A "Daily Struggle": WTTW's 'FIRSTHAND' Explores the Challenges Complicating Life After PrisonDaniel Hautzinger
February 7, 2023
Thousands of restrictive laws govern people who have been released from prison in the United States, making it difficult for them to find housing, employment, and to restart life after they have done their time, as WTTW's FIRSTHAND: Life After Prison explores. The producer of the documentaries spoke about the project.
Five Ideas That Can Change the Conversation about PovertyMeredith Francis
January 18, 2021
WTTW’s new digital series, FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, follows five people experiencing intergenerational poverty. As part of the FIRSTHAND Talks series, five experts offer their take on issues related to poverty. Here are some takeaways.
"I've Never Covered a More Important Story": Journalism During COVID-19Daniel Hautzinger
April 21, 2020
"I've never covered a more important story in my career," says the producer of the new Frontline: Coronavirus Pandemic. But how are journalists and broadcasters working now, when most people are confined at home? Frontline, WTTW News, and WTTW's FIRSTHAND discuss.
A Look Ahead at 'FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty'Julia Maish
January 6, 2020
Go behind the scenes of the upcoming digital series FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, which follows five people experiencing intergenerational poverty to better understand the daily challenges that make their circumstances difficult to escape.
Five Ideas That Can Change the Conversation About Gun ViolenceMeredith Francis
November 12, 2019
Though the number of Chicagoans killed by gun violence has declined in the past two years, the persistent problem is still a reality for many of the city’s residents. WTTW’s new digital series, FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence, examines gun violence from the perspective of five people who have experienced its effects.
Using Storytelling to Build Empathy for People Affected by Gun ViolenceDaniel Hautzinger
November 11, 2019
"I really believe in the power of storytelling," says the director and producer of WTTW's new digital series FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence, which tells the stories of five people whose lives have been upended by gun violence.
A New WTTW Digital Series on Gun ViolenceDaniel Hautzinger
October 11, 2019
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.
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