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Zofia Wichlaz as Kasia Tomaszeski and Jonah Hauer-King as Harry Chase in World on Fire. Photo: Mammoth Screen

What to Watch in April

Lisa Tipton

New seasons of two fan-favorite mysteries, including the introduction of a new main character; two World War II-era stories; and a documentary about English royal intrigue: they're all coming in April. 
Advocate Tiera Fletcher by a rocket engine at NASA. Photo: Bigger Bang Communications

A New Educational Line-up on WTTW Prime to Supplement At-Home Learning

Lisa Tipton

Beginning Monday, March 30, WTTW Prime will host an afternoon block with shows that will provide educational content focusing on science, social studies, literature, and history for junior high and high school students.
Call the Midwife season 9. Photo: BBC / Neal Street Productions

Our Women's History Month Programming

Daniel Hautzinger

March is Women's History Month, and we're celebrating with all sorts of programming: appreciative looks at some of America's funniest women, profiles of literary landmarks, documentaries looking at the dearth of women in various positions, and even a PBS Kids special. 
Geoffrey Baer riding a CTA heritage train in Chicago by 'L.' Photo: Kristan Lieb

What to Watch in March

Lisa Tipton

March brings an all-new Geoffrey Baer special exploring Chicago one stop at a time via the 'L,' as well as a new season of Call the Midwife, a new culinary show from Vivian Howard, a documentary about public housing in Atlanta, and more. 
Miles Davis, Round Midnight Recording Session June 1956. Photo: Don Hunstein/Sony Music Archives

What to Watch in February

Lisa Tipton

A documentary about Miles Davis from the acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, NOVA for both cat and dog lovers, a Frontline investigation into the frightfully successful Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos, and more. 
Dave Chappelle is awarded the Mark Twain Prize. Photo: Jati Lindsay

What to Watch in January

Lisa Tipton

As a new year and decade begins and the cold of January sets in, here are some highlights to keep you busy, from a comedy-filled ceremony honoring Dave Chappelle to a look at Jane Austen's private life, and more. 
Kristin Chenoweth with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Your Guide to WTTW's Holiday Specials

Daniel Hautzinger

As the end of the year and the holidays approach, here’s a run-down of holiday specials that WTTW is airing, to help you get your holiday cheer on!
Lucy Worsley in Henry VIII costume with boar's head for Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas. Photo: Burning Bright Productions

What to Watch in December

Lisa Tipton

There's a wide variety of holiday specials as the end of the year approaches, covering everything from the history of Hanukkah to Christmas songs to Tudor feasting to the importance of nature. Find our December highlights here.
Haley Lu Richardson and Elizabeth McGovern in The Chaperone. Photo: Masterpiece

What to Watch in November

Lisa Tipton

From a reunion of some Downton Abbey team members to a shocking case of long-term fraud that robbed a tiny Illinois town of necessary expenses and an exciting special celebrating the anniversary of a stalwart show, find our highlights for November.
Raise the Roof film

Our Programming Highlights for Polish Heritage Month

Daniel Hautzinger

October is Polish Heritage Month, the perfect time to celebrate the influential and vibrant community of Poles in Chicago, which is often touted as the city with the largest Polish population outside Poland. Here are some of our highlights in honor of Polish Heritage Month.
Aidan Turner as Ross and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza in Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen

What to Watch in September

Lisa Tipton

From the final season of Poldark to a timely new Frontline investigation about the Flint water crisis to an in-depth look at man's best friend, find September's must-see shows as chosen by the person who programs them. 
Lisa Tipton, WTTW's new Head of Programming and Pledge, and Ms. O from 'Odd Squad.'

Introducing WTTW's New Head of Programming — And Her August Shows to Watch

Daniel Hautzinger

Learn a bit about WTTW's new Head of Programming and Pledge, Lisa Tipton, and what she loves most about scheduling WTTW's shows. Plus, get her must-watch recommendations for August. 
JAMES BRADSHAW as Dr. Max DeBryn and SHAUN EVANS as Endeavour. Photo: Mammoth for ITV and MASTERPIECE

What to Watch in June

Dan Soles

A favorite mystery series returns while several documentaries reveal little-known or understood history, tackling everything from political repression in China to sexual assault. Plus, a performance by Prince!
The National Memorial Day concert. Photo: Capital Concerts

What to Watch in May

Dan Soles

A musical spectacle in celebration of an annual prize, a fascinating journey along the volatile India-Pakistan border, a documentary about a pioneering Asian American politician as well as a local documentary, and a beloved annual PBS tradition.
Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) seems to stop in mid-air as it approaches a flower. Corpus Christi, TX. Photo: Ann Johnson Prum/ © THIRTEEN Productions LLC

What to Watch in April

Dan Soles

Spring brings not just nice weather but new shows, returning favorites, and more! From a magisterial new Henry Louis Gates, Jr. survey to a three-night live Nature event to a stunning epic historical drama, there's a lot to catch in April!
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