Top of the Morning, Jan. 18, 2019

Top of the Morning, Jan. 18, 2019

Want to see the only lunar eclipse of 2019 up close? Parkland College's Staerkel Planetarium has you covered.

The eclipse, set to begin at 9:13 p.m. our time Sunday, will last past midnight. Staerkel Director DAVE LEAKE said it will be visible from your own yard.

"No telescope is needed," Leake said.

But the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society is setting up a few telescopes at Staerkel, which will be available to the public for no charge.

Sign me up.

Sky watchers will have to deal with frigid conditions. The forecast for Sunday night calls for temperatures in the single digits.

Still, the show, like the eclipse, will go on. See you there.

On to my weekend recommendations:


"The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," 10:30 p.m., CBS

You never know what you are going to get with Colbert. Earlier this week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced she was running for president. Tonight's lead guest is actor William H. Macy. Doubt he is a candidate.


"Forrest Gump," 5:30 p.m., Paramount

Can you believe this classic is 25 years old? The film is one of the reasons Tom Hanks is considered among the best-ever actors. He earned an Academy Award for his performance as the title character.


AFC Championship: Patriots at Chiefs, 5:30 p.m., CBS

Jim Nantz and former Eastern Illinois quarterback Tony Romo have the call. Don't know about the rest of you, but I am pulling for Kansas City.

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