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 5/31 to 6/06
Written by Holly on Friday May 31, 2013
Friday, May 31
7pm ONR -- Oklahomans looking for the state’s help in building tornado shelters are finding resources very limited... The tornadoes of May 19-20 sent hundreds of Oklahomans to hospitals, and many of them had no insurance to pay for it... Joplin, Missouri was hit by an EF-5 tornado just two years ago. That city’s recovery gives hard-hit Oklahomans a glimpse into what lies ahead... In a Newsmaker Interview, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak gives tornado victims advice on how to handle insurance claims during the cleanup and recovery process... State Capitol reporters discuss the 2013 legislative session... Tulsa hosts Rock and Roll Royalty for two nights of concerts... And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
Saturday, June 1
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP features drilling fluid application research, contracts and potential crop impacts from seismic crews. Also, udder soundness, Oklahoma Quality Beef Network, May rainfall, drought, wheat prices and how to build a drywall mud box.
10am BARBECUE UNIVERSITY – Steve Raichlen and his barbecue cookin' is back by popular demand! Martha Stewart fans will see her again later this fall.
11:15pm MEL BROOKS: AMERICAN MASTERS – In the absence of a MASTERPIECE episode this week, we’re repeating this AMERICAN MASTERS special that wasn't widely seen last Monday due to the tornadoes.
Sunday, June 2
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Capitol Reporters Roundtable” -- We discuss the 2013 Oklahoma legislative session with state Capitol reporters: Sean Murphy, The Associated Press… Shawn Ashley, eCapitol… Michael McNutt, The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com… Michael Cross, KOSU Radio
1pm KALB REPORT “The Twilight of Network News: A Conversation with Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press” – This one-hour special airs in place of MCLAUGHLIN REPORT, which will return next week, and OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION, which is going on hiatus.
1:30pm Starting next week, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY will return to this time slot while OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION goes on hiatus.
6pm MOORE’S STOP: AN HISTORICAL VIEW OF AN OKLAHOMA COMMUNITY – This Moore documentary was produced in 2007. We’re bringing it back tonight as part of our “After the Storm” special programming (see below). Copies of this documentary can be purchased from Moore City Hall at 405-793-5032.
7pm NOVA “Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes” – A look at the science behind the tornadoes from May 20th and others.
OETA, Salvation Army to Host Fundraiser for Storm Victims
“After the Storm” special programming will feature the history of Moore and a special on tornado science, Sunday June 2 at 6 p.m.
Sunday June 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., OETA-The Oklahoma Network will air AFTER THE STORM, a special programming block dedicated to raising funds for Oklahoma tornado victims. Donations raised will go directly to Oklahoma relief efforts via The Salvation Army.
To donate, call 1-800-456-8525 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday June 2. Volunteers from The Salvation Army will be taking calls at OETA’s Oklahoma City studio.
Hosted by Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, AFTER THE STORM features two Oklahoma-focused documentaries: At 6 p.m., Moore’s Stop: An Historical View of an Oklahoma Community reveals the city’s history and community strength. Then at 7 p.m., a special episode of NOVA explores the science behind the recent Oklahoma storms, as well as the resilience of Oklahomans.
Monday, June 3
7pm to 10pm THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY -- This three-part series focuses on the critical domestic and foreign policy decisions President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) made during his two terms in office. This complex, thoroughly researched portrait of the nation's 40th president covers the Iran-Contra affair, the end of the Cold War, runaway inflation and rising employment, the air traffic controller strike of 1981, the Lebanese Civil War and the invasion of Granada, among other topics. THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY supplements extensive archival video with interviews from insiders and historians to tell a fresh story about this eight-year chapter in American history. Notable Reagan staffers, foreign leaders, members of Congress, scholars, journalists and presidential biographers representing a variety of political perspectives and opinions discuss the legacy of Reagan's successes and failures.
Tuesday, June 4
7pm ELLEN DEGENEROUS: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE – The work of Ellen DeGeneres is celebrated as she receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
8:30pm SISTER WENDY AT THE NORTON SIMON MUSEUM -- Sister Wendy Beckett, the world-famous "art nun," offers her unique and personal guide to one of the most extraordinary collections of Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and Asian art in America. Sister Wendy explores the the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California which bears the hallmark of one private collector, its founder, Norton Simon. In her trademark manner, she offers her own inimitable reflections on some of the collection's most famous works and some of its lesser-known gems. She points out her personal favorites and reflects on Norton Simon's choices as well.
