New 24/7 Kids Channel - Available Now

WTVP's new PBS Kids channel, a 24/7 educational children's channel is be available on WTVP 47.2 . PBS reaches more homes than any other network. Now children will be able watch WTVP's PBS Kids programming whenever they choose.

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The quality programming of both World and Create have moved to WTVP 47.3. All your favorite D-I-Y, cooking and travel shows will be available here from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Great choices like America ReFramed, Local USA, independent films and documentaries from World will still be offered from 5 p.m to 5 a.m.

Watch the full WTVP | PBS 24/7 Kids Channel Launch Special, or specific sections:

Where to watch:
WTVP channel 47.2
Comcast ch.218, I3 Broadband Ch.49 Mediacom Ch.122

* Check your local cable company for channel availability.
** Unfortunately Dish Network & Direct TV do not carry the WTVP sub channels.

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American Experience
Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson on the coast near her cottage in Southport, Maine (1955)

Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait. American Experience: Rachel Carson premieres Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Frontline
Trump’s Road to the White House

An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the documentary examines how Trump rallied millions of supporters, defeated adversaries, and who he’s bringing into the White House with him.

Learn how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters and defeated adversaries, and whom he’s taking into the White House with him. Frontline: Trump’s Road to the White House airs Tuesday, January 24th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Two for the Road
Adventure in Antarctica

After crossing the dreaded Drake Passage, Nik and Dusty arrive to the coast to Antarctica, and find penguins, whales and skyscraper-sized icebergs. But a painful accident threatens to spoil their hopes of setting foot on the continent. Part 2 of 2. Two for the Road: Adventure in Antarctica airs Tuesday, January 24th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Nature
A Sloth Named Velcro

Sloth hangs from a tree

Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up, as development often displaces these gentle creatures. Filmed in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro and a network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them. Nature: A Sloth Named Velcro airs Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

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WTVP operates three broadcast channels:
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WTVP-HD

Our main broadcast channel offering PBS and locally produced programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.1Central Illinois
Cass Communications4Forest City, Manito, and Havana City area
Comcast (HD)916Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)12Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)13Bloomington/Normal area
Comcast (SD)3Kewanee area
Comcast (SD)96Lincoln area.
DirecTV47
Dish Network7756
Gridley Cable6Gridley and Meadows Area
ITV-347Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
H.I. Cable20Lostant
Heartland Cable12Armington
Heartland Cable12Armington
McNabb Cable & Satellite27McNabb
Mediacom (HD)710Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas and Channel
Mediacom (HD)711Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, Lacon, Atlanta, Heyworth, and McLean County areas
Mediacom (SD)10Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas
Mediacom (SD)11Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, and Lacon areas
Mediacom (SD)18Delavan area
Mediacom (SD)4Astoria area
Mediacom (SD)12Abingdon area
Mediacom (SD)13Vermont area.
MidCentury TeleCom (HD)421Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
MidCentury TeleCom (SD)21Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
New Windsor Cable61New Windsor
NOVA Cablevision12Trivoli area
Tel-Star21Edelstein, Woodland Heights, Brimfield, Hanna City, Mackinaw area
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WTVP-World

Featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers and local WTVP programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.2Central Illinois
Comcast218Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
ITV-349Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
Mediacom122Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
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WTVP-Create

More often called “ do-it-yourself”, the program seen on Create® TV include viewers' favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts and crafts, and other lifestyle interests.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.3Central Illinois
Comcast219Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Mediacom121Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
ITV-348Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, and Morton