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OETA announces summer pledge drive lineup

Melissa Hayer Published: July 17, 2013
"Downtown Abbey Revisited" - Provided Photo
"Downtown Abbey Revisited" - Provided Photo

OETA-The Oklahoma Network has announced the lineup for Augustfest, its annual fundraising drive which runs from Thursday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 11.

Details on Augustfest, provided by OETA, are as follows:

Augustfest 2013 programs include DOWNTON ABBEY REVISITED, a special look behind the scenes of the blockbuster series, including cast interviews, recaps of Seasons 1-3 and a sneak peek at Season 4. The program airs Sunday August 4 at 7 p.m.

Also included in the lineup: BURT BACHARCH’S BEST, with performances of the master composer’s greatest hits, Sunday August 4 at 8:30 p.m.; GLORIA ESTEFAN: THE STANDARDS, featuring the superstar singer performing her favorites from America’s Songbook, Tuesday August 6 at 8:30 p.m.; and 60S GIRL GROOVES, a celebration of music by The Supremes, The Shirelles, The Ronettes and others, Thursday August 8 at 7 p.m.

Other pledge programs include: THE JIMMY DEAN SHOW – COUNTRY CLASSICS, airing Tuesday August 6 at 7 p.m.; ELVIS – ALOHA FROM HAWAII, airing Saturday August 10 at 5:30 p.m.; THE DUST BOWL: A FILM BY KEN BURNS, airing Saturday August 4 at 2 p.m., and AMERICAN MASTERS; JOHNNY CARSON, airing Saturday August 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Augustfest 2013 concludes with the Best of Augustfest, Sunday August 11, featuring the top pledge programs.

The funds raised will enable OETA to purchase the best in public television programming, including PBS series, syndicated specials and children’s programs for 2014.

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