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Camp TV
July 8, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
Summer in Chicago is typically fully of fun activities from dancing to movies to concerts to summer camps held in the parks of the city. This year, WTTW is partnering with the Chicago Park District and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to bring those activities to you in your home.
Khamlavati and John Beecham in 'Beecham House.' Photo: Masterpiece
July 5, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
As a rumor swirls around John, he is finally forced to reveal his past and the relationship between himself and his son August's mother. Plus, he is drawn into a potentially dangerous scheme involving the emperor's family.
Geordie and Will in season 5 of 'Grantchester.' Photo: Masterpiece
July 5, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
A young man streaks through the streets yelling about aliens, then is found dead in a fen. The incident leads Geordie and Will into the world of LSD trials and psychotherapy, while Cathy and Geordie deal with Cathy's mother. 
Fireworks over the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Naglestock.com/Alamy Stock Photo
July 2, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
On the 40th anniversary of PBS's A Capitol Fourth, the Fourth of July celebration is a bit different due to COVID-19, but there are still star performers and fireworks that you can enjoy from your home. 
Chanchal and Daniel in 'Beecham House.' Photo: Masterpiece
June 28, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
Daniel and Chanchal grow closer despite warnings against a relationship, while John discovers the perfect gift for the empress but is stymied when things go awry during its delivery.
Geordie and Will in 'Grantchester.' Photo: Kudos/ITV/Masterpiece
June 28, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
A disturbance at a movie theater has a connection to a minor crime committed against Mrs. C. It eventually reveals a part of her husband's past that was hidden, while Will struggles to help the troubled young Matthew.
Lucy Parsons in 1886. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
June 25, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
Lucy Parsons was full of contradictions: an anarchist who defended marriage, a Black woman born into slavery who claimed her dark skin came from Mexican and Native American ancestry, a supporter of rights for women who didn't trust elections and thus never aligned herself with suffragists.
Margaret Osborne, Violet, and Henrietta Beecham in 'Beecham House.' Photo: Masterpiece
June 21, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
A new arrival at Beecham House fights with Henrietta over control of the household, while John and Samuel search for John's brother, Daniel, and John is eventually forced to reveal a small slice of his past. 
Ellie Harding and Will Davenport in 'Grantchester.' Photo: Kudos/ITV/Masterpiece
June 21, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
Ellie ends up helping Will in the investigation of a hit-and-run involving two reclusive brothers and an unscrupulous investment broker when she shows up looking for a lead, while Geordie and Will face issues with mothers in their lives.
June 19, 2020 | Daniel Hautzinger
Six Black museums and historical institutions across the country are hosting a virtual event featuring cultural performances and scholars to celebrate Juneteenth, which marks the freeing of slaves in Texas two and a half years late, after the Emancipation Proclamation.