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WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter 5 at 6pm (Part 4 - Last, 1981)

Here is Part 4, the final part, of NewsCenter 5 at 6pm on WMAQ Channel 5 featuring Jim Ruddle and Carol Marin. Includes:

Christopher Janus pleads not-guilty on fraud charges

President Reagan readies his 1982 budget for Congress

Damascus hijacker releases hostage

Bus plunge in Guatemala City kills 38

U.S. Government final report on Three-Mile-Island disaster released

Chet Choppock with Sports highlights including DePaul basketball, and Eddie Einhorn talking about their signing of Carlton Fisk

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, March 9th 1981.

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Aaaaaaalllllll right! How ya' doin' everybody!
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Tuesday, June 17th 2008 at 2:52pm.

Don't you love it when on air talent go out of their way to point out a technical error. They never do that when it's their fault.
Comment posted by telefrank on Tuesday, June 17th 2008 at 3:56pm.

That was one of my favorite Chicago news themes. Too bad they cut it off early at the end of the newscast.
Comment posted by kba on Tuesday, June 17th 2008 at 4:01pm.

Remember that Eddie Einhorn was the face of the Sox back in the beginning. Now it's Reinsdorf. I know Einhorn was very ill for awhile I suppose that's why he's rarely seen these days.
Comment posted by telefrank on Tuesday, June 17th 2008 at 4:09pm.

Carlton Fisk one of the White Sox best acquisitions ever.
Comment posted by 1980sfan on Tuesday, June 17th 2008 at 4:34pm.

That awesome DePaul team was the best we ever had prior to the Jordan Bulls of the 90's. I wished that Mark Aguirre would've stayed an extra year. They would've been NCAA champs.
Comment posted by ChicagoTVFan on Tuesday, June 17th 2008 at 6:36pm.

Do you have any Little House On The Prairie stuff recorded off
WMAQ?

Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, June 18th 2008 at 1:23am.

What happened to Jim Ruddle? I haven't anything of him in many years.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Thursday, June 19th 2008 at 12:54am.

He's happily enjoying retirement, so I've read.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, June 19th 2008 at 8:27am.

"Pitch to Fisk at your own risk"!Man,I remember that sign that the Sox Supporters displayed at the left field wall at old Comiskey Park!And I have both the home and road 1981 "Throwback" jerseys that I proudly wear every so often!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Thursday, June 19th 2008 at 12:36pm.

What is that thing on the shelf behind Chet Coppock during the Eddie Einhorn interview?
Comment posted by kba on Monday, June 23rd 2008 at 8:23pm.

Books and a obviously phony fake plant that probably goes back to Kukla Fran and Ollie.
Comment posted by telefrank on Monday, June 23rd 2008 at 8:50pm.

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Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by ArmitageNLowell on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 2:36pm CT

AMNews and SMC; One of Inn and Around's incarnations was also a club called the Grand Bandstand around 1984 or so. On Sunday evenings, it was open to all ages for a few hours (I'm guessing between 5-10pm) and didn't serve alcohol during that time frame. I went there a few times when I was a youngster.


Comment posted in Starbeat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1983) by W.B. on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 10:49pm CT

I'm curious - from which of the Chicago TV stations were these Starbeat ads produced? I'm sure RCA TK-27/28 film chains were used for the slide transmission . . .


Comment posted in Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits (Record Offer, 1981) by Dth1971 on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 9:45am CT

Fuzzy: I wish you found another Kenny Rogers mail order record album TV commercial from the same early 1980's time for the 2 record set "Gold Dust and Gold Mine" featuring songs from the Kenny Rogers First Edition era.


Comment posted in Illinois Lottery - "Lucky Numbers II" (Commercial, 1983) by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 11:12am CT

$50,000 a day? lol No, that's $50,000 a year for the next 20 years until 2002 for a total of $1 Million.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by ChrisBCritter on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 1:00am CT

Found this photo on a MySpace page of a band called "Passion" playing at Saints & Sinners:
https://myspace.com/johnnybeat81/mixes/classic-my-photos-434035/photo/165062694


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by W.B. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 10:27pm CT

The other big question: Which station produced this ad? If WBBM, then its cuts from one slide to another differed significantly from the clunky "fade-out--fade-in" transitions for which New York sister WCBS Channel 2 was famous for decades, from the '50's well to the '80's. But then, practically every Chicago station, I.I.N.M., had RCA TK-27 film chains through which we all saw these slides (and films), and a few by this time may've even gotten the newer TK-28's.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by Smctopia on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 8:33pm CT

Wow, I want to know what the Intergalatic Robot Show was!

I don't know about the first incarnation of Temptations but during the second go round it was a lesbian bar.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by AMNewsboy on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 4:43pm CT

Via the Googles:

Put'n On The Ritz - Best guess is that it eventually became a place called Cafe 22 (the addresses match based on a newspaper article), and was at one point the Lombard Beef n' Barrel. I gave up trying to figure out where the eff this place was.

Inn and Around - Became a nightclub called Temptations, changed names to "Come Back Inn Sports Bar & Grill", then went back to Temptations before closing in 2012. Yelp says there was also a club called Club VIP there at some point.

Saints & Sinners - Apparently next to a cemetery, how lovely. Now housing.

Erik the Red - Now an Irish pub called Blackthorn Pub.

Tovia Club - Now called the Chicago 21 Club. Most definitely no sign of 2-million dollar anything here.

The Vineyard - Looks like the whole shopping center was given a makeover at some point, so it sure as hell ain't there now.

Ships Rail Lounge - Looks like there was some legal bankruptcy mess over the Dolton Lodge; it eventually became the Dorchester Senior Center which, quite honestly, looks like the most depressing senior center ever.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by W.B. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:02am CT

From what I've read, NYC rights to "Her Twelve Men" were held on and off by WOR Channel 9 for years.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 10:45pm CT

Ok, I can do that. :-)


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