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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.

Do You Keep Up With Chicago News? Take Our August News Quiz

There was a lot of political news this month in Chicago. Did you keep up with the headlines? Take our August news quiz.

A Q&A with the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of 'Poverty, By America'

Matthew Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. His newest book tries to answer the questions, "Why is there so much poverty in the United States, and how can we finally end it?”

Marin Alsop Conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Leonard Bernstein for 'Great Performances'

Great Performances is broadcasting a performance of Marin Alsop conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in her mentor Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" symphony at Ravinia, where she is chief conductor. The soprano soloist is a Chicago area native.

What to Watch in August

Finales of Grantchester and The Great American Recipe sit alongside an immersive five-part documentary on the The Troubles in Northern Ireland, featuring the stories and memories of everyday people.

How Much Chicago News Do You Know? Take Our July News Quiz!

Take our July news quiz to see how much you know about the stories in and around Chicago that made headlines this month.

The 2023 Performers of 'A Capitol Fourth'

Meet the performers of the 43rd iteration of PBS's broadcast of the Independence Day celebrations, songs, and fireworks from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Test Your Knowledge of Chicago Headlines with Our June News Quiz

Between black bear sightings and jockeying for a new Bears stadium, there were plenty of local and state headlines to keep up with this month. How much news do you know? Take our monthly news quiz. 

What to Watch in July

A new series examines all the ways that humans have changed the planet, another follows the training and pairing of puppies with owners, while we also have a new detective show, A Capitol Fourth, and documentaries on the Kennedys. 

WTTW's 2023 Pride Month Programming

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and features the Chicago Pride Parade at the end of the month. Leading up to it, you can enjoy a diverse slate of WTTW programming of stories of identity, acceptance, struggle, and art, throughout the whole month. 

What to Watch in June

The final season of Endeavour, a second season of another thriller, and a new detective show provide drama and mystery, while Frontline and Independent Lens provide looks at American issues, and The Great American Recipe returns.

Did You Keep Up with Chicago’s Headlines This Month? Take Our May News Quiz

Did you keep up with the news in Chicago and the rest of Illinois this month? Take our May news quiz now!