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WTVP, Public Media for Central Illinois, and the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announce today that Maurice “Moss” Bresnahan will join the teams at WILL and WTVP. He will serve as President and CEO of both entities starting in September, 2014.
An all-state linebacker at Richwoods High School in 1987, Eddie Sutter continued his success at Northwestern as a 6'3", 245 lbs. linebacker. Ed was named the Big 10's Freshman Player of the Year in 1988 and twice all Big 10 linebacker. He was Northwestern's most valuable player in both 1990 and 1991. During his 4-year career, he made 429 tackles and is the second leading tackler in Northwestern's history; he also played for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons. Don’t miss the tale of this local success. Interesting People #701: “Eddie Sutter” airs Friday, July 25th at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Learn More]
The Kennedy Center Mark Twin salutes an accomplished comedian, Tina Fey. Taped at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts the special features a star-studded cast of Fey’s friends and colleagues, including top entertainers Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the popular writer, producer, actress and comedienne. Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize airs Friday,July 25th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
Nebraska artist Emery Bladon’s art was not common, much like the man himself. With pliers, pieces of wire, foil, beads, ribbons, and cast-off items he created artwork that he believed would generate natural energy from the earth and heal the sick. Even after he died his friends found a way to save his creations. This program tells the story of this visionary artist, his work and its preservation and placement in Wisconsin’s prestigious John Michael Kohler Art Center. Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine premieres Friday, July 25th at 9:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!” Austin City Limits: Phoenix airs Saturday, July 26th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Behind the Scenes]
Visit Austin City Limits’ website for past performances, behind the scenes footage, and more. [Click Here]
And stay tuned for Live from the Artists Den: Tim McGraw at 11:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
Poirot is plunged into a world of global espionage set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon. Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot Season 12 - The Big Four premieres Sunday, July 27th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]