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Tuesday, February 26




february 2013 Volume XL, Number 8

Membership Hotline: 800-898-1065 WILL AM-FM-TV: 217-333-7300 Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication 300 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-2316

Using technology to open new worlds

Mailing List Exchange

By Molly Delaney, Director of Educational Outreach

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“Technology in the classroom should be like oxygen—ubiquitous, necessary and invisible.” --Chris Lehmann, principal of Science Leadership Academy I first heard this quote at a PBS Education seminar several months ago, and I continue to think about it on a regular basis. As an educator and parent, I love the way technology has revolutionized classroom instruction, and I am proud of the contributions Illinois Public Media is making in this regard. By providing direct video and audio production instruction to students at Stratton Elementary; integrating mobile devices, interactive white boards and other new digital tools into our work in early childhood classrooms; and hosting professional development webinars for teachers across the state, Illinois Public Media is making Chris Lehmann’s quote a reality in local classrooms.

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 See page 7.

Elizabeth Slifer is one of the 74 Illinois teachers who participated in our pilot of PBS LearningMedia last year, and I recently had the privilege of visiting her 4th grade classroom at Carrie Busey Elementary in Savoy to see how she’s using the service.

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 9-16

Elizabeth also showed me her PBS LearningMedia class page, and we looked at the PBS video clips she’d integrated into a unit on animals. Even though the video link had been on her class page for less than 24 hours, it had 21 views, which means students were watching the videos at home. When her students need a “brain break” during the school day, Elizabeth relies on interactive dance videos from PBS’ Fizzy’s Lunch Lab to get them up and moving for a few minutes. Elizabeth said her next goal is to use Skype to communicate with students in another state, geographic region or country so her students can compare information about topics like native animals.


Online @willpublicmedia PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013

She showed me the new collar microphone she uses to record her voice during formal instruction. After Elizabeth presents a lesson to her students, she combines her audio recording with images from her white board presentation and saves it to a site called Schoology. Then, using a key code, Elizabeth’s students can access the lesson at home.  

In Elizabeth’s classroom, technology—like oxygen— is breathing life into supporting critical thinking, generating ideas, reinforcing information and fostering communication. Illinois Public Media is thrilled to support this process.

Meet the individuals influencing women’s rights Women’s roles have dramatically changed over the past half century. Now a new PBS program premiering on WILL-TV at 7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 26, tells the stories of the women—famous and not—whose efforts helped shape this change through one of the most sweeping political revolutions in our country’s history. Makers: Women Who Make America chronicles women’s pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. With its companion website at, the program is part of a larger project to share the stories of exceptional women who led the fight for the women’s movement, along with those who opposed it and those who were caught in its wake. Narrated by three-time Academy Awardwinning actress Meryl Streep, the program takes its cue from the movement’s motto,

t Leaders of the Women’s Movement pass a torch that was carried by foot from New York to Houston, Texas, for the National Women’s Convention.

“the personal is political,” delving into the personal lives of its subjects. The film is built from first-person accounts of women who experienced this time of change, including authors and feminist activists Gloria Steinem (left) and Betty Friedan (above); opponents like conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly; celebrities including media leader Oprah Winfrey and journalist Katie Couric; political figures such as former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and many non-famous women who confronted the social upheaval in their own lives.

Travel with WILL to England and Iceland

s Kirkjufell Mountain on Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

If you appreciate travel that does more than take you to a destination, join us for unique experiences that offer new insights and perspectives while introducing you to subject matter experts who help us learn along the way. From July 6-14, join Dianne Noland, host of WILL-TV’s Mid-American Gardener, on a journey to famous English gardens at the height of summer. Included are York, the Coswolds, London, the Hampton Court Flower Show and guided garden visits to Castle Howard, Studley Royal Gardens,

Fountains Abbey, Hidcote Manor Gardens, Upton Grey, Sissinghurst Castle, Great Comp Garden, Beth Chatto Gardens and Audley End House. Then, July 12-19, WILL General Manager Mark Leonard will host our trip to Iceland, an island with 10,000 waterfalls, 800 hot springs, 10 million puffins, exploding geysers, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Included are sightseeing in the capital, Reykjavik; a swim in the Blue Lagoon; the Golden Waterfall; a puffin cruise; and a day of optional exploration that can include whale watching, horseback riding, or a south shore adventure through small villages to magnificent waterfalls and bird cliffs. See full itineraries for both trips at will. For more information, please call WILL’s Danda Beard at 217333-9393. We look forward to traveling with you this year!

s The well-trimmed hedges of Castle Howard. 2 PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013

PBS: Trusted. Valued. Essential. Did you know? • Over the course of a year, 89 percent of all U.S. television households—and 220 million people—watch PBS. Americans also streamed more than 150 million videos across PBS’ web and mobile platforms in September 2012 alone. • PBS reaches nearly 99 percent of U.S. television households, providing nearly all kids, including those who can’t attend pre-school, access to what is often their only source of educational TV. Eightyeight percent of Americans surveyed agree that PBS is a trusted and safe place for children to watch TV and visit online.

PBS KIDS is the #1 Educational Media Brand PBS Disney Nick Jr. Sprout Playhouse Disney

13% 9% 5% 3%



Cartoon Network


Disney XD


The Hub


• With a yearly federal investment of $1.35 per American per year, public broadcasting stations return six times that amount in programming and services. Maybe you’re thinking of writing your member of Congress about the importance of public broadcasting in your life. Maybe you’ve been wondering if the annual federal investment in public broadcasting should be continued, or have been debating your friends or relatives on the subject. If you’re looking for information about the value of PBS and its member stations, visit, a new website with colorful graphics, inspirational stories and facts and figures that show how useful and meaningful PBS programs and 62% services are to a huge number of Americans. This new website joins with information for those who use the services of PBS and local member stations like Illinois Public Media. Sections on communities, education, and kids and parents display useful facts and figures, videos and graphs.

