Hello. My name is Holly. I'm part of a team of people who assemble the programming schedule for OETA.
We look at the PBS national schedule, local programs and programs from other stations and distributors. We take in all that information and combine it with Member ballot feedback and viewer suggestions, and at the end of the month, I put together a schedule for each of our four channels.
The following are some notes about upcoming programs, preemptions and other points of interest that viewers might not hear otherwise. I hope you'll find it useful!
Programming Notes 11/27 to 12/05
Written by Holly on Wednesday November 27, 2013
Wednesday, November 27 – Hanukkah begins
7pm NATURE “My Life as a Turkey” -- Based on a true story. Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Hutto spent each day out and about as a "wild turkey" with his family of chicks until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto's story eventually became a book, Illuminations in the Flatlands.
8pm NATURE “An Original DUCKumentary” -- A look at the fascinating bird sheds light on how ducks migrate together, nurture chicks and more.
9pm NATURE “The Private Life of Deer” -- Scientists, deer experts and special cameras shed light on the hidden world of white-tailed deer.
10pm XMAS WITHOUT CHINA – The filmmaker challenges his American neighbors to survive the Christmas season without Chinese products.
Thursday, November 28 – Happy Thanksgiving!
5pm BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA – Tonight’s and tomorrow night's episodes will be coming to us from London with host Kasia Madera so that the DC crew can enjoy the holiday. This is not a permanent change.
7pm LIFE IS A GIFT – Musical celebration of Thanksgiving from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
9pm DOC MARTIN “The Apple Doesn’t Fall” -- The doctor learns that the new police officer has narcolepsy. Bert Large is having a midlife crisis.
10pm SECRETS OF CHATSWORTH -- Chatsworth Estate has been home to the distinguished Cavendish family for over five centuries.
Friday, November 29
7pm THE KALB REPORT “On Deadline: American Newspapers in the Digital Age” – OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT won’t be seen this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
9pm JAMES STEWART: A WONDERFUL LIFE -- A 90min salute to one of Hollywood's best-loved actors, featuring interviews with Hollywood luminaries. (This is not the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”)
Saturday, November 30
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP focuses on the peanut industry in Oklahoma: harvest in Caddo County; research and crop production; perspective on the industry, U.S. crop quality and why Oklahoma is well-suited for growing several peanut varieties; and a behind-the-scenes tour of Texoma Peanut Company in Madill, the parent company of world-reknowned Clint Williams Company. Also, winter weather outlook, peanut crop marketing, peanut hay options for cattle, Lasley Peanut Farms in Caddo County, and a lockout/tagout safety technique to use on electrical devices.
6pm EXPLORE ADA #302 “Battle Tested” – This airs in place of ONR tonight. More information about this series can be found on the City of Ada website.
6:30pm BEHIND THE LENS WITH OKLAHOMA’S FUTURE FILMMAKERS #401 -- This is produced by students at Jenks High School. I don’t know anything about the content. For more information, contact Clifton Raphael at Jenks High School. This program will repeat on OKLA on 12/17/13 at 6:30am and 3:30pm.
8pm DARLA Z’S CHRISTMAS ‘ROUND THE WORLD -- Travel the globe and hear the different sounds of Christmas by captivating songstress Darla Z. CDs and DVDs available from 1-855-500-DARLAZ or by visiting www.darlaz.com.
Sunday, December 1
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM “Invisible Eve” – Discussion of the high rate of female incarceration in Oklahoma and the new book about women in prison, "Invisible Eve," with guests: Yousef Khanfar, Photographer and Author, "Invisible Eve"… Kela Miller, Former Oklahoma prison inmate featured in "Invisible Eve"… Susan F. Sharp, David Ross Boyd Professor of Sociology, University of Oklahoma
2pm SET FOR LIFE -- Three Baby Boomers suffer financial woes and struggle to recover after the Great Recession in 2007. (This replaces ONR in the schedule for this week only.)
6pm CLIMBED EVERY MOUNTAIN WITH NICHOLAS HAMMOND – The true story behind the von Trapp family featured in the movie "The Sound of Music" is explored. This will repeat Saturday night at 11:35pm and on OKLA Monday night at 9pm.
8pm RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY –A look back at Downton Abbey with the cast and crew and a look ahead at Season 4.
12am RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY – repeat of the 8pm program
Monday, December 2
Most PBS stations across the country are in their December pledge drive this week. Many of the Christmas programs that are airing as pledge programs elsewhere will appear in the OETA December schedule as regular, non-pledge programs.
