November 2016 on OETA
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NOVEMBER SCHEDULE NOTES
Rick Steves' Europe moves from Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. to Saturday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. on OETA-HD.
OETA will have special election night coverage on Tuesday, November 8 starting with PBS NewsHour at 7 p.m. Oklahoma Votes 2016 will air from 9-10 p.m. and focus on Oklahoma election results.
Soundbreaking premieres Monday, November 14 and continues weeknights at 9 p.m. through Wednesday, November 23.
We will air a special Downton Abbey marathon (all six seasons!!!) starting Thanksgiving night at 8:30 p.m.
Our daytime children's programming has changes starting the week of November 20th. The new series Splash and Bubbles premieres Wednesday, November 23 right after Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea (8 a.m. and 3 p.m.) Splash and Bubbles will also air at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea reairs Thursday, November 24 at 7 a.m. and Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas is at 2 p.m., followed by The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas.
Splash and Bubbles airs daily at 1 p.m. starting Monday, November 28 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., replacing additional airings of Sesame Street and Curious George, respectively.
ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS
Friday, November 18, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE
Friday, November 4, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
Join LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: BATTLE OF CHOSIN
Tuesday, November 1, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. A harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Thursday, November 24, 7 p.m., OETA-HD
A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew, played by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen. Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they’d have on each other’s lives.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Wednesdays, 10 p.m., OETA-HD
November 2: Iggy Pop
November 9: Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma
November 16: My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper
November 30: Tweedy
BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE
Tuesdays, November 15 & 22, 7 p.m., OETA-HD
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history — from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé — charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain.
CAROL BURNETT'S FAVORITE SKETCHES
Tuesday, November 29, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.
DOWNTON ABBEY MARATHON
Thursday, November 24-Sunday, November 27
Settle in for a binge-worthy Thanksgiving weekend marathon of all six seasons of the top PBS drama of all time, the most popular series in MASTERPIECE’s 45-year history and one of the most-watched dramas on American television. This round-the-clock celebration features every enthralling moment of the unforgettable series. Savor all the romance, intrigue, heartbreak and happiness “Downton” provides.
Thursday, November 3, 7 p.m., OETA-HD
Friday, November 11, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. With Peter Davison and Lara Pulver.
LAST OF THE BREED
Monday, November 28, 9:30 p.m., OETA-HD
The treasure trove of honky-tonk hits and Texas swing tunes that turned the album Last of the Breed — by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price — into a major-selling hit is a once-in-a-lifetime concert event. The three deliver rousing performances of their greatest hits in the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande.
Monday, November 28, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
Celebrate 30 years of musical holiday magic and 40 years of groundbreaking “Fresh Aire” compositions with this milestone special from the American group known for blending classical music and rock. Includes interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
MILITARY MEDICINE: BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD
Wednesday, November 9, 9 p.m., OETA-HD
Learn about military medical advances and technology, from the battlefield to the return home. Hear the personal stories of physicians, scientists, active duty military personnel, wounded warriors and their families. Bob Woodruff reports.
NATURE: THE STORY OF CATS
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., OETA-HD
Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.
NOVA: Treasures of the Earth
Wednesdays, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
November 2: Gemstones
November 9: Metals
November 16: Power
Treasures of Earth: Gems, Metals, and Power is a 3-part series that will take us on a journey deep inside Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and to explore how they have allowed humankind to progress and build our great civilizations. But even as that quest continues... we are discovering that some of our treasures may soon run out or have unintended consequences that bring new perils. Can our ancient treasures reveal new secrets that will help us solve the problems we face today?
OETA MOVIE CLUB
Saturdays, 9 p.m., OETA-HD
November 5: The Barefoot Contessa
November 12: Picnic
November 19: Speed
OKLAHOMA VOTES 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 9 p.m., OETA-HD
RED POWER ENERGY
Tuesday, November 1, 10 p.m., OETA-HD
This provocative film told from the American Indian perspective that reframes today's complex energy debate. Can energy development on tribal lands empower a people while powering the nation? And what impact will it have on their culture, economy and the environment? These Native-told energy stories offer a rare insight into the ideological battle shaping modern Indian country and further advances a deeper understanding of American Indian culture, which is too often under-reported, misunderstood or overlooked.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Graveyards of the Giant Beasts
Wednesday, November 2, 9 p.m., OETA-HD
A mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia, opened a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth’s history and a world teeming with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of all was Titanoboa a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived.
Weeknights, November 14-, 9 p.m., OETA-HD
SOUNDBREAKING combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated music artists, producers and innovators with rare archival studio footage and an extensive musical soundtrack, to deliver a wide-ranging series on the art of music recording.
SPLASH AND BUBBLES
Premieres Wednesday, November 23
PBS KIDS’ newest series SPLASH AND BUBBLES is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the natural undersea world. The animated multiplatform media property follows the adventures of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish, Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet, and their friends as they explore the world’s ocean habitats, make new friends and learn about the many different ways life looks and lives under the sea.
USO - FOR THE TROOPS
Monday, November 7, 8 p.m., OETA-HD
Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m., OETA-HD
Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.