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!
DOCTOR WHO... Going Back in Time
Written by Holly on Friday October 9, 2009
DOCTOR WHO fans will notice that we're dusting off older episodes starting this Friday, October 9.
We currently own the broadcast rights to the 2006 and 2007 series. The 2007 series just began this last March and we've already aired them twice. We won't have the rights to the 2008 series yet and probably won't until early next year. So, while we wait, we're going to show the full 2006 and 2007 series again in order. And when those have finished, we hope to have the 2008 series ready to go. Good plan? We think so.
Before we begin with the 2006 series, we're going to set the scene with "Christmas Invasion." This is first full episode in which David Tennant appears as the tenth Doctor. In this episode, a monstrous race called the Sycorax have kidnapped a space probe and only the Doctor can stop them. But how can Rose trust the Doctor with a new face?
THIS OLD HOUSE Turns 30!
Written by Holly on Wednesday October 7, 2009
It's been three decades since THIS OLD HOUSE began giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the secrets of home renovation.
In honor of its 30th anniversary, producers of the longest-running home improvement show have selected two interesting projects in the Boston area, where the show first got its start. New episodes will follow the revival of a foreclosed and vacant 1870s-era Second Empire in Roxbury, an inner-city Boston neighborhood, and the modest renovation of a 1914 Dutch Colonial in Newton Centre, a small town just west of the city.
New episodes of THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR begin tomorrow night, October 8 at 7pm. The half-hour version of THIS OLD HOUSE premieres this Saturday, October 10 at 12:30pm.
A Conversation with Henry Bellmon
Written by Holly on Wednesday September 30, 2009
We're making a change in this weekend's programming schedule so that we may rebroadcast our local production A CONVERSATION WITH HENRY BELLMON.
In August of 2006, Dick Pryor sat down with the former Governor to talk about his two terms as governor, education reform, integration, Watergate, Richard Nixon, and his years as a U.S. Senator, including his politically unpopular vote on the Panama Canal.
A CONVERSATION WITH HENRY BELLMON will air on OETA's main channel Saturday night at 6pm. (This will preempt OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA and WILD CHRONICLES.) It will repeat on the OETA OKLA channel Sunday night at 5pm.
Oka' - Chickasaw National Park
Written by Holly on Monday September 28, 2009
At 9:15pm tonight, we will air a 12-minute short film called OKA'. It was produced by Oklahoma filmmaker Rick Thompson and focuses attention on the history of the unique freshwater and mineral springs in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Produced to accompany the Ken Burns television documentary THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA, the film tells the story of the former Platt National Park. This high-definition film also showcases opportunities on the horizon for the Arbuckle region with the opening of the new Chickasaw Cultural Center in 2010.
OKA' will air four times tonight... 9:15pm, 11:45pm, 2:15am, 4:45am. If you would like to see it again after tonight, you have three options...
- Watch it online on here.
- Tune in Friday night after the OETA MOVIE CLUB at 1:45am on our main channel.
- Tune in Tuesday night on OETA OKLA at 9:15pm.
The National Parks vs. Regular Program Schedule
Written by Holly on Sunday September 27, 2009
It will not go unnoticed that this is NATIONAL PARKS week on OETA. In fact, it's NATIONAL PARKS week on all of the PBS stations around the country.
You will not miss any new episodes of your favorite programs. Everything has been put on hold while NATIONAL PARKS airs.
Sunday -- If you need to get your NATURE fix, a repeat episode can be seen Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 10am. ARE YOU BEING SERVED and KEEPING UP APPEARANCES are preempted, but they'll pick up where they left off next week.
Monday -- ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is preempted, but you can see a repeat episode on Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 9am. LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE and WAITING FOR GOD are preempted, but they'll pick up again on Tuesday night.
Tuesday -- NOVA can be seen Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 11am.
Thursday -- PBS didn't feed THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR this week. You can see all new episodes started next Thursday.
Friday -- PBS isn't feeding WASHINGTON WEEK, NOW ON PBS or BILL MOYERS JOURNAL this week. RED GREEN and DOCTOR WHO will be back in their normal timeslots next week. No episodes will be skipped.
We hope that you're looking forward to NATIONAL PARKS and that you'll enjoy it. But in case you're frustrated that your usual programs aren't airing, just hang on. It's only one week.