Spirit of Peoria

Brian Ellis gave a boat tour of the Illinois River on the paddle-operated Spirit of Peoria. He spoke about the early French settlers and explorers who passed… read more

Brian Ellis gave a boat tour of the Illinois River on the paddle-operated Spirit of Peoria. He spoke about the early French settlers and explorers who passed through Peoria as they discovered the West. Mr. Ellis also spoke about the growth of downtown Peoria since it was first settled by Europeans.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Peoria, Illinois, from July 16-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Program ID:
416970-1
Category:
Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Peoria, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 2016 | 10:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 17, 2016 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 15, 2016 | 10:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2016 | 2:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2016 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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