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March/April 2010

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Nature: Clever Monkeys Sun • 3/28, 7pm

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On the Cover In the early months of WWII, over 75,000 U.S. and Filipino defenders at Bataan in the Philippine Islands were forced by the Japanese Army to march in horrific conditions to prison camps 60 miles away. Already weakened by hunger and illness, they endured unimaginable physical and psychological abuse at the hands of their captors, and thousands perished or were murdered along the way. The Tragedy of Bataan (4/9, 9:30pm), a new local documentary by Jan Thompson, tells the stories of some of the resilient survivors. See pages 4-5. Front and Back Cover Designs: Hannah Rummel

Inside Previews UpFront With Greg Petrowich; State Budget Message Programming Highlights; Station News WSIU Digital Channels / Schedules March Listings April Listings; TV Underwriters Underwriter Profile: IECC; Local Health Conferences TV Master Control Goes Digital PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

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Our Mission WSIU Public Broadcasting exists to improve the quality of life of the people we serve. Through programs, services and outreach, WSIU partners with other community organizations to promote positive change, and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Our Vision WSIU Public Broadcasting is an essential public resource that combines the power of media with the power of people to strengthen our communities.

Our Values WSIU Public Broadcasting strives to achieve our mission and vision by incorporating the values of integrity, fairness, balance, diversity, sustainability, collaboration, and excellence in making decisions and taking action.

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March/April 2010 WSIU TV Previews Guide, Vol. 29, No. 5 Printed by Thomas Publishing • (618) 549-2799 WSIU Television’s programming and services are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. WSIU’s History Connector programming is supported regionally by Walgreens. Previews (USPS #000696) is published bi-monthly by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Broadcasting Service, College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, located at the address noted above. Periodicals postage paid at Carbondale, Illinois and at an additional office. Previews is published for the members of WSIU Public Broadcasting, a nonprofit organization comprised in part of viewers of the WSIU stations contributing at least $35. Subscription: $12 value. POSTMASTER: PLEASE SEND ADDRESS CHANGES TO SUSAN PATRICK, WSIU MEMBERSHIP, COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING 1003 - MC 6602, SIUC, 1100 LINCOLN DRIVE, CARBONDALE, IL 62901.

SIU Board of Trustees Chair: Roger Tedrick, Mt. Vernon Vice-Chair: Ed Hightower, Edwardsville Secretary: John Simmons, East Alton Members: Ed Hightower, Edwardsville; Keith Sanders, Spring Grove; John Simmons, East Alton; Roger Tedrick, Mt. Vernon; Steve Wigginton, Belleville; Marquita Wiley, Belleville; Frank William Bonan II, Harrisburg Student Trustees: Nate Brown, SIUC; Amber Suggs, SIUE

SIU Administration President: Glenn W. Poshard Acting Chancellor: Samuel Goldman Interim Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs: Don Rice Dean, College of Mass Communication & Media Arts: Gary Kolb

WSIU Public Broadcasting WSIU TV 8 and WUSI TV 16 Executive Director: Greg Petrowich Associate Director, Finance & Administration: Delores Kerstein Associate Director, Technology & Planning: Terry Harvey Director of Fundraising, Grants & Special Gifts: Renée Ferrell Dillard TV General Manager: Greg Petrowich TV News Director: Jim Gee TV Programming & On Air Coordinator: Trina Thomas Promotions & Graphics Coordinator/Publications Editor: Monica Tichenor Graduate Assistants: Crystal Essex, Katrina Stackhouse; Student Assistants: Mallory Henkelman, Hannah Rummel, Rachel Snow

Friends Board of the WSIU Stations Scott McClatchey, President, Carbondale; Lane Hudgins, Vice-President, Murphysboro; Kathie Fralish, 2nd Vice-President, Carbondale; Carol Burns, Secretary, Carbondale; Rebecca Whittington, Benton; Lana Bardo, Edward Benyas, Richard Bradley, Norma Ewing, Anne Hill, Gayle Klam, Greg Petrowich (Ex-officio), Barbara Lesar, Emil Spees, Carbondale; Lu Ann Walker Maddox, Harrisburg; Patricia Hoke, Herrin; Herbert Donow, Roopa Gulati, Jean Pulliam, Makanda; Martha Cropper, Susie Phillips, Murphysboro; Florence Luechtefeld, Okawville. Emeritus Board Members: Mary Ann Kellerman, Cape Girardeau, MO; Kay Dosier, Gary Hill, Carbondale; E.J. Helleny, Herrin; Ann Marie Shepherd, Makanda; Patricia Prevedell Rath, Murphysboro; John Reed, Olney.


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WSIU-TV, FM TO BROADCAST GOVERNOR’S BUDGET MESSAGE Wednesday, March 10 • 12pm

Making the Case for Over-the-Air Television

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ncreasingly there is a demand for high bandwidth services delivered via mobile devices and carried with us wherever we go. Already most locations across the nation can subscribe to broadband services at home with video, internet, phone, and more. Now spectrum is needed to transfer these services to mobile devices, and the spectrum presently occupied by terrestrial broadcast television has been deemed ideal. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission sought public comment on the effective use of broadcast spectrum, specifically the space used by broadcast television stations like WSIU/WUSI: “After a review of the responses to the Spectrum for Broadband Public Notice, we seek more specific data on the use of spectrum currently licensed to broadcast television stations. This inquiry takes into account the value that the United States puts on free, over-the-air television, while also exploring market-based mechanisms for television broadcasters to contribute to the broadband effort any spectrum in excess of that which they need to meet their public interest obligations and remain financially viable. This inquiry also seeks to understand what processes and incentives could ensure continuing spectral efficiency gains for broadcasters going forward.”

There is little debate that broadband applications are beneficial to our society – and with regard to future technology, all that is mobile is gold. But does the broadband revolution have to come at the expense of over-the-air broadcast television? The nationwide switch to digital television resulted in viewers temporarily losing reception of one or more stations they previously received for free, over-the-air. With a little effort, most people can again pick up stations they previously enjoyed with an antenna, but some have given up out of frustration and migrated to pay TV services. As more Americans sign up for these services, an argument is now being made that free over-the-air television is no longer needed. However, just because viewers can get a pay TV service doesn’t mean they want to or should be required to in order to have access to television. During the current economic downturn, we’ve begun to see viewers returning to free TV (now with multiple digital channels). In our region, there are still places where pay TV service simply isn’t an option. On May 8, 2009, many of us were relieved to fire up the old antenna and have access to news, information, and even a little entertainment. Decisions will be made in the coming months and years that may have a dramatic impact on how you view television and what it will cost. I encourage you to educate yourself on this issue and to share your views with your elected officials and with WSIU. Greg Petrowich Executive Director WSIU Public Broadcasting greg.petrowich@wsiu.org

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overnor Pat Quinn will go before a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly this March to deliver his annual budget message, and Illinois Lawmakers will offer live coverage and reaction from legislative leaders from both parties to public broadcasting stations statewide. The speech will be broadcast live on WSIU-TV and WSIU Radio, with a repeat at 10:30pm on WSIU-TV only.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Photo: David Banks / Getty Images.

“Given the state’s dire fiscal situation, everyone with a stake in the operation of state government will want to know how the Governor plans to dig Illinois out of what could be a nearly $13-billion hole,” says WSIU-TV producer Jak Tichenor, host of the statewide series on the Illinois legislature. “K-12 education, state colleges and universities, health care providers, social service agencies, and literally hundreds of state programs are in danger because of the huge gap between state revenues and spending,” Tichenor said. “Just about all of Illinois’ 12-million residents will be impacted to one degree or another by what happens, or perhaps more importantly what doesn’t occur, during the spring session.” Governor Quinn pressed unsuccessfully for an income tax increase last year after taking office following the impeachment and removal of former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Quinn hinted at the need for new revenue during his “State of the State” speech in January, but stopped short of giving specifics while in the midst of a heated Democratic primary battle with Comptroller Dan Hynes. If Quinn asks for higher taxes again this spring, Tichenor says the Governor’s job will be even harder given the fact that every member of the House and a third of the Senate are up for re-election in November. “No one wants to throw their opponent any red meat by voting to hike taxes in an election year, no matter how much the state’s bills keep backing up and how many programs have to be slashed for lack of money,” says Tichenor. Founded in 1986, Illinois Lawmakers is the state’s longest running television series covering the Illinois General Assembly.


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Article by Crystal Essex, WSIU graduate assistant, and Monica Tichenor, WSIU

Local Documentary Explores

The Tragedy of Bataan

Filmmaker Jan Thompson (left) works with RadioTV student Tommy Lareau to develop the opening sequence of her documentary. Photo: Rachel Snow.

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ost Americans understand the historical significance of December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. While this traumatic event forever changed the American psyche and led to the U.S. entering World War II, most people are unaware that the Japanese bombed nearly eight other locations in the Pacific during this same time period, including the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines. “People know about Pearl Harbor and when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but they don’t know as much about what happened between those two events,” says local filmmaker Jan Thompson, an associate professor in the Department of Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Tragedy of Bataan, the first of a threepart TV documentary series produced by Thompson, captures the fall of the Philippines and the Bataan Death March as told through the first-hand accounts of 16 Bataan survivors. The other two programs will focus on the prisoner of war (POW) experience and hell ships, unmarked Japanese freighters used to transport American POWs.

the documentary series. “Like many former soldiers and POWs, my father never talked about his experiences,” she says. “But, he did go to POW reunions, and I joined him. Over the last 17 years, I’ve interviewed 65 people, but it’s taken the last two years for me to find the right voice to tell their stories.” The Tragedy of Bataan begins in early 1942. As Japanese forces advanced in the Pacific, most of the islands began to surrender, except for the Philippines. “U.S. and Filipino defenders retreated to the Bataan peninsula to wait for reinforcements and supplies from the U.S., but that help never came,” says Thompson. Hungry, in poor health, and fighting with outdated weapons, they were no match for the Japanese. On April 9, 1942, now known as “National POW/MIA Day,” U.S. and Filipino defenders were surrendered by General Edward P. King, Jr. And so begins the tragedy of the Bataan Death March. “After being surrendered, the men were marched 60 miles away to Camp O’Donnell on the western side of the peninsula,” says Thompson. Exhausted, sick with diseases like malaria and dysentery, and weak from lack of food and water, many of the men died along the way. Worse, their Japanese guards were brutal and unforgiving, bayonetting, beheading, and shooting men if they stumbled or fell, tried to get a drink

of water, or help each other. Although there are conflicting reports on the total number of casualties, it is estimated that between 5,00015,000 of the 75,000 men did not survive the journey to Camp O’Donnell. During Thompson’s interviews with survivors, including the oldest living survivor of Bataan, 104-year-old Albert Brown of Pinckneyville, Illinois, she noticed it was often a challenge for the men to recall their experiences. “Some memories varied, but one thing they all remembered clearly was that they were surrendered.” Consistent themes also emerged during Thompson’s conversations with survivors. “Many of the men said it was survival of the fittest,” says Thompson. “They packed the middle columns while marching, so they wouldn’t be targeted, mentally blocked the atrocities they witnessed, and developed a strong buddy system.” Survivors of the march and the prison camps were forever changed by their experiences, often dramatically so. “When they returned home, many of the men craved normalcy,” says Thompson. “They married quickly, but a lot of those marriages did not last.” The psychological abuse the men endured, in many cases, was left untreated and affected the men throughout their lives. story continues on next page

Thompson will discuss her documentary series on a special WSIU InFocus on Friday, April 9 at 9pm, which will be followed by The Tragedy of Bataan at 9:30pm. Both the InFocus interview and the documentary will repeat on Sunday, April 11 at 12:30 and 1pm, respectively. A companion five-part radio series also will air on WSIU Radio (see article on the next page). Thompson, the daughter of a former POW who was captured on Corregidor, an island near Bataan, has invested a significant amount of time and energy into developing

This drawing by a Bataan survivor depicts the harsh conditions and treatment that many POWs endured during the Death March and in prison camps. Original drawing; Ben Steele.


