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WTVP, Public Media for Central Illinois, and the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announce today that Maurice “Moss” Bresnahan will join the teams at WILL and WTVP. He will serve as President and CEO of both entities starting in September, 2014.
In today’s go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt — boasting new and improved civic amenities — in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as “Fallen City” reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Beichuan to the new Beichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss — most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren — and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Qi Zhao offers an intimate look at a country torn between tradition and modernity. POV: Fallen City premieres Monday, July 28st at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Trailer]
Ken Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens’ early days along the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. The episode ends with the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel that has been banned in hundreds of libraries and schools across the country. Mark Twain Part One premieres Tuesday, July 29nd at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
In a special 90min episode of Frontline, it examines the current events that are fracturing the country of Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Using interviews with political and military leaders, Frontline retraces the steps that lead to this point and looks at what might happen next. Frontline: Losing Iraq premieres Tuesday, July 29th from 9:00pm-10:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
Due to the change in duration of Frontline: Losing Iraq, Tavis Smiley will not be seen on Tuesday, July 29th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.