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december 2010 Volume XXXVIIII, Number 6 Navigating change in a strategic way By Mark Leonard, General Manager As 2010 ends, the media industry continues to be rocked by change. Within public broadcasting, KCET, the flagship PBS station in the Los Angeles market, will disassociate itself from PBS on Jan. 1. KCET will operate as a non-commercial independent station without the benefit of PBS programs like NOVA, Sesame Street or PBS NewsHour. We’re not talking about a small town station—this is the second largest television market in the country! According to statements from CEO Al Jerome, KCET was no longer able to afford PBS dues of $7 million annually. At Illinois Public Media, we pay a much smaller fee of about $800,000 each year to PBS. That’s a hefty portion of our annual operating budget, yet we continue to believe the fee is a bargain for the range of outstanding programs it entitles us to broadcast. As budgets become tight and the expectations of the audience change, we continually re-evaluate our priorities and program choices. We spent the last several months developing a revised strategic plan for Illinois Public Media. We’re not planning any changes as radical as KCET’s; rather we are focusing on better knowing our community and our audiences. Our plan details steps to increase the reliability and quality of our broadcast signals, expand the reach of our programming and deepen partnerships within our community and within the University of Illinois. The plan addresses the need for new sources of funding for our locally created content and increasing the diversity of our content. A recurring theme in the document is our need to develop and distribute programming across all available platforms: broadcast, web, mobile devices and to other media. We will be sharing more details about our strategic plan over the coming months. In this issue of Patterns, you’ll discover the special programs we’re offering during our December TV Winterfest fundraising campaign. Be assured, your continued support of Illinois Public Media is greatly appreciated. Your investment provides the stable financial base that allows WILL to preserve its core programming while seeking new ways of better serving you. Thank you and happy holidays!

Photo: Michael O. Thomas

s Rip Chords performing “Santa Baby”

WILL production greets the season Glowing hearths. Shining trees. A gentle snowfall. And voices raised in song. In plenty of time to get you in the holiday spirit, six of central Illinois’ best a cappella singing groups join forces to present an evening of unaccompanied music on WILL-TV at 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 1 (repeated at 7 pm Monday, Dec. 6; 9:30 pm Friday, Dec. 24; and 3 pm Saturday, Dec. 25). Taped in the WILL-TV studio decked out in snowflakes and bathed in soft blue light, the one-hour program features Prairie Blend Quartet, Champaign-Urbana; the Danville Chorus of Sweet Adelines; the Rip Chords, University of Illinois; Sound Celebration Chorus of Springfield; Champaign-Urbana Sweet Adelines; and the Tone Rangers from Millikin University in Decatur. “Our successful a cappella program in March featured college show choruses, but we decided that we wanted to open up our next performance show to barbershop groups, too,” said David Thiel, WILL-TV program director who is producing the program during the Winterfest fund drive.

And this time the program isn’t a competition, just performances of 20 holiday selections, including “Mary, Did You Know?,” “Santa Baby,” “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” “The Christmas Song,” “Let It Snow,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Carol of the Bells,” “What are You Doing New Years Eve?,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” “It’s a way for us to showcase local talent on our air and also entertain our viewers with amazing holiday music,” David said.

Show your support for Red Green! Don’t miss three episodes of insight and happenings at Possum Lodge when WILL-TV features a special Red Green marathon beginning at 8 pm Saturday, Dec. 11. Plus, Red (Steve Smith) is planning a virtual visit to WILL via Skype—trading personal quips and sharing advice live with members of the Winterfest pledge crew in our TV studio.

Documenting Tim Nugent’s legacy Tim Nugent’s creativity and tenacity enabled thousands of disabled people to graduate from college at the University of Illinois, providing a model that transformed the way colleges around the nation treated disabled students.

s Tim Nugent at the ceremony to re-name a portion of Stadium Drive “Honorary Tim Nugent Way.”

Breaking Down Disability Barriers: The Legacy of Tim Nugent, a new radio documentary by Urbana University High School students, airs at 2:06 pm Dec. 24, on WILL-AM 580. “He saw the potential all these people had. He believed they could do great things that other people never saw,” said Uni student Sheela Gogula, who produced the program along with Katherine Floess. Uni High teacher Janet Morford and Illinois Public Media’s Dave Dickey directed the project. Students from the classes of 2011 and 2014 conducted the interviews.

Winterfest brings new music specials Your front-row seat to great concerts is available through an outstanding selection of music programs all year long on WILL, and your pledge of support during our Winterfest fund drive helps keep it that way! Don’t miss the following specials, as well as additional music shows, detailed on pages 12-18. First, at 7:30 pm Friday, Dec. 3, experience the only known recording—from a live 1983 Canadian music TV series—of legendary blues guitarist Albert King and his protégé, Stevie Ray Vaughn, performing in concert.

Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, along with country musician Mary Chapin Carpenter and singer/guitarist Keb Mo, this concert will inspire the whole family with joyous sing-alongs. Some of Peter, Paul & Mary’s best-loved songs, such as “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “Blowin’ in the Wind,” are included. The following Friday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 pm, it’s time for a rare live concert special, Moody Blues Live from the Greek Theater. Recorded in Los Angeles during the band’s 2005 World Tour, the program showcases the unique sound and 40-year career of the Moody Blues.

Following Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughn—In Session at 9 pm is Les Paul: Live in New York City, an intimate 2005 performance at the Iridium Jazz Club by music legend Les Paul, featuring his trio, as well as duets with Steve Miller, Keith Richards, Jose Feliciano, Dave Grisman, Sonya Hensley and others. Then at 7 pm Saturday, Dec. 4, The Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special is a celebration of favorite folk songs performed by some of America’s most beloved folk singers. Starring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul s Stevie Ray Vaughn with Albert King 2 PATTERNS • DECEMBER 2010

An inside look at becoming clergy Independent Lens will present The Calling at 8 pm Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 21, on WILL-TV. The four-hour documentary series follows seven dedicated young Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim Americans on a dramatic journey as they prepare to become professional clergy.

