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march 2013 Volume XL, Number 9
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New ways of coming together
Mailing List Exchange
By Lisa Bralts, Marketing Director
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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.
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If you’ve been to Urbana’s Market at the Square—our area’s largest farmers market—you know that it seems like the entire community attends. The Market is an area jewel—a place where people come together and connect with farmers, their food and with each other. As I neared the end of my tenure as the Market’s director last September and told patrons about my upcoming adventure as Illinois Public Media’s marketing director, they got excited. “Wait—you get to work for our NPR and PBS stations?” one asked. Many of these excited patrons who were once new to our community were thrilled—and maybe a little surprised—to discover our terrific radio, television and online services when they moved to the area. After all, Illinois Public Media’s stations and online venues are places where people come to connect with their communities and the rest of the world, their favorite programs and with each other. No wonder I feel so comfortable here. In October, Illinois Public Media’s development director, Danda Beard, asked me if I’d host a cooking show on WILL-TV during the March television fundraising drive. Would I?! Creating the show these last few months has been a fruitful collaboration between IPM staff, our listeners and viewers, and several members of our community— including two of our area’s best-known chefs, both of whom volunteered to prepare their own dinner recipes on the show. A pair of farmers and a local wine expert round out the guests, bringing even more depth and community connection. We can’t wait for you to see it! More great things are afoot at Illinois Public Media. By the time you read this, a much-refreshed version of our website will have launched. A smartphone and tablet app is in development for our AM and FM stations and should be available by the end of March, if not before. We’ll be out and about much more at local events in the coming months, too— we want to hear from you, and for you to get to know us—our new on-air hosts as well as the staff who keep our operations humming at Campbell Hall. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even see us at the Market.
Photo: Peoria Journal Star
Join us for what’s cooking and much more
s Family Dinner Favorites host Lisa Bralts (center) will welcome five community cooks, along with Bacaro Restaurant owner/chef Thad Morrow and Prairie Fruits Farm Chef Alisa DeMarco.
We value that the WILL stations bring people together around issues, information and entertainment. So it’s only fitting that we’re now gathering families around food with our WILL-TV production of Come and Get It! Your Family Dinner Favorites at 7 pm Monday, March 4. Big thanks to everyone who submitted more than 100 recipes for the show’s companion cookbook. We’ve selected five cooks who will share with host Lisa Bralts how they prepare their family’s favorite foods. They will be joined by two area chefs and local food providers who will add additional insight into choosing and using locally sourced ingredients, pairing beverages with foods and involving family members in preparing meals. Sharon Crow and her colleagues at Checkered Moon in Champaign are providing tableware and other accessories. Our food professionals include farmers Hans and Katie Bishop of PrairiErth Farm who raise 10 acres of certified organic vegetables for sale locally. They enjoy offering their customers tips about choosing healthy produce. “The most satisfying part of our job is hearing how people are using the vegetables they buy
from us and then having them come back for more the next week,” Hans said. Chef Alisa DeMarco leads the kitchen at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery where her farm-to-table dinners and breakfasts utilize local and seasonal ingredients. “I enjoy getting to know the farmers, artisans and producers I work with and also forming lasting relationships with our Prairie Fruits patrons,” Alisa commented. Thad Morrow opened Bacaro Restaurant in Champaign in 2001 after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and interning with noted chef Mario Batali. “I strive to deliver superb wine, engaging dishes and an atmosphere that invites the community to learn about great food,” he said. After managing Farren’s in Champaign for 11 years, Todd Fusco now manages the Corkscrew Wine Emporium and Buvons Wine Bar in Urbana. “My job exposes me to pairing an array of beer, wines and spirits with foods, plus the opportunity to meet fascinating people and learn their stories,” Todd said. PATTERNS • MARCH 2013 1
One channel. Many choices.
Courtesy of Detroit Public Television
Our March 2-17 WILL-TV fundraising drive showcases the diversity of quality programs always found on your local public TV station. Don’t miss the following best bets, and be sure to check the daily listings (pages 12-16) and our TV features (pages 10-11) for more programs that inform, inspire and entertain.
Guarding your memory Based on ground-breaking research, Dr. Neal Barnard (above)offers three steps to combat the degenerative processes that could otherwise derail your memory. He also warns against potential threats to the brain, including medications, drug interactions, sleep deprivation and physical conditions that can put your memory at risk. Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard airs at 9 pm Monday, March 4, on WILL-TV.
COMING EVENTS United Way’s Ready, Set, Grow April 6 / 9 am-noon Lincoln Square, Urbana Family Technology Event April 6 / 2-3 pm Champaign Public Library Vintage Vinyl May 4 / 8 am-6 pm Downtown Champaign 2 PATTERNS • MARCH 2013
Three years before Steven Spielberg’s recent blockbuster came to the big screen, WILL produced Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency in celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. The documentary features prominent scholars Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln) and Orville Vernon Burton (The Age of Lincoln), along with re-enactments filmed at historic sites in central Illinois, to show how Lincoln’s formative experiences as a young lawyer on Illinois’ Eighth Judicial Circuit informed his views on the issues he would face as president. The program airs at 7 pm Wednesday, March 6, on WILL-TV.
Join us for Community Cinema Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Attend a free screening of the film and a follow-up discussion at 6 pm Tuesday, March 12, at the Champaign Public Library.
