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Chicago Tonight is a nightly news, arts and entertainment program that airs on WTTW. The program is hosted by award-winning journalist Phil Ponce and provides in-depth coverage of Chicago stories that have national appeal.

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Episodes 520

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Week in Review: President Obama Says Goodbye From Chicago

Chicago Tonight

Week in Review: President Obama Says Goodbye From Chicago

Joel Weisman and guests discuss the week's top news.

27:00

Week in Review: President Obama Says Goodbye From Chicago

27:00

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Chicago Tonight

January 12, 2017 - Full Show

Watch the Jan. 12, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

56:43

January 12, 2017 - Full Show

56:43

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Chicago Tonight

January 11, 2017 - Full Show

Watch the Jan. 11, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

56:46

January 11, 2017 - Full Show

56:46

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Chicago Tonight

January 10, 2017 - Full Show

Watch the Jan. 10, 2017 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

56:33

January 10, 2017 - Full Show

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Web Extra, The Week in Review: Jan. 13, 2017

Chicago Tonight

Web Extra, The Week in Review: Jan. 13, 2017

Joel Weisman and guests continue the conversation in this web-exclusive video.

6:26

Web Extra, The Week in Review: Jan. 13, 2017

6:26

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Web Extra: Department of Justice Releases Report

Chicago Tonight

Web Extra: Department of Justice Releases Report

The U.S. Department of Justice releases the findings of its yearlong investigation of CPD.

37:31

Web Extra: Department of Justice Releases Report

37:31

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Does Trump’s New Business Plan Satisfy Ethical Concerns?

Chicago Tonight

Does Trump’s New Business Plan Satisfy Ethical Concerns?

We examine the ethical and legal questions surrounding Donald Trump's business affairs.

12:06

Does Trump’s New Business Plan Satisfy Ethical Concerns?

12:06

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight DOJ Finds Civil Rights Abuses in Chicago Police Department

Chicago Tonight

DOJ Finds Civil Rights Abuses in Chicago Police Department

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice makes public the results of its investigation.

5:34

DOJ Finds Civil Rights Abuses in Chicago Police Department

5:34

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Kurt Vonnegut Artwork Finds New Home at Veterans Museum

Chicago Tonight

Kurt Vonnegut Artwork Finds New Home at Veterans Museum

We explore a new Chicago exhibition of artwork by author Kurt Vonnegut.

7:58

Kurt Vonnegut Artwork Finds New Home at Veterans Museum

7:58

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Mayor Asks Moody’s to Withdraw Ratings Ahead of Borrowing

Chicago Tonight

Mayor Asks Moody’s to Withdraw Ratings Ahead of Borrowing

The city plans to go to the debt markets for almost $1.2 billion.

5:00

Mayor Asks Moody’s to Withdraw Ratings Ahead of Borrowing

5:00

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Privacy in the Age of Voice-Activated Digital Assistants

Chicago Tonight

Privacy in the Age of Voice-Activated Digital Assistants

Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant is a hot seller, but there are privacy issues.

9:38

Privacy in the Age of Voice-Activated Digital Assistants

9:38

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tonight Subversive Copy Editor: Dust Off That Dictionary

Chicago Tonight

Subversive Copy Editor: Dust Off That Dictionary

Carol Fisher Saller returns to Chicago Tonight with some simple advice.

7:55

Subversive Copy Editor: Dust Off That Dictionary

7:55

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