Programming Notes 6/28 to 7/04

Written by Holly on Friday June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28

7pm                  ONR -- A new fish kill has some state officials wondering if they’re looking at a repeat of another massive fish kill from almost two years ago… As crews remove the remains of a defunct hospital ravaged by the May 20th tornado, plans are underway to bring a new medical facility to Moore… Debate roils over the use of private prisons as the director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections steps down… With the Supreme Court ruling on major cases this week, we look at how those outcomes will impact Oklahoma… ONR’s Cathy Tatom takes a look at what’s being done to help struggling readers before it’s too late… In the new Lyric Theatre presentation, audiences are whisked to the wilds of the jungle, without ever leaving the city… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business. 

9pm                  ANNIE: IT’S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE -- This documentary is a behind the scenes look into the development of the Broadway musical, Annie. It follows the process of designing, casting, rehearsing and mounting the production.

10pm                RED GREEN SHOW – Start of the 800s series

10:23pm           DOCTOR WHO “Curse of the Black Spot” – Starring Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham as the Pirate captain.


Saturday, June 29

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP features the 2013 Oklahoma wheat harvest with visits to farms in Caddo and Ellis counties. Also: heat index, drought monitor, grain market analysis, ionophores for cattle, livestock bloat, National Resources Inventory of Grazing Land study and the science behind color change in ground beef.

2pm                  NATURE won’t be seen today because this week’s amazing and wonderful NOVA episode is 2 hours in length.


Sunday, June 30

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Supreme Court Review” -- We discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding marriage equality, voting rights and affirmative action with: Andrew Spiropoulos, Director of the Center for the Study of State Constitutional Law and Government at the Oklahoma City University School of Law… Rick Tepker, Professor of Law and Calvert Chair of Law and Liberty at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

6pm                  LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA “Freedom and Independence” -- Join host and chef Lidia Bastianich as she celebrates independence and freedom with different cultures across America. The celebrity cast includes actress Anna Deavere Smith, opera singer Renee Fleming, singer Martha Wainwright, chef Jacques Pepin and actor Alec Mapa.

7pm                  SECRETS OF HENRY VIII’S PALACE -- One of the most unique places in the world, Hampton Court is the ultimate Royal pleasure palace.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Inspector Lewis: Intelligent Design” – This is the last new Inspector Lewis episode. “Endeavor” begins next week, which is Inspector Morse when he was a rookie.

9:30pm             YOU DON’T KNOW JACK SOO -- Profiles Jack Soo, the first Asian American to be cast in the lead role in a television series.

This is the last night for VICAR OF DIBLEY. Our broadcast rights expire tonight at midnight. In its place will be AS TIME GOES BY at 11pm and 11:30pm through the month of July. Starting in August, DOC MARTIN will air on Sunday  nights at 11pm.


Monday, July 1

9pm                  POV “Special Flight” -- The plight of undocumented foreigners at the Frambois detention center in Switzerland is revealed.


Tuesday, July 2

7pm                  THE STATUE OF LIBERTY – Ken Burns chronicles the history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans. This premiered in 2002.

8pm                  MOUNT RUSHMORE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- The wonderful and bizarre story of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial's creation is detailed.

9pm                  FRONTLINE “WikiSecrets” -- Julian Assange is interviewed in this look at the 2010 leak of classified documents on Wikileaks.

10pm                MEN WHO SAILED THE LIBERTY SHIPS -- Vivid firsthand accounts and archival footage illuminates the spirit of America's Merchant Marines.


Wednesday, July 3

8pm                  NOVA “Dogs Decoded” -- New genetic discoveries shed light on the origin of dogs as well as the evolution of human culture.

9pm                  SECRETS OF THE DEAD “The Silver Pharoah” -- The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is a spectacular and remarkable ancient Egyptian treasure.

10pm                HOT DOG PROGRAM -- Visits some of the nation's coolest hot dog places and learn how and when this food became popular.


Thursday, July 4 

7pm                  A CAPITOL FOURTH -- A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, features musical performances by some of the country's best known and award-winning musicians in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra. The annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH brings viewers the most spectacular fireworks display anywhere in the nation, capturing the pyrotechnics with 20 television cameras stationed around the city including at Washington, DC's iconic monuments. In tribute to America's birthday, the show is capped off with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery.

8:30pm             A CAPITOL FOURTH repeat from 7pm

DOC MARTIN will return next week at its usual time. No episodes have been skipped.

10pm                ANTHEM -- This documentary tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's creation of "The Star-Spangled Banner."