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Coming to OETA: January 24 to January 30, 2014
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Programming Notes 1/24 to 1/30

Written by Holly on Friday January 24, 2014

Friday, January 24

7pm                  ONR – A federal judge’s decision pushes Oklahoma to the forefront in the legal battle over same-sex marriage… State employees who have gone eight years without a pay raise voice concerns about proposed changes to Oklahoma’s public pension system… Rural hospitals are facing financial hard times.  In Pauls Valley, an increase in sales taxes is seen as a way to keep their hospital from closing… E-Capitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses the upcoming legislative session and how U.S. Senator Tom Coburn’s decision to not seek re-election is changing the political landscape at the capitol… As more and more grandparents are raising children, services are available to help them re-adjust to parenting… Cutting edge technology is helping increase detection of breast cancer… Oklahoma journalists and business advisors learn about the explosion of population and the media in Bangladesh… And, Adam Brooks, Managing Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

8:30pm             CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK -- Tonight Charlie speaks with veterans of the Battle of Fallujah about their experiences and this month’s loss of the city to insurgents.  Plus CBS News’ Clarissa Ward discusses new evidence of war crimes in Syria; Politico’s Mike Allen prepares for the upcoming State of the Union address; The New Yorker’s David Remnick reviews President Obama’s year; and Frank Langella considers his current role as King Lear.

9pm                  NASHVILLE 2.0 – Tonight’s broadcast of THE REAL MARY POPPINS was withdrawn from PBS due to a broadcast rights issue. In its place, NASHVILLE 2.0 features great Americana artists paying tribute to the legendary country stars who have been their inspiration.

10:30pm            DOCTOR WHO “Asylum of the Daleks” – We’re starting over with Season 7. As soon as we have new episodes, we’ll purchase and broadcast them. Until then, let’s savor what we have. Watch them over and over. Turn the captions on and learn all the British bits you don’t understand with your ears.


Saturday, January 25

7:30am             SUNUP --  Greeting viewers from the 2014 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service statewide conference in Stillwater. A new Mesonet tool that helps producers who have cattle grazing on wheat pasture; how spring wheat growth will impact soil moisture; the factors currently impacting wheat prices; potential benefits of interval feeding weaned replacement heifers; record prices in the boxed beef market; how to keep funnels from dripping after use; Farm Focused Food Safety Trainings; and how pH levels impact canning and food processing.

The 60min MOYERS & COMPANY series is no longer in production. The new 30min MOYERS & COMPANY series is on OKLA on Sunday nights at 8pm. More information about the change can be found hereGLOBE TREKKER is going to air in this time slot from now on. The Thursday nightGLOBE TREKKER will soon become MIDSOMER MURDERS.

8pm                  JAMES BROWN: LIVE IN AMERICA -- The "Godfather of Soul" performs at the legendary Chastain Park in Atlanta, Georgia in 1984.

9pm                  OETA MOVIE CLUB “Aliens” – Affirmative, we’re going into space tonight for one of the best science fiction movies ever made. Aliens was directed by James Cameron and stars Sigourney Weaver. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and gave us all a new respect for flame throwers.


Sunday, January 26

11am                GALLERY #1405 -- “The Spirit of Line and Color: Benjamin Harjo, Jr” and “The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition” – Premiered 1/09/14

11:30am            BACK IN TIME #301 “Cold War Target” -- Examines a dangerous period in our state’s history when bomber crews scrambled from the flight-line and Oklahoma military bases were a target. (Premiered Jan 2, 2014)

12:30pm            OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Oklahomans in Bangladesh” -- We discuss a recent professional and cultural exchange involving a delegation from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma and professional journalists and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, with: Joe Foote, Dean, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma… Armand McCoy, Business Development Director, Trifecta Communications… Kate Carlton, Reporter, Ahead of the Storm:  The Oklahoma Tornado Project, KGOU Radio

6pm                  FATHER BROWN “The Flying Stars” – This is the second episode of this new British drama-comedy based on the short stories by G K Chesterton. The series follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community.

7pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 4” – This is last week’s episode, #3 of 8

8pm                  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey Season 4” – This is the new episode for this week.

9pm                  MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Sherlock, Season 3: The Sign of Three” – This is the second episode in three new ones for Season Three. In tonight’s episode, Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all - delivering a Best Man's speech on John's wedding day.

AS TIME GOES BY and KEEPING UP APPEARANCES will be preempted for three weeks due to the two-hour length of the Sherlock episodes. The two British comedy series will expire at the end of March, being replaced by two new British comedy series (more on that later).


Monday, January 27

9pm                  INDEPENDENT LENS “State of Arizona” -- The complex realities behind Arizona's struggle with illegal immigration are explored.


Tuesday, January 28

7pm                  THE AMISH: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Part 1) – This 2-hour documentary about the Amish lifestyle has been divided in half so that we can bring you the President’s State of the Union address at 8pm.

8pm                  PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT “President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2014” -- Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will lead PBS’ live broadcast coverage of the speech and the Republican response.  Joining them in the studio will be the political analysis team of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and "New York Times" columnist David Brooks.

10pm                FRONTLINE “League of Denial” -- An investigation into the NFL and brain injuries reveals the true health risks to football players.


Wednesday, January 29

7pm                  NATURE “The Funkiest Monkeys” -- Filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson visits Indonesia to explore charismatic crested black macaques.

8pm                  NOVA “Ghosts of Murdered Kings” -- Archaeologists in Ireland's County Tipperary investigate the violent deaths of bog body victims.

9pm                  HAWKING -- The life of Stephen Hawking, one of the most remarkable minds of the modern age, is chronicled.

10pm                NATURALLY OBSESSED: THE MAKING OF A SCIENTIST -- Graduate students research the structure of a protein that controls the burning and storage of fat.


Thursday, January 30 

7pm                  RICK STEVES: ON THE RECORD – Dick Pryor talks to travel guru Rick Steves and his extraordinary career on public television.

9pm                  DOC MARTIN “Perish Together as Fools” -- Louisa has a medical scare and Martin diagnoses officer Penhale's brother Sam with an illness.

10pm                MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Sherlock, Season 3, Part 2” – This repeat of the Sunday night premiere preempts LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE at 11pm and 11:30pm. LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE will return on Thursday nights on February 13th. No episodes are being skipped. Monday night will pick up where Wednesday night left off.