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. 

Sunday, May 29
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)

Monday, May 30 
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.

Tuesday, May 31
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.

Wednesday, June 1
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.

Thursday, June 2
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)

Friday, June 3
10pm                  THE RED GREEN SHOW -- We begin the 11th season of this series tonight.