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Interesting People—a monthly WTVP series hosted by local attorney and media personality Ed Sutkowski—features half-hour conversations with a wide range of interesting individuals about their lives, careers, ideas, goals, and accomplishments.

At Issue

AT ISSUE - WTVP 47's ongoing, locally produced public affairs program. Hosted by series producer H Wayne Wilson, this weekly show examines issues of importance to the people of Central Illinois. One week might feature a look at how education is financed in the state, another might give viewers a chance to ask questions of a local mayor or sheriff. All AT ISSUE programs provide vital information to our viewers--whether that be about problems at the Peoria Housing Authority, issues of joint cooperation between governmental units, or riverfront development on both sides of the Illinois River. AT ISSUE is just one more way that WTVP 47 serves you through public television.

Illinois Adventure

ILLINOIS ADVENTURE - Now in its 17th award-winning season, this adventure has become a cornerstone of WTVP's local programming. Shot on location throughout the state, ILLINOIS ADVENTURE shows WTVP viewers the many interesting places to visit and things to do just a few hours from home. From fishing on Lake Michigan, to searching out tree frogs in the Cache River swamp, to visiting long forgotten towns that are vital parts of Illinois' history, there's something for everyone here. Partially underwritten by the generous people at Country Insurance & Financial Services in Bloomington, ILLINOIS ADVENTURE is traveling the highways and byways of our state for you.

Lessons Beyond Medicine

Lessons Beyond Medicine - In Lessons Beyond Medicine, WTVP looks back at the growth of the Peoria-based college, one of four campuses of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, from its first two-room office at the then-First National Bank building to today's expansion of world-class research facilities. The special explores the many ways in which the College of Medicine affects Central Illinois, including the only full-service HIV/AIDS clinic, assistance at community health clinics, medical care at autism and cerebral palsy centers, a clinic for abused children and a rural physicians training program.

Peoria District 150 Scholars’ Cup 2011

Peoria District 150 Scholars’ Cup 2011 - With a commitment to enhance the culture of learning in our community, WTVP aired the championship round of 2011 Peoria Public School District 150 Scholars’ Cup Competition.

Who Are The Sisters?

WTVP 47's  production of WHO ARE THE SISTERS? is a first-ever, inside look at the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis. The Sisters' mission is to never turn away anyone in need of care, regardless of ability to pay, and they currently operate the second largest corporation in Peoria, with medical centers in Peoria, Bloomington, Galesburg, Pontiac, Rockford, and Escanaba, Michigan. WHO ARE THE SISTERS? - a 56-minute special produced by H Wayne Wilson - presents an impressive and inspirational look at their service to God and to Community.

Main Street Memories

MAIN STREET MEMORIES: WTVP 47's nostalgic look back at Peoria in the 30's, 40's, and 50's is just one example of the outstanding special programs that we've produced over the last 25 years. Did you know that WTVP 47 was the first station to televise Bradley Basketball, or Rivermen Hockey? The Peoria Symphony, the Civic Chorale, the Central Illinois Youth Symphony, and the Peoria Ballet have all performed on WTVP 47 specials. And music isn't our only area of interest. From THE LEGACY PROJECT to  DUTY FIRST we provide our viewers and members with thought-provoking and entertaining programming produced through membership dollars.

Town Hall: A WTVP Community Event

Town Hall Series - Since its inception, WTVP has given residents of central Illinois the opportunity to exchange ideas and explore critical issues utilizing the Town Hall concept. Experts on topics ranging from HIV/AIDS to Drugs and Violence to Making Schools Work have gathered with interested members of the communities in the WTVP studios to discuss ways to improve community relations and offer solutions to problems facing local citizens. The forums allow community members to share thoughts and become part of the process of finding ways to overcome obstacles and make a positive impact. WTVP provides information that is key to the successful resolution of difficult issues.

Videotapes of many WTVP 47 productions are available HERE.

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