Experience Cirque du Soleil on stage and behind the scenes Over the last 26 years, Cirque du Soleil has entertained 100 million audience members in more than 300 cities on five continents with a unique blend of circus arts, theater, choreography, live music, elaborate costumes and technical innovations. Now, for the first time on television, PBS has captured performances from Cirque’s Las Vegas shows in Cirque Du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert, coming to WILL-TV at 8:20 pm Wednesday, Dec. 1. Shows included are: Mystere, “O,” KA, LOVE and the latest production, Viva Elvis, as well as sneak peeks of Zumanity and Criss Angel Believe—along with behind-the-scenes interviews and backstage access to the creative process behind the performances.

Win a Cirque VIP Package! Everyone watching during live pledge breaks in the Dec. 1 Cirque du Soleil program has the opportunity to call in an entry for WILL’s Cirque VIP Package drawing! This generous prize includes two tickets to a 2011 performance of any Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show mentioned above, plus a two-night hotel stay at the performance venue. (Airfare is not included.) The package is valued at $750 to $1,050, depending on the show chosen.

The Calling follows these students as they wrestle with the sacrifices they’ve made, debate theology and philosophy, learn to deliver sermons, perform their first weddings and funerals and counsel people in crisis. We also get to know them as ordinary young people at the crossroads of their lives, struggling with doubt and fear, dating, family life and the myriad challenges of becoming adults. As this new generation of religious leaders prepares to take its place in our society, their unfolding stories explore some of the current issues facing America’s religious communities.

Take a sip of Italy! Enjoy a select tasting featuring the Italian wines of De Falco of Campania during a special event from 4-7 pm Friday, Dec. 10, at Piccadilly on Neil, 505 S. Neil St., Champaign. Importer Todd Hess will be pouring wines and answering your questions. Discounts on the featured wines also will be available at the event. The fee is $5 per person at the door and all proceeds will help support Illinois Radio Reader, a service of Illinois Public Media which brings news and information to blind or visually impaired residents in central Illinois. PATTERNS • DECEMBER 2010 3

weekdays 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 and Holiday Specials Great orchestras from the great concert venues.

Monday: Cleveland Orchestra 12/6

Vladimir Ashkenazy, cond; Jean-Eflam Bavouzet, piano PROKOFIEV; MUSSORGSKY 12/13 Christoph von Dohnanyi, cond; William Preucil, violin; Robert Vernon, viola BEETHOVEN; MOZART; BRAHMS 12/20 SPECIAL: Echoes of Christmas 12/27 SPECIAL: Rachmaninoff: The Path to Eternity

Tuesday: The New York Philharmonic This Week 12/7

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, cond; Leonidas Kavakos, violin GLINKA; TCHAIKOVSKY; DEBUSSY; STRAVINSKY 12/14 Sir Colin Davis, cond BEETHOVEN; MAHLER 12/21 SPECIAL: A Paul Winter Solstice Concert

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 12/28 Michael Tilson Thomas, cond MAHLER: 8th Symphony


s Paul Winter (7 pm 12/21) Wednesday: Chicago Symphony Orchestra 12/1

Semyon Bychkov; Pierre Boulez, cond; Larry Combs, clarinet MOZART; MAHLER: 7th Symphony 12/8 Daniel Barenboim, cond; Maxim Vengerov, violin MOZART; MAHLER: 9th Symphony 12/15 Daniel Barenboim, piano and cond; MOZART; BRUCKNER 12/22 SPECIAL: A Chanticleer Christmas and             Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers 12/29 Ton Koopman, cond; MOZART; HAYDN; BACH; BEETHOVEN;

Thursday: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 12/2

Marek Janowski, cond; Arabella Steinbacher, violin BRUCH; BERLIOZ; R.STRAUSS 12/9 Marek Janowski, cond; Jonathan Biss, piano MOZART; R.STRAUSS 12/16 Manfred Honeck, cond; Garrick Olhsson, piano BEETHOVEN; BRUCKNE 12/23 SPECIAL: Lessons and Carols from Washington National Cathedral 2010 and             Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs 12/30 Mariss Jansons, cond; Pamela Frank, violin HAYDN; MOZART; RESPIGHI

Friday: Holiday Spcials

(Roger Cooper’s Prairie Performances returns in January) 12/3 SPECIAL: Hanukkah Lights 2010 and             Hanukkah in Story and Song 12/10 SPECIAL: Welcome Christmas! and              Noel – A Christmas from Paris 12/17 SPECIAL: Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol and A Leroy Anderson Christmas 12/24    SPECIAL: Brass and Choral Holiday 12/31    SPECIAL: Toast of the Nation (to 3 am!)

9 pm Night Music 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.

s Sunday Baroque at 9 am

11 am Classics of the Phonograph

7 am NPR Weekend Edition

John Frayne’s weekly exploration of classical music from the pre-digital recording era. 12/4 Oscar Levant, Pianist, Wit and Friend of George Gershwin 12/11 Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra 12/18 Bach’s Christmas Oratorio 12/25 Christmas Concertos and Sinfonias

Noon Afternoon at the Opera The Houston Grand Opera Season ends on 12/11, and live broadcasts from the Met begin on 12/18. *Note: Early start at 11:30 am on 12/18. 12/4 XERXES (Handel). William Lacey, cond, with Susan Graham, Laura Claycomb and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus. 12/11 BILLY BUDD (Britten). Patrick Summers, cond, with Daniel Belcher, Andrew Kennedy and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus. 12/18 *DON CARLO (Verdi). Yannick NezetSequin, cond, with Lee Yonghoon, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova, Simon Keenlyside and the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 12/25 THE BARTERED BRIDE (Smetana). Archival broadcast from 12/2/78: James Levine, cond, with Teresa Stratas, Nicolai Gedda, Jon Vickers, Martti Talvela, and the Metropolitan 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.

with Liane Hansen

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.


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: Holiday Specials 7-9 pm Prairie Performances returns in January

John Frayne plays requests at this time each Saturday. Submit requests at or 217-265-5084.

11 am-Noon Classics of the Phonograph John Frayne’s weekly exploration of classical music from the pre-digital recording era. See page 5 for listings.

