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The “2023 Chicago Auto Show” will be broadcast LIVE on Friday, February 10 from 7-8pm CT on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV and livestreamed on the WGN+ TV streaming app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV; online at and the WGN-TV News mobile app.  WGN-TV’s “Daytime Chicago” hosts Tonya Francisco and Amy Rutledge join Ji Suk Yi and MotorWeek’s John Davis to co-host the telecast.  An encore of the special will air and livestream Saturday, February 11 at 7pm CT on all the aforementioned platforms. 

The broadcast will take place during the “First Look for Charity” event and showcase the newest car models, including the latest and greatest concept cars, along with the latest auto technology.  This year’s broadcast will feature the seven indoor test tracks, four outdoor test drives, and expanded brand offerings.  WGN has been producing and airing Chicago Auto Show TV specials nearly every year since 1951.

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent.  This year marks the 116th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.  Manufacturers will offer tours of the latest cars and distribute rebates to visitors.  The Chicago Auto Show is open to the public February 11 – 20, 2023.

WGN-TV is Chicago’s Very Own source for news and entertainment and is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc.  WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station and can be seen on WGN-TV; the WGN+ TV streaming app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV; online at and the WGN News mobile app.  In-depth local weather coverage is available on all newscasts, and the WGN Weather mobile app.  WGN Films, part of WGN-TV, presents compelling and in-depth cinematic journalism that goes beyond the headlines to explore the stories and issues that affect Chicago area communities.  WGN 9.2 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Media Inc.’s 1950s – 1970s  classic TV network Antenna TV, WGN 9.3 is the Chicago affiliate for Grit, WGN 9.4 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Media Inc.’s 1980s – 2000s retro TV network Rewind TV, and WGN 9.5 is the Chicago affiliate for TBD.  For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to

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