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 8/11 to 8/15
Written by Holly on Sunday August 11, 2013
Sunday, August 11
7am EASY YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS WITH PEGGY CAPPY
8am THE OMNI HEALTH REVOLUTION WITH TANA AMEN, RN & DANIEL AMEN, MD
9:30a A FARM STORY WITH JERRY APPS
11am THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION WITH DR. MARK HYMAN
12:30p 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D.
2pm JOHNNY CARSON: AMERICAN MASTERS
4:30p BURT BACHARACH’S BEST (MY MUSIC PRESENTS)
6pm MAGIC MOMENTS: THE BEST OF ‘50S POP (MY MUSIC)
8pm DOWNTON ABBEY REVISITED
9:30p BACK IN TIME #103 “State of Sequoyah”
Monday, August 12
9pm POV “The City Dark” -- A fascinating look at the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.
Tuesday, August 13
7pm AFTER NEWTOWN: GUNS IN AMERICA – An exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms.
8pm FIXING JUVIE JUSTICE – Innovators in Baltimore use ideas from New Zealand to try to fix America's juvenile justice system.
9pm FRONTLINE “Football High” – A look at an ambitious high school football team sheds light on concerns about player safety.
10pm ORIGINAL MINDS -- Five teenagers stigmatized by being in Special Ed discover that they are smarter than they thought.
Wednesday, August 14
7pm NATURE “Outback Pelicans” – 100,000 pelicans arrive in the largest lake in Australia, which is created every ten years by rain.
8pm NOVA “Kings of Camouflage” – Cuttlefish can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex & kill with lightning fast speed.
9pm THE TRUTH ABOUT EXERCISE WITH MICHAEL MOSLEY – The new and surprising truths about exercise and why we all respond to it differently are explored.
10pm THE SMARTEST TEAM – Explores how the Newcastle High School football team and other athletes can reduce the occurrence and effects of concussions by playing smarter. (This will repeat in October. More information can be found here: www.thesmartestteam.com.)
Thursday, August 15
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Will Rogers and Wiley Post.
7pm WILL ROGERS AND AMERICAN POLITICS -- Rare archival film footage sheds light on one of the most powerful political voices in the 1930s.
8pm WILEY POST OF OKLAHOMA -- Oklahoma's famous aviator Wiley Post is featured in this one hour biography written and hosted by Oklahoma historian Bob Burke.
9pm DOC MARTIN #102 “Gentlemen Prefer” -- When Martin fires Elaine for her inefficiency, he becomes universally disliked in the village.
10pm CALL THE MIDWIFE #201 – We’ll air the second season in this timeslot for the next nine weeks.
Written by Holly on Thursday August 1, 2013
Thursdays, August 1 and 8
STATELINE/GALLERY – Will return in September
THIS OLD HOUSE – PBS is feeding repeats. Episodes can be seen overnight. Check the online schedule. Will return 8/17.
GLOBE TREKKER – Will pick up where we left off on August 22nd
DOC MARTIN – Will pick up where we left off on August 15th. The series will also air on Sunday nights at 11pm.
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE – Will pick up where we left off on August 12th.
Fridays, August 2 and 9
WASHINGTON WEEK – Can be seen in the overnight hours. Check the online schedule. Will return 8/16.
CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK – Can be seen in the overnight hours. Check the online schedule. Will return 8/16.
RED GREEN SHOW – Will pick up where we left off on August 16th.
DOCTOR WHO – Will pick up where we left off on August 16th. New episodes scheduled for October.
OETA MOVIE CLUB – Will return on 8/16 with “The Sunshine Boys”
Saturdays, August 3 and 10
7am MARKET TO MARKET – Preempted on OETA. Look for it online here: http://www.iptv.org/mtom/.
7:30am SUNUP – Can be seen on Sundays at 6am and on OKLA.
8am QUILTING ARTS – Will pick up where it left off on 8/17.
8:30am MARTHA’S SEWING ROOM -- Will pick up where it left off on 8/17.
9am PAINT THIS WITH JERRY YARNELL – Will pick up where it left off on 8/17.
9:30am THIS OLD HOUSE -- PBS is feeding repeats. Episodes can be seen overnight. Check the online schedule. Will return 8/17.
10am BBQ UNIVERSITY -- Will pick up where it left off on 8/17.
10:30am AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN -- Will pick up where it left off on 8/17.
11am OKLAHOMA GARDENING – Can be seen on OKLA. Will return 8/17.
11:30am P. ALLEN SMITH’S GARDEN TO TABLE -- Will pick up where it left off on 8/17.
12pm MEXICO ONE PLATE AT A TIME -- Will pick up where it left off on 8/17.
12:30pm THIS OLD HOUSE -- PBS is feeding repeats. Episodes can be seen overnight. Check the online schedule. Will return 8/17.
