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Fans congregate outside Wrigley Field before World Series Game 3 in 2016. Photo: Arturo Pardavila III via Wikimedia Commons
Wrigley Field is beloved; Guaranteed Rate Field was essentially outdated within a year of construction. The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, who wrote a book on American ballparks, discusses the two parks and how they reflect larger trends in American urbanism. 
Rita Moreno in "Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage." Photo: NGL Studios
PBS has announced a local livestreaming service in partnership with YouTube, as well as some exciting new shows coming in 2020, from WTTW's Prehistoric Road Trip to the five-part Asian Americans and a pair of new documentaries, about Rita Moreno and George W. Bush. 
Emily Graslie, just outside Hanna, WY, Prehistoric Road Trip. Photo credit: Julie Florio and WTTW
PBS officially announced today a new, national series exploring 2.5 billion years of Earth's history produced by WTTW and hosted by Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum and creator of the YouTube series "The Brain Scoop."
Mae Jemison
More than 550 people from 36 countries have traveled to space. Beyond household names like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, dozens of Americans became celebrated "firsts" and set records, like the farthest distance travelled from Earth, the first person enrolled in a Native American tribe to travel to space, and the most number of days spent in orbit.
Geordie Keating in Grantchester. Photo: Kudos and MASTERPIECE
When a silent boy holding a bible appears at the police station in a bloodstained shirt, Geordie enlists the reluctant Will's help and they become embroiled in a Mennonite family's conflicts. Leonard fears what his falling out with Mrs. C will lead to. 
Violence against a black man during the 1919 Chicago race riot. Photo: Chicago History Museum / The Jun Fujita negatives collection
“1919 represents a moment in time that is not that distant in the past in which you can see the violence of white supremacy enacted all across the country,” says a historian. And its effects still resonate today, in housing and the relationship between police and black communities.
Neil Armstrong's footprint on the moon
In a span of just three years, NASA sent twelve people—all men—to the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are household names, but what about the others? Among them are a man who overcame dyslexia, one who believed in UFOs, and another who subscribed to creationism.
Geordie and Leonard in Grantchester. Photo: Kudos and MASTERPIECE
With Sidney gone, Geordie enlists Leonard to help him solve a case involving a brilliant researcher working with computers – and Leonard might have some special knowledge regarding the case. A replacement for Sidney is named as vicar of Grantchester. 
The Nature Cat Explorer Patch for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
The Nature Cat Explorer Patch encourages Girl Scouts to explore nature, learn about animals, adopt environmentally friendly practices, and more, all through fun activities inspired by the PBS Kids show.
NOVA: Back to the Moon. Image: WGBH
Fifty years after the first lunar landing, there's a new wave of interest in returning to the moon and utilizing its resources, as China, India, and Japan amp up their space programs and NASA starts turning towards private companies to achieve its own ambitious goals. 
Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Chicago skyline in Millennium Park. Photo: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons
Millennium Park, which opened fifteen years ago today, was supposed to be just another pleasant, dull park that would cover up railroad tracks. But the commissioning of internationally known artists and architects transformed it into an ever-popular, unique cultural destination.
Robson Green as Geordie Keating and James Norton as Sidney Chambers in Endeavour. Photo: Kudos and MASTERPIECE
Sidney drowns his existential distress in drink and has an encounter with a young woman – but when she shows up dead the next day, he can't remember much about her because he was too drunk. He makes a drastic decision to fix his troubled life. 
Simona Brown as Violet Todd and James Norton as Sidney Chambers in Grantchester. Photo: Colin Hutton/Kudos and MASTERPIECE
A visiting civil rights activist's speech is interrupted by chaos and a murder, drawing Sidney into the orbit of the American civil rights movement while Geordie struggles to keep up with the changing times. Recap the first part of the return of Grantchester here.
Mr. Patuk, Tooey and Molly at Mr. Patuk's workshop. Image: © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation
Molly of Denali, a new PBS Kids series that premieres on July 15, is the first national children's series to feature a Native American lead character, and includes Alaska Natives in all aspects of production, from scriptwriters to actors to music.
The Taste of Chicago
The Taste of Chicago starts today. Discover a home-grown, forgotten predecessor that may have inspired the popular event and hear the stories of some of the vendors, from a struggling immigrant turned successful restaurateur, a pioneer in bringing Thai food to Chicago, and a mainstay of Chicago hot dogs.
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