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  • Broadcast museum opens with question about $6 million state jobs grant

    Broadcast museum opens with question about $6 million state jobs grant
    Two years after a $6 million jobs grant from the state jump-started construction on its new building, the Museum of Broadcast Communications has a lot to show for it: 18,000 square feet of television and radio exhibits, recordings and memorabilia that...
  • Ebert showed how to die with grace

    Roger Ebert was a hot trend on Google's top 10 trends earlier this week. As of Wednesday, more than 50,000 people had searched for his name, an impressive display of his influence. He wasn't quite as hot as North Korea or Jay Leno, but he was running...
  • '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...
  • A newsman looks back

    A newsman looks back
    If you only know Walter Jacobson in his current incarnation — co-anchoring the 6 p.m. news on WBBM-Ch. 2 with his longtime colleague/pal Bill Kurtis — you do not know Walter Jacobson at all and cannot appreciate what a long and distinguished...
  • Suburban theater for the week of Nov. 16-22

    "Plaid Tidings": A seasonal sequel to Stuart Ross' "Forever Plaid," this tuneful tidbit finds the afterlife quartet of crooners coming back (at the behest of Rosemary Clooney, no less) to stage a holiday show for those still stuck on this mortal coil. Pop...
  • Bill Kurtis dishes rumors

     
    Esteemed local TV newsman Bill Kurtis is now formerly esteemed local TV newsman Bill Kurtis in the wake of this, as reported in Salon: Bill Kurtis, who should be ashamed of himself, went on Chicago’s WLS Monday and smeared (Herman......
  • Teaching was a ‘calling’ for Emmy-winning broadcaster Rose Marie Economou

     
    Rose Marie Economou always used the contacts she made over a storied career in broadcasting to help aspiring Columbia College Chicago students create a career …...
  • 'Chicago the Musical' at the Oriental Theatre: The old razzle dazzle

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "Chicago the Musical" ★★★ Through June 12 at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.; Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: $30-$95 at 800-775-2000 and broadwayinchicago.com With most touring shows the age of the...
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 16 - 22 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Jan. 16 - 22 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......
  • 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....
  • Local legend Lovell regales with spaceflights of fancy

     
    He joked that the audience was probably expecting Tom Hanks — who played him in a movie — but there was no mistaking that astronaut …...
  • SNERD - June 20, 2011

    A Night At The Museum... It was a sentimental journey last week at a special sneak peek at the construction of the long-delayed Museum Of Broadcast Communications. Anyone who was anybody in Chicago media was there to celebrate with museum honcho Bruce...