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Radio 90.9 FM: A mix of classical music and NPR information programs, including local news. (Also heard at 106.5 in Danville.) See pages 4-5. 101.1 FM and 90.9 FM HD2: Locally produced music programs and classical music from C24. (101.1 is available in the Champaign-Urbana area.) See page 6. 580 AM: News and information, NPR, BBC, news, agriculture, talk shows. (Also heard on 90.9 FM HD3 with live streaming on will.illinois.edu.) See page 7.
WILL Create Cooking, travel, gardening and home improvement, arts and crafts. 12.3; also available on Comcast and Mediacom. See page 8. WILL World PBS documentaries, news and public affairs. 12.2; also available on Comcast and Mediacom. See page 8. WILL-HD All your favorite PBS and local programming, in high definition when available. 12.1; Contact your cable or satellite provider for channel information. See pages 9-17.
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august 2012 Volume XL, Number 2
WILL-TV restored to DIRECTV By Bob Culkeen, Station Manager For the past few months, viewers who watch WILLTV on DIRECTV have had their patience tested by an unexplained interference problem with our signal. The interference puzzled many seasoned broadcast engineers as well as investigators from a number of agencies. It disrupted the viewing habits of WILL-TV viewers among DIRECTV’s 65,000 customers. I’d like to welcome these viewers back to full-time quality viewing of WILL-TV. I’m grateful for your understanding while we investigated and developed a solution to the problem. We are now delivering our signal to DIRECTV by fiber-optic cable to avoid the interference. The road to the restoration of the signal has been longer and more expensive than we ever expected. Illinois Public Media has invested $15,000 on equipment and committed to a recurring monthly fee of $1,400 to implement the fix for the problem. It was the least expensive solution we could find that could be put in place as quickly as possible. As for the interference, we still don’t know the source. We’re simply working around it. Believe me, we did not welcome an unplanned expense, particularly in these difficult economic times. But our commitment throughout this process was to put our viewers first and remain true to our mission. We want all of our viewers to be able to count on WILL-TV for public affairs shows, children’s programs, concerts, dramas and documentaries. Making sure that families, many of them in rural areas, can get WILL-TV programming was our top priority. In some cases, viewers informed us that they would no longer watch or support WILL until we fixed the signal. The interference period included two pledge drives, and we have experienced a loss of revenue because of decreased donations. As we begin the first TV fundraising drive of our new fiscal year, I invite you to experience all that WILL-TV has to offer—with more entertaining and informative programs to come this fall. We hope you’ll enjoy viewing our programs and continue to support us with your financial contributions. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by emailing email@example.com or calling 217-333-7300.
Tanglewood, Ed Sullivan’s music performers, Jackie Evancho and more As summer winds down, it’s time to kick back and take in some memorable music. Where better than at home with WILL-TV? Andris Nelsons
Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world’s most beloved music festivals, and the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). This year the venue celebrated its 75th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind concert on July 14, filmed by Great Performances for the PBS Arts Summer Festival. The program airs at 8 pm Friday, Aug. 10. The BSO, the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra—led by conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons—are joined by iconic Tanglewood artists Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Peter Serkin and James Taylor. Among the selections on the evening’s program are Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man;
The Rolling Stones
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WILL participates in Stratton’s microsociety project
s Jackie Evancho
from previous page Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”; selections from the Great American Songbook; Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D, 2nd and 3rd movements; Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile, for cello and strings; Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, for violin and orchestra; Ravel’s La Valse; and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Then at 8 pm Saturday, Aug. 18, take a look back at Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers—from the U.S. television debut of the Beatles in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance—in a new special that also features superstars of the 60s poprock era who graced The Ed Sullivan Show stage, including the Mamas & the Papas, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Rivers, the Beach Boys, Tom Jones and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Next, Jackie Evancho follows up her 2011 Great Performances solo concert from the Ringling Museum of Art with a new special showcasing great songs from the silver screen in Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies. Recorded in the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, the 12-year-old puts her unique stamp on such audience favorites as “My Heart Will Go On” (Titanic), “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (The Lion King), “Pure Imagination” (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) and many more. See pages 10-11 for more music specials on WILL-TV. 2 PATTERNS • AUGUST 2012
Citizens of every society need information to help them make decisions. It’s no different for students at Champaign’s Stratton Leadership and Microsociety Magnet School, who are forming their own mini-democracy this year. Illinois Public Media will play a major role in the microsociety, teaching students to become both critical consumers and creative producers of media. WILL educational outreach coordinator Molly Delaney will teach media literacy to every student in the school, including how to analyze media messages and make a connection between advertising and their own consumer behaviors. WILL producers will teach a core of media venture students to shoot and edit video in a new digital TV studio at the school, conduct interviews and create Web content. “Students are learning real-life lessons about working, finding jobs, managing money and being good citizens,” said Kimberlie Kranich, IPM director of community content and engagement. “They’re also going to learn about all the roles in a 21st-century media
t Illinois Public Media’s Jeff Cunningham and Charles West, magnet site coordinator at Stratton, look over new equipment.
Follow events at the Republican National Convention Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill (above left, right) will co-anchor The PBS NewsHour’s gavel-to-gavel coverage from the PBS Skybox at the Republican National Convention in Tampa from 7-10 pm, Monday-Thursday, Aug. 27-30, on WILLTV. The NewsHour will have extended coverage online, including a 24-hour livestream with multiple channels offering viewers an “all-access pass” to the conventions. Senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown will
organization and how media is an important part of a democracy.” With funds from the school district’s U.S. Department of Education Magnet School Assistance Program grant, WILL staff helped set up the TV production studio and will help students figure out the information needs of their microsociety. Then they’ll help the students create media such as videos, talk programs, videotaped school announcements and Web posts to provide that information, and will teach the students all of the crew positions involved in creating a TV show. This year’s students will help train next year’s students to keep the production going.
Have you tuned in to the WILL World channel?
