Programming Notes 7/15 to 7/21

Written by Holly on Friday July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15
7pm                  OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – First episode of the weekly 60min version.

8pm                  WASHINGTON WEEK – Moves from 7pm to 8pm. It will still repeat on Sunday at noon.

NEED TO KNOW will no longer air in primetime on Main. It can be seen at 4am on Sunday mornings (Main) and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm (OKLA).


Saturday, July 16
7:30am             SUNUP – Examines the urban agriculture industry by featuring its impact on the Oklahoma economy, visiting a sod farm in Bixby and discussing turfgrass research with an Oklahoma State University scientist. Also, Mesonet weather, canola versus wheat, cattle autopsy and shop advice.

6pm                  OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – The Friday night episode repeats in this timeslot, preempting the repeat of OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA (still premieres Sundays at 8am) and the repeat of RICK STEVES' EUROPE (still premieres Sundays at 4:30pm).


 Sunday, July 17

New lineup for News & Public Affairs programs…

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUMCLOSER TO TRUTH is no longer on the schedule, at least for now

1pm                  MCLAUGHLIN GROUP

1:30pm             RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLYINSIDE E STREET is no longer on the Main schedule. It can be seen on OKLA at various times.

2pm                  OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT – Repeat of Friday episode.

3pm                  OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- Rattlesnake Roundup - Apache's Rattlesnake Festival started in 1983 when a few people in town thought it would be a good idea to help control the snake population... Extreme Catfishing - Noodling is not for the faint of heart (or Tanya McHenry). Oklahoma noodling enthusiast Kaleb Summers leads an expedition into northeastern Oklahoma lake waters for a first-hand demonstration of this unique sport… Tourism Impact - Bill Geist, one of America's most passionate speakers on the topic of the impact of tourism, drives home the message that tourism is critical to state economy… Bat Watch - The Mexican Free-tailed Bat migrates to Alabaster Caverns State Park south of Freedom, Oklahoma each year. These bats provide a huge economic benefit to local farmers and ranchers as tourists come to watch their impressive evening flights.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE MYSTERY – New “Zen” series -- Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not.


Monday, July 18
OKLA -- Due to the Japanese holiday, NEWSLINE will be replaced with ASIA 7 DAYS in the 11am timeslot on OKLA today. NEWSLINE returns on Tuesday in its usual time.


Tuesday, July 19
8pm                  FRONTLINE “Kill/Capture” -- An investigation into the US campaign of targeted killing includes interviews with General Petraeus.

9pm                  WILL ROGERS AND AMERICAN POLITICS -- Rare archival film footage sheds light on one of the most powerful political voices in the 1930s. (This program will air again in the future on Main, but we don’t have a date in mind yet. It will also air many times on OKLA. It can be ordered from Rogers State University for $29.95 by calling 800-823-7210 or visiting their website

10pm                POV “Biblioburro, The Donkey Library” -- A look at a Colombian teacher who used two hard-working donkeys to bring books to poor children.


Wednesday, July 20
10pm                PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII -- Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii's population, the Pidgin language - part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages - captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. This documentary profiles this working-class language from its rise as plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, man-on-the-street interviews and performance to shed light on this colorful language.


Thursday, July 21
7pm                  STATELINE #1301 “Retirement Boom” – Sixty years after the "baby boom" some Oklahoma businesses find caring for boomers' retirement needs is big business. (Original Broadcast 7/07/11)

7:30pm             GALLERY #1008 – The fine tradition of china painting is alive and well in Oklahoma. The World Organization of China Painters Headquarters and Museum in Oklahoma City draws enthusiasts from around the globe and home grown artists continue to create phenomenal master pieces. Gallery visits the museum and travels to Ada to visit one of the state's most prolific china painters to see how it's done…. Tony Rincon graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston and returned home to Fairview, Oklahoma to perform across the state and to build guitars.  Gallery follows him on stage to hear the sounds of his much and behind the scenes to see craftsmanship of his instruments with bodies made from Easter Red Cedar, the same wood his parents used to create custom coffins and caskets out of the same workshop. (Original Broadcast 5/06/10)