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The Tragedy of Bataan: Radio Features he says. “We recorded a song, added a rerecorded version, and then combined it with a script with intense war sounds. The ambience is added to these other layers.”

With its emotional testimonies from Bataan survivors and former POWs, Thompson’s documentary series stands as a powerful history lesson for younger generations, including SIUC students who are assisting with the production. Tommy Lareau, a senior from Watseka, Illinois majoring in Radio-Television, has been developing graphics for the show’s title sequence. Before he got involved with the project, Lareau had little knowledge of the story of Bataan. “All I really knew [about Bataan] was that something very bad happened,” he says. Now Lareau says he’s gained significant knowledge and insight about Bataan and hopes others will learn from the documentary, as well. “People will see that these men went through incredible hardships,” he says. “Yet, they didn’t give up. Instead, many of them survived and have lived on to tell their stories. It’s pretty inspiring.” Thompson, who currently serves as president of the Descendants Group, an auxiliary of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, says that completing the documentary series has become both her passion and her destiny. “These men are heroes, and I am committed to their stories for the rest of my life,” she states. “What happened on Bataan should not be forgotten…and it should not be repeated.”

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ed by Radio-TV associate professor Phylis Johnson and teaching assistant Kelly Caringer, the students in Johnson’s Advanced Audio Production class have been working around the clock since the first day of the spring 2010 semester to create the sound design for Jan Thompson’s five Tragedy of Bataan radio features. “Each piece is between 5-6 minutes long,” says Johnson. “With the project due on February 16, we had to hit the ground running in order to meet the deadline.” Brandon Smith, a senior from Centralia, Illinois majoring in Radio-Television, with a minor in art, says each sound piece is comprised of music, sound effects, and ambience. “Our sound effects group has been working on the fourth radio segment,”

Herrin, Illinois Fri, March 26

Photo: Herrin Chamber of Commerce.

new documentary about the state champion 1957 Herrin Tigers boys basketball team. The program was coproduced by Gordon Pruett, a graduate of SIUC’s Cinema & Photography program, and Richard Kuenneke of Oak Grove Media.

9pm • WSIU InFocus: 1957 Herrin Tigers Following at 9:30pm is 9:30 • A History of Herrin, Illinois A History of Herrin, on’t miss our one-hour exploration of this Southern Illinois town.

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Caringer, a teaching assistant and graduate student from Herrin, Illinois working on his doctorate in SIUC’s College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, says most of the sound has been manufactured by the students and completed in the College’s audio labs. “We’ve done a lot of work in the anechoic chamber, a recently renovated audio research suite that’s completely isolated from the outside world,” he says.

Shown: Teaching assistant Kelly Caringer (left), Brandon Smith (seated), and David Cho (back left) review a sound file. Photo: Monica Tichenor.

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Illinois, produced by Pruett and Mike Covell, a retired Cinema & Photographer professor. The program tells the story of 100 years in the history of this colorful and sometimes controversial community.

In order to manufacture sounds appropriate for the radio features, the students have tapped in to their creativity and resourcefulness. “To create the sound of marching, we had students walk on paper,” says Caringer. “Last week, we recorded 14 people shouting war sounds.” One of the biggest challenges of the project has been organizing such a large group of students, says Caringer. “You are bringing a group of people together with different skill sets and at different levels of ability, then trying to get them to collaborate. It’s been an intense experience, but it’s also been very rewarding.” The Tragedy of Bataan radio features will air on WSIU Radio April 5-9; exact times are TBA. Stay tuned for details.

SINBA to Host Annual RT Alumni Conference

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tudents in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association (SINBA) will host the 6th Annual Radio-Television Alumni Conference in the SIUC Communications Building on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30am-4pm. Alumni from the RadioTelevision Department in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts will return to campus to discuss issues facing the news world. Marty Bahamonde, a 1986 SIUC Radio-Television graduate and former WSIU student employee, is the keynote speaker. Bahamonde, who is the senior policy advisor for the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), will give his first-hand account of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and his efforts to assist survivors.


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rea kids and families are learning that boosting vocabulary skills and making healthy food choices is easy and fun when you play WSIU’s “Supermarket Explorer” game. In January and February, WSIU hosted several days of fun literacy activities at project partner Save-A-Lot grocery store in Carbondale, Illinois.

A young storyteller shares a story about her favorite pet at WSIU’s booth at the 2009 Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival. Photo: Monica Tichenor.

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Outreach assistant Danielle Farley led a team of students from project co-sponsor SIUC’s Student Nutrition Academic Council (SNAC), who assisted kids and families as they shopped in the store. Participants received discounts on their grocery purchases and were invited to select a free children’s book and other educational materials to take home. Additional partners for WSIU’s “Supermarket Explorer” activities include SIUC Head Start and Women With Infants and Children (WIC).

A Supermarket Explorer and his mom get help from an SIUC student. Photo: Rachel Snow.

WSIU outreach assistant Danielle Farley (front) organizes WSIU’s book table. Photo: Rachel Snow.

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veryone has a story to tell…and WSIU would love to hear yours! Join us for a fun-filled day on Saturday, April 10 from 10am to 3pm at our “Share Your Story” booth at the 3rd Annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival, “Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales.” Hosted in Cape’s charming historic downtown district, the festival begins Friday, April 9 and continues through Sunday, April 11. National storytellers scheduled to perform include Donald Davis, Syd Lieberman, Kevin Kling, Minton Sparks, Priscilla Howe, and Marilyn Kinsella. This family-friendly, multigenerational event invites you to put the brakes on the fast and furious pace of daily life and enjoy captivating tales about life’s joys, humor, sorrows, pain, and love. Be sure to stop by WSIU’s booth to meet our outreach staff, pick up educational materials, and record your story, which we will share on our WSIU Web page at wsiu.org. Look for our WSIU banner and colorful Raising Readers Literacy Van! To learn more about this year’s event, visit capestorytelling.com, which includes a link to the WSIU InFocus program, “Storytelling Festival,” filmed during the first festival in 2008.

SuperWHY! gets shopping advice from Carolina Badiano (left), an undergraduate assistant in WSIU’s outreach department. Photo: Rachel Snow.

WSIU outreach students Carolina Badiano (left) and Danielle Farley (back, right) assist a young Supermarket Explorer. Photo: Crystal Essex.

WSIU Receives Support for Reentry Project

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SIU has received a gift from the First United Methodist Church of Carbondale to further the work of the Southern Illinois Reentry Group (SIRG). In addition to assisting children and families of 150 parolees at SIRG’s Summit of Hope on February 8 in Mt. Vernon, WSIU joined the Community Services Advisory Council, part of an Illinois Department of Corrections contract to provide wraparound services designed to help former offenders and their families. For campaign resources, visit www.reentrymediaoutreach.org.


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SIU has an opportunity to assist the state of Illinois in its efforts to secure funding from the competitive grant program Race to the Top, which will provide $4.35 billion in grants from the U.S. Department of Education to help states improve public education. Race to the Top focuses on state performance and plans for standards and assessments, longitudinal data systems to support instruction, creating great teachers, and turning around low-performing schools. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently appointed two education leaders from our region, Dr. Glenn Poshard and Dr. Ray Hancock, to the Governor’s education reform advisory group known as the P-20 Council. This group will support the state’s efforts to secure federal funds from Race to the Top. WSIU also is involved with the Southern Illinois P-20 Education Alliance, which seeks to develop partnerships between members and the communities they serve to foster the highest quality education for all students. The Southern Illinois P-20 Education Alliance is composed of sponsors and supporters, including WSIU, regional offices of education and school districts,

Photo: JupiterImages.

The Race To Improve Illinois Schools

the Illinois Education Association, John A. Logan College & Faculty Association, ManTra-Con Corporation, Shawnee Community College, SIUC and the Faculty Association, and Southern Illinois Healthcare. This spring, Greg Petrowich, Vickie Devenport, Beth Spezia, and Jeff Williams of WSIU are scheduled to participate in an Illinois Public Broadcasting Council meeting on education reform during which WSIU will discuss how to incorporate public media’s digital content and services in the public school system. Dr. Susan Zelman, Chief Advisor and System Consultant for Education Policy at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Matt Vanover, Director of Public Information for the Illinois State Board of Education, also plan to attend the meeting.

experiences with projects implemented locally by WSIU, including Martha Speaks Reading Buddies (see photo, left), PBS TeacherLine, and SuperWHY! Reading Camps. WSIU’s Vickie Devenport and Beth Spezia also will share details about these projects at the annual Closing the Gap Conference at John A. Logan College. Martha Speaks reading buddies work together at Giant City School. Photo: Danielle Farley.

Building Better Schools in Southern Illinois

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n partnership with the Illinois Education Association and John A. Logan College Child Care Resource & Referral, WSIU will host an educator’s forum and dinner on March 25 to highlight successful PBS KIDS Raising Readers partnerships in our region. Teachers and students will share their

In other news, Devenport and Spezia recently met with representatives of the Illinois State Board of Education in Springfield to discuss course credit opportunities through PBS TeacherLine and Peer Connection. WSIU also continues to work with faculty at SIUC and regional colleges to assess the potential for new curriculum and instruction partnerships with PBS TeacherLine, as well as to build understanding about the benefits that digital technologies and WSIU’s educational resources bring to our communities.

