Programming Notes 9/20 to 9/26

Written by Holly on Friday September 20, 2013

Friday, September 20

7pm                  ONR -- Education officials voice concerns after a new report shows that Oklahoma leads the nation in education spending cuts… The state’s lone Mandarin Chinese immersion program is proving to be a great success helping students not only learn a new language, but connect with a new culture… After years of studies and meetings, a passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa still is still not on track… The state’s housing marking is enjoying a boost, thanks in part to another key industry… Even though a national survey suggests small businesses are in a holding pattern, one Oklahoma City district is bustling with commerce, and a sense of community… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

2:30am (Overnight)        GREAT PERFORMANCES “The Hollow Crown” – This four-part miniseries four of Shakespeare's History Plays into a single chronological narrative - Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V.  They are not being shown in prime time on our Main channel. We will carry them in their entirety in the overnight hours for those who can record them. We will also air on our OKLA channel Friday nights starting at 8pm. The series kicks off tonight with “The Hollow Crown: Richard II,” airing on our Main Channel from 2:30am until 5:30am (Saturday morning). They will also be available to be viewed online after they air.


Saturday, September 21

7:30am             SUNUP -- Looks at N-Rich Strip techniques producers can use to improve nitrogen levels in fields this fall. Also: Mesonet weather, feed efficiency research, Master Cattleman Summit, drill press technique, grain market analysis, cattle protein supplements, disaster kits, wildlife habitats and sustainable agriculture.


Sunday, September 22

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma State Football Accusations” -- We discuss the 5-part series in Sports Illustrated, “The Dirty Game,” which details alleged misconduct in the Oklahoma State University football program, with: John Rohde, Sports Commentator, 107.7 The Franchise… Berry Tramel, Sports Columnist, The Oklahoman and… Kelly Hines, Sports Reporter, Tulsa World

1pm to 5pm      LEWIS & CLARK: THE JOURNEY OF THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY – This special presentation of Ken Burns’ documentary preempts several regular Sunday afternoon programs. All of them can be seen on OKLA this week, except for the travel programs. All programs return to their regular time periods next week.

10pm                AS TIME GOES BY – Replaces ARE YOU BEING SERVED in the schedule due to a disagreement between a representative one of the writers and the BBC. The broadcast rights for all of our British comedies expire next spring, so start sending in your suggestions for replacements. Check out our new comment form on our website


Monday, September 23

9pm                  POV “Best Kept Secret” -- A high school teacher races to make preparations for her autistic students before graduation.


Tuesday, September 24

7pm                  LATINO AMERICANS – Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country. (Part 2 of 3)

9pm                  FRONTLINE “Life and Death in Assisted Living” -- A look at the nation's largest assisted living company sheds light on this billion dollar industry.

10pm                IS SCHOOL ENOUGH? -- The importance of connecting students into the wider world outside of the classroom is examined.


Wednesday, September 25

8pm                  NOVA “Secrets of the Viking Sword” -- Science and detective work are used to reconstruct the revolutionary, high-tech Ulfberht sword.

9pm                  SKELETONS OF THE SAHARA -- A prehistoric human burial ground is discovered in the middle of Africa's large, forbidding desert. Sidenote: The Director of Photography, the Emmy Award-winning Derek Watson, used to work as a photographer/editor here at OETA. 

10pm                ADVENTISTS 2 -- The Seventh-day Adventists provide health and healing in some of the most remote regions on earth.


Thursday, September 26

7pm                  GALLERY #1402 -- The art of Jerry Yarnell. (Premiered Sept 12, 2013)

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “In Loco” -- Louisa seeks a promotion at the Portwenn School. Bert Large is testing out his culinary skills.