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Ernest Hemingway at his home Cuba, late 1940s. Photo: Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
The three-part, six-hour Hemingway from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick comes to WTTW and PBS in April, featuring the voices of Jeff Daniels and Meryl Streep among others, as well as authors Edna O'Brien, Mario Vargas Llosa, Tobias Wolff, and more.
Ella Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas. Photo: Kevin Parisi/American Pops Orchestra
Little about 2020 has been normal, but the holidays are still here to be enjoyed and celebrated, albeit in an adapted, safe manner. WTTW has as much holiday cheer as you need this December, in the form of PBS KIDS specials, holiday concerts, festive travel shows, and more. 
Welcoming New Dawn, by Chris Pappan
By blending a lowbrow style and the use of ledger art, Kanza artist Chris Pappan uses his art to undo the erasure of Native peoples' histories and identities.
Chefs Beverly Kim and Sarah Stegner
Women are drastically under-represented as lead chefs in the restaurant business, but a new nonprofit aims to begin changing that. “I feel like the difficulties and the lack of systemic support for motherhood are a big part of why a lot of women drop out of this industry," says Beverly Kim.
Carmen Ruby Floyd in 'Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.' Photo: Kevin Parisi/American Pops Orchestra, Inc
As the holidays approach, we have warming holiday specials full of music and cheer, plus a look back on a tumultuous year with WTTW News, a documentary on Chicago's candied history, and more. 
One-Pan Turkey Breast and Stuffing from 'Cook's Country.'
For your scaled-down Thanksgiving meal, try a one-pan dish that lets you cook both turkey breast and your stuffing without drying it out too much, courtesy of Cook's Country and America's Test Kitchen.
Protesters confront a line of police officers at State and 35th streets, about 3 miles south of the Loop, where police set up a blockade. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)
2020 has been a year unlike any other in memory, with a worldwide pandemic, a recession, racial reckoning, and a presidential election. As COVID-19 turned life upside down, Chicagoans were left with more questions than answers, and WTTW News had to innovate as they tried to provide them.
Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence in 'Roadkill.' Photo: The Forge
If Peter can continue to charge through scandals and practice politics on his own terms, his political career is looking bright, in the finale of Roadkill.
The Trouble with Maggie Cole. Photo: Joss Barratt for Genial Productions Limited/ITV Studios Limited
Maggie only has two more people to apologize to for gossiping, but events have spiraled beyond her control, leading to some frightening encounters during Thurlbury's anniversary party. It's the finale of The Trouble with Maggie Cole.
Illumination
The holidays are going to look different this year. But there are still ways to safely get a healthy dose of holiday cheer both in person and virtually in Chicago.
An illustration from the 1909 'Plan of Chicago' of the city from above, looking west. Image: Typ 970U Ref 09.296, Houghton Library, Harvard University/Wikimedia Commons
The 1909 Plan of Chicago recommended the lakefront be public parkland, extensive parks and forest preserves throughout the city, and other proposals that helped make Chicago the city we know today. 
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs Sunday, November 22 at 6:30 pm. A Charlie Brown Christmas airs Sunday, December 13 at 6:30 pm.
Ballerina Maria Tallchief on WTTW's 'Callaway Interviews' in 1978
Maria Tallchief, a half-Osage dancer considered one of the epitomes of American ballet in the twentieth century, was recently honored in a Google Doodle that featured footage from WTTW's archive, in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Northwestern Professor Michael R. Wasielewski works with students to tune an ultrafast laser system used for solar energy research. Photo: Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University
Researchers at places like Northwestern University's Institute for Sustainability and Energy are working on creating liquid fuels using solar technology as well as developing more efficient, inexpensive, flexible solar cells. 
Julia Blythe in 'Roadkill.' Photo: The Forge/Nick Wall
No one is reliably loyal as political careers hit rough patches. Julia considers jumping ship from Dawn, while Peter faces a grilling from his family and others close to him. Investigations into his court case continue, unbeknownst to him. 
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