Children’s Author or Dirty Old Man?

Meet the Graphic Artist Who Paid the Price for Being Too “Graphic”

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The Three Robbers is a children’s book to cherish. The story revolves around fierce bandits who threaten violence and kidnap a little girl. But that’s OK with her – she doesn’t want to live with her wicked aunt anyway.

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The 25,000 Mile Love Story

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The director and star of an adventurous documentary join us to recount the five-year trip that traversed six continents and 37 countries. Athlete Serge Roetheli and filmmaker John Davies discuss The 25,000 Mile Love Story, a film that details the impossible journey of one endurance athlete’s desire to help children throughout the world. Watch video footage from their journey and read an interview with a producer and editor of the film.

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Ship Shape

Spellbinding Seascapes with Sunken Ships

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A Chicago painter pays tribute to ships lost at sea.

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Remembering Charlie Trotter

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November 11, 2013 - Remembering Charlie Trotter

Dignitaries and top chefs come together to celebrate Charlie Trotter. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Temple Grandin

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November 11, 2013 - Temple Grandin

A well-known adult with autism and one of the world’s most prominent speakers on the subject visited Chicago to speak at the Chicago Humanities Festival this past weekend. Temple Grandin is a best-selling author, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and also has an HBO movie based on her life starring Claire Danes which won seven Emmy Awards. She joins us. Watch a web extra video and read an excerpt from her book.

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Weekend Events Around the Town: 11/8 – 11/10

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Lord of the Flies at Steppenwolf Theatre, a fiber art event at Chicago Botanic Garden, and The Rascals reunite for a concert; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Joshua DuBois

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For years President Obama would receive daily devotional messages on his Blackberry. They were scriptures, quotes and short stories…all words of encouragement and inspiration which the president himself said “meant the world." Now you can read some of the daily devotionals in a new book called The President’s Devotional.  The book’s author, Joshua DuBois joins us to share some of the President’s favorite scriptures, and the words of reinforcement that got the President through tough times.

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Exuberant “Rascals” Return to the Spotlight

Long Dormant ‘60s Band Erupts On Stage

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You get the distinct feeling that this is a band that a) wants to make up for lost time and b) has something to prove. They accomplish both in the feel-good show of the season.

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Ask Geoffrey: 11/6

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November 6, 2013 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/6

Just how long have the antique-looking Chicago streetlights been burning? Geoffrey Baer reveals the age of these beauties in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Rob Delaney

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November 14, 2013 - Rob Delaney

We speak with stand-up comic and Twitter sensation Rob Delaney about life in comedy, his past struggles with addiction, and his new book. Watch a web extra video.

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Ask Geoffrey: 11/13

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November 13, 2013 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/13

Throughout the 1950s, south suburban families saddled up and rode to the Oak Lawn Round-up Days. What happened to the festival? Geoffrey Baer rustles up the answer in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Willis Tower Loses Tallest Building Debate

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November 12, 2013 - Willis Tower Loses Tall Building Debate

A new ruling says New York's One World Trade Center will be the nation's tallest building when it is opens next year, swiping the title from Chicago's Willis Tower. Geoffrey Baer has the story.

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Not Yet Begun to Fight

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November 11, 2013 - Not Yet Begun to Fight

We take a look at a documentary that follows five war veterans, and their new mission to heal after combat through fly fishing. Not Yet Begun to Fight airs tonight on WTTW World. We speak with the documentary's Executive Producer, Steve Platcow.

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"Big Cat" Williams on Bears vs. Lions

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November 11, 2013 - "Big Cat" Williams on Bears vs. Lions

James “Big Cat” Williams joins Ann Kreiter to discuss the Bears’ loss to the Lions, coach Marc Trestman’s decision to keep an injured Jay Cutler in the game, and how the Bears can regroup in time to face the Ravens. Watch a web extra conversation with Big Cat.

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Native American Sports Mascots

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November 7, 2013 - Native American Sports Mascots

Native American images and mascots have long been used by college and professional teams. But there's a growing push to do away with a practice some find racist. Should the Blackhawks change their name? We discuss the issue.

 

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Chris Jones

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November 7, 2013 - Chris Jones

Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones joins us to talk about his new book, Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics. Read excerpts from the book.

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The Singing Astronaut

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Chris Hadfield’s journey from Canadian test pilot to commander of the International Space Station is a story of determination and hard work. He joins us to talk about his new autobiography,  An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. Read excerpts from the book, and watch web extra videos.

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