In 1985, Mister Rogers appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.
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.
It's the most important holiday for Chinese people across the globe and spurs the largest human migration in the world. What are some of the traditions, superstitions, and symbols associated with the fifteen days of celebration?
Celebrate Black History Month with some monumental surveys of history that cover everything from Chicago's African American community to the most American of music to Africa's civilizations. Plus, two documentaries about indomitable black women.
Although Frederick Douglass did not know his official birth date, he celebrated it on February 14. Late in his life, he spent a year in Chicago serving as the most prominent advocate for African Americans in a World's Fair that largely excluded them.
Looking for a treat for Valentine's Day? Try this elegant and understated chocolate ganache tart from Martha Stewart. Today is Fat Tuesday, after all, so it's time to indulge.
When an assassination attempt leads to constant military protection, Victoria decides to escape the stifling confines of Buckingham for the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert search for freedom from royal obligations and get lost in the process.
Won Kow was opened in 1928, only a couple of decades after Chicago's Chinatown moved from the Loop to the Southwest Side. It was a favorite of Al Capone, according to legend, and served as a barely changing anchor of the neighborhood.
Chicago epitomized the contradictions of late nineteenth century America, with its explosive growth and exorbitant wealth contrasting with abject squalor and a burgeoning labor movement. The two poles infamously came to a head several times in Chicago.
The Irish Potato Famine is at its peak, but, because it mostly affects Catholics, both Victoria's government and the Irish Protestants are dismissive and blame the Catholics for their own problems. Cleary and an Irish clergyman help push Victoria towards contributing aid.
While some parts of Victoria are speculation or based on rumors, there are many genuine historical lessons. Learn about some of the fascinating figures – the first computer programmer, a black Shakespearean – customs, and events drawn straight from real life.
It's thanks to Carter G. Woodson (whose name graces a prominent Chicago library) that we have Black History Month, and he was foundational in studies of African American history. He fought to reform education and spread knowledge of black American's proud past.
The story and legacy of the Pullman Porters, a documentary about a tradition enjoyed by our neighbors to the north, delightful kids' shows that are great for adults, a timely film for these divided times, and Frontline in the Middle East. February has a lot to offer.
Mindy Brugman was a doctoral student studying glaciers on Mt. St. Helens when it erupted in 1980 and avoided the blast because of a scientist's warning. Now, nearly four decades later, she wants to express proper gratitude, on Ann Curry's show We'll Meet Again.