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!
AugustFest -- Wednesday, August 5
Written by Holly on Wednesday August 5, 2009
Wednesday nights on OETA tend to have a lot of "performance" programming, like GREAT PERFORMANCES, AMERICAN MASTERS and LEGENDS & LYRICS. Following that pattern, we've got some fabulous performances tonight...
- STATLER BROTHERS FAREWELL CONCERT
- COUNTRY BLUEGRASS HOMECOMING
- GREAT PERFORMANCES "Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood"
Then join us next Wednesday when we go back to regular programming with LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "Joshua Bell and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra" and LEGENDS & LYRICS "Michael Martin Murphey and Pam Tillis."
If you have been following the TIME TEAM AMERICA project, you might have heard that PBS is feeding the fourth episode tonight. We're recording the feed and we'll air it Tuesday, August 18 at 9pm. There's also a TIME TEAM SPECIAL EDITION episode airing that next Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm. It's a two-hour special, so set your DVR/VCR accordingly.
AugustFest -- Tuesday, August 4
Written by Holly on Tuesday August 4, 2009
Since most PBS stations across the country are holding a pledge drive this week, PBS isn't feeding any new episodes of the Tuesday night programs. NOVA, FRONTLINE, and P.O.V. will return to their regular time periods next week.
In the meantime, we hope you'll tune in and enjoy THE BIG BAND YEARS, DOLLY PARTON LIVE IN LONDON and YANNI VOICES tonight.
You can see a repeat episode of NOVA "Underwater Dream Machine" at 1am tonight, 5am Wednesday morning and 4am Thursday morning.
AugustFest -- Monday, August 3
Written by Holly on Monday August 3, 2009
You're not missing any new episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. The new season doesn't begin until later this year. In the meantime, if you love watching the repeat episodes (like me!), tune in at the following times to see a repeat of the Houston, TX episode...
- Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 6am
- Wednesday morning at 4am
- Saturday morning at 3am
Britcoms will pick up where they left off on Monday, August 10th.
AugustFest -- Sunday, August 2
Written by Holly on Sunday August 2, 2009
Today is the first Sunday of AugustFest 2009. We've got a brand new Wayne Dyer special called EXCUSES BEGONE! You'll also want to tune in for TONY BENNET: AN AMERICAN CLASSIC. Great stuff.
In case you're curious about the programs that regularly air on Sundays...
MOTORWEEK -- Preempted
WOODWRIGHT'S SHOP -- Will pick up where it left off on Sunday, August 16.
OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA - Can be seen on OETA OKLA.
TRACKS AHEAD - Will pick up where it left off on Sunday, August 16.
WASHINGTON WEEK - Aired last Friday.
NOW ON PBS -- Aired last Friday.
OKLAHOMA FORUM - No new episodes produced during AugustFest.
MONEYTRACK -- Will pick up where it left off on Sunday, August 16.
MCLAUGHLIN GROUP - Airs on OKLA at 1am tonight (Sunday night/Monday morning).
RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY -- Airs on OKLA at 12am tonight (Sunday night/Monday morning).
OKLAHOMA HORIZON - Can be seen on OETA OKLA.
OKLAHOMA GARDENING - Can be seen on OETA OKLA.
SMART TRAVELS W/ RUDY MAXA - Will pick up where it left off on Sunday, August 16.
RICK STEVES' EUROPE -- Will pick up where it left off on Sunday, August 16.
NATURE - Can be seen Tuesday morning at 4am or Saturday morning at 6am.
MASTERPIECE MYSTERY - There aren't any episodes being fed by PBS this week because most stations are in their pledge drives.
And, all of the much-loved Britcoms will pick up where they left off on Sunday, August 9.
AugustFest -- Saturday, August 1
Written by Holly on Saturday August 1, 2009
If you're a regular viewer of OETA, you know how wonderful Saturday's programming lineup is. The morning is chock full of fascinating How-To programs and the afternoon features encores of some of our most popular weekday programs. During our pledge drive, we give some of our regular programming a rest so that we can bring you exciting specials like BRENDA WATSON'S H.O.P.E. FORMULA, AMERICA'S HOME COOKING and VISIONS OF SCOTLAND, just to name a few.
But what about your regular shows?? I hope the following list will help. It's a status update of the programs that are being preempted or moved due to the AugustFest specials...
MARKET TO MARKET - Preempted
SUNUP - Can be seen on OETA OKLA.
FONS & PORTER'S LOVE OF QUILTING - Will pick up where it left off on Saturday, August 15
AMERICA SEWS WITH SUE HAUSMANN -- Will pick up where it left off on Saturday, August 15
SCHEEWE ART WORKSHOP -- Will pick up where it left off on Saturday, August 15
THIS OLD HOUSE -- Preempted. The programs that would have aired are repeats that premiered in early 2009.
EVERYDAY BAKING -- Will pick up where it left off on Saturday, August 15
AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN -- Will pick up where it left off on Saturday, August 15
OKLAHOMA GARDENING - Can be seen on OETA OKLA.
VICTORY GARDEN - Preempted. The programs that would have aired are repeats that premiered in September of last year.
NEW YANKEE WORKSHOP -- Preempted. The programs that would have aired are repeats that premiered in 2007 and repeated again in 2008.
HOMETIME - We're recording the episodes that are feeding during AugustFest because they haven't aired yet. They will begin airing in sequential order starting Saturday, August 15 and will continue until the entire season has aired.
NATURE - Aired last Sunday.
NOVA - Aired last Tuesday.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW - Aired last Monday. Can be seen one more time... Monday morning at 6am.
TULSA TIMES - No new episodes produced during AugustFest. Viewers can see repeat episodes on OETA OKLA.
OKC METRO -- No new episodes produced during AugustFest. Viewers can see repeat episodes on OETA OKLA.
OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA - Aired last Sunday. Can be seen on OETA OKLA.
WILD CHRONICLES -- Will pick up where it left off on Saturday, August 15