Family Dinner Favorites coming March 4! We’ve collected your recipes and we’re busy getting ready for our new local cooking special, Family Dinner Favorites, airing from 7-9 pm Monday, March 4. We plan to bring in local chefs as well as home cooks to prepare dishes on the show. We also hope to talk to a couple of local farmers about the foods they provide to our communities, and we’ll offer some advice on food and beverage pairings.

Lisa Bralts, Illinois Public Media marketing director and former director of Urbana’s Market at the Square, will host the program. “We’re excited to be able to bring together the expertise of chefs and farmers in the community and the experience of home cooks to give people new ideas for cooking for their families,” Lisa said.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the recipe titles in the cookbook that will be a thankyou gift for supporting WILL during the March TV membership drive, which starts March 2: Peachy Pork Chops, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pears, Pork Spareribs with Sauerkraut, Mama Shorty’s Buttermilk Pie and All-Bran Hot Rolls. PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013 3


WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1 106.5 in Danville

6 am NPR Morning Edition

with Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep and Chris Berube.

9 am Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo

Join Vic for music and companionship and make each morning a classic morning!

Noon Afternoon Classics

Jeff Esworthy, 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.

4 pm Live and Local with Kevin Kelly

s Bella Hristova (7 pm, 2/27)

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.


Bella Hristova, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano TURINA; RAVEL

5 pm

2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27

Leslie Tung, fortepiano; Kirill Gerstein, piano C.P.E. BACH; DEBUSSY Peter Serkin; Ingrid Fliter, piano HAYDN; PROKOFIEV Kirill Gerstein; George Li, piano SCHUMANN; BARTOK Imogen Cooper; Anthony de Mare, piano CHOPIN; HERSCH

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: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 2/4 Edo de Waart, cond SCHUMANN; MAHLER 2/11 Evian Rogister, cond; Mark Niehaus, trumpet TCHAIKOVSKY; ARUTIUNIAN 2/18 Edo de Waart, cond SCHUBERT; STRAVINSKY 2/25 Edo de Waart, cond; Joyce Yang, piano RACHMANINOFF

Tuesday: The New York Philharmonic This Week 2/5


Christoph Eschenbach, cond; Pinchas Zukerman, violin BRUCH; BRUCKNER Lorin Maazel, cond; Yefim Bronfman, piano BRAHMS; SIBELIUS

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2/19 2/26

Bernard Haitink, cond; Renaud Capucon, violin; Gautier Capucon, cello HAYDN; BRAHMS Charles Dutoit, cond; Gil Shaham, violin BEETHOVEN; WALTON

Wednesday: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 2/6 2/13 2/20

David Schifrin, clarinet; Jupiter String Quartet BRUCH; BEETHOVEN Alessio Bax, piano; Elmar Oliveira, violin TCHAIKOVSKY; RACHMANINOFF Escher String Quartet; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano SCHUMANN; MENDELSSOHN


2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

Thursday: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a Valentine’s Day Special 2/7 2/14

Manfred Honcek, cond; Lars Vogt, piano MOZART; BEETHOVEN Valentine’s Day Special (See article page 6.)

2/21 2/28

Mariss Jansons, cond SCHUBERT; MOZART Nikolaj Znaider, cond; Emanuel Ax, piano MOZART; ELGAR

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Friday: Prairie Performances

In observance of Black History month, a reprise of some of the programs from Roger Cooper’s award winning series, Classically Black. These programs document the struggles and celebrate the triumphs. 2/1 William Warfield: His Life and His Music (1993) 2/8 Miss Marian Anderson (1994) 2/15 William Grant Still (1995) The Creole Romantics (2006; first place, 2006 Communicator Award for Excellence) 2/22 Leontyne Price: Voice of the Millennium (2001; second place, 2001 Communicator Award for Excellence)

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

s Nathan Gunn (noon, 2/2)

s Suzanne Bona (9 am Sundays)



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. 2/5 Musical Parents, Musical Children: Oistrakhs, Serkins, Kleibers 2/12 Telemann’s Music Magazine: “The Constant Music Master,” 1728-1729 2/19 Whatever Happened to Albert Schweitzer? 2/26 First Versions of Masterpieces: Sibelius’ Violin Concerto


Afternoon at the Opera

The Live from the Met Opera season continues. 2/2 LE COMTE ORY (Rossini). Benini, cond, with Machaidze, Deshayes, Resmark, Florez, Gunn, Uliveri and the Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 2/9 L’ELISIR D’AMORE (Donizetti). Benini, cond, with Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Schrott and Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 2/16 RIGOLETTO (Verdi). Mariotti cond, with Damrau, Volkova, Beczala, Lucic and Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 2/23 CARMEN (Bizet). Mariotti, cond, with Scherbachenko, Rachvelishvili, Schukoff, Rhodes and Met 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.

7 am NPR Weekend Edition with Rachel Martin

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. Special: Evening Concert Soundtracks 2012, 7 pm 2/17 (See article page 6.)

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. PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013 5

101.1 and 90.9 HD2

weekdays 6-9 am Classical Music 9 am-noon Classic Mornings with Vic Di Geronimo Join Vic for music and companionship and make each morning a classic morning!

