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The Feeling of Being Watched film. Image: Watched Film, LLC
Assia Boundaoui's tight-knit Muslim community in a southwestern suburb of Chicago has long suspected they have been under government surveillance. Boundaoui sets off to confirm their fears and win transparency from the FBI in The Feeling of Being Watched. We spoke to her about the film and surveillance. 
Amina Chaudhury in Press. Photo: Lookout Point / Ludovic Robert
As Amina angers her reporters with a business decision to increase revenue, Holly investigates high mortality rates at a hospital. Ed is forced to cover the entertainment beat in a humiliating way in order to dig up gossip, and Duncan gives up on his marriage.
Luke Norris as Dr. Dwight Enys in season 5 of Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen
As Dwight becomes increasingly well-known for his expertise in mental illness, George descends further in his condition and is mistreated by his uncle. Ross and Ned engage in heroics at a mine, while Demelza hatches a plan to benefit the villagers.
Spyros in season 4 of the Durrells in Corfu. Photo: Sid Gentle Films 2019
When Louisa finally meets Spyros's wife and politely asks her to join the Durrells on a picnic excursion, an extremely awkward day ensues, in which nearly everything goes wrong. Margo finds her way in England, while Larry jaunts off on more adventures. 
Reality Allah. Photo: WTTW and Zakkiyyah Najeebah
FIRSTHAND: GUN VIOLENCE, a new WTTW digital series, follows the stories of the real people behind the statistics of gun violence in Chicago who are living with the repercussions and the psychological trauma it leaves behind. 
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad from 'Cook's Country.' Photo: Joe Heller
Americans love mayo-based salads: egg, tuna, chicken, potato. But Hawaiians in particular prize macaroni salad, serving it as a side in the ubiquitous plate lunch found on the islands. Try Cook's Country take on this simple classic. 
James Henry Breasted
In 1919, James Henry Breasted founded the Oriental Instiute with what was at the time "a radical idea," that scholars should look toward the ancient Middle East to understand western civilization. Now, 100 years later, OI is celebrating its past by looking toward its future.
The Chicago Tribune from October 8, 1969, with a headline about the Days of Rage. Image: From WTTW's Chicago Stories
50 years ago, a radical chapter of Students for a Democratic Society tried to "bring the war home" in protest of America's continuing involvement in Vietnam by staging militant demonstrations in Chicago that they called the Days of Rage. 
Duncan Allen (BEN CHAPLIN) and Lucy Redford (LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON) in Press. Photo: Lookout Point /Colin Hutton
As an editor at a high-minded paper tries to investigate a hit-and-run involving the police, a rival, sensationalist paper manipulates a government official and the parents of a soccer player who committed suicide in search of a popular story. 
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza in season 5 of Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen
Demelza believes she, Ross, and their friends are being followed while Ross tries to help clear Ned's name and Dwight testifies on behalf of an assassin. George and Cary move towards a business deal with Hanson, but Elizabeth continues to haunt George. 
Daphne (ELLI TRINGOU) & Leslie Durrell (CALLUM WOODHOUSE) in The Durrells in Corfu. Photo: Sid Gentle Films 2019
Margo decides to assert her independence by disappearing from the house, leaving Louisa stuck with a bunch of men, including an over-the-top army colonel who enlists Leslie to go hunting, much to Gerry's chagrin.
Retro Report on PBS host Masud Olufani, contributor Andy Borowitz and host Celeste Headlee. Photo: Brandon Ogden for PBS
The new series Retro Report on PBS goes behind the headlines to understand the historical roots of today's news. “If we don’t understand where we have been, it’s quite challenging for us to understand where we are fully,” says one of the hosts.
Raise the Roof film
October is Polish Heritage Month, the perfect time to celebrate the influential and vibrant community of Poles in Chicago, which is often touted as the city with the largest Polish population outside Poland. Here are some of our highlights in honor of Polish Heritage Month.
Pati Jinich's Enchiladas de Suelo from 'Pati's Mexican Table,' season 8
A new season of the James Beard Award-winning Pati's Mexican Table focuses on the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. Try Pati's recipe for a specialty from the state's capital city of Culiacán, featuring chorizo and zucchini over sauce-soaked, fried tortillas. 
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in season 5. Photo: Mammoth Screen
Poldark is back for its final season! New characters are introduced as old stalwarts forge on, with Ross again becoming embroiled in intrigue, this time relating to West Indian rivalries. George is seeing ghosts, Demelza makes an enemy, and Geoffrey Charles looks to the future.
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