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Coming to OETA: May 16 to May 22, 2014
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The programs in blue are having their season finales this week. 

Friday, May 16

7pm                       ONR – Lawmakers approve a change to the Reading Sufficiency Act over the objections of the State Department of Education... School districts are digesting the results of the recent 3rd grade reading sufficiency tests and are forming strategies on what to do next… Questions are being raised about a possible conflict of interest in the investigation of a botched execution that has caused a stay of all executions in Oklahoma for at least six months… Health care providers brace for a cut in state and federal funding for Medicaid treatment… Legislators hold a hearing to learn details about a painting allegedly stolen from a French family by Nazi soldiers.  The painting is now housed at the University of Oklahoma… The House of Representatives moves to regulate advisors who help Oklahomans pick their health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act… We discuss news from the capitol with eCapitol News Director Shawn Ashley… We examine the history of the coal industry in our state and 100 years of agriculture extension services… With the one-year anniversary of the deadly May 20th Moore tornado  approaching, we look back at the events and aftermath of that tragic day... And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

9pm                       AMERICAN MASTERS “Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself” -- The life of legendary writer, actor, journalist and risk-taker George Plimpton. (90min)

10:30p                   DOCTOR WHO “The Eleventh Hour” – Starting over with the beginning of the Eleventh Doctor while we wait for the new episodes to become available. More information found on the Programming Notes blog.


Saturday, May 17

8pm                       EVENING WITH DOC WATSON & DAVID HOLT -- Innovative guitarist Doc Watson and folklorist David Holt perform bluegrass, folk and gospel tunes. This was produced as a pledge special, so it is not available for purchase. It can be received as a gift for becoming a member. Call 1-800-879-6382 anytime between 9am and 5pm on weekdays for more information.


Sunday, May 18

12:30pm               OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Tax Policy and Priorities” – Discussion of Oklahoma’s tax structure and policy priorities with economists:  Kent Olson, Ph.D., Professor of Economics Emeritus, Oklahoma State University… Kyle Dean, Ph.D., Associate Director, Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute, Meinders School of Business, Oklahoma City University… Mickey Hepner, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business, University of Central Oklahoma

1:30pm                 OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #212 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Rep. Mike Jackson (R – District 40) and Senator Bryce Marlatt (R-District 27)

6pm                       FATHER BROWN “The Man in the Tree” – A man is found by Lady Felicia injured and stuck up a tree. Father Brown meets a visiting German priest. (Good news! We just purchased the broadcast rights for Season 2! They’ll begin in July.)

7pm                       CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 3, Episode 8 (Season Finale) -- As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help. (The actress who plays Jenny is leaving the series. There will be a Season 4, just without that major character.)

8pm                       MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge” Season 2, Episode 8 (Season Finale) -- Justice is served, and so is romance as soldiers return and others leave for the front. (Two hours)

10pm                     ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE – Victor and Margaret return from a shopping trip to discover that the house has been burgled - and the neighbors helped out! How can they survive without television?


Monday, May 19

9pm                       MULBERRY CHILD -- Author Jian Ping's sheds light on her family's struggle to survive China's Cultural Revolution. (This program replaces INDEPENDENT LENS “God Loves Uganda,” which was rated for “Mature Audiences Only” due to language and images. We cannot show it in our primetime schedule. It can be seen at 3am Wednesday morning. It will also likely be viewable online on the INDEPENDENT LENS website.

10pm                     THE VISIONARIES “Jewish Home Federation” -- An extraordinary organization in New Jersey that helps the victims of Alzheimer's is visited.


Tuesday, May 20

7pm                       COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE – Part Two of this 3-part series Includes powerful stories about veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of the stories featured may evoke an emotional response from veterans who are watching. Veterans that appear to be in crisis should be referred to the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1). The Veterans Crisis Line will be staffed with additional counselors during the three week series run.

8pm                       ESCAPE FROM NAZI DEATH CAMP -- Jewish prisoners staged a bloody escape from the Nazi death camp of Sobibor during World War II.

9pm                       FRONTLINE “United States of Secrets, Pt 2” -- The role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency's surveillance program is explored.

10pm                     OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #212 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Rep. Mike Jackson (R – District 40) and Senator Bryce Marlatt (R-District 27)

10:30pm               OUR AMERICAN FAMILY: THE YOUNGS -- The day to day life of an American family during the first half of the 1900's is chronicled.


Wednesday, May 21

7pm                       THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS  -- The last show of the season will be open topic. House minority leader Rep. Scott Inman will be one of our guests. 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.

8pm                       NOVA “Bombing Nazi Dams” -- In 1943 a squad of Lancaster bombers destroyed dams in Germany with a revolutionary bouncing bomb.

10pm                     NATURE “The Gathering Swarms” -- The planet's most extraordinary swarms, including 17-year cicadas and a locust swarm, are explored.


Thursday, May 22

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

8pm                       MIDSOMER MURDERS “Faithful Unto Death, Part 2” -- An investigation into a crafts center's finances turns sinister when the owner's wife disappears.

9pm                       DOC MARTIN “Sickness and Health” – SEASON 6 PREMIERE! -- Portwenn is buzzing about the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot?

10pm                     DEATH IN PARADISE “Amongst Us” -- Dwayne is embroiled in a murder investigation when incriminating evidence is found at the scene.