WTTW Local Productions

Core to WTTW’s mission are the production, broadcast and distribution of local content on-air and online. Our current local productions include:

Arts Across Illinois

Illinois is steeped in culture, traditions, and diversity and the arts play a major role in enriching and inspiring our communities. The Arts Across Illinois series devotes itself to covering this rich landscape.

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Check, Please!

Want to know what restaurants are hot (and not so hot) in the Chicagoland area? Join host Catherine De Orio each week as she invites three guest reviewers to try each other’s recommendations and then discuss their dining experiences.

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Chicago Stories

Veteran journalist John Callaway hosted Chicago Stories to provide in-depth examination of Chicago people, places and events, both past and present. The show is not on the air today but has a life online.

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Chicago Tonight

News and events from around Chicago are covered in this nightly public affairs program, hosted by Phil Ponce, with news analysis from Carol Marin.

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Geoffrey Baer Tours and Programs

Take a tour around the city with Geoffrey Baer, expert on all things in and around Chicago. From the El, to the river, from the north suburbs to the south and everything in between, Baer will show you a side of the city you’ve never seen before.

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Jay’s Chicago

Jay Shefsky gets caught up in other people’s enthusiasm. Whether it’s their love of fishing, raising monarch butterflies, or improving the lives of neighborhood kids, Jay would rather hear the stories and passions of everyday people than just about anything. And he’s lucky enough to spend his days creating video profiles of people all around Chicago.

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Remembering Chicago

In 1994, Remembering Chicago, a magical reminiscence of our city in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s was watched by Chicagoans of every age. The original program’s success inspired the sequels Remembering Chicago Again, Remembering Chicago and World War II, Remembering Chicago: The Boomer Years, and Remembering Chicago: The ‘70s and ‘80s.

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The Week in Review

Get a recap of the news from around the city with Joel Weisman and his panel of guests on this weekly public affairs program.

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