Programming Notes 5/24 to 5/30

Written by Holly on Friday May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24

7pm                  ONR -- Oklahomans begin the process of rebuilding after vicious storms rip through several parts of the state.  The most powerful tornado cut a long path of destruction through the city of Moore… Seven of the 24 people who died during the Moore tornado were school children – raising questions about the need for storm shelters in schools… Volunteers and relief agencies descend on storm-stricken areas, providing comfort and hot meals for tornado victims and first responders… People in rural Oklahoma are also digging out from what’s left of their homes, often with the help of total strangers.  Even small discoveries can mean a lot… We have Newsmaker Interviews with 4th District U.S. Representative Tom Cole and National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Smith… Logan Layden of StateImpact Oklahoma tells about the federal response from FEMA. 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.

8pm                  LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Audra McDonald: Go Back Home” -- Series host Audra McDonald takes to the stage in her own concert special, singing personal favorites including selections from her new album, "Go Back Home."


Saturday, May 25

6am                  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE 2013 -- The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 25th consecutive year with host and moderator Alex Trebek. The 2013 National Geographic Bee will feature fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 5 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

11:30am            P. ALLEN SMITH’S GARDEN TO TABLE – New series, same host. This series has gardening AND cooking. 

8pm                  OKLAHOMA FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE – Recognizing and encouraging excellence in Oklahoma's Public Schools.

9:30pm             OETA MOVIE CLUB “Suspicion” – Starts half an hour later than usual due to the 90min special at 8pm.


Sunday, May 26

12:30pm            OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Cities and Towns” -- We discuss the successes and challenges facing Oklahoma’s municipal governments, with mayors of three Oklahoma cities: Fred Fitch, Mayor, City of Lawton… Dan Gambill, Mayor, City of Elk City… Jimmy Tramel, Mayor, City of Pryor

1:30pm             OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- State Secretary & Director of Finance, Preston Doerflinger

6pm                  OKLAHOMA STRONG, COMING TOGETHER IN FAITH – Memorial service from the First Baptist Church of Moore honoring and remembering the victims of the May 19 and 20 tornadoes throughout central Oklahoma. (The approximate length of this program is 2 hours. Afterward, we’ll join the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT in progress and then air it again in its entirety starting at 8:30pm.)

8:30pm             NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT -- Honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families and all those who have given their lives for our country. The show is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, to millions more at home and on the American Forces Network to troops serving around the world. The broadcast is co-hosted by Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise and Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna, two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans' causes and supporting the troops in active service, and features an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra.


Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day

8pm                  OKLAHOMA’S FALLEN -- Tribute to Oklahoma soldiers who died serving our country.

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “Detropia” -- A dynamic cluster of innovators and creative entrepreneurs in Detroit, Michigan are profiled. (90min)


Tuesday, May 28

7pm                  CAROLE KING: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- President Obama, Billy Joel, James Taylor and more celebrate the career of songwriter Carole King.

8pm                  CONSTITUTION WITH PETER SAGAL “Built to Last” -- Peter Sagal visits Iceland and explores why the US Constitution has lasted more than 225 years. (final episode in the series)

9pm                  FRONTLINE “Outlawed in Pakistan” -- A teenager makes her way through Pakistan's broken justice system after accusing four men of rape. 

10pm                OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION -- State Secretary & Director of Finance, Preston Doerflinger

10:30pm            EXPLORE ADA #205 -- Arbuckle Karst Conservancy, Chickasaw Stickball


Wednesday, May 29

Tonight’s lineup **could** change, but for now it’s… 

7pm                  SURVIVING DISASTER WITH AMANDA RIPLEY -- Provides a glimpse into disasters as seen through the eyes of survivors, experts and scientists.

8pm                  NOVA “Manhunt – Boston Bombers” -- A look at how modern technology and old-fashioned detective work helped catch the Boston bombers.

9pm                  NOVA “Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes” -- On May 20th 2013, a ferocious F5 tornado over a mile wide tore through Moore, Oklahoma, inflicting 24 deaths and obliterating entire neighborhoods. It was the third time an exceptionally violent tornado had struck the city in 14 years. Yet predicting when and where these killer storms will hit still poses a huge challenge. Why was 2011--the worst ever recorded tornado season that left 158 dead in Joplin, Missouri--followed by the quietest ever year of activity prior to the Moore disaster? Can improved radar and warning technology explain why so many fewer died in Moore than in Joplin? And will tornadoes get worse as Earth's climate heats up? In this NOVA special, we meet scientists in the front ranks of the battle to understand these extreme weather events. We also meet storm survivors whose lives have been upended, and learn how we can protect ourselves and our communities for the uncertain future.

10pm                VALLES CALDERA: THE SCIENCE -- There is a super volcano in New Mexico that can be seen from space. It is one of the most scientifically important volcanoes on the planet.


Thursday, May 30 

7pm                  GALLERY #1306 – “Studio 222” and “Hector Lopez-Sketchin & Skatin” 

10pm                SILVER KING: THE BIRTH OF BIG GAME FISH -- The elusive silver-scaled tarpon has fascinated and frustrated anglers for more than a century.