Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle ChoirFeaturing Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies | Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a Christmas concert of holiday favorites.
In The Americas with David YetmanThursday | 6:30 p.m.
Archaeologists have only recently begun to restore the important Maya city of Ceibal, situated along the Passion River deep in the Peten forest of Guatemala. We travel to the site with scientists directing the latest excavations and visit the homes of the Maya workers who are restoring the site.
In The Americas with David YetmanThe Rainforest Nisei: Japanese Immigrants in the Amazon | Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
In the early 1920s, a small group of Japanese peasants received a land grant deep in the vast forests of the Amazon. Today their descendents have become prosperous farmers, raising tropical crops and pepper, all the while protecting large tracts of primary tropical forest.
Front and CenterDierks Bentley | Friday, 8 p.m.
The 11-time Grammy Award nominee and six-time CMA Award nominee is joined on stage by some of Nashville’s best-known songwriters — Jim Beavers, Ross Copperman, Brett James and Jon Randall — for the 10th anniversary celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series. The taping included acoustic performances and stories about many of the songs performed, including hits “What Was I Thinking,” “Drunk on a Plane” and “I Hold On.”
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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Christmas in Alsacewith Chef Hubert Keller | Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Chef Keller shows us where he grew up, above a patisserie his family used to own. We stop in to meet Remy Schall, the new owner who is making a buche de Noel for the upcoming Christmas dinner. The culinary tour continues with a trip to the most famous jam maker in France, Christine Ferber, and a stop at Chef Keller's favorite restaurant where he introduces us to Alsatian specialties. On the way home, Chef Keller and his wife enjoy a performance of fire dancers at the Christmas Market. The next day, Chef Keller and his brother make an Alsatian onion pie for the Christmas dinner. Finally, it's the Christmas dinner Chef Keller has planned for family and friends.
Arctic AirA Greenlandic Journey with the 109th | Friday, 9 p.m.
This program captures the commitment of scientists and military flight crews in a frozen land of incredible beauty but where danger always lurks. Meet the men and women who transport supplies, cargo and staff to and from Greenland in temperatures that threaten to freeze their planes' fuel and hydraulic fluid. See the camps where American and international teams of scientists seek to unlock mysteries of the past buried deep within the polar ice cap to help provide answers to some of today's most important questions about climate change and global warning. The environment is harsh and the specialized training is intense, they are dedicated to this unique and critical mission on behalf of our planet. This is an adventure not to be missed!
Tracks of ImaginationWednesday | 8 p.m.
It's not the holidays without a fantastic model train. This December, ride the miniature rails as we follow the creative team of Applied Imagination. This Alexandria, Kentucky-based studio creates spectacular holiday and seasonal train displays that delight crowds at botanical gardens across the United States. Their work has delighted visitors to botanical gardens in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, and many other cities. These spectacular holiday and seasonal garden railway displays combine model trains with an array of miniature buildings-many of them city landmarks, all of which are historically accurate, architecturally correct, and created completely from botanical materials. The program also focuses on founder Paul Busse and his lifelong love of trains and shows the collaborative process that he and his team undertake to envision, create, and install one of their elaborate displays.
A Craftsman's LegacyGlass Blowing | Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Host Eric Gorges visits a friend, April Wagner, a glassblower working in abstract art. Eric and April discuss the connection between making a sacrifice when starting up a business and the give-and-take that successful craft people must make and the rewards that eventually come. Eric learns how hot a glass studio can get and how to make a glass cup.
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.
Frances Murphy - Charleston, IL
"I have enjoyed quilting, so the programs on WEIU for sewing are inspirational to me because it's an education."
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Tami and Kaylee - Westfield, IL
"I really do enjoy learning; education is really important. I remember reading Dr. Seuss books to the other kindergartners who couldn't read them yet."
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Jana Johnson - Membership Manager
When Did You Start at WEIU? August 2006
What Does WEIU Mean to You? Local and national family-friendly radio and television.
Favorite Show on WEIU-TV: Hands down ... Heartland Highways! From the first time I watched, I was hooked; it takes me places in Illinois that I never knew existed. FYI: The hosts of HH (Lori Casey and Kate Pleasant) are as nice in person as they are on the show!
What have you learned while working at WEIU? That local is so important! WEIU has the opportunity to inform and involve the people who live in and around Central Illinois. The staff at WEIU take our jobs very seriously and we believe in communication with our viewers.
Why should someone become a member of WEIU? This is an easy question. If you value family friendly television and radio, then you should be honored to support your local television station. Where else can you have such amazing programming? Turn to WEIU-TV to enjoy educational children's programming, travel around the world and discover music, dance, food and entertainment. In addition to that, tune in to stay informed on what's going on around our community with a LIVE news broadcast Monday-Friday at 5:30 p.m., and watch our local programs such as Heartland Highways, The Paw Report, Four Rivers Ag Report, Being Well, @ Issue, and Hobbies, Crafts and Collectibles. The WEIU radio station is Hit-Mix 88.9. Most days there is LIVE on-air talent from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Hit-Mix plays the widest variety of the biggest and best artists, and they play a little bit of country as well!
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Leanne Noland - Centenary United Methodist Church
Leanne Noland and Glen Bower tell the history of Cententary United Methodist Church, which was founded in Ewington and is believed to be the oldest congregation in the county. Today they continue to serve the community from their church located on East Grove Street.
Leanne 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!
Eldon Ooton - WWII Veterans Awards
Longtime resident of Effingham County, Eldon Ooton, chronicles his time serving his country in World War II, and the accolades that came with it.
Eldon 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!