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6:57 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Bringing Illinois Stories To Viewers

Mark McDonald interviews Lincoln sculptor John McClarey in Decatur.
Mark McDonald interviews Lincoln sculptor John McClarey in Decatur.
Credit WSEC/WQEC/WMEC

Mark McDonald estimates he has done 900 episodes of "Illinois Stories".  McDonald travels throughout the area to bring interesting people to the screen on public television stations WSEC/WQEC/WMEC.  A veteran TV journalist, his conversational style allows viewers to learn about places and individuals who might live right down the street. 

"When I am traveling, especially in small towns in central and west central Illinois, they'll tell me you know I have lived here all my life and I never knew about that," McDonald said about the show he hosts and produces.

Illinois Stories has been nominated for an Emmy Award from the Mid-American Chapter in the Interview/Discussion category.

McDonald visited WUIS to appear on our program, Illinois Edition.

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