See page 8 for programs
offer live dispatches from the convention floor. Coverage will be interspersed with analysis, interviews and commentary. On WILL-AM and WILL-FM, Amanda Vinicky from Illinois Public Radio will be reporting from the Republican Convention, following activities of the Illinois delegation and issues of interest in the state. Her reports will air on Morning Edition, The Afternoon Magazine, and All Things Considered, which will also feature convention coverage from NPR.
“By the end of the three-year grant, Stratton teachers will be able to run the school’s media venture studio without the help of Illinois Public Media,” Kimberlie said. “Together, we will have built a sustainable model.” Kimberlie said Illinois Public Media’s experience creating documentaries with Youth Media Workshop students and University High School students was valuable in helping plan the project. “We’re excited about this new project because media production and media literacy is being incorporated into the social studies curriculum,” she said.
WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1 106.5 in Danville
6 am NPR Morning Edition with Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep and Jim Meadows
9 am Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo Join Vic for music and companionship and make each morning a classic morning!
Noon Live and Local with Kevin Kelly Kevin’s get-together features music and a daily serving of news about, and interviews with, area musicmakers, plus a calendar of regional music events.
1 pm Afternoon Classics Julie Amacher, Lynn Warfel and Mindy Ratner keep you company throughout the afternoon. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac is at 1:01. NPR News Headlines at 3:01.
5 pm NPR All Things Considered with Robert Siegel, Melissa Block and Michele Norris
7 pm The Evening Concert Great performances from the great concert venues. Listings are subject to change.
Monday: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 8/6 8/13 8/20 8/27
Rolandseck Festival BEETHOVEN; BRAHMS Herrenchiemsee Festival R.STRAUSS; KORONGOLD Young Euro Classic 2011 R. STRAUSS; DOHNANYI Musikfest Berlin 2011 BRAHMS; PFITZNER
Tuesday: The New York Philharmonic This Week 8/7 Bramwell Tovey, cond; Simon Trpceski, piano TCHAIKOVSKY 8/14 Andrey Boreyko, cond; Benjamin Grosvenor, piano SAINT-SAENS; BRAHMS
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 8/21 8/28
Kirill Petrenko, cond (his CSO debut) RACHMANINOFF; SHOSTAKOVICH Mitsuko Uchida, cond and piano MOZART; STRAVINSKY
s Shanghai String Quartet (7 pm, 8/16, 8/23)
Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari 8/1 8/8 8/15 8/22 8/29
All PIAZZOLLA PONCE; T. CARENO PONCE; AGUADO RODRIGO; MONCAYO BARRIOS; GINASTERA
Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival 8/2 8/9
Colorado String Quartet; Melvin Chen, piano HAYDN; MENDELSSOHN Voxare String Quartet; Eugenia Zukerman, flute BEETHOVEN; SCHUBERT 8/16 Shanghai String Quartet BEETHOVEN 8/23 Shanghai String Quartet; Haochen Zhang, piano SCHUBERT; CHOPIN 8/30 Daedalus String Quartet; Soyeon Lee, piano BEETHOVEN; MOZART
Prairie Performances 2011 Allerton Music Barn Festival 8/3
8/10 8/17 8/24
Opening Night: An Evening of Strauss Waltzes and Viennese Bonbons The Allerton Salon Orchestra; Donald Schleicher J. STRAUSS (including The Blue Danube) Arturo Sandoval with UI Jazz Faculty Jazz and Latin jazz tunes, standards and Sandoval’s original compositions. Pacifica Quartet John Dee, oboe; Ian Hobson, piano MOZART; PROKOFIEV; BRAHMS Stefan Milenkovich, violin; Rohan De Silva, piano HANDEL; BEETHOVEN; SARASATE; WIENIAWSKI; PAGANINI; KREISLER Evening Serenade with Faculty Winds STRAUSS; DVORAK
Wednesday: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
8/1 8/8 8/15 8/22 8/29
9 pm Night Music
DVORAK; C. SCHUMANN BACH; PIAZZOLLA HAYDN; BEETHOVEN DVORAK; R. SCHUMANN MARTINU; SCHUBERT
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Gillian Martin, Bob Christiansen, Ward Jacobson, Scott Blankenship or John Zech keep you company through the night and into the morning. NPR News Headlines at 9:01.
saturdays & sundays saturdays 7 am NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon
9 am Classics By Request John Frayne plays requests for two hours at this time each Saturday. Submit requests at classreq@illinois. edu or 217-265-5084. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 9:01.
11 am Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century. 8/4 Berlioz, Britain’s Favorite French Composer 8/11 Wind Quintets: Mozart, Beethoven 8/18 Famous Rewrites: Beethoven Rewrites His Violin Concerto as a Piano Concerto 8/25 Tchaikovsky Tells Stories: Tone Poems
s Ailyn Perez (noon, 8/11)
Noon Afternoon at the Opera
with Rachel Martin
The Los Angeles Opera Series ends and the San Franscisco Opera season begins. 8/4 ALBERT HERRING (In English) (Britten). James Conlon, cond, with Alek Shrader, Christine Brewer and the LA Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 8/11 LA BOHEME (Puccini). Patrick Summers, cond, with Stephen Costello, Ailyn Perez, Artur Rucinski, Janai Brugger and the LA Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 8/18 TURANDOT (Puccini). Nicola Luisotti, cond, with Irene Theorin, Marco Berti, Leah Crocetto and the San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 8/25 DON GIOVANNI (Mozart). Nicola Luisotti, cond, with Lucas Meachem, Ellie Dehn, Serena Farnocchia, Marco Vinco and the San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
4 pm NPR All Things Considered
5 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon. [Also Sundays at 2 pm]
7 pm Classics All Night Bob Christiansen and Scott Blankenship keep you company Saturday night and into Sunday morning. NPR News Headlines at 7:01 and 10:01.
sundays 7 am NPR Weekend Edition 9 am Sunday Baroque Suzanne Bona provides relaxing early music by the likes of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 9:01.
