Programming Notes 3/23 to 3/30

Written by Holly on Friday March 23, 2012

Friday, March 23

7pm                   ONR -- President Obama visits Oklahoma to promote a key part of his “all-of-the-above” energy strategy… We’ll discuss the President’s plan with an energy expert in our Newsmaker Interview… Oklahoma’s Quality Jobs program has been touted as one of the strongest incentives for creating new jobs, but it faces an uncertain future… People with concealed weapons permits may soon be allowed to openly carry guns. Oklahoma lawmen generally think that’s a bad idea… Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business… New laws make it on the books every year, but a few may not stay there… Lack of state funding may put the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum project in jeopardy… And, Shawn Ashley of eCapitol brings us the latest news @ the Capitol.

10pm                RED GREEN – No episodes were skipped. We’re picking up where we left off.

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO – No episodes were skipped. We’re picking up where we left off.

11:15pm           B-52s WITH THE WILD CROWD LIVE IN ATHENS, GA – Since we didn’t have a movie last Saturday, we’re putting a fun music program in this timeslot instead. Enjoy!


Saturday, March 24

7:30am             SUNUP – SUNUP looks at Oklahoma's poultry industry and how expansion of the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement could impact production. Plus, rainfall totals, heifer body condition, agriculture lease agreements, grain markets, concrete reinforcement and beaver damage in timber production and water sources.

11:30am            P. ALLEN SMITH’S GARDEN HOME -- All episodes of VICTORY GARDEN have been repeats for quite a while, so we’re putting this series on hiatus. We’ve received lots of requests to air this series and we’re excited to able to bring it to OETA viewers.

10:55pm           MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Oliver Twist, Pt. 1” – Parts 1 and 2 fed during the pledge drive. They are repeats from 2009, but still a good series. Part 2 will air next week. (“Little Dorrit” was being fed by PBS and some people might hear about it. We were not able to record all of the episodes of that, so we’re airing “Oliver Twist” instead. “Little Dorrit” already aired twice on OETA, so hopefully viewers were able to catch it then.)


Sunday, March 25

7:30am             ROUGH CUT-WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC -- WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP is going on hiatus for a while so that we can bring you this highly-requested similar program, which we’ve received lots of requests to air from viewers.

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Capitol Reporters Roundtable” – Discussion of the latest developments from the legislative session with guests: Michael McNutt, The Oklahoman and NewsOK… M. Scott Carter, The Journal Record… Erin Boeckman, eCapitol

3pm                  OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- Business Development - Experts discuss how jobs are attracted into the state, creating jobs… Business Solutions - Rob Gragg, director of the regional development team with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce heads up the group that works with companies and site selectors for job creation… Local Chamber Perspective - Stillwater Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Navrkal discusses local business development and job creation... Hometown Pride Training - Pride Training is a program in Oklahoma that helps communities welcome new businesses… ACE Study - The recently-released 2012 Accountability for a Competitive Economic (ACE) book gives a clear picture of where Oklahoma is succeeding economically and where the state continues to need improvement in order to attract jobs and investment. Mike Seney, executive director of Oklahoma 21st Century and senior vice president of policy analysis and strategic planning for The State Chamber authored the annual report that gives insight into how Oklahoma's business climate stacks up with other states.

 7pm & 8pm       FINDING YOUR ROOTS – Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr delves into the genealogy and genetics of some well-known Americans. Each hour features a different pair of celebrity guests, who are bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, whether it be as old friends, through long-lost relatives, or even through a common ancestral past. After this week, new episodes will air at 7pm on Sundays (and repeat at 7pm on Mondays on OKLA).


Monday, March 26

9pm                  INSIDE FENWAY PARK: AN ICON AT 100 – Celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox/Yankees game as a thread, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space; masses for WWI soldiers, a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, concerts by Bruce Springsteen and others. In 1999, it looked as if Fenway would be razed to make way for a new ballpark. Luckily, wiser heads prevailed and Boston's most popular attraction (more tourists visit Fenway than the Freedom Trail) survived.


Tuesday, March 27

7pm                  JOHN WOODEN: VALUES, VICTORY AND PEACE OF MIND – The former UCLA basketball coach shares his philosophy on how to achieve competitive greatness.

8pm                  TRIANGLE FIRE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Reveals how public outrage following a deadly factory fire in 1911 led to workplace safety laws.

 9pm                  FRONTLINE “Murdoch’s Scandal” – The battle over the future of News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch's reputation is chronicled.

10pm                ROLL CALL  – Senator Clark Jolley, Representative Wade Rousselot and Representative Jeff Hickman


Wednesday, March 28

9pm                  QUEST FOR THE LOST MAYA -- This program explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Penisula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the "preclassic era" of the Maya (800-700BC) as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s AD. 


Thursday, March 29

7pm                  GALLERY “The People’s Art” (one hour) -- The Oklahoma Capitol...the state's seat of government is also a temple for its art. Designed by architect Solomon Layton in the Greco-Roman style, the building itself is a great work, only recently completed with the addition of a grand dome...But beneath that dome lay more treasure, Oklahoma's rich story, her heroes, her struggles, her success and her hopes all depicted by master artists. Join Gallery in February for a private tour of The People's Art with Robert Henry. Before becoming a federal court judge, the Shawnee native was an Oklahoma legislator. During those early years of public service he developed a love for the capitol building and its beautification. Today, thanks in part to his work, the Oklahoma State Capitol is replete with great artistic beauty and because of his continued enthusiasm for Oklahoma history and Oklahoma artists, Judge Henry is often called upon to lead tours for visiting dignitaries. On the next Gallery it is his distinct honor to take YOU on a tour of this priceless exhibit. (Original Broadcast 2/12/08)

8pm                  THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR – We recorded all of the new shows as they fed from PBS. We started playing them back last Thursday. We’ll continue showing the new episodes until they run out and then we’ll pick back up with the feed, which will be four or five episodes into the repeated 10th season.

9pm                  THE HORSEMEN COMETH -- Follows air show pilots who are members of the world's only P-51 Mustang formation aerobatic team.

10pm                INDEPENDENT LENS “You’re Looking Like I Live Here and I Don’t” -- This documentary is a first-person account of Lee Gorewitz's life inside the Traditions Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Care Unit at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of the disease, the film reveals Lee's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging our preconceptions of illness and aging.


Friday, March 30

9pm                  LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “Adele” -- The British sensation Adele performs at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club in Santa Monica, CA. (This is not scheduled to repeat again anytime soon, so I hope you can catch it while it’s on!)