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WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to Host Live Forum

with candidates in the runoff election for Mayor of Chicago Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm on WTTW11 and on

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - March 9, 2015

WTTW, the Midwest’s premier public television station, announces that its award-winning nightly newsmagazine Chicago Tonight will present a live candidate forum with the two remaining contenders for the office of Mayor of Chicago: the incumbent mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.  This is one of three televised meetings between the candidates prior to the April 7 runoff election.

The live one-hour forum, moderated by host Phil Ponce, will take place at WTTW’s studios at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31 before an invited studio audience of City Club of Chicago members and their guests. The City Club is helping to underwrite this forum on both television and the web. The forum will also be live-streamed at

Press wishing to cover the forum on site should contact Julia Maish at [email protected] or 773.509.5551.  There will be a press availability following the forum in which candidates may or may not choose to participate.

About WTTW
WTTW, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, is a premier public media organization committed to creating and presenting unique television and digital media content across four distinct television channels – WTTW11, WTTW Prime, the Spanish-language channel WTTW Vme, and WTTW Create/WTTW WORLD, and on Recognized for award-winning local and national productions such as Chicago Tonight, Check, Please!, and MEXICO – One Plate at a Time, WTTW presents the very best in cultural, nature, science, public affairs, and children’s programming to almost 2 million weekly viewers across a four state area. Visitors to can connect with others in the community and access a full library of local and national video content for kids and adults, interactive features, event and membership opportunities, and robust microsites dedicated to WTTW and PBS series and specials.  Follow WTTW on Facebook and Twitter

About Chicago Tonight
WTTW’s flagship nightly newsmagazine Chicago Tonight recently celebrated 30 years on the air.  Airing weeknights at 7:00 pm, the award-winning series hosted by Phil Ponce covers Chicago stories in politics, arts, science and technology, health, business, architecture, education, history, and more. The program’s website includes original reporting, extensive video, a comprehensive segment archive, blogs, and special features.  Connect with Chicago Tonight on Facebook.