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Leona (Ellie Kendrick) and Ed (Paapa Essiedu) in Press. Photo: Lookout Point / Gary Moyes
Leona and Ed fight over a story for their papers, while the Herald loses one of its star reporters in an ethical dilemma, then has another complicated and dangerous decision to make regarding a story about a wealthy philanthropist.
Cary decides to try a new tack in treating George and turns to Dwight. Photo: Mammoth Screen
George is still not recovering, so Cary turns to Dwight for help, which in turn makes Caroline suspicious. Greater problems await George as Ned, Tess, and Hanson stir up revolt among his workers, and Ross and Demelza must step in once again to help him. 
Gerry Durrell in the Durrells in Corfu final season. Photo: Sid Gentle Films 2019
The locals begin to decry the "decadence" of the Durrells and their guests, while Spyros begins spending more and more time at the guesthouse and Gerry becomes jealous when he begins falling for Galini. In England, Margo struggles with her new job. 
A map of the relationships in Poldark
Even if you're a devoted Poldark fan, it can be hard to keep track of everyone: who they hate, where they live, if they're a real historical character, who they jilted at the altar. So we've put together a map tracking the relationships of the important characters.
Texas Caviar by Vivian Howard on Pati's Mexican Table
This week on Pati's Mexican Table, Pati Jinich is joined by her friend and fellow public television chef and host Vivian Howard to share both south-of-the-border and Southern recipes, including one for a simple side or dip, Howard's "Texas Caviar."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Photo: Stephanie Berger
The Chicago Humanities Festival is an ideal series of events for PBS viewers: authors and speakers both popular and academic, wide-ranging topics, both serious and light-hearted discussions. Here's a rundown of the several programs with connections to WTTW.
A courtyard in the Carl Street Studios. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers
On October 19 and 20, you have the chance to peek behind those facades you’ve always wondered about, during Open House Chicago, when more than 350 locations open their doors to the public. It's hard to choose from so much variety, so we chose some highlights. 
The Feeling of Being Watched film. Image: Watched Film, LLC
Assia Boundaoui's tight-knit Muslim community in a southwestern suburb of Chicago has long suspected they have been under government surveillance. Boundaoui sets off to confirm their fears and win transparency from the FBI in The Feeling of Being Watched. We spoke to her about the film and surveillance. 
Amina Chaudhury in Press. Photo: Lookout Point / Ludovic Robert
As Amina angers her reporters with a business decision to increase revenue, Holly investigates high mortality rates at a hospital. Ed is forced to cover the entertainment beat in a humiliating way in order to dig up gossip, and Duncan gives up on his marriage.
Luke Norris as Dr. Dwight Enys in season 5 of Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen
As Dwight becomes increasingly well-known for his expertise in mental illness, George descends further in his condition and is mistreated by his uncle. Ross and Ned engage in heroics at a mine, while Demelza hatches a plan to benefit the villagers.
Spyros in season 4 of the Durrells in Corfu. Photo: Sid Gentle Films 2019
When Louisa finally meets Spyros's wife and politely asks her to join the Durrells on a picnic excursion, an extremely awkward day ensues, in which nearly everything goes wrong. Margo finds her way in England, while Larry jaunts off on more adventures. 
Reality Allah. Photo: WTTW and Zakkiyyah Najeebah
FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence, a new WTTW digital series, follows the stories of the real people behind the statistics of gun violence in Chicago who are living with the repercussions and the psychological trauma it leaves behind. 
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad from 'Cook's Country.' Photo: Joe Heller
Americans love mayo-based salads: egg, tuna, chicken, potato. But Hawaiians in particular prize macaroni salad, serving it as a side in the ubiquitous plate lunch found on the islands. Try Cook's Country take on this simple classic. 
James Henry Breasted
In 1919, James Henry Breasted founded the Oriental Instiute with what was at the time "a radical idea," that scholars should look toward the ancient Middle East to understand western civilization. Now, 100 years later, OI is celebrating its past by looking toward its future.
The Chicago Tribune from October 8, 1969, with a headline about the Days of Rage. Image: From WTTW's Chicago Stories
50 years ago, a radical chapter of Students for a Democratic Society tried to "bring the war home" in protest of America's continuing involvement in Vietnam by staging militant demonstrations in Chicago that they called the Days of Rage. 
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