When Rick and Deann Bayless opened their regional Mexican restaurant, they shared a wall with a bar called the Rendezvous -- for a reason -- and a ceiling with rent-by-the-hour flophouses. Now, with numerous acclaimed restaurants to his name, a long-running PBS show, a popular podcast, a line of food products, and a local agriculture-supporting non-profit, Bayless says, "Sometimes I feel like the old guy on the street."
Before she wrote and directed such iconic films as When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle, Nora Ephron was a journalist. She appeared on WTTW in 1975 to discuss her book of published essays and share a hilarious story about reporting from the front lines.
WTTW's new web series Urban Nature explores such stories as segregating squirrels, San Francisco's 'wild plan' for safe wildlife movement through the city, and the reclamation by nature of a deserted island near Manhattan.
Janet Guthrie was the first woman to qualify for and compete in the Indianapolis and Daytona 500s. In 1979, she spoke to WTTW's John Callaway about her most recent Indy race and the sexism she encountered as a racer.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, known for her children's books, memoirs, and short films, died of ovarian cancer on Monday at age 51. A recent essay in The New York Times' "Modern Love" section went viral. She also appeared on The Interview Show this season.
Last month, Playboy brought back nude pictorials after a year without them. Hear part of the debate over the magazine's portrayal of women as it stood back in 1978, in an archival interview with Christie Hefner, then the VP of the company.
Now that the second season of Mercy Street is over, find out which character is most like you! Are you knowledgeable like Samuel or compassionate like Emma? Hardworking like Mary or mischievous like Hale?
As Victoria enters the final weeks of her pregnancy and Victoria the final episode of its first season, the Queen feels cooped up and stifled. What dangers lurk on the streets of London -- or worse, amongst Victoria's own family?
In the wake of the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation, the lives of the characters of Mercy Street change drastically in this finale, as some undertake journeys and some decide to stay put.