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Adopting tomorrow’s technology today By Mark Leonard, General Manager Master control has traditionally been the technical “hub” of a television station—where programs are recorded, stored and played back over the air for broadcast via the transmitter. With the move to digital technology, these facilities have become increasingly complicated and short lived, requiring a much shorter replacement cycle than we faced previously. For WILL, most of the equipment is less than 10 years old, yet is approaching the end of its useful lifespan. With federal grant programs for equipment replacement now eliminated, the prospect of funding a $1 million master control facility is daunting, particularly with analog television and radio studios long overdue for replacement and upgrade. Instead of replacing our existing master control, Illinois Public Media is entering into a partnership with nine other public television stations to establish a shared master control facility. Reliable, highspeed Internet connectivity now makes it possible to have a single facility serve multiple stations’ program recording and playback needs remotely, sharing not only the equipment investment, but also some of the related staffing. The technology has been applied previously within commercial television broadcasting, usually linking stations owned by a single owner. In public broadcasting, each station is independently owned and licensed, making the move to shared facilities a bit trickier. We have moved cautiously, spending the last several years researching our options and exploring different budget scenarios. We have opted to join the Digital Convergence Alliance, a group of 10 founding stations that are outfitting a “hardened” facility in Jacksonville, Fla., with state-of- the-art digital storage, switching and backup capability. The facility was built to military specification to survive a category 5 hurricane, and features backup power and redundant Internet connectivity. It will be staffed 24/7, ensuring increased quality and reliability for the partner stations. This change won’t be noticeable to our viewers, and all programming decisions will remain with WILL staff. Much like the computer industry, we see this shared “cloud” facility as a necessary step to controlling out-of-control hardware expenses while also addressing reliability and upgrade challenges that our industries share.
Time to make more history with Downton If it seems that you’ve been waiting forever for Downton Abbey’s third season, you’re among the more than 17 million fans who made the show’s second season the most watched series in Masterpiece history. Your patience will be rewarded as the new season premieres with a two-hour episode at 8 pm Sunday, Jan. 6, on WILL-TV. The seven new shows build on the drama of last season—which included Downton’s reluctant heir, Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), recovering from his war wounds and planning to finally marry the eldest of Lord and Lady Grantham’s daughters, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery); youngest daughter Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay), eloping to Ireland with the political minded chauffeur, Branson (Allen Leech); and middle daughter Edith (Laura Carmichael), seeming to lose out on all prospects for love. Sweeping change was also at work among the servants, including the marriage of head housemaid Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and valet John Bates (Brendan Coyle) before his arrest for the murder of his ex-wife. As the third season opens, we meet Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine), the very American mother of Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), whose arrival sets up a clash with Robert’s mother, Lady Violet (Maggie Smith). Other glimpses of new drama include: lovebird servants Anna and Bates face
new ordeals in their star-crossed marriage; Downton’s impeccable butler, Carson (Jim Carter), breaks in a new footman, who happens to be the nephew of the scheming lady’s maid O’Brien (Siobhan Finneran). Following Matthew and Mary’s engagement, Robert (Hugh Bonneville) sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever—even as other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of World War I. In this changing landscape nothing is assured, and the war-weary Crawleys may need to fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton.
Start the new year right
Celebrate the tradition of ringing in the New Year with special host Julie Andrews and the Vienna Philharmonic when Great Performances: From Vienna airs at 1:30 pm and 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 1, on WILL-TV. At the opulent Musikverein with guest conductor Franz Welser-Möst, the program features everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes and the dancers of the Vienna City Ballet, plus a variety of picturesque Vienna landmarks.
Antiques Roadshow kicks off its 17th season First stop: Corpus Christi, Texas, where a lost Diego Rivers painting creates a stir among the appraisers. The new season premieres at 7 pm Monday, Jan. 7, on WILL-TV, and continues with visits to Boston; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Rapid City, S.D.; and Seattle, Wash. These shows will be followed by three special edition features and six newly restored episodes featuring archive information updated with new appraisals.
Send us your favorite family dinner recipes In the cookbook we’re creating for our March 4 cooking special, Family Dinner Favorites, we’ll feature some of the best recipes we receive from viewers. Is there a special dish your family begs you to make? Do you have a recipe that makes getting dinner on the table easy on busy evenings? Please send the recipes! Email recipes for appetizers, main dishes, sides or desserts to will-membership@ mx.illinois.edu or mail them to Recipes, WILL-TV, 300 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. For more information, call Stacey Rudolph at 800-898-1065. All the recipes will be compiled into a cookbook that will 2 PATTERNS • JANUARY 2013
be a thank-you gift for supporting WILL during the March TV membership drive. During the program, we’ll use some submitted family dinner recipes to demonstrate how you can use local ingredients all year long in your favorite dishes. If you’d like to appear as a cook on the show, please include an explanation of why you’d like to participate. Lisa Bralts, Illinois Public Media marketing director and former director of Urbana’s Market at the Square, will host the program. Her commentaries about local foods, In My Backyard, air on WILL-AM 580.
