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What to Watch in February

Lisa Tipton
A dingo
Dingoes are among the wild dogs featured in a new 'Nature' miniseries. Photo: BBC

There's a huge amount of worthwhile TV out there nowadays, so it can be hard to choose what to watch. But who better to recommend shows than the person who programs them? Lisa Tipton, WTTW’s Head of Programming and Pledge, constructs the WTTW schedule by searching through offerings from many different sources which include the national PBS network, the BBC, and independent filmmakers to put together a varied and engaging broadcast schedule. Each month, she’ll recommend a few shows that she thinks you should watch.

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NOVA: London Super Tunnel

Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00 pm

When part of London's new Underground train, the Elizabeth Line, opened last year, it was cause for national news. Join NOVA in a look behind the scenes at constructing a massive new infrastructure project in a bustling metropolitan city that can't be stopped. 

Dogs in the Wild, a Nature Miniseries

Wednesdays beginning February 8 at 7:00 pm

Canids are the most successful carnivores on the planet, whether in the form of foxes, wolves, or wild dogs. Maybe you'll catch a glimpse of your own, domesticated dog and its behavior in the wild dogs spotlighted in this three-part miniseries. 

American Experience — Ruthless: Monopoly's Secret History

Monday, February 20 at 9:00 pm

Monopoly is one of America's favorite board games, and the story behind it is as engrossing as a game of it can be. Theft and corporate double-dealing are just a few of the things hiding in the origins of this unabashed ode to capitalism. 

Black Broadway: A Proud HIstory, A Limitless Future

Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm

Norm Lewis in  Black BroadwayNorm Lewis is one of the stars who performs in 'Black Broadway.' Photo: Nouveau Productions

Trace a history of Black roles and stars on Broadway with an all-star cast performing songs from Dreamgirls, Ain't Misbehavin', The Color Purple, and more.