February 7 to February 13, 2014
Friday, February 7
7pm ONR -- The second regular session of the 54th Oklahoma Legislature begins with Governor Mary Fallin’s State of the State Address… As the session begins, most state agencies are being told to further tighten their belts… The state implements higher academic standards for schools, as several bills are filed to repeal Common Core State Standards… Lawmakers and higher education leaders respond to a proposed $50 million budget cut to college and universities… The Oklahoma House of Representatives is looking for a new leader, following the resignation of State Representative T.W. Shannon as Speaker of the House… E-Capitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses other stories making news “@ the Capitol”… Widespread credit and debit card security breaches prompt Oklahoma consumers to be on the lookout for cyber thieves… More films are bringing jobs and recognition to northeastern Oklahoma… Indian tribes are looking to up the ante’ when it comes to tribal gaming… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.
8:30pm CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK -- risk analyst Ian Bremmer discusses the geopolitical and security concerns around the Sochi Olympics. Plus George Clooney talks about his new movie The Monuments Men and Sandra Bullock and Alfonso Cuaron revisit the making of Gravity, now nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
9pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” -- The life of the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature is chronicled.
Saturday, February 8
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP helps producers sort out more information about the 2014 Farm Bill, including livestock disaster assistance, commodity programs and crop insurance. Also: average calf delivery times to expect for cows and heifers; annual USDA Cattle Inventory report for the U.S. and Oklahoma; Mesonet weather; wheat prices; a preview of February's crop supply and demand estimates; tractor safety tips; the alpaca industry; and why the brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species.
8pm FROM GERSHWIN TO GARLAND: A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH RICHARD GLAZIER -- Weaving fascinating commentary with entertaining piano performances, this program gives us an opportunity to gain new understanding of - and renewed appreciation for - the great American composers and singers of the past.
Sunday, February 9
7:30am WOODSMITH SHOP – Every few months, we alternate the woodworking series in this timeslot. For the next three or four months, we’ll have this one. In WOODSMITH SHOP, each episode is built around a theme and teaches the skills and safe tool techniques necessary to build a variety of woodworking projects in a home shop.
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Legislative Session Begins” – Discussion of Governor Mary Fallin’s State of the State Address and issues facing lawmakers as they return to the Capitol for the start of the 2014 Oklahoma legislative session, with guest: Kurt Gwartney, News Director, KGOU Radio… Shawn Ashley, News Director, eCapitol… Michael Cross, KOSU Radio… Sean Murphy, The Associated Press
1:30pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION – For those who may have missed last week’s episode, we’re repeating it… Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with Oklahoma Secretary of Finance, Preston Doerflinger, and State Representative from District 46, Scott Martin. This episode can be seen again Tuesday night at 10pm.
8pm MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 6 of 8”
9pm THE MAKING OF A LADY -- Based on the forgotten novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett ("The Secret Garden"), this classic tale tells the story of the well-born, educated but penniless Emily, played by Lydia Wilson. During her daily duties as a lady's companion for Lady Maria, played by Joanna Lumley, she comes into contact with her employer's wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst, played by Linus Roache. Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, lonely Emily seeks solace in the company of Walderhurst's handsome nephew and his beautiful Indian wife. But all is not what it seems as an increasingly contented Emily has no inkling her life is actually in danger.
Monday, February 10
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Spies of Mississippi” -- The state of Mississippi formed a spy agency to preserve segregation during the 1950s and '60s.
Tuesday, February 11
7pm BILLY THE KID: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- Sheds light on the true story behind the hardscrabble outlaw who earned a deadly reputation.
8pm BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- The true story of the famous outlaws and bank robbers who captivated Americans in the 1890s.
9pm FRONTLINE “Syria’s Second Front” -- Rebel forces try to unify against extremist Islamic factions on the deadly battlefields of Syria.
10pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION – For those who may have missed last week’s episode, we’re repeating it… Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with Oklahoma Secretary of Finance, Preston Doerflinger, and State Representative from District 46, Scott Martin.
10:30pm LOOKING OVER JORDAN: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE WAR -- The Civil War began as a means of preserving the Union. However, to nearly four million African Americans, it held a much more personal promise. As Northern armies swept south, self-emancipated slaves sought refuge behind Union lines. Determined to claim basic human rights, these former slaves-turned-soldiers fought valiantly for the Union - and many sacrificed their lives for the cause. This documentary chronicles the black experience in the South before, during and after the war. It features interviews with Civil War scholars, historical re-enactments, and primary readings from abolitionist Frederick Douglass, U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, Louis B. Hughes' autobiography Thirty Years a Slave ,and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Among many topics, the documentary covers the marked rise of slavery between 1790 and 1860, the role of religion and music in the slave narrative, the influx of freed black slaves into the Union army, heroics at the Battle of Nashville in December 1864, both Confiscation Acts, and the creation of the Bureau of Freedman, Refugees and Abandoned Land to aid freed slaves in the early Reconstruction era.
Wednesday, February 12
7pm NATURE “The Animal House” -- A look at the "homelife of wildlife," from builders like beavers, to decorators like the bowerbird.
8pm NOVA “Great Cathedral Mystery” -- Using period tools and techniques, bricklayers build a mini version of the Duomo in Florence.
9pm SUPER SKYSCRAPERS “Building the Future” -- Commonly known as "the cheese grater," the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of London's avant-garde architecture. Designed as a tapered tower with a steel exoskeleton, it's the tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the most innovative. The teams behind the Leadenhall project had to radically rethink every aspect of the traditional building model. This program follows the monumental challenges that come with erecting this super skyscraper: it will be constructed off-site, delivered to location, and stacked and bolted together like a giant Lego set.
10pm APOLLO 17: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE LAST MEN ON THE MOON -- On the 25th May 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed the resources of our nation and launched Project Apollo - the greatest technological undertaking in the history of mankind. But in 1972, only two years after Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, public and political interest in Apollo had dwindled. The final moon landing occurred in December 1972.
Thursday, February 13
7pm GILCREASE MUSEUM: AMERICA’S STORY -- A revealing look in to what it takes to maintain the world's largest collection of American Western art and artifacts. The program also introduces viewers to the man behind the museum, Thomas Gilcrease. To order a copy of this program, click here.
10pm CELEBRATING NORTH AMERICA’S STEAM RAILWAYS, Part 1 -- Explores the impact the steam engine had on North America by visiting 17 of the continent's most historic and scenic tourist steam railroads. This special takes viewers from the frozen tundra of Alaska to the vast high desert of Arizona, and from the rolling hills of New Hampshire and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the prairies and vast mountain ranges of Canada. The program also visits Steamtown National Historic Site, provides a first-hand lesson on how a steam engine works, and shows why millions of people each year are drawn to visit and ride steam railways. Part 2 airs next week in this timeslot.