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 8/23 to 8/29
Written by Holly on Friday August 23, 2013
Friday, August 23
7pm ONR -- Five decades after the “I Have a Dream” speech, how much has growing up black in Oklahoma improved?... Oklahoma’s all-black towns provide a history lesson on race relations and discrimination… Governor Fallin launches an initiative to close Oklahoma’s skills gap, and attract more students into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math… A new study shows the state of Oklahoma’s efforts to reduce cancer risks, rates and deaths have room for improvement… Exterior renovation of the history Cherokee National Capitol Building in Tahlequah is nearly complete, just ahead of the tribe’s national holiday… New development along the Oklahoma River boosts the quality of life and the economy in central Oklahoma… U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin hears from constituents at a town hall meeting… Hospitals take extra precautions to prevent the spread of drug resistant “superbugs.”…The sounds of “blues” strike a historical note in Oklahoma Stories… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
O K L A – 8pm to 9:30pm – AMERICAN MASTERS “James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket” – An in-depth portrait of James Baldwin, one of the great American authors of the 20th century.
Saturday, August 24
7:30am SUNUP -- Explores the Plant Variety Protection Act and talk about wheat variety availability. In the Mesonet report, Al Sutherland and Gary McManus discuss the rain our state has seen in the past 90 days. Next, Kim Anderson digs into the latest news from the grain markets and explains why prices aren't moving much. In Cow-Calf Corner, Glenn Selk discusses the length of time to wait before intervening in a cow's labor. Then, we head to the North Range Research Station with Dave Lalman and Terry Bidwell to discuss the options for dealing with pasture weeds. In Shop Stop, Randy Taylor and Wayne Kiner offer a method for removing a stuck bolt. Finally, in Naturally Speaking, Dwayne Elmore explains the legal considerations of manipulating fields for Mourning Dove hunts.
12pm MEXICO ONE PLATE AT A TIME – We’re starting the repeat of the 9th season. Even with repeats, we know our viewers love this series. We’ll go through the 9th season again and then encore the 8th season. We can't wait to hear if/when Rick Bayless will produce a 10th season.
9pm JUDY GARLAND DUETS -- From the early 1960s: Garland with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mickey Rooney, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Ethel Merman, Vic Damone, Mel Torme, Jack Jones and 17-year-old Liza Minnelli.
O K L A – 12:30pm to 4:30pm – Encore of LEWIS & CLARK: THE JOURNEY OF THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY
O K L A – 4:30p to 7pm – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Francesca da Rimini” (“Giulio Cesare” will air next Saturday at 3pm.)
Sunday, August 25
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM -- 50th Anniversary of “I Have a Dream” – Discussion of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on race relations with: Currie Ballard, Historian and Producer of “Ebony Chronicles”… Pauline Harris, Ed.D., Human Rights Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools and Professor of African-American Studies at Tulsa Community College… Joyce Henderson, Retired educator, participant in 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom… State Rep. Mike Shelton (D) Oklahoma City, Legislative Black Caucus
8pm MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Silk” – Part 1 of 3 -- "Silk" is a legal drama following the rivalries, passions and intrigues of criminal law, starring Maxine Peake (Little Dorrit) and Rupert Penry-Jones (The 39 Steps) as rival barristers who backstab, outwit and outdo one another.
Monday, August 26
9pm POV “5 Broken Cameras” -- This film is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. The filmmakers follow one family's evolution over five years, witnessing a child's growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him.
Tuesday, August 27 – 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington DC
7pm IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” -- President Obama hosts popular musicians performing music that galvanized the civil rights movement.
8pm THE MARCH -- This film examines the 1963 March on Washington, its history and how it nearly did not take place.
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights” -- The controversial civil rights era leader and former head of the National Urban League is profiled.
10pm A CONVERSATION WITH CLARA LUPER – Dick Pryor talks to Civil Rights activist Clara Luper about her organization of the “sit-in” movement, her friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her life’s work as a leading social reformer.
Wednesday, August 28
7pm NATURE “Cracking the Koala Code” -- Discover how koalas survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.
8pm NOVA “Making Stuff Cleaner” -- Explores how materials used to make fuel cells, quantum computers and more are shaping the future.
9pm NOVA “Making Stuff Smarter” – Explore the wild ideas that have turned into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthroughs.
10pm AUTISM: COMING OF AGE – An inside look at the lives of three adults with autism, including interviews with their families.
Thursday, August 29
7pm NATIONAL LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS ROUNDTABLE -- Lieutenant Governors from across the country discuss the role of the Lt. Governor and their successes and challenges in policy issues that impact state government.
9pm DOC MARTIN “The Portwenn Effect” -- Martin makes a house call to the park ranger, who introduces him to a six-foot, red squirrel.
