Barbara Gardner Proctor

Barbara Gardner Proctor, Advertising Trailblazer, WTTW Trustee, Dies at 86

She launched the first advertising agency owned and managed by an African-American woman in the 1970s. Barbara Garden Procter died on Dec. 19, 2018, she was 86.

Ann Curry and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Finding Your Roots. Photo: McGee Media/Ark Media

How Genealogists Find Your Roots

Genealogy is now a multi-billion dollar business. Why has it grown so rapidly? What does tracking down ancestors involve? And why is it centered in Salt Lake City? A genealogist from Finding Your Roots answers.

Girl pouring milk

Foster Your Toddler’s Budding Independence

“Me do! ME do! ME DO!,” screamed the child every time her mother tried to help her dress herself or pour her own milk. Try any or all of these tips the next time your child asks to try something new, do it herself, or help you.


Awesome Pet Care

WTTW Members can take advantage of personalized care for their pet when they’re busy, working, or traveling with 15% off at Out-U-Go! Services include – walking, cuddling, feeding, and more for your furry friend.

Thanks to our sponsors.

Learn more about advertising & sponsorship on WTTW.