Programming Notes 10/25 to 10/31

Written by Holly on Friday October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25

7pm                  ONR -- A recent swarm of earthquakes in southern Oklahoma prompts new questions about the connection between earthquakes and injection wells… The use of e-cigarettes is surging as Oklahomans try to kick the tobacco habit… Print and broadcast media serving the Latino community expand their influence as Oklahoma’s Hispanic population grows… In a Newsmaker Interview, we discuss how schools and parents can provide skills needed for students to become successful adults… October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We learn about prevention and efforts to find a cure… We look at new efforts to restore and preserve historic Tulsa neighborhoods… The state of Oklahoma prepares to honor an American literary giant… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

9pm                  RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED: THE RAISIN CYCLE AT CENTER STAGE -- The 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun" is explored and the prequel "Clybourne Park" is highlighted.


Saturday, October 26

7:30am             SUNUP -- Visits Cleveland County to discuss wildlife food plots. Also: November precipitation and temps outlook, wheat and canola prices, body condition scores for wheat pasture cattle, saltcedar beetles, wire soldering, cattle market analysis and gluten-free food.

8pm                  VICTOR BORGE: COMEDY IN MUSIC -- Recently re-discovered funny skits include footage from the Andy Williams Show and Perry Como Show.


Sunday, October 27

11am                GALLERY #1403 -- FEEL THE VELVET, BABY!  Artist Trent Lawson and BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketches of Charles Keller 

11:30am            STATELINE #1503 “Frightseeing in Oklahoma” – Investigating the paranormal in Oklahoma and the business and tourism that stems from it. 

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Politics and the Media“ – Discussion of politics and the media with the author of the new book, “Informing the News”: Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government

6pm                  MOORE STRONG: THE STORIES OF MAY 20TH -- Hear the stories of the people on the ground just minutes after the tornado struck and see the amazing response from communities across the country. 

6:30pm             LEST WE FORGET: A SURVIVOR’S STORY -- Traces the life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff who was imprisoned in a slave labor camp.

7pm                  SECRETS OF THE TOWER OF LONDON -- Go behind the ancient walls of this nearly 1000 year-old formidable fortress in the city of London.

8pm                  MASTERPIECE “The Paradise, Part 4”

9pm                  MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Series 2, Part 3” – The buzz is getting louder about the next new season, which will premie Sunday, January 5th at 8pm. As in years past, there will be eight parts to the next new season.


Monday, October 28

7am                  CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST – 60min program, preempts CAT IN THE HAT.

1:30pm             CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST – 60min program, preempts PEG+CAT.

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “The Graduates, Hour One” -- An intimate look at how students and teachers are faring in a stressed public education system. Tonight’s episode is about three girls, including Darlene Bustos from Tulsa. Next week’s episode will focus on three boys.

10pm                ROADTRIP NATION – New series on OETA. It follows a group of roadtrippers as they traverse the United States and hear stories of people following their passions and realizing their dreams.


Tuesday, October 29

7pm                  THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS “The Age of Slavery” (Part 2 of 6)

8pm                  WAR OF THE WORLDS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- With the CBS radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" serving as its narrative spine, the film examines the elements that together created one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. Public outcry, forever immortalized in thousands of letters written to CBS, the FCC and Mr. Welles himself, are dramatized in on-camera interviews, bringing to life the people who listened that night to the broadcast and thought it was either awfully good fun or the end of the world.

9pm                  FRONTLINE “The Retirement Gamble” -- Questions are raised about how America's financial institutions protect the savings of individuals.

10pm                THE TEACH-IN ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WWII -- Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, David Kennedy and David McCullough, join lead historians at the University of Oklahoma to discuss this crucial period in American history.


Wednesday, October 30

7pm                  NATURE “Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom” – Explore the secretive world of an efficient and resourceful carnivore as it roams the frozen north.

8pm                  NOVA “Making Stuff Colder” -- David Pogue explores ultracold physics, cooling a warming planet and cold science innovations.

9pm                  RAW TO READY “Mack Truck” -- The Mack Pinnacle is a strong, durable and fuel-efficient heavy hauler vital to commerce.

10pm                PLAINSPIRITS -- Based upon Beth Cooper's book, Ghosts of Kansas, PLAINSPIRITS features the first-hand paranormal experiences of dozens of Kansans. Each interviewee describes their encounters with inexplicable spiritual activity, ranging from mysterious shadow figures and stirrings in the attic to phantom cigar smoke and baffling piano music. Longtime residents and business owners explain the historical significance of haunted venues,including former funeral parlors, hotels, underground cities and a former governor's mansion.

10:30pm           STATELINE “Things That Go Bump in Oklahoma” -- People looking for a good scare helps Oklahoma's economy and tourism. 


Thursday, October 31 

7am                  CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST –60min program, preempts CAT IN THE HAT.

1:30pm             CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST – 60min program, preempts PEG+CAT.

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

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Out of the Woods” -- Soon to be married Mark Mylow gets lost in the woods with his best man and receives an adder bite.

O K L A, 7am and 4pm – THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT – For even more Halloween programming, watch this 60min program to hear New England's most bone-chilling tales of the supernatural and unexplained mysteries.