French Impressions

Vivid Graphics from a Century Ago

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New exhibition shines light on the artful illustrations that flowered in France during a dangerous era.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 10/31-11/2

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A film festival, a ball, and Halloween festivities; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Musical Matriarch Naomi Judd

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October 28, 2014 - Musical Matriarch Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd joins us to talk about her music career with her daughter, Wynonna, and her fight against Hepatitis C.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 10/24-10/26

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A Spooky Zoo Spectacular, Navy Pier costume contest, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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John Vinci

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October 23, 2014 - John Vinci

Architect John Vinci is honored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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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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“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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He Was the Voice of Bambi – And So Much More

"Boris Karloff taught me how to play checkers."

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Rare local visit by one-time actor who worked with Boris Karloff and Walt Disney and served three tours of duty in Vietnam and…

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Celebrating the First Lady of Children’s Music

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October 28, 2014 - Celebrating Ella Jenkins' Career

Chicago's Ella Jenkins has been writing and performing music for children since the 1950s. We revisit Jay Shefsky's portrait of the beloved and influential artist.

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The Sacred Power of Vodou

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October 23, 2014 - The Sacred Power of Vodou

A new exhibition at The Field Museum looks beyond the Hollywood myths about vodou and gets to the heart of a spiritual and social force that remains an important part of daily life in Haiti.

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Wallace Kirkland

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October 23, 2014 - Wallace Kirkland

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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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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