Chicago's Lakefront with Geoffrey Baer

WTTW's Chicago's Lakefront with Geoffrey Baer

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Join us for a journey along our most famous front yard.

The eyes of the world were on Chicago's Lakefront on election night 2008 as tens of thousands of people gathered there to celebrate with President-Elect Barack Obama. Chicago's lakefront is unique in the world. It's a seventeen-mile-long people's paradise that belongs to all of us.

WTTW's popular on-air host, producer and Chicago Architecture Foundation docent Geoffrey Baer will re-trace his steps in Chicago's Lakefront, an all-new documentary tour shot in High Definition. Chicago's Lakefront debuted on WTTW11 and WTTWD on December 1 just a month before the start of the 100th anniversary year of Daniel Burnham's great Plan of Chicago, which transformed the lakefront into an unbroken ribbon of public parks.

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Visit the Chicago's Lakefront Interactive Video Map to see clips from the show and read more about the lakefront locations.

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Generous support for Chicago's Lakefront is provided by Harris Bank.

Generous support is also provided by the Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; the Walter E. Heller Foundation, in Memory of Alyce DeCosta; and the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation with additional support from Richard and Mary L. Gray; Robert J. and Roberta L. Washlow; Ken Norgan; Richard Lenon; Peter Kelliher, Jr. and Diane Kelliher; Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul; Adele and Marvin Goldsmith; Marshall M. and Doris B. Holleb; Jerome and Marion Stone; and L2O restaurant and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.

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Geoffrey visited the WFMT booth, providing commentary on Chicago's Lakefront and sharing some of his favorite musical selections. Don't miss WFMT's Featured Audio at!

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- Join the conversation and tell us your favorite memories of the Chicago's

- Go beyond the show and read about more of Chicago's architecture and other lakefront oddities, as well as some of the producer's favorite spots.

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