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Chicago's Deadliest Disaster

Daniel Hautzinger
One hundred and three years ago, on July 24, 1915, more than 800 people lost their lives in Chicago's deadliest tragedy, when a top-heavy boat rolled onto its side in the Chicago River only twenty feet from the shore. Watch an archival Chicago Stories episode about the Eastland Disaster.

Marcus Samuelsson Visits Chicago's Mexican Community

Daniel Hautzinger
When Marcus Samuelsson visits the Mexican community of Chicago in No Passport Required, he meets several Chicagoans WTTW knows well. Further immerse yourself in the Mexican community with videos, profiles, and recipes from the chefs and others in the show.

'Endeavour' Season 5 Episode 5 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
Morse stumbles into the world of James Bond-esque Cold War espionage when a German is assassinated in Oxford. Poisonous fish, guns disguised as everday objects, tuxedos playboy chemical barons: it's all here. Meanwhile, Thursday investigates a case of domestic abuse.

Remembering Nelson Mandela on His Centennial

Daniel Hautzinger
Look back on the life and legacy of the revered human rights icon and first democratically elected president of South Africa with a biographical portrait from Frontline, special reports from PBS NewsHour, and an archival segment on Mandela from Chicago Tonight.

'Endeavour' Season 5 Episode 4 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
The murder of a model on a military base causes Thursday's son to become a suspect, while the unusual past of the victim brings racism into play in the investigation of the murder. A war hero suffering from PTSD, a Nazi sympathizer, an anti-racism activist: the characters are colorful.

The 'Downton Abbey' Movie Is Finally Happening

Daniel Hautzinger
After much speculation, rumors, and dead ends, it has finally been confirmed that a Downton Abbey movie is official, with the creator writing the screenplay and producing, the original principal cast returning, the director of the series' pilot directing.

What to Stream This Month

Daniel Hautzinger
This month, embark on adventures to foreign countries and explore their culture and history; trawl the weird and wonderful depths of the ocean; and traverse majestic landscapes and thousands of miles with animals, all from the comfort of your couch.

From the Archive: John Updike

Daniel Hautzinger
"Nobody needs a book much, do they?" It's a surprising sentiment to hear coming from a writer, but in this 1981 interview with WTTW's John Callaway, John Updike discusses his impressively humble views on literature, his existential anxieties, and his goals as a writer.

Earth's Most Impressive and Forbidding Landscapes

Daniel Hautzinger
PBS's Summer of Adventure has begun! There's a lot to explore, including three of the world's most impressive mountain ranges, in Kingdoms of the Sky, and some of Earth's most forbidding landscapes, in Earth's Natural Wonders. See some of the stunning photography from both series. 

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