February 14 to February 20, 2014
Friday, February 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!
7pm ONR -- The legislative week begins with new leadership at the State Capitol… The state agency in charge of Medicaid is facing budget cuts and revenue shortfalls totaling $190 million – money that covers health care costs for the state’s most vulnerable residents… As public opinion on the issue shifts, legislators hear compelling stories from people who have seen benefits in medical marijuana… E-Capitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses other stories making news “@ the Capitol”… Weather experts gather in Oklahoma to prepare for the next deadly tornado outbreak… Oklahoma’s population continues to expand as more people find opportunity in the state… We see how artistry and love come together to create heartfelt expressions of affection… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.
9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage” -- The Royal National Theatre in London celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special gala performance, including James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Rory Kinnear, Helen Mirren, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Bennett, Joan Plowright, Frances de la Tour, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton. (This repeats on OKLA tomorrow night at 11pm.)
Saturday, February 15
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP stops by the Oklahoma Soybean Expo for industry perspective and advice on varieties, crop rotation and disease prevention as soybean growers prepare for spring planting. Also, Mesonet weather compares the hours of below freezing temperatures to the past two winters, drought monitor, alfalfa weevil heat units and the first hollow stem advisor; how soil pH levels impact crop potential and herbicide use; a lighthearted approach to the latest USDA crop supply and demand estimates; how to help a newborn calf breathe properly; mobile apps useful in agriculture; trailer axle maintenance; and why kudzu is an invasive species.
5pm GLOBE TREKKER “Colorado and Utah” – Forget the rest of the globe, this week GLOBE TREKKER stays local. They visit the US Mint, the Mesa Trail the Great Salt Lake and Utah's breathtaking national parks.
8pm MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE WITH LES BROWN JR. AND HIS BAND OF RENOWN STARRING NEAL MCCOY – (Longest title ever!) Record and television producer, concert promoter, singer, musician, actor and radio host Les Brown Jr. joins forces with talented musician, songwriter and recording artist Neal McCoy for a concert special that delivers a rousing mix of American standards and country hits.
Sunday, February 16
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “The Farm Bill” – Discussion of the new 5-year federal Farm Bill and its effect on farming, conservation and food assistance with guests: Jim Reese, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture… Tom Buchanan, President, Oklahoma Farm Bureau… John Collison, Vice President of Public Policy, Oklahoma Farm Bureau
1:30pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #203 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with Speaker of the House TW Shannon (R-District 62) and Senator Greg Treat (R-District 47).
6pm FATHER BROWN “The Eye of Apollo” -- The Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford and Susie falls under the spell of their charismatic leader, Kalon. Jealousy among the followers leads to the murder, in a locked room, of Kalon's wife. Father Brown must solve the murder and break Kalon's spell over Susie before she leaves with him following baptism into his church. (If you’re just now discovering FATHER BROWN and want to see the episodes you’ve missed, Season One repeats starting April 27th.)
7pm MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season Four, Episode 6 of 8” – This is a repeat of last week’s premiere.
8pm MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season Four, Episode 7 of 8” – Premiere! This episode is one hour and twelve minutes in length. It’s an odd length, but we didn’t want to cut it down and edit anything out. This means the following movie will start at an odd time, which moves KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, which moves DOC MARTIN. One odd-length program can throw off a whole night! We try not to do this very often.
9:15pm MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT -- Set during the London Blitz of 1940, Murder on the Home Front is a vibrant, original crime drama. This is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder. Dr Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy) is a pathologist new to murder cases, obsessed with pursuing the truth through all means available. He is often at the cutting edge of new thinking in pathology from chemical tests to the controversial inclusion of the study of the psyche. Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) is not only the first secretary to a pathologist, she is the first woman allowed into a very male world. All Lennox knows is that she has a strong stomach, 60 words a minute and a keen brain. When together they discover a serial killer at large under cover of the Blitz, Lennox has his work cut out convincing the police to have faith in his methods and theories.
11:15pm DOC MARTIN “Midwife Crisis” – Martin meets the midwife who will be looking after Louisa and the two of them do not hit it off.
Monday, February 17 – President’s Day
7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Baton Rouge” -- Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Leigh Keno at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs. Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, ca. 1930, purchased at auction for $30 as cubic zirconia and now valued at $25,000 to $35,000; a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from the owner's old college roommate - Jim Morrison of The Doors; and four Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings that were collected by the guest's father from around 1940 to 1960 and are appraised for $100,000.
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Las Marthas” – Perfect President’s Day program! The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas, lasts an entire month and coincides with George Washington’s birthday. For more than a century, the city’s coming-out celebrations have involved intricate paeans to America’s colonial past. In 1939, the Society of Martha Washington was founded to usher each year’s debutantes (called “Marthas”) into proper society. The centerpiece of the festivities is the Martha Washington Pageant and Ball, when the girls are presented. The festival resonates anew in a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration. Still, the Washington celebration has managed to persevere and even flourish, thanks in large part to the Mexican-American girls who carry this gilded tradition on their young shoulders.
Tuesday, February 18
7pm GRAND COULEE DAM: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- In the wake of the Great Depression, this dam played a central role in transforming the Northwest.
8pm THE RISE AND FALL OF PENN STATION: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – The creation and the demolition of Pennsylvania Station in New York City in 1963 are chronicled.
9pm FRONTLINE “Generation Like” -- A look at how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media.
10pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #203 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with Speaker of the House TW Shannon (R-District 62) and Senator Greg Treat (R-District 47).
10:30pm OKLAHOMA SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2013 – This premiered last October on OETA.
Wednesday, February 19
7pm NATURE “Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem” – Three badger specialists in South Africa take on one of the most fearless animals in the world.
8pm NOVA “Mystery of Easter Island” – New theories explore how and why the ancient islanders built and moved nearly 900 giant statues.
9pm SUPER SKYSCRAPERS “The Vertical City” – Shanghai Tower is a skyscraper and a vertical city that is a testament to China's economic success.
10pm NOVA “Japan’s Killer Quake” – As we near the three-year anniversary of this tragedy, NOVA looks at the science behind it, along with eyewitness videos and on-the-spot reporting.
Thursday, February 20
7pm STATELINE #1504 “Worth the Gamble” -- Explores legalized gambling and whether it's working out for the state, the citizens and casino operators. (Premiered 2/06/14)
9pm DOC MARTIN “Midwife Crisis” – Martin meets the midwife who will be looking after Louisa and the two of them do not hit it off.
10pm CELEBRATING NORTH AMERICA’S STEAM RAILWAYS, Part 2 -- Explores North America's historic and scenic tourist steam railroads from Alaska to New Hampshire.