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Note from the President and CEO | June 2024

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This past month, I started binge-watching several documentaries through Passport on my WTVP PBS App. I fell in love with Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The program utterly captured my mind and my heart. I learned so many new things about these extraordinary individuals. Their respective adversities and triumphs were both humbling and riveting. When the documentary was finished, I was speechless. I wasn’t just entertained but utterly inspired to tackle whatever challenges lay ahead.


If you are a viewer or member of WTVP, you know that public media offers more than entertainment. It provides inspiration, insight and even hope. It challenges us to grow and learn in new ways, appreciate and experience all our communities have to offer, and invest in and grow the next generation of leaders in central Illinois.

June Membership Drive and Program Highlights: Our June Drive provides viewers a front-row seat to the best concerts! We have something for everyone, from Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano to John Williams: The Berlin Concert. Enjoy programming showcasing performances by P!NK, The Bee Gees, Prince, Sheryl Crow, Whitney Houston, Pet Shop Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, Rolling Stones and more! Viewers will also have access to stirring and insightful documentaries, including our own WTVP original, Peoria High School: A History. We hope you will join us for these special programs and pledge often to help us continue to provide the regular programming you love and rely on.

I look forward to sharing more exciting news as we work toward the future together.

Until next time.

Jenn Gordon - President and CEO