CONGRATULATING JOEL WEISMAN OF WTTW-CHICAGO UPON HIS RETIREMENT; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 10
(Extensions of Remarks - January 17, 2018)

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    CONGRATULATING JOEL WEISMAN OF WTTW-CHICAGO UPON HIS RETIREMENT

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                            HON. STEVE COHEN

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the longtime 
host of Chicago Public Media's ``The Week in Review'' for 40 years of 
helping to keep the Windy City well informed. Joel Weisman conceived 
the longest-running series in the history of WTTW over coffee at the 
Palmer House with colleague John Callaway and William J. McCarter, the 
then-president and CEO of WTTW. The Emmy Award-winning program has 
welcomed a rotating four-person panel from print, broadcast and digital 
news media to discuss politics and other news relevant to Chicago each 
Friday since. Mr. Weisman's last stint as host will be on Friday, 
January 19, for an hour-long special with special guests and highlights 
from the past four decades. Mr. Weisman, a lawyer and lifelong 
Chicagoan, began his journalism career at the City News Bureau after 
graduating from the University of Illinois. He has also worked for The 
Gary Post-Tribune; The Chicago American; as a reporter, columnist and 
metropolitan editor for The Chicago Sun-Times; and as Midwest 
correspondent for The Washington Post. He is also the father of my 
legislative director, Matt Weisman. I want to wish him all the best as 
he retires from ``The Week in Review.''

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