Speed Demons

Episode

Drag Racers at Great Lakes Dragaway. The joys – and hazards – of the lakefront bikepath. A banjo player with crazy fast fingers. And mountain biking in Chicago?!

Teach Your Children

Episode

A woman with a passion for beautifying ugly parkways becomes a neighborhood pied piper. A Chicago grammar school blends yoga with math. Learn finance at a Chicago high school! And at the University of Chicago – learning to be a great teacher in low income schools.

Getting There

Episode

A disabled vet runs 21 miles to work twice a week. Another man rides the entire lakefront bike path no-handed. We paddle along with Chicago’s 84 year-old "canoe guru." And, winter bike commuters.

New National Public Television Series Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies to be Filmed at WTTW Studios in Chicago

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - October 19, 2010

WTTW, Chicago’s premier public television station, announced today that the upcoming new national movie review series ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES will be filmed at WTTW’s studios, returning to the roots of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel’s original Sneak Previews program. Active production is expected to begin in January 2011. WTTW National Productions will serve as the presenting station for the initial 26-episode season, which will be distributed nationwide by American Public Television.


WTTW Contact

Julia Maish
Manager of Media Relations
(773) 509-5551

New Games/Old Games

Episode

Two artists create a treasure hunt to give away their art. A Chicago man is determined to get ping pong out of our basements and onto ESPN. The world’s busiest 16-inch softball league. And a visit to Jay’s mom’s bowling league. At 73, she’s the second youngest player!

WTTW/Chicago Receives $32.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Education to Develop Multi-Media Property Created by Yo Gabba Gabba! Executive Producer

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - October 14, 2010

WTTW, Chicago's premier public television station, in partnership with W!LDBRAIN Entertainment and The Michael Cohen Group, LLC, has won a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support a new five-year Ready to Learn initiative. Ready to Learn supports the development of educational programming and media for preschool and early elementary school children and their families.


WTTW Contact

Julia Maish
Manager of Media Relations
(773) 509-5551

Don Moody, in partnership with WTTW National Productions, launches third season of Emmy Award-winning series WordWorld on WTTW11

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - September 29, 2010

WordWorld, the three time Emmy Award-winning television series partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, debuts its third season October 4, 2010 at 11:00am on WTTW11. These new episodes extend WordWorld’s literacy lessons by delivering more advanced vocabulary words and exploring the properties of compound words. They also continue to reinforce WordWorld’s core curriculum, including phonological sensitivity and letter recognition, print awareness, comprehension and socio-emotional skills.


WTTW Contact

Holly Gilson
Director, Corporate Communications
(773) 509-5424

WTTW announces new journalism fellowship in memory of broadcast legend John Callaway

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - June 23, 2010

WTTW, Chicago’s premier public television station, is proud to announce the creation of The John Callaway Excellence in Online Journalism Fellowship. This fellowship was created to pay tribute to Chicago Tonight’s founding host, Chicago journalist and broadcast legend John Callaway, following his unexpected death last June. The fellowship will be funded through the generous donations of family, friends, and WTTW viewers.


WTTW Contact

Julia Maish
Manager of Media Relations
(773) 509-5551

Grammy-winning R&B superstar Chaka Khan to headline WTTW's annual benefit

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - March 25, 2010

WTTW, America's most-watched public television station, is pleased to announce that legendary singer-songwriter and Chicago native Chaka Khan has agreed to headline the station's May 20 benefit, a special one-night-only performance at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, and will also appear in the station's upcoming new documentary, DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis, premiering Monday, June 7 at 7:30 pm on WTTW.


WTTW Contact

Julia Maish
Manager of Media Relations
(773) 509-5551

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