WTTW Celebrates Great Literature in Autumn 2018

with new programming and associated digital content September through November on WTTW11 and wttw.com/read

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - September 13, 2018

Throughout fall 2018, WTTW public media will present extensive on-air and digital content associated with great works of literature. Upcoming programming on WTTW11 and wttw.com  includes:

  • The Miniaturist (Ongoing through Sunday, September 23 at 8:00 pm) – In this new three-part drama based on Jessie Burton’s gripping bestseller set in 17th century Amsterdam, learn what happens when a teen bride's new husband gives her an extraordinary wedding gift: a miniature replica of their home that seems to predict and unravel the future with unsettling precision. Exclusive recaps of this series will be available weekly on wttw.com/read.
     
  • The Great American Read  (Tuesdays, September 11-October 23 at 8:00 pm) – In this series, hosted by Meredith Vieira, citizens reflect on their favorite novels, culminating in a vote to name "America's Best-Loved Book" from a list of 100 chosen by the public. WTTW has created its own microsite, at wttw.com/read, which is continually updated with fresh content, including stories on (and interviews with) Chicago authors, the area’s independent bookstores and literary history, fun quizzes, recaps, and many other stories associated with reading.
     
  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: FIRE & DEW (Sunday, September 23 at 6:30 pm) – This special follows Anne Shirley to Queen's College in Charlottetown. She is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life, and the intense competition. Will Anne find that the dark cloud over her life does have a silver lining?
  • The Durrells in Corfu, Season 3 (Sundays, September 30-November 18 at 7:00 pm) – Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children.The eldest son, Larry (Josh O’Connor), is a budding writer on his way to becoming the famous novelist Lawrence Durrell. Exclusive recaps of this series will be available weekly on wttw.com/read.
  • Poldark, Season 4 (Sundays, September 30-November 18 at 8:00 pm) – Based on the novels by Winston Graham, this popular BBC series returns for a fourth season of action-packed episodes set atop the craggy cliffs of late 18th century Cornwall, starring Aidan Turner as the dashing Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his fiery partner Demelza. Exclusive recaps of this series will be available weekly on wttw.com/read.
  • SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, Season 3 (Fridays, October 12-26 at 9:00 pm) – This series combines history, biography, performance, analysis, and the personal passion of its hosts – Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale, and Antony Sher - to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
  • The Woman in White (Sundays, October 21-November 18 at 9:00 pm) – When Walter Hartright, a young drawing master, encounters a spectral woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road, he is drawn into a web of intrigue. Based on Wilkie Collins’s groundbreaking 1859 novel, widely considered to be one of the first in the mystery/detective genre. Exclusive recaps of this series will be available weekly on wttw.com/read.
     

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WTTW Contact

Julia Maish
Manager of Media Relations
(773) 509-5551