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Go behind the scenes of Downton Abbey as WTVP and WILL along with the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts welcome Alastair Bruce, on-set historical advisor to the PBS hit series. What goes on behind-the-scenes to get the manners of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey? From manners to fashion, Mr. Bruce will take us upstairs and down for a look at what life was really like in historical context - and what life on the set of Downton Abbey is like in this day and age.

Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert

Joining Arlo Guthrie on stage are his son Abe Guthrie on keyboards, longtime friend Terry A La Berry on drums, Darren Todd on bass and Bobby Sweet on guitar and fiddle.

For the first time in a decade, folk icon Arlo Guthrie brings The Alice's Restaurant Massacree in its entirety to the stage. The program airs on the 50th anniversary of Guthrie's arrest for littering. Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert premieres Thursday, November 26th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Ray Lahood
My Life in Political Service

A Capitol Fourth (2015)

Judy Woodruff, co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour, interviews the Honorable Ray LaHood about his forthcoming memoir, Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics. During his 36 years of public service, the Honorable Ray LaHood was renowned for civility and bipartisanship. He has won praise for his ability to bridge bitter partisan divides and his work to build personal relationships that enabled cooperation across party lines. Ray Lahood: My Life in Political Service premieres Thursday, November 26th at 8:00pm WTVP-HD 47.1.

At Issue
Giving Thanks


  On this weekend of Thanksgiving, At Issue visits with and extends a thank you to two organizations that help those in need.
  In the first half of the program, Jenna Walker of Central Illinois Riding Therapy describes how riding horses can improve the lives of people with disabilities, including Charles 'C. J.' Blackwell, who is blind and has Asperger's Syndrome. His aunt, Lynne Ceja, joins in the discussion.
  In the second half, Candace Summers of the McLean County Historical Society explains Senior Reminiscences, a program where old photographs and items stimulate the minds of individuals with various forms of dementia, and Jan Newcom of Blair House discusses the benefits she sees in clients.

At Issue: Giving Thanks airs:

  • Thursday at 8:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1
  • Friday at 8:30pm on WTVP-WORLD 47.2
Doc Martin
Season 7
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Doc Martin (Martin Clunes), Louisa (Caroline Catz), baby James Henry

In the highly-anticipated Doc Martin VII, Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the G.P. with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. Heartbroken after Louisa's departure at the end of Season 6, the new series finds Martin ready to make some changes and win his family back. Doc Martin Season 7 Sneak Preview premieres Thursday, November 26th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Bradley University Professor Robert Fuller has been studying and teaching religion for 35 years. Learn why he thinks it's still the most fascinating topic of discussion there is, even though a recent Pew Research Center survey shows American religious affiliations are on the decline. Consider This with Yvonne Greer: Robert Fuller premieres Friday, November 27th at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1 and will encore Monday, November 30th at 8:30pm on WTVP-WORLD 47.2.

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