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"I would just like to thank WTVP for coming into our classrooms and helping to teach parents about educational programming for our young children." - Mary, Peoria
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"Your HDTV quality is outstanding – I can’t believe how superior it is to other HD stations! I feel it was well worth the additional money you put into it and hopefully the rest of this community will feel as strongly as I do!!" - Mary Beth, Peoria
"I now live in Minneapolis, but grew up watching WTVP from my parents’ home in Brimfield. WTVP is a great station and an important resource for the community." - Erika, Minneapolis
"At a time when so many are working so hard to improve the education of our children, improve the quality of life in central Illinois and encourage a knowledgeable electorate the loss of public television would be a terrible loss." - Brian, Peoria
"I value having a station for my children to watch where I don’t have to worry about the commercial content – or worry about the kids’ programming!" - Kiersten, Bloomington
"I don’t know what my three-year-old would do without PBS Kids, and I love Ken Burns documentaries." - Aaryn, Peoria
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"I loved to watch Washington Week, Frontline, and Illinois Adventure. Thank you for all the great programming throughout the years. All of our family watches and enjoys WTVP." - Tim, Peoria
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"I am a full time student, I appreciate the station and the programming greatly, this pledge is not easy to afford, but it is easy to make." - Dennis, St. David
"I have enjoyed watching several of your programs for years and I decided that it was about time I gave you some support!" - Cathy, Macomb
"WTVP offers programs that are not available anyplace else. I especially enjoy the current affairs programs where participants actually discuss a topic without shouting at one another. The music, the history and the entertainment programs are without peer." - Joyce, Bloomington
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"WTVP offers programming unlike no other station. I watched all of the classics while growing up, like Miser Rogers, Sesame Street, etc. When I grew older I came to love the musical productions like “Live at Lincoln Center and the various specials that featured many of the greatest musicians of our time. Today, I am a performing musician working in the central Illinois area. WTVP is an immeasurable influence on my success. The ideas I was regularly exposed to early on inspired the artistic endeavors I know pursue. Thank you, WTVP for your great effort in providing truly meaningful television to this area." - Anne, East Peoria
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"I enjoy so many of the programs on WTVP that aren’t available anywhere else, such as Antiques RoadShow, Nature, Illinois Adventure, At Issue, Tavis Smiley, Great Performances, American Masters and Ask This Old House. Thank you WTVP, for lighting up my world!" - Vicki, Secor
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60's Pop, Rock and Soul (My Music)
Teenage heartthrobs of the 1960s Peter Noone, of Herman's Hermits, and Davy Jones, of the Monkees, co-host an evening of music from the era of peace, love and social change. The singers, both native sons of Manchester, England, perform their classic hits and are joined by other popular acts of the era spanning the pop, rock and soul musical genres, including The Kingsmen, Jefferson Starship, The Miracles and many others.
For many years, author Jerry Apps hid the fact that he had grown up on a farm, because of his fascination with the ways of the big city. Today, Apps couldn't be more proud of the childhood he experienced in the Depression Era. During this time, Apps learned to appreciate having a roof over his head, plenty of food, time for friends and fishing, and a new pair of overalls each year, even when there was no money and too much work. In this program, Apps shares his experiences growing up in a rural community.
Join hosts Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton (Judith and Alastair on "As Time Goes By") as they take you inside the hearts and minds of the writers, producers and actors, who have brought you many of your favorite British comedies. If you've ever wondered how the British comedies you enjoy on your public television station go from "script to screen," this program is truly a "must see." Featuring cast and creators from "The Vicar of Dibley," "Blackadder," "Keeping Up Appearances," "Last of the Summer Wine," "As Time Goes By," "Good Neighbors," "Are You Being Served?" and "Mulberry."
This special spotlights the greatest hits and moments from songwriter and arranger Burt Bacharach and includes all the original artists performing Bacharach's hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s-1980s. Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Alfie"); Dusty Springfield "The Look of Love;" Tom Jones "What's New Pussycat?" Herb Alpert "This Guy's in Love With You;" and many, many more. Hosted by Robert Wagner, this special presents, for the first-time, an all-archival compilation of Bacharach's music and melodies.
Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre.
Doo Wop Discoveries brings back pivotal R&B and pop vocal groups of the late fifties and sixties through never-before-broadcast archival and new live performances of their most loved hits. Pop music icons Smokey Robinson, Mike Stoller, Aaron Neville, Neil Sedaka, George Clinton and more share their favorite doo wop styles and songs of the genre.
Join yoga instructor Peggy Cappy as she provides a path to relief for the millions of individuals who suffer from varying levels of muscular or joint pain. Peggy's new routine demonstrates the yoga movements that can increase your flexibility, reduce joint pain, and even combat fatigue and enhance well-being.