9:30pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Philip Roth: Unmasked” -- The American novelist who authored "Portnoy's Complaint" and "American Pastoral" is profiled. (90min)
Wednesday, June 5
10pm THE WIND GODS -- This thrilling, action-packed documentary details the story of the 33rd America's Cup yacht race.
Thursday, June 6
7pm STATELINE #1404 “Thunder Boom” -- Local documentary on the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team.
10pm BILLY CONNELLY’S ROUTE 66 (Part 1 of 4) – Back by popular demand! Lots of Oklahoma featured in this series.
Programming Notes 5/24 to 5/30
Written by Holly on Friday May 24, 2013
Friday, May 24
7pm ONR -- Oklahomans begin the process of rebuilding after vicious storms rip through several parts of the state. The most powerful tornado cut a long path of destruction through the city of Moore… Seven of the 24 people who died during the Moore tornado were school children – raising questions about the need for storm shelters in schools… Volunteers and relief agencies descend on storm-stricken areas, providing comfort and hot meals for tornado victims and first responders… People in rural Oklahoma are also digging out from what’s left of their homes, often with the help of total strangers. Even small discoveries can mean a lot… We have Newsmaker Interviews with 4th District U.S. Representative Tom Cole and National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Smith… Logan Layden of StateImpact Oklahoma tells about the federal response from FEMA. We discuss the latest news from the state Capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
8pm LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Audra McDonald: Go Back Home” -- Series host Audra McDonald takes to the stage in her own concert special, singing personal favorites including selections from her new album, "Go Back Home."
Saturday, May 25
6am NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE 2013 -- The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 25th consecutive year with host and moderator Alex Trebek. The 2013 National Geographic Bee will feature fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 5 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
11:30am P. ALLEN SMITH’S GARDEN TO TABLE – New series, same host. This series has gardening AND cooking.
8pm OKLAHOMA FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE – Recognizing and encouraging excellence in Oklahoma's Public Schools.
9:30pm OETA MOVIE CLUB “Suspicion” – Starts half an hour later than usual due to the 90min special at 8pm.
Sunday, May 26
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Cities and Towns” -- We discuss the successes and challenges facing Oklahoma’s municipal governments, with mayors of three Oklahoma cities: Fred Fitch, Mayor, City of Lawton… Dan Gambill, Mayor, City of Elk City… Jimmy Tramel, Mayor, City of Pryor
1:30pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- State Secretary & Director of Finance, Preston Doerflinger
6pm OKLAHOMA STRONG, COMING TOGETHER IN FAITH – Memorial service from the First Baptist Church of Moore honoring and remembering the victims of the May 19 and 20 tornadoes throughout central Oklahoma. (The approximate length of this program is 2 hours. Afterward, we’ll join the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT in progress and then air it again in its entirety starting at 8:30pm.)
8:30pm NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT -- Honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families and all those who have given their lives for our country. The show is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, to millions more at home and on the American Forces Network to troops serving around the world. The broadcast is co-hosted by Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise and Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna, two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans' causes and supporting the troops in active service, and features an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
8pm OKLAHOMA’S FALLEN -- Tribute to Oklahoma soldiers who died serving our country.
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Detropia” -- A dynamic cluster of innovators and creative entrepreneurs in Detroit, Michigan are profiled. (90min)
Tuesday, May 28
7pm CAROLE KING: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- President Obama, Billy Joel, James Taylor and more celebrate the career of songwriter Carole King.
8pm CONSTITUTION WITH PETER SAGAL “Built to Last” -- Peter Sagal visits Iceland and explores why the US Constitution has lasted more than 225 years. (final episode in the series)
9pm FRONTLINE “Outlawed in Pakistan” -- A teenager makes her way through Pakistan's broken justice system after accusing four men of rape.
10pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- State Secretary & Director of Finance, Preston Doerflinger
10:30pm EXPLORE ADA #205 -- Arbuckle Karst Conservancy, Chickasaw Stickball
Wednesday, May 29
Tonight’s lineup **could** change, but for now it’s…
7pm SURVIVING DISASTER WITH AMANDA RIPLEY -- Provides a glimpse into disasters as seen through the eyes of survivors, experts and scientists.
8pm NOVA “Manhunt – Boston Bombers” -- A look at how modern technology and old-fashioned detective work helped catch the Boston bombers.
