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The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer. Photo: Ken Carl

Explore the Chicago River with Geoffrey Baer

Daniel Hautzinger

There's a new Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, but the TV program isn't the only way you can explore Chicago's vital waterway. You can also take your own audio tour of Riverwalk, enjoy 360 videos, watch an animated history of the river reversal, and more on our companion site.
The Chicago River at Wolf Point. Photo: Kristan Lieb

Only a true Chicagoan can ace this quiz about the Chicago River

Jessica Pupovac

How much do you know about the river and its history? The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer premieres November 27 at 7:30 pm.
IBM Tower and the Wrigley Building in 1986

From the Archive: The Chicago River

Daniel Hautzinger

The upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer explores the river today. But what was the waterway like thirty years ago, back when the city center was only just beginning to be revitalized? Watch a tour from a 1986 episode of Chicago Tonight.
Geoffrey Baer. Photo: Ken Carl

Geoffrey Baer's Boats

Daniel Hautzinger

In the upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, Geoffrey boards six diverse vessels to explore Chicago's waterways by boat. From a canoe to a tugboat, discover the different boats and how each represents a different part of river traffic.
The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer. Photo: Ken Carl

Behind the Scenes with Geoffrey Baer

Daniel Hautzinger

Ever wondered how a PBS special gets made? It’s more painstaking than you may realize. Hours of work might yield only a few minutes of material included in the final program. Go behind the scenes of the filming of an upcoming Geoffrey Baer tour.
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