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There Will Be Baseball
Thursday, 5/26/2016 @ 8:00pm on WTVP HD 47.1

In 1916, six businesses from Peoria, IL created a baseball league for their employees that would become the longest running amateur baseball league in America. Over the years, it has inspired multitudes of young baseball fans, drawn crowds of all ages, and produced 46 professional baseball players. The documentary film, "There Will Be Baseball," highlights this historic league, the sponsors and fans who support it, and the players who come back each year to play the game they love.

Learn the history of America's oldest amateur baseball league and experience the journey that has taken place over the last 100 seasons in this compelling story of passion, perseverance and hope. Hear the stories of former big league players like Jim Thome, Joe Girardi, Mike Dunne and Zack Monroe, and how they got their start in the Sunday Morning League. Meet and follow the players who currently make up the Peoria Sunday Morning League, as they compete in this historic 100th season.

$72
There Will Be Baseball DVD
$120
Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson 2-BluRay Set
$120
Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson 2-DVD Set
$180
There Will Be Baseball DVD plus Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson 2 BluRay set
$180
There Will Be Baseball DVD plus Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson 2 DVD Set

WTVP will be hosting a special musical presentation by Barry Cloyd and Freedom Street, and you can be a part of the experience!

Doors for this event will open at 6 p.m. The program will start at 7 p.m. and will be taped to later air on WTVP! Reservations are highly encouraged for this event to ensure that you will have a seat for this amazing show!

Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, performing over 200 shows per year, who has spent a lifetime creating a performance style that weaves the genres of Blues, Folk, Celtic, Original and Roots music into a unique blend all his own. Be sure to stop by Barry Cloyd's website and check out the awesome things he has to offer!

Friday, June 3 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

To reserve your seats, please call (309) 495-0547 or email development@wtvp.org.

Austin City Limits
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Superstar rockers Foo Fighters return to the ACL stage. The band, with special guests, features songs from the best-selling Sonic Highways. Austin City Limits: Foo Fighters premieres Saturday, May 28th at 11:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Visit Austin City Limits' website for past performances, behind the scenes footage, and more. [Click Here]

Heroes on Deck
World War II on Lake Michigan

The documentary sheds light on a little-known training operation conducted by the U.S. Navy on Lake Michigan during World War II. Between 1942 and 1945, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy trained nearly 15,000 pilots, including 41st President George H.W. Bush, to land and take off from two makeshift aircraft carriers -the Seaandbee and Greater Buffalo - in the safety of landlocked Lake Michigan. Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan airs Sunday, May 29th at 4:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Omaha Beach
Honor and Sacrifice

On D-Day, a roughly 7,000-yard stretch of beach in Normandy, France given the code name "Omaha" proved to be the Allies' biggest obstacle to the success of Operation Overlord. The assignment to take Omaha Beach, establish a beachhead, and move inland into France was given to two American divisions - the already battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One) and the untested 29th Infantry Division (The Blue and the Gray), who had yet to see any combat in World War II. Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice airs Sunday, May 29th at 6:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

National Memorial Day Concert

Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home, and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network. National Memorial Day Concert premieres Sunday, May 29th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

TED Talks
War and Peace

Journalist Sebastian Junger advocates a new way to think about PTSD in TED Talks: War & Peace.

Join those who have experienced war—fighters, journalists, psychologists and more—to learn how it affects everyone. Hear extraordinary, passionate talks and performances from Adam Driver, Rufus Wainwright, Sebastian Junger and many more vital voices. TED Talks: War and Peace premieres Monday, May 30th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

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