Community Cinema Partnership Begins with The Graduates
OETA & Tulsa's Circle Cinema Launch Community Cinema
Series with Independent Lens' THE GRADUATES
Part 1: Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30pm (followed by panel discussion)
Part 2: Monday, October 28 at 6:30pm (followed by panel discussion)
Join OETA at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa for the launch of our new Community Cinema series. Circle Cinema and OETA are partnering to host advanced screenings of documentaries, plus community conversations following each screening with community leaders and area experts.
First up: The Graduates, a new film from Independent Lens, chronicling the high school dropout crisis and possible solutions. Part One features Darlene, a Tulsa student enrolled in Union Alternative School.
Join us Wednesday, October 23 and Monday, October 28 from 6:30-8:30pm and get your free tickets at www.circlecinema.com.
New Sunday Night Line Up
The NEW OETA Sunday Night Lineup
10pm: As Time Goes By
10:30pm: Keeping Up Appearances
11pm: Doc Martin
(in addition to its regular Thursday at 9pm timeslot)
A bit about the new changes and why some of the previous series are no longer being shown:
We are no longer be able to air ARE YOU BEING SERVED due to a legal dispute with the BBC and heirs to the creator's estate. It's completely out of OETA's control and no longer being distributed to any stations in America. The broadcast rights for VICAR OF DIBLEY expired. OETA would have to purchase them again, and since they have aired for years and years, it was decided to give the series a rest.
Putting DOC MARTIN on Sunday night at 11pm after our current British comedies (which air after our British MASTERPIECE dramas) makes perfect sense. For those who can't watch DOC MARTIN on Thursday, they will have two timeslots.
Check out our viewer feedback form if you would like to weigh in. We compile viewer requests and comments into a report which factors into our future scheduling decisions. We also enjoy hearing from our viewers!
The Constitution: Deep Dive
The Constitution: To Ourselves and to Our Posterity
> Tuesday September 17 at 9 p.m.
Premieres on Constitution Day 2013 at 9 p.m., only on OETA-The Oklahoma Network.
What does the U.S. Constitution mean in 2013? How has the document changed since 1787? And, how has it directly impacted Oklahoma? Explore the history of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance today with state leaders, including (from L-R):
Robert Henry: Oklahoma City University President & Former Chief Judge, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
State Representative T.W. Shannon:
(R-District 62), Oklahoma Speaker of the House
U.S. Representative Tom Cole:
(R), Oklahoma’s 4th District Congressman
Judge Arlene Johnson:
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
The distinguished lineup of Oklahoma leaders will examine the nation’s governing document, the framers who crafted it and its importance today – as well as how the document has affected Oklahoma, Native American tribes, America and the world.
Click here to watch the full special online.
Beyond the Broadcast:
Constitution Day Resources for Teachers and Parents
OETA/PBS Learning Media Resources - The U.S. Constitution
Take a Citizenship Quiz
PBS' Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Kids Story Contest Winners Announced
OETA-The Oklahoma Network announced the winners of its annual statewide OETA Young Writers Contest during a ceremony at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Tuesday May 7.
The ceremony in the Governor’s Blue Room included the 12 winners from kindergarten through third grade with their families and teachers, plus remarks by OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel and OETA’s Emmy Award-winning writer Susan Miller. The event also featured a live concert by Oklahoma’s own Spaghetti Eddie! and several state legislators, who provided winners from their district with a special citation that recognized each child’s achievement.
During the ceremony, each child received a certificate of achievement, legislative recognition, books courtesy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, DVDs courtesy of PBS and other prizes. First place winners in each grade will compete in the National PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.
Earlier this year, OETA teamed up with PBS to encourage Oklahoma kids to express their love of books and build literacy skills. By submitting entries to Oklahoma’s statewide Young Writers Contest, more than 350 children in kindergarten through third grade learned to write and illustrate their own stories.
Every child who submitted a story will receive a special Certificate of Achievement. The first place winners advance to the national competition.
Click the links below the view the winning stories. The winners are:
Kindergarten-First Place, "Food Robots" by Sullivan Ho of Norman;
Kindergarten-Second Place, "The Adventures of Dizzle" by Nora Schumaker of Oklahoma City;
Kindergarten-3rd Place, "Banana Split" by Bo Gibson of Oklahoma City;
First Grade-First Place, "Fluffy and the Bullies" by Serena Feng of Norman;
First Grade-Second Place, "Sarah’s Big Adventure" by Carah Day of Yukon;
First Grade-Third Place, "My Dog Oscar" by Sophie Hawkins of Jenks;
Second Grade-First Place, "My Pet Fly" by Zane Hause of Sparks;
Second Grade-Second Place, "Ditectiv Clara and the Farm Mistery" by Julia Sofia Gries of Norman;
Second Grade-Third Place, "Sofina the Chicken" by Deia Wilson of Norman;
Second Grade-Fourth Place, "Water Boy" by Micah Moreland of Bixby;
Third Grade-First Place, "The Lonely Taco" by Kayli Sky Blakley of Oklahoma City;
Third Grade-Second Place, "The Knight" by Luke Moreland of Bixby; and
Third Grade-Third Place, "Telling the Truth" by Rosemary Slagley of Tinker Air Force Base.