Austin City LImitsEric Church | Friday, 8 p.m.
Country music rocks on ACL with Eric Church. The country superstar performs tunes from his hit album The Outsiders.
PollyannaSaturday | 8 p.m.
After the death of her father, Pollyanna moves in with her embittered aunt. Soon, she charms everyone in the village she now calls home--except her cold-hearted aunt who refuses to see the brighter side of life. Aunt Polly, despite her vast wealth treats Pollyanna more like an stranger than a relative, but when tragedy strikes, Pollyanna's sunny outlook persuades her aunt to confront past ghosts and embrace the promise of happiness.
Ancient Roads From Christ to ConstantineBirth of a Faith | Sunday, 8 p.m.
The series begins in Bethlehem and travels throughout the Holy Land. With the Gospels as a guide, host Jonathan Phillips traces the life of Jesus from his birth, ministry, passion, and resurrection.
Dancing at the CrossroadsIrish Catskills | Sunday, 9 p.m.
The history of the Catskills, New York's famed vacation spot that served as a summer getaway for many Irish and Irish-Americans for nearly 100 years. Included: archival photos; home movies; private audio recordings; and interviews.
Notice to WEIU Viewers with DirecTV Service
We’re reaching out to you today because of an urgent issue that is impacting your ability to view WEIU programs. DirecTV has recently relocated one of its satellite receivers to an AT&T building in Decatur, which was formerly located in Springfield.
Normally, this would not be an issue, as Decatur is still in our market as defined by the FCC. However, WEIU signals do not reach this location in Decatur with the minimum quality required by the DirecTV.
As a result, DirecTV has dropped WEIU from its satellite carriage — and viewers who have previously been able to receive our unique programming like Being Well, City Spotlight, The Paw Report, NewsWatch can now no longer watch these programs at home.
As part of a must-carry agreement, DirecTV is required to fund any expenses we would incur in providing them our signal if this relocation happened before a normal renewal cycle (which it has) ... unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be happening.
This is why we need your help. Please reach out to DirecTV and request that it carries WEIU — let them know how important it is for this channel to come back in your viewing area. Please call DirecTV at 1-855-802-3473 and let them know that WEIU is an educational programming asset in your community and you can’t afford to lose it.
Judy - Mattoon, IL
"Being an avid dog lover, I’ve learned much from the veterinarian guests you’ve had on The Paw Report as well as about several animal rescue organizations I didn’t previously know existed. I hope WEIU will continue airing this program. Another of my favorites is Heartland Highways! I’m always wanting to see more interesting facts and video about the communities you visit. Thank you WEIU-TV."
WEIU membership is important to Judy, and you can also be a proud member! Also, send us a message and let us know what WEIU means to you!
Frances Murphy - Charleston, IL
"I appreciate the partnership WEIU has had with child care providers in our area through Child Care Resource and Referral."
WEIU membership is important to Frances, and you can also be a proud member! Also, send us a message and let us know what WEIU means to you!
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.
Is WEIU as important to you as it is to Rob? Become a member today! Also, send us a message and let us know what WEIU means to you!
We love to hear from you!
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
Is WEIU as important to you as it is to Sam? Become a member today! Also, send us a message and let us know what WEIU means to you!
James Aikman - Our Story Bonus Feature
James Aikman tells about Aikman Wildlife Adventure in Arcola and what happened to the rocks at the former Rockome Gardens.
James 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!
Joni Wannamaker - Our Story Bonus Feature
Joni Wannamaker tells about the purpose of the Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum in Arcola.
Joni 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!