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 7/01 to 7/14
Written by Holly on Friday July 1, 2011
I'm taking some vacation time for a few days and I thought I'd leave you with some programming notes...
Friday, July 1
7:30pm NEED TO KNOW -- Iinterview with Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, about how debt, on both sides of the Atlantic, will shape our economic futures for many years to come… Congressional districts are being redrawn, and some of the most familiar members of Congress risk losing their seats before a vote is cast… Alison Stewart interviews two of The New York Times journalists featured in the documentary "Page One: Inside The New York Times”… Editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner provides animated commentary on the inability of Congress and the Administration to come to terms on a deficit deal… After serving 18 months in prison for running a brutal dog fighting ring, Michael Vick got a second chance. But what happened to the dogs? The remarkable story of the rescue and redemption of these dogs. (Original Air Date: January 21, 2011)
10:25 DOCTOR WHO “The Eleventh Hour” – Last week was the final episode of Series 5. We don’t have the broadcast rights to Series 6 yet, so we’re showing Series 5 over again. We’ll air Series 6 as soon as we get the rights, but it probably won’t be until early 2012.
July begins the new “season” of our local programs. The episode numbers will advance to the next “hundred” (i.e. Sunup was #352 last week and is #401 this week).
7:30am SUNUP – Travels to Peach Crest Farms in Stratford, Oklahoma, to check out the quality of the peach crop. Plus, Mesonet weather, grain and cattle market analysis, heifer reproduction, hex-head screws and battling weeds in summer crops.
1pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – Preempted this weekend due to the holiday. KALB REPORT “All The News That's Fit to Print: Behind The Scenes at The New York Times” is airing in the 1pm timeslot instead.
3pm OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- Oklahoma Profile - Pioneering business woman, Edna Hennessee, lived through the Dust Bowl days and Depression to launch her own line of cosmetics… Clara Luper - While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the national civil rights movement, Clara Luper emerged as Oklahoma's civil rights leader… Plight of the Bee - Beekeepers in Kiowa discuss how mite and pesticide damage to bee hives could affect honey prices. Made in Oklahoma - Henry Boudreaux from the OKC Museum of Art Cafe joins Chef Kurt… The Brasserie - An Oklahoma chef offers French cuisine with an Oklahoma twist at his Tulsa restaurant.
5pm to 7pm News programs change today! The new lineup is:
5pm BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA
5:30p NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT will return to the schedule at a new time (Fridays at 7pm) starting 7/15. Programming changes also take place on OKLA. The changes will continue for the next three weeks while adjustments are being made. Many programs will have new time periods. Rather than going in to detail, it’s best to take a look at the full OKLA schedule here on the OETA website.
9pm PRESERVING OKLAHOMA HISTORY #102 – For more information about this, contact Leon Smith or Bob Sands.
9:30pm POV “Sweetgrass” -- The last modern-day cowboys lead their sheep up into the breathtaking mountains of Montana.
10pm AUTISM: COMING OF AGE -- An inside look at the lives of three adults with autism, including interviews with their families. I don’t know if we’ll air this again, but it’s not in the schedule again at this time.
7pm STATELINE “Retirement Boom” #1301 -- Sixty years after the "baby boom" some Oklahoma businesses find caring for boomers' retirement needs is big business. (Premiere)
7:30pm GALLERY #1007 “Culinary Arts” -- Gallery takes you to the Culinary Institute at Platt College, the top culinary school in the state, where chefs who've worked all over the world are teaching the next generation what it takes to be the best in their field, or in the kitchen. (Original Broadcast 4/01/10)
9pm LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs” – This is one episode of a whole “Live From the Artists Den” series. We’re not able to air all of the episodes, but this one was highly requested so we found a place for it.
10:25pm DOCTOR WHO “The Beast Below” -- We don’t have the broadcast rights to Series 6 yet, so starting last week, we began Series 5 over again. We’ll air Series 6 as soon as we get the rights, but it probably won’t be until early 2012.
8pm FOREVER PLAID -- This Off-Broadway musical pays an affectionate homage to the close-harmony guy groups of the 1950s. This was produced as a pledge special, so I’m not sure if there are videos available.
9:30pm MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Miss Marple: The Pale Horse” -- Julia McKenzie is back as Agatha Christie's detective with a gentle smile and probing mind. Miss Marple's old friend is found murdered and, when she receives a list of names sent by the victim before his death, Miss Marple seeks justice.
9:30pm POV “Enemies of the People” -- Sheds light on the Khmer Rouge slaughter of nearly two million people in the late 1970s in Cambodia.
7pm STATELINE #1203 “White Man’s Road” – The life of Quanah Parker, first and last chief over all the Comanches. Parker is credited with preserving many Comanche traditions, but criticized for adopting the European and white American way of life. (Original Broadcast 10/14/10)
7:30pm GALLERY #1201 “Drawn in Detail/Rocking Horse Dreams” – Local artist Greg Burns creates ink drawings of landmarks around Oklahoma. And a feature on wood artist Jackie Wilson. (PREMIERE)
Pearl - The Movie
Written by Holly on Saturday June 11, 2011
You won't want to miss your date with BJ Wexler tonight. He has a real treat for you!
Tonight is the world television premiere of the movie "Pearl". It's the true story of Pearl Carter Scott, a Marlow native and the youngest person in American history to become a liscenced pilot.
