Art and History Merge in Artist's Incredible Life Story

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The artist Charlotte Salomon raced against the clock to finish a pictorial autobiography as World War II closed in around her.

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Chicago Portraits

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A new book brings together 152 portraits from the Chicago Tribune archives. We'll talk with the Tribune Picture Editor Michael Zajakowski about the pictures and the people behind them. 

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“Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. 49ers

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September 15, 2014 - “Big Cat” Williams on Bears vs. 49ers

Former Bear James “Big Cat” Williams tackles the Bears' stunning win Sunday night over the 49ers.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 9/12-9/14

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An Ethiopian festival, Chicago Women's Expo, and the AIDS Run and Walk; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Ken Burns on ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’

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September 11, 2014 - ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’

Ken Burns discusses his new documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." 

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Chicago Sky in WNBA Finals

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September 10, 2014 - Chicago Sky in WNBA Finals

Chicago's WNBA Team, The Chicago Sky, compete in the WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury.  

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Domestic Violence and the NFL

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September 9, 2014 - Domestic Violence and the NFL

We discuss how the NFL handled the Ray Rice domestic violence situation with our panel. 

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Eliza Fournier on the Fall Harvest Season

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September 9, 2014 - Eliza Fournier on the Harvest Season

With the end of summer near, a garden expert shares ideas and tips for the fall harvest season.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 9/5-9/7

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Broadway-themed boats, the German Day parade, and "Romeo and Juliet" in the park; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Black Talk Radio in Chicago

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September 15, 2014 - Black Talk Radio in Chicago

Is Black talk radio in Chicago still the force for change it once was? We take a closer look on Chicago Tonight.

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Egon Weiner

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September 15, 2014 - Egon Weiner

We revisit our story about a Chicago artist that continues to make an impression on the city more than 25 years after he died. You may not know his name but you’ve likely seen his public art. Egon Weiner was also a teacher, and his prominent students continue his legacy. 

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Mesmerizing Music of the Night

Join a Listening Party as the City of Chicago Pulls an All-Nighter

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Chicago’s majestic Cultural Center has no small plans for the weekend. The Cultural Center will stay open overnight this Friday, Sept. 12, as part of the 2014 World Music Festival.

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‘From Billions to None’

Film Documents Extinction of Passenger Pigeon

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September 11, 2014 - ‘From Billions to None’

A century ago, the last known passenger pigeon in existence died. For decades, billions of passenger pigeons filled the sky. A new documentary addresses what happened to the passenger pigeon.

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Ask Geoffrey: 9/10

Geoffrey Visits a Spot Where North Meets North

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September 10, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 9/10

We revisit Geoffrey Baer’s trip to a rediscovered war curiosity, a long-lost war trophy, and a place in Chicago where north meets north in tonight’s Ask Geoffrey.

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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September 9, 2014 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Theater and Dance Critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss joins us to review the latest productions. 

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The Music of William Carey Wright

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September 8, 2014 - The Music of William Carey Wright

Musicologist David Patterson attempts to amend the biography of architect Frank Lloyd Wright to acknowledge the powerful influence of his father, a preacher, essayist, musician and composer.

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South Side Serenade

'Pulse of the Night' Beats in New Photo Exhibition

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Intimate black-and-white photographs document the South Side nightlife of the 1970s in a just-opened show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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