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NOVA: Star Chasers of Senegal

A visionary astronomer in West Africa attempts a high-stakes observation of a distant asteroid vital to a NASA mission. From prehistoric ruins to Islamic skywatchers, explore the heritage and future of African astronomy.


What to Watch on WTTW for Black History Month

Join us for engaging programs that tell the stories of Black history, arts, culture, and more.

Jessye Norman

Latino Voices

Welcome Corps Program Allows Private Citizens to Sponsor Refugees to US

A new program is offering everyday Americans a way to give refugees a softer landing.

Cecilia Muñoz of Welcome.US


What to Watch in February

Nature examines the wild relatives of man's best friend and NOVA takes you behind the scenes of a new subway line's construction in London.

Dingoes are among the wild dogs featured in a new 'Nature' miniseries. Photo: BBC

For parents

Grow an Herb Garden

Learn about the basics of botany and plant growth by growing an herb garden with your child.

Herb garden
A graphic depicting nine mayoral candidates, clockwise from the left: Kam Buckner; Jesus Chuy Garcia, Ja'Mal Green, Brandon Johnson, Sophia King, Willie Wilson, Paul Vallas, Roderick Sawyer, Lori Lightfood


Negative Ads Fly in Chicago Mayoral Race as Candidates Seek to Define Opponents

The race for mayor is heating up and the attack ads are beginning to fly but in a nine-candidate field, how do you stand out from the crowd? Political analyst Jason DeSanto says math, message and money should be the focus.

Nicholas Crayton from WTTW's FIRSTHAND: Life After Prison

Crime & Law

WTTW's FIRSTHAND Explores the Challenges Complicating Life After Prison

Thousands of restrictive laws govern people who have been released from prison in the United States, making it difficult for them to find housing, employment, and to restart life after they have done their time.

Mrs. Hall at the train station

Recap & Stream

All Creatures Great and Small

The third season of All Creatures Great and Small is here! Recap the first five episodes now, and WTTW Passport members can stream the entire season.  

The cast of the “The Factotum,” which made its world premiere at the Lyric Opera. (Credit: Cory Weaver)

Arts & Entertainment

‘The Factotum,’ Groundbreaking Opera Set in a Chicago Barbershop, Receives Its World Premiere

The true magic of the opera “The Factotum” is rooted in its seamless interweaving of countless musical styles that take operatic voices into the realm of funk, rap, hip-hop, gospel, R&B, barbershop quartet and even electronic.

Child eating popcorn

For parents

Make Rosie’s Cheesy Popcorn for Movie Night

This cheesy popcorn recipe is fun to make and delicious to eat! With a dairy-free option, it’s perfect for everyone to enjoy. Try making this movie night snack with your children as you work together in the kitchen.

Paris Schutz and Brandis Friedman


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