9pm NOVA “Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes” -- On May 20th 2013, a ferocious F5 tornado over a mile wide tore through Moore, Oklahoma, inflicting 24 deaths and obliterating entire neighborhoods. It was the third time an exceptionally violent tornado had struck the city in 14 years. Yet predicting when and where these killer storms will hit still poses a huge challenge. Why was 2011--the worst ever recorded tornado season that left 158 dead in Joplin, Missouri--followed by the quietest ever year of activity prior to the Moore disaster? Can improved radar and warning technology explain why so many fewer died in Moore than in Joplin? And will tornadoes get worse as Earth's climate heats up? In this NOVA special, we meet scientists in the front ranks of the battle to understand these extreme weather events. We also meet storm survivors whose lives have been upended, and learn how we can protect ourselves and our communities for the uncertain future.
10pm VALLES CALDERA: THE SCIENCE -- There is a super volcano in New Mexico that can be seen from space. It is one of the most scientifically important volcanoes on the planet.
Thursday, May 30
7pm GALLERY #1306 – “Studio 222” and “Hector Lopez-Sketchin & Skatin”
10pm SILVER KING: THE BIRTH OF BIG GAME FISH -- The elusive silver-scaled tarpon has fascinated and frustrated anglers for more than a century.
Programming Notes 5/10 to 5/16
Written by Holly on Friday May 10, 2013
Friday, May 10
7pm ONR – Lawmakers decide to push back expanding health care in Oklahoma for at least another year… Access to health care has become a significant issue for Oklahoma’s Hispanic population… A new clinic helps Oklahoma City residents keep dropping the pounds… The historic Cherokee National Capitol building undergoes major restoration… In a Newsmaker Interview, Mickey Hepner, Dean of the College of Business at the University of Central Oklahoma, discusses the Marketplace Fairness Act… The chance of retirement is sliding out of reach for many Americans… The ocean liner Titanic is still teaching lessons, more than 100 years after its doomed maiden voyage… We discuss the latest news from the state Capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings -- A portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician known for his virtuoso skills on the ukulele. (This guy is amazing!)
Saturday, May 11
12pm MEXICO – ONE PLATE AT A TIME – Season 9 premieres!
O K L A Channel 4:30pm GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Un Ballo In Maschera” -- Marcelo Allvarez and Sondra Radvanovsky star in David Alden's production of Verdi's opera.
Sunday, May 12 – Happy Mother’s Day!
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Higher Education” -- We discuss Oklahoma’s colleges and universities and higher education issues with: Randy Beutler, President, Southwestern Oklahoma State University… Don Betz, President, University of Central Oklahoma… Natalie Shirley, President, Oklahoma State University-OKC
1:30pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Ron Justice (R-District 23) and Representative Eric Proctor (D-District 77)
7pm CALL THE MIDWIFE – Part 7 of 8
8pm MASTERPIECE “Mr. Selfridge” – Part 7 of 8
9pm 10 BUILDINGS THAT CHANGE AMERICA -- This program tells the stories of 10 American architectural marvels, including a state capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson, the original indoor shopping mall, the first airport of the Jet Age and a futuristic concert hall. You may not be familiar with all of these buildings, but they probably shaped the way you live, work, shop and play. Host Geoffrey Baer takes a journey across America and inside these 10 groundbreaking works of art and engineering. (BLETCHLEY CIRCLE had only three episodes. We haven’t been told if there will be more in the future.)
Monday, May 13
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “The Invisible War” -- One of America's most shameful secrets, the epidemic of rape within the US military, is examined.
Tuesday, May 14
8pm CONSTITUTION WITH PETER SAGAL “It’s a Free Country” -- The history of the Bill of Rights and stories of freedom of speech and religion are explored.
9pm FRONTLINE “Never Forget to Lie” -- Marian Marzynski recalls how he escaped the Holocaust and survived in a Catholic monastery.
10pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Ron Justice (R-District 23) and Representative Eric Proctor (D-District 77)
10:30pm NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKES OF 1811-1812 -- A historical look at the massive quakes that struck a tiny frontier town in Missouri in 1811.
Wednesday, May 15
9pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Caveman Cannibals” -- A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones are discovered in a remote region of northern Spain.
10pm NATURE “Great Zebra Exodus” – Over 20,000 zebras make their epic migration across the Kalahari's Makgadikgadi Pans in Africa.
Thursday, May 16
7pm GALLERY #1306 – Studio 222 and Hector Lopez - Sketchin & Skatin (Premiere)
9pm DOC MARTIN “The Wrong Goodbye” -- Martin is busy with patients on his last day in town. After a car accident, Louisa goes into labor.
