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Stories by Lisa Tipton

Geoffrey Baer in the Rookery in Chicago
March 1, 2023 | Lisa Tipton
A new Geoffrey Baer special, a Frontline on our uncertain economic times, an exciting drama line-up, St. Patrick’s Day, and a profile of Dr. Fauci are all coming up!
A dingo
January 31, 2023 | Lisa Tipton
Nature examines the wild relatives of man's best friend in a miniseries, NOVA takes you behind the scenes of a new subway line's construction in London, plus a celebration of Black Broadway and a history of Monopoly.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at a barbershop in Making Black America: Through the Grapevine
September 28, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
A new series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares space with a new Rick Steves series, plus a documentary exploring the unbelievably popular app TikTok and an enticing slate of new mysteries. 
The Statue of Liberty seen from Ellis Island.
August 31, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
A documentary from Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein on The U.S. and the Holocaust, new mysteries, NOVA's look at Venice's gambits to survive rising sea levels, and a Frontline investigation as we head into midterm elections.
Sandy, Max, and Kenny in season 2 of Guilt. Image: Expectation/Happy Tramp North
July 28, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
Frontline's look at the invasion of Ukraine, a second season of a dark Scottish comedy, dives into two powerful families separated by an ocean and centuries, and a sweet look at a favorite show. 
Jack Turner in Hotel Portofino. Photo: Eagle Eye Drama Limited 2021
May 31, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
A new fish-out-of-water dramedy that might remind you of The Durrells in Corfu, a new season of a favorite mystery, an exciting cooking competition show, and more are on the docket for June. 
Lucy Worsley on a rooftop at Kings College. Photo: Tom Hayward © BBC Studios 2021
April 28, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
A new period drama set in 1960s London, a documentary about the stresses of high school and applying to elite colleges, and a new series on little-understood chapters of British history, plus more. 
Mahalia Jackson. Photo: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
March 31, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
Chicago stories covering everything from the birth of gospel to the ad executives behind the Pillsbury Doughboy and other icons to a Mexican American church that lost a disproportionate number of soldiers in the Vietnam War, and much more. 
Before We Die. Photo: Sofie Gheysens
February 28, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
An exciting Sunday night line-up featuring returning favorites and a new crime thriller, plus a celebration of twenty years of Midsomer Murders and a new set of profiles of fascinating Chicagoans from WTTW. 
A chinstrap penguin. Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth White/ ©BBC
February 1, 2022 | Lisa Tipton
Meet the entire family of penguins with a new Nature, explore American history, culture, and politics through the story of jeans, dive into a cold case of the civil rights era, and celebrate two engaging dramas this February.