Chicago

INDEPENDENT LENS
Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

 

Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The First Rainbow Coalition

 

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition. By 1973, the coalition had collapsed under the weight of relentless harassment by local and federal law enforcement. Although short-lived, it had an outsize impact: Breaking down barriers between communities, it created a permanent shift in Chicago politics and an organizing model for future activists and politicians across the nation. The First Rainbow Coalition tells the movement’s little-known story through rare archival footage and interviews with former coalition members.

 

 

 

AMERICAN MASTERS
Lorraine Hansberry

 

Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.

 

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
On the Road in Wisconsin, Michigan

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Michigan Countryside

 

On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, we are on the road with three top chefs from metropolitan Chicago and travel three hours into the neighboring Michigan countryside for the makings of a true Midwestern meal. Cooking by the beautiful lakeside party are The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh. Joining them is acclaimed pastry chef, Gale Gand. The entire meal is sourced within a radius of 5 miles from Buchanan, Michigan’s center city, including some gorgeous summer veggies, corn meal from the town’s old mill and beer from a local brewery. The menu includes, Breakfast Radishes with Butter and Sea Salt, Kale Salad with Pickled Beets, Lardons, Blue Cheese, and Honey Clove Vinaigrette, Ramp-Stuffed Sirloin Roll with Hazelnuts and Michigan Cherry Sauce, and a Midwest favorite – Cornmeal Spaetzle with Charred Grape Tomatoes and Asparagus.

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Michigan Countryside

The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh

 

 

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Chicago

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
This four-part series provides unparalleled access to some of the most innovative artists of our time, revealing how they engage with the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways. The featured artists are grouped by their unique and revealing relationships to the places where they live.

 

Chicago
Featured are Nick Cave, who creates wearable objects blending fashion and movement; sculptor and urban planner Theaster Gates; Barbara Kasten, who makes photographs and video projections; and cartoonist Chris Ware, a pioneer of the graphic novel.

 

 

 

POV
The Feeling of Being Watched

 

In the Chicago suburb where journalist Assia Boundaoui grew up, most residents in her Muslim immigrant neighborhood believe they are under surveillance. Assia investigates and uncovers FBI documents about “Operation Vulgar Betrayal,” one of the largest pre-9/11 counterterrorism probes conducted on domestic soil, right in Assia’s hometown.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Chicago Voices

 

Celebrate Chicago’s vibrant musical culture with performances by Renée Fleming, Broadway’s
Jessie Mueller, rap artist Lupe Fiasco, folk legend John Prine, pop and gospel singer Michelle Williams and world-renowned tenor Matthew Polezani.

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Chicago, IL, Part 3 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Chicago, IL, Part 3 of 3

 

Learn the fascinating stories from treasures found in Chicago including a group of Ayn Rand inscribed books, an Edward Borein watercolor, ca. 1930, and a 1931 Carnegie hero medal. But which is the episode’s top find? Also: a trip to Crab Tree Farm.

 

 

 

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