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.
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret ServiceSaturday | 8 p.m.
Ian Fleming's James Bond and the BBC drama "Spooks" take us into a world of espionage, code-breaking, weapons and gadgets -- top secret maneuvers to protect Queen and country. But what is the real British Secret Service like?
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.
Globe TrekkerPlanet of the Apes | Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Our Trekkers visit the last strongholds of many rare and sometimes endangered species of primates. Justine heads to Thailand in search of the White-Handed Gibbon. Holly, Ian and Megan get up close and personal with the orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra, the chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia and the Mountain Gorilla in the remote mountains of Uganda. Ian glimpses the elusive Golden Bamboo Lemur on Madagascar, Eils Nevitt discovers the Black-Crowned Dwarf Marmoset - at six inches high, the world's second-smallest monkey - in the Amazon jungle, and Zay encounters two enormous and extremely rare apes in Africa: the Drill in Cameroon and the Mandrill, known as the world's largest monkey, in Gabon.
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.
Ultimate RestorationsThe Illions Supreme Carousel: A Rare Masterpiece | Tuesday, 8 p.m.
The Illions Supreme was once the largest and most spectacular carousel from renowned master carver Marcus Charles Illions, with individual horses valued in the millions today. Incredibly, its provenance faded away under weather and cheap paint and it languished in storage for almost 60 years. Piecing it back together requires engineers and artists alike, but the results are breathtaking.
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.
Beyond GeekBattle Games | Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
The Dark Ages meets Middle Earth in full-contact combat that has our host engaging in a battle that would make Tolkien proud.
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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Dale von Behrens - Mattoon, IL
"For children’s education, you're tops! A family in this area that has children should definitely be a member of WEIU."
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Kate Pleasant - Producer/Director
When Did You Start at WEIU? Summer 2007
What Does WEIU Mean to You? WEIU means a safe, family-friendly entertainment and learning source.
Favorite Show on WEIU: I have a 2-year-old, so we're really getting into Super Why and Word World. My personal favorite is a lot of our local programming because it really connects me to our community. On the national side, I'm starting to get into Downton Abbey!
What have you learned while working at WEIU?: What haven't I learned!? WEIU has taught me about valuing my community. WEIU has taken me places I never thought I would go (like an underground river for Heartland Highways). I have learned that not only is WEIU great, quality programming, but the people behind it really believe in the mission too.
Why should someone become a member of WEIU? Everyone should become a member of WEIU. I'm a member. If you value educational programming, information straight from your own backyard, and family-friendly TV, then WEIU is for you. You should know, too, that everyone behind the scenes here at the station really believes in what we do too. For us, it's personal. We're a family and we're always looking to expand, so come be a part of our story!
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-- Nancy, Sigel
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Rosie Gibbons - Effingham Rotary
Serving others is what Rotary Club is all about. And the Effingham Rotary Club is no different. Thru the experiences of some Effingham Rotarians, you will find out why they enjoy being apart of this organization.
Rosie 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!
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!