Programming Notes 1/13 to 1/19

Written by Holly on Friday January 13, 2012

Friday, Jan 13
7pm                  ONR -- Evaluating teacher effectiveness is about to undergo a major change… At Oklahoma’s Ft. Sill Army Post, special training helps soldiers adjust to civilian life after returning from the battlefield… Making the difficult choice of who gets help paying their winter heating bill and who gets put out in the cold… Poverty casts a long shadow over a small western Oklahoma city along state Highway 9… Logan Layden of StateImpact Oklahoma reveals new findings about the depth of poverty in our state… U.S. Senator Tom Coburn discusses cutbacks in military spending… Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business… And, in our Newsmaker Interview we talk to public broadcasting icon Bill Moyers.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: LET ME DOWN EASY – PBS is feeding this tonight. We’re airing it Saturday at 5pm on OKLA.

Saturday, Jan 14
7:30am             SUNUP – An overview of a new OSU research project on crop planting. Plus, the latest USDA crop estimates, ideal heifer size at first breeding, beef market analysis, drought monitor, herbicide-resistant weeds and repairing power tools.

Sunday, Jan 15
12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Senator Tom Coburn” – Discussion of the federal budget, military spending, the “Gang of Six” and more.

5pm                  MOYERS & COMPANY -- Bill Moyers returns to public television with this weekly, hour-long series Saturdays at 5pm. It will repeat on OKLA on Sundays at 6pm. HISTORY DETECTIVES will move to Sundays at 6pm on Main, but it won’t be there consistently until after Festival.  Tonight’s episode of MOYERS & COMPANY will look at “Winner-Take-All Politics” with guests Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, known in some circles as "the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of political science.”

6pm                  MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey” – This is last week’s premiere of Series 2, Episode 1. This pattern (last week's followed by this week's) will repeat until all of the episodes have aired. 

9pm                  MASTERPIECE “Sherlock” – This incredible series will be shown over the next three Sundays at 9pm. It will preempt ARE YOU BEING SERVED?, which will pick up where it left off starting 2/05. The *new* Sherlock episodes will premiere the first weekend in May.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Anna Bolena” – This is feeding today. We’re airing it (and all future GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET episodes) on the following Saturdays on OKLA. This particular one starts 4pm on 1/21.

Monday, Jan 16
7pm                  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Tulsa” – Hour 3” – This is the final episode from when they were in Tulsa. All of the Tulsa episodes will air again in the future, but that date is not known. 

Tuesday, Jan 17
7pm                  CUSTER’S LAST STAND: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- Explores General Custer's charge at Gettysburg and his death at Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

9pm                  FRONTLINE “Nuclear Aftershocks” – You may have noticed, starting at the beginning of the year, FRONTLINE moved to Tuesdays at 9pm (formerly 8pm). This is PBS’s scheduling decision, not ours. On tonight’s episode, Miles O'Brien examines the implications of the Fukushima accident in Japan for U.S. nuclear safety.

10pm                ROLL CALL #108 – Representative Gus Blackwell-R, Senator Susan Paddack-D, Representative Jeannie McDaniel-D.

Wednesday, Jan 18
8pm                  NOVA “3D Spies in WWII” -- During World War II, Hitler's scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Alarmed by mythomane rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London. Here, they secretly pored over millions of air photos shot at great risk over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. Peering at the photos through 3D stereoscopes, the team spotted telltale clues that revealed hidden Nazi rocket bases. The photos led to devastating Allied bombing raids that were crucial setbacks to the German rocket program and helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

Thursday, Jan 19
7pm                  STATELINE #603 “Graybar Hotel” – A look at Oklahoma's county jails. Cramped and crumbling, many county lock-ups are the center of controversy and contention, while others have come through a new construction "boom" in the past. "Stateline" checks into some of the state's 77county holding facilities in various states of repair and under various methods of administration. (Original Broadcast Date: 11/09/04)

7:30pm             GALLERY #404 -- Retired Air Force Lt. General Tom Stafford takes time to talk about his incredible journeys… Reenactment of a summer cattle drive up part of the train from the Red River to the Kansas border… The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum started small and now has a new 14-thousand square foot home including a state of the art interactive theatre. (Original Broadcast Date: 1/04/08) 

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “Have You Heard from Johannesburg?” -- This five-part mini-series chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid in South Africa when their governments would not. This series started last week. Tonight’s episodes are 3 and 4. Next week will be the finale at 10pm.