What to Watch in November

Dan Soles
November is packed with local productions about Chicago. Check out our highlights, from a new Geoffrey Baer tour to a national show looking inside the creative process of making a new Nutcracker, not to mention three other Chicago programs.

Who are the Durrells from Corfu?

Daniel Hautzinger
Zany as they seem, the family and friends in The Durrells in Corfu are based on real people: a naturalist, a famous novelist, a polymath. Meet some of the illustrious Durrells and the other characters they met during their real-life stay in Corfu.

Putin's Revenge

Daniel Hautzinger
Michael Kirk discusses his new Frontline investigation, Putin's Revenge, which looks at Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election and what drove Putin to order it. "The ideology of Putin right now is survival of Putin," Kirk says.

WTTW CHICAGO and THE JOFFREY BALLET present a new national documentary Making a New American NUTCRACKER

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - October 23, 2017

For generations, The Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition for audiences of all ages. In 2016, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet gave the work an ingenious makeover and a fresh new setting: the fairgrounds of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Produced by WTTW and the Joffrey Ballet, the documentary Making a New American NUTCRACKER goes behind the scenes to reveal the inspiration for this new Nutcracker and introduces audiences to the creative talents who made it happen.


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WTTW Events | WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab

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.

'Poldark' Recap: Ross to the Rescue

Julia Maish
Ross adds action hero to his list of roles as he and his friends conduct a dangerous prison break to save Dwight. Drake and Demelza struggle to break things off, but George and Elizabeth force Osborne into the picture in exchange for social influence.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Write or Wrong

Daniel Hautzinger
Larry's first novel has just been published in England, but no one in his family has read his book, driving a rift between him and especially his mother. Louisa tries to improve as a parent by organizing a reading and finding Gerry a tutor. And everyone gets drunk.

12 Buildings that Imitate Objects in the World

Daniel Hautzinger
For a brief period, the new Apple Store off the Chicago River looked like a giant Macbook. What other buildings take inspiration from objects, in subtle or outrageous ways? Discover examples from the blatant to the futuristic and inspired.

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken

Daniel Hautzinger
Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner? Try this recipe for Burmese Chicken from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, in which you're saved the time of marinating by using an aromatic paste of lemongrass, garlic, ginger, and shallots.

Meet Some Humans Who Develop Intimate Bonds with Animals

Daniel Hautzinger
Nature's program Animal Reunions examines the bonds that can form between animals and human caregivers, reuniting orphaned or rescued animals with the people who rehabilitated them. Learn about the work of some of these conservationists.

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