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Netflix unveils The Binge Scale to show the most devoured and savored shows

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netflixlogoNetflix members around the world are making their own rules when it comes to watching TV. Instead of one episode...

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Doc Watson: TV 31 reunion 'a great experience'

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wmbd logoAs with any reunion event, I get nervous, self-consciously worrying about how I’m going to mess it up or or say something...

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Hard Charge Peoria is Sept. 28

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If you can handle a four-mile obstacle course of unpredictable terrain and varied apparatuses, there is still time to register for Hard Charge Peoria.

The nationally televised Hard Charge series is coming to Three Sister Park in Chillicothe on Saturday, Sept. 28, with more than 20 obstacles for men and women. The obstacles have names like Angled Ambush, Jalopy Justice, Scale the Skins and Will Hill and one local fan of the show described...

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Molly Crusen Bishop: Bianca Tyler is a Bright Spot

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mollylogoBianca Tyler, the host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show “Let’s Talk”, is a three-time, award- winning television journalist and was once a news anchor on one of the nation’s first interactive news shows on WMBD-TV called The Morning Mix in Peoria, Illinois...

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Our Favorite Things: TV Shows We Would Bring Back

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This week the TV series Arrested Development will begin its fourth season on NetFlix. Normally, that’s not something particularly notable – lots of shows make it to four seasons. What makes this case special is that Arrested Development’s third season ended in 2006. And now, seven years later it’s back. The reason undoubtedly is because of its diehard, rabid fan base (including many of us at The Peorian), which got us thinking: What...

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Thome to be featured in Outdoor Channel show

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thomeJim Thome has retired from a Hall of Fame professional baseball career, but that hasn’t put an end to his outdoor sports pursuits.

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Impact Wrestling to broadcast live from Peoria

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Area wrestling fans can be part of the live action when TNA Impact Wrestling broadcasts live from the Peoria Civic Center on Thursday, June 20.

The Civic Center announced the show with Impact Wresling heavyweight superstar Joseph Park during a news conference Tuesday.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. on Spike TV. Tickets will go on sale Friday at the Civic Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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FrizziToons: Is there a Jimmy here?

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FRIZZITOONS-JIMMY

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Everything's Jake: Watching dog stars

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jakeA handsome two-year-old British lab barreled his way into my heart after I resisted our getting another dog. It was a relationship made in heaven.

Rescued from a shelter in St. Louis, where he not only was picked up a happy but homeless stray, but named Gunther by a well-meaning staffer who might have been a fan of a 5th century Burgundy...

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Frizzi: Amber Waves of Dave

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HOOSIER DAVE PLATEWhen I was a kid in Indiana, I stumbled across a show one Saturday afternoon on an Indianapolis TV station. The show was called “Clover Power” and it was one of those local shows that focused on the community. It featured kids and their hobbies. This particular show was one where members of...

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"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" Our Favorite Fictional Presidents

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We’ve kind of been in a presidential mood over here at The Peorian lately, primarily for two reasons. One was seeing Daniel Day Lewis take home the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of President Lincoln. The other was watching The Peorian editor, Paul Gordon, get into character for his performance as President Nixon in Corn Stock Theatre’s production of “Frost/Nixon”, something he took a little too seriously at times.*

And...

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Frizzi: It was 50 years ago that day

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FRIZZI BEATLES EDSometime in January of 1964, I was a 6 year old kid riding in the back seat of our 1955 Plymouth Plaza. We were living in the Brentwood borough of Pittsburgh at the time. We were either going to or from a grandparent's house. Or we were going to the store. My mother didn't drive at the time, so my father had to drive us everywhere, which was...

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Former Peorian journalist dodges an on-camera kiss like a pro

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When you're reporting live on the street, you've got to be ready for anything including PAAs.* Take former WHOI and WEEKer Brian Mullahy, reporting for Salt Lake City's CBS affiliate KUTV, for example. All he thought he was going to be doing was reporting on surplus state property. Little did he know he was about to be targeted...for affection. Co-anchor Mark Koelbel added admiringly, "You are a professional." We couldn't agree more.
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FrizziToon: Is this for real? Hmm

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FRIZZITOONS-LENO

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Bradley grad is new Food Network star

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Reprinted with permission of Bradley University

Forget apples. Jeff Mauro '00 advises everyone to eat a sandwich a day.

"From top to bottom, every sandwich is a journey of flavors and textures we should all treat ourselves to at least once a day," Mauro said.

Mauro doesn't just enjoy eating sandwiches; he's an expert sandwich maker – a professional chef who will now share his culinary passion and unique comedic...

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Frizzi: Mourning the passing of one scary dude

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sammy-2This past summer thousands of Midwestern baby boomers mourned the passing of an Indianapolis music store owner named Bob Carter.

Carter, a native of Decatur, IL and a graduate of Millikin University, was at one time a weatherman on Peoria local TV. He later became better known by his alter ego, a creepy TV ghoul named "Sammy Terry".

Every Friday night...

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