Programming Notes 11/09 to 11/15

Written by Holly on Thursday November 8, 2012

Friday, November 9

9am                  SESAME STREET GETS THROUGH A STORM -- A hurricane has swept through Sesame Street and everyone is working together to clean up the neighborhood. This episode replaces the previously scheduled regular SESAME STREET episode. It will air many, many times this weekend on KIDS and OKLA, but it is not scheduled again after this weekend.

7pm                  ONR – We examine the outcome of the vote in the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts and the defeat of the Vision2 propositions in Tulsa… Electronic and social media played a bigger role in this year’s elections… Shawn Ashley of eCapitol/iVote discusses the impact of the General Election on the state House of Representatives and Senate… Educators and parents in a small Oklahoma community give their views on the state’s new A-F school grading system… In an ONR Extra, comedian and activist Bill Cosby talks about the need for communities to become more involved in education… Our “Lessons from the Dust Bowl” series continues with reports on Endangered Species and Climate Change… Ted Streuli of The Journal Record looks at the week in business.


Saturday, November 10

MIND OF A CHEF – Just a reminder that we’re airing this series in various time periods in the overnight hours. We will start airing the full series consistently on Monday nights at 10pm starting January 7th.

8pm                  Wages of Spin: Dick Clark, American Bandstand and the Payola Scandals -- A fascinating, multi-dimensional and provocative account of the evolution of the Philadelphia music scene between 1952 and 1962, the evolution of AMERICAN BANDSTAND and the creation of one of the industry's true moguls, Dick Clark. Pulling no punches, the documentary takes on the highly-controversial subject of the payola scandals of the time period and Clark's testimony before congress. Performers interviewed include Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Fabian,Frankie Avalon, Len Barry, Charlie Gracie, members of The Beach Boys, Danny & the Juniors and many others.


Sunday, November 11

5am                  ACL PRESENTS: AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 -- This program features selected performances from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, including Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Alabama Shakes and more.

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “General Election Review” -- We discuss the key races, issues and significance of the General Election in Oklahoma and the United States, with guets: Patrick McGuigan, Editor, CapitolBeatOK… Arnold Hamilton, Editor, The Oklahoma Observer… Larry Stein, Republican Political Analyst… Ben Odom, Former Vice-Chair, Oklahoma Democratic Party

7pm                  NATIONAL SALUTE TO VETERANS -- Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and Gary Sinise ("CSI: New York") host the inaugural broadcast. It will celebrate all the heroes who have served throughout America's history. This program will feature new footage shot at the U.S. Capitol with Mantegna and Sinise, as well as the "best of the best" moments from past NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERTS. The all-star line-up includes Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), Forest Whitaker,Pia Toscano, Kris Allen, A.J. Cook, Jason Ritter and Yolanda Adams accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.


Monday, November 12 

7pm                  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Cats & Dogs” – This is a special off-season episode. Whether it's a ceramic dog or a painted cat, this special is chock full of appraisals featuring felines and canines - in sculpture, on canvas and in many other forms. Take a look at an original "Hush Puppy" mascot, dog portraits and one "naughty cat" bronze.

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream” -- Billionaires in a Park Avenue building live four miles away from the highest poverty rate in the US.


Tuesday, November 13

8:30pm             FRONTLINE “The Suicide Plan” -- The world of assisted suicide, one of the most polarizing social issues of our time, is explored. (90min)

10pm                A CONVERSATION WITH KEN BURNS – This is a national production that happens to share a title similar to OETA's A CONVERSATION WITH series. In this program, Ellen Robertson Green sits down with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns for a one-on-one discussion. (Reminder: Ken Burns' new documentary THE DUST BOWL premieres on November 18th and 19th at 7pm!)


Wednesday, November 14

7pm                  NATURE “An Original Duckumentary” -- Working with "Hummingbirds" producer Ann Prum, NATURE features another popular, beautiful and fascinating bird - the duck. The story follows a wood duck family and discovers how a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds. But our stars are just one of some 150 species of ducks. They come in all shapes and sizes and abilities - some are dabblers popping in and out of the surface of a glass lake and others swim with powerful webbed feet underwater. They fly through the air on short, stubby wings, traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive.

8pm                  NOVA “Ultimate Mars Challenge” -- Curiosity's landing on Mars and the rover's on-the-ground experiments and discoveries are detailed.

9pm                  NOVA SCIENCENOW “What Will the Future Be Like?” -- David Pogue investigates which gadgets and technologies are likely to transform your daily life.


Thursday, November 15

7pm                  STATELINE #1402 “Hot and Dry” -- Three years with record heat and very little rainfall has been brutal.It has left Oklahoma's rural economy as wilted as the sunbaked crops in the farmer's fields. When temperatures soar and rain doesn't fall, every Oklahoman feels heat, from fisheries near Eufaula to cotton farmers outside Altus. OETA's award winning documentary series Stateline takes a look at the drought that ranchers in the panhandle say is becoming worse than the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. What is causing these agonizing weeks of searing temperatures topping 110-degrees, and will it be more of the same next year? Stateline examines why Oklahoma summers have become so Hot and Dry. (Premiered 11/01/12) 

 7:30pm             THIS OLD HOUSE – It’s been a month since we started the new Thursday night lineup. We’ve heard from a handful of viewers who miss seeing ASK THIS OLD HOUSE on Thursdays, but just a reminder, it still airs on Saturday afternoons at 1pm. Nothing is being completely preempted. We're just adding something new (DOC MARTIN) and we had to make adjustments.

Staring in January, we'll repeat the new episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW at 8pm on Thursdays. We're also planning a repeat of the first season of CALL THE MIDWIFE starting at 10pm on Thursdays. 

9:45pm             BILLY CONNELLY’S ROUTE 66 – Billy's still in Oklahoma for a bit in this episode, then he continues down Route 66. Only one episode left after this one.