Rick Steves in C-U We start the month with a new Rick Steves special, Symphonic Journey (8 pm Friday, March 1) as the veteran traveler and program host teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey that begins in the United States and touches down in seven different European countries. Steves uses his extensive knowledge of European history to offer context for music by composers including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi. Then at 6 pm Thursday, March 14, at the I Hotel in Champaign, Steves shares his tips and tidbits gleaned from 30 years of globetrotting at a special fundraising event for WILL. General admission tickets at $35 each are still available by calling Tracy Wikoff at 217-333-7300.
Beginning at 8:30 pm that evening, we debut two more new specials. In the first, Delicious Europe, Steves savors classic European cuisine—from garlicky snails, handmade mozzarella and gourmet tapas to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst, fresh fish and other regional specialties. It’s followed at 9 pm by Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills as Steves reveals his tips for planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars and catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe and other information needed to turn travel dreams into reality. As his schedule allows following the public talk at the I Hotel, Steves plans to drop by the WILL-TV studio to offer in-person insight during our pledge breaks.
Listening to a superstar
Photo: Courtesy of Giovanni De Sandre
Andrea Bocelli returns to Great Performances with a new concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz from the coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti for a collection of the world’s most famous love songs. Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portifino airs at 7 pm Saturday, March 2, on WILL-TV.
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Specials, public talk and studio visit...
Laughing with Jerry Lewis
Taped at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last November, this special celebrates Lewis’ more than eight decades in show business. An Evening with Jerry Lewis: Live from Las Vegas (7 pm Tuesday, March 5, WILL-TV) combines rare and neverbefore-seen film clips from his personal collection with musical performances and storytelling, along with a tribute to the star’s 87th birthday. PATTERNS • MARCH 2013 3
weekdays 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 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
7 pm The Evening Concert Great performances from the great concert venues. Listings are subject to change.
Monday: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (end of 2012 season) 3/4 3/11 3/18 3/25
Edo de Waart, cond TCHAIKOVSKY; COPLAND James Gaffigan, cond; Frank Almond, violin HAYDN; GLAZUNOV Edo de Waart, cond DEBUSSY; BRUCKNER Edo de Waart, cond; Wu Man, pipa BRAHMS; CHEN
WILL-FM 90.9 and HD1 106.5 in Danville
Wednesday: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (end of 2012 season)
3/6 Paul Neuebauer, viola; Cho-Liang Lin, violin BEETHOVEN 3/13 Daniel Hope, violin; Wu Han, piano BRAHMS; SCHUMANN 3/20 Jupiter String Quartet HAYDN; BEETHOVEN 3/27 Jason Vieux, guitar, violin; David Finckel, cello FALLA; BRAHMS
2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (end of season) 3/6 3/13 3/20 3/27
Thursday: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and two Specials 3/7 3/14
Manfred Honeck, cond; Yo-Yo Ma, cello MOZART; BEETHOVEN Special: Healing the Brokenhearted (See article page 6.) Special: Cantatas by J.S. Bach from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Erin Morley, soprano; Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 3/21 3/28
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 3/12
David Robertson, cond MOZART; SIBELIUS
Alan Gilbert, cond; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano BRAHMS; TCHAIKOVSKY
Riccardo Muti, cond; Pinchas Zukerman, violin BRAHMS; HAYDN
The New York Philharmonic This Week
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, cond; Nicholas Angelich, piano BERLIOZ; BRAHMS Manfred Honeck, cond; Joshua Bell, piano R. STRAUSS; BRAHMS
Friday: Prairie Performances
Tuesday: The New York Philharmonic This Week
3/5 Christoph Dohnanyi, cond; Radu Lupu, piano BEETHOVEN
Richard Goode, piano; Alon Goldstein, piano SCHUMANN; JANACEK Imogen Cooper, piano; Ingrid Fliter, piano CHOPIN; JANACEK: Richard Goode, piano Conrad Tao, piano; Morgenstern Trio STRAVINSKY; RAVEL Vanessa Perez, piano; Kirill Gerstein, piano CHOPIN; LISZT
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Northern Lights (2/10/13) Alexander Platt, music director and conductor finalist William Wolfram, piano GRIFFES; DEBUSSY; GRIEG; NIELSEN Eastern Symphony Orchestra Songs of Love (2/10/13) Richard Robert Rossi, cond Featuring the EIU Choral Ensembles and Collegium Musicum (Early Music Ensembles) Sinfonia da Camera Ian Hobson, music director The Solar System (2/16/13) Featuring the U of I Women’s Glee Club MILHAUD; HOLST; MATTHEWS Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Musical Travels (1/18/13) David Commanday, music director and conductor finalist Adam Neiman, piano GERSHWIN; RAVEL; ROSSINI; RESPIGHI Special: J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
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.
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saturdays & sundays saturdays 7 am
NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon
Classics By Request
John Frayne plays requests for two hours at this time each Saturday. Submit requests at classreq@illinois. edu or 217-300-4319. Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac at 9:01.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne’s weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century. 3/2 Ferenc Fricsay and the RIAS Symphony Orchestra 3/9 The Walden Quartet of the University of Illinois 3/16 Rescued Orchestras; The New Philharmonia and Otto Klemperer 3/23 Eccentric Pianists: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Ivo Pogorelich 3/30 British Conductors and Composers of the 1920s: Constant Lambert, and William Walton
Afternoon at the Opera
s Diana Damrau (noon, 3/30)
sundays 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.
