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Poldark. Photo:  Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen
He's back! Captain Ross Poldark embarks on a third season of smoldering sensuality, questionable life decisions, and reckless heroics. In this first part of the special first episode, Dwight and Caroline get closer, Demelza's brothers appear, and Elizabeth has her baby.
Photos: Joan Marcus, Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE, Liane Brandon
There’s a huge amount of worthwhile TV out there nowadays, so we have some highlights from WTTW's Dan Soles, who programs WTTW's schedule. This month there's a timely investigation, a charming dramedy, an acclaimed musical, and a spooky profile.
Curry Braised Eggs. Photo: Courtesy Milk Street
Now that we have cool autumn nights, why not try some spiced, warming curry braised eggs with a recipe courtesy of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, the newest venture from the former America's Test Kitchen host and founder.
Miss Julia will be performed by Colombia's Vueltas Bravas Producciones in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre. Photo: Federico Rios
The first Chicago International Latino Theater Festival features eleven plays from companies both local and international, in venues across Chicago. It presents a wide array of Latino perspectives and aims to achieve more visibility for Latino theater in Chicago.
A rendering of Kerry James Marshall's Chicago Cultural Center mural
The renowned Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall is painting a mural on the side of the Chicago Cultural Center that will honor twenty women "who've worked to shape the cultural landscape of the city, past and present."Who are they?
Pumpkin Tart. Photo: Courtesy Milk Street
Celebrate the first day of fall on September 22 with a recipe for an airy pumpkin tart from Milk Street, the new global project from Christopher Kimball, formerly of America's Test KitchenMilk Street includes a TV and radio show, cooking school, and magazine.
IBM Tower and the Wrigley Building in 1986
The upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer explores the river today. But what was the waterway like thirty years ago, back when the city center was only just beginning to be revitalized? Watch a tour from a 1986 episode of Chicago Tonight.
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago
A century ago, Mexicans first began settling in Chicago as laborers in the steel mills, packinghouses, and on the railroads. One South Chicago community eventually opened the first Mexican church in the city, first in an old army barracks right before the Depression.
Geoffrey Baer. Photo: Ken Carl
In the upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, Geoffrey boards six diverse vessels to explore Chicago's waterways by boat. From a canoe to a tugboat, discover the different boats and how each represents a different part of river traffic.
Half Acre Beer Company's Balmoral Taproom. Photo: Courtesy Half Acre
In its first year of production, around a decade ago, Half Acre Beer Company produced 600 barrels of beer. Last year, they hit 40,000, thanks to their expansion into a second brewery in 2014. Now, they've opened a taproom at that second space. Take a look inside.
"Above and Beyond" at the Harold Washington Library
More than three million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians and more than 58,000 American soldiers died in the Vietnam War. Nearly 3,000 American soldiers were from Illinois. What memorials, in various forms, exist near Chicago to honor them?
Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of fellow student Jeffrey Miller, who was killed by Ohio National Guard troops during an antiwar demonstration at Kent State University. May 4, 1970. Photo: John Filo/Getty Images
Hear excerpts from a 1977 Studs Terkel interview with Ron Kovic, the author of the best-selling memoir Born on the Fourth of July, which became an Oliver Stone film. "I know that the people of this country want to face up to the truth of that war," Kovic says.
A rendering of NASA's Cassini above Saturn's northern pole, ready to dive into Saturn's rings. Image: Courtesy NASA
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn for thirteen years, gathering data about the planet, its many unique moons, and its mysterious rings. Now it is poised to make a final dive into the planet's atmosphere. What have scientists learned from this extraordinary mission?
Frontline: Abacus - Small Enough to Jail. Photo: Sean Lyness
In 2015, Abacus Federal Savings Bank was the 2,651st largest bank in the United States. It's also the only U.S. bank prosecuted for the 2008 financial crisis. Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams, discusses his Frontline documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.
Endeavour. Photo: ITV Plc and MASTERPIECE
A cold case is re-opened when a millennia-old body is discovered near a rural village. The juxtaposition of a controversial nuclear power plant and country people who still hold pagan beliefs provides a confusing backdrop for Morse and Thursday as they investigate.