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A Self-Guided Tour for The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago

Retrace Geoffrey Baer’s footsteps with these self-guided tours of the locations featured in The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago and The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2.

What to Watch in December

Holiday specials from Mary Berry and The Tabernacle Choir, more beautiful places with Geoffrey Baer, Lucy Worsley on Agatha Christie, and more highlights help you enjoy the end of the year.

Rick Steves Wants Americans to “Get to Know the Other 96% of Humanity”

The travel guru Rick Steves believes that travel can change lives and improve the world by broadening perspectives. "I'm sort of into cultural shock," he said. "I think it's a constructive thing." 

Test Your Chicago News Knowledge with Our November News Quiz

A high-profile trial, a new city budget, and a surprise birth at a zoo. How many local news stories did you keep up with this month? Test your knowledge with our November news quiz.

Geoffrey Baer on 'The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2'

In The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2, Geoffrey Baer explores more eye-popping places around Chicago, and the stories behind them. He spoke to us about the new special.

Celebrate the Holidays with WTTW's Festive Programming

Cozy up with family and friends and enjoy our line-up of holiday programming as the nights get shorter and the holidays approach.

“To Not Document It Is Impossible”: A Q&A with Mstyslav Chernov, the Director of ‘20 Days in Mariupol’

WTTW spoke with "20 Days in Mariupol" director Mstyslav Chernov about the film and the decisions he made on the ground as a conflict journalist in Mariupol during the early days of the Russian invasion.

Brighten Your Holiday Season with These Light Shows Around Chicago

Lighten up! The holidays are almost here. Many of the Chicago area’s holiday light festivals kick off in mid-November and run through early January.

It’s Time for Our Monthly News Quiz. How Much Local News Do You Know?

Do you follow local news in Chicago? Take our October news quiz to test your knowledge of this month's headlines.

Geoffrey Baer's Open House Chicago Picks for 2023

Open House Chicago is back, allowing you to peek inside buildings across Chicago. With more than 170 sites to choose from, Geoffrey Baer has fourteen recommendations for unique places to visit. 

Take Our September News Quiz To Test Your Knowledge of Chicago Headlines

Do you keep up with the news in and around Chicago? Take our September 2023 news quiz to test your knowledge of the headlines this month. 

What to Watch in October

Chicago Stories continues with documentaries on Pullman, Jane Addams, Richard J. Daley, and candy, while Ken Burns tells the story of the American Buffalo and Frontline looks at Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover, and more.

Carlos Lozano Survived the Our Lady of the Angels Fire in 1958. His Daughter Worked on a New WTTW Documentary About It

Carlos Lozano was 10 years old when a fire broke out at Our Lady of the Angels school in 1958. Some 65 years later, his daughter, Bianca Lozano, worked as the associate producer for the upcoming WTTW Chicago Stories documentary about the fire. They share what the experience meant to their family and the difficulties of discussing a traumatic event.

What to Watch in September

Exploring one of the country's last wild rivers and Arkansas's wonders in America Outdoors in a new season, plus a three-part series on Frida Kahlo, American Experience films on desegregation, and more. 

WTTW's 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15 and runs through October 15. Explore the Mexican state of Yucatán, learn the stories of immigrants, and celebrate the successes and legacy of the labor leader Cesar Chavez in our special programming.