Television

Television

Top of the Morning, Dec. 8, 2017

Why are you being forced to stay up so late for Saturday's Illinois-UNLV men's basketball game?

The simple answer: Blame TV.

ESPN set the 11 p.m. (Champaign-Urbana time) tipoff for the game, which will air on ESPN2.

ESPN2 has a full day of college basketball, starting at 3 p.m and ending with Illinois-UNLV at 11. Way past LOREN TATE's bedtime.

Frank's Faves: Pearl Harbor movies

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy ... " — Franklin Delano Roosevelt

It was 76 years ago today, and FDR was right as rain. The day of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was indeed a date that has lived in infamy.

And in movies.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 7-14, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 7 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

HOLIDAY WONDERLAND

Rich Warren: Enhance your internet security at no cost

In this age of near catastrophic internet security, a nonprofit organization has taken a major step to help the average computer user. The Global Cyber Alliance began testing this innovation 15 months ago and now offers its Quad9 DNS to the general public free of charge. One of Global Cyber Alliance's partners in this venture is IBM, which reinforces its credibility.

Monticello assistant coach gets chance for revenge on CMT show

MONTICELLO — If you've seen Ken Duffy running around his Monticello neighborhood with an 80-pound piece of barn wood on his shoulders, there is a method behind his madness.

Who lives here? Dec. 2, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 1, 2017

We took a call in the sports department Thursday from a volleyball fan. His question: What TV station is the Illinois-Hawaii NCAA tournament match on?

Sorry, but the answer is "none of them."

Unlike the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which splits the games between four networks and shows every one live, volleyball doesn't have the same kind of coverage.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Nov. 30 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

Rich Warren: Use caution on Cyber Monday

Still hung over from Black Friday? Ironically, attaching "black" to a day used to denote an ominous or catastrophic day in history. Tomorrow is Cyber Monday, the online equivalent of Black Friday. Truth be told, mass hysteria ignites the shopping frenzy. Many people buy electronics they don't need or find themselves hoodwinked into bargains that aren't bargains.

Who lives here? Nov. 25, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page.