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2018 Black History Month Programming on WTTW11, WTTW Prime 11.2, and

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - January 29, 2018

WTTW, one of the Midwest’s premier public media organizations, announced its slate of television and online content for Black History Month 2018. Programs will air on WTTW 11.1; WTTW 11.2 Prime/Comcast 370/RCN 37; and will also be viewable online at More information is available on WTTW’s Black History Month website. Please let me know if you would like images for any of the following (the programs in red are NEW):

WTTW11 (11.1)

  • Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter
    Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 pm
  • Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
    Thursday, February 1 at 9:00 pm
  • Great Performances Presents: Nas Live from the Kennedy Center
    Friday, February 2 at 9:00 pm
  • Alicia Keys: Landmarks Live in Concert
    Friday, February 2 at 10:00 pm
  • Independent Lens: Winnie
    Monday, February 5 at 10:00 pm
  • Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th
    Thursday, February 8 at 8:00 pm, Friday, February 9 at 8:30 pm, and Monday, February 19 at 10:30 pm
  • DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis
    Thursday, February 8 at 8:30 pm
  • John Lewis: Get in the Way
    Thursday, February 8 at 10:00 pm
  • Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange: Black Panther Woman
    Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 am
  • Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange: He Who Dances on Wood/Kojo/Lonnie Holley: The Truth of the Dirt
    Wednesday, February 14 at 12:30 am
  • Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange: Between Two Shores
    Thursday, February 15 at 12:30 am
  • Independent Lens: A Ballerina’s Tale
    Thursday, February 15 at 9:00 pm
  • Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly
    Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 pm
  • Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange: 10 Days in Africa – A Home Movie
    Friday, February 16 at 12:30 am
  • Shinemen
    Friday, February 16 at 8:30 pm
  • Maya Angelou: American Masters
    Friday, February 16 at 9:00 pm
  • Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange: Fatal Assistance
    Saturday, February 17 at 12:00 am
  • Independent Lens: Tell Them We Are Rising - The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
    Monday, February 19 at 9:00 pm
  • One Night in March
    Friday, February 23 at 8:30 pm

WTTW Prime (11.2)

  • Independent Lens: Winnie
    Sunday, February 11 at 10:00 pm
  • Maya Angelou: American Masters
    Saturday, February 17 at 9:00 pm
  • Independent Lens: Accidental Courtesy
    Sunday, February 18 at 10:00 pm
  • Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter
    Saturday, February 24 at 9:00 pm
  • The Talk: Race in America
    Sunday, February 25 at 10:00 pm

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