1 pm From the Top A live performance program featuring America’s best young classical musicians, hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley.
2 pm A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits and the latest news from Lake Wobegon.
4 pm NPR All Things Considered 5 pm Classical Music Mindy Ratner and Valerie Kahler are your hosts. NPR News Headlines at 7:01.
10 pm Harmonia Angela Mariani presents Baroque and early music. NPR News Headlines at 10:01.
11 pm The Romantic Hours Music, poetry and romance with Mona Golabek.
midnight Classical Music Scott Blankenship and John Zech are your hosts throughout the night and into the morning.
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101.1 and 90.9 HD2
6-9 am Classical Music
7-9 am Classical Music
9 am-noon Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo
9-11 am Classics by Request
Join Vic for music and companionship and make each morning a classic morning!
Noon-1 pm Live and Local with Kevin Kelly Kevin’s get-together features music and a daily serving of news about, and interviews with, area musicmakers, plus a calendar of regional music events.
1 pm - overnight Classical Music/Friday: Prairie Performances 7-9 pm
John Frayne plays requests at this time each Saturday. Submit requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-265-5084.
11 am-Noon Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century. See page 5 for listings.
Noon-overnight Classical Music
sundays all day Classical Music
With the depth of its broad-based perspectives today, it’s hard to imagine that Environmental Almanac was originally conceived as a radio spot. The idea for the program, which airs at 4:45 pm and 6:45 pm on WILL-AM, came from professor Bruce Hannon, an emeritus professor in the University of Illinois department of geography, and Walter Robinson, a professor of atmospheric sciences, as a way to feature the environmental research of the university’s faculty. Now a service of the U of I School of Earth, Society and Environment (SESE), the program gained features on topics ranging from Illinois wildlife to ecosystems when producer Rob Kanter became involved in 2004. He also added a companion blog, environmentalalmanac.blogspot.com/. Working with the content comes naturally to Kanter, who earned a doctorate in the U of I English department and served as a post-doc there before making the change to writing for the university’s Environmental Council and for the multi-disciplinary Environmental Change Institute. He joined SESE in January 2012. “My mom took my brother, sister and me fishing from the time we were very young, and we spent a lot of time just playing in creeks and hanging out in the woods around our home in suburban Cincinnati,” he said. “Given that I value intact ecosystems and access for everyone to outdoor recreation, it’s only natural to be engaged with environmental issues.” While he hopes the program raises awareness of problems, such as the emergence of disease as a threat to wildlife, Kanter also wants to call attention to the earth’s natural beauty—and to highlight the efforts of the many local researchers and conservationists who are striving to preserve it.
Program explores environmental issues
FM 90.9 HD3
AM 580 Listener Comments: 217-333-0853 / email@example.com
BBC Overnight Continued
BBC World Service
Monday–Friday NPR Morning Edition with Jim Meadows
NPR Weekend Edition
BBC World Briefing
NPR Weekend Edition
Focus NPR News 10:01/11:01
Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me
State Week in Review
The Afternoon Magazine with Craig Cohen NPR News 12:01
Travel with Rick Steves
On the Media
This American Life
The Closing Market Report NPR News 2:01
The Midnight Special
The Tavis Smiley Show
BBC Business Daily
All Things Considered with Jeff Bossert
NPR All Things Considered
All Things Considered
The People’s Pharmacy
Keepin’ the Faith
Wait Wait ...
This American Life
Living on Earth
BBC World Service
To the Best of Our Knowledge
Left, Right & Center
New Letters on the Air
BBC World Service
BBC World Service
BBC World Service
Bold Listing = National/International News
Agriculture Focus monthly guests Our regular contributors will return in September. During August, please enjoy our tribute to 30+ years of Focus with a “best of” lineup.
Weather Monday-Friday AM: 6:09, 6:20, 6:50, 7:09, 7:20, 7:39, 7:50, 8:09, 8:20, 8:39, 8:50 PM: 4:06, 4:35, 5:06, 5:35
Dave Dickey, agriculture director; Todd Gleason, host, Closing Market Report & Commodity Week
Pre-Opening Market Report: 8:49 am; Opening Market Report: 9:49 am; Market Update: 10:58 and 11:58 am; Ag and Stock Market Report: 12:55 pm; Settlements: 1:58 pm; Closing Market Report: 2:06 pm. To listen to archived ag reports, sign up for the Illinois Public Media Ag E-newsletter, or download our agricultural podcasts, visit www.willag.org. Call 217-333-3434 for market analysis, updated at 9:15 am and 3:15 pm daily.
Illinois Public Media News Craig Cohen, news and public affairs director
The news from Illinois Public Media’s award-winning staff of reporters — Jim Meadows, Jeff Bossert and Sean Powers—can be heard during Morning Edition, The Afternoon Magazine and All Things Considered.
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WILL-TV Cooking—6-8 am; noon-2 pm
Sun and Wed: New Scandinavian Cooking with Claus Meyer/New Scandinavian Cooking with Tina Nordstrom (begins 8/29); Cuisine Culture; Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends; Sara’s Weeknight Meals Mon and Fri: New Scandinavian Cooking; Chef John Besh’s New Orleans; Ciao Italia; Rachel’s Favorite Food at Home/P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table (begins 8/31) Tue and Thur: New Scandinavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad; Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class; Jazzy Vegetarian; Christina Cook
Travel—8-9 am; 2-3 pm
Sun and Wed: Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge; Music Voyager/Pedal America (begins 8/15) Mon and Fri: Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose/Globe Trekker (begins 8/17) Tue and Thu: Rudy Maxa’s World; Seasoned Traveler
Gardening/Home Improvement—9-11 am; 3-5 pm
Mon and Fri: This Old House; American Woodshop; P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home; Around the House with Matt and Shari/Glass with Vicki Payne (begins 8/20)
Tue and Thu: Woodwright’s Shop; Woodsmith Shop; Victory Garden; For Your Home Wed: Ask This Old House; Rough Cut with Tommy Mac; Garden Smart; Katie Brown Workshop Sun: Ask This Old House; Rough Cut with Tommy Mac; Growing a Greener World; Katie Brown Workshop
Arts and Crafts—5-6 am; 11-noon
Sun and Wed: Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting/It’s Sew Easy (begins 8/5); Donna Dewberry Show Mon and Fri: Sewing with Nancy; Scheewe Art Workshop Tue and Thu: Martha’s Sewing Room; Best of the Joy of Painting
Saturday Marathons—5-11 am; 5-11 pm August 4: Camp Create August 11: Be Cool August 18: Celebrate Julia August 25: Global Rhythm
Watch Mid-American Gardener at 10 am Mondays and Wednesdays; and at 4 pm Sundays and Tuesdays.
