Series
Chicago Tonight With John Callaway
Episode Number
No. 1049
Episode
Democratic Convention, Part 1
Producing Organization
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-r49g44jz8g
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Description
Series Description
"CHICAGO TONIGHT WITH JOHN CALLAWAY ushers in a new era of local public affairs programming in television. It's public service in the truest sense of the word, because, via telecommunications hook-ups at various Chicago locations, national conventions, and its own studios, constituents are able to ask questions of their elected representatives and community leaders four nights a week. "Because WTTW was the only PBS station to send a reporter to both political conventions this past year, CHICAGO TONIGHT brought its viewers Mayor Harold Washington's live response to Jesse Jackson's speech at the Democratic Convention, and also what the Mayor's rival Eddie Vrdolyak had to say about the Mayor, Jackson, and what it means to be a Democrat. "Controversy and information serving the public interest is an every night occurrence on CHICAGO TONIGHT. These programs also represent the series: Alderman Clifford Kelley's insights into the firing of Chicago School [Superintendent] Ruth Love and Chicago taxicab deregulation; and a discussion of gang violence between City Hall representative Michael Holewinski and Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa, who pull no punches in blaming politics as the reason his Guardian Angels cannot gain a toehold in protecting Chicago's subways. "This is what the Chicago Tribune has to say about CHICAGO TONIGHT's host, John Callaway: 'Callaway is a top-notch interviewer. He does his homework. He cares. He knows where the meat is, and he knows how to ask the questions that will get him--and us--there.' Public affairs in the public interest, live, four nights a week on WTTW."--1984 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1984
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:14.653
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Citations
Chicago: “Chicago Tonight With John Callaway; No. 1049; Democratic Convention, Part 1,” 1984, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-r49g44jz8g.
MLA: “Chicago Tonight With John Callaway; No. 1049; Democratic Convention, Part 1.” 1984. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-r49g44jz8g>.
APA: Chicago Tonight With John Callaway; No. 1049; Democratic Convention, Part 1. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-r49g44jz8g