Mahomet native to compete on CMT reality show

You can watch a Mahomet native compete for love on national television starting Friday night.

Travis Leonard is a cast member on the CMT reality show "Sweet Home Alabama," where several men try to win over a southern beauty.

Rich Warren: A clearer picture on LCD, LED technology

A reader responded to a recent column about LCD versus plasma displays:

"Read your article today about TVs when you said LCD TV is the same as LED TV. I am thinking about a new TV. I still have a nice tube TV, a 40-inch Sony, but it takes up a lot of space."

Tuscola couple's film on monarchs will air Monday

CHARLESTON — WEIU-TV will air "Plight of the Monarch," a 22-minute documentary about the rapidly declining population of the monarch butterfly, at 6 p.m. Monday.

The documentary was made by Cindy and Kirby Pringle of Tuscola. It will air again at noon Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 on the PBS affiliate.

PBS viewers to get early shot at Chihuly tickets

URBANA — PBS viewers will be among the first to receive tickets to "Chihuly and Friends: Highlights from the George R. Stroemple Collection," opening Nov. 23 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

There will be a ticket offer to see the exhibition in person when viewers call in to support WILL-TV or WTVP in Peoria during their joint broadcast of "Chihuly Outside," at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Rich Warren: Plasma TVs are fading; time to consider LCDs

Today we conjure the video spirits to answer a reader question concerning plasma versus LCD TVs. Once upon time, you could see ghosts on plasma sets caused by burn-in.

Offerman brings 'American Ham' to his alma mater

In his breakthrough role as Ron Swanson on the TV sitcom "Parks and Recreation," Nick Offerman delivers his lines deadpan.

He picked that up while growing up in Minooka, west of suburban Chicago.

Champaign doctor to appear on Jeopardy Thursday

For the second time this year, a local resident will make an appearance on a popular game show.

Dr. Kate Kwiatkowski practices psychiatry at Carle in Champaign, and Thursday afternoon, she'll make an appearance on Jeopardy.

Rich Warren: A stereo quirk on some stations with 'legacy' TV

Pop stars "twerk;" technology quirks. Here's a quirky question:

"I have two televisions, one with a digital converter box, the other without.

Four area nominees pick up regional Emmys

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-based Shatterglass Studios won a regional Emmy Award for its "Ebertfest 2012" documentary.

Three other nominees, all of whom work at the University of Illinois, also picked up regional Emmy awards on Saturday night at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Mid-America Chapter Emmy Gala in St. Louis.

PBS Kids open house features Mr. Steve visit

URBANA — Steve Roslonek, who is PBS Kids host Mr. Steve, will give three brief performances Saturday at Illinois Public Media's Campbell Hall, 300 N. Goodwin Ave.

The performances will be at 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m. as part of a free PBS Kids open house. Seating is limited for the performances.