Programming Notes -- Week of August 16th

Written by Holly on Monday August 16, 2010

Monday, August 16

8pm                  HISTORY DETECTIVES #808 – An inscription on a Phoenix rock may prove Spanish explorers came to America earlier than thought. 

9pm                  AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS: MASTER OF AMERICAN SCULPTURE -- The story of a man considered to be America's premier sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tuesday, August 17

8pm                  CARRIER #107"Rights of Passage" – We preempted #106 "Groundhog Day" last week during primetime hours because of the pledge drive, but it did air in the early morning hours. You can watch the video online here.

9pm                  HISTORY DETECTIVES #807 – This fed last week while we were in our pledge drive. This episode has many historical photos of the Valentine’s Day Massacre that could be disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised.

10pm                POV “Salt” – Highlights Murray Fredericks's remarkable photos of Lake Eyre's desolate yet beautiful environment. This film is accompanied by a selection of shorts: Ellen Frick's "A Healing Art" delves into the world of artificial eye makers as they rekindle hope for victims of tragedy; and animated shorts from the Peabody Award-winning oral-history project StoryCorps. These shorts capture the stories of everyday Americans in their own voices.

Wednesday, August 18South_Pacific_3

7pm                  LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “South Pacific” -- Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic tale of love and prejudice, "South Pacific" airs live from the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It stars Oklahoma’s own Kelli O’Hara as the US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush who falls for the French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Paulo Szot). The score includes such classic songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “A Wonderful Guy” and “This Nearly Was Mine.” Lincoln Center Theater’s revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, won seven Tonys.

Thursday, August 19

8pm                  GALLERY #804 – "Singing Fisherman" - On any given morning you can find Mike Crowley on the docks of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City casting a line and catching a fish… "Lady of Peace" - Photography is her strength, but Cynthia Wolf has a soft spot for pastel.  

8:30pm             STATELINE #805 “Dead or Alive” -- Takes a look at the glamorization of the lawless Indian and Oklahoma territories before and just after the turn of the century. When the terrain of the territories drew the likes of the James Gang, Belle Starr and scores of equally nefarious and infamous outlaws, Oklahoma became known for shootouts and hideouts from border to border. Rugged ranchers and cowboys, accustomed to living off the land, had the skills to easily make the transition into bank and train robbers, cattle rustlers and horse thieves on the run. Although marshalls, bounty hunters, hanging judges and posses eventually caught up to the outlaws, decades passed befor Bill Doolin and other were brought down-before organized law enforcement tamed disorganized crime. 

Friday, August 20

11pm                OETA MOVIE CLUB “Bringing Up Baby” – This premiered on the Saturday before AugustFest, July 30th. Tonight's “Friday night encore” is only a few weeks late.

Saturday, August 21

All of the how-to programs come back to their original timeslots. For more information on programming that was preempted during the pledge drive, click here

9pm                  OETA MOVIE CLUB “American Masters: You Must Remember This: The Warner Brother’s Story” – For the next couple of weeks, BJ will introduce us to the story of the Warner Brothers and their impact on the movie industry. Tonight’s program introduces us to the four brothers who founded their movie studio in 1923 and its early films and stars.

11:10pm            MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Inspector Lewis, Series II: Quality of Mercy” – This episode of MYSTERY! originally aired in October 2009. New episodes return Sunday, August 29th. In this episode, the murder of a young actor during a student Shakespeare production unearths a dark secret.

Sunday, August 22

All of the regular Sunday programming returns. For more information on programming that was preempted during the pledge drive, click here.

1:30pm             SECOND OPINION “Stroke Intervention” – Today begins the 6th season of SECOND OPINION. This informative, educational and entertaining medical series shows how doctors make decisions. The discussions include diagnosis, treatment, learning points about medical issues, tension between doctors, humor, education and concrete medical information.

9:30pm             STATE OF CREATIVITY #301 – This episode is about relationships.