8pm HISTORIC WALKS -- Explores the country's most fascinating districts; walking famous footpaths where history was made.
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Wonder Women! The Untold Stories of American Superheroines” -- The comic book superheroine Wonder Woman and popular representations of powerful women are explored.
Tuesday, December 3
7pm PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: HAVING A BALL -- Re-stages an authentic Regency ball to mark the anniversary of one of the world's most loved novels, using it as a prism through which to view life in Jane Austen's Britain.
8:30pm RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY – This is a 30min non-pledge version of the 90min program we aired Sunday.
9pm WALLIS SIMPSON: THE SECRET LETTERS -- For the past 75 years, Wallis Simpson has been cast as the scarlet woman of 20th century British history - the siren who seduced Edward VIII and caused him to give up his throne. But a trove of secret letters written by Wallis suggest that the story of their infamous marriage may not be entirely factual.
10pm SECRETS OF SELFRIDGES -- Harry Gordon Selfridge introduced a new retail model that revolutionized the way Londoners shopped.
Wednesday, December 4
7pm NATURE “Why We Love Cats and Dogs” -- Animal behaviorists and devoted owners weigh in on the great divide between dogs and cat lovers.
8pm NOVA “A Walk to Beautiful” -- This story of hope and survival in Ethiopia follows five women devastated by obstetric fistula.
9pm THROUGH A DOG’S EYES -- Jennifer Arnold of Canine Assistants trains dogs to assist people with a variety of disabilities.
10pm SISTERS -- This film about faith and hope, love and death highlights the life stories of five American nuns.
Thursday, December 5 – Hanukkah ends
7pm BAND BEDLAM – With bedlam only two days away, here’s another chance to see this special on the Oklahoma Pride marching band and the OSU Cowboy marching band.
7:30pm POV “Listening Is An Act of Love: A Storycorps Special” -- Everyday people share memories and tackle life's important questions in this animated special.
9pm DOC MARTIN “Movement” -- Bert Large opens his own restaurant, but things go wrong when people complain of food poisoning.
9:50pm EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS -- Visit charming markets in festively decorated cities and towns in Germany, France and Switzerland.
10:17pm FIDDLER’S HOLIDAY WITH JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON -- The folk musicians celebrate the holidays with traditional and original tunes with winter themes.
Programming Notes 11/08 to 11/14
Written by Holly on Friday November 8, 2013
Friday, November 8
7pm ONR -- A new study shows that compared to other states, women in Oklahoma face many disadvantages… The Chickasaw Nation’s investment in a manufacturing facility provides another boost to the southern Oklahoma economy… At this time every year, Veterans Day recognizes the sacrifice service members have made to our country. For an alarming number of veterans, adjusting to civilian life is a struggle… In a Newsmaker Interview, we talk to Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs Rita Aragon about efforts to help Oklahoma’s veterans… In an ONR Extra, state schools get their annual report cards from the state Board of Education… This week is the 34th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were taken hostage and held for 444 days. In a Newsmaker Interview, we talk to Ambassador John Limbert, one of those held hostage, about the ordeal and U.S. relations with Iran… We go on a tour of one of Oklahoma’s cultural treasures, Wooloroc, and the state’s newest town… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Stephen Sondheim’s Company with the New York Philharmonic” – This is a 2-1/2 hour production. It preempts RED GREEN and DOCTOR WHO. There will be a few preemptions on Friday nights over the next couple of months, but I promise they’re all worth it.
Saturday, November 9
7:30am SUNUP -- Visiting southwest Oklahoma for cotton harvest and an update on the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District. Also: rainfall totals, drought monitor, cotton and grain market analysis, culling cattle, livestock markets, lockouts for electrical breaker boxes and the newly rebuilt and renamed Tipton Valley Research Station, which was destroyed by a tornado two years ago.
10am MARTHA BAKES – Starting last week, we turned away from barbecue for a while. We’re shifting gears and focusing on baking during the winter months. Barbecue programming will return next spring.
5pm MOYERS & COMPANY – Bill Moyers is retiring. Again. His last show will air January 4th, 2014.
8pm PAVAROTTI IN CENTRAL PARK -- The once-in-a-lifetime concert special recorded live in New York City's Central Park on June 26, 1993 before an audience of 500,000 adoring fans.
O K L A – 9pm – DOCTOR WHO will be a repeat of the first Matt Smith episode. We aren’t showing DOCTOR WHO on the Main channel this week, so we’re dipping into the archive of old episodes that are still in rights for OKLA.
