Programming Notes 5/31 to 6/06

Written by Holly on Friday May 31, 2013

Friday, May 31

7pm                 ONR -- Oklahomans looking for the state’s help in building tornado shelters are finding resources very limited... The tornadoes of May 19-20 sent hundreds of Oklahomans to hospitals, and many of them had no insurance to pay for it... Joplin, Missouri was hit by an EF-5 tornado just two years ago.  That city’s recovery gives hard-hit Oklahomans a glimpse into what lies ahead... In a Newsmaker Interview, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak gives tornado victims advice on how to handle insurance claims during the cleanup and recovery process... State Capitol reporters discuss the 2013 legislative session... Tulsa hosts Rock and Roll Royalty for two nights of concerts... And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

Saturday, June 1

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP features drilling fluid application research, contracts and potential crop impacts from seismic crews. Also, udder soundness, Oklahoma Quality Beef Network, May rainfall, drought, wheat prices and how to build a drywall mud box.

10am                BARBECUE UNIVERSITY – Steve Raichlen and his barbecue cookin' is back by popular demand! Martha Stewart fans will see her again later this fall.

11:15pm           MEL BROOKS: AMERICAN MASTERS – In the absence of a MASTERPIECE episode this week, we’re repeating this AMERICAN MASTERS special that wasn't widely seen last Monday due to the tornadoes.


Sunday, June 2

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Capitol Reporters Roundtable” -- We discuss the 2013 Oklahoma legislative session with state Capitol reporters: Sean Murphy, The Associated Press… Shawn Ashley, eCapitol… Michael McNutt, The Oklahoman and… Michael Cross, KOSU Radio

1pm                  KALB REPORT “The Twilight of Network News: A Conversation with Ted Koppel on Democracy and the Press” – This one-hour special airs in place of MCLAUGHLIN REPORT, which will return next week, and OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION, which is going on hiatus.

1:30pm             Starting next week, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY will return to this time slot while OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION goes on hiatus.

6pm                  MOORE’S STOP: AN HISTORICAL VIEW OF AN OKLAHOMA COMMUNITY – This Moore documentary was produced in 2007. We’re bringing it back tonight as part of our “After the Storm” special programming (see below). Copies of this documentary can be purchased from Moore City Hall at 405-793-5032. 

7pm                   NOVA “Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes” – A look at the science behind the tornadoes from May 20th and others.

OETA, Salvation Army to Host Fundraiser for Storm Victims
“After the Storm”  special programming will feature the history of Moore and a special on tornado science, Sunday June 2 at 6 p.m. 
Sunday June 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., OETA-The Oklahoma Network will air AFTER THE STORM, a special programming block dedicated to raising funds for Oklahoma tornado victims. Donations raised will go directly to Oklahoma relief efforts via The Salvation Army.
To donate,  call 1-800-456-8525 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday June 2. Volunteers from The Salvation Army will be taking calls at OETA’s Oklahoma City studio.
Hosted by Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, AFTER THE STORM features two Oklahoma-focused documentaries: At 6 p.m., Moore’s Stop: An Historical View of an Oklahoma Community reveals the city’s history and community strength. Then at 7 p.m., a special episode of NOVA explores the science behind the recent Oklahoma storms, as well as the resilience of Oklahomans.

Monday, June 3

7pm to 10pm    THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY -- This three-part series focuses on the critical domestic and foreign policy decisions President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) made during his two terms in office. This complex, thoroughly researched portrait of the nation's 40th president covers the Iran-Contra affair, the end of the Cold War, runaway inflation and rising employment, the air traffic controller strike of 1981, the Lebanese Civil War and the invasion of Granada, among other topics. THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY supplements extensive archival video with interviews from insiders and historians to tell a fresh story about this eight-year chapter in American history. Notable Reagan staffers, foreign leaders, members of Congress, scholars, journalists and presidential biographers representing a variety of political perspectives and opinions discuss the legacy of Reagan's successes and failures.


Tuesday, June 4

7pm                  ELLEN DEGENEROUS: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE – The work of Ellen DeGeneres is celebrated as she receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

8:30pm             SISTER WENDY AT THE NORTON SIMON MUSEUM -- Sister Wendy Beckett, the world-famous "art nun," offers her unique and personal guide to one of the most extraordinary collections of Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and Asian art in America. Sister Wendy explores the the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California which bears the hallmark of one private collector, its founder, Norton Simon. In her trademark manner, she offers her own inimitable reflections on some of the collection's most famous works and some of its lesser-known gems. She points out her personal favorites and reflects on Norton Simon's choices as well.

9:30pm             AMERICAN MASTERS “Philip Roth: Unmasked” -- The American novelist who authored "Portnoy's Complaint" and "American Pastoral" is profiled. (90min)


Wednesday, June 5

10pm                THE WIND GODS -- This thrilling, action-packed documentary details the story of the 33rd America's Cup yacht race.


Thursday, June 6 

7pm                  STATELINE #1404 “Thunder Boom” -- Local documentary on the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team. 

10pm                BILLY CONNELLY’S ROUTE 66 (Part 1 of 4) – Back by popular demand! Lots of Oklahoma featured in this series.