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The Road OnOnthe Road FEBRUARY 9 • A SUMMIT OF HOPE In Mt. Vernon, Beth Spezia represented WSIU at a coalition meeting for agencies assisting former prisoners and their families. Participants included parolees, the Department of Corrections, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, SIUC, the Community Services Advisory Council, Lutheran Social Services, the Jackson County Health Department, and the Southern Illinois Reentry Group (SIRG). FEBRUARY 20 • WOMEN’S TEEN HEALTH CONFERENCE WSIU provided educational materials at the annual Women’s Teen Health Conference at John A. Logan College. MARCH 5 • ELECTRIC COMPANY INSERVICE TRAINING Beth Spezia and undergraduate assistant Carolina Badiano will provide in-service training for Carbondale Boys & Girls Club staff on how to use The Electric Company as a teaching tool. MARCH 20 • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE WSIU will distribute educational materials at the Southern Illinois Men’s Health Conference at John A. Logan College. MARCH 25 • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS P-20 EDUCATION ALLIANCE: FORUM AND DINNER WSIU and Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) will host this special event for regional educators, which includes a dinner and program highlighting the success of WSIU’s Raising Readers project. MARCH 27 • LITERACY CELEBRATION WSIU will help the DuQuoin Public Library celebrate their 75th anniversary by launching a PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corner. SuperWHY! will make a guest appearance. APRIL 14• MULTICULTURAL EVENT WSIU will distribute educational materials, and host games and a visit from SuperWHY! at this Día de los Niños event. APRIL 16 • TEACHER’S CONFERENCE At Carbondale High School, Vickie Devenport and Beth Spezia will present on PBS TeacherLine and WSIU’s educational services for teachers and parents.


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March/April 2010

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WSIU 8.2/ 16.2 | Primetime Schedule

MONDAY 6pm 7pm

8pm

African American Lives 2 (3/1, 3/8); Krakatoa (3/15 - 90 min.) Lost Cave Temples (3/22); Buffalo Flows (3/29) Faces of America (3/1, 3/8); Anatomy of a Hurricane (3/15, beg. 7:30); Secrets of Shangri-La (3/22); America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie (3/29) Nature (3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29)

TUESDAY 6pm

7pm 8pm

Global Voices (3/2, 90 min.); Independent Lens (3/9); Powder & the Glory (3/16 - 90 min. beg. 5pm); Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival (3/23); American Experience (3/30 - 2 hrs.) American Experience (3/2 - beg. 7:30, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30 - continues from 6pm); Shipping Out: The Story of America’s Seafaring Women (3/16 - beg. 7:30); American Experience (3/2 - continues from 7:30pm); P.O.V. (3/9); Powder & the Glory (3/16 - beg. 7:30); Narcotic Farm (3/23); Citizen Tanouye (3/30)

WEDNESDAY 6pm

7pm 8pm

Telling the Truth: The Best in Broadcast Journalism (3/3); Independent Lens (3/10); Miller Center National Debates (3/17); Bhutan – Taking the Middle Path to Happiness (3/24); Hard Problems: The Road to the World’s Toughest Math Contest (3/31) Independent Lens (3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31) Frontline (3/3, 3/24, 3/31); Royal Academy (3/10) Independent Lens (3/17)

THURSDAY 6pm 7pm 8pm

Barbara Morgan: No Limits (3/4); Scientific American Frontiers (3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 - two 30 min.) NOVA (3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1) Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice (3/4); Scientific American Frontiers (3/11, 3/18, 4/1 - two 30-min.); 400 Years of the Telescope (3/25)

FRIDAY 6pm

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National Parks: (3/5 - 2 hrs.); America Beyond the Color Line With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (3/12, 3/19); Novel Reflections on the American Dream (3/26 - 2 hrs.); American Experience (4/2 - 2 hrs.) National Parks (3/5 - continues from 6pm); America Beyond the Color Line With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (3/12, 3/19); Novel Reflections on the American Dream (3/26 - continues from 6pm); American Experience (4/2)

FRIDAY (continued) 8pm

Greatest Good (3/5); American Creole: New Orleans Reunion (3/12); Colorblind (3/19); Zora’s Roots (3/26); Tavis Smiley Reports (4/2)

SATURDAY 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm

NOVA (3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3) Nature (3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3) History Detectives (3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3) History Detectives (3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3) Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice (3/6) Scientific American Frontiers (3/13, 3/20, 4/3 - two 30 min.) 400 Years of the Telescope (3/27)

SUNDAY 6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm

Telling the Truth: The Best in Broadcast Journalism (3/7); America Beyond the Color Line With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4) NOW on PBS / McLaughlin Group (beg. 7:30) (3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4) Bill Moyers Journal (3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4) Global Voices (3/7 - 90 min., 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4) Ribbon of Sand (3/7, beg. 10:30pm); P.O.V. (3/14); Miller Center National Debates (3/21); Bhutan – Taking the Middle Path to Happiness (3/28); Hard Problems: The Road to the World’s Toughest Math Contest (4/4)

WEEKDAY NIGHTLY NEWS PROGRAMMING 9pm 10pm 10:30 11pm

PBS NewsHour Nightly Business Report Worldfocus Varies

For DTV program descriptions and program weblinks, visit wsiu.org, click on the “Television” tab, scroll to “What’s on WSIU TV,” then select WSIU World or Create. Questions? Check wsiu.org or contact Trina Thomas, Programming Coordinator, at (618) 453-6169 or trina.thomas@wsiu.org.

Schedule Updates | WSIU 8.1, 16.1 Primary HD Schedule March Specials • program specials and holiday programs on 3/5-3/21 will preempt regularly scheduled programming late morning, afternoon, and primetime. See monthly listings for details and check wsiu.org for updates. Masterpiece Mystery: Foyle’s War IV • Sat, 9pm: begins 3/27 and ends 4/24 (preempted 4/17 by special programming) Kid Fitness • Sun, 9am: ends 3/28; replaced 4/11 by Enviropals! Quilting Arts • Sat, 10:30am: begins 3/27 (preempted 3/6-3/20 by March specials) Rick Steves’ Europe Classics • Sat, 6:30pm: begins 3/27 (replaced Parklands of the Midwest and preempted 3/6-3/20 by March specials) b. organic with Michele Beschen • Sat, 4:30pm: begins 3/27 (replaced Martin Yan’s China and preempted 3/6-3/20 by March specials) Chefs A’Field • Sat, 4pm: ends 4/3, replaced 4/10 by Healthy Flavors Sun Studio Sessions • Sat, 11:30pm: begins 4/3

Reflection on Lincoln: Conversations With Bicentennial Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois • Sun, 3pm: begins 4/4 (airs at 3pm and 3:30pm on 4/11 & 4/25, preempted on 4/18 by special programming) Survival: Lives in the Balance • Mon, 11pm: begins 4/5 and ends 4/26 Biz Kid$ • Fri, 4:30pm: new season begins 4/9 Garden Smart • Sat, 2pm: ends 4/10, replaced 4/24 by P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home (Garden Home preempted 4/17 by special programming) Globe Trekker • Sat, 8pm: new season begins 4/10

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME It’s time to spring forward and welcome longer days and warmer weather! Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 14 at 1am Central Time.


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Monday

12am Masterpiece Classic.CC The 39 Steps. (R) 1:30 Ribbon of Sand.CC 2am The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.CC Great Nature (1933-1945). Part 5/6. (R) 4am Faces of America.CC Making America. Part 3/4. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Madison, WI. Part 3/3. 8pm Dolley Madison: American Experience.CC Eve Best is Dolley Madison and Jefferson Mays is her husband, President James Madison in this documentary about America’s “first” First Lady. A style icon, extravagant hostess, humanitarian, doting mother, trusted political advisor, and diplomat, Dolley Madison’s political acumen and social skills set her apart in a time when women held no overt political power. 9:30 Morristown: Where America Survived.CC This program revisits the winter of 1779-80, when General George Washington’s troops arrived at Morristown to build a log hut city for their winter camp. The film recounts how the camp saved the army and the American Revolution. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression.CC Twelve Americans share the realities of living with depression.

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Tuesday

12am Dolley Madison: American Experience.CC (R) 1:30 Morristown: Where America Survived.CC (R) 2am Antiques Roadshow.CC Madison, WI. Part 3/3. (R) 3am Masterpiece Classic.CC The 39 Steps. (R) 4:30 Ribbon of Sand.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm NOVA.CC Pluto Files. When the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts? NOVA and Tyson try to find out in this special that is sure to be out of this world.

8pm

Frontline.CC The Suicide Tourist. Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or when we enter the late-stages of painful, terminal illness? Frontline explores physician-assisted suicide and offers a revealing and intimate look at a couple facing the most difficult decision of their lives. 9pm Passion for Giving.CC This powerful film focuses on the importance of giving and community service. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Visionaries.CC Bar None: Rehabilitation vs. Punishment. This story will shatter everything you thought you knew about juvenile crime and punishment. In Missouri, there are no bars in juvenile detention facilities. No juvenile convicted of crime is locked in a cell. There are no physical restraints, no isolation rooms; in fact, the word “punishment” is never used. Visionaries travels to youth facilities across the state to meet young offenders in the midst of a unique rehabilitation approach that is produced startling results. 11:30 Visionaries.CC Big Cities – Big Solutions: Ending Violence Against Women/Affordable Housing. Women Against Violence was one of the first battered women’s programs to open a shelter exclusively for battered women and their children. The New York City Acquisition Fund is a $230 million partnership, which helps purchase land and buildings for affordable housing. The fund gives smaller developers the financing they need to compete against big investors and prevents the construction of luxury housing that displaces tenants.

3 Wednesday

12am Frontline.CC The Suicide Tourist. (R) 1am NOVA.CC Pluto Files. (R) 2am Dolley Madison: American Experience.CC (R) 3:30 Morristown: Where America Survived.CC (R) 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Madison, WI. Part 3/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Faces of America.CC Know Thyself. The final episode links distinctive family histories to the broader history of the family of humankind. Guests include Elizabeth Alexander, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Yo-Yo Ma, and Eva Longoria. Part 4/4.

8pm

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.CC The Morning of Creation (1946-1980). A stubborn iconoclast fights a lonely battle on behalf of a species nearly everyone hates; America’s “Last Frontier” becomes a testing ground; and in unprecedented numbers, American families create unforgettable memories, passing on a love of the parks to the next generation. Part 6/6. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm History Detectives.CC Secrets of the Tape; Mountain Mail Bag; Banned Birth Control Box.

