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Coming to OETA: April 11 to 17, 2014
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Friday, April 11

7pm                       ONR -- As lawmakers consider bills to give some state employees a pay raise while changing state benefits, working for state government is becoming increasingly less attractive… Oklahoma legislators debate the minimum wage in an ONR Extra… Oil and gas industry supporters urge legislators to keep a tax credit they say has spurred production… StateImpact Oklahoma’s Joe Wertz tells us about taxes on oil and gas… Child Abuse Prevention Day at the state Capitol brings to light the impact abuse and neglect has on long-term health… “Action-based learning” used in one Oklahoma school district is producing dramatic academic gains and improved health… Hundreds of candidates file to run for office in 2014, including major party candidates for governor… In a Newsmaker Interview, we discuss the scourge of prescription drug abuse with Oklahoma Watch reporter Warren Vieth… We discuss news from the capitol with eCapitol News Director Shawn Ashley… We take you to a new home for urban art… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

8:30pm                 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK -- Tonight Charlie speaks with Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Politico’s Mike Allen.  Plus actors Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine discuss their new movie The Railway Man and Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh takes a turn on the stage with The Library.

10:30pm               DOCTOR WHO “Hide” – The Doctor and Clara visit a haunted mansion in the 1970s where they meet an empath who can communicate with the ghost.

11:30pm               OETA MOVIE CLUB “The Big Country” – We’re doing something new starting this week. OETA MOVIE CLUB will begin on the half hour (i.e. 11:30pm) instead of immediately following DOCTOR WHO (i.e. 11:18pm) This makes catching the beginning of the movie easier if you’re watching a different channel beforehand or if you’re recording the movie. The downside is that the movie will start slightly later than usual, but we feel the consistency of the start time outweighs this.


Saturday, April 12

7:30am                 SUNUP --  SUNUP shares early results from an ongoing cattle limit-feeding study using wheat pasture as a supplement to traditional forage. Also: Mesonet recaps the Oklahoma drought since it began in October 2010; handy mobile apps to identify weeds, plants and insects; why freemartin calves (females born with a bull twin) should not be used as replacement heifers; forward contracting wheat, corn and other major commodities; how to identify neutral wire on a cord that is not color coded; farm inventory and transition; and how to safely use a drip torch and set up a prescribed burn.

5pm                       GLOBE TREKKER “Myanmar” – Premiere of Season 13 of this very popular series. As in past seasons, this year we’ll experience unforgettable destinations through stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and a youthful spirit of adventure.

8pm                       PA’S FIDDLE -- Music and songs selected from the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, beloved author of the LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE books. The music is performed by Randy Travis, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, Committed, Natalie Grant, Ashton Shepherd, and The Roys.

O K L A – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Falstaff” – This opera was originally scheduled for this weekend, but that was an error on our part. It should never have been scheduled that early. It will now air on OKLA on Saturday, April 26th from 4:30pm to 7pm.


Sunday, April 13

6:30am                 RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY – “Severely Impaired Premature Babies” - Technology has allowed premature and critically ill newborn babies to survive, but sometimes with major problems. Betty Rollin speaks with physicians, families and a chaplain at Children's Mercy's Intensive Care unit about wrestling with issues of life and death…. And, “The Sarajevo Haggadah” - Beginning sundown April 14th, Jews will be observing Passover with the Seder, the special meal which commemorates their ancestors' exodus from slavery in Egypt. The book that guides the ritual is the Haggadah. Kim Lawton reports on one of the most famous Haggadahs in the world, the Sarajevo Haggadah, named for the Bosnian city where it is now kept.

12:30pm               OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Higher Education” – Discussion of higher education in Oklahoma with Dr. Glen Johnson, Chancellor, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

1:30pm                 OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #207 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests Representative Joe Dorman (D-District 65) and Senator Rick Brinkley (R-District 34).

