Chicago Week in Review premiered on January 20, 1978. For 35 years, host Joel Weisman and his panel of guest journalists have taken WTTW viewers behind the headlines of the top stories of the week. Politics, of course, has always been a staple of the show. Here we have collected some programs broadcast around key political events of the past 35 years, along with a few others.
The Week in Review: 35th Anniversary
In this web extra edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Joel Weisman turns the tables and lets his guests ask him questions.
He's been bringing you the "Week in Review" for 35 years. We celebrate and reminisce with Joel Weisman about this historic milestone.
Visit THE WEEK IN REVIEW: 35TH ANNIVERSARY to watch vintage "Week In Review" shows from the past 35 years.
Weisman Tries Out For WTTW Job
Joel Weisman talks with John Callaway in this 1974 audition tape produced prior to Weisman being hired to work on WTTW’s Public News Center.
David Axelrod, architect of President Obama’s election victories, then a Chicago Tribune reporter, is among the guests in this discussion of city, county and state politics, as is Chicago Tonight’s Carol Marin.
Harold Washington Elected Mayor
Harold Washington becomes Chicago’s first African-American mayor by beating Republican Bernard Epton in the general election.
Chicago Week in Review @20
This special edition of Chicago Week in Review recounts some of the most memorable stories and guests from the first two decades of the program.
Barack Obama Elected President
The historic election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.