New radio host and Focus producer join staff Illinois Public Media welcomes two new staffers this month: Chris Berube, our new host for Morning Edition and The Afternoon Magazine, and Lindsey Moon, our new Focus producer. Chris, who has worked most recently for the NPR show Radiolab and the American Public Media program Marketplace, begins work Jan. 14. A May 2012 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the Toronto native has also produced radio content for Public Radio International’s Bullseye and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s The Current, written stories for The Globe and Mail in Toronto, and been a guest host on CBC Radio 3. “I’m very excited to join the team at WILL. It’s an ambitious station that is doing a lot of great work for the community and the region,” Chris said. “With the afternoon show, I feel like there’s a great opportunity to explore complicated topics in an intelligent and thorough way.” Lindsey has worked as a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio, where she won first-place awards for both general and
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investigative reporting, and most recently as a general assignment reporter at Wisconsin Public Radio. She’ll be on the job Jan. 7. “I am looking forward to building on Focus’ legacy while working to keep the show relevant in an era that is largely defined by new media,” she said. “I am also really excited to dig into the culture and community that WILL serves. I hope to try and capture that in Focus programs that I produce. I really would like to work closely with IPM’s community engagement team to try and produce some remote broadcasts in the Champaign-Urbana community.” Kimberlie Kranich, Illinois Public Media director of community content and engagement, said Chris and Lindsey are rising stars in the fields of journalism, multi-media production and community engagement. “We are looking forward to their skill, passion and enthusiasm as they join an awardwinning team that seeks to create impact journalism in the communities served by WILL,” she said.
Meet TV’s first comediennes Pioneers of Television returns with four new episodes, starting with Funny Ladies (7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15), which offers profiles and insight into female comedy legends. Beginning with Lucille Ball’s breakthrough on I Love Lucy, the show also covers Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers and the sitcom stars who
followed, such as Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. It also pays tribute to television’s most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho.
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weekdays 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! Special: New Year’s Day from Vienna 2013, 10 am-noon 1/1 (See article page 6.)
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 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.
5 pm NPR All Things Considered with Robert Siegel, Melissa Block and Michele Norris
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The New York Philharmonic This Week 1/15 1/22
Juraj Valcuha, cond; Andre Watts, piano RACHMANINOFF; R.STRAUSS Daniel Harding, cond; Jan Lisiecki, piano SIBELIUS; SCHUMANN
Riccardo Muti, cond DVORAK; RESPIGHI
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (new season) 1/2 1/9
1/16 1/23 1/30
Paula Robison, flute; Cho-Liang Lin, violin BACH; MENDELSSOHN Anne Marie McDermott, piano; Juho Pohjonen, piano DEBUSSY; FAURE Alessio Bax, piano; Paul Neubauer, viola; RACHMANINOFF; GLAZUNOV Ida Kavafian, violin; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord BACH; VIVALDI Gilbert Kalish, piano; Escher String Quartet BEETHOVEN; MENDELSSOHN
Gilmore International Keyboard Festival 2012
1/2 Emanuel Ax; Richard Goode, piano HAYDN; CHOPIN 1/9 Kirill Gerstein; Imogen Cooper, piano BACH; HAYDN 1/16 Conrad Tao, piano (Gilmore Young Artist) CHOPIN; SCHUMANN 1/23 Ingrid Fliter; Vanessa Perez, piano COPLAND; POULENC 1/30 Peter Serkin; Richard Goode, piano BEETHOVEN
The Evening Concert
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (new season)
Great performances from the great concert venues. Listings are subject to change.
Monday: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (new season) and an MLK Day Special 1/7 Edo de Waart, cond BEETHOVEN 1/14 Edo de Waart, cond; Simon Trpceski, piano GRIEG; ADAMS 1/21 Special: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted by Roger Cooper 1/28 Edo de Waart, cond; Yuri Yamashita, percussion BRAHMS; TAN DUN
Tuesday: New Year’s Day Special, Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic 1/1
Prairie Performances This month’s performances are frm the University of Illinois School of Music’s Allerton Music Barn Festival.
Special: Gala First Day Concert with Boston Baroque CORELLI; TELEMANN; PERGOLESI
Sir Georg Solti, cond WAGNER; MAHLER
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.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1/8
1/3 Manfred Honcek, cond; Eroica Trio BEETHOVEN 1/10 Manfred Honcek, cond; Sir James Galway, flute HAYDN; MOZART 1/17 Mariss Jansons, cond SCHUBERT; MOZART 1/24 Manfred Honcek, cond; Gabriela Montero, piano BRAHMS; PROKOFIEV 1/31 Manfred Honcek, cond; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano BEETHOVEN; JOH. STRAUSS, JR.
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saturdays 7 am
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NPR Weekend Edition
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NPR Weekend Edition
with Rachel Martin
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.
Classics By Request
Classics of the Phonograph
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.
