The theme of place and identity is powerfully revealed through first hand accounts from the people and personalities who have transformed the city through their vision and ingenuity. The Chicago Treasures series focuses on Chicagoans who have imagined what Chicago could be - people whose work has defined the city, while the city has defined their work. From architects who have built the City's skyline to journalists and authors who give voice to people and places to entrepreneurs who give strength to the City of Big Shoulders and to artists who draw from and interpret the City's inner spirit, this series will frame the question: Why Chicago? What opportunities does the city offer to those who wish to take risks; what challenges does it reveal; and what are the rewards and frustrations that they continue to face?
Renowned magazine photographer Art Shay and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills have spent decades chronicling America's stories in words and images. They'll join Chicago Public Radio's Steve Edwards for a lively conversation about their work, their long-time friendship and their mutual passion for Chicago.
Recorded Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Chicago History Museum.