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“Chicago Week in Review,” 1980 (Chicago Tonight)

The award-winning journalist talks about his astonishing four decades at the helm of his groundbreaking show on WTTW.

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A conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, who muses on how to be “a good old man” as he celebrates a milestone birthday.

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The longtime Chicago journalist talks about his new book “Murder in the News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime.”

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“After 40 years I've decided to end my term as host and senior editor of this show I helped create,” Joel Weisman said. A special show next month will mark the show’s fourth decade, and Weisman’s final appearance as host.

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Chicago television has a rich and colorful history. But few moments are quite as colorful—or bizarre—as the incident that happened to this very station in 1987.

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The Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building in Washington, D.C., where Voice of America is headquartered. (PersianDutchNetwork / Wikimedia Commons)

It began as an effort to combat Nazi propaganda, but in these highly partisan times can the taxpayer-funded Voice of America remain free from bias?

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Coverage of local news took a giant step backwards with the closing of hyperlocal news websites DNAinfo Chicago and Chicagoist. A look at the changing media landscape.

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The local news websites DNAinfo Chicago and Chicagoist on Thursday ceased publication and abruptly shut down. 

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Youth football seems to be taking a hit. We speak with a Daily Herald investigative reporter about steep declines in high school football participation.

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 A memorial in Las Vegas for victims of the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded. (Jay Smith / Chicago Tonight)

While public awareness of mass killings is undoubtedly higher, U of I researchers say the frequency with which they occur is steady – and it’s remained that way over the last decade.

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ProPublica Illinois, the first regional newsroom for the nonprofit website ProPublica, officially launched this week. We speak with Editor-in-Chief Louise Kiernan.

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(Courtesy NBC 5 News)

Two journalists talk about their recent interviews with the imprisoned former Illinois governor.

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Maziar Bahari (Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Flickr)

The international reporter talks about making a movie based on his imprisonment in Iran, and his partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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President Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with the media: Where did it all go wrong? Dan Miller and Rex Huppke join us in discussion.

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BuzzFeed editor Craig Silverman talks about the consequences of living in a world of misinformation and fake news, and discusses how media platforms, businesses and individuals can begin countering it.

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(Jason Howie / Flickr)

The pope endorses Donald Trump. Michelle Obama unfollows Hillary Clinton on Twitter. These days fake news is making real news. Could you be spreading lies on your Facebook feed?

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