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Little Richard in 1958, smiling with his arms up

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. 

Thursday and Morse face each other in the final season of Endeavour

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.
On Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsular, Fagradalsfjall Volcano spews molten lava across the valley

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. 
Earth's horizon from space

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. 
Geoffrey Baer in the Rookery in Chicago

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!
A dingo

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.
James and Helen walking through a field in All Creatures Great and Small

What to Watch in January

Daniel Hautzinger

January abounds in new seasons, from dramas and mysteries to food shows, Antique Roadshow, and Finding Your Roots. Plus, a documentary about Evanston's reparations program and the debate over it.
Deana Martin, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra

Some Holiday Specials to Stream This December

Daniel Hautzinger

The nights are long, the air is crisp, holiday lights are up: it's time to snuggle into your home with a mug of cocoa, a cookie, and some joyful holiday specials. We've collected some favorites that are available to stream by WTTW Passport members, from concerts to holiday episodes of our dramas and mysteries.

Lucille, Trixie, and Nancy in the 2022 Call the Midwife holiday special

Celebrate the Holidays with WTTW's Programming in 2022

Daniel Hautzinger

We've got everything from concerts to food specials to a new Call the Midwife special, so we suggest you take a look at our schedule and fit in some cozy viewings amidst all your shopping, gatherings, and other activities.
Mary Berry's Ultimate Christmas

What to Watch in December

Daniel Hautzinger

December is holiday season, and we've got a Mary Berry-palooza of festive specials to help you celebrate, along with a slate of Chicago-related documentaries on a Nobel Prize winner, education and gentrification, and an architect, plus more.
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Native American Heritage Month 2022 on WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger

Among WTTW's Native American Heritage Month programming is a new documentary of the Indigenous musician, artist, and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie, plus films that explore the varied experience, present, and past of Native Americans. 
Jimmy Carter meets with Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, 1979

What to Watch in November

Daniel Hautzinger

Documentaries examine Russian critics of the war in Ukraine and the hostage crisis in Iran while favorite dramas and mysteries wrap up their seasons just in time for the holidays.
Rick Steves at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace

A Look Ahead at Fall on WTTW

Julia Maish

Fall brings a wide array of new and exciting programs, from an eagerly anticipated returning detective series to several scintillating new dramas to a nostalgic look back at an iconic how-to program to a whirlwind tour of European art history.
The Jubilee Pudding bakers. Image: Courtesy WETA

A Fall Full of Cooking Shows on WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger

Fall means back to school, and while we may not be returning to lessons in a classroom, there's still plenty of fun things to learn—as in the cornucopia of new seasons of cooking shows premiering on WTTW over the next couple months.
Independent Lens: Writing with Fire

Celebrate Women's History Month with WTTW in 2022

Daniel Hautzinger

This Women's History Month on WTTW, you can watch the stories of women fighting for change in male-dominated worlds in different realms, all in new documentaries, including one nominated for an Academy Award. 
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