March 17 to March 20, 2014 | OETA

March 17 to March 20, 2014

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Monday, March 17

8pm                  TOMMY MAKEM’S IRELAND, Part 1 -- Acclaimed Irish folksinger Tommy Makem journeys to Newgrange, the Royal Hill of Tara, Carlingford, County Armagh, Belfast, the Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum, Giant's Causeway, Derry, Sligo, County Donegal and Connemarra.

9pm                  TOMMY MAKEM’S IRELAND, Part 2 -- Makem takes a walking tour of Galway, and visits the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, Skellig Rocks, Blarney Castle, the Kennedy home at Dunganstown, monastic ruins at Glenalough, the Irish National Stud, Powerscourt Estates and Dublin.

10pm                THE VISIONARIES “Introduction Acui, Part 1” – This series, hosted by Sam Waterston, celebrates what happens when our inventive spirit is combined with a commitment to the greater good. In this episode, the Association of College Unions International introduces students to powerful experiences.

O K L A – 7pm – JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC -- A superstar roster of award-winning jazz and classical musicians and ensembles, as well as emerging artists and rising stars, come together for an unprecedented concert at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida.

O K L A – 8:30pm -- From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts -- Neil Patrick Harris hosts this concert starring Jennifer Hudson, Willie Nelson and Carole King.

 

Tuesday, March 18

7pm                  PROGRAM ABOUT UNUSUAL BUILDINGS & OTHER ROADSIDE STUFF -- Rick Sebak brings his trademark flair to a road trip in search of America's most interesting, wacky and goofy buildings, celebrating places such as the Big Duck on Long Island, the National Fresh Water Fishing National Hall of Fame (in the shape of a giant fish) in Heyward, Wisconsin, and the world's largest catsup bottle, built as a water tower in Collinsville, Illinois.

8pm                  THE TEACHINGS OF JON -- Jennifer Owensby's insightful film about her brother, a 40-year-old man affected by Down syndrome.

9pm                  FRONTLINE “Rape in the Fields” -- Sexual assaults of immigrant women working in America's fields and packing plants are investigated.

10pm                DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK UP BASKETBALL-NYC -- The one-hour documentary visits 180 city basketball courts throughout New York City's five boroughs to uncover the world of pick-up basketball. Playground legends, NBA athletes and everyday players tell the story and show off their athleticism (and trash-talking) on local basketball courts.

 

Wednesday, March 19

7pm                  NATURE “Frogs: The Thin Green Line” -- As amphibian species vanish off the face of the Earth, scientists attempt to save those they can.

8pm                  NOVA “Venom: Nature’s Killer” – Scientists track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures to study their toxic venom.

9pm                  SKELETONS OF THE SAHARA -- A prehistoric human burial ground is discovered in the middle of Africa's large, forbidding desert.

10pm                SONG OF THE DUNES: SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINAL GYPSIES -- Musicians trapped at the bottom of India's caste system keep their spirit alive through music.

11pm                LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE – We purchased limited broadcast rights to 269 regular episodes of this British comedy and four Christmas episodes. Tonight, we start back over with the pilot episode, “Comedy Playhouse.” We’ll meet Clegg (Peter Sallis) as he’s taking flowers to his wife's grave and stops to chat with the vicar. Blamire (Michael Bates) and Compo (Bill Owen) meet up with him to reminisce about life, death and tiddlers.

 

Thursday, March 20

7pm                  GALLERY #1402 “A Master’s Touch” – A look at painter Jerry Yarnell.

7:30pm             THIS OLD HOUSE  – If you missed any of the episodes that aired in the overnight hours during our pledge drive, you can watch them online here.

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “The Wrong Goodbye” – This is the last episode of Series 4. We’ll air Series 5 starting next week. And then the brand news Series 6 will start May 22nd!! Thank you to all who called in during Festival 2014 and told us how much you love DOC MARTIN on OETA!

10pm                VISIONS OF GERMANY: BAVARIA -- Showcases the diversity of Germany's southeastern region. Stunning aerial visuals from a helicopter-mounted camera are set to a soundtrack of local compositions.