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  • PBS chief helps mark WTTW anniversary, reflects on network's success

    PBS chief helps mark WTTW anniversary, reflects on network's success
    When Paula Kerger took the helm of PBS nine years ago, she received a letter from Newton Minow, a longtime Chicago attorney and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission whose prophetic early warning that television was "a vast wasteland" helped spur the development of the nation's public television system.
  • Returning to homeland, Vietnamese Americans make their mark

    Twenty-seven years ago, Lam Ton was living his American dream. A former interpreter at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, Ton was a can-do Chicago restaurateur who helped revive a declining neighborhood. He was also making a trailblazing return...

    The story behind the Newton Minow story

    The story behind the Newton Minow story
    The office of Newton Minow is on the 24th floor of a building in the heart of the Loop, and it has, as you can imagine, striking views of the city in all its skyscraping, hustling vigor. Minow is 89 years old and has been a high-powered attorney for...

    Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board

    Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dealing with a federal investigation into a no-bid contract approved by the Chicago school board he appointed — a scandal that has forced his hand-picked schools CEO to step down and for the contract in question to be...

    Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look

    Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look
    A couple of years ago at C2E2, during the second edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place, I bought a small terra cotta pot from an older man seated at a table. He never looked at me; he worked for the duration of our...