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Take a nostalgic ride back to Peoria just a few decades ago with WTVP’s original production Main Street Memories: Peoria in the 1950’s

Cruise along with us as we explore the streets of downtown Peoria back in their heyday, with stores like Woolworth’s, Grant’s and Szolds. Music, sports, and industry are explored through heartwarming stories told by the Peorians who lived it. WTVP invites you to discover this iconic era with us.

Free Preview!

  • Wed, May 24, 2017
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum, 200 SW Washington St., Peoria
  • Doors Open at 1pm
  • Screening Starts at 2pm
  • WTVP reserves the right to cancel or change this event at any given time.

Tickets are FREE, but reservations are required. Make your reservation now by clicking on this link to Eventbrite or calling the WTVP office at 309-495-0547.

Eventbrite - FREE SCREENING! Main Street Memories Peoria in the 1950's
Victorian Slum House
The 1890s

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Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business. Victorian Slum House: The 1890s premieres Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

American Epic
Blood + Soil

The Carter Family Appearing in “American Epic: The Big Bang.”

Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin’ Wolf. American Epic: Blood + Soil premieres Tuesday, May 23rd at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Frontline
Bannon’s War

President Trump's advisor Stephen Bannon's war - with radical Islam, Washington, and White House rivals. The story of Bannon's fight to deliver on Trump's promises, with a confrontational style based on his personal crusade to dramatically transform America. Frontline: Bannon’s War airs Tuesday, May 23rd at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Find the frequently asked questions concerning the upcoming FCC Spectrum Auction and how it will effect your public media station WTVP.

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