CAN TV Specials

Keeping You Connected and Informed

Dive into the incredible world of community broadcasting with CAN TV Specials! Each show is uniquely curated to connect, entertain, and inform, showcasing the vibrant fabric of our community. From riveting local stories to exclusive features, CAN TV Specials offer something for everyone. Don't just watch TV, be a part of the conversation and experience the pulse of your community. Tune in and discover the remarkable narratives that make our neighborhood truly special. This is community television at its finest - This is CAN TV Specials!

Brother's Talking
Episode 7: Black & Brown Men and Self-hate

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Brothers Talking
Episode 6: Black Men and Coloisms

February 6, 2024 | 30 minutes 

This episode tackles the sensitive and impactful topic of colorism's effect on Black men, delving into how discrimination based on skin tone influences self-perception, societal roles, and experiences within the African American community.

SOL Collective: The Storytellers - A Habit of Tendernessty 
December 21, 2023 | 90 minutes 

Experience the unique voices of SOL Collective! Our special broadcast features inspiring stories from women of color that resonate with soul and spirit. Don’t miss this evening of transformation and connection!

Brothers Talking
Episode 5: How Do Black Men Express Emotions

December 19, 2023 | 30 minutes 

The episode explores the complex ways Black men navigate and express their emotions in contemporary society. It's a conversation not to be missed.

Brothers Talking
Episode 4: Black Men and Toxic Masculinity 

November 21, 2023 | 30 minutes 

Dr. Obari Cartman and the panelists delve into the complex world of toxic masculinity. Join the conversation and gain insights into this critical issue affecting our communities.

Brothers Talking
Episode 3: Black Men and Sexuality

October 12, 2023 | 30 minutes 

In fear of confirming these stereotypes in the eyes of white society, addressing sexuality has become widely taboo and in doing so, homosexuality is oftentimes viewed particularly by older generations as a “phase” in one life or a fad or a result of a calculated mass media agenda to destroy the fabric of the Black family.

Brothers Talking
Episode 2: Origin Stories

September 20, 2023 | 30 minutes 

An all-new 'Brothers Talking' delves into this month's theme: our origin stories. While these stories root us, giving a sense of connection and belonging, they also carry pain, trauma, and sometimes failure from those closest to us. Are we just 2.0 versions of our ancestors? Or can we navigate our own path?

Trajectory of Hope: Stories of the Westside
August 17, 2023 | 55 minutes 

Trajectory of Hope: Stories of the Westside,  offers a compelling glimpse into Chicago's West Side communities and is followed by a town hall discussion, illuminating the often unseen lives and narratives of the area's vibrant residents.

Brothers Talking
Episode 1: Black Men and Mental Wellness

August 10, 2023 | 30 minutes 

Join a cross-generational group of Black men for an honest discussion on topics like toxic masculinity, colorism, and self-discovery. In this episode we explore black men and mental wellness. A brave space to explore, grow, and understand.

OTHER CAN TV SPECIALS

CAN TV @ 40: A Retrospective

September 15, 2023

Hack For Good Retrospective

May 13, 2023

LIVE ELECTION ANALYSIS 2023 - Runoff Edition

April 6, 2023

CFW Impact Awards

March 30, 2023

2023 Women's Mayoral Runoff Forum

March 15, 2023

LIVE ELECTION ANALYSIS 2023

March 2, 2023

King and Gandhi: Unfinished Business

January 19, 2023

2023 Women's Mayoral Forum

January 19, 2023