‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone

0 A new special narrated by Geoffrey Baer, filmed from above, explores Chicago and its history from a new and breathtaking perspective. Imagine if you could soar, swoop, dive, and spiral through and around Chicago’s landmarks, neighborhoods, and suburbs – with a familiar voice providing engaging commentary along the way. CHICAGO FROM THE AIR, a … Continue reading “‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone”

Chicago at the Crossroad a message of hope on WTTW

0 Chicago at the Crossroad, a documentary film by Chicago’s Emmy-winning producer Brian Schodorf, will air on WTTW-Chicago Thursday, November 12 @ 8pm CT and Sunday, November 15 @ 5pm CT. Compelling and candid interviews with Chicago gang members, community activists and leaders, and gunshot victims unearth important issues and exemplify the tough questions that … Continue reading “Chicago at the Crossroad a message of hope on WTTW”

‘The Great Chicago Fire’ to air on WTTW

2+ This fall, WTTW tells the dramatic story of a defining and prescient moment in Chicago history, the Great Fire of 1871 when Chicagoans faced destruction, rebuilt, and prepared the city for a thriving future. The Great Chicago Fire, a one-hour Chicago Stories special, premieres on Friday, October 9 at 8:00 pm, the 149th anniversary … Continue reading “‘The Great Chicago Fire’ to air on WTTW”

WTTW News launches new shows on CHICAGO TONIGHT

2+ WTTW News today announced it will launch CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES and CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES, two additions to its influential and independent news and public affairs content and an extension of one of Chicago’s flagship news shows. These half-hour programs premiere on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 pm on … Continue reading “WTTW News launches new shows on CHICAGO TONIGHT”

WTTW tonight Eastland: The Shipwreck That Shook America

2+ With sound and editing by Andrew Twiss, score by Steve Rashid, and additional design and surround sound by Sam Fishkin, EASTLAND features rare footage from the day of the disaster and CGI enhanced re-creations of the event that occurred in the Chicago River 105 years ago today. EASTLAND: THE SHIPWRECK THAT SHOOK AMERICA is … Continue reading “WTTW tonight Eastland: The Shipwreck That Shook America”

Nelson Algren documentary premieres on WTTW

4+ Montrose Pictures has announced that Algren, the feature length documentary about the award-winning writer, Nelson Algren, will premiere on WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station, this month, running on July 24-27th.  Algren spotlights the creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century.  It was directed by Michael Caplan, Associate Professor in Cinema and Television … Continue reading “Nelson Algren documentary premieres on WTTW”

WTTW News correspondents host a virtual town hall

3+ WTTW News correspondents and producers Brandis Friedman and Paris Schutz hosted a virtual town hall meeting, WTTW NEWS: COVERING COVID-19, to share their experiences producing local news in the age of COVID-19 with Chicago/Illinois journalism students. The town hall was recorded on May 22 from the CHICAGO TONIGHT studio, and remotely from participant’s homes. Viewers … Continue reading “WTTW News correspondents host a virtual town hall”

FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus WTTW Documentary Series

3+ FIRSTHAND: CoronavirusOne-Hour Special Compiled from WTTW Digital Documentary SeriesMonday, May 18, 9:00 pm and Thursday, May 21 at 8:00 pm on WTTW#FIRSTHANDwttw In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WTTW hit the streets of Chicago to film the 15-part digital series FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus, produced and released in real time, that explored the personal, firsthand perspectives of … Continue reading “FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus WTTW Documentary Series”

FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus new WTTW digital docuseries

3+ The coronavirus pandemic is a public health crisis unlike any that Chicago has faced in living memory. How are our citizens reacting to its challenges, and who is stepping forward to help keep the city safe and functioning as COVID-19 sweeps through Chicago, America, and the rest of the world? In a multi-part digital … Continue reading “FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus new WTTW digital docuseries”

WTTW debuts “Chicago by ‘L’ with Geoffrey Baer”

3+ Nothing says Chicago like the rumble of an ‘L’ train overhead. Featured in countless movies and television shows, the ‘L’ is recognized worldwide as an iconic part of the city’s landscape and an easy, affordable ticket to explore Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. Chicago by ‘L’ with Geoffrey Baer, a new documentary and website that will … Continue reading “WTTW debuts “Chicago by ‘L’ with Geoffrey Baer””