Enjoy this special concert featuring the legendary musician in an exclusive and intimate performance taped in the beautiful surroundings of the BBC's famous Radio Theatre in the heart of West London. The concert special showcases the multi-Grammy Award-winning superstar performing songs from his new album, The Diving Board, mixed with classic songs from his extensive repertoire of hits.
Great Performances Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages
Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the great male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. The 50th anniversary of the launch of Pavarotti's meteoric international career is celebrated.
Need help cooking up more family time at meal time? Then watch WTVP's locally produced Homemade in the Heartland. This new show recognizes the benefits of eating together as a family, and presents recipes with proven results of bringing more family time to meal time by featuring guests who prepare quick, easy, nutritious recipes and share techniques on how to make them into quick and healthy meals that will bring the family together. Hosted by Hugh Higgins and features local cooks Alice Price, Mary Ardapple, Amada Pyle, and Mary Ann Fahey-Darling.
INSIDE FOYLE'S WAR is a behind-the-scenes special about the award-winning series that has captured loyal fans for over ten years. Hosted by Len Cariou, the special offers favorite moments from the previous six seasons and a look at the most recent season on Masterpiece Mystery! Featuring interviews with creator and writer Anthony Horowitz, executive producer Jill Green, director Stuart Orm, historians, and co-stars Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, and Daniel Weyman.
Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments & Memories
Great Moments and Memories of Christmas. A holiday special of Christmas music with Myron Floren, Jo Ann Castle, Ken Delo, Norma Zimmer and other "Welk Show" regulars and their families over the years.
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Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah Live In Concert
Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah Live In Concert is a once-in-a lifetime gathering of some of the best in Jewish music to celebrate Hanukkah, in spirit, in joy, and in song. From familiar and beloved faces to exciting new friends, Lights includes performances by Craig Taubman, Alberto Mizrahi, Grammy-award winners The Klezmatics, Laurence Juber and nominee Dave Koz, Academy Award-nominee Mare Winningham, Gospel musician Joshua Nelson, Michelle Citrin and Josh Nelson.
Hosted by Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominated Matthew Morrison ("Glee") the program is a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century, the man who worked in the theater for over 40 years, writing the lyrics for over a thousand songs and the libretti for dozens of operettas and musicals performed on Broadway, in London and in Hollywood films. His legendary works include Rose-Marie (1924), Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) and The Sound of Music (1959). Brimming over with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this new PBS special features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others.
For 35 years, the solid, trusted reporting on PBS NewsHour has made it one of the most reliable news programs on television. Each episode features in-depth news coverage, including segments of interviews and news conferences.
RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY savors fond memories from the past three seasons and offers a tantalizing taste of Season 4 from the series The New York Times called "an instant classic." Hosted by Academy Award®-winning actress Susan Sarandon, the program includes a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with creators and cast members, and video clips of favorite moments.
Travel to Amsterdam, Venice, London and Paris with Rick Steves as he makes his way around his "Best of Europe" loop. These two hours are jam-packed with everything you need to know about traveling in Europe, including up-to-date tips on itinerary planning, dealing with the language barrier, transportation, traveling on a budget, and more!
This celebration highlights the songs, the moments and the legacy of their incredible musical journey, and features many of their well-loved classics, including: Class Of '57, Bed Of Roses, Whatever Happened To Randolph Scott, Flowers On The Wall, and many others. Relive the memories and cherish the music in this unforgettable Statler Brothers Farewell Concert.
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The Best of the 60's (My Music Archives)
Favorite hits of the decade are performed by the New Rascals, the Fifth Dimension, Steppenwolf, Roger McGuinn, The Zombies, Blood, Sweat & Tears and many more.
The longest running primetime news and public affairs program on television has been delivering the most interesting conversation of the week for more than 40 years. This program features a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of major current news events.
It's early rock and pop at its best, hosted by the always vivacious and "Supreme" Mary Wilson, this show spotlights the girl groups and solo singers from the early and mid-1960s in an all-archival celebration that features original performances. Featuring The Marvelettes; The Angels; Martha & the Vandellas; The Shangri-Las; The Shirelles; The Crystals; The Ronettes; The Supremes; Dee Dee Sharp; Mary Wells; Aretha Franklin and many more.
A SALUTE TO VIENNA is one of the most lavish song and dance gala concert specials ever produced for public television featuring the superstars of Viennese operetta. The visually spectacular special is hosted by world-famous mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade and Academy Award-winning actor Maximilian Schell. Special guests include The Vienna Boys' Choir; Russell Watson, crossover tenor; dancers from the Association of the Vienna State Opera Ballet; the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper and an international cast of top singing stars.
Recipes contributed by viewers are re-created, including a minty chocolate layer cake, a chocolate bread pudding with moist chunks of pear, pistachio and chocolate matzo brittle, several variations of brownies, cookies, biscotti and more.
