Programming Notes 3/29 to 4/04

Written by Holly on Friday March 29, 2013

Friday, March 29

10:30am            SID THE SCIENCE KID: THE MOVIE -- A robotic tour guide malfunctions and Sid and Gabriela must save the Super Ultimate Science Museum. This 90min special preempts WORDWORLD and BARNEY & FRIENDS.

7pm                  ONR -- A bill allowing horse slaughter in Oklahoma is headed to the governor.  It’s an emotional issue and one of the most high-profile bills in this year’s legislative session… Horse slaughter is just one of the issues high on the agenda of Oklahoma’s rural legislative caucus.  Rural lawmakers speak out about issues important to their constituents... The need for health care is growing.  We explore the demand for nurses in Oklahoma and how it is affecting the profession… Oklahoma ranks low in a national study on state-by-state well-being, but steps are being made to improve the state’s standing… A U.S. Supreme Court Justice inspires a new way to teach civics… A home-grown Oklahoma media company preserves its history and that of the state… 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 “Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway” – This premiered on Sunday evening and we’re repeating it in this “Friday night music” timeslot. . LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER episodes only have rights windows lasting one week, so we wanted to get it in again before the rights ran out. If you wish to see AMERICAN MASTERS “Philip Roth: Unmasked,” you'll need either to set your DVR or alarm clock for April 1st at 2am. We’re also trying to carve out some time in primetime in early June, but we don’t have a date or time yet.


Saturday, March 30

7pm               SUNUP -- SUNUP demonstrates how to check wheat for freeze damage and looks at fungal disease in wheat. Also: Mesonet weather, Canola College, grain market analysis, twin calves, forestry and beef conferences, comparing deer tracks to wild hog tracks, and crop nutrient deficiencies.

O K L A GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “The Tempest” – This fed during our pledge drive. This is the soonest opportunity we've had to air it.


Sunday, March 31 – Easter!

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “School Security” -- We discuss findings and recommendations from the Oklahoma Commission on School Security with: Kim Carter, Director, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security… Eleanor Goetzinger, Behavior Specialist, Oklahoma City Public Schools… Roger Webb, Headmaster, Oklahoma Christian School

1:30pm             OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Rep. Leslie Osborn  (R) District 47… and Sec. Gary Sherrer, Secretary of Environment

6pm                  THE OTHER HOLY LAND – On this Easter Sunday, we’re replacing the regular HISTORY DETECTIVES with this program that explores the earliest history and growth of Christianity in Asia Minor, now the country of Turkey. HISTORY DETECTIVES will return next week.

7pm                  CALL THE MIDWIFE #201 – Season Two begins! It's in a different time period than Season One. If you missed this premiere, it will repeat on OKLA Monday night at 7pm and overnight on Main on 4/02 at 2am and 5am.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge” – This is a new 8-part miniseries starring Jeremy Piven. You'll never look at department stores the same way again.


Monday, April 1

8pm                  KIND HEARTED WOMAN #101 -- Part One of an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. This series follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Robin's battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery and redemption. (2 hours)


Tuesday, April 2

8pm                  KIND HEARTED WOMAN #102 – Part two of last night’s program. (3 hours)


Wednesday, April 3

7pm                  THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS – Live call-in program that will air each Wednesday night at 7pm until late May. This pushes NATURE to 10pm for the next few weeks.

8pm                  NOVA “Ancient Computer” -- An ancient Greek device in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be the world's first computer.

 9pm                  EAT, FAST AND LIVE LONGER WITH MICHAEL MOSLEY -- The new science that suggests the ancient idea of fasting can lead to a healthier life is explored. The next few weeks will have other “Michael Mosley” episodes.

10pm                NATURE “What Plants Talk About” -- An astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other and talk to their allies is revealed.


 Thursday, April 4


7pm                  BACK IN TIME #201 “Gangster Road” -- The 1920’s and 30’s were a time of bathtub gin and jazz, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd of Akins was a farm boy who fell in with the wrong people and turned to a life on the run robbing banks. George “Machine Gun” Kelly was transformed by an ambitious wife from a common thug into a kidnapper on J. Edgar Hoover’s “Public Enemies” list. Kate “Ma” Barker raised her sons in Tulsa, five bad boys that went from petty crime to a spree of robberies, kidnappings and murder. OETA’s award winning documentary series Back in Time looks beyond the legends to examine why the state is so attractive to outlaws and how with the help of newspapers and radio, they captured the imagination of the people along Oklahoma’s Gangster Road.

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Uneasy Lies the Head” -- Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa's pregnancy and meets her strange Headmaster.

10pm                WATER PRESSURES -- American college students explore a model of water conservation and community cooperation in India.