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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!


Growing Greener Schools

Written by Holly on Thursday April 22, 2010

Kids_Go_GreenIn celebration of Earth Day 2010, OETA is taking a break from airing our usual Thursday night local documentaries so that we can focus on building a green future for our children.

GROWING GREENER SCHOOLS highlights some schools who have made "green" a priority in their curriculum. The program outlines the steps necessary to make other schools more green and explains the educational, physical, economic and healthful benefits that will result from this process.

GALLERY and STATELINE will return next week at their usual times, or you can catch them both this Sunday morning at 11am and 11:30am, respectively.

Through a Dog's Eyes

Written by Holly on Thursday April 22, 2010

dogseyesEveryone's talking about THROUGH A DOG'S EYES, which aired last night at 10pm on OETA. The program follows the journey of recipients as they go through the heartwarming and sometimes difficult process of receiving and becoming acclimated to a service dog.

 In case you missed it, you still have several opportunities to catch it again....

Tonight (Thursday, April 22) at 7pm -- OKLA Channel
Tomorrow morning (Friday, April 23) at 4am -- OETA
Monday morning (April 26) at 4am - OETA
Tuesday morning (April 27) at 6am --OETA

Worldfocus

Written by Holly on Tuesday April 6, 2010

You may have noticed the disappearance of WORLDFOCUS from the OKLA schedule weekdays at 4pm.okla_logo

According to the producers of the series, WORLDFOCUS was not able to attract a sustainable source of financial support.  The series received backing from a number of individuals and organizations, but it was not enough to cover the sizable costs of producing a daily news program. 

Filling the 4pm Monday through Friday timeslot on OKLA will be OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA, OKLAHOMA HORIZON, OKC METRO, OKLAHOMA GARDENING and TULSA TIMES.

More Programming Adjustments During Festival

Written by Holly on Friday March 5, 2010

2010FESTIVALLOGOAre you enjoying the special programming we have for you this Festival? We hope so!

But we understand that some viewers might be looking for information about their regular programming.

Maybe this will help...

Fridays

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL -- Can be seen Saturday mornings at 1am and Sunday mornings at 4am.

RED GREEN SHOW -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/26.

DOCTOR WHO -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/26.

Saturdays

QUILT IN A DAY -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/27.

SEWING WITH NANCY -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/27.

SCHEEWE ART WORKSHOP -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/27.

EVERYDAY FOOD – New episodes from Season 6 will begin on 3/27.

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/27.

OKLAHOMA GARDENING – This series will pick up where it left off on 3/27. In the meantime, the series airs daily on OETA OKLA.

VICTORY GARDEN – PBS is feeding repeats during the pledge drive and we are preempting them. We'll continue with the PBS feed of this weekly series after the pledge drive on 3/27.

MEXICO-ONE PLATE AT A TIME – This series will pick up where it left off on 3/27.            

THIS OLD HOUSE – PBS is feeding new episodes. We are recording them and will air them after the pledge drive.

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE -- PBS is feeding new episodes. We are recording them and will air them after the pledge drive.

HOMETIME -- PBS is feeding new episodes. We are recording them and will air them after the pledge drive. 

Sundays

MOTORWEEK – This series is preempted during the pledge drive. Audio podcasts are offered on the program's website.

WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP – PBS is feeding repeats during the pledge drive and we are preempting them. We'll continue with the PBS feed of this weekly series after the pledge drive on 3/28.

OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA – This series will pick up where it left off on 3/28. In the meantime, the series airs daily on OETA OKLA.

TRACKS AHEAD -- This series comes back to the schedule briefly on 3/28, and starting in April, we'll have a new series called TWO WHEEL OKLAHOMA.

WASHINGTON WEEK – The premiere of this episode aired on the previous Friday. This Sunday repeat is preempted during the pledge drive.

NOW ON PBS -- The premiere of this episode aired on the previous Friday. This Sunday repeat is preempted during the pledge drive.

OKLAHOMA FORUM -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/28

FUTURE OF NEWS -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/28.

MCLAUGHLIN GROUP -- This series is preempted during the pledge drive. It can be seen on OETA OKLA Sunday nights (Monday mornings) at 1am.

RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY -- This series is preempted during the pledge drive. It can be seen on OETA Okla Sunday nights (Monday morning) at 12am and 4am.

OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/28. In the meantime, the series airs daily on OETA OKLA.

OKLAHOMA GARDENING -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/28. In the meantime, the series airs daily on OETA OKLA.

SMART TRAVELS WITH RUDY MAXA -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/28.

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE -- This series will pick up where it left off on 3/28.

