The Brazilian Explorer Who Saved Theodore Roosevelt's Life

Daniel Hautzinger
In 1913, Theodore Roosevelt set off on a journey down a river in the Amazonian jungle. The expedition was led in part by one of the little-known heroes of modern Brazil: the explorer and advocate for indigenous peoples Cândido Rondon.

From the Archive: An Interview with Oprah at the Beginning of Her Fame

Daniel Hautzinger
Sunday night at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey gave a galvanizing acceptance speech after being granted a lifetime achievement award. See what she was like just as her career was taking off with a morning talk show, in a 1984 interview on WTTW.

Hunting for the Treasure of – and in – Books

Daniel Hautzinger
“I have spent most of my life in a perennial quest to convince people that reading a book is actually worthwhile,” Amy Brent says. In her show Amy's Book Hunt, she proves that books can be exciting by tracking down rare books in unlikely places.
WTTW Events | Free Screening of Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro

Free Screening of Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro

WTTW and the Westside Justice Center’s Movement and Justice Gallery present this free public screening of Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro, a new documentary that envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The film screening will be followed by a discussion of the film.

Sarah Grueneberg, Richard H. Thaler

The Nobel Prize, 'Top Chef,' and HBO on 'The Interview Show'

Daniel Hautzinger
In the first half of the new season of The Interview Show, Mark Bazer sits down with some outstanding guests with Chicago connections, including a Nobel Prize-winning economist, a Top Chef alum, and a screenwriter whose show was just picked up by HBO. 
WTTW Events | Free Screening & Discussion — Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Free Screening & Discussion — Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, presents a FREE screening and discussion of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.

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