Noon-overnight Classical Music; Fridays 7-9, Prairie Performance (see listings page 5)


7-9 am Classical Music 9-11 am Classics by Request 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 memorable recordings from the 20th century. See page 5 for listings.

Noon-overnight Classical Music


all day Classical Music

Help WILL “clear the air” during our first web-based pledge drive We’re trying something different for this year’s Feb. 20-23 radio drive: zero in-program pledge breaks. With your support, we hope to reach our goal of $40,000 without interrupting your favorite programs. To make that happen, we’re focusing our fundraising efforts on our website instead of on the air. Check out for more information about how you can help.

Additionally, with Spring just a few weeks away, growth will be a major theme during the drive—growth in funding support, growth in our membership numbers, growth in supporting our community and growth in your own backyard. Tune in to WILL-AM and WILL-FM to learn how you can support WILL while preparing your garden for the season. As always, we thank you for supporting your public radio stations!


Specials coming up on WILL-FM We feature love themes from the classical repertoire—classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, the slow movement from Mozart’s 21st Piano Concerto and others in an Illinois Public Media special produced and hosted by Vincent Trauth. A Classical Valentine’s Day airs at 7 pm Thursday, Feb. 14. With the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, and the Oscars two weeks later, Vincent Trauth takes the Sunday in between (Feb. 17) as an opportunity to present An Evening Concert Special: Soundtracks 2012 at 7 pm. He’ll play and comment on Grammy-winning music, plus share some of the Oscar-nominated scores, such as those from Lincoln, Life of Pi and many others.

Miss a Focus episode?

Every program is available online at

FM 90.9 HD3

AM 580 Listener Comments: 217-333-0853 /



5:00 6:00 6:30 7:00 9:00

BBC Overnight Continued Commodity Week Mid-American Gardener NPR Weekend Edition Car Talk

BBC World Service Inside Europe


Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me

Says You

Fresh Air NPR News 11:01


State Week in Review

Car Talk


Commodity Week

The Afternoon Magazine with Chris Berube NPR News 12:01


Travel with Rick Steves

On the Media

Talk of the Nation


This American Life

State of the Re:Union

The Closing Market Report NPR News 2:01


The Midnight Special

The Tavis Smiley Show

BBC Business Daily


The World


All Things Considered with Jeff Bossert


NPR All Things Considered

All Things Considered


The People’s Pharmacy

Keepin’ the Faith

6:00 7:00

Commonwealth Club Living on Earth

Focus with Craig Cohen (repeat of 10 am program)


Latino USA

This American Life To the Best of Our Knowledge


Left, Right & Center

On Point


Alternative Radio

New Dimensions




Le Show

New Letters on the Air

11:006 am

BBC World Service

Monday–Friday NPR Morning Edition with Chris Berube

BBC World Briefing Focus with Craig Cohen NPR News 10:01

Fresh Air (repeat of 11 am program)

FOCUS BBC World Service

NPR Weekend Edition

Wait Wait ...

BBC World Service

Bold Listing = National/International News

Agriculture Catch our interactive talk show with host Craig Cohen, live weekdays at 10:06 am, then continue the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Listen to archived programs anytime at

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: 12:37, 4:06, 4:35, 5:06, 5:35 Saturday and Sunday Occasional updates

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 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.



WILL-TV Cooking—6-8 am; noon-2 pm Sun and Wed: Caprial and John’s Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends; Cuisine Culture; Sara’s Weeknight Meals; Art of Food with Wendy Brodie Mon and Fri: Taste of Louisiana; Bake, Decorate, Celebrate; Ciao Italia; Jazzy Vegetarian Tue and Thur: Joanne Weir Cooking Confidence; Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails; Chef’s A’Field Culinary Adventures/New Scandinavian Cooking (begins 2/7); Christina Cooks Travel—8-9 am; 2-3 pm Sun and Wed: Open Road/GrandView (begins 2/17); The New Fly Fisher Mon and Fri: Globe Trekker Tue and Thu: Smart Travels—Europe with Rudy Maxa; Seasoned Traveler Gardening/Home Improvement—9-11 am; 3-5 pm Mon and Fri: This Old House; American Woodshop/ Woodturning Workshop (begins 2/8); P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home; B Organic with Michele Beschen Tue and Thu: Hometime; 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: It’s Sew Easy; Best of Simply Painting Across Europe Mon and Fri: Sewing with Nancy/Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel (begins 2/11); Jerry Yarnell’s School of Fine Art/Paint This with Jerry Yarnell (begins 2/25) Tue and Thu: Martha’s Sewing Room; Best of the Joy of Painting Saturday Marathons—5-11 am; 5-11 pm Feb. 2/3: Big Game Snack Attack Feb. 9/10: Let the Good Times Roll Feb. 16/17: African Roots Feb. 23/24: Baby Love

See the full Create schedule at

Primetime Schedule Monday-Friday

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


7:00 Pioneers of Television (2/4); America in Primetime (2/11, 2/18) 8:00 Pioneers of Television (2/4, 2/11, 2/18); The 1968 Orangeburg Massacre (2/25) 11:00 Pioneers of Television (2/4); America in Primetime (2/11, 2/18); American Experience: Freedom Riders (2/25)


7:00 Aspen Institute Presents (2/5); Black Kungfu Experience (2/19); American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2/26) 7:30 Young Lincoln (2/12) 8:00 Nature 11:00 AfroPop


