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Big Pacific


See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific. Meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean.

Tonight | 7:00pm. Watch now


Big Pacific


See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. View forest penguins with a tenuous marriage and the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and hear the tale of male pregnancy.

Tonight | 8:00pm. Watch now


Rick Steves' Europe

Lisbon and the Algarve

Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power.

Tonight | 9:00pm. Learn more


Illinois Adventures

On this episode of Illinois Adventure we'll explore one county's collection of artifacts and buildings at the Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum in Harrisburg. Take alook at record of the past preserved in stone at the Fry Geology Museam in Rock Island. Stay at the Giant City State Lodge and explore the Shawnee National Forest.

Tonight | 9:30pm.

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Mr. Scott Vibrant Neighborhoods WQPT KIDS

There's much to explore just outside your own front door. Mr. Scott offers many suggestions for you and your family.


Vibrant Neighborhoods explores the impact and value of immigrant communities here in our region.


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BBC World News The Whitney Reynolds Show The Cities

BBC World News goes beyond the headlines to provide context & analysis.

Weeknights at 6:30pm.


Whitney Reynolds' passion for people creates an engaging program.

Sundays at 4:30pm.
Thursdays at 7:30pm.


Find out what's happening in The Cities with host Jim Mertens.

Sundays at 4:00pm.
Thursdays at 7:00pm.


Recently on The Cities

The Illinois budget passed. What happens next? Jim talks with Illinois Representatives Mike Halpin (D) and Tony McCombie (R).

Kristy Ketcham Jackson Executive Director of Birdies for Charity discusses the annual fundraising event.

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