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Barack Obama on WTTW's Check, Please!

Friday, January 16 at 8:00 and 11:00 pm
Saturday, January 17 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 18 at 10:00 pm
Tuesday, January 20 at 4:00 am


Chicago, IL January 6 - To celebrate the 100th episode of WTTW's hugely popular local restaurant review series Check, Please! we will air a special never-before-broadcast episode, taped in August 2001 prior to the series premiere. One of its three "regular Chicagoan" reviewers is then State Senator and now President-Elect Barack Obama, giving his informed opinions on three local restaurants - Le Bouchon, Zia's Trattoria and his own choice, Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop in Hyde Park.

It's a unique and revealing look at our future President who discusses his food preferences, his restaurant likes and dislikes, and the importance of supporting neighborhood businesses (among other topics)...before he became a household name to the rest of the world.

Don't miss this special 100th episode of WTTW's popular Check, Please!

Series Creator and Executive Producer David Manilow is available for interviews.

Please contact him directly at Semaphore Media, (312) 455-1275 or at dave@checkplease.tv.

Visit WTTW's home page for the promo: www.wttw.com, and a video clip can be viewed at: www.wttw.com/checkplease.

WTTW11 Contact
Julia Maish
WTTW11
(773) 509-5551

 
       
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