WTTW National Productions

National Syndication

WTTW National Syndication is a premiere producer and presenter of original, high- quality media – reflecting the world’s rich and diverse arts and entertainment scene as well as education, politics, public affairs, business, and religion – to a national audience. Our programs and series are distributed by PBS, American Public Television (APT), the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and others. Our programming extends beyond the TV screen and can be seen internationally as well as online.

New and Current Programming

Citizen Soldier

Citizen Soldier

Citizen Soldier is a compelling series of (9) 30-minute episodes that explores in-depth topics regarding military history, affairs and policy. The series features leading scholars in the field discussing various military history topics that cover the range of American and global history.

The Travel Detective Season 6

The Travel Detective Season 6

CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg offers insider access to the travel industry, deconstructing travel myths from the facts in segments from around the world. Plus 'Hidden Gems' beyond the guidebooks; volunteer vacations; and 'one-tank trips.'

Hidden Poland

Hidden Poland

Hidden Poland is a new one-hour special produced, hosted, and narrated by CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg. The film showcases the special destinations and unique experiences of Poland not found in traditional guidebooks, brochures or the internet.

Most importantly, this is an inspirational and accessible story, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in Poland's evolving narrative and enduring culture, and to join Peter as he embarks on a number of life-changing journeys.

Among the activities explored in the documentary: Peter taking a hot air balloon ride over the 13th century Czocha Castle; fishing like the locals in the great lakes of Mazuria; exploring huge murals in the city of Lodz; experiencing one of the only forms of water transit using inclined planes over land; and finally, a thrilling segment of Peter hopping on a glider to sail through the air across the stunning Tatra Mountains.

International Jazz Day from Australia

International Jazz Day from Australia

More than two dozen world-renowned artists assemble for an extraordinary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert in Melbourne, Australia. Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, Kurt Elling and many more join forces to celebrate jazz for peace. Featuring performances by jazz masters from six continents.

Stories of Survival

Stories of Survival

Stories of Survival bring to life the compelling story of four survivors in war-torn Europe, who witnessed first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust. Through gripping storytelling, archival footage, and personal photos, these two films skillfully reveal what happened in the homes, ghettos, camps, and slave labor factories across seven countries, and the remarkable acts of resistance, courage, and hope that forever changed four lives.

Flavor of Poland with Aleksandra August

Flavor of Poland

In this charming new cooking and travel series, host Aleksandra August takes viewers on a culinary journey through Poland, visiting various regions of the country, including Krakow, Rzeszow, Lublin, Bialystok, Gdansk, Warszawa, among many others. Along the way, Aleksandra introduces us to local restaurant owners and chefs, where she samples their signature dishes, we learn a little bit about Polish history (like the origin of the bagel, originally in the form of a pretzel!) and Aleksandra walks us through the preparation of delicous local recipes. The series consists of 13 ½-hour episodes. A special Christmas episode will focus on Poland’s southern mountain region (referred to as Podhale in Polish), featuring the beautiful city of Zakopane, known as “the winter capital of Poland.”

Step It Up with Steph

Step It Up with Steph

Two-time Emmy nominated Step It Up with Steph is a weekly dose of health, fitness, food and lifestyle entertainment providing holistic solutions to everyday problems to help viewers regain control of their health and wellness. In each episode, Steph meets a guest who is struggling with a health or lifestyle issue, and along with a panel of experts, provides the guest with guidance and advice for making changes in her life, with a reveal of the guest’s transformation, 4 weeks later. Additionally, the series includes fun “take it to the streets” segments where Steph asks random everyday people how they deal with a specific health/fitness issue. Also included are weekly workout sessions centered around each episode’s main topic, as well as informative kitchen segments providing nutritional guidance from certified dietitians.

Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Messiah, Prince of Peace

Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Messiah, Prince of Peace

Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Messiah, Prince of Peace draws viewers into a celebration of the mystery and majesty of the birth of Christ. This program of sacred Christmas music from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, Illinois recounts the journey from the ancient prophecies that foretold Christ’s coming to the joyous celebration of his birth.

Join the Wheaton College Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Men’s Glee Club, and Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, along with bass-baritone Stephen Morscheck and soprano Carolyn Hart, for a selection of pieces including “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “In Terra Pax.”

Nature Cat

Nature Cat

Nature Cat is a new animated PBS KIDS® series designed to encourage kids to explore and develop connections with the natural world. With broad comedic appeal and a focus on natural sciences, the show follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire!” Website

 

Other Recent Programming

Poland: The Royal Tour

Poland: The Royal Tour

In Poland:The Royal Tour, journalist Peter Greenberg is taken on a Royal Tour by the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki. For an entire week, Mr. Morawiecki becomes the ultimate guide, showcasing the visual gems of this diverse country, including the modern cities of Warsaw and Krakow – and even taking a boat ride to Hel! They also pay an emotional visit to Auschwitz, and reflect on its tragic history. This new 1-hour documentary is the latest edition of the Royal Tour series, in which Peter and some of the most powerful heads of state offer audiences exclusive access to extraordinary locations, historic landmarks, and cultural experiences.

International Jazz Day from St. Petersburg

International Jazz Day from St. Petersburg

More than two dozen world-renowned artists come together for an extraordinary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert from Saint Petersburg’s spectacular Mariinsky Theatre.

Mexico - One Plate at a Time Season 12

Mexico - One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Season 12

Rick asked. His fans answered. For the 12th season of Mexico - One Plate at a Time - Bayless’ Best Ever Rick Bayless returns to bustling Mexico City for an exploration of the country's most vibrant classics. These are the dishes Rick's social media followers asked to know. Always the teacher, Rick takes us into the market stalls, street vendors and restaurants — both rustic and refined — for lessons in the essential ingredients before returning to his Mexico City apartment to prepare his “best ever” versions. Back home in Chicago, Rick puts a contemporary, and sometimes unexpected, spin on the Mexican favorites. Trailer (password: mopat)

Islands Without Cars

Islands Without Cars

A unique 6-part independent travel series, hosted by Kira Cook, takes a rare and whimsical look at life on islands without cars exploring islands in the western hemisphere’s developed world that have managed to keep a well-worn foot in the past by restricting or forbidding the use of motorized vehicles.

WTTW National Syndication is pleased to have produced, co-produced, or presented the following quality programs for public media over the past 60 years: