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Robert Redford to produce unscripted CNN series
Wednesday - 5/8/2013, 9:18pm  ET
FILE - This April 1, 2013 file photo shows director and actor Robert Redford at the premiere of "The Company You Keep" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. CNN is planning an unscripted series about Chicago that will be executive-produced by Robert Redford. The eight-part series, "Chicagoland," will premiere in 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN is planning an unscripted series about Chicago that will be executive-produced by Robert Redford.
The eight-part series, "Chicagoland," will premiere in 2014.
CNN said Wednesday that "Chicagoland" will explore where politics and policy meet people's lives in the quintessentially American city.
Redford called Chicago a city with "a rhythm all its own" and said he is "honored" to play a part in telling its story.
"Chicagoland" comes from Sundance Productions. It will be produced by Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, the filmmakers who made the award-winning "Brick City," a documentary TV series about Newark, N.J.
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