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Author Toni Morrison on Callaway Interviews
In 1977, Toni Morrison spoke to WTTW's John Callaway about empathy, the importance of storytelling, and her deep love of writing in an extraordinary interview. Watch the Nobel Prize-winning novelist speak honestly early in her career.
Martha Stewart's Scalloped Potatoes. Photo: Adrian Mueller

It may be inching towards spring, but there's a still enough of a chill in the air to make you crave a warm, hearty dish like scalloped potatoes.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards performing Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre in 2015. Photo: Kevin Mazur
Without the Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Willie Dixon, promulgated through Chess Records, the Rolling Stones might not exist. 
Yo-Yo Ma and his son Nicholas with Mister Rogers. Photo: Matt Bulvony
"You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are."
The mural Keith Haring created in Chicago with students in 1989.
In 1989, Keith Haring painted hundreds of his iconic figures on a 488-foot stretch of wall in Grant Park. Hundreds of students then filled them in however they liked. Watch a WTTW documentary about this unique project, now partially on display at the Cultural Center.
Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Photo: Fred Rogers Company
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood made its national debut 50 years ago - how much do you know about the beloved show and its extraordinary host?
James Baldwin on Chicago Tonight with John Callaway in 1985.
Watch James Baldwin share his ever-incisive observations late in his life on Chicago Tonight in 1985. "When Americans say progress, they really mean how quickly, and to what extent, and how profoundly, a black person becomes white," Baldwin says.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones; Mister Rogers with Yo-Yo Ma and his son Nicholas; and Call the Midwife. Photos: Kevin Mazur; Matt Bulvony; Neal Street Productions 2018
This month, there's a tribute to one of the most beloved figures in children's television of all time, a unique concert by The Rolling Stones, a profile of an influential but underappreciated activist, and a slew of British shows, both long-time favorites and new series.
Queen Victoria and Sarah. Photo: ITV Studios
It's the season finale of Victoria, and Christmas is coming! Albert, of all people, is obsessed with making the holiday magical, but family drama makes it difficult. Victoria sympathizes with a young visitor to the palace, and various romances reach their peak.
Blair Castle, the suit of the Scottish Duke of Atholl, in Victoria. Image: ITV Studios
How many times did people try to assassinate Queen Victoria? Did she actually travel to Scotland? What caused the Great Famine in Ireland? Did Robert Peel's secretary save him from a murderer? And more questions from Victoria.
Billy Graham at one of his crusades in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1970, introducing Richard Nixon
The Rev. Billy Graham, America's most famous Christian evangelist who was friend and priest to presidents, died today at the age of 99. Watch him tell how he would like to be remembered, while an associate explains the "Billy Graham rules," in an excerpt from a 1994 WTTW program.
Scones from The Great British Baking Show
It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe from The Great British Baking Show instead.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photos: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl & Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS
The correspondent and producer of Frontline's Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia explains his understanding of the great regional rivalry fueling Middle Eastern conflicts, in which Iran and Saudi Arabia fight proxy wars without battle ever touching their soil. 
Fred Rogers on WTTW's Chicago Tonight in 1985.
In 1985, Mister Rogers appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.
Queen Victoria. Photo: ITV Studios
Victoria is forced to choose between two loved ones who begin to quarrel while Peel engages in the political fight of his life, one he fears will end his career. Drummond and Alfred wrestle with their future, but a dramatic event everything.