See the full Create schedule at will.illinois.edu/tv/schedule
Primetime Schedule Monday-Friday
9:00 PBS NewsHour 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 Journal
7:00 Immigrant Nation! (8/6); In Search of Shakespeare (8/13, 8/20) 8:00 Nature (8/6); History Detectives (8/13, 8/20); Your Vote 2012: Social Climate (8/27) 8:30 Your Vote 2012: It’s the Economy, Stupid 11:00 Homeland: A View from the Center (8/6); In Search of Shakespeare (8/13, 8/20); Hubert H. Humphrey: Art of the Possible (8/27)
7:00 Saving the Bay (8/14, 8/21); Secrets of Shangri-La (8/28) 8:00 History Detectives (8/7); Nature 11:00 Helen of Troy (8/7); Saving the Bay (8/14, 8/21); Lost Cave Temples (8/28
7:00 POV (8/1); Joann Sfar Draws from Memory (8/8); POV (8/15, 8/22) 8:00 Frontline; POV (8.29) 11:00 Independent Lens (8/1, 8/8); POV (8/15, 8/22); Frontline (8/29)
7:00 NOVA ScienceNOW 8:00 Inside Nature’s Giants 11:00 NOVA (8/2, 8/16, 8/23); NOVA ScienceNOW (8/9); Inside Nature’s Giants (8/30)
7:00 Chasing Churchill: In Search of My Grandfather (8/10); Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 (8/17); Intelligence Squared U.S. (8/24); Safe Harbor (8/31)
12.2 8:00 Atlantic Charter: The End of Colonialism (8/10); Signs of the Times (8/17); Intelligence Squared U.S. (8/24); Your Vote 2012: The Latino Vote (8/31) 8:30 Your Vote 2012: Social Climate (8/31) 11:00 Churchill (8/3); Chasing Churchill: In Search of My Grandfather (8/10); Rosenblatt: The Final Inning (8/17); Doha Debates (8/24); Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground (8/31)
7:00 Washington Week 7:30 McLaughlin Group 8:00 Need to Know 8:30 Inside Washington 9:00 Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work (8/4, 8/11); Michael Wood’s Story of England (8/18); Worse Than War (8/25) 10:00 Queen & Country (8/4, 8/18); Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work (8/11) 11:00 Moyers & Company
7:00 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (8/12) 7:30 Independent Lens (8/5); POV (8/19); Global Voices (8/26) 8:00 Global Voices (8/12) 9:00 Global Voices 10:00 Global Voices 11:00 Never Too Old for Gold (8/5); International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (8/12); Geocache (8/19); Death of the Old West (8/26) 11:30 POV (8/5); Lords of the Gourd (8/19); Global Voices (8/26)
See the full World schedule at will.illinois.edu/tv/schedule
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David Thiel, Program Director
Monday - Friday Market to Market (M) Nightly Business Report (T-F) Body Electric (M, W, F) Sit and Be Fit (T, Th) Clifford Wild Kratts Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Sesame Street Sid the Science Kid
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
French in Action
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Thomas & Friends Bob the Builder Sid the Science Kid Motorweek Pedal America
Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Cyberchase Fetch! Electric Company Biz Kid$ Moyers & Company
Super WHY! Barney & Friends
P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home 11:00 Mid-American Gardener 11:30 Victory Garden
The Cat in the Hat Sid the Science Kid
Noon America’s Test Kitchen 12:30 Cook's Country
Lidia’s Italy in America
America’s Heartland Market to Market T he McLaughlin Group Religion + Ethics Newsweekly SPECIALS 8/5
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef 1:00 Great Performances at the Met: Manon Joanne Weir’s 4:00 Sherlock Holmes Cooking Confidence 5:00 Hustle
3:00 3:30 4:00
Electric Company/ Fetch! (F)
This Old House Hour
BBC World News
5:00 5:30 6:00
Rick Steves’ Europe
How To Programs
Painting and How To Programs
Nightly Business Report PBS NewsHour
Heartland Highways Hometime
6:00 Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol 8/12 1:00 Manifest Destiny 2:00 Manifest Destiny 3:00 Manifest Destiny 4:00 Sherlock Holmes 5:00 Hustle 6:00 Doctor Who: Impossible Astronaut 8/19 1:00 Trains Around North America 4:00 Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers 6:00 Doctor Who: Day of the Moon 8/26 1:00 ADD & Mastering It! 2:30 He Touched Me: Gospel Music of Elvis Presley 4:00 Celebrating the Music of Johnny Cash 5:30 Great Performances – Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies
Daytime schedules will vary during the pledge drive Aug. 18-26. Please see listings. 1:00 pm Sewing M: Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Tu: Sewing with Nancy W: Knit and Crochet Now! Th: Martha’s Sewing Room F: It’s Sew Easy
1:30 pm Painting and How To M: Best of Joy of Painting Tu: Paint This with Jerry Yarnell W: Beauty of Oil Painting Th: Painting with Paulson F: Beads,Baubles and Jewels
2:00 pm How To M: Mid-American Gardener Tu: Wai Lana Yoga W: Garden Smart Th: Jazzy Vegetarian F: Woodwright’s Shop
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august tv features Oxford’s
beauty and intrigue To mark the 25th anniversary of the Inspector Morse television series starring the late John Thaw, Inspector Morse’s Oxford (7 pm Sunday, Aug. 19) looks at the creation of the Morse novels and the television adaptation. The celebration investigates the work of author Colin Dexter, examines the TV series production team and showcases the beauty, history and tradition of Oxford itself.
