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A variety of costumes used throughout the genrations of Saturday Night Live sketches are part of the exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St., entitled

‘Live from Chicago, it’s Saturday night!’

November 20, 2017

A small group of eager museum visitors stand in a dimly lit lobby with their faces upturned, the room full of anticipation as they stare at a screen on which actors such as Tracy Morgan, Dana Carvey a...

Potential department mergers need to prove student benefits

By Editorial Board

March 6, 2017

Several departments housed in the School of Media Arts may be merging come Fall 2017,announced in a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. In the email, Freedman cited the desire to overcome obstacles to interdisciplinary study as a reason for the proposed mergers, as reported Feb. 20 by The Chronicle. The mergers would combine the Communication & Media Innovation and Radio departments and the Television and Cinema Art and S...

Marketing manager Leslie Cooke, left, and Laura Collins, of Isabelli Media Relations, lean back on a new attraction called

‘Epic’ campaign boosts Chicago tourism

May 4, 2015

Chicago will be expecting more tourists within the next couple of months as the city launches a new tourism campaign titled “Chicago Epic.”Choose Chicago, which brings regional, national and interna...

Northwestern looks to stay sharp heading into ALC, NCAA tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

April 30, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats women’s lacrosse team begins postseason play in May, and after playing the toughest schedule in the league, the Wildcats are ready for whatever comes their way.When Northwestern enters the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament May 3,it will have already faced 12 ranked teams. As of press time, the Wildcats are 10-1 against ranked opponents. The team’s only loss came April 21 again...

Golden Gophers get the best of the Lady Wildcats

By Nader Ihmoud

January 17, 2012

Northwester University forward Kendall Hackney and guard Morgan Jones led the charge in the second half for the Wildcats, but it was not enough to keep the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from achieving their first road victory of the season Jan. 5, 68-60.The Wildcats cut the lead down to three with less than a minute remaining in regulation in their conference home opener followed by Golden Gophers guard Rachel Banham exe...

Construction resumes on Museum of Broadcast Communications

By Matt Watson

March 28, 2011

In the shadow of the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., a half-completed concrete structure returns to life as construction crews race to complete the building that will house the memory of broadcast legends such as Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue and Bozo the Clown.After almost five years on hold, construction resumed at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St., in September 2010. The MBC ...

Chicago television through time

By Luke Wilusz

November 29, 2010

In the early days of the medium, long before reality stars and drama queens held sway, the world of television was remarkably different. The good guys always won, the bad guys always lost, and the main characters or celebrity hosts always wore a broad grin as they cheerfully pitched the “keen corn flavor of Kix” or “the sheer horsepower and value of a brand-new DeSoto,” to a wholesome home audience at the end of the episod...

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