War II bomb is found. This is a 75-min special episode that will be used as pledge program in some parts of the country. Season 3 of CALL THE MIDWIFE begins March 30th! The series resumes in 1959 when the midwives are on the eve of the Swinging Sixties and a new start in a brand new Nonnatus House.  Meanwhile, Chummy and Shelagh are both struggling to adjust to family life after their bustling lives as busy nurses.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 3, Episode 7” – 2 hours

 

Monday, December 30

7pm                  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Phoenix, AZ – Hour Two" 

8pm                  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Phoenix, AZ – Hour Three”

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “How to Survive a Plague” -- Two grassroots coalitions fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

 

Tuesday, December 31  

7pm                  LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma” -- Special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma joins maestro Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for a festive celebration of dance-inspired orchestral music. Highlights include a performance of a work expressly written for Ma by Osvaldo Golijov, one of the world's most celebrated living composers, and a stunning interpretation of Ravel's beloved Bolero. 

8:30pm             RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY – A look back at Downton Abbey with the cast and crew and a look ahead at Season 4. 

OETA's New Year’s Eve Rock Party starts at 9pm!

9pm                  PAUL SIMON: LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL, NEW YORK

10pm                THE ROLLING STONES ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS

11pm                SANTANA – LIVE AT MONTREAUX 2011

12am                THE DOORS LIVE AT THE BOWL ‘68

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will return tomorrow night at the usual time.

O K L A – Starting at 9am today, we’re showing every episode of DOC MARTIN Seasons 1 through 5. The marathon airs from 9am to midnight tonight. Then on New Year’s Day, they’ll air from 8am to midnight. A great time to get caught up!

 

Wednesday, January 1

7pm                  GREAT PERFORMANCES “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014” -- Continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. In addition to the Musikverein concert setting, the program features a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.

8:30pm             NOVA “Doomsday Volcanoes” – Scientists explore the devastating global consequences of another Icelandic volcano eruption.

9:30pm             GLACIER PARK’S NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLIES -- Survivors and witnesses recount the events of a deadly grizzly bear attack on campers in 1967.

O K L A – The marathon of DOC MARTIN Seasons 1 through 5 continues today from 8am to midnight.

 

Thursday, January 2 

7pm                  BACK IN TIME #301 “Cold War Target” -- Examines a dangerous period in our state’s history when bomber crews scrambled from the flight-line and Oklahoma military bases were a target. (Premiere)

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Nowt So Queer” -- Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin and Headmistress Louisa Glasson.

9:47pm            MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia” – The great detective begins a duel of wits with an antagonist as brilliant as himself, Irene Adler.

Both episodes of LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE have been delayed by approximately 12 minutes tonight to accommodate the Sherlock episode.