Week of July 26th - Programming Notes
Monday, July 26
8pm HISTORY DETECTIVES -- Rhonda Bradley never met her father. He's still listed Missing in Action from the Korean War. In a letter dated 1953, her father mentioned a man he said saved his life. Eduardo Pagan researches the "Korean War Letter" to find the man Rhonda believes is a hero. Then Tukufu Zuberi searches for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography. Could "Diana" be groundbreaking literature as the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography? Then, Wes Cowan digs into the mystery of the "Lookout Mt. Painting," depicting a Civil War battle. How did the artist of this painting end up in prison at the Rock Island Arsenal?
Tuesday, July 27
7pm to 11pm PRIMARY ELECTION COVERAGE – Live coverage of the primary elections statewide, produced by Mickie Smith and the OETA staff. The entire four hours will rebroadcast on OKLA from 12am midnight until 4am this same night.
Preempted for election coverage…
NOVA “Who Killed the Red Baron” – This will air Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 11am as well as many times in the overnight schedule.
CARRIER “Squared Away” – This will air tonight at midnight, 7/29 at 3am and 8/01 at 1am.
POV “Presumed Guilty” – This will air tomorrow night at 10pm.
Wednesday, July 28
7pm PAUL MCCARTNEY "The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Performance at the White House" -- The enduring pop genius performs his songs and accepts the Gershwin prize from President Obama.
8:30pm (Repeat of the 7pm program)
10pm POV “Presumed Guilty” – Lawyers struggle to free an innocent man who was picked up off the street and charged with murder. (This program was originally scheduled to air last night, but we preempted it for election coverage.)
Thursday, July 29
8pm GALLERY #803 – "The Singing Cowboy Gene Autry" (Original Broadcast 11/13/07)
8:30pm STATELINE #1201 -- “What’s Shakin’” -- Beneath Oklahoma’s red dirt are many fault lines, and one of them runs under the town of Jones. Small little tremors that would probably go unnoticed in Los Angeles and San Francisco rattled nerves in this otherwise stable community. Researchers at the Oklahoma Geological Survey say there’s been a swarm of earthquakes over the past year. They are busy trying to answer the big question: why? There's no shortage of ideas on what could be causing the earthquakes in Jones, and theories range from oil and gas drilling to a Biblical “end of times.” (Original Broadcast 7/16/10)
Friday, July 30
9pm ROY ORBISON: IN DREAMS -- This documentary tells the climactic and inspiring life and times - and music - of first generation Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Roy Orbison. The melancholy in his songs resonated with listeners of all ages, but especially heartsick teenagers who knew how it felt to lose in love.
Saturday, July 31
8pm FROM GERSHWIN TO GARLAND: A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH RICHARD GLAZIER -- In an intimate studio setting, renowned pianist Richard Glazier performs "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "An American in Paris," "Body and Soul," "Concerto in F," "Bess, You is My Woman Now," "Boy Next Door," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Trolley Song," "Over the Rainbow" and "Rhapsody in Blue."
Sunday, August 1
6:30pm RENO HISTORIC RACES -- Each May, vintage car enthusiasts from around the United States converge on Nevada's Reno-Fernley Raceway to view classic race cars and mingle with millionaire racers, mechanics, self-described "gearheads" and collectors. This documentary, produced in 2008, includes footage of the restoration of a vintage car, a visit to Reno-Fernley track, a tour of one of the world's great Porsche collections and racing etiquette lessons for the million-dollar-car circuit. In addition, racers describe the adrenaline-fueled thrills of driving these historic automobiles.