Television

Television

Welcome home, Dick Van Dyke

The Hollywood icon whose grinning face adorns a mural in downtown Danville is due back home today — in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, no less.

Who lives here? June 18, 2016

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?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

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Special car to deliver the star

DANVILLE — When Dick Van Dyke returned to Danville High School in 2004 to be honored as a distinguished alumnus, his arrival was so low-key that it took most in the large welcoming party by surprise.

A Little reminiscing

SULLIVAN — Guy Little remembers how he was told, when he started the Little Theatre on the Square here nearly 60 years ago, that it just couldn't be done.

"Guy, this will never work in Sullivan," the owner of a bistro in the Moultrie County seat told him.

"Two years later he told me, 'You've made me a rich man,'" Little recently said.

Who lives here? June 11, 2016

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?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

Rich Warren: Many factors can influence TV reception

Sometimes you might as well visit Dallas & Co. for answers about television reception as much as relying on the laws of physics since the conversion to digital TV answers to reception problems seem to involve as much magic as science.

Got 3 hours? Lend a hand at a legend's childhood home

DANVILLE — Heather Cunningham would rather Dick Van Dyke not see his childhood home in its current state — shaggy with overgrown bushes and vines and some extra decorations, like the worn-out couch on the front porch.

'An extraordinary opportunity'

URBANA — Since rehearsals began May 17 in Urbana for Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies' new play "Long Lost," he's trimmed 10 pages from his script.

He didn't make major changes — he cut lines here and there and re-arranged a few scenes.

Fortunately, the four-member cast has been "incredibly facile" at taking those revisions and running with them, he said.

Who lives here? June 4, 2016

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?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

Frank's Faves: Summer comes around and goes around

"Summer, summer, summer, it's like a merry-go-round ... "

Do you identify with those lyrics from The Cars' 1984 hit, "Magic"? Does summer turn you upside down? Yeah, me, too.