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Join WTVP for a sneak peek of Masterpiece on PBS' season two of Victoria!

These exclusive events give you the first look at what Victoria has in store for us this season. Join us for a free screening and find out where her duty, her passion and her majesty takes us!

Monday, January 8th

Apollo Theater
455 South Main St, Princeton

  • 4:30 PM - Doors Open
  • 5:00 PM - Screening

Tuesday, January 9th

Normal Theater
209 West North St, Normal

  • 6:30 PM - Doors Open
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At Issue
Tax Caps in Tazewell and Logan Counties

Both counties operate under PTELL (Property Tax Extension Limitation Law) that limits the hike in the property tax rate to 5% or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower. Tazewell County, with the second lowest property tax rate in the state, seeks a 30% increase in that rate in the March election. Tazewell County faces $5.5-million in building repairs, while Logan County faces $1.6-million in courthouse repairs.

At Issue: Tax Caps in Tazewell and Logan Counties airs:

  • Thursday at 8:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1
     
  • Friday at 8:30pm on
    WTVP-World/Create 47.3


  • Sunday at 4:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1
The Making of a Lady

Based on the forgotten novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett ("The Secret Garden"), this classic tale tells the story of the well-born, educated but penniless Emily, played by Lydia Wilson. During her daily duties as a lady's companion for Lady Maria, played by Joanna Lumley, she comes into contact with her employer's wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst, played by Linus Roache. Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, lonely Emily seeks solace in the company of Walderhurst's handsome nephew and his beautiful Indian wife. The Making of a Lady airs Thursday, December 14th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

WTVP operates three broadcast channels:
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WTVP-HD

Our main broadcast channel offering PBS and locally produced programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.1Central Illinois
Cass Communications4Forest City, Manito, and Havana City area
Comcast (HD)916Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)12Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)13Bloomington/Normal area
Comcast (SD)3Kewanee area
Comcast (SD)96Lincoln area.
DirecTV47
Dish Network7756
Gridley Cable6Gridley and Meadows Area
ITV-347Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
H.I. Cable20Lostant
Heartland Cable12Armington
Heartland Cable12Armington
McNabb Cable & Satellite27McNabb
Mediacom (HD)710Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas and Channel
Mediacom (HD)711Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, Lacon, Atlanta, Heyworth, and McLean County areas
Mediacom (SD)10Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas
Mediacom (SD)11Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, and Lacon areas
Mediacom (SD)18Delavan area
Mediacom (SD)4Astoria area
Mediacom (SD)12Abingdon area
Mediacom (SD)13Vermont area.
MidCentury TeleCom (HD)421Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
MidCentury TeleCom (SD)21Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
New Windsor Cable61New Windsor
NOVA Cablevision12Trivoli area
Tel-Star21Edelstein, Woodland Heights, Brimfield, Hanna City, Mackinaw area
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WTVP-World

Featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers and local WTVP programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.2Central Illinois
Comcast218Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
ITV-349Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
Mediacom122Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
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WTVP-Create

More often called “ do-it-yourself”, the program seen on Create® TV include viewers' favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts and crafts, and other lifestyle interests.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.3Central Illinois
Comcast219Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Mediacom121Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
ITV-348Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, and Morton