50 episodes

Explore the BACKSTORY behind some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond. 

Backstory with Larry Potash WGN-TV

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Explore the BACKSTORY behind some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond. 

    Hero Street

    Hero Street

    They call it Hero Street because it's been the home of more heroes than any other street in America.

    • 8 min
    Texas Cowgirls

    Texas Cowgirls

    How early barnstorming teams opened doors and forever changed the way women play basketball.

    • 10 min
    Silent Enemy

    Silent Enemy

    When his years in the military came to an end, another battle began.

    • 8 min
    Wind and Wheels

    Wind and Wheels

    The history of the bicycle is as rich as the freedom we feel when we ride.

    • 11 min
    Power of the Pen

    Power of the Pen

    Chicago Sun Times Cartoonist Bill Mauldin spoke truth to power in a way hardly seen before or since.

    • 11 min
    Chicago's First Crime King

    Chicago's First Crime King

    Before Capone, there was Michael Cassius Mcdonald: a Chicago crime boss whose legacy lives on.

    • 7 min

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