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!
"Stark Fear" on OKLA
Written by Holly on Friday January 8, 2010
Tune in tonight at 9pm on OETA OKLA for an OETA Movie Club special encore presentation of "Stark Fear," honoring OU film icon Ned Hockman who passed away in December.
Movie Club's BJ Wexler sat down with Ned to talk about his career as well as the making of "Stark Fear," which he produced and directed in 1962. It was the first major theatrical film shot entirely in the state of Oklahoma. It stars Skip Homeier and Beverly Garland as husband and wife with extreme marital problems.
OETA OKLA is seen across the state on the "point-2" OETA channel (13.2, 11.2, 3.2, 12.2, etc.). It can also be seen on Cox Cable 112 in the OKC and Tulsa areas.
The OETA Movie Club is proud to pay homage to Ned Hockman in this way. We do hope you'll tune in tonight at 9pm.
Kings of Leon on ACL
Written by Holly on Thursday January 7, 2010
Kings of Leon takes the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage tonight at 10pm.
Half of the Grammy-winning group hails from the Sooner State. Nathan Followill (far left) is the drummer of the group while his cousin Matthew Followill (middle left) rocks the guitar. Both were born in Oklahoma City. They are joined by their Nathan's two younger brothers from Nashville, Caleb Followill (middle right) as lead singer/guitar and Jared Followill (far right) on bass.
Only one more week of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS after tonight's episode and then SOUNDSTAGE begins its 17th season. These two series alternate through the year in the Thursday at 10pm timeslot.
Written by Holly on Thursday December 3, 2009
'Tis the season for festive, inspirational and highly-entertaining television programming! We enjoy putting the schedule together this time of year. Many of our viewers have taken the time to tell us how much they appreciate the programming and we always love hearing that.
We had a lot of holiday programs to choose from this year. Unfortunately, we can't show them all. But we think the schedule is packed as full as possible. We hope you will enjoy!
The season kicks off tomorrow night with a rare Red Green episode where Red makes tinsel out of potato chip bags and a wreath from an old tire. The Radio City Rockettes kick off (haha!) the musical programming on Saturday. And it just gets better from there. The rest of the month is full of more comedy, some drama and plenty of music in all genres.
Attached is a list of the programs in order of their first airdate. The third column of the repeat airdates only includes daytime and primetime broadcasts on OETA's main channel. For a full list of airdates, including overnight schedules and multicast channels, do a title search here.
Written by Holly on Tuesday December 1, 2009
OETA and The NewsHour will be providing live coverage of President Obama's speech tonight. The presidential address on the subject of Afghanistan will originate from West Point beginning at 7pm.
We are hearing that the speech could be could be 30-40 minutes in duration. The NewsHour plans to provide brief analysis and conclude coverage with an estimated 35-45 minutes total duration.
When the coverage concludes, we will return to our regularly scheduled program, STATELINE "Oklahoma Television Pioneers", already in progress.
STATELINE "Oklahoma Television Pioneers" will air in its entirety again at 10pm tonight.
JFK: Breaking the News
Written by Holly on Sunday November 22, 2009
46 years ago today, Presiden John F. Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
The documentary JFK: BREAKING THE NEWS looks at the broadcast coverage of the assassination and shows how closely the television medium and its audiences are joined in times of crisis. The documentary is one of the first broadcast examinations of how local journalists in 1963 delivered rapidly breaking news to a nation in despair.
Narrated by Jane Pauley, JFK: BREAKING THE NEWS allows television audiences to understand the tremendous technical obstacles that had to be overcome and the immediate journalistic decisions that accompanied the initial live remote broadcasts generated by television more than four decades ago.
Tune in for JFK: BREAKING THE NEWS tonight, Sunday November 22, at 6pm.