Monday, April 24 at 10:00 pm, Independent Lens: The Last Laugh explores what's taboo in comedy, focusing on the Holocaust. Meet some of the controversial and transgressive comedians who appear in the film, including Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman.
Raney Aronson-Rath believes that, for all its difficulties, the current period is "a golden age for serious journalism." She explains why, and talks about the newest Frontline film, Last Days of Solitary.
On Friday, April 14 at 9:00 pm, watch the Met's production of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette on Great Performances. Revisit an interview with the director Bartlett Sher by our sister station WFMT from his time in Chicago in which he discusses Shakespeare and opera, and explore photos of the production.
April 6 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. The dance film Young Men dramatizes the effect of that war on the soldiers who fought in it. Explore other works of art that have grappled with the Great War.
Meet the stellar local talents who performed in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Chicago Voices" concert in February, broadcast tonight at 9:00 pm. From opera to blues, gospel to rap, the gamut of Chicago's diverse musical styles is covered.
"It's our job to hold power accountable. We did that before this White House, and we'll continue to do it." Sara Just discusses the role of long-form journalism in an era of fake news and antagonism towards traditional media.
To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters, which aired Sunday, explores the lives of the authors of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes Grey. Do the actors in the film look like the people that they play?
Explore the work and style of the 2017 Driehaus Prize-winning architect Robert Adam in WTTW's new documentary and website. Watch web-exclusive interviews, absorb Adam's striking buildings through photos, and learn more about the career of this modern traditionalist.
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.
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.