Noon-overnight Classical Music

sundays all day Classical Music

Holiday specials galore

on FM

As Prairie Performances takes a break this month, we’re bringing you a selection of this year’s best holiday specials— from Hanukkah in Story and Song to Jonathan Winters’ twist on the classic A Christmas Carol—from 7-9 pm each Friday in December. See the schedule on page 4. Beyond these music specials, other seasonal celebration programs will highlight The Evening Concert at 7 pm on the following dates. Dec. 20: Echoes of Christmas Drawing upon the archive of The Dale Warland Singers’ live performances over 30 years, host Brian Newhouse and Dale Warland present moving renditions of classics celebrating Christmas. Dec. 21: Paul Winter’s Solstice Concert This concert, which began as an alternative to the traditional holidays, celebrates the return of the sun after the longest night of the year. It’s the 31st concert originating from New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Dec. 22: A Chanticleer Christmas / Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers First, the renowned Chanticleer male chorus (above right) performs traditional Christmas songs, from Gregorian chant to gospel. Then, the Philadelphia Singers perform Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, as well as new favorites


by Abbie Betinis and Et Incarnatus Est by Philadelphian David Shapiro. Dec. 23: Lessons and Carols from Washington National Cathedral / Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs This year’s Lessons and Carols service from The National Cathedral continues a longstanding tradition. It’s followed by a mixture of spirituals and carols from the students of these two historically black institutions.

FM 90.9 HD3

AM 580 Listener Comments: 217-333-0853 /




BBC Overnight Continued

City Club Forum


Commodity Week

Inside Europe


Illinois Gardener

Monday–Friday NPR Morning Edition with Jim Meadows


NPR Weekend Edition

BBC World Briefing


Car Talk

Focus with David Inge NPR News 10:01/11:01


Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me

Says You


State Week in Review

Car Talk


Commodity Week

The Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn NPR News 12:01


Travel with Rick Steves 12/25 Professor Landis' Christmas Carol

On the Media

Fresh Air


This American Life

Media Matters with Bob McChesney

The Closing Market Report NPR News 2:01 12/24 Breaking Down Disability Barriers: Legacy of Tim Nugent 2:06 pm See article page 2.


The Midnight Special

The Tavis Smiley Show

BBC Business Daily


The World All Things Considered


NPR Weekend Edition

Wait Wait ...


NPR All Things Considered

All Things Considered


The People’s Pharmacy

Keepin’ the Faith with Steve Shoemaker


Commonwealth Club

This American Life

Fresh Air


Living on Earth

BBC World Service


Latino USA

To the Best of Our Knowledge


World Vision Report


Alternative Radio

New Dimensions



Le Show


New Letters on the Air

11:005 am

BBC World Service

On Point

BBC World Service Bold Listing = National/International News

10:07 am

12/1 12/8 12/14 12/17 12/20


Focus monthly guests Cooking Nutrition Lawn & Garden Care Personal Finance Home Care

12/2 Computers 12/3 Dog Behavior & Care 12/13 Family Medicine

Weather Monday-Friday Weather Forecast: 5:33, 6:33, 7:33, 8:33 am; 12:35, 4:33, 5:33 pm Saturday and Sunday Occasional updates

BBC World Service

Agriculture 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 Call 217-333-3434 for market analysis, updated at 9:15 am and 3:15 pm daily.

Illinois Public Media News Tom Rogers, news and public affairs director

The news from Illinois Public Media’s award-winning staff of reporters — Tom Rogers, Jim Meadows, Jeff Bossert and Sean Powers—can be heard during Morning Edition, The Afternoon Magazine and All Things Considered. PATTERNS • DECEMBER 2010 7

12.3 Cooking

(midnight-2 am; 6-8 am; noon-2 pm; 6-8 pm) Sun and Wed: Cook’s Country; Lidia’s Italy; Everyday Food/Joann Weir’s Cooking Class (begins 12/26); New Scandinavian Cooking with Claus Meyer Mon and Fri: Simply Ming; Lidia’s Italy; Ciao Italia; Rachel’s Favorite Food at Home/Caprial and John’s Kitchen (begins 12/20) Tue and Thur: Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen/ Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth (12/21); Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way; Sara’s Weeknight Meals; Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen


(2-3 am; 8-9 am; 2-3 pm; 8-9 pm) Sun and Wed: Rick Steves Europe Classics/Rick Steves Europe (begins 12/5); Travelscope Mon and Fri: Rick Steves Europe Classics/Rick Steves Europe (begins 12/5); Rudy Maxa’s World/Open Road (begins 12/6) Tue and Thu: Rick Steves Europe Classics/Rick Steves Europe (begins 12/5); Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions

Gardening/Home Improvement

(3-5 am; 9-11 am; 3-5 pm; 9-11 pm) Mon and Fri: Garden Smart/Garden Home (F); This Old House; Moment of Luxury/Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac (begins 12/27); Paint, Paper and Crafts

Tue and Thu: Victory Garden; New Yankee Workshop; Woodsmith Shop; Winemakers/Glass with Vicki Payne (begins 11/18) Wed and Sun: Garden Smart/Garden Home (S); Ask This Old House; For Your Home; Katie Brown Workshop

Arts and Crafts

(5-6 am; 11-noon; 5-6 pm; 11-midnight) Sun and Wed: Knit and Crochet Today/Knit and Crochet Now (begins 12/12); Passport and Palette Mon and Fri: Sewing with Nancy/Martha’s Sewing Room (begins 12/31); One Stroke Painting/Donna Dewberry Show (begins 12/13) Tue and Thu: Scheewe Art Workshop; Best of the Joy of Painting

Saturday Marathons in December

A six-hour block of themed programming Dec. 4: The Gift of Giving Tips from Create’s experts for meaningful holiday gifts. Dec. 11: Tourist for a Day Travel to some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations in Africa, Europe and North America. Dec. 18: Joy to the World Celebrate the food and traditions of Christmas and Kwanzaa. Dec. 25: Countdown to the New Year Ideas on food, entertainment and decorating to bring in 2011 in style!

Note: Programming will vary during the pledge drive Dec. 1-12.

