November 7th brings a reunion of old friends on WTVP,
and at the same time, celebrates a gathering of the new.
Our old friend and public television favorite, Master
glass artist Dale Chihuly, will be featured on WTVP on November 7, prior to the opening
of his show at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. This will be a terrific opportunity to
become re-acquainted with Chihuly’s superb glass creations that grace exotic venues
across the world and close to home. From the canals of Venice to the Missouri Botanical
Gardens in St. Louis to the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and now to the Peoria
Riverfront, Chihuly’s masterworks emulate and enhance the natural world with grace,
beauty and elegance. Obviously, I am a fan.
You can get advance tickets
to the Chilhuly show at the PRM,
by tuning in at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, when WTVP partners with our friends and
colleagues from WILL-TV in Champaign to offer an easy opportunity to join or renew
your membership in either station. In addition to tickets, other thank you gifts will be
available, and you won’t want to miss information on other events and screenings of
Speaking of WILL, our partnership mentioned in last
month’s guide continues apace. We are exploring ways to collaborate on projects and to
cost-effectively produce and deliver new programs and services to you. Both stations
jealously guard the resources you provide through your memberships and gifts to each
station. We recognize the trust you place in us to use your contributions wisely, and
we are working to assure that we get a bigger return on your investment together than
we can individually.
Finally, November is the month when the nation officially
stops to give thanks for all the blessings received during the year. When I sit down
with my family on Thanksgiving, please know that I will be remembering you and your
generosity to WTVP throughout the year. Thank you for your continuing support, and on
behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of WTVP, please accept our sincere wishes
for a very happy Thanksgiving for you and yours.