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WSIU HD: Thu @ 9:30pm (repeats Fri @ 5pm & Sun @ 1:30pm)
WSIU WORLD: Sun, Jan 18 @ 8pm & Sun, Jan 25 @ 8pm 


WSIU InFocus Turns The Spotlight On Our Unique Region

WSIU InFocus turns the spotlight on the unique people, places, events, and issues important to southern Illinois. Co-hosted by George Norwood and Roz Rice, the half-hour program explores the interesting stories and people of southern Illinois and the surrounding region. The series examines a variety of topics which include: arts and education, family and community, regional history, cultural identity, and news and public affairs.


B-29 Bomber - FiFI; Monique Gaston:

We'll meet David Oliver, a 2006 graduate of SIU's Department of Aviation Management and Flight, who is the crew commander for the Commemorative Air Force's Boeing B-29 now known as FIFI. We'll also talk with Athens, Illinois resident Monique Gaston who describes her life as a teenager in Marseille, France during the Nazi occupation of her country in the Second World War.

About the Hosts:

George Norwood

George Norwood is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, a position he has held since 1998. Since October 2005, Professor Norwood has served as co-host of InFocus.


Roz Rice

Roz Rice has a background in media and promotions and currently serves as a spokeswoman for the Southern Illinois Healthcare system. Since October 2005, Rice has served as co-host of InFocus.