4 Thursday

12am The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.CC The Morning of Creation (1946-1980). Part 6/6. (R) 2am Independent Lens.CC The Eyes of Me. 3am Frontline.CC The Suicide Tourist. (R) 4am NOVA.CC Pluto Files. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 6/10. 8pm America’s Ballroom Challenge.CC Dancers compete in the American Smooth division and dance the waltz, tango, foxtrot, and Viennese waltz. 9pm Soundstage.CC Counting Crows: Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm NOVA.CC Pluto Files. (R)

5 Friday

12am This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 6/10. 1am At Close Range With National Geographic.CC 2am The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.CC The Morning of Creation (1946-1980). Part 6/6. (R) 4am Faces of America.CC Know Thyself. Part 4/4. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC 7:30 Celtic Tenors: No Boundaries.CC The Celtic Tenors, Ireland’s most successful crossover artists, meld elements of classical, folk, and pop in this concert special. 9pm WSIU InFocus. 9:30 Bill Moyers Journal.CC 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC


March 6 Saturday 12am 12:30 1am 2am

Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) At Close Range With National Geographic.CC (R) 3am Antiques Roadshow.CC Madison, WI. Part 3/3. (R) 4am This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 6/10. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 10:30 Taking Control of Diabetes With Dr. Neal Bernard.CC A leading clinical researcher, adjunct associate professor of medicine, author, and health advocate, Neal Barnard, MD shares his scientifically proven system to control diabetes through nutrition. 12pm Woodsmith Shop.CC Easy-to-Build Shop Storage Cabinet. 12:30 This Old House.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 6/10. 1pm Ask This Old House.CC 1:30 Hometime.CC Stone Cottage – Concrete & Foam. Part 2/6. 2pm Car Care for Everyone With Pat Gross.CC Automotive expert Pat Gross answers questions about car care and gives viewers advice about how to save money, talk to a mechanic, and extend the life and durability of their car. 3:30 GoGreener.CC This special dispels the myth that “going greener” is difficult, or requires a huge investment or major lifestyle change. The program teaches viewers how to become a more mindful consumer while reducing dependence on imported energy and products. 5pm John Gray: Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice.CC John Gray, Ph.D., the bestselling relationship author of all time, returns with an illuminating special that conveys valuable information about how to improve the intimacy and communication in your relationship. 6:30 The Best of Daniel O’Donnell on Film.CC This musical retrospective showcases two decades of Daniel O’Donnell’s career and includes many never-before-seen videos. 8pm Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert.CC Minnie Driver hosts this spectacular star-studded variety concert featuring guests that have, combined, accumulated over 60 Grammy Awards. Performers include Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Henry Butler, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, and Irma Thomas.

9:30

Roy Orbison: In Dreams.CC In Dreams tells the story of the life, times, and music of enigmatic rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Roy Orbison, a first generation inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 10:30 Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert.CC (R)

7 Sunday

12am NOVA.CC Pluto Files. (R) 1am Frontline.CC The Suicide Tourist. (R) 2am Time Team America.CC Fort Raleigh, North Carolina. 3am Washington Week.CC (R) 3:30 NOW on PBS.CC (R) 4am Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 9:30 Scholastic Hi-Q. South Central (Farina) vs. Cisne (2nd Round). (R) 10am Ed Slott’s Stay Rich For Life!CC Renowned tax advisor and personal finance author Ed Slott, CPA, offers Baby Boomers – and anyone who wants to retire on their own terms despite America’s monumental fiscal crisis – a step-by-step solution to create, manage, and keep family wealth. 11:30 Real Families, Real Answers.CC Parenting Teenagers. 12pm McLaughlin Group.CC 12:30 WSIU InFocus. (R) 1pm Scholastic Hi-Q. Mater Dei (Breese) vs. Centralia (2nd Round). 1:30 GoGreener.CC (R) 3pm Diet Free With Zonya Foco, RD.CC Registered dietician Zonya Foco delivers healthy eating and exercise advice that can save hundreds of extra calories each day and dozens of extra pounds each year. 5pm Chris Botti in Boston, Part II.CC Trumpeter Chris Botti is joined by friends Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, and Yo-Yo-Ma in this diverse music special. 6pm The T.A.M.I. Show – Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Concert Film.CC One of the rarest performance films of its time, this 1964 concert features future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, and many hit-makers. 8pm Daryl Hall & John Oates – Live at the Troubadour.CC Watch the Grammy-nominated duo’s two-night concert from Los Angeles and hear hits like “Sara Smile,” “Maneater,” and “Private Eyes.” 9:30 The T.A.M.I. Show – Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Concert Film.CC (R) 11:30 WSIU InFocus. (R)

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8 Monday 12am Dolley Madison: American Experience.CC (R) 1:30 Morristown: Where America Survived.CC (R) 2am The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.CC The Morning of Creation (1946-1980). Part 6/6. (R) 4am Faces of America.CC Know Thyself. Part 4/4. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus.CC Scott Simon; Union County Museum; Chainsaw Safety. 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert.CC (R) 9pm Ed Slott’s Stay Rich For Life!CC (R) 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Whose Death Is It Anyway? Tough Choices for the End of Life.CC This program examines end-of-life issues and promotes ongoing discussions in homes, health care facilities, and community groups.

9 Tuesday

12am At Close Range With National Geographic.CC (R) 1am Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 1/3. 2am Dolley Madison: American Experience.CC (R) 3:30 Morristown: Where America Survived.CC (R) 4am Nature.CC The Loneliest Animals. 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus.CC Beth Schulman; Avocado Summer Dish; Chainsaw Care. 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Change Your Brain, Change Your Body.CC In this informative special, award winning psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen gives you 10 very simple steps that will help you live longer, look younger, and decrease your risk for disease and depression. 8:30 Roy Orbison: In Dreams.CC (R) 9:30 Roy Orbison & Friends – A Black and White Night.CC This triumphant performance by Roy Orbison is buoyed by a remarkable cast of “A-list” artists, including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Bruce Springsteen. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Ketchup: King of Condiments. CC This light-hearted history of ketchup delves into little-known facts about the condiment’s origins, development, and interesting uses.


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10 Wednesday 12am Objects and Memory.CC 1am NOVA.CC Master of the Killer Ants. 2am Time Team America.CC Fort Raleigh, North Carolina. (R) 3am Time Team America.CC Topper, South Carolina. 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 1/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 12pm Illinois Lawmakers.CC Governor’s Budget Address. (LIVE) 1:30 See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus.CC Pulitzer PrizeWinning Journalists; Chainsaw Safety Rules. 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10:30 Illinois Lawmakers.CC Governor’s Budget Address. (R)

11 Thursday

12am Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture.CC 1am Great Performances.CC Sting: Songs From the Labyrinth. 2am Independent Lens.CC Between the Folds. 3am Objects and Memory.CC (R) 4am NOVA.CC Master of the Killer Ants. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 12pm World’s Largest Concert 2010. CC Each year, The World’s Largest Concert sing-along links an estimated six million students, teachers, and music aficionados around the world. The concert will feature favorites like “America Goes West,” “The Green Anthem,” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 12:30 See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus.CC Corvette Funfest; Shawnee Energy Fest. 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

12 Friday

12am This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 7/10. 1am Natural History of the Chicken.CC 2am Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture.CC (R) 3am Great Performances.CC Sting: Songs From the Labyrinth. (R) 4am Natural History of the Chicken.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC

5am 10am 12pm 12:30 1-7pm 8pm 10pm

See Daytime Schedule. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. McLaughlin Group.CC WSIU InFocus. (R) TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

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American Masters: John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature 3/22, 9pm • Photo: Museum of Science, Boston

6pm 7pm 7:30 8pm

PBS NewsHour.CC Washington Week.CC NOW on PBS.CC Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 1/3. (R) 9pm WSIU InFocus. 9:30 Bill Moyers Journal.CC 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC

13 Saturday 12am 12:30 1am 2am 3am 4am 5am 10:30 12pm 12:30 1pm 1:30 2-8pm 9pm 10pm

Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) Natural History of the Chicken.CC (R) Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 1/3. (R) This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 7/10. (R) See Daytime Schedule. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. Woodsmith Shop.CC Make Beautiful Bowls With Your Router. This Old House.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 7/10. Ask This Old House.CC Hometime.CC Stone Cottage: Instant House. Part 3/6. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

14 Sunday

12am NOVA.CC Master of the Killer Ants. (R) *Daylight Savings - Spring forward 1 hour! 1am Great Performances.CC Sting: Songs From the Labyrinth. (R) 2am Time Team America.CC Topper, SC. (R) 3am Washington Week.CC (R) 3:30 NOW on PBS.CC (R) 4am Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R)

Blitz: London’s Longest Night.CC Yellowstone: Land to Life.CC Natural History of the Chicken.CC (R) Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture.CC (R) 4am Great Performances.CC Sting: Songs From the Labyrinth. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

16 Tuesday

12am Independent Lens.CC Between the Folds. 1am Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 2/3. 2am Blitz: London’s Longest Night.CC (R) 3:30 Yellowstone: Land to Life.CC (R) 4am Nature.CC What Females Want and Males Will Do. Part 1/2. 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

17 Wednesday

12am Natural History of the Chicken.CC (R) 1am NOVA.CC First Flower. 2am Time Team America.CC New Philadelphia, Illinois. 3am Time Team America.CC Range Creek, Utah. 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 2/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

18 Thursday

12am Great Performances at the Met.CC The Barber of Seville. 3am Independent Lens.CC Butte, America.


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NOVA.CC First Flower. (R) See Daytime Schedule. River Region Evening Edition.CC Nightly Business Report.CC PBS NewsHour.CC TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. Charlie Rose.CC TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

20 Saturday 12am 12:30 1am 2am

3am 4am 5am 10:30 12pm 12:30 1pm 1:30 2-8pm 9pm 10pm

Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) Synchronized Swimming: The Pursuit of Excellence.CC (R) Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 2/3. (R) This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 8/10. (R) See Daytime Schedule. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. Woodsmith Shop.CC Router Table Upgrades & Add-Ons. This Old House.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 8/10. Ask This Old House.CC Hometime.CC Stone Cottage – Roofscape. Part 4/6. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

21 Sunday

12am NOVA.CC First Flower. (R) 1am Natural History of the Chicken.CC (R) 2am Time Team America.CC New Philadelphia, Illinois. (R) 3am Washington Week.CC (R) 3:30 NOW on PBS.CC (R) 4am Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 10am TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 12pm McLaughlin Group.CC 12:30 WSIU InFocus. (R)

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12am This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 8/10. 1am Synchronized Swimming: The Pursuit of Excellence.CC 2am Great Performances at the Met.CC The Barber of Seville. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC 7:30 NOW on PBS.CC 8pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 2/3. 9pm WSIU InFocus. 9:30 Bill Moyers Journal.CC 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC

March/April 2010

Frontline: Close To Home 3/23, 8pm • Photo: Claire Holt

1-8pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

22 Monday

12am Jerusalem: Center of the World.CC 2am Great Performances at the Met.CC The Barber of Seville. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 3/3. 8pm The Lobotomist: American Experience.CC Narrated by Campbell Scott, this gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry tells the story of neurologist Walter J. Freeman who championed the lobotomy as the best hope for desolate mentally ill patients and their families. 9pm American Masters.CC John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature. Learn the dramatic, contradictory story of the creator of The Birds of America, the monumental collection of 435 life-size portraits of every bird then known in the United States. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Stories of Silence: Recovering from Boyhood Sexual Abuse.CC Stories of Silence creates much needed space for discussion and healing for male abuse survivors and their loved ones.

