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!
Written by Holly on Wednesday March 23, 2011
Here are a few notes about upcoming programs...
Where Is My Regular Friday Night Program?
Written by Holly on Friday March 4, 2011
You have questions! I have answers...
Where is NEED TO KNOW? -- The program is being preempted for the next three Fridays during Festival 2011. It will return on Friday March 25 at the usual time. You can see the latest NEED TO KNOW episode by setting your DVR/VCR to catch it on Sunday mornings from 3:30am to 4:30am. You can see most videos online on the program's website.
Where is EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES? -- This series will return to its usual time period following Festival 2011. Until then, you can see it on Sunday mornings at 6:30am.
Where is THE RED GREEN SHOW? -- We are not airing any RED GREEN episodes during the pledge drive. We'll pick up where we left off on Friday March 25 at 10pm with "The Drive-Thru." A truck full of burgers flips over and turns the Lodge into a Drive Thru.
Where is DOCTOR WHO? -- We've left you with a cliffhanger, haven't we? Part One of "End of Time" aired last Friday, and this Friday we're showing Roy Orbison at the usual DOCTOR WHO time. You'll get t see Part Two on Friday March 25th, and then we begin DOCTOR WHO SERIES 5 starting Friday April 1.
March 3rd Programming
Written by Holly on Thursday March 3, 2011
Woah, what is this? Big band music? Ed Sullivan? Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn? It's great and all, but maybe it's not what you expected to see on OETA tonight.
If you tuned in for our local documentaries or THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR, GLOBE TREKKER or AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, I promise you aren't missing any new episodes.
We are recording the new episodes of THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR being fed to us by PBS and we'll air them after the pledge drive, starting Thursday March 24.
GLOBE TREKKER episodes are also being held for broadcast after the pledge drive. (Exciting news... We just secured the rights to the new episodes of GLOBE TREKKER. They'll begin airing in April!)
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS isn't feeding new episodes to us at this time. We'll continue to air some of the classic episodes after Festival 2011.
Festival 2011 Begins Tonight!
Written by Holly on Tuesday March 1, 2011
It's that time! Our spring pledge drive starts tonight! And, as always, we have some fabulous programming picked out to air on OETA and OKLA.
On our main channel tonight, we'll have MAGIC MOMENTS: THE BEST OF ‘50S POP at 7pm, CHET ATKINS: CERTIFIED GUITAR PLAYER at 9pm and JOHN DENVER: THE WILDLIFE CONCERT at 10:30pm.
Two Thumbs Up for Roger Ebert
Written by Holly on Thursday February 17, 2011
By now, you may have already stumbled upon EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES on Friday nights at 7:30pm. What do you think?
Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert returns with this fresh, updated and re-imagined version of the highly rated — and often imitated — Sneak Previews.T hat iconic series, on the air for a record-setting 35 years, remains the gold standard for movie criticism on TV.
This latest incarnation features reviews of new movies, foreign and independent films, and direct-to-TV releases; showcases classic movies and hot-button issues in the cinema; and includes new segments devoted to new media, movie interactivity and fresh perspectives. The series also marks the return of the "Two Thumbs Up"® ratings system made famous by Ebert and Siskel and Richard Roeper.
Ebert, with the aid of a computer-generated voice technology, hosts a video essay or reviews a film in every episode. In addition, Ebert's hand-picked critics represent an exciting new generation of film expertise, web savvy and diversity. The principal co-hosts are film critic Christy Lemire of the Associated Press and film blogger Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of MUBI.com, with contributors Kim Morgan (film blogger for MSN, Huffington Post and Entertainment Weekly) and Omar Moore, a lawyer, film critic and editor of www.popcornreel.com.
Repeats of EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES can be seen Sunday mornings at 6:30am on OETA's main channel and a variety of times on our OKLA channel.