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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!

Young @ Heart

Written by Holly on Tuesday January 12, 2010

Okay, yeah, "American Idol" kicks off tonight... But trust me when I say OETA has something much, much better.

Tonight at 8pm, INDEPENDENT LENS "Young @ Heart" will take you to Northampton, Mass to meet the members of a choir who are rehearsing for an upcoming hometown performance. What's so interesting about these choir members?.... Their average age is 81.

What's even more interesting?... They perform songs by James Brown, The Clash and Prince.

The "Young @ Heart" group has toured Europe and sang for royalty, but this performance is different because it's in their hometown. The documentary focuses on the members as they learn new songs while dealing with several real, heartbreaking events.

If you're still on the edge as to whether you'll tune in tonight, watch this...

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Goodbye, New Yankee Workshop

Written by Holly on Saturday January 9, 2010

You may have noticed the absence of THE NEW YANKEE WORKSHOP last Saturday at 1pm. This is because the series is no longer in production and PBS has pulled it from the main PBS feed to stations.ask-this-old-house

In its place, we have ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, a question and answer series that takes the THIS OLD HOUSE team to viewer's doorsteps to help solve their home repair problems. This week, the crew dresses up an old fireplace and shows ways to improve the look of old baseboard radiators.

Don't fret, die hard NEW YANKEE fans! The companion Web site, www.newyankee.com, will continue to provide viewers the opportunity to get into the shop with project plans, DVDs, a Q&A section, and more. And for those of you who can get our OETA Create channel, the series will continue there for a while, but it is uncertain how long. (OETA does not choose the programming for OETA Create. We pay for a subscription to the "Create" feed.) 

In case you were wondering, Norm Abram isn't hanging up his toolbelt anytime soon. He will continue his work on the weekly series THIS OLD HOUSE.

"Stark Fear" on OKLA

Written by Holly on Friday January 8, 2010

nedHockmanTune 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.

hockman001Movie 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.okla_logo

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_LeonKings 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.


Holiday Programming

Written by Holly on Thursday December 3, 2009

Christmas_TV'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

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