Top of the Morning, Aug. 29, 2014

Top of the Morning, Aug. 29, 2014

What makes Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman tick? What gave her early motivation to succeed? Find out at 7:30 p.m. Thursday during the season debut of "Illinois Pioneers" on WILL-TV.

The Illinois graduate talked with host David Inge about law school professors telling her she didn't belong because she was a woman and the difficulty she had finding work because of gender bias. Other topics discussed include learning how to be a judge, cameras in the courtroom (she is an advocate) and the debate on whether judges should be elected or appointed.

There are plenty of possible subjects for the show. It provides the TV audience a chance to learn more about our famous neighbors and natives.

In late September, Human Kinetics founder Rainer Martens will be a guest of Inge's.


Cubs at Cardinals

7 p.m., Fox Sports Midwest, WGN

St. Louis is hanging on to one of the two NL wildcard spots with hopes of catching Milwaukee in the Central. Nothing the Cubs would like better than messing with those plans. If you can't win yourselves, it's always fun to ruin your rival's postseason hopes. Maybe next year, the Cubs will be in the playoff position. Did I just write that? Or was it Bartman?



8 p.m., WCIA (CBS)

Late in the summer, it is rare to see a new episode of any show. But CBS airs consecutive nights of the courtroom drama. And it is all about a sex tape. Yes, you will watch.


"Trading Places"

6:30 p.m., VH1

Eddie Murphy was never funnier. Dan Aykroyd was never thinner. As a bonus, you get two scene-stealing performances from Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche. Double bonus, the late, great Paul Gleason plays "Clarence Beeks." You will see Gleason and say, "Oh, that guy."

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