The Met Season of live broadcasts continues. 3/2 PARSIFAL (Wagner). Gatti, cond, with Dalayman, Kaufmann, Mattei, Nikitin, Pape and Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 3/9 DON CARLO (Verdi). Maazel, cond, with Smirnova, Vargas, Hvorostovsky, Furlanetto, Halfvarson and Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra. 3/16 FRANCESCA DA RIMINI (Zandonai). Armiliato, cond, with Westbroek, Giordani, Brubaker, Delavan. 3/23 LA FORZA DEL DESTINO (Verdi). Levine, cond, with Price, Elias, Domingo, MacNeil, Capecchi, Talvela (Archival broadcast of March 12, 1977). 3/30 LA TRAVIATA (Verdi). Nezet-Seguin, cond, with Damrau, Pirgu, Domingo.
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.
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
Classical Music Mindy Ratner and Valerie Kahler are your hosts. NPR News Headlines at 7:01. Special: Handel’s Messiah from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7 pm 3/31
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 • MARCH 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 Performances (see listings page 4)
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 217-2655084.
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
Keepin’ the Faith 5-6 pm Sundays WILL-AM 580 A live call-in show hosted by Steve Shoemaker featuring interviews on issues of spirituality, ethics, values and religion. will.illinois.edu/keepinthefaith/
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Young vocalists come together as “one voice”
On what will mark the three-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., WILL-FM will broadcast a memorial concert that features seven of Chicago’s finest children’s choirs. Conductor Doreen Rao directs the participants of Soul Children of Chicago, Chicago Children’s Choir, Anima Young Singers of Chicago, Pro Music Youth Chorus and the Red Rose Children’s Chorus in the program that originates from St. James Cathedral. Healing the Brokenhearted features American music, including a newly commissioned Requiem Mass by Lita Grier, interspersed with contributions from a roster of interfaith leaders and celebrated vocal artists. The host for the broadcast is 11-year-old violinist Masha Lakisova. The program airs as part of The Evening Concert at 7 pm Thursday, March 14.
FM 90.9 HD3
AM 580 Listener Comments: 217-333-0853 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Fresh Air NPR News 11:01
State Week in Review
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
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 Jim Meadows (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 Chris Berube
BBC World Briefing Focus with Jim Meadows 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 Jim Meadows, live weekdays at 10 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, 6:35, 6:50, 7:09, 7:20, 7:35, 7:50, 8:09, 8:20, 8:35, 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 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; 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/P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table (begins 3/7); New Scandinavian Cooking; Christina Cooks Travel—8-9 am; 2-3 pm Sun and Wed: GrandView; 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; Woodturning Workshop/ American Woodshop (begins 3/25); 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: Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel; Paint This with Jerry Yarnell Tue and Thu: Martha’s Sewing Room/Quilting Arts (begins 3/7); Best of the Joy of Painting Saturday Marathons—5-11 am; 5-11 pm March 2/3: Ladies of Leisure March 9/10: Caribbean Spice March 16/17: Irish Cookery March 23/24: Spring is in the Air March 30/31: New York State of Mind
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
7:30 Storied Life of Millie Benson (3/11); American Masters: Joan Baez (3/18); POV: Girl Model (3/25) 8:00 American Masters: Margaret Mitchell (3/11) 11:00 Makers: Women Who Make America (3/4); American Masters: Harper Lee (3/11); American Masters: Phil Ochs (3/18); Powder & The Glory (3/25)
7:00 Nature (3/5); Independent Lens: Lost Souls (3/12); Global Voices (3/26) 7:30 Predator Legends (3/19) 8:00 Nature 11:00 AfroPop
7:00 No Job for a Woman (3/20) 8:00 Global Voices (3/6); Frontline (3/13, 3/20); Tavis Smiley Reports (3/27) 11:00 Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (3/6, 3/13); America’s Seafaring Women (3/20); 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School (3/27)
7:00 Human Spark (3/7, 3/14, 3/21) 8:00 America Revealed (3/7, 3/14, 3/21); Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem (3/28) 11:00 NOVA
7:00 Conquistadors with Michael Wood (3/1, 3/8); Winslow Homer (3/15); Three Faiths, One God (3/29) 7:30 Seeking Water from the Sun (3/22) 8:00 Cave People of the Himalaya (3/1); Mystery of Chaco Canyon (3/8); Summer of Birds (3/15); Water Pressures (3/22); Intelligence Squared (3/29) 11:00 Conquistadors with Michael Wood (3/1, 3/8); Winslow Homer (3/15); The Story of Our Water Infrastructure (3/22); Three Faiths, One God (3/29)
7:00 Washington Week 7:30 McLaughlin Group 8:00 Need to Know 8:30 Inside Washington 9:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes (3/2, 3/9); American Masters: Neil Young (3/16); Patsy Mink (3/23); American Masters: Philip Roth (3/30) 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes (3/2, 3/9); American Masters: Cab Calloway (3/16); Legend of Pancho Barnes (3/23) 10:30 Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter 11:00 Moyers & Company
7:00 America Reframed (3/3, 3/10, 3/31) 8:30 Sousa on the Rez (3/31) 9:00 Global Voices (3/3, 3/10, 3/31) 9:30 Global Voices (3/17, 3/24) 10:00 Independent Lens (3/3); AfroPop (3/31) 10:30 Women and the War (3/10); Hapa: One Step at a Time (3/17); Images of Tony Gleaton (3/24) 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 Martha Speaks Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Sesame Street
French in Action
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00
Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Thomas & Friends Bob the Builder Sid the Science Kid/Sid the Science Kid: The Movie (3/30) Motorweek Growing a Greener World P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Mid-American Gardener Victory Garden
Curious George The Cat in the Hat Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Cyberchase Wild Kratts Electric Company
9:30 10:00 10:30
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Sid the Science Kid
Super Why! Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