10pm FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S BOYNTON HOUSE: THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS -- An exclusive look inside the painstaking process of restoring and rehabilitating the historic home.
Programming Notes 5/03 to 5/09
Written by Holly on Friday May 3, 2013
Friday, May 3
7pm ONR -- Governor Fallin and legislative leaders announce the state budget deal… Legislation approving tax cuts, state Capitol repairs and changes in the state’s workers compensation system head to the governor… It is not well-publicized, but a program in Oklahoma allows state and local government agencies and departments to acquire equipment at a fraction of the cost… Federal budget cuts will hit Oklahoma’s oldest, youngest and poorest the hardest. We look at the effects of sequestration… Prescription drug abuse is a deadly problem in Oklahoma. We learn more about the pervasive issue and how it led to the death of University of Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box… A new museum and learning center in Tulsa is housing the Woody Guthrie archives and keeping alive the work and legacy of this Oklahoma and American icon… We travel to southwest Oklahoma to check out the quaint community of Medicine Park… We discuss the latest news from the state Capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE -- The Fab Four is undoubtedly the Ultimate Beatles Tribute. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle's classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin' with John, Paul, George and Ringo!
10:30pm DOCTOR WHO – Just a reminder, the new episodes should begin this fall. They haven’t been made available to us yet.
Saturday, May 4
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP features the 115th annual meeting of the Oklahoma Feed and Grain Association to discuss wheat quality, supply estimates and harvest outlook; culling cattle, beef demand, artificial insemination, summer crops, air tanks and a preview of the 2013 North Central Oklahoma Research Station Wheat Tour.
8pm AMERICA'S ORCHESTRA: CELEBRATING THE 125 YEARS OF THE BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA -- Craig Ferguson hosts this star-studded 125th anniversary celebration of the Boston Pops.
O K L A – 6pm – ASK A LAWYER repeated from Thursday’s premiere on our Main channel.
Sunday, May 5
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus” – Discussion of recent developments at the state Capitol and the goals and priorities of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus with: State Rep. Anastasia Pittman (D) Oklahoma City… State Sen. Constance Johnson (D) Forest Park… State Sen. Jabar Shumate (D) Tulsa… State Rep. Mike Shelton (D) Oklahoma City
1:30pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Greg Treat (R-District 47) and Representative Scott Inman (D-District 94)
4pm SMART TRAVELS WITH RUDY MAXA – We’re returning back to this series because the new RUDY MAXA’S WORLD series was only six episodes long.
6pm IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “Fiesta Latina” – President and Mrs. Obama celebrate Hispanic heritage. Gloria Estefan and Jose Feliciano perform. This program premiered in 2009. We’re airing it again in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
7pm CALL THE MIDWIFE – Part 6 of 8
8pm MASTERPIECE “Mr. Selfridge” – Part 6 of 8
9pm BLETCHLEY CIRCLE -- Susan tells the other women that she came face to face with the killer - and he let her go. This is the final episode of this series. We haven’t been told yet if they are making any more.
Monday, May 6
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Seeking Asian Female” -- Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman --pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.
Tuesday, May 7
8pm CONSTITUTION WITH PETER SAGAL, Pt 1 “A More Perfect Union” -- This series is a multi-media project that explores the Constitution and its role in the American story -- from its creation, to the crises that challenged and reshaped it, to contemporary debates over rights and the role of government. Tonight, the Constitution's most innovative feature, its resilient brand of federalism, is explored.
9pm TED TALKS EDUCATION – Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. Hosted by John Legend, this special, which is focused solely on education, marks the first TED project produced specifically for television.
10pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Greg Treat (R-District 47) and Representative Scott Inman (D-District 94)
10:30pm FOUND CAUSES #203 – Sunset/Special Care
Wednesday, May 8
8pm NOVA “Venom: Nature’s Killer” -- Scientists track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures to study their toxic venom.
9pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Death on the Railroad” -- Examines the deaths of 57 Irish immigrants hired to lay railroad tracks in Pennsylvania in 1832.
10pm NATURE “The Private Life of Deer” -- Scientists, deer experts and special cameras shed light on the hidden world of white-tailed deer.
Thursday, May 9
7pm STATELINE “Crossroads Justice” – Documents modern day crime fighting along Oklahoma’s Interstate Highway System. As the junction of I-40 and I-35, quite a bit of illegal activity passes through this state en route to points all over the country. Whether they are trying to spot vehicles transporting drugs, drug money, or illegal aliens, law enforcement officers use some special techniques to sort out the drivers who are up to no good, and they show us some of their methods they use to gather evidence in the statewide effort to hand out “Crossroads Justice.” (premiere)
8pm GLOBE TREKKER -- Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia
9pm DOC MARTIN “Do Not Disturb” -- Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving his blood phobia is cured.
