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In the Local Spotlight

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010


Host Jim WilhelmIllinois Adventure

  • Oct. 7 – Tonight’s show visits the LaSalle County Historical Society Museum in Utica, housed in a warehouse built in 1848 and now home to exhibits that remind visitors of events that left their imprint on both this region and the nation; tours the Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site in Ellis Grove; and, goes to New Philadelphia to learn the story of a town founded in the 1830s as a path to freedom.  [more information]

  • Oct. 14 – Our destinations include the village of Elsah, a place that seems like it was bypassed by time; Yorkville, home to the state's largest water park; Principia College, located on the bluffs of western Illinois; and Peoria, where an observatory is located on a Peoria golf course.  [more information]

  • Oct. 21 – We’ll tour a most unconventional home whose design was inspired by Physical Culture; visit a place that celebrates a unique form of American music and the man most associated with that style; visit the birthplace of one of Illinois’s most popular generals; and, visit the home of an organization where all the nation’s great show palaces are remembered.

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 with host H Wayne Wilson continues its 23rd season with a look at a number of local elections.

  • At Issue LogoOct. 7 – 91st House Race with Mike Smith and Mike Unes 
    [more information]

  • Oct. 14 – 92nd House Race with Jehan Gordon and Jim Montelongo 
    [more information]

  • Oct. 21 – 3rd District Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride
    [more information]

  • Oct. 28 – 18th U.S. Congressional Race with Aaron Schock, D. K. Hirner and Sheldon Schafer (Hour long Special)
    [more information]


These half-hour programs premiere on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and are repeated the following Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Except for the October 28th which will start at 8pm on Thursday and 4pm on the following Sunday.




Interesting People


Interesting People LogoThis month host Ed Sutkowski's guests are:


  • Oct. 13 – Ed interviews America’s Got Talent Star Soprano Barbara Padilla (repeats Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m.)

  • Oct. 20 – Ed’s guest is Dr. Paul’s Piggy Paste inventor Dr. Paul Kinsinger (repeats Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m.)


Interesting People with host Ed Sutkowski can normally be seen on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 p.m., repeating the following Sundays at 12:30 p.m. The series can also be seen each Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. on WTVP World channel 47.2.




Statewide Debates



WTVP will also feature debates between candidates for the Illinois Governor and U.S. Senate. The debates were scheduled for Thursdays at 9 p.m. as follows (subject to change):


  • Oct. 14 – Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

  • Oct. 21 – U.S. Senate Debate   Event Canceled  Changed






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



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