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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Illinois Adventure LogoIllinois Adventure


WTVP 47ís own Illinois Adventure continues on Nov. 5 with visits to the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana for a glimpse of the human journey through time and across continents and to the Randolph County Museum and Archives in Chester.


On Nov. 12, the program visits the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, a re-creation of the Corps of Discovery's first winter encampment and the starting point of the historic westward expedition. They also visit the Weber House and Garden in Streator and the Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site in Galena.


On Nov. 19, itís on to DeKalb, the "Barbed City," for a brand new Adventure. Jim Wilhelm tours the buildings and history of the Ellwood mansion, the beautiful Victorian home of Isaac Ellwood, one of the kings of barbed wire fencing. The program also visits a home in Oakland whose owner went to court for the freedom of slaves, the Antique Auto Museum in Quincy, and the stateís largest Percheron horse farm.


Illinois Adventure, hosted by Jim Wilhelm and produced by William Baker, generally airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and is repeated the following Sundays at 4 p.m.


At Issue


At Issue LogoWTVPís public affairs series At Issue continues on Thursday, Nov. 5 with Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and City Manager Scott Moore discussing Peoriaís Budget Crunch. On Nov. 12, Rocco Landesmen, Executive Director of the National Endowment for the Arts, expands his knowledge of Peoria Arts on the National Stage. And on Nov. 19, District 150 Superintendent Ken Hinton, who will be retiring his post on Dec. 1st after four decades of service to the district, will join host H Wayne Wilson for a personal look back and a professional look forward to the districtís future.


The half-hour programs generally air on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and are repeated the following Sundays at 4:30 p.m.


Interesting People


Interesting People LogoIn a recently taped interview, Interesting People host Ed Sutkowski sits down with William C. Stone, Founder and CEO of SS&C Technologies, a mission-critical software and software-enabled service for the global financial services industry. The interview will air on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 p.m. and will repeat Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 9:30 p.m.






For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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