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Television Tue Nov 02 2010

History of Chicago TV at the Chicago History Museum

At one point, Chicago was actually a pioneer of creative television programming, and you can find out all about it this month at the Chicago History Museum. They're going to feature the history of Chicago TV in a series of seminars, retro TV shows, and a tour. It looks like a very interesting bunch of activities, and you can find out more information right here, and get more details and contact information at their site.

Here's the schedule and what's going on, including prices:

Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm: "Finding the Right Frequency" covers the beginning of television in Chicago.

Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm: "Looking for a Smaller Audience" is about how children's programs were developed in Chicago.

Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm: "TV Whenever and Wherever" describes how VCR's, cable, the Internet, phones, and other technology has been changing TV.

Individual programs are $10, $8 for members, and all three lectures are $27, $22 for members.

There will also be a bus tour of various TV stations on Saturday, November 20 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. It costs $45, $40 for members.

The museum will also feature old TV show lineups on "Network Nites". They start at 1:30 pm and are free with admission:

Saturday, November 6: Primetime Friday Night, Fall 1952
Sunday, November 21: Primetime Thursday Night, Fall 1955
Sunday, November 28: WGN Tuesday Afternoon, 1965

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