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Stories by Julia Maish

A group of men stand with heavy equipment amongst rock in a black and white photo from 1904
September 14, 2023 | Julia Maish
A new season of WTTW's Chicago Stories that airs this fall includes a documentary on the reversal of the Chicago River. We spoke to the producers of the film about what new things there are to learn, and why it's relevant. 
WTTW News Director Jay Smith on the Chicago Tonight set
January 17, 2023 | Julia Maish
As Chicago Tonight prepares to move to 10:00 pm weeknights beginning January 23, we sat down in WTTW’s Crown Studio with news director Jay Smith to talk about the local news business and plans for Chicago Tonight and WTTW News.
Rick Steves at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace
September 30, 2022 | Julia Maish
Fall brings a wide array of new and exciting programs, from an eagerly anticipated returning detective series to several scintillating new dramas to a nostalgic look back at an iconic how-to program to a whirlwind tour of European art history.
The film poster for Downton Abbey: A New Era
February 15, 2022 | Julia Maish
A new extended trailer has just dropped for the eagerly anticipated Downton Abbey movie sequel, and it contains some more information about elements of the plot.
Downton Abbey the movie
December 24, 2021 | Julia Maish
As we air the original Downton Abbey film, catch up on all the goings-on that occur when the King and Queen pay a visit to Downton, bringing along a rival to the Dowager Countess.
Dame Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey.'
November 15, 2021 | Julia Maish
The first extended trailer for the upcoming Downton Abbey: A New Era has been released, which just might hold us over until the film's release on March 18, 2022.
Henry Wilcox (Matthew MacFadyen) and Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell) in 'Howards End.' Photo: Courtesy Starz Entertainment
September 2, 2021 | Julia Maish
Masterpiece is lauded for its literary adaptations. Some authors have proven to be so popular with audiences that several of their works (and sometimes their life stories as well) have been adapted for television, with some reimagined more than once.
Diana Rigg, Emilia Fox, and Charles Dance in the 1997 'Masterpiece' version of 'Rebecca'
August 19, 2021 | Julia Maish
As PBS's Masterpiece celebrates its 50 years of bringing exceptional drama and mystery to your homes, look back on some of its notable adaptations of classic books, many of which can still be streamed.
Protesters confront a line of police officers at State and 35th streets, about 3 miles south of the Loop, where police set up a blockade. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)
November 23, 2020 | Julia Maish
2020 has been a year unlike any other in memory, with a worldwide pandemic, a recession, racial reckoning, and a presidential election. As COVID-19 turned life upside down, Chicagoans were left with more questions than answers, and WTTW News had to innovate as they tried to provide them.
Henry Wilcox and Margaret Schlegel in 'Howards End.' Photo: Starz Entertainment
February 2, 2020 | Julia Maish
Margaret works to save her relationship with Henry and Helen both, but Helen disappears to Germany and refuses much further contact. When she eventualyl returns to England, all the characters meet and events get out of control, in the final part of Howards End.