Vivian Maier


Vivian Maier took over 100,000 photographs in her lifetime, but never showed them to anyone. Now, after her death, some rank her among the best street photographers of the 20th century. This episode tells the story of the Chicago man who stumbled on her negatives at a storage locker sale, and what we are now learning about the life of this remarkable photographer.

Rick Steves Meet & Greet

WTTW Studios
5400 N. Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

World’s Fair

Rick Rann is a suburban police officer who may have the world’s largest collection of 1933 Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia.

Sanfilippo Estate

A Barrington Hills collector became so enthusiastic about his hobby that he made his mansion bigger to accommodate it. Now the 44,000 square foot estate holds a world-class collection of antique technological wonders.

Bookman’s Alley

Tucked away in an Evanston alley, Roger Carlson’s bookstore was a beloved institution for over 30 years. The shop was filled with rare and used books and decorated with unique antiques. 


Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the delightful Bindy Bitterman and her amazing and eclectic little shop.

Collecting History


A suburban mansion with one of the world's largest collections of automatic musical instruments.  A rare book collector’s paradise closes its doors.  An overstuffed antique "ephemera" shop.  And one man's passion for Chicago's Century of Progress World's Fair.

WTTW Events | Community Screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

Community Screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

In advance of the program’s February 18 airing as part of the “Independent Lens” series on WTTW, The Chicago Urban League, in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and WTTW, hosts this community screening of “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights.”

Skokie: Invaded, but not Conquered

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - January 2, 2013

WTTW, Chicago’s premier public television station, is pleased to announce the Chicago broadcast premiere of the new 60-minute documentary SKOKIE: INVADED, BUT NOT CONQUERED. WTTW will air the program on Thursday, January 24 at 8:00 pm, with a rebroadcast at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 27.

WTTW Contact

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

WFMT Relevant Tones Internship

Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern at WFMT, Chicago's Classical Music Experience. The program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on experience in radio broadcasting while accommodating the needs and wishes of the participants.


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