Programming Notes 2/22 to 2/28

Written by Holly on Friday February 22, 2013

Friday, February 22

7pm                  ONR -- A school massacre in Connecticut and the threat of another school shooting in Oklahoma has prompted a commission to explore ways to improve school safety… A new take on school consolidation has some districts sharing administrators... There are 24 new members of the Oklahoma legislature this year.  They agree their new jobs involve lots of work, but are worth the effort.A lack of water for irrigation threatens croplands in southwest Oklahoma… The legal dispute between the state and the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes is extended an additional 90 days.  We get an update from StateImpact Oklahoma… We remember an Oklahoma radio and television legend… We discuss the latest news from the state capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol…  And, M. Scott Carter of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

10:25pm           DOCTOR WHO “The Doctor’s Wife” – Who could she be?! (Hint: You already know and love her.)


Saturday, February 23

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP travels to Ottawa County, Oklahoma for an update on the wheat crop, a handheld GreenSeeker demonstration and the benefits of N-rich strips. Also: topdressing techniques, cow reproductive rates, grain market analysis, winter weather recap, managing calves during drought, Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit, selecting springs, ponds and cattle water requirements, water quality tests and pond maintenance.

 8pm                  ANNIE MOSES BAND: PILGRIMS & PRODIGALS – Some viewer guides might show BARBRA STREISAND: ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD tonight at this time, but Barbra will actually air next Friday night, March 1st at 9pm and again March 11th at 9pm.  

11:06pm           MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 3 Finale” – Worth another watch. But I bet it has the same ending. :(


Sunday, February 24

6:30am             RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY – “America's Evangelical Mecca” - Colorado Springs has been dubbed this nation's Christian Mecca because of the profusion of Evangelical Christian groups headquartered there---including Focus on the Family, a large, conservative and politically active ministry. But as Saul Gonzalez reports, Focus on the Family, for one, is re-thinking how deeply it should be involved in politics, and whether it needs to start building bridges to those with whom it disagrees…. “NYC Religions” - New York has been called the most secular city in America, but a project called "A Journey Through NYC Religions" is attempting to disprove that. The group is documenting every religious site in the five boroughs, street by street, alleyway by alleyway. Since 2010, they've visited nearly 6,500 houses of worship. Kim Lawton talks with project founder Tony Carnes and follows along on their journey.

11am                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. (Premiered 2/07/13)

11:30am            STATELINE #1404 “Thunder Boom” -- Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball (Premiered 2/14/13)

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM -- Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson --  We discuss foreign policy in the Middle East, the U.S. military, and the confirmation battle of Secretary of Defense nominee, former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (ret.), Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell.

1:30pm             OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- On today’s program: Rep. Jason Murphey - (R) District 31… and Rep. Dan Kirby - (R) District 75

6pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 3 Finale” – This is the same season finale episode that premiered last week at 8pm. At the end of this episode, we'll see a long clip from the program titled SECRETS OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE. If you'd like to see the full episode, tune in March 28th at 10pm.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY “Page Eight” – David Hare's screenplay is a contemporary spy thriller starring Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz.


Monday, February 25

7pm                  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Myrtle Beach”

8pm                  MARKET WARRIORS “Oronoco, MN”

9pm                  SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME -- Reveals the interlocking forces that enabled "neoslavery" to begin and persist from 1865 to 1945. (INDEPENDENT LENS “Al Weiwei: Never Sorry” can be seen on 2/27 @ 3am and 3/03 at 2am or by going to the PBS website.)


Tuesday, February 26

7pm                  MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA -- This comprehensive and innovative series tells the compelling story of women's advancement in America over the past 50 years. It is a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, on grand stages like the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, and humbler ones like the boardroom and the bedroom. The series features the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it and those -- both famous and unknown -- caught up in its wake. Meryl Streep narrates the three-hour stack, which features commentary and the stories of Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey and Katie Couric, and Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Schlafly, among others.

10pm                OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Rep. Jason Murphey - (R) District 31… and Rep. Dan Kirby - (R) District 75

10:30pm           EXPLORE ADA #203 “Fireball Classic Run” – For more information about this series, go to the city of Ada’s website.


Wednesday, February 27

7pm                  NATURE “Echo: An Elephant to Remember”

8pm                  BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS -- An examination of the slaughter of elephants follows five people waging a battle for the elephant.

9pm                  NOVA “Japan’s Killer Quake”

10pm                GLOBE TREKKER “Amsterdam City Guide 2”


Thursday, February 28 

7pm                  STATELINE #1404 “Thunder Boom” -- Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball (Premiered 2/14/13)

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “The Admirer” -- Louisa discovers she has a rival for Doc Martin's affections, a glamorous divorcee and hotel owner. (We're in our pledge drive for the next two weeks, but we'll still be showing DOC MARTIN on Thursday nights at 9pm. Don't miss an episode!) 

10pm                AN EVENING WITH BARRY GORDY -- Journalist Gwen Ifill interviews the songwriter, record producer and founder of Motown Records.