Programming Notes 9/06 to 9/12

Written by Holly on Friday September 6, 2013

Friday, September 6

7pm                  ONR -- Lawmakers return to the Capitol for the first special session in seven years to fix civil justice laws ruled unconstitutional… Governor Fallin announces an extension of the Insure Oklahoma program… The City of Duncan gets encouraging words from Australian officials after a highly-publicized killing… A coalition of Oklahomans adds their voices to the growing opposition to U.S. military involvement in Syria… Supporters and opponents speak out on Common Core State Standards for education… As Oklahoma strives to produce more college graduates, older students are encouraged to come back to campus to finish what they started… Sleep apnea is a disorder that not only can keep people up at night, but can leave them at risk for serious medical conditions… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

9pm                  THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA – Part 5 of 6 – This preempts THE RED GREEN SHOW and pushes DOCTOR WHO to 11pm.

Reminder: The new DOCTOR WHO series will begin in one month (October 4th)


Saturday, September 7

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP experts discuss weed control during the fall planting season, and how weeds are reacting after the prolonged drought followed by a rainy summer. Plus: replacement heifer body condition scores, pregnancy check options, Mesonet weather, wheat market analysis, battery maintenance, Oklahoma 4-H Foundation and using wheat to create and manage food plots for deer.

11:30am            GROWING A GREENER WORLD – This new series blends the latest trends in eco-friendly living with traditional gardening know-how. The series highlights the diverse people, organizations and events that seek to raise environmental awareness and encourage better stewardship of the planet. P. ALLEN SMITH will return when we have new episodes of his series.

7pm                  THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW “We Can Make Music” – In this episode, Bill Thrash speaks with Mary Lou about his work on the Lawrence Welk series.

8pm                  THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA – Part 6 of 6

10pm                OETA MOVIE CLUB “The Birdcage” – Starting one hour late due to the two-hour NATIONAL PARKS finale.

O K L A THE NATIONAL PARKS series has had a 24-hour delayed repeat on OKLA like most other primetime programs. On Saturday, we’ll air the Friday night episode #105 at 8pm and follow it immediately with #106 at 10pm. AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, which usually airs at 10pm on OKLA, will air at midnight. It also airs at 5am on Sunday mornings on Main.


Sunday, September 8

12:30pm           NAT’L LT. GOVERNORS ROUNDTABLE – Encore broadcast -- 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. (This preempts OKLAHOMA FORUM, which can still be seen on OKLA this week. It will be the “Common Core State Standards” episode that premiered in July.)

8am                  OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA -- This week we capture a few people who have made it their life to help take care of our Ozark streams in Oklahoma.  We interview landowners about their passion for our streams and follow along with two Biologists (Dr. Shannon Brewer, OSU and Brandon Brown, ODWC) as they talk about their research as well as catch a few smallmouth bass. Words and Places, Smallmouth Bass, Illinois River, Barren Fork, Spring Creek, Brandon Brown, Shannon Brewer

7pm                  LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX (Part 1 of 6) -- Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple laments what might have been. While their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age, it is also a story about family and the complications the relationship causes, especially for their grown daughters.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Silk” (Part 3 of 3) -- Both Martha and Clive have their Silk interviews and Martha takes on the biggest case of her life.


Monday, September 9

9pm                  POV “Ping Pong” -- Elderly players compete in the “Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships” in China's Inner Mongolia.


Tuesday, September 10

President Obama is planning to address the nation on the subject of Syria. The start time is still unknown. OETA will broadcast the address, but we are unsure at this point how it will affect programming. Our current lineup is this:

7pm                  AMERICAN MASTERS “Billie Jean King” -- The professional tennis star who fought for equality on and off the court presents her own story.

8:30pm             NAT’L LT. GOVERNORS ROUNDTABLE –Lt 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                  FRONTLINE “The Suicide Plan” -- The world of assisted suicide, one of the most polarizing social issues of our time, is explored.

10:30pm           STELLA IS 95 -- This moving film about aging focuses on a charismatic older person who's living a very full life.


Wednesday, September 11

7pm                  EARTHFLIGHT, A NATURE SPECIAL PRESENTATION “Africa” -- Fly and arrow-dive with cape gannets among sharks, dolphins, whales and the great sardine run.

8pm                  NOVA “Ground Zero Supertower” -- NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the completion of One World Trade Center in New York City. (premiere)

9pm                  BRAINS ON TRIAL WITH ALAN ALDA (Part 1 of 2) “Determining Guilt” -- Alan Alda explores how neuroscience and brain-scanning technology are being used in the courtroom.

10pm                GREAT PLAINS: AMERICA’S LINGERING WILD (Part 2 of 2) -- 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.

O K L A – We’ll air the Tuesday night lineup from Main as we’d planned before the President planned to speak: AMERICAN MASTERS (7pm), NAT’L LT GOVERNORS ROUNDTABLE (8:30pm), FRONTLINE (9pm). STELLA IS 95 will not repeat on OKLA, as is typically the case with the 10pm programming from Main so that we can air CHARLIE ROSE.


Thursday, September 12

7pm                  GALLERY #1402 – The art of Jerry Yarnell. (premiere)

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Haemophobia” -- Gossip about Martin's blood phobia seems to have spread around the village like wild fire.