11:00 11:30 Noon America’s Test Kitchen 12:30 Cook's Country
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
America’s Heartland Market to Market T he McLaughlin Group Religion + Ethics Newsweekly
Rick Steves’ Europe
SPECIALS 3/3 1:00, Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary Special 2:00, Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story 3:30, My Music: Hullabaloo 5:30, Paul Anka Live in Switzerland 3/10 1:00, Shift Happens! Live an Inspired Life 2:30, Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard 4:00, Daniel O’Donnell from the Heartland 5:30, Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann for All Seasons 3/17 1:00, Family Dinner Favorites 3:00, Great Performances’ Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino 5:00, Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills 3/24 1:00, Great Performances at the Met: The Tempest 4:00, Call the Midwife marathon 3/31 1:00, American Masters: Louisa May Alcott 2:30, American Masters: Harper Lee 4:00, Agatha Christie’s Poirot 5:00, Hustle 6:00, Doctor Who
See listings or 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
5:00 5:30 6:00
SciGirls Moyers & Company
Mind of a Chef Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscape Hometime This Old House Hour
Daytime schedules will vary during the pledge drive March 2-17. Please see listings. 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
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: American Woodshop
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Photo: Mike Hogan © BBC
march tv features Revisiting
Photo: Cintia Cabib
Iconic soul and R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville performs songs from his new doo-wop inspired album, My True Story. Recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012, this special features an array of musicians along with special guests Paul Simon, Joan Osborne, Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings. Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story airs at 7:30 pm Friday, March 8.
Connecting over cauliflower Throughout Washington, D.C., people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are growing vegetables, fruits and flowers in community gardens. A Community of Gardeners (9 pm Monday, March 18) explores the vital role of seven urban community gardens in providing nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, places of healing, links to immigrants’ native countries, centers of social interaction, and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods. 10 PATTERNS • MARCH 2013
Krakatoa’s secrets One of the most expensive programs the BBC has ever produced recounts the 1883 volcanic eruptions—heard 5,000 miles away—that obliterated three-quarters of the island of Krakatoa and killed more than 40,000 people. Krakatoa: The Last Days, a docu-drama, also explores the resulting tsunamis and climate change at 7 pm Tuesday, March 19.
Photo: Courtesy of Will McKinley
Photo: Courtesy of Sarah A. Friedman
One school’s challenges and potential Get new insight into our nation’s education reform debate by taking a first-hand look at what happens in a public school that meets the needs of the most challenged students. 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School (8 pm Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26) follows a tireless team of teachers and school leaders who deal with the ensuing issues when a fast-moving administration responds to pressures from outside partners, politicians and forces in the community.
Photos: Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions
Call the Midwife returns!
The BBC’s most successful new drama is back for a second season beginning at 7 pm Sunday, March 31. Based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife remains true to its roots by offering more births, babies and bicycling, plus blossoming romance from an unexpected quarter.
Giving regards to Broadway Effortlessly able to transition between stage, television and film, Emmy- and Tony Awardwinning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth (right) presents The Dames of Broadway… All of ’em!, a special concert from Live from Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. The show airs at 8 pm Friday, March 29.
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s Top shown left to right: Helen George as Trixie, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia, Jessica Raine as Jenny and Miranda Hart as Chummy. Above: Jessica Raine as Jenny.
A theater of retail Set in 1909 London, Mr. Selfridge follows the reallife story of American Harry Gordon Selfridge as he creates Selfridge’s, the lavish department store that showcased any topic or trend considered new, exciting, entertaining—or just eccentric. Starring Jeremy Piven (left) in the title role, the new offering from Masterpiece Classic airs at 8 pm Sunday, March 31. PATTERNS • MARCH 2013 11
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As Time Goes By Waiting for God Keeping Up Appearances To the Manor Born Red Green Show Doctor Who Doctor Who Confidential
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1Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See above. 8:00 Rick Steves Special: Symphonic Journey (TV-G) See article page 3. 9:00 Feast for the Senses An evening of improvised music with David Cain, resident artist at Springfield’s Hoogland Center for the Arts, Grammy Award-winning drummer Paul Wertico and U of I jazz studies professor Larry Gray. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
2Saturday am 10:00 Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary Special 11:00 Shift Happens! Live an Inspired Life with Dr. Robert Holden pm 12:30 Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard 2:00 Trains Around North America 5:00 Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe 5:30 Daniel O’Donnell from the Heartland 7:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino. See article page 3. Repeated midnight Monday; 3 am and 8 pm Thursday; 10 pm 3/10; 3 am 3/13; and 3 pm 3/17. 9:00 My Music: Hullabaloo (TV-G) Hosted by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, this retrospective of the 1965-66 NBC-TV primetime series includes appearances by The Rascals, Nancy Sinatra, The Four Seasons, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Byrds. Repeated midnight and 3:30 pm Sunday; 3 am Tuesday; 3 am 3/11; and 1:30 am 3/16. 11:00 The Who Live In Texas ’75 Repeated 10:30 pm Friday; midnight Sunday; and 1:30 am 3/17.
