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Nina Paley

Illinois Pioneers: Nina Paley

7:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 20, on WILL-TV: Host David Inge talks to the animator and cartoonist who became famous for her feature film "Sita Sings the Blues."

Pipes for the Keystone Pipeline.

What you need to know about the Keystone Pipeline

From NPR: Ahead of a key Senate vote, NPR looks at the project that is a jobs generator to some and a ecological disaster to others.

One of the houses destroyed by last year's Gifford tornado.

One year later: Gifford recovers and looks ahead

Residents of the town hit hard by a tornado on Nov. 17, 2013, talk to Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert about efforts to rebuild and heal.

Sherri Erkel, right, and her daughter, Asa, cook dinner in their kitchen in Iowa City, Iowa. The Erkel family is part of an EPA study measuring the amount of food wasted in U.S. homes.

To end food waste, change needs to begin at home

From NPR News: The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.

Jay Leno on stage with fellow comedians accepting the Mark Twain Prize.

Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize

7 pm Sunday, Nov. 23, on WILL-TV: Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Eubanks, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers, Wanda Sykes, Betty White and others salute the former Tonight Show host.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor: Icon

8:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 23, on WILL-TV: He changed the rules of comedy.

The abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness.

Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story

8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 25, on WILL-TV: A fresh look at the story of a hiker found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness.

fall leaves

Giving Thanks: A celebration of fall, food and gratitude

2 pm and 8 pm Thursday, Nov. 27, on WILL-AM: Whether you're in the kitchen or relaxing after the feast, memorable words and great music provide the perfect atmosphere.

cast of Cats

Great Performances: Cats

8 pm Friday, Nov. 21, on WILL-TV: Enjoy an encore presentation of one of musical theater’s biggest blockbusters.