Chicago Tonight

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Chicago Tonight is an evening television news program broadcast weeknight on WTTW in Chicago. Chicago Tonight reports primarily on local news and presents features showcasing local artists and events. The show started in 1984 and for 15 years popular Chicago broadcast journalist John Callaway hosted the show. He continued to contribute to the show until he died in 2009.

Monday through Thursday night the program is hosted primarily by Phil Ponce.On Friday, Joel Weisman hosts Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review a panel discussion with four journalists on the top stories of the week.


Regular Weekly Features

  • Every Night
    • News Analysis: discussion and analysis of news of the day with Carol Marin, Elizabeth Brackett and Eddie Arruza
  • Regular Segments
    • Viewer Mail
    • Bears Alumni Club (after a Chicago Bears games)
    • Local theater reviews by Hedy Weiss
    • Weekend activities and events
    • Ask Geoffrey (Geoffrey Baer) on viewer questions about Chicago people, places and history.
    • Ask Alpana (Alpana Singh) on viewer questions about wine
  • Fridays
    • Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review - round table with four local journalists hosted by Joel Weisman

Semi-regular Features

  • Artbeat Chicago - a......
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