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What to Watch in April

Lisa Tipton

Geoffrey Baer investigates Chicago's most intriguing mysteries in a new special, Elton John is celebrated in a prize ceremony, and more. 

What to Watch in March

Lisa Tipton

NOVA explores AI, a two-part series delves into Dante and his Inferno, new dramas premiere alongside the return of Call the Midwife, and more. 

What to Watch in February

Lisa Tipton

A new WTTW examination of homelessness through firsthand perspectives, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on gospel music, NOVA on the Eiffel Tower, and more.

What to Watch in December

Daniel Hautzinger

Holiday specials from Mary Berry and The Tabernacle Choir, more beautiful places with Geoffrey Baer, Lucy Worsley on Agatha Christie, and more highlights help you enjoy the end of the year.

What to Watch in October

Lisa Tipton

Chicago Stories continues with documentaries on Pullman, Jane Addams, Richard J. Daley, and candy, while Ken Burns tells the story of the American Buffalo and Frontline looks at Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover, and more.

What to Watch in September

Lisa Tipton

Exploring one of the country's last wild rivers and Arkansas's wonders in America Outdoors in a new season, plus a three-part series on Frida Kahlo, American Experience films on desegregation, and more. 

WTTW's 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

Daniel Hautzinger

Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15 and runs through October 15. Explore the Mexican state of Yucatán, learn the stories of immigrants, and celebrate the successes and legacy of the labor leader Cesar Chavez in our special programming.

What to Watch in August

Lisa Tipton

Finales of Grantchester and The Great American Recipe sit alongside an immersive five-part documentary on the The Troubles in Northern Ireland, featuring the stories and memories of everyday people.

What to Watch in July

Daniel Hautzinger

A new series examines all the ways that humans have changed the planet, another follows the training and pairing of puppies with owners, while we also have a new detective show, A Capitol Fourth, and documentaries on the Kennedys. 

WTTW's 2023 Pride Month Programming

Daniel Hautzinger

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and features the Chicago Pride Parade at the end of the month. Leading up to it, you can enjoy a diverse slate of WTTW programming of stories of identity, acceptance, struggle, and art, throughout the whole month. 

What to Watch in June

Lisa Tipton

The final season of Endeavour, a second season of another thriller, and a new detective show provide drama and mystery, while Frontline and Independent Lens provide looks at American issues, and The Great American Recipe returns.

What to Watch in May

Lisa Tipton

We're exploring volcanoes both through NOVA and a new miniseries focusing on the magisterial natural landscapes of Scandinavia and Iceland. Plus, a new food show on New Orleans, Frontline on Clarence Thomas, and more. 

What to Watch in April

Lisa Tipton

With Earth Day in April, we have several shows examining the changes needed to adapt to—and further forestall—climate change, as well as stories of World War II, icons of America, and new dramas. 

What to Watch in March

Lisa Tipton

A new Geoffrey Baer special, a Frontline on our uncertain economic times, an exciting drama line-up, St. Patrick’s Day, and a profile of Dr. Fauci are all coming up!

What to Watch in February

Lisa Tipton

Nature examines the wild relatives of man's best friend in a miniseries, NOVA takes you behind the scenes of a new subway line's construction in London, plus a celebration of Black Broadway and a history of Monopoly.
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