Classic Hollywood: MusicalsFriday | 7 p.m.
Join Nick Clooney on a tour of the Golden Age of movie musicals sure to leave you singing for days. Featuring performances by Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Elvis Presley, James Cagney and more.
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Celebrating 30 Years!July 1, 2015, through July 1, 2016
WEIU is celebrating its 30th anniversary on air for radio and television broadcast!
WEIU broadcast radio 88.9 was introduced on July 1, 1985 and WEIU-TV began broadcast operations on UHF 51 on July 1, 1986, as a non-commercial, educational television station licensed to the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome live, to the campus of Eastern Illinois University." With that introduction, Daniel Thornburgh, then the director of University Relations, christened WEIU-TV during its live on-air dedication on July 1, 1986.
Join us in celebrating 30 remarkable years of serving the University and our surrounding communities! Thank you for supporting WEIU as your public broadcasting station!
The Forsyte SagaEpisode 11 | Saturday, 8 p.m.
Jon and Fleur meet at Robin Hill and Fleur relates their parents’ history. Jolyon is still very ill and Annette is still having an affair. Fleur realizes she may have to break with Jon; her father presses her to marry Michael Mont.
Turning the TideTuesday | 9 p.m.
Exploring effects of erosion along Louisiana's 300-mile Mississippi Delta coastline (involving energy and national security as well as the ecological, economic and social effects), and assessing efforts to combat it.
The Queen's GardenSunday | 9 p.m.
With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Antiques RoadshowVintage Tampa | Sunday, 6 p.m.
Appraisals from a 1999 visit to Tampa are updated. Included: a fork from the Hindenburg; a costume jewelry hat from around 1950; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany lamp with a "Rose Helmut" shade.Vintage Columbus | Sunday, 7 p.m.
Items discovered during a 1999 visit to Columbus, Ohio, are reappraised. Included: Albert Cheuret art deco clocks; a Marx "Roy Rogers" play set; and a historical collection that includes a letter from Thomas Jefferson.
SherlockThe Hounds of Baskerville | Tuesday, 10 p.m.
"Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville" finds Sherlock and Watson investigating a murder that occurred 20 years earlier. It was witnessed by the victim's son, who claims his father was killed by a monstrous hound. The case takes the pair to the British moors, where a top-secret military base is said to be the site of animal-mutation experiments.
The Mystery of MatterOut of Thin Air | Tuesday, 8 p.m.
See how the discovery of oxygen by one of science’s great odd couples — Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier — triggers a worldwide search for new elements. Soon caught up in the hunt is chemist Humphry Davy, whose showmanship dazzles London audiences.
PoldarkPart 6 | Monday, 8 p.m.
The local copper barons face competition from a mysterious smelting company; and Poldark confronts the cardsharp who swindled Francis.
Jon Roemer - Dakota, IL
"I actually came to Eastern looking for a degree in broadcasting or journalism of some sort. When I came through (Hit-Mix 88.9) on a student tour, they said you can get experience on-air. That's pretty cool."
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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."
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Andrea McKenna - Program Manager
When Did You Start at WEIU? June 2012
Favorite Show on WEIU-TV: Masterpiece Classic, such as Downton Abbey, Birdsong and Mr. Selfridge and Masterpiece Mystery such as Sherlock, Inspector Lewis and Wallender. The best of British television drama comes right to your TV without commercial interruption! What's not to like?
What have you learned while working at WEIU? Coming from a very different market in Texas, I've had to quickly learn about the community that WEIU serves, and I've become very fond of it. As I've gotten to know the staff at WEIU, I've learned how dedicated they are to bringing the kind of quality television that has relevance to the community, but still entertains and stimulates viewers — no easy feat in the age of 200 channels.
Why should someone become a member of WEIU? The question should be "Why wouldn't someone become a member of WEIU?" If you've ever enjoyed the wide range of programming WEIU provides; if your children or grandchildren have ever learned about letters or numbers or even social skills from the 11.5 hours of stimulating, non-violent and educational kids' programming WEIU provides each day; if you've been able to experience an opera or a Shakespearean play or a rock concert or a Broadway show that you wouldn't otherwise have had access to; if you've learned to knit or do woodworking or to cook by watching WEIU's programming, then why shouldn't you be a member of WEIU?
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-- Nancy, Sigel
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Randy Myers - Mattoon Fire Department
Captain Randy Myers of the Mattoon Fire Department, tells an interesting story of the evolution of the department from its early days as an all-volunteer group up to today.
Randy 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!
Celeste Webb - Special Olympics Family Festival
Celeste Webb shares the story of the Special Olympics Family Festival.
Celeste 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!