Ben Loves Chicago 9811

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 South Side mural, 'Pretend Town' (a themed children's recreation center), a dog photography studio, and a celebrity-inhabited hotel.

0:28Copy video clip URL Color bars. Episode information screen. 

2:00Copy video clip URL Ben Loves Chicago introduction sequence. 

2:37Copy video clip URL Ben talks about winning an Emmy for Ben Loves Chicago. Footage of him winning, presenting, and having fun at the ceremony. 

4:44Copy video clip URL Ben visits Pretend Town, a center that allows students to play as adults. The owners show them the businesses, houses, and roles that the kids take on. He talks to some of the kids.

8:39Copy video clip URL Ben looks at a mural on the South Side of famous black Chicago figures.

9:05Copy video clip URL Cut to black. 

10:05Copy video clip URL Ben visits the house of a man that collects different movie and magazine memorabilia. They put on some of the masks, and play some of his musical instruments. 

14:44Copy video clip URL Ben visits a photo studio that specializes in photos of dogs. He talks to the photographer about the work he does. He meets a couple dog clients and their owners. Ben looks at some of his work. 

19:09Copy video clip URL Cut to black. 

20:09Copy video clip URL Ben reveals the location of the mural and talks to a couple kids walking by. 

21:10Copy video clip URL Ben visits the Omni Ambassador East Hotel. He checks out the restaurant, and they tell him about some of the celebrities that have been there. He goes up to the hotel and looks at the author suite. They talk about the history of famous writers meeting there. They play a story writing game. 

25:08Copy video clip URL Cut to black. 

26:08Copy video clip URL P.O. box and phone number. Ben closes the show. Credits. 

27:47Copy video clip URL Tape ends. 



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