[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 7 (Thursday, January 11, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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CONGRATULATING WTTW'S CHICAGO TONIGHT: THE WEEK IN REVIEW AND JOEL
HON. MIKE QUIGLEY
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate WTTW's Emmy-
Award winning series, Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, on its 40th
Anniversary. January 19, 2018 will also mark Mr. Joel Weisman's final
appearance as host and senior editor of the program.
Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review is the longest running series in
the history of WTTW and a staple of Chicago news media, representing
the city's longest running television series with a single host or
anchor. Mr. Weisman has been senior editor since the show's inception.
Mr. Weisman is a lifelong Chicagoan and has been with WTTW since
1973, beginning as political editor and commentator on WTTW's nightly
news program, The Public News Center. When The Week in Review premiered
on January 20, 1978, it served as a 30-minute conversation series.
Throughout its four-decade history, Mr. Weisman welcomed hundreds of
reporters to his rotating four-person weekly panel long before this
format became commonplace in national TV programming. At. Mr. Weisman's
insistence, the panelists were nonpartisan and diverse, first
representing print and broadcast, and later, digital media.
In 2008, he was deservedly inducted in the Silver Circle of the
Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and
Mr. Speaker, I applaud Mr. Joel Weisman for his tireless dedication
to WTTW's Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review throughout his long and
storied career delivering vital information--and entertainment--to
Chicagoans. I urge my colleagues to join me in congratulating Mr.
Weisman on his invaluable contribution to WTTW and our community's