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Coming to OETA: July 31-August 6

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POV: IRIS
Monday, August 1, 10 p.m., OETA-HD
Iris Apfel, 94, is more than a fashion and design icon. She’s the embodiment of ageless grace, enthusiasm and candor—with a sense of humor to match. 
All of those facets of her personality are at center stage in Iris, the penultimate documentary by legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles, which premieres on POV (Point of View) on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 at 10 p.m. on OETA-HD. American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, POV is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.'



AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE BOYS OF '36
Tuesday, August 2, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
Inspired by Daniel James Brown’s critically acclaimed nonfiction book 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, American ExperienceTheBoys of ’36 is the thrilling story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany. Executive produced by Mark Samels and produced by Margaret Grossi and Mary Carillo, TheBoys of ’36 premieres on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 8 p.m. CT on OETA-HD.



INDEPENDENT LENS: T-REX - HER FIGHT FOR GOLD
Tuesday, August 2, 9 p.m., OETA-HD

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa “T-Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. Shields was just 17 years old when she won the gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012 — the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympic games. Directed by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari and produced by Sue Jaye Johnson, the film’s broadcast is timed to coincide with Claressa’s return to the Olympic boxing ring at the Rio de Janeiro games this summer. The film premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 9 p.m. CT on OETA-HD.



KOKO - THE GORILLA WHO TALKS
Wednesday, August 3, 7 p.m., OETA-HD
It’s been more than 40 years since Koko, the only “talking” gorilla in the world, captivated the public with her uncanny ability to communicate with humans. Her unique life, which she continues to share with Penny Patterson, the psychologist who adopted her as a baby, is revisited in-depth in a new PBS and BBC documentary, 
KOKO − THE GORILLA WHO TALKS premieres Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 7 p.m. on OETA-HD.



WHAT'S NEW ON OETA-HD: JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2016
Selected programming listed below. All times are Central and subject to change. The complete schedule is available here.

Dancing on the Edge,
July 31, 7 p.m.
The Tunnel, July 31, 9:30 p.m.
Hinterland, July 31, 10:30 p.m.
Antiques Roadshow, August 1, 7 p.m.
POV: Iris, August 1, 9 p.m.
The Nazi Games - Berlin 1936, August 2, 7 p.m.
American Experience: The Boys of '36, August 2, 8 p.m.
T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold, August 2, 9 p.m.
Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks, August 3, 7 p.m.
Choice Cuts: Meat in America, August 4, 7 p.m.
Midsomer Murders, August 4, 8 p.m.
Death in Paradise, August 4, 10 p.m.
Great British Baking Show, August 5, 8 p.m.
OETA Movie Club: All the Right Moves, July 16, 9 p.m.