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Jane Goodall with a chimpanzee Photo: Tigress Productions
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.
Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE
The Poldark family grows bigger but they're eager to help the starving villagers during this Christmas season – even better if it angers George. Meanwhile, the Warleggan master is using Morwenna as a bargaining chip to gain social influence.
The Durrells in Corfu. Photo: John Rogers/Sid Gentle Films for ITV and MASTERPIECE
The Durrells are back, and they have a fierce new landlord. Louisa attempts to make money at market but attracts only another Brit interested more in her than her wares. Margo wants to become a nun, Gerry wants to breed otters, and Leslie does something dumb.
Chicago Ideas Week.
Chicago Ideas Week wants "to help people process all the tumult in this country by positing questions, giving them ideas, and getting them thinking" by presenting innovative thinkers in conversations and talks, says the director of programming.
Check, Please!
Check, Please! always finds some of the best restaurants in Chicago, both well-known and off-the-beaten-path. Can you guess some of the unique places that will be on the show in fall of 2017? The 17th season premieres Friday, October 13.
Frontline: War on the EPA. Photo: Reuters/Christopher Aluka Berry
The director of the Frontline investigation War on the EPA discusses the "role reversal" at the EPA under Scott Pruitt, where "the regulated become the regulator," and the importance of battles over environmental regulation in the election of Donald Trump. 
Thelonious Monk at Minton's Playhouse in New York, c. Sept. 1947. Photo: William P. Gottlieb
The jazz pianist was an iconoclast in his style, playing, and compositions, which explains why he was so progressive and influential (he is the second-most recorded jazz composer). Vocalist and radio host Dee Alexander discusses the master on his 100th birthday.
Schulze Baking Company Building in Open House Chicago.
During Open House Chicago, which is October 14 and 15, you can see things you've never seen before as more than 200 sites across Chicago, Evanston, and Oak Park open to the public for free. So many choices are overwhelming, so we've chosen a few highlights.
Dwight Enys in Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE
Ross has left a pregnant Demelza behind for France to discover where Dwight is, and whether he's still alive. George wants to become burgess, but his ambitions lead Elizabeth to look for a coping mechanism. Sam and Drake seek to start a church.
Larry David and Bernie Sanders
Larry David and Bernie Sanders have a lot in common, enough that David has played the senator and former presidential candidate on Saturday Night Live. But on Finding Your Roots, they discovered they're closer than they knew. Watch their reactions. 
Skip Haynes, who wrote the iconic song "Lake Shore Drive," has died.
Skip Haynes, who wrote the iconic 1971 song "Lake Shore Drive" for his band Aliotta Haynes and Jeremiah, has died at the age of 70. Watch a 1993 segment of WTTW's Wild Chicago in which Haynes discussed the origin of the song.
An Axis Lab Base Line event under the Argyle Red Line CTA station
Axis Lab seeks to preserve the culture and history of the Vietnamese community centered on Argyle Street in Uptown, as well as support the local businesses, through innovative artistic means. "It's up to us to continue our parents' work," says the executive director.
Christopher Kimball. Photo: Courtesy Milk Street
Following his bitter split from America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball wants to modernize home cooking by looking to techniques from around the world. He's also expanding into radio and exploring the cultures behind the cuisines. 
Carmelo Anthony and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Genealogy is now a multi-billion dollar business centered in Salt Lake City. Why has it grown so rapidly? What does tracking down ancestors involve? How has it changed in the past decades? And why Salt Lake City? A genealogist from Finding Your Roots answers.
Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE
When ships disappear at sea, Caroline and Elizabeth's cousin Verity worry that their husbands were on board. George angles for a powerful new position, but is in competition with Ross... not that Ross is interested. Morwenna and Drake are hitting it off.. with Geoffrey Charles as third wheel.