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3Sunday 10:00 Moyers & Company pm 1:00 Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary Special 2:00 Aaron Neville—Doo Wop: My True Story 3:30 My Music: Hullabaloo 5:30 Paul Anka Live in Switzerland 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, who spend $1 million in annual upkeep. 8:15 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. 10:30 Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session (TV-G) The famed 1983 live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar. Repeated 9 pm Friday; 2 am Saturday; and 10:30 pm 3/16.
4Monday 1:00 Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard 7:00 Come and Get It! Your Family Dinner Favorites See article page 1. Repeated 1 pm Wednesday; noon Saturday; and 1 pm 3/17. 9:00 Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard (TV-G) See article page 2. Repeated 3:30 and 10 am Saturday; 2:30 pm Sunday; and midnight Wednesday. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
5Tuesday 1:00 Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary Special 7:00 An Evening with Jerry Lewis: Live from Las Vegas (TV-G) See article page 3. Repeated midnight Thursday; 1:30 am Tuesday; 9 pm 3/16. 8:30 Magic Moments: The Best of 50’s Pop Archival footage from the era’s most iconic performers, including Patti Page, Perry Como, Pat Boone, Rosemary Clooney, Johnnie Ray, the McGuire Sisters and many more. Repeated 1:30 am Wednesday; 3 am Friday; 2 pm Saturday; 3 am 3/14; and 7 pm 3/16. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
6Wednesday 1:00 Come and Get It! Your Family Dinner Favorites Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 7:00 Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency (TV-G) (DVS) See article page 2.
WILL-TV 8:30 The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (TV-G) Recently featured on The Tonight Show, The Today Show and The Katie Couric Show, The Piano Guys offer a unique, live outdoor concert plus insight on how and why they make music. Repeated midnight Wednesday; 1:30 am and 9:30 pm Monday; and 1 pm 3/16. 10:00 Illinois Lawmakers Governor’s Budget Address. 11:00 Charlie Rose
7Thursday 1:00 Hopeful Aging 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) 8:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino. See article page 3. Repeated from 7 pm Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
8Friday 1:00 Shift Happens! Live an Inspired Life 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story (TV-G) See article page 10. Repeated 12:30 am Saturday; 4 pm 3/16; and 2:30 am 3/17. 9:00 Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session (TV-G) The famed 1983 live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar. Repeated from 10:30 pm Sunday. 10:30 The Who Live In Texas ’75 11:30 Charlie Rose
9Saturday am 10:00 Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard
11:30 Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe noon Come and Get It! Your Family Dinner Favorites pm 2:00 Magic Moments: The Best of ’50s Pop Repeated from 8:30 pm Tuesday. 4:00 Hopeful Aging 5:00 Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories 7:00 Great Britcom Vote XIV See article page 18. 10:30 The Doors Live at the Bowl ‘68
10Sunday am 10:00 pm 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30
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Shift Happens! Live an Inspired Life Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard Daniel O’Donnell from the Heartland Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann for All Seasons 7:00 Inspector Morse’s Oxford (TV-PG) To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the series in 2012, this special looks at the creation of the Morse novels and the television adaptation while also showcasing the beauty, history and tradition of Oxford itself. 8:00 Masterpiece Mystery! (TV-PG) (DVS) Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Soul of Genius. When botanist Liv Nash accidentally digs up the body of the recently buried Murray Hawes, Lewis and Hathaway are set upon a seemingly impossible quest. 10:00 Great Performances (TV-G) Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino. Repeated from 7 pm 3/2.
11Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Spokane, Wash. Part 1 of 3.
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WILL-TV 8:15 Under The Streetlamp (TV-G) This vocal group of four leading cast members from the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys delivers doo-wop, Motown, favorites from the American radio songbook and more. Repeated midnight Tuesday. 9:30 The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden (TV-G) Repeated from 8:30 pm Wednesday. 11:00 Charlie Rose
12Tuesday 7:00 Trains Around North America (TV-G) America’s railroad history told through compelling stories of the continent’s historic and scenic tourist railroads as they defined the spirit of North America. Repeated 1 am Friday; and 10 am Saturday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
13Wednesday 7:00 Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live (TV-PG) While on tour in November 1981, the Stones dropped in to Waters’ Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago and were soon on stage jamming with Waters, Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz in a memorable performance captured in this film. Repeated midnight Thursday. 8:30 NOVA (TV-G) Earth from Space. Data from earth-observing satellites shows 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. 11:00 Charlie Rose
14Thursday 7:00 Viewer Favorite from the Pledge Drive 8:30 Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe (TV-G) See article page 3. 9:00 Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills (TV-G) See article page 3. Repeated 5 pm Sunday. 11:00 Charlie Rose
15Friday 7:00 Washington Week 7:30 Love for Levon (TV-G) This October 2012 concert celebrating Levon Helm featured collaborations with Gregg Allman, Marc Cohn, Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, John Hiatt, My Morning Jacket, Lucinda Williams, Warren Haynes, Jorma Kaukonen and many others. Repeated midnight Saturday. 9:00 The Doors Live at the Bowl ‘68 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
16Saturday am 10:00 Trains Around North America
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pm 1:00 The Piano Guys: Live at Red Butte Garden 2:30 Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann for All Seasons 4:00 Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story 5:30 Paul Anka Live in Switzerland 7:00 Magic Moments:The Best of 50’s Pop Repeated from 8:30 3/5. 9:00 An Evening with Jerry Lewis: Live from Las Vegas (TV-G) Repeated from 7 pm 3/5. 10:30 Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session (TV-G) Repeated from 9 pm 3/8.
