Programming Notes 2/10 to 2/16

Written by Holly on Friday February 10, 2012

Friday, Feb 10

7pm                   OKLHOMA NEWS REPORT -- Governor Mary Fallin announces her vision for Oklahoma, including a plan to further cut taxes… In an ONR Extra, we hear about Gov. Fallin’s initiative to improve the health and fitness of Oklahomans… Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business… Even as Oklahoma’s economy gains strength, some areas of the state remain mired in poverty, as they watch the recovery pass them by… A new battle over health care insurance in Oklahoma pits those who want free markets against those who favor mandated coverage, with children left in the middle… A new law requires voters to present government-issued ID’s to cast an election ballot… Shawn Ashley of e-Capitol discusses the first week of the legislative session in @ the Capitol… Tulsa’s Greenwood District, once known as America’s Black Wall Street, is opening a third chapter in its history.

10:25pm           DOCTOR WHO “The 11th Hour” – We still don’t have the next new season of DOCTOR WHO, so we’re beginning Series 5 again, Matt Smith’s first season as the Doctor. We’ll air new episodes when we have them.


Saturday, Feb 11

7:30am              SUNUP – Experts explain why some producers are seeing yellow wheat in their fields. Plus, nitrogen-rich strips, topdressing and GreenSeeker technology during a visit to Major County. Also, soil moisture, WASDE report, optimal bull-to-cow ratio, pasture recovery during drought and heating PVC pipe to make a coupler.

8pm                   MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK – This four-part series feeds on Friday nights, but we’re airing them on Saturday nights. You can see a repeat of the first season of this series on Saturdays at 5pm on OKLA.


Sunday, Feb 12

12:30pm            OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Capitol Reporters Roundtable” – Discussion of the start of the 2012 legislative session with state capitol reporters with guests: Michael McNutt, The Oklahoman and NewsOK… Michael Cross, KOSU Radio... M. Scott Carter, The Journal Record… Shawn Ashley, eCapitol

8pm                   MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Part 6” – This is the second to the last episode. Brace yourself.


Monday, Feb 13

8pm                   SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME -- Reveals the interlocking forces that enabled "neoslavery" to begin and persist from 1865 to 1945.

9:30pm              NOT IN OUR TOWN: CLASS ACTIONS -- This program tells the stories of a suburban California school district, a mid-western college town and a college campus in the heart of the South where people are working together to stop hate and intolerance, and activitating their communities to create safer, more accepting environments for everyone. "Not In Our Town: Class Actions" profiles local innovators -- a teacher who starts an anti-bullying program at her school, then spreads it to five districts; diverse leaders in a college town who bring students, local officials and community members together after a wave of bias attacks; and a coalition of students who take positive action when their core values are threatened.


Tuesday, Feb 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!

7pm             TUPPERWARE! AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – In the 1950s, American women discovered they could earn thousands -- even millions -- of dollars from bowls that burped. "Tupperware ladies" fanned out across the nation's living rooms, selling efficiency and convenience to their friends and neighbors through home parties. Bowl by bowl, they built an empire that now spans the globe. This documentary, narrated by Kathy Bates, reveals the secret behind Tupperware's success: the women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds who discovered they could move up in the world without leaving the house. "Tupperware!" charts the origins of the small plastics company that unpredictably became a cultural phenomenon.

8pm              FRONTLINE “The Interrupters” -- Three former Chicago criminals place themselves in the line of fire to protect their communities.

10pm            ROLL CALL #112 – Sen. Brian Crain-R, Rep. Corey Williams-D, Rep. Jason Murphey-R

10:30pm       STATE OF CREATIVITY #301 “Relationships” -- Relationships. Unless someone is living under a rock, they have them. That one special relationship is what everyone desires, but it takes creativity to find a relationship and make it flourish. The next State of Creativity takes us on a journey of discovery as couples from around the state to give us an intimate look into their world of love. From challenges of long distance to longevity, see how Oklahoma couples are building life long relationships.


Wednesday, Feb 15

7pm          NATURE “The Himalayas”

8pm          NOVA “Extreme Cave Diving”

9pm          CAVE PEOPLE OF THE HIMALAYAS – A combination of the 7pm and 8pm programs? Somebody at PBS is clever.


Thursday, Feb 16

7pm           STATELINE “UCO CSI” #1303 – Examines the UCO Forensic Science Institute, what it does and how it benefits Oklahoma. (Original Broadcast 2/02/12)

7:30pm       GALLERY “On Pointe in OKC” #1106 -- Go backstage with the Oklahoma City Ballet and find out how everyone works to make sure all Oklahomans discover a new appreciation for the "Pointe" of OKC. (Original Broadcast 2/10/11)

9pm          U.S. HEALTH CARE: THE GOOD NEWS -- One small community in the Colorado oil patch near the Utah border delivers the highest value-for-the-money health care in the United States, and in the process covers nearly everyone in town. How do they do it? Could other communities do it, too? Correspondent T.R. Reid interviews health policy experts at the Dartmouth Institute before heading to Colorado and other places in the U.S. where doctors and hospitals are working hard to provide excellent health care at reasonable cost.

10pm        INDEPENDENT LENS “More Than a Month” -- Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, "More Than a Month" investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America.