Chet Tomczyk,

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Notes from the President and CE0 - September 2008


Last month I wrote about the upcoming analog shut-off and what it will mean for you technically. The only reminder I would add is that if you do get the discount coupons from the federal government, please be sure to check the expiration dates. We have heard of many people who have let their coupons expire and have lost the savings benefit.

The new fall season of Public Television begins this month on WTVP and offers many hours of exceptional viewing. There are two new children’s series: Sid the Science Kid answers many of those “why?” questions children ask, and Martha Speaks is a language series featuring a dog that begins to talk after eating alphabet soup. Really!

On the political side, following broadcast of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, American Experience will continue its presidential series with profiles of Reagan, Carter, Nixon, and LBJ.

Great Performances returns with Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias, Carnegie Hall’s opening night with Yo Yo Ma, the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, and the “Texican” sounds of Los Lonely Boys Cottonfields and Crossroads.

Nature returns with many new episodes like: American Eagle, White Falcon, White Wolf, Clever Monkeys, and The Wolf That Changed America.

One series that I am really excited about is BBC World News. We are currently negotiating the rights to bring this to central Illinois, and if successful, it will air Monday through Friday just prior to The NewsHour, and it will have Saturday and Sunday specials, as well. No one does international news as well as the BBC, and we are thrilled at the prospect of bringing it to the area.

All this begins this fall on WTVP, so stay tuned and consult your WTVP program guide for details or visit us on-line at

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