Sunday, November 10
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Extreme Weather and the Science of Climate Change” -- We discuss Oklahoma’s extreme weather and the science behind climate change, with experts: Gary McManus, Associate State Climatologist… Al Sutherland, OSU Mesonet Agricultural Coordinator… Harold Brooks, Senior Research Scientist, National Severe Storms Laboratory
6pm NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT -- Marine Colonel Eric Hasting returned home to Montana from Vietnam in 1969 to a nation decades away from diagnosing PTSD. He tied a fly onto a line and cast. The river, he says, healed him. In this documentary, Hastings reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from war. He brings them to the river and shares his secret: there are places where you can still be consumed by a simple act, find joy in a fight, and be redeemed as you gently release another creature, unharmed, into quiet waters.
Monday, November 11
8pm JFK: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Part 1) -- John F. Kennedy's rise to power, from his birth to his election as president in 1960, is examined.
10pm ROADTRIP NATION – The Roadtrippers meet a film director in Hollywood and visit the headquarters of Facebook.
Tuesday, November 12
7pm THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS “Making a Way Out of No Way (1867-1940)” (Part 4 of 6)
8pm JFK: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Part 2) -- John F. Kennedy's successes and failures in the White House and his assassination are explored.
10pm THE CONSTITUTION: TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY – Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry, former Chief Judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals sets out to explore our country’s governing document, the framers who crafted it and its importance today. Join President Henry, Oklahoma's 4th District Congressman, Tom Cole, Oklahoma Speaker of the House, T.W. Shannon and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Arlene Johnson as they discuss how the document has affected Oklahoma, America and the world. (Premiered 9/17/13)
Wednesday, November 13
7pm NATURE “Parrot Confidential” – Parrots’ outrageous intelligence and uncanny ability to communicate in any language has made parrots one of the world's most popular pets.
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 “JFK: 1pm Central” -- The assassination of President Kennedy, as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom, is chronicled.
10pm GALLERY #503 “National Museum of the American Indian” -- The pomp and pageantry that marked the opening of the Smithsonian museum of the American Indian. Many Oklahomans were there for the event and several of them had a hand in the design of the building. It was perhaps the largest gathering ever of Native American tribes to converge on our nation's capital.
10:30pm INJUNUITY -- The world from the Native American perspective is explored with animation, music and real thoughts.
Thursday, November 14
7pm STATELINE #1007 “The People” -- Native American elders try to pass on the crafts and songs of their culture before they fade away forever.
9pm DOC MARTIN “On the Edge” -- Martin fails to restart his relationship with Louisa. Her father Terry plans to smuggle explosives.
Programming Notes 11/01 to 11/07
Written by Holly on Friday November 1, 2013
Friday, November 1
7pm ONR -- The push is on to make major changes to the state’s pension systems, affecting tens of thousands of Oklahomans... About 240 new laws went into effect on November 1. We discuss some of the most notable ones with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol… Lawmakers explore ways to provide a safe place for students when Oklahoma’s weather turns deadly… Wind farms are sprouting around the state, and one to be erected in Osage County is causing environmental concerns, while supporters say it will boost the local economy… We hear a global perspective on the federal government shutdown… As Native American Heritage Month begins, we look at how growing numbers of people are learning about their Indian ancestry… A new publication gives a hand up to homeless Oklahomans… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “Mumford & Sons” -- The band delivers songs from its recent album "Babel" from the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
10:30pm DOCTOR WHO “Angels Take Manhattan” – Matt Smith and Karen Gillan star as the Doctor and his companion as Doctor Who returns for a new series. After his explosive regeneration,the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash! After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. Still wearing the remains of the Tenth Doctor's suit, ripped and raggedy from the damage after the TARDIS control room exploded, the Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But before they can begin their journey, they become embroiled in an alien plot that could destroy the Earth!
O K L A – 9pm – LOU REED: ROCK AND ROLL HEART, AN AMERICAN MASTERS SPECIAL – An in-depth look at Lou Reeds' achievements and his prolific career as a musician and songwriter.
Saturday, November 2
7:30am SUNUP -- Discussing current Oklahoma water issues and the concept of water auctions, along with water classifications, permits and landowner rights. Also: Mesonet weather; a preview of the National Weather Festival; grain market analysis; grass tetany prevention in cattle; livestock insect stress; equipment bearings; a preview of OSU's 20th Annual Totusek Animal Science Lectureship; and tips on planning a successful prescribed burn.
