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 -- 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
AugustFest -- Friday, July 31
Written by Holly on Friday July 31, 2009
WASHINGTON WEEK and NOW ON PBS will air tonight as usual at 7pm and 7:30pm. AugustFest programming will begin at 8pm with ROCK, RHYTHYM & DOO WOP and ROY ORBISON & FRIENDS: A BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT.
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL won't be seen in its usual time, but you can see it tonight at 1am or Saturday morning at 6am.
THE RED GREEN SHOW and DOCTOR WHO will pick up where they left off on Friday, August 14. You won't miss any episodes.
OETA MOVIE CLUB's Friday Night encores will return to the schedule after AugustFest as well.
Have a good weekend!
AugustFest Begins Thursday, July 30
Written by Holly on Thursday July 30, 2009
It's that time of year again -- AugustFest -- A time when we invite our viewers to show their support of public television in Oklahoma. The funds raised will enable OETA to purchase educational PBS and syndicated programming for 2010. It's true when we say that it's viewers like you who make the programs on public television possible.
For an overview of AugustFest programming, click here. You'll find out more about the individual programs, a highlight reel, plus a complete list of what can be seen on our OETA OKLA channel.
I'm going to use this blog to inform you about the programs that are being preempted or moved during AugustFest and how you can be sure not to miss any of your favorites. Pledge programming begins tonight, Thursday, July 30th. Here are the programs that usually air on Thursday nights and when you can see them again...
THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR "Brooklyn Project, Part 2" -- This episode originally aired back in February. If you'd like to see it again, set your DVR/VCR for Friday morning at 5am and Saturday morning at 4am.
GLOBE TREKKER -- You aren't missing any episodes of this series. It will resume after AugustFest on Thursday, August 13 at 9pm with the "California" episode.
SOUNDSTAGE "Josh Groban: An Evening in New York" -- This is a new episode that we're showing on OETA OKLA next Thursday, August 6 at 7pm. You can also catch it tonight at 1am on the main OETA channel or Saturday morning at 2am.
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE and WAITING FOR GOD -- All of the britcoms will pick up where they left off after AugustFest. Tune in at the usual time on August 10 for the latest from all of your favorite characters.
Come back tomorrow for information on your favorite Friday night programs.
Written by Holly on Friday July 24, 2009
Have you heard of OETA Create?
OETA Create is a cable channel dedicated to the wonderful world of How-To. There are programs with expert advice on cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, home improvement and travel. OETA Create can be found on channel 113 on Cox Digital Cable in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
One of the fun things about OETA Create is Marathon Saturdays, which features a new theme each week. This Saturday is "Camp Create."
Parents, if the novelty of summer vacation has worn off and left your children bored and uninspired, send them to Camp Create for fun activities and projects that will keep them engaged for at least the rest of the summer. Your children can garden with P. Allen Smith; craft with Vicki Payne, Sloan Rutter and Katie Brown; or sew with Nancy Zieman. The kids are sure to have a good time at Camp Create!
Click here and scroll to 5am to see the list of the "Camp Create" programs and descriptions.
And tune in next week when OETA Create visits the Tropic of Cancer.