Kurtis and Jacobson to teach course at Columbia College

Former WBBM-TV anchors Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson are reuniting to teach a graduate level class at Columbia College on a lecture course regarding local journalism. Starting in January, both men will serve as professors.

Click on this link to see Kurtis and Jacobson speaking together at the Chicago History Museum last March, as part of the “Chicago Treasures” series on famous local individuals. Both talk about the stories they covered in the past and television news in Chicago today.

Kurtis and Jacobson were paired together at WBBM in the 1970’s and 1980’s, where they ruled the local news ratings roost (until 1986.) Also in Feder’s column today:

– Goodbye WCKG, Hello WCFS: The new call letters for WCKG-FM is WCFS, Which stands for “Chicago’s Fresh”. The call letter change should take effect in the next couple of days. WCKG flip to Adult Contemporary from FM Talk on Nov. 5.

– The death of Chicago’s first African-American mayor will be examined in a special hosted by Beyond the Beltway’s Bruce Dumont. Remembering Harold airs this Sunday (Nov. 25) at 10:30 pm on City Colleges-owned PBS affiliate WYCC-TV (Channel 20), on the twentieth anniversary of his death. Washington died in office in his second term on November 25, 1987.