Programming Notes 2/17 to 2/23

Written by Holly on Friday February 17, 2012

 Friday, Feb 17

7pm                 OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT-- An Oklahoma U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator are at the forefront of the national debate over the future of agriculture subsidies and the 2012 Farm Bill… While statewide smoking rates are falling, increasing numbers of teens are lighting up… Higher demand since the recession has increased pressure on one state agency that helps put disabled Oklahomans in the workforce… The wind power industry is exploding in Oklahoma and the job market in turbine repair is exploding, too… Logan Layden of StateImpact Oklahoma tells us the wind industry is taking off as federal wind energy tax credits are set to expire… Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business… Erin Boeckman of eCapitol discusses the legislative week in @ the Capitol… In our Black History Month segment, we meet an African-American now serving as police chief in a former “sundown town”… And, as pitchers and catchers report to spring training, we look at our state’s early contributions to the national past-time.


Saturday, Feb 18

7:30am             SUNUP – OSU Small Grains Extension Specialist Jeff Edwards demonstrates first hollow stem identification in wheat pasture. Plus, cattle breeding season nutrition, high beef prices vs. profits, no-till planter maintenance, drought index, wheat prices and Paul Weisenfeld from USAID.


Sunday, Feb 19

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Legislative Leadership” -- The Big Topic is the 2012 legislative session with guests: Rep. Kris Steele, Speaker of the House… Rep. Scott Inman, House Democratic Leader… Sen. Clark Jolley, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair… Sen. Sean Burrage, Senate Democratic Leader

3pm                  OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- Crime & Punishment - Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater wants to work on keeping people out of prison rather than putting them behind bars… Prison Reform - Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele discusses new criminal justice reforms he believes need to be approved this legislative session… Eddie Warrior - Remembering a man, whose family arrived in Oklahoma well before statehood, had a prison named after him and was inducted into the Oklahoma African-American Educators Hall of Fame's inaugural class.

8pm                  DOWNTON ABBEY – Tonight is the last episode of the new series. As with the first series, there are still loose ends!! No real cliff-hangers, but you might be left wondering what will happen to Mr. Bates & Anna and Lady Edith & Sir Anthony Strallan. A third series is in the works. We’ll all just have to wait until next year to see it! In the meantime, here’s a fun site:


Monday, Feb 20 – Happy President’s Day! (And happy birthday to my mom!)

3:30pm             WORDGIRL: THE RISE OF MISS POWER -- Miss Power is the new super hero in town, but she uses mean words against others and may be a super villain. When WordGirl tries to stand up to Miss Power, she is belittled and stripped of her super hero star. Huggy shows WordGirl a book full of secret battle moves from her home planet, Lexicon. Will it be enough to save the city from Miss Power? (This preempts today’s WILD KRATTS.)

8pm                  CLINTON: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – This is part 1 of 2 episodes. The second part airs tomorrow at 7pm. Tonight's episodes contain some scenes from the Oklahoma City bombing that some viewers could find disturbing.


 Tuesday, Feb 21

9pm                  FRONTLINE “The Child Cases” – Originally, this episode was supposed to be about cell tower deaths. But there was a recent development in that topic and the episode was pulled so updates could be made. That episode will now air in April. “The Child Cases” is about death cases involving medical evidence that was later found to be unreliable are investigated. 


Wednesday, Feb 22

7pm                  NATURE “Ocean Giants: Giant Lives/ Deep Thinkers/ Voices Of The Sea” – Three-hour NATURE episode. The great whales such as the blue and the bowhead are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines. "Giant Lives" discovers why size matters in the world of whales.


Thursday, Feb 23 

7pm                  STATELINE “Faces of Autism” #1205 – Original Airdate 1/06/11

7:30pm             PEARL SCOTT: ON TOP OF THE WORLD -- The youngest licensed American pilot ever, Pearl Carter Scott from Marlowe, Oklahoma and friend of Wiley Post is profiled. (GALLERY will return to its usual timeslot in late March.)

9pm                  BUFFALO BILL’S AMERICAN WEST -- Visions of the American West explores Buffalo Bill Cody's legacy through iconic images and artifacts of the American West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Stunning high definition footage of artistic masterworks help paint a portrait of the man who embodied the spirit of the West in all its complexities, while telling the story of western expansion. Warmly narrated by singer / songwriter Ed Bruce, Visions will appeal to art lovers, history buffs, and "wild west" enthusiasts of all ages.

9:30pm             POV #2415 “Racing Dreams” -- This program follows three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds of up to 70 mph, these kids chase the National Championship title and take one step closer toward their dream of someday racing in NASCAR.