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A still image from “The Vietnam War” series from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

On Sunday, “The Vietnam War,” a new 10-part documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premiered on WTTW. Burns and Novick were in Chicago last week and sat down with “Chicago Tonight” to talk about the epic work.

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A still image from “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” a new episode of “Frontline.”

A new episode of “Frontline” shines a light on the little-known story of the only U.S. bank to be prosecuted in the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis. We speak with the director and producer of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.”

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A still image from “The Vietnam War” series from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick speak with us about their new 10-part documentary series, “The Vietnam War.”

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In his new PBS special, Geoffrey Baer is immersed in the city’s vibrant culture—architecture, music, dance and history—with three native Cubans as his guides.

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If you want to know what Chicago looked like 200 years ago, head to the city’s southeast corner, where native wetlands, forests and prairies all come together.

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Vacant city lots are often dismissed as derelict urban eyesores, but now some environmentalists are viewing these empty spaces as ecological opportunities. 

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Coyotes have made a remarkable comeback in Chicago. What are the secrets to their survival in a dense metropolis? Marcus Krahnforst hunts for clues with noted biologist Stan Gehrt in this “Urban Nature” episode.

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When he was just 6 years old, Dinesh Sabu lost both of his parents. His documentary, “Unbroken Glass,” delves into his family history and how the trauma of loss shaped his own life and that of his siblings. 

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The monarch butterfly’s remarkable migration is in peril. Its habitat has been decimated by rapid urbanization and changing agricultural practices. Could cities come to the rescue?

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(BirdPhotos.com / Wikimedia Commons)

Why do some squirrels live in more affluent neighborhoods, while others dwell in more disadvantaged ones? WTTW's online series “Urban Nature” has the story.

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Dead birds collected by the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors were given to the Field Museum's Bird Division. (Josh Engel / The Field Museum)

For migrating birds, Chicago can be a dangerous place. But scientists, architects and volunteers are now teaming up to make the city a leader in bird-friendly design. The story is told in WTTW's online series “Urban Nature.”

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Rob Rapley

Meet one of the filmmakers behind a new “American Experience” series about the United States’ entry into World War I.

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Sam Lay (Courtesy “Sam Lay in Bluesland”)

Celebrating the life and musical legacy of Chicago blues legend Sam Lay.

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A new WTTW web series peeks into pockets of nature in cities across the country.

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One of Steven Avery’s defense attorneys from Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” discusses his new book “Illusion of Justice.”

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A still image from the documentary “Life, Animated.”

Cornelia Suskind tell us about her son Owen, the subject of a new documentary film.