Chicago-made ‘Flavor of Poland’ airs on WTTW

3+ Flavor of Poland, a new culinary travel series about Poland, is currently airing on WTTW Channel 11. The first, full television series to focus exclusively on Poland in the history of American media, the show provides a deeper look into Polish history, culture and culinary heritage. Chicago-based production company Independent Film Factory Inc. — … Continue reading “Chicago-made ‘Flavor of Poland’ airs on WTTW”

WTTW announces new 2019 holiday programming

3+ WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station, will present a variety of holiday specials and concerts as part of its 2019 holiday programming schedule throughout December. This year’s lineup explores the backgrounds and celebrates the traditions of holidays all over the world, including performances and ensembles as well as specials that examine the contemporary customs of Christmas … Continue reading “WTTW announces new 2019 holiday programming”

WTTW explores impact of gun violence in ‘Firsthand’

4+ Documentary series, reported Stories, expert talks, and community engagement launches Tuesday, November 12, at wttw.com/firsthand The number of victims of Chicago’s gun violence may fluctuate, but the psychological trauma in many neighborhoods is constant. How do wounded communities heal? In a new multi-platform initiative titled, Firsthand: Gun Violence, WTTW explores the personal, firsthand perspectives … Continue reading “WTTW explores impact of gun violence in ‘Firsthand’”

WTTW celebrates Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’

2+ Channel 11 will deliver the eight-part series about the uniquely American art form on TV and online   WTTW Ch. 11 will begin airing Ken Burns’ new 16-hour documentary, Country Music next week. Directed by Burns — along with writer and co-producer Dayton Duncan and producer Julie Dunfrey — the eight-part series explores the … Continue reading “WTTW celebrates Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’”

PBS, WTTW announce ‘Prehistoric Road Trip’

1+ New three-part natural history series brings life to extinct worlds in the Western U.S. beginning summer 2020 Today at the Television Critics Association press tour, PBS and WTTW Chicago announced Prehistoric Road Trip, a three-part natural history series that combines science, culture and history and brings viewers along for an unforgettable expedition through hundreds … Continue reading “PBS, WTTW announce ‘Prehistoric Road Trip’”

Molly of Denali premieres July 15 on WTTW

5+ Groundbreaking new series offers an adventurous mix of Alaska Native Values, and exciting education On Monday, July 15, a groundbreaking new animated series called Molly of Denali will begin sharing Alaska Native culture and values on WTTW Kids. Produced by WGBH Boston, the show will be the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature … Continue reading “Molly of Denali premieres July 15 on WTTW”

WTTW helps Girl Scouts create new patch

4+ The Nature Cat Explorer Patch inspires girls to pursue the same activities as the characters from the TV series WTTW Kids and Nature Cat production partner Spiffy Pictures are teaming up with the Chicago area Girl Scouts to create the Nature Cat Explorer Patch, a co-branded Girl Scouts merit badge inspired by the popular … Continue reading “WTTW helps Girl Scouts create new patch”

WTTW premieres season two of ‘Urban Nature’ March 20

3+ Watch host Marcus Kronforst eat a salad made of greens picked from an alley in Chicago at wttw.com/urbannature If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities. In season 2 of WTTW’s digital series Urban Nature, University of Chicago evolutionary … Continue reading “WTTW premieres season two of ‘Urban Nature’ March 20”

WTTW’s “Chicago on Vacation” with Geoffrey Baer

4+ WTTW special revisits the great Midwest family road trip with Geoffrey Baer When your family piled into the car for a vacation, where did you go? Starved Rock? Lake Geneva? The Wisconsin Dells? Maybe the Indiana Dunes? Or Michigan’s Harbor Country? The road trip is a time-honored tradition, and “are we there yet?” is … Continue reading “WTTW’s “Chicago on Vacation” with Geoffrey Baer”

WTTW Chicago among first to air ‘Victoria’ season 3

3+ The Masterpiece hit period drama series premieres Sunday January 13 at 8 pm on WTTW11 and wttw.com/watch (Chicago — 19 December 2018)    It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars as the young but fearless monarch, … Continue reading “WTTW Chicago among first to air ‘Victoria’ season 3”