Chicago Tonight

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Chicago Tonight
Genre Television news magazine
Theme music composer Nick Tremulis
Herbie Hancock
Country of origin U.S.
Executive producer(s) Mary Field
Location(s) Chicago, Illinois
Camera setup multi-camera
Running time 57 minutes
Original network WTTW
Picture format NTSC (720p)
Audio format Stereo
Original release April 24, 1984 (1984-04-24)
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Chicago Tonight is a television news program broadcast weeknights on WTTW in Chicago. "Chicago Tonight" 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 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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  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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