Henson will appear on 'Illinois Pioneers'

URBANA — Former Illini basketball coach Lou Henson opens the season as "Illinois Pioneers" returns to WILL-TV in September.

Retired WILL-AM host David Inge's interview of the coach will air Thursday, followed by University of Illinois early childhood education pioneer Lilian Katz on Sept. 12 and Wolfram Research co-founder Theo Gray on Sept. 19.

Rich Warren: Internet providers all geared up to charge for data

Most people consume data like water. They download from the Internet as if it's an inexhaustible resource.

Until recently, it resembled well water rather than municipally supplied water. You pay for the electricity, and pump as much as desired at no additional cost. That's been changing throughout the country, and soon it will be coming to a router near you.

Fundraiser to benefit Illinois Public Media

CHAMPAIGN — Prairie Fruits Farm, a local goat dairy, farmstead creamery and fruit and vegetable farm, will host a special fundraising dinner for Illinois Public Media at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 on the farm, 4410 N. Lincoln Ave.

'Duck Dynasty' cast member to appear at GCMS game

GIBSON CITY — Reality television star "Mountain Man," one of the regulars on the smash series "Duck Dynasty," will make an appearance at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School on Sept. 13, as the host Falcons take on the LeRoy High School Panthers in football.

UI alum featured on sports show premiering Monday

A University of Illinois alumnus will be featured on a new sports television show that premieres Monday.

Tennis player turned comedian Michael Kosta is among the cast members of Crowd Goes W!ld, which airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on the new FOX Sports 1 channel.

Perrino tribute airs Thursday

URBANA — WILL-TV will pay tribute to the late Dan Perrino in a new program airing at 8 p.m. Thursday, called "Medicare Man: Remembering Dan Perrino and Medicare 7, 8 or 9."

PBS program features 3 UI researchers

URBANA — The new PBS program "Smarter Brains," premiering this month, features three University of Illinois researchers, among them Art Kramer.

Studio's documentary a nominee for regional Emmy

CHAMAPIGN — Shatterglass Studios is a nominee for a regional Emmy Award for its "Ebertfest 2012" documentary.

The 10-minute piece takes a look at the 14th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival from April 25 to 29, 2012, at the Virginia Theatre and on the University of Illinois campus.

Judges agree to cameras in courtrooms

URBANA — Eighteen months after the Illinois Supreme Court approved a pilot project to allow cameras and audio recorders in Illinois courtrooms, judges in the Sixth Circuit have agreed to take part.

Rich Warren: Trying to get a snapshot on picture-in-picture

TV manufacturers relentlessly search for features to hook new buyers.