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Great Performances: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago
Credited throughout his career with creating super sounds in super groups, Eric Clapton offers his ultimate collaboration in Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago. On tap for this historic event: Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Los Lobos, John Mayer, John McLaughlin, Willie Nelson, Robert Randolph, Robbie Robertson, Hubert Sumlin, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Steve Winwood, and host Bill Murray.

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NOVA Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
"Does Intelligent Design qualify as science?" NOVA presents the arguments by lawyers and expert witnesses during a landmark case that took place in a tiny town of Dover in eastern Pennsylvania.

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Singer’s Spotlight with Ann Hampton Callaway
Hosted by Chicago's own award-winning vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway, Singer’s Spotlight pays tribute to the American Song with special guest Liza Minnelli.

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And They Came to Chicago:
An Italian American Legacy
An examination of the history of Italian-Americans in Chicago.

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The War
This seven-part documentary series explores the history and horror of the Second World War.

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Doctor Who
Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, and her life will never be the same again.

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American Experience: Jonestown –
The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
A revealing portrait of Jim Jones and his 900 followers involved in history's largest mass suicide.

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Hello Again Everybody
A documentary about the life of legend Harry Caray, a sports icon and Hall of Fame Broadcaster.

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2006 WTTW11 Viewer's Choice Awards
For a variety of categories, viewers can cast their vote for the Channel 11 program they enjoyed the most in 2006!

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America's Ballroom Challenge
This exciting new five-part series captures the sizzling action at the world's largest ballroom dancing competition.

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Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special
Renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Oprah Winfrey continue their quest to discover the full history of her ancestors' struggles and accomplishments.

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Friday Night with John Callaway
John Callaway sits down with new Blackhawks coach Denis Savard.

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Second City: The First Family of Comedy
See a nostalgic look back at the famous improvisational theater group which began in Chicago in the 1950s, spread to Toronto, became a TV show ("SCTV") and spawned some of the biggest names in comedy: Ed Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, John and Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Alan Arkin, Martin Short, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and many others. This two-part retrospective features interviews with actors, directors, founders, and producers, and includes an abundance of archival material and many clips from the TV show.

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Chicago Stories:
The Marshall Field's Christmas Windows
For over a century, Marshall Field's delighted children at Christmas time – the biggest attraction being the Christmas windows. These fantasies behind glass were a huge marketing success for the company, but they have come to mean much more to the people of Chicago.

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Electric Company's Greatest Hits and Bits
It was unlike anything we'd ever seen before, and it was a perfect fit for the turbulent times.

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Grannies on Safari
Imagine two middle-aged African American women who are best friends, traveling worldwide to destinations that dazzle the eye and intrigue the mind. They are Pat Johnson and Regina Fraser, the Grannies on Safari.

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Beauty Rises: Four Lives in the Arts
A moving documentary profile of four Illinois artists whose passionate commitment to their craft illustrates how the arts changes lives and strengthens communities.

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Fall Schedule (2006)
Get a sneak peek at our fall schedule!

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Northwest of Chicago with Geoffrey Baer
In the style of his hit programs Chicago's North Shore and South of Chicago: Suburbs, Steel Mills, and Shoreline, Geoffrey Baer takes Channel 11 viewers on a journey through the Northwest suburbs.

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Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures
A generation ago, Jacques-Yves Cousteau revealed the oceans' mysteries to millions of landlocked PBS television viewers and inspired a groundswell of public awareness of the unique problems faced by the world's marine environments. Now, 30 years later, Jacques' son Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of "oceanauts" have set sail to explore dangerous and spectacular locales across the globe in Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.

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A Lion in the House
This inspiring, harrowing and intimate series follows five children as they fight against cancer with the help of their families, nurses and doctors over a span of six years.

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Golden Apple Teacher Award
The hands that form the Golden Apple logo are symbolic of what they have become since their beginning on July 31, 1985 – a foundation embracing accomplished teachers who deserve to be honored with public accolades and encouraged with continued learning, nurturing teachers-to-be who are striving to gain a foothold in a noble profession, and supporting teachers who aspire to excellence.

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Texas Ranch House
Saddle up for the latest hands-on history series. This four-part series from the producers of Colonial House and Frontier House challenges a group of intrepid time-travelers to experience the exhilaration and exhaustion of life in the Old West.

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Wrigley Field: Beyond The Ivy
A local documentary narrated by William Petersen that intimately explores the people and the neighborhood that surround one of baseball's most famous ballparks.

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Monty Python's Personal Best
Calling all fans of Spam, dead parrots, upper-class twits and lumberjacks!

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African American Lives
February is Black History Month. Get a sneak peek of our special programming.

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Check, Please! for Kids: Behind the Scenes
Check out the hilarious out-takes from the auditions for the Kids version of Check, Please!

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Check, Please! for Kids!
It was just a matter of time before we had to find out what the kids think.

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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Calling all Bob Dylan Fans!

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