1pm ASK THIS OLD HOUSE -- PBS is feeding repeats. Episodes can be seen overnight. Check the online schedule. Will return 8/17.
1:30pm HOMETIME -- PBS is feeding repeats. Will return 8/17.
2pm NATURE – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. Will return 8/17.
3pm NOVA – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. Will return 8/17.
4pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. Will return 8/17.
5pm MOYERS & COMPANY – Preempted during the pledge drive. Can be seen online: http://billmoyers.com/series/moyers-and-company/
6pm OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – Premiered Friday night. Can be seen the next week on OKLA in the afternoons. Check online schedule.
9pm OETA MOVIE CLUB – Will return 8/17 with “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
Sundays, August 4 and 11
7am MOTORWEEK – Preempted on OETA. Look for it online here: http://www.motorweek.org/
7:30am WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP – Will pick up where it left off on 8/18.
8am OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA – Can be seen on OKLA. Will return 8/18.
8:30am AVIATORS – Will pick up where it left off on 8/18.
9am ANTIQUES ROADSHOW -- PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. Will return 8/18.
10am NATURE – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. Will return 8/18.
11am NOVA – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. Will return 8/18.
12pm WASHINGTON WEEK -- Can be seen in the overnight hours. Check the online schedule. Will return 8/18.
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – Can be seen on OKLA. Will return on 8/18.
1pm MCLAUGHLIN GROUP – Can be seen on OKLA at 1:30am Sunday night/Monday morning. Will return to regular timeslot on 8/18.
1:30pm RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY -- Can be seen on OKLA at 3am Sunday night/Monday morning. Will return to regular timeslot on 8/18.
2pm OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT -- Premiered Friday night. Can be seen the next week on OKLA in the afternoons. Check online schedule.
3pm OKLAHOMA HORIZON – Can be seen on OKLA. Will return on 8/18.
3:30pm OKLAHOMA GARDENING – Can be seen on OKLA. Will return on 8/18.
4pm RICK STEVES – Will pick up where it left off on 8/18.
4:30pm RUDY MAXA – Will pick up where it left off on 8/18.
5pm LAWRENCE WELK SHOW – Will return on 8/18.
6pm HISTORY DETECTIVES – Will pick up where it left off on 8/18.
8pm MASTERPIECE – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. Will return to the schedule on 8/18 with “Lady Vanishes.”
10pm ARE YOU BEING SERVED? – Will pick up where it left off on 8/11.
10:30pm KEEPING UP APPEARANCES – Will pick up where it left off on 8/11.
11pm AS TIME GOES BY – The rights are going to run out soon. We’re giving this series a rest. DOC MARTIN will start airing in this time slot each week.
Monday, August 5
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. There are repeats in the overnight hours. It will return to its regular timeslot on 8/12.
POV / INDEPENDENT LENS -- PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. There are repeats in the overnight hours. It will return to its regular timeslot on 8/12.
WRITING OUT LOUD – Airs on OKLA. Will return on 8/12.
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE – Will pick up where it left off on 8/12.
Tuesday, August 6
Regular Tuesday night programming will return on 8/13.
Wednesday, August 7
NATURE – PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. There are repeats in the overnight hours. It will return to its regular timeslot on 8/14.
NOVA -- PBS isn’t feeding any new episodes. There are repeats in the overnight hours. It will return to its regular timeslot on 8/14.
Programming Notes 7/26 to 7/31
Written by Holly on Friday July 26, 2013
Friday, July 26
7pm ONR -- The state’s two largest power companies are taking different roads to comply with new emission control standards from the Environmental Protection Agency… State Impact Oklahoma’s Logan Layden discusses a new study that shows more than 200 plants, including 6 in Oklahoma, are releasing heavy metals into waterways… Recently-published scientific research adds new weight to theories linking oil and gas activity to earthquakes in Oklahoma… A new report show the most profitable Indian gaming regions are in Oklahoma, and improvements to the gaming experience are coming… At one time, the American buffalo was nearly extinct, but today there are half-a-million and their meat is becoming popular at the dinner table… In a Newsmaker Interview, we discuss a push to use DNA analysis to investigate criminal convictions, with Oklahoma Watch reporter Shaun Hittle… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
8:30pm CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK – This new Friday night program will provide a retrospective of the best stories and interviews from the nightly PBS program CHARLIE ROSE. The show will capture the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports. NEED TO KNOW is no longer in production.
Saturday, July 27
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP features the 92nd Oklahoma 4-H Roundup opening ceremony and showcases a first-time Roundup participant as he competes. Also: rainfall trends, CSI in a Wheat Field summer 4-H forensics camp, wheat prices, vitamin and mineral nutrition for grazing cattle, 4-H shooting sports, project management tips, OSU's Big 3 Field Days livestock judging competition and food safety.
