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  • 'Walter's Perspective' by Walter Jacobson

    In a town where politics is local sport, Walter Jacobson had a ringside seat, and he shares it in his new book, "Walter's Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News." Earning his stripes at the City News Bureau as a reporter, he skyrocketed to television, where he became a commentator and anchor. With co-anchor Bill Kurtis, Jacobson enjoyed TV's glory in its golden age.
  • Film festival gala honors Kevin Kline

     Film festival gala honors Kevin Kline
    Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline received the Career Achievement Award on June 28 at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than 300 film lovers, friends and supporters enjoyed a lavish reception,...

    Porchlight over-achieves in 'How to Succeed'

    Porchlight over-achieves in 'How to Succeed'
    Staging the full-blown 1961 musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" with a small budget, a tiny orchestra and a rental of the most awkwardly shaped of the three black-box studios at Stage 773 is far from an easy assignment. It would...

    Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly

    Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly
    Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself. We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...

    Sunday morning: ABC’s ‘This Week’ town hall on Tucson tragedy; Chicago anchor Bill Kurtis tells CNN about son’s mental illness

    ABC's Christiane Amanpour will offer a "This Week" town hall on the Tucson shootings. ABC News said she will "reunite survivors of the Congress on Your Corner event," where six were killed and 13 others were wounded. The first victim shot was Rep....