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Tina Fey and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

7 pm Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 23, on WILL-TV: Illuminating the family histories of Tina Fey, Derek Jeter, Ben Affleck, Stephen King, Billie Jean King and more.

Rainer Martens

Illinois Pioneers: Rainer Martens

7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 25, on WILL-TV: David Inge interviews the internationally known sports psychologist, who is the founder of Human Kinetics.

Emperor penguin chicks

Penguins, Spy in the Huddle: 7 pm Wed., Sept. 24-Oct. 8

WILL-TV: Spycams capture life of nature’s most devoted parents and their offspring.

Within a day after chicks hatch, they are sorted by sex. Some get antibiotics.

Giving chickens bacteria to keep them antibiotic-free

From NPR News: An added dose of probiotics can crowd out harmful microbes that make chickens sick.

New film captures Jimi Hendrix’s pivotal year

From Fresh Air: Writer and director John Ridley and star Andre Benjamin talk to Terry Gross.

Berries growing in an East Urbana alley

Backyard Industry: Right up my alley

In this episode, Lisa Bralts revisits her neighborhood alleys and muses on their shortcomings ... and potential. Listen.

Chad Lawson

A pianist hears Chopin from inside his instrument

From NPR Music: Chad Lawson's The Chopin Variations have an intimate, otherworldly sound.

Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson  star in LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert with the New York Philharmonic"

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (in Concert)

8 pm Friday, Sept. 26, on WILL-TV's Live from Lincoln Center: Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in performances from Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller.

The Boomer List, faces of boomers interviewed

American Masters, 8 pm Tuesday, Sept. 23, on WILL-TV

Martin Clunes as Doc Martin

New to WILL-TV: Doc Martin

8 pm Thursdays: Adventures of a socially challenged doctor in a Cornish village.


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