Primetime Schedule Monday-Friday

9:00 PBS NewsHour 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 Journal


7:00 American Masters: Pete Seeger (12/6); Changing Seas (12/13); National Park-to Park Highway (12/20) 7:30 Changing Seas (12/13) 8:00 Nature (12/13, 12/20, 12/27) 11:00 Changing Seas (12/6, 12/13); National Park to-Park Highway (12/20); The Buddha (12/27) 11:30 Changing Seas (12/6), 12/13)


7:00 This Emotional Life (12/21) 7:30 ADD and Loving It?! (12/7) 8:00 Byron Janis Story (12/28) 11:00 Global Voices (12/7); Spartans (12/14); This Emotional Life (12/21); American Masters: Glenn Gould (12/28)


7:00 ADD and Loving It?! (12/1); Rick Steves’ European Christmas (12/8); Independent Lens (12/15); This Emotional Life (12/22) 8:00 Frontline (12/15, 12/29) 8:30 Rick Steves’ European Insights (12/1) 11:00 Global Voices (12/1); Adopted: for the Life of Me (12/8); Independent Lens (12/15); This Emotional Life (12/22); Knee Deep (12/29) 11:30 Independent Lens (12/29)


7:00 American Masters: Pete Seeger (12/2); Nature: Best Of (12/9); NOVA (12/16); This Emotional Life (12/23); Emperors of the Ice (12/30) 8:00 NOVA (12/16, 12/30) 11:00 Curious (12/2); Mystery of the Chaco Canyon (12/9); 400 Years of the Telescope (12/16); This Emotional Life (12/23); Masters of the Arctic Ice (12/30)



See the full Create and World schedules at


6:30 ADD and Loving It?! (12/10) 7:00 Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers (12/3); Paris: The Luminous Years (12/17); Three Faiths, One God (12/24) 8:00 Independent Lens (12/10, 12/31); Beyond Theology (12/24) 11:00 Call of the Wild (12/3); Independent Lens (12/10, 12/31); Bonaparte’s Retreat (12/17); Three Faiths, One God (12/24) 11:30 Great Performances: Harlem in Montmartre (12/17)


7:00 Visions: Great Cities of Europe (12/4); Visions of Canada (12/11); Global Voices (12/18); Independent Lens (12/25) 8:30 Rick Steves’ European Insights (12/4); Independent Lens (12/11, 12/18); POV (12/25) 9:00 Adventures with Purpose: India (12/4) 10:00 Next Year Country (12/4); Global Voices (12/11, 12/18); Washing Away: After the Storms (12/25) 10:30 New Orleans: Getting Back to Normal (12/25) 11:00 America’s Lost Landscape (12/4); POV (12/11); Global Voices (12/18); Independent Lens (12/25)


7:00 Washington Week 7:30 McLaughlin Group; This Emotional Life (12/5); Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone (12/12) 8:00 Need to Know (12/19, 12/26) 9:00 Global Voices 10:00 Global Voices; 10:30 Orphan Orca (12/19) Volcanoes of New Mexico (12/26) 1 1:00 Washington Week 11:30 McLaughlin Group


David Thiel, Program Director

Monday - Friday



Market to Market (M) Nightly Business Report (T-F)


Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

French in Action

Body Electric (M, W, F) Sit and Be Fit (T, Th)


Angelina Ballerina


Between the Lions

Curious George

Curious George

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

Super WHY!

Super WHY!

Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Super WHY!

6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

Thomas & Friends

Cyberchase/Shalom Sesame–Chanukah: The Missing Menorah (12/5)

Dinosaur Train


Bob the Builder


Sesame Street


Sid the Science Kid

Electric Company


A Place of Our Own

Word Girl

Clifford Curious George The Cat in the Hat

Sid the Science Kid/Special (12/1)* 10:00 Growing a Greener World

Woodsmith Shop


10:30 Endless Feast


Super Why!

11:00 Illinois Gardener

America’s Heartland

Barney & Friends

11:30 Victory Garden

Market to Market

The Cat in the Hat

Noon America’s Test Kitchen

The McLaughlin Group

A Place of Our Own

12:30 Cook's Country

eligion + Ethics R Newsweekly

Sewing Programs


Simply Ming



Avec Eric


Martin Yan’s Hidden China

2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00

Lidia’s Italy

12/19 Lincoln Laureates 2010 See article page 17. Great Performances: San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker Live from Lincoln Center: Brandenburg Concertos

Fetch!/Design Squad (F)


This Old House Hour

BBC World News


Nightly Business Report


Rick Steves’ Europe

PBS NewsHour


Lawrence Welk

How Tos

Martha Speaks Arthur WordGirl Electric Company/ Sci Girls (F)

Painting and How To Programs

Illinois Adventure Heartland Highways Hometime

12/26 Independent Lens: The Calling, Parts 1 & 2

Sherlock Holmes

Doctor Who

Note: Daytime programming will vary during the pledge drive Dec. 1-12 and on Dec. 25. Please see listings.

*Shalom Sesame–Chanukah: The Missing Menorah 1:00 pm Sewing M: Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Tu: Sewing with Nancy W: Quilting Arts Th: Martha’s Sewing Room F: Knitting Daily

1:30 pm Painting and How To M: Best of Joy of Painting Tu: Paint This with Jerry Yarnell W: Wild Gardens Th: B Organic F: Painting with Paulson

2:00 pm How Tos M: Rough Cut Tu: Wai Lana Yoga W: Garden Smart Th: Katie Brown Workshop F: Woodwright’s Shop


WILL-TV december tv features

An eccentric Welsh village learns that London’s National Gallery is storing its entire art collection in a nearby mine during the museum’s renovations—leading to curious encounters between the village locals and the gallery’s urbane, lovelorn curator. Trevor Eve (David Copperfield) and Eve Myles (Little Dorrit) star in Masterpiece Contemporary’s presentation of Framed (8 pm Dec. 26), a gentle comedy based on Frank Cottrell Boyce’s bestselling novel.

Double Dudamel!

Discovering the genius of

Glenn Gould

The fourth Tavis Smiley Reports takes an extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the L.A. Philharmonic’s charismatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel. In Conducting a Life (7 pm Dec. 29), Smiley interviews the world’s youngest conductor of a major orchestra, along with the kids whose lives are being transformed by Dudamel’s commitment to free music education for all.

