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December 1, 2020 - Full Show

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Orion Samuelson on ‘The Friday Night Show’ (2003)

Orion Samuelson appears on WTTW’s “The Friday Night Show” in 2003. (WTTW News)

Chicago radio legend and National Radio Hall of Fame member Orion Samuelson is retiring at the end of 2020. In this 2003 interview with Bob Sirott, Samuelson talks about his career.

November 30, 2020 - Full Show

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COVID-19 in Illinois: 7,178 New Cases, 57 Additional Deaths

(WTTW News)

It is the third day in a row that fewer than 8,000 new cases of the virus have been reported during a month that is on pace to exceed 300,000 infections.

November 26, 2020 - Full Show

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COVID-19 in Illinois: 12,022 New Cases, 131 Additional Deaths

Public health officials have been urging Americans to reconsider their travel plans this holiday week amid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. (WTTW News via CNN)

As Americans kick off a holiday season under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois health officials reported more than 12,000 new and probable cases of the virus across the state, and 131 additional deaths.

November 25, 2020 - Full Show

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November 24, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: New Customer for Foxconn Plant

The underutilized Foxconn plant that President Donald Trump once called “the Eighth Wonder of the World” gets a new customer. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details.

November 23, 2020 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 22, 2020 - Full Show

TV host Dr. Ian Smith on the pandemic and his latest book. Making health care anti-racist. A mural brings health care providers closer to their patients. And the last word on Black businesses.

COVID-19 in Illinois: 10,012 New Cases, 76 Additional Deaths

(WTTW News)

Since January, more than 656,000 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Illinois and 11,506 people have died as a result of the virus, according to state health officials.

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 21, 2020 - Full Show

Making COVID-19 vaccine distribution equitable. Hurricanes rip through Central America. Living with and preventing diabetes. How the monarch butterfly builds bridges between the U.S. and Mexico.

November 19, 2020 - Full Show

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November 18, 2020 - Full Show

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November 17, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: United Trial Could Create Travel Corridor

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United Airlines will conduct free, rapid COVID-19 tests on passengers and crew members on select flights between London and New York. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer has details.

November 16, 2020 - Full Show

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 15, 2020 - Full Show

What a new presidential administration could mean for communities of color. Making Black and Brown communities the focus of COVID-19 recovery. Extending the Red Line. A new life for Emmett Till’s home.

COVID-19 in Illinois: 10,631 New Cases, 72 Additional Deaths

People wait in line for COVID-19 tests in Chicago. (WTTW News)

For the 10th consecutive day, public health officials reported more than 10,000 new COVID-19 infections in Illinois within a 24-hour period. 

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 14, 2020 - Full Show

COVID-19 rages across the state. How President Trump made significant gains with Latino voters. Honoring service members on Veterans Day. And inside a Latino shoe dynasty — right here in Chicago.

November 12, 2020 - Full Show

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November 11, 2020 - Full Show

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November 10, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: United Bets on Holiday Travelers

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Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, United Airlines is adding hundreds of domestic flights in anticipation of Thanksgiving week travel. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer has details.

November 9, 2020 - Full Show

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