7:00 Faith in the Hood (2/13); Independent Lens: Whitney Young Jr. (2/20) 7:30 Out of Order (2/6) 8:00 Independent Lens: As Goes Janesville (2/6); Frontline (2/13, 2/20); Independent Lens: Desert of Forbidden Art (2/27) 11:00 Independent Lens: Black Power Mixtape (2/6); Life and Times of John Howard Griffin (2/13); NCRM Freedom Awards (2/20); Harpists’ Legacy (2/27) 11:30 Independent Lens: Ai Weiwei (2/27)

12.2 Thursdays

7:00 Life on Fire (2/7); Edison, Ford & Friends (2/21); Battle for the Elephants (2/28) 7:30 Mina Miller Edison, The Wizard’s Wife (2/21) 8:00 Secrets of the Dead (2/7, 2/21); Barbara Morgan: No Limits (2/14); America Revealed (2/28) 11:00 NOVA


7:30 Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists (2/22) 8:00 Space Shuttle Columbia (2/1); Intelligence Squared (2/8, 2/15) 11:00 American Experience: Henry Ford (2/1); Andrew Carnegie (2/8); TBA (2/15, 2/22)


7:00 Washington Week 7:30 McLaughlin Group 8:00 Need to Know 8:30 Inside Washington 9:00 Shakespeare Uncovered 10:00 In Search of Shakespeare; Shakespeare Uncovered (2/23) 11:00 Moyers & Company


7:00 America Reframed 8:30 Brooks: The City of 100 Hellos (2/3); Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands (2/10); Summer Hill (2/17) 9:00 Global Voices 10:00 AfroPop (2/3, 2/10) 10:30 Memories of Peace Corps (2/17); Hearts of Zambia (2/24) 11:00 America Reframed

See the full World schedule at


WILL-TV daytime

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 Martha Speaks Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY!/Submarine Adventure (2/18) Dinosaur Train Sesame Street Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood




Angelina Ballerina

French in Action


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood


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

Curious George

Curious George

The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Thomas & Friends

The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Cyberchase

8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

Bob the Builder

Wild Kratts

Sid the Science Kid Motorweek Growing a Greener World

Electric Company SciGirls Moyers & Company

P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home 11:00 Mid-American Gardener 11:30 Victory Garden

America’s Heartland Market to Market

Super Why!/Illinois Lawmakers (2/6)

Noon America’s Test Kitchen

The McLaughlin Group

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

12:30 Cook's Country

eligion + Ethics R Newsweekly

Sewing Programs


Sid the Science Kid Word World Barney & Friends

▲ ▲

Painting and How To Programs How To Programs

The Cat in the Hat Arthur WordGirl Wild Kratts Electric Company

BBC World News Nightly Business Report PBS NewsHour 1:00 pm Sewing M: Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Tu: Sewing with Nancy W: Knitting Daily Th: Sew It All F: It’s Sew Easy


Rick Steves’ Europe

SPECIALS 2/3 1:00, Uncommon Vision: John Howard Griffin 2:00, Evolution of the Nation of Islam 3:00, The Search for the America Dream 4:00, NCRM Freedom Award 2012 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Doctor Who 2/10 1:00, Cuba’s Secret Side, part 1 2:00, Cuba’s Secret Side, part 2 3:00, Lifecasters 4:00, Agatha Christie’s Poirot 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Doctor Who 2/17 1:00, Faith in the Hood 2:00, Colored Frames 3:00, Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists 4:00, Agatha Christie’s Poirot 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Masterpiece: Downton Abbey, part 6 2/24 1:00, Great Performances at the Met: Otello 4:00, Agatha Christie’s Poirot 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Masterpiece: Downton Abbey, part 7

Lawrence Welk

See above

Martha Stewart’s Cooking School Pati’s Mexican Table

2:00 2:30 3:00

Sara’s Weeknight Meals

3:30 4:00 4:30

Heartland Highways

5:00 5:30 6:00

Mind of a Chef Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscape Hometime This Old House Hour

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: Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac Tu: Wai Lana Yoga W: Garden Smart Th: B Organic F: Woodwright’s Shop/American Woodshop (begins 2/15)


2012 marked the greatest slaughter of elephants since an international ban on the ivory trade was first put in place in 1989. Now a new National Geographic special follows five people who are fighting for the survival of the gentle giants. Their stories reveal an epic tale of the themes of supply and demand, passion and profit, love and loss. Battle for the Elephants airs at 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 27.

february tv features

Protecting one pachyderm species

Raking in the chips

Photo: Courtesy of J.J. Kelley

Above Photos: Courtesy of Mike Sharkey

Photo: Courtesy of Lincoln Center

American Experience looks back at the beginnings of California’s Silicon Valley, from the early efforts of the young founders of a new semiconductor company to its reputation today as one of the most creative places on earth. Transformed from fertile farmland into a hub of technological ingenuity, the region’s innovation helped boost America’s Apollo space program while also making possible smart phones, digital video recorders, pacemakers and microwaves. Silicon Valley airs at 8 pm Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Photo: Courtesy of Jim Lafferty

s Clockwise from top left: Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Chita Rivera and Joel Grey

Live from Lincoln Center presents Ring Them Bells: A Kander & Ebb Celebration (8 pm Friday, Feb. 15) in tribute to the legendary songwriting duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb, who wrote All That Jazz and New York, New York. Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley perform, alongside theater legends Joel Grey and Chita Rivera, in a review conceived and conducted by Rob Fisher.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Meet the men behind the songs

Influencing rock and roll

During the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s, Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made Sister Rosetta Tharpe introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of popular rock and roll, inspiring the male icons of the genre. New from American Masters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll (8 pm Friday, Feb. 22) tells the story of one of the most important singermusicians of the 20th century.

