Programming Notes 2/15 to 2/21

Written by Holly on Friday February 15, 2013

Friday, February 15

7pm                  ONR -- The legislature tackles Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system, as critics say the state should follow the example of its neighbors… New laws are in the works that would substantially increase the cost of driving without insurance… The cost and availability of child care puts the squeeze on many Oklahoma parents… Oklahoma Watch investigates the dilemma of Oklahomans without health insurance… The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board spends millions cleaning up oil sites at no cost to the state… A federal grant helps cities and towns become “Certified Entrepreneur-Ready Communities” to attract and keep small businesses… Quilters bring comfort to Oklahoma military veterans at Fort Sill… We discuss the latest news from the state capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

9pm                  LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Ring Them Bells! Rob Fisher Celebrates Kander & Ebb” 

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO “The Curse of the Black Spot” – The TARDIS is marooned onboard a seventeenth-century pirate-ship whose crew are being lured to their death by a beautiful Siren. When the Captain's son is taken, the implacable pirate must place his life in the Doctor's hands and with him, take an extraordinary leap of faith. (The captain is played by the same actor that plays Lord Robert Grantham on Downton Abbey.)


Saturday, February 16

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP visits the milling and baking labs at the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center to see the work OSU's wheat breeding team does after wheat harvest. Also: soil moisture levels, marketing quality wheat, bull trichomoniasis, bolt removal and prescribed fire class.

3pm                  NOVA “Earth From Space” – This is a two-hour special episode, which preempts NATURE today and tomorrow.


Sunday, February 17

6:30am             RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY -- Pope's Resignation - With the surprise announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign effective February 28th, Kim Lawton reports on the process that will lead to the selection of his successor.  We also report comments from prominent Catholics and other religious leaders about Benedict's legacy and their expectations for the future.  Bob Abernethy hosts a discussion with Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J. Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center and former editor of America magazine, author and journalist David Gibson and Kim Lawton on the pope's tenure and what they expect the future will hold.

10am                NOVA “Earth From Space” – This is a two-hour special episode, which preempts NATURE this weekend.

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “State Senate Leaders” -- We discuss the new Oklahoma legislative session with the leaders in the State Senate: Sen. Brian Bingman, President Pro Tempore (R-Sapulpa)… Sen. Sean Burrage, Minority Leader (D-Claremore)

6pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 3, Episode 6” – Last week’s premiere, from 6pm to 8pm

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 3, Episode 7” – The season finale! 


Monday, February 18

7pm                  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Myrtle Beach”

8pm                  MARKET WARRIORS “Antiquing in Greenwich”

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights” -- The civil rights era leader and former head of the National Urban League is profiled.


Tuesday, February 19


8pm                  AFTER NEWTOWN: GUNS IN AMERICA – An unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms.

9pm                  FRONTLINE “Raising Adam Lanza” – Frontline investigates Adam Lanza and the town he changed forever after the killings at Sandy Hook.

10:30pm           FOUND CAUSES – All of the episodes and more information about the featured organizations can be found here:


Wednesday, February 20

7pm                  NATURE “A Murder of Crows” – A look at one of the most intelligent animals features captivating new footage and crow experts.

8pm                  NOVA “Mind of a Rampage Killer” – NOVA correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates new theories about what compels rampage killers.

9pm                  THE PATH TO VIOLENCE – The Safe School Initiative is a program that has helped schools detect problem behavior in advance.


Thursday, February 21

7pm                  GALLERY #1304 -- Gallery shows how a poem feeds the soul, bringing us poets who are sharing all they know… And Phillip Danner and Jarrod Smith provide studio space at an affordable rate and expand the number of opportunities for artists in the Plaza District by holding several free art openings and music events monthly. (Original Broadcast 2/07/13)

 9:45pm             CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL – In this special, newly married Chummy and Nurse Jenny Lee are hard at work during their first Christmas in Nonnatus House. As nurses and nuns minister to an abandoned newborn and search for the mother, and Jenny tries to find the children of an elderly vagrant, Chummy plans an ambitious nativity play. In true Chummy fashion, mishaps ensue. (This is the last episode of Season One. Season Two begins March 31st at 7pm.)