4pm                      RICK STEVES’ EUROPE SPECIAL “Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain” -- This 60-minute special highlights the region's rich mix of culture, cuisine, history, and natural wonders. The hour includes the major cites of Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada; flamenco, sherry, and horses; dramatic white-washed hilltowns; and fun in the Costa del Sol sun - plus a dash of Britain in Gibraltar. (Rudy Maxa will return to the schedule next week.)

7pm                      CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 3, Episode 3 -- Sister Julienne puts her reputation on the line to help a pregnant prison inmate. (Part 3 of 8)

8pm                      MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge” Season 2, Episode 3 -- The start of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the staff. LeClair has a mysterious obsession. (Part 3 of 8)

9pm                      THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE Season 2 premiere – This British drama series follows 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. Season 2 opens in 1952 when the four have returned to civilian life. They keep 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. There will be four episodes in this season, all Sundays at 9pm.

NEW BRITISH COMEDIES -- ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE and THE CAFÉ started last week in the 10pm hour after our broadcast rights for KEEPING UP APPEARANCES and AS TIME GOES BY expired. These two new comedies were chosen by our members and e-newsletter subscribers. (More information can be found here.) LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will continue to air Monday through Thursday during the 11 o’clock hour.

10pm                    ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE – The Meldrews begin the task of decorating the new house, and are entrusted with the responsibility of tortoise sitting for Margaret's goddaughter. Disaster is lurking amongst the grass cuttings.

10:30pm               THE CAFÉ – Sarah chases some literary agents in the sleepy seaside town and the Dobsons spark a heated debate about jam and cream in the café.


Monday, April 14

9pm                       INDEPENDENT LENS “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” – Examination of Ali's battle to overturn his prison sentence for refusing US military service.


Tuesday, April 15

7pm                      PIONEERS OF TELEVISION “Stand Up to Sitcom” -- Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr and Ray Romano discuss how standup comics transitioned to sitcoms.

8pm                      THE ADDRESS -- Students grappling with learning challenges use the Gettysburg Address as a tool for success.

9:30pm                 NATIVE OKLAHOMA -- "Native Oklahoma" is a first-of-its-kind joint television project between seven Oklahoma Indian tribes. Native culture, history, song, dance and values are featured with stories submitted from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Kiowa, Osage, Ponca, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.

10pm                    OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #207 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests Representative Joe Dorman (D-District 65) and Senator Rick Brinkley (R-District 34).

10:30pm               DEATH OF THE OLD WEST – In 1909, a group of Ada residents avenged the murder of a rancher by lynching four suspects.


Wednesday, April 16

7pm                       THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS “State Budget and Tax Cuts” – Guests are State Representative Scott Martin (R - Norman) and State Representative Mike Brown (D - Tahlequah). E-mail questions to To ask a question during the program, call 800/947-4529. Find the show on Twitter @PeoplesBusiness. NATURE will air at 10pm tonight. It also repeats Saturday afternoons at 2pm and Sunday mornings at 10am.

8pm                       NOVA “Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses” -- Researchers use the science of animal cognition to learn how dogs understand the world around them.

9pm                       YOUR INNER FISH “Your Inner Reptile” -- A look at how our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body.

10pm                     NATURE “Touching the Wild” -- Researcher Joe Hutto spends seven years of his life walking among a herd of wild mule deer.


Thursday, April 17

7pm                       GALLERY #1406 – “The Digital Realm of Alain Viesca” -- one of the nation's more successful 3D digital fantasy artists. And “Artistic Fusion” -- a work place for several artists in Oklahoma City called Urban Art.

8pm                       MIDSOMER MURDERS “Written in Blood” (Part One) -- Barnaby and Troy investigate the brutal murder of a mysterious secretary of a writers circle.

9pm                       DOC MARTIN “Mother Knows Best” -- Louisa's mother arrives in Portwenn unexpectedly and Louisa is far from happy about her arrival. (DOC MARTIN season 6 premieres May 22nd!!)

10pm                     DEATH IN PARADISE “Predicting Murder” -- When a woman predicts her own murder, Richard Poole searches for clues in a case from the past.