A new tribute to Johnny Cash
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Photo: Courtesy of Adam Farber
In honor of what would have been Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday year, this allstar concert—filmed at The Moody Theater, new home of Austin City Limits Live in Austin, Texas—featured Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan of Train, Ronnie Dunn, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings, Shelby Lynne and many others performing Cash’s songs. Celebrating the Music of Johnny Cash: We Walk the Line airs at 7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 22.
(Left)Amy Lee performs “I’m So Lonesome”; (below) Buddy Miller sings “Hey Porter.” Photo: Courtesy of Jack Jeffries
Examine the history and role of American golf course architecture and explore the unique relationship between the people who play the game and the places where they play. Golf’s Grand Design (9 pm Tuesday, Aug. 14) highlights some of America’s best known and most influential courses, including the creative individuals who helped fashion them, as well as trends that affected course design and the game.
Photo: Courtesy of WNED Buffalo/Toronto
Well above par
Photo: Jay Blakesberg
Music for a good cause
Returning to Grantleigh To the Manor Born’s 2007 Christmas Special (8:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 25) revisits Audrey and Richard as they prepare to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. The grand party scene is set—until an extraordinary confession gets in the way. With the help of her long-suffering school friend Marjory, a fearless Audrey goes into battle to defend a community, safeguard 400 years of history and save her marriage.
Photo: Courtesy of Richard Schuster
Organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi (above), the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual event that raises funds for the educational development of children with severe speech and physical impairments. Some of the biggest names in music participate in these all-acoustic concerts held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. The 25th anniversary concert in October 2011 included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and many others. The special airs at 9 pm Friday, Aug. 24.
Sights and sounds of Vienna Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schonbrunn Palace when Great Performances presents Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012 at 8 pm Friday, Aug. 31. Dancers of the Vienna Ballet join the orchestra for works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy’s La Mer and the Austrian favorite, Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood) by Johann Strauss. PATTERNS • AUGUST 2012 11
WILL-TV Friday Night Public Affairs 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Need to Know
BritCom Saturday Night 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:15
As Time Goes By Waiting for God Keeping Up Appearances Black Books Red Green Show Doctor Who Doctor Who Confidential
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1Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) White Falcon, White Wolf. On Canada’s remote Ellesmere Island, the race is on for two remarkable species to raise their families. Repeated midnight Thursday. 8:00 The War (TV-14) (DVS) When Things Get Tough (Jan.-Dec. 1943).The Germans still occupy most of Western Europe; American troops are now ashore in North Africa. Back home, nearly all manufacturing is converted to the war effort. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 This Old House (TV-G) 8:00 The War (TV-14) (DVS) A Deadly Calling (Nov. 1943-June 1944). Despite American victories in the Solomons and New Guinea, the Japanese empire still stretches 4,000 miles. In Italy, Allied forces are stalled in the mountains south of Rome, unable to break through the German lines at Monte Cassino, as the long-delayed invasion of France is on the horizon. Repeated 1 am Friday; and 1:30 am Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
3Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See above. 8:00 PBS Arts: Barnes Collection (TV-G) See article page 17. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 3 am Monday. 9:00 Homeland: Immigration In America (TV-PG) Refugees. Part 3 of 3. A look at the heart of America’s humanitarian position as a refuge for those fleeing violence, disaster, war and persecution around the world.
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10:00 POV (TV-PG) Up Heartbreak Hill. See article page 16. 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Philadelphia, Pa. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See left. 10:30 Doctor Who A Christmas Carol. See article page 16. 11:30 Front Row Center (TV-G) Cheap Trick.
7:00 American Masters (TV-PG) Marilyn Monroe: Still Life. Her relationship with the camera produced an enduring body of work that still dazzles and moves us while providing testament to her grace, humor and vulnerability. Repeated 3 am Saturday. 8:00 The War (TV-14) (DVS) Pride of Our Nation (June-Aug. 1944). Allied troops embark on the invasion of France, suffering far greater casualties than expected. In the Pacific, the long climb toward the Japanese homeland is underway, while at home dreaded telegrams from the War Department begin arriving at a higher rate. Repeated 12:30 am Monday. 10:30 Globe Trekker (DVS) Special: World History—England. 11:30 Woodsongs (TV-G) Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, John & Patricia Adams. Part 1 of 2.
6Monday 7:00 Market Warriors (TV-G) Antiquing In Brimfield, Mass. In anticipation of selling items at Cowan’s Auction in Cincinnati, the pickers head to the world’s largest outdoor market to find art glass among the 6,000 vendors. Repeated midnight Tuesday; 3 am Wednesday; and 4 am 7/13. 8:00 The War (TV-14) (DVS) FUBAR (Sept.-Dec. 1944). As thousands of Allied airborne troops are dropped behind enemy lines in Holland, General MacArthur is poised to invade the Philippines at Leyte while American carrier-based planes bomb Japanese ships in the bay near Manila. Repeated 2 am Tuesday. 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 History Detectives (TV-PG) TBA. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 4 am Friday; and 3 am Sunday. 8:00 The War (TV-14) (DVS) The Ghost Front (Dec. 1944-March 1945). In the Pacific, American progress has been slow and costly, with each island more fiercely defended than the last. In Europe, no one is prepared for the massive counterattack Hitler launches in Belgium and Luxemburg. Repeated 1 am Wednesday.