Photo: Courtesy of Don Peterson/Charles Peterson

t Ocean currents.

A new view of our planet NOVA: Earth from Space (8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13) reveals a spectacular new spacebased vision of our planet. Produced in consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites to show the intricate web of forces that sustains life on Earth—for example, how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon and how the sun’s warming of the southern Atlantic Ocean gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane.

Photo: Courtesy of NASA/Chris Henze/Mokko Studio

Photo: Courtesy of Never Sorry LLC

An artist and activist

He designed the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics, but Ai Weiwei also regularly challenges the Chinese government’s oppression of its citizens. Now, at 9 pm Monday, Feb. 25, Independent Lens presents a look at his childlike approach to serious dissidence in Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. s

Ai Weiwei in front of the list of names of thousands of student earthquake victims, at his studio in Beijing.

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 To the Manor Born Red Green Show Doctor Who Doctor Who Confidential

1Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See above. 8:00 Shakespeare Uncovered (TV-PG) Richard II. Part 3 of 6. Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in aspects of the play and reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 2 am Monday. 9:00 Shakespeare Uncovered (TV-PG) Henry IV & Henry V. Part 4 of 6. Jeremy Irons uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare’s “history plays,” disclosing what Shakespeare’s sources were and how he distorted them. Repeated 2 am Saturday; and 3 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

2Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Boston, Mass. Part 1 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See above. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Tim McGraw.


7:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 4 of 7. The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tightknit circle of servants and new evidence turns up in a baffling case. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 5 of 7. Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey as Robert and Cora are not speaking, the servants are shunning Matthew’s mother and Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Repeated 9 pm; 2 am Tuesday; and 7 pm 2/10. 9:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 5 of 7. Repeated from 8 pm. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) Tim Reynolds & TR3. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Lurrie Bell and Lisa Biales.



7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Boston, Mass. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Long Beach, Calif. The pickers head to the 800-vendor Long Beach Antique Market in search of Asian miniature decoratives or utilitarian items that will go to Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Va. Repeated midnight Tuesday; 3 am Thursday; and 4 am Monday. 9:00 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years (TV-G) See article page 16. Repeated midnight 2/11. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-PG) Miniseries. Still among the top-rated programs in television history, the miniseries included such blockbusters as Roots, The Thorn Birds and Rich Man, Poor Man. Now the stars of these programs offer fresh commentary on the genre. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 4 am Thursay; and 1 am Monday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) Silicon Valley. See article page 10. 9:30 The War Against Microbes A look at both the progress made and the challenges that remain in expanding scientific knowledge about the causes of diseases ranging from polio to stomach ulcers. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Attenborough’s Life Stories. Part 3 of 3. Sir David Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that human beings have had on the natural world during his lifetime. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) Building Pharaoh’s Chariot. A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers join forces to build and test two replicas of Egyptian royal chariots, discovering astonishingly advanced features. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 9:00 Life On Fire (TV-G) Pioneers of the Deep. A look at how two little-known species—a seabird that never wets its wings for fear of drowning, and a blind crustacean that finds its way around the abyss in the Tongan archipelago—cope as an an underwater volcano becomes an island. Repeated 2 am Thursday; and 4 am Friday.

10:00 Illinois Lawmakers Coverage of Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State speech to the Illinois General Assembly. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

7Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle Missions. The team has purchased the pinnacle of comic book artwork and attempts to sell a forgery to one of two avid collectors. Repeated 5 pm Sunday. 9:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (TV-PG) Peril at End House. Part 1 of 2. Poirot and Hastings are on holiday in Cornwall when they meet the beautiful Nick Buckley, who has three near fatal accidents within a very short time. Repeated 4 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

8Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Shakespeare Uncovered (TV-PG) Hamlet. Part 5 of 6. David Tennant meets with fellow Hamlets, including superstar Jude Law, to compare notes on the challenge of playing the most iconic of all roles, plus looks at the meaning of the play. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 2 am Monday. 9:00 Shakespeare Uncovered (TV-PG) The Tempest. Part 6 of 6. Trevor Nunn, who has directed 30 of Shakespeare’s 37 plays and is determined to complete them all before he retires, takes viewers through the magical and mysterious world created in Shakespeare’s last complete play. Repeated 2 am Saturday; and 3 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

9Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Boston, Mass. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/TuneYards.


7:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 5 of 7. Repeated from 8 pm 2/3. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 6 of 7. Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey, plus a yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched. Repeated 2 am Tuesday; and 6 pm 2/17.


10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) The Smithereens. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Alejandro Escovedo & Joseph Arthur.


