Programming Notes 11/08 to 11/14

Written by Holly on Friday November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8

7pm                  ONR -- A new study shows that compared to other states, women in Oklahoma face many disadvantages… The Chickasaw Nation’s investment in a manufacturing facility provides another boost to the southern Oklahoma economy… At this time every year, Veterans Day recognizes the sacrifice service members have made to our country.  For an alarming number of veterans, adjusting to civilian life is a struggle… In a Newsmaker Interview, we talk to Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs Rita Aragon about efforts to help Oklahoma’s veterans… In an ONR Extra, state schools get their annual report cards from the state Board of Education… This week is the 34th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were taken hostage and held for 444 days.  In a Newsmaker Interview, we talk to Ambassador John Limbert, one of those held hostage, about the ordeal and U.S. relations with Iran… We go on a tour of one of Oklahoma’s cultural treasures, Wooloroc, and the state’s newest town… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

9pm                  GREAT PERFORMANCES “Stephen Sondheim’s Company with the New York Philharmonic” – This is a 2-1/2 hour production. It preempts RED GREEN and DOCTOR WHO. There will be a few preemptions on Friday nights over the next couple of months, but I promise they’re all worth it.


Saturday, November 9

7:30am             SUNUP -- Visiting southwest Oklahoma for cotton harvest and an update on the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District. Also: rainfall totals, drought monitor, cotton and grain market analysis, culling cattle, livestock markets, lockouts for electrical breaker boxes and the newly rebuilt and renamed Tipton Valley Research Station, which was destroyed by a tornado two years ago.

10am                MARTHA BAKES – Starting last week, we turned away from barbecue for a while. We’re shifting gears and focusing on baking during the winter months. Barbecue programming will return next spring.

5pm                  MOYERS & COMPANY – Bill Moyers is retiring. Again. His last show will air January 4th, 2014.

8pm                  PAVAROTTI IN CENTRAL PARK -- The once-in-a-lifetime concert special recorded live in New York City's Central Park on June 26, 1993 before an audience of 500,000 adoring fans.

O K L A – 9pm – DOCTOR WHO will be a repeat of the first Matt Smith episode. We aren’t showing DOCTOR WHO on the Main channel this week, so we’re dipping into the archive of old episodes that are still in rights for OKLA.


Sunday, November 10

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Extreme Weather and the Science of Climate Change” -- We discuss Oklahoma’s extreme weather and the science behind climate change, with experts: Gary McManus, Associate State Climatologist… Al Sutherland, OSU Mesonet Agricultural Coordinator… Harold Brooks, Senior Research Scientist, National Severe Storms Laboratory

6pm                  NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT -- Marine Colonel Eric Hasting returned home to Montana from Vietnam in 1969 to a nation decades away from diagnosing PTSD. He tied a fly onto a line and cast. The river, he says, healed him. In this documentary, Hastings reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from war. He brings them to the river and shares his secret: there are places where you can still be consumed by a simple act, find joy in a fight, and be redeemed as you gently release another creature, unharmed, into quiet waters.


Monday, November 11

8pm                  JFK: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Part 1) -- John F. Kennedy's rise to power, from his birth to his election as president in 1960, is examined.

10pm                ROADTRIP NATION – The Roadtrippers meet a film director in Hollywood and visit the headquarters of Facebook.


Tuesday, November 12

7pm                  THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS “Making a Way Out of No Way (1867-1940)” (Part 4 of 6)

8pm                  JFK: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Part 2) -- John F. Kennedy's successes and failures in the White House and his assassination are explored.

10pm                THE CONSTITUTION: TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY – Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry, former Chief Judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals sets out to explore our country’s governing document, the framers who crafted it and its importance today. Join President Henry, Oklahoma's 4th District Congressman, Tom Cole, Oklahoma Speaker of the House, T.W. Shannon and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Arlene Johnson as they discuss how the document has affected Oklahoma, America and the world. (Premiered 9/17/13)


Wednesday, November 13

7pm                  NATURE “Parrot Confidential” – Parrots’ outrageous intelligence and uncanny ability to communicate in any language has made parrots one of the world's most popular pets.

8pm                  NOVA “Cold Case JFK” -- State-of-the art forensic tools are applied to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

9pm                  SECRETS OF THE DEAD “JFK: 1pm Central” -- The assassination of President Kennedy, as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom, is chronicled.

10pm                GALLERY #503 “National Museum of the American Indian” -- The pomp and pageantry that marked the opening of the Smithsonian museum of the American Indian. Many Oklahomans were there for the event and several of them had a hand in the design of the building. It was perhaps the largest gathering ever of Native American tribes to converge on our nation's capital.

10:30pm           INJUNUITY -- The world from the Native American perspective is explored with animation, music and real thoughts.


Thursday, November 14

7pm                  STATELINE #1007 “The People” -- Native American elders try to pass on the crafts and songs of their culture before they fade away forever.

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “On the Edge” -- Martin fails to restart his relationship with Louisa. Her father Terry plans to smuggle explosives.