AugustFest Programming Notes -- Week One

Written by Holly on Wednesday August 4, 2010

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Hello and welcome to AugustFest!

The dates of this year's AugustFest pledge drive are 8/04 to 8/15. Most PBS stations are holding their pledge drives a week earlier than we are. Since we had election coverage last week, we needed to delay our pledge drive for a few days. We made special efforts not to preempt any new programming from PBS because of this change.

Here are the details for the first week of AugustFest. I've included programs that you would normally see on these nights, when they’ll air again and how you can be sure not to miss a single episode.

 Wednesday, August 4 

PBS isn’t feeding any new programming tonight because stations all over the country are in their pledge drive this week.

 LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE and WAITING FOR GOD – These will return to their regular time slot on Monday, August 16th when AugustFest ends. No episodes will be missed. We’ll pick up where we left off.

Thursday, August 5

PBS isn’t feeding any new programming tonight because stations all over the country are in their pledge drive this week.

THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR – The episode that would have aired tonight is a repeat from earlier in the year. It can be seen at midnight tonight and again at 4am on Saturday morning.

GLOBE TREKKER – We’ll pick up where we left off on August 19th. No new episodes will be missed.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – We’re not missing any new episodes. The new season begins in October.

Friday, August 6

NEED TO KNOW – This week’s episode is not “new.” It is an amalgamation of previously-aired segments. It can still be seen at 12:30 tonight, 5:30am tomorrow morning and 4am Sunday morning.

RED GREEN SHOW – We’ll pick up where we left off on Friday, August 20th.

DOCTOR WHO – We’ll pick up where we left off on Friday, August 20th.

Saturday, August 7

SUNUP – This series can be seen several times over the next week on OETA OKLA. Check the schedule for airdates/times. New episodes will begin again on Saturday, August 21st.

QUILT IN A DAY – We will pick up where we left off on Saturday, August 21st.

MARTHA’S SEWING ROOM – We will pick up where we left off on Saturday, August 21st.

BEAUTY OF OIL PAINTING – We will pick up where we left off on Saturday, August 21st.

THIS OLD HOUSE – The new season doesn’t begin until October. The episodes that would be seen at 9:30am and Noon are repeats and are therefore preempted during the pledge drive.

PRIMAL GRILL WITH STEVE RAICHLAN – We will pick up where we left off on Saturday, August 21st.

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN -- We will pick up where we left off on Saturday, August 21st.

OKLAHOMA GARDENING – This series can be seen on OKLA at many different time periods next week. Check the OKLA schedule. We do not have episode descriptions from these producers, so we are unable to determine which segments are new and which are repeats.

VICTORY GARDEN – PBS is currently feeding episodes from previous seasons. For this reason, we are preempting this series during the pledge drive.

MEXICO – ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS -- We will pick up where we left off on Saturday, August 21st.

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE -- The new season doesn’t begin until October. For this reason, we are preempting this series during the pledge drive.

HOMETIME -- PBS is currently feeding episodes from previous seasons. For this reason, we are preempting this series during the pledge drive.

NATURE – PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. NATURE fans can see the classic episode “Silent Roar: Searching for the Snow Leopard” on Tuesday, August 10th at 4am.

NOVA -- PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. NOVA fans can see the classic episode “Lord of the Ants” on Tuesday night (Wed morning) at 1am.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW -- PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW fans can see a repeat of the Las Vegas episode on Monday, August 9th at 5am, Monday night at 1am, and Wednesday morning at 4am.

OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA -- The producers aren’t making new episodes during our pledge drive. New episodes will begin again on Saturday, August 21st.

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE -- We will pick up where we left off on Saturday, August 21st.

OETA MOVIE CLUB – BJ Wexler will return to the Movie Club basement on Saturday, August 21st and host a special presentation of “You Must Remember This: The Warner Brothers Story” from American Masters.

Sunday, August 8

MOTORWEEK – Unfortunately, this program will be preempted and will not air on any of the OETA channels. It can, however, be viewed online. http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/video/roadtests.shtml

WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP – PBS is currently feeding episodes from previous seasons. For this reason, we are preempting this series during the pledge drive.

OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA -- The producers aren’t making new episodes during our pledge drive. New episodes will begin again on Sunday, August 22nd.

MUSCLE CAR WORKOUT -- We will pick up where we left off on Sunday, August 22nd.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW -- PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW fans can see a repeat of the Las Vegas episode on Monday, August 9th at 5am, Monday night at 1am, and Wednesday morning at 4am.

NATURE – PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. NATURE fans can see the classic episode “Silent Roar: Searching for the Snow Leopard” on Tuesday, August 10th at 4am.

NOVA -- PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. NOVA fans can see the classic episode “Lord of the Ants” on Tuesday night (Wed morning) at 1am.

WASHINGTON WEEK – Sunday afternoon’s episode is a repeat of the episode that airs on Fridays at 7pm. It aired a few times in the overnight and early morning hours on our Main channel over the weekend.

INSIDE E STREET -- We will pick up where we left off on Sunday, August 22nd.

OKLAHOMA FORUM – This series is not produced during our pledge drive. Repeat episodes can be seen on OETA OKLA through this week and next. New episodes will return on Sunday, August 22nd.

THE FUTURE OF NEWS -- We will pick up where we left off on Sunday, August 22nd.

MCLAUGHLIN GROUP – Today’s episode can be seen on OETA OKLA tonight/tomorrow morning at 1am.

RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY -- Today’s episode can be seen on OETA OKLA tonight at midnight and again at 4am.

OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- The producers aren’t making new episodes during our pledge drive. New episodes will begin again on Sunday, August 22nd.

OKLAHOMA GARDENING – This series can be seen on OKLA at many different time periods next week. Check the OKLA schedule. We do not have episode descriptions from these producers, so we are unable to determine which segments are new and which are repeats.

RUDY MAXA’S WORLD -- We will pick up where we left off on Sunday, August 22nd.

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE -- We will pick up where we left off on Sunday, August 22nd.

MY GENERATION -- We will pick up where we left off on Sunday, August 22nd.

NATURE – PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. NATURE fans can see the classic episode “Silent Roar: Searching for the Snow Leopard” on Tuesday, August 10th at 4am.

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! -- PBS isn’t feeding new episodes during the pledge drive. MASTERPIECE MYSTERY fans can see the classic episode “Inspector Lewis, Series II, Allegory of Love” tonight at midnight, Tuesday morning at 2am and 5am, Saturday morning at 1:30am and Sunday morning at 2am.

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?, KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, AS TIME GOES BY and FAWLTY TOWERS – The british comedies are being preempted on this Sunday night only. They’ll return next Sunday night at their usual times. No episodes will be missed. We’ll pick up right where we left off.