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Special June Pride Programming

Special June Pride Programming

May 30 - June 30, 2013


Special June Pride Programming on WTTW11

Out & Proud in Chicago Out & Proud in Chicago
Thursday, May 30 at 8:00 pm

"Out & Proud in Chicago" is the first television documentary to tell the history of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens. Its timeline spans from the Civil War through present day. This parallel history of the city tells a story of invisibility, oppression, devastation, revolution and triumph.

Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize
Thursday, June 13 at 9:00 pm

This special celebrates the work of Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

David Geffen: American Masters David Geffen: American Masters
Thursday, June 20 at 9:00 pm

Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence -- as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, billionaire philanthropist -- helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.

Anyone and Everyone Anyone and Everyone
Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 pm

This documentary tells the stories of families from Utah to North Carolina and Wyoming to New York, all connected by a common thread - a gay child. This poignant and often heartbreaking documentary by first-time filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz depicts families representing a wide range of religions, nationalities and political leanings.

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience Stonewall Uprising: American Experience
Thursday, June 27 at 9:00 pm

Explores the violent protests and street demonstrations that launched a worldwide movement in 1969.

Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story
Thursday, May 30 at 8:00 pm

This local documentary explores the extraordinary life and career of an unforgettable stage and screen actress, Chicago native Alexandra Billings. Learn how she survived a suicide attempt and conquered AIDS, addiction, ignorance, and much more.


Special June Pride Programming on WTTW Prime

Independent Lens: Love Free or Die
Sunday, June 9 at 10:00 pm

Independent Lens: Two Spirits
Sunday, June 16 at 10:00 pm

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience
Sunday, June 30 at 9:00 pm

Anyone and Everyone
Sunday, June 30 at 10:30 pm