Hosted by Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall, this special takes a nostalgic look back at the greatest "crooners" and "canaries" of the 1940s, featuring the incomparable vocalists of the period as they started their careers performing with orchestras and dance bands. The most popular singers from the era, among them Louis Armstrong, Perry Como and Doris Day, ultimately became stars in their own right. The special presents rare and vintage footage, from the 1940s and 1950s, of performances by an all-star lineup of legendary artists, including Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Alice Faye, Dick Haymes, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers and many more.
CHIHULY OUTSIDE covers nearly half a century of Dale Chihuly's epic outdoor installations from his first experiments with floating glass on water and using ice and neon, to his early work at Art Park in Upstate New York and his decade-long exploration of large-scale installations at 12 of the world's preeminent botanic gardens and conservatories. What emerges is a portrait of an innovative artist always seeking new ways to adapt his medium to natural spaces, propelled by a desire to move, provoke and inspire viewers.
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Civil War The Universe of Battle
The Universe of Battle - 1863 (episode 5) The turning point of the war is reached at the legendary Battle of Gettysburg. While 150,000 men face death in Pennsylvania's fields, the war spreads westward. As the Union drafts more soldiers, riots rage in New York, and African American troops join the fight. At Gettysburg's cemetery, President Lincoln articulates the poignant hope "that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth."
Doc Martin: Revealed features behind-the-scenes footage from the newest DOC MARTIN series (Season 6) shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Viewers get inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences on the balcony at Large's Restaurant and in the nearby pub that doubles for the Crab & Lobster.
Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: the five steps to living from your "highest self" and thereby attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American New Thought philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life. Viewers learn how to use Imagination, Living from the End, Assuming the Feeling of the Wish Fulfilled, Attention and the Last 5 Minutes of Each Day to create new and astonishing thought patterns, while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.
"Eat And Cook Healthy! With Dr. John La Puma" is a program that teaches viewers to experience food they can't wait to make, and grab the energy and good health to reclaim their lives. Anyone who loves food, wants to have more energy, wants to reverse his or her family health history, or wants to know what to eat to get and stay healthy should watch this program. The recipes, meals, and menus can work within minutes of eating.
Great Performances Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn
The legendary Barbra Streisand gives a homecoming concert in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances. Streisand is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould with numerous hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage.
Home for Christmas: The Chris Mann Christmas Special
It's going to be a Chris Mann Christmas. The modern crooner and finalist of The Voice delivers a very special new program just in time for the holidays. This concert is meant for family gatherings by the fire and watching the snow fall while decorating the tree. He is joined by country icon Martina McBride and saxophone star Mindi Abair to add true soul to holiday favorites in a stunning performance before a live audience.
Join the Italian vocal trio Il Volo, Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, to usher in the holiday season with performances of favorite Christmas classics. Songs include "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "O Holy Night," and more.
For years Dr. Neal Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, in this new PBS special, KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH, Dr. Barnard unveils the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly and getting your body on track to better health fast.
The iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland, is the setting for a performance of Christmas songs by one of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, Libera. They sing traditional Christmas carols interpreted in the Libera style, and influenced by Irish music and melodies.
On November 22, 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing three nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy's club, the Checkerboard Lounge, to see Muddy Waters, the legendary bluesman, perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining him on stage; later, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was luckily captured on camera. Now, restored from the original footage with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is made available in an official release for the first time.
Join two local quilting experts, Laurie Baker and Georgia Gingrich, in a new WTVP special called Outside the Block. More than just a how-to show, Outside the Block strives to give both beginning and experienced quilters the creative tools to build a truly personalized masterpiece.
In "Protect Your Memory," Dr. Neal Barnard proves that there is, in fact, much that can be done to protect the brain and memory. He dives into three simple steps that can be taken to derail the degenerative processes that could in turn derail lives and memories: skip "bad fat," knock out free radicals and exercise the brain.
In one of the tastiest programs ever, we dine with Rick Steves as he enjoys Europe's very best - from gourmet tapas in Galicia to the trattoria of your dreams in Rome, and from the catch of the day in Greece to the ancient vines and wines of Burgundy. For garlicky snails, creamy buffalo mozzarella, savory bouillabaisse, the best of the wurst, and much more, join Rick on this fun celebration of European cuisine - Delicious Europe.
Uncover the latest research and groundbreaking experiments that are redefining intelligence throughout our lifespan, especially during our later years. Showing viewers the amazing science behind our intelligence - how it shapes our experience and enjoyment of the world around us.
Dr. Rudy Tanzi explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. He demonstrates techniques for keeping the brain youthful and retaining mental acuity as we age, and dispels long-held myths, including "aging in the brain is irreversible" and "the brain's hard wiring cannot be changed."
The program includes information about the first and only dietary program developed by Mayo Clinic; interviews with a multidisciplinary team of highly respected physicians, dietitians, clinical psychologists and other medical experts, and success stories from people who used the diet to improve their weight and health.