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Stories by Lisa Tipton

Suffragists picket in front of the White House. Washington, D.C., February 1917. Photo: Courtesy of Library of Congress
June 30, 2020 | Lisa Tipton

There’s a huge amount of worthwhile TV out there nowadays, so it can be hard to choose what to watch.

Emily Graslie in a sauropod quarry near Bozeman, MT, in 'Prehistoric Road Trip.' Photo: Julie Florio and WTTW
June 1, 2020 | Lisa Tipton
An exciting new series from WTTW exploring billions of years of the prehistoric record with the Field Museum's Emily Graslie, a new season of a beloved mystery, a look at an infamous celebrity, and more. 
A Sikh patriot. Photo: Corky Lee
April 30, 2020 | Lisa Tipton
A series showcasing the vibrant variety of stories of Asian Americans via personal narratives, an examination of the 43rd President, a unique performance from Chicagoland, and a moving series about gun violence.
Zofia Wichlaz as Kasia Tomaszeski and Jonah Hauer-King as Harry Chase in World on Fire. Photo: Mammoth Screen
March 31, 2020 | Lisa Tipton
New seasons of two fan-favorite mysteries, including the introduction of a new main character; two World War II-era stories; and a documentary about English royal intrigue: they're all coming in April. 
Advocate Tiera Fletcher by a rocket engine at NASA. Photo: Bigger Bang Communications
March 24, 2020 | Lisa Tipton
Beginning Monday, March 30, WTTW Prime will host an afternoon block with shows that will provide educational content focusing on science, social studies, literature, and history for junior high and high school students.
Geoffrey Baer riding a CTA heritage train in Chicago by 'L.' Photo: Kristan Lieb
February 27, 2020 | Lisa Tipton
March brings an all-new Geoffrey Baer special exploring Chicago one stop at a time via the 'L,' as well as a new season of Call the Midwife, a new culinary show from Vivian Howard, a documentary about public housing in Atlanta, and more. 
Miles Davis, Round Midnight Recording Session June 1956. Photo: Don Hunstein/Sony Music Archives
January 31, 2020 | Lisa Tipton
A documentary about Miles Davis from the acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, NOVA for both cat and dog lovers, a Frontline investigation into the frightfully successful Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos, and more. 
Dave Chappelle is awarded the Mark Twain Prize. Photo: Jati Lindsay
December 31, 2019 | Lisa Tipton
As a new year and decade begins and the cold of January sets in, here are some highlights to keep you busy, from a comedy-filled ceremony honoring Dave Chappelle to a look at Jane Austen's private life, and more. 
Lucy Worsley in Henry VIII costume with boar's head for Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas. Photo: Burning Bright Productions
November 27, 2019 | Lisa Tipton
There's a wide variety of holiday specials as the end of the year approaches, covering everything from the history of Hanukkah to Christmas songs to Tudor feasting to the importance of nature. Find our December highlights here.
Haley Lu Richardson and Elizabeth McGovern in The Chaperone. Photo: Masterpiece
October 30, 2019 | Lisa Tipton
From a reunion of some Downton Abbey team members to a shocking case of long-term fraud that robbed a tiny Illinois town of necessary expenses and an exciting special celebrating the anniversary of a stalwart show, find our highlights for November.