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The steel Puerto Rican flag over Division Street in Humboldt Park. Photo: Richie Diesterheft/Wikimedia Commons
While it has been overshadowed by other unrest of the late '60s in Chicago, the Division Street riot was an important point in the history of Chicago's Puerto Rican community, drawing attention to issues faced by the community. 
Frontline's The Choice 2020 examines the lives of Donald Trump and Joe Biden as they seek the White House
"There has never been a better time for political biography," says the veteran Frontline producer Michael Kirk. "You want to look closely at the character of the two men who are asking to be President of the United States at this perilous time."
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Diana Dávila of Mi Tocaya Antojería and Beverly Kim of Parachute and Wherewithall are two chef/owners taking part in Women's Restaurant Week
During Women's Restaurant Week, from August 26 through 31, you can support women-owned restaurants during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic as some twenty establishments across Chicagoland offer various specials. 
Brandis Friedman and Hugo Balta
The new Chicago Tonight: Voices programs spotlight issues pertinent to Chicago's Black and Latino communities, which each make up a third of the city. "I'm hoping that any community, of any racial ethnicity, can watch the show and have a feel for what the Black experience in Chicago is like," says Black Voices host Brandis Friedman.
Thursday, Strange, and Morse in 'Endeavour' season 7. Photo: Mammoth Screen
As more murders occur on the towpath and Morse looks into the odd spate of seemingly random accidents, Thursday and Morse fundamentally disagree, driving a wedge into their relationship. It's the season finale of Endeavour.
Ruth Page, photographed by Charlotte Fairchild, from an advertisement for Cantilever Shoes, 1922. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Anna Pavlova, Irving Berlin, Serge Diaghilev, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev: the choreographer and dancer Ruth Page worked with them all, plus brought Americana into ballet, built artistic institutions in her home base of Chicago, and choreographed over 100 ballets.
A postcard of Chicago's Old Main Post Office, from 1941. Image: Curt Teich postcard/Wikimedia Commons
A huge backlog of mail in Chicago in 1966 caused long delays and led to bipartisan reforms of the postal service. Chicago's role was unsurprising, given that it was an important part of the national postal system, which had also contributed to the city's growth. 
Leontyne Price on WTTW's 'Callaway Interviews' in 1981
"It's never been the Black artist's problem, it has been other people's problem," the legendary Leontyne Price told WTTW in 1981 about the lack of Black artists, specifically in opera. "It's so simplistic, it's fairly ridiculous." Watch excerpts of the archival interview. 
Thursday and Morse in 'Endeavour' season 7. Photo: Mammoth Screen
A Pakistani delivery driver goes missing during a xenophobic political election, while another young Pakistani man is stabbed by a white gang. Thursday remains concerned about murders along the river, while Morse navigates a complicated friendship.
The Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge in Milwaukee
Although the Democratic National Convention will be virtual, Milwaukee is still the nominal host. Chicago's neighbor to the north has a long history of elected socialist leaders, an appropriate background in the era of Bernie Sanders and other progressives.
Morse at the opera in 'Endeavour' season 7. Photo: Mammoth Screen
Endeavour is back, as the 1970s dawn and Morse is drawn to an Italian woman while in Venice. He returns to Oxford to find a stalled murder investigation with very little to go on. 
The Illinois State Capitol building. Photo: Erica Gunderson
Stories of corruption amongst politicians in Illinois and Chicago could fill a book—and they have. As federal investigations close in on some of the state's most powerful people, revisit the last half century or so of corruption in the city and state. 
Elinor Wonders Why. Image: Pipeline Studios, © SHOE Ink
2020 may be an unprecedented year, but one constant is PBS programming, featuring such stalwarts as Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Masterpiece dramas, and new kids shows. Here's a preview of some of what's coming in the fall and summer.
Thursday and Morse in 'Endeavour' season 7. Photo: Mammoth Screen
August brings a new season of a long-running, cerebral mystery, extensive coverage and analysis of the Democratic and Republican Conventions from WTTW News and PBS NewsHour, and another overlooked story of the pandemic from Frontline.
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