Austin City LimitsTom Waits | Friday, 9 p.m.
Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979.
Secrets of Scotland YardSaturday | 8 p.m.
From Dickens to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie to James Bond — no police institution in the world has caught the public imagination in the same way as Scotland Yard. The name has become synonymous with London’s police force, but actually comes from the location of the original police headquarters building. Its officers and “Bobbies” are often seen as protectors of the Royal Family and British officials, but Scotland Yard is most often associated with police detectives. Some contemporary sleuths reveal the secrets of what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and the program uncovers some grim and grisly details of detectives who have gone before.
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.
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.
Judy - Mattoon, IL
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Sandy Roberts - Champaign, IL
"I love the fact that on Saturday nights from 8 p.m. til midnight you have movies!"
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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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Tyson Reed - Legacy Harley-Davidson
What do you get when you mix Hog Lovers and Hometown Lovers? Tyson Reed tells of the Legacy Harley-Davisons’ commitment to Effingham and Effingham County and how motorcyclists may love their bikes, but they love Effingham even more.
Tyson 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!
Brad Beesley - TREC Trail
The Trec Trail has carved its way into one of the places to be in Effingham. The Trec Trail continues to grow to this day and will not only serve Effingham residents, but residents in Effingham County as the trail has expansion plans that will take it further out to the west and east of Effingham.
Brad 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!