WILL-TV 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Nature (TV-PG) Frogs: The Thin Green Line. After losing one-third of our world’s amphibians, scientists around the globe are mobilizing to save as many frog species as possible. Repeated 2 am Friday; 7 pm Sunday; and 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 The War (TV-14) (DVS) A World Without War (March-Dec. 1945). As Allied forces push across Germany, American and British troops discover the true horrors of the Nazis’ concentration camps. Two atomic bombs are dropped on Japan, bringing about the country’s surrender. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 This Old House (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle Politics. Sean goes undercover in MP Rhona Christie’s office after the gang discovers they can make a profit out of her illegal dealings. The whole operation is put in jeopardy though when the gang start to take it out on each other. 9:00 Sherlock Holmes (TV-G) The Problem of Thor Bridge. Maria Gibson, a dejected wife, arranges to meet her children’s governess Grace Dunbar at Thor Bridge but is gunned down. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration— PBS Arts. See article page 1. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 2 am Monday. 10:00 POV (TV-PG) Short Cuts. Brief documentaries The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement; Sin Pai-s (Without Country); Eyes on the Stars. Repeated 2 am Sunday. 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Tucson, Ariz. Part 1 of 3. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 10:30 Doctor Who The Impossible Astronaut. See article page 17. 11:30 Front Row Center (TV-G) O.A.R.
12Sunday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) Frogs: The Thin Green Line. Repeated from 7 pm Wednesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Wild Justice. Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the poisoning of a bishop, who they suspect was murdered for her progressive views. 9:30 Official Best of Fest (TV-G) Animation I. 10:00 Globe Trekker (DVS) London City Guide 2. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, John & Patricia Adams. Part 2 of 2.
13Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Tucson, Ariz. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-G) Antiquing In Adamstown, Pa. The pickers search for an Eames chair, a Moss floor lamp and a Tiffany jelly jar before taking their finds to the A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 3 am Wednesday. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Denver, Colo. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 4 am Wednesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Breakfast Special (TV-G) A celebration of the morning meal in America, including stops at interesting eateries in St. Augustine, Fla; Columbus, Ohio; rural New York; Hilo, Hawaii; and Portland, Ore. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; and 3 am Saturday. 8:00 History Detectives (TV-PG) Stories include a search for the identity of a man whose name is engraved on a rare matched set of Civil War-era pistols; a 78 rpm record distributed by K.K.K. Records; and a battered Ampeg B-15 amp that may have Rock and Roll Hall of Fame potential. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 4 am Friday. 9:00 Golf’s Grand Design (TV-G) (DVS) See article page 10. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Nature (TV-PG) Kalahari: The Great Thirstland. A superabundance of life—including insects, birds and amphibians—bursts forth in staggering numbers on the Kalahari Desert after a brief season of sudden, unpredictable storms. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Friday.
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WILL-TV 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) Rat Attack. A look at conditions in the remote Indian state of Mizoram that result when a species of bamboo flowers every 48 years, spurring an explosion in the rat population which feeds off the bamboo’s fruit. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 9:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension. Part 3 of 3. A look at how string theory was revolutionized when five different versions were united into a single theory in 1995. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 This Old House (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle The Road Less Travelled. Previous marks Carlton Wood and Harry Fielding look to con back their cash. 9:00 Sherlock Holmes (TV-G) The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place. Sir Robert Norebertson has gambled all on the success of a horse in the Champion Stakes. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Great Performances (TV-14) Let Me Down Easy. Anna Deavere Smith turns her theatrical exploration to matters of the human body, interviewing an eclectic range of people—from cyclist Lance Armstrong to a rodeo bull rider—then performing as the interviewees, using their own words. Repeated 1 am Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose
am 10:00 We Own the Years Ahead with Nicholas Boothman 11:30 ADD & Mastering It! pm 1:00 Julia Child Memories 3:00 Orangutan Diary 4:30 He Touched Me: Gospel Music of Elvis Presley 6:00 Big Band Vocalists 8:00 Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers 1966-1969 (My Music) (TV-PG) See article page 2. Repeated 4 pm Sunday; and midnight Tuesday. 10:30 Doctor Who Day of the Moon. See article page 17.
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11:30 Pegi & Neil Young’s Concert for the Bridge School (TV-G) See article page 11. Repeated 2 am Tuesday; 9 pm Friday; and 1 am Sunday.
Trains Around North America Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers 1966-1969 Doctor Who: Day of the Moon Inspector Morse’s Oxford (TV-PG) See article page 10. Repeated 10 pm Sunday. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Mind Has Mountains. When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play that the duo must uncover before another death occurs. 10:00 Inspector Morse’s Oxford (TV-PG) Repeated from 7 pm. 11:00 Trains Around North America (TV-G) Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt traces America’s railroad history, telling the stories of the continent’s historic and scenic tourist railroads.
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20Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Palm Springs, Calif. Part 1 of 3. 8:15 Market Warriors (TV-G) Antiquing In Philadelphia, Pa. The pickers search for costume jewelry, with one finding a set by French jeweler Marcel Boucher, before taking their finds to the A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. 9:30 Under The Streetlamp (TV-G) See article page 17. Repeated 2 am Wednesday; 7 pm Saturday; and 3:30 am Sunday. 11:00 Charlie Rose
21Tuesday 7:00 American Masters (TV-PG) Johnny Carson: King of Late Night. Explore the life and career of The Tonight Show host through unprecedented access to his personal and professional archives, along with interviews with family, colleagues and Tonight Show guests. 9:30 Oscar Hammerstein II—Out of My Dreams (TV-G) A celebration of one of the most acclaimed lyricists and librettists of the 20th century—the man who wrote lyrics for more than 1,000 songs and the books for 45 operettas and musicals. Repeated 3:30 am Wednesday. 11:00 Charlie Rose
22Wednesday 7:00 Celebrating The Music of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line (TV-G) See article page 10. Repeated midnight Thursday; 10 pm Friday; 3:30 am and 11:30 pm Saturday; and 4 pm Sunday.
