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We sit down to talk to Doug Fouts – Director of Marketing at Pearl Companies about social media in today’s connected age. Consider This with Yvonne Greer: Doug Fouts, Pearl Companies airs Friday, April 29th at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.

National Parks
America’s
Best Idea

Great Nature (1933-1945)

Grand Teton National Park

To battle unemployment in the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a “golden age” for the parks through major renovation projects. As America becomes entrenched in World War II, Roosevelt is pressured to open the parks to mining, grazing and lumbering. The president also is subjected to a storm of criticism for expanding the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by accepting a gift of land secretly purchased by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. National Parks: America’s Best Idea – Great Nature (1933-1945) premieres Friday, April 29th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Song Stage Illinois
Round 2 Begins

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We are brought up to speed on how Erin Jo and Frankie B. advanced, through a replay of some backstory, interviews, and performances from Round One. Upon their meeting before their performances, Erin remarks that facing off against a cute teenager is unfair, but hopes to get pity votes for being pregnant. She chooses a faster-paced song for Round Two, titled "Mercy," while Frankie B. chooses a peppy pop song titled, "I'm With You." Song Stage Illinois: Round 2 Begins premieres Friday, April 29th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Song Stage Illinois
Round 2 Continues

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Paula is ecstatic after unexpectedly winning her first round match-up. Viewers are caught-up on how Paula advanced to this round, and, find out that Michael has returned as a wild-card winner. Paula's outgoing personality and Michael's quiet nature contrast upon meeting pre-performance. Another surprise is in store. Michael, the neuroscientist, chooses a fast-driving rock song called "Numbers," which overwhelms the audience against Paula's second R&B song, "Do I Trust You?" Song Stage Illinois: Round 2 Continues premieres Friday, April 29th at 10:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

National Parks
America’s
Best Idea

The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

Old Faithful erupting, Yellowstone National Park.

Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign — Mission 66 — is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. In the late 1970s, President Jimmy Carter creates an uproar in Alaska when he sets aside 56 million acres of land for preservation — the largest expansion of protected land in history. In 1995, wolves are re-established in Yellowstone, making the world’s first national park a little more like what it once was. National Parks: America’s Best Idea – The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) premieres Saturday, April 30th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

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