10am MARTHA BAKES – It’s November now. We’re shifting gears off barbecue and focusing on baking for a while. MARTHA BAKES is a new Martha Stewart series. What is she doing? She’s baking! The barbecue programming will return next spring.
8pm RICHARD GLAZIER IN CONCERT: FROM RAGTIME TO REEL TIME -- The award-winning pianist brings new life to classics by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and more.
O K L A – 4:30pm – GREAT PERFORMANCES “Moby Dick from the San Francisco Opera” -- One of the nation's leading opera companies, San Francisco Opera has been the site for many memorable GP productions. In October 2012, GP partnered with SFO once again to record composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's acclaimed adaptation of the classic Herman Melville novel "Moby-Dick." Jay Hunter Morris stars as the obsessive Captain Ahab. This program is 2.5 hours. Most of it will air on OETA’s Main channel after OETA Movie Club on Friday night/Saturday morning from 1am to 3:30am.
Sunday, November 3
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM -- “The Graduates” – Discussion of the Latino student dropout crisis and the series, “The Graduates,” with: Richard Storm, Principal, Union Alternative School, Tulsa… Mike Figueroa, Principal, Santa Fe South Middle School, Oklahoma City… Rocio Esparza, Para-professional, Santa Fe South Elementary School, Oklahoma City
6pm RUTH AND BILLY GRAHAM: WHAT GRACE PROVIDES -- Walter Cronkite narrates the story of Ruth and Billy Graham's personal, married and family life.
7pm SECRETS OF SELFRIDGES -- Selfridge revolutionized the way that Londoners shopped by introducing a new American retail model.
8pm MASTERPIECE “The Paradise, Part 5 of 7”
9pm MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Series 2, Part 4” – The buzz is growing steadily about the next new season, premiering Sunday, January 5th at 8pm. As in years past, there will be eight parts to the next new season.
Monday, November 4
7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Junk in the Trunk 3” -- Never-before-seen appraisals from the 2013 season include a sports collection and a very old book.
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “The Graduates, Hour Two” -- An intimate look at how students and teachers are faring in a stressed public education system. Tonight’s episode is about three boys. Last week featured three girls, including Darlene Bustos from Tulsa.
10pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – Repeat of Sunday’s episode -- “The Graduates” – Discussion of the Latino student dropout crisis and the series, “The Graduates,” with: Richard Storm, Principal, Union Alternative School, Tulsa… Mike Figueroa, Principal, Santa Fe South Middle School, Oklahoma City… Rocio Esparza, Para-professional, Santa Fe South Elementary School, Oklahoma City
Tuesday, November 5
7pm THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS “Into the Fire” (Part 3 of 6)
8pm JIMI HENDRIX: AMERICAN MASTERS -- The definitive story of the influential rock guitarist features interviews and performance footage.
10pm PRIDE & JOY -- Filmmaker Joe York spotlights Southern foodways and the people who prepare Southern food and drink.
Wednesday, November 6
7pm NATURE “Love in the Animal Kingdom” -- The subtle, outrageous and romantic antics of gorillas, flamingos and other animals are revealed.
8pm NOVA “Making Stuff Safer” -- The extent that science and technology can protect us from monumental forces of nature is explored.
9pm RAW TO READY “Bombardier” -- The Bombardier CRJ-1000 is a comfortable, durable and fuel efficient short-range regional jet.
10pm OUT ON A LIMB -- The evolution of prosthetics and exciting advancements in engineering and robotics are explored.
Thursday, November 7
9am COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP “The Balance of Power” – This preempts SESAME STREET today.
7pm GALLERY #1404 “Woolaroc” -- Travel to Northeast Oklahoma to rediscover Frank Phillips, his legacy and a new effort to revive what became known as The Magic of Woolaroc. (Premiere)
9pm DOC MARTIN “Erotomania” -- Graham Orchard, a Salvation Army member, arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman.
10pm SECRETS OF SELFRIDGES -- Selfridge revolutionized the way that Londoners shopped by introducing a new American retail model.
Programming Notes 10/25 to 10/31
Written by Holly on Friday October 25, 2013
Friday, October 25
7pm ONR -- A recent swarm of earthquakes in southern Oklahoma prompts new questions about the connection between earthquakes and injection wells… The use of e-cigarettes is surging as Oklahomans try to kick the tobacco habit… Print and broadcast media serving the Latino community expand their influence as Oklahoma’s Hispanic population grows… In a Newsmaker Interview, we discuss how schools and parents can provide skills needed for students to become successful adults… October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We learn about prevention and efforts to find a cure… We look at new efforts to restore and preserve historic Tulsa neighborhoods… The state of Oklahoma prepares to honor an American literary giant… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED: THE RAISIN CYCLE AT CENTER STAGE -- The 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun" is explored and the prequel "Clybourne Park" is highlighted.
