WILL Pressroom - February 06, 2017

Stranded by the State documentary spotlights impact of Illinois budget crisis

Stranded by the State—a two-part documentary special presented by Illinois Public Media focusing on the long-term toll the Illinois budget crisis has had on everyday people across the state—will begin broadcasting on public television stations February 14, the day before Governor Bruce Rauner’s state budget address.

pbs kids logo following path

PBS The Source

WILL Pressroom - December 27, 2016

WILL-TV to launch free 24/7 multiplatform PBS KIDS service

The new PBS KIDS 24/7 WILL-TV channel and live stream will support Illinois Public Media’s mission to reach all central Illinois children with high-quality educational content. Interactive games integration to follow initial launch.

Illustration of University of Illinois Alma Mater with faces of all eight subjects in the series.

WILL Pressroom - December 05, 2016

Illinois Public Media brings #BlackScienceMatters to wider audience

This is a series of eight short films—produced by students of the College of Media at University of Illinois under the leadership of journalism professor Charles "Stretch" Ledford—examining the larger pervasive national issue of the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.

Black Science Matters: Series Overview

Barn against a sunset

WILL Pressroom - November 30, 2016

Illinois Public Media premieres a documentary on the history of barns in Illinois

Barns are practical. They store equipment, keep animals safe, and speak to our agricultural impact. And now Illinois Public Media is bringing you the story of these iconic structures that dot our landscape with the new documentary Barns: An Illinois Story, featuring barns in Champaign, Piatt, McDonough, and Peoria counties.

WILL-TV Trailer | Barns: An Illinois Story

WILL Pressroom - October 18, 2016

Illinois Newsroom launches with the appointment of a new leader

Illinois Newsroom—the statewide, seven-station journalism collaborative, spearheaded by Illinois Public Media and funded through a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as well as support from the public media partner newsrooms—launches with the appointment of a new leader.

Behind the scenes of the interview with Chaz Ebert for Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe.

Tim Meyers

WILL Pressroom - March 31, 2016

Illinois Public Media celebrates Ebertfest 2016 with new companion documentary

In celebration of the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Illinois Public Media produced Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe. The film covers the life and legacy of Roger Ebert and the history of the festival, including a short preview of Ebertfest 2016.

Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe

Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe from Illinois Public Media on Vimeo.

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