Chicagoland’s flagship public television station is out with another round of documentaries in its 10 That Changed America series.
You may remember the series began with 10 Buildings That Changed America back in 2013, and over the years continued with specials highlighting ten homes, ten parks, and ten places that also made the nation what it is today.
This year, we get three new 10 specials, with the first one airing tonight at 8pm: 10 Streets That Changed America. Some are familiar to most people, but many are not.
Then next Tuesday (July 17, 2018) is 10 Monuments That Changed America. You probably got two of them off the top of your head: The Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. Some of the remaining eight might surprise you.
And then the miniseries wraps up on the 24th with 10 Modern Marvels that Changed America.
While these are shows that are national in scope with a national audience, there is a bit of Chicagoland love in there. And as with the previous programs in the series, these are hosted by Chicago’s king of aw-shucks television documentary, Geoffrey Baer.