17Sunday 1:00 Come and Get It! Your Family Dinner Favorites Repeated from 7 pm 3/4. 3:00 Great Performances Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portifino. Repeated from 7 pm 3/2. 5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Skills 7:00 Celtic Woman—Believe (TV-G) This popular group performs classic Irish songs, timeless pop anthems and inspirational tunes with their signature sound. 9:00 Irish Rovers: Home In Ireland (TV-G) Filmed on location in Northern Ireland, this special celebrates 45 years of the hits made famous by the rollicking group. 10:30 Bluegrass Underground (TV-PG) The Del McCoury Band. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Joan Osborne.
18Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Spokane, Wash. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 1 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 Market Warriors (TV-PG) Antiquing In Walnut, Iowa. The pickers search for the target assignment of gold items, along with other selected choices, for auction at the A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. Repeated midnight Tuesday; and 4 am 3/25. 9:00 Community of Gardeners See article page 10. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
19Tuesday 7:00 Krakatoa: The Last Days (TV-G) See article page 10. 8:30 New Madrid: The Earthquakes of 1811-1812 (TV-G) A historical view and scientific perspective of one of North America’s strongest earthquake sequences which struck the Mississippi River Valley and a look at the threat of the New Madrid seismic zone today. 9:00 Frontline TBA. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine
WILL-TV 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
20Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) The Loneliest Animals. Visit high-security labs where scientists attempt to breed new generations of endangered animals and go into the field to discover what forces have led to the demise of entire species. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-G) (DVS) Smartest Machine On Earth. A team at IBM builds a computer to rival the flexibility and power of a human brain in hopes that it will compete and win on the TV quiz show Jeopardy. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 4 am Friday. 9:00 Bird Tales (TV-G) Meet a group of migratory bird enthusiasts who reveal fascinating stories of their birding experiences. 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 Rudy Maxa’s World (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle Ties That Bind Us. The team must determine whether to trust American con artist James Whitaker Wright III who has asked for their help as he seeks revenge against a bank. 9:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (TV-PG) The Cornish Mystery. Much to Poirot’s chagrin, he arrives too late in Cornwall to prevent Mrs. Pengelley’s death after she suspected her husband to be slowly poisoning her. 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 Great Performances (TV-PG) Magical Mystery Tour Revisited. Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, Magical Mystery Tour is the least known of the various films starring The Beatles, but this documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of the film. 9:00 Great Performances (TV-PG) The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour. This film’s mostly improvised script recounts a series of misadventures as The Fab Four embark on a bus tour with a cast of eccentric characters, including Auntie Jessie, tour director Jolly Jimmy Johnson, tour hostess Miss Wendy Winters and conductor Buster Bloodvessel. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
23Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Spokane, Wash. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers.
24Sunday 7:00 Call The Midwife (TV-PG) Part 4 of 6. A baby girl is snatched from her baby carriage; Cynthia assists soon-to-be parents David and Margaret as Margaret develops eclampsia. 8:00 Call The Midwife (TV-14) Part 5 of 6. When Nonnatus House cleaner Peggy’s brother Frank is diagnosed with cancer, Jenny and the nuns are called upon to care for him.
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WILL-TV 9:00 Call The Midwife (TV-14) Part 6 of 6. Sister Monica Joan is found wandering near the docks and returned to Nonnatus House by the police. Chummy is worried when her mother decides to visit to meet her new beau. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) The Wailin’ Jennys. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Janiva Magness.
25Monday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Myrtle Beach, S.C. Part 3 of 3. Repeated 2 am Tuesday; 4 am Wednesday; and 7 pm Saturday. 8:00 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School (TV-PG) Part 1 of 2. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Tuesday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
26Tuesday 7:00 Tavis Smiley Reports Education Under Arrest. A look at the connection between the juvenile justice system and the dropout rate among American teens, as well as the efforts by educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, youth advocates and the at-risk teens themselves to end this link. Repeated 2 am Wednesday; 3 am Thursday; and 1 am Friday. 8:00 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School (TV-PG) Part 2 of 2. See article page 10. Repeated midnight Wednesday; and 2 am Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
27Wednesday 7:00 Nature (TV-PG) (DVS) River of No Return. What begins as a couple’s romantic yearlong honeymoon adventure becomes a tale of hope and celebration for every life trying to make it in the unforgiving heart of the wilderness around central Idaho’s Frank Church River. Repeated midnight Thursday; and 2 am Friday. 8:00 NOVA (TV-PG) Hunting The Elements. Host David Pogue unlocks the secrets of the fewer than 100 naturally occurring elements that make up everything in our world. Repeated 1 am Thursday; and 3 am Friday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
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28Thursday 7:00 Mid-American Gardener (TV-G) Repeated 11 am Saturday. 7:30 Rudy Maxa’s World (TV-G) 8:00 Hustle A Bollywood Dream. The crew attempt to set up a harsh sweatshop owner by using a filminvestor con in a Bollywood film. Repeated 5 pm Sunday. 9:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (TV-PG) The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim. In a wager with Inspector Japp, Poirot is challenged to uncover what happened to wealthy banker Matthew Davenheim who disappears on the way from his country mansion to the post office. Repeated 4 pm Sunday. 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
29Friday 7:00 Friday Night Public Affairs See page 12. 8:00 Live from Lincoln Center Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of ‘em! See article page 11. 9:00 American Masters (TV-PG) Philip Roth: Unmasked. A revealing look at the author of Goodbye, Columbus and Portnoy’s Complaint who will soon release his 31st novel after a more than 50-year career that includes his mastery of the genre of the factual/fictional autobiography. Repeated 1 am Saturday. 10:30 Newsline 11:00 Charlie Rose
30Saturday 7:00 Antiques Roadshow (TV-G) Myrtle Beach, S.C. Part 3 of 3. Repeated from 7 pm Monday. 8:00 BritCom Saturday Night See page 12. 11:30 Austin City Limits (TV-PG) Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples.