23 Tuesday

12am The Lobotomist: American Experience.CC (R) 1am Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 3/3. (R)

Jerusalem: Center of the World.CC (R) Nature.CC What Females Want and Males Will D. Part 2/2. 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm NOVA.CC Cracking the Maya Code. The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate hieroglyphic script, carved on monuments, painted on pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books. For centuries, scholars considered it too complex to ever understand – until recently, when an ingenious series of breakthroughs finally cracked the code and unleashed a torrent of new insights into the Mayas’ turbulent past. 8pm Frontline.CC Close to Home. Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring the recession through the stories of everyday Americans. 9pm Rolling.CC Three Californians in wheelchairs shoot “video diaries” capturing struggles and triumphs over a two-year period: overcoming obstacles, dealing with difficult situations, and interacting with well-meaning families and friends. Each compelling story demystifies and normalizes the experience of wheelchair users, offering a glimpse into the realities of being wheelchairbound in a culture that values independence. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Independent Lens.CC Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas). In 1999, filmmaker Monika Navarro’s uncles were deported from the United States to Mexico, forced to leave the only country they knew and, as servicemen, had pledged to protect. Set against the backdrop of increased attention to the U.S.-Mexican border, Lost Souls explores national identity, immigrant lives, and what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they no longer consider home.

24 Wednesday

12am Frontline.CC Close to Home. (R) 1am NOVA.CC Cracking the Maya Code. (R) 2am The Lobotomist: American Experience.CC (R) 3am American Masters.CC John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature. (R) 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 3/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC


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PBS NewsHour.CC Great Performances.CC Dance in America: NY Export: Opus Jazz. Set to a jazz score by Robert Prince, this new production of choreographer Jerome Robbins’ 1958 “ballet in sneakers” blends ballet, jazz, and ballroom with Latin, African, and American rhythms. 8pm Great Performances at the Met.CC Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is a fascinating psychological journey. Director James Levine conducts Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role. 11pm Charlie Rose.CC

25 Thursday

12am Great Performances at the Met.CC Les Contes d’Hoffmann. (R) 3am Independent Lens.CC Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas). (R) 4am NOVA.CC Cracking the Maya Code. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 9/10. 8pm America’s Ballroom Challenge.CC American Rhythm. Dancers compete in the American Rhythm division. Dances in this category consist of the cha-cha, rumba, swing, bolero, and the mambo. 9pm Soundstage.CC Idina Menzel With Josh Groban and Ravi Coltrane. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm NOVA.CC Cracking the Maya Code. (R)

26 Friday

12am This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 9/10. (R) 1am Great Performances at the Met.CC Les Contes d’Hoffmann. (R) 4am Great Performances.CC Dance in America: NY Export: Opus Jazz. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC 7:30 NOW on PBS.CC 8pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Baltimore, MD. Part 3/3. (R) 9pm WSIU InFocus. 1957 Herrin Tigers. See article on page five. 9:30 History of Herrin, Illinois. See article on page five. 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC

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12am NOVA.CC Cracking the Maya Code. (R) 1am Frontline.CC Close to Home. (R) 2am Time Team America.CC Range Creek, Utah. (R) 3am Washington Week.CC (R) 3:30 NOW on PBS.CC (R) 4am Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 9:30 Scholastic Hi-Q. Mater Dei (Breese) vs. Centralia (2nd Round). (R) 10am Nature.CC What Females Want and Males Will Do. Nature follows passionate wildlife experts around the world and through our own backyards as they use cutting-edge technology and risky field study to discover what makes winners and losers in the animal dating game. (R) 11am Living Smart.CC Child Development. 11:30 Real Families, Real Answers.CC Family Finances. 12pm McLaughlin Group.CC 12:30 WSIU InFocus. 1957 Herrin Tigers. (R) 1pm Great Performances at the Met. CC The Barber of Seville. Rossini’s music has been featured in Bugs Bunny cartoons and TV commercials, but is best heard in its original setting, where its infectious charm and bubbling joy are given free reign. In the Met’s new production, led by theatre director Bartlett Sher and his Tony Award-winning team from The Light in the Piazza, the dashing young Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez sings one of his greatest roles: Count Almaviva. (R) 4pm Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.CC 4:30 Lawrence Welk Show.CC Tribute to Jerome Kern. (R) 5:30 Scholastic Hi-Q. Nashville vs. Sesser-Valier (2nd Round). 6pm America’s Heartland.CC 6:30 OpenRoad.CC Half Dome and Evergreen Lodge. 7pm Nature.CC Clever Monkeys. Crime, passion, love, language, and the understanding of life and death are feelings humans know well. What we didn’t know is that all these intricate experiences are shared with our cousins – the monkeys. Through the cultivation of knowledge and the knack to adapt to a variety of environments, monkeys have formed sophisticated societies much like our own. Nature travels to several continents exploring various monkey species while capturing remarkable behaviors not seen before. As the film demonstrates, monkeys – much like people – are a diverse group. What we may think makes us human may not be uniquely human after all.

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Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) The Powder & The Glory.CC Crown of the Continent – Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias.CC This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 9/10. (R) See Daytime Schedule. Quilting Arts.CC (NEW) Quilting Arts welcomes Carbondale, Illinois fiber artist Karen Linduska. Sewing With Nancy.CC Decorative Stitch Thread Painting. Part 2/2. This is part two of Karen Linduska’s visit to Nancy Zieman’s show. Victory Garden.CC New. Woodsmith Shop.CC Build Timeless Tables in a Weekend. This Old House.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 9/10. Ask This Old House.CC Hometime.CC Stone Cottage – Windows. Part 5/6. Garden Smart.CC Best of the Joy of Painting.CC Desert Hues. Jerry Yarnell School Of Fine Art.CC Bella. Part 3/5. Moment of Luxury.CC Edith Wharton’s Home – The Mount. Chefs A’Field.CC Disappearing Act. b. organic with Michele Beschen.CC Sensible Shopping. (NEW) Everyday Food.CC Cheap Cuts. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated.CC The Cookie Jar. MotorWeek.CC TBA. Rick Steves’ Europe Classics.CC Northwest England. (NEW) Lawrence Welk Show.CC Tribute to Jerome Kern. Globe Trekker.CC Great Natural Wonders. Masterpiece Mystery!CC Foyle’s War IV: Invasion. A young woman is found murdered on an American Army base after a secret affair with a young American soldier. Inspector Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) is told by the War Office to tread carefully, but his commitment to solving the crime forces him to break orders. Part 1/4. Austin City Limits.CC Ben Harper and Relentless 7. Price Check.CC A supermarket employee hoping for an assistant manager’s position has to deal with his off-beat best friend, his nagging girlfriend, and a nerdy boss as he tries to negotiate love and life. Written and produced by SIUC Radio-TV students.


March 8pm

Masterpiece Classic.CC Sharpe’s Challenge. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, Sharpe’s Challenge is based on the popular novels of Bernard Cornwall. British soldier-adventurer Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) comes out of retirement to quash a rebellion in British India and to rescue an old friend. Part 1/2. 10pm alt.news 26:46. It’s distortion 415 on this episode. Get a taste of the current music scene with live performances from popular and underground artists. 10:30 Ragtime Cabaret.CC Just before the turn of the 20th century, a unique musical form emerged in the United States. As African, European, and American cultures blended, the first truly American musical genre was born, predating jazz. Classicallytrained pianist and ragtime enthusiast Jack Oliva explores the origins of ragtime music through history and song. 11pm Great Museums.CC An Acquiring Mind: Philippe de Montebello and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This special examines the tenure of Philippe de Montebello, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s longest serving director, who guided the acquisition of more than 84,000 works of art for the museum. Working with hundreds of curators, researchers, scientists, and conservators, de Montebello expanded the collection to represent all continents, cultures, and eras.

29 Monday

12am Masterpiece Classic.CC Sharpe’s Challenge. Part 1/2. (R) 1am Great Performances at the Met.CC Les Contes d’Hoffmann. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 1/3. 8pm Victory in the Pacific: American Experience.CC This thorough examination of the final months of World War II looks at the escalation of bloodletting from both Japanese and American vantage points. From the U.S. capture of the Mariana Islands through the firebombing of Tokyo and the dropping of the atomic bomb, the program chronicles the unprecedented loss of life and the decisions made by leaders on both sides that finally ended the war. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC

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11pm Girls on the Wall.CC A group of incarcerated teenage girls are given a shot at redemption in the most unlikely form: a musical. Girls on the Wall follows three inmates as they write, rap, and rehearse the harrowing events leading up to their crimes. In the process, they’re challenged to find their own voices, reclaim their humanity, and take a first step toward breaking free of the prison system.

10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Independent Lens.CC Whatever it Takes. What is a child’s education worth? For one visionary rookie principal, it’s priceless. At the Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics, an innovative public high school in New York City’s South Bronx, Principal Edward Tom leads a dedicated group of teachers, students, and parents in their biggest gamble yet.

12am Victory in the Pacific: American Experience.CC (R) 2am Masterpiece Classic.CC Sharpe’s Challenge. Part 1/2. (R) 4am Nature.CC Clever Monkeys. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm NOVA.CC Rat Attack. Once every half-century, the inhabitants of the remote Indian state of Mizoram suffer a horrendous ordeal known locally as mautam. An indigenous species of bamboo blankets 30 percent of blooms, spurring an explosion in the rat population, which feeds off the bamboo’s fruit. As the rats run amok, they destroy crops and cause human suffering. NOVA investigates the botanical mystery to find why the bamboo flowers like clockwork every 48 years. 8pm Frontline.CC The Quake. On January 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, including the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to respond. In the confused aftermath, survivors were left without food, water, or shelter. Frontline correspondent Martin Smith and his team arrive in Port-au-Prince within days, and in this powerful report, bear witness to the disaster and the ill-coordinated relief efforts in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. 9pm Journeyman.CC Mike and Joe grew up in opposite parts of the Twin Cities, but their similar struggle with depression and violence has brought them to the attention of the courts. This program explores the crisis of rising violence and poor school performance among boys, as well as the key role mentors play in helping troubled boys turn their lives around.

12am Frontline.CC The Quake. (R) 1am NOVA.CC Rat Attack. (R) 2am Victory in the Pacific: American Experience.CC (R) 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 1/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Tavis Smiley Reports.CC MLK: A Call to Conscience. Delivered exactly one-year prior to the date of his assassination, this pivotal but often under-appreciated speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged the morality of the Vietnam conflict and urged a national discussion about the role of America in the world. Tavis Smiley examines the context of Dr. King’s words on liberty, responsibility, and freedom with the expertise of leading academics, historians, and high profile personalities, including King’s legal advisor Clarence Jones, actor Harry Belafonte, singer Tony Bennett, Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West, and Civil Rights activist Dr. Marian Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund. 8pm American Masters.CC I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. This film follows Pei’s personal and architectural journey from West to East, focusing in particular on the modern museum he is designing to house the antiquities in Suzhou in his native China. 9pm Independent Lens.CC The Eyes of Me. How do you see yourself, when you can’t see at all? At the Texas School for the Blind, four teens who have lost their sight struggle to fit in, prepare for college, and live independently. (R) 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm History Detectives.CC Doc Holliday’s Watch; Civil War Female Soldiers; Japanese Internment Camp Artwork.

