on the local Chicago 10 p.m. newscast. As part of their ongoing Friday segments titled “Your Chicago,” news anchor Kate Sullivan recently interviewed me about the history of Route 66, why the highway begins in Chicago, and why it originally began at Jackson and Michigan (Chicago’s traditional “route center”). As part of the segment, CBS also interviewed Heleen Thanas, owner of Lou Mitchell’s restaurant, and some New Zealand tourists that had traveled the Illinois section of Route 66 and ended their Mother Road journey with a walking tour on the route in Chicago’s Loop.
The segment will air during the 10 p.m. newscast on Friday, 30 September 2011. It will then be posted on the CBS2 website on their “Your Chicago” page: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/tag/your-chicago/