March 21 to March 27, 2014 | OETA

March 21 to March 27, 2014

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Friday, March 21

7pm                 ONR -- The city of Moore approves changes to its building codes to make homes better able to survive a tornado… Two Death Row inmates receive stays of execution as attorneys argue that the state make information public about the lethal drugs to be used to kill them… Backers of the state’s only spaceport say the industry is primed for takeoff, and on the verge of revolutionizing travel… As water levels drop at Lake Texoma, communities that rely on the lake to fuel their economies suffer from a decline in tourism and recreation.  State Impact Oklahoma’s Logan Layden has details… Open government laws receive increased scrutiny during Sunshine Week… Secretary of Health Terry Cline discusses the state’s low health ranking in an ONR Extra… Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth returns to her hometown to teach students hoping to follow in her footsteps… We discuss news from the capitol with eCapitol News Director Shawn Ashley… And, Adam Brooks, Managing Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

10:50pm          MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT – We didn’t have an OETA Movie Club movie last due to Festival. Instead of the Friday night encore, we’re repeating this British drama from mid-February. Set during the London Blitz of 1940, this 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.


Saturday, March 22

7:30am            SUNUP -- Visits the 2014 Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City. Also: Congressman Frank Lucas discusses the new farm bill and what it means for Oklahoma producers; Mesonet weather includes rainfall, wind speeds, soil moisture and expanding drought; why beef and pork prices are soaring, but poultry prices are not; OSU research on how restricted diets impact heifer rebreeding rates; wheat and canola prices; projected crop yields for 2014 harvest; how to test a vehicle’s electrical system; soil moisture sensors for irrigation systems; and World Water Day.

11:20pm          SIDE BY SIDE, THE SCIENCE, ART AND IMPACT OF DIGITAL CINEMA – Since we didn’t have a MASTERPIECE episode on Sunday due to the pledge drive, we don’t have one to show tonight. Instead, we’re showing this documentary about how digital technology changed the art of making movies.

O K L AGREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “The Nose” -- Shostakovich's unconventional opera focuses on a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose. (This is the beginning of the new opera season. We’ll have at least one opera per month on Saturday afternoons on OKLA for the next several months.)


Sunday, March 23

12:30pm          OKLAHOMA FORUM – Governor Mary Fallin discusses her policy priorities and work as Chair of the National Governor’s Association

1:30pm            ONE NIGHT IN MARCH – In place of OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION this week, this documentary tells the story of one of the most historic games in college basketball history, the March 15, 1963, NCAA tournament game between Mississippi State and Loyola.

7pm to 11p      MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge” – Tonight begins our week-long repeat of the entire first season of “Mr. Selfridge” before the new season starts next Sunday. More about the marathon and next week’s premiere can be found here:

Sunday, March 23 at 7pm – Episode 1 (two hours)

Sunday, March 23 at 9pm – Episode 2 (one hour)

Sunday, March 23 at 10pm – Episode 3 (one hour)

Monday, March 24 at 10pm – Episode 4 (one hour)

Tuesday, March 25 at 10:30pm – Episode 5 (one hour)

Wednesday, March 26 at 10pm – Episode 6 (one hour)

Thursday, March 27 at 10pm – Episode 7 (one hour)

Friday, March 28 at 9pm – Episode 8 (two hours)


British Comedy Changes – We will begin airing spots on air tonight, letting everyone know about the new British comedies coming to Sunday nights on OETA. More information can be found here. Basically, our broadcast rights for KEEPING UP APPEARANCES and AS TIME GOES BY run out on March 31st. We conducted an online survey among our members and e-newsletter subscribers and asked what British series they’d like to see replace the old ones. We went with the two series they chose: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE and THE CAFÉ.  


Monday, March 24

9pm                 INDEPENDENT LENS “All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss and Last Resorts” – A group of women friends who met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and have tried every diet and diet pill, go through weight-loss surgery in an effort to lose hundreds of pounds. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences, some they never could have imagined.

O K L ATHE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, 7pm to 10pm – Here’s a chance to see all of Season One (three episodes) of the British drama that follows Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean. They are ordinary women with extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, the four have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, reunites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes. Season Two of THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE starts April 13th.


Tuesday, March 25

7pm                 THE STORY OF THE JEWS WITH SIMON SCHAMA (Part 1 of 5) “In the Beginning” – Historian Simon Schama's five-part history of the Jewish people opens 3000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their book, the Hebrew Bible.

8pm                 THE STORY OF THE JEWS WITH SIMON SCHAMA (Part 2 of 5) “Among Believers” -- The medieval era, when Jews struggled to preserve their identity—and even their lives—under the rule of Christianity and Islam is recalled. Included: diaspora Jews who built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in the face of discrimination, blood-libels and persecution; the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492.

9pm                 FRONTLINE “TB Silent Killer” –The battle against tuberculosis is examined. TB was once deemed a disease of the past, but has re-emerged, including in a virulent, multi-drug-resistant form. The report travels to Swaziland, which has the world's highest incidence of the disease, where the stories of several individuals with TB are shared. (This program was originally only 60min in length. The producers changed the length to 90min after we’d sent our information to the listings services. Some information may still be incorrect in printed guides.)

11pm               LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will only be seen at 11:30pm tonight due to the extra length of FRONTLINE, which bumped Mr. Selfridge down to 10:30pm. No episodes are being skipped. Everything returns to normal tomorrow night.


Wednesday, March 26

7pm                 THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS – Returns for its 27th season. Starting next week, we’ll move NATURE to 10pm starting this week until mid-May when THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS season ends. Tonight, NATURE is actually preempted because of our special week of “Mr. Selfridge.”

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 “The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone” -- New forensic techniques are used to study the lost diary of famed explorer Dr. David Livingstone.

10pm               NATURE will not be seen tonight due to our special week of “Mr. Selfridge.” “What Plants Talk About” can be seen Saturday, March 29th at 2pm and Sunday, March 30th at 10am.


Thursday, March 27

7pm                 STATELINE “Thunder Boom” -- Explores the impact the Thunder NBA team has had on Oklahoma.

8pm                 SECRETS OF SELFRIDGES -- Harry Gordon Selfridge introduced a new retail model that revolutionized the way Londoners shopped.

9pm                 DOC MARTIN “Preserve the Romance” -- Dr. Martin Ellingham struggles to come to terms with fatherhood as his life changes dramatically.