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12am American Masters.CC I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. (R) 1am Street Stops Here.CC 2:30 Crown of the Continent – Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias.CC (R) 3am Frontline.CC The Quake. (R) 4am NOVA.CC Rat Attack. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 10/10. 8pm Men Get Depression.CC This program explores the corrosive effect of depression on the self, relationships, and careers through the intimate profiles of a diverse group of men, including a former NFL quarterback, a Fortune 500 CEO, an unemployed Iraq War veteran, and a university professor. 9pm Soundstage.CC Foreigner. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm NOVA.CC Rat Attack. (R)

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12am This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 10/10. (R) 1am Eyes on the Prize: American Experience.CC Awakenings 19541956; Fighting Back 1957-1962. 3am American Masters.CC I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. (R) 4am Tavis Smiley Reports.CC MLK: A Call to Conscience. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC 7:30 Now on PBS.CC 8pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO Part 1/3. (R) 9pm WSIU InFocus. 9:30 Bill Moyers Journal.CC 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC

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Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) Eyes on the Prize: American Experience.CC Awakenings 19541956; Fighting Back 1957-1962. (R) 4am This Old House Hour.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 10/10. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 10:30 Quilting Arts.CC 11am Sewing With Nancy.CC Amish Quilts. Part 1/2. 11:30 Victory Garden.CC Light.

12pm Woodsmith Shop.CC Table Saw Secrets: Box Joints. 12:30 This Old House.CC Boston’s Roxbury. Part 10/10. 1pm Ask This Old House.CC 1:30 Hometime.CC Stone Cottage: Concrete Floors. Part 6/6. 2pm Garden Smart.CC 2:30 Best of the Joy of Painting.CC Back Country Path. 3pm Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art.CC Bella. Part 4/5. 3:30 Moment of Luxury.CC Pyne House Organic Garden & Easy Entertaining. 4pm Chef’s A’Field.CC Milking Goodness. (ENDS) 4:30 b. organic with Michele Beschen.CC Unique Ways to Reuse. 5pm Everyday Food.CC Grocery Bag. 5:30 America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated.CC Saucy Italian Favorites. 6pm MotorWeek.CC TBA. 6:30 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics.CC Great Side Trips From London. 7pm Lawrence Welk.CC Easter. 8pm Globe Trekker.CC California. 9pm Masterpiece Mystery.CC Foyle’s War IV: Bad Blood. A biological warfare experiment goes wrong, leaving a local woman dead and Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) hospitalized. With Sam’s life in jeopardy, Foyle’s (Michael Kitchen) search for answers takes him into secretive areas of the war even Churchill doesn’t know about. Part 2/4. 10:30 Austin City Limits.CC Wilco. 11:30 Sun Studio Sessions.CC Jay Nash. (NEW)

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12am NOVA.CC Rat Attack. (R) 1am Frontline.CC The Quake. (R) 2am Time Team America.CC Fort James, SD. 3am Washington Week.CC (R) 3:30 NOW on PBS.CC (R) 4am Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 9:30 Scholastic Hi-Q. Nashville vs. Sesser-Valier (2nd Round). (R) 10am Nature.CC Clever Monkeys. (R) 11am Global Focus: The New Environmentalists.CC Robert Redford narrates these intimate portraits of six passionate and dedicated environmental activists who are safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources. 11:30 Real Families, Real Answers.CC Strengthening Blended Families. 12pm McLaughlin Group.CC 12:30 WSIU InFocus. (R)

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Great Performances at the Met.CC Turandot. Director Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Puccini’s last opera stars Maria Guleghina as the ruthless Chinese princess and Marcello Giordani as Calaf, the unknown prince who eventually wins her love. 3:30 Reflections on Lincoln: Conversations With Bicentennial Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.CC Richard Carwardine, Ph.D. Part 1/6. (NEW) 4pm Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.CC 4:30 Lawrence Welk Show.CC Easter. (R) 5:30 Scholastic Hi-Q. Gibault (Waterloo) vs. Freeburg (2nd Round). 6pm America’s Heartland.CC 6:30 OpenRoad.CC Alcatraz and Chinatown. 7pm Nature.CC Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds. When animals of astounding ability connect with each other and the world around them – like the violent collision of cheetah with gazelle – there is a “moment of impact.” Nature explores the bioengineering of “how animals work.” Part 1/2. 8pm Masterpiece Classic.CC Sharpe’s Peril. Colonel Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) leads a ragtag party of civilians and soldiers on a march across India. Little does he know that he will stumble across a massive opium trafficking ring. Part 2/2. 10pm Studio A Presents. Ryne Teston. 10:30 Luther.CC Joseph Fiennes stars as Martin Luther, the 16th century priest who led the Christian Reformation and whose defiant actions changed the world.

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12am Masterpiece Classic.CC Sharpe’s Peril. Part 2/2. (R) 2am American Masters.CC I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. (R) 3am Street Stops Here.CC (R) 4:30 Crown of the Continent – Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 2/3. 8pm The Mormons.CC This documentary explores the richness, complexities, and controversies of one of America’s fastest growing religions. Church leaders, members, writers, and critics share their views. Part 1/2. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Survival: Lives in the Balance.CC Part 1/4.


April 6

Tuesday

12am The Mormons.CC Part 1/2. (R) 2am Masterpiece Classic.CC Sharpe’s Peril. Part 2/2. (R) 4am Nature.CC Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds. Part 1/2. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. NOVA marks the 400th anniversary of the telescope with this two-part special that examines how the telescope has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. What began as a curiosity – two spectacle lenses held a foot apart – ultimately revolutionized human thought across science, philosophy, and religion. Part 1/2. 8pm The Mormons.CC Part two examines the contemporary realities of the Mormon church in areas such as mission work, theology, ritual, and doctrine. Part 2/2. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Next American Dream.CC As the urban core of cities across the country come back to life, people are returning to the American downtown. What has caused this lifestyle change – and why did we abandon downtowns to begin with?

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12am The Mormons.CC Part 2/2. (R) 2am The Mormons.CC Part 1/2. (R) 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 2/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm The Buddha.CC Filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of Siddhartha Gautama, a mysterious Indian sage whose ancient journey seems to parallel our own bewildering era of violent change and spiritual confusion. Poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama share their insights. Richard Gere narrates. 9pm Independent Lens.CC Unmistaken Child. Lama Konchog was considered the greatest Tibetan mediator of the 20th century. When he died in 2001, his shy disciple Tenzin Zopa was appointed to lead the search for the reincarnation of his late Master. Tenzin is transformed from a modest servant into a passionate spiritual leader, only to become a disciple again once the child is found.

10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WSIU InFocus. (R)

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12am The Buddha.CC (R) 2am The Mormons.CC Part 2/2. (R) 4am NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. Part 1/2. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm Saluki SportsView. Mid-Spring Semester Sports Review. 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 1/16; Building Campfire Pit; Installing Range Hood and Microwave Oven. 8pm Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist.CC Shot over a three year period in the Molecular Biology lab at Columbia University Medical Center, this program presents a candid look into the world of today’s scientists, focusing on a trio of irrepressible student scientists as they go through the emotional ups and downs of doctoral training. 9pm Soundstage.CC B.B. King. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. Part 1/2. (R)

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12am This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 1/16; Building Campfire Pit; Installing Range Hood and Microwave Oven. (R) 1am Eyes on the Prize: American Experience.CC Ain’t Scared of Your Jails 1960-1961; No Easy Walk 1961-1963. 3am The Buddha.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC 7:30 NOW On PBS.CC 8pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 2/3. (R) 9pm WSIU InFocus. The Tragedy of Bataan: Jan Thompson. Jak Tichenor talks with filmmaker and SIUC Radio-TV associate professor Jan Thompson about her new documentary, The Tragedy of Bataan. 9:30 The Tragedy of Bataan. See article on pages 4-5. 10pm Bill Moyers Journal.CC 11pm Charlie Rose.CC

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12am Washington Week.CC (R) 12:30 NOW on PBS.CC (R) 1am Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R)

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Eyes on the Prize: American Experience.CC Ain’t Scared of Your Jails 1960-1961; No Easy Walk 1961-1963. (R) This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 1/16; Building Campfire Pit; Installing Range Hood and Microwave Oven. (R) See Daytime Schedule. Quilting Arts.CC Sewing With Nancy.CC Amish Quilts. Part 2/2. Victory Garden.CC Dark. Woodsmith Shop.CC Routing Deadon Dovetails. Part 1/2. This Old House.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 1/16. Ask This Old House.CC Building a Campfire Pit; Installing Range Hood & Microwave Oven. Hometime.CC TBA. Garden Smart.CC (ENDS) Best of the Joy of Painting.CC Ocean Sunset. Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art.CC Bella. Part 5/5. Moment of Luxury.CC Country Weekend. Healthy Flavors.CC Healthy Mediterranean. (NEW) b. organic with Michele Beschen.CC At the Office. Everyday Food.CC Hand Held. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated.CC Meat and Potatoes for Company. MotorWeek.CC TBA. Rick Steves’ Europe Classics.CC Athens and the Peloponnese. Lawrence Welk.CC Songs of Jimmy McHugh. Globe Trekker.CC Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank. (NEW SEASON) Masterpiece Mystery.CC Foyle’s War IV: Bleak Midwinter. When a young woman is found dead at a munitions factory, Foyle (Michael Kitchen) suspects her death is an industrial accident. But when another woman is brutally murdered in town, he begins to suspect that the two deaths are linked. Part 3/4. Austin City Limits.CC Kings of Leon; Roky Erickson. Sun Studio Sessions.CC Amber Rubarth.

Sunday

12am NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. Part 1/2. (R) 1am Independent Lens.CC Unmistaken Child. (R) 2:30 Remembered Earth: New Mexico’s High Desert.CC


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Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) See Daytime Schedule. Scholastic Hi-Q. Gibault (Waterloo) vs. Freeburg (2nd Round). (R) Nature.CC Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds. Part 1/2. (R) Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure.CC Liquid Assets explores hidden issues within essential infrastructure that manages water, wastewater, and storm water. The program also examines the risks and challenges posed by our nation’s aging water systems and introduces 21st-century solutions that communities across the United States are adopting. McLaughlin Group.CC WSIU InFocus. The Tragedy of Bataan: Jan Thompson. (R) The Tragedy of Bataan. (R) Street Stops Here.CC This program profiles legendary high school basketball coach Bob Hurley, Sr. and documents his mission to keep the doors open at St. Anthony High School, a poor, inner-city Catholic school in Jersey City, New Jersey. (R) Reflections on Lincoln: Conversations With Bicentennial Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.CC Eric Foner, Ph.D. Part 2/6. Reflections on Lincoln: Conversations With Bicentennial Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.CC Harold Holzer. Part 3/6. Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.CC Lawrence Welk Show.CC Songs of Jimmy McHugh. (R) Scholastic Hi-Q. Massac County (Metropolis) vs. Frankfort (West Frankfort) (2nd Round). America’s Heartland.CC OpenRoad.CC Catalina. Nature.CC Moment of Impact: Jungle. The natural world is filled with unique moments, like the lightening-fast strike of a deadly snake or the amazing dexterity of an elephant’s trunk. But how do these creatures accomplish such extraordinary feats? Nature uses the latest technologies to answer this question and other mysteries about the nature of animals. Part 2/2. Masterpiece Classic.CC The Diary of Anne Frank. The most accurate-ever adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving account of life hiding from the Nazis stars newcomer Ellie Kendrick as a maturing teenager who undergoes an extraordinary ordeal. Studio A Presents. TBA.