Saturday, October 26
7:30am SUNUP -- Visits Cleveland County to discuss wildlife food plots. Also: November precipitation and temps outlook, wheat and canola prices, body condition scores for wheat pasture cattle, saltcedar beetles, wire soldering, cattle market analysis and gluten-free food.
8pm VICTOR BORGE: COMEDY IN MUSIC -- Recently re-discovered funny skits include footage from the Andy Williams Show and Perry Como Show.
Sunday, October 27
11am GALLERY #1403 -- FEEL THE VELVET, BABY! Artist Trent Lawson and BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketches of Charles Keller
11:30am STATELINE #1503 “Frightseeing in Oklahoma” – Investigating the paranormal in Oklahoma and the business and tourism that stems from it.
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Politics and the Media“ – Discussion of politics and the media with the author of the new book, “Informing the News”: Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
6pm MOORE STRONG: THE STORIES OF MAY 20TH -- Hear the stories of the people on the ground just minutes after the tornado struck and see the amazing response from communities across the country.
6:30pm LEST WE FORGET: A SURVIVOR’S STORY -- Traces the life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff who was imprisoned in a slave labor camp.
7pm SECRETS OF THE TOWER OF LONDON -- Go behind the ancient walls of this nearly 1000 year-old formidable fortress in the city of London.
8pm MASTERPIECE “The Paradise, Part 4”
9pm MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Series 2, Part 3” – The buzz is getting louder about the next new season, which will premie Sunday, January 5th at 8pm. As in years past, there will be eight parts to the next new season.
Monday, October 28
7am CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST – 60min program, preempts CAT IN THE HAT.
1:30pm CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST – 60min program, preempts PEG+CAT.
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “The Graduates, Hour One” -- An intimate look at how students and teachers are faring in a stressed public education system. Tonight’s episode is about three girls, including Darlene Bustos from Tulsa. Next week’s episode will focus on three boys.
10pm ROADTRIP NATION – New series on OETA. It follows a group of roadtrippers as they traverse the United States and hear stories of people following their passions and realizing their dreams.
Tuesday, October 29
7pm THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS “The Age of Slavery” (Part 2 of 6)
8pm WAR OF THE WORLDS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE -- With the CBS radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" serving as its narrative spine, the film examines the elements that together created one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. Public outcry, forever immortalized in thousands of letters written to CBS, the FCC and Mr. Welles himself, are dramatized in on-camera interviews, bringing to life the people who listened that night to the broadcast and thought it was either awfully good fun or the end of the world.
9pm FRONTLINE “The Retirement Gamble” -- Questions are raised about how America's financial institutions protect the savings of individuals.
10pm THE TEACH-IN ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WWII -- Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, David Kennedy and David McCullough, join lead historians at the University of Oklahoma to discuss this crucial period in American history.
Wednesday, October 30
7pm NATURE “Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom” – Explore the secretive world of an efficient and resourceful carnivore as it roams the frozen north.
8pm NOVA “Making Stuff Colder” -- David Pogue explores ultracold physics, cooling a warming planet and cold science innovations.
9pm RAW TO READY “Mack Truck” -- The Mack Pinnacle is a strong, durable and fuel-efficient heavy hauler vital to commerce.
10pm PLAINSPIRITS -- Based upon Beth Cooper's book, Ghosts of Kansas, PLAINSPIRITS features the first-hand paranormal experiences of dozens of Kansans. Each interviewee describes their encounters with inexplicable spiritual activity, ranging from mysterious shadow figures and stirrings in the attic to phantom cigar smoke and baffling piano music. Longtime residents and business owners explain the historical significance of haunted venues,including former funeral parlors, hotels, underground cities and a former governor's mansion.
10:30pm STATELINE “Things That Go Bump in Oklahoma” -- People looking for a good scare helps Oklahoma's economy and tourism.
Thursday, October 31
7am CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST –60min program, preempts CAT IN THE HAT.
1:30pm CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST – 60min program, preempts PEG+CAT.
7pm STATELINE #1503 “Frightseeing in Oklahoma” – Investigating the paranormal in Oklahoma and the business and tourism that stems from it.
9pm DOC MARTIN “Out of the Woods” -- Soon to be married Mark Mylow gets lost in the woods with his best man and receives an adder bite.
