Reflections on Race, Politics, and Social Change

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October 22, 2014 - Reflections on Politics and Social Change

Thirty years after his first column for the Chicago Tribune, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Clarence Page reflects on race, politics, and social change in his new book Culture Worrier.

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Wallace Kirkland

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We revisit the story of photographer Wallace Kirkland, who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Dolphins

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October 20, 2014 - “Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Dolphins

James “Big Cat” Williams and Ann Kreiter discuss the Bears' lackluster performance against the Miami Dolphins.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 10/17-10/19

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A spooky pet parade, an apple pie contest, and a skelebration; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Rebuilding History

Local Man Builds Lincoln Funeral Train

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October 16, 2014 - Rebuilding History

A local man built a full-size working replica of an 1860's steam locomotive in his spare time. Now he's at work on the Lincoln Funeral Car. We revisit his story.

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Alan Cumming Details Life, Childhood in Memoir

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October 15, 2014 - Alan Cumming Details Life, Childhood

Actor Alan Cumming has starred in movies, hit TV series, and stage classics including the role of the emcee in Broadway's “Cabaret.” He visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his life, new memoir, and discovering some truths.

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Ask Geoffrey: 10/15

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October 15, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 10/15

Geoffrey Baer visits the site of a famously tiny Loop restaurant, a suburban neighborhood endorsed by an Olympian, and those scary steel fire escapes on downtown buildings.

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Renée Fleming’s Many Roles at Lyric Opera

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October 14, 2014 - Renée Fleming's Many Roles at Lyric Opera

Soprano Renée Fleming has performed a number of unforgettable roles at Lyric Opera of Chicago. But perhaps her most lasting legacy will be her influence behind the scenes.

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‘Indian for Everyone’

Cookbook Brings Indian Traditions to Your Kitchen

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October 13, 2014 - ‘Indian for Everyone’

Anupy Singla stops by to talk about Indian spices, and her new cookbook, "Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook's Guide to Traditional Favorites."

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Foodie in Chief

James Beard Foundation Promotes Food Education, Excellence

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October 21, 2014 - Foodie in Chief

The James Beard Foundation is bringing its annual restaurant and chef awards to Chicago. Susan Ungaro, the foundation's president, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about Chicago's culinary scene, fine dining, and the food industry's appeal to mainstream media.

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Architect Jeanne Gang Reinvents a Regional Theater

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October 20, 2014 - Jeanne Gang Reinvents a Regional Theater

Writers Theatre in Glencoe is breaking ground on a new home to be designed by Studio Gang Architects.

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‘A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity’

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October 16, 2014 - 'A Path Appears'

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times columnist, and best-selling author Nicholas Kristof visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his book and give his take on some global events.

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Documentary Explores Life, Work of Writer Nelson Algren

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October 16, 2014 - Doc Explores Life of Nelson Algren

Filmmaker Michael Caplan discusses the first completed documentary on National Book Award winning Chicago author, Nelson Algren.

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Legendary Chicago Actor Reflects on Career

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October 15, 2014 - Legendary Chicago Actor Reflects on Life

Veteran Chicago actor Mike Nussbaum joins us on Chicago Tonight to talk about his long career that keeps going strong.

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Vatican Report Signals Shift on Morals, Values

Draft Report Encourages Acceptance of Gays, Unconventional Families

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October 14, 2014 - Vatican Report Signals Shift on Morals

The Vatican recently released a preliminary report calling for church leaders to reconsider their treatment of gay people, cohabitating couples, divorced and remarried couples, as well as children of less traditional families. Our panel discusses the draft report and its implications. 

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. Falcons

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October 13, 2014 - "Big Cat" Williams on Bears vs. Falcons

The Chicago Bears snap a two-game losing streak with a 27-13 win at Atlanta. James "Big Cat" Williams joins Ann Kreiter to recap the victory.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 10/10-10/12

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The Chicago Marathon, Beer Hoptacular, and Music Box of Horrors; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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