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Television

Top of the Morning, Sept. 19, 2014

If you have never watched college football on ESPNews, you are not alone. The network, which airs Saturday's Illinois-Texas State game at 3 p.m., is in the second year of showing live games. So, this will be Illinois' maiden voyage on the channel.

Can you get it in Champaign-Urbana? How about Danville?

Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday

Who lives here? Sept. 13, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a person who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 12, 2014

When you see students piled into the local restaurants and filling the streets near the Illinois campus, be nice. There might be the next Woodward or Bernstein in town. Or the next Loren Tate.

Antiquer's prize yields visit from cable TV star

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council agreed to close a portion of Market Street on Sept. 27 to help facilitate a festival to salute cable TV star Frank Fritz.

Here's what's happening on the TV and film scene

Sneak preview of 'The Roosevelts'

WILL-TV will sponsor a 40-minute sneak preview and discussion of the new PBS Ken Burns series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, U.

No RSVP is required for the event, which is free and open to the public.

TV star plans book signing in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Cable-TV star and interior designer Doug Wilson, a native of Broadlands, will sign copies of his book, "Doug's Rooms: Transforming Your Space One Room at a Time," from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Classic Home Consignment, 1912 C-D Round Barn Road, C.

Who lives here? Aug. 30, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was:

Good talks

Ask 'Mimi' Aug. 24, 2014

Who will you be rooting for during the 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday on NBC?