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Coming to OETA: May 9 to May 15, 2014
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Friday, May 9

7pm                       ONR -- Oklahoma teachers look for employment in other states for increases in pay… Almost a year after deadly tornadoes killed seven students in Moore, legislators and educators are still looking for ways to improve the safety and security of Oklahoma school children… With severe storm season returning, we learn about new advances in forecasting being developed at the University of Oklahoma, National Weather Service and National Severe Storms Laboratory… The state sells a rail line that again may connect Oklahoma City and Tulsa by train… We have an update on the Department of Corrections and a botched execution that has drawn international attention… Illiteracy remains a barrier to improving health outcomes in Oklahoma… Legislative leaders weigh in on the debate over the extension of horizontal drilling tax incentives… We discuss news from the capitol with eCapitol News Director Shawn Ashley… And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

9pm                       SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA: TANGLEWOOD REVISITED -- A behind-the-scenes journey with cellist Yo-Yo Ma showcasing performances from his 2012 tour.

10:30pm               DOCTOR WHO “The Name of the Doctor” – This is the final episode of the 7th series. So many loose ends in the storylines get tied up in this one. Plus a super fabulous kiss between the Doctor and River Song. Unfortunately, we don’t have the broadcast right to air the four episodes that have been produced since. We should have them in early 2015. This is due to an arrangement with the BBC and BBC America (cable network). They get first dibs, then PBS stations are allowed to purchase them. We’re going back in time (haha!) next week and starting back over with the very first Matt Smith episode, “The Eleventh Hour.” If you’ve never watched DOCTOR WHO or you’re completely lost with the timeline of events (you’re not alone), next week will be a perfect time to start watching.


Saturday, May 10

7:30am                 SUNUP --  Examines prescribed-burn techniques and conditions, and explains how to safeguard homes and property from wildfire with tips from the Firewise Communities Program. Also: how the Mesonet website reports data for a variety of changing weather conditions and response needs; wheat prices; preventing and treating cattle herd eye problems; 2014 DASNR Champions; trailer hitch pins; and the HungerU meal packaging event.

12:30pm               THIS OLD HOUSE – The 33rd Season ended last week and will start repeating this week. If you missed any of the episodes, you can watch them on our website

1pm                       ASK THIS OLD HOUSE – The 12th season ended last week. We’ll start repeating the entire season starting this week. If you missed any of the episodes, you can watch them on our website

8pm                       DANIEL O’DONNELL: LIVE FROM NASHVILLE – Yes, ladies, he’s not just for our pledge drives!


Sunday, May 11 – Happy Mother’s Day!

8:30am                 LAND DOCTORS #106 –Travel to Costa Rica where Kelly works on a new 5-star resort development as an environmental consultant. Along the way, he learns a new solution to a nagging issue at the Homestead.

12:30pm               OKLAHOMA FORUM – “Legislative Leaders” -- As the legislative session heads into its final days, we discuss the latest news from the Capitol with state House and Senate leadership: Rep. Jeff Hickman, Speaker of the House (R) Fairview… Rep. Scott Inman, House Minority Leader (D) Del City… Sen. Brian Bingman, Senate President Pro Tempore (R) Sapulpa… Sen. Randy Bass, Senate Minority Leader-Elect (D) Lawton

1:30pm                 OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #211 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Sen. Ron Justice (R – District 23) and Rep. Aaron Stiles (R – District 45)

6pm                       FATHER BROWN “The Wrong Shape” – Foretold of his death, Leonard Quinton asks Father Brown to look after his estranged wife after his death.

7pm                       CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 4, Episode 7 -- Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in grave danger. (Part 7 of 8)

8pm                       MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge” Season 2, Episode 7 -- Harry's secret service contact does him a favor and Mae and Loxley cross swords. (Part 6 of 8)

9pm                       SECRETS OF CHATSWORTH – A look at the Chatsworth Estate, which has been home to the distinguished Cavendish family for over five centuries. (Last week was the final episode of THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE. There will not be any new ones.  ITV decided not to re-commission a third series, so the series is at an end. This was not an OETA or PBS decision and there isn’t anything we can do to change ITV’s mind. I’m just thankful we got to show the first two seasons.)

10pm                     ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE – As Victor is unable to sleep, he kindly ensures that Margaret also gets no peace. Things get so desperate that Victor contemplates opening Ronnie and Mildred’s Christmas present from last year - but no, he’s not quite that desperate.

10:30pm               THE CAFÉ – It's Carol's birthday and she's got a very difficult decision to make.


Monday, May 12

9pm                       INDEPENDENT LENS “Let the Fire Burn” -- The clash between Philadelphia police and the radical urban group MOVE in 1985, one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.


Tuesday, May 13

7pm                       COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE – Three-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                       FRONTLINE “United States of Secrets, Part 1” – This twInvestigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. The documentary reveals how the U.S. government came to monitor the communications of millions of Americans and to collect billions of records on ordinary people around the world. (Viewer discretion is advised due to video of the events of 9/11.)

10pm                     OKLAHOMA CAPITOL CONNECTION #211 -- OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel sits down with guests: Sen. Ron Justice (R – District 23) and Rep. Aaron Stiles (R – District 45)

10:30pm               FOUND CAUSES -- Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans & Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services


Wednesday, May 14

7pm                       THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS “Health Care” -- 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 “Escape from Nazi Alcatraz” -- Aerospace engineers and carpenters test a plan to escape a Nazi war camp using a two-man glider.

9pm                       NAZI MEGA WEAPONS “Fortress Berlin” -- In April of 1945 Hitler was 10 meters underground in the center of Berlin as the Russians advanced.

10pm                     NATURE “Leave it to Beavers” – Scientists regard beavers as tools for reversing the effects of global warming and water shortages.


Thursday, May 15

7pm                       BACK IN TIME “Oklahoma Coal” -- When people speak about energy in Oklahoma today they are taking about oil and Gas, but a century ago coal was king and Oklahoma had plenty.

7:30pm                 EXPLORE ADA -- The Pettigrew brothers carve Native American flutes by hand and then play them. Then, Vietnam Veterans share their experiences during the war and discuss what it meant to them to see the travelling replica of the Vietnam Memorial visit their hometown. For more information about this series, go to the city of Ada’s website.

8pm                       MIDSOMER MURDERS “Faithful Unto Death, Part 1” -- An investigation into a crafts center's finances turns sinister when the owner's wife disappears.

9pm                       DOC MARTIN “Ever After” -- Mrs. Tishell's long-standing crush on Dr. Martin Ellingham takes a dramatic turn.

10pm                     DEATH IN PARADISE “Music of Murder” -- Richard sees the dark side of show business when a comeback concert ends in a public murder.