Original Programs

Don't miss our original programming airing five days a week at 7PM

Monday ⦿ 7:00PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Behind the Confident Smile offers a sanctuary for women to unveil the stories and emotions concealed behind their smiles. It is a beacon for those who continue to wear a brave face despite their inner turmoil of pain, disappointment, and crises. This program reaches out to those women who feel isolated in their struggles, thinking they have no one to confide in. Bianca engages in deep, compelling, and heartfelt conversations with women who have braved life’s challenges, ready to reveal the authentic emotions hidden behind their smiles.

Monday ⦿ 7:30PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Soft and Tender is a show that explores Black fatherhood through conversations between sons they raised, spanning generations from Gen Z to millennials. It highlights the unique and universal aspects of love in Black families, showcasing how these fathers express love and care despite societal challenges. The show provides insight into the resilience and emotional depth of Black fatherhood, offering a powerful narrative on family bonds in the context of historical and ongoing challenges faced by Black communities.

Tuesday ⦿ 7:00PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Thoughtful, fair, and honest “kitchen table” conversations with the people who make Chicago one of America’s greatest cities. Host (and CAN-TV Executive Director) Darrious Hilmon will converse with the thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businesspeople, and newsmakers, asking the obvious – and not so obvious questions.

Tuesday ⦿ 7:30PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Hustle. Play. Love. is a show hosted by Shawn Taylor, focusing on reigniting passions and ambitions post-pandemic. It encourages viewers to set clear goals for personal and professional fulfillment. Featuring conversations with career experts, business owners, artists, and wellness professionals, the show offers advice and inspirational stories to help viewers make the most of their lives, relationships, and passions.

Wednesday ⦿ 7:00PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Chicago Newsroom 2.0 takes a closer look at the week’s top local news stories as reported In the newspapers, online, on the radio, and on TV. An array of local journalists join the show’s host each week to provide color and context, and in-the-room insights on the stories most important to Chicago and Chicagoans.

Wednesday ⦿ 7:30PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Three Questions With is hosted by Hugo Balta and promises to be the ultimate news and entertainment destination for the Hispanic-Latino community. Get insightful perspectives and timely information on the topics that matter most, as Hugo interviews a diverse range of experts and thought leaders.

Thursday ⦿ 7:00PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Thoughtful, fair, and honest “kitchen table” conversations with people about money that impacts family wealth building for the thousands of Chicagoans who may be the first to “make it” in their family who bear and accept the responsibility of carrying the entire family out of poverty or those who are new to the money conversation. Host Kimberly Loftis will converse with psychologists, business people and financial experts on personal finance topics including money’s link to our feelings of self-worth.

Thursday ⦿ 7:30PM (CST) ⦿ CAN TV19

Change Agents illustrates issues faced by Chicago’s communities (e.g. homelessness, domestic violence, food inequity, bail reform, hate crimes, police reform, school bullying) and introduces viewers to nonprofit and community organizations who are working to address and combat these issues.

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