Chicago Tonight

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Chicago Tonight
GenreTelevision news magazine
Theme music composerNick Tremulis
Herbie Hancock
Country of originU.S.
Production
Executive producer(s)Mary Field
Production location(s)Chicago, Illinois
Camera setupmulti-camera
Running time57 minutes
Release
Original networkWTTW
Picture formatNTSC (720p)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseApril 24, 1984 (1984-04-24)
External links
Website

Chicago Tonight is a television news program broadcast weeknights on WTTW in Chicago. It reports primarily on local politics, education, business, culture, science and health, with a mix of in-studio panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and short documentary-style packages. On its website, Chicago Tonight publishes additional news stories and features written by staff reporters.

The show first aired on April 24, 1984[1] and was hosted by popular Chicago broadcast journalist John Callaway for 15 years. He continued to contribute to the show until his death in 2009.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Tonight debuts on WTTW". Chicago Tribune. April 24, 1984. p. sec. 5, p. 5.
  2. ^ "John Callaway 1936–2009: Journalist and longtime 'Chicago Tonight' host". Chicago Tribune.

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