Other documentaries about Glenn Gould, a profoundly enigmatic musical poet, were often sidetracked by his eccentricities. Now, through his recordings and interviews with those who knew him best—his lover, his manager, his personal assistant, his collaborators— American Masters reveals the passion and inspiration that gave rise to the genius of this iconic, but intensely private, musician. Don’t miss Glenn Gould: Genius Within at 8 pm Monday, Dec. 27.


Photo: Courtesy of Chris Christodoulou

Following at 8 pm, don’t miss Celebracion: Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic with Juan Diego Florez. Great Performances captured the Oct. 7 opening night concert featuring superstar Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez in a festive program of bel canto overtures and arias, as well as popular Latin American songs and orchestral dances.

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In part one (What Muslims Think) of the twopart Who Speaks for Islam?, host Ray Suarez interviews author Reza Aslan (No god But God; How to Win a Cosmic War) and Dalia Mogahed, director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and co-author of Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. The roundtable discussion addresses the questions many are pondering—Why is the Muslim world so anti-American? Who are the extremists? Is democracy something Muslims really want?— with fascinating and often counterintuitive results. The program airs at 9 pm Dec. 23. Then in the second part of the series, Muslims on Screen, Suarez interviews actors, writers and producers about Hollywood’s ongoing evolution of depicting Muslims in American film and television, from stereotypical evil terrorists toward a more nuanced depiction of a range of complex characters. It airs at 9 pm Dec. 30.

Still amazing: the energy of Celebrating trusted advice for homeowners To highlight Ask This Old House’s 200th episode, a special program at 8 pm Thursday, Dec. 2, features the very best house calls from the past eight years. Learn alongside general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook as they help frustrated homeowners solve everyday problems.


In the 15 years since Riverdance debuted its fancy footwork, the group has performed more than 10,000 live shows in 40 countries on four continents. Now catch the group’s new special, Riverdance: Live in Beijing—featuring one performance on a 12-city 2009 tour of China— where their Irish dance and culture received more rave reviews. The program is at 7 pm Tuesday, Dec. 7.


WILL-TV Friday Night Public Affairs 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Need to Know 8:30 BBC Newsnight

BritCom Saturday Night 8:00 As Time Goes By 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 Are You Being Served? 9:30 Chef! 10:00 Red Green Show 10:30 Doctor Who 11:15 Doctor Who Confidential

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1Wednesday am 10:00 Shalom Sesame—Chanukah: The Missing Menorah pm 1:00 Change Your Home & Life! With Natalie Weinstein 6:00 PBS NewsHour 7:00 Winter Voices: An A Cappella Holiday (TV-G) See article page 1. Repeated 7 pm Monday; 9:30 pm 12/24; and 3 pm 12/25. 8:20 Cirque Du Soleil - Flowers in the Desert (TV-PG) See article page 3. 10:10 Illinois Lawmakers 11:10 Charlie Rose

2Thursday Kick It Up a Stitch PBS NewsHour Illinois Gardener Best of Ask This Old House (TV-G) See article page 11. Repeated 1 pm Friday. 8:55 Great American Songbook (TV-G) A compilation of American popular songs from some of the most beloved films ever made, featuring stars from Al Jolson to Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra. 11:00 Charlie Rose

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3Friday 1:00 Best of Ask This Old House 2:00 Rick Steves’ European Insights Repeated 12:30 Saturday; and 2 pm Tuesday. 6:00 PBS NewsHour 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan–In Session (TV-G) See article page 2. Repeated 11 pm 12/10. 9:00 Les Paul: Live In New York City (TV-PG) See article page 2. 10:30 Rolling Stones Live at the Max (TV-PG) Filmed in IMAX format and featuring material from the late 1960s and early 70s, this 1991 concert film captured performances in Europe from the Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels tour.


4Saturday am 9:00 Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy Repeated 2 pm Thursday. 10:00 Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld Repeated 1 pm Thursday. 11:00 Dr. Lori Mosca’s 3 Keys to Heart Health Repeated 1 pm Wednesday. pm 12:30 Rick Steves’ European Insights 1:00 The Tenth Inning (TV-G) Bottom of the Tenth. In the first decade of the 21st century, baseball is more popular than ever, but revelations about steroid use cast a shadow on many of the era’s greatest stars. 4:00 Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers 6:00 Lawrence Welk Show: Musical Memories 7:00 Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special (TV-G) See article page 2. Repeated 5:30 pm Sunday. 8:20 As Time Goes By 9:00 Keeping Up Appearances Special 10:15 Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind (TV-G) Featuring archival material and newly-discovered live performance footage, the Queen of Soul hosts a festival of 1960s soul hits by the original artists, plus some special 1970s love ballads. Repeated 9 pm Tuesday.

5Sunday am 8:00 Shalom Sesame—Chanukah: The Missing Menorah pm 1:00 America’s Home Cooking: Chocolate 4:00 Victor Borge: 100 Years of Music & Laughter Repeated 2:30 pm Saturday. 5:30 Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special Repeated from 7 pm Saturday. 7:00 Nature (TV-G) (DVS) Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air. High-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild reveals new information about these birds’ biology. 8:15 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Poirot X: Murder on the Orient Express. Joined by actors Dame Eileen Atkins, Barbara Hershey and Hugh Bonneville, David Suchet stars as Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s most popular novel. 10:15 American Masters (TV-PG) Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. Using archive footage and interviews with musicians, from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks, American Masters tells the inspiring story of folk legend Pete Seeger.


1:00 New Play Piano in a Flash: 3 Steps to Piano Success 7:00 Winter Voices: An A Cappella Holiday (TV-G) Repeated from 7 pm Wednesday. 8:20 Great Performances (TV-G) Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas In Concert. Foster’s new arrangements of seasonal favorites showcase Bocelli’s vocals. Repeated 7:50 pm Sunday.

