Friday, January 31
7pm ONR -- At two very different locations, a similar story about enrollment for health care under the Affordable Care Act… Tax cuts remain a high priority for many legislators, while others warn now is not the time to reduce state revenue… As jail populations rise, many counties complain the state is not paying enough to house inmates waiting for a prison bed… A newly-opened blood bank offers hope to Oklahomans suffering from blood-related cancers… State Impact Oklahoma’s Joe Wertz gives us an update on the opening of the southern leg of a major oil pipeline… E-Capitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses the upcoming legislative session… The organization that regulates high school athletics in Oklahoma is coming under legislative scrutiny… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.
8:30pm CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK – Tonight’s episode has football mania with Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and Seattle Seahawks owner, discussing his team’s chances. Plus Ad-Age’s Abby Klassen reviews this year’s Super Bowl ads and Charlie takes a look at vintage football cards at the Metropolitan Museum. The episode will also feature Playbook’s Mike Allen on the reaction to the State of the Union address; war photographer Lynsey Addario on the Syrian refugee crisis; Steve Coogan, producer, co-writer and star of the Oscar-nominated movie Philomena; and magician Teller with inventor Tim Jennison about their new documentary Tim’s Vermeer.
9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino” -- The superstar performs classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz in Portofino, Italy. The “Barrymore” episode of GREAT PERFORMANCES had to be cancelled at the last minute due to an excessive amount of content flags. Some PBS markets can air harsher language and content, but it’s OETA’s policy to be family friendly as much as possible. We didn’t receive the notification about the flags until earlier this week. We’d promoted the program heavily and we regret that some viewers will be disappointed that it didn’t air. These are tough choices we have to make. In the end, we’d prefer keep our broadcasts clean for viewers of all ages. The full episode of “Barrymore” can be seen at PBS online here.
Saturday, February 1
7:30am SUNUP -- SUNUP talks with OSU's Agricultural Policy Extension Specialist Jody Campiche about the changes Oklahoma producers can expect in the new 2014 Farm Bill. Also: what ranchers should see during the three stages of calving; an update on the canola crop and a preview of Canola College Feb. 13 in Enid; Mesonet weather; wheat prices; lighting options for the shop; how invasive species impact our state; and a preview of the Oklahoma Invasive Species Conference March 25 in Oklahoma City.
10am MARTHA BAKES – Season 2 premiere! After this season airs, we’ll start back with our summer grilling programs.
10:30am AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN – Season 14 premiere!
1:30pm HOMETIME – Season 28 premiere!
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 can be found here. GLOBE TREKKER is going to air in this time slot from now on. The Thursday night GLOBE TREKKER will soon become MIDSOMER MURDERS.
8pm HERMAN’S HERMITS: LISTEN PEOPLE 1964-1969 – This hasn’t aired since 2012. It expires at the end of this month, so I hope you get to see it while you still can.
Sunday, February 2
6:30am RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY – Like we’ve done for the past couple of years during the legislative season, we have a weekly series on Sundays where our executive Director talks to public officials about their lives, their careers and their goals. In order to put this timely program in the afternoon schedule, we needed to move RELIGION & ETHICS to this time period. If this is too early, the episodes can also be viewed online here.
12:30pm OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Immigration Reform” – Discussion of proposals for changing U.S. immigration policy with guests: Carol Helm, President, Immigration Reform Oklahoma Now… Major Shannon Clark, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office… Jake Fisher, Partner, Bridges Advertising… Estela Hernandez, Co-owner, Long Star Construction
1:30pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION – Season premiere! On today’s program, OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with Oklahoma Secretary of Finance, Preston Doerflinger, and State Representative from District 46, Scott Martin. If you miss the Sunday afternoon premiere, you can see the episode again Tuesday nights at 10pm.
8pm MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 5 of 8”
9pm MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Sherlock III, Episode 3 of 3: His Last Vow” -- Charles Augustus Magnussen is the Napoleon of blackmail - and the one man Sherlock truly hates.
Monday, February 3
12:30pm STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS 2014 -- Live from the State Capitol Building, Governor Mary Fallin speaks about the current status of Oklahoma and her plans for the next year. This will repeat tonight at 8pm and Wednesday morning at 5am. It’s will also stream live on our website.
8pm STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS 2014 – Repeat of this afternoon’s speech by Govenor Fallin. It will repeat again Wednesday morning at 5am.
9pm POV “American Promise” -- This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. (This is a two-hour program that will preempt the regular 10pm and 10:30pm programs.)
Tuesday, February 4
7pm AMISH: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Part 2 – This is the second part of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE episode about the the beliefs, lifestyle and history of this insular religious community.
8pm AMISH SHUNNED: AMERIENCE EXPERIENCE – Filmed over the course of 12 months, this *new* film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly-knit communities in the United States. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith. They explain the importance of obedience, the strong ties that bind their communities together and the pain they endure when a loved one falls away. (120min)
10pm OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION – This is an encore of Sunday afternoon’s premiere episode when OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sat down with Oklahoma Secretary of Finance, Preston Doerflinger, and State Representative from District 46, Scott Martin.
10:30pm THE EDUCATION OF HARVEY GANTT -- The story of the first African American accepted to a white college in South Carolina is showcased.
Wednesday, February 5
7pm NATURE “An Original DUCKumentary” -- A look at the fascinating bird sheds light on how ducks migrate together, nurture chicks and more.
8pm NOVA “Roman Catacomb Mystery” -- A forensic investigation explores an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs beneath Rome.
9pm SUPER SKYSCRAPERS “One World Trade Center” – This is a new 4-part series that follows four extraordinary skyscrapers. Tonight, we follow the final year of exterior construction of One World Trade Center in New York City.
10pm SACRED SPACES: THE ARCHITECTURE OF FAY JONES -- Fay Jones of Fayetteville, Arkansas, studied under the great Frank Lloyd Wright, and eventually ascended to heights rivaling his master. Jones became one of the most acclaimed and significant architects of the late twentieth century. He won the prestigious AIA Gold Medal in 1990, awarded for a lifetime of work that included his masterpiece, Thorncrown Chapel, a "little glass chapel" near the quaint village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Chapel was recognized in 2000 by the AIA as the fourth most significant structure of the twentieth century.
Thursday, February 6
7pm STATELINE #1504 “Worth the Gamble” – Explores legalized gambling and whether it's working out for the state, the citizens and casino operators. (premiere)
10pm MASTERPIECE MYSTERY “Sherlock III, Episode 3 of 3: His Last Vow” -- 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. This is the final week that the Thursday night LOSW episodes will be preempted, at least until our March pledge drive.