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Total Eclipse Brings Rare Spectacle

On August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will pass across the United States. The 70 mile-wide line cuts a swathe right through Illinois.

Skillet Pizza and Chocolate Chip Cookie from Cook's Country. Photos: Joe Keller (left); Daniel J. Van Ackere

Skillet Recipes from 'Cook's Country'

Try reinventing two classic recipes by using a skillet in these recipes from Cook's Country, which is currently airing a new season on Saturdays.

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Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely

Get ready to watch the solar eclipse Monday with this simple and safe pinhole eclipse projector project. It’s easy to make and you can try it out ahead of time. 

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Cornerstones of Rock: American Garage

Join a nostalgic celebration tonight at 7:30 of local garage bands that rose to national prominence in the 1960s and '70s. Check out tickets to see them live at Arcada Theater!


News

Hanging Out With Jeanne Nolan in Her ‘Happy Place’

Chicago Tonight

The founder of The Organic Gardener says she always felt a strong connection to nature. “My garden is really a big part of where I like to spend my time and to feed my soul,” she said.

Solar Eclipse Chicago: 12 Watch Parties on Aug. 21

Chicago Tonight

You don’t need to trek all the way to southern Illinois to revel in the solar event of the century. Here are 12 places in and around Chicago where you can celebrate the eclipse.

New Shedd Shark Expert on Aquarium’s Conservation Efforts

Chicago Tonight

Jumping into ocean waters teeming with sharks doesn’t sound like much fun, but for researchers working on shark conservation, it’s a way to gather important and sometimes surprising information.

New Group to Promote Humane Farming, Expose Animal Cruelty in Illinois

Chicago Tonight

Illinois farmers and animal welfare experts say they will promote farms where animals are raised humanely, following a Chicago Tribune investigation last year on the state’s biggest pork companies.

Federal Feedback Lists Concerns With Illinois’ Education Accountability Plan

Chicago Tonight

In its initial feedback on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act proposal, the U.S.


Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

Understanding Vietnam: A Conversation with the Director of 'The Vietnam War'

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Lynn Novick, co-director with Ken Burns of the ten-part, eighteen hour documentary series The Vietnam War, which premieres in September, discusses the potential lessons of the war and one of the mo

National Book Lover's Day... On PBS

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Explore upcoming adaptations of books on PBS, from beloved classics to contemporary novels, on National Book Lover's Day.

Looking Back at Nixon's Resignation

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43 years ago today, Richard Nixon announced his resignation from the Presidency on national television. The next day, August 9, he resigned.

A "Colossal Booboo": The Incredible Story of the Chicago Picasso

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One of Chicago's most iconic emblems came out of an unlikely alliance between a gruff, conservative mayor and a sensuous, progressive artist.

Savarin Recipe from 'The Great British Baking Show'

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The technical challenge in the semifinal episode of this season of The Great British Baking Show is a savarin, a yeasted cake soaked in liqueur.


Food & Dining

The World of Food: Pizza

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“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.”
— “That’s Amore” (Harry Warren/Jack Brooks, as sung by Dean Martin)
 

MingHin

Check, Please!

MingHin offers authentic Cantonese classics and a wide variety of dim sum in the heart of Chicago’s China Town.

Union Sushi

Check, Please!

Not your average sushi restaurant, Union Sushi offers a wide selection of robata grill menu items and unique meats, as well as their own unusual house sushi.

Czech Plaza

Check, Please!

For over 45 years, Czech Plaza has served authentic Bohemian cuisine.

The World of Food: Pizza

World of Food

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.”
— “That’s Amore” (Harry Warren/Jack Brooks, as sung by Dean Martin)
 

Estrella Negra

Check, Please!

A family owned business, Estrella Negra offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes paired with a few surprises. Salsas are made fresh in house.


Events

Free Screening & Discussion- The Vietnam War by Ken Burns

Saturday, August 19, 2017

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of excerpts from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns The Vietnam War by Ken Burns.

The Vietnam War: An Evening with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You’re invited to an exclusive evening with Ken Burns and his directing and producing partner Lynn Novick and be among the first to preview and discuss their new 10-part opus THE VIETNAM WAR.