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There Will Be Baseball
Thursday, 5/26/2016 @ 8:00pm on WTVP HD 47.1

In 1916, six businesses from Peoria, IL created a baseball league for their employees that would become the longest running amateur baseball league in America. Over the years, it has inspired multitudes of young baseball fans, drawn crowds of all ages, and produced 46 professional baseball players. The documentary film, "There Will Be Baseball," highlights this historic league, the sponsors and fans who support it, and the players who come back each year to play the game they love.

Learn the history of America's oldest amateur baseball league and experience the journey that has taken place over the last 100 seasons in this compelling story of passion, perseverance and hope. Hear the stories of former big league players like Jim Thome, Joe Girardi, Mike Dunne and Zack Monroe, and how they got their start in the Sunday Morning League. Meet and follow the players who currently make up the Peoria Sunday Morning League, as they compete in this historic 100th season.

There Will Be Baseball DVD
Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson 2-BluRay Set
Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson 2-DVD Set
There Will Be Baseball DVD plus Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson 2 BluRay set
There Will Be Baseball DVD plus Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson 2 DVD Set

WTVP will be hosting a special musical presentation by Barry Cloyd and Freedom Street, and you can be a part of the experience!

Doors for this event will open at 6 p.m. The program will start at 7 p.m. and will be taped to later air on WTVP! Reservations are highly encouraged for this event to ensure that you will have a seat for this amazing show!

Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, performing over 200 shows per year, who has spent a lifetime creating a performance style that weaves the genres of Blues, Folk, Celtic, Original and Roots music into a unique blend all his own. Be sure to stop by Barry Cloyd's website and check out the awesome things he has to offer!

Friday, June 3 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

To reserve your seats, please call (309) 495-0547 or email

TED Talks
War and Peace

Journalist Sebastian Junger advocates a new way to think about PTSD in TED Talks: War & Peace.

Join those who have experienced war—fighters, journalists, psychologists and more—to learn how it affects everyone. Hear extraordinary, passionate talks and performances from Adam Driver, Rufus Wainwright, Sebastian Junger and many more vital voices. TED Talks: War and Peace premieres Monday, May 30th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Of Men and War

A veteran and his newborn son.

At a first-of-its-kind PTSD treatment center in California, follow Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families on their paths to recovery as they attempt to make peace with their pasts, their loved ones and themselves. POV: Of Men and War premieres Monday, May 30th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Genealogy Roadshow

Josh Taylor and Lacey Eastwood

A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library. A woman seeks to find out if her roots in Texas are as deep as the character she portrays in her historical re-enactments; the Roadshow team investigates the notorious Andersonville prison; a man wants to know if his African-American ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman uncovers her link to a prominent figure in Texas history; another learns of her connection to the Cherokee Freedman; and one man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history.
Genealogy Roadshow: Houston premieres Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Secrets of the Dead
Jamestown’s Dark Winter

Dramatic re-enactment, Jamestown colonists. Actors from left to right: Greg Crowe, Caroline Mohler, Timothy Buck, and Brian Coughlan.

Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets. What do the newly discovered bones of a 14-year-old English girl reveal about what really happened during the winter of 1609? Secrets of the Dead: Jamestown’s Dark Winter premieres Tuesday, May 31st at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

The Fantasy Sports Gamble

See an investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad. Frontline: The Fantasy Sports Gamble airs Tuesday, May 31st at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

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