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1:00 Sewing with Nancy: Applique Know-How 2:00 Rick Steves’ European Insights 7:00 Riverdance Live from Beijing (TV-G) See article page 11. 9:00 Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind (TV-G) Repeated from 10:15 pm Saturday. 11:00 Charlie Rose

8Wednesday 1:00 Dr. Lori Mosca’s 3 Keys to Heart Health 6:00 PBS NewsHour 7:00 American Masters (TV-PG) LENNONYC. Explore the life John Lennon made with Yoko Ono in New York City from 1971 until his murder on Dec. 8, 1980. 9:30 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV-14) (DVS) Lennon Naked. Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) portrays John Lennon in a look at the turbulent period following the unexpected death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1967. 11:30 Charlie Rose

9Thursday Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy PBS NewsHour Illinois Gardener The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today Champaign resident Vashti McCollum’s legal battle against the local board of education became one of the most important First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history, and set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools. 9:00 Bell’Aria: Live from Las Vegas (TV-G) A celebration of Italian heritage and music featuring classic, pop and cross-over tunes.

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America’s Home Cooking: Chocolate PBS NewsHour Washington Week Moody Blues Live from the Greek Theatre (TV-PG) See article page 2. 8:50 Sherlock Holmes (TV-G) The Red Headed League. Holmes attempts to discover whether Moriarty has a hand in Jabez Wilson’s mysterious employment duties of copying pages from an encyclopedia. Repeated 5 pm Sunday. 10:00 Sherlock Holmes (TV-G) The Final Problem. Arch rivals Holmes and Moriarty come to their final reckoning at the Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen. 11:00 Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan–In Session (TV-G) Repeated from 7:30 pm 12/3.

11Saturday am 9:00 PBS Kids Pledge Event See article page 19. Noon Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld pm 1:00 Louis Prima: In Person! 2:30 Victor Borge: 100 Years of Music & Laughter 4:00 Rick Steves’ European Christmas 6:00 Welk Stars Through the Years 8:00 Red Green Event See article page 1. 10:00 Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul (TV-G) Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds, Trombone Shorty and the Imelda May Band join guitarist Jeff Beck in a concert at New York City’s Iridium Jazz Club on what would have been Paul’s 95th birthday.

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Listen to Susan the second Wednesday of every month in the 10 a.m. hour on WILL AM, or visit her from 11-1 every Wednesday at Strawberry Fields.


WILL-TV 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Kenny Chesney.

12Sunday 1:00 TBA 6:00 Celtic Woman 7:50 Great Performances (TV-G) Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas In Concert. Repeated from 8:20 pm Monday. 9:50 TBA

13Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) San Antonio, Tex. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Christmas at Concordia–Journey to Bethlehem (TV-G) From the campus of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., a concert featuring the world-renowned choirs and compositions of artistic director and composer Renee Clausen. Repeated midnight Tuesday; 2 am Wednesday; and 1 pm 12/25. 9:00 National Christmas Tree Lighting 2010 Performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment, capped by the ceremonial tree lighting, traditionally handled by the president and first family. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose

14Tuesday 7:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) Hunting The Hidden Dimension. A revolutionary branch of math, called fractals, offers new scientific analysis and understanding of items from movie special effects to the stock market. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline Close to Home. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) 45365. An inquisitive look at the everyday lives, landscapes and shared experiences of the 20,000 residents of Sidney, Ohio—postal zip code 45365. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose

15Wednesday 7:00 Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (TV-G) See article page 18. Repeated 1 am and 4 am Friday; 2 am Saturday; 4 am Monday; and noon 12/25. 8:00 Paris The Luminous Years (TV-PG) The story of Paris as active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modern artists, writers and musicians, including Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker and many others. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose


16Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers Illinois Central. Host John Paul and his guests look at the founding and early history of Champaign, including the arrival of the Illinois Central Railroad in 1854. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 4:30 pm Saturday. 9:00 L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010 (TV-G) See article page 18. Repeated 1 am 12/24; and 2 am 12/25. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose

17Friday 7:00 Public Affairs See page 12. 9:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) The Shadow in the North. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil worse than she could ever imagine. 10:30 Are You Being Served? Again! 11:00 Charlie Rose

18Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) San Antonio, Tex. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Andrew Bird/St. Vincent.

19Sunday 7:00 Nature (TV-G) Christmas In Yellowstone. From the unique crystals of individual snowflakes to the grand sweep of Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley, experience the park’s winter beauty. Repeated 4 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV-PG) (DVS) Endgame. A nation teeters on the brink of civil war in this real-life political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. Repeated midnight Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 10:00 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Syria. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Tommy Emmanuel and Frank Vignola.

20Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Naughty or Nice? Repeated 4 am Wednesday; and 3 am and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Independent Lens (TV-G) The Calling. Part 1 of 2. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Tuesday; 2 am Wednesday; 1 am Sunday; and 1 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose


21Tuesday 7:00 NOVA (TV-PG) (DVS) Arctic Dinosaurs. Against a backdrop of Alaska’s wilderness, this program reveals new insights about the lives and environment of prehistoric polar dinosaurs. Repeated 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Independent Lens (TV-G) The Calling. Part 2 of 2. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 2 am Thursday; and 3 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

22Wednesday 7:00 Secrets of the Dead (TV-PG) Battle for the Bible. Learn about the 15th and 16th century crusaders who brought the Bible to people for the first time in English, changing the course of history in England and America. Repeated 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 8:00 The Buddha (TV-G) (DVS) Discover insight into the religion generated from the ideas of a man who, in the midst of pain and suffering, claimed he had found a unique kind of serenity that others also could find. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Friday; and 2 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

23Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers Department Stores. Host John Paul and his guests explore the heyday of locally-owned stores that drew shoppers to Champaign. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 4:30 pm Saturday.

9:00 Who Speaks for Islam? (TV-G) What Muslims Think. Part 1 of 2. See article page 11. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

24Friday 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Need to Know 8:30 Jessica Simpson: Happy Christmas (TV-G) Jessica Simpson is joined by her sister, Ashlee Simpson, along with Willie Nelson and other musicians at the historic Roseland Ballroom in New York City. 9:30 Winter Voices: An A Cappella Holiday (TV-G) Repeated from 7 pm 12/1. 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 St. Thomas Christmas 2010 (TV-G) The annual holiday concert of St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn., features seven of the school’s internationally renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles performing traditional carols and contemporary selections. Repeated 11 am Saturday.

