Friends of Lincoln Library presents: Pictures on the Prairie: A History of Television in Central Illinois with Doug Quick

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Lecture Series

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Adults

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Join Friends of Lincoln Library as they present local broadcaster Doug Quick as he discusses his book Pictures on the Prairie: The First 10 Years of Mid-Illinois Television. Doug will take us on a deep dive of the history of Channel 20 WICS as well as sharing some of his anecdotes about broadcasting in Central Illinois.

Doug Quick is the markets longest-tenured weathercaster having been at the Champaign studios doing weather since 1996. He began at WICD as Promotions Director in 1994 and began to do weekend weathercasts in 1996. Doug later left promotions to become the first weathercaster and co-anchor for Sunrise in 1998 moving to the evening newscasts in 2002. By 2006, he was doing weathercasts for the 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts as well as on WCCU, Channel 27.  He added co-anchoring to his role on WICD in 2013.  In 2015 Doug would become the exclusive weathercaster and co-anchor for FOX-Champaign News at 5:30 and 9 pm on WCCU which is also broadcast on WBUI, CW23 from Decatur, Illinois at 9 pm.

Meeting ID: 919 1489 1263

Passcode: 956844