Programming Notes 7/01 to 7/14

Written by Holly on Friday July 1, 2011

onrI'm taking some vacation time for a few days and I thought I'd leave you with some programming notes... 

Friday, July 1

6:30pm             OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – Final half-hour newscast. ONR will return as a 60-min program Fridays at 7pm starting 7/15. More information here.

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.


Saturday, July 2
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.


Sunday, July 3
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.


Monday, July 4 -- Happy 4th of July!
5pm to 7pm      News programs change today! The new lineup is:

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.


Tuesday, July 5
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.


Wednesday, July 6
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.


Thursday, July 7
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)


Friday, July 8
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.


Saturday, July 9
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.


Sunday, July 10
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.


Tuesday, July 12
9pm                  EXPLORE ADA #123 -- Features on instrument maker Richard Ross, a giant horse sculpture and saddle maker/leather artist David Salge. For more information about this program, call 580-436-6300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.


Thursday, July 14
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)