Programming Notes 5/03 to 5/09

Written by Holly on Friday May 3, 2013

Friday, May 3

7pm                  ONR --  Governor Fallin and legislative leaders announce the state budget deal… Legislation approving tax cuts, state Capitol repairs and changes in the state’s workers compensation system head to the governor… It is not well-publicized, but a program in Oklahoma allows state and local government agencies and departments to acquire equipment at a fraction of the cost… Federal budget cuts will hit Oklahoma’s oldest, youngest and poorest the hardest.  We look at the effects of sequestration… Prescription drug abuse is a deadly problem in Oklahoma.  We learn more about the pervasive issue and how it led to the death of University of Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box… A new museum and learning center in Tulsa is housing the Woody Guthrie archives and keeping alive the work and legacy of this Oklahoma and American icon… We travel to southwest Oklahoma to check out the quaint community of Medicine Park… 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                  FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE -- The Fab Four is undoubtedly the Ultimate Beatles Tribute. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle's classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin' with John, Paul, George and Ringo!

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO – Just a reminder, the new episodes should begin this fall. They haven’t been made available to us yet.


Saturday, May 4

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP features the 115th annual meeting of the Oklahoma Feed and Grain Association to discuss wheat quality, supply estimates and harvest outlook; culling cattle, beef demand, artificial insemination, summer crops, air tanks and a preview of the 2013 North Central Oklahoma Research Station Wheat Tour.

8pm                  AMERICA'S ORCHESTRA: CELEBRATING THE 125 YEARS OF THE BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA -- Craig Ferguson hosts this star-studded 125th anniversary celebration of the Boston Pops.

O K L A – 6pm – ASK A LAWYER repeated from Thursday’s premiere on  our Main channel.


Sunday, May 5

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus” – Discussion of recent developments at the state Capitol and the goals and priorities of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus with: State Rep. Anastasia Pittman (D) Oklahoma City… State Sen. Constance Johnson (D) Forest Park… State Sen. Jabar Shumate (D) Tulsa… State Rep. Mike Shelton (D) Oklahoma City

1:30pm             OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Greg Treat (R-District 47) and Representative Scott Inman (D-District 94)

4pm                  SMART TRAVELS WITH RUDY MAXA – We’re returning back to this series because the new RUDY MAXA’S WORLD series was only six episodes long.

6pm                  IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “Fiesta Latina” – President and Mrs. Obama celebrate Hispanic heritage. Gloria Estefan and Jose Feliciano perform. This program premiered in 2009. We’re airing it again in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

7pm                  CALL THE MIDWIFE – Part 6 of 8

8pm                  MASTERPIECE “Mr. Selfridge” – Part 6 of 8

9pm                  BLETCHLEY CIRCLE -- Susan tells the other women that she came face to face with the killer - and he let her go. This is the final episode of this series. We haven’t been told yet if they are making any more.


Monday, May 6

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “Seeking Asian Female” -- Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman --pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.


Tuesday, May 7

8pm                  CONSTITUTION WITH PETER SAGAL, Pt 1 “A More Perfect Union” -- This series is a multi-media project that explores the Constitution and its role in the American story -- from its creation, to the crises that challenged and reshaped it, to contemporary debates over rights and the role of government. Tonight, the Constitution's most innovative feature, its resilient brand of federalism, is explored.

9pm                  TED TALKS EDUCATION – Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. Hosted by John Legend, this special, which is focused solely on education, marks the first TED project produced specifically for television.

10pm                OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- Senator Greg Treat (R-District 47) and Representative Scott Inman (D-District 94)

10:30pm           FOUND CAUSES #203 – Sunset/Special Care


Wednesday, May 8

8pm                  NOVA “Venom: Nature’s Killer” -- Scientists track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures to study their toxic venom.

9pm                  SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Death on the Railroad” -- Examines the deaths of 57 Irish immigrants hired to lay railroad tracks in Pennsylvania in 1832.

10pm                NATURE “The Private Life of Deer” -- Scientists, deer experts and special cameras shed light on the hidden world of white-tailed deer.


Thursday, May 9 

7pm                  STATELINE “Crossroads Justice” – Documents modern day crime fighting along Oklahoma’s Interstate Highway System. As the junction of I-40 and I-35, quite a bit of illegal activity passes through this state en route to points all over the country. Whether they are trying to spot vehicles transporting drugs, drug money, or illegal aliens, law enforcement officers use some special techniques to sort out the drivers who are up to no good, and they show us some of their methods they use to gather evidence in the statewide effort to hand out “Crossroads Justice.” (premiere)

8pm                  GLOBE TREKKER -- Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Do Not Disturb” -- Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving his blood phobia is cured.

10pm                3 MILES PER HOUR -- Invites viewers into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in western Montana to meet legendary backcountry outfitter Arnold "Smoke" Elser. Elser considers "three miles an hour"- the walking speed of a horse - the best way to see and savor life. The documentary combines rare access to one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states with vintage home movies from backcountry trips and historic photographs to capture Elser's passion for, and connection to, the outdoors. In interviews, fellow outfitters, horsemen, long-time guests, friends, family members and Forest Service district rangers all reflect on their experiences with "Smoke" and comment on the changes in wilderness management he both witnessed and helped realize.