Mondays

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW – PBS is not feeding any new episodes for the next two weeks. This series will pick up where it left off on 3/22. If you need your weekly fix of ANTIQUES, it airs in the overnight hours: Tuesdays at 1am, Wednesdays at 4am and Saturdays at 3am. 

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE -- We'll pick back up where we left off after Festival, Monday, March 22 at 11pm.

WAITING FOR GOD -- We'll pick back up where we left off after Festival, Monday, March 22 at 11:30pm.

Tuesdays

NOVA -- PBS is not feeding any new episodes for the next two weeks. This series will pick up where it left off on 3/23. If you need your weekly NOVA fix, it typically airs in the overnight hours: Wednesdays at 1am and Thursdays at 4am.

FRONTLINE  -- PBS is not feeding any episodes of FRONTLINE for the next two weeks. This series will return to the schedule with new episodes on 3/23.

INDEPENDENT LENS -- PBS is not feeding any new episodes for the next two weeks. This series will return to the schedule with new episodes on 3/23. If you'd like to see older episodes, there will be some in the overnight hours. Check our online schedule for more information.

Wednesdays

Our regular non-pledge music, culture and arts programming on Wednesday evenings will continue after Festival on 3/24 with two GREAT PERFORMANCES specials. 

Thursdays

THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR – PBS is feeding new episodes. We are recording them and we’ll air them after Festival, starting March 25.

GALLERY/STATELINE – Will return after Festival.

GLOBE TREKKER – Will return after Festival.

SOUNDSTAGE – Is on mid-season hiatus and should return in June.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – Is currently feeding old episodes. We’ll put ACL back in the schedule after Festival.

Programming Adjustments During Festival

Written by Holly on Sunday February 28, 2010

2010FESTIVALLOGOIt's Festival time again! OETA's March pledge drive begins tomorrow, March 1st at 7pm. The funds raised during this time will enable OETA to purchase more programming for 2011.

We have a phenomenal number of new programs this year during our pledge drive. (Personally, I'm looking forward to the Michael Buble special on Tuesday, March 9th.) Look to our schedules to find a complete list of the programming coming in the next few weeks.

For those who are concerned about missing your favorite regular program, I've put together some explanations of where the programs have gone and when they're coming back. Here is the first installment...

Monday, March 1st

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Madison, WI” – This episode can be seen at 2am Tuesday morning, 4am Wednesday morning and 3am Friday morning. Or, if you don't want to stay up late or record it, you can watch it during primetime on 3/22 at 7pm.

DOLLEY MADISON: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – This program is being recorded from the PBS feed and will be aired after the pledge drive on Monday, March 22 @ 8pm. If you don't want to wait that long, it can also be seen Wednesday morning, March 3rd at 2am.

MORRISTOWN: WHERE AMERICA SURVIVED -- Can be seen 1:30am Tuesday morning and 3:30am Wednesday morning.

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE -- We'll pick back up where we left off after Festival, Monday, March 22 at 11pm.

WAITING FOR GOD -- We'll pick back up where we left off after Festival, Monday, March 22 at 11:30pm.

Tuesday, March 2

NOVA “Pluto Files” – This is a fun, new episode of NOVA. I hope you will record it during the overnight hours: 4am on Thursday or Saturday night at midnight. You can also watch it online on the PBS website starting Wednesday. I saw a screener and, I have to say, it might be my favorite episode ever.

FRONTLINE “The Suicide Tourist” -- Can be seen at midnight Tuesday night, 3am on Thursday morning and 1am on Sunday morning

INDENPENDENT LENS “The Eyes of Me” -- Can be seen at 2am on Thursday morning.

Wednesday, March 3

7pm                  FACES OF AMERICA #104 – This final episode of this series will air in its entirely tonight. We will not have pledge programming during this hour. 

8pm                  NATIONAL PARKS #106 – We will also air this final episode in its entirely, but we'll have an opportunity to become an OETA member at the end (with a special gift for those who join!).

Thursday, March 4

THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR – PBS is feeding new episodes of this series during the entire pledge drive. We’re recording them and we’ll play them after Festival, starting March 25. If you can't wait that long, they can be seen during the overnight hours. Check the online schedule for specific times.

GALLERY/STATELINE – Will return after Festival

GLOBE TREKKER – Will return after Festival

SOUNDSTAGE – This series is on mid-season hiatus and should return in June.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – Currently feeding old episodes. We’ll put ACL back in the schedule after Festival.

 

Stay tuned to the Pipeline Blog for more information on the adjustments to our regular schedule. Until then, enjoy the wonderful programming during Festival 2010!!