What to watch on TV: Chicago By ‘L’ with Geoffrey Baer
When: Watch the show here.
CTA fans set your DVR’s for “Chicago by ‘L’ with Geoffrey Baer”, a new documentary and website as an update to the original show from 2001. He will tour the Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Yellow and meet people along the way and tells the fascinating stories of the ‘L’ and unexpected adventure you can find at its citywide stops.
Watch stunning drone footage and video extras on the CTA’s 4000 series heritage train built in 1929 and the special crew of volunteers and operators who keep it running. Go behind the scenes at the Skokie maintenance center, where the ‘L’ cars are serviced. Discover what it’s like to ride on the CTA’s annual holiday train (with a surprise guest!). Enjoy an interview with the two people behind the CTA’s lively Twitter account. Get an animated neighborhood “explainer” that explores the difference between wards, community areas, and neighborhoods. Also, watch the show and discover a gallery of the art on the ‘L.’
On the website (available in March) find an interactive map to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods and both the history and future of the ‘L’.
What to watch on TV: Chicago By ‘L’ Schedule
Wed, Mar 4 at 7:30 pm on WTTW11
Wed, Mar 4 at 10:30 pm on WTTW11
Sat, Mar 7 at 10:30 am on WTTW11
Mon, Mar 9 at 7:30 pm on WTTW11