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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.
Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River. After the rescue Rupert was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Even in this new environment Rupert captured many hearts, especially those of the vet’s four young children. He was eventually released into the wild and now, fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate. My Wild Affair: The Rhino Who Joined the Family premieres Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the land and discovers that some of them were among the largest ever to have walked the Earth. NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters airs Wednesday, July 30th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
Joy and Mark uncover the reproductive secrets of the Kangaroo, who has a particularly bizarre way of reproducing. Thanks to this odd process, the kangaroos thrive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth, the Australian Outback. Along the way Mark sees how koalas have mastered gravity-defying sex and Joy witnesses a newborn’s first steps as it crawls to the pouch. Sex in the Wild Kangaroos premieres Wednesday, July 30th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]