Programming Notes 8/23 to 8/29

Written by Holly on Friday August 23, 2013

Friday, August 23

7pm                  ONR -- Five decades after the “I Have a Dream” speech, how much has growing up black in Oklahoma improved?... Oklahoma’s all-black towns provide a history lesson on race relations and discrimination… Governor Fallin launches an initiative to close Oklahoma’s skills gap, and attract more students into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math… A new study shows the state of Oklahoma’s efforts to reduce cancer risks, rates and deaths have room for improvement… Exterior renovation of the history Cherokee National Capitol Building in Tahlequah is nearly complete, just ahead of the tribe’s national holiday… New development along the Oklahoma River boosts the quality of life and the economy in central Oklahoma… U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin hears from constituents at a town hall meeting… Hospitals take extra precautions to prevent the spread of drug resistant “superbugs.”…The sounds of “blues” strike a historical note in Oklahoma Stories… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

O K L A – 8pm to 9:30pm – AMERICAN MASTERS “James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket” – An in-depth portrait of James Baldwin, one of the great American authors of the 20th century.


Saturday, August 24

7:30am             SUNUP -- Explores the Plant Variety Protection Act and talk about wheat variety availability. In the Mesonet report, Al Sutherland and Gary McManus discuss the rain our state has seen in the past 90 days. Next, Kim Anderson digs into the latest news from the grain markets and explains why prices aren't moving much. In Cow-Calf Corner, Glenn Selk discusses the length of time to wait before intervening in a cow's labor. Then, we head to the North Range Research Station with Dave Lalman and Terry Bidwell to discuss the options for dealing with pasture weeds. In Shop Stop, Randy Taylor and Wayne Kiner offer a method for removing a stuck bolt. Finally, in Naturally Speaking, Dwayne Elmore explains the legal considerations of manipulating fields for Mourning Dove hunts.

12pm                MEXICO ONE PLATE AT A TIME – We’re starting the repeat of the 9th season. Even with repeats, we know our viewers love this series. We’ll go through the 9th season again and then encore the 8th season. We can't wait to hear if/when Rick Bayless will produce a 10th season. 

9pm                  JUDY GARLAND DUETS -- From the early 1960s: Garland with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mickey Rooney, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Ethel Merman, Vic Damone, Mel Torme, Jack Jones and 17-year-old Liza Minnelli.

O K L A – 12:30pm to 4:30pm – Encore of LEWIS & CLARK: THE JOURNEY OF THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY

O K L A – 4:30p to 7pm – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Francesca da Rimini” (“Giulio Cesare” will air next Saturday at 3pm.)


Sunday, August 25

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM -- 50th Anniversary of “I Have a Dream” – Discussion of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on race relations with: Currie Ballard, Historian and Producer of “Ebony Chronicles”… Pauline Harris, Ed.D., Human Rights Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools and Professor of African-American Studies at Tulsa Community College… Joyce Henderson, Retired educator, participant in 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom… State Rep. Mike Shelton (D) Oklahoma City, Legislative Black Caucus

8pm                  MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Silk” – Part 1 of 3 -- "Silk" is a legal drama following the rivalries, passions and intrigues of criminal law, starring Maxine Peake (Little Dorrit) and Rupert Penry-Jones (The 39 Steps) as rival barristers who backstab, outwit and outdo one another.


Monday, August 26

9pm                  POV “5 Broken Cameras” -- This film is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. The filmmakers follow one family's evolution over five years, witnessing a child's growth from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him.


Tuesday, August 27 – 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington DC

7pm                  IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” -- President Obama hosts popular musicians performing music that galvanized the civil rights movement.

8pm                  THE MARCH -- This film examines the 1963 March on Washington, its history and how it nearly did not take place. 

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights” -- The controversial civil rights era leader and former head of the National Urban League is profiled.

10pm                A CONVERSATION WITH CLARA LUPER – Dick Pryor talks to Civil Rights activist Clara Luper about her organization of the “sit-in” movement, her friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her life’s work as a leading social reformer.


Wednesday, August 28

7pm                  NATURE “Cracking the Koala Code” -- Discover how koalas survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.

8pm                  NOVA “Making Stuff Cleaner” -- Explores how materials used to make fuel cells, quantum computers and more are shaping the future.

9pm                  NOVA “Making Stuff Smarter” – Explore the wild ideas that have turned into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthroughs.

10pm                AUTISM: COMING OF AGE – An inside look at the lives of three adults with autism, including interviews with their families.


Thursday, August 29 

7pm                  NATIONAL LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS ROUNDTABLE -- Lieutenant Governors from across the country discuss the role of the Lt. Governor and their successes and challenges in policy issues that impact state government.

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “The Portwenn Effect” -- Martin makes a house call to the park ranger, who introduces him to a six-foot, red squirrel.