7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Boston, Mass. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 3 am Wednesday; 4 am Friday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Chantilly, Va. The action moves to the bimonthly D.C. Big Flea where the pickers try to make a big score on their target assignment to find miniature furniture that will be sold at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Va. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 4 am Wednesday. 9:00 Saving The Hansen House (TV-G) The story of a Midwestern college professor who buys and restores a dilapidated 18thcentury farmhouse in a small North Carolina town. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

12Tuesday 7:00 Frontline Cliffhanger.The inside story of the clash of politics and personalities that led to Washington’s failure to solve the country’s debt and deficit problems. 8:00 State of the Union Address Live coverage from PBS NewsHour reporters and special correspondents. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Nature (TV-PG) Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo. In America’s Wood Buffalo National Park, the ancestors of ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 1 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) Earth from Space. See article page 11. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 2 am Friday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle Old Acquaintance. When Stacie’s ex-husband resurfaces five years after clearing out their apartment and their savings, the team decides to even the score with a rigged game of poker. Repeated 5 pm Sunday. 9:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (TV-PG) Peril at End House. Part 2 of 2. Poirot and Hastings are on holiday in Cornwall when they meet the beautiful Nick Buckley, who has three PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013 13

WILL-TV near fatal accidents within a very short time. Repeated 4 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

15Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Live from Lincoln Center Ring Them Bells! Rob Fisher Celebrates Kander & Ebb. See article page 10. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 1 am Monday. 9:00 Musical Threads: Expressions of a People Guitar virtuoso and ethnomusicologist Tyron Cooper and mezzo soprano Marietta Simpson present a diverse range of songs from African American musical culture. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Boston, Mass. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Gary Clark Jr./Alabama Shakes.

17Sunday 6:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 6 of 7. Repeated from 8 pm 2/10. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 7 of 7. The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey. New romances flare up, and a crisis unfolds. Repeated 2 am Tuesday; and 6 pm 2/24. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) Open Wings Broken Strings. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) McLain Family Band Reunion Bluegrass Special.

18Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Myrtle Beach, S.C. Part 1 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Greenwich, N.Y. At the Washington County Antique Fair, the pickers search for military objects among the more than 200 vendors, with the winner being declared at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Va. Repeated midnight Tuesday; 4 am Friday; and 4 am Monday. 9:00 Independent Lens The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. Follow the journey of one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era as he moves from segregated Kentucky to head of the National


Urban League. See article page 18 about our Community Cinema screening of the film. Repeated 3 am Wednesday; and 3 am Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) Billy the Kid. A look at the myth and the man behind it, who, in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring western icon. 8:00 Guns USA An exploration of guns in America, their inextricable link to violence and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity. 9:00 Frontline Raising Adam Lanza. In partnership with The Hartford Courant, Frontline examines the life and motivations of the young man who left no evidence after killing students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) A Murder of Crows. New research has shown crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools and to recognize each other’s voices and 250 distinct calls. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 1 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA Mind of a Rampage Killer. A look at what science can reveal in helping us understand horrific events such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings and how to recognize dangerous minds in time to stop similar attacks in the future. 9:00 The Path to Violence How law enforcement programs and psychology tools have helped schools detect and thwart assaults. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

21Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle Eye of the Beholder. Mickey launches an audacious plan to steal the 530-carat Star of Africa from the set of crown jewels, but a close friend of the crew tells police of the plan. Repeated 5 pm Sunday. 9:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (TV-PG) The Veiled Lady. Lady Millicent Castle Vaugh requests Poirot’s help to fight her blackmail by an ex-lover. Repeated 4 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


22Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 American Masters (TV-PG) Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll. See article page 11. Repeated 1 am Saturday; 3 am Monday; and 4 am Tuesday. 9:00 The Black Kungfu Experience (TV-PG) Meet four African-American men who challenged convention and overturned preconceived notions while mastering the ancient art of kungfu. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Myrtle Beach, S.C. Part 1 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Esperanza Spalding.


6:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) (DVS) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 7 of 7. Repeated from 8 pm 2/17. 8:00 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV-PG) Page Eight. An aging spy stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government, but it may bring down his career first. This production stars Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. Repeated 2 am Tuesday. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) Shelby Lynne. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) 60 Years of Bluegrass with Bobby Osborne.

25Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Myrtle Beach, S.C. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; and 3 am Thursday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Oronoco, Minn. The pickers head to the annual Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days to find an antique toy among the more than 300 vendors. Their finds go under the hammer at Ken Farmer Auctions in Radford, Va. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 4 am Thursday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. See article page 11. Repeated 3 am Wednesday. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Makers: Women Who Make America (TV-PG) (DVS) Parts 1-3. See article page 1. Repeated midnight Wednesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose


7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Echo: An Elephant to Remember. Using footage and interviews with the researchers who knew her best, Nature looks back at Echo, the leader of a carefully studied herd of elephants in Africa. Repeated midnight Thursday. 8:00 Battle for the Elephants (TV-PG) See article page 10. Repeated 1 am Thursday. 9:00 NOVA (TV-PG) Japan’s Killer Quake. Combining on-thespot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, compelling eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics and exclusive helicopter footage, NOVA offers a unique look at the science behind Japan’s March 2011 earthquake

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WILL-TV and subsequent tsunami. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

28Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle Price for Fame. The team targets Benny Frazier, a violent pub owner, with a scam that

promises a recording deal for Frazier’s untalented rap artist son. 9:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (TV-PG) The Lost Mine. The chairman of Poirot’s bank is expecting to buy information about a lost silver mine, but the courier is found dead near the Red Dragon Casino. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose

A Windy Affair

Sunday, February 24, 2013 • 7:00 pm Holy Cross Catholic Church, Champaign 2012–2013 Concert Season Kevin Kelly, Music Director 217-355-9077

with Prairie Voices, Laurie Matheson, director George Frideric Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks Arvo Pärt: Fratres Igor Stravinsky: Mass Maurice Duruflé: Four Motets on Gregorian Themes Arthur Bird: Serenade for Winds

Restoring original splendor In 2010, new owners Fran Cosentino and Jane Parker began the painstaking process of restoring Boynton House, a 1908 Frank Lloyd Wright house in Rochester, N.Y. One of the few Wright creations still functioning as a private, single-family residence, the transformation includes the restoration 16 PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013

of art glass panels, the replacement of the roof, the addition of a three-car garage and back porch and the conservation of original furniture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years airs at 9 pm Monday, Feb. 4.