10pm 3 MILES PER HOUR -- Invites viewers into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in western Montana to meet legendary backcountry outfitter Arnold "Smoke" Elser. Elser considers "three miles an hour"- the walking speed of a horse - the best way to see and savor life. The documentary combines rare access to one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states with vintage home movies from backcountry trips and historic photographs to capture Elser's passion for, and connection to, the outdoors. In interviews, fellow outfitters, horsemen, long-time guests, friends, family members and Forest Service district rangers all reflect on their experiences with "Smoke" and comment on the changes in wilderness management he both witnessed and helped realize.
Programming Notes 4/26 to 5/02
Written by Holly on Friday April 26, 2013
Friday, April 26
7pm ONR -- Oklahoma’s water future hinges on how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a lawsuit between Oklahoma and a Texas regional water district… The governor and legislative leaders reach agreement on a tax cut, a major changes in the workers compensation system and repair of the state Capitol… Natural disasters lead to a rise in property insurance rates… Breathing fumes from household chemicals is often seen as a cheap, safe high by teens and young adults, but even one hit of some substances can be deadly… Social media and digital technology are changing the way we live, learn and work… We discuss the latest news from the state Capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Carousel' with the New York Philharmonic” – This 2-1/2 hour program preempts RED GREEN SHOW and DOCTOR WHO. They’ll return next week.
Saturday, April 27
7:30am SUNUP -- Discusses freeze damage in wheat and travels to Tillman County to look at damage from earlier in April. Plus, crop insurance, cattle rebreeding, grain market analysis, dry lot feeding, air hoses and a precision agriculture class.
8pm THE WORLD OF NAT KING COLE -- Traces the life and career of the Chicago born singer who passed away in his prime at age 45, but whose music has been loved and enjoyed by generations since.
9pm OETA MOVIE CLUB “Four Weddings and a Funeral” – A charming Englishman and a pretty American woman always seem to run into each other at weddings.
Sunday, April 28
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Capitol Reporters Roundtable” -- We discuss a big week at the Capitol with state Capitol reporters, as legislative leaders and the governor reach agreement on a tax cut, infrastructure repairs and major changes in the workers compensation system: Guests are: Sean Murphy, The Associated Press… Michael Cross, KOSU Radio… Michael McNutt, The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com… Patrick McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK.com
1:30pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Kim David (R-District 18) and Rep. Skye McNeil (R-District 29)
7pm CALL THE MIDWIFE – Part 5 of 8
8pm MASTERPIECE “Mr. Selfridge” – Part 5 of 8
9pm BLETCHLEY CIRCLE – Part 2 of 3
Monday, April 29
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “The Undocumented” -- The story of migrants who die trying to cross an unforgiving desert in search of a better life. (90min)
Tuesday, April 30
7pm THE DUST BOWL – Part 2 of 2
9pm FRONTLINE “Top Secret America – 9/11 to the Boston Bombing” – Last minute programming change! Tonight’s episode was originally scheduled to be “Never Forget to Lie,” which will now air May 14th. The program airing tonight will look at the dramatic changes that have reshaped America in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.
10pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Kim David (R-District 18) and Rep. Skye McNeil (R-District 29)
10:30pm SHILOH: THE DEVIL’S OWN DAY -- The Battle of Shiloh in 1862, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War, is recounted.
Wednesday, May 1
8pm NOVA “Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Creatures” – Part 4 of 4
9pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers” -- The bugging operation by MI19 that recorded confessions by 4,000 German POW's is highlighted.
10pm NATURE “Legendary White Stallions” – This story of the famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond between the horses and caregivers.
Thursday, May 2
7pm ASK A LAWYER 2013 – The theme of tonight's program is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.” It will feature segments on sexual abuse of children, elder law and legal questions about social media. People can call 800-456-8525 (statewide) or 918-838-8770 (Tulsa) for free legal advice from 9am to 9pm on this day only. More information can be found here.
8pm GLOBE TREKKER -- Pacific Journeys from Santiago to Pitcairn
9pm DOC MARTIN “Midwife Crisis” -- Martin meets the midwife who will be looking after Louisa and the two of them do not hit it off.
10pm WILDERNESS: THE GREAT DEBATE -- Robert Redford and leading experts explore a host of environmental issues in the American West.