John Frayne’s weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century. 1/5 The Remington LP Label 1/12 Furtwängler vs. Karajan 1/19 The Last Sides of 78rpm Record Albums 1/26 Ballet Music from French Operas
Afternoon at the Opera
The Live from the Met Opera season continues. 1/5 LES TROYENS (Berlioz). Fabio Luisi, cond, with Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani and the Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 1/12 IL TROVATORE (Verdi). Daniele Callegari, cond, with Patricia Racette, Stephanie Blythe, Marco Berti, Alexey Markov and the Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 1/19 MARIA STUARDA (Donizetti). Maurizio Benini, cond, with Elza van den Heever, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani and the Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 1/26 LA RONDINE (THE SWALLOW) (Puccini). Ion Marin, cond, with Kristine Opolais, Anna Christy, Giuseppe Filianoti and the Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
From the Top A live performance program featuring America’s best young classical musicians, hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley.
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.
NPR All Things Considered A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor and friends present music, skits, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon. [Also Sundays at 2 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.
The Romantic Hours Music, poetry and romance with Mona Golabek.
midnight Classical Music Scott Blankenship and John Zech are your hosts throughout the night and into the morning.
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101.1 and 90.9 HD2
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)
Catch Roger Cooper’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 7 pm Monday, Jan. 21
Saturdays 7-9 am Classical Music 9-11 am Classics by Request John Frayne plays requests at this time each Saturday. Submit requests at email@example.com 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
Take a musical holiday If you’re not otherwise traveling on Jan. 1, 2013, send your sense of hearing on a holiday excursion to Vienna from 10 am-noon, courtesy of WILL-FM 90.9. The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever-popular annual New Year’s Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, hosted by Julie Andrews (left). Enjoy favorite waltzes, polkas and more in this festive way to start the new year. But why should Vienna have all the fun? At 7 pm Jan. 1, on WILL-FM’s The Evening Concert, host Cathy Fuller brings you a grand new Boston tradition to celebrate the new year in style. Martin Pearlman conducts Boston Baroque’s period instrument orchestra in concertos by Corelli and Telemann, and La serva padrona, Giovanni Pergolesi’s hilarious tale of an old guy and his young mistress that revolutionized the opera world.
Growing pains and fighting for survival Unlike places that have been thrown into a state of crisis by a disaster, Austin, Texas, has been thrown into crisis by success. Its population has skyrocketed, but along with the economic advantages has come a considerable identity crisis. In the Sunday, Jan. 6, installment at 1 pm on WILLAM, State of the Re:Union looks at the tension between “keeping Austin weird” and its growing success. Then Sunday, Jan. 20, State of the Re:Union journeys to rural Appalachia, long portrayed as a place of people at the mercy of the region’s poverty or bigotry. This episode tells stories of residents fighting for the well-being of their land, people and culture.
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BBC World Service Inside Europe
Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me
Fresh Air NPR News 11:01
State Week in Review
The Afternoon Magazine with Craig Cohen NPR News 12:01 Special: World Have Your Say, 1/1
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
All Things Considered with Jeff Bossert
NPR All Things Considered
All Things Considered
The People’s Pharmacy
Keepin’ the Faith
Commonwealth Club Living on Earth
Focus with Craig Cohen (repeat of 10 am program)
This American Life To the Best of Our Knowledge
Left, Right & Center
New Letters on the Air
BBC World Service
Monday–Friday NPR Morning Edition with Jim Meadows
BBC World Briefing Focus with Craig Cohen NPR News 10:01 Special: Politics Takes a Holiday, 1/1
Fresh Air (repeat of 11 am program)
FOCUS BBC World Service
NPR Weekend Edition
Wait Wait ...
BBC World Service
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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 will.illinois.edu/focus.
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 www.willag.org. Call 217-333-3434 for market analysis, updated at 9:15 am and 3:15 pm daily.
Illinois Public Media News Craig Cohen, news and public affairs director
The news from Illinois Public Media’s award-winning staff of reporters — Jim Meadows, Jeff Bossert and Sean Powers—can be heard during Morning Edition, The Afternoon Magazine and All Things Considered.