Programming Notes 8/16 to 8/22
Written by Holly on Friday August 16, 2013
Friday, August 16
7pm ONR -- Oklahoma’s acclaimed Pre-Kindergarten program prepares youngsters for learning, but testing shows they lose their advantage in reading by 4th Grade... While some rural Oklahoma cities are booming, others are seeing their economies falter and their populations dwindle… Newcastle High School takes a proactive approach to dealing with football-related head injuries… Governor Mary Fallin calls legislators to the Capitol for a Special Session to fix a series of laws found unconstitutional. We discuss with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… The Department of Transportation studies creating a passenger rail line between Oklahoma City and Tulsa… In a Newsmaker Interview, Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Darrell Weaver, discusses a change in national drug enforcement policy… Kidney disease is the ninth-leading cause of death in the United States. We look at what is being done to prevent the disease and deal with its effects, including fighting the obesity epidemic in Oklahoma… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
Saturday, August 17
7:30am SUNUP – SUNUP discusses cattle inventories, recent rainfall and marketing to the next generation of beef consumers at the 2013 Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention and Trade Show. Also: livestock and grain market analysis, Mesonet weather, fall calving season, sorghum field day, prescribed burning and identifying native grasses.
9pm OETA MOVIE CLUB “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – The audio is out of sync at some parts of the film because it was over-dubbed in post-production, as was standard practice in Italian films of this period.
Sunday, August 18
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Films” -- We discuss recent films shot in Oklahoma and the Oklahoma film industry with: Brian Hearn, Film Curator, Oklahoma City Museum of Art… Clifton Raphael, Film Instructor, Jenks Public Schools… Xavier Neira, Tourism Commissioner and Chair, deadCENTER Film Festival… Gray Frederickson, Film Instructor, Oklahoma City Community College and Academy Award-winning movie producer
7pm CHURCHILL (Part 1 of 3) -- Sir Ian McKellen narrates this documentary, which explores many of the myths that surround the Churchill legend, revealing the complexity of the real man who was soldier, adventurer, politician, author and arguably the greatest Englishman of the 20th century. Parts 2 and 3 will air the next two Sunday nights at 7pm.
8pm THE LADY VANISHES: MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! -- A young socialite suspects foul play when a young woman inexplicably disappears from a train.
9:30pm ARCHITECT MICHAEL GRAVES: A GRAND TOUR – For many, the name Michael Graves is synonymous with the "whistling bird" Alessi teakettle and an array of affordably stylish household products bearing the Graves Design imprint at Target stores. But Graves is also a renowned architect who transformed America's built environment with buildings in the 1980s that took a whimsical approach to classical forms. In early 2003, in the midst of his successful career, a mysterious and potentially fatal illness left him partially paralyzed. Graves survived after undergoing years of painful rehab, but his ordeal opened an unexpected new chapter in his illustrious career -- designing hospital furniture and homes for wounded war veterans. His goal is to transform traditionally cold institutions into environments that promote healing.
Monday, August 19
9pm POV “The Law in These Parts” -- The system of military administration used by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967 is examined.
Tuesday, August 20
7pm - 10pm LIFE OF MUHAMMAD -- This series charts the extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever. In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar travels to the place of Muhammad's birth to retrace the actual footsteps of the Prophet, from his humble beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina and the founding of the first Islamic constitution to his subsequent military and political successes and failures -- through to his death and his legacy.
10pm VIDEO LETTERS FROM PRISON – Embark on a journey of transformation as three sisters from the Pine Ridge Reservation reconnect with their incarcerated father via a series of video letters. The Poor Bear girls are not sure they even want to connect--but their mother, Cindy, helps them overcome reluctance and hurt.
Wednesday, August 21
7pm NATURE “Birds of the Gods” -- Scientists undertake a grueling expedition to film the elusive birds in the New Guinean Rainforest.
8pm NOVA “Making Stuff Stronger” -- High tech material such as fuel cells, solar panels and quantum computers are shaping the future.
9pm NOVA “Making Stuff Smaller” -- Explore quantum computers, carbon nanotubes, ultra-light automobiles and other high tech materials.
10pm SHORE THINGS – A look at America's vacation-at- the-beach culture mixes historical facts with quirky observations.
Thursday, August 22
7pm JUDY WOODRUFF: ON THE RECORD – Dick Pryor talks to Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS Newshour and Tulsa native.
9pm DOC MARTIN “Sh*t Happens” -- Dr. Martin announces on his new radio show that there is something dangerous in the public pool.
10pm CALL THE MIDWIFE #202 -- We’re airing the second season in this timeslot for the next several weeks.
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.