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Fred Rogers on WTTW's Chicago Tonight in 1985.
Mister Rogers would have turned 99 today. In 1985, he appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.
Scoppio Del Carro, or Explosion of the Cart, an Easter tradition in Florence.
March 19 at 4:30 pm, Rick Steves explores European Easter traditions. Take your own tour of the holiday and discover exploding carts, colorful kites, and the history of the Easter bunny. 
Derek Walcott.
In 1981, the monumental poet of the Caribbean appeared on Studs Terkel's radio show to discuss his native West Indies, their unique people, and elemental landscape. 
Patsy Cline. (Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises)
A new American Masters documentary explores the life and influence of Patsy Cline, one of country's biggest stars despite her brief career. 
Race car driver Janet Guthrie.
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.
A photograph of St. Patrick's Church in the 1860s by J. Carbutt.
Explore some historic figures of Irish Chicago on this St. Patrick's Day. Beyond green beer and parades, there's a lot more to learn about. 
Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
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.
Drawing of a nuclear reactor based on Chicago Pile-1 from the 1944 patent application by inventors Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard. (Image courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)

This weekend saw the six-year anniversary of a nuclear disaster in Fukushima that led much of the world to shy away from nuclear power. Discover nuclear's origins and possible future.

Pauline Kael, film critic for 'The New Yorker.' (AP)
Hear the influential critic speak about writing a review and the animosity towards a woman writing criticism in this interview with WTTW's John Callaway in 1980. 
Christie Hefner, former chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises. (AP)
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.
America's Test Kitchen's Classic Strawberry Jam and Best Baked Potatoes. (Joe Keller/Carl Tremblay)
America's Test Kitchen is serious about getting recipes right, even something as simple as a baked potato or strawberry jam, all so you can make the best dish possible.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Hull House, Alice Hamilton, Jane Addams.
Celebrate the pioneering achievements, landmark reforms, and impressive careers of some of the women who resided at Jane Addams' social-minded Hull House in the early twentieth century.
Charlotte Jenkins, Mary Phinney, and Samuel Diggs on 'Mercy Street.' (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)
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?
Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. (ITV Plc)
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? 
Samuel Diggs and Charlotte Jenkins on Mercy Street. (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)
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.