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Programming Highlights - January 2021
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Sunset over a Snow Covered Field - Programming Highlights January 2021

What do the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, NFL cheerleaders, Prince Albert, Agatha Christi and Leana Horn have in common? They are among the personalities and artistic expressions highlighting the WTVP schedule in January. Add in economist and author Thomas Sowell, cooking guru Lidia Bastianich and codebreaker Elizabeth Smith Friedman and you’re ready to learn and enjoy all month long.


PRINCE ALBERT: VICTORIAN HERO REVEALED
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 7 PM

Discover the little known yet profound role Prince Albert played in shaping Victorian Britain. Professor Saul David examines Albert's influence and innovative ideas, which transformed the nation's fortunes and created a legacy that lives on today.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 01/03/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/05/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/06/2021 @ 3 AM
Prince Albert: A Victorian Hero Revealed

Trailer

0:30
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Rating: TV-PG

Discover the profound role Prince Albert played in shaping Victorian Britain.


INDEPENDENT LENS
A WOMEN’S WORK THE NFL CHEERLEADER PROBLEM
MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 9 PM

The cheerleaders of the National Football League sweat through grueling drills, invest time and money to stay in top physical condition and revolve their lives around their sport. They work the gridiron in stadiums packed with tens of thousands of paying fans. Yet most of them earn less than minimum wage, and some as little as $1.50 an hour. Two cheerleaders take on the NFL, battling the massive, male-dominated sports league to demand equity, fair labor practices — and a raise.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/04/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/05/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/06/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 01/06/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 01/07/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 01/07/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 01/07/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 01/09/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 01/09/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 01/14/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 01/14/2021 @ 4 AM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
THE CODEBREAKER
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 8 PM

Discover the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst who helped bring down Al Capone and break up a Nazi spy ring in South America. Her work help lay the foundation for the National Security Agency (NSA).

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/11/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/12/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/13/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 01/14/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 01/16/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 01/16/2021 @ 9 AM
American Experience

Extended Trailer | The Codebreaker | American Experience

1:25
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The fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst.


Independent Lens

Trailer | A Day in the Life of America

0:30
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July 4th, 2017: 92 film crews, 24 hours, a snapshot of a nation on the verge of upheaval.

INDEPENDENT LENS
DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMERICA
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 9 PM

Director Jared Leto crafts a sweeping yet intimate cross-section of America shot on a single July 4th in 2017 with 92 film crews fanning out across each of the United States and Puerto Rico to capture A Day in the Life of America. A gargantuan production shot over a single 24-hour period across the country, the film weaves a wide range of beliefs and backgrounds into a rich tapestry of life.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/11/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/12/2021 @ 1:30 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 01/13/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 01/13/2021 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 01/14/2021 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 01/16/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 01/16/2021 @ 11 AM

INSIDE THE MIND OF AGATHA CHRISTIE
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 9 PM

Discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick. Dr. John Curran pored over Christie's personal archive and interviewed those who knew her best to paint an unprecedented portrait of the "complex" author.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 01/17/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/18/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/19/2021 @ 4 AM
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INSIDE THE MIND OF AGATHA CHRISTIE

0:30
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Rating: TV-G

Discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick.


AGATHA CHRISTIE’S ENGLAND
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 9 PM

Retrace the beloved author's footsteps to see the real places that inspired her literary universe. Learn how Christie drew on her surroundings throughout her life, immortalizing the people and locations she encountered in her extraordinary work.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 01/24/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/25/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/26/2021 @ 4 AM

AMERICAN MASTERS
HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 8 PM

This documentary tells the inspiring story of six iconic African American female entertainers — Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier — challenging an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes and transforming themselves and their audiences in the process. The film features interviews and archival performances with all six women, as well as original conversations with contemporary artists influenced by them.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 01/18/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 01/19/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 01/20/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 01/23/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 01/23/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 01/23/2021 @ 11 PM

Sound Bites with Peoria Symphony Orchestra

S07 E01: Hot Club Jazz | Trailer

0:32
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Rating: TV-G

Explore the musical stylings of Django Reinhardt with the Romaniacs.

SOUND BITES
HOT CLUB JAZZ
SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 6 PM

The title is Hot Club Jazz, but it’s also one of the coolest SoundBites the PSO has ever produced! With the Romaniacs performing the music of Roma Jazz legend Django Reinhardt, you’ll feel like you are actually in 1930s Paris at Django’s club.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 01/24/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-RM 47.2 - Wed, 01/27/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-RM 47.2 - Wed, 01/27/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-RM 47.2 - Sun, 01/31/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-RM 47.2 - Sun, 01/31/2021 @ 11 PM

LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA:
A SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS
Friday, January 29, 9 PM

In a year that has been so difficult for many of us, celebrate what we can be thankful for! Lidia Bastianich makes the rounds to give thanks to all first responders who have sacrificed so much this year. Whether it’s a fireman battling wildfires in California or a medical worker in New York on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lidia will be thanking them all and would like to invite you along!

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 01/29/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 01/30/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 01/31/2021 @ 2 AM
LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA

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THOMAS SOWELL:
COMMON SENSE IN A SENSELESS WORLD
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 6 PM

The documentary traces Dr. Sowell’s journey from humble beginnings to the Hoover Institution, becoming one of our era’s most controversial economists, political philosophers and prolific authors. The one-hour program features insights from Sowell and interviews with his close friends and associates, revealing why the intensely private Thomas Sowell is considered by many to be “one of the greatest minds of the past half-century” and “the smartest person in the room.”

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 01/31/2021 @ 6 PM