Ask Geoffrey

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Ask Geoffrey

What's the story behind the heavy duty scale in City Hall? Geoffrey Baer enlightens us in tonight's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Playwright Tracy Letts

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Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts joins us to talk shop and to tell us about his play Killer Joe, which is playing at the Royal George Theatre through the first week in June.

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Live Music Wednesday: Cuerdas Clasicas

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Live Music Wednesday: Cuerdas Clasicas

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Cuerdas Clasicas performs live in studio.

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Hedy Weiss Theater Reviews

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The working class meets the ballet class in Billy Elliot. Hedy Weiss reviews Elton John's hit musical, and two more colorful productions on the Chicago stage.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: President Obama gives a boost to the Giannoulias campaign during a visit to Illinois this week; Mayor Daley balks at the suggestion of sending in the National Guard to help police Chicago's deadly streets; United and Continental Airlines are reportedly close to striking a mega-merger deal; immigration protests are planned in Chicago and across the country this weekend; Walmart is going to meet face to face with organized labor about its proposed Chicago expansion plans; and the Blackhawks advance to the conference semifinals against the V

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News Analysis: Marijuana Debate

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News Analysis: Marijuana Debate

State legislators are just a few votes away from legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois. But how would authorities control it, and could medical pot be the first step in making the drug completely legal? Eddie Arruza and his panel take up the debate.

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Ask Geoffrey

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Ask Geoffrey

Where was the ballpark when the Cubs actually won two World Series? Geoffrey Baer has the surprising answer in tonight's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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News Analysis: Security Cameras

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News Analysis: Security Cameras

Chicago is already the most watched city in the country, thanks to thousands of security cameras. Now Mayor Daley wants cameras linking Chicago and the Mexican border. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel take a look at the pros and cons of such a plan.

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Filming in Chicago

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Filming in Chicago

After a bit of a lull, Chicago is once again bursting onto the big and small screen. We show you why 2010 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years ever for filming in Chicago.

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Viewer Mail

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Viewer Mail

We hear what you have to say about some of our recent stories when we read our viewer mail.

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Comedian Richard Lewis

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Comedian Richard Lewis

Comedian Richard Lewis is doing standup in Chicago this week. We talk with him about his neurotic brand of comedy, and the life that inspired it.

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Daniel Okrent

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From Billy Sunday to Al Capone, Chicago's role in the rise and fall of Prohibition is notorious. A new book takes an even deeper look at how and why America went dry for 13 years. Eddie Arruza talks to Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call.

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The School of the Art Institute's Fashion Show

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What's in store for the future of fashion? The School of the Art Institute's Fashion Show is this Friday. We get a preview from the department chairman.

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Immigration Protest

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Immigration Protest

Protesters descended on Wrigley Field today calling for a baseball boycott. Ash-har Quraishi tells us how the immigration reform debate took to the field.

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Jules Feiffer

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Jules Feiffer

Looking back on a life in cartoons. Jules Feiffer joins us to talk about his career -- and some early memories of Chicago.

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Katyn: Slaughter and Silence

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Katyn: Slaughter and Silence

Seventy years ago, more than 20,000 Polish POWs were executed by the Soviet military during World War II. We preview a documentary about the Katyn massacre airing Friday night at 9 pm on WTTW.

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Roxana Saberi

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Roxana Saberi

Journalist Roxana Saberi discusses her new book, Between Two Worlds, in which she recalls the three months she spent as an Iranian prisoner last year.

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