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WILL-TV Cooking—6-8 am; noon-2 pm Sun and Wed: Caprial and John’s Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends; Taste This/Cuisine Culture (begins 1/20); Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen/Sara’s Weeknight Meals (begins 1/9); Art of Food with Wendy Brodie Mon and Fri: Taste of Louisiana; Bake, Decorate, Celebrate; Ciao Italia; P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table/ Jazzy Vegetarian (begins 1/14) Tue and Thur: Joanne Weir Cooking Confidence; Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class/Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails (begins 1/17); Chef’s A’Field Culinary Adventures; Christina Cooks Travel—8-9 am; 2-3 pm Sun and Wed: The New Fly Fisher; Grannies on Safari 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; 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; Jerry Yarnell’s School of Fine Art Tue and Thu: Martha’s Sewing Room; Best of the Joy of Painting
Saturday Marathons—5-11 am; 5-11 pm
Jan. 5/6: Jan. 12/13: Jan 19/20: Jan. 26/27:
Healthy Resolutions Professor Martha Riding the Rails Island Hopping
See the full Create schedule at will.illinois.edu/tv/schedule
Primetime Schedule Monday-Friday
9:00 PBS NewsHour 10:00 Nightly Business Report 10:30 Journal
7:00 Independent Lens (1/7, 1/14); Pioneers of Television (1/28) 7:30 American Experience: Roads to Memphis (1/21) 8:00 Independent Lens (1/7); Global Health Frontiers: Foul Water, Fiery Serpent (1/14); Pioneers of Television (1/28) 11:00 Independent Lens (1/7, 1/14); Ripple of Hope (1/21); Pioneers of Television (1/28)
7:00 Aspen Institute Presents 8:00 Nature 11:00 Nature (1/1, 1/15); Global Voices (1/8); AfroPop (1/22, 1/29)
7:00 Independent Lens (1/2, 1/16, 1/30); POV (1/9) 8:00 Frontline 11:00 Independent Lens (1/2); Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists (1/9); Colored Frames (1/16); Carhenge: Genius or Junk? (1/23); Schools That Change Communities (1/30) 11:30 Independent Lens (1/23)
7:00 Life on Fire 8:00 Secrets of the Dead 11:00 NOVA
7:00 Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (1/4); A Story of the Underground Railroad (1/11); Looking for Lincoln (1/25) 7:30 Frederick Douglass: Pathway from Slavery to Freedom (1/18) 8:00 Intelligence Squared U.S. (1/4); American Experience: The Abolitionists 11:00 Intelligence Squared U.S. (1/4); Safe Harbor (1/11); Slavery By Another Name (1/18); Looking for Lincoln (1/25)
7:00 Washington Week 7:30 McLaughlin Group 8:00 Need to Know 8:30 Inside Washington 9:00 Model T’s to War (1/5); Egypt’s Golden Empire (1/12, 1/19); Shakespeare Uncovered (1/26) 10:00 Yanks Fight the Kaiser: A National Guard Division in WWI (1/5); Egypt’s Golden Empire (1/12); Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (1/19); In Search of Shakespeare (1/26) 10:30 Bonaparte’s Retreat (1/19) 11:00 Moyers & Company
7:00 America Reframed 8:30 Sousa on the Rez (1/13); Global Voices (1/20) 9:00 Global Voices 10:00 Global Voices; Colored Frames (1/20); AfroPop (1/27) 11:00 America Reframed
See the full World schedule at will.illinois.edu/tv/schedule
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David Thiel, Program Director
Monday - Friday Market to Market (M) Nightly Business Report (T-F) Body Electric (M, W, F) Sit and Be Fit (T, Th) Clifford/Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea (1/21) Martha Speaks Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Sesame Street Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
French in Action
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
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The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Thomas & Friends Bob the Builder Sid the Science Kid Motorweek Growing a Greener World
The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Cyberchase Wild Kratts Electric Company SciGirls Moyers & Company
Word World Barney & Friends
P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home 11:00 Mid-American Gardener 11:30 Victory Garden
America’s Heartland Market to Market
Noon America’s Test Kitchen
The McLaughlin Group
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
12:30 Cook's Country
eligion + Ethics R Newsweekly
Sid the Science Kid
Painting and How To Programs How To Programs
The Cat in the Hat
1:30 2:00 2:30
Arthur/Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea (1/21)
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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
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Martha Stewart’s Cooking School Pati’s Mexican Table
Rick Steves’ Europe
SPECIALS 1/6 1:00, Schools that Change Communities 2:00, Community Concern 3:00, Teen Addiction Epidemic 3:30, Inspector George Gently 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Doctor Who 1/13 1:00, Immigrant Nation 2:00, Mr. Cao Goes to Washington 3:00, Mel Leipzig: Everything is Paintable 3:30, Inspector George Gently 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Masterpiece Classic 1/20 1:00, The Reagan Presidency, p 1 2:00, The Reagan Presidency, p 2 3:00, The Reagan Presidency, p 3 4:00, Inspector George Gently 5:30, Architect Michael Graves 6:00, Doctor Who 1/27 1:00, Changing Gears 2:00, Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists 3:30, Inspector George Gently 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Doctor Who
Sara’s Weeknight Meals Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails/ Mind of a Chef (begins 1/12) Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscape Heartland Highways 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
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january tv features Exploring the Jewish on Broadway
Hajime Komada in the Japanese production of Fiddler on the Roof.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hajime Komada/©1994 Toho Co., Ltd. Theatrical Division
s Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon.
Reuniting in Africa
Although controversial in 1986, Paul Simon’s Graceland album—an experiment in crosscultural collaboration—today is considered one of the most significant recordings of its time. Now Great Performances presents Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey (8 pm Friday, Jan. 4) as Simon returns to South Africa to reunite and perform with several of the musicians involved in the original album, capturing Simon’s unique homecoming as he reflects on the landmark events.
The perils of proximity
Volcanoes create new land, change landscapes and destroy civilizations, but more than two billion years ago, they also breathed life into our world. From the ocean abyss to snow-covered summits, the six-part Life on Fire series (9 pm Wednesdays beginning Jan. 2) paints a detailed picture of the struggles required to survive around volcanoes. Spectacular scenery provides the backdrop for the extraordinary animals and plants that have learned to juggle with fire. This three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that Sir David Attenborough (right) feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences that Attenborough has spent 60 years capturing, new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC’s most accomplished raconteur, Nature presents Attenborough’s Life Stories at 7 pm Wednesdays, Jan. 23 and 30. 10 PATTERNS • JANUARY 2013
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Honoring a 60-year career
Photo: Courtesy of Paul Simon Private Collection
From Broadway’s golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. Now filmmaker Michael Kantor attempts to answer why the Broadway musical has proven such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds. Combining interviews with performance footage, Great Performances presents Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy at 8:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Photo: Courtesy of WGBH
The struggle over emancipation
Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, American Experience: The Abolitionists tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown—and their leadership of the most important civil rights crusade in American history. The series, which airs in three parts at 8 pm Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8, comes 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863.
Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal interest of actors Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays specially staged for the series at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. The first two parts of Shakespeare Uncovered air beginning at 8 pm Friday, Jan. 25.
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t The Tempest rehearsal at London’s Globe.
Revealing the Bard’s genius
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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
1Tuesday 7:00 Great Performances (TV-G) From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2013. See article page 2. Repeated midnight Wednesday. 8:30 Great Performances (TV-PG) Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. See article page 10. Repeated 1:30 am Wednesday; and 2 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
2Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey. This documentary pieces together the last days of a charismatic tiger cub in one of India’s best protected reserves to also reveal the fate of the country’s few surviving tigers. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) Time Bomb Iceland. Meet scientists trying to understand the far-reaching consequences for air travel, the global food supply and Earth’s climate following the eruption and potential explosion of volcanoes in Iceland. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 4 am Friday. 9:00 Life On Fire (TV-PG) Icelandic Volcanoes: Who Is Next? Part 1 of 6. See article page 10. Repeated 2 am Thursday; and 3 am Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
3Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions (TV-G) Atlantic Crossing. In honor of the 1911 immigration of Burt’s grandmother and her oneyear-old daughter from Germany to the U.S., Burt and his family sail to Europe and explore the history of transatlantic passenger ships. 8:00 Hustle A Touch of Class. A wealthy, recently divorced woman is the target of the next con, but Mickey’s feelings for her begin to get in the way. 9:00 Inspector George Gently (TV-G) Gently Evil. A young woman’s body is found and the subsequent investigation leads Gently and Bacchus to suspect the victim’s estranged husband, but they soon realize her family is hiding a secret. Repeated 3:30 pm Sunday.
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10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See left. 8:00 Great Performances (TV-PG) Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey. See article page 10. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 2 am Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Orlando, Fla. Part 3 of 3. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See left. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Jack White.
6Sunday 7:00 Secrets of Highclere Castle (TV-PG) Learn how past aristocrats and staff lived at Highclere Castle, now famous for Downton Abbey, plus discover what life is like for the current residents, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, who spend $1 million in annual upkeep. Repeated 2 am Tuesday. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 1 of 7. See article page 1. Wedding guests descend on Downton Abbey, where disasters, large and small, threaten. One is Cora’s freewheeling American mother, who tries to loosen up her in-laws. Repeated midnight Monday; 3 am Tuesday; and 6 pm 1/13. 10:00 Roadtrip Nation (TV-PG) In-Studio Interview: Veronica Belmont. Meet the host of Tekzilla, a technology news podcast. 10:30 Roadtrip Nation (TV-PG) In-Studio Interviews: Mike Song and Paul Dateh. Past Roadtrippers introduce Song, a choreographer for the film Step Up Revolution, and Dateh, a hip-hop violinist. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Celebration of Arkansas Roots Music. Part 1 of 2.
7Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Corpus Christi, Texas. Part 1 of 3. See article page 2. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Walnut, Iowa. In the new season, the pickers—including a newcomer—make a trip to the Walnut Antique Show with the assignment to buy gold pieces that will go to LA’s A.N. Abell Auction Company. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 4 am 1/14. 9:00 POV (TV-PG) Reportero. Follow a veteran reporter and his colleagues at a Tijuana-based
WILL-TV independent newsweekly as they work in one of the most dangerous place for members of the media. Repeated 3 am Wednesday; 2 am Sunday; and 1 am 1/14. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
8Tuesday 7:00 History Detectives (TV-PG) Four stories of our nation’s beginnings include a bill of sale for a slave girl, a powder horn from the American Revolution, a handwritten score with connections to the national anthem and family notes in a 1775 almanac. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; 3 am Saturday; and 3 am Monday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) The Abolitionists. Part 1 of 3: 1820s-1838. Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; 1 am Friday; 9 pm Sunday; and midnight Monday. 9:00 Frontline The Education of Michelle Rhee. A look at the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, including a legacy that encompasses battles with the teachers’ union and a cheating scandal in the district. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
9Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-G) (DVS) Cuba: The Accidental Eden. As the tourism industry descends on this small island, Nature explores what will happen to Cuba’s stunning biodiversity. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) Decoding Neanderthals. After geneticists reconstructed the Neanderthal genome, the analysis showed that all modern humans outside Africa still bear a small but consistent signature of Neanderthal genes. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 9:00 Life On Fire (TV-PG) Volcano Doctors. Part 2 of 6. Volcanologists use their tools and knowledge to protect populations threatened by active volcanoes in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Chile, Italy and Iceland. Repeated 2 am Thursday; 4 am Friday; and 4 am Tuesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
10Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 8:00 Hustle The Last Gamble. The crew picks a greedy former CEO of a major utility company as their next mark, using his two secret weaknesses of prostitutes and gambling on horses.
