Programming Notes 3/30 to 4/05

Written by Holly on Friday March 30, 2012

 Friday, March 30

9pm                  LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “Adele” – Just days after the release of her record-breaking sophomore album, "21," British sensation Adele performed for a small group of lucky fans at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club in Santa Monica, CA. Her powerful voice filled the elegant ballroom with hits like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You" from "21," and "Chasing Pavements" from her Grammy-winning debut album, "19," as well as a cover of the soul classic "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Recorded February 25, 2011, Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, Santa Monica, CA.

Saturday, March 31

5am                  GREAT PERFORMANCES "The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater" -- Michael Tilson Thomas explores the American Yiddish theater though the lives of his grandparents.

7:30am             SUNUP – SUNUP has a progress report on wheat and canola, and crop insect and disease treatments. Plus, Mesonet weather and late freeze information, grain and cattle market analysis, Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit featuring drought recovery, freemartin heifers, clecos to clamp metal and the 2012 DASNR Champions.

 11:30am            P. ALLEN SMITH’S GARDEN HOME – This premiered last Saturday, but it’s worth mentioning again… 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 P. ALLEN SMITH’S GARDEN HOME and we’re excited to able to bring it to OETA viewers.


Sunday, April 1

5am                  AUSTIN CITY LIMITS can now be seen in this timeslot in high definition. It is the episode that PBS fed to us on Saturday night.

7:30am             ROUGH CUT-WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC -- This premiered last Sunday, but it’s worth mentioning again…  WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP is going on hiatus for a while so that we can bring you a highly-requested similar program, ROUGH CUT-WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC, which we’ve received lots of requests to air from viewers.

8:30am             ALL ABOARD – This is a three-part series about trains. We aired all of THE AVIATORS episodes. They’re repeating on OKLA if you want to see them all again. We’ll air more of THE AVIATORS on our Main channel when new episodes are released. Following the three episodes of ALL ABOARD, we’ll air the new season of TRACKS AHEAD.

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Health Care Reform and the Supreme Court“ – Discussion of the constitutionality of the federal Affordable Care Act and the arguments presented at the U.S. Supreme Court with guests: Rick Tepker, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship and Enrichment, University of Oklahoma College of Law… Andrew C. Spiropoulos, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of State Constitutional Law and Government, Oklahoma City University School of Law

3pm                  OKLAHOMA HORIZON -- The Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program… Scotland - From historic castles to rugged landscapes, Scotland is a small country with big character and people proud of their heritage that spans thousands of years… Diversity in Ag - Farmers in Ireland are learning that diversification is key to the survival of the family farm… Irish Tourism - From ancient castles to the Irish nightlife, tourism is important to Ireland… Irish Ag - How does a wet climate factor into Ireland's agricultural diversity?

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Great Expectations” – This is a two-parter. The first part is only one-hour in length. Next week will be two hours in length. Widely considered one of Charles Dickens' greatest novels, "Great Expectations" tells the story of Pip the battered orphan boy, who rises from blacksmith's apprentice to gentleman under the patronage of a mysterious benefactor, who assures him of "great expectations." Starring Gillian Anderson, David Suchet and Ray Winstone.


Monday, April 2

8pm                  AMERICAN MASTERS “Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel” -- Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind the bestselling novel "Gone With the Wind."

9pm                  AMERICAN MASTERS “Harper Lee: Hey Boo” – Explore the phenomenon behind To Kill a Mockingbird and the mysterious life of its author.


Tuesday, April 3

10pm                ROLL CALL #102 -- Guests include: Representative Randy McDaniel; Representative Gary Banz; Representative Ed Cannaday

10:30pm           TREASURES OF THE GILCREASE “To Capture the Sun: Gold of Ancient Panama” -- Narrated by Jeanne Tripplehorn, this documentary explores the shimmering beauty of the Gilcrease collection of ancient Panamanian gold. More than 100 extraordinary objects tell the story of a culture where possessing and wearing gold conferred power and status - with fascinating parallels to our own times. Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name and as part of theTreasures of Gilcrease series on OETA. If you'd like more information or a video, contact the Gilcrease museum shop at 918-596-2725.


Wednesday, April 4

7pm                  THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS #2501 -- First episode of the new season. This program will air LIVE every Wednesday at 7pm through May 16th. The PBS programs that feed at 7pm Wednesday nights will be shifted down to 10pm.  

8pm                  NOVA “Hunting the Elements” – In this special two-hour episode, David Pogue, lively host of NOVA's popular "Making Stuff" series and personal technology correspondent for "The New York Times," spins viewers through the world of weird, extreme chemistry on a quest to unlock the secrets of the elements. Because this is two hours, it won’t repeat on the weekend like other NOVAs do.

10pm                NATURE “Ocean’s Giants: Deep Thinkers” – For the next month and a half, NATURE will premiere at 10pm on Wednesdays. It will continue to repeat most Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.


Thursday, April 5 

7pm                  STATELINE #1304 “Path to a Paycheck” – Educators and employers all over the world are aware of a fact that very few Oklahomans would ever suspect. Our state's career tech system is one of the best in the world. Every year delegations from foreign countries and from other states visit Oklahoma to tour the campuses and unlock the secret to our state's success. An instructor at Francis Tuttle in Oklahoma City says "It's not your Daddy's Vo-Tech!" Today, it is a comprehensive system that significantly contributes to the states' economic development and quality of life. OETA's award winning documentary series Stateline explores vocational training opportunities and looks into the lives of Oklahoma students who say college wasn't a fit for them and so they have chosen a different "Path to a Paycheck."

7:30pm             GALLERY #501 -- Billie Letts -- The Oklahoma author rocketed to literary stardom with her first novel, "Where The Heart Is." It was selected by talk show host Oprah Winfrey to be one of her books of the month. The compelling story of a young girl trying to cope with troubles also became a major motion picture starring Ashley Judd. Billie's latest book will be in stores this month. We'll talk to her about her Oklahoma roots and what it takes to become a best selling teller of tales… Etruscan Treasures -- Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum is hosting a fabulous collection of ancient gold. The collection has NEVER been seen in public anywhere in the world. The jewelry is 25-hundred to 3-thousand years old. How did it end up in Shawnee instead of Paris, London or New York? We'll tell you… Guitar Man -- Oklahoma City's Carol Cox has a way with guitars. He's been playing them and making them for years. The guitars Carol makes aren't just musical instruments they are works of art. We'll show you how Carol turns a chunk of wood into a wooden wonder with strings.

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” – A look at how puppeteer Kevin Clash followed his dream to be a part of Jim Henson's team. This will repeat next Monday (April 9th) at 8pm.