Programming Notes 9/30 to 10/06

Written by Holly on Friday September 30, 2011

Friday, Sept 30

7pm                  ONR -- Months after a deadly tornado struck an Oklahoma town, another disaster is confronting many of the victims…We examine the physician discipline process and find that prescription drug abuse is one of the biggest problems dragging down Oklahoma doctors…Postal workers are rallying to save jobs and the federal government’s mail service…Autumn nights and the gridiron bring communities together to experience “Oklahoma Life”… A small southwest Oklahoma town has a unique claim to fame… And, Charley Newcomb with Oklahoma Stories.

9pm                  GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hugh Laurie” – Yes, Dr. House sings! If you miss this tonight, you can catch it again on New Year’s Eve.


Saturday, Oct 1

7:30am             SUNUP – SUNUP pulls a soil core to illustrate drought impact on soil moisture. Plus, the yearly rainfall report, breeding soundness exams for bulls, grain market analysis, scrap metal recycling, drought impact on trees, Eastern Red Cedar utilization, and 4-H and FFA competition at the 2011 Tulsa State Fair.

10:30am            COOK’S COUNTRY – The new season begins today!


Sunday, Oct 2

8am                  OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA -- Todd Craighead and Lance Meek host this weeks show talking about the Wildlife Department's hunter education program.  On this weeks episode we join Ryan Ekret, a self-bow hunter that makes his own bows, arrows and arrowheads on a deer hunt in northeast Oklahoma.

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Future of Water” – Discussion of the 2012 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan Update and other water-related issues with guests: State Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, Co-Chair of Joint Legislative.. Water Committee... Pennie Embry, Media Coordinator, Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy…M. Scott Carter, Reporter, The Journal Record

3pm                  OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- Sierra Leone - Bearing the scars of terrible violence, today's Sierra Leone is a land of peace, offering abundant resources in a beautiful country on the East coast of Africa... Sierra Leone Orphanage - While the civil war in Sierra Leone left more than 50,000 dead, it also orphaned more than 300,000 children who find that life isn't easy, but it is much better than the prospects of life on the street... OSU Student Project - Oklahoma State University student efforts to develop a farm to help feed the orphans were slowed as a result of years of conflict that destroyed Sierra Leone, creating years of mistrust between factions… Sierra Leone Roundtables - OSU students react to the trip to Africa and trip leaders discuss working in the developing world and the benefits of making such journeys.


For the next three nights, PBS stations around the country are airing PROHIBITION, the latest Ken Burns documentary. Each episode will air twice.

7pm & 9pm       PROHIBITION #101 “A Nation of Drunkards” – NATURE and MASTERPIECE will return next week.



Monday, Oct 3

7pm & 9pm       PROHIBITION #102 “A Nation of Scofflaws” – ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and WRITING OUT LOUD will return next week.


Tuesday, Oct 4

7pm & 9pm       PROHIBITION #103 “A Nation of Hypocrites” – HISTORY DETECTIVES and FRONTLINE will return next week.


Wednesday, Oct 5

10pm                GLOBE TREKKER – Tonight is the first night in the new time period. PBS has changed their feeds of some of the core PBS programs, so we’re having to make adjustments with our non-PBS programs like GLOBE TREKKER. Until the end of the year, GLOBE TREKKER can be seen here on Wednesdays at 10pm and again the following Sunday at 6pm.


Thursday, Oct 6 

7pm                  STATELINE “Saving Yesterday” #1302 – Efforts being made or planned to save state landmarks (PREMIERE)

7:30pm             GALLERY #1103 – Wade Hayes / Banjo Museum

8pm                  THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR – We didn’t air the final episode of the 900s because PBS is feeding the new season tonight and we didn’t want to miss the first episode of the 1000s.

9pm                  BE A FAN: SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2011 – For more information, contact the producer, Ann-Janette Webster at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This will air many more times on OKLA, starting 11/15 at 9:30am.

10pm                AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – This is the final night that ACL will air on Thursday nights on our main OETA channel. It has already began airing on OKLA on Saturday nights and, starting next week, can only be seen there. This change is due mostly to PBS’s change of the national schedule and satellite feeds. INDEPENDENT LENS and POV will be sharing the former ACL time period starting next week.