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WTTW Local Productions

WTTW Local Productions

Local Productions

Core to WTTW’s mission are the production, broadcast and distribution of local content on-air and online. Our current local productions include:

Check, Please!

Want to know what restaurants are hot (and not so hot) in the Chicagoland area? Join host Alpana Singh each week as she invites three guest reviewers to try each other’s recommendations and then discuss their dining experiences. Website

Chicago Stories

Veteran journalist John Callaway hosted Chicago Stories to provide in-depth examination of Chicago people, places and events, both past and present. The show is not on the air today but has a life online. Website

Chicago Tonight

News and events from around Chicago are covered in this nightly public affairs program, hosted by Phil Ponce, with news analysis from Carol Marin. Website


Experience the culinary world — live and in-person — through the eyes of top Chicago chefs! Dishalicious is a fast-paced, live demonstration cooking show and event that’s fun and informative. Website

Dusable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis

DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis is a tale of two cities. Celebrate the rich history of African-Americans in Chicago through the exploration of the city's growth as a center of black culture. Website

Geoffrey Baer Tours & Programs

Take a tour around the city with Geoffrey Baer, expert on all things in and around Chicago. From the El, to the river, from the north suburbs to the south and everything in between, Baer will show you a side of the city you’ve never seen before. Website

The Interview Show

Taped in front of an audience in the Chicago bar The Hideout, The Interview Show is a unique, quirky talk series hosted by Mark Bazer, a Chicago magazine contributing writer, and featuring guests like Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, comedian Hannibal Buress and political guru David Axelrod. Website

Jay’s Chicago

Jay Shefsky gets caught up in other people’s enthusiasm. Whether it’s their love of fishing, raising monarch butterflies, or improving the lives of neighborhood kids, Jay would rather hear the stories and passions of everyday people than just about anything. And he’s lucky enough to spend his days creating video profiles of people all around Chicago. Website

Remembering Chicago

In 1994, Remembering Chicago, a magical reminiscence of our city in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s was watched by Chicagoans of every age. The original program’s success inspired the sequels Remembering Chicago Again, Remembering Chicago and World War II, Remembering Chicago: The Boomer Years, and Remembering Chicago: The ‘70s and ‘80s. Website

The Week in Review

Get a recap of the news from around the city with Joel Weisman and his panel of guests on this weekly public affairs program. Website