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Programming Highlights | August 2022
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Enjoy storytelling at its best in August, with episodes from local history and contemporary life, plus cooks, artisans and musicians telling their own American stories in words, song and unique flavors.

POV: 
HE'S MY BROTHER
MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 9 PM

Christine's brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter's family has trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities. He's My Brother explores how the family works to assure him a dignified life once the parents are gone and Christine's uncertainties about becoming his primary caregiver one day.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/01/2022 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 08/02/2022 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/03/2022 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 08/03/2022 @ 7 PM

TREASON ISLAND:
THE BLENNERHASSETTS AND AARON BURR
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 10 PM

The tragic tale of Harmon Blennerhassett is one of an aristocrat whose naivete brought about the loss of his reputation, fortune, home, family and life. It is also the tale of illicit love worthy of a soap opera or television mini-series.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/04/2022 @ 10 PM

GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE:
FAMILY
FRIDAYS, AUGUST 5, 12, 8 PM

Celebrate family as the four remaining cooks prepare two dishes inspired by their friends and families. Whether it's a neighbor's lasagna or a dish passed down from grandma, the judges are in for some heartfelt food.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/05/2022 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/06/2022 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/08/2022 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/12/2011 @ 8 PM

URBAN FORGE:
OZARK ARTISTRY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 5:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 10 PM

Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry illustrates first-hand the process of taking raw materials from conception to completion. The film highlights the tools and techniques that date back centuries and the craftsmanship it takes to produce these functional works of art.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/14/2022 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/15/2022 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/20/2022 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/24/2022 @ 10 PM

WTVP ORIGINAL PRODUCTION
FROM DISTILLERIES TO STILLS: PROHIBITION IN PEORIA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 7 PM

Peoria, Illinois, WAS the whiskey capital of the world! Alcohol production was a business that meant income for the distillery owners, who made a considerable contribution to the community. The production of whiskey and beer was a source of important taxes for the federal and local governments. But times change, and in January of 1920, it all came to an end.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/18/2022 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/20/2022 @ 12:30 AM

PEORIA'S PLAYGROUND
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 7:45 PM

Travel back to 1894, when visionary Peoria leaders began shaping a collection of private and city-operated parks into what is now Illinois' oldest and largest public park district. Using historical photographs, landscape drawings and interviews, Peoria's Playground: A History of the Peoria Park District tells a fascinating story of perseverance, vision and a commitment to conservation and recreation that is still thriving today.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/18/2022 @ 7:45 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/20/2022 @ 1:15 AM

 

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL:
THE NEXT CHAPTER
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 7 PM

Go behind the scenes of the charming Masterpiece series about the world’s favorite veterinarian and his menagerie of animal patients. Based on James Herriot’s beloved books, All Creatures Great and Small captures the warmth, down-to-earth wit and generosity of spirit that infused Herriot’s iconic characters and novels.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/21/2022 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 08/23/2022 @ 12 AM

FREEDOM SONGS:
THE MUSIC OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 8 PM

Filled with many of the greatest artists and musicians from the soul music era and beyond, this powerful documentary explores how music helped sustain the most important movement in the 20th century and was inspired by the struggle for equality and human rights.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/22/2022 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/24/2022 @ 12 AM

KEN BURNS, AMERICA’S STORYTELLER
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 9:30 PM

Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 08/23/2022 @ 9:30 PM

THE DEVIL'S INSTRUMENT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 9:30 PM

The Devil’s Instrument explores the culture surrounding the Hardanger fiddle and interviews woodworkers who make the fiddle, the musicians who play it and the dancers who spin to it against the backdrop of the gorgeous Norwegian landscape.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/26/2022 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/27/2022 @ 1:30 AM