WTTW11 Secures Actress Jane Lynch To Host New Documentary
Out & Proud in Chicago premieres on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
June 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Chicago, IL -- Known for creating acclaimed original programs that
explore Chicago's character, from its architecture to its immigrant
groups, WTTW11 is currently in production on a new documentary focusing
on the history of Chicago's Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender
community. Actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch will host the special
Out & Proud in Chicago, debuting on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Out & Proud in Chicago profiles the famous and the unsung, those who
chose paths of activism and those who chose to live everyday lives with
"I'm pleased to be involved in this production that shares the story of
our vast and diverse community," said Lynch. "This is an important
project that I hope all of Chicago will watch to discover more about
themselves and their neighbors. WTTW is known for its balanced
storytelling, intensive research and high production values, along with
a clear dedication to the communities it serves. All of those qualities
are reflected in this work."
Writer, actress and comedienne Jane Lynch is a Chicago-area native whose
extensive theater background involves touring with The Second City and
as well as writing and starring in the award-winning play Oh Sister, My
Sister. She has worked on a variety of television and feature film
projects, including major roles in Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your
Consideration, The 40 Year Old Virgin, The Fugitive, and the upcoming
Julie & Julia. Recent television credits include Lovespring, Desperate
Housewives and Weeds. She has recurring roles on Boston Legal, Two and
a Half Men, Criminal Minds, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
"This a very rich history, and we've spanned from the Civil War until
today. We're delighted that Jane is working with us to weave it all
together through her narration," says co-producer Daniel Andries.
"Our goal is to create a documentary that is enlightening and moving,"
continues co-producer Alexandra Silets. "We were delighted to work with
Jane, and she adds the perfect touch to the show."
The June debut of Out & Proud in Chicago marks the beginning of a
multi-platform initiative for WTTW11 and its sister stations
WTTWDigital, the 24-hour Spanish language public television station
V-me, and Create. The Out & Proud effort itself represents a new and
long-term commitment to producing and presenting original content of
interest to and designed for both the LGBT community and all of WTTW's
Individuals and corporations are welcome to join those who have already
committed funding to help support the production expenses for Out &
Proud in Chicago. More information about contributing to the production
fund is available by calling 773-509-5535.
Out & Proud in Chicago is an original production of WTTW11, the nation's
most-watched public television station. Co-producers are Daniel Andries
and Alexandra Silets. Executive Producers are Jerry Liwanag and VJ
McAleer. Special consultant is Tracy Baim of the Windy City Media Group
and GayChicagoHistory.org. Produced in partnership with the Chicago
More information about Out & Proud in Chicago and all of WTTW's
programming is available at www.wttw.com.