Joel Weisman and his guests discuss the week’s news, including the announcement by “Star Wars” movie mogul George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson that they are looking at locations outside of Chicago for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Writer, actor and director Harold Ramis died at the age of 69. Joining us to talk about his life and career are Mark Caro of the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire. Watch a 1997 Wild Chicago clip featuring Ramis and host Will Klinger, and watch all of Ramis's appearances from WTTW's archives.

Democratic strategist and Director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics David Axelrod joins us to talk about the shutdown and its effect on next year’s election. He will also highlight his November lecture at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Read a fact sheet about the festival.