WILL-TV 8:30 Doo Wop Love Songs An all-new collection of the most romantic teenage love songs for sweethearts, including performances by The Tokens, The Dubs, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a reunion of The Original Drifters, featuring Bill Pinckney in his final TV performance of Stand By Me. Repeated 1:30 am Thursday; and 4:30 pm Saturday. 11:00 Charlie Rose
23Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 8:00 Memorial Stadium: True Illini Spirit The 2008 WILL-TV production explores the history and tradition of the University of Illinois stadium built with private donations in memory of Illinois men and women who died in World War I. Repeated 12:30 am and 1 pm Saturday. 9:30 Red Grange Remembers (TV-G) This 2009 WILL-TV documentary features the U of I and Chicago Bears football star in his last significant video interview, along with photos and films of his career. Repeated 2 am and 2:30 pm Saturday. 11:00 Charlie Rose
24Friday 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Great Performances (TV-G) Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies. See article page 2. Repeated 5:30 pm Sunday. 9:00 Pegi & Neil Young’s Concert for the Bridge School (TV-G) See article page 11. Repeated from 11:30 8/18. 10:00 Celebrating The Music of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line Repeated from 7 pm Wednesday. 11:30 Charlie Rose
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Memorial Stadium: True Illini Spirit Red Grange Remembers The Inner Game of Tennis Doo Wop Love Songs Under the Streetlamp To The Manor Born 2007 Christmas Special See article page 11. 10:00 Il Volo Takes Flight (TV-G) Three Italian teen tenors sing operatic, pop and Italian classics, backed by a 49-piece orchestra and a five-piece rhythm section in a concert from Detroit’s famed Opera House. Repeated 2 am Sunday. 11:30 Celebrating The Music of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line (TV-G) Repeated from 7 pm Wednesday.
26Sunday 1:00 ADD & Mastering It! 2:30 He Touched Me: Gospel Music of Elvis Presley 4:00 Celebrating the Music of Johnny Cash 5:30 Great Performances—Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies 7:00 Audience Favorite from the Pledge Drive
27Monday 7:00 PBS Convention Coverage—A NewsHour Special Report Republican Convention. See article page 3. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 PBS Convention Coverage—A NewsHour Special Report Republican Convention. See article page 3. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose
29Wednesday 7:00 PBS Convention Coverage—A NewsHour Special Report Republican Convention. See article page 3. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose
30Thursday 7:00 PBS Convention Coverage—A NewsHour Special Report Republican Convention. See article page 3. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012. See article page 11. 9:30 Harpists’s Legacy: Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound Change (TV-G) A profile of the life and career of the first black female principal player in a major symphony orchestra and also a driving force behind music education programs for underserved minorities. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose
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Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. Take a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern when POV presents Up Heartbreak Hill at 10 pm Friday, Aug. 3.
Photo: Courtesy of Anthony Thosh Collins (Pima/Osage/Seneca-Cayuga)
Navigating native culture
s Thomas runs down Asaayi Road.
Where will the TARDIS crash next? If you’ve been waiting for season 6 of Doctor Who, it arrives at 10:30 pm Saturdays. In the Aug. 4 special, A Christmas Carol, Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way the Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser. In the Aug. 11 episode, The Impossible Astronaut, four envelopes reunite the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song in the middle of the Utah desert to unveil a terrible secret the Doctor’s friends must never reveal to him, plus rescue a missing little girl. The Aug. 18 program, Day of the Moon, finds the Doctor locked in the perfect prison while Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down across America by the FBI and the world is occupied by an alien force who controls humanity through post-hypnotic suggestion.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Barnes Foundation
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Follow Dr. Albert Barnes’ remarkable rise from Philadelphia’s workingclass neighborhood to the top of the modern art world as the PBS Arts Summer Festival presents Barnes Collection at 8 pm Friday, Aug. 3. Plus, for the first time, get an exclusive look at Dr. Barnes’ collection—thousands of magnificent works by some of the most famous names in art history, including Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir and many others—and the collection’s new museum home.
America’s hottest new vocal group takes the stage Boys, the Beatles, the Four Seasons and many others in this special recorded at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind. Under the Streetlamp airs at 9:30 pm Monday, Aug. 20 and is repeated at 7 pm Saturday, Aug. 25.
Photo: Courtesy of Paul Natkin
Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack, the Under the Streetlamp quartet— recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys—sings doo-wop, Motown and old-time rock and roll, along with favorites from the Drifters, the Beach
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WILL-TV membership news & events
Member Survey results offer insight In late spring, we set out to find the types of WILL Radio, TV and online programs that are most valuable to Friends of WILL, along with learning your thoughts on Illinois Public Media community engagement and education outreach services. To start this process, we sent a Web-based survey to each member who had provided an email address for our database and who had expressed interest in receiving this type of communication—a group of nearly 5,500 people. We garnered 809 responses. In addition, we posted the survey on the WILL website and received 29 responses there. Thanks to everyone who took the time to share opinions and information with us. According to these survey results, the top four overall service areas were: • NPR programs • TV programs • local news and information • classical music Our Illinois Public Media community engagement activities placed fifth among services. In addition, respondents expressed interest in the idea
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of attending community forums on issues related to politics, education, the environment, health, transportation, social justice, hunger and sustainability. Among news and information programs, those rated most important were: • All Things Considered • BBC News & World Report • Morning Edition • Car Talk • Fresh Air • Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me Top-rated classical and cultural programs were: • A Prairie Home Companion • Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo • Classics by Request with John Frayne • Live and Local with Kevin Kelly • The Evening Concert Over 71 percent of respondents also told us they turn most often to public radio as their source for local news, a more than 18-point margin over the next most-often cited source, network television. We look forward to reporting to you with more survey information and to exploring other research methods to keep in touch with your opinions. As always, we welcome your feedback!
