Programming Notes 11/18 to Thanksgiving

Written by Holly on Thursday November 17, 2011

Friday, Nov 18

7pm                  OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT -- Until a couple of weeks ago, few people had heard of the Wilzetta fault line.  Now, it provides clues to the science behind earthquakes… Health officials are warning of an epidemic of diabetes among Oklahomans of all ages… While much of the country is still feeling the effects of the recession, Oklahoma’s economy is gaining momentum… The Thanksgiving bird is more than a meal for an Oklahoma man obsessed with the pursuit and history of wild turkeys.


Saturday, Nov 19

8pm                  OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME 2011 – The 2011 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees are: Tommy Franks, Harold Hamm, Marques Haynes, Cathy Keating, Steve Malcolm, Roger Miller and Elisabeth Warren. This program will repeat on OKLA on the following dates/times: 11/20 at 5pm, 11/29 at 2pm and 12/30 at 2pm.


Sunday, Nov 20

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Community Colleges” – Discussion of Oklahoma’s two-year community colleges with guests: Gary Davidson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges… Dr. Stephen E. Smith, President, Eastern Oklahoma State College… Dr. Terry Britton, President, Rose State College

 3pm                  OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- Prescription Addiction - Rehab - Sean Sutton discusses prescription drug abuse that cuts across boundaries of age and economic classes to take over lives... Prescription Addiction - Prison - Prescription addiction impacts prisons… Pharmacy Danger - The controversy surrounding the shooting of a 16-year-old robbery suspect at an Oklahoma City pharmacy last year points toward a disturbing trend - pharmacy robberies… Pharming - Prescription drug abuse is so prevalent among young people today that a new term has been coined… Prison Redemption - Two inmates, in prison for drug abuse issues, discuss the long road to redemption.

8pm                  WOODY ALLEN: AMERICAN MASTERS – This is a two-parter, airing Sunday and Monday nights at 8pm. PBS is not feeding an episode of MASTERPIECE this evening. A repeat of the “Downton Abbey” series will begin airing in December and the new season will begin on January 8th.


Monday, Nov 21

9:30pm             GEORGE CARLIN: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE – This is a repeat from a couple of years ago, but it’s a classic. I assure you, no FCC regulations were violated in this program.


Tuesday, Nov 22

8pm                  FRONTLINE “A Perfect Terrorist” -- The master plotter of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai, David Coleman Headley, is investigated.

10:30pm           TREASURES OF THE GILCREASE #101 “Charles Russell” – For more information about this program or to order the video,  contact the Gilcrease museum shop at 918-596-2725.

 9am on OKLA – Today is a Japanese holiday, so NEWSLINE will be an evergreen episode. A “recorded earlier” graphic will appear.


Wednesday, Nov 23

We’re airing several CURIOUS GEORGE specials over the next three days. This may seem like too much CURIOUS GEORGE for some of you, but others might not be able to get enough! If you miss one or all of them, they will air again around Christmas.

1pm                  IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “Country Music” – This will repeat on at midnight and Friday morning at 3am. (And on OKLA on Thursday at 7pm.) It is not scheduled to air again anytime soon.

9pm                  NOVA “Elegant Universe” – This is Part 3 in a 3-part series. Last week was originally supposed to be Part 1, but it was moved to this week so that we could show the Steve Jobs biography.


Thursday, Nov 24 – Happy Thanksgiving!

7pm                  STATE OF CREATIVITY #302 “Science of Composing” -- Our Emmy Award-winning program!

7:30pm             EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE – Beautiful Thanksgiving music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

9pm                  AUSTIN CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL – This program presents highlights from the annual Americana Music Awards ceremony taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and includes performances by Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman and Robert Plant. The regular ACL program airs on OKLA on Saturday nights. The timeslot is a little unpredictable right now, but we try to air it between 10pm and midnight. Starting in January, it should consistently be at 10pm on OKLA on Saturday nights.