Photos: Michael O. Thomas

membership news & events

s Students get ready for their first newscast

Stratton Microsociety begins newscasts The case of the missing corn snake headlined the first school newscast at Stratton Leadership and Microsociety Magnet School in Champaign. Student newscasters Lihi and Terry reported that the snake was assumed to be loose in the school after its cage door was accidentally left open. Although the snake was harmless, “it would still be helpful—to the snake—if it were found,” Lihi said. The newscasts are part of the “media venture” project of the school microsociety, named Strattonville by students. WILL received a grant from Unit 4 Schools to provide training for both students and teachers. A team of 10 students produced the news show, which premiered during a school assembly in December, after other students reported stories, wrote scripts and filmed and edited video. It also featured weather and a video story about the media venture project. Each time a new newscast is done, students upload it to the Web, where teachers in every classroom can access it and play it for students. It’s also available for parents and others to see at

s Henry Radcliffe instructing Stratton students

Illinois Public Media’s Henry Radcliffe and College of Media intern Alison Marcotte are teaching the students TV studio production; Kimberlie Kranich shows them how to interview, report and research; and Molly Delaney teaches them media literacy skills. Stratton teachers Erin Uppinghouse and Monty Rose are working with the students. Students spent two months learning their jobs, and becoming familiar with the equipment. At first, they didn’t know that “stand by to cue the talent” meant “get ready to cue them,” not “go ahead and cue them.” Learning to read the teleprompter without moving their heads left to right was another challenge. And camera operators were still working during the first taping to remember to hold the cameras still. As they crowded around a monitor to watch the playback after completing the taping, students had big smiles on their faces as they saw themselves and heard their voices. “You’ve really come a long way,” Henry told them. “You should be proud.” PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013 17

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February Community Cinema

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights As the executive director of the National Urban League in the 1960s, Whitney Young was one of the few African Americans who had the ears of those who controlled the levers of power: Fortune 500 CEOs, governors, senators and presidents. He used these relationships to gain better access to employment, education, housing and healthcare for African Americans, other minorities and those in need. His unique position and approach earned him praise, but also scorn from the Black Power movement for being too close to the white establishment. While he is less known today than other leaders of the era because of the behind-the-scenes nature of his work, Young’s legacy and influence are still felt profoundly.

A new documentary about the civil rights leader—produced by Young’s niece, Emmy Award-winning journalist Bonnie Boswell— is this month’s Community Cinema feature. Join us for a free screening of the film, as well as a discussion of the issues it raises, at 6 pm Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Champaign Public Library, Robeson Rooms A & B. Our panelists for the discussion include Doris Houston, associate professor of social work at Illinois State University, and Tracy Parsons, project director of Access-Initiative and former director of the Urban League of Champaign County. The Powerbroker airs on WILL-TV at 9 pm Monday, Feb. 18.

Breaking News Danda Beard, who has worked in development at WILL for the past 23 years, has been named director of development at Illinois Public Media. Danda joined the staff as corporate support director, became director of the major gifts program in 2000 and has been interim development director since June 2012. We’ll have more about Danda’s appointment in the March issue of Patterns. 18 PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013

Book Mentor Profile:

Jessica Holmes, Rantoul Head Start When the kids at Rantoul Head Start wanted to talk about rainbows, Jessica Holmes (right) reached into the past and read the children a book her mother read to her. It was called The Color Kittens about mischievous cats who spread color everywhere. Jessica’s mom fostered a love of reading and learning in her daughter, and now Jessica is trying to do the same with the pre-school children in whose class she volunteers. For the past seven years, she has been a book mentor for Illinois Public Media’s Book Mentor Project. She reads a book to the children and helps them do a related activity. “The kids just love to be read to. They soak up everything,” said Jessica, who works in the accounting department at Credit Union 1 in Rantoul. “I love looking at their faces.” How did you become a book mentor?

I got involved through Rantoul Rotary. One of the mentors invited me to go with them when they volunteered, and I fell in love with it. We understand that you go read to the Head Start kids on additional days besides Book Mentor Project days.

I really missed it during the six months of the year the Book Mentor Project isn’t active, so the teachers said I could come every month on my own and read to the kids. We do all kinds of fun things. Next month we’re going to read about penguins and I’m going to teach them the penguin dance. What keeps you involved after so many years?

I just really enjoy the kids and the teachers. These kids are our future. They’re going to be the presidents, doctors, lawyers, bank tellers, mail carriers and other workers. Reading was so important to me as a child so I enjoy sharing books with these kids. If I had to give up some of my volunteer work, the last thing I would give up is being a book mentor. What other volunteer work do you do?

Along with a lot of other people, I helped raise money for new playground equipment at Rantoul Head Start. I’m a director and actor with the Rantoul Theatre Company, and I’m active with Rotary.

What was your favorite book as a child?

Miss Twiggley’s Tree. She lived in a tree with her little dog. I just loved that book. What is your favorite book that you have read to children?

Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I’m Going to Sneeze. I read this one with Barb Ridenour and Joe Murphy at the 2012 Words in the Wind (a fundraiser for the Book Mentor Project). Has being in theater helped you as you read to the children?

