Programming Notes 10/18 to 10/24

Written by Holly on Friday October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18

7pm             ONR – Violence against women is a particular problem in Indian Country.  Experts at a national Indian conference discuss ways to deal with the pervasive issue... American Indian leaders discuss ways to help increase the number of Indian elected officials… In a Newsmaker Interview, Oklahoma U.S. Representative Frank Lucas discusses the deal to end the partial shutdown of the federal government and the prospects for the farm bill... Changes are coming for the organization that governs high school sports in the state… As energy evolves in Oklahoma, the industry is becoming more high-tech... Oklahoma is now ranked the 6th largest producer of electricity through wind power, but the growth of the wind industry produces concerns about predicting the weather…Oklahoma book enthusiasts take a small step toward encouraging reading and literacy… The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame welcomes its newest members… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

9pm             GREAT PERFORMANCES “40th Anniversary Celebration” -- A stellar roster of diverse alumni share their personal stories of what GREAT PERFORMANCES means to them, including Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, New York City Ballet's Peter Martins, Patti Austin with Take 6, Met Opera star Elina Garanca and Michael Buble.(90min)

10pm            RED GREEN SHOW – will not be seen tonight due to the GP anniversary special. Red Green returns next week.


Saturday, October 19

7:30am          SUNUP -- Features an update on the progress of wheat and canola planting. Also: government shutdown, farm bill, Drought Emergency Fund, Mesonet weather, pasture plant species, protein supplement rates, grain market analysis, guide for a hole saw, and another ride with Bullet and the Spirit Rider on the football field on gameday.

8pm             HOOTENANNY -- The best performances from early 1960s musical variety series "Hootenanny," featuring Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, the New Christy Minstrels, Jimmie Rodgers, Clara Ward Singers, Trini Lopez, Theodore Bikel, and many major voices in the folk music revival.

12midnight      MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey” – We’ll continue showing a repeat of the new series “Paradise” following the OETA Movie Club, but we’re also going to show the repeats of all the Downton Abbey episodes that are airing late on Sunday nights.


Sunday, October 20

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Energy” -- We discuss recent developments in the Oklahoma oil and natural gas industry with: Larry Grillot, Dean, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, University of Oklahoma… Sarah Terry-Cobo, Energy Reporter, The Journal Record… Danny Morgan, Vice-Chair, Oklahoma Energy Resources Board… Russell Evans, Executive Director, Steven C. Agee Economic Research Policy Institute, Oklahoma City University… and Ted Jacobs, Director, Energy Management Center, University of Tulsa


Monday, October 21

9pm             INDEPENDENT LENS “The Waiting Room/Let Me Down Easy” -- Highland Hospital in Oakland battles its way through seismic shifts in America's healthcare system. (Paired with the short film, “Let Me Down Easy”)


Tuesday, October 22

7pm             AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (Part 1) -- This six-part series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of historic events right up to present day. Hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and drawing on some of America's top historians and heretofore untapped primary sources, the series guides viewers on a journey across 500 years and two continents to shed new light on the experience of being an African American. Airs Tuesday nights at 7pm through November.

8pm             HELD HOSTAGE -- A look at how Al-Qaeda terrorists took control of a gas facility in the Algerian desert in 2013.

9pm             FRONTLINE “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” -- A look the alarming rise of untreatable infections in hospitals, communities and across the globe.

10pm            HARVESTING THE HIGH PLAINS -- Ray Garvey and John Kriss made large-scale wheat farming a success during the Dustbowl in 1933.


Wednesday, October 23

7pm             NATURE “Animal Odd Couples” -- Unlikely cross-species relationships, such as a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub, are examined.

8pm             NOVA “Making Stuff… “ – New episode of the series. Robotic bees, viruses building batteries and more innovations inspired by life itself are explored.

9pm             RAW TO READY “Bentley” -- The Bentley Motor Company has built common raw ingredients into their luxurious signature Mulsanne. (This was originally an episode on Komat’su. Some listings still might show that information.)

10pm            LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT -- The ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to William Shakespeare is explored.


Thursday, October 24

7pm             GALLERY #1403 -- FEEL THE VELVET, BABY!  Artist Trent Lawson and BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketches of Charles Keller (Original Airdate October 10, 2013)

9pm             DOC MARTIN “The Family Way” -- The doctor is puzzled when his parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in years, make a surprise visit.