The Week in Review: 35th Anniversary

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Chicago Week in Review premiered on January 20, 1978. For 35 years, host Joel Weisman and his panel of guest journalists have taken WTTW viewers behind the headlines of the top stories of the week. Politics, of course, has always been a staple of the show. Here we have collected some programs broadcast around key political events of the past 35 years, along with a few others.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/18

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January 18, 2013 - The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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35th Anniversary of Week in Review

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January 17, 2013 - 35th Anniversary of Week in Review

He's been bringing you the "Week in Review" for 35 years. We celebrate and reminisce with Joel Weisman about this historic milestone.

Visit THE WEEK IN REVIEW: 35TH ANNIVERSARY to watch vintage "Week In Review" shows from the past 35 years.

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Chicago Week in Review: 2/28/79

Byrne Beats Bilandic

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February 28, 1979 - Week in Review: Jane Byrne Victory

In this special edition of Chicago Week in Review, Joel Weisman and his guests discuss Jane Byrne’s shocking victory over incumbent Mayor Michael Bilandic in the Democratic mayoral primary.

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Chicago Week in Review: 2/25/83

Harold Washington Wins Primary

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February 25, 1983 - Week in Review: Harold Washington Wins

Harold Washington beats Mayor Jane Byrne and Richard M. Daley in the Democratic primary for mayor.

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Chicago Week in Review: 11/27/87

Harold Washington Dies

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November 27, 1987 - Week in Review: Harold Washington Dies

Mayor Harold Washington dies, leaving a lasting legacy and creating at least temporary chaos as various factions line up to back possible replacements.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 12/19/03

George Ryan Arrested

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December 19, 2003 - Week in Review: George Ryan Arrested

Less than a year after leaving office, former Gov. George Ryan is arrested and charged with corruption.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 12/12/08

Rod Blagojevich Arrested

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December 12, 2008 - Week in Review: Blagojevich Arrested

Gov. Rod Blagojevich is arrested at his home and charged with trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat, among other crimes.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/18

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January 18, 2013 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

In this web extra edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Joel Weisman turns the tables and lets his guests ask him questions.

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Joel Weisman’s WTTW Audition: 9/23/74

Weisman Tries Out For WTTW Job

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September 23, 1974 - Week in Review: Joel Weisman's Audition

Joel Weisman talks with John Callaway in this 1974 audition tape produced prior to Weisman being hired to work on WTTW’s Public News Center.

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Chicago Week in Review: 11/6/81

Local Politics

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November 06, 1981 - Week in Review: Local Politics

David Axelrod, architect of President Obama’s election victories, then a Chicago Tribune reporter, is among the guests in this discussion of city, county and state politics, as is Chicago Tonight’s Carol Marin.

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Chicago Week in Review: 04/22/83

Harold Washington Elected Mayor

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April 22, 1983 - Week in Review: Harold Washington Elected

Harold Washington becomes Chicago’s first African-American mayor by beating Republican Bernard Epton in the general election.

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Chicago Week in Review: 1/20/98

Chicago Week in Review @20

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January 20, 1998 - Chicago Week in Review @20

This special edition of Chicago Week in Review recounts some of the most memorable stories and guests from the first two decades of the program.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/7/08

Barack Obama Elected President

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November 07, 2008 - Week in Review: Obama Elected President

The historic election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

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