The history of television in Chicago begins with the birth of the medium and is defined by the city's pioneering stations. WBKB (now WLS-TV) was the principal innovator of the Chicago School of Television, an improvisational production style that combined small budgets, personable talent, and the creative use of scenery and props. WNBQ (now WMAQ-TV) expanded the innovative concept to a wider audience via the NBC network. WGN-TV scored with sports and kids. Strong personalities drove the success of WBBM-TV. A noncommercial educational station, WTTW, added diversity. The airwaves in Chicago have offered a wealth of talented performers and iconic programs that have made the city one of the country's greatest television towns. With photos from the archives of Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, this book gives readers a front-row seat on a journey through the first 50 years of Chicago television, 1940-1990. Edited by Daniel Berger & Steve JajkowskiMuseum of Broadcast Communications; Foreword by Bob Sirott
Softcover, 9 x 9½, 144 pgs.
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