Programming Notes 4/19 to 4/25

Written by Holly on Friday April 19, 2013

Friday, April 19 

7pm                  ONR -- As the investigation continues into the Boston Marathon bombing, we examine the status of terrorism, foreign and domestic… The Executive Director of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, David Cid, discusses the attack in a Newsmaker Interview… Eighteen years later, we remember the bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building… We take you behind-the-scenes at the largest gun show in the world… Legislative efforts are underway to reduce the number of boards and commission in our state… The state Capitol now been placed on a list of most endangered historic places in Oklahoma while waiting for decisions about what to do about the crumbling structure… Oklahoma video game-makers are finding a new market niche… 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 “We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith Starring Stephanie Blythe” -- Stephanie Blythe's commanding voice has captivated audiences in the world's great opera houses. Now she returns to Lincoln Center with her popular music show paying tribute to the great Kate Smith, whose stirring songs helped comfort and galvanize our nation in wartime.


Saturday, April 20

7:30am             SUNUP -- Explains how the recent ice storm is impacting canola. Also: severe weather, soil moisture, wheat and cattle market analysis, cow breeding season, freeze-damaged wheat as forage, file handles and the 4-H National Youth in Action award winner.

O K L A   4:30pm             GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “La Clemenza Di Tito” -- Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti and Barbara Frittoli star in this production of Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito."


Sunday, April 21

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – Discussion of the state budget, tax cuts, workers comp, veteran’s centers, energy, health care, state Capitol repairs, economic development and more with Governor Mary Fallin

1:30pm             OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator John Ford (R-District 29)

9pm                  BLETCHLEY CIRCLE (Part 1 of 3) -- Follows Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean, ordinary women with extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, the four have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, reunites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes.


Monday, April 22

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “The Island President” -- President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has become a leading voices for action on climate change.


Tuesday, April 23

7pm                  THE DUST BOWL “The Great Plow Up” -- In the first episode of Ken Burns's THE DUST BOWL, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them. (The next episode will air next Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm.) 

9pm                  FRONTLINE “The Retirement Gamble” -- Questions are raised about how America's financial institutions protect the savings of individuals.

10pm                OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator John Ford (R-District 29)

10:30pm           THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS “From Kenya to the Arctic Circle” -- Six passionate and dedicated activists fight for environmental justice in their communities.


Wednesday, April 24

8pm                  NOVA “Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters” (Part 3 of 4) -- Experts explore mammals and the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia.


Thursday, April 25 

7pm                  GALLERY #1305 -- The inspirational stories of rappers Little Mike and Funny Bone… and Soul Bird, the happy art of Skip Hill (OB 4/11/13)

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “The Departed” -- On the ride back from a job interview in London, one of Martin's patients dies in the next seat.

10pm                FORT PECK DAM -- President Roosevelt set the stage to tame the mighty Missouri River during the Great Depression.