Sunday, July 28
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM -- “Invisible Eve” -- We discuss the high rate of female incarceration in Oklahoma and the new book about women in prison, "Invisible Eve," with: Yousef Khanfar, Photographer and Author, "Invisible Eve"… Kela Miller, Former Oklahoma prison inmate featured in "Invisible Eve"… Susan F. Sharp, David Ross Boyd Professor of Sociology, University of Oklahoma (This program originally aired on June 23, 2013)
8pm MASTERPIECE “Endeavor: Home” -- While studying for his sergeant's exam, Morse investigates the hit-and-run death of a professor.
9:30pm NORTH POLE PROMISE -- The story of two American explorers and their secret legacy left at the North Pole 100 years ago.
Monday, July 29
9:30pm POV “Neurotypical” -- An exploration of autism is showcased from the point of view of autistic people themselves.
Tuesday, July 30
7pm A RIDE ALONG LINCOLN HIGHWAY – The history and wonderful landmarks found along the first coast-to-coast highway are chronicled.
8pm GREAT OLD AMUSEMENT PARKS -- Celebrate pre-Disney parks and check out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides.
9pm FRONTLINE “Life and Death in Assisted Living” -- A look at the nation's largest assisted living company sheds light on this billion dollar industry.
10pm EATING ALABAMA -- An Alabama couple face huge challenges while trying to eat only locally-grown food, in-season.
Wednesday, July 31
9pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS -- The story of how German rocket scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles.
10pm ECHOES OF THE HOLOCAUST -- Holocaust survivors who act as guides at The Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach share their stories.
Programming Notes 7/19 to 7/25
Written by Holly on Friday July 19, 2013
Friday, July 19
7pm ONR -- Economists and a think tank warn a slowing Oklahoma economy may mean more budget cuts ahead… The Brady Arts District is the heart of downtown redevelopment in Tulsa. But, controversy has arisen over the name of the area, taken from one of Tulsa’s founding fathers… Angelina Jolie used genetic testing to decide how to manager her high risk for breast cancer. Now, other patients want testing, too… While construction crews renovate areas of the state Capitol, a legal challenge threatens to delay repair of the building’s critical infrastructure problems… In a Newsmaker Interview, two state senators discuss Oklahoma’s “Stand Your Ground” law. We remember television pioneer and OETA Station Manager Bill Thrash… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
Saturday, July 20
8pm STATELINE One Hour Special “Oklahoma’s Television Pioneers” – This replaces TV PIONEERS “Superheroes” tonight to honor Bill Thrash. We had several people call who missed our special broadcast on Monday evening. We will put TV PIONEERS “Superheroes” back in the schedule at a later date.
Sunday, July 21
8pm MASTERPIECE “Endeavor: Rocket” -- A royal visit to a family-owned munitions factory ends with murder and Morse must find the culprit.
9:30pm SIDELINED: CONCUSSIONS IN SPORTS -- Meet high school athletes and former NFL players struggling to recover from concussions.
VICAR OF DIBLEY expired at the end of June. AS TIME GOES BY will take its place in the month of July. And then DOC MARTIN fills the 11pm timeslot starting in August.
Monday, July 22
9:30pm POV “High Tech, Low Life” -- Follows two of China's first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country's rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller "Zola" to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman "Tiger Temple" makes sense of the past by chronicling the struggles of rural villagers. Land grabs, pollution, rising poverty, local corruption and the growing willingness of ordinary people to speak out are grist for these two bloggers who navigate China's evolving censorship regulations and challenge the boundaries of free speech.
Tuesday, July 23
7pm BUDDHA -- Explore the life of the Buddha, whose ideas generated Buddhism in northern India 2,500 years ago.
9pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Bones of Buddha” – Doubt and scandal hang over a British landowner's discovery of the bones of Lord Buddha in 1898.
10pm BRIDGE THE GAP TO PINE RIDGE -- The host visits Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to explore the often forgotten culture of the Oglala Lakota Native Americans. While there, he embarks on a life-changing buffalo harvest, gets "schooled" by the girls basketball team, visits with a 14-year-old girl who has devoted her life to suicide prevention and finds himself shoulder deep up a cow's backside while trying to better understand employment issues on the "Rez." With humor and pathos, he uncovers stories of hope and learns how culture has prevailed in the face of adversity.
Wednesday, July 24
7pm NATURE “Siberian Tiger Quest” – Season 30 premiere! Chris Morgan attempts to find a Siberian tiger living wild in Russia's far eastern forests.
8pm NOVA “3D Spies of WWII” – The untold story of the Allied air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.
9pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS -- The Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens for their lethal U-boat submarines.
10pm Maggie's War: A True Story of Courage, Leadership and Valor in World War II -- James Megellas, a fearless World War II platoon leader, returns to Europe to visit battlefields.
