The True History of 'Victoria'

Daniel Hautzinger
While some parts of Victoria are speculation or based on rumors, there are many genuine historical lessons. Learn about some of the fascinating figures – the first computer programmer, a black Shakespearean – customs, and events drawn straight from real life.
WTTW Events | WTTW presents FREE screening: “Dolores”

WTTW presents FREE screening: “Dolores”

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

The Father of Black History

Daniel Hautzinger
It's thanks to Carter G. Woodson (whose name graces a prominent Chicago library) that we have Black History Month, and he was foundational in studies of African American history. He fought to reform education and spread knowledge of black American's proud past.

What to Watch in February

Dan Soles
The story and legacy of the Pullman Porters, a documentary about a tradition enjoyed by our neighbors to the north, delightful kids' shows that are great for adults, a timely film for these divided times, and Frontline in the Middle East. February has a lot to offer.

The Selfless Volcanologist Who Saved a Life at Mt. St. Helens

Daniel Hautzinger
Mindy Brugman was a doctoral student studying glaciers on Mt. St. Helens when it erupted in 1980 and avoided the blast because of a scientist's warning. Now, nearly four decades later, she wants to express proper gratitude, on Ann Curry's show We'll Meet Again.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 3 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
Eager to preserve the uneasy truce between Britain and France, Victoria sets off to visit the French king Louis Philippe and enjoy the sensuous glories of the French court. Albert is having an identity crisis and is a fun-spoiling grouch as usual.

What Does it Mean to Be American?

Daniel Hautzinger
In the new documentary American Creed, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy investigate American ideals, while citizen activists such as Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon attempt to realize their own conception of those ideals.

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