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Friday, April 25

7pm                       ONR – A legal dilemma casts the national spotlight on Oklahoma’s procedures for carrying out the death penalty… Oklahoma prison guards face thousands of new inmates as lawmakers struggle to find money to give guards a pay raise… Glitches occur again in Oklahoma’s online student testing system… Measures to repair the state Capitol building and reduce the state income tax draw heated debate in the legislature… Economic analysts say Oklahoma’s heavy reliance on federal funds is linked to the state’s high poverty rate… We discuss news from the capitol with eCapitol News Director Shawn Ashley… Spring means an explosion of color at Muskogee’s Honor Heights Park… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

8:30pm                 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK -- Charlie Rose has been named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”.  On tonight’s episode of The Week, Charlie will interview Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs about this year’s list. Plus Senator John McCain will discuss his visit to Ukraine and the West’s response to Russia, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks about the challenges facing America’s middle class, and Sandford Greenberg reviews his campaign to end blindness by 2020.

9pm                       GREAT PERFORMANCES “Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty” – Choreographer Matthew Bourne presents a highly theatrical production of the timeless fairy tale.

11pm                     DOCTOR WHO “The Crimson Horror” – Half an hour later than usual tonight due to the special GREAT PERFORMANCES at 9pm. We go back to Victorian Yorkshire for this episode where we meet a mad woman who disposes of people in her town that don’t meet up to her standards, including her own daughter. If you’ve never before seen this episode, don’t be alarmed that you don’t see the Doctor until 15 minutes into it. The episode is unique in that it’s seen from the point of view of someone other than the Doctor or his companion, specifically Vastra, Jenny and Strax. A bit of trivia: The mother and daughter in this episode are mother and daughter in real life.


Saturday, April 26

7:30am                 SUNUP --  SUNUP examines whether the recent freeze impacted wheat and canola; previews the Wheat Field Day at the North Central Research Station at Lahoma May 9; the connection between Mesonet and the National Weather Service; drought monitor, rainfall totals and drought forecast through July; how rain is impacting wheat prices and the overall crop; short-term calf removal as a way to begin the weaning process; motor oil ratings; SUNUP travels to Osage County to visit The Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve for greater prairie-chickens and fire research; compounds involved in smoking meat; and highlights from “One Hundred Years of Oklahoma Extension,” which airs May 8 at 7 p.m. on OETA-TV.

5pm                       GLOBE TREKKER “East Texas” – They’re nearby this week… The Gun Show in Ft. Worth, the Book Depository in Dallas and the Johnson Space Center are visited.

8pm                       ELVIS: RETURN TO TUPELO -- A look at the rock n' roll icon's origins in rural Tupelo, Mississippi to his breakout year in1956.

9pm                       OETA MOVIE CLUB “The Last Emperor” – We aired this movie in late 2013, but it’s such a good one that we wanted to give it one more broadcast before the rights expired.

OKLA – 4:30pm to 7pm -- GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Falstaff” – This opera was originally (mistakenly) scheduled two weeks ago. It had to be moved here.


Sunday, April 27

11am                     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. (original broadcast 4/03/14)

11:30am               NATIVE OKLAHOMA #101 – Encore broadcast of the 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.

12:30pm               OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Legislative Session Update” -- As the legislative session heads into its final month, we discuss the latest news from the Capitol with state Capitol reporters Shawn Ashley, News Director, eCapitol and  Sean Murphy, Capitol Correspondent, The Associated Press

1:30pm                 OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #209 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Sen. Corey Brooks (R) – District 43 and Sec. of Education Dr. Robert Sommers

6pm                       FATHER BROWN “Hammer of God” – We’re starting back over with the first episode. Do me a favor. If you like this series, fill out this webform and tell us! We’re considering purchasing the second season, but we need to be sure there are viewers out there who are enjoying the first season.

7pm                       CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 4, Episode 5 -- The midwives discover that a young woman with Down Syndrome is six months pregnant.. (Part 5 of 8)

8pm                       MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge” Season 2, Episode 5 -- Loxley's corrupt empire expands, LeClair lands in deep trouble and Harry joins the war effort.. (Part 5 of 8)

9pm                       THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE “Uncustomed Goods, Part 1” Season 2, Episode 3 – After Millie is abducted and released by a crime ring, she is determined to stop human trafficking. This is a two-parter. Next week is the final episode of this season.

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. LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will continue to air Monday through Thursday during the 11 o’clock hour.

10pm                     ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE – Victor fends off a toy dinosaur salesman. Meanwhile, Pippa suspects that Victor is responsible for the murder of an elderly blind man. A benefit concert gives Victor the chance to resurrect Cuthbert the dummy and air his ventriloquist skills.

10:30pm               THE CAFÉ – The regulars get ready for Sing-Along Sound of Music. A stressed Carol gets some bad news.

O K L A – 1pm – CIVIL WAR: THE UNTOLD STORY – This five-part series examines this conflict through the lens of the Western Campaign. Narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern (Cora from Downton Abbey). Part 2 airs next Sunday on OKLA at 1pm.


Monday, April 28

9pm                       INDEPENDENT LENS “Revenge of the Electric Car” -- In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed. Now the electric car is back.

10:30pm               WRITING OUT LOUD “Anita Hill” -- An interview with writer/activist Anita Hill, focusing on the new documentary about her life, Anita—Speaking Truth to Power.


Tuesday, April 29

7pm                       PIONEERS OF TELEVISION “Breaking Barriers” -- The story of people of color on American television is traced, including Bill Cosby and Desi Arnaz.

8pm                       SKOKIE: INVADED BUT NOT CONQUERED -- The issues connected to the attempted Neo-Nazi March in Skokie, Illinois 35 years ago are examined.

9pm                       FRONTLINE “Prison State” -- A look at the impact of mass incarceration in America focuses on a housing project in Kentucky.

10:30p                   OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION – Due to the 90min FRONTLINE episode tonight, OCC has been pushed to 10:30pm. OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Sen. Corey Brooks (R) – District 43 and Sec. of Education Dr. Robert Sommers

O K L A – 8pm – RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE - A VOCES SPECIAL -- The life and death of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist, is investigated.


Wednesday, April 30

7pm                       THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS “Department of Human Services” -- 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 “The Journey of the Butterflies” -- Journey into the fascinating world of the Monarch butterfly and explore its migratory odyssey.

9pm                       NAZI MEGA WEAPONS “Super Tanks” -- In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built deadly pieces of military hardware and technology.

10pm                     NATURE “Love in the Animal Kingdom” -- The subtle, outrageous and romantic antics of gorillas, flamingos and other animals are revealed. NATURE returns to 7pm on May 28th.


Thursday, May 1

7pm                       ASK A LAWYER 2014 “Democracy and You” -- This annual television event gives viewers an inside look at the legal system, with a focus on the impact lawyers have had on the lives of individuals and the law itself. More information can be found here. 

8pm                       MIDSOMER MURDERS “Death of a Hollow Man” (Part One) -- A local dramatic production of Amadeus reveals a backstage world of intrigue, passion and murder.

9pm                       DOC MARTIN “Don’t Let Go” -- Joe Penhale is desperate to keep his ex-wife Maggie. Tension is mounting between Louisa and Martin.  (DOC MARTIN season 6 premieres May 22nd!!)

10pm                     DEATH IN PARADISE “Spot the Difference” -- A murder investigation becomes personal when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to Richard. (Are you loving this series? I definitely am!)