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Friday, July 22nd, 2016
40 Years Ago Today

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Here's a complete edition of the Mid-Day Report with Jack Taylor on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Mid-Day Report bumper and voiceover intro (by Merri Dee)

Jack Taylor reads the following stories:

- All-points bulletin issued in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio for arrest of three men in connection with abduction of 26 California schoolchildren and their bus driver

- Introduction of report by Don Harris on a ruling by Circuit Court Judge Arthur L. Dunne in favor of the Regional Transit Authority regarding a suit over its proposed budget; RTA attorney Don Reuben is interviewed

- Cancellation of planned march on City Hall by white residents of Marquette Park area after Deputy Mayor Kenneth Sain promised a meeting between them and Mayor Daley over recent open housing marches by blacks

- 4-alarm fire at Chevy Chase Country Club in northwest suburban Wheeling, with three firemen and two policemen injured; film footage is shown (and no, the club was not named after the first-season regular of Saturday Night Live ;-) )

- In New York City, members of Jimmy Carter's entourage get a lesson in economics of being around big city, at the "21" restaurant when Faye West, who owns Faye's Bar-B-Q Villa in Americus, GA (10 miles from Plains), gets a $20 bill for a hamburger

- Jack reads the weather forecast, before closing the newscast with a notice for The 10 O'Clock News to air after the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game (Chicago won, 4-3)

Mid-Day Report bumper and ending voiceover (by Merri Dee)

Commercial: TV Guide - July 24-30, 1976 issue - previewing cover story of One Day at a Time star Bonnie Franklin (voiceover by Taylor Grant with music that scared me as a kid).

Commercial: Camp Lions - "For the Blind and Visually Handicapped Children" (tape cuts off after start) (voiceover by Merri Dee)

This aired on July 23, 1976.

WGN Channel 9 - Mid-Day Report With Jack Taylor (1976)

The transfer of this video clip made possible by your generous donations!

Here's a complete edition of the Mid-Day Report with Jack Taylor on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Mid-Day Report bumper and voiceover intro (by Merri Dee)

Jack Taylor reads the following stories:

- All-points bulletin issued in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio for arrest of three men in connection with abduction of 26 California schoolchildren and their bus driver

- Introduction of report by Don Harris on a ruling by Circuit Court Judge Arthur L. Dunne in favor of the Regional Transit Authority regarding a suit over its proposed budget; RTA attorney Don Reuben is interviewed

- Cancellation of planned march on City Hall by white residents of Marquette Park area after Deputy Mayor Kenneth Sain promised a meeting between them and Mayor Daley over recent open housing marches by blacks

- 4-alarm fire at Chevy Chase Country Club in northwest suburban Wheeling, with three firemen and two policemen injured; film footage is shown (and no, the club was not named after the first-season regular of Saturday Night Live ;-) )

- Cecil Poole, the nation's first black U.S. attorney, is confirmed by Senate as U.S. District Judge for California's Northern District; he will replace Oliver J. Carter

- Former First Lady Pat Nixon is deemed able to return home by doctors at Long Beach Hospital in California (she had been hospitalized there since suffering a stroke on July 8th, which Taylor did not mention)

- Fire breaks out on board Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth II, leading to a scare for 1200 passengers; one person is injured when fire spread to engine room, and ship is returning to Southampton under partial power

- Riviera Express passenger train derails near Brig, Switzerland, killing 6 and injuring 34; most of the victims were German

- Walter Mondale, Democratic candidate for President, to drop efforts to win a special tax break for a corporation, Investors Diversified Services, in his home state of Minnesota

- In New York City, members of Jimmy Carter's entourage get a lesson in economics of being around big city, at the "21" restaurant when Faye West, who owns Faye's Bar-B-Q Villa in Americus, GA (10 miles from Plains), gets a $20 bill for a hamburger

- Jack reads the weather forecast, before closing the newscast with a notice for The 10 O'Clock News to air after the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game (Chicago won, 4-3)

Mid-Day Report bumper and ending voiceover (by Merri Dee)

Commercial: TV Guide - July 24-30, 1976 issue - previewing cover story of One Day at a Time star Bonnie Franklin (voiceover by Taylor Grant)

Commercial: Camp Lions - "For the Blind and Visually Handicapped Children" (tape cuts off after start) (voiceover by Merri Dee)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, July 23rd 1976 at a little before 1pm.

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Anyone recall what happened with the hijacked school bus... that seems like it would have been a pretty major story at that time.
Comment posted by afdave on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 5:13pm.

Chevy Chase, on the "Weekend Update" segment of the July 24th 1976 "Saturday Night Live," actually made mention of the school bus hijacking (it had been found in Chowchilla, CA, with the children and driver found safe and sound) . . . two of the fugitives were caught on July 29th, and all three were subsequently found guilty.
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 5:40pm.

Weird, the bus hijacking sounds like the climax of Dirty Harry.

And glad you finally found a clip that corresponded to a Cubs win. :)

Comment posted by APM on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 5:53pm.

How could they possibly have delivered the news without live shots, big graphics packages, and sound effects? :-)
Comment posted by mobilene on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 6:00pm.

For starters, things were much simpler then . . . ;-)
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at 6:22pm.

That Chevy Chase clubhouse is still there.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Sunday, June 5th 2011 at 4:46pm.

The website for the Chevy Chase Country Club says the clubhouse was built in 1927...but from the looks of the film some part of it now only date to 1976. Very pretty building though, think it's been in movies.

Comment posted by APM on Sunday, June 5th 2011 at 7:50pm.

Is that the same Don Harris who died in Jonestown, Guyana, with the California congressman just before the Jim Jones massacre?
Comment posted by TheGhostofFloydKalber on Tuesday, July 12th 2011 at 6:00pm.

Should have checked YouTube first: Apparently it's a different Don Harris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGKcCqr88rM&NR=1

Comment posted by TheGhostofFloydKalber on Tuesday, July 12th 2011 at 6:01pm.

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