Pilsen Environmentalists Organize to Protect Neighbors from Lead in Water
In the face of what one activist calls the City of Chicago’s “anemic” effort to protect residents from lead in tap water, Pilsen residents are taking the initiative to inform and equip their neighbors to reduce their risk of exposure.
Rx: The Quiet Revolution Premieres Thursday, April 2, 2015 on PBS
For immediate release Chicago, IL - February 20, 2015
A staggering 50 percent of American adults suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and arthritis – and one in four has two or more chronic health conditions. But for too long, the healthcare debate has focused on who should pay rather than on the care patients receive. With 75 cents of every healthcare dollar being spent on chronic diseases, shouldn’t we be asking if the care we receive is actually making us healthier?
How a Mexican American came to own a kosher fish market. A former garbage dump that is now a nature center. And, two brothers inherit a puppet-opera legacy.
Christiane Amanpour's Most Impressive Journalistic Coups
December 8, 2017
Beginning December 11, WTTW Prime will broadcast the global affairs interview program Amanpour on PBS, hosted by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour. Look back on some of Amanpour's major exclusive interviews and accomplishments.
2017 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING ON WTTW11
For immediate release Chicago, IL - December 6, 2017
WTTW, one of the Midwest’s premier public media organizations, announced its annual slate of holiday programming on WTTW11 that will air beginning on Saturday, December 9.
Journalistic chops aren't Paris Schutz's only talent. The Chicago Tonight broadcaster also plays piano, sings, and writes songs, including his own "schmaltzy Christmas tune." Hear him perform "Lonesome Christmas Night."
Defining Moments of The Washington Post's 140-Year History
December 6, 2017
The Washington Post published its first issue 140 years ago on December 6. Over its long history, it has given us a memorable gaffe and a popular march, inspired a classic toy, and led huge investigations. Look back on some of its defining moments.
WTTW’s NAVY PIER: A CENTURY OF REINVENTION wins Midwest Emmy® Award
For immediate release Chicago, IL - December 5, 2017
WTTW, one of the Midwest’s premier public media organizations, announced that its original documentary NAVY PIER: A CENTURY OF REINVENTION, produced by Eddie Griffin and hosted by Geoffrey Baer, has been honored with an Emmy® award from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The film won in the category of Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Program, Program/Special/Series.
65 years ago on December 5, a deadly smog descended on London. Transportation stopped, people fell into the Thames, and an estimated 12,000 people died. Today, New Delhi has similar problems. How serious is pollution today?