Programming Notes 8/30 to 9/05
Written by Holly on Friday August 30, 2013
Friday, August 30
7pm ONR -- The killing of an international student in Duncan is the kind of story that appears almost daily the news media. But this story is different, and has captured the attention of the world… In a Newsmaker Interview, First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine discusses the federal budget, sequestration and the crisis in Iraq – top issues Congress must deal with when it returns from its August recess… As the U.S. heads closer to military involvement in Syria, we learn about the political climate in the region from an Oklahoma scholar/educator… Amid a teacher shortage, State Superintendent Janet Barresi calls on school districts to give teachers a pay raise… A government study could lead to raises for state employees who have gone years without a salary increase… Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act promised equal pay for equal work, women still work for less… Testing is complete on the cause of a major fish kill in the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River… A Skiatook artist makes a name for himself as a teacher… The Cherokee Nation celebrates the 61st anniversary of its National Holiday… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm SIDE BY SIDE, THE SCIENCE, ART AND IMPACT OF DIGITAL CINEMA -- George Lucas, James Cameron and other filmmakers discuss digital and photochemical film creation. (Repeats on OKLA Saturday night at 11pm)
O K L A – 9pm to 10:30pm – LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Audra McDonald: Go Back Home” – Host Audra McDonald sings personal favorites and selections from her new album, "Go Back Home." We aired this earlier this year on Main, so opted to air this only on OKLA in prime time this time around. However, it will air on Main Saturday morning at 5am.
Saturday, August 31
7:30am SUNUP -- With fall planting underway, SUNUP discusses several important crop insurance deadlines. Also: wheat prices, difficult calving, canola planter calibration, Mesonet weather, cattle markets, Oklahoma Quality Beef Network, food nitrates and Texas County fair highlights.
O K L A – 3pm to 7pm – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Giulio Cesare” -- The opera that conquered London in Handel's time comes to the Met in David McVicar's lively production. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
Sunday, September 1
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM “Labor and Employment” -- As the nation celebrates Labor Day, we discuss the Oklahoma workforce, jobs and wages with: Mark Costello, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner… Richard McPherson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission… Kyle Dean, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute, Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business
Reminder: ARE YOU BEING SERVED’s final Sunday is 9/15. Starting on 9/22, AS TIME GOES BY will be in the 10pm timeslot.
Monday, September 2 – Happy Labor Day!
8pm THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA – This six-part film series shows works its way chronologically through the history of the national parks featuring characters -- some famous, most not, from every walk of life -- who dedicated their lives to insuring all could enjoy these places. The film explores how the national park system came to be and examines some -- but not all -- of how these majestic places came to be national parks. Each episode starts at 8pm, except for the Friday night episode, which starts at 9pm.
10pm BEFORE THERE WERE PARKS: YELLOWSTONE AND GLACIER THROUGH NATIVE EYES -- A Native American perspective of the area celebrates efforts between park staff and Tribal Nations.
Tuesday, September 3
7pm MOUNT RUSHMORE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – The wonderful and bizarre story of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial's creation is detailed.
10:30pm MONUMENTAL REFLECTIONS -- A provocative look at the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch that dominates the St. Louis skyline.
Wednesday, September 4
7pm EARTHFLIGHT, A NATURE SPECIAL PRESENTATION “North America” – This 6-part series is a breathtaking voyage with the world's birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. It employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from the amazing aerial perspective of a bird's-eye view. Each episode will begin at 7pm Wednesday nights.
10pm GREAT PLAINS: AMERICA’S LINGERING WILD, Part 1 -- This two-part program follows photographer Michael Forsberg, as he examines what wildness remains in the plains of North America. Stretching nearly one million square miles down the heart of the continent, the Great Plains is a fragile and threatened ecosystem. Covering a variety of wildlife and habitats, this program introduces a host of dedicated people working to keep the wild alive. Produced by Nebraska Educational TV and based on Forsberg's book of the same name. (Part 2 airs next Wednesday at 10pm.)
Thursday, September 5
7pm STATELINE #1502 “Sleepless in Oklahoma” – premiere
10pm DOC MARTIN “Of All the Harbors in All the Towns” – This week’s episode airs one hour later than usual due to the two-hour NATIONAL PARKS episode. It’s also being preempted on OKLA due to NATIONAL PARKS.