31Sunday 7:00 Call The Midwife (TV-PG) Series 2. Part 1 of 8. See article page 10. 8:00 Masterpiece Classic (TV-PG) Mr. Selfridge. Part 1 of 8. See article page 11. 10:00 Infinity Hall Live (TV-PG) Rusted Root. 11:00 Woodsongs (TV-G) Celebration of the Fiddle with Mark O’Connor.
membership news & events New development director values longtime donors position when the budget allows,”she said.
Danda Beard says her good feeling about the future of the WILL stations comes from personally getting to know Friends of WILL who have been giving every year since she began working at the station 23 years ago. “We know they’re with us,” she said. “They continue to feel the station is part of their lives and they continue to support us.” As major gifts director for the past 12 years, Danda spent time talking to people who use WILL’s services and support it financially. “I got to hear how important public media is to the people who support us,” she said. Now, as new development director for the stations, she’s still raising funds for Illinois Public Media, but with broader responsibilities. “I’ll get to help create the vision and strategy for equipping our stations for the 21st century and setting a foundation for the stations’ solid financial future,” she said. “I’ll be working with other managers to further diversify sources of funding and find new ways to support programs and services at the station.” For the time being, Danda will continue to be the primary staff member working with long-term donors in the Leadership and Vision Circles. “We hope to fill that
Having been at WILL for so many years, Danda said she values more than ever the Friends of WILL who have been giving for a long time. “We have an unusually large percentage of donors who have been giving 20 or 30 years,” she said. “I’m especially grateful that people year after year keep WILL in their charitable giving plans and make gifts that leave a legacy for public broadcasting.” Danda said the stations have a great start on raising funds this fiscal year. “It’s remarkable that the Friends of WILL made contributions that totaled more than $1 million by Dec. 31. It bodes well for the second half of the fiscal year. We have a goal of at least $2.1 million to help us pay for programming for next year.” Danda has been serving as interim development director since last March. Illinois Public Media General Manager Mark Leonard said that during this period Danda further demonstrated her broad fundraising and managerial skills. “She is the perfect choice to lead our awardwinning development department, as well as to develop a long-range funding strategy for supporting the content and equipment needs for Illinois Public Media’s future,” he said.
Gifts to WILL from your IRA offer tax advantages Longtime public broadcasting supporters Case and Elaine Sprenkle have let their Individual Retirement Account make their gift to WILL—taxfree. This “charitable rollover” provision—that allows individuals to make gifts directly to nonprofit organizations as part of the annual IRA distribution—was recently reinstated. Learn more by consulting your financial adviser or by calling Danda Beard at WILL (217-333-9393). PATTERNS • MARCH 2013 17
Cast your vote for the program
The Great Britcom Vote is March 9 on WILL-TV
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The programs begin at 7 pm Saturday, March 9, with Allo! Allo! Rene, the proprietor of a small café in occupied France, is hiding three members of the British military while the German Army is camped at his bar. Meanwhile, he’s also involved in hiding a priceless painting and in affairs with two waitresses.
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Two new shows vie with three former candidates for your vote to join the Britcom lineup on WILL-TV.
s Allo! Allo!: Guy Sinew as Gruber (left) with Gordon Kaye as Rene.
Next at 7:40 pm, Blackadder II is set in England’s Golden Age and features Rowan Atkinson as the arrogant Lord Edmund in search of grace and favor from stark raving mad Queen Bess. Then at 8:20 pm, it’s The Café, a new series featuring three generations of women involved with running a welcoming neighborhood eatery. Numerous colorful characters from all walks of life pop in to this hub, usually with comedic results.
Last up at 9:45 pm is Fawlty Towers, headed by the manic and arrogant Basil Fawlty, the put-upon hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. 18 PATTERNS • MARCH 2013
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At 9 pm, another new entry, Lead Balloon, comes to life. The program centers around Rick Spleen, a disillusioned stand-up comedian and writer who combines a mass of neuroses and petty grievances with a propensity for lying.
s Blackadder: Gabrielle Glaister as Kate with Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder.
Strengthening ties between radio and TV By David Thiel, Content Director email@example.com
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After 23 years at Illinois Public Media, including 15 as WILLTV’s program director, last December my duties expanded to include our AM and FM radio stations. As IPM’s content director, I’ll be working closely with our FM hosts and making sure that they have what they need to continue a first-class classical music service. For AM, I’ll be coordinating with our news staff on that station’s overall program schedule.
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s The Café: David Troughton as Stan, Ellie Haddington as Carol (center) and Michelle Terry as Sarah.
Our radio stations had been without their own program directors for years. I suspect that most listeners never noticed. Still, it was felt that AM and especially FM could benefit from having someone who could deal more closely with programming issues. This management change is part of a larger strategy of strengthening the ties between our radio and television services.
s Lead Balloon: Jack Dee as Rick.
