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!
Children's Programming Changes
Written by Holly on Friday September 2, 2011
It’s that time of year again... The time when we see the biggest changes to our children's programming lineup. This year, both our main channel and our OETA Kids channel will get new lineups starting Monday September 5th.
The good news is that this year's lineup is the best one yet. Due to some changes in our partnership with the State Department of Education and the Department of Libraries, we are no longer required to air classroom curriculum programming from 10am to Noon. That means we can air PBS-quality children’s programming every weekday from 7am to 5pm!
We understand that not all of the programming changes will work with everyone's personal schedules. Lunch and naps aren't the same for all of us. Some children will be upset that they can't see Barney at the usual time or they'll have to wait until late afternoon to see the wacky cast of ELECTRIC COMPANY. Hopefully everyone will be able to adjust quickly and easily.
Here is the new lineup...
I need to mention that BETWEEN THE LIONS is no longer available for broadcast. The broadcast rights have expired and the producers didn't renew them. You can probably see some videos online, but we can't broadcast them anymore.
The OETA Kids channel will have many programming changes as well due to the PBS satellite feed changes.
Thanks for watching!
Programming Notes 8/26 to 9/01
Written by Holly on Friday August 26, 2011
Friday, August 26
7pm ONR – Oklahoma’s crackdown on sex offenders has unintended consequences… Haze over an Oklahoma wildlife refuge leads to a legal fight between the state and federal governments… Hundreds of students are heading back to schools with worries about class work – and where they are going to live… New poll results show how Oklahomans feel about tax credits and state revenues… Going back in time to experience a different kind of Oklahoma Life… And, Charley Newcomb with Oklahoma Stories.
Saturday, August 27
7:30am SUNUP – "Oklahoma Drought: A New Generation” – An entire show dedicated to drought. Topics include weather, cattle sale and management, summer crops and wildlife.
8pm MALT SHOP MEMORIES – This was originally scheduled during AugustFest earlier in the month. This program is 80min long. There is not a video available in the traditional way because this was produced to be ran as a pledge special and would require people to make a donation for a copy of the program.
9:20pm OETA MOVIE CLUB “The Dirty Dozen” – This will start 20min later than usual due to the extended length of MALT SHOP MEMORIES.
Sunday, August 28
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – Discussion of changes and challenges facing Oklahoma students and educators as they return for the start of a new school year with guests: Phyllis Hudecki, Oklahoma Secretary of Education… Bill Price, Chairman, Oklahoma School Choice Coalition… Dr. Kent Shellenberger, Superintendent, Bethany Public Schools… Ed Allen, President, Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers
7pm NATURE “Is That Skunk?” – This episode follows skunks through several states, including Oklahoma.
Monday, August 29
9pm OBJECTS AND MEMORY -- This program is about the otherwise ordinary things in our homes and museums that mean the most to us because of their associations with people and experiences. The film examines items recovered or offered in response to 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam War, along with stories of people who find them important.
Tuesday, August 30
7pm HISTORY DETECTIVES -- Did the first woman photographer assigned to the White House use this camera to shoot President Truman? Then, did families of the Confederate South use a child's doll to smuggle medicine past the Northern blockade? And, what does this 15th century map, with a mix of French, English and Spanish labels, tell us about how Europe colonized Florida?
8pm FRONTLINE “The Man Who Knew” -- The extraordinary tale of the life and death of FBI Special Agent John O'Neill. An expert on counterterrorism, O'Neillhad long believed the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda could launch a devastating attack on America. But his James Bond style and hot pursuit of Al Qaeda made him an outcast in the button-down world of the FBI. Forced out of the job he loved, O'Neill left the Bureau for a job in the private sector-as head of security at the World Trade Center. He died there on September 11th. O'Neill's story offers a rare glimpse inside the FBI and helps answer the question: What did the government know?
9pm PRESERVING OKLAHOMA HISTORY #103
9:30pm POV “Armadillo” -- Captured the lives of young Danish soldiers at a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan.