9:00 Inspector George Gently (TV-G) Peace and Love. In the summer of 1966 Gently and Bacchus are dispatched to Durham University to investigate the death of an academic and find themselves in the midst of a wave of social and sexual rebellion. Repeated 3:30 pm Sunday. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
11Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Lincoln Laureates 2012 Honorees include Jean Driscoll, W. James Farrell, James Lovell, Naomi Burgos Lynn, Robert Miller, William Schnirring and N. Ronald Thunman. See article about Jean Driscoll on page 18. 9:00 Against the Wind A 1996 WILL-produced documentary that profiles the life of a wheelchair road racer through the experiences of Jean Driscoll as she trains for the 1996 Boston Marathon. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
12Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Corpus Christi, Texas. Part 1 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
13Sunday 6:00 Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 1 of 7. Repeated from 8 pm 1/6. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 2 of 7. See article page 1. The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis. Repeated 2 am Tuesday; and 7 pm 1/20. 9:00 American Experience (TV-PG) The Abolitionists. Part 1: 1820s-1838. Repeated from 8 pm Tuesday. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) Aimee Mann. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Celebration of Arkansas Roots Music. Part 2 of 2.
14Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Corpus Christi, Texas. Part 2 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday, 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Chicago, Ill. The pickers head to the Randolph Street Market, where the target assignment is to find something from the 1970s. Repeated midnight and 3 am Tuesday; and 4 am Monday. PATTERNS • JANUARY 2013 13
WILL-TV 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Soul Food Junkies. See article page 20 about our free Community Cinema screening. Repeated 3 am Wednesday; and 2 am Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
15Tuesday 7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-PG) Funny Ladies. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; and 3 am Sunday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) The Abolitionists. Part 2 of 3: 1838-1854. Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown undertake their anti-slavery plans while Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which becomes a best-seller and a successful stage play. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; 1 am Friday; 9 pm Sunday; and midnight Monday. 9:00 Frontline Inside Obama’s Presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy, Frontline examines the president’s key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
16Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Cracking the Koala Code. Scientists studying an extended family of koalas discover insights into their basic language and social structure. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) Ice Age Death Trap. In a race against developers in the Rocky Mountains, archaeologists uncover a site packed with astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other extinct beasts. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 9:00 Life On Fire (TV-PG) The Surprise Salmon. Part 3 of 6. Scientists are piecing together the two century history of one race of salmon forced from their native river back to the open ocean, creating descendants that continue their pioneering journey to the heart of an active volcano. Repeated 2 am Thursday; 4 am Friday; and 4 am Tuesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
17Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 8:00 Hustle Gold Mine. The team’s newest con involves trying to sell a plot of land to a shady broker by convincing him that a gold mine exists underneath it.
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9:00 Inspector George Gently (TV-G) Gently Upside Down. A schoolgirl’s killing brings Gently into the alien world of pop and media celebrity. Repeated 4 pm Sunday. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
18Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Great Performances at the Met (TV-G) L’elisir D’amore. Anna Netrebko (Adina) and Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino) star in Bartlett Sher’s new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, with Maurizio Benini conducting. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 1:30 am Monday. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Corpus Christi, Texas. Part 2 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Norah Jones/Kat Edmonson.
7:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 2 of 7. Repeated from 8 pm 1/13. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 3 of 7. See article page 1. Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women’s suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart. Repeated 2 am Tuesday; and 7 pm 1/27. 9:00 American Experience (TV-PG) The Abolitionists. Part 2: 1838-1854. Repeated from 8 pm Tuesday. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) Wilson Phillips. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Masters of the Acoustic Guitar featuring Laurence Juber, Pete Huttlinger & Macyn Taylor.
21Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Corpus Christi, Texas. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In New Milford, Conn. The pickers attend the weekly Elephant Trunk Country Flea Market with the challenge to find something metal. Repeated midnight and 3 am Tuesday; and 4 am 1/28. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) Beauty Is Embarrassing. A chronicle of Tennessee commercial artist Wayne White, known for helping create the children’s show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, as he struggles to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Repeated 3 am Wednesday; and 2 am Sunday.