I think it has, but as I’ve become a more experienced book mentor, I’ve definitely learned to let go of some of my inhibitions. Now it’s okay to make noises and gestures while I’m reading, and just have fun with it. Bridget Meis, in whose classroom Jessica volunteers, says the kids definitely pick up on Jessica’s energy and enthusiasm. “They can tell how much she cares about them, so they give that right back,” she said. Illinois Public Media’s Book Mentor Project serves 42 classrooms and 720 families each year. The project trains volunteers from local businesses, community service organizations, student associations and parent groups. The volunteers visit Head Start and early childhood classrooms where they read a book and do a related activity with the children. PATTERNS • FEBRUARY 2013 19

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Watch Downton’s season finale with us Will the Crawleys weather their financial storm? Will Mary and Matthew find happiness together? Will Mr. Bates finally be proven innocent? Join your fellow Downton Abbey fans in the WILL-TV Studio at 7:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 17, for a special Season 3 Finale Viewing Party and WILL Tour. For a gift of $100, you will receive two tickets. Or your gift of $180 provides two tickets and the set of Season 3 DVDs. This is a great chance to close out the season with flair as you enjoy snacks, compare notes about the plot twists and stay to muse about Season 4!

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Seating is limited to 80. To make your reservation, please call Stacey Rudolph at 800-898-1065.

Get in on Rick Steves’ travel secrets Whether you’re a fan of Rick Steves’ public television shows or just love to travel, you won’t want to miss his tips and tidbits gleaned from 30 years of globetrotting at a special fundraising event for WILL. Join us at 6 pm Thursday, March 14, at the I Hotel in Champaign. Regular admission is $35, but you can choose to support WILL with other ticket packages. A $250 contribution offers two premium seating tickets and an invitation to brunch with Rick Steves on Friday, March 15. A $150 contribution provides a pair of premium seating tickets, a copy of Steves’ latest travel guide, an issue of

Travels with Rick Steves magazine, and a Rick Steves Europe planning map. When making a contribution online, look for the premium tickets in the thank-you gift list under “Rick Steves Europe.” Seating is limited. To make your reservation, email WILL’s Tracy Wikoff at twikoff@ or call her at 217-333-7300.

Showing twice the love!

Matching gift programs do it right Hundreds of businesses help support the WILL stations and Illinois Public Media in many different ways. Some companies directly underwrite our programs and productions, some belong to our Business Friends or Business Partners program and others support by matching the gifts of their employees through their company matching gifts program. We want to especially acknowledge and thank the following businesses and companies for their generous support through this important matching gifts program. And if you’re employed by one of these companies, ask your human resources or benefits manager how your gift to WILL can show us twice the love. 3Com Corporation 3M AT&T AXA Foundation Adobe Systems, Inc. Albertson Allstate Foundation AltriaGroup/PhilipMorris Andersons, Inc. Ameren American International Group Area-Wide Technologies, Inc. Archer Daniels Midland Argonaut Group, Inc. Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Bank of America Foundation Boeing Gift Matching Program Bon-Ton Stores Foundation Blobal Impact/Symantec BP Amoco Foundation Bridgestone/Firestone Bunge Corporation Cabot Corporation Carle Clinic Caterpillar Foundation Central Illinois Light Cingular Wireless ConocoPhillips Country Insurance & Financial Cisco Foundation/WorldReach Decatur Earthmover CU Dominion Foundation Dow AgroSciences, LLC Deluxe Corporation Foundation Dynegy, Inc. Eaton Corporation

Emerson Electric Eli Lilly Exelon/ComEd ExxonMobil Foundation GE Fund GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Georgia-Pacific Corporation General Mills Foundation Google Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund Hewlet Packard/World Reach Houghton Mifflin House Lumber Co, Inc. Illinois Farm Bureau IBM Matching Grants Program Illinois Tool Works Foundation Intel Foundation Isotech Laboratories, Inc. J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation John Hancock Financial Services Johnson & Johnson KalKan/Masterfoods USA Kemper National Insurance Kraft Lumpkin Family Foundation Lucent Technologies Lyondell Marathon Petroleum MassMutual Financial Group Metropolitan Life Foundation Microsoft Corporation Minnesota Mining Monsanto Fund Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Motorola Foundation Motorola Mobility Foundation Mueller Company Foundation

NCS Pearson Nationwide Foundation News-Gazette Nicor Gas Norfolk Southern Foundation Northwestern Mutual Life PPG Industries Peoples Energy Corporation Pepsico/Quaker Oats Pfizer, Inc. Prudential Foundation Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Qualcomm Incorporated Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation RR Donnelly SBC/Ameritech Sony Corporation of America State Farm SuperValu Foundation Tate & Lyle Thrivent Trans Union, LLC UPS Foundation US Bancorp Foundation USX Foundation United Technologies Corp. Verizon Foundation Vulcan Materials Wachovia Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Westchester Group Investment Management, Inc. Wright Financial Group Xerox Foundation Yahoo

February Dance

Krannert Uncorked with Almost “A” Quintet, jazz

ECCO—East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Bebe Miller Company: A History

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® : A 2013 Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation Event

The Black Watch and the Band of the Scots Guards

Student Playwrights Outreach Theatre (SPOT)








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Dessert and Conversation: February Dance

Sinfonia da Camera: The Solar System

Jupiter String Quartet



Krannert Uncorked with Tom Cortese, ragtime/novelty

Dance for People with Parkinson’s

China National Symphony Orchestra

2013 Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation: Culminating Celebration

Juilliard String Quartet

My Fair Lady







20-22 Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway in Boom!

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of Schick Machine


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13-17 No Child . . .




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