Get ready for some pyro-technic explosions at South Church and Cedar streets, courtesy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students, who produce alt.news 26:46 on the PBS station WSIU, which airs in five states.
With the Rockford Fire Department on hand, the filming will feature the work of weapons and explosives expert Matt Stratton. Highly ATF certified, he has worked all over the world, and I enjoyed working with him for the History Channels recreation of the Chicago Fire at Midway Village, said Rockfords Director of Tourism, Culture and Special Events Cindy Hall.
Sean Brown, producer for alt.news 26:46, said, Well be doing some small fireballs with a film crew of eight or nine.
Part of their entry on en.wikipedia.org reads: Starting in 1999, the half-hour magazine-style TV program has won national acclaim by capturing 22 regional and national awards, including 5 National Student Emmy awards. The 26:46 in the shows name reflects its general length per program26 minutes, 46 seconds, with the remaining time in its half-hour slot used for WSIUs promos and messages.
Allen Murphy is one of the owners of the property where the filming will take place. Murphy said, Anything that promotes downtown Rockford, I totally support, and they have my complete cooperation.
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from the Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2007, issue