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Coming to OETA: February 21 to February 28, 2014
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Friday, February 21

7pm                  ONR -- A structural engineer finds major construction flaws in a Moore school destroyed by the May 20th tornado… A bridge on the fast track for repairs shows more structural problems… The State Senate approves a bond issue to repair Oklahoma’s crumbing state Capitol building.  eCapitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses that story and others making news “@ the Capitol”… Controversy keeps swirling around a monument at the state Capitol… Legislation changing state employee pensions advances through the legislature… High propane prices put the squeeze on 400,000 Oklahomans…  State Impact Oklahoma’s Logan Layden examines the causes and solutions to the propane crisis… Oklahoma’s aerospace industry is adapting to the high tech future of air travel… Tulsans remember the struggles of civil rights during African American History Month… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

8:30pm             CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK -- addresses the violence in Ukraine and the political backlash across the EU.  Plus TV critic Bill Carter grades the new host of The Tonight Show, Oscar nominees Bradley Cooper and David O. Russell discuss American Hustle and author James Patterson stops by to talk about his prodigious oeuvre.

9pm                  GREAT PERFORMANCES “Sting: The Last Ship” – The story of the demise of the shipbuilding industry in 1980s Newcastle features music by Sting. (90min)

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO “The Angels Take Manhattan” – Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. --- Okay, that’s from another episode. But still, scariest Doctor Who creatures ever!


Saturday, February 22

7:30am             SUNUP --  SUNUP reminds producers to check for first hollow stem in wheat and advice for those considering plant growth regulators. Also: information about commodity programs and livestock disaster assistance programs in the 2014 Farm Bill; the first hollow stem advisor, burn bans and rainfall totals in the Mesonet report; how Oklahoma pasture conditions look as producers rebuild their herds; helping a calf delivering feet first; farming and ranching tax law changes; methods for drawing ovals in Shop Stop; U.S. Crop markets; and the different types of good fats in cooking oils.

5pm                  GILCREASE MUSEUM: AMERICA’S STORY -- A revealing look in to what it takes to maintain the world's largest collection of American Western art and artifacts. The program also introduces viewers to the man behind the museum, Thomas Gilcrease. The video is available from the RSU online store for $29.95. Call 1-800-823-7210 or visit their website


Sunday, February 23

12:30pm           OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahoma’s State Budget” --  Learning about the state budgeting process and Oklahoma’s budget and policy priorities with Oklahoma Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information Technology Preston Doerflinger.

1:30pm             OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #204 -- Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb and Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello

6pm                  ERMA BOMBECK: LEGACY OF LAUGHTER – Phil Donahue narrates this exploration of the extraordinary life and career of a beloved humorist. FATHER BROWN won’t be seen tonight because MASTERPIECE starts at 6:30pm tonight.

6:30pm             MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 7” – Last week’s episode is repeating tonight. 

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 8 (finale)” – This is the final episode of Season 4. If you miss it tonight, you can see it on OKLA tomorrow night. It will air one more time on Main on 3/09 at 8:30pm. 


Monday, February 24

9pm                  ICE WARRIORS: SLED HOCKEY -- This program portrays the United States Ice Sled Hockey team as it prepares to compete in the Winter Paralympics in a sport called "murderball on blades."

10pm                EXPLORE ADA #305 “Bee Happy” -- For more information about this series, go to the city of Ada’s website:


Tuesday, February 25

7pm                  TRIANGEL FIRE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Reveals how public outrage following a deadly factory fire in 1911 led to workplace safety laws.

8pm                  FRONTLINE “Secrets of the Vatican” -- Benedict's papacy and the battle to set the Church on a new path under Pope Francis are explored.

9:30pm             A’PLAS: THE STORY OF FATHER ROTHER -- The story of a missionary priest from Oklahoma who was martyred in Guatemala in 1981. When native Oklahoman Father Stanley Rother arrived as a missionary to Guatemala, he sought to improve the living conditions of the people of Santiago Atitlan. As political unrest formed in the late '70s, Rother's work was challenged by the appearance of conflict between armed guerrilla forces and military forces. Anyone organizing with the people drew suspicion from the government and were thought to be involved with the Guerrilla, and community leaders were often targets of kidnappings or murders. In 1981, when Father Rother was murdered, it left many parishioners and projects without a leader. He is remembered as a local hero in his hometown of Okarche, Oklahoma and in Santiago Atitlan. Rother will soon likely be remembered by the world as saint. (This program can be seen regularly on OKLA and can be ordered through Amazon.)

10pm                OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #204 -- Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb and Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello

10:30pm           SERVING AMERICA: MEMORIES OF PEACE CORPS -- Personal stories from volunteers and archival film highlight the early years of the Peace Corps.


Wednesday, February 26

7pm                  NOVA “Manhunt – Boston Bombers” – A look at how modern technology and old-fashioned detective work helped catch the Boston bombers. (The PBS national feed has NATURE “Ireland’s Wild River,” so you may see some national advertisement abou that. We will air that Sunday, March 3rd at 10am.

8pm                  NOVA “Ground Zero Supertower” -- NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the completion of One World Trade Center in New York City.

9pm                  SUPER SKYSCRAPERS “The Billionaire Building” -- The teams that are creating One57, New York's most luxurious residential skyscraper, are showcased.

10pm                SHELTER ME “Second Chance” -- A look at how shelter pets can improve people's lives when given the opportunity is highlighted.


Thursday, February 27

7pm                  GALLERY #1404 “The Magic of 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.(Original broadcast 11/07/13)

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Do Not Disturb” -- Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving his blood phobia is cured.

10pm                NORTHERN RAILWAY: JOURNEY ACROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE -- This history of the Nordlandsbanen, Norway's longest rail line, and remarkable scenery are featured.


Friday, February 28

9pm                  ACL PRESENTS: AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- This program features selected performances from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, including Dr. John, Stephen Stills, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and more.

10:30pm           DOCTOR WHO “Christmas 2012 – The Snowmen” – We’re starting back over with the first episode offered to us from the latest batch of DOCTOR WHO programs from the BBC.