Masterpiece Classic: The Diary of Anne Frank 4/11, 8pm • Darlow Smithson Productions

10:30 Running Dry.CC Narrated by Jane Seymour, Running Dry explores how people around the globe gain access to safe, sustainable drinking water and adequate sanitation. Inspired by former Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon’s book Tapped Out: The Coming World Crisis in Water and What We Can Do About It.

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12am Masterpiece Classic.CC The Diary of Anne Frank. (R) 2am The Buddha.CC (R) 4am 400 Years of the Telescope.CC 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 3/3. 8pm The Polio Crusade: American Experience.CC In 1950, 33,000 Americans fell victim to polio - half of them under the age of 10. This revealing program interweaves personal accounts of survivors with the story of a crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists raced to find a cure. 9pm Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands. CC Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust? Rob Satloff, head of a Washington policy center, sets out on a journey to find an Arab hero whose story could change the way Arabs view Jews and themselves. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Survival: Lives in the Balance.CC Part 2/4.

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12am The Polio Crusade: American Experience.CC (R) 1am Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 3/3. (R) 2am Masterpiece Classic.CC The Diary of Anne Frank. (R) 4am Nature.CC Moment of Impact: Jungle. Part 2/2. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. Housed in space-age cathedrals or orbiting high above the Earth, today’s telescopes have paved the way for a new generation of ever-larger telescopes that are poised to reveal answers to questions about our universe – and, to raise new questions. Part 2/2. 8pm Frontline.CC TBA. 9pm Independent Lens.CC Blessed is the Match. Joan Allen narrates this profile of Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet, diarist, paratrooper, and resistance fighter who was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the Nazis. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?CC Jane Seymour returns in this special focusing on drought in the American Southwest.

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12am Frontline.CC TBA. (R) 1am NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. Part 2/2. (R) 2am The Polio Crusade: American Experience.CC (R) 3am Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands. CC (R) 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 3/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm When Families Grieve.CC Families coping with the death of a parent learn strategies that can help them move forward while keeping the memories of their loved one alive. 8pm Worse Than War.CC Based on Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s book of the same title, this documentary steps back to focus on the general phenomenon of genocide – offering insights about its dimensions, patterns, and causes, and its tragic role in politics and human affairs. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC


April 19

11pm History Detective.CC Coney Island Lion; Legacy of a Doll; Ballet Shoes.

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12am Worse Than War.CC (R) 2am Independent Lens.CC Blessed is the Match. (R) 3am Frontline.CC TBA. (R) 4am NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. Part 2/2. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WSIU InFocus. Corvette Funfest; Shawnee Energy Fest.

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12am This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 2/16; Installing Home Intercom System; EnergyEfficient Fireplace. 1am Eyes on the Prize: American Experience.CC Mississippi: Is This America? 1963-1964; Bridge to Freedom 1965. 3am When Families Grieve.CC (R) 4am Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands. CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. Corvette Funfest; Shawnee Energy Fest. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC 7:30 NOW on PBS.CC 8pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Denver, CO. Part 3/3. (R) 9pm WSIU InFocus. 9:30 Bill Moyers Journal.CC 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC

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Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) Eyes on the Prize: American Experience.CC Mississippi: Is This America? 1963-1964; Bridge to Freedom 1965. (R) 4am This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 2/16; Installing Home Intercom System; EnergyEfficient Fireplace. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 10:30 TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 12pm Woodsmith Shop.CC Routing Deadon Dovetails. Part 2/2. 12:30 This Old House.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 2/16.

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Earth Days: American Experience 4/19, 8pm • Photo: Robert Stone Productions

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Ask This Old House.CC Installing Home Intercom System; EnergyEfficient Fireplace. 1:30 Hometime.CC 2-9pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 10pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

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12am NOVA.CC Hunting the Edge of Space. Part 2/2. (R) 1am Frontline.CC TBA. (R) 2am House of Life: The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.CC 3am Washington Week.CC (R) 3:30 NOW on PBS.CC (R) 4am Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 9:30 Scholastic Hi-Q. Massac County (Metropolis) vs. Frankfort (West Frankfort) (2nd Round). (R) 10am TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 12pm McLaughlin Group.CC 12:30 WSIU InFocus. (R) 1pm Scholastic Hi-Q. Carbondale vs. Fairfield (Quarterfinal 1). 1:30 TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 3-8pm TBA. Check wsiu.org for update. 9pm Masterpiece Classic.CC Small Island. This adaptation of Andrea Levy’s best-selling novel tells the moving saga of two couples – one Jamaican, one English – whose lives intertwine in both friendship and tragic misunderstanding in postWWII Britain. Naomie Harris and David Oyelowo star as the Jamaican immigrants. Ruth Wilson and Benedict Cumberbatch are their English landlords. Part 1/2. 10:30 TBA. Check wsiu.org for update.

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12am Masterpiece Classic.CC Small Island. Part 1/2. (R) 1:30 Smitten.CC 2am Worse Than War.CC (R) 4am Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands. CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Phoenix, AZ. Part 1/3. 8pm Earth Days: American Experience. CC Director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s, including the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s incendiary bestseller Silent Spring. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Survival: Lives in the Balance.CC Part 3/4.

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Tuesday

12am Earth Days: American Experience. CC (R) 2am Masterpiece Classic.CC Small Island. Part 1/2. (R) 3:30 Smitten.CC (R) 4am Nature.CC Frogs: The Thin Green Line. 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm NOVA.CC The Big Energy Gamble. Arnold Schwarzenegger is betting on green, but will his gamble pay off? NOVA examines everything the state of California is doing – from energy conservation and efficiency to the development of new sources of carbon-free power – to find out how the rest of the country can join in their aggressive pursuit of a sustainable energy future. 8pm Frontline.CC TBA. 9pm Independent Lens.CC Dirt! It’s under our feet and under our fingernails, but what is it? And how did it get there? Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Nature.CC Frogs: The Thin Green Line. Large-scale die-offs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save whatever populations they can. (R)


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12am Frontline.CC TBA. (R) 1am NOVA.CC The Big Energy Gamble. (R) 2am Earth Days: American Experience. CC (R) 4am Antiques Roadshow.CC Phoenix, AZ. Part 1/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Through a Dog’s Eyes.CC Each year, hundreds of people find hope through a handful of organizations across the country that train service dogs for people with disabilities. This film follows the journey of recipients as they go through the heartwarming and sometimes difficult process of receiving and becoming acclimated to a service dog. 8pm P.O.V.CC Food, Inc. Filmmaker Robert Kenner’s exposé on the link between our nation’s food supply and corporations reveals surprising – and often shocking truths – about what we eat and how it’s produced. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Illinois Lawmakers. Spring Session I. (TENTATIVE) 11:30 WSIU InFocus. (R)

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P.O.V. Food, Inc. (R) Independent Lens.CC Dirt! (R) Frontline.CC TBA. (R) NOVA.CC The Big Energy Gamble. (R) See Daytime Schedule. River Region Evening Edition.CC Nightly Business Report.CC PBS NewsHour.CC This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 3/16; Utilizing Outdoor Living Space; Installing Fiber Cement Siding. 8pm Earth Days: American Experience. CC (R) 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm NOVA.CC The Big Energy Gamble. (R)

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12am This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 3/16; Utilizing Outdoor Living Space; Installing Fiber Cement Siding. (R) 1am Earth Days: American Experience. CC (R) 3am Independent Lens.CC Dirt! (R) 4am Through a Dog’s Eyes.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC

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NOW on PBS.CC Antiques Roadshow.CC Phoenix, AZ. Part 1/3. (R) 9pm WSIU InFocus. 9:30 Bill Moyers Journal.CC 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC

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Saturday

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Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) Earth Days: American Experience. CC (R) This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 3/16; Utilizing Outdoor Living Space; Installing Fiber Cement Siding. (R) See Daytime Schedule. Quilting Arts.CC Sewing With Nancy.CC Retro Hankies. Part 1/2. Victory Garden.CC Edible. Woodsmith Shop.CC Easy Cabinet Construction. This Old House.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 3/16. Ask This Old House.CC Utilizing Outdoor Living Space; Installing Fiber Cement Siding. Hometime.CC TBA. P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home.CC The 12 Principles. (NEW) Best of the Joy of Painting.CC Graceful Waterfall. Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art.CC Where’s the Worm? Part 1/4. Moment of Luxury.CC Galveston, TX. Healthy Flavors.CC Locally Grown. b. organic with Michele Beschen.CC Kids Can, Too. Everyday Food.CC New Ground. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated.CC Rolls and Loaves. MotorWeek.CC TBA. Rick Steves’ Europe Classics.CC Greek Islands. Lawrence Welk.CC Big Band Days. Globe Trekker.CC Senegal & Cape Verde. Masterpiece Mystery.CC Foyle’s War IV: Casualties of War. Searching for his missing goddaughter and taking care of her son are keeping Foyle (Michael Kitchen) busy. To add to the pressure, his boss wants him to work on stamping out illegal gaming along the South Coast, beginning with the murder of a local gambler found near a military research center. Part 4/4. Austin City Limits.CC Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel. Sun Studio Sessions.CC Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

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NOVA.CC The Big Energy Gamble. (R) Frontline.CC TBA. (R) Green Builders.CC Washington Week.CC (R) NOW on PBS.CC (R) Bill Moyers Journal.CC (R) See Daytime Schedule. Scholastic Hi-Q. Carbondale vs. Fairfield (Quarterfinal 1). (R) Nature.CC Frogs: The Thin Green Line. (R) Growing Greener Schools.CC Learn how the green-school movement can become a significant contributor to improving our nation’s environmental and public health. McLaughlin Group.CC WSIU InFocus. (R) Spartans.CC Hosted by historian Bettany Hughes, this program explores ancient Sparta’s culture, history, and downfall despite battle-hardened warriors, martially trained children, and powerful, liberated women. Reflections on Lincoln: Conversations With Bicentennial Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.CC Philip B. Kunhardt. Part 4/6. Reflections on Lincoln: Conversations With Bicentennial Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.CC Robert Provost, Jr. Part 5/6. Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.CC Lawrence Welk Show.CC Big Band Days. (R) Scholastic Hi-Q. Herrin vs. South Central (Quarterfinal 2). America’s Heartland.CC OpenRoad.CC Southwest. Nature.CC Fellowship of the Whales. Nature follows the first year of a humpback whale’s life as she learns the lessons of humpback life from her mother. Masterpiece Classic.CC Small Island. In London, Jamaican immigrants Hortense (Naomie Harris) and her husband, former RAF officer Gilbert Joseph, experience the painful reality of colonialism, racism, and the everyday pain that people inflict on one another. Part 2/2. Silent Monster. SIUC graduate documentary students explore the serious effects of lead in the Missouri Lead Belt, a region in southeastern Missouri that contains the highest concentration of lead metal on the planet. The program focuses on the impact of the lead industry on the quality of life of the citizens of Herculaneum. Produced in association with the SIUC RadioTelevision Documentary Unit.

