Masterpiece: Classic!Season 2, Episodes 5 & 6 | Monday, 8 & 9 p.m.
Episode 5: An heirloom watch incites sales, seduction and sorcery at the Paradise. The protagonists find themselves in new roles.
Episode 6: Moray and Tom raise the stakes in their battle for The Paradise. Denise pursues her own plan. Lovett suffers a crisis.
A Chef's LifeR-E-S-P-E-C-T the Butterbean | Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Burgers. Oysters. Beer. Vivian and Ben are on the cusp of opening their new restaurant, the Boiler Room, and they’re facing a new challenge: how to make a veggie burger stand out. Vivian chooses the beloved butterbean as the star of her new burger, but quickly learns that the bean is a straight up diva — the Aretha Franklin of the legume family — when it comes to growing conditions. After a wet spring, Warren’s patch is abysmal, but with the help of onions and gouda, eggplant and garlic, Vivian’s butterbean burger is the talk of opening night.
All-Star OrchestraMusic for the Theatre | Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from the Firebird; Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2; Bright Sheng: Prelude to Black Swan. The legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev of Les Ballet Russes commissioned from Stravinsky and Ravel some of the greatest music for the ballet. His influence stretched from St. Petersburg to Paris to the New York City Ballet, founded by Diaghilev's collaborator Georges Balanchine. Former NYCB Composer in Residence Bright Sheng captures the beauty of the dance with his Prelude to Black Swan.What Makes A Masterpiece? | Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; Philip Glass: Harmonium Mountain. This program will be an exploration of the creative process, tracing the genesis of Beethoven's iconic symphony and the development of a new work by a modern master. Interactive features will show how short rhythmic and melodic motives evolve into vast symphonic organisms. Interviews will include leading Beethoven scholars and the All-Star musicians.The New World and Its Music | Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Avanti! Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvorak created some of his greatest works while living in the United States; above all, the "New World" Symphony. This program will investigate the multiple stories and influences - Native American, African-American, and Czech -that Dvorak transformed in his most forward-looking symphony. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Avanti! offers a contemporary interpretation of the American archetype of "moving on." Commentators will include author Joseph Horowitz, Dvorak expert Michael Beckerman and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.Politics and Art | Wednesday, 10 p.m.
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. Music has sometimes reflected, and at other times challenged repressive ideologies. Shostakovich abandoned the premiere of his challenging 4th symphony for fear of reprisals from the Stalinist government. His triumphant 5th Symphony was next, and the authorities were pleased. To this day the 5th is Shostakovich's most popular symphony. What is its message? What does "political music" mean today?Relationships In Music | Wednesday, 11 p.m.
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish". Robert Schumann's wife Clara was herself a gifted pianist and composer. She became a lifelong friend and source of inspiration for Schumann's protege Johannes Brahms. This program will explore the turbulent musical and emotional relationships between these three, and the masterpieces that they produced.
Antiques RoadshowJunk in the Trunk 4, Part 2 | Sunday, 7 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW packed a trunk full of additional treasures from the eight cities that made up its Season 18 tour. ROADSHOW’s bigger-than-ever 2014 season includes a second hour of never-before-seen appraisals, such as a collection of 1898 Mardi Gras invitations; Julia Child’s copper pans, ca. 1960, that Child used on her TV show; and a German violin with a Sartory bow that is appraised for $25,000 to $27,000, with $20,000 of the value in the bow alone.
A Night of GivingThursday, Nov. 20 | 7 p.m.
Showcasing Local Artists -- Supporting Local Public Television
Local artists include:
- Randy & Joy Turner from Larkfield Glass (Paris, IL)
- Jerry Rhoads (St. Joseph, IL) - Woodtuning
- Jeanette Huisinga (Casey, IL) - The Yarn Shop
- Pottery from Dwain Naragon (EIU Faculty)
This night of giving allows our viewers to give to their local public television station and in return WEIU will offer viewers a wonderful handmade thank you gift from a local artist.
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Ultimate RestorationsThe Schooner Coronet: Racing Into History | Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Built in 1885, the Coronet sailed to fame as a trans-Atlantic race winner and one of the first U.S. yachts to round Cape Horn and circumnavigate the globe. Its design is credited with forever changing U.S. commercial ship standards. This intricate restoration will take the team from the jungles of Guatemala to the harbor at St. Tropez, but the schooner finally regains its original grace, complete with a custom Steinway piano.
Beyond Geek8-Bit of Fun | Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Our host learns how to breathe new life into outdated computers by transforming them into musical instruments with a sound that's both new and old.
Globe TrekkerCentral Japan | Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Megan's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. Then it's off to Osaka, where she visits a Cat Cafe and the Kidzania theme park. Megan travels to the home of the Ninja at Iga-Ueno, visits the site of a famous Samurai battle in Sekigahara, sails to the remote island of Sado and witnesses the dramatic Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji.
Masterpiece: ContemporaryWorricker: Turks & Caicos | Saturday, 9 p.m.
Bill Nighy reprises his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker in a follow-up to the acclaimed "Page Eight." Written and directed by David Hare, the top-tier cast includes Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes. Worricker has just left his job at MI5. He escapes to the distant islands of Turks & Caicos, where an order from the CIA unexpectedly puts him back to work.
Masterpiece: Mystery!Inspector Lewis: The Lions of Nemea | Monday, 8 p.m.
After a difficult start, Lewis and Hathaway seem to have settled back into their former relationship, and Maddox has become integral to the team. Their abilities are tested as they investigate the brutal murder of Rose, an American Classics student. Suspicion immediately falls on a young professor who had recently broken off an affair with her, but as the detectives delve further into the case, they only find more secrets and murky motives.
Bill Hill - Charleston, IL
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Rob Calhoun - Radio Production Supervisor
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Maxine Dehn - The Dehn Letters
After the 1949 St. Anthony hospital fire a group of local businessmen came together to form a fundraising committee to rebuild the hospital. Maxine Dehn’s father-in-law was one of those men. Hear the story of how letters were sent to people all around the country and how those donations and others helped fund the rebuilding of St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.
Maxine would love for you to tune in to Effingham: This is Our Story on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. We hope you'll join us!
Delaine Donaldson - Effingham County Courthouse
The Effingham County courthouse served as gathering place for years and now has a new life as the home of the Effingham County Courthouse Museum. Delanie Donaldson tells the story of saving the courthouse and it’s restoration into museum for visitors to learn more about the rich history of the county.
Delaine would love for you to tune in to Effingham: This is Our Story on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. We hope you'll join us!