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Historic Macomb Homes Profiled in Five-Week Television Run

February 6, 2012


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MACOMB, IL – University Television at Western Illinois University is releasing a five-episode production highlighting 10 historic Macomb homes.

"Macomb's Historic Homes" will visit local homes to feature the history of the city from a residential perspective.

The series began airing on WIU-TV Channel 3 Monday and will air at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day through Sunday. Each week on Monday a new episode will begin.

Each show in the series features two historic local homes and all of the episodes are narrated by Macomb historian John Hallwas and are produced by Roger Kent, associate director of University Television at WIU. The first two homes to be featured belong to the Biagini family on South Randolph Street and the Weston family on East Washington Street.

DVDs of the series are currently in production and Kent said they should be available in late February or early March. The DVDs will be sold at the University Television office in Memorial Hall at the WIU Bookstore in the University Union at New Copperfields Book Service in downtown Macomb.

Major funding for this program is provided by the McDonough County Historical Society and MidAmerica National Bank.

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
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