Remembering Chicago Icon John Callaway | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Eight Forty-Eight

Remembering Chicago Icon John Callaway

John Callaway, best known for creating Chicago Tonight on Channel 11, died yesterday at the age of 72. He's often considered the best interviewer in the business. Callaway's friend, mentee, and Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Laura Washington, recalls his impact on her. And, we share a clip of Callaway instructing the Schadenfreude sketch comedy group on the art of the interview.

From the archives:
John Callaway on Storytelling
John Callaway on TV Journalism
Steve Edwards: Callaway 'Among the Best'

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.