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The Greatest Honor is the story of a son's last chance to understand the combat experience of his father, a veteran of "C" Company of the 260th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division. From Le Havre, France to Linz, Austria, John Amm—a quiet farmer, husband and father from Pontiac, Illinois—and his fellow infantrymen witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust, the cost of the war on the people in towns and camps they liberated, and the sacrifices made by his comrades in arms. He remained mostly silent about this experience for almost 70 years. The Greatest Honor, a new documentary from Emmy® award-winning producer, writer, and filmmaker Kane Farabaugh, details the journey of discovering John Amm's silent heroism, what that information has done to help his own family and those he served with understand a pivotal moment in history, and the effort to preserve that story for posterity. The Greatest Honor premieres Friday, May 22nd at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1 as a lead in to our Memorial Day programming. [Learn More]
H Wayne Wilson will discuss Police Community Relations from the perspective of the Police Departments with Rick Bleichner, Police Chief of Normal and Jerry Mitchell, Police Chief of Peoria.
Police-Community Relations: The Police Perspective airs:
Illinois Lawmakers continues its weekly coverage of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session and its ongoing negotiations with Governor Bruce Rauner over next year’s budget and the six billion dollar short fall. During the show, host Jak Tichenor will talk with journalists and lawmakers from around the State of Illinois. Illinois Lawmakers airs Friday, May 22nd at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1 and will encore Monday, May 25th at 8:30pm on WTVP-WORLD 47.2.
Enjoy a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families. The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family premieres Friday, May 22nd at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]
President and Mrs. Obama host a PBS music special from the White House, with an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States. Performances by Mary J. Blige, Common, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos, and active duty military members U.S. Army Sgt. Christiana R. Ball, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith, Capt. John Ed Auer and more! A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House airs Friday, May 22nd at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]