Programming Notes 10/11 to 10/17

Written by Holly on Friday October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11

7pm                  ONR -- Oklahomans eager to enroll in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace hit some snags while applying online… As the government shutdown continues, growing numbers of Oklahomans are feeling the impact… Technology helps an Oklahoma school protect athletes from the risk of permanent brain injury… An Oklahoma college prepares students for environmental jobs at water and wastewater treatment plants… More than 500 attend Governor Fallin’s energy conference to learn about the future of energy in Oklahoma… Despite declining numbers elsewhere, alcohol-related traffic deaths are still high in Oklahoma… It’s not exactly “Velvet Elvis,” but an Oklahoma artist is leading a resurgence of art on velvet… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.


Saturday, October 12

7:30am             SUNUP -- SUNUP travels to northeast Oklahoma to learn about how research, policy changes and mandatory training through the Poultry Waste Management Education program have addressed environmental concerns and helped improve waterways like the Illinois River. Also: poultry litter use as fertilizer for cropland; government shutdown; grain and cattle market analysis; drought; protein supplements and the Rural Economic Outlook Conference.


Sunday, October 13

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Income Inequality” – Discussion of the growing wage and income gap with: Jonathan Willner, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Economics and Finance, Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business… Fred Morgan, President, State Chamber of Oklahoma… David Blatt, Director, Oklahoma Policy Institute

6pm                  SPECIAL OLYMPICS OKLAHOMA 2013 – Locally produced documentary about Oklahoma’s Special Olympics. 

6:30pm             EXPLORE ADA #301 “Back to the Wild” -- For more information about this series, viewers can go to the city of Ada’s website.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Series II, Part 1” – It’s baaaaaack! Only in repeats right now, with Seasons 2 and 3, leading us to the premiere of Season 4 on January 5th, 2014.


Monday, October 14

9pm                  POV “56 Up” (2.5 hours) -- In 1964, a group of British seven-year-olds were interviewed about their lives and dreams in a groundbreaking television documentary, "Seven Up." Since then, in one of the greatest projects in television history, renowned director Michael Apted has returned to film the same subjects every seven years, tracking their ups and downs. POV, which presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of "49 Up" in 2007, returns with "56 Up" to find the group settling into middle age and surprisingly upbeat. Through marriage and childbirth, poverty and illness, the "kids" have come to terms with both hope and disappointment.

11:30pm           LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE only airs once tonight. No episodes have been skipped.


Tuesday, October 15

7pm                  SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE -- This 3-hour program examines the art form of the comic book superhero and its complex relationship with American culture.

10pm                THE SMARTEST TEAM -- Explores how football programs and athletes can reduce the occurrence and effects of concussions by playing smarter.


Wednesday, October 16

7pm                  NATURE “Saving Otter 501” -- The Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save a stranded orphan otter is detailed.

8pm                  NOVA “Making Stuff…” -- David Pogue explores the cutting-edge science powering the next wave of technological innovation.

9pm                  RAW TO READY “Bentley” -- The massive Komatsu 930-E is a two-story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons.

10pm                CARDBOARD BERNINI -- The work and life of artist James Grashow is explored as he builds a giant cardboard fountain.


Thursday, October 17 

7pm                  STATELINE #1503 “Frightseeing in Oklahoma” – Investigating the paranormal in Oklahoma and the business and tourism that stems from it. (PREMIERE)

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Always On My Mind” -- Phil Pratt accuses the doctor of killing his wife Helen when he comes to their house to treat her.

10pm                CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL -- Christmas comes early for Call the Midwife with this holiday special. (If anyone says we’re celebrating the holidays too early, let them know we’re just airing the episodes in chronological order and this was the time for the holiday special.)