Super SkyscrapersThe Billionaire Building | Thursday, 7 p.m.
Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. “One57” follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the-art interiors — double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.
Masterpiece ClassicMr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part 3 | Monday, 8 p.m.
The start of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the male staff. Ladies organize a benefit for refugees. Leclair has a mysterious obsession.
NatureMy Bionic Pet | Tuesday, 7 p.m.
The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks or tails because of disease, accidents or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive.
Amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering and technology can provide just what they need, and scientists are finding that innovations created in the process are benefitting both animals and humans. Meet these inspiring animals and the remarkable individuals whose work has helped them live their lives again.
Easter ParadeSaturday | 8 p.m.
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner and make his former partner jealous. He's determined to prove that he can make any partner a star.
Starring: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford
Restoring a MasterpieceThe Renovation of the Eastman Theatre | Sunday, 9 p.m.
Philip Seymour Hoffman narrates this documentary about the history and restoration of Rochester's Eastman Theatre. The theater opened in 1922 as a silent-movie house, but eventually became home to a music school and philharmonic orchestra. Included: archival photos, film and video; performances by Eastman School of Music students and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cool Spaces!Libraries | Sunday, 8 p.m.
Seattle Public Library; South Mountain Community Library in Phoenix; and Hunt Library in Raleigh.
Globe TrekkerFood Hour: Spice Trails | Friday, 7 p.m.
Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations.
Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka’s sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world’s flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean.
Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa.
New Noon ProgrammingWeekdays on WEIU
We've recently tweaked our 12 p.m. lineup for weekdays on WEIU! Each day of the week we'll offer something a little different, so make sure you tune in every day for a variety of programming:
- Mondays: Martha Stewart's Cooking School
- Inspired by the eponymous best-selling book, Martha Stewart's Cooking School will give home cooks a culinary master class with Martha herself. Each week, she will demonstrate classic cooking techniques and basics. Using her signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process, Martha illustrates cooking fundamentals that everyone should know: from roasting and poaching to braising and blanching. In addition, Martha shares tips in every 30-minute episode, inspiring and educating home cooks everywhere.
- Tuesdays: Quilting Arts
- Quilting Arts TV is a national PBS television program hosted by Quilting Arts Magazine's founder, Pokey Bolton. Offering something for everyone who loves quilting, the show is where art and embellishment meet traditional quilt making. Join us every week as we cover a variety of fiber art and mixed-media techniques—from sewing, surface design, and embellishing to hand and machine stitching—as well as projects that you can make on your own, including bags, wearables, and home décor.
- Wednesdays: For Your Home
- For Your Home is a national television show about decorating, improving and, most importantly, enjoying your home and garden. The content of this show is geared towards a viewership that maintains an appreciation for traditional style, yet desires a modern more sustainable twist. For Your Home focuses on a variety of topics – from gardening to entertaining – that shares the underlying goal of infusing your home and life with classic style. Every show provides tips and doable project ideas from design expert, Vicki Payne, on transforming a drab space into a visual delight. Whether you’re interested in entertaining, decorating or renovating, For Your Home provides realistic ways to give your home true character. With colorful room settings, beautiful gardens and inspiring ideas, For Your Home serves as your very own lifestyle guide to inspiration.
- Thursdays: Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac
- America's favorite Emmy-nominated woodworking series returns for a fourth season! Follow Tommy as he turns unusual design inspiration into easy-to-follow projects for the weekend warrior and hardcore woodworker alike.
- Fridays: Just Seen It
- We are filmmakers, writers, and artists ourselves and we believe that all art is worthwhile. However, with so many different forms of entertainment competing for your attention, we are here to help you decide how best to spend your hard earned money and time.
Friday Music Block
8 p.m. - Live From the Artists Den
Sara Bareilles: Los Angeles’ historic Orpheum Theatre hosted a dynamic performance from Sara Bareilles as one thousand guests filled the downtown theater, built in 1926, to witness the singer-songwriter’s soaring set. The singer showcased her powerful, evocative vocals on such favorites as “Love Song” and “King of Anything” and her recent hit single “Brave” from her new album, The Blessed Unrest.
9 p.m. - Austin City Limits
Gary Clark, Jr./Alabama Shakes: ACL presents modern blues and soul with Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes. Austin guitarist Clark showcases his major label debut, while Alabama Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed Boys & Girls.
Sunday Lifestyle Programming Block
5 p.m. - Illinois Pioneers
The early history of Champaign, Ill., is explored by host John Paul and guests. Among the topics of discussion: the arrival of the Illinois Central Railroad in 1854, which spurred the area's growth.
5:30 p.m. - Vintage: The Never-Ending Crush
TAt Rutherford Hill, Marisa makes a last-minute decision to pick an entire vineyard of her best merlot. Meanwhile, merlot is also on the menu at Chimney Rock; and the folks at Markham Vineyards enjoy a Mexican barbecue on the crush pad.
6 p.m. - Chef's Life: Collard Green Queen
Vivian makes collard kraut with neighbors; and learns about the cabbage collard. She also hosts an event for 100 people called Terra Vita that features collards.
6:30 p.m. - The Mind of a Chef: Senegal
The influence of West Africa on Southern cuisine is explored during a visit to Senegal. Historian and chef Fati Ly leads a tour of the markets in Dakar and M'Bour; and cooks theibou yapp, a traditional Sengalese dish.
7 p.m. - Antiques Roadshow: Kansas City, Hour 3
In Kansas City, Mo., items include a 1955 Elvis Presley concert poster; an 1812 Marklin "Puritan" toy boat; and a 1919 Leon Gaspard "Portrait of Young Girl" oil painting. Also: Dorothea Lange photography is discussed.
Sandy Roberts - Champaign, IL
"I enjoy watching Heartland Highways because the two women on that show take you all over the state. You always learn a lot by watching that show."
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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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Rob Calhoun - Radio Production Supervisor
When Did You Start at WEIU? September 2004 (part-time); October 2006 (full-time)
What Does WEIU Mean to You? WEIU is unique because it offers a variety of things that are different from other stations. We have great local programming that features people in our community. I think community involvement is very important. Our commitment to the local programming is vital to our continued success.
Favorite Show on WEIU-TV: EIU Panther sports broadcasts. Is it wrong to say that since I am on the EIU women's basketball broadcasts? I also enjoy News Watch.
What have you learned while working at WEIU? That we have some of the greatest and hardest working students around. Their dedication to the station astounds me every day I come to work. They are very passionate about what they do and it shows in their work.
Why should someone become a member of WEIU? It is very important to support your local station. With state and federal funding being cut, it becomes more difficult to provide programming. With the help of our members, we can continue to grow and give them great, family-friendly choices.
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