Wednesday, August 31
7-10pm NOVA “Becoming Human” -- Investigates new discoveries that are transforming the picture of how we became human. Each hour unfolds with a forensic investigation into the life and death of a specific hominid ancestor, such as Lucy's Child. Dry bones spring back to vivid life with stunning animation, the product of a unique NOVA collaboration between top anthropologists and a talented team of movie animators.
10pm NOVA “Mind Over Money” -- A look at the world of finance explores why mainstream economists failed to predict the 2008 crash.
Thursday, September 1
7pm BACK IN TIME #101 “Lost Gold of Oklahoma” – This is a new locally-produced documentary series. It will take the place of STATELINE a few times a year. Tonight’s episode is about Oklahoma's little-known 19th century gold rush, and the continuing search for buried treasure. (PREMIERE)
7:30pm GALLERY #1009 – Gallery traveled to Ponca City to meet Dave May and spend an entire day with him. He started the day by pumping up listeners in the morning and ended the day rallying 70 child actors before a big performance at The Poncan. He's a renaissance man with boundless energy and we found out why Ponca City and Oklahomans around the state can't help but stand up and cheer for The Amazing Dave May. (Original Broadcast 6/10/10)
"Malt Shop Memories" Rescheduled
Written by Holly on Thursday August 11, 2011
Don't worry, you didn't miss it!
"Malt Shop Memories: The Concert" has a new airdate... Saturday, August 27th at 8pm on OETA's main channel.
If you are able to receive OKLA, it can be seen earlier... Saturday, August 13th at 7pm.
Programming Notes 7/22 to 7/28
Written by Holly on Friday July 22, 2011
Friday, July 22
7pm OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT -- Topics discussed in this week's episode include... After 39 years, an Oklahoma family finds justice in a case against a multi-national energy company... Oklahoma’s largest Indian tribe faces another election for principal chief… Treating cancer through a holistic approach… Religious scholars travel to Oklahoma to learn the secrets of the Bible… Sustainability is the word for Oklahoma farmers… And, a hands-on introduction to Okie Noodling.
Saturday, July 23
7:30am SUNUP – Looks in to the dangers of using drought-damaged corn as silage or hay for livestock. Also, pond maintenance during drought, summer crop insects, Mesonet weather, cattle mortality protocol, grain market analysis, fan mister construction and turfgrass installation at the new Cowboy football practice fields.
10am PRIMAL GRILL – Our audience really seem to like this series. We started airing them when the series was in its third year of production. Because of its popularity, we've obtained the broadcast rights to the first two seasons. They start today with Episode One.
Sunday, July 24
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Journalistic Ethics and the British Phone Hacking Scandal” -- Oklahoma journalists analyze the British phone hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and its impact on the American newspaper industry, with guests: Joe Worley, Executive Editor of The Tulsa World… Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman and Vice President for the OPUBCO Communications Group… Charles Self, PhD, Director of the Institute for Research and Training at the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication… Terry Clark, PhD, Director of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and Professor of Journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma
9:30pm TREASURES OF THE GILCREASE “Charles Russell: Western Story Teller” – Charles Russell remains one of the most significant American artists of the early 20th century. His depictions of cowboys, American Indians, historical figures and Western fauna are among the most well-known portrayals of the late 19th and early 20th century Western experience. Copies of this program can be purchased through the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa.
Tuesday, July 26
8pm FRONTLINE “The Pot Republic” -- The country's oldest, largest and most wide-open marijuana market is investigated in California. This is a *new* episode.
9:30pm POV “Mugabe and the White African” -- This program, much of which was filmed clandestinely, tells an alarming story from one of the world's most troubled nations. In Zimbabwe, de facto dictator Robert Mugabe has unleashed a "land reform" program aimed at driving whites from the country through violence and intimidation. One proud "white African," however, has challenged Mugabe with human rights abuses under international law. The courage Michael Campbell and his family display as they defend their farm -- in court and on the ground -- makes for a film as inspiring as it is harrowing.