WILL-TV 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
22Tuesday 7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-PG) Primetime Soaps. Some of the genre’s most famous stars discuss the nighttime soap frenzy of the late 1970s, preceded by 1964’s Peyton Place starring Mia Farrow and Ryan O’Neal. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 4 am Thursday; 3 am Saturday; and 3 am Monday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) The Abolitionists. Part 3 of 3: 1854-Emancipation and Victory. The battle between proslavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch, including the capture and execution of John Brown, before the 13th Amendment is ratified. Repeated 1 am Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; 1 am Friday; 9 pm Sunday; and midnight Monday. 9:00 Frontline The Untouchables.Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America’s financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. Frontline investigates why the financial leaders have escaped prosecution. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
23Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) Attenborough’s Life Stories. Part 1 of 3. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) Rise of the Drones. See article page 17. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 9:00 Life On Fire (TV-PG) Phoenix Temple. Part 4 of 6. Plants and animals near Nicaragua’s Masaya volcano continue to re-colonize areas repeatedly dev-
astated by lava flows over hundreds of years. Repeated 2 am Thursday; 4 am Friday; and 4 am Tuesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
24Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 8:00 Hustle Confessions. After a close friend of Albert’s dies, the team begins to worry about his state of mind, but begin planning a con against a former gangster turned famous chef. 9:00 Inspector George Gently (TV-G) Goodbye China. The detective looks into the suspicious death of an old friend and informant when he is told conflicting reasons for the man’s demise. Repeated 3:30 pm Sunday. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
25Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Shakespeare Uncovered (TV-PG) Macbeth. Part 1 of 6. See article page 11. Host Ethan Hawke uncovers the true story that served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s murderous Thane of Cawdor, revealing the Bard’s extraordinary insights into the criminal mind. Repeated 1 am Saturday; and 1 am Monday. 9:00 Shakespeare Uncovered (TV-PG) Twelfth Night & As You Like It. Part 2 of 6. See article page 11. Along with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson investigates the legacy of these comedies and the great comic and romantic heroines created by Shakespeare in two perennially popular plays. Repeated 2 am Saturday; and 2 am Monday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine
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26Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Corpus Christi, Texas. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Bob Mould/Delta Spirit.
7:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 3 of 7. Repeated from 7 pm 1/20. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Downton Abbey, Season 3. Part 4 of 7. See article page 1. The Crawley family faces its most severe test. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants and fresh evidence turns up in a baffling case. Repeated 2 am Tuesday. 9:00 American Experience (TV-PG) (DVS) The Abolitionists. Part 3 of 3: 1854-Emancipation and Victory. Repeated from 8 pm Tuesday. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) Keb’ Mo’. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Celebration of Ukulele.
28Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Boston, Mass. Part 1 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; and 4 am Wednesday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Burlington, Ky. Join the pickers as they visit the Burlington Antique Show to find unique lighting items that will be sold at the A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. Repeated midnight and 3 am Tuesday. 9:00 Independent Lens (TV-PG) The Revisionaries. Once every decade, the 15 members of the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrite the teaching and textbook standards for the nearly 5 million Texas schoolchildren, influencing what is taught across the nation. Repeated 3 am Wednesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
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29Tuesday 7:00 Pioneers of Television (TV-PG) Superheroes. A look at this genre of character across the decades through interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and Robert Culp. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 4 am Thursday. 8:00 American Experience (TV-PG) Henry Ford. See article page 17. Repeated 1 am Wednesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
30Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) Attenborough’s Life Stories. Part 2 of 3. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Thursday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby? A team of expert investigators utilize state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques to take a fresh look at one of the most intriguing, grisly and confounding crime mysteries of all time. Repeated 1 am Thursday. 9:00 Life On Fire (TV-PG) Ash Runners. Part 5 of 6. Explore the reactions of birds, hermit crabs, flying foxes and Priamus butterflies when ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Repeated 2 am Thursday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
31Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 8:00 Hustle The Lesson. Danny has discovered a potential new member for the crew and decides to bring him in to the team and with their latest con, but soon regrets it. 9:00 Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope (TV-PG) On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia, this documentary examines a unique story that interweaves the heights of scientific achievement, the depths of a nation’s cruelty, the private grief of a boy who came of age during the Holocaust and the public mourning of many nations in the aftermath of the disaster. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
WILL-TV Large as jumbo jets or small as birds Drones—unmanned flying robots that do things straight out of science fiction—are frequently in the news. Now, with unprecedented access to drone engineers (including a rare interview with the “Father of the Predator,” Abe Karem, right) and those who operate drones for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make them so powerful. Rise of the Drones airs at 8 pm Wednesday, Jan. 23, plus other NOVA programs are all new this month.
