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A detail of the bas relief adorning the facade of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial. Photo: Courtesy National Cambodian Heritage Museum

Healing and Connecting Across Generations at the National Cambodian Heritage Museum

At Chicago's National Cambodian Heritage Museum, which is unique in the United States, exhibits and a memorial help honor victims of the Cambodian genocide and educate younger generations, while cultural classes help those generations connect across a traumatic divide.

WTTW Will Soon Offer CREATE and WORLD Channels 24/7

Beginning Sunday, March 1, 2020, WTTW will offer the CREATE—the public media "do-it-yourself" channel—and WORLD—the best public media news, documentaries, and informational programming—channels 24/7.
Miles Davis, Round Midnight Recording Session June 1956. Photo: Don Hunstein/Sony Music Archives

What to Watch in February

A documentary about Miles Davis from the acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, NOVA for both cat and dog lovers, a Frontline investigation into the frightfully successful Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos, and more. 
Hugo Balta

Window To The World Communications, Inc. Names Hugo Balta as News Director, WTTW News

Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent of WTTW and WFMT, announced today that Hugo Balta has joined the organization as News Director for WTTW News effective February 3, 2020.
(L): “Barack Obama” by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. (R): “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” by Amy Sherald, oil on linen, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

The Obama Portraits Are Coming to Chicago

The official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama will be coming to the Art Institute of Chicago next year on the first stop of a five-city tour.
Waad al-Kateab filming the ruins of a building destroyed by bombing in besieged east Aleppo in October 2016. Photo: Waad al-Kateab/FRONTLINE

'For Sama' from 'Frontline' Nominated for An Oscar

Frontline's For Sama has been nominated in the Documentary Feature category at the Academy Awards. The film follows a young Syrian mother as she perseveres through the siege of Aleppo and is told as a love letter to a daughter.
Purple Panda and Donkey Hodie. Photo: Fred Rogers Company

A New PBS KIDS Series Inspired by Characters From Mister Rogers Is Coming

A new PBS KIDS show filmed at WTTW brings together Fred Rogers Productions and Spiffy Pictures, the team behind Nature Cat, and takes place in the land of Someplace Else from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Emily Graslie in 'Prehistoric Road Trip.' Photo: Julie Florio

PBS Goes on A 'Prehistoric Road Trip,' Celebrates Female Trailblazers, in 2020

The spring-summer 2020 lineup features the new, WTTW-produced natural history series Prehistoric Road Trip as well as programming celebrating female trailblazers, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States.
Improvised Jane Austen

A Comic, Modern-Day Retelling of Jane Austen

Chicago improv team Improvised Jane Austen improvises stories set in Jane Austen’s world using the themes, characters, and language of the beloved author. 
Dave Chappelle at the Mark Twain Prize ceremony. Photo: Jati Lindsay

America's Funniest People: The Mark Twain Prize

For the past twenty-two years, some of America’s funniest people have congregated annually to celebrate one of their own with the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Who else has received the Prize other than this year's Dave Chappelle?
The Interview Show with Mark Bazer

The Fascinating Guests Coming Up on 'The Interview Show with Mark Bazer'

Mark Bazer finds people of all sorts to talk to on his intimate Interview Show, from astrophysicists to comedians to musicians and chefs. Take a look at some of his upcoming guests in a new season.
Dave Chappelle is awarded the Mark Twain Prize. Photo: Jati Lindsay

What to Watch in January

As a new year and decade begins and the cold of January sets in, here are some highlights to keep you busy, from a comedy-filled ceremony honoring Dave Chappelle to a look at Jane Austen's private life, and more. 
PBS NewsHour/Politico Democratic Debate

How to Watch the Final Democratic Presidential Debate of the Year

Tonight at 7:00 pm CT, PBS NewsHour and POLITICO host the final Democratic presidential debate of the year, featuring Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.
WTTW is now available on YouTube TV

WTTW Is Now on YouTube TV

Cord-cutting WTTW fans: beginning today, YouTube TV subscribers will have access to WTTW’s primary and 24/7 Kids channel on YouTube TV, a live TV and on-demand subscription service that provides viewers with another way to enjoy the content they love on more platforms.
Chef Mike Lee eats Korean samgyetang and banchan with Chef Vivian Howard at his restaurant M Sushi in Durham, in 'South by Somewhere.' Photo: Blaire Johnson/Markay Media

WTTW Focuses on Food and Family

Chicagoans love food. WTTW knows that, which is why so much of our programming and digital content focuses on it. But in the first few months, we’re putting even more of an emphasis on culinary content.
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