Programming Notes 1/18 to 1/24

Written by Holly on Friday January 18, 2013

 Friday, January 18

7pm                  ONR -- Oklahoma cities begin rationing water as the ongoing drought raises fears of long-term damage to state lakes... The number of flu cases continues to mount with nearly 500 people hospitalized.  Tulsa is hardest-hit… This may be the year state employees see major changes to how their salaries and benefits are determined… Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman discusses the upcoming legislative session and his policy priorities… A major expansion is underway for Oklahoma’s only statewide high-speed broadband provider, OneNet… The first class in the “School of Rock” heads toward graduation… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO “Christmas Special 2011 – The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe” – This is the last new episode of our most recent purchase. The NEW new ones aren’t available to us yet. After this episode, we’ll go back and start all over with this season.


Saturday, January 19

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP travels to the OSU Wheat Pasture Research Station at Marshall to discuss lice infestation in cattle. Also: Mesonet weather, wheat prices, calving stages, value-added cattle, tree management for deer and the Oklahoma AgrAbility Project.

10am                MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL – We’ve aired all of the episodes of this new series, and they were so good that we’re airing them again.

O K L A -- 4:30pm – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET #701 “L’Elisir d’Amore” – This is the first episode of the season for these operas. We’ll air them on the first Saturday after they feed from PBS . However, the second episode of the season will feed in late February, and due to our pledge drive, we won’t get to air it until March 23rd


Sunday, January 20

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Arts and Art Education” -- With research showing the importance of arts in student achievement and economic development, we discuss arts and art education with: Jennifer James McCollum, Executive Director, Oklahomans for the Arts… Julia Kirt, Executive Director, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition… Kim Baker, Executive Director, Oklahoma Arts Council… Jean Hendrickson, Executive Director, Oklahoma A+ Schools

8pm                  MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 3, Part 3” – This episode will repeat on our Main Channel on 1/22 at 2am and 5am, 1/26 at 11:15pm and 1/27 at 7pm. And on OKLA on 1/21 at 8pm. Fans of the program won't want to miss OETA's podcasts where a few members of the staff (including me) sit down and discuss the most recent episode. The podcasts can be found on OETA's SoundCloud site here.


Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King Day

10am                PBS NEWSHOUR INAUGURATION 2013: A SPECIAL REPORT – Coverage can be expected to last 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Children’s programming will be preempted during this special report.

4pm                  WILD KRATTS LOST AT SEA – This is a special one-hour episode. It preempts ELECTRIC COMPANY. It will not be repeated on our Main Channel. If you have OETA Kids, you can see it again on Sunday, 1/27 at 1pm.

9pm                  FLY BOYS: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA TUSKEGEE AIRMEN -- The triumphant story of the African-American soldiers who served their country during World War II. (This is airing in celebration of Martin Luther King Day in the INDEPENDENT LENS timeslot. Viewers who want to see the “Beauty is Embarrassing” episode will need to set their DVRs for Wednesday morning at 3am or Sunday morning at 2am. 

10pm                PHOTOGRAPHER FLIP SCHULKE – Documentary about the amazing life and career of the acclaimed photojournalist. Hosted by Langston University historian Currie Ballard, this program explores the freelance photographer's life and work for publications such as Life magazine, Sports Illustrated and Ebony magazine. It also chronicles Schulke's 10-year friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His efforts to convince King that the civil rights movement should be documented led to Schulke taking approximately 11,000 photographs during that time. (This program is not available for purchase but it airs in regular rotation on OKLA.)


Tuesday, January 22

9pm                  FRONTLINE “The Untouchables” -- A look at why Wall Street's leaders and have escaped prosecution since America's financial meltdown.

10pm                FAITH IN THE HOOD -- A compelling look at the inner city focuses on the spiritual life of a Washington, DC neighborhood.


Wednesday, January 23

7pm                  NATURE “Attenborough’s Life Stories, Part 1” -- David Attenborough reflects on memorable wildlife footage, including catching a komodo dragon. Part 2 will air next Wednesday at 7pm.

8pm                  NOVA “Rise of the Drones” -- The explosive growth of airborne pilotless drones is transforming the armed forces of every nation.


Thursday, January 24

7pm                  STATELINE #1403 “Crumbling Capitol” -- A look at the disrepair and deterioration of the Oklahoma State Capitol building.