O K L A, 7am and 4pm – THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT – For even more Halloween programming, watch this 60min program to hear New England's most bone-chilling tales of the supernatural and unexplained mysteries.
Programming Notes 10/18 to 10/24
Written by Holly on Friday October 18, 2013
Friday, October 18
7pm ONR – Violence against women is a particular problem in Indian Country. Experts at a national Indian conference discuss ways to deal with the pervasive issue... American Indian leaders discuss ways to help increase the number of Indian elected officials… In a Newsmaker Interview, Oklahoma U.S. Representative Frank Lucas discusses the deal to end the partial shutdown of the federal government and the prospects for the farm bill... Changes are coming for the organization that governs high school sports in the state… As energy evolves in Oklahoma, the industry is becoming more high-tech... Oklahoma is now ranked the 6th largest producer of electricity through wind power, but the growth of the wind industry produces concerns about predicting the weather…Oklahoma book enthusiasts take a small step toward encouraging reading and literacy… The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame welcomes its newest members… And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.
9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “40th Anniversary Celebration” -- A stellar roster of diverse alumni share their personal stories of what GREAT PERFORMANCES means to them, including Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, New York City Ballet's Peter Martins, Patti Austin with Take 6, Met Opera star Elina Garanca and Michael Buble.(90min)
10pm RED GREEN SHOW – will not be seen tonight due to the GP anniversary special. Red Green returns next week.
Saturday, October 19
7:30am SUNUP -- Features an update on the progress of wheat and canola planting. Also: government shutdown, farm bill, Drought Emergency Fund, Mesonet weather, pasture plant species, protein supplement rates, grain market analysis, guide for a hole saw, and another ride with Bullet and the Spirit Rider on the football field on gameday.
8pm HOOTENANNY -- The best performances from early 1960s musical variety series "Hootenanny," featuring Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, the New Christy Minstrels, Jimmie Rodgers, Clara Ward Singers, Trini Lopez, Theodore Bikel, and many major voices in the folk music revival.
12midnight MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey” – We’ll continue showing a repeat of the new series “Paradise” following the OETA Movie Club, but we’re also going to show the repeats of all the Downton Abbey episodes that are airing late on Sunday nights.
Sunday, October 20
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma Energy” -- We discuss recent developments in the Oklahoma oil and natural gas industry with: Larry Grillot, Dean, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, University of Oklahoma… Sarah Terry-Cobo, Energy Reporter, The Journal Record… Danny Morgan, Vice-Chair, Oklahoma Energy Resources Board… Russell Evans, Executive Director, Steven C. Agee Economic Research Policy Institute, Oklahoma City University… and Ted Jacobs, Director, Energy Management Center, University of Tulsa
Monday, October 21
9pm INDEPENDENT LENS “The Waiting Room/Let Me Down Easy” -- Highland Hospital in Oakland battles its way through seismic shifts in America's healthcare system. (Paired with the short film, “Let Me Down Easy”)
Tuesday, October 22
7pm AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (Part 1) -- This six-part series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of historic events right up to present day. Hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and drawing on some of America's top historians and heretofore untapped primary sources, the series guides viewers on a journey across 500 years and two continents to shed new light on the experience of being an African American. Airs Tuesday nights at 7pm through November.
8pm HELD HOSTAGE -- A look at how Al-Qaeda terrorists took control of a gas facility in the Algerian desert in 2013.
9pm FRONTLINE “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” -- A look the alarming rise of untreatable infections in hospitals, communities and across the globe.
10pm HARVESTING THE HIGH PLAINS -- Ray Garvey and John Kriss made large-scale wheat farming a success during the Dustbowl in 1933.
Wednesday, October 23
7pm NATURE “Animal Odd Couples” -- Unlikely cross-species relationships, such as a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub, are examined.
8pm NOVA “Making Stuff… “ – New episode of the series. Robotic bees, viruses building batteries and more innovations inspired by life itself are explored.
9pm RAW TO READY “Bentley” -- The Bentley Motor Company has built common raw ingredients into their luxurious signature Mulsanne. (This was originally an episode on Komat’su. Some listings still might show that information.)
10pm LAST WILL. & TESTAMENT -- The ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to William Shakespeare is explored.
Thursday, October 24
7pm GALLERY #1403 -- FEEL THE VELVET, BABY! Artist Trent Lawson and BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketches of Charles Keller (Original Airdate October 10, 2013)
9pm DOC MARTIN “The Family Way” -- The doctor is puzzled when his parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in years, make a surprise visit.