Coming to OETA February 2017
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Monday, February 13, 9 p.m.
Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion — meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time.
AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS
Weeknights, February 27-March 1, 8 p.m.
Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: OKLAHOMA CITY
Tuesday, February 7, 8 p.m.
Follow the rise of the extremist militia movement, from Ruby Ridge to Waco, that led to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history—the 1995 bombing by Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: RUBY RIDGE
Tuesday, February 14, 8 p.m.
Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement through eyewitness accounts, including Randy Weaver’s daughter and federal agents involved in the deadly confrontation.
AMERICAN MASTERS: MAYA ANGELOU
Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.
Journey through the prolific life of the 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others.
AURORA: FIRE IN THE SKY
Wednesday, February 1, 9 p.m.
In Earth’s polar regions, the aurora—a ghostly flicker and colorful glow— mysteriously brightens the night sky. One of the most incredible natural phenomena in the world, the array of colors of the aurora is a source of endless theory and wonder. What creates such beauty and spectacle?
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Wednesdays, February 1-22, 10 p.m.
February 1: Margo Price/Hayes Carll
February 8: Band of Horses/Parker Millsap
February 15: Cece Winans/St. Paul & the Broken Bones
February 22: Foals/Alejandro Escovedo
BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT
Monday, February 6, 9 p.m.
Learn how D.W. Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.
CITY IN THE SKY
Wednesdays, February 8-22, 9 p.m.
Explore a unique metropolis—a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work.
DINOSAUR TRAIN: WHAT’S AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
Weekdays, February 20-24, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 7 p.m.
Meet the Oklahoma sculptor responsible for one of the largest bronze installations in the world. Paul Moore’s Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown District is made up of 46 individual pieces, each of them one and a half times larger than life. As he nears completion of the decades long project, the Norman based artist gave Gallery America a rare glimpse into his studio and his life where we discovered a passionate man who looms larger than his work.
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: 50 YEARS OF MOSTLY MOZART
Friday, February 3, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world’s major music festivals and a beloved New York tradition, with a Live From Lincoln Center broadcast. The special honors this milestone season with a concert spanning Mozart’s symphonic output, along with highlights from more than 50 exceptional events from over five weeks this past summer.
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.
An estimated five million people in the U.S. are living with some form of dementia. By 2050, barring any major scientific breakthroughs, the number of people living with dementia is expected to balloon to nearly 14 million. Taking into consideration the family members and other people who provide daily care, Alzheimer’s and dementia will have a huge impact on our communities.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET IN PARIS
Friday, February 17, 8 p.m.
Thrill to the company’s all-Balanchine program of ballet masterpieces, including the Walpurgisnacht Ballet and La Valse, set to music of Gounod and Ravel respectively, recorded in the City of Light.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET SYMPHONY IN C
Friday, February 24, 8 p.m.
New York City Ballet Symphony in C, opens with Sonatine, a pas de deux of polished simplicity and emotional interplay to the music of Maurice Ravel. Created in 1975 for the French-born dancers Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, it is danced here by Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De Luz, with solo pianist Elaine Chelton. The finale of the two-part Great Performances special is Balanchine’s Symphony in C, a signature work of the New York City Ballet to a score by Georges Bizet.
NOVA: KILLER TRAINS
Wednesday, February 22, 8 p.m.
Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.
NOVA: SEARCH FOR THE SUPER BATTERY
Wednesday, February 1, 8 p.m.
Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.
NOVA: THE ORIGAMI REVOLUTION
Wednesday, February 15, 8 p.m.
The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.
NOVA: ULTIMATE CRUISE
Wednesday, February 8, 8 p.m.
Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.
OETA MOVIE CLUB
Saturdays, 9 p.m.; Repeats: Fridays, 11 p.m.
February 4: Lady from Shanghai
February 11: Laura
February 18: Driving Miss Daisy
February 25: Champagne for Caesar
SMOKEY ROBINSON: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG
Friday, February 10, 8 p.m.
Enjoy an all-star tribute to Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with performances by Robinson, as well as Aloe Blacc, Gallant, CeeLo Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Tegan Marie, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Tenors, Joe Walsh, BeBe Winans, and a special appearance by Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown — with Samuel L. Jackson as host and Greg Phillinganes as music director (program subject to change).
SPY IN THE WILD: A NATURE MINISERIES
Wednesdays, February 1-March 1, 7 p.m.
More than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent.
THE TALK - RACE IN AMERICA
Monday, February 20, 8 p.m.
Right out of today’s headlines, this two-hour documentary considers the conversation taking place between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they’re stopped by the police: Always answer “yes sir, no sir”; never talk back; don’t make any sudden movements; don’t put your hands in your pockets; obey all commands; if you think you are falsely accused, save it for the police station. I would rather pick you up at the station than the morgue… The film will present personal stories to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view – parent, child, police, and community. The stories will include interviews with academics, police force members, community activists, and family members.
Tuesday, February 14, 9 p.m.
Explore the deadly August 1, 1966, mass shooting at the University of Texas that left 16 dead. “Tower” reframes the events of that day via the perspectives of those who lived through it and examines the effects of the shooting over the last 50 years.
Sunday, February 26, 3-10 p.m.
The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.