WTTW Brings a Trio of Must-Watch Docs to Chicago TV
Jul10

WTTW Brings a Trio of Must-Watch Docs to Chicago TV

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...

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On TV Tonight: Baer in the Water
Nov27

On TV Tonight: Baer in the Water

In a time when most Chicago media can’t be bothered to look out their window unless someone has been shot, WTTW’s Geofffrey Baer remains the face of Chicagoans interested in their city, its history, and what it looks like today. Bear hunters rejoice, because the city’s premier urban explorer has a new special which airs tonight on channel 11 at 7:30pm.  It’s called Chicago River Tour With Geoffrey Baer, and is...

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On TV Tonight: 10 Homes That Changed America
Apr05

On TV Tonight: 10 Homes That Changed America

  If you watch Chicago Tonight on WTTW (and if you don’t, why the heck not?), then you’re familiar with Geoffrey Baer — the likable history nerd who digs through archives across Chicagoland to find the answers to questions big and small. You may also remember him as the face of the recent WTTW production 10 Buildings That Changed America a few years ago. Now he has a new gig, fronting three extensions of that program,...

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Explaining Chicago’s New Active/Shared Streets
Jul22

Explaining Chicago’s New Active/Shared Streets

A couple of weeks ago we noted that the Chicago Department of Transportation was transforming the busy Argyle corridor in Uptown into an “active street.”  It’s one of a number of unusual steps being taken by CDOT as it strives to lead the nation in 21st-century thinking about mobility. CDOT, along with most major organizations of its kind, has noticed that the key word in its name is “Transportation.”...

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WTTW Working on Another Architecture Documentary
Sep03

WTTW Working on Another Architecture Documentary

The Chicago television station that brought us Ten Buildings That Changed America, and continues to bring us the historically addictive Ask Jeffrey segments during Chicago Tonight, is putting together another architecture documentary series. “Ten That Changed America” is a look at the places and people who shaped the built environment we experience today.  This time host Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Protess take us...

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WTTW Personality Hosts National Special About Architecture
May09

WTTW Personality Hosts National Special About Architecture

If you’re the sort of person who eschews television because there’s nothing good on (How do you know there’s nothing good on TV if you don’t watch TV?) then it’s time to dig out the rabbit ears. Chicago’s favorite television historian has a national show about architecture. Geoffrey Baer hosts the program 10 Buildings That Changed America.  It airs Sunday (May 12, 2013) at 9:00pm on WTTW, channel...

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