25Saturday am 6:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00

PBS Kids Christmas episodes Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas Prima Princessa Presents the Nutcracker Bucknell Candlelight Christmas St. Thomas Christmas Repeated from 11 pm Friday. Noon Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Repeated from 7 pm 12/15. pm 1:00 Christmas at Concordia—Journey to Bethlehem Repeated from 8 pm 12/13. 2:00 Purdue Christmas Show

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WILL-TV 3:00 Winter Voices: An A Cappella Holiday Repeated from 7 pm 12/1. 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Naughty or Nice? Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Ben Harper and Relentless 7.

9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Explore the true story of a former street musician in San Francisco and his relationship with a flock of wild parrots. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Tavis Smiley Reports Gustavo Dudamel: Conducting a Life. See article page 10. Repeated 4 am Friday. 8:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Celebracion: Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic with Juan Diego Florez. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Thursday; 2 am Thursday; and 2 am Friday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns. In this sequel, filmmaker Ginger Kathrens continues to chronicle the lives of horses living wild in the mountains of Montana, picking up Cloud’s story as he embarks on life as a stallion. 8:00 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV-G) (DVS) Framed. See article page 10. Repeated 12:30 am Monday; and 2 am Tuesday. 9:30 Ever Decreasing Circles 10:00 Ever Decreasing Circles 10:30 Globe Trekker (TV-G) (DVS) Germany. 11:30 Woodsongs (TV-G) Mark O’Connor.

27Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Trash to Treasure. Repeated 4 am Wednesday. 8:00 American Masters (TV-PG) Glenn Gould: Genius Within. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 2 am Wednesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

28Tuesday 7:00 NOVA (TV-G) Secrets Beneath The Ice. Join a team of scientists launching a state-of-the-art drilling probe in Antarctica to recover details of climate and fauna from prehistoric times. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 Frontline Flying Cheap.


30Thursday 7:00 Illinois Gardener Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Illinois Pioneers Theaters. Look back at the days when downtown Champaign was filled with theaters. 8:00 This Old House Hour (TV-G) Repeated 4:30 pm Saturday. 9:00 Who Speaks for Islam? (TV-G) Muslims On Screen. Part 2 of 2. See article page 11. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Charlie Rose

31Friday 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Live from Lincoln Center (TV-G) New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Lang Lang. See article page 18. Repeated 9:30 pm. 9:30 Live from Lincoln Center (TV-G) New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Lang Lang. Repeated from 7:30 pm. 11:30 Charlie Rose

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“A Musical Tribute to the American Songbook”

featuring The CHORALE singing songs from the American Songbook and performances by outstanding Young Artists

Friday, December 31, 2010 ● 7:00 p.m.

Virginia Theatre, Champaign ● Tickets: Bresnan Meeting Center 706 Kenwood Road, Champaign, 398-2550 16 PATTERNS DECEMBER 2010


Sunday, January 30, 2011 • 6:30 pm The Canopy Club, Urbana Irving Fine: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Hilary Tann: Winter Sun, Summer Rain Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Another Way Gabriel Pierné: Ballet du cour Igor Stravinsky: Octet Michael Daugherty: Dead Elvis Scott Joplin: Sun Flower Slow Drag James Reese Europe: Castle Walk Order tickets online at or call 217-355-9077

Program honors

2010 Lincoln Laureates

s Doris Kelley Christopher

s Mannie Jackson

University of Illinois alumni Doris Kelley Christopher, Mary A. Dempsey and Mannie Jackson are among six prominent Illinoisans presented with the Order of Lincoln Medallion by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. A special one-hour program offering profiles of the honorees will air at 1 pm Sunday, Dec. 19, on WILL-TV. The award is the highest honor for outstanding achievement the State of Illinois bestows on distinguished citizens, either by birth or residence. Christopher is founder and chair of The Pampered Chef. In 2003, she and her husband provided funding to build Doris Kelley Christopher Hall, which houses

s Mary A. Dempsey

the U of I Family Resiliency Center within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Dempsey is commissioner of the Chicago Public Library. Jackson is the chairman and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, for whom he played from 1962 to 1964. In 2008, he and his wife provided funding to create the Mannie L. Jackson Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program within the U of I College of Applied Health Sciences. Other Lincoln Laureates for 2010 are: Judge William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit; The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago; and Lester B. Knight, chair of the Aon Corporation.


WILL-TV A Christmas celebration

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from Salt Lake City

Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole, left, and Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough star in Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 15. Natalie Cole joins the choir to perform “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” while David McCullough reflects on “American Christmas Memories.” The program also includes “For Unto Us a Child is Born” from the Messiah, “Christmas Carols in the Air,” “Angels, from the Realms of Glory” and more.

A holiday cultural mosaic The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has sponsored an admission-free holiday-themed show as a gift to the people of the county every Dec. 24 since 1960. Now LA Holiday Celebration 2010 (9 pm Dec. 16) features music and dance highlights of the 50th annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration, held in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center on Christmas Eve 2009. Through the 1,000 to 1,500 performers at the show, you’ll experience the many cultures and holiday traditions of the county.

s Counter clockwise from above left: Catch Me Bird, Tia Carrere, Little Willie G, South Pasadena Children’s Orchestra — LA Holiday Celebration 2010.