Thursday, July 28
7pm STATELINE #502 “Missing Pieces” – Looks at two of the state's most widely publicized, and arguably, most frustrating cold cases. In both, suspects were charged and taken to court. In both, the suspects walked away from court, but were escorted back to prison on previous convictions. In both, the truth died when the suspects died in prison. Decades have passed since those case files collected the first dust mote. (Original Broadcast Date: 10/16/03)
7:30pm GALLERY #1201 “Drawn in Detail/Rocking Horse Dreams” – GREG BURNS "DRAWN IN DETAIL": Ink drawings of landmark areas around Oklahoma… ROCKING HORSE DREAMS: Jackie Wilson, wood artist (Original Broadcast Date: 7/14/11)
Programming Notes 7/15 to 7/21
Written by Holly on Friday July 15, 2011
7pm OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – First episode of the weekly 60min version.
8pm WASHINGTON WEEK – Moves from 7pm to 8pm. It will still repeat on Sunday at noon.
NEED TO KNOW will no longer air in primetime on Main. It can be seen at 4am on Sunday mornings (Main) and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm (OKLA).
6pm OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – The Friday night episode repeats in this timeslot, preempting the repeat of OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA (still premieres Sundays at 8am) and the repeat of RICK STEVES' EUROPE (still premieres Sundays at 4:30pm).
New lineup for News & Public Affairs programs…
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – CLOSER TO TRUTH is no longer on the schedule, at least for now
1pm MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
1:30pm RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY – INSIDE E STREET is no longer on the Main schedule. It can be seen on OKLA at various times.
2pm OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – Repeat of Friday episode.
3pm OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- Rattlesnake Roundup - Apache's Rattlesnake Festival started in 1983 when a few people in town thought it would be a good idea to help control the snake population... Extreme Catfishing - Noodling is not for the faint of heart (or Tanya McHenry). Oklahoma noodling enthusiast Kaleb Summers leads an expedition into northeastern Oklahoma lake waters for a first-hand demonstration of this unique sport… Tourism Impact - Bill Geist, one of America's most passionate speakers on the topic of the impact of tourism, drives home the message that tourism is critical to state economy… Bat Watch - The Mexican Free-tailed Bat migrates to Alabaster Caverns State Park south of Freedom, Oklahoma each year. These bats provide a huge economic benefit to local farmers and ranchers as tourists come to watch their impressive evening flights.
8pm MASTERPIECE MYSTERY – New “Zen” series -- Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not.
Monday, July 18
OKLA -- Due to the Japanese holiday, NEWSLINE will be replaced with ASIA 7 DAYS in the 11am timeslot on OKLA today. NEWSLINE returns on Tuesday in its usual time.
9pm WILL ROGERS AND AMERICAN POLITICS -- Rare archival film footage sheds light on one of the most powerful political voices in the 1930s. (This program will air again in the future on Main, but we don’t have a date in mind yet. It will also air many times on OKLA. It can be ordered from Rogers State University for $29.95 by calling 800-823-7210 or visiting their website www.rsupublictv.org.)
10pm POV “Biblioburro, The Donkey Library” -- A look at a Colombian teacher who used two hard-working donkeys to bring books to poor children.
7:30pm GALLERY #1008 – The fine tradition of china painting is alive and well in Oklahoma. The World Organization of China Painters Headquarters and Museum in Oklahoma City draws enthusiasts from around the globe and home grown artists continue to create phenomenal master pieces. Gallery visits the museum and travels to Ada to visit one of the state's most prolific china painters to see how it's done…. Tony Rincon graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston and returned home to Fairview, Oklahoma to perform across the state and to build guitars. Gallery follows him on stage to hear the sounds of his much and behind the scenes to see craftsmanship of his instruments with bodies made from Easter Red Cedar, the same wood his parents used to create custom coffins and caskets out of the same workshop. (Original Broadcast 5/06/10)