Frederick Douglass's Defiant Stand at Chicago's World's Fair

Daniel Hautzinger
Although Frederick Douglass did not know his official birth date, he celebrated it on February 14. Late in his life, he spent a year in Chicago serving as the most prominent advocate for African Americans in a World's Fair that largely excluded them.
WTTW Events | WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Chicago

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Chicago

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

Martha Stewart's Chocolate Ganache Tart

Daniel Hautzinger
Looking for a treat for Valentine's Day? Try this elegant and understated chocolate ganache tart from Martha Stewart. Today is Fat Tuesday, after all, so it's time to indulge.

MISTER ROGERS: IT'S YOU I LIKE Premieres Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm on WTTW11

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - February 12, 2018

MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE, a celebrity-filled, hour-long special that premieres on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm on WTTW11, celebrates Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond.


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'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 5 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
When an assassination attempt leads to constant military protection, Victoria decides to escape the stifling confines of Buckingham for the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert search for freedom from royal obligations and get lost in the process.
WTTW Events | Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

WTTW Chicago and the Westside Justice Center’s Movement and Justice Gallery presents CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY, a revealing portrait of an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. Learn about a remarkable jazz artist, and the critical events, passions, experiences, and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. This is a free event.

WTTW Victoria Drawing

WTTW Victoria Drawing

Chicago's Oldest Continuously Operated Chinese Restaurant Closes

Daniel Hautzinger
Won Kow was opened in 1928, only a couple of decades after Chicago's Chinatown moved from the Loop to the Southwest Side. It was a favorite of Al Capone, according to legend, and served as a barely changing anchor of the neighborhood.

The Clash of Wealth and Labor in Chicago's Gilded Age

Daniel Hautzinger
Chicago epitomized the contradictions of late nineteenth century America, with its explosive growth and exorbitant wealth contrasting with abject squalor and a burgeoning labor movement. The two poles infamously came to a head several times in Chicago.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
The Irish Potato Famine is at its peak, but, because it mostly affects Catholics, both Victoria's government and the Irish Protestants are dismissive and blame the Catholics for their own problems. Cleary and an Irish clergyman help push Victoria towards contributing aid.

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