WILL-TV The public media partnership works! By Danda Beard, Interim Director of Development You’ve made it happen for WILL— again. The Friends of WILL provided nearly $2.1 million in support for the WILL radio and television stations. Thank you very much! Your gifts will help sustain this public media service for tens and tens of thousands of people every day, across central Illinois. We’re still counting our year-end results, and we hope to have a final figure to share with you soon. In the meantime, enjoy a variety of new music programs on WILL-TV or Roger Cooper’s revisit of the 2011 Allerton Music Barn Festival at 7 pm Fridays on WILL-FM’s Prairie Performances. And, look forward to new election features from our award-winning news staff on AM 580 and the PBS Newshour team, a new feature film documenting one of America’s most difficult periods, the Dust Bowl, from Ken Burns, plus new episodes of your favorite WILL-TV series.
Comcast changes affect Onarga-area residents If you live in Onarga, Danforth or Gilman, you may already be aware that Comcast is consolidating its cable system operations in Onarga and Champaign. The change is expected to take place on or around Aug. 23. With this change, the WILL primary signal in those towns will move from cable channel 12 to cable channel 13. In addition, you will also receive for the first time the WILL primary signal in high-definition format on cable channel 916, and have access to WILL Create (cable channel 219) and WILL World (cable channel 417).
A new riff on vegan Accomplished jazz singer Laura Theodore is bringing her passion for plant-based recipes to the forefront with her PBS show, Jazzy Vegetarian, now in the second month of its second season. The author of Vegetarian Cooking for Every Day offers recipes and tips for delicious, healthy meals and snacks without dairy, meat or egg—and that are completely cholesterol free. Theodore’s stepby-step instructions make preparing healthy food easy and flavorful, winning over both dedicated vegans and hard-core carnivores. Jazzy Vegetarian airs at 2 pm weekdays on WILL-TV. Learn more about Theodore and her show at www.pbs. org/food/chefs/laura-theodore.
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Inside WILL: How TV programming works By David Thiel, WILL-TV Program Director In my role, I’m responsible for acquiring and scheduling the programs you see on WILL-TV. From where do we get those shows? The majority of our schedule comes from PBS. The Public Broadcasting Service isn’t a traditional broadcast network. While a commercial network such as CBS trades its programming to local stations for the right to sell some of their airtime, PBS receives dues from its member stations. This year we’ll pay about $839,000 for full access to PBS’ program service. It’s a bulk buy; there’s no option to pick out individual series such as Masterpiece. That annual purchase typically accounts for about 85-90 percent of my program acquisition budget. The remainder goes to other distributors. American Public Television provides a “program exchange” service which stations such as WILL use to share their productions. For a low annual fee—about $12,000 this year—we can access many documentary, howto and travel shows. (Rick Steves’ Europe and America’s Test Kitchen are examples of APT-distributed 20 PATTERNS • AUGUST 2012
series.) We also rely on APT for our Create and World channels. The National Educational Telecommunications Association is another supplier of public TV programming, including Sewing with Nancy, Fons & Porter, and Jubilee. We’ll pay about $3,400 for the right to use their library. Then we come to syndicated programming. These are the shows that we purchase individually, and they include some of our most popular, longestrunning series. British comedies, Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, Doctor Who, Hustle, Red Green, Market to Market and The Lawrence Welk Show are all syndicated. Costs vary, and where possible I negotiate the best prices. How do I choose which to buy? Viewer feedback is valuable; your comments help inform my decisions. (Our annual Britcom Vote is the most public example of this, but regular e-mails and phone calls work as well.) I also look for strong support during a pledge drive. As syndicated shows are all competing for scarce dollars, it’s easier to make a case for the ones that pay their own way. And, of course, I’m always on the lookout for something new and exciting. Every year BBC Worldwide (a British TV syndicator) conducts a “showcase” of upcoming dramas, comedies and documentaries. I always come away with several that—budget willing—I’ll be looking to add to the WILL lineup.
Thanks to our partners in bringing you quality TV programs Last year WILL invested over $960,000 to bring you the best in entertaining, informative, inspiring and educational television programs, from Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA and Masterpiece to Sesame Street, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, History Detectives, This Old House and many others. This outstanding lineup of programs wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our Friends of WILL and our business underwriters. Here’s a big cheer to the area businesses that help underwrite the costs of acquiring the programs on WILL-TV.
TV Underwriters A-A-A Storage Amara Yoga & Arts Antiques, Crafts & More Art Coop Asahel Gridley Antique Shop Associated Antique Dealers of America Auditory Care Center Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Company Barham Benefit Group Boneyard Arts Festival Brown Bag Deli Restaurant Busey Bank Campus Charitable Fund Drive Campus Sportswear Central Illinois Antique Dealers Association Central Illinois Regional Airport Champaign County Historical Museum Champaign Cycle Champaign Telephone Co. Clark-Lindsey Village Community Shares of Illinois Concierge Magazine CU Folk and Roots Festival C-U MTD CU Woodshop Danville Gardens, Inc. Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Dewitt County Museum Docha Doyle Law Team Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions
EnterpriseWorks-Research Park Farmer City Antique Show First Advisors Financial Group, LLC First Bank (Savoy Division) First Federal Savings Bank Friar Tuck Beverage Heel to Toe Hickory Point Bank & Trust Illinois Farm Bureau Illinois State Bar Association Illinois Symphony Orchestra Jos. Kuhn & Company Kirkland Fine Arts Center Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Kyle McGinnis CPA Meijer Pars Rug Gallery Paxton Foundation Inc. Pekara Bistro & Bakery Prairie Center Health Systems, Inc Regent Ballroom and Banquet Center Rental City Shelby Motors St Joseph Apothecary Subaru of Champaign The Little Gym The Mervis Family Foundation The News-Gazette The Wooden Hanger Thomas, Mamer & Haughey Village of Savoy Worden-Martin Buick-GMC
For more information about how we choose and purchase TV programs, see the article on page 20 by WILL-TV Program Director David Thiel.
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