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Television Mon Sep 28 2009

Michigan Avenue Traffic is Irrelevant

I was watching the pilot episode of The Bob Newhart Show, and I noticed something early in the show: the odd traffic report.

If you look at the opening scene in the video below, the alarm radio goes off, and the traffic reporter is talking about how backed up Michigan Avenue traffic is. But really, do we ever hear about it? Real Chicago traffic reports focus on expressways and Lake Shore Drive. But I guess the show wanted to feature that famously pretty street, not only visually (you see Michigan Avenue a lot in the opening credits) but on the radio as well.

 
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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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