Austin City LimitsTom Waits | Friday, 9 p.m.
Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979.
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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Classic GospelGaither Vocal Band: I Do Believe | Saturday, 6 p.m.
The Gaither Vocal Band steps into the spotlight to perform at the historic Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. In baritone/comedian Mark Lowry's final appearance as a member of the group, tenor David Phelps wows with "Hide Thou Me," and the venerable quartet sings "The Love of God," "Where No One Stands Alone" and the quartet-favorite "Oh, What A Time."
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!
Globe TrekkerFood Hour: Scandinavia | Saturday, 7 p.m.
Merrilees takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.
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.
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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Frances Murphy - Charleston, IL
"I’m very happy to support Classic Gospel ... it is important to me."
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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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I support WEIU because I know that at any time, day or night we can tune in and we can count on good, quality entertainment and good wholesome programming made available to us. WEIU is what I consider to be a family friendly television station because I know that if my children or grandchildren are visiting and they enter the room where I'm watching TV, I don't have to worry about anything inappropriate being on my TV screen. I know that I can trust WEIU and I love that!
-- Sam, Ashmore
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Jamie Miller - Downtown Effingham
Jamie Miller looks back at the long history of the downtown Effingham business district, from multiple generations running the same stores to the new entrepreneurs and events keeping the downtown the center of a vibrant community.
Jamie 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!
Cynthia Wise - Tuscan Hills Winery
One of the newer businesses in Effingham, the Tuscan Hills Winery has become a place to go for drink, food and much more. Cynthia Wise explains how this place’s atmosphere is a reflection of its owners.
Cynthia 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!