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Stories by Daniel Hautzinger

The Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, in downtown Chicago
May 11, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
You can find stately Christian Science churches tucked away in neighborhoods as well as downtown, although most now serve other purposes, whether re-developed as residential spaces or concert halls or as a worship space for another denomination.
FDR and Märtha in Atlantic Crossing. Photo: Masterpiece
May 9, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
Märtha's relationship with FDR comes under increasing suspicion both in the public and amongst their families, while a possible conspiracy threatens the safety of her and her children. 
Charlotte and Sidney on the beach in 'Sanditon.' Photo: Red Planet Pictures/ITV 2019
May 6, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
Masterpiece has renewed Sanditon for seasons 2 and 3! The first season of the adaptation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel aired in 2019 and ended in suspense, as Charlotte Heywood left Sanditon after a doomed romance.
The interior of the Sikh Gurdwara in Palatine, Illinois, outside Chicago
May 5, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, yet many Americans know little about it, and Sikhs have frequently found themselves the target of hate crimes. Learn more about Sikhs' beliefs, practices, and history in Chicagoland. 
With Warm Welcome's Bakers Box in New York City. Photo: Ben Hon
May 4, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
Pastries from Michelin-starred chefs sit jewel-like next to buns from decades-old stalwarts of the community and treats from Instagram bakers in With Warm Welcome's Bakers Box, which aims to spotlight Asian American pastry chefs and their personal stories. 
Eleanor Roosevelt and Princess Märtha in 'Atlantic Crossing'
May 2, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
Märtha raises her public profile and begins doing more to help Norway's cause in America, going to Eleanor for public speaking advice. Meanwhile, FDR becomes more infatuated with Märtha.
Ted Ngoy at a donut shop
April 30, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the fastest growing group in the United States. Find WTTW's coverage and content for Asian Pacific Heritage Month here.
Donkey Hodie and Purple Panda in front of Panda's spaceship
April 29, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
“Everybody’s trying to do a lot of what Donkey does: be resilient and persevere through these very challenging times,” says an executive producer of Donkey Hodie, which was made by veterans of Sesame Street, Nature Cat, and Cyberchase in a WTTW studio.
Ida B. Wells
April 28, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
The writer and producer of a new WTTW documentary about the groundbreaking civil rights activist, journalist, and suffragist discusses Wells' relevance today, at a moment when Wells is becoming more and more recognized for her work.
FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt in 'Atlantic Crossing'
April 25, 2021 | Daniel Hautzinger
Märtha is drawn into politics as she is pressured to use her influence with FDR to aid Norway in the war, while he runs for reelection and tries to follow the public's position on non-intervention despite his own convictions.