Live from Lincoln Center rings in the new year Welcome 2011 with a special Live from Lincoln Center performance, New York Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Gala, featuring star pianist Lang Lang, left. Music director Alan Gilbert conducts the Philharmonic’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s magical second act of The Nutcracker, his Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Piano Concerto No. 1. The program airs live at 7:30 pm Dec. 31. 18 PATTERNS DECEMBER 2010

membership news & events

Learn about science with Sid! It’s no secret that America’s children are falling behind their global counterparts in science education. Now Sid the Science Kid is teaming up with WILL Educational Outreach to show kids in central Illinois just how cool science can be! Sid is coming to four area libraries—Champaign, Decatur, Rantoul and Urbana—and, along with meeting other budding scientists, he has lots of learning fun to share: • A five-minute screening of a Sid the Science Kid episode featuring Sid’s toy panda, Ignatz, demonstrating the idea of inertia • Super Fab Labs where kids can explore the science of inertia with wagons, skateboards, miniature cars and inclined planes • Opportunities to design a car seat and create a personal science journal Join us at an event that’s convenient for you! Tuesday, Dec. 7 4:00-4:45 pm The Urbana Free Library 210 W. Green St., Urbana

Show your support for the awardwinning lineup of PBS Kids programs on WILL-TV during our Winterfest fund drive! Parents and teachers will join Illinois Public Media educational outreach director Molly Delaney and WILL-TV program director David Thiel for a live pledge event from 9 am to noon Saturday, Dec. 11. Plan to tune in— then call in your pledge­— to help WILL keep kids programs going strong!

Tuesday, Dec. 7 6:30 pm Champaign Public Library 200 W. Green St., Champaign Wednesday, Dec. 8 6:30-7:30 pm Decatur Public Library 130 N. Franklin St., Decatur Thursday, Dec. 9 10 am Rantoul Public Library 106 W. Flessner Ave., Rantoul


Thank you for supporting public radio! We received 1,014 pledges for a total of $171,714 during our October radio fundraising campaign, bringing us very close to our $175,000 goal for this drive. Thanks to everyone who contributed, especially those who got on board early with the Member Match Fund. We appreciate your help in continuing to make our stations a community voice for central Illinois.

New panelists join

Legal Issues

Illinois Public Media welcomes three faculty members of the University of Illinois College of Law who are providing commentary for WILL-AM’s Legal Issues in the News airing Monday mornings at 7:35 am. They are Christine Hurt, Travis McDade and Jay Kesan. Hurt, co-director of the Program in Business Law and Policy, focuses on business associations, corporate finance, securities regulation, torts and business ethics. She joined the Illinois faculty from Marquette University in fall 2006. She has also taught international commercial arbitration, international business transactions and project finance, and is a regular writer and contributor to the blog, The Conglomerate. Hurt practiced corporate law for a number of years in Houston. McDade teaches legal research at the College of Law and legal resources at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He researches and writes in the area of rare book crime and punishment. His book on the subject, The Book Thief, is the first to deal with the recognition of books as cultural objects whose value cannot be adequately captured by market price. McDade received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University and his master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois. Kesan’s academic interests are in the areas of technology, law and business. His work focuses on patent law, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, internet law/regulation, digital government (e-gov), agricultural biotechnology law and biofuels regulation. He directs the Program in Intellectual Prop20 PATTERNS • DECEMBER 2010

s top to bottom: Travis McDade, Christine Hurt and Jay Kesan

erty & Technology Law at the College of Law. At the Institute of Genomic Biology, he is group leader of the Business, Economics & Law of Genomic Biology theme and is program leader of the Biofuel Law & Regulation Program at the Energy Biosciences Institute. Kesan received his law degree from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. Longtime Legal Issues in the News commentator Amy Gajda has moved to New Orleans where she is an associate professor of law at Tulane University. Legal Issues in the News is underwritten by John T. Phipps Law Offices, P.C.

Thanks to our Program Underwriters! Private support accounts for the largest single source of funds necessary to make all of the

stations and activities of Illinois Public Media great community resources. It’s a privilege to salute the businesses across central Illinois that step forward to join the individuals and families in supporting these award-winning public broadcasting services. Thank you for your generosity! Thanks, Les Schulte, Corporate Support Director AAA Storage ADM Investor Services— Tabor Grain AgriGold Hybrids Allerton Park ALTO Vineyards Amasong Ameren The Andersons Archer Daniels Midland art mart Associated Antique Dealers Auditory Care Center Baroque Artists of ChampaignUrbana (BACH) Bates Commodities Beckman Institute The Beef House Bevier Café and Spice Box Bloomington Auction Gallery Body Therapy Shop Bodywork Associates The Brown Bag Deli Burlingame Home Inspection Busey Bank C-U Ballet C-U Craft League Carl Reisman, Attorney Carpenters Local 44 Car X Tire and Auto Service The Center for Advanced Study Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies Central Illinois Antique Dealers Central Illinois Regional Airport Champaign County Forest Preserve Champaign Cycle Champaign-Danville Overhead Doors Champaign Farmers Market Champaign Park District Champaign Telephone Company Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Champaign-Urbana Symphony The Chorale City of Urbana Farmer’s Market Clark-Lindsey Village College Illinois Columbia Street Roastery Common Ground Food Co-op Community Blood Services of Illinois Community Shares Illinois Corkscrew Wine Emporium Country Arbors Nursery CU Folk and Roots Festival CU Woodshop Danville Gardens Danville Symphony Decatur Earthmover Credit Union

Eastern Illinois University Eastern Rug Gallery English Hedgerow Esquire Lounge Farm Credit Services of Illinois First Midwest First State Bank Corp. Flooring Surfaces Freestar Bank Friar Tuck’s Grainfield Marketing The Great Impasta Heel to Toe Hendrick House Hickory Point Bank & Trust IBEW Local 601 IGA Supermarkets Illini FS Illini Pella Windows, Inc. Illinois Farm Bureau Illinois Shakespeare Festival Illinois State University School of Music Illinois Symphony Orchestra Illinois Times Jane Addams Book Shop Kennedy’s at Stone Creek Kirkland Fine Arts Center Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Landscape Recycling Center Learnard Seed Lincoln Square Village Lutheran Social Services of Illinois McKinley Church & Foundation Meijer The Meredith Foundation Mervis Family Foundation Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters Monticello Chamber of Commerce The Music Shoppe Natural Gourmet Owens Funeral Home Parkland College Theatre Patterson Office Supplies Provena Covenant Medical Center John T. Phipps Law Offices, P.C Prairie Ensemble Prairie Village Radio Maria Ramada Hotel Ratio Architects Regent Ballroom Rental City Risk Management Commodities R.G.P. Enterprises Studio St. Joseph Apothecary Sangamon Auditorium Sew Sassy Silver Creek/Courier Cafe SIU School of Law Sinfonia da Camera

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