By Bob Cusack
Rahm Emanuel will be featured in a nonfiction TV series titled, “CHICAGOLAND.”
The series, which will air on CNN, will tackle the Chicago mayor’s negotiations with Chicago Public Schools, “as he embarks on an historic consolidation plan in order to invest resources in modernizing the city,” according to a press release.
There are many other Chicagoans that viewers will get to see up and close, including former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, the rapper Common and NBA star Dwyane Wade.
The executive producers of the show are Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions and award-winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of BCTV.
Each episode in the series will air on successive Thursdays, starting at 10 p.m. March 8.
Emanuel will be in the nation’s capital on Thursday at the Brookings Institution. He’ll be addressing “his administration’s efforts to improve neighborhood schools, reduce youth violence and rebuild infrastructure,” according to a press release.