OETA Movie Club starts an hour early tonight at 8pm. Get your popcorn and be there!
NEED TO KNOW Preempted
Written by Holly on Friday June 10, 2011
We are preempting NEED TO KNOW tonight at 7:30pm so that we can bring you the documentary A CONVERSATION WITH CLARA LUPER. The Civil Rights pioneer passed away earlier this week.
NEED TO KNOW can be seen tomorrow night (Saturday) on OKLA at 7:30pm. If you are unable to receive OKLA, set your DVR/VCR to record our Main channel at 3:30am Sunday morning . If this also isn't an option, NEED TO KNOW has their full-length episodes available on their website following the premiere broadcast.
Programming Notes 5/29 to 6/03
Written by Holly on Saturday May 28, 2011
The following are a few programming highlights coming up in the days ahead and some notes about programming shuffling happening this week.
1pm OKLAHOMA’S FALLEN – This preempts OKLAHOMA FORUM and INSIDE E STREET for this week only.
7pm NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT – Preempts NATURE and MASTERPIECE, which are not being fed from PBS tonight
8:30pm (Repeat of NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT)
6pm OKLAHOMA’S FALLEN – This airs in place of NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT and OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT.
8pm KOREA – THE FORGOTTEN WAR IN COLOUR, Part 1 -- In 1950, 200,000 men of the North Korean People's Army invade the South, sparking a civil war.
8:45pm KOREA – THE FORGOTTEN WAR IN COLOUR, Part 2 -- Diplomats wrangle and negotiators argue as fighting in the blighted Korean countryside continues.
9:30pm MY VIETNAM YOUR IRAQ -- Vietnam veterans share their wartime experiences and those of their children, who served in Iraq. This preempts ARTISTS TOOLBOX.
7pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert” -- The New York Philharmonic, violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax perform.
8:30pm THOROUGHBRED -- This is a film about horses and the people who breed them, sell them, race them and love them. Directed by Academy Award-winning ("The Stone Carvers") filmmaker Paul Wagner, the documentary captures the beauty of the breed, the thrilling nature of the sport and the history and tradition worldwide.
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Garbage Dreams” -- Three teenage boys born into the trash trade grow up in a large garbage village outside of Cairo.
7pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Maestro James Levine” -- A revealing portrait of the conductor's life and work captures the essence of his musicianship.
8pm GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Nixon in China” -- Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work (which was originally broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES from Houston in 1988), an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's 1972 encounter with Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role.
7pm STATELINE #1208 “Mister Aviation” – Documentary about the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. Most people know the FAA trains air traffic controllers at the Oklahoma City center, but few are aware of the many other important missions going on beyond the gate. (Original Broadcast 5/05/11)
7:30pm GALLERY #1004 “Brick by Brick OK Cityscapes” (Lego City) – Brick artist Kurt Zimmerle constructed about 50 Oklahoma City buildings like the state capital, the Skirvin Plaza, Bricktown and the as yet un-built (in real life) new Devon tower. (Original Broadcast 11/05/09)
10pm THE RED GREEN SHOW -- We begin the 11th season of this series tonight.
Memorial Day Programming
Written by Holly on Friday May 27, 2011
OETA dedicates this weekend to the brave men and women who lost their lives to defend our freedom.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT – The National Symphony Orchestra and acclaimed musicians, actors and dignitaries honor our soldiers. Joining the all-star lineup is: American Idol finalist Pia Toscano; Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker; acclaimed actor Jason Ritter; and gospel legend Yolanda Adams. Airs Sunday at 7pm and repeats at 8:30pm.
KOREA - THE FORGOTTEN WAR IN COLOUR -- From the makers of the acclaimed "In-Colour" genre of documentaries, Stewart Binns and Adrian Wood, this program tells the story of the Korean war through the powerful color imagery, dramatic musical score and soundscape that are the hallmarks of Binns' and Wood's productions. Airs Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm.
MY VIETNAM YOUR IRAQ -- Vietnam veterans share their wartime experiences and those of their children, who served in Iraq. Airs Monday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm.
OKLAHOMA WORLD WAR II STORIES -- Presents the personal, compelling and emotional stories of courage and sacrifice from Oklahomas World War II veterans. Airs Sunday at 1:30pm on OKLA.
STATELINE "Thunderbirds" -- Introduces viewers to the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City, dedicated to preserving the work of the Oklahoma Army National Guard division known as the Thunderbirds. Airs Sunday at 6:30pm, Monday at 11:30pm and several times on Tuesday on OKLA.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT – The National Symphony Orchestra and acclaimed musicians, actors and dignitaries honor our soldiers. Joining the all-star lineup is: American Idol finalist Pia Toscano; Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker; acclaimed actor Jason Ritter; and gospel legend Yolanda Adams. Airs Monday at 7pm and 8:30pm on OKLA.
WAR LETTERS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- From last Veterans Day, this program reveals a collection of personal correspondence that brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Based on Andrew Carroll's bestseller, War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, the one- hour film transcends the subject of war by exploring the love, passion, pain, horror and hope of the men and women who fought and those who waited at home.Newly uncovered personal correspondence from the American Revolution to the Gulf War are revealed. Airs Tuesday at 8pm on OKLA.
HALLOWED GROUNDS -- A look at military cemeteries around the world where American military men and women are buried. Airs Tuesday at 9pm on OKLA.