For immediate release
Chicago, IL - September 22, 2021
WTTW announces that effective Saturday, September 25, weekly series LATINO VOICES and BLACK VOICES will premiere on Saturdays on WTTW’s primary channel (11.1).
6:00 pm: LATINO VOICES
6:30 pm: BLACK VOICES
10:00 pm: BLACK VOICES (repeat)
10:30 pm: LATINO VOICES (repeat)
PBS NewsHour Weekend will now air Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 pm.
The VOICES series provide thoughtful and accurate coverage of current events to inform and engage the public, and create opportunities for real conversation and a platform for different voices and perspectives. Each week, BLACK VOICES, hosted by WTTW News correspondent and CHICAGO TONIGHT co-host Brandis Friedman, and LATINO VOICES offer a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts and life, entrepreneurship and innovation, and equity and justice across the sectors of our society and in the Black and Latino communities in Chicago. The producers regularly work with a range of local grassroots organizations in story selection to ensure that coverage reflects the needs of the community.
Inspired by the VOICES weekend programs, on the last Monday of each month, WTTW brings together viewers and community and thought leaders for a dynamic conversation around the issues affecting the lives of Black and Latino Chicagoans, using topics surfaced in the series as a springboard for discussion. RSVP for upcoming events at wttw.com/events.
WTTW’s role – public media’s role – is to serve the Chicago region with essential, trusted, quality content and to do our part to build a stronger society where people and communities thrive and where our identities are celebrated.
Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank. Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr.; Allstate; The Chicago Community Trust; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Nicholas Antoine; Judy and John McCarter; and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.
Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, and CIBC. Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; and Judy and John McCarter.
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