Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 12/12/08

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Gov. Rod Blagojevich is arrested at his home and charged with trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat, among other crimes.

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Winter Garden Care with Eliza Fournier

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We learn winter gardening tips, and why NOW is the best time to look for signs of the Emerald Ash Borer, from Chicago Botanic Garden's Eliza Fournier.

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CTA Control Center

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How does the CTA keep its trains and buses operating on time? How prepared is it for a major incident like a terrorist attack? We get a rare look inside the transit system's high-tech nerve center.

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Chicago Business News: 1/16

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Problems escalate for Boeing as Japan grounds its entire 787 Dreamliner fleet. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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"Big Cat" Williams on New Bears Coach

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The Bears hire Marc Trestman as new head coach. James “Big Cat” William shares his thoughts on the decision. 

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Former Rep. Joe Walsh

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National star of the Republican Party, Joe Walsh, joins us to talk about the state of the GOP in Illinois, and what's next on his agenda.

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Chicago Week in Review: 04/22/83

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Harold Washington becomes Chicago’s first African-American mayor by beating Republican Bernard Epton in the general election.

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Chicago Week in Review: 11/6/81

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David Axelrod, architect of President Obama’s election victories, then a Chicago Tribune reporter, is among the guests in this discussion of city, county and state politics, as is Chicago Tonight’s Carol Marin.

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Joel Weisman’s WTTW Audition: 9/23/74

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Joel Weisman talks with John Callaway in this 1974 audition tape produced prior to Weisman being hired to work on WTTW’s Public News Center.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/7/08

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The historic election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

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The Patron of Pocket Town

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Lands' End founder Gary Comer dedicated much of his life to revitalizing his childhood home: Pocket Town, in Greater Grand Crossing. How much good has his $86 million (and counting) done? Chicago magazine editor Elly Fishman joins us with the story.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 12/19/03

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Less than a year after leaving office, former Gov. George Ryan is arrested and charged with corruption.

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Web Extra: "Big Cat" on Updated Super Bowl Picks

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James "Big Cat" Williams gives us his updated Super Bowl picks, now that the Seattle Seahawks have been eliminated.

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Chicago Week in Review: 1/20/98

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This special edition of Chicago Week in Review recounts some of the most memorable stories and guests from the first two decades of the program.

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Chicago Week in Review: 11/27/87

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Mayor Harold Washington dies, leaving a lasting legacy and creating at least temporary chaos as various factions line up to back possible replacements.

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Chicago Week in Review: 2/25/83

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Harold Washington beats Mayor Jane Byrne and Richard M. Daley in the Democratic primary for mayor.

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Chicago Week in Review: 2/28/79

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In this special edition of Chicago Week in Review, Joel Weisman and his guests discuss Jane Byrne’s shocking victory over incumbent Mayor Michael Bilandic in the Democratic mayoral primary.

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Replacing Sandi Jackson

A message to those interested and qualified in being appointed 7th ward alderman: the mayor will start accepting applications online next week.

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