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Oklahoma City Thunder’s impact on state featured in OETA series

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm •  Published: February 11, 2013
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) dunks over Memphis' Chris Johnson (4)  and Darrell Arthur (00) during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City,  Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) dunks over Memphis' Chris Johnson (4) and Darrell Arthur (00) during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

 

OETA’s Emmy Award-winning documentary series “Stateline” examines the impact the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team has had on business, state pride and Oklahoma’s state image at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

Details on the program, provided by OETA, are as follows:

A state once divided into red and orange now radiates Thunder blue. The team’s all-star roster led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, their subsequent rise in the NBA standings and an appearance in the finals is the most visible facet of Oklahoma City’s arrival on the world stage.

It’s all sparked by the Thunder fans’ passionate support, and fueled by the team’s commitment to their new home. With an obvious boost to the state economy and the satisfaction of being perceived as a growing, unified community on the way up, “Stateline” reveals how Oklahoma is enjoying this “Thunder Boom.”

Now in its 14th season,“Stateline” is a regularly scheduled documentary series produced by OETA-The Oklahoma Network that focuses on the issues and concerns of all Oklahomans.
The Emmy Award-winning series produces documentaries with an Oklahoma focus. Recent documentaries include a look into the State Capitol’s infrastructure needs, the consequences of statewide drought and Oklahoma’s career tech system. Visit oeta.tv/stateline to watch past episodes.

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OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER NBA BASKETBALL PLAYER / CHARITY / CHILD / CHILDREN / KIDS: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook serves Jesus Vargas, 8,  during a Thanksgiving dinner at the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County in Oklahoma CIty,  Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER NBA BASKETBALL PLAYER / CHARITY / CHILD / CHILDREN / KIDS: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook serves Jesus Vargas, 8, during a Thanksgiving dinner at the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County in Oklahoma CIty, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman