In the 1970's two TV producers dared to tell the truth on a small station in Chicago. Their surprising success revolutionized reporting but threatened the wrong people and almost cost them their lives.
Broadcasting nightly from Chicago in the early 1970’s The Underground News was the source for counterculture news and entertainment - a show that dared to report what main stream media chose to ignore. Right in the middle of the Vietnam war, Director Howie Samuelson and host Chuck Collins endured a chaotic personal journey risking their lives by digging deep to inform the public about the real news and allowing an unfettered forum for guests to speak their minds about all topics - and there was a lot on people’s minds. The show quickly gathered national attention from countless media outlets - LIFE Magazine called it, “Talk show for the earless.”