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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 22, 2013

500 More Faculty, Arts Funding Among UI Campus Leaders’ Goals

By Jeff Bossert, With Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

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(Duration: 13:09)

University of Illinois Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise says students and faculty are the driving force behind its future vision. Their advice and criticisms shaped a Monday meeting hosted by her and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 18, 2013

Chaz Ebert:  Festival Will ‘Celebrate Roger’

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 1:18)

Two weeks after losing the man who started it all, the 15th annual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign.  In her first visit since the passing of Roger Ebert, wife and emcee Chaz Ebert got a one-minute standing ovation from a packed Virginia Theatre Wednesday night.







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 30, 2013

The ‘Unsinkable’ Debbie Reynolds Looks Back on Life, Love and a Boozy Busby Berkeley

By Scott Simon

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(Duration: 9:12)

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds has been in show business for more than 60 years — beginning as an ingenue chirping a novelty tune called "Aba Daba Honeymoon" in one of her first films, a Jane Powell/Ricardo Montalban vehicle called Two Weeks With Love. That was 1950. Today, she's indisputably a grand dame of show business, working with names like Matt Damon and Michael Douglas.

Categories: Art and Culture, Cinema, Music


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