A study in contradictions Henry Ford was forward- and backward-looking, innovative and close-minded, generous and meanspirited. The same man who helped liberate millions from social isolation with his Model T also trapped thousands in a workplace prison where they were forbidden to sit or talk. Drawing upon a rich archival record and recent scholarship, American Experience: Henry Ford (8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29) provides a revealing portrait of a complex, pivotal and ultimately flawed figure. PATTERNS • JANUARY 2013 17
membership news & events Meet one of the 2012 Lincoln Laureates She grew up in Wisconsin, but Jean Driscoll’s extensive personal achievements and outreach on behalf of the University of Illinois have earned her Illinois’ highest honor, the Order of Lincoln. A Milwaukee native, Driscoll is a four-time Paralympian who won 12 medals at the Paralympic Games and two Olympic exhibition medals, plus still holds the world record in the 10,000-meter wheelchair event. She is also the first eight-time winner of the Boston Marathon. WILL-TV will air the Lincoln Laureates awards ceremony at 8 pm Friday, Jan. 11, followed at 9 pm by WILL-TV’s 1996 documentary about her, Against the Wind. We spoke with Driscoll recently about the award and much more. People may not realize that you were recruited to play wheelchair basketball at the U of I, but then pursued track and road racing. In high school, I was involved with a variety of wheelchair sports, including tennis and ice hockey. I was one of the quickest players on the basketball court and always liked going fast. At some point in college, I realized that I most enjoyed being outdoors and especially on the open road, so once I entered grad school, I focused strictly on track and road racing. I learned so much from my teammates Ann Cody and Sharon Hedrick, and received incredible mentorship from my coaches Marty Morse and Brad Hedrick. With a more than 30-year window into the changing paradigms for people with disabilities, what do you feel are two of the biggest changes across the board? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) made people more aware of the barriers for people with disabilities and improved accessibility standards tremendously. I’m reminded of what Tim Nugent [a pioneer in disability education and resources who founded the U of I Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services, or DRES, the first post-secondary disability support service program in the 18 PATTERNS • JANUARY 2013
world] always said—that changes in the environment, such as curb cuts, reduce the impact of disability and help create a level playing field. And leveling the field gives people with disabilities opportunities to achieve all kinds of things. Another help is the creation of new technologies such as voice-activated software. It’s something that offers advantages for everyone, but it came about because of the deeper understanding of the benefits of adaptive tools. You made the Against the Wind documentary while you were still competing. What commentary would you add about the new scenes in your life? First, I really enjoyed making the documentary, and I appreciate the investment WILL put into the project. When you’re competing, you’re necessarily focused on yourself—from the training schedule to what you’re eating. As I transitioned past that phase, I found that I really enjoy bringing people together to create a common good. That’s why I love the opportunity (as an assistant dean of advancement for the College of Applied Health Sciences, or AHS) to interact with our students, faculty, alumni and donors. Groundbreaking work is being done on campus every day and when it is supported
through gifts of time and resources, the university’s legacies expand in new and exciting ways. Not only did you receive the Order of Lincoln, but you were also inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Yes, 2012 was a good year! The Order of Lincoln is special because of how the University of Illinois changed my life. It is a privilege to share the award with my Illinois family and so many important people who have supported and encouraged me. And since I received the Lincoln Academy’s student laureate award in 1990, the recognition is even more meaningful. I get emotional when I think about everything that the University of Illinois has done for me. This honor is a direct result of the significant support provided by the
U of I, AHS, DRES and important mentors along the way. It’s still that way. But now I have an opportunity to not only share the stories of the amazing work of our students and alumni, but also to highlight the ongoing leadership provided by this world-renown university. On the Olympic Hall of Fame, I’m incredibly humbled to be a member and grateful to everyone who voted for me. When you’re out there training in all kinds of weather, it can be grueling and lonely. Then you realize there are fans who appreciate what you’re doing and are cheering for you. And when other people celebrate your success with you, it’s a mountaintop experience.
Reserve your ticket for Rick Steves’ travel talk Travel writer and public TV host Rick Steves will share what he’s learned in 30 years of travel during a special fundraising event for Illinois Public Media at 6 pm Thursday, March 14, at the I Hotel in Champaign. He’ll talk about how travel has broadened his perspective and why that matters. Included are tidbits such as why India is his favorite country, why trains are pulling into European stations with birds squished onto their windshields, and how travel challenges truths we’ve always just assumed were “self-evident and God-given.”
From Kurdish wood carvers proudly holding up their chisels to teary-eyed Germans atop their new parliament building, the world is changing and America is challenged, says Steves. Today’s travel writer can be much like the medieval court jester, he says. He can bring home the truth and not get killed. Tickets are $35 and seating is limited. Premium seating is also still available. For more information or to make your reservation, email Tracy Wikoff at twikoff@ illinois.edu or call her at 217-333-7300. PATTERNS • JANUARY 2013 19
January Community Cinema
Soul Food Junkies Soul food is a quintessential American cuisine, with a rich history and an abiding significance to black cultural identity. But with its core celebration of all things fried and smothered, it has also had lasting effects on African Americans’ health. In Soul Food Junkies, Illinois Public Media’s January Community Cinema selection, filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food—from its roots in Western Africa and its incarnation in the American South, to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color. Join us for a free screening of the film, as well as a discussion of the issues it raises, at 6 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Champaign
Public Library, Robeson Rooms A & B. Panelists include Doug Williams of Faith in Action, Gayle and Ronick Frazier of Flava Catering, and Imani Bazzell of SisterNet. Hurt, who spoke in Champaign-Urbana in 2007 at WILL’s screening of his film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, sets out to learn more about the soul-food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. His exploration was inspired by his father’s lifelong love affair with the highfat, calorie-rich traditional soul-food diet and his unwillingness to give it up even in the face of a life-threatening illness. Soul Food Junkies airs on Independent Lens at 9 pm Monday, Jan. 14.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Screening and discussion Whether you enjoyed or missed this powerful twopart documentary last October on WILL-TV, plan to attend a free screening and discussion led by members of the Junior League of ChampaignUrbana. Filmed in 10 countries and inspired by the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prizewinning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky demonstrates that empowering women is the best way to increase prosperity and stability around the globe. Kristof and WuDunn are joined by actressactivists Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabriella Union, Diane Lane, America Ferrera and Olivia Wilde (center, above) in meeting 20 PATTERNS • JANUARY 2013
the women and girls affected by gender inequality, as well as the individuals working to bring about change. The event will take place at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication, 300 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. Free parking is available in University of Illinois lot B-17, adjacent to Campbell Hall.
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