Ben Loves Chicago 9702

In Ben Loves Chicago, which ran for three years on Chicago network WPWR, host Ben Hollis showcases offbeat, niche, parts of “Chicagoland”. This week he visits: a dance club, a fire station, a family devoted to agricultural preservation, and a celebrity press conference.

0:01Copy video clip URL Color bars. Episode information screen. 

0:44Copy video clip URL “Ben Loves Chicago” introduction. 

1:16Copy video clip URL Ben visits a steppin’ dance club on the South Side. He talks to the manager, some of the dancers, and learns the dance. 

6:00Copy video clip URL Cut to black. 

7:00Copy video clip URL Ben visits a Chicago Fire station, and works out with them in their basement health center. They tell him the history of the building. He talks to the fireman, including a man who immigrated from Romania under difficult circumstances. He spends the night in the firehouse. He wakes up and goes on a call with them in the middle of the night. 

11:10Copy video clip URL Ben does a “Ben Cam” section while he visits a man who makes lights out of appliances. 

14:59Copy video clip URL Cut to black. 

16:00Copy video clip URL Ben visits a family that grows heirloom seeds, or old style seeds that are rare or endangered. He tastes the produce and talks with the family. 

20:00Copy video clip URL Ben visits a press conference with the actor and playwright Steve Martin. Ben asks him to reflect some of his stand up comedy history in Chicago, and about the play he wrote. He then asks Martin some silly questions. 

22:58Copy video clip URL Cut to black. 

24:00Copy video clip URL He talks to some men working on the streets of Chicago. 

25:30Copy video clip URL Ben closes the show. Credits. 

26:30Copy video clip URL Tape ends. 



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