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12am Masterpiece Classic.CC Small Island. Part 2/2. (R) 1:30 Tuba U: Basso Profundo.CC 2am P.O.V. Food, Inc. (R) 4am Through a Dog’s Eyes.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Phoenix, AZ. Part 2/3. 8pm My Lai: American Experience.CC What drove a company of American soldiers to dehumanize and murder more than 300 unarmed civilians? Filmmaker Barak Goodman focuses his lens on the 1968 My Lai Massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities. 9:30 A Thousand Suns: Food, Ecology, and Religion.CC The Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia are one of the world’s last bastions of biological and cultural diversity. Isolated in the African Rift Valley, it is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years. This film reveals how the unique interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the region and beyond. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Survival: Lives in the Balance.CC Part 4/4.

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Tuesday

12am My Lai: American Experience.CC (R) 1:30 Rosevelt’s America.CC 2am Masterpiece Classic.CC Small Island. Part 2/2. (R) 3:30 Tuba U: Basso Profundo.CC (R) 4am Nature.CC Fellowship of the Whales. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm NOVA.CC Mind Over Money. NOVA presents a penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the economic crash of 2008. Entertaining real-life experiments also reveal how too many spending choices and the way they’re framed can overwhelm consumers’ ability to make rational decisions.

Frontline.CC TBA. Independent Lens.CC Garbage Dreams. Three teenage boys born into the trash trade grow up in the world’s largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will affect his future and the survival of his community. 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm Dhamma Brothers.CC East meets West in the Deep South. In this dramatic tale of human potential and transformation, a group of prison inmates in an overcrowded, maximum-security prison in Alabama enter into an intensive 10-day silent meditation program, challenging the assumption that prisons are a place of punishment rather than a place for rehabilitation.

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Frontline.CC TBA. (R) NOVA.CC Mind Over Money. (R) My Lai: American Experience.CC (R) Rosevelt’s America.CC (R) Antiques Roadshow.CC Phoenix, AZ. Part 2/3. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Great Performances.CC Hamlet From the Royal Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare’s tortured Danish prince receives a contemporary spin in this critically-acclaimed production from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring David Tennant as Hamlet, Patrick Stewart as Claudius, Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius, Penny Downie as Gertrude, and Mariah Gale as Ophelia. 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 Illinois Lawmakers. Spring Session II. (TENTATIVE)

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12am Great Performances.CC Hamlet From the Royal Shakespeare Company. (R) 3:30 Tuba U: Basso Profundo.CC (R) 4am NOVA.CC Mind Over Money. (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm River Region Evening Edition.CC 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 4/16; Installing Aluminum Gutters and Downspouts; Energy-Efficient Washer/Dryer.

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Welcome, Underwriters! Program underwriting is an important source of community funding for WSIU Public Television. Please join us in thanking the underwriters who recently began or renewed their partnerships with WSIU. Learn more about these and other underwriters online at wsiu.org.

SIU Credit Union Women for Health and Wellness, Inc. For information about how to become a TV underwriter, call (618) 453-4286.

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Independent Lens.CC No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos. Cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond escaped the brutal Soviet oppression of the Hungarian Revolution to take Hollywood by storm – rising to fame with classic films like Easy Rider, Deliverance, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This film presents an intimate portrait of the 50-year journey of two giants of modern image-making and the deep bond of brotherhood that transcended every imaginable boundary. Produced by SIUC graduate James Chressanthis (M.F.A., Art). 9:30 Sun Studio Sessions.CC Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. (R) 10pm Charlie Rose.CC 11pm NOVA.CC Mind Over Money. (R)

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12am This Old House Hour.CC Newton Centre Project, Part 4/16; Installing Aluminum Gutters and Downspouts; Energy-Efficient Washer/Dryer. (R) 1am Great Performances.CC Hamlet From the Royal Shakespeare Company. (R) 4:30 Tuba U: Basso Profundo.CC (R) 5am See Daytime Schedule. 5pm WSIU InFocus. (R) 5:30 Nightly Business Report.CC 6pm PBS NewsHour.CC 7pm Washington Week.CC 7:30 NOW on PBS.CC 8pm Antiques Roadshow.CC Phoenix, AZ. Part 2/3. (R) 9pm WSIU InFocus. 9:30 Bill Moyers Journal.CC 10:30 Charlie Rose.CC 11:30 WorldFocus.CC


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UNDERWRITER PROFILE Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Clockwise from top left: Frontier Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Wabash Valley College, and Olney Central College. Photos: IECC.

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llinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) is a community college system in southeast Illinois, offering certificates and Associate Degrees in Transfer and Career and Technical Programs. The IECC system consists of four colleges: Frontier Community College in Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Olney Central College in Olney, and Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel. Several of IECC’s associate degree and certificate programs can be obtained online. IECC also provides workforce education training statewide.

According to Pam Schwartz, Associate Dean for Institutional Development, “IECC’s mission is to provide excellence in teaching, learning, public service, and economic development. We believe that WSIU Public Broadcasting also embraces a similar mission in their excellent selection of programming for the public, and like IECC, does so at a very effective cost.” IECC helps to underwrite WSIU-TV’s student-produced Scholastic Hi-Q, a competitive game show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams. “This type of programming reinforces the IECC mission and supports our local high schools in their educational endeavors,” says Schwartz. “It was a perfect fit for IECC to sponsor Scholastic Hi-Q, and the reaction from the community about our WSIU sponsorship is always positive.” Scholastic Hi-Q airs on WSIU-TV Sunday evenings from September through May, with repeats the following Sunday

morning. Reflecting upon the importance of community support for WSIU, Pam says “Public broadcasting offers a wide range of programs that support education, the arts, excellent documentaries, and children’s educational programs without the influence of product advertising or commercials.” When asked which programs she or her colleagues enjoy on WSIU she replies, “I imagine that IECC staff and employees personally enjoy many of the WSIU programs. I know several of our faculty members use the programs as teaching tools for their classes. A few of my own favorites are Masterpiece Theatre, Antiques Roadshow, and the recent National Parks documentary, as well as the science programs. I am also enjoying the Julia Child series once again, as I was a diehard fan the first time around. It is just too hard to narrow it down to a few programs to list!” More information about each of the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges can be found online at www.iecc.edu.

A Healthy Day For You (or Someone You Love) H E A L T H H ealthcare and healthy living issues are a key focus for WSIU’s programming and community outreach initiatives, which is why we are proud to co-sponsor the annual Women’s Teen Health Conference, which was held on Saturday, February 20, and the upcoming Southern Illinois Men’s Health Conference, scheduled for Saturday, March 20. Both conferences are at John A. Logan College in Carterville. A Southern Illinois Women’s Conference will follow on September 18. On March 20, all men over the age of 18 are encouraged to register for the 2nd Annual Southern Illinois Men’s Conference where they will have the opportunity to learn about special health issues, including sleep physiology, cardiovascular disease, prostate and colon health, healthy habits, relationships, and financial planning.

Registration includes free health screenings for vision, hearing, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, cardiovascular risk assessment, skin cancer, and more. Plus, over 30 exhibitors will provide information about men’s health services in southern Illinois. Lunch is also included. You can register online at www.simenshealth.org or call (618) 985-9210. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. Be sure to visit the WSIU table, where we will distribute health programming and educational materials. These will include an expanded list of public media web resources that invite participants to learn more about a wide variety of topics, from news and public affairs to history and health-related issues, as well as educational issues aimed at teachers, parents, and caregivers.

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Engineer Jack L. Hammer (right) stands in front of the engineering quality monitoring station. Photo: Rachel Snow.

In this view looking towards the hallway entry to WSIU TV Master Control (top right), the room has been gutted and available space restructured to accommodate the new automation equipment. Photo: Monica Tichenor.

TV Master Control Goes Digital

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t’s said that good things come to those who wait – and thanks in large part to the financial contributions of WSIU’s supporters, and the hard work and patience of our technical staff – the wait will soon be over for TV Master Control’s digital transformation. For the past two years, WSIU has steadily forged ahead on efforts to transform TV Master Control from a manual analog system into a fullyautomated, state-of-the-art, server-based facility that will control the operation of our three digital television stations 24 hours each day. “The video/audio installation of our new automation package is nearing completion,” says Terry Harvey, WSIU’s Technology and Planning director. “In addition to being able to locally program our own digital channels, including inserting local programs, station breaks, and messaging, we’ll also be able to control all of our TV station operations. This includes the recording and delivery of high-definition (HD) and standarddefinition (SD) broadcast programming, and storing and managing of our on-air video assets in a computerized media database.” Located on a computer server in TV Master Control, the media database will allow for much more efficient data management. For example, by communicating directly with the database, WSIU’s broadcast traffic/scheduling office will be able to coordinate on-air schedules for programming, recordings, station

and program promos, and underwriting announcements. The server-based system also will allow for high-speed file exchanges, as well as more reliable data preservation and longevity. Efforts also are underway to transfer our local media assets from beta videotape to the new media database.

Bob Colcord, a project manager from Duncan Video Inc., which provides customized design, integration, and installation of broadcast systems, works on equipment and wiring installation. Photo: Rachel Snow.

WSIU’s Engineering, Master Control, Traffic, and Information Technology staff will receive hands-on training with the new digital equipment, but the learning curve will likely continue over the next year as we fine-tune the system. “It will take time to train staff on the equipment and to help them adjust to their new roles,” says Harvey. “We’ll be replacing outmoded operational practices related to TV Master Control with operations that are much better suited to our new computer-based video/audio infrastructure.”

Terry Harvey, Technology and Planning Director, points out server equipment which allows WSIU to record and play back program content without using tape machines. Photo: Rachel Snow.

It’s been 10 years since broadcast stations were tasked with full conversion to digital by the Federal Communications Commission. As we approach this next phase in our television operation, we look forward to enhanced service to our viewers both in terms of overall quality and in terms of service to the community. Through wider choice in program offerings and greater depth in terms of subject matter explored, WSIU will continue to meet the needs of the region as your PBS station.

Engineer Mark Constable (left) configuring TV Master Control’s new 32 input-K2 video signal monitoring system. Photo: Rachel Snow.


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