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I’ve got a lot to learn. My background is in television, and while public TV and radio cover many of the same subject areas, they’re quite different in how they operate. I’ve dabbled in radio in the past during pledge drives and as an occasional fill-in host for Focus, but most of it is new to me.
s Fawlty Towers: (Clockwise from top) John Cleese as Basil Fawlty, Connie Booth as Polly, Prunella Scales as Sybil Fawlty, Andrew Sachs as Manuel.
By the time you read this, I’ll have been in this new position for several months. Radio listeners shouldn’t have encountered any major changes in our program schedule. Going forward I do want to expand the depth and breadth of our offerings, and I’ll greatly value your suggestions and advice. I hope that you’ll contact me!
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All-Day Ag Outlook Meeting 2013
focuses on profitability A farm in central Iowa recently sold at auction for $17,000 an acre, even though the land had no commercial value. “It would take a producer 10 years or more to get back that investment growing corn and beans,” said WILL agricultural programming director Dave Dickey. “But there’s pent up money on the sidelines looking for farmland to invest in.” Keynote speaker Murray Wise, of Murray Wise Associates in Champaign, will address these issues at the 2013 Illinois Public Media All-Day Agricultural Outlook Meeting Tuesday, March 5, at the Beef House in Covington, Ind. Dave said he’s expecting another sold-out crowd from across Illinois and Indiana for the meeting. Another issue up for discussion at the meeting: should Illinois farmers who long ago gave up raising livestock re-introduce livestock on their farms? Keynote speakers Peter Goldsmith, an agricultural economist at the University of Illinois, and Nic
Best wishes to Craig Cohen Craig Cohen, Illinois Public Media’s director of news and public affairs, has left to take a job as host of a new talk show at Houston Public Media. Also the interim host of WILL-AM’s morning talk show Focus, Craig said he could not pass up the “extraordinary” opportunity to host a talk show in the nation’s fifth largest broadcast market. “I never imagined I would get such an opportunity,” said Craig. “But I take the job knowing that Illinois Public Media’s news and public affairs department is in excellent shape. In the last year, we transitioned our coverage from one dominated by spot news to more in-depth, investigative coverage. We developed tag team reporting efforts to cover big breaking stories, we 20 PATTERNS • MARCH 2013
Anderson of Illinois Livestock Development Group in Bloomington, will talk about livestock opportunities. “The Changing Southern Farm Landscape” is the third keynote topic. John Bondurant of Bondurant Futures Inc., Memphis, Tenn., will talk about how many farmers in the Southern U.S. are planting corn and soybeans on much of their acreage formerly devoted to cotton. “This is of interest to producers in the Midwest because if a lot more soybeans and corn are grown in the South, it has the potential to influence prices,” Dave said. Because the U.S. corn harvest in the past three years has not reached average yields, it’s important for producers to know how to market their crop. “With ending stocks being so small, there is no margin for error in growing the 2013 crop. We hope to talk about the realities and bring concrete strategies for marketing that producers can use with their brokers or elevators,” Dave said.
revamped our election coverage, and we refreshed Focus.” Illinois Public Media senior news reporter Jim Meadows is now interim Focus host, working with Focus producer Lindsey Moon. Illinois Public Media General Manager Mark Leonard said he was very sorry to see Cohen leave, but delighted he will remain in the public media family. “Houston is a tremendous radio market, and Houston Public Media has made a significant investment to expand their local news and information programming on a newly acquired second FM station,” Leonard said. “I’m sure that Craig will be a key component for helping to build and grow that service. We will always think of Craig as part of the Illinois Public Media family.”
Helping feed our communities With all of the excitement about the WILL-TV production of Come and Get It! Your Family Dinner Favorites, we gratefully acknowledge the following area businesses whose generosity helped make it possible. We appreciate their support, and encourage you to thank them for their partnership. Blue Moon Farm www.bluemoonfarm.biz Common Ground Food Co-op 300 S. Broadway Ave. (Lincoln Square), Urbana 217-352-3347 www.commonground.coop Corkscrew Wine Emporium 203 N. Vine St., Urbana 217-337-7704 www.thecorkscrew.com
Crackers & Cheese 1715 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign 217-615-8531 www.crackerscheese.com Hendrick House 904 W. Green St., Urbana 217-365-8000 www.hendrickhouse.com Techline 307 S. Locust St., Champaign 217-352-5570 www.techline-cu.com
In addition to helping with Family Dinner Favorites, Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana also partnered with us to underwrite the cost of eight meals for each pledge received during our Feb. 20-23 radio fundraising drive. In just five years, Common Ground has grown from 1,100 owners to 4,200 owners; now employs 70 people; and has increased revenue for local farms from $150,000 to roughly $1 million as of the end of 2012. Plus, they just celebrated the grand opening of a recent expansion that added a cafĂŠ and a classroom. Congratulations!
My Fair Lady (Concert Version)
Libretto: My Fair Lady (Concert Version)
Young Concert Artists Winner: Andrew Tyson, piano
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Interval: New Orleans Jazz Machine
Johannes Brahms’ Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano
Mark Morris Dance Group
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary
Sinfonia da Camera: St. Matthew Passion
28-30 The Normal Heart
Dance for People with Parkinson’s
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Circus Oz: From the Ground Up
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