Thursday, July 25
7pm STATELINE #1501 “Storm Center” – According to the article in the Odyssey, this episode of STATELINE looks into the creative mix of federal and state agencies and students that make up Norman’s Storm Center. (OB: 7/11/13)
9pm DOC MARTIN “Going Bodmin” – Last week was the final episode that we have. There are no more available. Season 6 might start airing in the UK later this year, but they won’t be available to us for many months after that. So, let’s enjoy what we have for now. Starting in August, DOC MARTIN will air on Sundays at 11pm in addition to Thursdays at 9pm (And Saturdays at 8pm on OKLA).
9:45pm DOGS OF LEXINGTON – An up-close glimpse behind prison walls of a world-class dog-training prison program at the Lexington correctional facility. This is a local production.
10:30pm SHE WROTE ‘MY FRIEND FLICKA’ -- Discover where Mary O'Hara got the ideas that helped her write the famous story "My Friend Flicka."
Programming Notes -- 7/12 to 7/18
Written by Holly on Friday July 12, 2013
Friday, July 12
7pm ONR -- Thousands of Oklahomans are being forced to take unpaid leave because of federal budget cuts under sequestration – cuts that may increase as the U.S. House and Senate remain far apart on a budget deal… The U.S. Supreme Court throws the future of Baby Veronica back into question. Her Oklahoma father says his fight to keep her is not over… We look at the practical applications and privacy concerns surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles… The defense has rested in the court martial of Oklahoma native Bradley Manning. In a Frontline excerpt, we learn how he was able to get sensitive government information… Security leaks and hacker attacks on information networks force increased interest in cyber security… A group of Oklahomans urges the United States to provide humanitarian aid to victims of the civil war in Syria… In a Newsmaker Interview, ABC News Correspondent and Gaylord College professor Mike Boettcher discusses the Syrian conflict… We head to the drive-in theater to experience a rite of summer… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
8:30pm NEED TO KNOW – This is the final episode of NEED TO KNOW. It’s going out of production. Starting next week, CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK will take this time period.
Saturday, July 13
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP visits OKC-West in El Reno to see the livestock auction's post-tornado reconstruction and hear about plans to reopen later this month. Also: forage-nitrate testing, Oklahoma-Kansas Winter Canola Conferences, plant water use, farm bill, bolts, Vegas Strip steak, dove hunting, grain market analysis and the Oklahoma Women in Agriculture and Small Business Statewide Conference.
O K L A – 4:30 to 7pm – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Maria Stuarda” – Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.
Sunday, July 14
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Common Core State Standards” -- We discuss the Common Core State Standards for education, with: Ann L. Caine, Ed.D., Superintendent, Stillwater Public Schools… Jenni White, President, Restore Oklahoma Public Education… Amber England, Government Affairs Director, Stand for Children… Everett Piper, Ph.D., President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
7pm SECRETS OF CHATSWORTH -- Chatsworth Estate has been home to the distinguished Cavendish family for over five centuries.
8pm MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Endeavor: Fugue” -- Constable Endeavour Morse's love of opera may be the key to stopping a string of Oxford homicides.
9:30pm Pedro E. Guerrero, Portrait of An Image Maker -- The photographer for Frank Lloyd Wright, Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder is highlighted.
VICAR OF DIBLEY expired at the end of June. AS TIME GOES BY will take its place in the month of July. And then DOC MARTIN fills the 11pm timeslot starting in August.
Monday, July 15
9pm POV “Only the Young” -- Three unconventional Christian teenagers come of age in a small Southern California town.
Tuesday, July 16
7pm LEWIS & CLARK: THE JOURNEY OF THE CORP OF DISCOVERY (Part 2 of 2)
9pm FRONTLINE “The Real CSI” -- A Frontline investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science.
10pm TOMLINSON HILL -- A look at how the legacy of slavery in east and central Texas has created a region still divided. (Will repeat on OKLA starting in August.)
Wednesday, July 17
9pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS “Atlantic Wall” -- The extensive system of fortifications the Nazis built on the western coast of Europe is examined. (Two more in this series airs the next two weeks.)
10pm GHOST ARMY -- A look at US troops who tricked the enemy with sound effects and visual illusions in World War II.
Thursday, July 18
7pm GALLERY #1401 – “March to the Stadium” – Bands from OU and OSU… “Capturing Imagination” – Artist from Seminole paints public art
9pm DOC MARTIN “Ever After” – Final new episode of this series. We’ll air new ones after they are offered to us. At this point, they are still in production. They haven’t aired overseas yet, much less been offered to us. We’ll start back over with the first episode next week. And then starting in August, we’ll air them on Sunday nights at 11pm AND Thursday nights at 9pm.
10pm AGE OF CHAMPIONS -- Senior citizens, including a 100 year-old tennis champion, compete at the National Senior Games.