I had a wonderful time, when I was interviewed by Mr. Eddie Griffin at
WTTW, Channel 11, PBS Chicago, last Monday.
We talked about my memories of Chicago in the 1970s and early 80s.
It was a time when, having completed my Residency in Pathology, I was starting my career as a Pathologist and Director of Laboratories at Westlake Community Hospital in Melrose Park, Illinois. Being very close to Chicago, and since I was still teaching at the Northwestern Medical school, I spent quite a bit of time in Chicago.
What happened in Chicago affected me and my family, and I have always felt the city of Chicago had offered many opportunities to help me grow and prosper in my professional and personal life.
The City, The Lake, the Cultural and Art Scenes, as well as the Chicago Politics and the prominent part Chicago played in the Nation’s History, all of it taught me life- lessons as I ‘grew up’ in Chicago and suburbs.
Two weeks ago, when Eddie first spoke to me on the telephone for almost an hour I was happy to share my memories of the time with him. I am pleased he felt they were appropriate for his segment on “Remembering Chicago: The 70s and 80s.” for WTTW. I am looking forward to the program which will be aired in November, 2012.
More information on the date and time to follow…….
This is so exciting, Shaku. Be sure to let us all know when it will be on WTTW. Did you get to meet Phil Ponce?