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In the Local Spotlight…November
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Nov. 3 - Illinois Adventure host Jim Wilhelm takes viewers to Fort de Chartres at Prairie Du Rocher in Southern
Illinois to look at early French colonial history. Jim also discovers more about French history at St. Joseph’s Cemetery
and visits the picturesque golf courses at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa near Galena.
Nov. 10 - Our destinations include Donley's Wild West Town in Union and an opera house in Palestine.
Nov. 17 - We’re off to tour the historic Reitz Home in Evansville, IN, the Museum of Funeral Customs
in Springfield, and Matthiessen State Park near Starved Rock.
Nov. 24 - we’re off on a trip to Grand Detour to visit the John Deere Historic Site, see a replica of Deere's
first Illinois shop, and learn how Deere opened the prairie with his new steel plow. We’ll also look at the statues
at Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, travel to the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, and visit the Lorado
Taft Museum in Elmwood.
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.
For more information on these and other adventures in and around Illinois visit our Illinois
Adventure website at www.illinoisadventuretv.org.
This program is made possible by a grant from Country Financial.
At Issue with host H Wayne Wilson continues its 24th season with the following programs:
Nov. 3 – Suburban Growth
The Village of Dunlap has fewer than 1,400 residents, yet is exploring a new park district, waste water treatment
plant, annexation, TIF district and a new master plan. We'll look at how a community with just two full time employees
is handling growth.
Nov. 10 – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is going to recommend how many school districts should be in the state,
decide on a new funding mechanism for community colleges, explore new markets for local foods and wants to improve
the quality of the Illinois River. She joins host H Wayne Wilson to discuss these issues and more.
Nov. 17 – Veto Session Reaction
Now that the legislative veto session is concluded, At Issue will analyze the efforts by political leaders to solve
the various crises facing Illinois. Panelists from the University of Illinois campuses in Urbana and Springfield,
and Bradley University will offer their perspectives.
Nov. 24 – Thanks to Those Who Give
During this Thanksgiving weekend, it is appropriate to hear from volunteers who give of their time and talent to help
individuals in need. We'll visit with volunteers from both Peoria and Bloomington/Normal organizations to hear why
These WTVP public affairs programs generally air on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., repeating the
following Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
month host Ed Sutkowski's guests are:
Rev. Linda Butler, Chaplain and Director of the New Promise Center at South Side Mission, joins host Ed
Sutkowski. (Repeats Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m.)
In this edition, Ed talks with renowned epidemiologist Malcolm Pike of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in
New York. (Repeats Nov. 20 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. See page 14 for complete local World listings.
In this special 30-minute edition of Illinois Lawmakers, host Jak Tichenor talks with
legislators about critical issues facing the state of Illinois. Airs Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m.
For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of
at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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